Thursday, July 30, 2009

Osaka lot (2)

Several booklets related to TYPE-MOON that were released as a magazines extras:

Fate/stay night Complete Goods Collection
, an extra in Dengeki G's magazine May '06 Issue. As expected, now is totally outdated.

extra in Comptiq March '08 Issue. Focused in Fate/Zero.

Fate Pleasure Book,
extra in Comptiq May '06 Issue. Focused in Fate/stay night anime that was still on air on that time...

, an extra in Megami Magazine December '07 Issue. I don't know nothing about Nanoha except the names of the main characters, and I bought it only for the cover by Takeuchi and an inner illustration by BLACK.

AQUA BLUE by circle Tear Drop, featuring Hoshina Tomoko from To Heart. Usually tsuina works are highly overpriced (I paid for this doujinshi 2,000 yen, and the really rare ones can go up to 20,000) but since I bought AQUA BLUE 2 at the last Comiket, at least I wanted to buy the first part. tsuina is one of my favourite doujinshi artists, and one of the very few that still draws about the original To Heart.

Milk Hunters 6
, the rare to find final chapter of the popular Pretty Cure parody by circle KuroYuki. With this I have all his Milk Hunters works.

And Kanako-sama Yume Mousou by Tsukiwani from Circle Nurumaya. A Touhou Project parody starring Kanako and with both Sanae and Suwako making appearance... Is the first Touhou doujinshi that I bought, but I'm still saying to myself that I'm not a Touhou fan...

Osaka lot (1)

On monday I went to Osaka. I will divide the post in 2 to not make it too long.

-Mind as Judgement single CD by Faylan.The opening theme of CANAAN.

-Tech Gian Irregulars Summer, an Amagami special issue that contains an interview to Takeuchi, Nasu, Koyama and Takayama Kisai. Kinda pointless because is obviously focused on the game and not in TYPE-MOON. The Tora no Ana shop extra was a double sided card drawn by Takeuchi (Nanasaki Ai in swimsuit) and Takayama (Saber)

-Comic Market 76 catalog and the Melonbooks shop extra, a mousepad.

-Comp Ace September '09 Issue
. I bought it for the Saber Lily cover by Higurashi Ryuji, but since is focused on bishoujo games, the are a lot of TYPE-MOON related contents and most of the manga based on their works are serialized here:
Info about MELTY BLOOD Actress Again and the 7th Kara no Kyoukai movie.

CANAAN manga by Ishida Akira.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! by Hiroyama Hiroshi.

MELTY BLOOD manga by Kirishima Takeru.

Fate/unlimited codes PORTABLE one-shot manga by Mendori.

Kara no Kyoukai Boukyaku Rokuon and Hatsune Miku Project DIVA

Yesterday I received Kara no Kyoukai Boukyaku Rokuon Limited Edition DVD.

Definitely, Azaka is moe.

And ufotable must do a Mirai Fukuin movie, and not just a cruel April Fools joke.

Friday I went to Kawaramachi and purchased Hatsune Miku Project DIVA for PSP, a rhythm game featuring the Vocaloid characters. I didn't planned to buy it because the games that uses popular characters as the main charm are usually terribly bad, but the strong sales and the good critics convinced me. I'm enjoying it quite a bit.

And on monday I went to OtaRoad, I will post about it later.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sion Arcade Prize by Sega

Friday I received Sion arcade prize by Sega.

Like the rest of arcade prizes, the overall quality is low, but is already expected to be like this, since those figures are UFO catcher prizes that can be won if you are skilled (or lucky) for a mere 500 yen.

The sculpt is by the veteran Nishimura Naoki (Pilot).

This figure is from the Extra Figure Vol.2 series along with the re-release of Satsuki, that was part of the Vol.1 and I posted previously.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Ciel Clerical Robe Ver. & Battle Suit Ver. by ebCraft

Two more delayed figures where also released at the end of the last month: Ciel Clerical Robe Version and Ciel Battle Suit Version by ebCraft (Enterbrain).

Both are sculpted French Doll from Cerberus Project.

Battle Suit Version

Unlike most face sculpts by French Doll, Ciel is cool looking here.

The body paint seems to be hand painted.

The Seventh Holy Scripture is nicely shaded and detailed, too.

Clerical Robe Version

I'm very fond of Ciel dressed as a nun, because as I explained in this post, I discovered TYPE-MOON thanks to her.

Unlike the prototypes shown, the final product doesn't come with detachable glasses.

Both figures have an almost identical sculpt because is based in a resin kit with optional parts.

1/7 Ryougi Shiki by Movic

After a long delay (it was planned to go on sale in May), Ryougi Shiki by Movic was finally released at the end of the last month.

Sculpted by Saitou Heel, is 1/7 scale figure and not 1/6 as originally announced. Nevertheless, is still pretty big, but with figures like this I really repent of keep buying all the TYPE-MOON figures released on the market...

The arm in front of the face makes almost impossible to see the face...

...that is rather ugly. Also the shoulder seems dislocated.

Perhaps the best angle of the figure.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Upcoming TYPE-MOON figures

More prototypes of TYPE-MOON figures were displayed:

The pretty impressive Canaan figure by Good Smile Company. Sculpted by Iwamoto Kunihiro, but no info about the price or the release date.

Nendoroid Ryougi Shiki by Good Smile Company. 3500 yen to be released on October. They added the cat and the nekomimi from recalled out summer manga...

Nendoroid Canaan. Again 3500 yen to be released on November. The legs are a bit weird, and seems to be wearing diapers.

A glimpse of a future Nendoroid Alphard, also from CANAAN. No more info yet.

Mikatan's Blog and Hobby Japan September issue scan from

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Aozaki Touko by Alter

Yesterday I received 1/8 Aozaki Touko figure by Alter.

This is the first figure of Touko ever released, and uses the new design of the Kara no Kyokai movies instead of the previous blue haired one.

Sculpted by Takahashi Tsuyoshi from circle Ichigo No Eiga Ippai No Sake and the extra face by Numakura Toshiaki.

The amount of detail is great.

This chair.

The alternate personality of Touko when she remove her glasses.

The sculpt by Numakura. I prefer the other face.

Arcueid figures

This month, the Dengeki series of magazines contained each a different version of Arcueid figures.

Each measures about 10 centimeters, with trading figure-like quality.
The sculpts were made by Sugaura (Roughness).

Dengeki Hime August issue, included Child Arcueid & Neko Arc.
It seems that Arcueid didn't born with vampirish pupils...

Princess Arcueid was the extra in Dengeki G's magazine August issue. Nice effect in that splashing blood.

Normal Arcuied was included in Dengeki Daioh, where Shingetsutan Tsukihime manga is serialized.

Figma Drossel by Max Factory

I said previously that I will refrain from update the blog for a while, but since I began to package all my figures, I will review the last ones before I send them to Spain.

The first one is Figma Drossel by Max Factory.

The 19th Lord of Uranos Kingdom's Tempest Domain, Drossel Juno Vierzhentens Heizregister Fürstin von Flügel, is from the CGI anime Fireball, a joint production between Disney and Toei.

The 13 two-minute-lenght episodes of Fireball aired last year's spring, but it didn't got proper attention until December, when the figma was announced. The anime is funny and since is really short, is worth a check.

Drossel is both a ojou-sama character and a robot-girl (in this case more robot than girl), so obviously I love the character and pre-ordered her as soon as was announced.

This is my 4th figma, and the first one that is not from TYPE-MOON. I don't like much the articulated figures, but since Drossel is a robot the joints are fitting.

It includes several accesories:

Fashion Unit Flight Unit "Obruchev".

The details are really good.

Grapple Unit "Belinda".

Her late father's book "Prospero".

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Beginning of July loot

I wasted all the weekend doing the previous Evangelion summary and responding to questions at EvaGeeks forums in detriment of my studies. Now I have outstanding homework, and in the last 2 round-up tests I scored below my average... and this is pretty bad since I have only 3 weeks of classes left.

As a result, most likely I will not update the blog until I'm over, but before of it I will list the purchases of the past 6 days:
-Figma Drossel by Max Factory.
-Ciel Battle Suit Version by ebCraft/Enterbrain.
-Ciel Clerical Robe Version by ebCraft/Enterbrain.
-Ryougi Shiki by Movic.
-Dengeki G's magazine August issue, that as an extra included princess Arcueid figure.
-CompAce August issue.
-Dengeki Daioh August issue, that as an extra included normal Arcueid figure.
-Shounen Ace August issue.
-Evangelion Comic 2009 - Summer Special Edition
-Gemaga August issue.
-Dengeki Playstation July issue.
-Chara-Mel August issue.
-Dengeki Hime August issue, that as an extra included child Arcueid figure.

I didn't opened any of them yet, so I will try to do short reviews once I'm over with classes.