“If we don’t fight, we can’t win.”

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Today I have no little tale to start the blog with, so straight onto the action!

The 1/8th Scale:
Mikasa Ackerman!

From the popular anime series ‘Attack on Titan’ comes a 1/8th scale of Eren’s childhood friend, Mikasa Ackerman! She is sculpted in a dynamic pose based on the cover illustration of the 2nd volume of the Blu-ray and DVD.

The detail seen on her vertical maneuvering equipment and the textures on her outfit show off just how intricate a scale figure can be, allowing fans to enjoy Mikasa from all sorts of angles! The limited edition ‘DX Ver.’ includes a special base made to look like one of the buildings in the series, to bring out the ‘Attack on Titan’ atmosphere even more!

Apologies for the long wait! (*´▽`*)

I get the feeling that Mikasa will be up for preorder soon, so let’s take a nice close look at her! (`・ω・´)

The first thing you’ll notice is the amazing detail of the sculptwork!!

From the creases in her outfit to the detail of the vertical maneuvering equipment… you can even see the damage on it!

(・∀・) “Also take a look at all the different textures on the figure!”

We’re joined by the planner of the figure, Kyojin!!

(・∀・) “The sculpting itself is certainly very intricate, but the different textures of the skin, fabric, leather and equipment are all brought out with special paintwork and techniques too!”

The dynamic pose is filled with energy too, she is captured in such an epic moment! (ノ`・∀・)ノ

The combination of the sculptwork and textures really brings out a realistic feeling to the figure! (*´▽`*)

(・∀・) “This Mikasa was based on the cover illustration of the 2nd anime DVD/Blu-ray! We went through many, many fixes and alternations before getting her to this state!”

Oh? What sort of changes were needed?

(・∀・) “Most of the changes were to ensure that the pose looked right from various angles. The illustration she is based on was obviously only ever viewable from one angle… but when you can look from 360 degrees there are a lot more things that need to be taken into account!”

But that’s exactly what makes figures so amazing! You can enjoy them from whichever angle you think looks best! (; ・`ω・´)

(・∀・) “We paid particular attention to the twist of her body and angles of her legs to try and capture the same unique feeling of the original illustration!”

With Nendoroids, the focus is simplifying the character design in a cute way while still keeping a good balance of information… but on a scale figure the focus shifts into making sure the pose looks natural from any angle while keeping a more realistic appearance. The use of space also needs to be kept in mind all the time with scale figures – just like any other form of art! (゚A゚;)

(・∀・) “My personal favorite part of Mikasa is her expression!”

Her confident eyes show off her valiant side, but her feminine side is still preserved beautifully! ヘ(゚∀゚*)ノ

(・∀・) “Yep! Mikasa is known for her prowess in battle and ability to remain calm no matter the circumstances… but we can’t forget she also has a very loving feminine side, particularly when it comes to Eren! Whilst the pose definitely focuses more on the ‘fighting’ Mikasa… we wanted to try and add a bit of her cuter side too!”

A figure that allows you to enjoy her as a hero or as a beauty! Simply lovely! ♡

No matter which angle I look from… I always love what I see!!

I think personally I like a lower angle like this, with Mikasa looking down on me!

(・∀・) “The careful attention to the overall balance of the figure has made for a truly amazing product… I know that everyone will be very happy with her once they see it for themselves!”

Plus Eren will be following soon! This makes me super excited for him!

The 1/8th Scale:
Mikasa Ackerman!

She is scheduled to go up for preorder on the 22nd April!

(・∀・) “By the way!”

Oh? There’s more? Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ

(・∀・) “This product will comes in two versions… a standard version and a deluxe version which includes the special base!”

Oh yes! I’m sure everyone has already noticed the amazing roof base in the photos above! Note that it is only included with the DX ver.!

The base is designed to look just like one of the houses in the series! The detail put into it is also super impressive!! The weathered, deteriorated look has been captured so nicely! (*´Д`)=з

(・∀・) “Seen it’s only included with the DX ver., we tried to really give it a deluxe feeling! We really wanted something to bring out the atmosphere of the series more and decided this was the perfect way to do so! It does cost a little more, but I definitely recommend it to collectors and fans of the series!”

Watch the GSC Site next week for more info! ☆

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Finally I have two notices to pass on! ♪

– Notice #1 –

We will be running a live broadcast on the 26th and 27th April at NicoNico Choukaigi 3!!

NicoNico Choukaigi 3

Saturday, April 26 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
(Doors open until 5:30 PM)
Sunday, April 27 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(Doors open until 4:30 PM)

Live Broadcast:
This Year is Plastic Models! Pros and Amateurs Build Dougram!

Broadcast Links:
Day #1:http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv176338899
Day #2:http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv176339275

The broadcast will feature a group of pros and amateurs trying their hand at building the Dougram plastic model, a look at new and upcoming figures as well as a look at the GSC booth and more!

Event Information: https://event.goodsmile.info/event/event-1346/?lo=en-us

wooser is also scheduled to visit the GSC booth!

*Photo is from Anime Japan 2014

If you’re at the event then see you there!
If not, I hope you’ll tune into the broadcast from home!

– Notice #2 –

It’s that time of the year again! (*´▽`*)

The piapro x Good Smile Company:
2015 Nendoroid Snow Miku & Rabbit Yukine Costume Design Competition!

The theme this year around is ‘Grass, flowers and trees in Hokkaido’s Winter”! Snow Miku’s pet Rabbit Yukine will also be returning this year, once again as a separate design of the same theme!

The final design will not only be used for a Nendoroid, but will also be the official design used for the SNOW MIKU 2015 event! ♪

– Contest A –
The 2015 Nendoroid Snow Miku Costume Design Contest.
Theme: Plants (Grass, Flowers and Trees) of Winter in Hokkaido

– Contest A –
The 2015 ‘Rabbit Yukine’ Costume Design Contest
Theme: Plants (Grass, Flowers and Trees) of Winter in Hokkaido

– Entry Period –
2014/04/18 from 17:00 to 2014/05/07 at 17:00 (JST)

Please see the piapro website for more information!

piapro Website: http://piapro.jp/
piapro Campaign Page: http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/2015snowmiku/

The results will be announced during the ‘Hatsune Miku no Jikan: 6th Period’ live broadcast!


Hatsune Miku no Jikan: 6th Period

Date: 16th May 2014 from 19:00~


☆ Magical Mirai Time
Information regarding the upcoming Miku event taking place on 8/30 (Osaka) and 9/20 (Tokyo)!

☆ New Product Time
A look at the latest upcoming Miku-related products!

☆ Snow Miku Time
A look through the finalists of the costume contest, and final voting by the viewers!

More details: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv176338646


Definitely a lot of juicy information to look forward to! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

 ( o・ω・).。0   (But first up will be the Nico Choukaigi broadcast next weekend!)
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Anyway, I hope to see you all again next weekend!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan