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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    • I was quite surprised lots of people got several combinations of that set of three lately.

      Photography is serious business of course I wasn’t smiling… right I probably did, I did for sure when I opened up my AmiAmi box.

  1. I have to agree, Grandia 2 is one of the best RPGs on the Dreamcast. I played through the entire game several times. My favourite character was Tio; I always gave her the egg that makes you super fast (I can’t remember what it was called) and she’d beat the crap out of everyone ^.^

    • A lot of people have been commenting to me about how good it is or how much they enjoyed it.

      I look forward for after I finish my current batch of games to start it.

  2. I’m on the verge of getting a PSP because of Valkyria Chronicles 2 coming out. If i do, Persona 3 Portable will be one of the games I will pick up as well.

    Would’ve picked up Misaka Mikoto as well but I find she looks kinda plain.
    Come on GSC, i want a two-piece one. :D

    • I loved VC on the PS3 and from what I played of the demo it looks like getting it is a no brainer for me.

      P3P is awesome, even for the people such as me that played P3 on the PS2.

      I agree, I opened mine earlier, while she is indeed a nice figure she is quite simple and a little underwhelming. Still happy to own a good Biri Biri figure.

      Yeah, I would like a figure of Biri Biri like that too.

    • I been reading Bakuman online for a while really like it. So far the translations and stuff seem good. Plus I’m liking the extra content like the storyboards that are included in the volume.

      Momohime really is a beautiful figure, the only thing that I don’t like about it is that many people who bought it are not aware of the source material. Namely the Wii game, Muramasa. As for the figure itself I have no complaints one of the best figures in my collection.

      • I know Muramasa!!! Awesome game, have you played it?! Bakumn is great I’m so tempted to read the rest online but I’m gonna have some will power and wait until the next release in december! :-( But after reading this I’m definitely buying the Megaman Zero collection! I need it in my life!!

        The figure is great but my only complaint would be the seam line where you change the sleeve over.

      • Yes, I won the game and played through with both characters.

        Bakuman is definitely worth buying, I sure will when the next volume is released.

        MMZ collection is worth every penny, 4 great games in a nice little package.