Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika: Cheerful Ver.

Hello and to those who don’t know me it’s nice to meet you! There might be some of you that remember me back when I took over the blog for a day quite some time ago…

My name is Chan-shuu (@gscs_hirase), a member of Good Smile Company’s planning team! You may have read the introduction blog that Kahotan wrote for me the other day! I will be writing an article for the blog on weekends around two times a month!

With that said, the first item I will be taking a look at is…

Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika: Cheerful Ver.!

We wish to express our condolences to those who have been affected by the earthquakes that struck Kumamoto prefecture in April 2016. We want to work with our fans to bring back the cheer to Japan by bringing back the ‘Cheerful JAPAN!’ charity project, to help raise funds to aid relief efforts in the Kyushu region.
This product is released as a joint charity project with Nitroplus and Mikazuki Munechika: Cheerful Ver. comes with a banner and folding fan as optional parts, as well as a lovely smiling expression to spread the cheer! The Nendoroid will also include badges of Nendoroid Doudanuki Masakuni, Nendoroid Hotarumaru, Nendoroid Heshikiri Hasebe and Nendoroid Petite Kasen Kanesada.
(*Please note that only one expression is included with this product.)For each figure sold Good Smile Company, Nitroplus and will donate ¥1000 to aid the relief efforts in Japan.

The previously released Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika is being released in a special version as a part of the Cheerful JAPAN! project!

▲ Here is what is included with the product!

The main body for Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika is kept the same, but he comes with a selection of special parts including a new smiling expression, a ‘Cheerful Japan’ banner as well as folding fan parts!

These are of course all included under the theme of ‘cheering’ to cheer on those who were affected by the recent earthquakes around Kumamoto.

Waving his folding fans with a huge smile!

That bright smile on his face and the large folding fans show he is ready to spread the cheer! Not only do I feel happy looking at him, but he also somehow makes me feel so relaxed… (*^ω^*)

▲ The Good Smile mark can be found on both folding fans!

Both fans are also printed on both sides, so no matter what angle you look from you can feel the cheer! ╭( ・ㅂ・)و ̑̑

The second ‘Cheerful’ item item is this banner with ‘CheerfulJapan!’ written in Japanese on it. The special thing about this banner is the thickness of the pole! It is made the same size as the Touken Ranbu Nendoroid’s swords, and seen all of the Nendoroids can hold their swords…

That means that they can also all hold the banner!

Here we have Nendoroid Ichigo Hitohuri holding the banner! He just shipped out to fans last week!! The smiling expression fits with the cheerful theme rather nicely! (*´∀`*)

Even Heshikiri Hasebe who is currently up for preorder…

Can confidently show his support!! 

Plus, each purchase of the  Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika: Cheerful Ver. will also come with all of these badges!

Special badges of Nendoroid Doudanuki Masakuni, Nendoroid Hotarumaru, Nendoroid Heshikiri Hasebe and Nendoroid Petite Kasen Kanesada!

I’m sure there are some fans that may have noticed the connection here, but all of these characters are characters that have some kind of connection with Kyushu – the area that was most badly affected by the earthquake.

Display them together with your Nendoroids or carry them around on your bag to show your support!

Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika: Cheerful Ver. is currently up for preorder!!


– How to Purchase –

■ Order Period: 2016/4/25 from 19:00 ~ 2016/5/25 at 21:00 (JST)

*Please see the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP website for shipping details.

Price: ¥3,889 (Before Tax)
Release Date: August 2016
Donation: For each figure sold Good Smile Company, Nitroplus and will donate ¥1000 to aid the relief efforts in Japan.


Last but not least, I want to expression my condolences to all those who have been affected by the Kumamoto earthquakes. We came up with the Cheerful Japan project as it was a way for us as a company to support those who need it while still doing what we love, as well as giving fans a product that they can purchase and be proud to own knowing that the money spent will be going to a good cause. I hope this Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika: Cheerful Ver. will bring some cheer to those who need it in some way or another!

Anyway, that’s all from me for now! I’m sure we will meet somewhere again sometime! (・ω・)ノ

Planning Division / Chan-shuu / Twitter ID:@gscs_hirase
English Updates: @gsc_kevin

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Nendoroid Saber & Rin Tohsaka : Cheerful ver. & Nendoroid Luka Megurine : Cheerful Ver.

Some pre-release samples have arrived! (=゚ω゚)ノ


Today I’ll be taking a look at two separate Cheerful JAPAN! products that were sold to help relief efforts in the Touhoku region after the tsunami and earthquake last year.

As of the 9th March 2012, the Cheerful JAPAN! project has raised an incredible 209,700,356JPY!
(This isn’t the final amount, just as calculated up until the 9th March. The final amount will be announced at a later stage!)

A big thank you to everyone who supported the project!


The 8th product in the Cheerful JAPAN! series:

Nendoroid Saber & Rin Tohsaka : Cheerful ver.!

The eighth product to join the Cheerful JAPAN! project is a set of two Nendoroids of TYPE-MOON’s popular characters – Saber and Rin Tohsaka, both wearing adorable cheerleader outfits, and ready to cheer on for everyone who needs it!

         / ̄ ̄ ̄ \
      /   ::\::/\   ”The stomachs and back sticking out the
     /   。<一>::<ー>。   outfits are so cute! Just look at Rin!!!”
     |  .:。゚~(__人__)~゚j 
     \、   ゜ ` ⌒´,;/゜
    /  ⌒ヽ゚  '”‘”´(;゚ 。 
   / ,_ \ \/\ \


This is how the packaging looks!

You can see hoe nicely the two of them match up just by looking at them in the packaging! They each come with pompons that match their image colors, lazy expressions and sitting parts – plus they also come with a Cheerful JAPAN! banner they hold up together!

This version of Saber features a braided ponytail which is fitted with a Nendoroid joint. Rin’s twintails are also as always fitted with joints allowing for a wide variety of poses from both of them!


Takashi Takeuchi’s illustration of a younger version of the two girls!

Takashi Takeuchi specially drew this illustration for the Cheerful JAPAN! project, and a postcard of the illustration is included with the Nendoroids! A rare bonus indeed!

The Nendoroids can take the exact same pose as the two from the illustration! The postcard can be found between the inner cardboard of the package, so make sure you don’t accidentally throw it away!

Aren’t they just adorable!?

When you put the lazy expression on both of them along with the sitting parts they look too cute next to each other!! It’s so relaxing to look at them!

Saber is also holding a tambourine, but that is in fact included with a different figure…


The 9th product in the Cheerful JAPAN! series:

Nendoroid Luka Megurine : Cheerful Ver.!

The ninth product to join the Cheerful JAPAN! project is this Cheerful Ver. of the popular Nendoroid Luka Megurine!

She comes with all the optional parts from the original Nendoroid, along with new parts such as pink pompons and a tambourine to cheer everyone on! Luka also comes with all new ponytail hair parts!

       / \  /\  キリッ
.     / (ー)  (ー)\
    /  ⌒(__人__)⌒ \ 
    |      |r┬-|    |  
     \     `ー’´   /
    ノ            \

She comes with ponytail hair parts!

Plus the little Nendoroid Petite sized Octo-Luka comes with an orange sun cap featuring the Cheerful JAPAN! logo so that he can cheer as well!


This is how the packaging looks!

Everything that came with the original Nendoroid Luka is also included, along with all the new ‘Cheerful’ extras!

Plus some of the arm parts that were a single part have been separated into upper arm and hand parts for even more options!


A singing face and tambourine!

She comes with both the ponytail and her standard long hair and you can either hairstyle with any expression! Plus the tambourine really suits her singing face nicely!


The Double Lariat expression!

She looks even better spinning around with the ponytail! The visor that the Octo-Luka wears us Nendo Petite sized, so you can also put it on some of your favorite Nendos! (・∀・)ノ


Switching parts around!

One of the funnest things you can with Nendoroids is switch around the parts! I think this is the first ever Nendoroid body to show off so much skin, so it might be fun to use it with some other characters! 😛


The 8th product in the Cheerful JAPAN! series:

Nendoroid Saber & Rin Tohsaka : Cheerful ver.!

And the 9th product in the Cheerful JAPAN! series:

Nendoroid Luka Megurine : Cheerful Ver.!

They’ll be shipped out to everyone who ordered tomorrow! (`・ω・´)ゞ

Contact the Good Smile Online Shop if you have any queries about your order!
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛
(C)2002-2006 TYPE-MOON
(C)三月八日/アゴアニキ/Crypton Future Media,Inc.

Nendoroid KAITO : Cheerful Ver.

Zeki-sama’s Desk!

You can see a load of KAITO figures all over this desk. 😛
How many can you count in this photo…?



    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\  ”Who is that KAITO cheering on the far right?”
     \:::::::   |r┬-|   ,/
    ノ:::::::::  `ー’´   \


Cheerful JAPAN! Part 6:

Nendoroid KAITO : Cheerful Ver.!

The sixth month of the Cheerful JAPAN! project brings Nendoroid KAITO back in a special Cheerful version!

He is scheduled to ship next week!

Those who ordered him will be able to enjoy his company shortly! I’ll be doing a normal figure review just as always for this lovely cheerful Nendoroid!


This is how the packaging looks!

He comes with everything the standard Nendoroid KAITO came with, along with extra items such as a new body, pompons and folding fans! The new body has KAITO looking very neat and tidy, and even features in the recently released 3DS game,  Miku Hatsune and Future Stars Project mirai! If you’re a KAITO fan, be sure to give the game a try as well!


The included pompons!

Simply remove the white gloved hands and replace them with these pompons for this cheerful pose! All the pompons from the other Nendoroids in the series can also be used in the same way, so if you want him to hold a different colored pompon, the option is there!


The ‘hero’ face and folding fans!

I love this proud looking expression so much! 😛 The fans have the Good Smile smiley face mark on the one side, and the Japanese flag on the other side! Just look how determined KAITO is to get the message across to everyone!

The scarf from the original body can also be worn with the new body, as you can see here. I’m sure it will work other characters as well, but just be careful not to lose the scarf, as it’s loose!


The standard body is also included!

Here we have KAITO holding his favorite ice cream while skipping along with a glowing smile on his face! It’s been 2 years since he last went on resale, and you can really see the quality of production has improved with new technology. The pearl coat looks absolutely beautiful!


Behind the inner cardboard is a papercraft headband!

The ‘inner cardboard’ is that mat behind the inside of the package. Just pull it out and you’ll find a postcard and a papercraft headband! The headbands come in red and white!


Ohana tries on KAITO’s new clothes!

Nendoroid Ohana Matsumae also releases next week!

The uniform might be designed for a guy, but it still looks super cute on a girl!!

A bit unrelated, but that bird included with Ohana really has an amazing presence…. just like in the show! The mouth isn’t made of separate parts, how did they manage to paint inside there with such detail?!


Bonus Picture!

        /      \
       / ─     ─ \    ”That bondage… what a scene!”
     /  (≡)   (≡)  \
     |    (__人__)     |
      \   `Y⌒y’    /ヽ
      (ヽ、  ゛ー ′  / ̄)|
       | ``ー――‐”|  ヽ、.|
       ゝ ノ      ヽ  ノ |
  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄


Cheerful JAPAN! Part 6:

Nendoroid KAITO : Cheerful Ver.!

He’ll be shipped out from next week!! (`・ω・´)ゞ

Those who ordered can expect a delivery within the next few weeks! The exact details will be put up on the Good Smile website shortly!

And lastly, a quick notice:

As it was announced on the GSC website, we will be temporarily closed from the 14th March to the 16th March for staff training. We hope this will not cause any problems for our customers.

The next blog update will be on the 19th March. (Monday). This isn’t because of the staff training per se, but in fact because I need to catch up on lots of work…. I apologise to everyone who enjoys reading the blog! I promise the work I’ll be doing will make up for the lack of blog updates!!

But thats all for today,
I hope to see you all next week!
(C) Crypton Future Media, Inc.