2010 ACG fair loot

August 5, 2010 at 8:28 am | Posted in anime, comics, me | Leave a comment
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I spent around 300 hkd this year at the local Anime Comic Game convention.

Rm. 1301 vol. 1 and vol.2 – 50 HKD

An Aria novel – 38 HKD

Azumanga 10th Anniversary special edition thick book – 88 HKD

And the special

Aria attic model – 120 HKD

And that’s the gem I found.  This apparently the top floor of a three floor model of the house where the main character in Aria lives.  The character models seen are Athena, Maa-chan and Alice, friends and mentors of the protagonist.  The roof is openable, and yes, I can move the characters around.  I may also consider stalking the streets of Mong Kok to find the other remaining models, though they might be rather rare since they came with a special Aria magazine that is no longer published.

All photos taken with my new webcam.  More cam, not much web.

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K-ON! volume 3

June 6, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Posted in anime, comics | Leave a comment
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K-ON! volume 3 just came out.  I would like to complain that they have two versions of the SAME manga out, with the same innards, but different covers.  Regular version cost 40 hkd, “special limited” edition was 60 hkd.

Obviously I bought the more expensive version.  Which was fortunate, because said version came with both of the covers.  And a poster, which will replace the old A4 Azusa poster I bought from the HK doujin fair a while back.

K-ON!! Season 2 Episode 1 – Yui Hirasawa Wallpaper

April 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Posted in anime | 3 Comments
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Yes, K-ON has descended upon us again.  Note that the title has changed, with an extra exclamation mark added.  Many people have already flocked to buy the real life versions of the items spotted in the first episode, from lip balm to microphones to luxury handbags.  Serious economic stimulus.

anyhoo, enjoy.

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The Ideal Anime Character

April 3, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Posted in anime, doodles | 4 Comments
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The other day, someone mentioned what sort of anime/manga character I would like:

-female

-long, symmetrically haired

-wields swords

-wields guns

-wears headphones

-has glasses

-plays giant brass instrument

-provocative clothing optional

I think that was the list.   So! Half an hour on paint later, I present to you:

We need a gun-toting, katana-swinging, tuba-playing, long, jet black haired, bespectacled lady protagonist who likes listening to her mp3 player in some anime.  Or manga.

Stimulating the Economy

March 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Posted in anime, me | 4 Comments
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bought in the past month, the bottom two just recently:

Hot, Flat & Crowded by Thomas Friedmad

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell

The Economic Naturalist by Robert Frank (not visible here, lent to a kid of mine)

The Return of the Economic Naturalist by Robert Frank

Amanchu! (蓝海少女) vol. 1 by Kozue Amano

Aria 四季之风的赠礼 (lit – “the offering of the winds of the four seasons”) Novel by four people whose name I can’t romanise.

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