Nendoroid Nao – Staccato Ver.
Good Smile Company made another Nao nendoroid… this time it’s the Mabinogi Staccato version and is a collaboration with Dengeki Hobby! I’m sure you all know that Nao is the mascot from popular MMORPG Mabinogi. Mabinogi Staccato is a 2008 collaboration project between Nexon Japan and Dengeki.
This is an exclusive figure and you need to buy this month’s Dengeki Hobby magazine to obtain a preorder form which must be completed between May 25th and July 15th. I’ve heard some people have found ways around this though. Nao stands 100mm tall and costs 3000 yen. The release date is in November. As usual with nendoroids, the parts are interchangeable with other nendoroids. She comes with glasses and a bag. More pictures can be found on Mika-tan’s blog at Good Smile Company.
Mabinogi Staccato is a manga based off Mabinogi by Tamon Yoshiyuki that ran in Dengeki Maou magazine. It is a love comedy in a school setting, but with familiar characters from the game, such as Nao, Lorna, Pan and the whole Tir Chonaill cast. The main protagonist is Irio, along with Nao, a tennen girl who loves him. Then, suddenly a succubus by the name of Sharuru appears and kisses Irio in front of Nao! The first chapter of Mabinogi Staccato is available from the Dengeki’s website. I should go buy this.