2012 has come to Good Smile!!


This year around the public holidays bashed into the New Year a bit leaving quite a few people with a very short break… but I hope everyone enjoyed the new year nonetheless!

I enjoyed some delicious New Year food and ate loads of ‘omochi’ rice cakes! But we started work here at Good Smile on the 5th once again… if only we could keep that New Years feeling going on for the whole year!

There are 37 days till Wonder Festival!

That’s just 24 working days!
To everyone in the industry… this is like a death countdown! xD Good luck to all the figure companies and sculptors!

Today’s blog might seem like nothing but publicity… but I hope you’ll give it a read!

Good Smile’s 2012 New Year cards!!
This year’s cards were designed by the design team boss and Aki!
A New Year Scratch-card!
The gray parts on eyes and mouth are like scratch-cards – the right eye shows your luck for this year, the left eye is either ‘Win’ or ‘Lose’ – it’s a card with a built in reading for the year!


Let’s get to the scratching!

        / ̄ ̄ ̄\
        /        \   ”I hope I get good luck…
     /   ─   ─  ヽ    I also really want that box in front there…”
      |   (●)  (●)   |
     \  (__人__) _,/
     /   ` ⌒´   \
   _/((┃))______i | *scratch* *scratch*
.. / /ヽ,,⌒)  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄(,,ノ \
/  /_________ヽ..  \
. ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄


I won!!

Plus the right eye says ‘Good Luck!’
(・∀・)ノ 。.:*:・’゚☆。.:*:・’゚★゚’・:*

But what exactly do you win if it says you won?

You get to say something on Mikatan Blog!

A rather tiny little prize… but at least it’s something! But don’t worry, the product reviews will be coming this year as per normal!

There are just a few notes for those who won:

(1) Send a mail to the specified e-mail address with the title:
“当たったよ” (I won!). The closing date is the 11th January. (Wed)

(2) Meiri will send you a reply to confirm.

(3) If there are too many entries, the ones used will be selected at random!

(4) You can only send one picture, and the text can only be up to 1000 characters in length. Send that along in the mail.

(5) The winners will be announced on the 16th January!

– The date the post will be upped can’t be specified. Sorry!
– The posts will be placed at the end of each Mikatan blog.
– No erotic stuff allowed. Sorry!

I’ve already received some mail from some of the winners… but I’m very interested to see what the people who are not involved in the hobby industry will send for me to put up on the blog! (There were even some people from a law firm!) They’ll all be up on the blog to see shortly, so look forward to them!

            / ⌒`”⌒`ヽ、       
           /,, / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄\  
          /,//::         \   
         ;/⌒'”:::..            |⌒ヽ    
       /  /、:::::…           /ヽ_ \  
     __( ⌒ー-ィ⌒ヽ、   /⌒`ー’⌒  )  

Anyway, I hope that 2012 will be another wonderful year to spend with everyone!

I hope for your support again this year!!

But that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again next week!! (・∀・)ノ
… although this weekend is a long weekend, so see you Tuesday!

I hope I’ll get to play with loads of lovely prototypes next week!!