Nendoroid Black Rock Shooter: Anime Ver.

The desk of Koyamada-san from manufacturing!
Everyone in the new offices has a little shelf above their desk to keep some documents or figures – we refer to them as the aerial shelves! However, Koyamada’s shelf has a little section for me which contains figure samples that need to be reviewed on the blog! It allows me to grab products from the team nice without any hassle!
Today we’ll be taking a look at this lovely figure:
Nendoroid Black Rock Shooter:

From the anime series that aired on Fuji TV’s ‘noitaminA’ block, ‘Black Rock Shooter’ comes a Nendoroid of Black Rock Shooter herself! You can enjoy the epic battles of the Black Rock Shooter anime in Nendoroid size!
This is how the packaging looks!

Three huge weapons are included (all made from 3D data, so they look incredible!) , a completely separate head part as well as a variety of hands and arms to hold all the weapons!

After I was finished with my photos, this picture really came in handy while I was trying to put each of the pieces back into the blister pack. πŸ˜›
The Rock Cannon can be deployed!

Everyone knows Shooter-chan best with this weapon – the Rock Cannon, and it can even be deployed just like it did in the series!

I was a bit worried that due to the details and articulation that this wouldn’t come out as nicely on the final product – but it opens up perfectly, just as it did on the prototype!
Shooter-chan wearing her hood!

With a quick swap of her head parts you can recreate the popular hooded scene from the anime! Of course you can also switch to any expression while she has the hood up as well, and you can even attach the blue flame and the hood on together.

The arm stand also allows for some interesting acrobatic poses like this one!
The Rock Cannon in Gatling mode!

I-It’s enormous! But even so, Shooter-chan can still hold it quite comfortably! This is of course the scene where Shooter-chan was blowing up macarons!
This is how she looks from above!

The cartridge clip even has the blue lines along it just as it did in the show! It’s these small little details that are probably a huge amount of work, but thats what gives it the Good Smile quality!!
Big weapons are sure to suit others too!

I could only think it’d look great with Mami-san! But unfortunately Mami doesn’t come with arm parts to hold the cannon, so I had to just balance it alongside her.

This Gatling cannon was actually added after special request from Aki himself.
Mix and match some expressions!

It looks like Shooter-chan is taking a quick little break on her Rock Cannon! It’s so cute!! The expression here is from Nendoroid Kurisu Makise – both Shooter-chan and Kurisu were illustrated by huke, so it actually suits quite nicely!
Nendoroid #246!
Nendoroid Black Rock Shooter:

She’ll be in stores from tomorrow!

If you have any sales queries, be sure to contact our partner shops!

But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (γƒ»βˆ€γƒ»)γƒŽγ‚›
(C) BRS on TV

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Lots of products and prototypes to check…!

There is one prototype that I can’t wait to show everyone, it has come out so cute! I’ll be able to show everyone soon!!

Today it’s time for a much-needed prototype review!

Good Smile is moving offices on the 29th June, but I’ll be getting through as many reviews before then as possible! I’ve already contacted the planning team to ask to keep the prototypes until the move!

So let’s get started today with…


Nendoroid Petite :Β 


From the popular idol simulation game, THE IDOL@STER2 comes another set of cute figures to join the first set! This time along the set includesΒ Miki Hoshii,Β Iori Minase, Yukiho Hagiwara, Azusa Miura, Ami Futami andΒ Hibiki Ganaha all in their stage outfits!

A total of 7 to collect including one secret character!

Each single figure will cost 500JPY, but just like the first set there will also be a larger box containing 8 figures.


Yukiho Hagiwara & Miki Hoshii!

The outfits are the same as Stage 01 -the outfit is called ‘Pink Diamond’ in the game! Miki is showing off her lovely body and hips!


Azusa Miura & Iori Minase!

The slightly older idols of IDOLM@STER 2! I personally think Azusa looks much better with her hair like this! It’s so cute!


Hibiki Ganaha & Ami Futami!

Ami’s twin sister was in Stage 01, so now you can display the two of them together! The diamonds along Hibiki’s pants are less than a millimeter in size – as always the Nendoroid Petites are going to cause a lot of trouble for the manufacturing team! πŸ˜›

The Stage 2 figures are looking at their predecessors…

Nendoroid Petite : THE IDOLM@STER2Β  – Stage 01 will be on sale from the 26th June! (ο½₯βˆ€ο½₯)οΎ‰

This is one of the boxes filled with 8 smaller boxes – you don’t know which character you will get in the smaller boxes until you open them!

I got the secret character first again!!

But I think most of you can figure out who it is even from the back! (`ο½₯Ο‰ο½₯Β΄) γ€€


The complete Stage 01 set!

Wow! They came out wonderfully – even the small small gold areas on the outfits have been painted perfectly! Wonderful!


You can hardly tell the difference between the prototypes and the product versions!! (((οΎŸΠ”οΎŸ)))

Of course you can tell which ones are the prototypes because they all have larger bases at the moment. But seeing all the idols together like this is really a lovely sight!


Nendoroid Petite :


They’ll be up on the GSC site from Monday!

Get in contact with our partner shops if you have any sales or preorder inquiries!

Now time for some news!


“Berserk : Golden Age Arc II -The Battle for Doldrey” is in cinemas from the 23rd June!

In other words it starts tomorrow! Akiyama-san managed to use his charms to get hold of one of the gorgeous pamphlets that will be on sale at cinemas early – you can see Yukipo is very interested in it! It has a beautiful cover with a golden foil logo! I think displaying this beside the figmas would look wonderful!


Even more news!


The Black Rock Shooter Blu-ray &
DVD BOX also goes on sale tomorrow!

The photo above is of the Black Rock Shooter DVD BOX (Limited First Edition). I found it over at Otanaka’s desk and quickly stole it before he could stop me!

The packaging features illustrations by huke! γ€€


This is the contents of the box!

Obviously the DVDs with the anime are all included, but along with them you’ll also get a load of extras including a booklet with interviews and character designs, the original soundtrack of the series and a special video collection disk! A lovely set of goodies for any fan – not to mention that it also comes with…


figma Insane Black Rock Shooter!

This is just a picture of the inner packaging, but the actual version does come in it’s own box!


Posed and ready to fight!

I’m always impressed with the figmas of the BRS series! (And I’m not just saying that to advertise, they are really amazing!) They stick into really nice poses so easily and it’s so much fun to pose them. I’m certain she’ll look great displayed with the normal Black Rock Shooter figma, but note that she is only included with…

The Black Rock Shooter Blu-ray BOX (Complete Limited Edition Version) or The Black Rock Shooter DVD BOXΒ (Complete Limited Edition Version)!

You’ll only find her with these sets, so make sure you don’t buy the wrong version if you want her!

The boxsets are on sale tomorrow!

But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again next week!

I’ll be Kyuushuu tomorrow with the sales team that are touring Japan – if you see me feel free to come have a chat! (γƒ»βˆ€γƒ»)γƒŽγ‚›

figma Black Rock Shooter : TV ANIMATION ver.

Tokyo! Nagoya! Osaka!

(Photo from Osaka!)


The Max Factory staff have been touring around Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka to show off the popular Luka Megurine Tony ver. Prototype!

Loads of people came to take a look, and the Max Factory staff looked delighted by the numbers! A big thank you to everyone who went down to take a look!

But Luka was not the only figure on display! Can you see the figure with an arrow pointing to it?


figma Black Rock Shooter :


She is a figma from the anime series ‘Black Rock Shooter’ – a figma of Mato’s mysterious existence in the alternate world – Black Rock Shooter.

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Tonight is the final episode of the BRS anime!
It is on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block, starting at 00:50!!

Those who haven’t seen the first episodes can still catch them on Nico Nico Douga at any time! Kagari-chan’s personality is just to die for!!


This is how she looks from the back!

The most notable difference is the hood that she is wearing, however her clothes and weapons have also had a design overhaul, in order for the production team to have an even harder time customer’s to enjoy her more than ever before!

The coat she is wearing is fitted with joints to make some incredibly dynamic poses!


Her sword, the Black Blade!

She is holding it in her left hand in this photo, but she can hold it in her right hand as well! BRS-chan is well known for being posed in epic poses like this, so I had to try it out with the figma! Even in such an amazing pose, you still can hardly see the joints at all!


The Rock Cannon!

As soon as the final product is released I’ll have to pose her fighting around macarons! (But I’ll eat them all up afterwards!) The Rock Cannon is so huge that it’s almost hard to believe it’s designed for a figma…

She has two expressions – a focused expression, and a standard expression (seen above)

Plus she has extra head parts that allow you to pose her without the hood and with her twin-tailed hair instead!


The Rock Cannon can open up!

This recreates the way it worked in the series! It’s wonderful to see it on the figma as well!

Plus, you can’t have BRS-chan without the blue flame!
She has a replaceable fringe part that lets you pose her with the blue flame over her eye!


The Tokyo International Anime Fair started today, and Good Smile has their very own booth at the event!

This picture is from setting up yesterday. ^^


Mmm… delicious posters!
Those who want to enjoy Golden Saw’s lovely underboob nice and close can come by the event and take a close look! πŸ˜› There is a special Black Rock Shooter anime corner where all the new figures from the series are on display.

β–  Event Name:γ€€Tokyo International Anime Fair 2012
β–  Date:γ€€2012/03/22 (Thurs) ~ 2012/03/25 (Sun)

β–  Bushiness Day:γ€€03/22 (Thurs) ~ 03/23 (Fri) 10:00 ~ 17:00
β–  Public Day: 03/24 (Sat) ~ 03/25 (Sun) 10:00 ~ 18:00
β–  Place: Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo International Exhibition Center Hall 1,2,3.


β€» The 22nd and 23rd are for business related guests only.
β€» No Good Smile Company limited edition products are on sale at the event.

There will also be a lot of comments from people related to the series that you won’t be able to see anywhere else!
They’re a very interesting read!

BRS Special Page (Japanese)


figma Black Rock Shooter :


She was put up on the GSC website today!Β  (`ο½₯Ο‰ο½₯Β΄)γ‚ž
If you have any preorder or sales queries, be sure to contact our customer shops!
And don’t forget! Tonight is the last episode of BRS!
Fuji TV’s Noitamina block, starting at 00:50!!
That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (γƒ»βˆ€γƒ»)γƒŽγ‚›
(C)BRS on TV