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Nendoroid Sakura Miku and Mayoi Hachikuji

Snapshot: Late night gaming

You’ve seen the tiny Shinobu figure I got, but I have a tiny Hachikuji too! Nendoroids aren’t super tiny but they’re small enough to make a 3DS look like a big screen TV. Looks like they’re having some fun with the Mii creator…

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Snapshot: Hachikuji and Shinobu at dawn

Since Shinobu and Hachikuji are best buds now, I wanted to get a shot of them at sunrise. Not much to explain here, just exposed for the figures and tried to tolerate the sun in my eye as much as I could. Being able to get these shots is an advantage of having an east-facing apartment.

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figma Mayoi Hachikuji and Shinobu Oshino

Snapshots: Now is the time to make friends

Apparently I never unboxed my Mayoi Hachikuji figma. This is a great crime that I rectified today.

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Hitagi Senjougahara by Kotobukiya

Figure Review: Hitagi Senjougahara (Nisemonogatari ver.) by Kotobukiya

I didn’t enjoy Nisemonogatari all that much, partly because my favorite Monogatari characters took a back seat to less interesting ones. At the very least we did get some Senjougahara action, including a memorable scene to open the series. That brings us to this figure, deftly translated to 3D by Kotobukiya.

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Nisemonogatari

Anime Review: Nisemonogatari

About a year and a half after releasing the final episode of Bakemonogatari, Shaft followed up with its sequel Nisemonogatari. Although shorter than its predecessor with only 11 episodes, watching Nisemonogatari nonetheless felt like a long, drawn-out affair. I watched the series over the course of a weekend, but I wouldn’t suggest watching more than two or three episodes at a time. Despite my intrigue and mild excitement going in, it was a pretty exhausting anime to sit through.

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Shigenori Soejima Artworks

Monthly Outlook: November 2012

I have a pretty big pile of figures accumulating, so I’m thinking I’ll probably review a bunch of them this month. That’ll have to wait until my work table comes in, though. I’m trying a dark-colored pub table this time. Mostly it’s about the height; normal-height tables tend to make me hunch over too much, so I think a taller table will be easier to take photos on.

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Suruga Kanbaru by Good Smile Company

Figure Review: Suruga Kanbaru by Good Smile Company

Here’s the review in the form of an equation: Good Smile Company + Bakemonogatari = great success. If you haven’t seen Bakemonogatari, you really should. It’ll make you savvy to the fact that a Japanese person’s concept of Ghostbusters is actually pretty awesome. From that series we get the memorable Suruga Kanbaru, a masochistic bisexual boys-love enthusiast who (and this is for the It’s Always Sunny crowd) could easily be a power bottom.

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Bakemonogatari

Anime Review: Bakemonogatari

Thanks to a chance encounter with a vampire, high school student Koyomi Araragi became aware of ghosts, spirits, and other aberrations. Bakemonogatari tells the story, from Araragi’s viewpoint, of five girls who have been possessed (or cursed) by such spirits. Each story arc has Araragi getting involved with a new protagonist. Out of a sense of duty, he takes it upon himself to rid each girl of her curse.

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