AFA12 Signature Acquisitions

June 18, 2013

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Yup, ‘signature’ as in ‘autograph’, not ‘outstanding’.

I’m unequivocally late in posting these, but as the adage goes, “It’s better late than never!”. So, here are some of the signatures that I was fortunate enough to acquire at last year’s Anime Festival Asia 2012.

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Actar’s Reviews 210 – Lucky Star Blu-Ray Complete Box

June 16, 2011

One of my all time favorite Anime, Lucky Star, is finally given the Blu-Ray treatment. Is it worth the astronomical price? Let’s find out.


Lucky Star Blu-Ray Box Set Pre-Orders Now UP!!!

January 8, 2011

LUCKY STAR IS GETTING A BLU-RAY BOX SET RELEASE!!! (^o^)

Release Date: 27th May 2011

24 episodes spread over 4 Discs

Bonus Disc 1 & 2 – Lucky Star in Budokan

Bonus Disc 3 – Special Features

– Non-Credit OP (lyrics included)
– Best Scenes
– OVA (Original na Visual to Animation)
– Lucky Star Channel at Shin Tokyo Circuit
– Lucky Racer Digest

1080i, 1080p, LPCM stereo (Japanese, English)
Subtitles (Japanese English)
Comes in an Artbox + 3 normal cases
Total run time: 1000 minutes

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UPDATE!!!
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Pre-orders are now up at AmiAmi for 10% off the MSRP at only 33,830 yen!

…and where ever Japanese Blu-Rays and DVDs are sold.

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Honestly, I think that this is a amazing, amazing release. Finally, one of my all time favorite series is getting a Blu-Ray release. I am usually hesitant when it comes to purchasing Blu-Ray releases of entire series due to the price. I’ve held off on buying the Blu-Ray releases of the Haruhi Series, Ga-Rei Series and Cardcaptor Sakura Series. However, I just cannot say no to this.

Besides holding great sentimental value for me, being one of the first series that actually made me ‘dedicate’ my life to Otaku Culture, the release itself looks really great.

First off, it’s Lucky Star in HD!!! The release also has ENGLISH SUBTITLES, okay special features and it even includes the Lucky Star in Budokan footage. I would have liked it if they had added more behind the scenes stuff (interviews and the like), but that’s just me.

I have seen many Ani-Song concerts including the Macross Frontier ones, Haruhi ones, K-On ones and of course the Lucky Star one. Out of all of them, I have to say that the Lucky Star concert was the best. It had the best staging, the best performances (yeah, the Haruhi one was really bad at times) and most importantly, the best feel. You could really tell that everyone was really into it, enjoying it and giving it their all. I was simply blown away by Shiraishi Minoru. Not only did he host the event and conduct the interview, he was still able to pull of an amazing performance. How that man was able to keep his voice going for so long I’ll never know.

In short, I myself really enjoyed watching the concert and definitely recommend every Lucky Star fan to watch it.

Oh, did I mention that the set comes with ENGLISH freaking SUBTITLES? Next up on my agenda, the Haruhi Blu-Ray set! (^o^)


Christmas Acquisitions (Parts 1, 2 and 3)

December 13, 2010

– D-Arts WarGreymon
– Fate Testarossa Talking Alarm Clock
– Hi-Metal VF-1S with Strike Parts
– Alter’s 1/8 Nodocchi
– Chara-Ani’s 1/8 Shimada Minami

– Figma Mari
– Durarara! Voice Mascot Trading Figures
– Icaros SD Figure
– Nanoha The MOVIE 1st Limited First Edition Blu-Ray Box + Clear File
– Nendoroid Plus Shamemaru Aya

– Yamato’s 1/60 YF-19 Package Renewal Ver
– Yamato’s 1/60 FAST Pack and Fold Booster Set
– GNU Dou YF-21
– GNU Dou YF-21 FAST Pack

It’s the holiday season and as you can see, I’ve been letting myself go… In more ways than one. What with discounts abound at every online store, I’ve received three orders from the three different hobby stores I frequent, Hobby Search, AmiAmi and Hobby Link Japan respectively. Finally got that YF-19 to accompany my YF-21 that I got 11 months ago.

Possibly more loot on the way~ It’s gonna be an awesome but lonely Christmas this year. (^.^)


Review: 1/8 Scale Himeji Mizuki by Chara-Ani

November 7, 2010

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu is undoubtedly one one of the better comedies these past few seasons, along with Mitsudomoe. …and finally, after a couple of months, we are finally greeted with a stunning figure of one of the two main female protagonists, Himeji Mizuki, produced by Chara-Ani.

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Actar’s August Acquisitions Part 1

August 11, 2010

As the title states, part one to another crazy month of reckless spending. All the money that I have been saving up for the past 4 – 5 months via my part-time job down the drain…

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Lucky Star Mama Chapp Dolls

May 19, 2010

Which end of a Chocolate Cornet do you start eating it from? (^o^)

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