Hi everyone! Mikatan here! (・ω・)ノ

Once again, a big thank you to everyone who watched the WonFes Live Broadcast!! It was certainly a tiring day, but it only comes around once a year so I hope everyone who watched was able to enjoy themselves!
I spent the whole day sleeping yesterday and I’m still a little tired out.

As announced during the evening section of the WonHobby broadcast, I’ll be moving on from my position at Good Smile Company. There is no major reason for this, I simply know that the company will do great without me, and I wish to push on with my own strength. Of course I’ve always been doing the best I can, but the reason I’ve been able to do so is all the support I’ve received from those around me. I was always able to look ahead without any worries as I knew others would pick up the pieces. But I’ve decided the time has come for me to start running alone – I actually feel bad for all those that have watched over me all this time!

I wanted to write this final blog with nothing more than a ‘Thanks to everyone!’ kind of message but I decided that just wouldn’t be me, so let me write go on as if this was any other blog instead!!

This was the very first photo on the blog!

Who would have thought the first photo on the blog of a figure company would have been food? :P The blog was originally planned to go on for just half a year, but it ended up going on for so much longer!

The first product I ever reviewed!

Nendoroid Saber Alter! All the way back at Nendoroid #13!! (((゚Д゚)))

By the way, the first WonFes that I took part in was the one where Neko-Arc (Nendoroid #00) was first sold! The debut of the Nendoroid series!! To be there at the very start and then see the series all the way through to #358 is such an amazing feeling… (*´∀`*)

The very last product I reviewed!

The 1/8th scale Rin Shibuya! Up for preorder now!! (My last bit of advertising!) Looking at the difference of the two photos here shows just how much figures have improved… as well as how much my photography skills have improved! It’s been six years since the blog started… I can hardly believe it myself! (((゚Д゚)))

As my final blog, I wish to leave behind messages to various people. They’re all personal messages unrelated to the company, but I figure my last post would allow for this selfish post!

To all the publishers:
A big thank you for watching over me all these years. I’m sure that you’ve been upset with some of my raunchy photos, spelling errors and other mistakes a number of times – but you were always kind enough to let these things slide, and I can’t show my appreciation enough for that. Whenever I saw requests like ‘Please put this on Mikatan Blog’ or ‘Don’t worry about having us check it, we trust you!’ I was always more happy than you can possibly imagine! I am very, very grateful to every single one of you. Thank you.

Twotop-san & Miura-san:
GSC participates in a lot of events, and you are always there supporting the events no matter what! (and I know you will continue to do so!). In fact, you were even with us all the way back when we had no idea what we were doing at the first WonHobby broadcast ever. Thank you so much for all the help you’ve given over the years! You’re both friends and reliable teammates and I thank you for taking care of me whenever things got tough. Jyunichi-san, thank you for always smiling and giving us playful jokes whenever they were needed most – I truly admire you. Kegasawa-san, you were always there watching from the recording booth, and I’ve been saved by your gentle smile a number of times. I know you’ll continue to support GSC events for many years to come!

To all the staff:
I’ve asked the impossible of everyone so many times, and every single time I’ve always been told ‘Let’s do it.’, filling my heart with happiness. Asking something as simple as “Do you think I can do this on the blog?” was more often than not met with a simple “Go for it! If there’s a problem we’ll just apologize!” – those conversations really gave me a confidence boost. Not to mention all the help that goes on behind the scenes of the live broadcasts! Back when I joined the company there were hardly any staff members, and as I’ve seen the numbers grow I’ve also seen the possibilities grow. I hope you’ll all continue to challenge yourselves and know that I’ll be one of Good Smile’s biggest fans for many years to come, watching over all the latest developments!

To all the blog readers and broadcast watchers:
Thank you. There really is nothing more for me to say. Thank you all so, so much!

I wish there was some sort of test for just how grateful I am – something like a litmus test, but instead the color changes based on how thankful you are – I know it would show the highest level of thankfulness from me!!

This blog has made a lot of errors and used some rather improper language at times, but everyone has always simply laughed it off with a ‘She did it again!’ and told me it was nothing to worry about. I’ve been saved by everyone’s kind words a number of times. Even in times when I’ve felt down, simply reading through the comments on Twitter were often enough to cheer me up and get me through the day. Just reading through some comments have literally made me shed tears of happiness in the past.

Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me to the very end… but it’s time for me to move on! Tomorrow the blog will be taken over by Kahotan, and I trust that everyone will show her the same love you’ve always shown me! She’s a wonderful hardworking person and she deserves the same warm treatment I was lucky enough to receive from everyone reading this! (*´∀`*)

But that’s all for today!
I’m sure that someday, sometime we shall meet again!! (・∀・)ノ゛