Currently working with Good Smile Company on several projects of which I can only talk about a few of them for now.
One of the projects is Figma Mirai and currently have tentatively scheduled a Spring 2010 release. We will display her at the AFA09 in Singapore later this month.
Mirai loves taking photos so we decided that it only makes sense to bundle her with a digital SLR and you will see what it and the other Mirai Figma face part looks like at the AFA.
Another project I can mention is the "Tokyo Figure Show" in Singapore. I read from many Singaporean readers that they would love to have something similar in their neck of the woods so I'm bringing GSC and TFS with me to SG - see it only at the AFA 09.
First photo is together with Ayako-san and Nia at the GSC main office. Nia belongs to Asanon but she was out for the day. Ayako-san used to work at Mamachapp Toy and was the designer of Moco-chan.
First time I handled Nia and am now looking for adoption papers to sign ^^;
Meetings throughout the day are with different departments and project managers.
Here we have Big Boss Aki discussing your figure requests ^^;
Sergent Akiyama is looking after the Tokyo Figure Show in Singapore and we also have the project manager for Black Rock Shooter and the web team.
Then its time to head out to lunch. Pass by an estate agent. The houses here are cheap! This 2 floor house costs 20800000 yen - a third of what our house cost. But then again the location is not exactly central.
The GSC offices are located in Matsudo which is in Chiba where Narita airport is.
The GSC display cases are always so much fun to look at. We will have something similar when we move into bigger offices. These other GSC offices have florescent lighting and I cant figure out how to get decent colors with the Lumix LX3. There is no florescent light white balance setting unlike my other cameras.
Any Lumix LX3 users have a clue how to get decent shots in florescent light?
I've been trying my best to convert folks at GSC to use Macs and so far Big Boss Aki, Sergeant Akiyama and a few others are now using Macs at work.
The photographer uses a MacBook Pro for his photo editing. He installed the software that came with his SLR and checks each shot on the MBP. I done this many moons ago but couldn't be bothered after a while ^^;
Got the go ahead to meet Nia while Asanon was out n about.
I heard from many of you who have been converted into a Dollfie owner through my photos but seeing one in person is a completely different experience.
When I first saw Nia in the official photos by Volks I thought "hmmmm."
Then I saw photos at Figure.fm and thought "HMMMMMM!!!"
Then after today I thought "Where are the adoption papers to sign?"
Just before I leave I thought I'd go through some of the desks to see if I could find even more exclusive goodies. Today Chris and I got to see something pretty stunning indeed. It was unpainted and needed a huge table to assemble. Your wallet is going to sustain huge damages when it goes up for pre-order. But that wont be for another 8 months or so ^^;
Nothing more healthy than a Mc Dees. That reminds me of a conversation I had with Chris the other day about a film called Super Size Me where some bloke constantly ate Mc Dees.
As a result, the then-32-year-old Spurlock gained 24½ lbs. (1¾ stone, 11.1 kg), a 13% body mass increase, a cholesterol level of 230, and experienced mood swings, sexual dysfunction, and liver damage. It took Spurlock fourteen months to lose the weight gained from his experiment. (wikipedia)
I personally have not seen the movie so may be jumping the gun when I say this but too wont much of the same thing have an affect on the body? Just imagine eating only grapes for 30 days?
Its not as if Mc Dees force people to eat Big Macs. People eat what they want.
World Is Mine Miku poster! I think we are printing some stuff to hand out at the AFA. Probably wont have a lot to give out so shall we make it exclusive for DC readers ? ^^;
Sticking some other related GSC stuff for you below.
Also wondering if any of you spotted the hidden message in this article ^^;