Comiket 83 and Related Random Proxy Stuff Part 1

It’s a good thing Comiket only comes around twice a year.

ImageThe DVD is there for size comparison. Not a huge box, but fairly heavy. Heavy to the tune of 8900yen shipping. Ouch. EMS got it here quickly and safely.

ImageEverything inside is packed nicely and safely bubble wrapped~  I had to dump the box upside down to get anything out; everything was packed very tightly and nothing was flying around. The tape is even cute “Support Japan” type tape.

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Left: Tora no Ana Exclusive paper bag w/ Guillotine Ginza illustration 

Right: “Aria Waha 2” set

Utsura Uraraka is one of my favorite doujin artists for her cute girls and cuter chibi style. This doujin is an older one and isn’t from Comiket 83, but it’s still one of my favorites in this order. *biased towards anything Aria*

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Sukusuku Marisa plush!

These things are ridiculously cute and soft, and really I have no idea why I bought it other than the cute/soft factor. Thank you Touhou gods of eternal merchandise. I’m kind of afraid my cat’s going to get a hold of it…

ImageEverything is packaged so perfectly, it was impossible to get this bundle apart without scissors. (ARE THOSE CRUMBS ON THE FLOOR IN MY PICTURE THIS IS AN OUTRAGE)

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Left to Right: Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru, Tenshi ni Furete yo!, My Soul, Your Beats!

I didn’t know they made music boxes for so many things! The left one is a manual one you turn yourself, while the other two are wind-up boxes. (The K-ON! one doubles as a mirror which is why you see my window blinds) All from Surugaya.

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Left: “Roomsick Girl’s Escape” CD by Hitorie

Right: Free Tora no Ana card case

Hitorie is wowaka’s doujin music group, where he does composing, vocals, and some guitar. I haven’t gotten a chance to really listen to the album yet (lol 5 page history essay due Tuesday and I haven’t started at all), but one song I really love on the album is “モンタージュガール” (Montage Girl)! The album art is really neat looking as well~

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Secret Base ~kimi ga kureta mono~ music box

I completely forgot I ordered this, so it was a nice surprise. Surugaya is really a great place to look for music boxes! All I have to hear is “KIMI TO NATSU NO OWARI” and the feels just start overflowing.

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2013 Ib Calendar & Touhou Project clear sticker

I need to find a way to stand this up, but it’s an Ib themed postcard calendar. July’s tanabata image is especially pretty! Also the Touhou sticker went straight on my car. Should have dusted before I did that though…

ImageDoujin doujin doujin. Durarara!!, Ib, Persona 4, DRAMAtical Murder, IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, and Hakuouki here. Also, the “Issho ni Gohan Tabetai” doujin series is the cutest food thing ever.

ImageMore doujin. Touhou, Hakuouki, and a lot of doujin from Utsura Uraraka.

I didn’t realize I already have the “Touhou Waha” doujin on the bottom right corner, but this copy only cost 20yen anyways. Probably time to start keeping track though.

ImageDRAMAtical Murder, Hakuouki, and a lot of Izumi Rei doujin.

Izumi Rei/Idumi Rei is another of my favorite doujin/manga-ka authors~ Most of this stuff is older, from Surugaya, so it came relatively cheaply.

Imagekey visual novel heroines doujin & Hatoful Boyfriend Guidebook

The heroines doujin is from Izumi Rei as well.

…Also I obtained it. A guidebook to the infamous pigeon dating sim game, Hatoful Boyfriend. All the mind screw. All the slammed brakes when I think I might hit a bird in the road. All the feels. All the affirmation that yes, indeed, I do set off all the flags for the shota and the psychopath before I do anything else. This game ended up being so much more than just a silly pigeon game with all its cruel plot twists and story content; I definitely recommend it~

(also holy crap hato moa draws super ikemen)

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That was it for this package! A lot of doujin, half of which wasn’t even from Comiket 83 itself.

Okay, now I seriously need to get to my essay. Part 2 will be up when the rest of the stuff comes, in a few weeks hopefully.

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Here’s a random figure photo of Aya Kagura as a bonus.

Arrivals: Kotobukiya’s 1/8 Scale Noumi Kudryavka

The October order came in about a week ago.

My cat’s just waiting to get into the box. He loves boxes.

So, for today, it’s 1/8 scale Noumi Kudryvka, from the visual novel turned TV series, “Little Busters!” ! She’s been one of my grails for a while now, and I finally found her for a good price on AmiAmi’s pre-owned section!

Her box is really nice looking, lots of cute pastels and dog paw prints.

She’s way too cute!!! The way her hair fans out behind her and the slightly spread arms… They suit a super cute girl like Noumi!

Those blue eyes spur from her Russian heritage. They’re a really nice blue!

Noumi’s a fairly thin girl, so she’s not real curvy. She still has nice legs though ∩( ・ω・)∩

Her hat connects to her head via a magnet, so it’s removable. I think she’s a lot cuter with it on though ヽ(‘ ∇‘ )ノ

There’s not much worry about paint transfer, just a little bit of concern over that purple part on the underside of her hat. Even if it does transfer though, I don’t plan on displaying her without her hat, so it won’t be visible anyways.

Very happy with this purchase~ I found her for 6370 JPY on AmiAmi’s pre-owned section. She’s fairly easy to find, it just takes some searching and stalking of AmiAmi and Mandarake.

わっふ~ ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

Arrivals: Max Factory’s 1/7 Scale Meiko Honma (Menma)

A few weeks ago, a huge package came! It’s certainly the biggest package I’ve ever received; and it carried my AmiAmi September order~


Slowly, I’ll be getting through posts about all these figures, hopefully. They’re all wonderful, and I regret nothing ∩( ・ω・)∩ (okay, i might regret it later)

First up is Meiko Honma (Menma) from AnoHana!

Her box is really nice, it’s a real space saver and aesthetically pleasing.

Nice blister pack, included plastic to prevent paint transfer and scratches.

As you can see, she’s a lovely girl. Menma is definitely skinnier than even the average anime girl, here and there, you can see her bones right through her skin. You probably noticed her inner tube as well; it’s decorated with all of those kanji from Jin-tan’s shirt throughout the series! It can be removed easily, since Menma separates at the upper chest area to allow you to place that inner tube through her arm. Since I took these pictures at varying times, she’ll have her inner tube off and on during the review.

She’s wearing the lower part of her bikini a bit low, which gives a nice view of her pelvic bones and stomach. That flower on her navel is so cute! Her eyes were done nicely, and I love that pop of red the Hibiscus flower in her hair gives her. Nice use of clear PVC for her hair ends~

That expression of innocently eating that ice pop is just lovely.

Her ankle bones are really nice; they really go well with the shape of her body. There’s not a ton of paint details on her, but the polka dot frills and nail polish are both executed wonderfully.

Some more random pictures…

 

As you can see, Menma’s a really nice looking girl! She’s got a really accurate sculpt that accentuates her thinness and bone structure, and her paint is great. I also really like the accuracy of her face on this version. I feel like the Kotobukiya version’s face is off, and I really don’t feel like the Beach Queen ver. has Menma’s face at all.

…now if we could only forget the irony between Menma wearing a swimsuit and the incident that sets up the premise for AnoHana…

In any case, we’re still not over the Super Peace Busters yet, as Alter has a really nice looking Menma release scheduled for later this month. It ‘is’ Alter though, so a delay might occur. (Since I’ve got her on order, I hope she’s not delayed!)

In case you needed more, Ques Q also has a version coming out in December. (Which I do not have on order; she doesn’t quite catch my eye like Alter’s and Max Factory’s versions.)

Purchasing:

She’s in stock at AmiAmi!

Arrivals: Griffon’s 1/8 Scale Ran & Chen Yakumo

Yesterday, a package came! Two of the Yakumo girls are here; Yukari-sama will be arriving shortly. (A copy of Project Diva f is in there as well; that’s my brother’s.)

First up, Ran Yakumo!

The tails are a key point of her design. From the back, she looks really nice. Those tails are heavy!

Unfortunately, there are seam lines that are pretty visible from a side angle.

Fortunately, I have no plans to display her from that angle, and from the front she looks really nice.

Nice desu ne~

Next up, it’s CHEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNN——

Chen is pretty small, so she’s not a figure I would display alone. She looks best with Ran and Yukari.

Ran and Chen look much better together than apart. Especially when you stick Chen on Ran’s base, instead of using Chen’s own base.

Chen has the classic Griffon base that’s OBNOXIOUSLY big. It’s like twice her size. Seriously.

The red of Chen’s dress really stands out against the blue of Ran’s blue…cloth thing. Only problem is that in photos, either you have Chen looking at the camera and Ran staring out into space, or Chen staring downwards and Ran looking at the camera. Decisions, decisions…

Chen photobomb START.

My kitten loved the boxes and the plastic wrap more than the figures though. (He did swat Chen’s bonnet around a few times, I guess.)