I never did post when I got these. In part was because I was so happy to finally get my hands on Yui figma after the fiasco with the sudden announcement for her release back in January. When I receive the package I opened ip up as soon as I could. Likewise for Alter's Yui since they came together.
Ritsu and Mugi were a pleasant surprise, I had both reserve for their second shipment. However, when the first shipment was released both Mugi and Ritsu were readily available so I cancelled my reservation and got them.
Like most people I get my anime through torrents. However, when the chance arises I try to buy the shows that I like when I have the means.
When Funimation released their S.A.V.E. line I wanted to see how it was. You can't get any better for a complete show for KyoAni's Air I payed less than $20. As someone who used to buy 4 episode DVDs for $25 this is almost god sent.
As for Kannagi it was a little more expensive, although I was surprised it included the OVAs as well. I do wish it wasn't two cases for two single DVDs waste of shelf space.
Anime and figures are nice and all but gaming is were my true loyalties lie.
I got SSF4 as a graduation gift, never had interest in SF4 but with the addition of the SF3 characters and Juri the update got my interest.
I own an Xbox 360 but it rarely gets use, however I do like the Mass Effect series and it is a 360 exclusive. When my friend picked up and me having come out of replaying the first I was in the mood for the second game in series.
There was a sale on Wii games where it was buy one get the second half off. I was planning on picking up Sin and Punishment Star Successor regardless when it released but took advantage of the sale to pick Trauma Team as well.
Trauma Team is a more of the same with some more variety if you played the Trauma Center series on the Wii and DS.
Sin and Punishment though, is currently my number one Wii game for this year. It is a Treasure game, it has perfect controls, runs at 60 fps, has amazing over the top action and bosses and in true Treasure tradition is pretty hard.
I will bold this and type it in caps to get your attention, BUY SIN and PUNISHMENT STAR SUCCESSOR.
I will mention though Treasure games are not for everyone; however, if you use the labels "hardcore and casual" Sin and Punishment is more hardcore than any Call of Duty or Halo or any other FPS in my book.
F-Zero GX, always liked them since the SNES original never bought one until I found this complete copy.
On the handheld side it's a little more light. Now that I write this I notice I didn't include the Megaman Zero Collection in the picture. I will make sure to include on my next loot.
I got Peace Walker since it's the first Kojima MGS on the PSP. I played both the Japanese and American demos, although it plays differently than the previous MGS's it got my attention right away.
Bangai-O is a port of a Treasure Dreamcast game, you pilot a robot and shoot lots of missiles in Macross Missile Massacre fashion. Solid action on the DS and as Treasure fanboy plus I found it cheap at only $7 made me get it.
I finally got Portrait of Ruin to complete the Metroidvania trilogy on the DS. Always passed on it since the anime art style on both Dawn of Sorrow and this game turned me off, I prefer the art style of Aria of Sorrow or Order of Ecclesia. Found it for $15 so I picked it up.
On the paper media side I got the new Haruhi novel. Somewhat disappointed that the Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya contains stuff I already watched animated. Namely the baseball game, the time traveling episode, the cricket and the island murder.
One thing I look forward to the translated Haruhi novels is reading new material I haven't seen on the shows before.
I picked up the second Spicy Wolf novel and since RightStuf still had the sleeves with original cover the first order that as well.
Picked up volume 26 of Negima.
Also Scott Pilgrim volume 1, the new upcoming game got my interest in this series as well as the upcoming movie. After reading the premise I new I had to get the original graphic novels.
I mean, Scott having to fight the seven evil ex-boyfriends of the new girl in town to get her heart and be happy is one the most unique premises I have ever seen.
Finally the book, Nintendo Magic: Winning the Video Game Wars. It chronicles the creation of the DS and Wii and how they came to dominate the Video Game market. I read an excerpt at Kotaku and decided I had to read the rest.
I ended craving one for my Nanoha, when I came across one and secured some funds I bought it.
This turned out more like a rant than I expected. If you only look at the pictures that's fine with me, until next time.