Kahotan Post Office: Winter 2015 Edition

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

When eating strawberry daifuku I love having strawberries on top as well as inside!  (๑´ڡ`๑)

Anyway, at the end of last year you may remember that I asked for photos for my 2014 Winter Twitter header! It’s a tad late, but I’m finally ready to announce my selected photo!!  (/ω\)

Apologies for the wait!! Thanks once again to everyone who sent in photos!

I have previously already announced my chosen photo on Twitter, but for those of you who have not seen, it was NaoNakagawa‘s lovely snowy photo of Snow Mikus that has become by header photo!

* I edited the size for use in my Twitter header. 

Title:  ( ゜∀゜)o彡 Wedge Plow! Wedge Plow!

A Snow Miku family together with a wedge plow on the Sekihoku Main Line. I actually wanted a photo with the snow falling, but the snow ended before I got to taking photos!

Even so, I think I got a nice snowy, playful scene! d(^▽^o)♪

Hokkaido x Wedge Plow x Snow Miku! ♡♡

Not a scene you get to see very often, that’s for sure! It’s such a lovely combination! Thank you for sharing this rare and beautiful scene with me!!

There were however lots of other very lovely photos, which made it very difficult to decide on one!! Thank you to everyone who sent through a Winter photo!!

I’ll be taking a look at a few more of the lovely photos sent in! (●´ω`●)

* Brightness in some photos have been slightly edited.


Nendoroid Racing Miku dressed up in her Winter outfit playing hip deep in some snow with her friend Crystal Miku!

– Mitsuru

The Fluffy Coat Ver. body suits Racing Miku beautifully! ♥︎
Crystal Miku blends into the snow I hardly noticed she was there at first! (/ω\)




– 牛肉

I wish I could enjoy some cake in the Winter sun with Mio-chan! That would be a rather luxurious tea time!!



Magical Girl Miku’s illumination magic! ♪

– Fuoru

Snow Miku-san lit up by the colourful Christmas lights! ♥︎
Thank you very much for the romantic magic!



A photo taken at Christmas time! 

– Dakeusa

The Santa outfits are so adorable!! I want to give them all sorts of presents!!



This photo was taken last year during the first heavy snow in Kantou in 16 years! The snow came well up to my knees, but I just had to go out and take some photos with Miku! I think this is one of the few photos I’ve taken that I think came out really nicely! Definitely one of my favorites!


The snow falls gently to the ground with Miku smiling like an angel as she enjoys it!  The heavy snow last year was quite troublesome in some ways… but seeing photos like this makes me remember that it can also being about great memories! ♡



Mako-chan sees snow for the very first time at her hometown!

– Scher P.

Mako is definitely the type that would run around frolicking in the show! Guts as well! I can see a lot of love has gone into this with the scarf around her neck and little items all around the photo!


There were many other wonderful photos as well! 

Thank you once again to everyone who sent in!! (´□`。)

But with the Winter photos now done… it’s just one day until March!!
Although the cold days have definitely not yet come to and end!

This time around, I’m looking for a header that suits Spring!



A photo with nice warm, cheerful Spring weather!! 

If you’re happy to let me use your photo for my Twitter header, please send it through! 

△ Nendoroid Sakura Miku: Bloomed in Japan is currently in production in Tottori!!

Kahotan Blog Twitter Header Photo
~ Spring 2015 ~

E-mail: kahotan-b@goodsmile.jp


– Title –

Anything you like, but please copy and paste Japanese text into your title: “ヘッダーOK” (It means ‘Header OK’!)

– Body –

・Add a comment regarding your photo!
It doesn’t have to be long, just where or why you took the photo!

・Add your nickname so you can be credited!

– Photo –

Take and attach a photo that includes GSC scale figures or Nendoroids with the theme of ‘Spring’. The situation and pose can be anything you like!

・Please only send your own work!

・Your photo will likely be trimmed and slightly edited if chosen to be used as the header.

・Your photo may also be introduced on this blog, even if not selected as my header image.

・I will contact the owner of the selected photo.

I’m looking forward to everyone’s photos!

Please feel welcome to send other unrelated photos too! I’m always happy to see them! Other questions and product requests are also welcome!


* Please send product defects or problems to the support team!
* If you don’t want me to show your mail on the blog, please let me know!


I look forward to your mail!! ヽ(・∀・)ノ

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Finally a Live Broadcast notice!

Next week on Friday the 6th March will be a special 

Nendoroid Co-de Explanation Broadcast! ♥︎


Nendoroid Co-de Explanation Broadcast!

Date/Time: 6th March 2015 from 20:00JST
URL: http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv211870578


Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka – Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de
Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka – Cutie Ribbon Co-de
・Nendoroid Co-de: Mirei Minami: Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de
・Nendoroid Co-de: Mirei Minami: Magical Clown Co-de
・Nendoroid Co-de: Sophie Hojo : Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de
・Nendoroid Co-de: Sophie Hojo: White Swan Co-de

More Details on the special Co-de site below!


The head planner for the products, Otanaka-shi, will be explaining everything about the series and what makes it so special! Along with a look at the upcoming figures, we will also be answering these questions!

1) What is Nendoroid Co-de?

2) How do you play with them?

3) Compatibility with Nendoroids?

We will also be taking questions from the comments and answering them live! We hope you’ll join us!!

We might also be taking a look at some upcoming Nendoroids…! (/ω\)


If you’re looking for info right now, be sure to check out the…

Nendoroid Co-de Special Site!



You can see various Co-de on the site, as well as some of the potential combinations you can make with multiple Nendoroid Co-de! ★

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

( ・∀・) .。0 (W-Wait…!!)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…how can it already be the end of February?!)
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See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

Nendoroid Noel

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I lived in Hokkaido until I was half-way through kindergarten! You’d think I’d be strong against the cold, but I’m not really!

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at…

Nendoroid Noel ★ 

From the anime series ‘Celestial Method’ comes a Nendoroid of the ‘saucer girl’ Noel! She comes with a variety of option parts including a leaf umbrella, a cut out panel of Kirigon and a saucer cushion. She also comes with three expressions including a smiling face, a sulking face as well as the crying face with a gentle smile that was seen in episode 11 of the anime series.

The various optional parts allow you to recreate all sorts of scenes from the series! She even comes with a special ‘saucer’ part to display with her! Be sure to greet her with a warm smile when she joins your collection! ♪

Oooooooooooooohhhh!!!! (●´ω`●)

From ‘Celestial Method’ the popular anime series written by Naoki Hisaya of ‘Kanon’ fame, with characters designed by QP:flapper, comes a Nendoroid of the mysterious but adorable little Noel!♪

Just looking at her smile makes me feel all warm inside!! ♡

Plus she comes with various parts to make her even cuter! ε=(。・д・。)

I’m sure most of you already know what this is! 

She comes with a leaf umbrella!! (σ・∀・)σ 

I can’t think of any character that would look better with a leaf umbrella!

I still think the scene where she picks a leaf and holds it over Nonoka was just too adorable! Seeing a little girl like her stretch out like that is so cute!!  *nom* (●´ㅂ`●) *nom*

Those who agree with me about the cuteness will be happy to know that some Nendoroid Plus items featuring a Nendoroid illustration of her holding the leaf umbrella are shipping out from GSC on the 26th January! ♪

★ Nendoroid Plus: Sora no Method Rubber Straps (Noel / Nonoka Komiya)
★ Nendoroid Plus: Sora no Method Mini Towels (Noel / Nonoka Komiya)

But anyway, let’s get back to the Nendoroid! She includes all sorts of optional parts to enjoy!!! (`・ω・´)ゞ

The umbrella is only just the beginning!

For example… she comes with an amazing…

Kirigon Panel!★

A truly indescribable level of cuteness!

The panel is planned to be made from cardboard.

(・∀・) “That’s not the only Kirigon!!”

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

(・∀・) “She also comes with a Nendoroid sized Kirigon panel to put her head through!”


I can’t wait to try putting some other Nendoroids in for some photos! ♥︎

(・∀・) “The size takes the Nendoroid base into account and should work with most Nendoroids without problem!” 

You can recreate the entrance to the ‘Shiihara’ souvenir shop! ♪

When I think of this panel together with Noel, the first thing that comes to my mind is episode 7! It was a very memorable scene!

(・∀・) “Which means that we just had to include parts that would let fans recreate that as well!”



The Kirigon panel that Noel and Souta fixed!

In other words…. three different Kirigon panels are included!

 (・∀・) “Also, while the smile Noel gave after she had fixed Kirigon was lovely… we certainly couldn’t forget about the sad face she had while she was worrying about him! That was the image this expression was made in.”

Ah, that must be the ‘sulking face’ in the product description!

She really does look ready to burst into tears! It makes you wish you could jump to her side and give her a hug! (/ω\)

(・∀・) “You can also use the expression to recreate this scene from episode 6!”

The saucer cushion!! ∑(゚Д゚) 

The expression really conveys that she isn’t quite happy with it…

Plus you can actually balance her on the stand and place her feet forward for a cute pose like this!

Noel sitting on the cushion!

The way the cushion is sculpted also really makes it look like it should be soft to the touch! It’s hard to believe it’s made from hard plastic! ♡

(・∀・) “There is still more!” 

…? What more could there be?! (((( ;°Д°))))

(・∀・) “How about this?”

Oooohh!! The Saucer!!

(・∀・) “It’s the most important part of the story! It had to be included!”

The dome looks a bit like a big marble chocolate! It’s so pretty! ☆

As you can see from the image above, her twintails also have joints in them to match with more dynamic poses!

The saucer is actually rather large as well! Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ!

(・∀・) “While we had to make a few changes for it to be included with the Nendoroid in this size, we did keep it looking as close to the original as possible! The top and bottom even have different patterns on them as they should – be sure to take a closer look if you decide to pick her up!”

Plus the saucer will come with a special attachment part to allow you to display it floating up in the skies! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

*Made for illustrative purposes. The attachment is still in production.

This let’s you recreate the skies of Lake Kiriya City! ♪

By the way… I just noticed we’ve only seen two expressions.
Does she come with a third?

(・∀・) “Yep… the crying face from episode 11.”

Noel… (´□`。)

(・∀・) “I can’t say too much as I don’t want to spoil anything… but anyone who has seen the series knows this is another expression that just had to be included.”

Nendoroids are great fun to play with and look at… but they can also be a great way to remember the storyline of an anime sometimes! Nendoroid Noel is filled with fun and is sure to remind you of the lovely storyline again and again! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

(・∀・) “There are so many fun scenes to recreate, and I’m sure fans will love her!”

Packed fill with optional parts and expressions! ♪

Nendoroid Noel!

She’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow! ♥︎

Check the GSC site tomorrow more more details!


☆ Celestial Method Official Site: http://sora-no-method.jp
☆ Celestial Method Official Twitter : @sora_no_method

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Finally a quick notice! ♪

This Friday is a special WonFes edition of… 

Kahotan Station!



Kahotan Station: Winter WonFes 2015 Revision

Date: 30th January 2015 at 20:00~

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


· Nendoroid Snow Miku: Snow Bell Ver

· Nendoroid Battleship Re-Class

· figma Snow Miku: Snow Bell ver.

· figma Saber: Dress ver.

· Nendoroid More: Dress-up Swimsuits

· wooser’s Wonder Festival Set

· The Important Things in Life T-Shirt: Soul Idol ver.

· Nendoroid Plus Rubber Strap: Anzu Futaba / Kirari Moroboshi Set

· Nendoroid Plus Rubber Strap: Pripara

…and more

Along with a look at the products we will also be taking a closer look at what will be going on at the booth at this Winter’s WonFes!! ヽ(・∀・)ノ

I’m sure we’ll have some actual product samples to look at too! ♪

I hope you’ll stop by and join us!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

( ・∀・) .。0 (I want to go to Hokkaido…)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…with Nendoroid Noel!)
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Anyway, see you all again soon!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan


The 2015 Winter WonHobby Site is Open!

The WonHobby Site is open!!

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

As of today, you can head the WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 21 site and take  a look at what you can expect from the Good Smile Company and Max Factory joint booth at the upcoming 2015 Winter Wonder Festival!

⇒ WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 21 English Summary Site

On today’s blog I’m going to be picking up on some of the information from the site and sharing it with everyone!

– WonFes Figures –

Nendoroid Snow Miku: Snow Bell Ver.

Product Details: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4763/

Nendoroid Battleship Re-Class

Product Details: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4764/

figma Snow Miku: Snow Bell ver.

Product Details: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4765/

figma Saber: Dress ver.figma

Product Details: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4766/

What a wonderful collection of figures! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
I’ll be taking a closer look at each of them at a later stage!

– WonFes Goods –

We will have various goods on sale at the event too! (`・ω・´)ゞ

This includes goods from the following series: 

· Nendoroid More Series
· wooser’s hand-to-mouth life
· IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
· PriPara
· Kantai Collection -KanColle-
· LoveLive!
· Sora no Method

You can see more information on the official site!

The one that personally really catches my attention is…
wooser’s Wonder Festival Set!

One of the items included in the set is… Wonder Underwear!
It’s the kind that can be worn by both gentlemen and ladies, so don’t miss out!

– Booth Highlights –

Along with various brand new figures on display, we will also be running all sorts of interesting projects at the booth!  For example…

The Tottori Factory Corner!
~ See the Factory at Work~

Along with the items made at the factory on display, we will also have some special areas for a closer look at some of the factory processes

– Stamp Printing Corner –

Stamp print a Nendoroid face of Tottori prefecture’s Kurasuke-kun on a blank Nendoroid face! You can buy a blank Nendoroid face for just ¥100 (Max two per person) . This corner is scheduled to start at around 16:00. Find out more about stamp printing here: Mikatan’s Factory Field Trip! – Part 4

– Injection Mold Machine –

We will be using an injection molding machine to create some Nendoroid parts right at the event! Find out more about injection molding here: Mikatan’s Factory Field Trip! – Part 2


Tottori prefecture’s Kurasuke-kun will also be coming by the event for a visit! Him and wooser will be running around for everyone to enjoy and take photos with!

Tottori prefecture’s Kurasuke-kun will also be coming by the event for a visit! Him and wooser will be running around for everyone to enjoy and take photos with!  That’s not all though! I’m also told that they will be handing out one of Tottori prefecture’s famous treats, Utsubuki Park Dango!

They are absolutely delicious!! *nom* (๑´ㅂ`๑) *nom*

– Live WonHobby TV –

Once again we will be having both an afternoon and a night broadcast! The afternoon broadcast will feature the stage at the event itself, while the evening broadcast will feature all sorts of interesting guests as we broadcast from the GSC Office! ★

More information is available here: http://whl4u.jp/stage/ (Japanese)

Let’s take a little peek at what you can expect during the broadcast! |o゚д゚)

First up is the afternoon section, which will be MCed by Takeshi Washizaki!
URL: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv206939190

Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- DC the Movie Stage



Pripara Stage ~Everyone Get Together! WonFes Tour~

DOG DAYS” Stage ~Welcome to Flognarde~

[Ending Stage] IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls / 346 Production WonFes Stage

There are also some sections that have yet to be announced! Be sure to check back!

Next up we have the evening section!

URL: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv206939429

Opening Talk: Live WonHobby TV 17! 

Japan Figure Factory: Hobby Industry Talk!

Good Smile Racing ~Series Championship Winners~ The Road to the Top!

Midnight Figure Commercial Battles!

Kahotan Station: February WonHobby Edition

Ending Talk

I also here there will be another corner with very special guests!! 

More details will be up on the 19th January! (/ω\)

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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 (WonFes…)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…is just around the corner now!)
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Anyway, see you all again next week!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan