Uzuki Shimamura Archive

  • 2018 seems like it is going to be the Year of the Sitting Figures for Good Smile. A shocking amount of their sculpts are just hanging around! I actually prefer sitting gals (easier to display a full shelf with height variety) so it’s good news for me. We saw a few of their figures already, like the ones at Fate/History and Mikus, but we got a lot more. Quite a few of their announcements are now sculpted: the “old” version of Kiss-Shot, birthday Rem, Megumi Katou, the Hot Limit girls (Sonico, Uzuki, & Eriri), Anastasia from Cinderella Girls, Izetta, Phosphophyllite, and Kouhai-chan. But the new announcements are what grabbed my attention. We have a wedding Louise (!! when was the last time she got a figure), Shuvi Dola from No Game No Life, Emilia from Re;Zero, and Akari Kawamoto. Oh, and uh… a Groot & Rocket Raccoon scaled figure. [UPDATE] Added the Your Name duo to the gallery [via whl4u]

    Summer WonFest 2017: Good Smile Company

    2018 seems like it is going to be the Year of the Sitting Figures for Good Smile. A shocking amount of their sculpts are just hanging around! I actually prefer sitting gals (easier to display a full shelf with height variety) so it’s good news for me. We saw a few of their figures already, like the ones at Fate/History and Mikus, but we got a lot more. Quite a few of their announcements are now sculpted: the “old” version of Kiss-Shot, birthday Rem, Megumi Katou, the Hot Limit girls (Sonico, Uzuki, & Eriri), Anastasia from Cinderella Girls, Izetta, Phosphophyllite, and Kouhai-chan. But the new announcements are what grabbed my attention. We have a wedding Louise (!! when was the last time she got a figure), Shuvi Dola from No Game No Life, Emilia from Re;Zero, and Akari Kawamoto. Oh, and uh… a Groot & Rocket Raccoon scaled figure. [UPDATE] Added the Your Name duo to the gallery [via whl4u]

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  • Most shows do not get mini-events where the figures on display are 99% from it. But somehow, IDOLM@STER consistently does! Probably because every company under the sun has made at least one of the girls, so there is always a lot of news. And this event is no exception. There was so much on display! Alpha x Omega’s Nao Kamiya, Rin Shibuya, and Karen Houjou trio is painted, as is Alter’s Love Laika set of Minami Nitta, Ranko Kanzaki, and Anastasia. Alter also had two new announcements: Uzuki Shimamura and Shiki Ichinose. Oh, and the sculpt for Sachiko Koshimizu on display. Alter, calm down! Wave, a company that’s very much fallen out of popularity, was on hand with a few girls. Mika Jougasaki is painted, and they had a sculpt for swimsuit Ranko along with the announcement for a Beach Queen Nitta. Last but not least, Kotobukiya brought a few girls! They had a surprise sculpt for Yuki Himekawa along with an announcement for Cu-Poche Kaede Takagaki. [UPDATE] Added two of Phat’s figures! [via whitenoize & figsoku]

    Prepare Your Wallet For Even More IDOLM@STER

    Most shows do not get mini-events where the figures on display are 99% from it. But somehow, IDOLM@STER consistently does! Probably because every company under the sun has made at least one of the girls, so there is always a lot of news. And this event is no exception. There was so much on display! Alpha x Omega’s Nao Kamiya, Rin Shibuya, and Karen Houjou trio is painted, as is Alter’s Love Laika set of Minami Nitta, Ranko Kanzaki, and Anastasia. Alter also had two new announcements: Uzuki Shimamura and Shiki Ichinose. Oh, and the sculpt for Sachiko Koshimizu on display. Alter, calm down! Wave, a company that’s very much fallen out of popularity, was on hand with a few girls. Mika Jougasaki is painted, and they had a sculpt for swimsuit Ranko along with the announcement for a Beach Queen Nitta. Last but not least, Kotobukiya brought a few girls! They had a surprise sculpt for Yuki Himekawa along with an announcement for Cu-Poche Kaede Takagaki. [UPDATE] Added two of Phat’s figures! [via whitenoize & figsoku]

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  • I don’t actually like watching idol shows at all, but for some reason (“some reason” come on it’s the cute outfits) they are a huge figure-weakness for me. Especially IDOLM@STER! So imagine my delight when this IM@S event happened. And the tears my wallet is shedding. We have quite a few figures: Aniplex/Stronger’s Haruka, Mirai, and Uzuki trio are painted, as is Phat! Company’s Rika and Max Factory’s Nitta Minami. Phat’s Kirari Moroboshi and Anzu Futaba duo was out on display, and they have a new announcement for Frederica Miyamoto from Cinderella Girls. Last but not least, Anastasia will be the next addition to Volks’ Dollfie Dream line! [via max_machida & Phat Company]

    Prepare Your Wallets For A Plethora of IDOLM@STER Figures

    I don’t actually like watching idol shows at all, but for some reason (“some reason” come on it’s the cute outfits) they are a huge figure-weakness for me. Especially IDOLM@STER! So imagine my delight when this IM@S event happened. And the tears my wallet is shedding. We have quite a few figures: Aniplex/Stronger’s Haruka, Mirai, and Uzuki trio are painted, as is Phat! Company’s Rika and Max Factory’s Nitta Minami. Phat’s Kirari Moroboshi and Anzu Futaba duo was out on display, and they have a new announcement for Frederica Miyamoto from Cinderella Girls. Last but not least, Anastasia will be the next addition to Volks’ Dollfie Dream line! [via max_machida & Phat Company]

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  • Though there’s no love in my heart for the show, I adore the cast of IDOLM@STER in figure form–especially the Cinderella Girls. So of course I have Good Smile Company’s first batch of figures of the girls, including their Uzuki Shimamura. But… we’re getting another one! To be honest, I’d prefer figures of the overlooked girls, but am I going to complain about something this cute? Hell no. This is the ‘Crystal Night Party’ version, and we’ll be getting Mio along with her (we got a teaser of that sculpt!), and Rin too of course. Because we need more Mio, SIGH. I really love these outfits, so cute and frilly and the hair sculpt is on point. She retails for a kind of steep ¥11,852 and is set for an October release. Order At: HLJ | Hobby Search | AmiAmi

    Preview Good Smile’s New Uzuki Shimamura

    Though there’s no love in my heart for the show, I adore the cast of IDOLM@STER in figure form–especially the Cinderella Girls. So of course I have Good Smile Company’s first batch of figures of the girls, including their Uzuki Shimamura. But… we’re getting another one! To be honest, I’d prefer figures of the overlooked girls, but am I going to complain about something this cute? Hell no. This is the ‘Crystal Night Party’ version, and we’ll be getting Mio along with her (we got a teaser of that sculpt!), and Rin too of course. Because we need more Mio, SIGH. I really love these outfits, so cute and frilly and the hair sculpt is on point. She retails for a kind of steep ¥11,852 and is set for an October release. Order At: HLJ | Hobby Search | AmiAmi

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  • Wonder Festival is tomorrow night for those of us here in the US, and you know what that means! It’s time for “way too many teasers that kind of spoil the event.” Wow so fun! First up is GSC, with once again… a lot of shit. Let’s start with Nendoroids. We’ve got colored PriPara Aromageddon (what is that name) girls Kurosa Aroma and Mikan Shiratama, Yufuin En is painted along with KanColle‘s Zuikaku and Yuudachi, and we have another Nendoroid Miku. Mira Yurizaka from Dimension W is new here, along with a set of Mr. Osomatsu petits. There’s scaled stuff too, of course, though a notable lack of Miku. Uzuki Shimamura is painted, we have the sculpt for Yasusada Yamatonokami, and two new announcements: Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord and Kogane Asabuki from Bubuki Buranki. Also a mystery figure of a guy’s arm–any guesses? [via Kahotan]

    Good Smile Company’s Winter Wonder Festival 2016 Teasers

    Wonder Festival is tomorrow night for those of us here in the US, and you know what that means! It’s time for “way too many teasers that kind of spoil the event.” Wow so fun! First up is GSC, with once again… a lot of shit. Let’s start with Nendoroids. We’ve got colored PriPara Aromageddon (what is that name) girls Kurosa Aroma and Mikan Shiratama, Yufuin En is painted along with KanColle‘s Zuikaku and Yuudachi, and we have another Nendoroid Miku. Mira Yurizaka from Dimension W is new here, along with a set of Mr. Osomatsu petits. There’s scaled stuff too, of course, though a notable lack of Miku. Uzuki Shimamura is painted, we have the sculpt for Yasusada Yamatonokami, and two new announcements: Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord and Kogane Asabuki from Bubuki Buranki. Also a mystery figure of a guy’s arm–any guesses? [via Kahotan]

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  • IDOLM@STER has been getting a ton of figure attention recently, but most of the focus is on the original cast and Cinderella Girls. There’s very little from Million Live. We’ve seen Yuriko from Phat! Company and they announced Minako, plus there’s an older MegaHouse figure, but other than that? Yeah, not much. It seems like Aniplex & Stronger are going to mix that up a little, because they’ve announced a set of 3 figures: one from each of the main IM@S series! There’s Mirai Kasuga from Million Live, Uzuki Shimamura from Cinderella Girls, and Haruka Amami from the OG IM@S. I’m not sure how I feel about the selections (we’ve certainly seen enough of Haruka, and even Uzuki) but I love the outfits they picked! [via Nico Nico]

    Aniplex Takes On The Girls Of IDOLM@STER

    IDOLM@STER has been getting a ton of figure attention recently, but most of the focus is on the original cast and Cinderella Girls. There’s very little from Million Live. We’ve seen Yuriko from Phat! Company and they announced Minako, plus there’s an older MegaHouse figure, but other than that? Yeah, not much. It seems like Aniplex & Stronger are going to mix that up a little, because they’ve announced a set of 3 figures: one from each of the main IM@S series! There’s Mirai Kasuga from Million Live, Uzuki Shimamura from Cinderella Girls, and Haruka Amami from the OG IM@S. I’m not sure how I feel about the selections (we’ve certainly seen enough of Haruka, and even Uzuki) but I love the outfits they picked! [via Nico Nico]

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  • You know what we need right before MegaHobby? Another figure event! What is up with how many we’ve had this fall? This time it’s one dedicated only to IDOLM@STER, and there were a LOT of figures at it. Wave, surprisingly, is making non-Beach Queens figures of some of the Cinderella Girls: sculpts for Kaede Takagaki and Miku Maekawa appeared, along with announcements for Rika Jougasaki, Miria Akagi, and Kirari Moroboshi. We’re also getting another Dollfie Dream from Volks: Rin Shibuya! Kotobukiya joined the party with the sculpt for Kaede Takagaki and an announcement for Nana Abe. Good Smile Company & Co had, of course, the most updates. Phat! Company had many of their girls, along with a brand new sculpt of Rin Shibuya. The Love Laika version of Anastasia, which just went up for order, was painted, along with the matching Minami Nitta. Good Smile’s Crystal Night Party figure of Uzuki Shimamura is sculpted, and we have figmas of Rika and Mika Jougasaki based on their anime appearance. Then we have Alter! First, three announcements from their Alpha x Omega collaboration: Rin Shibuya, Karen Houjou, and Nao Kamiya. They also showed off the amazing sculpts for Riina Tada and Miku Maekawa. Phew, that’s a lot of idols! [via taka humo, kuroneko_r, and kahotan]

    Check Out A Ton Of New IDOLM@STER Figures

    You know what we need right before MegaHobby? Another figure event! What is up with how many we’ve had this fall? This time it’s one dedicated only to IDOLM@STER, and there were a LOT of figures at it. Wave, surprisingly, is making non-Beach Queens figures of some of the Cinderella Girls: sculpts for Kaede Takagaki and Miku Maekawa appeared, along with announcements for Rika Jougasaki, Miria Akagi, and Kirari Moroboshi. We’re also getting another Dollfie Dream from Volks: Rin Shibuya! Kotobukiya joined the party with the sculpt for Kaede Takagaki and an announcement for Nana Abe. Good Smile Company & Co had, of course, the most updates. Phat! Company had many of their girls, along with a brand new sculpt of Rin Shibuya. The Love Laika version of Anastasia, which just went up for order, was painted, along with the matching Minami Nitta. Good Smile’s Crystal Night Party figure of Uzuki Shimamura is sculpted, and we have figmas of Rika and Mika Jougasaki based on their anime appearance. Then we have Alter! First, three announcements from their Alpha x Omega collaboration: Rin Shibuya, Karen Houjou, and Nao Kamiya. They also showed off the amazing sculpts for Riina Tada and Miku Maekawa. Phew, that’s a lot of idols! [via taka humo, kuroneko_r, and kahotan]

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  • Another month, another boring batch of scans. Like the months before, this is like 85% MegaHouse. Actually, there was some breaking news, but we posted it a few days ago–so now we’re just left with pages of One Piece, Yowamushi Pedal, Dragonball Z, and Precure. The two figures I want the most from them, Gilgamesh and Anthy, have been all quite on the Western front for WAY too long. And where’s painted Jessie?! They’re torturing us, I tell you. We actually do have some non-MegaHouse updates from Alter (their Love Live! girls) and Orange Rouge (lots of Touken Ranbu), along with some actual news from MegaHouse: they’re adding Mio Honda and Uzuki Shimamura to their 1/10 scale line to go with Rin. [via Takezo1101’s Twitter]

    Magazine Scans: August 2015

    Another month, another boring batch of scans. Like the months before, this is like 85% MegaHouse. Actually, there was some breaking news, but we posted it a few days ago–so now we’re just left with pages of One Piece, Yowamushi Pedal, Dragonball Z, and Precure. The two figures I want the most from them, Gilgamesh and Anthy, have been all quite on the Western front for WAY too long. And where’s painted Jessie?! They’re torturing us, I tell you. We actually do have some non-MegaHouse updates from Alter (their Love Live! girls) and Orange Rouge (lots of Touken Ranbu), along with some actual news from MegaHouse: they’re adding Mio Honda and Uzuki Shimamura to their 1/10 scale line to go with Rin. [via Takezo1101’s Twitter]

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  • Good Smile is kind of the big boss of the figure world. They have tons of other sister companies, and seem to be absorbing more every day. Yet surprisingly, they take on less figures than companies like Max Factory. But of course they still had a lot to show off at WonFest! Including, of course, some Mikus. Two, in fact. There’s the more traditional Miku from the teasers, and then the gorgeous 2015 Racing Miku. Sabers? They got two! The Huke ver. Saber Alter (still unpainted) and a new Saber Bride. Kantai Collection? Of course! We are finally getting a figure of Bismark and Prinz Eugen as well. Plus an announcement for Yuudachi! Other random girls? Their Erina Nakiri and Eriri Spencer Sawamura both got updates. And then we have announcements. A LOT of announcements. We’re getting more IM@S Cinderella girls: Mio Honda, Uzuki Shimamura, and Rin Shibuya. Again, instead of doing… different girls? I guess? We’ll also be getting Megumi Katou from Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, Alisa from God Eater, and Masami Utoku & Kuniko Shigyou from The Rolling Girls. [via GSC & Akibahobby]

    Summer WonFest 2015: Good Smile Company

    Good Smile is kind of the big boss of the figure world. They have tons of other sister companies, and seem to be absorbing more every day. Yet surprisingly, they take on less figures than companies like Max Factory. But of course they still had a lot to show off at WonFest! Including, of course, some Mikus. Two, in fact. There’s the more traditional Miku from the teasers, and then the gorgeous 2015 Racing Miku. Sabers? They got two! The Huke ver. Saber Alter (still unpainted) and a new Saber Bride. Kantai Collection? Of course! We are finally getting a figure of Bismark and Prinz Eugen as well. Plus an announcement for Yuudachi! Other random girls? Their Erina Nakiri and Eriri Spencer Sawamura both got updates. And then we have announcements. A LOT of announcements. We’re getting more IM@S Cinderella girls: Mio Honda, Uzuki Shimamura, and Rin Shibuya. Again, instead of doing… different girls? I guess? We’ll also be getting Megumi Katou from Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, Alisa from God Eater, and Masami Utoku & Kuniko Shigyou from The Rolling Girls. [via GSC & Akibahobby]

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  • Pretty much the only item I was interested in from Good Smile Company’s Summer WonFest exclusives lineup was the Nendoroid Mako, which is funny because I emphatically dislike Kill la Kill. But I mean, this is a pretty irresistible Nendoroid (if you like Nendos). All those extra parts! And today Kahotan is bringing us a closer look at this cutie. Of course all the extras, especially the two different crying parts and her varied expressions, seem to be the real attention-grabber, but this is an all-around detailed Nendoroid. Her outfit looks fantastic and has some great paintwork, and the poses seem very well thought-out. Is she nice enough to warrant the 2k shipping from Good Smile, though? Yes. The answer is yes. I want, like, five of her. And if you don’t feel like waiting until Wonder Festival and happen to be going to Anime Expo, she will be at the event! [via Kahotan]

    Take A Closer Look At The Fight Club Mako Nendoroid

    Pretty much the only item I was interested in from Good Smile Company’s Summer WonFest exclusives lineup was the Nendoroid Mako, which is funny because I emphatically dislike Kill la Kill. But I mean, this is a pretty irresistible Nendoroid (if you like Nendos). All those extra parts! And today Kahotan is bringing us a closer look at this cutie. Of course all the extras, especially the two different crying parts and her varied expressions, seem to be the real attention-grabber, but this is an all-around detailed Nendoroid. Her outfit looks fantastic and has some great paintwork, and the poses seem very well thought-out. Is she nice enough to warrant the 2k shipping from Good Smile, though? Yes. The answer is yes. I want, like, five of her. And if you don’t feel like waiting until Wonder Festival and happen to be going to Anime Expo, she will be at the event! [via Kahotan]

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