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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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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Tessa Sends a Message to Victims of the Earthquake

March 21, 2011

Voice actress Nogami Yukina (Teletha Testarossa from Full Metal Panic!) has posted a video, sending a heartfelt message to the victims of the recent earthquake in character. I thought it was a exceedingly thoughtful gesture. The script was written by the writer of the FMP! Novels, Gato Shoji, and the picture drawn by the illustrator, Shikidouji.

See the video HERE.

I have translated what she has said to spread the message to non-Japanese speaking fans as well. (If I missed out anything or got anything wrong, don’t hesitate to point it out.)

Everyone, can you hear me?

This is the Captain of the Tuatha De Danaan, Teletha Testarossa.

To the victims of the recent disaster and to their families, as the representative of the ship, I offer my condolences.

The situation is tough, but I firmly believe that everyone can somehow overcome this crisis and recover the peaceful times once again.

That is because everyone… uwah!!!

I’m sorry! I dropped my mike and tripped when I tried to pick it up…

Er… I’m alright, I just hit my bottom…

At any rate, don’t give in to anxiety and don’t ever give up!

Everyone is rooting for you, of course, me included.

I’m praying for your good fortune.

That is all.

Transmission over.

I would love to subtitle the video and upload it to Youtube to spread the message, but I’m not sure if that would be appropriate.


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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Actar’s Reviews 177 – Robot Damashii Evangelion Unit 00 Rebuild Version

December 10, 2010

Rounding up the trio of Robot Damashii Evangelion figures is Rei’s Eva Unit 00. It would have been a perfect figure release if it were not for one small flaw that has nothing to do with the actual figure itself.

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Actar’s Reviews 152: Robot Damashii Evangelion Unit 01 Rebuild Version

May 17, 2010

Shinji’s iconic purple beast, the Evangelion Unit 01 based off the new design from the new movie, Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance, finally makes its appearance in the Robot Damashii line.

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