Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)
Everyone in the GSC offices is catching a cold! I am wearing a mask almost all the time to try prevent it from spreading to me…! With all the preparations for WonFes, this is the worst time to get sick!
Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at a product that has been up for preorder since last year… Max Factory’s…
|The world of Hatsune Miku, as illustrated by Risa Ebata.
A 1/7th scale figure of Hatsune Miku based on an illustration by the popular illustrator Risa Ebata! The unique translucent and delicate appearance of Risa Ebata’s illustration has been carefully preserved in figure form.
She is seated on a magnificent floating diamond that shines beneath her with a love innocent smile on her face, as her long winding twintails are swaying in the wind behind her. A truly intricate piece of sculpting that fans are sure to fall in love with. Enjoy a different side and all new charm of Hatsune Miku through this collaboration!
For those of you who aren’t aware, Risa Ebata is the character designer and animation director for Macross F! She drew this adorable Miku, which has now been transformed into a lovely figure by Shining Wizard @ Sawatika!
She is posed leaning forward as she sits on a lovely pink diamond that makes up the stand for the figure! Also note the angelic smile on her face… she simply HAS to be angel!!
Speaking of Macross F and Max Factory, they have previously released this amazing figure of Sheryl Nome! (´∀｀)
Both Miku and Sheryl are connected by their amazing singing voices! ♡
But let’s get back to Miku before we get too sidetracked!
The long winding twin tails have been sculpted in such lovely detail as they flow out behind her, matching with the long flowing look of her bustle skirt!
Even though she is in a sitting pose the angle means that even a view from the side is filled with highlights! ♪
The diamond is not the only part to make use of translucent parts either – the end parts of her hair as well as the inner fabric of her sleeves are also a little see-through!
(・∀・) “We decided if we were going to make her, we had to do as best as possible!”
We’re joined by the figure’s planner, Akane Eiseihei!
(・∀・) “The original illustration was used on the front cover of the 1st album of VocaloP: SmileR, but when we decided to transform her into a figure, Risa Ebata went and drew us a nice fresh illustration to work with! The feeling of translucence in the illustration really appealed to me, so I worked with the team to bring it out in the figure with these translucent parts!”
The overall feeling of this Miku seems more mature than most others! ♡
(・∀・) “Yep! That also comes out in the outfit. Normally Miku has a somewhat metallic outfit, but this Miku makes use of a matte finish for a more relaxed appearance. Combined with the very unique design of the oufit, it gives this Miku a very unique charm when compared to others!”
Looking from this angle you get a little glimpse of her back! The frilly black area at her shoulders also looks lovely – I think they make her look even sexier than if there were no sleeves at all!
A similar effect can also be seen on her hands!! <○><○>
The translucent gloves (there is probably a better word for these than gloves!) kind of cover the skin but you can still see it, creating an almost teasing charm to the design! I really love the way it looks!╭( ・ㅂ・)و !
(・∀・) “I know how you feel because I feel exactly the same way! Another area where the semi-transparent look really shines are her stockings covered in musical notes!”
There couldn’t be a more suiting design for Miku’s stockings! (●´ω｀●)
Her calves and thighs look so lovely and soft… plus the garterbelt features the same design normally seen on Miku’s wallet chain!
(・∀・) “Yep! There are actually quite a few interesting connections between this design and Miku’s official design! Another thing I’d like to point out are her adorable looking shoes! ♡”
I think most girls would agree they have a lovely design! (*´Д｀)=з
(・∀・) “Miku-san herself is amazing, but this figure really comes together when you look at her together with the details of the accessories and outfit!”
There are quite a few little intricate details that you might miss if you don’t look close… like the pins on her neck tie here, or the heart shapes around the edge of her sleeves! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)
(・∀・) “As mentioned before the stockings and matte look give her a more adult charm than most Miku figures… but there are also still lots of musical notes, ribbons and other cute motifs that show the cuter side of Miku for fans to enjoy too!”
Her expression has a rather innocent and playful feeling to it as well! ♪
I love the fact you can just see her top teeth sticking out! ε=(｡・д・｡)
Ah! I have something I want to ask, Eiseihei!!
Miku-san is sitting on a diamond… but when you look up close it seems like it’s floating?!
(・∀・) “Yep, the diamond itself isn’t held down to the base, but don’t worry – we’ve done lots of tests and there are more than enough dress frills to support her! I wanted to keep as much detail to the figure without adding unnecessary supports! I got a lot of great advice from Shining Wizard @ Sawatika… the sculptor who also worked on Hatsune Miku TYPE2020!”
Shining Wizard@Sawatika is really amazing with hair and dress sculpting!! ♪
Even though the hair looks so light and fluffy, the edges are still so beautifully sharp!! What amazing work!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
(・∀・) “It’s definitely a Miku that has never been seen in Max Factory’s line-up before, and I hope fans will enjoy the rather unique charm she has to bring!”
A lovely mix of cute and sexy on the electronic diva!
She is currently up for preorder! ♡
Orders at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP are open until the 21st January at 21:00! Don’t miss out!
Speaking of Miku, don’t forget that you can still order…
Orders close at the end of the month, so don’t miss out on this one either!
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／Kahotan’s Inner Voice＼
（ ・∀・） .。０ (Everyone take care…)
( （ ・∀・）.。０ (…that you don’t catch a cold!!)
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Anyway, see you all again next week!
Planning Team / Kahotan
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