Haul Featuring Riannon and Octavia!

March 3, 2009


I actually got this haul quite a while ago, ack! So behind! I did take pictures of all the figures from this haul but I’m going to spread them out over the next week of posts. It will probably be another month before I can have haul posts with pictures of each figure all at once because I’m packing so much stuff I probably won’t unwrap any of the figures between now and the move. Figures are the first thing I’m packing up too, my shelves are already only about 75% full compared to last week. Looks like I won’t be finishing Persona 3 anytime soon even though I’m close to the end, all my free time is spent packing/posting. Anyway this haul post will feature pictures of Riannon and Octavia by Kotobukiya and they’re from the video game Tears to Tiara.

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First Haul of 2009

January 19, 2009

Now THIS is how you start off a year! I was really excited by this particular haul, had a lot of beauties and cuties. The lighting on the picture of the whole haul sucks because it was night by the time I got home and I was just SO EXCITED and ready to open them and place them on my shelves that I rushed. I’ve been collecting figures for over a year now and the sight of a haul like this still makes me act beside myself with excitment. Hopefully the pictures of each individual figure below will make up for this crummy one.

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Manga Review Blurb

November 28, 2008


Somehow I doubt there are too many anime/manga fans out there that don’t somewhat know the plot summary of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya but…just in case…real quick.

Plot Summary

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is about a high school boy named Kyon (you see the series from his perspective) who as a kid (like most children) loved stories of aliens, ghosts, villains, etc…. And like all children when he grew up he was a bit disappointed to realize that such things do not actually exist. He has long since abandoned such childish fancies and contents himself with a normal life. But in high school he encounters an energetic, beautiful, and angry young girl named Haruhi Suzumiya who still has not given up on experiencing the paranormal in her lifetime! She announces to the class thath she has no interest in ordinary humans and that all aliens, espers, and futuremen should come and see her. Kyon accidentally befriends her and is forced to start a club with her, the SOS Brigade!

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Blood Types

October 30, 2008

As I got more and more involved in manga I began to notice that in the character profile pages blood types were mentioned. The first time I saw it I thought the author was just being funny/cute about some irrelevant fact about the character. But soon I began noticing it in all my series. Although I raised an eyebrow at that random fact I never really bothered to look up why it was mentioned. I just thought that blood type was a physical characteristic that the Japanese liked to share and nothing more.

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Lovely Complex (Love*Com) – Review Blurb

October 22, 2008

Title: Lovely Complex (Love*Com for short)
Author: Aya Nakahara
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Licensed: Yes (Viz)
Release Date: July 3, 2007
Volumes: 17+

Quick Summary
This series is about Risa Koizumi and Atsushi Otani, Risa is very tall for a girl and Atsushi is very short for a boy. Because of this, they are called the “All Hanshin Kyojin” after a popular comedy duo that has a similar height difference. They happen to be in the same class and people seem to find it humorous to pair the tallest and shortest kids next to one another. Risa comes across a boy from another class during summer school that she develops a crush on and since Atsushi has a crush on her friend they plan to help each other become successful in love despite their heights.

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Beauty Pop – Review Blurb

October 12, 2008

Title: Beauty Pop
Japanese Title: Byūtī Poppu
Author: Kiyoko Arai
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Licensed: Yes (Viz)
Release Date: September 5, 2006
Volumes: 9+

Quick Summary

Beauty Pop is a high school Shoujo with a beauty industry theme. In a certain high school there is a group of 3 boys (pictured below, left to right: Ochai, Narumi, and Kei) that have formed a group called the Scissors Project (SP for short). They each come from families that own respected businesses in the beauty industry. SP selects an attractive girl from the school and makes them over in front of the rest of the school. It’s said that a girl that is made over by SP has a 100% success rate of confessing and being accepted by their crush.

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Ouran High School Host Club – Review Blurb

July 31, 2008

Title: Ouran High School Host Club
Japanese Title: Ōran Kōkō Hosuto Kurabu
Author: Bisco Hatori
Genre: Comedy/Romance/Drama
Licensed: Yes (Shojo Beat/Viz Media)
Release Date: July 5th, 2005 (U.S.)
Volumes: 10+ (ongoing)

Quick Summary

Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at Ouran High School and because of the outrageous cost of the school uniform Haruhi wears baggy men’s clothing as a substitue. That combined with her short hair and huge glasses is enough to cause people to think that she is a he, and she does nothing to correct the misunderstanding. One day Haruhi was searching for a quiet place on campus to study and she stumbles upon the Ouran High School Host Club. In her confusion she accidentally breaks an enormously expensive vase and must work as a host with them until her debt for the vase is paid, although she must disguise herself as a boy to do this. Her gender is not fully discovered by the Host Club until after she becomes a host.

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