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: http://bookclub.kodansha.co.jp/kodansha-box/topics/nishioproject/

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!


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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.
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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! ☆

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Kahotan Station: November Edition
Date: 26th November 2013 from 20:00JST
Channel: Good Smile Company Official Channel
NicoNico Page: http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv159310935
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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!!)
 ( う⊂ )
 と_)__)

Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

 
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1/8th Scale Hitagi Senjougahara (Part 4)

Is everyone enjoying their new figure?

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Good Smile Company’s 1/8th Scale:

Hitagi Senjougahara!

The finale of the Senjougahara blogs is here.

It’s quite the challenge to show everyone the production side of the figure world, but I was really amazed by how it was all done while I was in China, so I want to try and convey that amazement to all my readers.  You can find the previous parts of the Senjougahara blogs here:


  1/8th Scale Hitagi Senjougahara (Part 1)
 1/8th Scale Hitagi Senjougahara (Part 2)
   1/8th Scale Hitagi Senjougahara (Part 3)


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Lat time I went through how the stationary was painted.

For the part in the picture above, the scissors, pen and ruler would all me made as a single part and then painted by using various masks.

Today we’ll look at how the painted pieces are put together!

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In this photo, the eraser and the tips of the ruler are being glued together.   

This is done one-by-one!

The little pink container in front of her hands here is filled with a special bonding agent, and the little sacks on her fingers are to prevent the glue from sticking to her skin!

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The biggest part – the scissors.

As you can see these are actually first made in two different halves.

Then, once again…

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They are glued together, one-by-one!

The toothpicks there are actually tools used for the gluing – the sculptors here at Good Smile actually use the little toothpicks as well!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… the factory workers in China really are craftsman!!

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Gluing the outer and inner parts of the stapler!

The stapler has a large area in which the outer and inner parts can be glued together, so by creating them in two seperate pieces and then gluing them together a more accurate rendition of a stapler can easily be made.

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The scissors, craft knife have all been glued together!

There isn’t much place to glue the smaller parts like the craft knife and pen, so gluing them is very difficult –  if you use too little glue they’ll come apart, but if you use too much the glue will end up visable.

There is no way I’d ever be able to do this…!!

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Pens are being glued on here…

Take a look at the bottom right to see a complete part… how can it be so tiny!?
I don’t even think I could hold a pen that small…

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By the way, let me pose a question to you now…
How do they always come out at the same angle?

It’s done by using these little tools:

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Bases that adjust the angles!

As the gluing is done the parts are placed on these bases to make sure the angles are correct.

Every single Senjougahara figure has every single part finely tuned like this! It’s incredible!

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Finally a little dusting!


Particularly clear parts like the ruler show dust very easily, so at the end of the process all the parts are dusted off with this fluffy little tool.
Careful work down to the very end!

     / ̄ ̄\
   / .ー  ー \   ← Production Team’s Gakkun
  |  (●) (●) |  
  |   (_人_) |    ”This kind of thorough work
  |   `i  i´  |    is done for all scale figures.”
  |   . `⌒   }
   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ 

You can appreciate the price of scale figures seeing how much work needs to put into them. I’m definitely keeping better care of my figures ever since my China trip!

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Good Smile Company’s 1/8th Scale:

Hitagi Senjougahara!

   / ̄ ̄\
 /   ⌒ ⌒\
 |    ( ●)(●)               ____
. |   ⌒(__人__)          /      \   “Senjougahara, please!”
  |     |r┬-|           /─    ─    \ 
.  |     `ー’´}  \     / (●) (●)     \
.  ヽ        }     \    |   (__人__)     | 
   ヽ     ノ       \   \   ` ⌒´     _/
   /    く. \      \  ノ           \
   |     \  \    (⌒二              |
    |    |ヽ、二⌒)、      \         |  |

She’s on sale at all of our partner shops!
Check out our partner shops for ordering details or questions. (Japanese only)

But today I’ll be looking at some other new products!

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figmas of Hitagi Senjougahara and Koyomi Araragi!

They look so good displayed with one and other!
Ararararagi-san doesn’t get nearly as many figures as Senjougahara, so this is for all those Araragi fans!

I want more figures of male characters… please sell, Araragi!!

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figma Hitagi Senjougahara!

She comes with three different expressions, as well as a ton of stationary just like the scale figure… she also comes with exchangeable hair parts to put her hair up in a pony tail! You can create all kinds of scenes from the anime… and even more if you grab Araragi as well.

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Araragi also comes with three expressions, separate fringe parts, his bag and effect parts! I really love the two different fringe parts – the one covers up his eye and the other one shows it.

Plus you need to see the back of his neck!

You can see the teeth marks from Shinobu-san… It’s perfect!

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Recreate the first episode!

Everyone remembers the scene where Senjougahara fell from the stairs!

figma Hitagi Senjougahara and Koyomi Araragi

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    /      \
  /  ─     ─ \
/     (●)  (●)  \
|       (__人__)  |    ________
\      |r┬-|   ,/   | |           |
 ノ     `ー’´  \    | |           |
/´                | |           |
|    l               | |           |
ヽ    -一ー_~、⌒)^),-、| |________|
ヽ ____,ノγ⌒ヽ)ニニ- ̄   | |  |

Are now up for preorder!

Check out our partner shops for ordering details or questions. (Japanese only)

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Extra News!

1/8th Scale Suruga Kanbaru coming soon!

It looks like yet another incredible figure…
It’ll be on the blog sometime soon as well, so look forward to it!

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Random Extra!

This here is one of the foods I ate while in China, it’s called “Ankake Fried Rice”, it came out on the a baking dish which I thought was interesting. ^^;

Chinese food has a very fine taste to it which I actually really enjoyed!

I also have a photo of some of the giant clam that I ate… but it looked a little gross so I decided to lave it off the blog…. though it actually was very tasty. 😛

That’s all for today!

I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛

* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

(C)西尾維新/講談社・アニプレックス・シャフト

1/8th Scale Hitagi Senjougahara (Part 3)

She is on sale as of today!

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Hitagi Senjougahara!

If you head down to the stores right now you should find her lined up for you to buy… if you’re in Japan of course!

Check out our partner shops for more details on getting hold of her. If you’re not in Japan take a look at your favorite  online store as well!

Today I’ll be continuing with the third part in my Senjougahara Special!

“What?! There’s still more?!”… and if you’re thinking that… then yes, there is still much more! ^^;


1/8th Scale Hitagi Senjougahara (Part 2)

1/8th Scale Hitagi Senjougahara (Part 1)


While I was on my trip to China back in December, I managed to get a look at some of the painting of this figure. It really was incredible to watch it in action…

Today I’ll be showing you some of that incredible action!

By the way….

If you haven’t read the previous articles on my factory tour some of the lingo might be lost on you, so take a look if you have the time:


Mikatan’s Factory Field Trip! – Part 1
Mikatan’s Factory Field Trip! – Part 2
Mikatan’s Factory Field Trip! – Part 3


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Some more photos from the December factory trip!
All these pieces are freshly molded parts that have been painted white.

They are in fact Senjougahara’s torso!

If you take a look here….

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This is the painted product!

     / ̄ ̄\
   / .ー  ー \   ← Production Team’s Gakkun
  |  (●) (●) |  
  |   (_人_) |  ”The various colors on Senjougahara made her quite
  |   `i  i´  |   difficult to work with. The violet kept coming out too dark.
  |   . `⌒   }   I think the eventual product looks great though!”
   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ 

There is actually a ton of drama involved in the painting of the torso as well, but if I were to get into that it would take me about a month to get through… so I’m just going to hold myself back for now…

As you can see, even the inside red bit of the uniform is carefully painted!

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Let’s move onto today’s main event!

The famous stationary parts!

For size comparison, the left corner shows the size of the ruler, scissors and pen in comparison to Senjougahara’s thigh.

As you can see, each of the pieces are made separately!

The reason they are made from clear plastic is because the ruler is going to stay that way anyway!

But this is where the painting starts!!

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1) First the parts are painted with a green air brush.

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(2) This completes the base painting of the pen!

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(3) Then the handle of the scissors is painted…

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(4) Just the tip of the scissors are then painted.

         ____
      /::::::─三三─\
    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\    “Eh?!
   |:::::::::::(__人__)::::|     But doesn’t that take ages then?!”
     \:::::::::   |r┬-| ,/
    ノ::::::::::::  `ー’´ \

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The blade of the scissors crosses over with the pen, so a mask is used to make sure the painting is separated completely.

This was one of the people in charge of painting the scissors’ tips. who paints the tips of the scissors.

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(5) The base of the scissors are then painted.

The part of the scissors’ blade above the pen is painted with an airbrush. The mask above is used to paint both sides at the same time, it takes just a few seconds!

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(6) The finer details are fixed by hand painting!

The masks sometimes have a little leak that causes the painting to come out a little bit wrong, so here is where they fix all the little errors that might come from that.

She holds two paint brushes at once!!

That’s what you call a true craftsman!

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7) Work Complete!

This tiny little part actually uses an incredible 4 masks alone!

It’s hard enough to get one of these to come out so nicely… but they are able to make thousands all with the same good quality!

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The complete parts are stored away in this container.

The container is actually made specially just to hold these specific parts! It is made both to store the parts safely, and to make them easy to count at the end of the day.

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The outer part of the stapler! (The plastic part)
In a previous article I mentioned that some of the color was lost, and that’s because the two parts of the stapler (the outer and inner parts) are painted seperately!

The inside of the staplers are painted, and yet you’ll never see that painting – but it’s still a much more efficient way of painting them.

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The inner part of the stapler! (The metal part)
The two parts are stuck together with a glue, but I’ll be getting into more detail about that in a future article.

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Remember how tiny these staplers are! I believe these are the staplers that are used right by Senjougahara’s skirt!

It looks like they are each held together using two clips while they are painted. Isn’t it beautiful!!?

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Here we have some craft knives!

It’s quite amazing to see how many of them there are here…! Even from this photo you can see the gradient painting  if you look carefully.

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Good Smile Company’s 1/8th Scale

Hitagi Senjougahara!

   / ̄ ̄\
 /   ⌒ ⌒\
 |    ( ●)(●)              ____
. |   ⌒(__人__)            /      \   “Senjougahara, please!”
  |     |r┬-|            /─    ─    \ 
.  |     `ー’´}  \      / (●) (●)     \
.  ヽ        }     \    |   (__人__)    | 
   ヽ     ノ       \   \   ` ⌒´     _/
   /    く. \      \  ノ           \
   |     \  \    (⌒二              |
    |    |ヽ、二⌒)、      \         |  |

Visit one of our partner shops and grab her today!

Check out our partner shops for ordering details or questions. (Japanese only)

Tomorrow we’ll have the finale of this blog series!

Plus I’ll be introducing some other Bakemonogatari figures!!

That’s all for today!
Hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ




*Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas.

(C)西尾維新/講談社・アニプレックス・シャフト