Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I recently had to add a extra blanket to my futon… it’s really starting to get chilly at night now! It’s nice and warm with my blankie though!

Today I’ve got a couple of topics to get through… but of course first up is my review of the Nendoroid I showed off briefly yesterday…

Nendoroid Suruga Kanbaru!

From the popular anime series ‘Bakemonogatari’ comes a Nendoroid of Suruga Kanbaru! Optional parts include one of the key items from Kanbaru’s story, the ‘Devil’s Paw’ as well as a basketball to show her off as the ace of the Basketball Club!

An entranced expression, a number of books and sitting parts are also included to pose her absorbed in her reading – all sorts of parts allowing you to recreate various scenes from the series! Be sure to display her with the other figures in the series to fully recreate the Bakemonogatari universe!

The third Nendoroid from Bakemonogatari, Kanbaru! ♥

Just this one photo makes her look like a sporty girl… but I’m sure most of us know she has many other sides to her than just that! She’s also a lovely, bright hentai-san! <●><●>!! Nom nom!

You can also display her with Nendoroid Hitagi Senjougahara to complete the…
Valhalla Combo!

This is how she looks from the back!

Her basketball is detailed down to the logo!

I’m sure the leggings under her skirt are also just as detailed! (/ω・\) *peek*

Black leggings! (・∀・) Yay!!

I never really understood the appeal of short leggings like this until I met Kanbaru! She changed my mind though! ♥

However! Kanbaru comes with more extras than just her basketball!

First up… the Devil’s Arm!

This monkey-like arm plays some rather important toles in the ‘Suruga Monkey’ story… I can’t go into much detail here, but it’s definitely a part that had to be included with Kanbaru! (´□`。)

The hair-like appearance has been sculpted nicely, giving it a lovely mismatched appearance!

It’s a rather unusual part to be included with a Nendoroid! ((((;゚Д゚))))

Unusual… but in a way that definitely suits Bakemonogatari!

(・∀・) “Ooh! Kanbaru! She’ll be up for preorder soon!”

We’re joined by Kanbaru’s planner, Otanaka-shi!

(・∀・) “Let me introduce my favorite expression part…!”

(・∀・) “Her confident laughing expression!”

Ooh! It suits her so well, particularly in this pose! (*´▽`*)♥

(・∀・) “I don’t think there are many characters that this expression would work on… but it suits Kanbaru perfectly!”

Agreed! I think the expression will also suit her well posed with the basketball!

(・∀・) “I also recommend displaying her with Gahara-san!”

Ooh! You can really bring out Kanbaru’s playful side with this expression! ♪

(・∀・) “She also has another expression part!”

She looks completely entranced reading her lovely selection of books! ♥

(・∀・) “Yep! Using this expression you can pose her absorbed in her… ‘special’ books!”

This means you can take a similar pose to the scale figure of Kanbaru, based on the 3rd volume jacket illustration of the Blu-ray and DVD!

Not to mention that you get sitting parts! I love sitting parts!! ♪

(・∀・) “All the books in the photo above will be included with the Nendoroid!”

Five sets of three, two sets of two and a single… 20 closed books are included with the Nendoroid! Not to mention she also has one open book to hold!

I really like this expression! She really looks completely absorbed by the book…

(・∀・) “The books can be positioned around Kanbaru however you like! You can recreate her room with the books in all the right places!

(I almost couldn’t help myself from trying to look between those inviting legs…)

An exchangeable arm, sitting parts, two expressions and a load of books… I’m sure fans will be most satisfied! (*´Д`)=з

(・∀・) “There is actually still one more optional part! An effect part!”

Ooh! This must be the B-Dash!

(・∀・) “Kanbaru is known as the ‘Godspeed Angel’, and these parts help show that in Nendoroid size!”

But, but…! If I can recreate the B-Dash, then I also want to recreate the 2nd story jump… and then I need a Nendoroid Koyomi Araragi! (´;ω;`)

(・∀・) “… the other heroines are all planned for release! You can look forward to them!”

But if I don’t have Araragi-kun… how do I recreate the harem?!

(・∀・) “R-Right, well… I’m sure we’ll get to him at some point!”

I look forward to the good news of future Bakemonogatari Nendoroids! ♡

Also… ever since I saw that Devil’s Hand I’ve been waiting to attach a certain expression to her…!

Nendoroid Hibiki Tachibana’s frenzied expression to help recreate a certain scene from the anime! This is why Nendoroids are so much fun!! ♪

Nendoroid Suruga Kanbaru!

She’ll be up for preorder from the 19th November! ☆

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A also have good news for all our cycling Admirals!

GSR Gear’s
Kantai Collection -Kancolle-: Cycle Wear Series!

Along with cycling jerseys there are also bottles and handlebar caps! ♪

All the items above as well as a windbreaker and two back-pocket T-shirts are available in the set! The Rensouhou-chan handlebar caps are adorable!

Product details can be found here: http://gear.goodsmileracing.com/item_kankore.html

These items will be available for order on the 24th November at the Cycle Art Festival 2013! (Orders will be cash-on-delivery, payments will not be taken at the event.)

Be sure to visit the GSR Gear Booth if you visit the event! ☆

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Speaking of events! On the 17th November in Hokkaido…
Next year’s Nendoroid Snow Miku will be revealed!

At a special Snow Miku event, the 2014 Snow Miku prototype will be on display!

Details can be found on the following sites:
Snow Miku 2014: http://www.crypton.co.jp/mp/pages/special/snowmiku2014/
piapro Blog: http://blog.piapro.jp/

I’ll be sneaking off to Hokkaido myself for the event! ( -ノェ-)

I’ll be reporting from the event whenever possible, so keep an eye out on my twitter for updates!

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Finally a quick notice! ♥

Tomorrow the entire series of ‘Genei o Kakeru Taiyou’ will be streamed on NicoNico Douga!

Genei o Kakeru Taiyou Screening
Date: 16th November 2013 from 16:00JST
Program Name: Nico Nico Special: Genei o Kakeru Taiyou Screening
Official Site: http://www.geneitaiyo.com/

The screening not only includes all thirteen episodes seen on TV, but also the 14th episode seen on the DVD and Blu-ray versions! Definitely worth the watch!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

 (   ・∀・) .。0(The next blog update will be on Sunday from Hokkaido!*)
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*The Japanese blog will be updated on Sunday.
The English translation may be delayed till Monday! Sorry!

Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan