Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Yesterday was ‘Health and Sports Day’ here in Japan. I’m ashamed to say I didn’t do anything particularly sporty or healthy…

Back during school my worst two subjects were physical education and maths… also cooking… in fact, most home economics classes.

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

Nendoroid Maki Nishikino: Training Outfit Ver.! ♪

From the popular anime series ‘LoveLive!’ comes a Nendoroid of Maki Nishikino wearing her training outfit! She comes with both a winking expression as well as an embarrassed, upset expression for when the others are making fun of her.Optional parts include her cellphone as well as a drink to sip on when she is taking a break between training sessions! A special ‘holding hand’ part is also included for use with the ‘Ima wa Bokura no Naka de’ LoveLive! Nendoroid series.

Not only good looking, but intelligent to boot!

The lyrics writer for μ’s and incredible singer with a rather serious personality! Maki Nishikino is joining the Nendoroids again this time in her training outfit! Maki’s choice of outfit has a nice mixture of cool and cute colors! The hair tied up at the front has also been preserved making for quite a large change for her previous Nendoroid! <○><○>

Her first expression is this winking expression which combined with the folded arms pose creates a very confident look that suits Maki very nicely! Even her rather simply hat has been carefully sculpted – note the folds and layers on the back!

The way her hair is bunched up at the back is also lovely!! I think this kind of hair style is rather rare for Nendoroids!! ☆

I personally love the way her index fingers are pointing out! ♡ 

△ It gives her a rather smug appearance!

Her hat can also be removed allowing for a rather different appearance to enjoy! 

She comes with bent left and right legs which can be used for all sorts of things, as well as various different arm parts! I made this pose as a kind of mid-training pose! Maki might not be that great at exercise, but she still gives it her best!!

Maki is the 6th character to join the Training Outfit series! All of the first years and second years have now all been completed! (。・ω・)ノ゙ 




   #2 Nendoroid Umi Sonoda: Training Outfit Ver.

   #3: Nendoroid Kotori Minami: Training Outfit Ver.

 #5: Nendoroid Rin Hoshizora: Training Outfit Ver.

★ Still up for Preorder!! ★
Blog Review: Here


Anyway, let’s get back to Maki-chan!

Moving on to her second expression! ♪

Her second expression is quite a turn from her confident winking expression! Her second expression is an upset, embarrassed expression! (´□`。)

This expression is based on the scene in season one where Nontan kept taking close-up pictures of Maki-chan and she really didn’t want her photo taken! The combination of embarrassment and a slightly angry look captures Maki-chan’s personality very effectively!! ♥︎

I think I would compliment her more and more and make her even more embarrassed! It’s so cute!!

She also comes with a drink to hold while she is taking a break from training! This photo captures her as you say something to her during her break! She is rather surprised that you suddenly called out to her, but at the same time looks like she might be a little happy that you did!! 

Plus she also comes with another optional part!

Her smart phone is also included!!

△ There were quite a few scenes where she was using her phone in the series!

Whenever I see Maki-chan fiddling around on her cellphone it makes me realise that while she is a great idol, she also has a side of her that is just your everyday high school student! It makes me feel a little relieved…

We obviously all love Maki-chan as her idol self, but sometimes we also need to appreciate her in a more everyday appearance like this one!!

But anyway, with Maki complete, it means…

\   First Years!   /
\ Assemble!!/


\”Help me~nya~!” /
\”Eh? Me?!”/
\ “Let’s do the best we can!!” /

You can just imagine what the three of them would be saying!! (●´ω`●)

Plus there is one more little secret with Maki-chan’s hat…!

The hat is specially made to also fit onto Rin-chan’s head, allowing you to recreate the scene where she imitated Maki-chan in season two! ♪

Of course the Nendoroid neck joints are also almost always compatible as well, allowing you to completely swap out the body as well – with Rin-chan or any other character! (σ・∀・)σ

Be sure to give it a try once she joins your collection, or instead just enjoy Maki-chan as herself!! 

Nendoroid Maki Nishikino: Training Outfit Ver.

She will be up for preorder from tomorrow!!

As with all the previous Nendoroids in this series, she also comes with holding hands parts designed for use with the original LoveLive! Nendoroid series!

△ Connect the hands of the original Nendoroids together!

In addition, if you preorder from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP you will also receive a Special Nendoroid Background Sheet (Sunset) & Special Nendoroid Stand 

△ The first years come with a sunset background!

Be sure to keep it in mind when preordering!!

Last but not least a little bonus item while we’re talking about LoveLive! ♪

Nendoroid Plus Trading Rubber Straps: LoveLive! 04

They are currently up for preorder! ♥︎

Rubber straps of the μ’s members based on the outfits from ‘Mogyutto “love” de Sekkin Chuu!’. You can order them from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP but orders close on the 28th October 2015a at 21:00JST so don’t miss out!!


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♥︎ Today’s Date ♥︎

HMO-chan was rather excited when this pigeon came near! This was my date out at the park with Miku-san.

– Anonymous


What is ‘Today’s Date’?

Today’s date is a photo corner featuring figure photos sent in by fans with the theme ‘The Perfect Date’. See the bottom of this post for details on how to take part: Kahotan Post Office

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( ・∀・) .。oO(Now…)
(( ・∀・) .。oO(… we just need the third years!)
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