Takane Shijou

♡ Ohimechin! ♡

♥︎ Happy Birthday!! ♥︎


Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I hope everyone is having a lovelyevening! Today I’m going to be taking a look at Phat Company’s 1/8th scale…

Takane Shijou!♪

From the anime series ‘IDOLM@STER’ comes a 1/8th scale figure of the idol with a refined but mysterious atmosphere about her, Takane Shijou! The pose is based on the illustration by director Atsushi Nishigori seen on the 6th volume of the Blu-ray & DVD jacket for the anime series!

Takane has been sculpted in an elegant pose with her finger to her lips as she looks ahead with a slight twist in her hips. The tips of her hair make use of translucent parts which help emphasize the mysterious atmosphere about her.

Ooooooooooohhhhhhh!! (*´Д`)=з

Her soft, long hair is flowing all around her and the body hailed as one of the best in 765 Production has been sculpted beautifully!! The ‘Silver Queen’ Takane Shijou is here!

Takane is the 5th figure to join Phat! Company’s IDOLM@STER Anime DVD & Blu-ray Jacket Illustration Series! The previous figures in the series can be found here:

☆ Hibiki Ganaha (Released in June 2014)
☆ Iori Minase (Released in June 2014)
☆ Yayoi Takatsuki (Released in January 2015)
☆ Miki Hoshii (Releasing in February 2015)

Plus after Takane, Makoto Kikuchi is also coming!

Perhaps you’ll get to see what else is coming at WonFes next month too!!

But anyway, let’s get back to Takane! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

She has her finger to her lips, as if keeping a secret! ε=(。・д・。)

The finger and forward gaze really bring out her mature charm!

This is how she looks from the back! ★

Her hair made from translucent parts has two different layers! ♡

The effect on the color created by the two layers really looks magnificent! The slight pink gradient toward the tips is also lovely, and the wavy appearance is recreated so well!  (●´ω`●)

(・∀・) “Also take note of her outfit!”

We’re joined by the figure’s planner, Takamatsu!

 (・∀・) “Everything from the ribbon and creases on her blouse to the stole gently wrapped around her body have been very carefully sculpted!” 

The way the shoulder straps of her skirt are pushed aside by her breasts is also very effective!

This figure is based on the cover illustration of the 6th volume of the Blu-ray & DVD of the anime, right?

(・∀・) “That’s right! We did make a few little changes here and there to be better suited to a figure, but we kept to the original illustration as best as possible! The sculptor was once again Yusuke Masaki, matching up with all the previous figures!”

The S-shape formed by her hips and beautiful curves that it creates really have been preserved in the figure wonderfully! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

(・∀・) “If you display her with Ganaha Hibiki and compare the sizes, you might notice that the height of the characters has also been faithfully considered!”

Oooooooohhhhh!! Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ!

Even though Hibiki is bending over a bit, you can definitely see the difference between their heights!

(・∀・) “In 1/8th scale Takane is about 169cm while Hibiki is 152cm! Displaying them all together really looks great and gives producers an authentic feel for their height!” 

Definitely something I’m happy to see! These were the two characters on the cover of the 6th volume, so it only makes sense to display them together like this! ♪

(・∀・) “Also note the difference in texture between the stockings and leather shoes!”

The shape of the ankle bones that you can just see through the stockings is amazing!! (´□`。)

Not to mention from the back you get a good look at both her thighs and behind her knees!

The back-seamed stocking suits her classic outfit so nicely! 

(・∀・) “Takane’s outfit is very elegant, giving her a whole different charm to that of the other idols!” 

The combination of the mature pose and the mischievous pose are so effective!

(・∀・) “Just like her beautiful singing voice, the Queen has been sculpted to show off her refined charm! I hope Takane fans around the world will enjoy adding her to their collections!” 

Be sure to add the ‘Silver Queen’ to your collection! ♪

The 1/8th Scale…
Takane Shijou

She’ll be up for preorder later today!! ♥︎ 

(・∀・) “We just had to have her go up for preorder on her birthday!!

Check the GSC Site at 12:00JST for more information!

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Finally a quick notice! ♪

Kahotan Station: January Edition is coming up fast!

Kahotan Station: January Edition

Date: 23rd January 2015 from 20:00JST~

URL: http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv206846094


◇ January Highlights!
A Look at some of the figures that were announced this month

◇ Upcoming Items!
A look at various upcoming products and goodies!

…and more

My guest host this time around is Kevin (@gsc_kevin) from the WEB team!

Perhaps the broadcast will be slightly more… English than normal! (Don’t get your hopes up though!)

I hope to see you there!! ☆ 

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

( ・∀・) .。0 (Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (Happy birthday to Ohimechin!)
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Anyway, see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan


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

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan


Nendoroid Petite: THE IDOLM@STER 2 Million Dreams Ver. – Stage 02

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Today I bring you one of three different blogs all featuring IDOLM@STER!!
You can find the other two here, but unfortunately in Japanese only!

· figma Blog: http://ameblo.jp/figma/
· Phat! Company Staff Blog: http://ameblo.jp/phatcompany/

I’ll be taking a close look at a set of adorable idols…
Nendoroid Petite: THE IDOLM@STER 2
Million Dreams Ver. – Stage 02 ♡

(*The stage is my own personal item and isn’t included!)

The popular Nendoroid Petites from ‘THE IDOLM@STER 2’ are back again, this time featuring the idols in their ‘Million Dreams’ outfits! This second set includes another seven idols to add to your collection, including Miki Hoshii, Iori Minase, Yukiho Hagiwara, Azusa Miura, Ami Futami, Hibiki Ganaha and Kotori Otonashi. The alternate colored outfits will help you produce your cutest concert ever!

The second set has arrived! (`・ω・´)

In the original stage two the secret character was Kotori-chan, and she is of course included in the Million Dreams set too! ♥

This is how they look from the back! ♪

Let’s take a closer look at them one-by-one! ヘ(゚∀゚*)ノ

– Kotori Otonashi –

The beautiful office worker of 765 Pro! Definitely an idol at heart though!

The gap of skin between her stockings and skirt is beautiful and the tight skirt itself suits her very nicely! ♪

– Hibiki Ganaha –

The cheerful girl from the South who believes everything’ll all work out even in the toughest of times!

The super energetic animal loving idol! Her ponytail is fitted with a ball joint for some extra posing options! The two strands of hair sticking out from her head are also faithfully included! ♪

– Yukiho Hagiwara –

Often seen cowering away the corner, but definitely still stands out as a true idol!

The kind of idol that everyone falls in love with as they want to protect her! ♡ Her cowardly, crybaby personality is what makes her special! She’s also doesn’t do well with dogs… just like me! ^^;

– Futami Ami –

One step ahead in the battle between twins!
The Futami twin who’s almost too cute!

Following on from Mami-chan in stage one comes Ami-chan in stage two!♥ Her outfit is the same as Mami’s, except for the necklace which features a star on Ami! I love displaying twins together with each other!

– Miki Hoshii –

The cute little devil who let’s her amazing talent go to waste!

Even as a Nendoroid Petite she has a rather sexy look! Her stomach area shows off so much skin! (*ノェノ)

– Azusa Miura –

The idol with a smile and body that can calm anyone down!

Any girl that looks good with shortcut hair always looks beautiful in my books! The gentle and calm Azusa-san has many fans here in the GSC offices! I want her to keep me company 24/7! (`・ω・´)

– Iori Minase –

Making her angry can become a habit… the cute but selfish princess!

The cute little devil with a haughty and selfish side! I love both sides of her personality though! ♥ She’s also a character with a rather large forehead… quite rare in the figure world!

Let’s display them together with the girls from Stage 01! (*・ω・)人(・ω・*)

All together they take up quite an impressive amount of space…! Just with these two sets I feel my desk has become a brighter place… not to mention a more relaxing workspace! (*´Д`)

But today I’m going to focus a little more on two of these characters…!

Chihaya Kisaragi and Iori Minase!

Both will have new figures announced tomorrow!

These are by Max Factory and Phat! Company respectively! ♥

First up we have figma Chihaya Kisaragi ☆

This expression has already been revealed… I look forward to seeing what other expressions she comes with! She’s so cute!!

I hope this means we can expect the other characters as figmas too!

Plus the… 1/8th Scale Iori Minase! ☆

The second figure to be based off the BD/DVD illustrations from the IDOLM@STER anime! This product photo is amazing… it really makes you think you can see them but you really can’t! 😛 The lovely floating pose also looks great… I want to take a look at her from all sorts of angles! |д゚)

That means there are three IDOLM@STER products being going up for preorder tomorrow! ♪ All the producers out there are in for a treat!

Nendoroid Petite: THE IDOLM@STER 2
Million Dreams Ver. – Stage 02
as well as…

figma Chihaya Kisaragi and Iori Minase will be up for preorder tomorrow!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

 (。´∀`)   .。0(I wanna collect all the pretty idols together!!)
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Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!
Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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