Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Even though we’re well into October now, it’s still rather hot! I’m still yearning for some cool Autumn days to come by again!

As you might have guessed from the title of the blog, today I’ll be focusing on a set of products that have been appearing quite frequently on the GSC homepage – various pieces of cycle wear!!

At the end of the blog there is also a little figure preview!

Hamako has become my model! (The slippers don’t really suit though…)

She is wearing the Hanasaku Iroha the Movie – Home Sweet Home: Cycling Jersey (Ohana Matsumae Ver.) – but there are many more items available which you can see by taking a look at the ‘Cycle Wear’ category on the Good Smile Website!

There are only 15 products that appear when you select this option, but if you go into each of these product pages you’ll notice that every single series contains a number of different products! In total there are in fact over 70 different products in the Cycle Wear category!

The series with the most products is the Girls und Panzer series! ♡

If you consider each character jersey a separate product there are a total of twelve different products just in this single series!

Cycle Wear is one of the newer products offered by GSC, and was established this year by Station Yamada! Initially the apparel was made as a GSR product under the ‘GSR Gear’ name, and distributed by GSC! ♪

Let’s see what Station Yamada has to say about the series! ♪

\New Operations Team Summon: Station Yamada!/

(・∀・) “When I was moved to the new operations team, a team built to bring up new business opportunities, I wondered what sort of new markets we could try and enter into. As a huge fan of railroads and bicycles, I wanted to work on something related to them.”

I know that fans of railroads like taking photos of the tracks and trains, riding trains and building models of them… but what exactly do fans of bicycles do?

(・∀・) “Cyclists enjoy customizing their bicycles, or simply riding on their favorite bikes out with friends!”

I see, I see! So you wanted to work on the cycling goods as it was a connection to your own hobbies?

(・∀・) “Exactly! I also went to many cycling events myself, and often got the impression that cyclists were often anime and manga fans… so things just kind of fell into place!”

From that you decided to combine cycling goods and character goods?

(・∀・) “Yep! I had always been quite close with Morimoto-san from AURORA, and when I mentioned my ideas to expand sports apparel he was quick to jump to my side and help out!”

And thus GSR Gear was established! ♪

(・∀・) “AURORA being there and having the same dream of making the cycling world more exciting allowed us to get where we are now!”

With that said, today we’re going to take a look at some of the cycling jerseys made by AURORA! ♪

Shasha… (;`・ω・)

Shashasha… (;`・ω・)

There we go! Finally all lined up!

But everything displayed here is actually only a small fraction of all the products available! You can find a complete listing on the Official AURORA Site (`・ω・´)

The items on display today are… ‘Sword Art Online’, ‘Love Live!’, ‘Onegai Twins’, ‘TARITARI’, ‘Hanasaku Iroha’, ‘true tears’, ‘Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen’, ‘Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club’ and ‘Tantei Opera Milky Holmes’ products!

There are more cycle jerseys ready to be announced soon, so keep an eyes on the GSC and AURORA sites for details! (・ω<)★

The latest news about these cycle jerseys can be found at the KASOKU x GSR Gear Development Room (‘KAZOKU’ is AURORA’s cycle wear brand!)

Now for an event notice! ε=(。・д・。)

This weekend in Akihabara is Yacchaba Fes!

Yacchaba Fes
Date: 13th October 2013 (Sun)
Place: Tsuun Kaikan 2nd Floor @ Akihabara (Entrance Free)
Official Site: http://yacchaba-fes.jimdo.com/

The first ever Yacchaba Fes! The Good Smile Company & AURORA booth will have the latest cycle wear and goods on sale and will also be taking orders for the Danganronpa cycle jerseys which are currently on sale at the Good Smile Online Shop!

This is how the back of the jersey looks, there are two different versions:

If you’re a cycling fan, and anime fan or both you should definitely stop by the event! It might even be good to stop by to see what it’s all about too! There will be ‘true tears’, ‘Hanasaku Iroha’, ‘TARITARI’ and other cycling goods on sale!

Other items on sale are listed here:

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We’ve reached the end of today’s blog… but now for a figure sneak peek for those who read to the end! Can you tell who it is?

That outfit…

Plus it’s a fully articulated Nendoroid…

I’m sure most Monster Hunters knew pretty much immediately! (*´▽`*)

More info should be available soon!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

  (;・∀・)   .。0(Apparently Cycling Pants are worn without underwear…! I had no idea…)
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I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan