Monday, June 20, 2011


The latest batch of received doujinshi, mostly Comic Ichi releases:

Initial-G omake book
is a short copy booklet with a few pin-up images of Miki and Azusa from IdolMaster.

Itsumo no Yuukarin is the latest work by Tsukiwani. Is his second non-ecchi work that was supposed to be released in the cancelled Reitaisei. The main character this time is Yuuka.

Cute ashamed Yuuka

Haru no Bunny is the last work by Kikuta from King Revolver, starring Valkyria Chronicles' Selveria in bunny outfit.

Mado Magi Complex
is the first non-TYPE-MOON related doujinshi by Crazy Clover Club after a long, long time. Features mostly short gags featuring the Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica girls.

Mami is not longer alone. I really like his works the best when he doesn't try to be serious.

And Senjou No Tsundere Senshachou by Yuzuki N', a Valkyria Chronicles 3 starring Rydia. In a semi-related note, VC3 is not being released outside Japan, so I'll buy the Japanese version once is re-released as budget version.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tsuki no Sango

Tsuki no Sango is a story by Nasu Kinoko for the Sakamoto Maaya's Full Moon Recital Hall, a weird project organized by the Japanese online magazine Saizensen that consist in Sakamoto reading short novels in a theater along with the airing of a short animation movie in the background.

The first one this series of recitals, Tsuki no Sango (Moon's coral), was held in December 21th and was aired live via Ustream:

The short movie features drawings by Takeuchi Takashi and Aikura Chihiro and was animated by studio ufotable.

The story takes place in aproximately the year 3000, when the humankind arrived at his civilization peak but is loosing it's will to keep living, and talks about a girl living in a small island with a shinning coral reef that is descendent of Moon people, and how supposedly her ancestor came to Earth. Ok, is more complicated than that, but the overall plot is that and as a very brief summary kinda works.

At the event hall a visual booklet was sold, that features the novel, illustrated by Takeuchi and Aikura:

Is rather short, only 42 pages, and most of the illustrations are landscapes and starry skies, but features some close up of the characters.

The girl that lives in the small island, called "princess" by the 50 person colony that lives with her.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Shingetsutan Tsukihime Clair de Lune

Shingetsutan Tsukihime Illustration Anthology Clair de Lune was originally released almost a year ago, at Comic Market 78, but it was not until a few weeks ago that I finally purchased it.

It was released as a tribute to the ending of the manga version of Shingetsutan Tsukihime.
Its a 34 pages long book featuring illustrations from 30 artists, ranging from profesional mangakas and illustrators to obscure and not so obscure doujinshi artists. Some random pages:

Arcueid by mangaka Kouga Yun

Arcueid by Shingetsutan Tsukihime manga author Sasaki Shounen

Ciel by Ar Tonelico illustrator Nagi Ryou

Arcueid by the mangaka Fujima Takuya

Monday, June 13, 2011

Shingetsutan Tsukihime goods

Some weeks ago I bought at Yahoo! Auctions a set of some Shingetsutan Tsukihime goodies:

The set consisted in:
  • A mini cushion (formerly an extra in an Animage issue)
  • An incomplete set of trading cards made by Movic
  • Shingetsutan Tsukihime Settei Shiryou Shuu artbook
  • A couple of clear file folders
The set of cards includes 17 cards, 6 of them special ones:

Shingetsutan Tsukihime Settei Shiryou Shuu
is the collection of setting materials for the anime, released by Movic in 2004.

Setting for Arcueid.

The book includes settings for the characters (full body and facial expressions), items and locations.

Loli Akiha

Is less than 100 pages long, but only one side is printed. It doesn't includes any color page.

Nanatsu knife.

Tohno mansion entrance.

And this is what I bought in another auction, but I received in the same package:

A Melty Blood Act Cadenza telephone card featuring Arcueid and Neco-Arc.

Weiß Schwarz IDOLM@STER 2 Trial Deck

Received a few days ago, Weiß Schwarz IDOLM@STER 2 Trial Deck:

The trial deck exclusive cards are 5: "Unit Member Yukiho""Unit Member Miki", "Unit Member Yayoi" and "Old School Idol! Haruka" in the third row and the climax card "A Day at 765Pro" in the last row.

IDOLM@STER 2 Booster Pack will be available at the end of August.

And I also received a PR card that I ordered months ago:

"Chibi Rin" was a prize for winning one of the Schwarz Cup Tournaments instead of just participate in it, so it's really rare (and expensive). Now I have all the Fate PR cards.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

iDOLM@STER 2 over

I'm completely over with iDOLM@STER 2, I cleared all the 9 girls with the true endings and I got all the items available.

The stories are not as bad as I expected after finishing my first play-through, but overall I prefered the ones in the first game. And unlike the SP version that had an extra epilogue once you finished all the girls, in this game you only receive an e-mail from Takagi saying that you are a true idol master.

I redid Yukiho and Haruka parts to get the true endings. The true end addition to Haruka story, is that once you return everybody is talking how great Haruka is as a leader, and once you meet with her, she and the Producer almost do a love confession each other.
In the addition to Yukiho ending, her self composed song becomes a hit and sings all of it for you. Before going to Hollywood, she said that once you return she will reveal a secret and the Producer jokingly says "maybe is that you're in love with me?". Yukiho replies that that is not a secret, and the secret is that when she first sang half of the song was because it was unfinished.

In Mami story, she and Ami became different idols in order to see who becomes a top idol and get a boyfriend first. Since Mami was nominated in the IU Awards and Ami not, she lies and says she got a boyfriend, causing Mami to almost leave the idol business. At the end they get in good terms again and forget about boyfriends for now.

In the true ending part, they won an audition and will debut in a Hollywood movie, dragging the just arrived Producer with them.

Makoto wants to be even more cute and femenine, and trains everyday for it. At the end, she feels somewhat empty, and with the encouragement of the Producer she realizes that she wants to become not only cute but also stronger.

At the true end she attacks the Producer for helping a foreign blonde and apologizes for it. She became stronger, but still wants the Producer at her side to "protect" her.

Hibiki reason for keep so many animals is because she feels lonely. She was determined to not to keep in touch with her family or her Okinawan friends until she becomes a top idol, but at the end realizes that she needs her family and friends to become a better idol.

At the true end, Hibiki returned to Okinawa and is helping some neighbours with the touristic business, and since the idol unit is on hold until her return, the Producer goes to help as well.

Yayoi is optimist and doing her best despite the extra stress of being the unit leader and to be in charge of her little brothers and sister. When Iori, her rival but also her best friend, loses the nomination to the IA Awards she becomes kinda depressed, but with the help of the Producer (that becomes her "older brother") she return to her good spirits mood again.

In her true ending, she is competently self producing the unit, adding all the girls from 765Pro to her unit as well, but is glad that all the members of her "family" are at last together.

Results and stats:

In my last play with Yayoi I got all S rank.

The status page. I'm around the 300th place in the total fan ranking and in the 33th place in the hi-score ranking for the song "Megare!"

All the girls evenly produced.

Now the only think to do is to play with the Stage 4 You! mode. Some of the photos that I took:

"Kyun! Vampire girl" is the only song that I purchased so far, along with the vampire costume.

As can be seen in a previous post, I like the Candy Lady extended dress, that gives a very Sakura Taisen feeling to Takane.

Azusa and Takane in the Angel Swuimsuit extended outfit. Almost all the photos that I have stored in the game have Takane on it...