Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I really don’t like the feeling of ‘floating’ when in an aeroplane. I always try my best to be sleeping before takeoff… (θωθ)

Anyway! Today I’m going to be taking a look at some news around the event that Good Smile Company is very involved with…

Red Bull Air Race: Chiba 2015

I’m sure most of you already know, but a quick recap for those who are out of the loop! The three-dimensional, world’s fastest motor sports series, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship’s 2015 season second race will be taking place in Japan for the very first time at Kaihim Makuhari Park in Chiba prefecture!

Good Smile Company’s CEO Aki-san has taken the place of ‘Tournament Executive Producer’ for the event! Before I get onto the latest news about the event, let’s first have a little recap! (。・ω・)ノ゙

△ We had one of the racing places on display at Winter WonFes!

What is the Red Bull Air Race?

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is an official World Championship, accredited by the FAI – The World Air Sports Federation.

Since it was officially launched, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship has become globally renowned as the fastest and most exhilarating motor-sport on the planet.

Devised by the Red Bull sports think-tank, the initial goal was to create the most advanced aerial challenge the world had ever seen; what has evolved into the Red Bull Air Race we know today has far exceeded any original expectations.

It is a visual spectacle unlike any other. A combination of high speed, low altitude and extreme manoeuvrability make it only accessible to the world’s most exceptional pilots.

12 pilots are competing in the Master Class category in eight races across the globe for the title of 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Champion. The objective is to navigate an aerial racetrack featuring air-filled pylons in the fastest possible time, incurring as few penalties as possible. Pilots can win World Championship points at each race and the pilot with the most points after the last race of the season becomes the Red Bull Air Race World Champion.


In other words!! (●´ω`●)

The world’s fastest, three dimensional

Aeroplane Race!!

You have to see it to believe it!
So here you are! Here is a video showing some of the excitement!

I get goosebumps every time I watch that video!!

Even this short trailer is filled with excitement, just imagine how exciting the event is going to be in May!! Recently there have been various amazing announcements surrounding the race, so I’m here to summarize all the information for everyone! (`・ω・´)ゞ

#1: Standard Ticket Sales Open!

As of yesterday, the 1st March 2015, all tickets other than the Premium Sky Lounge have opened up for standard sales!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

The 1 DAY Tickets are also now available! 

* Includes FamilyMart tickets.
* Certain areas may not be available if sold out during pre-sales.

Be sure to check out the official website below for more information about tickets and prices!

#2: Tournament Theme Song: B’z – Las Vegas!

The popular band B’z will have their new song as the tournament theme song!!

That lovely singing voice, amazing guitar and catchy melody… listen to the them song ‘Las Vegas’ below! ☆

Ooooh!! Now I’m even more excited!!

For those of you who are wondering why it’s called Las Vegas… the final race of the season championship this year will be held in Las Vegas!!  <○><○>

#3: A Message from Yoshihide Muroya, the only Japanese Pilot in the Championship! 

△ A photo from the press conference in November

The very first Asian competitor in the Red Bull Air Race was in 2009 – Yoshihide Muroya! He was also selected as one of the 12 master class pilots for the 2014 Red Bull Air Race! Take a look at his message below!! ☆

I look forward to cheering for him at the event!! (。・ω・)ノ゙

#4: All Races to be Aired on TV!

Starting with the Abu Dhabi race which has already ended, all eight races including those here in Japan are scheduled to be broadcast on NHK!

You can enjoy the high-speed races all over the world right from your own comfortable home!! (*´Д`)=з

The first of which will be a broadcast of last month’s race! You can watch it on the 7th March from 23:00 ~ 24:50 on NHK BS-1!

Air Race World Championship 2015 in Abu Dhabi

If you’re even a little interested, be sure to take a look!! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

Additionally, there will also be a documentary about Yoshihide Muroya coming up some time in March! I’ll be updating more about the races on my Twitter account, so be sure to follow if you want updates!

Red Bull Air Race Official Site: http://www.redbullairrace.com/
Red Bull Air Race Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/redbullairrace
Red Bull Air Race Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redbullairrace

#5: Official Online Shop Open!!

⇒ http://rbarjapan.com

Various official goods can be purchased from the store! Be sure to grab some in preparation for the big event!! 

Finally a quick RED BULL AIR RACE CHIBA 2015 Summary! 

Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2015

16th May 2015 (Preliminary)
17th May 2015 (Official Race)
Should the 17th have poor weather, the race will be delayed to the 18th May.

Kaihim Makuhari Park (Chiba)

FAI (The World Air Sports Federation) accredited aeroplane championship race. This will be the second of eight races around the world. The races will be done by 14 top race pilots.

Red Bull Air Race Japan Committee
Lawson HMV Entertainment
Air Race Japan

Official Partners:

Special Support:
Chiba City

Chiba Prefecture, Australian Embassy, Red Bull Air Race Committee

– Official Site –

– Ticket Purchases –

I’ll be sure to bring more updates as soon as I hear about them!!  ♪

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Finally some quick figure news! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

Up for preorder from tomorrow is none other than…

Nendoroid Kotori Itsuka!♡

From the popular anime based on a light novel of the same name, ‘Date A Live II’ comes a Nendoroid of Kotori Itsuka in her spirit form! She comes with both a combat expression overflowing with confidence, as well as an awakened expression ready for destruction.

Optional parts include her battle-axe ‘Camael’ along with flaming effect parts to connect to the blade. Alternate parts that allow you to display the weapon in ‘Megiddo’ cannon form are also included. The raiment parts that flow around her are made from a soft material, ensuring they do not get in the way of any poses! Enjoy recreating various scenes with Kotori, and be sure to display her with the other characters from the series!

Oooooh!! Finally!!! (´□`。)

Be sure to check out the GSC Website tomorrow for more information!!
⇒ http://www.goodsmile.com

But that’s not all… I also get the feeling a rather adorable character is going to be going up for rerelease as well…!!

Check the website tomorrow for more info!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

( ・∀・) .。0 (All this Red Bull Air Race news…)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (… makes me want to go watch Porco Rosso!)
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See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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