FREEing’s IDOLM@STER: Yukata Ver. Figures!

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

The continuous cold days make me wish I could just curl up in a ball by the warm kotatsu all day! The problem is I don’t even own a kotatsu at home… but if I did I’m pretty sure I’d never move away from it!

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at FREEing’s…

Miki Hoshii: Yukata Ver. 

The natural idol Miki Hoshii in a beautiful yukata!

From the popular anime series ‘THE IDOLM@STER’ comes a figure of Miki Hoshii wearing a yukata! The super idol that always takes things at her own pace has been sculpted in an energetic pose that shows off her playful personality for fans to enjoy.

Both Takane Shijou and Chihaya Kisaragi are also scheduled to be joining the ‘Y-STYLE’ series of yukata figures soon, so look forward to them too!

Ooooooooooooohhh!! (/ω\)

A lovely lime green colored yukata to match Miki’s image color, and a brilliant smile brought together as a lovely 1/8th scale figure! ♪

The energetic pose with one leg up in the air also captures her innocent and playful personality nicely!

Not to mention the lovely curves you can make out even under the yukata!

You also get a nice little peek at her calf through the gap made where her leg is lifted up! (/ω・\)*peek*

Outfits that don’t show much skin make the little peeks all the more beautiful! ♥ Also take note of the sandal in her hand, the hair accessory and other little details!

Miki Hoshii: Yukata Ver.!

She is currently up for preorder! ♪

Orders at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP are open until the 21st January at 21:00JST! φ(.. )

GSC Online:

But that’s not all for today! I’m also going to be taking a look at an item that went up for preorder today… the charming…

Takane Shijou: Yukata Ver.!

The idol with a refined, noble air about her – Takane Shijou wearing her yukata!

From the popular anime ‘THE IDOLM@STER’ comes a figure of Takane Shijou wearing a yukata! She has been sculpted in a captivating pose that shows off her mature side, proving that even idols who are new to the scene can be just as charming as the best!

Miki Hoshii: Yukata Ver. has already been announced, and Chihaya Kisaragi: Yukata Ver. will be announced shortly, so be sure to collect all your favorite idols in the ‘Y-STYLE’ yukata series!

Ooohh… ( *゚Д゚)

I’m almost speechless at her beauty… the combination of Takane, Japanese clothes and the umbrella come together to make such an elegant piece of art! ♪

Takane always had a very mature charm to her, but this outfit and pose just bring it out even more!!

The tightly wrapped feeling from her hips down to her knees is also beautifully done!  (●´ω`●)

You can really enjoy the her beautiful body – perhaps some of the best proportions of all the idols! Another great work of art, FREEing!!

Enjoy Takane with an extra dash of Japanese style! ♡

Takane Shijou: Yukata Ver.

She is up for preorder from today! 

Orders at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE Shop will be open until the 4th February at 21:00JST! ♡

GSC Online:

But there’s more…!

As I am sure most of you can tell even from the back, the next of the idols to be joining the set is…

Displaying all three of them together really brings out the atmosphere of a Summer festival! (*´Д`)=з

A cute yukata with morning glory flowers and goldfish!

Chihaya Kisaragi: Yukata Ver.

Yahoooooo!!! (*´Д`)=з

Her blue image color is also used very effectively in the yukata design, with both ponytail tied up by a big red ribbon – the same red as her sash!!

Somehow compared to the other two she definitely looks less experienced with wearing a yukata…

Let’s take a look at the back! ☆

The general shape of her body can easily be determined through her yukata, and the little glimpses of pale skin by her neck and slightly raised feet are lovely!…(´□`。)

The creases all over the yukata also look magnificent – the kind of creases you only see on Japanese-style outfits!

A lovely gentle smile ready to enjoy the festival! 

Chihaya Kisaragi: Yukata Ver.

She’ll be up for preorder sometime this month!

Loads of figures for IDOLM@STER fans to look forward to! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

I also look forward to what characters will come next in FREEing’s Y-STYLE series!!

There is also a lovely magical girl dressed up in her yukata currently up for preorder! (●´ω`●)ゞ

☆ Mami Tomoe: Yukata Ver.

Orders for her are also open until the 21st January!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

( ・∀・) .。0 (Who will be next…)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…to join the yukata series!!)
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Anyway, see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan


The Songstress of the Racing Circuit: Racing Miku 2013 ver.

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I was never able to complete my driving lessons successfully, and ended up quitting half way though… I just couldn’t seem to get it right. (´;ω;`)

But that aside, today we’re going to be taking a look at:

Racing Miku: 2013 ver.!

GSR&Studie with TeamUKYO took part in the GT300 class races of one Japan’s most well known motor races, the SUPER GT 2013, and they finished the season in third place! The main mascot character for the team is of course Racing Miku, who has been sculpted in a 1/8th scale for fans of both Miku and the racing team to enjoy.

Racing Miku 2013 was illustrated by saitom with costume design by Mari Shimazaki – both of their unique touches have been preserved on the figure to bring a high quality design and sculpt that fans will be proud to own!

S-She’s beautiful!! (*´▽`*)

From the top of the cute crown on her head…

Down her slender arms, to the detailed nails on the tips of her fingers…

Not to mention her long, soft looking legs! ♪

She is such a treat for the eyes!!! <●><●>

Racing Miku’s 2013 Ver. was illustrated by saitom with a costume design by Mari Shimazaki, and this figure version has pulled out all the stops to ensure that the same charms from that illustration have all been preserved on the sculpt!

Racing Miku 2012 ver. had a more innocent and childish look which I definitely found very adorable… but the beautiful 2013 ver. has a much sexier look that is also to die for…! ε=(。・д・。) *nomnom*゙

Her expression this time around has a very determined, confident feeling, mixed in with the cute Miku! This is how she looks from the back!♪

The gradient on her collar and heels has come out beautifully! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

The tips of her long twin tails also slowly fade to a clear PVC, which looks fantastic! The same clear effect can be seen on the area around her skirt!

All the movement that comes from her body being twisted has been faithfully preserved, giving the figure a rather dynamic feeling as well! Whilst playing around I decided that this was my best angle…

From this angle you can enjoy her armpits, hips, belly button and thighs all at the same time! (`・ω・´)

The creases in her outfit around her hips and the line down to her thighs are both magnificent! Not to mention that cute little belly button you can make out from under her clothes! Her thighs look so realistic that I honestly thought they’d be soft when I touched them…

(・∀・) “People who have seen the left armpit will naturally want a good look at the right one too!”

A personal look into human psychology by GSC’s biggest Miku fan, Hamako!

(・∀・) “Just like the last Racing Miku, this one is packed with highlights! Take another photo from a low angle for everyone!”

Those smooth armpits and her belly button… Why is it that we get so exited seeing these areas we don’t normally get to see?!

(・∀・) “It is rather strange, isn’t it?”

What is your best part about the figure, Hamako?

(・∀・) “Personally I love the flow of her hair and the detail on her fingertips! From a straight on angle you can enjoy everything including the belly and armpits that you love so much!”

(・∀・) “But she is one of those figures that you really can enjoy from absolutely any angle, and I’d highly recommend doing so if you choose to pick her up! ♡”

Racing Miku: 2013 ver.!

She’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow!

For those of you who can’t wait for a look at a few more angles, I decided to upload a video to YouTube of Racing Miku 2013 Ver. so you really can take a look at her from any angle! ( -ノェ-)

If you have the time be sure to take a look! ☆

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

 (*´ω`*) .。0(I hope there’ll be another Racing Miku next year!!)
 ( つ♡⊂)

Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

© saitom / Crypton Future Media, INC.
Illustration by saitom Costume design by 島崎麻里

Asuna -Knights of the Blood Ver.-

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I’m currently trying to decide whether or not to switch from short to long sleeves! It’s starting to feel like autumn is on the way! But it’s always easy to get sick during season changes, so I hope everyone is taking care!

Today I’m going to be taking a look at a product announced today:

Asuna -Knights of the Blood Ver.-!

From the anime ‘Sword Art Online’ comes a 1/8th scale figure of the Knights of the Blood sub-leader, Asuna!

She is posed wearing her guild outfit with a serious expression on her face, as she nimbly dances around the battlefield holding her favorite sword, ‘Lambent Light’. It’s a pose that shows both Asuna’s cute and serious side, for fans to enjoy whenever they please!

She’s beautiful!!! (*´Д`)

Her long, flowing hair!

Her dynamic skirt!

Her fluttering cape!

She’s beautiful no matter what angle you look from…
… and she’s right here with me!!!

The pose has an amazingly dynamic feeling which works really well with her outfit to create a wonderful, elegant pose! The details on Lambent Light are also fantastic!

One of my personal favorite areas… her hip area!

I could stare at this forever…! ε=(。・д・。)

(・∀・) “Isn’t she nice! Isn’t she pretty! ♪”

The head planner of Asuna, Yuri-chan Honpo has come to stare with me!

(・∀・) “The theme of this figure was to create a figure that stands at the boundary of the 2D and 3D world, showing the beauty from both! (`・ω・´)”

Yuri-chan was also the head planner for all the other SAO figures as well as other figures like the scale and Nendoroid figures of Kuroyukihime!

(・∀・) “Yep! Nendoroids have a kind of built-in cuteness factor from their chibiness, but scale figures need to bring out the personality and atmosphere of the character completely!”

I think the scale of Kuroyukihime is a good example of that! It preserves her elegant, gentle apperance… and also has a bit of a sexy side!

(・∀・) “Scale figures allow us to focus on the details, which you can really see by looking at Asuna’s outfit!”

The collar and shoulder areas are beautiful… (*´Д`)
The manufacturing team are in for some tough work…

(・∀・) “She’s a scale figure which means she’s not posable, but that allowed us to focus on getting the pose perfect! For those who don’t know, the pose is from the cover illustration of the first light novel! The bottom half of her wasn’t in the illustration so we had to experiment a bit to find some legs that suited the pose!

(・∀・) “The twist in the hips and overall balance of the figure required lots of discussion and testing.”

That’s just one of the challenges of turning 2D into 3D!

(・∀・) “Yep, but I’m a huge fan of Asuna myself, so it was great to see her slowly but surely take shape! ♪”

The figure is filled with Yuri-chan’s love! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

If you were to select your favorite part of the figure, what would it be?

(・∀・) Her armpits!!!”

(・∀・) “The little indents and the way the shadows fall around them just look so perfect!”

The body line down from the armpits to the hips is also lovely! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

(・∀・) “The pose lets you enjoy both armpits, so if you have that little fetish like me, you’re bound to love this figure!”

Let’s have one last photo showing Asuna from the top of her fingertips to the bottom of her feet…

Asuna -Knights of the Blood Ver.-!

She’s up for preorder from today!!

You can find the product page here! ♪

Get in contact with our partner shops if you have any preorder or sales queries! She is also scheduled to be on display at the pilgrimage destinations this weekend!!

· 9/14 (Sat) @ Ibaraki Prefecture: Wonder GOO
· 9/15 (Sun) @Chiba Prefecture: Volks Lalaport Showroom
· 9/16 (Mon) @ Tokyo: GSC-Tetsujin Cafe

More details can be found on the Pilgrimage Site

If you’re in the area and want to take a look then don’t miss out!

Oh, and Nendoroid Asuna is also being rereleased!

I’ll be fun to display the Nendoroid together with the scale figure!

Nendoroid Asuna’s product page can be found here!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

    ( ・∀・)ワクワク
  oノ∧つ⊂)        .。0(“I want Asuna’s other outfit too!!” )
  ( ( ・∀・)ドキドキ
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Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan