The Cheerful JAPAN! project has been going for a year!

As of the 11th March, it will have been a full year since the earthquake and tsunami. I hope that over this year those affected by the disaster have managed to get back on with their lives. My heart goes out to all of you. I believe there is still a huge amount of work to be done in the areas that were hit, but there is more and more progress each day.

Good Smile Company has been working together with other companies for the past year to run a charity project to donate money to help relief efforts, and we thank everyone who has purchased any goods that were a part of the project – know that you’re helped in the restoration of Japan!


Cheerful JAPAN!

The damage that has occurred during the March 11 quake in the Touhoku region is astounding, and in order to get over the destruction caused there is a lot that needs to be done, and lots of support that needs to be given. Good Smile Company has formed a support group named ‘Cheerful Japan’ which will strive to support the relief efforts for as long as possible. For at least 1 year we be releasing charity products among other efforts to raise donation money for the cause. To everyone who supports the Cheerful Japan movement – thank you, and know that your money is going where it is needed!

This is the last Cheerful Product! Let’s take a look!

Cheerful JAPAN! Part 11:

Miku Hatsune : Cheerful Ver.!

The final product to join the Cheerful JAPAN! charity project is a 1/8th scale figure based on the winning illustration from the Cheerful JAPAN! feat. Miku Hatsune Cheerful Illustration Contest. The illustration was titled ‘Cheer Up!!’, and was illustrated by bun150. She is wearing a cheerful cheerleader’s outfit, and has a huge smile across her face to help spread the cheer all over the world!


This was bun150’s illustration!

She’s so adorable!! The illustration really fills you with energy just by looking at it! That twisted body and long flowing hair are also absolutely stunning!


Let’s take a look at her front!

      :/      \:
     :/ ..:::─::::─ \:    ”What a magnificent design…”
   :/  ..::<●>::<●> \:
   :|     (__人__)  |:
   :\     ` ⌒´   _/:   
   : ノ           \ :

You can’t see the front side of her on the illustration, but on the figure you can see the design is complete, and you can look from any angle you like! The first time I saw her from this angle I could hardly contain my excitement… I just love the way she is designed!


A close up around her her stomach!

The cheerleader’s outfit has a very high waist line, giving you tons of skin to enjoy! Plus even though she is wearing a skirt, you can make out the outline of her body through it perfectly!


This is how she looks from the back!

This is really a figure that you can enjoy from absolutely any angle. Plus the giant speaker seen in bun150’s illustration is used as a base for her!


My favorite shot!

        /      \
       / \  /  \   ”Those who read the blog often will
     /  (●)  (●)   \   probably know just why I like it so much!”
     |    (__人__)    |
      \   ` ⌒ ´’    /ヽ
      (ヽ、      / ̄)|
       | ``ー――‐”|  ヽ、.|
       ゝ ノ      ヽ  ノ |
  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄


Such a lovely smile!

She has a nice young look about her, and the big ribbon in her hair suits her so nicely!! Plus even zoomed in as close as this, you still get a really dynamic feeling from the way she is posed!


Twin-tails and pompons!

That subtitle almost sounds like the name of a song. :P A look from above gives us a good indication of just how incredibly the hair has been sculpted! (I was really scared it would snap if I touched it, so I got Hiro-san to help me out…)

I’m absolutely certain this is going to be a nightmare for the manufacturing team though – there will be so many tiny parts to work with! :P


She even makes use of clear plastic!

As you can see on the original illustration, Miku has see-through parts to her outfit – all of which have been added using clear plastic on the figure, including the soles of her shoes! I think it’s a really cute idea for a design.


Plus, tomorrow the 9th March…

Is the release date for ‘Quarterly pixiv vol.8’!

As a bonus included with the magazine, a Nendoroid Petite of Miku’s Cheerful ver. is included! The detail on the little Nendoroid is so incredible it’s hard to believe that it’s actually just a Nendoroid – don’t miss out on her if you’re a fan! The magazine also includes Crypton’s wat-san and some inside info about Project mirai!


Both displayed together!

It is so adorable to display the big and the small versions together! Plus the Nendoroid version can stand without the need for her stand – the twin-tails can hold her up perfectly!


Cheerful JAPAN! Part 11:

Miku Hatsune : Cheerful Ver.!

■ She will cost 10000JPY. Delivery in Japan is free.
For each sale made, Good Smile Company will donate 2000JPY to aid relief efforts in Japan.

Please take note of the following if you want to order:

[Purchases Within Japan]
This product can be ordered from the following stores:
Please see their respective home pages for more information.

■ Orders can be placed between 9th March 2012 (Fri) from 11:00 until 28th March 2012 (Wed) at 20:00.
■ Delivery within Japan is free of charge.
■ Delivery will be in August 2012.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Payment will be via bank transfer or credit card. Cash-on-delivery will not be an option.
■ Products will be made to order. Please order within the dates specified above.
■ If you have any questions please email Japanese only.

[Overseas Sales]


■ Orders can be placed between 9th March 2012 (Fri) from 11:00 until 28th March 2012 (Wed) at 20:00.
■ Five figures per person will be available.
■ Figures will be made to order.
■ Figures will start being sent out from August 2012. (Delivery time varies depending on location)
■ Payment must be done via credit card or Paypal. Please see for more information.
■ Your credit card will be charged on order, and not when the product is sent. This is due to the donation taking place before products are delivered.
■ Shipping will be charged at 2000JPY to all countries.
■ You may be charged additional fees such as import tax and customs duties when buying from overseas. Please be aware of this before ordering.
■ Payment will be in Japanese Yen.
■ Please mail if you have any questions. English only please.

Orders will be taken at the GSC Online shop from 9th March at 11:00 and continue until the 28th at 20:00.

And now for some notices!

The Nintendo 3DS game…

Miku Hatsune and Future Stars Project mirai goes on sale today!

Nendoroid versions of Miku and friends will all dance and sing for you! Good Smile has been very involved with the production, and SEGA have been very helpful with so many things! I’m confident to say the game is a load of fun!! It’s filled with lots of love from Vocaloid fans, so if you’re a fan you are bound to enjoy it!

And from today, the Akiba GSC-Tetsu Cafe…


Is a Project mirai cafe!

What kind of cafe is it going to be? Akiyama-san has been wandering around there, so I decided to ask him!

     / ̄ ̄\
   / .ー  ー \ ← Akiyama
   |  (●) (●) |  
   |   (__人__)|    ”It’s a cafe that’ll bring a smile to your face!
   |   `i  i´  |      Plus the menu is super cute!
   |   . `⌒   }      There are even limited edition goods!”
   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ 

Oooh, sounds great!

Lemme see some pictures!


This is the drinks menu!

Drinks based on Miku and Luka’s image colors! They have ice-cream in them, perfect for the upcoming warm months! Plus a coaster is included with each drink you order!


Next is the food menu!

These are also based around Miku and Luka! They look absolutely delicious… each food order also comes with a paper place-mat that you can take home!

       / ̄ ̄ ̄\
     / ─    ─  \   ”I wanna try it…
    /  <●>  <●>   \.   Maybe I should head there now…”
    |   (__人__) し  |  
    \    ` ⌒´    / 
    /  し          \

So… by the time you’re reading this, I’ll probably be in the cafe trying some of the food! :P I’ll have a review up on Friday! (`・ω・´)ゞ

Another notice!
The Black Rock Shooter anime airing on noitaminA…


Now has a special page to itself!

The anime is getting more and more exiting with every episode!
From today and for the next month, we’ll be passing on some special info about the series!

Comments from those involved, never before seen images and other things that should be interesting for fans of the series… be sure to check it out!

BRS Page: (Japanese)

But anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow! (・∀・)ノ゛
(C) bun150 / Crypton Future Media, Inc.