Archive for November, 2008

Kotobukiya Michiru Yamada ~ToHeart2 Another Days~ 1/8th PVC Figure – An every-otaku review

November 23, 2008

Welcome once again to my humble photoshoot! Which I agree! Is too dark…. I tried pointing another light at them, but there arn’t many plugs in my room. And many wires are already tangled behind my workspace lol.

Today we look at the lovely specimen, Michiru Yamada, from ToHeart2 Another Days. The character is friends with Chie Yoshioka :woop woop!!:, who you will see a little later, and of course, the main protagonist of the first ToHeart2 game, Konomi Yuzuhara. Chie is still my favourite. Although megane on figures are lovely.


She’s rather moe if I do say so myself. She has nice scruffy looking hair too. And the same uniform as Chie Yoshioka. Slightly different yellow to Chie, but fairly close.


The hands don’t rest exactly on the edge of the brick wall which she’s sat on, which is a shame, but not the worst possible thing. That pose reminds me of an episode of Friends lol. One of the ones after Ross finds out about Rachael and Joey and Joey tells Rachael to say ‘I’m so sorry!’ while doing pretty much what Michiru is doing with her jublees. And as far as jublees go, they are smaller than Chie’s, but bigger than Konomi’s lol.



Michiru is not as ‘muchi’ as Chie by any means, looks more tomboyish in figure, hair etc. The jumper seems to be a slightly different plastic/finish/feel what have you. Chie’s is slightly smoother. They both have nice shading in the jumper aread though. And sleeves. I love the skirts. I do. I believe they’re clear pvc painted on the top layer. Because the under skirt looks very funky. And looks like it won’t leave paint marks when removing the skirt either. Many more pics to be seen, read on folks!


20,000 Hits!! Thank jooooooo!!

November 21, 2008

20,080 hits! I just checked! Another Milestone! Mucho thankies to all those who have visited over the past (nearly) 5 months. And now some girls from my favourite series.




(All the images are the highest res available. Found at Konachan, Moe Imouto or, as for the Fumie Edleweiss one, I got it from the official game site.)

Kotobukiya Tamaki Kousaka Maid ver. 1/8th PVC figure – The every-otaku review.

November 21, 2008

(See what I did? Like ‘every-man’ only I made it ‘every-otaku’ because we’re otaku lol. And by ‘every-otaku’ I mean those of us who don’t have uber-awesome camera’s and a wicked photoshoot set up lol. The basic, no-holes-barred view of the figure. No fancy lighting….:sob:)

Today I’ll be looking at the 1/8th Maid version Tamaki Kousaka figure by Kotobukiya. I have 6 more reviews to post after this one lol. I had a mass photoshoot a couple of days ago lol.


First off, she is a mighty fine figure. She looks great. Has a great figure, great paint job, great hair, great everything. Even the chair is awesome. The so-called wood at the front of the chair could be better. But frankly your not gonna notice that if your looking at this figure.


She has great pegs. And such lovely feet! (Which you will see a bit later.) And stockings!! Gotta love the stockings, or knee socks, anything like that is awesome on a figure.


Her legs look so great… and they got shape! So pretty. AND I just noticed, painted finger nails! Pink!



Sailor Moon – Moon Rod

November 19, 2008

Today, I was just looking round the market, and I came across some Sailor Moon dolls(looked mighty freaky they did…)but they also had the Moon Rod. It was only £4 and I’ve always wanted a replica magic wand from an anime. I’d love a CCSakura one, but the rods on those are shorter than in the manga/anime.


The wand itself is about 14.5 inches(36cm) And feels fairly hefty even without batteries. It makes three noises, which are all very annoying. I wish you could just make it flash without the noise.


Closer up shot of the detail on the wand. It’s purdy!!! I wike it!! I just wanna wave it around like Nagi in Kannagi lol.

Havin this just makes me want a CCSakura wand more…..Hauuuuuu

Towering Inferno of Figures

November 19, 2008

Because space is becoming a major issue in my uni room, I decided I would try to pile all the figure boxes to the ceiling.


Only 8 boxes are visible.(Unless you count the two not in the pile two, then its 10.) There are two more below Fumies box. (Kousaka’s and Mio-chan’s) Plus there are most piled round the bottom one. Cos there were too many to pile up to the ceiling…. very sad… I spose I could makea seconday tower lol.

Either way. Tis my Towering Inferno of Figures lol. I love how the last little box at the top fits snuggly in between the box below and the ceiling hehehe. I need to make a new list of my figures…. see what the expenditure is now…. I will compile that today me thinks. Today is the first day I’d had to laze about the place without having deadlines to work to….. Although I got an essay in for 27th….next week…. and then week 10(its week 8 now) I gotta hand in more stuff…. Gah…. Essays are mega-easy though. It’s what we had to all through High and 6th Form after all…

Clannad Game Error – DirectSound. /SOLVED/

November 16, 2008

Loha! I’m in need of some assistance…. yesterday, Clannad was working fine. The music was all working, the translation patch was all working, it was a-ok. Today, I load it up, and before even the title screen has appeared, this pops up;


Since my Japanese reading aint that great yet, I have next to no clue what the error is. All I can read is a file name, which I found in the BGM folder, and the DirectSound thing. Does anyone know what this error is and how I can rectify it? Has anyone else encounted the DirectSound error? This little window also pops up after the title/menu has appeared, when I click the load/settings etc. Says another sound can’t work or something… and that sucks… cause the music is a big part of this game… or it is for me at least…

So please…. help me… I just wanna be able to finally play the game that the wonderful-wonderful anime came from…

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