Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Today I went to work wrapped up in a scarf due to the cold… I wish I could go to work wrapped up in my blankets from bed… (›´ω`‹ )

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

Nendoroid Akitsushima

From the popular browser game ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ comes a Nendoroid of the seaplane carrier Akitsushima! She comes with three expressions including her standard expression, a half-damaged expression as well as a more comical upset expression with puffed out cheeks. The ship parts on her hips are fitted with various moving parts allowing the hip attachment part to slide along the edges as well as move the crane around – the crane can even be displayed stowed away when not in use!Her trademark seaplane ‘Taitei-chan’ is also included in a fairly impressive size as well as movable wings. It can also be set onto Akitsushima’s back for a slightly different appearance! As with most KanColle Nendoroids she also comes with some food parts as well – this time it is a Japanese-style breakfast set including miso soup and dried fish!

Ooooohhh!! (´□`。)

“Seaplane Carrier Akitsushima! Remember me along with Taitei-chan!!”

The Seaplane Carrier Akitsushima is joining the Nendoroids as the 21st Nendoroid from KanColle! You can find a list of all the Nendoroids and other KanColle products over on the KanColle product summary page here: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/kancolle!

Her lightly coloured hair with a long side-tail as well as her eyes that have a lovely translucent aura about then have been faithfully shrunk down to Nendoroid size! The large crane on her back as well as her ‘Taitei-chan’ seaplane are also included giving the figure some impressive volume while keeping all the important elements of her character in place!

This is how she looks from the back! (σ・∀・)σ

Her side-tail is fitted with a Nendoroid joint in match any pose!! 

You’ll also notice that the camouflage pattern on her crane is faithfully included, and the center of the earrings are made with a transparent material to give a shiny, crystal appearance! ♡

Originally they were planned to just be completely grey, but a certain admiral in the GSC fleet decided they needed a little more attention to detail!

As you can imagine, the change made for quite a different feeling that I know Akitsushima fans will appreciate! Another part that I love about Akitsushima’s design is the ribbon on the right side of her hair! The end of the ribbons have little anchors! ♡

△ Even the ties of the ribbon to the anchors have been sculpted on!
Anyway, let’s move onto her second expression part…
“All fleets, prepare for battle!”

Her second expression is made in the image of her half-damaged face! ( >ω・)

This pose is Akitsushima taking a hit, but already preparing the counter attack! Taitei-chan is on the crane and ready to pick up the wind…

“Ready to sortie!”

Attack effect parts are also included to bring out the feeling of battle even more! ★

△ The effect parts simply connect into the holes of the turret!

Also take note of her outfit!

The rather unique sleeve design that opens up around her armpits, along with the golden buttons on the front and dotted patterns on her sleeves have all been carefully sculpted and painted! (。・ω・)ノ

The slightly see-through look of white section on her skirt is also preserved using translucent parts!

The little opening to show off her belly button actually has the cute little navel sculpted as well!!

Anyway, let’s move on to her third expression…

“How very rude!”

An expression made to show that she can get a little feisty when it comes to her ‘camouflage’ make-up!

You can’t help but want to touch those puffed up cheeks!!

△ The puffed out look is much more than most Nendoroids!
As you can see from the above photos, the crane part can also be removed for a more everyday appearance of Akitsushima!

On that note, the crane part is actually on a slide-able piece that allows you to move the crane around like so! (●´ω`●)

△Slides from left to right like so!

Once again the ship parts are connected with a Nendoroid joint which allows for all sorts of different poses, however this time it’s not just Akitsushima – you’ll notice another little place for a Nendoroid join on the other side of the ship parts…!

You can attach this hole to the Nendoroid joint on the bottom of Taitei-chan…

(*・ω・)⊃ COMBINE! ⊂(・ω・*)

Taitei-chan is connected to her back!!

This allows for some amazing fun poses like this one!! ♥︎

Akitsushima soaring through the air!

The ship part stand connector on the back faces downward allowing for a kind of floating feeling like this! (*´Д`)=з

You can even pose her flying on Taitei-chan like this!!

Taitei-chan’s wings can also moved up and down slightly to give a more dynamic feel to the plane!

The crane is also fitted with this kind of movement!

All the different moving parts give her an almost toy-like feeling, and I obviously don’t mean that in a bad way at all – she is just packed with so many ways to play around with!! (/ω\)

She also still comes with one more optional part…!

“Admiral, here’s your breakfast!”

Rice, miso soup, ohitashi and dried fish!! A lovely Japanese breakfast courtesy of Nendoroid Akitsushima! (/ω\)

△ I would be happy to wake up to this in the morning! ♪

Each of the bowls and chopsticks are all attached onto the tray unfortunately, but the tray itself can be removed from her hands and placed elsewhere!

All sorts of movable parts and posing options! Be sure to add her to your fleet!

Nendoroid Akitsushima

She will be up for preorder from the 5th November! ☆

Orders from the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP will include a special box cover and a special Nendoroid base as usual! Be sure to keep it in mind when preordering! ♪

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A quick reminder of November events!


Animate Girls Festival 2015

Date: 7th – 8th November 2015
Time: 9:30 – 16:00
Location: Ikebukuro Sunshine City
World Import Mart 4th Floor A Hall
Cultural Centre 4th Floor B Hall
Cultural Centre 3rd Floor C Hall
Cultural Centre 2nd Floor D Hall
Cultural Centre 5th Floor Special Area

Booth: Y-25/Yellow AREA (Cultural Centre 2nd Floor D Hall)
Ticket: http://www.animate.co.jp/special/agf/pc/ticket.php
URL: http://www.animate.co.jp/special/agf/


This will be a booth by ORANGE ROUGE! Various figures including those from Touken Ranbu will be on display at the event!

Tsurumaru Kuninaga is just one of many to see!

Prerelease goods from Idolish 7 as well as various wooser goods will be on sale!

We hope to see you there!!


GSC&MAX Autumn Exhibit Caravan in Tokyo & Nagoya


① 2015/11/7 – 2015/11/8
② 2015/11/14 – 2015/11/15
③ 2015/11/28  – 2015/11/29
④ 2015/12/5 –  2015/12/6


① animate AKIBA Cultures ZONE
② Sofmap Nanba Store ZAURUS 1
③ animate Sakae
④ Volks Akihabara Hobby Tengoku


The first exhibit caravan in quite some time! A few of the items you’ll be able to see are Saber Bride and Hatsune Miku mebae Ver. 

* More details about what will be on display where at a later date!

If you visit during the caravan you can also get your hands on a set of stickers featuring the many company and brand logos of GSC and Max Factory!

Be sure to stop by if you’re in the area!!

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Finally a quick rerelease notice!

The 1/8th Scale

Samus Aran: Zero Suit Ver.

is being rereleased once again!!

From the Metroid series’ “METROID Other M” comes yet another rerelease of the 1/8th scale figure of the series protagonist, Samus Aran! The figure has her wearing her Zero Suit – the outfit she wears while out on missions, but has the helmet removed to show off her beautiful face!She looks as cool and calm as ever as she holds her gun in her right hand, ready to take on anything that comes her way. The Baby Metroid that plays an important role in the story is also included along with Samus. It’s a figure that really brings out the atmosphere of the Metroid world for fans to enjoy!

This product is exclusive to the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP in Japan, but will be available at international partner shops as well!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

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♥︎ Today’s Date ♥︎

I have always wondered whether Yamato has a different side than what she showed in the anime or game. I think she will be really excited to play with some cute pets like Tiger-MEIKO and Kitty-KAITO. Thank you to Good Smile Company for releasing one of the most beautiful and battle-ready Yamato as Nendoroid.
Now I wonder how the other KanColle girls will look like when they encounter adorable stuff. :3

– Animaster


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(Tomorrow is ‘Culture Day’, a public holiday here in Japan…)
(( ・∀・) .。oO(… so I’ll see you all on Wednesday!!)
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Planning Team / Kahotan / Twitter ID:@gsc_kahotan


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