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Monday, December 27, 2010

Comic Market 79! Visit me Thursday Dec. 30 @ East Hall ウ32b!!


Well it's been a while hasn't it! How's it going?
If you've been following me ANYWHERE then you'd know by now that-
I MADE IT IN TO COMIKET AGAIN.

Been working pretty hard @ both work and doujin stuff, I went back home to America for a few weeks and came back Last Friday. I'm happy to say I have completed and have the copies of my new Artbook in my hands ready for Comiket:


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Code Geass Cafe

Yesterday was the last day "Cure Maid Cafe" in Akihabara was doing their special "Code Geass Cafe,"
as I was informed by a fellow Geass Cosplaying friend of mine. I wanted to check this out so I decided to go check it out since it was my last chance to do so.

Application for Comiket 79

All right, so...The darn application deadline for Winter Comiket 2010 or Comiket 79 was just a few...in fact a day after frickin Comiket. I had to help out a friend apply as well so...I had a ton of stuff to do with little time.

These are the application packets I got at comiket.
These are still a requirement, because these are what provide you with
both the application code and online application code.

So I thought- what the heck, I'm gonna go learn how to apply online. I jumped to circle.ms, checked out the application pages and followed the instructions.

SUPER EASY. It totally beats filling out 6 sheets of paper full of info (you just practically fill out 1 form for online registration.) Paying by credit card was also amazingly easy, and best of all: I was able to submit my circle cut DIGITALLY!!!! I added shade and stuff to my circle cut.


My Circle cut is Marisa!!I am going with Touhou again.
However in addition, I plan to do something else also.
Maybe Vocaloid or Black Rock Shooter stuff.


So yes, I am applied for Comic Market 79. Results should be in within ....the next few months. Until then, I better keep on working on my arts :3

Comiket 78 Cosplay (Belated, again)

Pretty Nice Cosplays this year at Summer Comiket~
Taken on Saturday and Sunday :D
Warning: P3 (Picture Packed Post)

Comiket 78 Report (Belated, yes)

Well, again belated, but I should post it for goodness sake.
Comic Market 78, the first Comiket I applied to as a circle and didn't make it in. Might have been a good thing though, I managed to go with bunch of awesome dudes and even got to try out lining up from midnight (that's NO NO kids, you don't line up all night!! *wink*wink*) Anyways, here we go:

Our team assembled at Rinsabers hotel, got a nice view of Ariake from the Daiba Hotel.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Japan Post: Nakano Broadway

Belated, but thought I'd post. Went to Nakano Broadway earlier in August with a bunch of fellows :3


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Japan Post: Kamakura


I'm gonna label culture related Japan posts now :P
This is belated but a group of us went to Kamakura few weeks ago,
so here's the post for it lol

*warning: P3 ( Picture-Packed-Post)

Kamakura Station! Little over an hour from Tokyo? I forget. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dance Dance Revolution X2 Arcade Cabinet


Visited an arcade I haven't been to in ages, I was surprised to see the DDR Cabinet Updated:
DDR X2 was installed on it.
Guess Konami is still working with DDR, makes me happy, I want this series to stay alive (...not to mention they killed off In the Groove...so they better keep up with DDR)

And with that came players. For the first time in ages I had to wait for my turn to play on the machine. I've been to hooked to Project Diva lately.

Well, there goes all my DDRX stats, my card made a new account for X2.

The basics were the same, input your name, data, choose a character and then
the two modes are now called "happy mode" or Pro Mode"

The big new thing I guess would be the song selection screen.
They went back to the old side scrolling album select layout,
honestly looks like the album flow from itunes.

Looks neat, but I think we've all gotten used to the vertical scrolling selection screen
it's gonna take some time to get used to that. They've used that since...I can remember,
DDR MAX...no before that. I think its been like that since the first cabinet?


Other than that there weren't much differences, I didn't get to check out the songs, just played my regular workout songs... and man I'm out of shape-
Well, this gives me more incentive to check out that arcade, I want to check out DDR X2 more the next time I play.

learn more at the official website (JP):

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Looks like I caught Pokerus

Went and saw Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Phantom Ruler: Zoroark today.
I obtained the special event Celebi and got lots of pokemon goodies. I really like Zorua and Zoroark now <3


It was pretty cool, though I haven't seen a pokemon movie since......
....the first one ^^; and If I have seen others, I can't recall.

But anyways, Zoroark's voice is done by Paku Romi-
Although Zoroark just screams and stuff in the movie. But I could tell <3 lol
anyways-

Lotsa Goodies, Most of them from the theatre Arcade.

Ritsu PV Costume Prize Figure

Banpresto Prize figure. Hit the arcade again and got her. This completes the PV Version 1 set :)

My first Fate/Stay Night Nendo Puchi

Went to Sofmap and got one of these boxes...Wished for Saber all the way down the 7 flight of stairs...

SABERSABERSABERSABERSABERSABERPLZZZZZ

Hobby Japan w/ Black Rock Shooter DVD



...I forgot to buy it at wonfes, didn't occur to me that Septembers Hobby Japan was the one with the BRS DVD in it. So I went and got it at Gamers in Akihabara, it came with a cool BRS Print :)

Wonder Festival 2010 Summer Complete Report

Wonder Festival 2010 Summer was on July 25th,
I took a ton of pictures for this report!!
You can the pictures at figure.fm, one part at a time, divided into 6 parts:

Anyways here we go. 
*Warning: Hundreds of Pics. Pic Intense Post.
Click to Enlarge Picture.

*Warning: some NSFW pics.

Wonder Festival Entrance Banner

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Prep for Wonder Festival 2010

Wonder Festival this weekend! Wonfes is a Garage Kit and Figure convention!
Never been before, but the entry ticket is the Wonder Festival Guide Book which cost 2000 yen.
Bought it today :D


Friday, July 16, 2010

Start of Summer Loot: Getter Go Revoltech and Figma Mio


Summer Vacation started for me today and I went down to Akihabara after school to kick off the summer with some new loot!
Actually, I had in mind to buy the Revoltech Getter Robo Go at first.
I have to mention, Getter Robo Go is THE mecha anime I grew up with. I watched it when I was like four or five and I remember being obsessed about it, I even remember this transformable toy that came with the three parts of the robot, being able to transform into its different modes.
Well, thats long gone, but seeing Getter Go Remade by Revoltech is a huge high of nostalgia for me. Bet some of you understand this feeling.
Anyways, I went to the Kaiyodo store in Akiba and bought it there. Later I realized other places sold it cheaper. But Kaiyodo gave me free Revopliers and a 10 point coin with my purchase, so I guess there is benefit from buying it at the original store :)

So here they are, Getter Go and Mio!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

DD Tenshi No Sumika Harajuku



...My Blog Posts are turning more and more into Otaku stuff... not that there's anything wrong with that. Will post some art sometime soon...

Anyways!

After following Dannychoo's bloggings for a while now I have peaked a bit of interest in DD's (dollfie dreams). I knew about Super dollfies from before, seen girls collect them in cons back home in America. Also know they are wicked expensive. >_<; not sure if I'm willing to dive into it but, I thought I'd check a showroom out.

I've been to the showroom in Akihabara, small place. Today I thought I'd go to a place closer to my place- Harajuku's Volk's Showroom, them known as "tenshi no Sumika"


Taito Arcade Prize Azusa and PV Yui Figures

W00T! My prize machine skills are still hot XD
Got two figures in one day at the Taito Station Arcade!
Azunyan figure and PV Yui Figure!

Azunyan in the box-

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Arcade Prize: Project Diva Miku Trading Mascot Strap

Went to the arcade again, today I was able to hit a prize- One of these Hatsune Miku Project Diva Trading Mascot Strap Packs (phew, a mouthful. Try saying that three times fast):


Friday, June 25, 2010

Vocaloid Project Diva Arcade Vlog

Short look at the Brand NEW Vocaloid Project Diva Arcade!
Went to Shibuya this afternoon and ended up playing all day~
Check it out ;)

VLOG: Ochanomizu Music Town and Guitars!

New Video Blog at Youtube:



VLOG about visiting Ochanomizu, home to Tokyo's street of Guitar and Music Shops!
Check it out! :D

Akihabara: Gundam Cafe

Hey guys! Long time no blog! My bad!
Earlier this month I had a chance to visit the Gundam Cafe after waiting in a queue for a while...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Akiba Loot 3/26

Well, after browsing around Tokyo Anime Fair, I left at around 2pm.

Kokusaitenjijo-station, plastered with ads as usual

TAF: New Good Smile Company Figures and others

...Continuing from the Tokyo Anime Fair Post...
The Front Side of this section Featured Black Rock Shooter-
The new anime and new figures to be released:

Tokyo Anime Fair 2010 (March 26th)

Sometimes when you're down, its best to just geek out to the max...SO-

Tokyo Anime Fair this week! I found out yesterday and attended the 
business day! (You need to over 18 and have business cards to get in on Thursday and Friday)
Saturday and Sunday are the general public day, so if you want to attend you still can!

(glad I went today, Probably will be at least 3 times crowded during the public days)

All right here we go with the overview~ 

Sign in front of the Big Sight Entrance!

Friday, March 5, 2010

WiMax Wifi Wireless Internet

Hey gang, gone are my day of scrambling around to find a wifi-signal where ever I go-
behold, I have gotten the WiMax Wifi service!:



Some of you may have heard this, there's a fairly popular commercial for it:


This commercial wasn't all that much of an influence to me though.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya!

Went and watched the Haruhi Movie on release date! XD
It was day before Valentines so I thought I`d see it that Saturday than on Sunday.
I went to the WALD cinema in Shinjuku!


Signed Movie Poster Displayed at the ticket counter. Signed by all the Seiyuu-sans ><

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Applied for Comiket 78

Whew, With a little less than two weeks in advanced I sent my application for Summer Comiket 78 This morning. This is my circle cut you'll see if I make it-



Well Doujin and suff are good and all,
I've still been working on commissions and freelance jobs.
I'm still looking for ways to break into the industry, I found a
Seminar that'll be going on by rakujob.com
They're a company/group that specializes in helping people get into creative jobs.
That'll be held on the 31st, all day I'll be going and seeing if I get some good information out of it (the entrance fee is 50 bucks, but they say if you dont benefit from it you can get a full refund, though I know it'll be beneficial for me.)

Well thats what I have coming up, Comiket results come in on April so I can forget about until then (that gives me four months to prepare something if I make it in again)

thats all for now, cya!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Prize luck works in Doubles

I don't know what it is, but Yesterday I went to Akihabara and at the arcade, just like last time- I wont 2 at once, only this time it was literally two with ONE coin-



I was aiming for Yui only, And maybe Azusa which was by her but looks like Mio caught up too X3



Monday, January 18, 2010

Hatsune Miku Crane Game Prize and AVATAR

Whoot! I went to Shibuya Yesterday to watch Avatar! But before that I had lunch and tried my luck at the Taito Station Arcade Crane Games... I'm not much of a UFO Catcher Player but Today seemed to be my lucky day-



Sunday, January 17, 2010

:3 Time for more Blogging~



If you've read my previous posts, You probably know right now I've been needing to go to a wifi spot in order to blog and do other stuff (pain...real pain)

I discovered a wifi portal thing by my home, which I need to pay for to use internet, but Google associated sites I can access for free~ so free blogger and gmail for me XD yayy



...

Thats about it really. I plan to go out today and parts of this week to explore tokyo :3

Well, for fun I took a group Figure picture, my Nendos and Figures (I have here in Japan) and stuff together for the first time- whee!



Oh I took some other pic too huh



Went to a Korean Place yesterday and had Chige




I think I went to Shbuya Last Week, Mc Donalds were doing this funny Special Burger thing- BIG AMERICA. Featuring the Texas, New York, California, And Hawaiian Burger.

But here's the catch-
Each McDonalds has only one of the special burgers SO if you want to try them all you need to visit a different Mcdonlds for each one.
The one I came across had the Hawaiian burger so I tried it.
It was alright, nothing great or anything.
But seems like McDonalds over here does something weird every month lol

Well thats all for now! Chao!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Atami

I went to Atami with my relatives couple days ago...


Train to Atami from Yokohama Station

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tokyo Disney Sea

Tokyo Has its own Disneyland but also another Park called Disney Sea!
I went with a group of friends yesterday and took a ton of photos- check em out:


Shining Force Cross Screens and Video


Pretty Cool looking MMORPG type Game I spotted at my local arcade!

Tokyo Week 2

Well, aside from the stuff I did with my friends I did some shopping and looking around, I caught some fun stuff to report about so relax and enjoy~ Reporting on fun, food, toys, and other stuff



Lost my only pencil at Comiket. Went to Tokyu Hands Department Store. These are all Mechanical Pencils. Tough choice.

2010 New Yearsss

Akemashite Omedetou!
I`m a couple days late but hey! Better late then never!

Anyways... Its cold as its been here in Tokyo, actually today is rather warm :)

I spotted several Things about Japanese New Years Culture so lets go with that-


Friday, January 1, 2010

Winter Comiket 77 Day 3

Well Last day of Comiket.
I wasn`t sure how I felt at first but hey, it was great, I remembered what comiket is all about-


Indulging in your fandom and emptying your wallet of course.

Winter Comiket 77 day 2

Today was the DAY! Man it was an experience... here we go


Got my gear set, time to go

Comiket Day 1b- Itasha

Well as I mentioned in the last one, Itasha are those cars that are decorated with anime illustrations and stuff with decals and such. I`ve only seen one or two real ones ever, finding a parking lot full of them was neat.



C77 Day 1 Report

This entry will consist of-
Commercial Booth  photos
Cosplay
Stuff I bought this day.

I took a ton of Itasha pictures so that`ll be in another entry.

lets start!


Going to Winter Comiket 77 Day 1

Well here we are, The week of comiket has arrived! lets begin!


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