Archive for April, 2006

Before this we only got substandard figures of Shana but XXX have finally taken the inevitably lucrative step to release Shana in her most popular pose - the Moe Melonpan Munchin’ mode. I don’t like Shana much but this is one figure I won’t miss.

From Aizu Project comes yet another version of the Chairman from Kujibiki Unbalance, this time it’s 1/6 in scale and she’s in her sports kit. Ritsuko is clad in a rather sexy white t-shirt and black tights. Her trademark helmet is there too. Btw it costs a bomb, 14, 250 yen since it’s a cold cast resin figure. Forget about getting it.  If you have the money, go get the Macross Valkyries.

I used to collect Pinky Street figures. For those not in the know, they are slightly deformed figurines that are very customisable. Their distinct puffy look is rather cute. But I grew bored after a while and stopped, even if they are pretty low-cost. In May, Vance will be releasing a few new ones, namely Sakura, the cuuute samurai girl from the original Sakura Wars and Pk-13 and 14, who both come with a gothic black dress and a punk rock outfit.

Episode titles seem to be an aspect of anime that aren’t discussed too much. Most episodes do have a title, even if the series isn’t episodic. It serves to let the viewer have a sense of what to expect in that episode and also lets them remember the episode better. In some cases, the title is made funny for comedic purposes. Or it may possibly be to act cool and hip.

With the 100th vote cast, I closed the poll on whether Akira has become very hot in the 2nd season of school rumble.


56 voted for "Yes, she’s sooo hot now.".
14 voted for "No, she sucks."
30 voted for "Who’s that?"

Has the Rise of Anime contributed to your neglecting of other hobbies?
  • Yes, my best skill now is "watching anime".: 74% (112)
  • No, anime is too weak to make me lose control.: 26% (40)

Total Votes : 152


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