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141206 No.38529  
People who purchase otaku goods,what have you recently bought?

I just got the limited edition Blu-ray collectors cut of Summer Wars.It came with a hanafuruda set using OZ characters,ehich was really neat but kind of useless since I don't play card games.The director's commentary disc was cool though.

Next on the list is this if I can find it somehow:

>> No.38530  
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An Android phone and a 32 GB micro SDHC which I swiftly loaded up with plenty of C81 goodness.
>> No.38532  
The Tatami Galaxy DVD arrived Thursday, can't wait to marathon it!
>> No.38533  
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I just got this and I have about four things preordered from hobbysearch for next month. I have a feeling I won't be able to get a vita on launch now but I guess I can wait if it means getting my amazing magic circle umbrella.
>> No.38534  
Is the box nice at least? I'd like to own the show because it's amazing, but not so keen on buying DVDs.
>> No.38579  


Here it is, from all angles, in shitty quality!
>> No.38995  
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I'm looking for this fig but I'm not really good at searching for old releases. Tried Mandarake but couldn't really find anything, had better luck in Plamoya but I'm not sure if I want to pay that much for it. Are there any other sites I could try?
>> No.39196  
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Internet people are the best \o/
>> No.39197  

What is that, I want that.
>> No.39198  
It is the novel and official guide
>> No.39221  
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Not a new purchase but I wanted to brag in this thread.
>> No.39234  
Oh man, have any other pictures? Both of the cat and the Gyro?
>> No.39235  
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There's plenty of Claudia in the Mysterious Photograph Collection thread.

Here's her chewing on Gyro's goddamn cap while I try to take a picture of them together.
>> No.39236  
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I took more but imagedumping is forbidden in /general/, if there's a fig thread on /photos/ we can go there if you'd like.
>> No.39239  
Post as much as you want, I won't delete it
Very cool pictures. I've been wanting some Jojo figs and this might push me over the edge.
>> No.39240  
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You should get some! The Medicos posable series is pretty cool, the accesories are fun and very in-character for each. They're also a lot less expensive than this Gyro, but if you like the character go for it. Only the recolor is available though, at least in HLJ.
>> No.39314  

Can you spare a link for a desperate fan? That looks so cool(nevermind that I could never read the novel)!


Despite how fantastic that looks, I'm afraid to imagine how much you had to pay for that. Seems I might have to get a job...
>> No.39326  
I don't know where it was bought from actually, it was a gift. Sorry!
>> No.39348  
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I can help you with the guidebook.

IIRC he had 30% off or so, but I still ended up paying a little bit over a hundred dollars, including shipping. I regret nothing.
>> No.39555  
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this was my recent preorder.
couldnt help ;m;yself.
>> No.39564  
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To be honest, I never liked the Beach Queens series. However, this Laura, Kobato and Akarin Figs look extremely tempting.


And then there's this Charolotte by Alter too, which looks like a really good deal with the discount:
>> No.39565  
That Char doesn't look really good for an Alter fig, honestly. Not quite what I expect from them.
>> No.39707  
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It's a beauty.

>> No.39716  
Jerk, mine's still being shipped to me.
>> No.39795  
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>> No.39801  
I think you meant this one.
>> No.39809  
I actually got both. Maybe I'll post the painted and finished ones here when I do them.
>> No.39833  

I got mine a few days ago. Now all that's left is to wait for custom firmware, or at least the PSP homebrew thing they're working on.

I wish the memory cards weren't so damn expensive.
>> No.39849  
Yeah I'm in the same boat as you. At least I can play ninja gaiden until then.
>> No.39903  
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I dont know why but I adore this
>> No.39907  
I bought both that and the dead master one solely for the chanxco alt faces
>> No.39910  
It's pretty good. I liked the other girl better, though.
>> No.39997  
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Oh my, look what I just picked up at the postoffice. It looks great, even if it takes up a lot of space.
>> No.39998  
Is that the BD pack?
>> No.39999  
No... ;_;
>> No.40159  
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キタ━━━ヽ(∀゚ )人(゚∀゚)人( ゚∀)ノ━━━!!

A little surprised that it arrived on schedule. SAL shipping--took 16 days.

Black Sister is simply criminal.
>> No.40179  

The packaging looks familiar. Is it from cdjapan?
>> No.40183  
Haha, yeah.
>> No.40192  
I thought so. I bought a bunch of books from them.
>> No.40279  
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I bought some new internets. Life is now good.
>> No.40283  
Very jealous. Any monthly/daily/etc bandwidth limit?
>> No.40284  
No such thing in the UK. They slow torrent upload speeds for a few hours a night, but that's only for the slower packages.
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>> No.40371  
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No, it isn't.
>> No.40477  
Mine never came ;_;
>> No.40514  
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Why hello there, mr. mailman.
>> No.40515  
>Spicy Wolf Warning
I am intrigued.
>> No.40517  
The west can't handle exposed nipples, apparently.
>> No.40518  
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This just came in the other day.
>> No.40531  
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Cool beans. I hit up my local records store recently too! Speaking of which, does anyone know where one might pick up some Japanese artists records? Discogs is lacking in that department I've found.
>> No.40533  
>The Decline
My nigga.
>> No.40545  
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i thought i was the only one who kneww about discovery!! (:

horace wimp rules
>> No.40583  
Just bought the Pixiv Almanac and it gets shipped tomorrow! Yay now I can look at good pictures all day.
>> No.40586  
I actually have a special invention for that called a 'computer screen'. It contains tons more images than any book, and the price relative to the amount of images is really cheap. I can look at images all day using it.
>> No.40588  
You don't appreciate the value of printed media?
>> No.40593  
Really? I didn't know you could do that. Thanks anon, I must find this "computer screen" you speak of.
>> No.40594  
How is the vita man? I'm planning to buy one off craigslist. Wifi/3g model, 8gb memory card, 3 games, AT&T card unused, and 2 games in cases (I think fifa and another) for $300. What do you think of the deal and how is the vita itself?
>> No.40596  
In case there are any T&B fans here, Wild Tiger, Barnaby, and Sky High are in stock at HLJ right now. WT is already marked as low stock though, so check fast!
>> No.40619  
Not him, just another Vita owner, but the screen is beautiful, and the touchscreen controls are very responsive. Unfortunately, the screen does smudge quite easily, so better get a screen protector and microfibre cloth. The D-pad and keys are really 'clicky' compared to the PSP/PSPgo, though that's neither a good nor bad thing.

However, I dislike the UI; it's pretty bad. Thankfully, it doesn't have to stay that way--a future system software update can easily improve it. My beef is that it is completely touchscreen based. It's ridiculous that there isn't some alternative control scheme that uses traditional buttons. As it is, the Vita's music and video player is way worse than the XMB one on PSP. Seriously, it's ridiculous that you can't even use R to play the next track!

The Vita's internet browser feels faster than the PSP's, and the screen is larger too, but once again the touchscreen-only controls really drag it down. Something as basic as browsing GameFAQs was a chore, because clicking on small links is surprisingly unresponsive, so zooming way in is often necessary.

Now, as far as that deal goes, it doesn't look bad, although there isn't any point to owning the 3G model, BUT--there really aren't any must-play games on the system yet. If you bought any PSP games on PSN, then those could keep you busy (unfortunately, PSOne Classics aren't supported yet), otherwise there's still a bit over a month before Gravity Rush comes to NA. Though if you understand Japanese you could import Gravity Daze.
>> No.40640  
It is pretty awesome so far, with my only real issues with it being the way the touchscreen smudges so easily, like >>40619 said, and the fact that they've made it so difficult for us to switch PSN accounts. The process involves moving all savegames to a location outside the Vita so that they can be transferred back to when you reset the system and link it to that account again. At least, this seems to be the only way you can switch accounts, but I could be wrong.

I don't know if I'm in a very good position to talk about the graphics right now, since all I have is Little Busters, Dream Club Zero, Cross Channel and AKB1/48アイドルとグアムで恋したら so I'm not exactly throwing anything too taxing at it yet. I am waiting on my copy of Gravity Daze arriving though, so maybe I'll get back to you on this point.

That sounds like a pretty amazing deal by the way. Did you go for it?
>> No.40727  
Yeah I bought it. Vita's pretty nice. Just playing some JRPG for now. Waiting for Gravity and some other games. Ragnarok Odyssey looks like a bad MH clone though. Disappointing.
>> No.40791  
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Just paid for a new Reimu dakimakura from Moe Jingya.

It's pretty sugoi, although both sides are lewd.

Don't know how I feel about that, but it's favorite bishoujo goods so what the fuck.
>> No.40792  
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Wow. Word filter. That's gay as shit.
>> No.40795  
I thought you were told to stop doing that. Even in /jp/ is frowned upon, so why do it here?
>> No.40809  
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You're not the boss of me, jack.
>> No.40812  
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>> No.40820  

What's this Moe Jingya you speak of? I'd like a lewd cartoon sex pillow.
>> No.40834  
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It's a circle, I guess. I've never heard of them before so hopefully it's good quality. I'm certainly paying for good quality.

It should arrive tomorrow. I'll report back in with my findings.
>> No.40948  
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Hey guys, I'm having a bit of a dilemma, and I figured if anywhere's a good place to ask, it would be here.

I plan on buying a set of Black Rock Shooter poker cards, but after some searching, I find myself finding multiple decks of cards. Which shouldn't be too surprising, considering. The thing that bothers me is that despite the different pictures on the deck covers, some of these look to have the same artwork on the cards.

Furthermore, the places that sell them have different information regarding each. They're ranging anywhere from 48 to 54 cards per deck, some decks being sold singularly for $3 to $8, whilst other sites are selling "sets" of these decks, ranging from 2 to 3 decks for the same price as the single ones.

My only guess is that -maybe- these are split, mini-decks each containing one to two suits of cards, but that wouldn't make sense at all for the listings selling three decks.

I just don't want to buy the same deck several times over. I was hoping someone could help me find scans or additional information as to why I'm finding listings like this, as the sites in question offer no in-depth detail about the product.

It would be much appreciated.
>> No.40954  
Why don't you just make your own set of cards on one of those custom printing sites? It would probably be cheaper and you'd know exactly what you're getting.
>> No.40988  
I could, it just seems like a lot of extra work; the end result may not even be what I hoped for, either.
>> No.41021  
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Looks like some mammies arrived in the mail today...
>> No.41029  
I think I see what you did there... How much did that set you back?
>> No.41035  
It was about $100 after shipping.
>> No.41043  
Seems like the price of most anime goods I buy, $100 to $120. Around 20,000 yen + shipping.

I wonder why that's the average, or if it's just a coincidence in the areas I'm buying in.
>> No.42593  
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I actually found two volumes of the original JoJo's print! A miracle! The crazy amount of comic books stores close to my house means I buy too much manga. My wallet hates me.
>> No.43416  
What's a good place to buy artbooks (or groundwork-type books) and cds?
>> No.43417  
I'm lucky enough to have a kinokuniya nearby, if you're near one I highly recommend them. They do online orders, but I'm not sure if it's only local delivery or not.
>> No.43418  
My country doesn't have Kinokuniya stores.
>> No.43420  
I've ordered artbooks from cdjapan.co.jp a couple times, but I don't know if it's considered good compared to other sites.

So far every delivery arrived in good condition. With SAL shipping, the longest I've waited was five weeks, and the shortest, two weeks.
>> No.43427  
I love honto.jp for anything printed, but I'm not sure whether they will ship CDs overseas (they wouldn't ship me CDs or DVDs back when they were bk1). If they still have that restriction in place, then I don't see it noted anywhere obvious...but I could be blind.

I've had good experiences in the past with cdjapan though, and they have an English interface. Pretty sure shipping costs (and maybe points campaigns if you want to bother figuring those out) would be the only difference between them and honto, but I don't know enough about cdjapan's shipping practices to comment on that.

It hasn't been suggested yet, but I wouldn't order from amazon.co.jp unless you have no other choice (especially if you live in Canada). Their shipping is expensive, you get stupid customs broker / arbitrary tax charges tacked on and I've had negative experiences with all of the courier services they cycle through on the North American side.
>> No.43527  
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Pre-ordered this a month ago, can't wait:
>> No.43730  
Thank you for this post.

Has anyone used YESASIA? They have free shipping to my country.
>> No.43738  
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I bought a Harada artbook. It's full of Disgaea-ish artwork with all the characters and such. It's pretty much what I expected. On a side note, Pram from Makai Kingdom is pretty cute. I should get around to finishing that fucking game.
>> No.43742  
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>> No.43749  
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Got some cool comics in the mail today!
Soremachi 9-10
Otoyomegatari 4
Yotsuba 11
What a wonderful world 1-2
Debonair drive
Ryuushika, Ryuushika 1-3
Gisèle Alain 3
Flip flap
Nickelodeon (red)
Sora ga hai-iro dakara 1

I wanted to get some doujinshi too, but the ones I wanted were all sold out, orz.
Now I just gotta make time to read 'em all...
>> No.43754  
Ok, I'm moving all my Vita eBay talk here so that we can have a cleaner video games topic. I've looked at some other sellers, and as I have zero experience with eBay I was hoping some of you boons might take a look at some ads I saw.







Especially those three look a little cheap, but I don't have any idea what I'm doing. Help me, O/bun/ Wan Keno/bun/, you're my only hope!
>> No.43755  

Adding this one. I like it for some reason.


He seems rather legit. The pictures are taken by himself, but his lack of proper writing skills put me off. (translated)


I'm selling my ps vita 3g + wifi without box, notice or bill.

Buy (French cannot write in the past tense) on ebay february 2012.

I'm selling with 3 games little big planet, fifa 13 and gravity rush (without box nor notice (what's a notice)).

As well as 2 memory cards à 4 and 32 gb + charger.

I'll also chip in a thrustmaster case.

The console has barely been used, however, when I bought it I got it with two scratches not signalled by the ebayer (the scratches are on the select button and under a speaker, but I can't see them).

I don't do hand delivery, however you have the possibility of coming and getting it at my residence in the 95 (that's in the same region as me, so not far away).

Good bidding to all."
>> No.43756  

I'm not as sure about this one, but it has SO MUCH STUFF. And he has sold many expensive things.


Translated (un-caps locked):

"I sell the PS Vita which is in an as new state very; little used. It has Hori protections on the screen and the back touch pad since the first day, and a blue plastic shell with official strap. Official Sony PS Vita, very rare console. Complete delivery with box, charger, 2 memory cards - one with 32GB and one with 8GB -, with 2 changeable screen protectors and 4 boxes to put the games and memory cards in.

With 7 games:

Uncharted Golden Abyss
Gravity Rush
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Marvel vs Capcom 3
Blazeblue Limited Edition
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus
Everybody Golf (used DLC code)

0 or 2 profiles contact me before the bid, if not, I'll cancel the sale, as too many don't pay !!!!!!!!
The payment should be done in the 3 days, if not I put back the object for sale.
>> No.43757  
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God damn it, I'm addicted, and this looks like a good deal.


And these, too, aaaargh!



I just want to be as happy as Miku ;_;
>> No.43760  
Why don't you just buy a brand new one for $200? Then you wouldn't have to hurt yourself by thinking so hard.
>> No.43761  

Because memory cards are expensive as fuck.
>> No.43763  

So what? What do you need a card for now that's so important that you can't wait for the price to drop?
>> No.43764  
Porn. Come to think of it, I'm not quite sure. I guess I just don't trust the price to drop. Doing price comparisons now, and realizing that the research is half the fun.
>> No.43767  

I bought a tablet for all my porn on the go. It's great because when I'm not jacking off on the bus or reading my anime, I can browse facebook or play angry birds on it.
>> No.43768  
I'd say it's a matter of principle. Paying two to three times the amount per gigabyte as an SD card is stupid, and consumers shouldn't be willing to let Sony rip them off like that.

Regardless, the memory cards can fill up very quickly. I have six PSN PSP games and two PSN PSOne games--altogether they take up around 6 GB on my 8GB card. PSN Vita games are also usually $5 cheaper than retail, so there's an incentive to buy the digital version of games.
>> No.43769  
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Yeah, that's her all right. I kind of wish there were more Makai Kingdom stuff in this book. I also wish I had a PS3 and all the new NIS games on that console, but I don't even have time to play them right now. Maybe in the spring.
>> No.43770  
Oh yeah, that artbook. I love it, it's freaking awesome--I love those thumbnails that show the process of each illustration. Can't wait for Vol. 2.

I'm sad that NISA didn't localize Makai Kingdom Portable nor La Pucelle Ragnarok.
>> No.43771  
I agree with you, and after thinking, I've decided that I can wait. I have a big backlog to get through, so the disk games I'll get with it will last me enough.

Planning to get:

- Vita (used)
- Uncharted (used)
- Gravity Daze (used)
- P4G (new)

Total cost: 2049 bucks (that's $362, or €225) The latter is four euro short of the price of a new Vita. Looking forward to after-christmas. Gonna spoil myself~
>> No.43772  
Why not just use a psp?

Uncharted and Gravity Rush are free on ps+ you know.
>> No.43773  
>Why not just use a psp?
Because the Vita has a larger, more beautiful screen. Also more control options--right analog stick, plus you can map four buttons to the front touchscreen and another four to the back touchpanel.
>> No.43780  
>>Uncharted and Gravity Rush are free on Plus, you know

I don't have or want plus.
>> No.43792  
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Just pre-ordered this http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIG-MOE-6937
First time I'm buying a figma. Anyone here knows how well they are made?
>> No.43793  

Mine are all still working fine. Plus they look like the things they look like. I think I'd rather have a nendoroid than a figma for the same price though.
>> No.43794  
My first experience with posable figs was with Medicos, so my expectations were a bit too high when I got my first figma (Kaiji), and was disappointed. Then again, I don't know what I was expecting from a Kaiji fig.

They're not bad I suppose, the joints make me feel uncomfortable (I like Revoltech in this aspect, come at me) and while the attention to details is not on an AMAZING level, they do a pretty good job. I really love my Princess of the Crystal.
>> No.43803  
I don't really like jointed figures; they often look pretty bad. I prefer either whole figures, or the kind you connect at the waist.
>> No.43805  
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But they're so much fun!
>> No.43818  
Figma is pretty stiff.
Basically what >>43794 said.
>> No.43834  
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Planning on pre-ordering this.
Also planning on supporting this to get the full game plus some extras http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/poots/kingdom-death-monster
Any thoughts /bun/?
>> No.43835  

Yeah, I think I'll preorder too.
>> No.43851  
Dear ameri/bun/s

As you might have noticed, the economy is kinda in the shitter right now. That means things are cheaper in the States than in the rest of the Western world. I want to ask you for help. Will one of you help a /bun/ out by way of a little customs cheating?

Here's how it'll go down: I'll order my item to you, and you will send it on as a gift. I will of course cover the shipping for you.

This'll help me save about 70 dollars, which I can then use on animewhatever. What say you? Contact me on this fake email right here if you're interested:


Merry christmas, /bun/! May you finally find joy in life!
>> No.43861  
Dang, /bun/, what are you shipping? I'm not an Ameri-/bun/, but I'm just curious: what are you shipping, if you don't mind answering?
>> No.43863  
>> No.43868  

a Vita
The customs will take 25% of the original value, and I'll have to go to the post office to get it and they will charge me because they had to keep it for me, and blergh. This is why I didn't like living on the North Pole. Also, it's soooo much cheaper in America than in this filthy Euro country with its once lovely tea chugging neighbours.

But- but- wouldn't an FBI agent write "ameri/bun/s" with a capital a? How can I ever prove my innocence? ;_;
>> No.43870  
Why is it so important for you to get a Vita? There's like... one exclusive, worthwhile game for it that isn't a port or a sequel.
Just wait until the price drops, there'll be more games out by then too.
>> No.43871  
Just import it from Germany or UK. Prices are pretty much comparable to US prices and you actually get a reasonable warranty for your purchase.

>> No.43945  
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Look what came today in the mail!
>> No.43946  

Looks good, but where's your fancy glass display case with the led lighting?
>> No.43948  

She's beautiful! Who's that next to her?
>> No.43954  
Alter's Saber Alter. Unfortunately the sword got lost a long time ago.
>> No.44111  
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Christmas time is finally here! I sure hope I got all my SAL packages. I don't even know what to open first.
>> No.44114  
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Damn, anon, that's quite a lot of boxes you've got there... Seeing as how those seem to be Canada Post stickers on your boxes, I wouldn't mind helping you open them up if you're in either Ottawa or Montreal (I wouldn't mind making a day trip there).
>> No.44115  

Nope, Kitchener. I actually opened the envelope first which turned out to be project diva f, so I've been playing that. I guess I should get back to boxes.
>> No.44117  
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Well that was fun.
>> No.44118  
I wish I could buy as many figs as that.
>> No.44130  
Ohho that's interesting. I used to live in K/W for school. Who knows anon, maybe there will be an opportunity to have a /bun/-meetup in the future, as I've been thinking of visiting some of my friends there.
>> No.44136  

I'd always be open for that. I feel I could take it easy with people on here.
>> No.44144  
I met up with about 7 buns last year, it was pretty funny.
>> No.44150  
How and where? It feels like there are only 7 people on Bun.
>> No.44151  
meeting any of you would ruin my illusion that you are all cute 2D girls, like myself
>> No.44153  
We all got really drunk and played cards.
>> No.44154  
I'd like meeting up with /bun/s, but I would get so nervous my English would break down on the spot.
>> No.44155  
Is any bun going to Fanime next year? I don't live in the States and that's the only time I'll be there.

It'd be cool to meet one of you, I think.
>> No.44156  

Drunkenly trying to converse in unconfident English and terrible Spanish was part of the fun!
>> No.44164  
It seems like I'm the only nerd who dislikes card orz.

That's sorta moe.
>> No.44211  
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First and hopefully last fig.
>> No.44231  
I like your view. If I had a view like that, now and then I'd spend the evening just staring at it, sipping earl grey and listening to Eno's The Pearl.
>> No.44486  
You're very cultured. Do you have a blog I could follow?
>> No.44487  
After trying to order one from abroads but never getting it right, I found that my local Game had a dirt cheap one used, so now I'm finally typing from my lovely Vita. It's beautiful, and the sharpness of the colours is amazing.
>> No.44488  

Now you can buy project diva f and swipe the screen like an idiot!
>> No.44506  
Hey, Steel Ball Run 1 and Stardust Crusaders 1 came in the mail today! And Vinland Saga 5 and Billy Bat 2, too? I'm really spoiling myself!
>> No.44623  
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I now own 2 Key games.
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I got back in town so that means more boxes! Too bad this vita camera is so shitty though. Maybe I should go invest in one of those fancy camera enabled smartphones.
>> No.45256  
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Well that was fun.
>> No.45260  
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I knew I bought these nendo suction cup things for a reason.
>> No.45262  
Very cute
>> No.45287  
My very first proper "official merch" otaku shirt arrived today, yay.
>> No.45414  
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Ordered most of the Shana LNs from one of the third party amazon japan sellers. Working out the shipping ended up being kind of weird since amazonjp wasn't listing the correct price to send something that heavy. The company had specifically noted that they shipped internationally in their description though, and I got the impression that they've dealt with the issue before. In the end, it all worked out well and the books arrived in a box with a hilariously large number of postage stamps on it.
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I was actually a little skeptical about that cardboard box, but on the inside, they were all wrapped up nicely in bubble wrap.
>> No.45416  
Wow, you weren't kidding about the postage stamps.
New or used? And could you possibly tell me the name of the third-party seller? I'm always looking for more places to buy books from.
>> No.45417  
They were used. Used books get so cheap after they've been out for a while, and thanks to the magic of the internet, lots of book stores have started collecting up whole series and selling them as a bundle. It helps a ton on the shipping costs to be able to have them sent as one package.

This one in particular came from まつおか書房, but there's quite a few of the third-party sellers that are okay with shipping to foreign countries nowadays. In the shipping fees description some of them will list international shipping there. Also, I think anything that ships from the amazon.co.jp Center can be shipped internationally as well, although I've never actually tried it.
>> No.45420  
Neat, thanks for the tips. I've never run into a seller offering international shipping on marketplace (always ended up using a proxy), but clearly I haven't looked hard enough.

I don't really like the shipping offered by amazon.co.jp itself - I always seem to run into issues and extra charges with the courier services that pick it up on this side (North America).
>> No.45422  
I couldn't find them anywhere on Amazon, even in the Shana bundle. I even Ctrl'F'd "international" in Japanese. I'm doomed never to buy Japanese books ;_;
>> No.45424  
Never mind, I figured it out.
>> No.45493  
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I've splurged quite a bit on art books recently.

First up, I'm very surprised that Atelier: Artworks of Arland, published by Udon Entertainment, arrived on the doorstep today. When I pre-ordered it on Amazon at the beginning of March, the estimated release date was mid-May, then about a week ago an e-mail notified me that it might arrive around May 2, and here we are and it's still April! Anyway, it's pretty good. Great if you're a fan of Mel Kishida's artwork. It contains all the special illustrations from Atelier Rorona, Totori, and Meruru; all the in-game illustrations (I skipped the Totori section to avoid spoilers), and various concept art sketches for all of the characters in the series. Apparently its MSRP is $45, but right now it's $28 on Amazon so yeah, I'd recommend you get it if you're interested. At 250-ish pages this is more than your average art book (but less than Valkyria Chronicles). http://waa.ai/C7h

Takehito Harada Art works II arrived a few days ago. I love the first volume; it might be the favorite art book in my collection because I really liked how the illustrations had thumbnails accompanying them that showed the intermediate steps that led to the finished drawings. Very useful for understanding the process of how Takehito Harada made his illustrations. Well, volume II is quite different from the first. This time the focus is on character art. All the in-game character art used in Disgaea 1-4 is collected, as well as the character concept sketches and in-game CGs. There are still a handful of special illustrations and the thumbnails, but yeah, there's considerably less this time around. Another thing that was slightly disappointing about volume II was the fact that only Disgaea art was featured. I liked how volume I included Phantom Brave and Makai Kingdom artwork. At least volume II includes stuff from the Disgaea 3 Vita port. Anyway, it's right around 200 pages and probably not as good as volume I, but I still like it.

The 7th Dragon art book was me being an idiot and blowing money for the heck of it. The book has been out-of-print for several years and is nearly impossible to acquire in new condition. So when I saw that animebooks.com supposedly had it, I thought "what the heck" and just ordered it. I don't know how they acquired a new copy, but somehow they did. And I proceeded to drop the book within 30 minutes after unwrapping it, which scuffed the cover. Brilliant. Anyway, as to the art book itself, it's organized similar to an Etrian Odyssey one. Character art first, then NPCs, then backgrounds, monster art, and finally special illustrations. Mota's illustrations are really nice, and there's a good amount of content (240 pages). The 7th Dragon art book would be great at its original price (2400 yen), but now it's terribly overpriced. Download scans instead if you can find them.

I saw the Hyrule HIstoria art book (English version published by Dark Horse Comics) at an electronics store I frequent, and its price was reasonable ($25) so I bought it, even though I'm not really a Legend of Zelda fan--the only two LoZ games I've managed to finish are Link's Awakening and Phantom Hourglass. But this is a nice book. It actually has a hard cover and about 270 pages. This book is text heavy--virtually every page has at least a couple sentences on it. I would have liked to see a bit more artwork and concept art (particularly for Skyward Sword), but fans of LoZ will probably love this as it's quite comprehensive.
>> No.45898  
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Customs got me this time for $31 or so bringing the total to around $240ish.

I have no idea how I'm going to pay for the other two 1/4 scale figures coming this month.
>> No.46491  
/bun/ is there any good proxy service you would recommend?

There are some stuffs from melonbooks that I'd like to have and I would've just use tenso and call it a day, but I heard doujin stores usually refuse to ship to tenso.
>> No.46498  
>Customs got me this time for $31

What does this mean?

>> No.46499  
When you import things, the government tends to tax the goods.
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Yeah those jerks got me again for another $30. Sometimes they even open the box and charge me another handling fee too. They usually only do that if the box is huge though. At least they didn't arrest me.
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This shall be my next purchase. (I hope)
Wish I could go to wonfes ;_;
>> No.46720  
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These just came in the mail yesterday!
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>> No.46722  
Looks nice!
How's the QC on Yuuka? I hope you didn't get QuesQ'd.
>> No.46723  
Really nice. The painting is very good, I'm satisfied with the overall figure.
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>> No.46748  
Are you the guy who was scanning it? Did that happen here or was I dreaming? I miss the old threads.
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Yes, that was me.
After my scanner stopped working (I guess 2000 pages was too much for it?), I kind of just lost motivation. I'm still happy that over 50 people got to read my scans, even though I only posted them on /bun/ and easymodo.

There is no point in continuing scanning though, since you can now read volumes 1 - 26 on the official vizmanga site, $5 per volume.
(actually they're on sale right now, so it's $3.99 per volume as I'm typing this)
>> No.46751  
Well it might be only $4 right now but there's 26 volumes, that adds up to a lot.
>> No.46752  
Yeah, getting it all at once would be too much.
It's not so bad if you read one or two volumes a month though.
>> No.47843  
Anyone here ever use


How are their shipping prices?
>> No.47845  
Not for importing figurines. I imported a 3DS game with them once. Shipping+handling was ¥890 for the cheapest option (by comparison, AmiAmi's shipping is around ¥380 for Vita games). If that's any indicator, their shipping rates may be somewhat higher than other places.
>> No.47856  
shipping prices for figures are the same as anywhere else really, iirc
only exception would be amiami and their fuck off huge boxes
>> No.47860  
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Look what came in the mail yesterday!
Spoiler for those that haven't finished Danganronpa.
>> No.47866  
Those knees look pretty good. What do you think of the fig's quality?
>> No.47885  
It's really good, the photos don't do it justice. It is quite big, bigger by like 3 or 4 heads than my other figs.
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It may have taken me a few years but I got around to opening and setting up all my nendoroids. They're having a party. Hopefully the suction things don't wear out and end up breaking anything.

I wish I had opened that Miku 2.0 one earlier though since it has a bunch of cool shit in it and the box folds into a backdrop. I also wish Ikea made wider versions of this case so I could position everything better. After spending like 2 hours doing this I have a new respect for nendos, that's for sure.
>> No.47929  
This image turns upside down when I open it
What is this
>> No.47932  
My iphone is the best camera I own and it tends to do that. I recommend you turn your monitor upside down to resolve the issue.
>> No.47939  
I've seen images that flip sideways too, it must have to do with thumbnail information
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All the poledancing talk in /photos/ got me motivated to unpack Rias.
>> No.47968  
I really like the pose but the face seems a little strange in this shot
>> No.47974  
She looks a little better from at higher angles, but something about her mouth is a still a little unsettling.
>> No.48016  
>> No.48322  
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I've wanted these two doujins for a while now. The Katsumi Michihara fan book is nothing to write home about. Its contents are mostly text, that I'm not very interested in reading since I'm not a Michihara fan. I only really wanted to own this book because of the cover. CLAMP's Devilman fanbook is much more impressive. It's the first time I come across a doujin that has a hard cover and has been printed in several types of paper, with varying textures and weights. There's some illustrations and a comic that I have not seen posted anywhere.
>> No.48561  
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She's finally here! Alter delivers, after 5 (?) months of delay. Probably my last and only figure that I'll buy new.

Her dynamic pose is great, and facial sculpt, just right. My only gripe is that there will never be a Tadakatsu figurine so I can have them side-by-side.

At 5 figurines, I think I can finally consider my collection a "collection".
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What are the odds?

But yeah, definitely worth the wait. And the full-sized package shipping ><. They did a proper job on her, especially the face, which so commonly looks off on figures. I hadn't quite realized how huge those asphalt blades were though. They'll probably have to sit in the box until I come up with a wider place for her to stand.
>> No.48569  
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> asphalt blades
yeah, I didn't even bother taking them out of the box, as I'll have to pack her up again for the end of the school term.

I think Kazuno tops GSC Horo (thank you bunbun, whom I adopted her from, if you're still around) and I really like Horo.
>> No.48633  
alter don't do fuckups, they do delays
so no surprise it turned out great
>> No.48793  
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I need her. I need her so badly.

...except I already have the first version with her original dress. I'm afraid she will suffer an identity crisis and breaks down if she meets a clone of herself. I don't know what to do, pls send help.
>> No.48795  
Send me the first one, that way you'll have no trouble with the new one.
Problem solved.
>> No.48798  
W-what are you going to do to her?!
>> No.48800  
Put her on the shelf next to Reimu & Remi.
Why, what'd you think I was going to do with her?
>> No.48805  
If you're a girl /bun/ny, tea party and cuddling.
If you're a boy /bun/ny, indecent touching and sticking an onahole on her.
>> No.48806  
I would let her lay in bed next to Suwako and kiss her goodnight every night.
>> No.48852  
She is so cute, but for some reason getting one of these seems more embarrassing to me than buying figures. Because at least figures just stand there. If my roommate saw a a touhou fumo, he would probably think I cuddle with it or something.
>> No.48854  
>If my roommate saw a a touhou fumo, he would probably think I cuddle with it or something.
You mean you wouldn't?
>> No.48855  
I probably would. I just wouldn't want him to know that.
>> No.48857  
>If my roommate saw a a touhou fumo, he would probably think I cuddle with it or something.
Well if that's what you're worried about, the solution is simple. Just get a K-On plushie or Nanoha plushie or Madoka plushie or something else, silly! Your roommate won't think you're cuddling them if it's not a Touhou, right?
Problem solved.
>> No.48862  
Okay, thanks for the great advice.
>> No.49943  

Can it be possible?

Brand new Konneko shows?
>> No.50005  
a navi
>> No.50095  


So I have a dilemma,I can't decide which of these two to get.Can someone explain to me how using a proxy buying service works,or give some recommendations?
>> No.50097  
Back-order on Amiami generally means 'out of stock, try to order it and you'll get a mail saying we can't do it after all in two weeks'. At least it works that way with limited edition card sleeves, not sure if they also do it with games.

For Amiami you don't need a proxy service, and they have very reasonable shipping rates (there's a page listing them).
>> No.50104  
And what if I do decide to go the other option?

Amazon JP usually won't ship outside Japan,is there a guide to buying and getting things from them with as minimal hassle as possible?
>> No.50105  
I've never used a proxy service, so another anon will have to answer that.
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2014 was the year of the books.
>> No.50137  
i want to fuck your cat in the ass
>> No.50139  
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Time to conquer 2015!
>> No.50143  
Try conquering your pedo urges first.
>> No.50150  
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Good taste.
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I'd never quite realized how enormous her hair is until now.
>> No.50648  
No offense but that looks like it was soaked in piss for a few days.
>> No.50670  

It was.
>> No.50674  
Are you implying that you don't piss on your figures to mark them as yours?
>> No.50675  
Anon, you're supposed to cum on them, not piss on them. That's just disgusting.
>> No.50676  
It looks more like honey than piss anyway.
>> No.50677  
It looks more like caramel
>> No.50678  
Any buns collecting artbooks? Would you mind sharing your collection and mentioning your favorite item?
>> No.50679  
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I generally keep my eyes open forSatoshi Urushihara artbooks.

I love those artbooks.
>> No.51484  
Does anyone use proxy services here? Any experience with Tenso? I want to buy some 18+ doujins from Toranoana and I'm not clear on whether or not they're okay with adult content.
>> No.51486  
you could probably email them to ask

if they can't ship it I'd recommend japanshoppingservice.jp for toranoana
their website looks like trash but they have reasonable rates and give zero fucks about shipping R18 items
>> No.51491  
Seconding JSS. Other than being the go-to for R18 contents for a lot of people, they can also sort of kinda communicate in English.

Just keep in mind that their buying process is stupid. Also pick their forwarding service instead of online shopping if possible to make stuff cheaper.

Also I don't recommend using Tenso. They're pretty pricey and the few times I used them they were slooooooow.
>> No.51977  
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I don't even really like Kancolle, but this was too cute to pass up.
>> No.52038  
Still can't believe I spent 500 bucks on a silly dakimakura when the preview picture isn't even out yet.
>> No.52082  
How did you manage that? I don't think I've even seen them more than $200. Even with customs + shipping I'm curious as to why it cost so much.
>> No.52084  
I would assume crowdfunding or some similar 'pay more and get bonus stuff' scheme.
>> No.52090  
Oh right, that had slipped my mind.

Now the real question is was it the muv luv one or the kodomo no jikan one?

Or maybe even a mysterious 3rd one I don't know about!
>> No.52162  
Speaking of the KnJ Kickstarter - what do you think the chances are of it being funded?

I'm no expert in Kickstarters, but I'm concerned that it's slowed down to the point that it won't reach anywhere near the goal even with 12 days to go.
>> No.52166  
There's generally a surge on the final days for Kickstarter projects, but it's not something to rely on. I think it was a mistake to have such a short window- 40 or so days is a short time. Typically when you look at Kickstarter pages the funding is open for months, with a gradual buildup of new bonuses if it looks like it won't be funded in time.
My guess would be that they were overconfident and overestimated the amount of support (or the wealth of the supporters) and didn't think they would need time for more word of mouth.
>> No.52175  
I had no idea it was doing so poorly. Personally I don't really care whether or not it gets funded since I had already read the damn thing years ago.

I think it is probably a combination of the campaign not being long enough and the rewards being pretty damn expensive. $600 for a sex pillow is pretty out there. I was also under the impression that the only people that reliably bought manga are the scum that fill the new york times bestsellers list, which this mangas audience is a far shot from. It's likely they didn't consider the fact that maybe the casual anime fans that actually buy complete sets don't want the manga series about some grade schooler trying to have sex with her teacher.

Personally I don't really understand some of their rewards. Did they actually think people would pay $100 for a digital copy of it? Do people even do that? I think they might have had more success if they had some sort of add on system like the muv luv one. But then again they don't really have anything as cool as those beta plushies it had. Well besides the sex pillows.

So yeah, maybe it'll get funded? There usually is a push at the end but I think there's just too many people who have already read it by now.
>> No.52437  
That was an impressive surge at the end.
>$185,725 pledged of $157,000 goal
I was thinking it would hit it, but I didn't think it would surpass it by that much. I guess it worked out in the end, but I hope they give it a wider window next time.
>> No.52589  
I'm thinking about buying Belledona of Sadness and Kyoshin Gorg on blu-ray soon.

I haven't bought hard copies of Anime in years and only have like 3 series of Anime on dvd/blu-ray I own today.

Belladonna of Sadness is part of a trilogy and we can only hope with its release we will see the other two movies of the love trilogy to come forward to North America for the first time soon.


Other than that I've bought a few posters from Japan. Nothing too crazy. A few retro tokusatsu toys as well.
>> No.52615  
I did not know gorg was on BD! Now if only Crusher Joe would get a high-definition release.
By the way, it's pronounced Giant Gorg, not "kyoshin gorg". This has long been one of my pet peeves.
>> No.52960  
got 2 signed shikishi boards from a jap artist I like, pretty happy with that
>> No.52961  
oh, he posted one of them to his twitter too
>> No.52976  
My most recent purchase is the Galko Nendoroid. It should be arriving in a couple weeks. I'm a little new to buyfagging, and at this point I mostly only buy figures. I've been purchasing Polynian figures, but I didn't get Clover or the gray flesh variants of Clover or Shamrock.
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