Sunday, February 14, 2010

Comiket 77 loot (sort of)

On November, I sold over 150 volumes from my manga collection to raise funds for the new Comic Market 77 releases and stuff released in December and January.
Some of the series that I sold was because I got tired (Naruto, Tenjou Tenge), some of them was because there's no visible end in a long term future (One Piece) and some of them because for some reason I was never happy with it (Ai Yori Aoshi).
At the end I managed to get enough money to do almost all the purchases that I wanted via Yahoo! Auctions and some on-line shops.

The full color Kara no Kyoukai Gengashuu Kessaku Sen 3, containing key animations from the Kara no Kyoukai movies 6 and 7.

The ending scene.

A cute plush of Liang Pi, the chibi virtual version of Liang Qi that appeared in CANAAN episode 6.

The last volume of Fate/Zero Drama Cd and a box to contain all 4 volumes.

By far the most expensive item of this lot, Tsukihime Tsuushin Vol.2, a 4 pages leaflet that was a Tsukihime mail order privilege in 2001 and is available online in the old version of TYPE-MOON webpage. With this I have all 3 released!
T-Moon Complex X Soushuuhen 01 02 03, a compilation of the first 3 volumes of T-Moon Complex X crossover by Shirotsumekusa of circle Crazy Clover Club. Also included the convention only bonus C77 Omake Bon and an Arcueid and Saber clear posters.

Both posters displayed in the wall.

The picture diary compilation Enikki Recycle 13 and the omake book Dildo Stars (iDOLM@STER Dearly Stars) by A1 of Initial-G.

Sichimenchou from circle Kurusugawa Pikumintei works; the compilation of his blog entries Enikki Shuuroku CG Shuu and the copy-hon Aru Mousou no Sekaisen, a pin-up collection of the girls from the Xbox game Steins;Gate.

Cho Rakugaki 2009 Fuyu, a compilation of Tetsu works from circle Kimuchi. Sadly is even shorter than usual...

Ecchina Cosplay Asuka wo Meshiagare by Tsukimi Daifuku of the circle Shimekiri Sanpunmae.
Shortly before C76, I did a questionnaire in their homepage and complained about the lack of Evangelion... After that, the new release was this nice doujinshi starring a docile cosplayer Asuka. I want to believe that it was thanks to me...

2000---2009, a compilation of works by A-10 from the circle Gadget Koubou.
I don't recall when and how I found this circle, I think it was in 2001 when I found a scan of his doujin slow mo (included in this compilation) but may be even earlier.
A-10 is active since -at least- mid nineties and he does a lot of parodies with Iris from Sakura Taisen, Ishizu Moe from Gunparade March, Galadriel from Princess Crown and, oddly enough, Pastel and Princess Melora from TwinBee.

One of the few non-explicit pages.

His works have some weird fetishes (panty and body sniffing, crossdressing, girls getting laid while sleeping and/or drugged...), but his drawing style always keeps a "classical" feeling that I find very appealing.
Is the first time his works are sold at consignment shops (I purchased this via Tora no Ana webshop), so until now his doujinshi are usually sold for 1000-4000 yen at second hand shops. Because of that, even if this is not a complete compilation (he does a lot of colaborations in diferent circles), the 11 works included are really worth it.

Izurikona and Copy Hon Soushuuhen 3 by Kikuta Kouji of circle King Revolver. I also ordered the doujinshi Oute, but Shopping Mall Japan forgot to add it in this shipment...

More from the "Delusional Ladies series" by Tsukiwani from Circle Nurumaya; Yuukarin Yume Mosou, released for the Comiket 77, starring Yuuka and featuring Cirno and Wriggle, and Eikikki Yume Mousou, a Comic Treasure 15 release starring Shikieiki and featuring Komachi and Marisa.

And a box of Weiß Schwarz cards, THE IDOLM@STER Dearly Stars Extra Pack. Missing 12 for a non parallel full set.

I got an expensive parallel signed card of Ryo!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Saber & Rin Arcade Prizes by Taito

Slightly better than the previous Saber and Rin, the lastest Saber & Tohsaka Rin Arcade Prizes by Taito are still bellow average.

Rin is wearing the school outfit.

Side shot.

Saber is wearing her casual dress.

Side shot.

Back shot.

Improved from their previous arcade prizes, Taito sill have a long way to go...

To Heart merchandise

Today is Serio's birthday, one of the very few fictional characters that I remember their birthday, so I will take the chance to do a review of all the To Heart merchandise that I own.

First, the original PC game and the PSE Edition that already reviewed here.

The Japanese dvd's of the first To Heart series. Seems that the American edition by Rightstuff was remastered and restored, so once I have enough money I'll buy that edition too.

One of the two cels that I have is this chibi Serio from the extra mini-episode #5. More details in my newly opened Cel Gallery.

Cd's. Piece of Heart drama cd (already reviewed) and To Heart anime OST.

Serio plush, released in 2003 by Sol International, was the first plush that I purchased.

Serio plush in the maintenance swimsuit, again by Sol International.

My favorite characters after Serio are the Kurusugawa sisters, so I also bought a Kurusugawa Ayaka plush...

... and a Kurusugawa Serika.

The To Heart figures that I own: 1/8 Cold Cast Kurusugawa Serika Swimsuit version (Kotobukiya, sculpt by Tokunaga Hironori) 1/8 Cold Cast Kurusugawa Ayaka (Kotobukiya, sculpt by Tomoki Maeda), 1/8 Cold Cast HMX-13 Serio (Kotobukiya, sculpt by Shirahige Tsukuru) and 1/7 Cold Cast HMX-13 Serio Nude version (Art Road, sculpt by DILL).

Actually, I have a second 1/8 Cold Cast HMX-13 Serio that I bought for only 1000 yen.

Serio trading figure (by CM's Corporation) and gashapons (by Yujin).

The To Heart artbooks that I have: To Heart Visual Fun Book and To Heart TV Animation Vol.1 and 2

To Heart Visual Fun Book is mostly based in the PSE Edition.

Includes a few short manga by Azuma Kiyohiko (Azumanga Daioh!, Yotsubato!...)

Some of the few Serio pictures.

To Heart TV Animation Vol.1 and 2 are based in the anime, including picture synopsis of each episode.

Pictures coming from magazines.

The lovely poster included.

Pins. The 3 below came as bonus in the first print of Kotobukiya models.

A mousepad, the Lycèe card that I received from Archerwannabe and the tags from the 4 plushes.

A shitajiki by Akikan (circle Credit), that was well known years ago by his Go! To! Heart!! works. Was an extra from a Serio dakimakura that I don't have T_T.

Serio shikishi by Kikuta Kouji (circle King Revolver).

That's all. Happy Birthday, Serio!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


"THE IDOLM@STER SPECIAL LIVE" event at Playstation Home is finally over.

I managed to go to all 25 live concerts, each one different beacuse the interludes that appeared on the screen was different each time, and featured at one point or another all the main cast (except Hibiki, Takane and Miki). For some reason, if you take an in-game photo to the screen appears in black, so no photos, sorry.

Sadly, the songs featured were only 3 ("THE IDOLM@STER", "Colorful Days" and "Shiny Smile") repeated over and over during all the event.

At certain points, a little heart mark appeared on screen and if the crowd jumped enough times, the idol did an appeal pose.

Also, if you buy and wear an special clothing set, doing specific actions made encouragement symbols to appear.

There was 3 different sets, one per girl, and you can only made the symbols if the girl on stage matched the set you were wearing.

Special effects also appeared if the crowd cheered enough.

The iM@S fan community in Japan is very dedicated, and it was nice to act as a team (in the photo I was the third Home Haruka from the right)

After the last live, an extra live was announced in the display. It was an encore featuring:
All the 3 girls!

The song was, as expected, "THE IDOLM@STER".

Triple appeal!

For attending to the last live, you got the promotional standee for your personal space.