Kizuna Ai “Nendoroid” Officially Announced!

The incredibly cute Kizuna Ai Nendoroid was officially unveiled by Good Smile Company last Friday and of course this means that since then, it has been available for pre-order from various stores, including Good Smile Company’s GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP.

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Coloured Kizuna Ai “Nendoroid” Unveiled, Kizuna Ai “Figma” Announced!

Today Wonder Festival 2018 [Winter] took place in Japan and, as Kizuna Ai had promised earlier this week, a coloured version of her reacently announced Nendoroid figure was unveiled. However, there was other big news for Kizuna Ai fans. As I suspected, a figma figure of Kizuna Ai in the works! As you can see from the image above, which I got from the Good Smile Company’s YouTube Channel, Max Factory only had a little cardboard cutout stand-in to show, but I’m already excited! And as if that wasn’t enough, a 1/7th scale figure of Kizuna Ai, by Tokyo Otaku Mode x Stronger, was also announced.

Well, now I know not to nominate Kizuna Ai for the figma figure survey that the Good Smile Company is currently holding, but who should I nominate instead? There’s not much time left to decide… Anyway, that’s all for now. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

Kizuna Ai “Nendoroid” Announced!

Just a few hours ago, Kizuna Ai, the Japanese “virtual” YouTuber, announced that a Nendoroid figure of herself is in development. She only had images of an uncoloured prototype to show, but she did say a coloured prototype would be unveiled at the Good Smile Company’s booth at Wonder Festival 2018 [Winter] on the 18th of February, which is only about a week away!

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Happy Birthday Kizuna Ai!

Today (June 30) is the Japanese “virtual” YouTuber Kizuna Ai’s (first?) birthday. So Happy Birthday, Ai-chan!😊 You can visit her YouTube channel by clicking here. She also has a gaming channel, which you can visit by clicking here. And if you’re simply wondering who Kizuna Ai is, you can read the post I wrote about her in April by clicking here.

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

Self-proclaimed World’s First Virtual YouTuber, Kizuna Ai

Tumblr can be a great way to find out about things that are trending in pop culture. As an example, I first found out about Miraculous, the French 3D animated female superhero show, on Tumblr. And today, I found out about Kizuna Ai.

According to Tumblr, Kizuna Ai is “a virtual anime YouTuber girl created with Miku Miku Dance”, but in her own words, she is simply the world’s first virtual YouTuber.

Ai first appeared in December last year, but she already has about 80 YouTube videos. That’s some output! I’ve only seen a handful of them so far, but one thing I can already say is this: she’s great! She has a really cute voice and her dialogue is very funny. Of course, the virtual YouTuber thing is a bit of a stretch: there’s a voice actor involved and possibly a separate motion actor, too. In fact, the whole thing is apparently a professional project. According to ouenblog.com (which is a Japanese blog devoted to YouTubers), Kizuna Ai is the product of a new company called Activ8, which probably created her to promote many the services they offer. One of these services is something they refer to as “character business production”. Ai herself has her own website, kizunaai.com, where you are able to download Ai’s 3D model for free!

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