Archive for July, 2009


Nendoroid Akiyama Mio Up For Pre-order

nendo-akiyamamioCute Nendoroid Akiyama Mio from K-ON! by Good Smile Company will be available this coming November 2009 for 3,500yen retail price. Hobby Search and HobbyLink Japan have pre-orders up!

I hope Alter’s 1/8 Mio goes up for pre-order soon–it’d be nice to order both GSC’s nendo Mio and Alter’s Mio together.


Wonder Festival Summer 2009 – Garage Kits (UPDATE)

c20090726_wf03_51Garage kits need some lovin’ too. There were a good amount of GK figures that caught my eye, especially the Sengoku Basara and Code Geass ones. More after the jump!

Dengeki | Hobby Dog | GIGAZINE | 武士ノ末路

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The Kuroshio Sea

In Okinawa, you can find the second largest tank in the world, the Kuroshio Aquarium. “The main tank called the ‘Kuroshio Sea’ holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world’s second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.”

Watching the footage above almost brought me to tears (but I think that cheesy song had something to do with it), there’s a certain magic to it. It’s a beautiful sight. I’m sure it’d be even more incredible up close in person! ( ; w;)

Ganked from Japanator
Video shot by Jon Rawlinson
Song, “Please don’t go” by Barcelona


Fall 2009 Anime Line-up

fall-2009-v3-export1Version 3 of the Fall anime line-up chart is here! Again, thanks to Chartfag. Series I’m interested in watching:

Armed Librarians: Book of Bantorra
Darker Than Black: Comet of Gemini
To Aru Kagaku no Choudenjibou
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
The Sacred Blacksmith
Fairy Tail (OH FUCK YEAA!)
Kimi ni Todoke (PRODUCTION I.G. FFFFF!!)
Sasameki Koto
Winter Sonata
Nyan Koi!
White Album 2
INUYASHA: Kanketsu hen (omgomg!)
Miracle Train
Blue Literature (Obata Takeshi!!!)

Aaaah! This season looks to be somewhat exciting! I honestly can’t wait for InuYasha and Fairy Tail! I’m also looking forward to Nyan Koi! and Blue Literature. Kimi ni Todoke looks like it’ll be a nice shoujo anime (I’ve not read the manga yet NVM, I JUST MARATHONED ALL 16 CHAPS THAT ARE CURRENTLY OUT LOL. I loved it!). Haven’t really watched shoujo in ages, so this will be refreshing and heck, it’s by Production IG!


Wonder Festival Summer 2009 – 1/1 Scale Display Models

wf2009_s_mask01Other stuff that was on display at Wonder Festival were awesome 1/1 scale models from a few series that I love. The thing that really caught my attention, however, was Char’s helmet/mask (which you can see more images of after the jump). Tho, way too pricey.

Unfortunately, there was no news on Date Masamune’s helmet that Marutake Industry are working on. It was previously shown at TAF this past March. I was hoping to hear news of it at Wonfes. /sadface

–GIGAZINE: 1 | 2 | 3

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Wonder Festival Summer 2009 Coverage! (UPDATE #3)

054Finally, Wonder Festival has arrived! This time around, Wonfes will take place in Makuhari Messe instead of the usual Tokyo Big Sight.

Hobby Stock and Akiba Hobby have already posted a lot of coverage from the event. SO MANY EXCITING FIGURES! A LOT OF DO WANT! I don’t even know where to begin. I can already hear my wallet weep.

Extensive image coverage after the jump. Very image heavy.

Sources and more coverage at:
–Akiba Hobby: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
–Akiba Blog: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
–Hobby Stock: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
–Moeyo: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
–Amiami Blog: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
–Foobarbaz: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
–DannyChoo: 1 | 2 | 3
–AZURE Toy-Box: 1

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One Piece ch. 551


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Figure Reviews

G.E.M. Sakata Gintoki


currently watching

Fairy Tail
One Piece
Sex Pistols
Winter Sonata

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