The GSC Offices, June 6th 2012!


We have so many more comrades nowadays!!

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  /   ─    ─\     “When I joined, GSC had 15 employees
/     (●)  (●) \     and was run from an apartment!”
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This year we have 8 new recruits!

That’s almost a 10% increase in staff for us here at GSC! Today I’ll be giving a brief introduction to all the newcomers, along with an interesting project they will be running! (`・ω・´)


New Recruit #1 : Nutty


New Recruit #2 : Edako


New Recruit #3 : Kahoyamo


New Recruit #4 : Hamako


New Recruit #5 : Gou 


New Recruit #6 : Ina Bauer


New Recruit #7 : Matsuzawa


New Recruit #8 : Kamatani

These are the 8 new recruits of Good Smile Company!

Of the eight, two are joining the production team as novice sculptors, and the other six are on job rotation, working with all the divisions and learning in the process!

Along with these tasks, the newcomers are also trying to develop…

A product to display figures more ideally!

Oooh! That sounds pretty cool!!

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      /   ─    ─\   ”Display figures more ideally? Huh?”
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There might be some of you wondering what that means! Well, so am I! :P

I guess I’ll have to wait and see – but perhaps I’ll be able to display my figures in a more interesting way soon!

They’re also starting up a new blog!!

– Good Smile New Recruit Blog – (Japanese)

The new recruits of 2012 are starting a new project that has the aim of ‘Making figures more fun for everyone!”

What exactly will we be doing? Well our goal is to develop…

“A product to display figures more ideally!”

The project will run from planning to development to sales! This blog will keep everyone updated with the progress of the project, and we hope you’ll be reading to make sure we don’t mess anything up! :P

There are eight new recruits here at GSC, so we’ll be updating the blog virtually everyday, each taking turns. Hopefully each of us will have a little something extra to add to the blog for you to enjoy! ♪

The blog will only be running for a limited time – most likely until December this year. It might not be that long, but I hope you’ll all subscribe and read what we have to say! m(_ _)m

If you have something you want to comment on, or something you think will help us with our project then please contact us at! (*^_^*) (I don’t think we’ll be able to respond to all mails personally, but anything you have to say will be read by all of us!)

I’m sure there will be a number of stepping stones for us along the way, but I hope the blog will be an interesting read!

There will also be more detailed staff introductions on the new blog! The newcomers have an interesting first year, and I hope everyone will be there to support them!

Here is the address once again!

– Good Smile New Recruit Blog – (Japanese)
The blog is aiming to be updated every weekday!
Good luck guys!!  ヽ(´ー`)ノ .:*:・’゚☆。.:*:・’゚★。.:*

And finally, a quick notice!


Win a Chance to Purchase figma Giant Warrior and Early Entrance Tickets to Anno Hideaki’s Special Effects Museum!

Yesterday it was announced that before Anno Hideaki’s Special Effects Museum opens to the public on the 10th July, there will be a special 10000 person invite-only opening taking place from the 6th July (Fri) to the 8th July (Sun).

Good Smile Company will be offering a chance for 1500 people to purchase tickets to the invite only event taking place on the 6th July. Those who purchase these tickets will also receive figma Giant Warrior, which is based on the short film that will be shown at the event, ‘A Giant Warrior Descends on Tokyo’.

To break everything down in a quick summary:

・ From the 6th July to the 8th July there will be an early invite only event for 10000 people!
(The actual opening is the 10th July!)

・ You are purchasing a set with both figma Giant Warrior and tickets to the event on 6th July!

・ The price for the set is
3500JPY! Great value!

1500 sets will be sold. If over 1500 people apply, winners will be selected by raffle.

That about sums it up! Not only do you get figma Giant Warrior, but you also get an early chance to go watch the film that he features in! I want to go myself!! (Note that the figma will only be given out at the event!)

You can apply here!

– GSC Shanghai Diary #8 –

Dàjiā hǎo (Hello everyone!), it’s Suzuki from Good Smile Shanghai!
From today for the next three days, I’ll be introducing some of the staff here at Good Smile Shanghai, along with some comments from them!

First up we have GSC Shangai’s only female staff member, Ryuu-san!
She is involved in lots of things, from management and office work to translation!


Hello and nice to meet you! My name is Ryuu. ^^

Once when I was feeling down in my college years, one of my lecturers taught me the proverb, ‘A smile a day will bring happiness your way’. Ever since then, I’ve been determined to get through each and every day with a smile across my face!

I’m fairly certain it can only be fate that I ended up a company called Good ‘Smile’! When I first started I wasn’t really certain what was going to come of it, but now that Good Smile Shanghai has found it’s footing, I think I’ll be able to continue to grow alongside it for some time to come. I’ve set myself a rather outrageous goal as well – I aim to one day become Good Smile Shangai’s poster girl! (But that starts off with me going on diet. :P)
I was born in Shangai, but I’ve got a terrible sense of direction, and I’m not very familiar with the tourist attractions around here. If you ever visit Shangai, I hope you’ll visit both the bustling cities as well as the more rural areas and experience the joy that lies here in Shanghai, growing more and more everyday.

Ryuu-san really goes through each and everyday with a lovely smile!

I’ll be continuing the staff interviews tomorrow!
Míngtiān jiàn!

Ryuu-chan looking lovely!!

She looks like an idol in that photo! I just want to hug her!!!
The real version is just as cute!
But anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛