Nendoroid Rin Kagamine: Cheerful Ver. Review

Yoh! Today we’re going to review another Nendoroid from the Cheerful Japan! Project and it’s…

Nendoroid#189: Rin Kagamine Cheerful Version!!!

Rin is a mascot/character of the second product of Vocaloid2, which is voice synthesizer program. She has a partner named Len which fans label as her brother or lover. From what I’ve read, there was no official announcement about their relationship.

I managed to find a song by Rin and Len which suits my musical preference. The name of the song is “Emitting Invisible Smoke”. Here’s the video for those who want to listen to it.

This version of Rin is both limited and exclusive. Also for every figure sold, Good Smile Company donated 1000 JPY to help in the relief efforts for the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami victims.

If you want to read more about Vocaloid click here and if you want to read more about Rin and Len click here.

What’s inside the box? (10/10)

  • 4 faceplates( one’s already attached)
  • A pair of straight arms with open hands attached
  • 2 small Cheerful Japan! flags and a pair of hands for holding them
  • A bent right arm with a close hand attached(for holding the microphone)
  • A right hand holding a whistle
  • A pair of straight legs and bent legs
  • 2 pompoms
  • A microphone
  • A whistle attached to a string
  • Nendoroid base (peg-arm type)
  • A sheet of stickers
  • A postcard

I also got a white envelope which contains a letter of apology and another sheet of decals. In the letter it says that there were defects on the stickers that came with Rin. I didn’t really notice it since I don’t use the stickers. Hoho.

Details (9/10)

Rin had very little flaws. She had some minor paint bleeds around her belt which I think is understandable because the little triangles on it are small. There’s also markings left by the mold that run at the tips of her hair which is only noticeable from below.

I really like that G clef on her shirt!

This might be weird but I really think Rin’s armpits look sexy. (ΦωΦ)

Articulation (9.5/10)

Rin is very poseable. The fact that she has a short hair and wears shorts makes her very poseable. Unfortunately the ribbon on her chest is not movable, I think that they should have made it a little bit more realistic in a sense that it moves. She also has the peg-arm type base so it’s easier to make pose without her falling down.

The bow on her hair can be rotated and removed.

As you can see on the picture below I received my Rin with a broken neck joint I ask GSC Support for help and they told me that they’ll replace it.

The replacement part arrived more or less 2 – 3 weeks after they told me that they’ll replace the joint.

Price (8/10)

I got her for 2,290 PHP(5,069.36 JPY) which I think is pretty reasonable. I ordered this while having the thought of helping the victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami so I didn’t really mind the price that much. She comes with a lot of accessories and extra compared to the earlier version so I suggest getting this one instead.

Conclusion (9.13/10)

I think this is a really good Nendoroid. It has a lot of accessories and it has good detail. It also easy to pose and I had the chance to help other people by buy this! Highly recommended for Vocaloid fans! I recommend getting Len too complete the awesomeness.


  • Very posable
  • Good detail
  • A lot of accessories and bonuses
  • Sexy armpits! Very cute!


  • Some lines left by the mold on the tips of her hair.
  • Broken neck joint (in my case)

I also made a review of Nendoroid#190: Len Kagamine Cheerful Version just click on the picture below if you want to read it. (*´∀`*)

Thanks for reading and see you on my next post! ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

5 thoughts on “Nendoroid Rin Kagamine: Cheerful Ver. Review

    1. okamiissun Post author

      Haven’t tried any of the stickers the came with my nendos so I’m not so sure but I think that as time passes and you stick one expression and change it with another the stickiness of the sticker will eventually run out and it would end up as a piece of plastic with no use. :\


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