Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I was expecting to have warm and cheerful Spring weather by now, but I am instead shivering in my boots! Where did this sudden cold weather come from?! Everyone take care not to catch a cold!

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at some of the more detailed points of this set I looked at last week!

Nendoroid Petite: Hatsune Miku Renewal!

A brand new series of Vocaloid characters is joining the cute articulated ‘Nendoroid Petite’ trading figure series – Hatsune Miku Renewal! The set includes six different characters all dressed up in the outfits of their most recent versions – including Hatsune Miku V3, Kagamine Rin V4X, Kagamine Len V4X, Megurine Luka V4X, MEIKO V3, KAITO V3.

In addition there is also one secret character that fans are sure to love! Enjoy the brand new, highly detailed and absolutely adorable figures of Miku and friends in your collection! ♪

I’ll be having a chat with the set’s head planner, Hamako!

△ Hamako joined the GSC planning team at the same time as me!

(・∀・): “I’m happy to be on the blog again!”

As you can see, her desk is filled with a variety of Hatsune Miku items… why don’t you give us a quick introduction seen you haven’t been on the blog for awhile now!

(・∀・): “My name is Hamako, a member of the GSC Planning Team! I am the head planner for Miku-related products as well as LoveLive products and more! Recently I’ve also been involved in the planning for Orange Rouge products such as the Osomatsu-san and Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! figures!” 

△ Hamako is involved in a huge variety of products! ♪

(・∀・): “My most recent product is of course these adorable Hatsune Miku Renewal Nendoroid Petites!”

Alright then, let’s take a closer look at what makes them so special! (。・ω・)ノ゙

– Expressions –

(・∀・): ” This time the figures are based on the V3 and V4X package illustrations which were done by iXima! The unique almost see-through touch of the drawing style has been carefully preserved on the expressions, and we really did our best to keep the lovely gradients in their eyes!”

They have slightly more mature expressions compared to their older counterparts! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

(・∀・): “Yep! MEIKO and Luka in particular have a much sexier look than before!”

The two of them look really nice together! I notice that MEIKO’s microphone can also be removed from her hand for a slightly different feel – it looks a bit like the two of them are sharing the one microphone now! (`・ω・´)ゞ

– Sculpting –

(・∀・): “This is the third Nendoroid Petite VOCALOID set, following on from the previously released Nendoroid Petite:Vocaloid #01 and Nendoroid Petite: Hatsune Miku Selection. As always the overall sculpt is completely new, creating a very different feel for each character – they look a lot sharper than before!”

Nendoroid Petites normally have a fairly rounded appearance, but the edges of these outfits and hairstyles are so neat and precise!

(・∀・): The hair and outfits have also been sculpted to match with the movement of their poses, bringing each of the characters to life more! ☆

KAITO in particular has such a dynamic feel to him with the coat and scarf fluttering around him! ε=(。・д・。)

– Preorder Bonus –

(・∀・): “This time around, preorders of a complete BOX will include a pair of wing parts for Nendoroid Petites!”

This means that you can really display Miku by your side as the angel that she is!!

As if she wasn’t angelic enough all by herself, the wings make her look even more adorable! Of course you can also choose to use them on any other character as well! (●´ω`●)

(・∀・): “The wings simply attach to the normal Nendoroid Petite stand, so you can try them on any of your favorite characters!”

And there we have the three highlight points from the figure’s planner! Thanks for your time, Hamako!!

Even though the characters are so small, the amount of details and personality that is placed into them is absolutely incredible!! ♥︎ Who do you like the best, Hamako? Miku-san?

(・∀・): “I love them all, but I actually think Rin-chan is my favorite this time around! I really love her new outfit – the ribbon on her chest, the white shorts and the overall cheerful but mature look of her is lovely!”

△ They really are the perfect size to fit in the palm of your hand!

Let’s take a second to summarize! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

The Nendoroid Petite: Hatsune Miku Renewal set will be up for preorder from tomorrow!!

You can see more photos over at my previous blog here:
⇒ Nendoroid Petite: Hatsune Miku Renewal

In addition, preorders of a complete BOX of figures will also comes with a single pair of angel wings that can be used with Nendoroid Petites! ♡

△ Quick and easy to attach to the character of your choice!

Only one pair is included with the BOX preorder, so you’ll have to pick just one character to become an angel by your side!

More details will be up on the GSC Website tomorrow!!


A new challenge for Good Smile Company has been announced! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧


After reaching its 15th anniversary, Good Smile Company is taking a step into the world of Smart Phone Games. The first game will be a classic RPG designed with multiplayer battles – Grand Summoners. The multiplayer system will allow players to quest together in groups of four, each controlling one character. The game has been directed by Hisatoshi Hayakashi from Aidis. Hisatoshi Hayakashi has been working on mobile games since 2001, and was the general director for the hit game ‘Brave Frontier’ in 2013. Thereafter he worked on Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius with Square Enix before establishing his own company ‘Aidis’ on the 27th of January 2016. Ever since the company’s establishment, Aidis has been hard at work on building Grand Summoners.

The development of the game is by NextNinja, with music by Elements Garden. The game will also feature voice talent from well-known voice actors such as Tetsuya Kakihara, Saori Gotou, Satoshi Hino and more – all ready to bring you a fantasy world filled with endless potential! The game is currently planned for a released in July of 2016 – be sure to stay tuned for more information!


Preregistration for the Japanese version of the game is currently open! ★

Be sure to check the official site for more information as well as a look at the trailer which will give you a feel for what is to come! ♪



♥︎ Today’s Date ♥︎

My submission for Perfect Date!! Araragi takes Hitagi to see the new Sherlock statue in town! I made a comic too!!

– Kavitha

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(The VOCALOID Nendoroids…)
(( ・∀・) .。oO(… will be up for preorder tomorrow!)
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