色々 ～ Ver. ε
Posted by meronpan on September 3, 2009
Dunno how many random posts covering a variety of topics I’ve done, so this one has been labeled version epsilon for no reason. Quick Japanese vocab lesson: 色々＝＝いろいろ＝＝iroiro == various. As a na-adjective you’d say iroirona [something] to say “various [something]”. In casual speech this is often contracted to 色んな＝＝いろんな==ironna.
Anyhow, today it’s figures, anime, and touhou again.
Preorders & Orders
Actually I was taken aback by nanoha’s price but that only delayed me a minute before placing my order for the both of ’em ^^; Guess I’ve just kinda resigned to letting Alter bleed me dry…
From the already ordered department – not one, or two but three figures are actually in the mail now. narika & kanu i may have mentioned before but volks fate I had totally forgotten about ^^; Now actually I’m a bit worried about fate… mostly after seeing these pics of volks’ hayate release.
Granted… rein is really tiny so I’m willing to overlook the hack job there… but still it just felt like i was noticing sloppy painting on hayate in a few too many places. (also a dedicated hayate review on that blog). Guess we’ll see how fate turned out next week…
I’ve been trying to be (slightly) more financially responsible lately, so I consolidate my shipments from hobby search now. This ends up translating to 1 or 2 shipments a month, unlike the insane flurry of packages I used to indulge in. So if you’re wondering why I’ve lightened up my figure posts of late, that’s partly why (the other part being touhou (could you tell? :P)). Oh, and the months I get 2 packages… that’s because of the not-really-ideal system at hobby search where you can only combine orders if they have the same release month. So when something is released at the very end of the month… it usually gets bumped off the original month’s shipment and made separate -_-
かなめも ~ kanamemo
I forget if I’ve actually done a formal post on it yet, but kanamemo is a manga I picked up (#27) last time I was in akiba. Soooo many piles of it at practically every store I walked into so I had to get volume 1 to try it out. If you haven’t tried it out yet, it’s, as far as I can tell, an all-female-cast slice of life taking place in a little newspaper delivery company.
yuri, loli, oppai… you’ll probably find a character to your liking in the varied cast. Not to mention a buncha of big name seiyuu! Well, not big name necessarily, but seiyuu for a lotta characters I’m familiar with ^^
toyosaki aki – yui, koyoi, yoshino
mizuhara kaoru – isayama yomi
endou aya – miyuki, sheryl
horie yui – naru, ayu, makie, eri, suzu, minorin
kitamura eri – kokonoe rin, kawashima ami, sakihata rimi
kugimiya rie – shana, louise, nagi, taiga, tacos(yuuki)
Maybe I just haven’t read far enough but one difference I noticed is that the anime added a heavy dose of loli groping. (one of the oppai gals is, for all intents and purposes, a drunk lolicon). Really could have done without it in my opinion… I like to enjoy my slice of life comedies without feeling morally corrupt ^^;;
At any rate, it’s a pretty lite comedy so far with kawaii characters so it fits my bill for “light hearted show I don’t have to give my undivided attention to”.
東方紅魔郷 ~ eosd
Finally a 1cc on normal with the default 3 lives!!! Not sure I actually got any better… just bombed more conservatively ^^; On the other hand, I did set a personal score record with this run – 100,457,380 – somehow placing me at number 4 on the normal reimuB scoreboards at shrinemaiden.org. I assume that’s just for lack of players posting there/lack of interest in doing a high score attempt on normal difficulty.
Uploaded my replay to gensokyo.org in case you’re interested (need the game to view it). I’ll probably capture a video for youtube later.
Finally figured out an easy way to get past those 6 faeries right before stage 6 sakuya that spray the radiating circles of bullets. I think their aim is adjusted based on your character position, so if you position yourself in the same place every time (before they come on screen!), the pattern is exactly the same. Given that… stay in the lower left corner before they appear on screen… then all you have to do is move slightly to the right to dodge everything. Basically move right until you’re just to the left of the bullets that are aimed straight down (the 3 from the 3 circles above you should pretty much all line up). Not conducive to high scoring since you’re not picking up all the point items, but perfect if you’re just trying to save lives & bombs (like me ^^;). Though do be on the look out for a stray faerie retreating off screen. Might be headin’ right for ya :P
Anyhow, with this accomplishment under my belt I think I’m going to focus on the eosd extra stage and a 1cc for normal 東方妖々夢 (pcb). Is it just me or are all the game terms like cherry points and cherry max… … … nevermind. ^^;;;
Praying that my package gets out of customs tomorrow (well, technically today, just past midnight here…) so that I can pick it up on Saturday… otherwise I won’t be able to do any reviews until probably mid next week. Not to mention I’m itching for another figure infusion :P