So you haven’t got your chance to purchase Nendoroid Kuroneko (a.k.a Gokou Ruri) when she was released a couple of months ago? Well, here is another chance to get the adorable gothic lolita friend of Kousaka Kirino in the OreImo series. Yep, she is getting a re-sale scheduled for next month (October 2011) release.
If you still haven’t made up your mind whether to grab her or not … well, why don’t you take a look at the review first? XD
When I watched Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (a.k.a Oreimo), I find that Kuroneko left me a strong impression of her personality and habits, compared to the main heroine, Kousaka Kirino, although they are both tsundere. In fact, Kuroneko is my favorite character from Oreimo, despite her role as merely a supporting character in the series. ^^
Now that GSC has made Nendoroid Kuroneko, let’s find out how they present her look and feel in the Nendoroid rendetion. ^^
Nendoroid Kuroneko with Miku HMO's face plate
One of the most anticipated Nendoroid for this year – Nendoroid Kuroneko has been released today in Japan. Yes, this adorable gothic girl from Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai should be hitting Japanese release retail stores starting today. Apparently, some folks have already taken photos of Gokou Ruri (real name of Kuroneko). Well then, kindly visit the source site for more pics. ^^
Nendoroid Kuroneko (a.k.a Gokou Ruri)
Yes, Nendoroid Kuroneko will be released according to her schedule – this month. GSC has just posted an update regarding their products’ release dates, and Kuroneko is one of those which received an exact date: April 27, 2011. Yes, you will be able to create an argument-duel scene between her and Kirino soon, Nendonesian. ^^
Anyway, if you are looking for GSC’s release schedule for April, here is the article. ^^
Box of Nendoroid Kuroneko
OK, we might have seen Nendoroid Kuroneko‘s box design previously, but it was empty back then, wasn’t it? Well, now we get another view of Gokou Ruri’s box with the Nendoroid herself packed inside. Nothing is surprising here, though it proves that Nendoroid Kuroneko is still on-track for her release schedule which should be due in this month. ^^
Anyway, we also had a pic of the box of upcoming re-issue Nendoroid Kirisame Marisa, compared to the first release one.
Original, first release box (left) and re-issue version (right)
So far I could only see a few differences between those two:
- The font size used by the number box and name are smaller
- The number box is using pink color instead of black
- A slightly brighter color on the stars pattern in the background
- The frame shape is slightly altered
Well, what do you think, Nendonesian? ^^
OreImou fans: gather up! The photo that you see above shows Nendoroid Kuroneko‘s box, along with Nendoroid Kousaka Kirino’s – courtesy of GSC staff Station Yamada. Well, the adorable gothic-tsundere is scheduled for next month (April) release, so you might want to prepare your ammoneytion starting now. ^^
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Ah … the gothic loli Nendoroid Kuroneko from Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai has finally arrived on Mikatan’s desk. As seen from Mikatan’s photos, this cute friend of Kirino will bring a plenty of body parts and accessories along with her – sadly the tatami and extra interiors you seen in the photos are not included. ^^;
Anyway, she is up for pre-order starting tomorrow. Head on to Mikatan’s blog to enjoy a galore of full gothic cuteness by Kuroneko-chan. ^^
Note: It seems that Nendoroid Kousaka Kirino‘s release date has not been changed in official GSC site, i.e: February 2011.
Via Mikatan’s blog
Nendoroid Kousaka Kirino and Kuroneko (Gokou Ruri)
A few hours ago, GSC president Takanori Aki tweeted a photo of both Nendoroid Kousaka Kirino and Nendoroid Kuroneko displayed at the Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Festival. Well, let’s analyze this photo a bit. ^^
Kuroneko-chan seems to hold something in her hand; is that a DVD case as Kirino’s? Apparently she is also standing on a special mat as stand base – will it be included in the package? … and the last thing is her availability info. The slated release date is rather vague: 2011 (spring?), but she has already gotten a price tag: 3500 Yen.
Are you thinking of getting Kuroneko-chan too, Nendonesian? Have you secured a pre-order for Kiririn-chan? ^^
UPDATE: One more pic (frontal view) after the break.
UPDATE 2: Takanori Aki has just tweeted that they will start accepting pre-orders for Nendoroid Kuroneko this month and it will be announced in Mikatan’s blog. Unfortunately … the mat stand base is NOT included in the package. Tweet after the break.
UPDATE 3: It looks like Nendoroid Kousaka Kirino‘s release date has been pushed back from February 2011 to April 2011. Photo after the break. (Thanks, Yakumo! ^^)
Nendoroid Kinoshita Hideyoshi
As predicted, Nendoroid Kinoshita Hideyoshi is featured on Mikatan’s blog today … but the post’s author is Station Yamada, instead of Otanaka. Alongside the photo gallery, Yamada also drops a hint of Nendoroid Kuroneko that will be displayed at the upcoming Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Wake ga Nai Festival on December 5. (see the pic after the break)