Nendoroid Hitagi Senjyogahara included in the Bakemonogatari Premium Item BOX!

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I’ve always admired people who have awesome surnames like ‘Senjyogahara’. Whenever I see an epic surname in an anime, manga or novel I note it down for potential use in the future! I’m sure those like me with an overly standard surname can understand this… at least to a certain degree!

Today we’re taking a look at a Nendoroid included in the Bakemonogatari Premium Item Box that will be released on the 21st November…

Nendoroid Hitagi Senjyogahara!

Gahara-san!!! ♥♥

Just looking at her with that cunning sideways glance…
I can’t help but let our a little excited giggle!! (*´Д`)

This Nendoroid is only included with the Bakemonogatari Premium Item Box and isn’t going to be available as a separate item! You can find details about the Premium Item Box here:

I’ll also be taking a look at some of the other items that are included with the Premium Item Box! Let’s start off with the packaging!

I-It’s a lot bigger than I expected!!

Let’s open it up and have a look inside!

Bakemonogatari Premium Item Box Set Contents

· “Hitagi Figure” short story by Nisio Isin. *Not shown in the photo
· Nendoroid Hitagi Senjyogahara
· 3x clear posters illustrated by VOFAN, Akio Watanabe and Hajime Ueda.
· 3x tin badges illustrated by VOFAN, Akio Watanabe and Hajime Ueda.

All sorts of goodies to enjoy!! ♡

This is how the packaging looks from the other side!

Anyway, let’s get back to reviewing the Nendoroid! ヘ(゚∀゚*)ノ

This pose is my favorite!
Posed hiding a craft knife behind her back with a sly giggle! (*´ェ`*)

This is how the packaging looks!

So many different pieces of stationery as well as ponytail head parts!!

Scissors, craft-knife, triangles and a stapler! All of them amazingly detailed! This should give you a good idea as to just how small they are! ♪

The stationery allows you to recreate this famous scene in Nendoroid size! The skirt for this pose is actually also a separate part!

The stationery bits have transparent circular connectors that allow them to connect onto the special skirt! ε=(。・д・。)

Hitagi comes with quite a large amount of delicate parts so be careful when attaching and removing them! Always try to press the parts in by holding onto the biggest piece of the part, like that circled in red here.

Next up we have the ponytail parts!

Ponytail Gahara-san is adorable!! (*´▽`*)
This pose is a ‘I don’t have much time to talk with you, Araragi-kun” pose!

I’m sure some how you would have realized, but in that last photo…

The stand has a different shape any usual Nendoroid stands!

It connects into the back of her hair instead of her back!

This change of design was thought up by none other than Shuu-chan-senpai!
What made you decide on this change?

(・∀・) “One of the most important poses she can take is the famous stationery falling out the skirt pose… and seen that pose shows her back we didn’t want the stand to be sticking out!”

Ah-hah! That makes sense! (`・ω・´)

I’ll be honest and say it was a little strange at first… but after a little while I got used to it and actually found it very easy to use!

She comes with different bent arms and legs too… allowing for all sorts of different poses! So much fun!! I tried to pose her in the famous ‘Shaft Angle’ by twisting her neck to the side a little… it kind of works!! ( -ノェ-)コッソリ

The first of the Bakemonogatari Nendoroids… with more to come!

Nendoroid Hitagi Senjougahara

Included with the Bakemonogatari Premium Item BOX out on the 21st November!
*Note that this product was made-to-order and preorders are now closed.

Plus… tomorrow I’ll be taking a look at…
The other member of the Valhalla Combo!

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Finally a Live Broadcast Notice! ☆

Kahotan Station: November Edition
Date: 26th November 2013 from 20:00JST
Channel: Good Smile Company Official Channel
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I’ll be taking a look at November products as well as taking a look at some upcoming December goodies! I think we can expect some KanColle girls…(゚∀゚)!

I hope you’ll join in on the fun!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

 ( `・ω・) .。0(I look forward to taking a close look at Kanbaru tomorrow!!)
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Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan


Nendoroid Mayoi Hachikuji

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I’m pretty good with maps, but when it comes to figuring out the right transfers for trains I tend to have a lot of trouble. I don’t think I’d ever reach my destination if it wasn’t for the navigation apps I use! I thank all the people who develop those handy programs for us!!

Anyway, today I’m going to introduce everyone to…

Nendoroid Mayoi Hachikuji ♪

From the popular anime series ‘Bakemonogatari’ comes a Nendoroid of Mayoi Hachikuji! She comes with various expressions including a winking expression and a cute expression pulling a tongue to show her innocent and playful personality!

Her giant trademark backpack is also included, and it’s just as big as you’d expect even in Nendoroid size! Other characters from Bakemonogatari are also planned to join the line-up soon, so she’ll also have some others to display by her side soon!

It’s been quite awhile since I gave everyone the little sneak preview on the blog! Araragi0kun’s best friend and partner, the cute loli beautiful young lady, Mayoi-chan!

Her winking expression is adorable! ♥♡♥

Her twintails are fitted with ball-joints allowing you to move them around into whatever pose is required! (*´▽`*)

Plus the this famous scene can also be reenacted… such a cute face!! ♪

Aahhhhh!! (*´Д`)

Who could possibly resist such an adorable expression!? Just looking at her makes my brain play all her popular lines in my head!

Another very important trademark item of her’s has been faithfully transformed into Nendoroid size…!

Her giant pink rucksack!!

The cute little birdy face and even her name tag are sculpted with great detail!

Can you tell what kind of pose this is…?

Mayoi-chan can be posed crouching down!

Ta-da! You might think you can see them, but you can’t!

Combined with the tongue-pulling expression she looks like this! ♪

Yay, yay!! (*´▽`*)!

Ahh… I wish I could take her home with me today… I wish I could take her home with me today! (said twice to stress the importance)

(・∀・) “I know how you feel… she’s so cute!”

While I was getting all excited Otanaka-shi from the planning team showed up out of nowhere!

(・∀・) “Hachikuji is the 2nd Bakemonogatari Nendoroid, but…”

Eh? Second? Oh right! The others were all scale figures or Nendoroid petites! I could have sworn we had more Nendoroids from the series!

This is the Mayoi Hachikuji released in 2011… she was far too sexy looking for her age! I call foul play!

(・∀・) “Now that I think about it, moving from scale figure to Nendoroid Petite to Nendoroid is a fairly rare case. It was all thanks to Kodansaha and Seikeisha that we were able to continue more with the series!

I’ve heard stories that when the publisher’s were absolutely amazed by the amount of zeal you put into the panties on Hitagi Senjougahara’s figure… to the point that you became a bit of a legend! But that’s getting away from the point! Let’s head back to the Bakemonogatari Nendoroid series!

The very first of which was….
Nendoroid Hitagi Senjougahara!

She can even be posed in this famous pose that was also used for the scale figure! This Nendoroid is included as a part of the Bakemonogatari Premium Item BOX which will be released on the 21st November! ♪

As soon as I’m able to get my hands on a sample I’ll be sure to get a review up for everyone! (`・ω・´)

(・∀・) “As I was trying to say earlier, Hachikuji is the second Nendoroid in the series but she doesn’t come second in cuteness by any means!”

She also comes with ‘thumbs-up’ hand parts to create the signature pose from the Mayoi Snail OP! ★

(・∀・) “You can recreate quite a number of poses seen in the anime series! There are all sorts of exchangeable parts ensuring loads of playability!”

These hand parts are actually included to pose her holding onto the straps of the rucksack, but placed at an angle like this they make a kitty pose! ♪

I also love the inclusion of bent legs with any Nendoroid as they allow for all sorts of interesting poses! But without an Araragi-kun Nendoroid some of the poses I want to make seem a bit pointless… Otanaka-shi! When can we expect an Araragi-kun?!

(・∀・) “I agree it would allow for so many poses if Araragi-kun was released… but we have to get through all the heroines first! (。◕∀◕。)”

Aww… there is no way I can complain when you get such a sparkle in your eyes while saying that! (´Д`;)

The next Nendoroid in the series will be Suruga Kanbaru! Based on the logical order… I think we know who to expect after that too! ((o(´∀`)o))

A huge rucksack and an adorable moe fang!
Right by your side in Nendoroid form! ♪

Nendoroid Mayoi Hachikuji

She’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow!!

Be sure to contact our partner shops with any preorder or sales queries!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

 (`・ω・)   .。0(I want a Nendo Shinobu to take to Mr.Donut with me!)
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Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

1/8th Scale Karen Araragi

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I’m an only child and all of my cousins are younger than me, so I’ve always wished for an older brother or sister… and when I try to think of who would be the perfect older brother for me, I always come to the conclusion that it should be Koyomi Araragi!

On that note, today I’m going to be taking a look at the 1/8th scale of one of his real little sisters…

Karen Araragi!

Karen-chan!!! ♥♥

Just look at that long flowing hair!
That bright yellow jersey!
The jet black tank-top!
Those hips underneath the tank-top!

An energetic pose filled with highlights for the Fire Sister in charge of combat – Karen-chan! The interesting thing is that the figure also has a strangely sexy appeal to it too!!

Speaking of Karen and sexy… that toothbrushing scene really was something I don’t think anyone will ever forget… I for one most enjoyed it!

This is how she looks from the back! Look at all those dynamic twists and turns in her hair! It’s quite hard to tell through all the clothes, but her spine has also been faithfully sculpted onto the figure!(σ・∀・)σ

Speaking of clothes though, her yellow jersey can actually be removed!

Summer mode! ♥

Of course the Fire Sisters fried-egg-like hair accessory has also been faithfully sculpted on the figure!

Let’s see if we can get a better angle from lower down…

Hmm… a little more….

That line from her hips to her stomach!! What a sight!!

I would like to personally thank the wind for blowing her tank-top up like this for us to see inside! ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ

Karen-chan may be a powerful fighter who dedicates her body to justice… but she’s still a girl with some lovely, lady-like points! (`・ω・´)

Her cute bottom also gets a very high score in my book!

The boundary line of skin between her pants and tank-top is lovely! (*´・∀・)フホホ

Hmm, and this area gets three stars for softness:

Her folded arms are placed in such a way that they’re almost inviting you to take a look from the top like this… I couldn’t help myself!

But there is still much more to enjoy!

Moving on we have… her beautiful legs!!!

From what I’ve been told, her legs and pants are also both made as separate parts… and that means…
I’m sure you can guess that that means! (ΦωΦ)

Karen herself is amazing, but there is another part to this figure that I haven’t even touched on yet! The huge road roller base is just as amazing!

As you might guess, the little lights on the bottom section are fitted with a joint to be placed at whatever angle you want! (・∀・)

The bolts all over the stand are also incredibly intricate! ♪

Apparently the production team went out and bought specialist magazines about heavy machinery in order to help sculpt this correctly! The roller section even includes areas that are battered and dented from all the previous jobs!

The gradient on the hand rails even adds a slight fading effect to some of the paint – just as you’d expect to see on this kind of machinery!

“Leave it to me!
      I’ll follow Onii-chan’s orders without question!!”

A refreshing line filled with confidence! (…and maybe a trace of masochism.)
I wish I could say it myself!!

The 1/8th scale:
Karen Araragi!

She’s on sale in stores now!!!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

0゚ ・∀・) .。0○(“A certain character skilled at ‘slicing’ is coming soon…!
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Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan