2013 Japan Trip Highlights and Acquisitions!

January 15, 2014

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In a brilliant attempt to circumvent me running out of steam doing a day-by-day recount of my trip, this time, I’ll be writing just one post featuring only the juicy bits – Akihabara, Comiket (doujins) and more!

I’ll organize this post by sections that go in chronological order. At the end of the recount, will be a section that is dedicated to all the acquisitions that I got during my trip.

Without further ado, here we go!

(Warning! Image intensive and somewhat NSFW. Also, the changing aspect ratio of the pictures is due to the fact that a number of them were taken with different cameras.)

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I Just Watched Evangelion 3.33

June 9, 2013

This screencap from the K-On! movie sums up my reaction superbly and succinctly:

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Spoilers ahead~

In my opinion, it was a fun and intriguing movie that was bold enough to take the series into a whole new (and, I dare say, fresh) direction, but it raised more questions than ans… heck, I don’t think it answered anything. It’s certainly rife with stuff to analyze, but I doubt I have the intellectual or emotional capacity for that undertaking. Was its goal to keep the viewer as in the dark and as confused as Shinji? It certainly worked.

From what I can tell, 3.33 was used mostly as a set-up for the final installment. I can only pray that 4.0 will do the entire Rebuild series justice by providing us with a rewarding and satisfying conclusion. (Wait, it’s Anno. Who am I kidding?)

Also, I absolutely love the fact that none of the footage nor the promised storyline from the preview at the end of 2.22 made it into the film. Did something happen to cause the movie to go in a whole different direction? Was the preview itself a troll from the beginning? We may never know.

P.S. Am I the only one who thinks that the whole “Curse of EVA” thing was just an excuse to be able to pull off the 14-year time skip without aging the fan favorite characters? I can’t say I blame them though, because I don’t think my heart could have withstood the sight of a 28-year-old Asuka…


Actar’s Reviews 214 – Figmas Ayanami Rei and Shikinami Asuka Langley

July 23, 2011

There is no way I could review figma Mari and not review the figma renditions of possibly the two most famous Anime heroines of all time.

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Actar’s Reviews 200 – Soul of Chogokin SPEC Evangelion Unit 01 ‘Synchro Rate of 400%’

May 27, 2011

It has been years in the making… but finally, for the 200th episode, I’m reviewing the Yahoo! Japan Store Limited Soul of Chogokin SPEC Evangelion Unit 01 ‘Synchro Rate of 400%’ Figure.

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February Acquisitions The First

February 12, 2011

– Figma Asuka
– Figma Haruhi Middle School Ver.
– Figma Mikuru Adult Ver.
– To Aru Majutsu no Index PSP Game (Limited Edition Ver. + Misaka Mikoto Figma)
– MISAKA Sisters’ Goggles Eyemask
– Kamen Rider OOO DX OOO Driver
– OOO Medal Set 1

Plenty of Figmas in this one batch.

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Same Voice, Different Character and Vice Versa

January 7, 2011

Now, as there are very few good voice talents out there, it is natural that some voice actors are reused. There are cases where they are able to change their voice so much that they sound completely different, but still deliver perfect dialogue.

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Actar’s Reviews 179 – Figma Makinami Mari Illustrious

December 25, 2010

It’s been awhile, but I’m back with another Figma figure review, this time covering Good Smile Company and Max Factory’s first foray into the Evangelion franchise with Figma Mari.

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