Nesoberi buying guide
In this guide I’ll write down all the methods I know. There are surely a lot more, but this is usually what works to me.
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Nesoberi nuigurumis (Nesoberi(s) or nesos(s)), literally “lying down plush toy”, are a series of plushies posed lying on their front, with large heads. These are manufactured by SEGA and they’re usually on UFO catchers all over Japan. They are very good for hugging! Or just putting them on display. Starting with the Love Live! series in 2015, in an interview made around 2019, SEGA stated that there are now around 400 varieties from 70 series, and 4.6 million in the market.
There are a lot of neso sizes, listed below:
RABUAGAIN: The only store I’ve used and the experience was pretty good! Prices are good (they also have some used ones on stock and ocassional discounts if you wanna save a bit) and they give you free goodies! EEUU based
fusouu.sales: Never used it before but seems legit, good prices. Also does monthly giveaways apparently, nice! EEUU based
SolarisJapan: Pretty good prices apparently, was expecting higher based on what I’ve read
The cheaper nesos will always be found in Japan, but many people don’t want to deal with international shipping, but you can still buy from there using a proxy or a forwarder
A proxy buys the product for you from the online store, ship it to their warehouse and then ship it to you. Some companies/users may decline to deal with a proxy, so be wary of that.
A forwarder works similar to a proxy, except that you do the online order. They give you a japanese address and then you buy the item, shipping it to that address, and then they’ll forward it to you. Note that forwarders, in order to comply with japanese anti-gang laws, will need proof of your identity and address before forwarding. Usually this requires you to send photo of an ID with your name and address on it.
There’s no answer on which one is better as each one has it’s pros and cons, so you’ll need to decide yourself.
|Pretty simple, just get a link and done||May be slower placing your order||Full control over your order||You need knowledge about japanese address|
|Can ask questions to the seller||More expensive than a forwarder in most cases||Cheaper than a proxy in most cases||Need to send ID verification|
The following is a list of both proxies and forwarders. Please keep in mind that the fees don’t include shipping fees, as it varies a lot depending on weight and region.
|Name||Cost per package||Consolidation fees|
|JPN-Depot||￥200||￥100 per package|
|Tenso||Based on weight, around ￥570 for a MJNN||￥200 + ￥300 per package beyond the first|
|Name||Cost per package||Consolidation Fees|
|Buyee||￥300 (￥0-500 for insurance/inspection)||￥500 for two packages or ￥1000 for 3 or more|
|Neokyo||￥250 (plus ￥500 for shipping)||Free?|
|JPN-Depot||￥400||￥100 per package|
|JPShopping||Varies per price, ￥300+||Free|
|Honoka Kousaka||高坂穂乃果||Chika Takami||高海千歌||Shizuku Osaka||桜坂しずく||Kanon Shibuya||澁谷かのん|
|Eli Ayase||絢瀬絵里||Riko Sakurauchi||桜内梨子||Kasumi Nakasu||中須 かすみ||Keke Tang||唐可可|
|Kotori Minami||南ことり||Kanan Matsuura||松浦果南||Rina Tennoji||天王寺 璃奈||Chisato Arashi||嵐千砂都|
|Umi Sonoda||園田海未||Dia Kurosawa||黒澤ダイヤ||Ai Miyashita||宮下 愛||Sumire Heanna||平安名すみれ|
|Rin Hoshizora||星空凛||You Watanabe||渡辺曜||Ayumu Uehara||上原 歩夢||Ren Hazuki||葉月恋|
|Maki Nishikino||西木野真姫||Yoshiko Tsushima (Yohane)||津島善子 （ヨハネ）||Setsuna Yuuki||優木 せつ菜||Kinako Sakurakoji||桜小路きな子|
|Nozomi Tojo||東條希||Hanamaru Kunikida||国木田花丸||Karin Asaka||朝香 果林||Mei Yoneme||米女メイ|
|Hanayo Koizumi||小泉花陽||Mari Ohara||小原鞠莉||Emma Verde||エマ・ヴェルデ||Shiki Wakana||若菜四季|
|Nico Yazawa||矢澤にこ||Ruby Kurosawa||黒澤ルビィ||Kanata Konoe||近江彼方||Natsumi Onitsuka||鬼塚夏美|
|Shioriko Mifune||三船 栞子|
Here's a list of the approximate dimensions and weight of each neso size. You'll need this if you wanna know an estimate of the shipping cost. KCMs and NNNs are a bit weird such they come in different sizes, so do keep that in mind.
|Size||Dimensions (L x W x H) (in cms)||Weight (in grams)|
|Keychain Mascot||14 x 11 x 7||Around 80 grams|
|Normal Nesoberi||20 x 13 x 10||Around 120 grams|
|Jumbos||30 x 20 x 15||Around 450-500 grams|
|Mega Jumbos||40 x 26 x 22||Around 650 grams|
|LL nesos||50 x 30 x 25||Around 800-850 grams|
|Tera Jumbo||100 x 50 x 40||Around 3-4 kilograms|