Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Bread in the morning, rice at lunch! That’s how most of my days go! My best type of sandwiches are the sweeter kings, with jams or peanut butter! They’re even better as toast!

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at…

Nendoroid Honoka Kosaka: Training Outfit Ver.! ★

From the popular anime series ‘LoveLive!’ comes a Nendoroid of Honoka Kosaka wearing her training outfit with the large ‘Ho’ character printed on the front. She comes with two different expressions including an energetic smile as well as a more comical flustered expression. She also comes with a variety of arm and leg parts allowing you to pose per practising in all various different ways.

Bread parts are also included allowing you to pose her munching on her favorite food after a hard day’s training. A special ‘holding hands’ hand part is also included for use with the ‘Ima wa Bokura no Naka de’ LoveLive! Nendoroid series. The other μ’s members are also going to be joining the Nendoroid series in their training outfits, so be sure to look out for them too!

Honoka-chaaan!! (/ω\)

The very first member of μ’s to join the second set of LoveLive! Nendoroids that allow you to enjoy your favourite characters in a more casual style! ♪

This smile is just too adorable!!

It’s like she’s smiling just for my photos!!

The leader of the μ’s members who acts as a pillar for the rest of the group is ready to cheer everyone on with a smile! While it’s hard to move away from her cute face, there are other area to look at so let’s move on… to her outfit! (。・ω・)ノ゙

In order to get the outfit minimized into Nendoroid size, a couple of details from the original design have been simplified, but the main details are all faithfully in place! Note the red and white stripes on her right wrist or the flaps of the orange sleeves!

Lower down we have short pants and leggings!

The more boyish appearance during training is very like Honoka… but she still looks adorable in them! Plus… she even comes with…

Honoka-chan’s (and my) beloved bread!

The combination of this sparking smile and the bread in hand shows off just how much she loves it! ♡ She also comes with alternate bent leg parts for both the left and right legs, allowing for all sorts of energetic poses! (`・ω・´)ゞ

Let’s move onto her secon…

(・∀・) “…second expression!”

It seem we’ve been joined by the figure’s planner, Hamako!

(・∀・) “The theme of this second set of LoveLive! Nendoroids is μ’s members in everyday life!”

After all, the last set had them all in their “Bokura wa Ima no Naka De” outfits, which means they were focused on singing and dancing – idol-like poses!

(・∀・)”Exactly! But I wanted to enjoy a more casual set of μ’s as well!! So we decided to move on to this second series to do just that!”

The smiling face above works great in all sorts of casual, everyday scenes!

(・∀・) “Yep! The μ’s members have so many different expressions, that it’s really difficult to select which ones to include with a Nendoroid… but Honoka wouldn’t be Honoka without a nice big smile like that!”

Anyway, let’s move on to the second expression! 

(・∀・) “Her second expression is a flustered expression!”

Ooooooooooohhh!! (*´Д`)=з

(・∀・) “We had various ideas, but eventually settled on this one! Normally Honoka is a pillar for the others, but decided on this one as a nice gap with her smiling expression!”

Even the ‘waves’ of her mouth have been sculpted in!! It’s a work of art!

(・∀・) “Those waves are what make her expression so unique! We worked really hard to get them to match the Nendoroid size!”

It’s definitely shows a more comical side of Honoka that was never included with Nendoroid Honoka Kosaka

(・∀・) “Changing expressions with the bread leads to a very different situation!”

It’s like she is afraid that someone is going to take her bread from her!

Don’t worry! That’s your bread!! Feel free to eat it!! (°Д°;≡°Д°;)

(・∀・) “It’s one of those expressions that can be used for a variety of emotions! I’m sure we’ll see some very interesting situations coming from it… particularly when posed with the other μ’s members!”

You’re right! I can see this being used in all sorts of different Nendoroid stories!! I can’t wait to see some fan photos!! ♪

(・∀・) “She also comes with one more optional part!”

Hm? This is Nendoroid Honoka Kosaka and Nendoroid Umi Sonoda…?

Ah! Their hands!! …Σ(・ω・ )!!

(・∀・) “That’s right! This special holding hands part will be included with each of the Training Outfit Ver. Nendoroids!”

So collecting all of them will allow you to connect all of their hands together!! Lovely! ♥︎

Who would I want to pose holding hands together… (*゚ー゚*)

By the way, obviously you can always use the expressions and other parts interchangeably between Nendoroids, so mixing and matching parts between the two versions will allow for more options than ever before! ♪

* Prototypes and final products differ in size slightly, so the head here has been replaced entirely.

(・∀・) “You can enjoy it as a single product or enjoy it with her stage outfit version and the other μ’s members!” 

Enjoy the cute and comical sides of Honoka in her training wear!

Nendoroid Honoka Kosaka: Training Outfit Ver.

She’ll be up for preorder tomorrow! ♪

Plus! Orders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will include both a Special Nendoroid Stand, a Nendoroid Background Sheet (Blue Sky) and a Background Attachment Part! ♥︎

I’m sure many fans will remember this scenery and pose!! The background sheet recreates the rooftop of  Otonokizaka High School!

Doesn’t it bring back memories of that lovely ending theme? The stand above is a standard Nendoroid stand, but the actual bonus will have a special print recreating the floor of the rooftop as well!

In other words, preordering  from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will get you all of the following items! ★

△ T-This was the best I could do! The real stand will be much more epic!

(・∀・) “This bonus will be included with each of the μ’s members in this second series, and each will also comes with different background sheet to complete the image!”

(I can’t wait to see what the background will look like combined together!!)

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( ・∀・) .。oO(I hope everyone is looking forward to the others…)
(( ・∀・) .。oO(… as much as I am!)
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