Emiri (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) FREEing

December 15, 2008

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This is Emiri from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the figure is by FREEing. In the anime series Emiri has a very minor role but Haruhi is set up so that there are very few characters in the series that have any presence at all, and Emiri is one of the few. She is part of a collection that FREEing is doing which has every female character in the series in a bunny outfit, so far (other then Emiri) I have Yuki, Tsuruya, and Kyon’s Sister. Go to the Review of Kyon’s Sister to see the original illustration these figures are based off, as well as prototype images of each figure.

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Manga Review Blurb

November 28, 2008

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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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Mikuru – Version 1 (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) Max Factory

November 1, 2008

This is Mikuru from the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the figure is by Max Factory (MF) and is the first of the 2 versions made of Mikuru by MF. I had started collecting the MF Haruhi ladies a bit late in the game and had already given up on getting her at a reasonable price. On eBay I saw nothing but auctions in the hundreds. Luckily MF was coming out with another cute version of Mikuru, so I resolved to just be content with that one. BUT when I got an offer for sale of $70 for this figure in new condition…how could I say no? That isn’t much more then her original retail price.

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Yuki (FREEing) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

September 24, 2008

This figure is of Yuki from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the figure is by FREEing. First off I want to say I had lighting issues. I’m still unsure of how I feel about how my pictures turned out but I’m too lazy to re-take 100 pictures and pick out the best ones. There are many reviews out there of Yuki so if you want to find some perfectly lite pictures of this figure it shouldn’t be too hard.

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Tsuruya (Max Factory) Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

August 30, 2008

This is Tsuruya by Max Factory, the character is from the anime/light novel The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I currently seem to be collecting quite a few figures from this series. I think each Haruhi purchase will be my last and then some other figure company comes out with something else cute or unique from this series and I crumble. I have a willpower thats weaker then an Atelier-Sai figure on a hot day (ohohohoho what a clever figure joke I just made).

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Bon Festival Petit Haruhi Nendoroids

August 21, 2008

Thats right I got the Bon Festival Petit Haruhi Nendoroids by Good Smile Company, also known in Japan as “Nendoroid Petit Suzumiya no Yuuutsu Ochuugen Set”. In Japan this set sold for $30, obviously I had to pay a bit more since only residents of Japan had access to these. Whereas us back in the US needed to rely on a Proxy or eBay. How much did I spend? Not too much, $60, still a lot more then I would normally spend on a few petit nendoroids but these ones really have a high cute factor for me. I’d rather have these over any other exclusive nendoroid item out there. I’ve always been a fan of the whole school swimsuit design they have in Japan but most figures of characters in these swimsuits are too sexy or too ‘moe’.

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