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Misaki Kurehito Saekano ExhibitMisaki Kurehito Saekano Exhibit

matthewn4444matthewn44448 months agoDiary
WARNING LOTS OF LARGE IMAGES HERE

The artist Misaki Kurehito of Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata had an exhibition the later half of the month of March. I attended March 17-18 weekend in Tokyo to see his art and get some merch.

If you would like to quickly see the photos you can find them in the gallery (not all included on this page):

- Exhibit/Merchandise Area
- Merchandise

Exhibit

I had 11am and 2pm on Saturday (first day) and Sunday at 10am (first entry of the day). I bought 2 tickets (in case the lottery was difficult, which it wasn't) and my friend couldn't go so he gave me his ticket. The event you can get the poster for 1000 yen or a half b2 tapestry and bag for 4000 yen. Whichever you get, you have an entry to see the exhibit and a merchandise sheet.

At the entrance of Akiba Co Gallery lining up you can see Megumi with Misaki's magnificent artwork.

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Inside you are greeted with a cardboard cutout of Megumi. Saturday was school outfit, Sunday was casual outfit, I assume the other days they rotate her.

Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos but I can try to describe some of it. Most of his artwork consists of canvas, flat board art, frames and paper drafts from the light novel. Each girl had their own section and a small section for Akane Kosaka. Most of the artwork is shown in the brochure (which you can check out in the extra gallery) which includes all the BD art, the inserts from light novels, dakis, promotional art etc.

There are 3 dioramas.

Utaha at work, except with all the light novels on the table and a frame of Utaha on the wall.

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Eriri painting in the storage room at school:

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Finally the cherry blossom and the road section with a huge area dedicated to the artwork of Megumi.

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Everything in between is art from the series. The very end was showcasing all the merchandise you can buy.

The merchandise was not located here, it was back at Atre Akihabara. But first to get my postcard from Geestore (which you get by showing your Lawson ticket at the shop 4th floor).

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Now time to line up.

Atre Akihabara aka lining up time

Around the building:

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Lining up area (that big Megumi face):


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Line here was about 45 min to 1 hour to in the morning and increases to maybe 3-4 hours in the afternoon while plenty of items being sold out.

They sell some of the items exclusively to people that have gone to the event.

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The rest of the items, swimsuit b2 tapestries, waifu cake, clear file, acrylic board, pillow cases, desk mats and bags anyone could buy in line.

After buying, you get a number to pick up your merchandise from the sheet on the first floor after 30 min or so.

Around the inside you can find the 1/1 acrylic life size character panels each costing the low low price of $2000! (eeeek).

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Where she go?

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(Source: twitter.com/sae...)

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You could buy the frames and acrylic panels here: www.aniplexplus...

At Atre, you can buy anything in store (except the exhibit merchandise) and every 500 yen you can get a small card, I bought some socks at Uniqlo.


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Merchandise aka Loot

One flight later I came back and unboxed the loot. More photos


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Tapestries

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Acrylic Panels

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Waifu Cake


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ps. I like Megumi and Utaha equally, but Megumi was sold out within the first hour.

One emotional cup


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New Canvas


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Nendo


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Brochure

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Contents

Postcards

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Eriri's art slightly nsfw

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Great you made it to the end! That was a busy and fun trip! Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it!

Seriously this artist is making me poor.
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If you were given $2000 and shipping to your location was ignored, which acrylic panel would you buy?

  • 15%Kimono Megumi
  • 29%Kimono Utaha
  • 5%Kimono Eriri
  • 23%Swimsuit Megumi
  • 8%School Megumi
  • 10%School Utaha
  • 7%School Eriri
  • 1%Where is my girl Michiru?
  • 0%Where is my girl Izumi?
  • 1%Don't like any of the girls, got to get my man Iori Hashima
  • 1%LOVE iLLUSiON ♪♫♬(Tomoya Aki)
  • 84 votesVotes are public

Comments15

2pt
Nice bro, I bought the tapestries like you :D
8 months ago
1pt
Mitsuna リトルバスターズ最高!
I have adored Kurehito Misaki's work ever since Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete, what a stunning exhibition this must have been! Thank you so much for sharing!!
8 months ago
1pt
Great pics and loot! That must have been amazing to see in person. The Saekano art style is so lovely ~

I probably would have passed on that cake since it would require slicing up Utaha >o<;
8 months ago
1pt
Hokuto (8 months ago) #31724923using proxy (buyee, zenmarket, from japan, big in japan) there are a lot of guide in this site, personally I'm not so good explaining how it works

So I looked into this and you cannot use Japan post because EMS max is 30kg or longest size of 150cm length. All Arcylic panels are over 150cm in height. For example Megumi swimsuit could be 100 cm x 170 cm x 20 cm. This would make the volumetric weight over 60kg. Then you have to look at other services. For fun I reached out to Big in Japan and they said they can only use Fedex to ship this. Fedex's calculator with that weight is about 2000-3000$ (depending on shipping type) to USA.
8 months ago
1pt
matthewn4444 (8 months ago) #31724697If you were to get it, how can you ship it out of Japan?

using proxy (buyee, zenmarket, from japan, big in japan) there are a lot of guide in this site, personally I'm not so good explaining how it works
8 months ago
1pt
Hokuto (8 months ago) #31723159very interesting article and very well done, about this event I bought a lot of stuff past days using yahoo auction and aniplexplus.com (via Big in Japan proxy) but I don't want say too much because I dont have them yet
I was very tempted by Acrylic Megumi swimsuit but it is too expensive and big for my room (I found a clear file with same subject)


If you were to get it, how can you ship it out of Japan?
8 months ago
1pt
Myaako (8 months ago) #31723118I make an account just to comment on this post, thank you very much for sharing, you are making me so sad that I was not able to attend such event...
Have a question though... I really want those acrylic panels (the 3 that you have, not the 2k$ one...), in the link that you share: www.aniplexplus... I can't seem to find them. The prices seems to be too high, which is a bit odd, I can't read moonrune. Can you tell me if you know where I can order those acrylic panels, if they're available?
Thanks



For now the only way is auction. They may sell in an online order, which they said they will do but they never release all of it. My guess is if they do an online order on April it would only be from sheet 1 with all 5 girls since it's Max is 5 people.
8 months ago
1pt
very interesting article and very well done, about this event I bought a lot of stuff past days using yahoo auction and aniplexplus.com (via Big in Japan proxy) but I don't want say too much because I dont have them yet

I was very tempted by Acrylic Megumi swimsuit but it is too expensive and big for my room (I found a clear file with same subject)
8 months ago
0pt
I make an account just to comment on this post, thank you very much for sharing, you are making me so sad that I was not able to attend such event...
Have a question though... I really want those acrylic panels (the 3 that you have, not the 2k$ one...), in the link that you share: www.aniplexplus... I can't seem to find them. The prices seems to be too high, which is a bit odd, I can't read moonrune. Can you tell me if you know where I can order those acrylic panels, if they're available?

Thanks
8 months ago
1pt
Thank you for sharing your pics and telling us about the Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata event! I would love to have gone and spend some serious cash there.
8 months ago
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