Nendoroid Umi Sonoda: Training Outfit Ver.

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

The heat has gotten to me really badly now… I almost can’t stop eating ice cream to keep cool! If this keeps up I get the feeling my weight is going to regret it!

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

Nendoroid Umi Sonoda:
Training Outfit Ver.☆

From the popular anime series ‘LoveLive!’ comes a Nendoroid of Umi Sonoda wearing her training outfit! She comes with both an embarrassed expression to show that she can be rather shy, as well as a serious expression to show her diligent side! A diet plan as well as a practice menu are also included for her to ensure the other μ’s members are keeping up with their training too!

She also comes with parts that allow you to pose her shooting a ‘Love Arrow’, perfect to pose together with the embarrassed expression! A special ‘holding hands’ hand part is also included for use with the ‘Ima wa Bokura no Naka de’ LoveLive! Nendoroid series. The other μ’s members are also going to be joining the Nendoroid series in their training outfits, so be sure to look out for them too!

Ooooooooooohhh!! (σ・∀・)σ

The beautiful girl with a dignified air about her! Nendoroid Umi-chan is back again in another outfit!! She normally has a serious, strict personality… which is what makes the rather worried and embarrassed expression so amazing! Just look how adorable she looks!!

She is the second in this second set of LoveLive! Nendoroids, following on from Honoka-chan!♡

#1: Nendoroid Honoka Kosaka: Training Outfit Ver.

Umi-chan’s training outfit is rather different to Honoka’s! She is wearing a hoodie and three-quarter length pants for a much more sporty style! (*´Д`)=з

If we spin her around to the back, you can even see that the hood of the hoodie has been faithfully sculpted onto the design!

There aren’t very many sporty girls in the Nendoroid series! It’s quite a refreshing sight!★ 

They do look rather easy to move around in, which is exactly what I would expect Umi-chan to wear! The fact that you can see her ankles sticking out still give the outfit a rather feminine charm at the same time! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

The embarrassed pose I started off with is lovely, but another pose that suits this expression nicely is this one!

Love Arrow, Shoot!

The hesitant look on her face is what makes the expression so cute! ♥︎
Don’t worry Umi-chan! Your arrow has pierced my heart!!

Of course, you can also use the expressions from the original Bokura wa Ima no Naka De‘ Nendoroid!

By the way, this pose makes use of the same arm parts as the above ‘Love Arrow’ pose! Just changing the angle of the arms can make for a rather different pose! ♪

You can also make use of the blowing kiss expression included with Nendoroid Umi Sonoda for a much more confident looking Love Arrow!! ♥︎

Having both of the Nendoroid definitely allows for a lot more options to enjoy!I’m sure Umi fans will come up with many more lovely ideas too!!

However let’s get back to today’s Nendoroid! She actually comes with another expression!

A serious expression! <○><○>

This expression captures Umi-chan’s strong will as she shows her stricter side with the other μ’s members! The huge difference between this expression and the previous embarrassed expression is quite a jump!! (´□`。)
She also comes with a practice menu and attachment parts to stand it up!

The details…!!

I can’t wait to display all the girls in their training outfits being lectured by Umi-chan… (●´ω`●) Plus she also comes with another optional part that matches up with the serious expression!

A diet plan!! (/ω\) 

This pose is perfect to display together with the expression that was included with Nendoroid Honoka Kosaka: Training Outfit Ver.!

△ Honoka not looking forward to a diet!

The planner for the figure was Hamako, and she said the idea behind the expression parts was to allow you to display them not only alone, but also to bring out the atmosphere of the story and series by displaying them together with other characters! I’m sure we can expect more exciting expressions to come with the upcoming girls too!!

You can also have her watching you!! 

“Ooh Chocolate! I love this chocolate!!!!”

…! (°Д°;≡°Д°;)

“Umi-chan… is… watching!!”

You simply need to place her somewhere you can always see her, and then every time you’re about to enjoy some fattening snacks you’ll remember you’re being watched! Perhaps with Umi-chan by my side I can finally succeed in my own diet…! (ノ)・ω・(ヾ)

Plus just like Honoka before her, she comes with holding hand parts that are designed for use with the original Nendoroid series! ♪

△ Example of use with the original LoveLive! Nendoroid series!

The training outfit series is designed to being out more of the everyday life side of the μ’s members, instead of their idol side!

Here we have Umi-chan forcing a diet on them! ☆
I can’t wait for Kayochin’s Training Outfit version!! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

Enjoy the everyday life of the μ’s members!

Nendoroid Umi Sonoda: Training Outfit Ver.

She’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow!! ♥︎

Plus just like Honoka, if you preorder her from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP, you’ll receive a special Special Nendoroid Background Sheet (Blue Sky) and Special Nendoroid Stand as a bonus! ♪

Note that the background is different to the one included with Nendoroid Honoka Kosaka: Training Outfit Ver.!

I think you can see more and more how these are going to connect up… look forward to the complete design!!

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Finally a live broadcast notice! Later tonight is…

Kahotan Station: July Edition


Kahotan Station: July Edition

Date: 21st July from 20:00~ JST


◇ A look at this Summer’s WonFes figures
◇ An introduction to the WonFes Booth
◇ A look at some upcoming items!

…and more.


I hope you’ll join us!!  ヽ((◎д◎ ))ゝ

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( ・∀・) .。oO(Who will the next…)
(( ・∀・) .。oO(…’Training Outfit’ girl be?!)
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Anyway, I hope to see you all next week!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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Nendoroid Umi Sonoda

\”I’ll capture everyone’s hearts!”/

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

My heart has been shot by the arrow of Umi-chan, leaving me filled with a warm fuzzy feeling inside! She has certainly captured my heart!! Just look how cute she is! Today I’m going to be taking a look at…

Nendoroid Umi Sonoda!♥︎

From the popular anime series ‘LoveLive!’ comes a Nendoroid of the diligent and hard-working beauty, Umi Sonoda! She has been sculpted wearing her outfit used in the song ‘Bokura wa Ima no Naka de’ and comes with both a relaxed smiling expression and a blowing kiss expression!

She also comes with a large number of parts that allow you to recreate the dance moves from the opening theme of the first season! Be sure to display her together with the previously announced and other upcoming members of μ’s! ♪

Ooooooooooooooohhh!! (*´Д`)

The μ’s member with a family that did traditional Japanese dance is joining the Nendoroids with her long blue hair looking just as beautiful as ever! ☆

Just looking at the Nendoroid makes me hear her confident yet polite voice playing through my head! Her eyes also look so very gentle – just looking at them makes me feel a little more at ease!

She is also the 7th μ’s member to join the Nendoroids!

☆ Nendoroid Nico Yazawa (Released November 2014)
★ Nendoroid Honoka Kosaka (Released December 2014)
☆ Nendoroid Kotori Minami (Released January 2015)
★ Nendoroid Eli Ayase (Release Date: March 2015)
☆ Nendoroid Rin Hoshizora  (Release Date: April 2015)
★ Nendoroid Hanayo Koizumi  (Release Date: May 2015)

That leaves just the calm and collected first year student and the rather spiritual third year student!

But anyway, let’s get back to Umi-chan’s review! ε=(。・д・。)

Even as a Nendoroid her neat and clean appearance is clear!

Not only is she adorable, there is also a definite elegance surrounding her!

From the sweet look of Nico-nii, the strong and confident look of Eli or the gentle aura about Hanayo… all the μ’s members have had their characteristics brought out really well by the Nendoroids…

… and Umi-chan is no exception! The Nendoroid is filled with Umi-chan charm! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

Let’s take a closer look at her outfit! ☆

She has a neck-tie, similar to Elicchi and Rin-chan! The pattern is rather different though – she has a blue striped tie with a jewel in the middle! It really brings out her ‘cool and cute’ charm! Great work on the design once again, Kotori-chan!

All the μ’s Nendoroids have such intricate details on the outfits! They also have a very idol-like feeling to them with all the frills on the blouse and pants! ♥︎

…and speaking of and idol-like feeling…

The famous ‘blow kiss’ pose can be faithfully recreated with this expression part! (●´ω`●)

Umi-chan may be a rather shy person off stage… but on stage she has some rather bold acts like this one!

I think the fact that she is normally such a serious character makes this kind of pose all the more lovable to fans!! ♪

(・∀・) “Ooh, let me try something!!”

We’re suddenly joined by the Nendoroid’s planner, Hamako

What do you mean ‘something’?!

(・∀・) “You’ll see!”


“Honki demo~♪


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I-I know this scene…!


(・∀・) “It’s the scene where the second years all appear together in the “Bokura wa Ima no Naka de” opening theme! The second year students are finally all together!”

The μ’s Nendoroids have been released in order of their birthdays since November! Who would have thought that the first group to be completed by this order would be Honoka-chan’s 2nd years!! (´□`。)

(・∀・) “The Nendoroid series started off with wanting to bring all the members as soon as possible to everyone… having completed the second year members, it’s kind of a milestone that I’m glad to have reached! There are only two characters left to go now… but personally I’m hoping to bring you even more of the μ’s members in the future!”

Oooh! It seems we have heard the secret desires of Hamako! Perhaps we can hope for more μ’s even after the Nendoroids are done!

Anyway! As Hamako mentioned, all nine of the μ’s members are joining the Nendoroids… and while they are adorable by themselves, they really shine when you display them all together – particularly as the outfits all match together so well! The LoveLive! Nendoroids are also a little cheaper than most, making it a little easier on the wallet to collect all nine!  φ(.. )

(・∀・) “By the way, Umi-chan comes with bent left and right arms and bent legs allowing for various different poses!”

For example! Pose her gently brushing her hair back over her ears! (。・ω・)ノ゙ 

The bent left hand is actually meant for placing at her hips, but with a little imagination you can always use it for other poses like this!  ♪

(・∀・) “I hope fans will enjoy Umi-chan in their collections!”

The beautiful idol, all to yourself!

Nendoroid Umi Sonoda!

She will be up for preorder tomorrow!!  

As with all the previous LoveLive Nendoroids, she will also come with a bonus at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP! The bonus is a Special Patterned Base and Small/Large Base Extension Parts! ♥︎

Umi-chan will come with the chequered pattern which was also included with Nendoroid Nico Yazawa, Nendoroid Kotori Minami and Nendoroid Rin Hoshizora!

△ The extension parts fold together to make a higher stand like this!

Be sure to keep the bonus in mind when preordering! (`・ω・´)ゞ

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Next up, a quick notice!

Last weekend, the latest information about the third season of wooser’s hand-to-mouth life was revealed! The third season is called the ‘Phantasmagoric Arc’!

The third season is being directed by none other than Seiji Mizushima, the same man behind things famous series such as Fullmetal Alchemist and Mobile Suit Gundam 00! Plus each episode will be written by a different person – all of which are well-known for various different things and are sure to make the third season amazing! <○><○>

To think the staff would get even more impressive!!
Just how far is wooser set to go?! (´□`。)

Check the official site below for more information:
TV Anime ‘wooser’s hand-to-mouth life’ Official Site

To celebrate the third season, these two items will also be going up for preorder tomorrow!

Nendoroid Rin & wooser: Light Ver.

Nendoroid Ren & Darth wooser: Light Ver.

These are similar to the previously released Nendoroid Rin & wooser + Mechawooser and Nendoroid Ren & Darth wooser, but the included items are slightly different! Just as the name suggests, they are a little lighter – in terms of optional parts, but more importantly also in terms of price!

Each will cost just ¥2,800!

More details will be up on the GSC site tomorrow, so be sure to take a look!

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Finally a live broadcast reminder! (σ・∀・)σ

Next week Tuesday, the 17th March, will be Kahotan Station: March Edition!


Kahotan Station: March Edition 

Date / Time: 17th  March from 20:00JST~


◇ This Month’s Highlights!

・ All the μ’s members as Nendoroids soon! ♪
・ The German IS representative?!
・ Otonokizaka High School member as figmas…?
・”Midas”. A step above Mk.20!

◇ A Look at other upcoming goodies! 

・The latest in the figFIX series! A Commanding Officer! ♡
・Ryuko as fans may remember her in the last episode!
・Toyogasaki Academy’s 3rd year student and light novelist!

…and more

◇ Plus a look at AnimeJapan 2015 sales goods!


This time around my guest MC will be Kyojin from the planning team!
We hope you’ll join us! ♡

See you there!! (。・ω・)ノ゙ 

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

( ・∀・) .。0 (Only…)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (… two left!)
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See you all again next week!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan


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©Project wooser 3

Nendoroid Koizumi Hanayo

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

My best food to have with rice is grilled cod roe! Whenever I buy an onigiri I always pick the one with grilled cod roe in it!

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at a character who had her birthday yesterday!

Nendoroid Koizumi Hanayo! ♥︎

From the popular anime series ‘LoveLive!’ comes a Nendoroid of the normally calm and quiet character who becomes very enthusiastic about idols and white rice – Koizumi Hanayo! She has been sculpted wearing her outfit used in the song ‘Bokura wa Ima no Naka de’ and comes with both a smiling expression as well as a distressed expression to recreate her ‘someone help me~!’ line!

Koizumi also comes with all sorts of arm and leg parts to pose her in various scenes – from dancing on stage to suffering from stage fright!! Be sure to display her together with the previously announced and other upcoming members of μ’s! ♪

Kyahooooooooo! (*´Д`)=з

One of Otonokizaka Academy’s 1st year students who has always admired idols! Koizumi Hanayo is joining the Nendoroid series!! Just like all the previous characters, she is also sculpted wearing her outfit used in the song ‘Bokura wa Ima no Naka de’ and she also comes with special arm parts to recreate certain dance moves from the song!

The opening theme just starts playing through my mind when I look at her!

She is the 6th member of μ’s to join the Nendoroids! 

The others, which have already been announced, are…

♡ Nendoroid Nico Yazawa (Released in November 2014)
♥︎  Nendoroid Honoka Kosaka (Released in December 2014)
♡ Nendoroid Kotori Minami (Shipping out from GSC on the 25th January)
♥︎  Nendoroid Eli Ayase (Releasing in March 2015)
♡ Nendoroid Rin Hoshizora (Releasing in April 2015)

Now there are only three left!
This onethis one and this one!

They’re all in the works, so the collection will be complete soon! ♪

Anyway, let’s get back to Kayochin!
This is how she looks from the back! ★

A frilly mini-skirt really is the perfect outfit for an idol! 

There are even more frills at the hem of her blouse as well – everything has been faithfully shrunk into Nendoroid size! (゚∀゚*)ノ

The star on her outfit is the same as Rin-chan’s, as the two of them have been friends even before they came to Otonokizaka Academy so they needed something to match up!

The fact that you can peek at her belly button is also lovely!!

Another thing to note is that her hair accessories also match up with Rin-chan! Kotori-chan was obviously keeping in mind just how close these two were while she designed their outfits!

It can be a lot of fun to find the matching points between their costumes! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

(・∀・) “Don’t forget about her extra expression!”

We’re joined by Kayochin’s planner, Hamako!

(・∀・) “To keep the price down a little on a large collection, the LoveLive Nendoroids only come with two expressions… which makes it so hard to decide on which one to use! However… after considering my options I decided this has to be the one!”

The expression Hamako decided on was…

A distressed expression!

Oooooooooooooohhhhh!! (੭ु ›ω‹ )੭ु⁾⁾♡

She’s so adorable!! 

I can just hear her voice saying “someone help me~!!” ♪

The tearing up eyes add to the effect so nicely! I just want to hug her! 

(・∀・) “Once the expression got to this point I knew we had picked the right one! Also note that she comes with both left and right bent legs, allowing you to pose her toes turned inward!”

My first instinct is to want to jump in and help her… but my second is quite the opposite! The expression makes me want to tease her too! 

Here’s a photo capturing that moment! ★

Kayochin just can’t reach the delicious white rice!

These rice parts are included with Nendoroid Akagi!
*Please note that they are not included with Nendoroid Koizumi Hanayo!

The distressed expression can also make a nice embarrassed expression depending on the posing around it!

(・∀・) “Simply arrange the situation however you prefer! ♪”

I want to arrange for her to have Rin-chan squeezing her cheeks!!

Compare the above photo to the one below – you really get two completely different sides of Kayochin to enjoy! ♡

(・∀・) “Hanayo’s smile is probably the most gentle and relaxing of all the μ’s members!”

The photo above uses the smiling expression but really makes it look like she is singing too Perfect to recreate the anime opening! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

(・∀・) “The LoveLive Nendoroid series is simple yet effective! It still allows for very cute and fun poses for each character while not going too overboard on price! I hope fans collect all the members!”

The gentle idol that goes great with white rice! ♪

Nendoroid Koizumi Hanayo!

She’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow, the 20th January! ♪

As with all the previous LoveLive Nendoroids, orders from the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP will include some special bonuses! Hanayo comes with a striped Nendoroid base as well as a Nendoroid base extention parts! ♡

Be sure to keep that in mind when preordering!

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While we’re on the subject of LoveLive! ヘ(゚∀゚*)ノ  

Currently up for order at the PACIFIC RACING TEAM Official ONLINE SHOP… 

Nendoroid Petite LoveLive!: 2014 Race Queen Ver.


The story that everyone brings to life!

From the popular anime ‘LoveLive!’ comes a set of Nendoroid Petite figures featuring the members of μ’s in race queen outfits.The set includes members Honoka Kosaka, Umi Sonoda, Kotori Minami, Hanayo Koizumi, Rin Hoshizora, Maki Nishikino, Nico Yazawa, Eli Ayase, Nozomi Tojo!

Purchasing a box of nine figures will include a special Background Sheet to display behind your Nendoroid Petites!

This item can be purchased from the following stores:


★Amazon Shopping Site: PACIFIC RACING TEAM Store

★ Certain select stores and online shops

Orders from the PACIFIC RACING TEAM Official ONLINE SHOP or Amazon Shopping Site will include 9 limited edition bonus post cards as well!


If you choose to buy a complete box, you can recreate the SUPER GT Race Pit, by making use of the background sheet of the box! ♪

*This is included with all BOX purchases.

Please see this page for more details! (Japanese)

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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~



◇ 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 (I want to take photos of her…)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (…together with some real white rice!)
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Anyway, see you all again next week!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan
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