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!

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

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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!)

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

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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!

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

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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!

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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!😄

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

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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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