Nendoroid Katori

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I hear the next Silver Week group of public holidays will only be in 11 years time! I cannot hide my shock… I was hoping it would be a lovely long holiday like this week every year from now on!! Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at…

Nendoroid Katori!!♡

From the popular browser game ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ comes a Nendoroid of the training cruiser, Katori! She comes with three expressions including her standard expression, an expression based on her half-damage pose as well as a strict expression showing that she is ready to discipline students during training.

All of her ship parts have also been carefully sculpted, including the cannons she has even as a training cruiser. Her trademark whip is included in both a straight and bent form, allowing you to display her disciplining the other KanColle Nendoroids in various different ways! She also comes with the coffee and coffee pot that she holds during time announcements in the game! Enjoy the gentle Katori-san by your side!

Oooooohhh!! (/ω\)

With teaching cane in hand, Katori is here in her military instructor-like outfit and ready to train the other Kanmusu in Nendoroid size!

Even as a Nendoroid…

…her sexy body is still very noticeable!

The tight outfit makes sure that the curves of her body are nice and clear for all to see! The outfit itself is also very detailed with careful attention to the creases all around the body at curves and openings! Although it might not be an outfit that shows off much skin, that certainly doesn’t mean that it isn’t rather sexy!!

Let’s see how she looks from the back! ε=(。・д・。)

The unique way she ties her hair up at the back, as well as her ship parts are all sculpted with careful attention to detail! As with the previous Nendoroid Kanmusu, the ship parts attach to the character with a Nendoroid joint allowing you to easily move them to various angles to match your pose! ★

The turrets can also be moved left and right, as well as rotated up and down! The connection point is also a joint allowing you to twist it to various different angles as well! 

△ The first photo had them all straight, but all sorts of angles are possible!

She also comes with her trademark whip, which comes in both a bent whip which you can see above as well as a straight version that works better for certain scenes!

“Training Cruiser Katori, anchors aweigh!”

Here we have her proudly instructing! Simply pick the pose you like best! (。・ω・)ノ゛

Katori’s reliable older sister smile has a very gentle feeling to it that shows she is very tolerant…

However! Don’t get too relaxed!!

“I think you need a little… discipline.”

Those cold eyes!!

A scornful downward gaze! She also comes with this rather different jump in personalities… a jump that some would rather avoid… while others would call it nothing less than a prize! Would you like to be disciplined by her? I know I would!

Her third expression is also rather different!

Her Half-Damage Expression!

Aww!! She’s so cute!! ( ;∀;)

I can just imagine her voice looking at this pose! “I’m hit… but my turrets are still alright! I will go down fighting!!”. You can see she also comes with firing effect parts for her turrets which make for a great combat scene! 

The combination of the teary eyes, furled eyebrows and worried looking mouth… it’s a completely different feel to the previous expressions but is filled with all sorts of charming points!! I wish I could jump in beside her and defend her – to restore the cute smile we started the bog off with! 

Speaking of that cute smile…

She also comes with these optional parts which work really nicely with her smiling expression! ♡


“Would you prefer coffee?”

She also comes with a coffee pot, cup and saucer from her time announcements in the game! The pure white china has a very elegant look to it which suits her nicely! How could any admiral say no to such an adorable smile? I really want to display her like this next to my computer!! (●´ω`●)

But with a quick switch of expressions…

I have the feeling I’m about to be disciplined by my Nendoroid…

I’m also relatively certain that’s not just coffee!!

Isn’t it amazing how switching out just the expression can have such a huge impact on the pose! Be sure to try out all sorts of different combinations once she joins your collection! ☆

Adorable and sexy even in Nendoroid size! Ready for some discipline?

Nendoroid Katori

She’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow! ♪

Orders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will as usual include a bonus Nendoroid Katori Box Sleeve as well as a Special Nendoroid Base (Ocean) as a bonus! Be sure to keep that in mind when preordering! (`・ω・´)ゞ


Also note that you can go see Nendoroid Katori for yourself on display this weekend over at the 55th All Japan Model & Hobby Show


55th All Japan Model & Hobby Show

– Business Day –
25th September 2015 from 9AM to 6PM

-Public Days-
26th September from 9:30AM to 5PM
27th September from 9:30AM to 4:30PM

Location: Tokyo Big Sight West Hall 2
Entrance: ¥1,000 (Middle School students and lower free)


The GSC booth will include displays of various new figures as well as sales of Max Factory’s PLAMAX series and more!! ♪

Be sure to stop by if you’re at the event!! ε=(。・д・。)

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Finally a quick live broadcast notice!! (。・ω・)ノ゙


Kahotan Station: September Edition

Date: 25th September from 20:00JST

A look at various items currently up for preorder as well as sneak peeks of other upcoming items! Nendoroid Venom Snake: Sneaking Suit Ver., the latest in the GSA series ‘New Arhan’ and a magical addition to the Wonderful Hobby Selection will all be featured with many more new items!!


We hope you’ll come and take part! ♡

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( ・∀・) .。oO(It feels strange to be back at work…)
(( ・∀・) .。oO(I…after such a long break!)
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Planning Team / Kahotan

The next blog update will be on Thursday next week!

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Nendoroid Northern Princess

\ “Sink!!”/

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Today I’m going to be taking a look at…

Nendoroid Northern Princess!

From the popular browser game ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ comes a Nendoroid of the Abyssal warship, ‘Northern Princess’! The enemy ship looks as adorable as ever, but don’t be fooled by her appearance – she is equipped with all sorts of highly dangerous weaponry which has all been faithfully recreated in Nendoroid size! the batteries on her main turret can even be moved by rotating the runway on the side!

Optional parts include two of the rather peculiar aircraft that fly by her side, as well as the ‘Zero’ plane that she hold in her hands. Additionally, she also comes with parts that allow you recreate certain parts of her special Christmas version that was seen during the Christmas event in December 2014.

Three expression parts are also included – her standard expression, a shouting expression and a cute expression with upturned eyes. Various different parts and expressions to create the Northern Princess you want by your side!

“Go… back…!”
The adorable Abyssal ship ‘Hoppo-chan’ also known as the Northern Princess or by her Japanese name ‘Hokuhou Seiki’ is joining the Nendoroids! ♡

Everything about her design from the beautiful white hair, the little horns on top of it, her bare feet, cute white mittens and one piece dress have all been minimized into cute Nendoroid size!! You can also see from the photo above she also comes with all sorts of ship parts!! ヽ(o´∀`o)ノ

She also comes with three expression parts!!

First up is this shouting expression!

△Note the open mouth and cross looking mouth!! Scary and cute all at once!

Next up we this glaring expression

An expression that makes you think of one of her famous lines!

“I said… don’t… come any… closer…”

She may be adorable, but don’t underestimate her!

There have been many admirals who have suffered the wrath of her fire power… (´□`。) As I already mentioned earlier, she  also comes with all sorts of ship parts! I’ll take a closer look at them in a bit!

The third and final expression is a slightly mischievous looking expression with upturned eyes! ♥︎

This expression suits her mysterious side so very well!! It’s so adorable!! Each of the expressions really brings out a different side of Hoppo-chan allowing you to enjoy various different sides to her! ♡

Hmm? The ship parts seem a little different now?! 

Let’s take a closer look at how they work! The previous KanColle Nendoroids are all known to have very mobile ship parts… and Abyssal ships are no exception!! (`・ω・´)ゞ

Let’s take a look from the back! ♪

Each of the arrows in the above photos represents a Nendoroid joint and the areas surrounded by dots can also be moved!

She can be posed in all sorts of ways just like her KanMusu counterparts!

Any just in case you were wondering, these photos are only to show off the ship parts! Don’t go looking underneath her billowing one piece which has been faithfully sculpted!


The runway on the side of her turret also features another little gimmick! If you rotate the runway the turret moves like so!


The turrets are firing away at enemies!! Plus as always, all the ship parts can also be removed if you want to display a much less threatening Hoppo-chan!

△The ship parts by themselves are rather… interesting!!
The mouth area can be opened and closed and the effect parts can be removed!

You can also see some the damaged appearance of the runway has been included on the design! (*´Д`)=з

Here is Hoppo-chan all alone!! ♪

She’s playing with her little aeroplane!! ☆

She’s just… SO CUTE!! 

The small appearance is part of what makes her look so cute, but also note that her hair has some incredible volume… perhaps more than any of the previous Nendoroid Kanmusu!

The way her hair expands outward…

If you take a look at her from directly above you’ll get a good feeling for the space it takes up!

You can’t even see her body any more!!

While the skirt gives the Nendoroid a rather dynamic feeling, the hair is no exception! It really seems to be moving about, and no matter what angle you choose to look from it simply looks fantastic! (●´ω`●)

Holding her in my hand like in the photo before this one actually makes me feel strangely relaxed inside…

Plus there are still more optional parts to come…! ♡

She comes with a hat and present part!!

This allows you to recreate part of the limited edition Christmas Hoppo-chan that was seen during Christmas 2014! The hat attaches onto the left horn part!! (・∀・)

Ship parts with a Christmas Tree are also included! っヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

△ The Christmas tree is interchangeable with the standard part!

Nendoroid Hoppo-chan is scheduled to be released in December 2015, which makes these parts rather appropriate… she would make a great Christmas present for any Admirals out there!★

△ She would make a lovely Christmas decoration too!

Now… another thing many of you might be wondering while looking at these photos is…how is is that some photos how Hoppo-chan’s mouth, and others hide it??

The collar part of her outfit has a thick and thin side to it, meaning you can switch the part around to show more or less of the face! Many of my photos are taken at an angle so some of them might be hard to tell which side of the collar I am using though… sorry! (/ω\)

Simply put though, by turning this part around, you can choose between hiding and showing Hoppo-chan’s mouth! ☆

Combined with all the expressions and parts, this allows for so many different posing options!! Be sure to add the cute Hoppo-chan to your collection and give her the love she deserves… I’m sure she won’t sink your fleet!

Nendoroid Northern Princess!

She’ll be up for preorder from the 24th July 2015!

As usual, orders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will also include a special Nendoroid Base and box sleeve as a bonus!! ♪

The box sleeve wraps around the normal packaging like so!

※ The above is Nendoroid Ryujo’s Bonus Sleeve.


Be sure to keep the bonus in mind when preordering! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

★ Find a listing of GSC KanColle products over here:

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( ・∀・) .。oO(Hoppo-chan…)
(( ・∀・) .。oO(…is so adorable!!)
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Anyway, I hope to see you all tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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Shigure Kai Ni

“My contribution to this victory was trivial.
It was all thanks to the rain… and you, Admiral.”

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan) Today I’m going to be taking a look at the latest item to roll out from the GSC Naval Base!
Shigure Kai Ni! ♡ 

From the hugely popular browser game ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ comes a 1/8th scale figure of the 2nd Shiratsuyu Class Destroyer, Shigure Kai Ni! The pose is based on the illustration used on Shigure’s card in Bushiroad’s card game, ‘Weiβ Schwarz’ – it features different ship parts to those seen in game with a confident and powerful looking pose that fans are sure to enjoy!

Additionally, Shigure Ni Kai comes with alternate parts that allow you to display her more true to the games illustration, with the larger ship parts attached to her back and smaller turrets on her arms – a rather large variation for a scale figure. The smaller turrets on the side of the larger parts that connect to her hands, as well as the torpedo launchers on her legs are all articulated, allowing you to place them at the angle that you think suits her best!

Oooooooooooohhhh!! (´□`。)

Her skirt and hair accessory almost actually seem to be moving in this dynamic pose! A figure that shows Shigure is ready for battle! The pose comes from a card in Bushiroad’s trading card game, ‘Weiβ Schwarz’! The illustration by Ichiso Kujou has been very carefully transformed into a figure while keeping as much of the original charm as faithfully as possible! ♪

The characteristic hair sticking out at the sides seen on the ‘Kai Ni’ version is also sculpted beautifully! (●´ω`●) 

The original illustration only ever showed the front of Shigure, so the back of the figure thought up and sculpted without any specific source to work with!

This is quite a common occurrence with KanColle figures!

The original illustration is very carefully taken into consideration while the back is designed. The final design is of course checked with the publisher to ensure that nothing is out of place! The good thing is that there are lots of mecha fans at GSC, which makes coming up with how these ship parts are attached an easy task… plus they look great!

Moving on, let’s take a closer look at her ship parts! <○><○>

The huge short-barrelled cannons normally seen on her back are held out ready to fire…!

All of the details on the ship parts give a nice mechanical appearance, and the various layers give a nice 3D appearance to the design! ♪

△ Nope, you can’t see them!

The contrast between the mechanical design and the soft white skin of her thighs is just as amazing as ever! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

By the way, even the reverse side of the torpedo launchers on her legs have been faithfully sculpted into the design!  ★

But while everything I’ve shown looks great and is overflowing with a lovely dynamic feel… without a doubt the best thing about this figure to me… is that facial expression!

You can just feel her confidence and powerful will through those eyes!!

Tomboyish characters like Shigure are generally known for their bright, energetic side… but Shigure actually has a more reserved personality than most expect! She has a very cool and calm personality! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

Just look into her eyes right now… they are clearly focused and attentive…but with a slight hint of nervousness as she aims her weapons! I really feel like I’m right in the battle beside her when I look at this face, it captures the battlefield all with one expression!

But there are also various other areas that shouldn’t be missed out on… for example the slight peek at the nape of her neck by her single braid, or the uniform-like outfit that shows off Shigure’s amazing curves… or those long legs extending out from the skirt wavering in the wind….

There are so many different details to enjoy!!

Be sure to add her to your own collection and enjoy her from all sorts of different angles!

The beautiful destroyer, ready for battle!

Shigure Kai Ni!

She’ll be up for preorder soon!!

Plus! She comes with some bonus parts! Bonus parts that allow another look at fans may be more familiar with!!

Here is a sneak peek for now!

…I’m sure all the admirals out there have already figured it out! (;・`д・́)
*Or… you know… just read the product description above…

I’ll be looking at the alternate parts on the blog at a later stage!!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

( ・∀・) .。0 (Girls with a masculine side…)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…are still just as beautiful!!!)
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See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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