Hatsune Miku V3

Today is the 9th of March – Miku Day!★

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Today I’m going to be taking a look at the Hatsune Miku figure from FREEing that went up for preorder today!

The 1/4th Scale…

Hatsune Miku V3!☆

The Hatsune Miku V3 key visual illustration by iXima has been sculpted into a massive 1/4th scale figure, which stands an impressive 42cm in height.

The twintails winding around her body have been sculpted with the utmost detail, with incredible care also given to the intricacies of her outfit – bringing out a level of realism and detail that can only be achieved through such a large scale figure. This is the work of art that Miku fans have been waiting for – a Miku figure that, both literally and figuratively, stands above the rest!

Ooooooohhhh!!(´□`。)

The beautiful charm of iXima’s illustration has been captured in figure form beautifully! It’s hard to put into words, but just looking at her seems to clear the air around her!! What a wonderful rendition of Miku-san!!

Let’s see how she looks from the back! (・ω・ノ)ノ

△ I wanted to show off this angle, even though it’s cutting it a little close!

The twin-tails at her sides are gently curling  around, and are sculpted in a way that makes them look so bouncy and light, as if floating by her side. Although she is in a relatively simple standing pose, the pose has been captured beautifully – the classic Miku pose! ♪ 

The creases in her outfit, and difference in texture all over the figure is fantastically done!

There was clearly so much love and care put into making this figure, and it shows! Let’s take a closer look at each of the points that makes this Miku-san so exceptional! (σ・∀・)σ

 

– Expression –

Her beautiful expression has such a clean and clear feeling about it! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

The gentle yet confident feel that iXima’s illustration had has transferred into figure form so very well!

When the figure is a large scale, the expression becomes all the more difficult to capture correctly – particularly for certain angles. However… I can honestly say that this Miku-san looked lovely matter which angle I decided to look from! ☆

– Size – 

To be honest, I don’t think many people have a good feel for just how big 1/4th scale is! (´□`。)

I am one of those people, so to make things easier for people like me, I decided to create a few comparison images!

Size Comparison with Nendoroid and figma!

As you can see… she is huge!! (゜д゜;)

The Nendoroid and figma figures are like little fairies in comparison to the huge scale figure! (Plus, this angle once again shows off those lovely twin-tails!)

As far as height is concerned, here is another comparison!

Comparison with Nendoroid Boxes!

To state her height in terms of Nendoroid boxes…

She is five Nendoroid Boxes tall!!

Looking at the Nendoroid boxes in this photo makes it seem like they’re in fact miniature boxes…! They’re real size, I promise!!

 

– Outfit –

In particular, look at her arm cover!

It’s translucent!!

The original illustration definitely has a slightly see-through look to the design, and while on smaller figures this amount of detail on a transparent item is difficult… a 1/4th scale figure allows that kind of detail to be preserved so very nicely!!  ♪

Also, while her outfit may look rather simple at first glance, the patterns on her skirt and all the little attachments to the outfit that make it not-quite symmetrical have all been done with painstaking attention to detail – creating an incredibly accurate outfit that simply looks amazing to look at!

The creases around her hips as well as the movement of the frills have also all been altered one-by-one to create a truly faithful rendition that actually has an interesting , almost  realistic feeling to it! (`・ω・´)ゞ

 

– Body – 

A 1/4th scale size really does allow for amazing detail… and not just on the outfit, but also on Miku’s beautiful body! ε=(。・д・。)

You can clearly make out the curves of her body beneath the outfit, the supple curves just bounce right into your mind! ♪ 

The slight little indent of her armpits are done so very beautifully!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

Miku-san is well known for her rather slender build, and her soft pale skin looks so very touchable! She really is such a treat for the eyes!

The sculptor behind this Miku-san is none other than Hiroshi (Sakurazensen)!
The same sculptor who worked on popular GSC items such as Ultimate Madoka and Kaname Madoka ~The Beginning Story / The Everlasting~!

The work of Hiroshi always brings out the charms of characters in such a beautiful way! It’s like magic!!

This time around is no exception – the size of this Miku has allowed everything that makes her special to be brought out in magnificent 1/4 scale size!  ♡

 

Be sure to add FREEing’s electronic diva to your collection and experience her for yourself!!

 

A huge Miku figure for fans to love for years to come! ♡

Hatsune Miku V3!

She is currently up for preorder! ♪

Orders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will be open until the 15th April 2015 at 21:00JST! Don’t miss out! 

⇒ http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/frescawd00076.html

FREEing Official Site: http://www.freeing.co.jp/

 

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


∧_∧
( ・∀・) .。0 (Today, in honor of Miku…)
oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…we should all eat some leek today!)
∪( ∪ ∪
と__)__)

See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

illustration by iXima © Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net

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: http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/frescawd00070.html

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: http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/top/frescawd00072.html
 

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…)
oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…to join the yukata series!!)
∪( ∪ ∪
と__)__)

Anyway, see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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