13 May 2012
Sakura viewing nendoroid Miku
This is not news exactly, and it's slightly out of season too since it's now no longer the sakura (cherry blossom) viewing period, but Mikatan of Good Smile Company has a nendoroid Sakura Miku viewing real sakura as a teaser of some sort last month, and I found that I can't be kept silent about it forever. :P
Concept art of Sakura Miku
Sakura Miku next to real sakura
Similar to Snow Miku, Sakura Miku's twin tails will have some sort of two-colour gradation
A cherry butterfly knot is attached at the back of the shirt
Sakura flowers replace the standard earphones for Miku
Sakura Miku doing hanami (花見, literally "flower viewing)
No release date or price have been announced yet, so we are still left in the dark as for how this nendoroid Sakura Miku will be released. Hopefully it's not a limited one like its puchi (mini) version, which was concert limited only.
I am forseeing this version to appear soon or later. While I like the colour scheme of Snow Miku a little bit more, this pink seasonal Miku fits the theme of sakura pretty well too. Yes I am a bit of a sucker for Miku's design(s), though not as much as some other fans (you know who you are!).
Funny how before this is announced bootleg version is already spotted in various packages. I saw this in a local stationery shop near my friend's home as early as Chinese New Year this year ^^;;;
Pictures are from Mikatan's blog