Yearly Archive: 2008

Dec 31 2008

A Summer Day’s Dream

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Following the release of a certain less than satisfying SOUND HOLIC-produced Touhou anime, my expectations for a great Touhou anime shifted back to Maikaze’s much more promising attempt and I am delighted to say that A Summer’s Day Dream lived up to my wishes. High, professional-like production values abound throughout the twenty minute episode and …

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Dec 29 2008

Prospects for Winter 2009 Anime

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Compared to last season’s incredible lineup, this season is looking a little sparse. Many of the new shows premiering in the coming weeks didn’t really catch my interest and those that did are mostly sequels and or OVAs. That isn’t too say there aren’t any gems but I will be playing the waiting game before …

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Dec 25 2008

Christmas 2008 Drawing

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Instead of the obligatory Merry Christmas post that every other blogger does by posting an anime Christmas picture they found online, I decided to make one from scratch and drew Touhou Project’s Alice and Marisa under a mistletoe held up by Shanghai and Hourai. Alice is saying 「魔理沙ちゃん、キスしてみようか?」 or in English “Marisa-chan, wanna try kissing?” …

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Dec 24 2008

3 More Seiyuu Announced for Umineko Anime

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As the title says, today on the official site along with design sketches for their respective roles, a few more voice actors and actresses were revealed to be involved in the Umineko no Naku Koro ni anime adaptation. Suzumura Kenichi (Ushiromiya George), Kugimiya Rie (Shanon) and Kobayashi Yuu (Kanon) join the the previously announced Ono …

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Dec 23 2008

FumoFumo Touhou Plushies GET

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After waiting over a month, I finally I received my plushies. The plushies in question are the Touhou Nuigurumi FumoFumo Reimu and FumoFumo Marisa by Gift. Since I couldn’t find them in stock anywhere and because I was so desperate to get them, I went through Shopping Mall Japan for the first time ever so …

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Dec 22 2008

Princess Waltz

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I haven’t posted on here for a week but I have a good reason sort of; Among other things I have been playing Peach Princess‘s newest translated visual novel Princess Waltz. If I had to summarize Princess Waltz in one sentence it would be a bishoujo version of Fate/stay night’s basic premise coupled with Nanoha-styled …

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Dec 15 2008

Maikaze Touhou Anime Site Up

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Maikaze‘s official website for their doujin Touhou anime is finally up. The first episode is entitled Musou Natsu: A Summer Day’s Dream (東方二次創作同人アニメーション 第一話 夢想夏郷 A Summer Day’s Dream). Of greatest interest of course is the small blurb about the story which I have translated below: Hakurei Shrine’s shrine maiden Hakurei Reimu together with Gensokyo’s ogre Ibuki …

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Dec 13 2008

Kotobukiya How to Make Figure Book

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As I wrote yesterday, I got something else in the mail besides my Little Busters! pillows and that was a beginner’s guide to figure making by Kotobukiya entitled Figure no Tatsujin: Shokyuu-hen (フィギュアの達人 初級編, Figure Expert: Beginner’s Chapter) or How to make Figure if you want to use the slightly Engrishy title. With tips and …

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Dec 12 2008

Little Busters! Pillows

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Today I regrettably move one step closer to actually buying a dakimakura. Instead of spending money on an expensive body pillow and cover, I opted for the more economical and less ronery option of getting cushions. In this case, they are a standard-sized pillow and a miniature one featuring Noumi Kudryavka and Nishizono Mio respectively …

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Dec 11 2008

Scarlet Meister

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Starting playing a new doujin Touhou shooting game developed by “Hard-cover ha Donki” (ハードカバーは鈍器, Hard-cover is a Blunt Weapon) called Scarlet Meister. Unlike The official Touhou games, Scarlet Meister is a side-scrolling shooter instead of a top-down one. I haven’t really played these types of games too much so I really suck at SM but …

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