Hello everyone!

For awhile I’ve always believed that hoods have the amazing ability to increase the moe level of any character, and hopefully today’s blog will help prove that to everyone!! Here’s s simple character with a hood plus extra long ‘moe’ sleeves… don’t you look at this and feel like you want to protect the cuteness?

… and in the background we have Akiyama peering in like some kind of ghost…!

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Today I’ll be taking a look at this lovely hooded Nendoroid!!

Giant mechanical arms and a black hood?
I can only think of one character that has those, which is of course…

Nendoroid Strength: TV ANIMATION Ver.!!

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From the series that aired during Fuji TV’s noitaminA block ‘Black Rock Shooter’ comes a Nendoroid of the newly designed version of Strength, the character with glaring red eyes who always keeps her mouth hidden with a hood!

Her powerful gigantic ‘Ogre Arms’ are included and are articulated at the fingers for all sorts of different poses – there are a total of four of these gigantic hands to attach, creating some amazing volume! You can even swap out the fingertips to change them into gun barrels and then make use of the included effect parts to recreate epic combat scenes in Nendoroid size!

She’s the 5th Nendoroid from the Black Rock Shooter TV anime, and just like all the previous Nendoroids from the series she is packed with optional parts and extras – she comes with four Ogre Arms giving her an incredible amount of volume! (゚∀゚)

Here is a comparison of the original Nendoroid Strength’s Ogre Arm with the TV ANIMATION ver.’s Ogre Arm! (The lower one is the newer TV ANIMATION Ver.!)

You can even switch out the fingers with gun barrels! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

The gun barrel parts insert into place securely and easily which is wonderful for clumsy people like myself!

The pattern on her outfit has also become a lot more detailed and complex when compared to the previous Strength, but these are not the only part of her that has been upgraded…


Just like her Ogre arms, her tail has also been made bigger and cooler looking! ♥

Let’s get the head planner for this figure and see what he has to say about it!

*Planning Team Summon: Otanaka-shi *

(・∀・) “The main thing I want everyone to pay attention to is definitely the four Ogre Arms! We really aimed to make them just like the arms from the series!”

(・∀・) “The insane expression that was also seen as a part on the recently announced figma is also included with the Nendoroid! It’s definitely one expression that just had to be included in order to recreate the TV anime version of Strength!”

Being able to pose Strength in her mad pose really is a lovely option!

I couldn’t resist the urge to put the expression on someone else, so I had Nendoroid Sayaka Miki try it on!(ΦωΦ)フフフ

(・∀・) “Next in the works is Black Gold Saw, and we’re making sure that she’ll meet everyone’s expectations! If you’re a fan of the series you definitely have something to look forward to!”

Ooh!! ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ

I get the feeling Black Gold Saw will come out looking gorgeous!! She is such a lovely combination of cute and epic!

Nendoroid Strength: TV ANIMATION Ver.!!

She’s up for preorder as of today!!

Get in contact with our partner shops if you have any preorder or sales queries!

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Finally, a quick notice! (σ・∀・)σ

Today from 19:30 at Shinjuku Loft Plus is…
The figma 5th Anniversary Night! ♪

You can find more details here! ☆

Unfortunately the tickets are already completely sold out, but…
There will also be a live broadcast of the event!!!

-figma 5th Anniversary Night & #200 Announcement Celebration –
(Link to the NicoNico Douga Live Broadcast)

More info about the broadcast can be found on the Loft Channel! (Japanese)

The hosts of the figma Anniversary Night will be Max Factory’s Kaneko Nitohei and our very own Mikatan! I kind of want to go myself too…

I’m also told that today’s blog update on the Good Smile Lab blog features an interview with Kaneko about what will be going on at the event, so be sure to take a look if you’re interested! ☆

Good Smile Lab: http://ameblo.jp/blog-shinsotsu2012/ (Japanese)

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

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Will the character with the bunny-ear hoodie also be coming soon?!
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Anyway, I hope everyone has a great weekend!!
Planning Team / Kahotan (Blog Update #3!)