When you think about those two words, an image of something cute pops into your mind.
Like maybe a mini version of Roy Mustang from Yuri On Ice.
Or a cute version of Aqua from Konosuba?
If that’s true, then as an anime collector you might have wondered – what’s the history of
How did they even start?
Why are they called
Turns out there aren’t that many Anime sites online who go into the history of
As an Anime retailer, it’s Anime Motivation’s job to educate Anime fans/collectors across the world.
And so here we are – diving into the details of how
So let’s get straight to it. Hopefully you’ll find this article valuable and educational.
The Birth Of
The year of the
Tsukihime is a video game created online for Windows computers.
The company behind the game is Type-Moon. The same company behind the Fate Stay Night series (and many others).
This first ever
It was released during the Tokyo Wonder Festival in 2006. A festival that takes place in the months – February and August promoting garage kits and sculptures.
The original creator of the
Nendoroid Figures Started Gaining Traction
Producing all types of
Then by 2009,
After hitting such a massive milestone the
Putting the total number of
And of course as you can imagine, bootleg
Nendoroid Figures Changed Over Time
From 2006 onwards,
Here’s what she looked like at first:
This is how Riders
Compare that to how well-designed Riders
The difference is pretty magical, right? The two designs are incomparable.
Not just in quality, but in how realistic the figure looks compared to the real anime character.
Here are some more side-by-side comparisons of old vs new
You can tell which
And it goes to show just far
And how much effort they’ve put into making the designs more attractive and realistic over the years.
The Creators of
It’s not an exaggeration to say if it weren’t for the
And the market wouldn’t have gained so much traction and popularity worldwide.
But there are other creators of
Kotobukiya. Orange Rouge.
And companies along those lines.
But Good Smile is the biggest Japanese manufacturer of
And is likely the creator behind the majority of
11+ years in the making
These days Nendoroid figures come with all kinds of action poses, facial expressions and face plates.
Included right out of the box of many
It took 11 years for
So what’s next?
One thing’s for sure: as technology and innovations speed up, the designs of
Who knows – maybe
Or some other function that helps you connect to your favourite anime characters on a deeper level.
When that time comes – Anime Motivation will be here to serve it to the Anime community.
And that’s about everything there is to know about the history of
If anymore information is out there, this post will be updated to give you more insight!