Subcribed over a month ago to Chrunchyroll hoping to spend less on dvd's/ blu-rays & be able to catch current show & support the creators. I didn't care for their past of making money off fansubs but it was too good a deal to pass up at $50 for a whole year. 720p quality is decent on my lowly 3mb connection though openings for some reason stutter watching on PC. Using the PS3 app is much smoother without the annoying overlays (fade in/out logo, username stream message at start) of the PC stream though you do get a dropdown timer bar/episode name at the start on the PS3. Already watched all of Sword Art Online, Btooom, & Bodacious Space Pirates, & currently watching Girl Und Panzer, The Idolm@ster, & Natsu no Arashi (love the char design for the main girl in this).
Dollfie Dream Wear
Costs more then my clothes! Striped bra & panty set for Alna, Alice maid set for Saber, & high school girl uniform for Rina. All I just need some stockings, shoes, & accessories.
Miku on the BBC
I listen to the BBC World Service almost daily & just heard Hatsune Miku get a short discussion on their weekly tech program "Click." You can listen to the program at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xf984. The Miku part can be heard about 8 minutes into the broadcast.
I read that the camera in the Vita is so bad because it was made to optimized augmented reality recognition. They should've put in a 2nd better quality camera. Here is Rin at a nice spot in Chicago's Lincoln Park.
Happy Vocaloid Day
Blu-ray/CD set of the two Vocaloid Miku concerts this year in Japan, Project Diva f the first Miku game for the the PS Vita, & a figure of Megurine Luka based on a Tony illustration. The record sized blu-ray set came with the green reuseable bag that smells like sweet wheat crackers. I originally got a PSP because of the Project Diva games & now a Vita for the same reasons. This version from Amiami in addition to the a printed screen protector included an Amiami exclusive keychain & illustration card. There was also a Vita + game LE, but the it was at least $500 which I didn't want to spend so I found this used 3g Vita w/8gb memory card for $162 on Amazon.
Anime for August Freezing blu-ray/dvd set full of service ala Queens Blade & including an mini artbook extra from Rightstuf. Also the 2nd season of The World God Only Knows.
Junky x Kagamine Rin/rink - Junky X Kagamine Rin THE BEST -, Exit Tunes Presents Megurhythm Feat. Megurine Luka, & the Pany & Stocking with Garbelt OST 1. Megurhythm comes with some extras such a rubber keychain, a mini mouse pad, a 1st press poster of the album cover image, & I think a mail in extra for a clear file folder.
Some recent figure pics.
Saber, Rina, Rise, & Alna.
Rise under her uniform.
Dollfie Dream Rise
They're releasing too many characters I like recently with Saber & now Rise & if I can get a chance Miki Hoshii too. It's a shame she doesn't get a nice box like Saber.
My first bath poster featuring Louise from Zero no Tsukaima. Was expecting something like a plastic sheet, but it actually is a type of waterproof paper.
Otakon 2012 Haul
Got a con t-shirt, an Imari Bible Black figure for $25, a Madoka Mami figure for $136, & the LE of Madoka Vol. 2. The Imari figure was a really good deal from Media Blasters booth & Mami I overpayed a bit for, but I missed preordering her so now hard to find online & on Ebay goes for over $160. She'll probably get rereleased at some point. For Madoka Vol. 2 I already had the regular edition, but double dipped at the Aniplex booth for the nice box with Mami, a promotional poster(which unfortunately got damaged on my trip home because I didn't have a poster tube), & for a chance to get another Ai Nonaka's autograph.
Autograph gotten at Otakon. Yuuka Nanri on her Madlax ed theme single, Ai Nonaka for Madoka Vol. 2 LE booklet & Natsu no Arashi! ed theme single (to complement Kaori Nazuka's autograph on there from a previous con), & one I didn't think I'd manage Aya Hirano for her role as Kaoru on the Zettai Karen Children Vol. 1 dvd. Was debating whether to have something Haruhi related signed, but I figure she gets enough of that & I also enjoyed her role on Zettai Karen Children. Pictures can be restricted with some guests especially Japanese ones; thankfully for Ai Nonaka pictures of her but not with her were ok.
A Madoka photoshoot I witnessed from my 8th floor hotel room at the Days Inn.
Stuff that came in before Otakon. Panty & Shocking with Garterbelt DVD set with Heaven coin extra from Rightstuf, regular edition of Madoka Vol. 3, Mahoromatic I'm Home dvd, Zettai Karen Children DVD set 2, 1/7 scale Kurumu maid figure from Rosario + Vampire, & a pair of white high heels shoes from Volks to match a wedding dress I have for my Dollfie Dreams.
I don't recall ever having a package lost from Amiami, but it has been 6 weeks now & an order for a Panty figure has yet to arrive... I used the least expensive SAL shipping so really no recourse. Just really annoyed that it's basically $100 lost.
The calm before the storm 11pm Day 0. I go to conventions for the guests & haven't been back to Otakon since 2009, but had to make it for Ai Nonaka, Aya Hirano, & Yuuka Nanri. As usual you get choice of badge images & I went for the obvious one.
Flew into DCA to save money since BWI was over $100 more expensive & took the metro subway & then MARC commuter train to Camden station right across from the convention center. Missed getting a seat on the full MARC & also ten minutes into the ride the power went out so ended up going the remainder of the hour long ride with no air conditioning with temps in the 90's. But made it here fine otherwise & thankful for the fast pre-reg pickup which took maybe 20 minutes total. If only my local con Anime Central could get this process right...
Sabers For Everyone!
After a long wait Saber Alter comes home.
Zettai Karen Children dvd 1, K-On! 2nd season blu-ray, & Maria Holic Alive complete dvd.
Gift version of Saber Extra, Beach Queen of Houki Shinonono from Infinite Stratos, hugging pillow cover of Sena Kashiwazaki from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, DVD/Blu-ray combo of Tales of Vesperia First Strike, & blu-ray for Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works.
Some Beach Queens
Tomoe Mami from Puella Magi Madoka Magica & Erio Towa from Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko. Which reminds me to eventually get the Puella blu-rays now that they're being release(Vol. 1 out now) in the US.
My first Strike Witches figure & I chose Mio. Her mechanical legs seem to be made of hard plastic & then pressed onto a stainless steel square bar attached to the base. Hopefully this keeps her from ever falling over. Also just in time for what was suppose to be the blu-ray release of Strike Witches 2 from Funimation but which is now pushed back likely because the Japanese release is coming soon too. The Japanese version is over $400 vs around $40 for the US version so they're probably worried about reverse importation.
Nicely packaged "B gata H kei" Blu-ray/DVD combo set from Funimation. The mousepad is an extra from Rightstuf. Never previewed the show when it aired so a bit of a blind buy but glad I got it. It's a fun quirky show with a very catchy op/ed.
Recently switched phones to an unlocked HTC Incredible S. It's got a amusing(to a Japanese) way of saying that I'm on 4g.
Here's a bit of another tie-in to the release of B gata H kei. I find it hard to believe that 1/3 of the young men there aren't interested in sex. More likely they're waiting for Chobits. Oh & nice how they get the anime tie-in to the story. Asuza ftw!
Ah the memories...
Miku, Rin, Luka, & Ren live in concert last year at Anime Expo. Doesn't look like it will get a less expensive domestic US release so just bit the bullet & imported the blu-ray from Amazon Japan. Still came with 1st print postcards. Behind the disc is a foam seat cushion that they gave away after the concert.
Skip on calendars for 2011, but couldn't pass up on this Tony artwork calendar for 2012. Shown against door for scale.
Greatest thing about Skyrim on PC it's modability. Here a simple helmet & armour replacement that someone made that makes your char look like Miku! Search on youtube for details & link.
Limited Edition Blu-ray for 2011 Miku concerts in Tokyo & Sapporo. Come with a little figure charm & behind the scene disc.
Project Diva 2nd PSP game with audio CD extra & amiami extras.
Rosario†Vampire season 1 & 2 on DVD with lenticular card from Rightstuf. I love Kurumu.
Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai(say that 10 times fast) DVD collection with postcards & poster.
Had this on DVD for the longest time, but never watched beyond episode 18. Double dipped on the Blu-ray of season 1 to get back into the show & now am almost through the 2nd season on DVD. This is another emotional wrenching Visual Arts/Key series.
Say Hello To My Little Friends
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I also like girls with guns so...
Rina with an Colt M4A1 & Alna dual wielding Glock G17's.
The M4($20) is a plastic model kit by Trumpeter & the G17's($13/each) were finished assembled models from Dragon Models. Both are 1/3 scale making them a perfect fit for Dollfie Dreams. Unfortunately the 1/3 scale plastic arms selection is limited though there are more if you get into metal diecast ones but then they aren't very ideal for these dolls due to weight.
Alna's New Dress
My Alna finally gets an a new outfit. Released recently by Volks the gothic lolita style dress is called "Intrigue Rose Dress" & she costs almost $150 with shipping! I really wanted a new outfit for Alna though since Rina there already has two extra. For the price it is nicely made with velvet type burgandy fabric & extra little details such as the metal rose on her choker. The shoes don't match since they are from Rina's idol outfit, but I didn't want to spend money for a more matching pair yet. I'm a fan of the gothic lolita look & Alna does it quite well.
Just ArrivedOre no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga nai LE DVD Complete Box Set
Spice and Wolf Season 2 boxset
Like A Mom (Mamapuri)
Queen's Blade Wandering Warrior Vol. 1 A Single Step
Samurai Harem (Asu no Yoichi) complete collection
Slayers Revolution Slayers Season 5 Evolution-R
Kanokon Vol. 1 Sexy Like A Fox
DVD's On Order
CD's on Order
> Out / TBA
Music WishlistB gata H Kei op/ed Moretsu Pirates ed Agent Aika op CODC-1231 OOP
Alien 9 op CODC-1973 OOP
Seraphim Call Complete Music Collection PICA-7014* OOP
Banner of the Stars OST's
Angel Blade theme
Square of the Moon op
Mimi Buttobi CPU op
Elfen Lied op/ed
D4 Princess ed Doriru de Runrun Kururunrun FSDA-00009 OOP
Figure 17 op/ed by The Alfee
Kamisama Kazoku op/ed
Shion no Ou ed - UPCH-5515
Galaxy Angel X ed
Koharu Biyori op
Idolm@ster Live For you! Colorful Days
Slap Up Party ed 1
GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class op
WantedKurushima - 1/7 Tachibana Ichika "Holy Spirit of Wind" version GK from Uta-kata
Kotobukiya - 1/7 Terada Wakaba GK from Ensemble
Clayz - Kanae & Sana GK from Pia Carrot G.O.
FineScenery Noir et Blanc
My ArtbooksMadoka Kimagure Orange Road Newtype illustrated collection ISBN 4048532944
- Cell Works
Kenichi Sonada Artwoks 1983-1997
OH! Great Himiko-den Conceptual Art Book
Yui Shop 2
Yui Shop 3
Disgaea Visual Collection
Megami Deluxe Vol. 1
Megami Deluxe Vol. 2
Megami Deluxe Vol. 3
Megami Deluxe Vol. 4
Megami Deluxe Vol. 5
G-Doll Season 1
G-Doll Season 3
Replicant Vol. 13
Figumania Complete Collection
Figure Maniacs A-Brand Collection
Replicant Vol. 14
Raimuiro Senkitan Visual Collection
Moe Side Dengeki Hime Illustrations
Satoshi Urushihara Illustrations ‚¤‚é‚µŒ´’qŽuƒCƒ‰ƒXƒgWƒ³
Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito Visual Collection
Fri-Fri Kimizuka Aoi Illustrations
Sentimental Graffiti Image Artworks
NAO-S Illustration Works
PUSH!! Art Collection
Paso Para Extra #01 Maid Paradise
Hattori Mitsuru Illustrations 978-4-903421-12-4
Miku Hatsune Graphics Vocaloid Art & Comic
Sexfriend Greatest Hits
WantedNoriyasu Yamauchi Illustrations - Tobimono Girls 9784894259492
Tony's Art Works from Shining World 9784757748187
Tohsaka Rin Portraits