Back Home + Lewt
Posted by meronpan on July 10, 2009
Was happy to come home to some beautiful weather… unseasonable cool here in the bay area! Complete opposite of Tokyo… well, humidity-wise at least. Anyhow, taidami modorimashita, etc etc :P Back to posting!
In the end I spent about 48000 yen over 4 days in akiba. Luckily I’m an extremely slow shopper or I’m sure the damage would’ve been much worse ^^;
1. kanamome photo/postcard extra gamers was giving out with the manga
2. photo/postcard extra gamers was giving out with manga-san to ashisutantosan to, vol ②. mihari-chan~ ^^
3. some keychains… naruto and tempura ones for my sister. reimu is for my new touhou obsession ^^;
4. a charm for safety during travel (this one for relatives… I already have one from my earlier trip ^^;)
5. cushion body for the erika cushion cover I got a while ago
6. kapibara-san – also for relatives… these have magnets in their body so you can attach them to things ^^
7. EXSERENS – touhou music CD by Alstroemeria Records. Having recently been entranced by this video (niconico – but now I have a sign up tutorial so no excuses for not being able to view :P) I was on a mission to find some CDs by that circle. Wasn’t until the last day that I finally found the right types of stores to look in – doujin shops! Earlier I had tried toranoana but I couldn’t find what I wanted. Ended up going to meronbooks, messenou, and white canvas. Love exploring new stores ^^
8. For Your Pieces – more touhou music by Alstromeria Records
9. Akyu’s Untouched Score vol.1 – even more touhou music. Had to get the original version of Bad Apple!! ^^;
10. School Rumble Z – yet another volume?! I haven’t actually finished the first 22 volumes but thought it was finished. Some text on the cover advertisement – “This time, it’s really the last one!” ^^;;
11. VOLCALOSTAR – doing my part to support the miku music community ^^ Has one of my favorite songs – 炉心融解.
12. magnet – more miku music. Listen to yamai & usa’s cover of magnet here.
13. natsu no arashi vol 1 – by the author of school rumble. Only been through the first couple episodes of the anime, but that was enough to convince to also try the manga ^^;
14. kill me, baby – the way I like to start new manga is by purchasing random ones in akiba ^^; Loved the cover pic… so I bought it ^^;
15. nazobu no are – if the author intended to lure readers with the haruhi-like uniforms, he suceeded ^^; Looks like it’s a comic about a mystery club.
16. “portrait card” from megami vol. 111 – reverse side is the pic from the cover.
17. megami vol. 111 – after watching the eva movie, I had to an urge to buy eva stuff ^^;;
18. Cranberry Sweets – even more touhou music ^^;; This one is an entire CD of U.N.オーエンは彼女なのか arrangements ^^;; Here’s a relaxing guitar version (alas, not on the cd).
19. Free bookmark-ish freebies from manga purchases at Gamers
20. touhou fuujinroku – mountain of faith – the games are so cheap (1100 ~ 1400 yen)! Couldn’t help but buy some ^^;
21. touhou koumakyou – the embodiment of scarlet devil – figured I’d get the game that had U.N.オーエンは彼女なのか as one of the music tracks.
22. touhou chireiden – subterranean animism – also figured I should get the most recent game.
23. hachune miku no nichijyou – roipara! – I prefer chibimiku-san but to my knowledge there are no tankoubons of that one? Anyhow, this manga also came with a bonus cd (Wallpapers & flash animated music vids).
24. ToHeart – got used for only 1580! Hope it works, haven’t tried it yet ^^;
25. sansha sanyou – been enjoying lots of mangatime kr comics so decided to try this one out as well. It’s up to 6 or 7 tankoubon so I figured somebody out there must like it ^^;
26. harumine-shon – again lured in by cover art. Read a little – it’s about an alien transfer student ^^
27. kanamemo – I believe the anime started recently? piles of it were prominently displayed everywhere so I had to try it out. seems to be about a girl who runs away… to work at a newpaper delivery place run by a buncha quirky characters. enjoying the manga so far ^^
28. gu-pan vol. 1 – Volume 2 came out recently, decided to give the series a try. Volume one was sold out at a lot of places… took me forever to find it.
29. evangelion – ikari shinji raising project vol. 8 – unfortunately I couldn’t remember how many volumes of the series I had at home so only got the most recent one. Turns out I needed vol 7 too -_-
30. gu-pan vol. 2 – Bought this one because at one point it looked like I wasn’t going to be able to find volume 1 and I just wanted to see what the series was like ^^;
31. minamike vol. 6 – woo! ^_^
32. young ace – another purchase fueled by the eva fire. Came with a little Makinami Mari Illustrious figure to boot.
33. k-on! character & story book – came with megami
34. amadare – glad I stumbled upon this one. About a guy who winds up in a (previously) all girl anime/manga club at school. Features a bl obsessed tsundere (the one on the cover). Second volume due out in a few more days, can’t wait!
35. mangasan to ashisutantosan to vol. 2 – continuing to love this manga to pieces. Already done with it and now the wait begins anew for the next tankoubon ^^;;;
Finally got an extra fate. No more armless feito-chan figma pics! ^^;
Was hard to convince myself to fork over the 6300 yen or whatever outrageous price they were charging for it… but above is the epic saber wallscroll I got. I was wondering why the price was higher than the usual 5000 (still outrageous -_-) and saw the dimersions were 85cm x 170cm!!! Now I’m sad I didn’t get the matching rin one ^^;;
Now granted my ef wallscrolls are on the small side, but you still, saber is hugemongeous.
Need to rearrange things again to display everything properly ^^;
Was pleased to see the cushion body nicely vacuum sealed.
Very easy to fit in a suitcase.
Open it up and it restores itself.
Not a very thick pillow to begin with so I guess it’s no surprise it gets so thin.
Finally erika can be displayed properly!
The k-on! insert seemed to be standard fan-book kinda material.
Character profiles and episode summaries…
Woulda preferred full page spreads but I guess that’s what the rest of megami is for ^^;
Bought young ace more just because rei was on the cover than the figure ^^; Tiny and not terribly interesting.
She does come with an alternate head/helmet.
I’ll close with some pics of the stuff from megami~
princess lover… suppose I’ll add to my watch list? ^^;;
saki pic features the kazekoshi girls for a change
fight ippatsu jyuuden-chan
Oh almost forgot – not pictured, but also got a DS mahjong game ^^ It’s rated CERO D but I can’t figure out why ^^;; Either I haven’t unlocked the content yet or I guess bouncing oppai is grounds for a 17 & up rating? ^^;;
Alrighty think that pretty much covers everything. Was hoping to save more in the wake of my DSLR purchase but couldn’t pass up the opportunity ^^;