The GSC Marketing Space…


Is filled with all sorts of strange goodies!

    /:::::::: ( ○)三(○)\  “Everything looks so colorful!!
    |:::::::::::(__人__):::|   and there are really big things too!” 
     \:::::::   |r┬-|   ,/
    ノ::::::::  `ー’´   \

These are all from a rather interesting project…!


The Good Smile Cup Figure/Model Contest #1!

A special project where anyone from Good Smile or related companies would make a figure or model! The idea and organizer of the project was none other than Tasshi from the production team!

Max Factory also have an internal competition once a year, but most of them are in fact professional sculptors!

Good Smile on the other hand has lots of sculptors but also lots of other departments as well – this project was up to anyone, no matter how good or bad they are!

     / ̄ ̄\
   / .ノ  ヽ \  ← Tasshi
   | (●) (●) |  
   |   (__人__) |   ”Nobody is submitting anything…”
   |   `i  i´  | 
   |   . `⌒   }    
   ヽ       } 
    ヽ     ノ 
   /      ヽ 

Tasshi started worrying for awhile when there were not very many entries, but the entries picked up quite quickly soon after!

Today we’ll be taking a look at all the figures and models made for the project!

(Note that these are all made just for personal fun, and there are no plans to make products of them!)

























Great work everyone!!

After seeing all of these I really shouldn’t show the dog I made from paper clay. :P

Of all the entries, these were my favorites:


Nendo Petite Matryoshka!

One of my favorite Vocaloid songs, Matryoshka! A lovely figure of GUMI and Miku-san! The characters themselves are great, but so is the idea to use a CD as the base!! It really sets the stage for a figure based on a song!


Kiku-chan from management’s:


The decorations on the cake are so cute, plus it functions as a container as the top opens up like a lid! We also have a guest appearance from Guts on the side, ready to cut the cake!


There are Behelits mixed in with the strawberries!

Berserk fans will know all about these small egg-shaped things :P Plus in the middle of the cake is cookie with some kind of inscription on it – small little things that really make it a wonderful model to look at!


Tsuka-chan from Good Smile Racing’s:

Nana Mizuki!

Wow… this is his very first figure made?? Tsuka-chan was a modeler in the past, but this is quite an impressive jump!


You can feel the love!!

Big fans of Nana Mizuki might be a bit disappointed with some areas, but personally I can really see the heartfelt work that went into this!!

But anyway, that brings an end to…

The Good Smile Cup Figure/Model Content #1!

Those of you who are interested in sculpting and the figure world, it’s a great experience to try sculpting something yourself – even if it is just with something simple like paper-mache!

Good Smile Shanghai Diary #3

Today we’ll be adding this corner to the blog!

I’m sure most of you know already, but a little while back, Good Smile opened offices in Shanghai, China! The reason behind this was to pass on the wonder of figures overseas more easily, and make the hard to reach figures from Japan easier to get hold of!

   /      \
  /   ─    ─\     ”So… what exactly happens there?”
/     (●)  (●) \ 
|       (__人__)  | ))
/     ∩ノ ⊃   /
(  \ / _ノ |  |

I’m sure many of you are wondering that, and I’m quite interested to find out as well! So today we’ll have a report from Suzuki from the management department down in Shanghai!

Nihao everyone! My name is Suzuki from Good Smile Shanghai.
Today I’m going to be introducing the dispatch of information. Due to restrictions in Japan, we can’t make use of things like twitter for quick information.

Hence, we make use of a Chinese website called ‘Weibo’.
Weibo has over three hundred million users.


(You have to register to see the content, sorry!)

Good Smile Shanghai makes use of Weibo to bring new product information and other info to all our Chinese users.

We are also looking for a Chinese translator for Mikatan Blog at present!
You can apply from Japan as well, so if you’re interested let us know – it might even be of use to your Chinese studies!

Over three hundred million users!!

China really does have a lot of Internet users!!

Plus, we’re looking for a Chinese translator for the blog! My Japanese itself is very wishy-washy sometimes, so it might be difficult to translate. But if you’re interested, be sure to contact us!
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛