Haruka Nanase Archive

  • Alter has always been my favorite figure manufacturer, and while there have been times my heart was swayed by others (Max Factory! AlphaMax! Orchid Seed!), I come back to them time and time again because of their consistent quality and unique sculpts. And once again they brought it in force to MegaHobby with a variety of gorgeous sculpts, painted figures, and new announcements. Of course there were a few from their IDOLM@STER line: their Rin Shibuya (who looks basically identical to the GSC one, let’s be honest) is painted, and they brought out the sculpt for their perfect winged Ranko who I love with all my heart. And the boys were out in force! Rei and Ritsu Sakuma from Ensemble Stars!, Cecil Aijima from Uta no☆Prince-sama♪, Haruka Nanase and Tachibana Mako from Free!, and an announcement for 3 new Free! boys: Sousuke Yamazaki, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rei Ryuugazaki. Plus the brand-new Dio Eraclea from Last Exile. They also had a beautiful 1/6 scale figure of Takao, the cheesy but appealing Santa Saber Alter, Ikumi Mito finally sculpted, Lala Deviluke in a maid outfit, Plachta from the Atelier games, and two new announcements: Hikari Karibuchi from Brave Witches and Okoi from Oboro Muramasa! [via Kuriserver]

    MegaHobby Expo Fall 2016: Alter

    Alter has always been my favorite figure manufacturer, and while there have been times my heart was swayed by others (Max Factory! AlphaMax! Orchid Seed!), I come back to them time and time again because of their consistent quality and unique sculpts. And once again they brought it in force to MegaHobby with a variety of gorgeous sculpts, painted figures, and new announcements. Of course there were a few from their IDOLM@STER line: their Rin Shibuya (who looks basically identical to the GSC one, let’s be honest) is painted, and they brought out the sculpt for their perfect winged Ranko who I love with all my heart. And the boys were out in force! Rei and Ritsu Sakuma from Ensemble Stars!, Cecil Aijima from Uta no☆Prince-sama♪, Haruka Nanase and Tachibana Mako from Free!, and an announcement for 3 new Free! boys: Sousuke Yamazaki, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rei Ryuugazaki. Plus the brand-new Dio Eraclea from Last Exile. They also had a beautiful 1/6 scale figure of Takao, the cheesy but appealing Santa Saber Alter, Ikumi Mito finally sculpted, Lala Deviluke in a maid outfit, Plachta from the Atelier games, and two new announcements: Hikari Karibuchi from Brave Witches and Okoi from Oboro Muramasa! [via Kuriserver]

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  • Because figmas have so many obvious joints, they tend to look better the more clothed they are. So when figmas for the borderline-cheesecake show Free! were announced, I was mightily excited to see how ridiculous they would look. The sculpt for Haruka was totally insane looking in greyscale, but he looks better painted! However, Max Factory has given him some accessories that push this into “totally hilarious” territory. I mean, there is floating water. Floating. Water. Who thought that was a good idea? I mean I think it’s a good idea, because it’s hilarious. He also comes with an apron and a blushing face, in case he wasn’t giggle-worthy enough yet. And if you pre-order him through Hobby Stock, you get the awesome bonus of *drumroll* a piece of grilled mackerel! What a bargain. Oh, and his retail is ¥4,500 with an October release date. Haha, what a story Max Factory. [via Hobby Stock]

    Free!’s Haruka Nanase figma Is Kind Of Absurd

    Because figmas have so many obvious joints, they tend to look better the more clothed they are. So when figmas for the borderline-cheesecake show Free! were announced, I was mightily excited to see how ridiculous they would look. The sculpt for Haruka was totally insane looking in greyscale, but he looks better painted! However, Max Factory has given him some accessories that push this into “totally hilarious” territory. I mean, there is floating water. Floating. Water. Who thought that was a good idea? I mean I think it’s a good idea, because it’s hilarious. He also comes with an apron and a blushing face, in case he wasn’t giggle-worthy enough yet. And if you pre-order him through Hobby Stock, you get the awesome bonus of *drumroll* a piece of grilled mackerel! What a bargain. Oh, and his retail is ¥4,500 with an October release date. Haha, what a story Max Factory. [via Hobby Stock]

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  • We all know boys (and bi/gay/etc girls) get a whole lot of fanservice in the anime world. Figures, especially, are catered to them: while there are many shows aimed at female viewers, they tend to get less scaled merchandise, and it’s almost never fanservice-y. Well, Alter’s heading towards the right direction with their Free! duo Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana. Last time we saw these two… yeah, they were still painted. But it’s a line that has been in progress for a while, so it’s nice to see orders opening! Speaking of which, they are set for the 14th: however, this might not be an ordinary pre-order. There will be exclusive Hobby Stock versions that are made to order, while regular sites will have… regular orders. But that makes it seem like they are limited! So, Alter, what gives? But for only ¥7,800 these two are a hell of a bargain. [via Alter’s Blog]

    Alter’s Free! Boys Are Ready To Dive Into Your Collection

    We all know boys (and bi/gay/etc girls) get a whole lot of fanservice in the anime world. Figures, especially, are catered to them: while there are many shows aimed at female viewers, they tend to get less scaled merchandise, and it’s almost never fanservice-y. Well, Alter’s heading towards the right direction with their Free! duo Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana. Last time we saw these two… yeah, they were still painted. But it’s a line that has been in progress for a while, so it’s nice to see orders opening! Speaking of which, they are set for the 14th: however, this might not be an ordinary pre-order. There will be exclusive Hobby Stock versions that are made to order, while regular sites will have… regular orders. But that makes it seem like they are limited! So, Alter, what gives? But for only ¥7,800 these two are a hell of a bargain. [via Alter’s Blog]

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  • There is so, so much (straight)male-pandering fanservice in anime today (see: current airing anime whose plot revolves around touching boobs to pilot a robot) that it’s nice to see a show catered to the female gaze. I mean, idealy, it’d be great if no one was objectified but we all know that’s never going to happen. So Alter is evening the playing field a little with their Free! boys, who we saw sculpted at MegaHobby. Alter usually has their “duo” figures painted at the same time, though Makoto Tachibana has been finished for a while now. But finally, it is time for Haruka Nanase! Is it just me, or is it really freaking funny that BOTH of them have their nipples covered? They’re guys, it’s okay to show them Alter. Tehe. [via hs_takepiko’s Twitter]

    Relax By The Pool With Alter’s Haruka Nanase

    There is so, so much (straight)male-pandering fanservice in anime today (see: current airing anime whose plot revolves around touching boobs to pilot a robot) that it’s nice to see a show catered to the female gaze. I mean, idealy, it’d be great if no one was objectified but we all know that’s never going to happen. So Alter is evening the playing field a little with their Free! boys, who we saw sculpted at MegaHobby. Alter usually has their “duo” figures painted at the same time, though Makoto Tachibana has been finished for a while now. But finally, it is time for Haruka Nanase! Is it just me, or is it really freaking funny that BOTH of them have their nipples covered? They’re guys, it’s okay to show them Alter. Tehe. [via hs_takepiko’s Twitter]

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  • Alter announced that they would be taking on the Free! boys a long time ago, and it has been ages since we saw the sculpt for Makoto Tachibana. Finally, we are seeing progress! And at a rather small event, surprisingly. He looks as good as you would expect–I mean, this is Alter we are talking about, and they have finally put a bit more effort into the sculpting on their Altair line. We also have some progress on the figma line: Haruka Nanase is sculpted… and weird looking. I mean, men’s swimwear and joints doesn’t exactly scream “I WANT TO OWN THIS.” Unless, you know, super-obvious joints around a guy’s crotch is totally your thing. In which case, this is probably the best day ever for you. [via anime_yoyaku’s Twitter]

    Anime Japan: Free! Figures & figmas

    Alter announced that they would be taking on the Free! boys a long time ago, and it has been ages since we saw the sculpt for Makoto Tachibana. Finally, we are seeing progress! And at a rather small event, surprisingly. He looks as good as you would expect–I mean, this is Alter we are talking about, and they have finally put a bit more effort into the sculpting on their Altair line. We also have some progress on the figma line: Haruka Nanase is sculpted… and weird looking. I mean, men’s swimwear and joints doesn’t exactly scream “I WANT TO OWN THIS.” Unless, you know, super-obvious joints around a guy’s crotch is totally your thing. In which case, this is probably the best day ever for you. [via anime_yoyaku’s Twitter]

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  • Hey…. didn’t we just see these guys? Yes indeed I do think we did. Do we need to see them again? Hm… yeah, I think so. Not cause of the naked chests or bulges or butts or anything. Okay yes maybe because of that. Straight girls deserve fanservice too and we sure do have a lot of scantily clad ladies on the site tonight! So enjoy. And let’s hope Alter paints these soon. [via IoryHamon’s Twitter]

    MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2013: Alter’s Free! Boys

    Hey…. didn’t we just see these guys? Yes indeed I do think we did. Do we need to see them again? Hm… yeah, I think so. Not cause of the naked chests or bulges or butts or anything. Okay yes maybe because of that. Straight girls deserve fanservice too and we sure do have a lot of scantily clad ladies on the site tonight! So enjoy. And let’s hope Alter paints these soon. [via IoryHamon’s Twitter]

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  • It’s the Animate Girls Festival, which can only mean one thing… male figure time! Sure, from the name of the event you’d think it was catering to uh well boys, but it’s actually an event about boys. Or, you know, fictional boys. Because if guys get plastic ladies, girls should get plastic buff dudes! Equality, aw yeah. Okay so I don’t really care about Free! even a little bit but it has such a massive and vocal fanbase that we knew we’d be getting a deluge of figures. Surprisingly, Alter has both of their announcements sculpted: Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana. It’s hilariously awesome to see topless male figures (finally). Good job, Alter! [SUPER MEGA IMPORTANT UPDATE] Butt shots added from Hayase_400m’s Twitter [via Natume_k’s Twitter]

    Animate Girls Festival 2013: Alter’s Free! Boys

    It’s the Animate Girls Festival, which can only mean one thing… male figure time! Sure, from the name of the event you’d think it was catering to uh well boys, but it’s actually an event about boys. Or, you know, fictional boys. Because if guys get plastic ladies, girls should get plastic buff dudes! Equality, aw yeah. Okay so I don’t really care about Free! even a little bit but it has such a massive and vocal fanbase that we knew we’d be getting a deluge of figures. Surprisingly, Alter has both of their announcements sculpted: Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana. It’s hilariously awesome to see topless male figures (finally). Good job, Alter! [SUPER MEGA IMPORTANT UPDATE] Butt shots added from Hayase_400m’s Twitter [via Natume_k’s Twitter]

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  • From what I’ve seen from my female friends (and some male friends as well) on Tumblr, Free! is all the rage. It’s got, um, guys who swim or something. And they wear like no clothing. It’s pretty much the equivalent of Highschool of the Dead, but with guys. And instead of zombies there’s water and instead of fighting there’s swimming. Or something. You can tell I am totally excited and pumped about this announcement, right? But on a serious note, I’m always happy when we get male figures. Maybe I don’t personally like them or get excited, but I know it’s always great to have diversity and the ladies deserve fanservice too! And what better company to give us sexy boys than Alter’s all-male line Altair? They’re teaming up with Hobby Stock (which I worry might mean exclusives) and have so far announced one figure of Haruka Nanase. But come on, you know more are coming. So many more. [via Hobby Stock]

    Alter Takes On The Scantily Clad Boys Of Free!

    From what I’ve seen from my female friends (and some male friends as well) on Tumblr, Free! is all the rage. It’s got, um, guys who swim or something. And they wear like no clothing. It’s pretty much the equivalent of Highschool of the Dead, but with guys. And instead of zombies there’s water and instead of fighting there’s swimming. Or something. You can tell I am totally excited and pumped about this announcement, right? But on a serious note, I’m always happy when we get male figures. Maybe I don’t personally like them or get excited, but I know it’s always great to have diversity and the ladies deserve fanservice too! And what better company to give us sexy boys than Alter’s all-male line Altair? They’re teaming up with Hobby Stock (which I worry might mean exclusives) and have so far announced one figure of Haruka Nanase. But come on, you know more are coming. So many more. [via Hobby Stock]

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