Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

The first thing that comes to people’s mind is the ocean! But as someone who can’t swim it seems rather unrelated to me! That said, I do quite enjoy walking along the beach and collecting shells, and building sand castles…

Anyway! Today I’m going to be taking a look at Phat! Company’s…

1/8th Scale:

Mental Model Takao! ♪

From the anime series with a movie on the way, ‘Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova-‘ comes a figure of Mental Model Takao, the heavy cruiser from the Fleet of Fog, who falls in love for the main character of the series, Gunzou Chihaya. Her impressive body and swirling ponytails have all been carefully sculpted as she sits resting on one of the Takao-class Heavy Cruiser’s turrets looking up from her book with a gentle smile.

The tsundere heavy cruiser! ♪

The long-awaited scale figure of the beautiful blue-haired mental model, the Heavy Cruiser Takao! ☆

She has been posed sitting down looking slightly to the side with a confident, intelligent look to her! The little mole by her mouth is also lovely! (*´▽`*)

However her mature appearance is mainly on the outside, as her inner personality is determined to win Gunzou’s heart! A lovable side to her personality that adds an extra element of cuteness to Takao!

This is how she looks from the back!!

Her characteristic long blue hair has been very intricately sculpted! Plus the black chocker around her neck as well as the unique pattern on her collar have been faithfully included on the figure! ε=(。・д・。)

The shoulder blades you can see through her thin outfit are also lovely!

Looking at her back makes we want to run up from behind and give her a hug around those lovely bare arms!! ( -ノェ-)

Hmm…. but what is that book she is holding…? ( ゚д゚) Ah!

It’s the book she bought after she met Gunzou!

“A Ship and her Captain”!

Plus with the help of the animation company Sanzigen, the book has been faithfully made down to the finest of details using the original data from the anime series! (°Д°;≡°Д°;)

Sanzigen is always so willing to help with the smaller details!! (*´▽`*)

As if the cover wasn’t enough, even the inside of the book has the writing from the original stamped onto it! I love the small details on little accessories like this so much!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

The bent S-shape of her body and the twist in her hips is all so sexy! So sexy!! Yet at the same time the pose is overflowing with elegance as well! Takao is always prepared for any battle! ♪ (especially a battle of love!)

Looking from the back and above gives her that elegant sexy look… but what about from the front? Let’s take a closer look!

Look at that bare skin between her stockings and dress, as well as a lovely little belly button! (´□`)

While the little peek at her belly button is lovely, the bare skin showing on the sides is also beautiful! She’s honestly not wearing an overly showy outfit, and yet it seems to be overflowing with sexiness… (゚A゚;)

While her upper body has a very slim feel to it, her legs are a little more plump looking! It gives a nice sense of equilibrium! Girls definitely need a bit of meat to them!!

Also… Takao is posed sitting on a gun turret… but I wonder…

(・∀・) “She isn’t permanently attached to the gun turret! The final product will connect the stand and figure together with a powerful magnet!”

We’re joined by the figure’s planner, Uchitarou from Phat! Company!

(・∀・) “We didn’t want to add any unnecessary tabs to the figure or the stand, so we decided to go with magnets to hold them together!”

Which means you can pose her sitting in areas other than the gun turret!

(・∀・) “Yep! You will need to find a specific area which suits her size of course, but you can easily enjoy displaying her without the included stand!”

Although that said, the paintwork and sculpting of the stand is also quite a highlight… it might be hard to separate the two! Be sure to take a nice close look if you choose to pick her up! ♪

The heavy cruiser with the mind of a love-struck girl! ♥

The 1/8th Scale:

Mental Model Takao!

She’ll be up for preorder from the 7th August at around noon JST!


GSC also has their own Heavy Cruiser on the way!!

I’ll let everyone know more about her as soon as I can!! (`・ω・´)

Don’t forget about Nendoroid Iona either!
She is planned for release this month!! ♪

We’ll be bringing you various other figures and goods from Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- from here on out too! Look forward to them!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

( ・∀・) .。0 (Nandemonai kono sekai ga ima~♪)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (Ai no imi motometeru~♪)
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Anyways, see you again next week!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan


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