Warning: May be NSFW if you have an aversion to skimpily-clad girls!
Kill la Kill is probably a well-known anime by this point. I didn’t catch it when it first came out, and missed out on figma Ryuko which seems to be fetching a pretty penny on the secondary market.
Continue reading figma Kiryuin Satsuki
Finally back from my hiatus and despite promising to review a large item I couldn’t make it in time; here’s a relatively fast review of a newly-released item instead.
Continue reading figma Motoko Kusanagi
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san is a brainless parody anime and an example of how Japan can take a dump all over Lovecraftian mythology and turn it into an anime with barely any reference to the original thing. In the end I still watched it for the Kamen Rider references.
Continue reading figma Nyaruko
From Xenosaga III comes a figma figure of T-elos who finally joins her rival after over a year. My knowledge of the character comes only from the SRT OG Saga game though. After the grand package that was figma KOS-MOS, I was surprised to see that T-elos came with far fewer accessories but still cost almost 4000 yen at retail.
Also due to the daily afternoon downpours my photos have recently been especially horrible-looking. Pardon my lack of photography skills as I try to make up using some Photoshop and messing around with curves.
Continue reading figma T-elos
Ika Musume aka Squid Girl finally invades this blog de geso!
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I got this figure very late because a friend asked me if I wanted to combine orders with him and he was overseas during its release. Anyway, I had Miku Append ordered then and I thought it would be cool to switch their faces. It was also practically the only chance to get a non-bootleg Miku without paying ridiculous prices on the second hand market.
According to the Good Smile Company website,
Cheerful Japan! is a collaboration project between Good Smile Company and other figure makers to help support the relief efforts in Northern Japan. Every month for the next year we will be announcing a new charity project on the 11th of each month. We hope the money donated will help Japan get back on it’s feet even if it’s just a little bit faster!
Continue reading figma Miku Hatsune Cheerful Japan Ver.
It was almost necessary for me to get figma Homura to pair up with her Madoka. In my review of figma Madoka I mentioned that I was disappointed with its quality. This time round I didn’t have high expectations. In terms of quality control, Homura somehow did much better.
Continue reading figma Homura Akemi
Did a little edit on my previous reviews by including a score – that should make it easier for readers and for me to write my verdict as well.
Despite not being a huge fan of Miku, I liked her Append costume and face so I ordered her on impulse. The deceptively large package belies the fact that she doesn’t come with much accessories, and it’s a bit of a let down.
Continue reading figma Hatsune Miku Append Ver.
People who never watched Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica would assume that this is another one of those typical magical girl anime series. I think it’s a series that takes the typical genre mould and throws it out the window with the force of a thousand burning suns. I was thinking of a few other strong words to describe this show but I think I’ll stop here.
Those who have yet to watch this series and want to avoid any and all kinds of spoilers at all would want to skip this review as this figure is essentially one big 3000-yen spoiler.
Continue reading figma Madoka Kaname
Now that I’ve finished my trip log, it’s time to review the stuff I got from Japan. I used a new camera during the trip and I’ll be doing my next few posts with it. It’s my dad’s Canon EOS 550D but I am still quite unfamiliar with all the new settings so please bear with me if the pictures look horrible. I found out quite late that my depth of view was a little too shallow so I only fixed that after a few reviews.
I have a few other reviews of some pretty new toys in the queue but they may have to wait their turn. I would have enjoyed it more if I didn’t have to open all of my stuff in one go to take photos while there was still sunlight.
figma Misaka Mikoto is an exclusive figure bundled with the To Aru Majutsu no Index PSP game. It seems that the characters of the Railgun side story are being released as exclusives. She’s the main character in the Railgun anime so I would have expected her to be released like a normal figure. Anyway I bought this as a secondhand toy without the game while I was in Shibuya.
The package is that of the PSP game.
Continue reading figma Misaka Mikoto