Review: Good Smile Company Nendoroid Sakura Miku

For some of us collectors, there is no better way to usher in the Spring season this year than the arrival of Sakura Miku!





Here are some of the optional parts that can be used to create other poses.


As her name suggests, Sakura Miku’s design is largely influenced by cherry blossom, a species of flower that would bloom in abundance in Japan between early March till the start of May, depending on location. (Sidetrack a little, blooming forecast for 2013 can be found here!)


The Sakura design permeates through every aspect of Hatsune Miku in this release, right down to her headphones as seen here.



Her signature twin-tails spot a vibrant pink/white gradient, resplendent with flower motifs on them. Even the back of her outfit is affixed with a pair of cherries!


Sakura Miku’s arms can be swapped out for a slightly different pose. The standard headphones are provided too, but there’s something more…


As many of you would have observed in the early picture, the optional parts does include another head attachment. This one would provide the extra peg-holes for the cherry accessories for her hair!



Yet another alternate expression is Sakura Miku’s tearful face, as she holds a single stalk of flower close to her. It seems like a symbolic expression of sadness over the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossom flowers, as they would mostly fall off a week after blossoming to make way for the growth of leaves. But fear not, my fellow Miku fans, the beauty of Sakura Miku is definitely more long lasting!😄


The last alternate pose is that of Sakura Miku enjoying her sakura mochi, as she sits comfortably on a pile of cushions!


Nendoroid Sakura Miku definitely scores major points, alongside Snow Miku Strawberry Kimono ver., with this Spring-themed design. No doubt there are already many releases for Hatsune Miku, but this has indeed breathed new life into the ever expanding series of Vocaloid nendoroids.


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