Touken Ranbu Goods!

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I believe very strongly in the Japanese saying ‘dumplings over flowers’ – that it is better to have something practical like food rather than something pretty like flowers.

However Spring is finally here, which means we will soon get to enjoy both – eat delicious things like sakura-mochi while also getting to see beautiful sakura blossoms!

Anyway, as I’m sure everyone knows by now, yesterday was the long-awaited announcement of Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika

△ The Nendoroid-size makes for a palm-sized ojiichan!

You can find my review article about him over here:
Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika

Together with the Nendoroid, we also had some Touken Ranbu goods from Hobby Stock and Gift go up on the site over the past two days! Today I’m going to be taking a look at those goods! (`・ω・´)ゞ

☆ Gift ☆

– Touken Ranbu Heart Badges: Collection One –

From Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- comes a collection of heart-shaped badges! The line-up includes eleven different characters including Izuminokami Kanesada, Namazuo Toushirou, Honebami Toushirou, Hirano Toushirou, Maeda Toushirou, Akita Toushirou, Kasen Kanesada, Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki, Horikawa Kunihiro, Hachisuka Kotetsu and Ookurikara! Be sure to collect them all!

These will be on sale from the 5th April at the animate Ikebukuro Store! They will be available at other animate stores by late April as well!

Note that they are also trading-type badges, which means you won’t know who you will get until you’ve purchased the capsule!♪

The character I chose as my first sword is none other than… Kasen Kanesada!


△ The badges are approximately 56x50mm in size!

– Touken Ranbu Heart Badges: Collection Two –

From Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- comes a collection of heart-shaped badges! The line-up includes ten different characters including Kashuu Kiyomitsu, Yamatonokami Yasusada, Shokudaikiri Mitsutada, Atsu Toushirou, Gokotai, Iwatooshi, Imanotsurugi, Heshikiri Hasebe, Taroutachi and Jiroutachi! Be sure to collect them all

The second set will also be sold at the same time and same stores as the first! Each and every one of the hear-shaped badges also features the family crest for a cute yet stylish design! ♡

Each of the badges costs just ¥300! 

All the Saniwa of the world will be able to keep their favorite swordsmen by their hearts!

◇ animate Official Site: http://www.animate.co.jp/
◇ Gift Official Site: http://www.gift-gift.jp/gacha/gacha186.html

 

☆HOBBY STOCK☆

– Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-: Trading Paper Posters – First Division –

Trading posters featuring the swordsmen of Touken Ranbu. Sold in sets of two. Total of 14 to collect. (One pack contains two posters)

These are also trading-type items! Each purchase will contain two random posters! The posters are made to look like traditional Japanese-style wall scrolls, which help bring out the atmosphere of the Touken Ranbu universe! This should give you a feel for the size of the posters! ★

△ Mikazuki who is now up for preorder as a Nendoroid
As well as one of my favorites, Yamanbagiri Kunihiro!


Decorate your room with your favorite Touken swordsmen!! (●´ω`●)

 

– Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-: Omamori / Omamori Goku –

The ‘omamori’ protective charms from the game have been transformed into real charms for fans!

These are sure to bring out the luck in your endeavours!
(For things like forging new swords in game, forging new swords in game… or even forging new swords in game!)

 

– Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-: Wooden Tablet – Fuji/Pine/Bamboo/Plum –

A product that recreates the wooden tablets, or ’ema’ that are used to raise your chances of getting stronger characters! Perhaps if you write the name of the character you want on the back, you’ll get him next!

They really are… made from wood!!

Those who have played the game will be very familiar with these items from the game! They also comes with a handy string to hang them up by! (/ω\)

△ Size comparison with a Nendoroid!

 

The posters and wooden tablets above will be on sale prior to release in limited quantities at the GOODSMILE x animate Cafe! (。・ω・)ノ゙

GOODSMILE x animate Cafe (Akihabara)
GOODSMILE x animate Cafe (Osaka Nihombashi)

 

– Touken Ranbu Gold Lacquer Stickers –

From the popular online game ‘Touken Ranbu’ comes a set of gold-lacquered stickers featuring various popular characters from the game!

I managed to get my hands on some samples, so let me try sticking them on something!! (。・ω・)ノ゙

The sticker features the upper and lower pieces of film allowing for easy attachment! Remove the bottom piece of film and stick it on the the surface, then remove the top and complete the stick! No worry about it sticking to your hands or not applying neatly! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

The sticker I chose was the strongest in my team in the game…

The Taroutachi Crest! ♥

Thank you for always winning so quickly and easily!

 

– Touken Ranbu Linkable Trading Acrylic Keychains: 1st Unit –

From ‘Touken Ranbu’ comes a set of character keychains that can link together!

As the name suggests, these can link together to form a chain of keychains! ★★

Keep each of your favorite characters with you wherever you go – even linked together as if from the game screen!

Both the items above will be on sale prior to release at the GOODSMILE x animate Cafe!

△ The Akihabara store

They will also be on sale from April in other stores! 

 

GOODSMILE x animate Cafe (Akihabara)
GOODSMILE x animate Cafe (Osaka Nihombashi)

 

Anyway, moving on to the future line-up… the next Nendoroids planned in the series are…

Kashuu Kiyomitsu and Kogitsunemaru!!

Additionally, a scale figure of Mikazuki Munechika is also in the works! ♥︎ 

But there is still more! Max Factory are also working on a Kogitsunemaru scale figure!! ♪

Fans of the game have lots to look forward to!! 

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


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( ( ・∀・).。0 (… will look so nice displayed together!!)
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See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

© 2015 DMMゲームズ/Nitroplus

Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I might still not have Mikazuki Munechika in game, but I get to take a look at his Nendoroid which will definitely keep me busy for now!

So without any more delays, today I’m going to be taking a look at…

Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika

“My name is Mikazuki Munechika.
One of the five great swords of Japan”

From the popular PC browser game ‘Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-‘ comes a Nendoroid of the most beautiful of the Five Great Swords, Mikazuki Munechika! He comes with three expressions including a standard face with a charming smile, an expression for combat as well as a nonchalant expression made in the image of his ‘ojiichan’ nickname!

His sword is included and can be displayed both sheathed and drawn, and the scabbard faithfully shows off the phases of the moon! Other optional parts include a traditional Japanese teacup for more relaxed scenes, as well as an ‘uchiko’ which is needed to keep your swordsmen ready for battle! Be sure to add him to your collection!

Wonderful! Wonderful!!! (*´Д`)=з

An apology to all the saniwa out there who have been waiting for the Nendoroid to come up for preorder! One of the Five Great Swords of Japan as well as the one known to be the most beautiful… Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika is finally here! The spirit of the sword made at the end of the 11th century in the Heian Period has joined the Nendoroids!

This is also one of the fastest a Nendoroid has ever started development! Nendoroid Mikazuki started being sculpted just one month after the game had started (´□`。)

Let’s see how he looks from the back! ♥

You never get to see him from the back in game, which means the figure adds a whole new side of Mikazuki to enjoy!! ♪

His soft and silky looking hair is definitely one of my highlights!Another thing to note is the scabbard that shows the phases of the moon along it! Isn’t it beautiful! (`・ω・´)ゞ

Also take a look at how the outfit was shrunk down into Nendoroid size – even in this small size the elegant outfit very reminiscent of the nobles in the Heian period has been carefully sculpted down to the smaller little ornaments!

It’s an outfit with an incredible amount of information and detail placed into it – as one would expect for the ‘most beautiful’ of the Five Great Swords, Mikazuki Munechika! The overall balance of the figure is also such a pleasure to look at!

The ever so slight creases along the outfit are also amazing! They add even more to the distinct atmosphere of the classic Japanese clothes!

Note of course his eyes which are actually crescent moons, as well as the slight gradient applied to the tips of his hair!

All of Mikazuki’s intricate little charms have been so carefully added to the Nendoroid! As most of you know all Nendoroids stand about 10cm in height, but there is something about the air around Mikazuki that makes him seem to stand out so much more clearly and confidently! I hope that fans will be willing to add him into their collections! <○><○>

Anyway, let’s move on and see what other optional parts are included with him! Firstly along with the standard expression above, he also comes with this relaxed and content expression! This expression is included to display his more carefree side that suits his nickname ‘ojiichan’ or ‘grandpa’!

A nonchalant expression!! 

Just looking at him makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!!

I wish I could sit out on a balcony and sip tea with him while looking out at the cherry blossoms!! 

The first expression shows him off as the elegant and beautiful sword he his, but this one shows a different side of him! He also comes with another extra part that suits this expression very well!

“Ah… I love being taken good care of!”

He comes with an ‘uchiko’!

These were used in the past to keep swords in good condition, and can be used to keep the Nendoroid happy as well!

△ With careful balance he can even hold it himself…!

Just as a side note, the uchiko is not actually soft, it’s made from the same material as the figure itself… so be sure to only touch it to him softly! (`・ω・´)ゞ

Now that We’ve seen the gentle side of him… let’s move onto the next expression…

An expression that shows off his gallant side!

 

“…let’s do this.”

Ooooooooooohh!! (/ω\)

It’s perfect! I can’t get enough of how amazing he looks!!

This confident and valiant looking combat expression is also included!

△ The combat pose from the game can also be recreated! 

Once again the change of expression brings across a whole different side of his personality! Don’t you feel an enormous pressure behind this combat pose?! I certainly do! (°Д°;≡°Д°;)

As you can see, his sword can also be displayed unsheathed using the included alternate parts! 

△ Posed in a “Come, if you dare” kind of pose!

I’ve been trying to keep my excitement down as much as possible for this review but it’s so hard!!

The reason for that is I want to have lots to talk about during tomorrow’s like broadcast!

The long awaited start of the Touken Ranbu Nendoroids!

The next two are also already in development – Kashuu Kiyomitsu and Kogitsunemaru! ★

△ I’ll let you know more about this two as soon as I know! ☆

 

Both beautiful, elegant and ready for combat!

Nendoroid Mikazuki Munechika!

He will be up for preorder later today!

Plus as a limited first release exclusive, a serial code will be included which will unlock a special background in the Touken Ranbu game!

The background will feature the Nendoroid, who will even speak when you click on him!!

A big thanks to the game developers for allowing the Nendoroid to be featuring in the game! I wonder what he will say when you click on him… (`・д´・ ;)

We will let everyone know as soon as the code is available to be used! The serial code will be found inside the Nendoroid box!

Please note that this will only be included with the first release!
(Should the product be rereleased, this code will not be included!) φ(.. )

Additionally, preorders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will include a Nendoroid Plus Rubber Strap: Mikazuki Munechika Content Ver.!

*Image for illustrative purposes.

 

This bonus is exclusive to orders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP, so be sure to order there if you do not wish to miss out! っ(`・ω・´)ゞ

Make sure you don’t miss out!! ♪

 

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For those of you interested in even more information, be sure to tune in to the live broadcast tonight!

 

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Emergency Live Broadcast!

“Touken Ranbu Nendoroids – Into Battle!!

Date: 24th March from 21:00~
URL: http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv214626128

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I hope to see you there!!!

/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


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oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (… start soon!!)
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と__)__)

See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

© 2015 DMMゲームズ/Nitroplus