Urgh! I still buy too much...

Alright, this time I wont neglect to talk about my loot for three months like last time.

First up is this trio of figures.

Just like with Yui, when Mio was originally out up for reservations she was sold out before I even loaded Hobby Search's page. With that I ended up getting Mio in her second shipment.

First, I got to mention something I find extremely odd. Ever since I started to buy figures not once did I get a scaled figured without having to wait after a delay.

Momohime from the game you all should probably buy, Muramasa the Demon Blade, and Misaka Mikoto from A Certain Scientific Railgun were both released as originally scheduled.

Are you doing your part in the war against pants?

I sure am!

This Strike Witches American release is great, whoever did the PR for it deserves a price. Not only does it spoof WWII era propaganda but also the well-known fact that the girls don't wear pants.

I really like to support my hobby's industries, when Amazon had a DVD sale I took the opportunity to buy Strike Witches.

Three things to mention about it, it is indeed uncensored for those that care, it comes with a reversible cover that shows the girls info such as name, weapon, rank, panties, etc. and that it comes with a 501st patch.

July also coincided with the usual every three months release of  Negima. I really like this manga, I seriously put Ken Akamatsu as my favorite manga author.

Next is Bakuman, from the creators of Death Note. Ever wondered how manga gets made? What goes into going from an idea on your head to getting published? How manga authors and editors work together?

Bakuman is the story about a couple of friends, an illustrator and a writer, and their journey and tribulations to achieve their dreams of being a famous manga author.

Every week I look forward to Shonen Jump not because of the trio of shonen mangas that is Bleach, Naruto and One Piece. I look forward to Bakuman and Bukuman alone.

The final book is by Kotaku correspondent Brian Ashcraft. This book is all about the cultural phenomenon that are Japanese schoolgirls. It covers everything from the origin of the sailor uniform to the various incarnations of school girls in various types of media. Really good read if you like modern Japanese culture.

Trio of DS games.

Lunar Knights, you know Hideo Kojima? That man used to do other games that didn't have Metal Gear in the title such as Zone of the Enders. This game in true Kojima fashion is quite good and quirky.

Knights in Nightmare, a Sting developed RPG published by Atlus part of the same series of games such as Yggdra Union and Riviera.

Megaman Zero Collection, this is my favorite Megaman series and my favorite set of games from GBA in one single package. This collection contains all four MMZ games which you can choose to play individually or play through an arranged mode that combines all four games into one.

Persona 3 Portable, I talked a bit about it on my Shin Megami Tensei Persona post, a portable tuned port of Persona 3 from the PS2.

Persona 3 was the best game I played in 2007 and one of the best RPG experiences I ever had. Persona 3 Portable is a port of the PS2 original tuned for the PSP and portable gaming, adds several game play enhancements from Persona 4, and adds a new female protagonist that changes various aspects of the story if you play as her.

While I recommend Persona 3 FES as an entry point for the series, P3P is also another good way to try the series out.

Most probably haven't heard about this game at all. I picked it up for one reason alone, Treasure. I'm really biased towards Treasure games in general. For those that don't know who Treasure is they have developed games such as Gunstar Heroes, Ikaruga and Sin and Punishment.

I want to buy as many of their games as I can, when I saw this for $4 I was not gonna pass it up.

Another interesting thing to mention is that it's one of the last few games Working Designs localized before going down under.

I'm slowly trying to build up my Dreamcast collection.

I picked up one of the best RPGS for the system, Grandia 2. While I do own the PS2 port I wanted the original as well plus I was lucky this seller included the extra music disc that came with the game.

I really fail at not ranting about my loots, oh well.

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Man, I sure buy too much...

I been neglecting to do loot post since the second half of April for some reason and another. With that said I thought I would lump everything into one post.

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 blame fellow local comrade Motoko Yamamoto for this purchase. After the post of his/her Mio on figure.fm of her wearing a nice gym outfit.

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.

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