Archive for July, 2009

ぐーぱん! ~ Gu-pan! and Figure Talk

Posted by meronpan on July 31, 2009

First, ぐーぱん!


Another gem I’ve stumbled upon lately – a manga called ぐーぱん! (Gu-pan!, according to the author, from  グーパンチ (good punch)).  I think one reason I like it is because the main character, miri,  reminds me of taiga.  The setting, however, is a whole lot less dramatic and focused on slice of life comedy ^^

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東方紅魔郷 ~ the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

Posted by meronpan on July 27, 2009

Looks like I’ve been a little less prolific in posting this month, but I guess that’s a good thing so as not to burn myself out ^^;   One big reason for the drop off in posts has been good ‘ol 東方 (touhou).  This obsession is niconico’s fault.  niconico -> U.N.オーエンは彼女なのか (U.N. Owen was her?) meme videos -> what’s that song from? -> omg there’s a billion touhou references everywhere -> guess I better play it.

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mangaka-san to ashisutanto-san to

Posted by meronpan on July 24, 2009

Manga recommendation:  マンガ家さんとアシスタントさんと ~ The Comic Artist and His Assistants.


Not really sure where I’m going with this because it hasn’t been released in english (though maybe some scanlations are out?), but hopefully you can find it in a digestive format somewhere ^^;  Also, I tend to have a pretty broad tastes… but in the spirit of rambling about my passion of the day, here we go ^^

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I’m Easily Distracted

Posted by meronpan on July 23, 2009

Lots I want to post about but got a new phone recently so I haven’t been so diligent in writing ’em up ^^;


Pretty big upgrade for me because I finally evolved out of the cell phone stone age – my previous phone was monochrome and resolution was probably like 50×20.  So yeah, no pictures, nothing but pc-speaker-like-sounds… only the bare bones.

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Room Pics Again

Posted by meronpan on July 20, 2009

(Update: figure.fmで翻訳して見ました。どうぞ見て下さい。) dannychoo readers are probably well aware of the otacool book/contest that’s currently open for submissions.  Yet again danny gives me a good excuse to clean up and take a panorama.


Sorry for the tiny version ^^;  Click for a 2.7 MB 7200×1613 version.  All of the following pics are also viewable at figure.fm (where you can view the pics at a high resolution in the post).

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赤夜 萌香 バンパイア覚醒後ver. ~ Akashiya Moka Awakened ver.

Posted by meronpan on July 15, 2009

From the pantsutastic manga/anime Rosario & Vampire, moka!


Definitely glad I waited for this version ^^  Well, not that I don’t like the shueisha version but if I had to pick just one… ne? ^^

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Trip Pics

Posted by meronpan on July 13, 2009

Didn’t really do too much new this trip and the weather was awful so I was less inclined to carry around my camera ^^;  Nevertheless, snapped some pics of the odaiba gundam of course ^^


Evidently it officially opened just after I left though besides the light show and such I’m not sure there was any else different.

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向坂環 ‐挑発‐ Kousaka Tamaki -Seduction-

Posted by meronpan on July 11, 2009

Hopefully the title of this post alerted any nsfw content sensitive folks in time… no bare skin, but well, I’m sure scantily clad females is grounds enough for plenty of places ^^; Anyhow, here we go~


Some stores may list her as the “provocative” or even on their main site, as the “provocation” version.  Went with the text that was on the box, though according to online dictionaries, 挑発 is more accurately translated to provocative.  Presenting Kotobukiya’s rendition of kousaka tamaki, -seduction- version!  Or to fans of the series more commonly known as tama-nee ^^

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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 ^^;

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七夕 ~ Tanabata

Posted by meronpan on July 6, 2009


If you don’t get it, you need another dose of nagato fanboy power and rewatch ep 1 of haruhi s2 :P

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