05 August 2010

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by 20:52
Travelling all the way from Cathia to bring you news on what's happening in the world.
Or maybe just answering my distress signal of an update.
Will be busy for the next few days (assignment fever), so posts will be queued until both criteria are met;
  1. I have time 
  2. My f@rking local ISP stops throttling our already pathetic bandwidth.
*Seiyuu Comparisons #8 up by next week at earliest*

Awa Odori Matsuri
Our featured festival of the month. Singled out the largest of the other festivals throughout summer, considering it attracts over 1.3 million tourists annually.

So what's it about? Dancing practically, like a fool.
Although nicked the "Fool's Dance", there's nothing foolish about this, as it's about the same as the Obon festival.

Many regions call their festivals differently, so it's no surprise around this time, over 20 festivals spring up from nowhere, even if they all carry the same message.

I like to call this a celebration of life, really.

Related to this is the lastest advertising of themed posters of "Kara no Kyoukai" from Type-Moon.

Local officials are bracing for the
"local rush + annual tourist + otaku hoards" that are about to descend on Tokushima, from 12/8 to 15/8.

There's been quite a frenzy over such quality posters, making them a jewel in many otaku eyes and causing many posters to disappear overnight and appear on auction sites the next day.

But seriously, who wouldn't want one?

Working!! Cafe
The show may be over, but the series has inspired Royal Host, Akihabara to theme their restaurant, Wagnaria style.
Special menu created for the Working!! theme.

Special Wagnaria Plate (¥1396) and Special Wagnaria Parfait (¥525)

Special Working!! coasters 
Each with character prints, limited to 4 new prints on a 2 week interval for the whole of August.

The Special Wagnaria Plate.
(with extra gloss for that plastic effect all Japanese dishes have)

The Special Wagnaria Parfait
Enjoy the same parfait Kyoko gets daily from Yachiyo

Business was never so good...

Games Galore
New titles recently released.
Since I'll never get them(T_T), might as well share my envy with others.
Sengoku Basara 3 (PS3/Wii)
I want to play this so badly.. T_T

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (PSP)
Comes with Nendoroid Plus Hatsune Miku apparently....

Strike Witches: Silver Wings (XBOX 360)
I heard this sucks... well, don't take my word for it. I have neither consoles...

G.A. Geijutsuka Art Design Class: Slapstick Wonderland (PSP)
Strangely, the show soothes my heart for some reason....

Heavenly Mafo Tofu
Care to taste the same Spicy Mafo Tofu that Tachibana loves? 

Now available from Movic at Gamers apparently. 
A challenge for all who loves spicy dishes...

Comes with instructions on how to cook, Tachibana style.

Each box of curry is worth ¥683, available at Gamers.

*Not advisable for children weak to spicy food*

Haruhi Guitar
Spotted at Sofmap, Akihabara.

A masterpiece brought to you by FERNANDES X SOS 団;

"FERNANDES Electric Guitar [ZO-3] Suzumiya Haruhi model"

Display includes sample music of "God Knows..."

Those interested with ¥ 49,800 to spare may start per-ordering now. 

Nekomonogatari release
Latest novel by NisiOisin, Nekomonogatari (Kuro/Black), centers around Hanekawa Tsubasa and her unfolding drama which continues.

Within 5 days from it's release on 28 July, all copies of NisiOisin's latest has sold out, prompting a very receptive audience and fan-base.

The next part, Nekomonogatari (Shiro/White) will be announced in 2011

Sequels are the all the rage nowadays.

Accompanied with Nekomanogatari novel, is a leaflet pretaining info on NisiOisin's next anime adaptation;

Kizumonogatari centers around the timeline before Bakemonogatari, as a prelude on Araragi's vampire transformation and Queen of Vampires, Oshino Shinobu.

Another delight to fans of Yabuki Kentaro's fans is the launch of spin-off series to ToLoveRu

With an OVA/series on the way and the manga being resurrected this 4th October, one can pretty much expect the ToLoveRu craze to rise again.

R.I.P OneManga
The ride lasted as long as it could, and what a ride indeed, as it was put rest on the 2nd August 2010

OneManga deserves a special place as it was practically part of my childhood.

Growing up with OnePiece, temporarily becoming a Narutard before moving on, reading on Saturday mornings after looking forward to my fix every Friday...
I'll miss it, as we move onto another online mango browser

Thanks for the freebies and memories....

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Asobi ni Ikuyo! anime OP album recently released by Sphere.

Wasn't a big fan of the show, but things looked better on the 2nd episode and onwards.

Also, the OP for Sengoku Basara 2, infamous for it's historical figures, dancing samurais and Engrish, will be release this 11th August 2010 by T.M. Revolution. 
Dam, these guys just rock every song they come up with. ^^

Comic Market (Comiket) 78 (夏)

It's that time of year again, where hordes of ronery individuals emerge from their last hibernation, ready to devour every piece of doujin merchandise and stock up for this coming winter. 

As usual, C78's venue will be Tokyo's Big Sight, taking place on the 13/8/2010 (Friday) and for the next 3 days til Sunday.

The horrors of what awaits you at Comiket has been reported and visualized in many media forms, again and again with terrifying accuracy, so I'm not gonna start a post or a guide-to-stay-alive-at-Comiket, as I know there's tons of better reviews and survivor stories on the net. Instead, I'll lead you to one which I recommend, a 4-time visiting survivor/veteran

Each of those 3 days hold their own theme, according to C78 latest listings.

  • Day 1 - "Anime and Yaoi Day" includes all anime related media and ONLY doujin from Shounen Jump (games, seiyuu)
  • Day 2 - "Manga and Yaoi Day" includes all magazines and ONLY doujin from Shounen Sunday (cosplay goodies, niconico, Vocaloid)
  • Day 3 - "Hentai Day" includes 18+ media and original works. (figures, GK's, ita-sha, R-18)


Kyoo said...

oooh noees!! D:
One mangaa!! D:
I'm going to miss that site

The Extroverted Otaku said...

It lasted while it could.
So that 1 down, 9999 more online manga sites to go. xD

Kyoo said...

I don't know any other good manga sites D:
Could you tell me some (A) : D?

The Extroverted Otaku said...

Lol. Sure.

These are the ones I normally rely on.
Lets hope they don't get taken off too.

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