I wont even bother complaining anymore!!!

Instead I will just happily talk about my latest loot.

First up the figures, pretty light this time around with only two figmas.

I'm happy to say my After School Teatime band is complete with the arrival of Azusa. Even if Mio and Yui kinda made me angry at their sudden sale at the beginning of the year.

I don't particularly like BRS but I did enjoy the OVA and was pleased to see it included with the figma. Now why did I buy BRS? Simple, you can't have Black Rock Shooter without Dead Master and vice versa.

Technically I only got one book this time the third volume of Otacool since I had Spicy Wolf volume 1 for a while. Just kept forgetting to include it in the pictures.

As far as Otacool 3 I liked this theme, workspaces around the world is pretty cool. Plus I got featured this time since unlike Otacool 1 and 2 I was able to participate.

I didn't wanna buy Spicy Wolf at first because of that cover fiasco and what not. I ended picking up the second volume on a whim so I decided to buy the first too. Rightsuf had the dust jacket with the original artwork so I bought it in the end.

I kinda wish it had been like the Haruhi novels, one version with the original cover and one with whatever the publisher wanted. I suppose the dust jacket approach is fine too.

I do however, wish there had been consistency. First volume has the original artwork on the jacket and not the novel itself. For the second volume it was reversed, dust jacket with western cover and original artwork on the novel itself.

I recently played through the story mode on BlazeBlue: Calamity Trigger and after becoming invested on all the characters and the cliffhanger ending I needed to play more. So, I went and bought Continuum Shift to continue the story.

The sequel added gameplay tweaks, stages, modes, characters and a continuation of the story. I played it through and look forward to the next game as well as the new DLC characters.

As far as Resonance of Fate I wanted to buy it since it was released but that month saw me buy Final Fantasy 13 and Yakuza 3 among other things making it not feasible at the time.

When Amazon had it for half price I jumped the gun and bought myself a copy.

On the Xbox side I picked up three games.

I been hearing many good things about Lost Odyssey lately so I got it used for a nice $10. Game is pretty much new so not bad when I see it for $30.

Battle Fantasia is a fighting game by Arc System Works, the developers behind Guilty Gear and BlazBlue. Although available on PSN I wanted a physical copy plus it was originally made for the Xbox 360 in the first place.

Ah, updates are nice, Jet Set Radio Future and Sega GT play just fine in my 360 unlike the one I tried them on before.

Should pick up an original Xbox one of these days.

For the PS2 I picked up Nightshade a spin off the well regarded Shinobi series from the Mega Drive/Genesis days.

Disaster Report is this interesting game where you make your way through a city wide disaster as several characters. Interestingly enough the actions of one character affects the ones that come after them. This game has a sequel in the form of Raw Danger on the PS2 and an announced third game on the PSP.

For the PSP I bought Valkyria Chronicles 2, sequel to the Valkyria Chronicles on the PS3. Just buy both games.

The PSP version has all the well designed gameplay of the original plus several new additions.

Yggdra Union originally released on the GBA and was ported to the PSP. Tactical RPG goodness on the go. If you buy Knights in the Nightmare for PSP you can get Yggdra Union as a free PSN download.

Finally, Sega Tennis 2k2. I see this pop up on worthwhile Dremacast games to play lists so I got it. For a buck, sealed.

It's tennis on the Dreamcast, nothing else I can say.

That's it for now anyways.

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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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