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!
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!♡
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! <○><○>
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!!!!”
“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
◇ A look at this Summer’s WonFes figures
◇ An introduction to the WonFes Booth
◇ A look at some upcoming items!
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