Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)
Thanks to everyone who tuned in for the live broadcast!
Today I’m going to be taking a look at…
|From the popular browser game ‘Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-‘ comes a Nendoroid of Kogitsunemaru! He comes with three expressions including a charming standard expression, an aggressive combat expression and a refreshing smile based on his lines from the game.
As with the previous characters from the series, his sword is included and can be displayed both sheathed and drawn plus the game’s fox navigator ‘Konnosuke’ is also included to display beside him or other characters! Be sure to add him to your collection!
“My name may mean ‘small fox’, but I’m by no means small.”
The great sword made by Sanjou Munechika, Kogitsunemaru is joining the Nendoroids!
The figure has moved from planning to prototype to being painted… and now he is already ready to go up for preorders! The GSC team has been working hard to get everything ready to have the Max Factory’s scale and Nendoroid up for preorder at the same time!
The Nendoroid is amazingly detailed – from the open shoulder showing off his muscles to the small accessories. Each and every detail has been carefully sculpted and painted! (｀・ω・´)ゞ
The soft appearance of his kimono in contrast to the hard, manly look of his muscles makes for a lovely sight! Don’t you just want to run your finger down his chest!
This is how he looks from the back!
His long, soft hair is flowing gently behind him!
Most of his back is covered up by his magnificent ‘fur’, but even the areas that are blocked have been beautifully sculpted for fans to peek at! Plus even the little accessories on his sword have been carefully added to the design! (σ・∀・)σ
Plus the sword can also be displayed removed from its scabbard using alternate parts! <○><○>
“Alright… Let’s dance.”
It’s perfect! Just perfect!!
Just look at that confident smile on his face! (´□｀｡)
The fact that his mouth isn’t symmetrical somehow makes it look like a more vigorous expression! Perfect for combat scenes!
The difference between his standard expression and this one is amazing!!
The fact that you can enjoy different sides of a character by swapping out the expressions is definitely one of my best things about the Nendoroid series! I’m sure we have a lot of collectors who are new to Nendoroids since the Touken Ranbu series started – be sure to play around with the expressions… it’s so much fun!! ♪
With that said, let’s take a look at Kogitsunemaru’s third expression…
An exhilarated expression!
This expression was based on his “how exhilarating!” line from the game ♪
Looking at how defenceless he suddenly looks with this expression makes me feel rather strange! He’s just so cute!!
Taking a look from an upper angle like this one gives a nice look at his outfit too! Note how the accessory attached to his sleeve is blowing about behind him adding a slightly dynamic feeling to the Nendoroid! Even the smallest things have been so carefully thought out! Kogitsunemaru is known to be a ‘big’ character, but he shrunk down into Nendoroid size really well!
Even the tied up bit of hair at the end is even articulated!
S-Something is wagging it’s tail beside him!!
This is Konnosuke! The Touken Ranbu navigator character that guides new players through the tutorial and more!
This tiny little fox is so absolutely adorable!
Both his tail and his neck are fitted with ball joints! (*´Д｀)=з
His back paws are posed as if about to make a step forward, definitely adding to the cute effect! ♪
As they’re both ‘foxes’, the two of them look great posed together… so we decided to include him as an optional part! (｀・ω・´)ゞ
It’s like he is bending down to pet him!! I could stare at this scene forever!!
They both have such beautiful hair as well! Here is a closer look of Kogitsunemaru’s from above!☆
You can see the multiple layers of hair that capture his unique hairstyle!
In fact, I think these hair parts might be one the most detailed yet… but enough about his hair… I’m sure many of you have also taken note of the base he is standing on! Just like the other Touken Nendoroids, he comes with a round base featuring his crest!
A few photos of some poses I came up with!
This is what came to mind when I read that! He’s just the right size to put his hand around a finger!! Make sure to spoil him once you’ve added him to your collection! ♥︎
He’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow!
He also comes with a couple of potential bonuses!! (｡･ω･)ﾉﾞ
– First Edition Bonus –
Purchases from any store of the first run of the Nendoroid will include a serial code that unlocks a special background featuring Nendoroid Kogitsunemaru in game will be included as a first edition bonus. Clicking the Nendoroid on the background will also make him speak!
– GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP Bonus –
Purchases from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will include this Nendoroid Plus Rubber Strap: Kogitsunemaru Exhilarated Ver.!
Be sure to keep the bonus in mind when preordering! (●´ω｀●)
Plus, tomorrow you can also get your hands on the Nendoroid Pouch: Sleeping Bag (Kogitsunemaru Ver.)!♪
the perfect way to keep Nendoroid Kogitsunemaru with you wherever you go!
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Start off your weekend with…
Kahotan Station: May Edition
Date: 29th May from 20:00~ (JST)
◇ A Look at This Month’s Highlights!
◇ Upcoming Items!
· The leader of the Biscotti Knights Praetorian Guards unit!
· The latest in the Nendoroid Co-de Series! Dressing Pafé!
· Someone more from Senbonzakura?
The guest MC this time around is Akane-Eiseihei!
We hope you’ll tune in! ヽ(ﾟ◇ﾟ )ﾉ
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Three live broadcasts so close together!
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Anyway, that’s all for today!
See you all again later!!!
Planning Team / Kahotan