Mirai Kasuga -Million Spark!-

Hi everyone! Suwabe (@gsc_suwabe)  from the Corporate Planning Division here! I often have dreams of sparking to a million!

Today I’ll be taking a look at…

AQUAMARINE’s…
Mirai Kasuga -Million Spark!-

 

From the popular idol production game ‘THE IDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE!!’ comes a figure of Million Spark! Mirai Kasuga! She is posed with a microphone in hand and her right arm pointing up to the skies in an energetic pose that conveys the tension and elation of a live concert stage!

The glittering appearance of her carefully painted outfit has been preserved on the figure to recreate the sparkling appearance you’d expect of an idol on stage! The accessories such as the crown, belt and pendant have also all been faithfully included on the figure in lovely detail! Be sure to add the impressive Mirai to your stage!

She is so SHINY!
Her expression, outfit and even the smaller accessories… they’re all so SHINY!! ★☆★
Let’s start off with a quick spin! 
 
  
The figure is posed capturing the decisive moment of a live performance where Mirai shouts out to her fans!! You get to experience being in her audience whenever you like with this figure in your collection!
 
You’ll be able to get a nice full look at her from the official product photos once she is up for preorder, so I’m instead going to look at the finer details!
– Crown –

This was definitely the first thing I noticed when I saw the figure in person! If you look close you can even see the ‘Million Spark Live!’ letters have been sculpted onto the design!

The thing that surprised me the most were the tiny little arches that make up the shape of the crown! You can even see the more hat-like part inside the golden arches, which really gives off a stylish, regal look!

– Pendant –

 

The little pendant that brings out her neckline!

I’m really not sure just how well you can tell from the photo, but the pendant is so elaborate… even the little red star in the middle has been faithfully included!

– SHINY and SPARKLY!-

One of my best parts about the figure is the paintwork on the outfit!

As one would expect from an idol shining on the stage, her outfit is filled with sparkly silver parts that complement the design so effectively!

The white areas are covered in little silver sequins while the red areas have no sparklies, but instead a more enamel texture. The red belt also has a slightly different texture to differentiate it from the rest of the outfit! (I’m sure this outfit is going to give the manufacturing team trouble though…!)

– SMOOTH and SILKY-

The top and soles of the boots are so smooth and silky!

As much as I wanted to slide my fingers on the shiny redness, I’m allowed to with the prototype… so I’ll have to wait for the final product just like everyone else!


The outfit also allows a nice look at her flank!
Personally my best part of the figure!! (`・ω・´)

If you asked me what exactly I like about it I don’t think I could answer…. I just do! That’s what it means to like something!

The golden star buckle on her belt also really stands out and matches with the other golden parts of her outfit nicely! It’s always so much fun to see the figure version of an illustration – I notice so many more things!!

– Microphone –

 You can’t be an idol without a microphone, and Mirai’s is included with lovely detail! You can just imagine her singing!!

Add the sparkling Mirai to your collection!!♪
Mirai Kasuga -Million Spark!-

Up for preorder from Thursday the 23rd June 2016!

Plus, a Million Spark! version of Haruka Amami is also in production! Look forward to more news about her soon!! ♡

Anyway that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again next week! (*´ω`*)

Suwabe / twitterID:@gsc_suwabe
English Updates: @gsc_kevin

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Megumi Kato: Swimsuit style

Hi everyone! Suwabe (@gsc_suwabe)  from the Corporate Planning Division here! Also someone who will never be able to wear a bikini for a number of reasons!

Today I’m going to be taking a look at a figure that went up for preorder earlier today…

AQUAMARINE’s…
Megumi Kato: Swimsuit style!

From the anime series ‘Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend’ comes a figure of Megumi Kato wearing her swimsuit! She has been sculpted as if she has just finished getting changed and is checking how she looks in the mirror before heading out.

Her impressive body that is normally covered up by her school uniform is much more clear in the swimsuit, giving her a presence that is hard to ignore! The slight blush on her cheeks also adds to her innocent personality, creating a figure that is sure to get fan’s hearts racing with excitement!

Let’s first experience her at various angles in silence…


… I’m sure everyone had a pleasant experience.
Now let’s move onto my personal favorite points on the figure!
Point #1: Face!

It is often said that the facial expression is the heart of a figure. This is one of those figures that depending on the angle you look at the face gives off different impressions, but this is the angle that sits best with me! The way she is looking upward toward me just gets me heart racing…!!

The combination of the upward glance together with the delicate fingers brushing through her hair really brings out her cute expression! The slight blush on her cheeks and the halo of light in her hair have also been included to faithfully capture the original illustration!

Point #2: Lovely Long Legs!

Just look at those beautiful legs – slender and yet not too thin!
Those calves in particular… this is the definition of sex appeal!
Point #3: Bust!

Such a lovely view!! Thank you!! (ΦωΦ)

I’m normally more focused on the lower half of the body, but Megumi’s bust is just too eye-catching to not feature!! I don’t believe nor do I want to believe that this is a figure! They look too warm and soft to be plastic!

Point #4: Hips!

While the figure is a rather simple pose, it still puts emphasis in where the emphasis is needed! The soft and squishy feeling of her skin that can be seen from the hand she has in-between her thighs is also magnificent.

Point #5: Muscles!

As with any figure that shows a lot of skin, the attention to detail on where the muscles are and how they are moving is very important! From Megumi’s back, the slight gap at the top of her bikini to show off her bottom and all the way down her legs you can see where strength is being put into the muscles through the sculptwork!

I tried my best to show off my favorite points on the figure with a couple of photos, I hope I was able to get my feelings across! You really do need to see the actual figure with your own two eyes though! (ΦωΦ)

Be sure to find your own favorite points when she joins your collection!
Megumi Kato: Swimsuit style


Available for Preorder Now!!

http://goodsmileshop.com/en/p/AQA_SCA_WD_00022/
Orders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP are open until the
13th July 2016 at 21:00JST!!

Anyway that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again next week! (*´ω`*)

Suwabe / twitterID:@gsc_suwabe
English Updates: @gsc_kevin

©2015 丸戸史明・深崎暮人・KADOKAWA 富士見書房/冴えない製作委員会

Sagiri Izumi

Hi everyone, Suwabe here!
The once-a-week Kahotan blogger from the Corporate Planning Team!

Today I’m going to be taking a look at a product currently up for preorder…

Sagiri Izumi

From the popular Dengeki Bunko series with an anime on the way ‘Eromanga Sensei’ comes a scale figure of the main character’s younger sister, Sagiri Izumi! The figure is based on the cover illustration of the first light novel, and features Sagiri with her tablet in hand, carefully studying the source material in front of her.

The tightly closed mouth, soft-looking cheeks, loose hoodie and long bare legs have all been faithfully sculpted to ensure the world’s cutest little sister looks adorable in your collection!

The main character from ‘Eromanga Sensei’ as a 1/8th scale figure – Sagiri Izumi

I personally absolutely love those cute little ribbons in her hair! AQUAMARINE have really done an amazing job with capturing the character!! Thank you AQUAMARINE!!

Let’s take a closer look at her from various different angles!

From the Front!

There is something about the figure’s appearance and expression that somehow make Sagiri look not only super cute, but also have a somewhat sexy look! Personally I love the red shading on her knees!

From the Back!

The sculpting of the creases in her hoodie as well as the shadows that have carefully shaded on all over really make the paintwork stand out! You can also see that the curves of her body are captured quite nicely from the back! let’s take a closer look…


Wo-Wonderful!

I could stare at this for ages! You might also be wondering what is underneath that hoodie… but I’m afraid I can’t tell you! I didn’t look! I swear!

From the Right!

Even the pen she holds has been sculpted in such detail… and just look at the determination in those eyes!! The slightly pink areas on her ears also look so cute… I want to give her a hug!

From the Left!

The slight gradient of her hair has been faithfully transferred from the original illustration seen on the cover of the novel. Those cute ribbons that I mentioned above are also so adorably sculpted and the coloring makes them look like cute little candies!

From the Top!

She is holding a drawing tablet in her left arm… we can only imagine what she must be drawing with such deep concentration!

From the Bottom!

I wanted to take this photo from an even lower angle, but… you’ll have to bear with this until she joins your collection!

You can see she looks adorable no matter what angle you choose to look from!

Sagiri Izumi!

Currently up for Preorder!

Preorders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP are open until the
1st June 2016 at 21:00JST!


▶ Sagiri Izumi
 (GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP)

 

Anyway, that’s all from me for today!
I hope to see you all again next week! (*´ω`*)

Corporate Planning Division / Suwabe / Twitter ID:@gsc_suwabe
English Updates: @gsc_kevin

©2016 TSUKASA FUSHIMI