Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A’s Initial Impressions and Review (Updated)

July 14, 2012

Alrighty. I just had the honor of being one of the first in the world to watch the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A’s and here are my initial impressions on it.. I’m actually writing this in a Starbucks outlet just next to the movie theater and my thoughts are all over the place. So I apologize for the not-in-order point form writing in the ‘impressions’ part. (Yeah, it took awhile to get this on to the net… internet access here is not that readily available to a foreigner…)

As always, THERE ARE SPOILERS! While the main plot remains practically the same, there were quite significant changes made to the events. So, if you don’t mind spoilers, do feel free to read on. (^.^)

Update 1: Proofread the post and updated some of the points.

Update 2: More fine-tuning, expanded and clarified some points, added a couple of design comparison pictures and everything is now in chronological order.

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Actar in Japan… Part 2! – Day 1: Tired Touchdown

July 13, 2012

Yup, as of writing this, it’s 9:45pm and I have arrived in Japan. Well, more accurately, I arrived more than 12 hours ago. Gonna keep this post short and sweet because I’m dead tired.

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Actar’s Reviews 235 – Madoka Magica KaraKore Witch Collection by Movic

February 4, 2012

Magical Girls aren’t Magical Girls without fearsome adversaries to fight. Thanks to Movic, our Madoka Figma figures can finally duel to the death with the bizarre, otherworldly and unconventionally designed Witches.

…well, kinda.


Actar’s Reviews 231 – Figma Akemi Homura

December 26, 2011

She’s here! The long awaited and highly anitcipated Figma Homura from the much loved (and loathed) Puella Magi Madoka Magica is finally available to the hoards of screaming Homu Homu fans.

Does she live up to all the hype? Can GSC do no wrong? Will she ever find her missing hat? Let’s find out.

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Actar’s Reviews 229 – Transforming Charlotte Plush Toy

December 26, 2011

I’m back after a long hiatus with another Madoka review! This time, we take a look at something rather unusual – a transforming plush toy of the cheese loving, head biting Witch of Sweets, Charlotte!

The best concept for a plush toy ever? Most definitely.


My Opinions on Madoka

December 26, 2011

POSSIBLE SPOILERS! Here’s a portion of the Figma Madoka review that was cut out due to its length. It’s basically me giving my opinions on the show Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Written version after the jump.

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Actar’s Reviews 225 – Figma Kaname Madoka

November 5, 2011

I’m back after a short hiatus with the very first entry of a brand new line of figma figures from Good Smile Company and Max Factory.

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