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I'm addicted to figurines and cosplay. Hoping to helm my own game development company someday.
Are those Rainier cherries I spot with the mentaiko? Quite a combo!
Yoko's hair is amazing! It would be much more difficult to recreate on a human scale.
Nia's eyes look really weird in real life, yet they're awesome in the anime. Some things should only stay in 2D. And I don't like the jewels, they're just metallic rocks, they should be clear resin or matte plastic IMO.
O-Omg why am I looking a Dolfies anyway, they creep me out but the cosplaying ones are just so pretty ugh I'm so weak
Always order your drinks without ice! It's kind of redundant since liquids usually are kept cold to preserve them.
Well, I think it's impressive they paid for all that. Anyone can amass a huge collection from downloading and the most you pay is for Internet/computer fees. Still can't knock down DC++ too much, it's pretty convenient IMO.
Yes we have fansubbers too. d^____^b
We should hold a "Calanimage" Summit one year and gather all the CA anime clubs together. I feel the anime club is becoming less relevant in the digital age and it'd be cool to have a mass anime club meeting.
You should come to UC Berkeley, Cal Animage Alpha is probably the oldest anime club in the West Coast (this year is our 20th anniversary, it's older than me!) and I'm an officer. Unfortunately we don't have a spiffy club room and we've been losing members because everyone downloads their shows now . . . trying to switch to a more social club, but it's mostly officers who participate in events, so maybe a talk by Mr. Choo will help things along? ;D
Anyone can join since we're a public university, so if you're in the East Bay area you should come to our showings (although personally I advocate Game Night, since it's much more social and you can interact with fellow officers) More info at http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~animage/ If you see me feel free to say hi and that you're a DC user. Sorry for the shameless plug. ^^
Banana chai siu!
Lady at the counter also gave me a machine gun concealed in a guitar case, not sure what was up with that.
MY FAVORITE MIKU SONG
I might actually consider getting it, since I totally have room for a photo frame. Smart space saving design. Now only to get $$$.
Long summary is long, but bear with me.
Mirai is an alien from a future dimension. She and her sister are orphans who were adopted by and work for a secret intergalactic police organization headed by a mysterious man (in white armor with black censored box on eyes, called "D.C.") and thus has special powers including costume changes, traveling though computers (how she comes to Earth in the first place), guns for weapondry, and her own personalized mecha-armor. They fight mindless alien monsters who destroyed their original home planet and target "high culture" races, an immune system of the universe against overdeveloped life. Anyway her younger sister disappears one day and Mirai tracks her down to modern day Japan.
She tries to assimilate herself into Japan to not attract attention (going to school, working part-time at maid cafe, etc.) and each initial chapter will highlight some new aspect of Japanese culture she tries to understand from an outsider's perspective. (People assume she's a gaijin, which she kinda of is. ^^) Because Japan is "high culture", it soon is under constant attack by mindless alien monsters that traveled from a rip in the space-time continuum (that Haruka first opened, and Mirai followed) and she ends up doing "magical girl save the world" work on the side. Japan becomes obsessed with their new heroine and ends up churning out unauthorized merchandise like figures, manga, etc., much to Mirai's chagrin who gets no royalties and suffers in a terrible shitty apartment, and discrimination for being a foreigner. But she finds herself fascinated with the country and not wanting to go back.
She finally finds Haruka, who had ran away from home for Japan because she's a total otaku (from watching anime on computer, which connects the two worlds) and doesn't want to go home. Haruka was also the one who created the "Miracle Mirai" franchise and is living the good life as an internet idol/blogger/otaku, and is getting ready to premiere the "Miracle Mirai" anime. However, this "Miracle Mirai" is actually fueling Japan's "high culture" status and attracting even more alien monsters, but Haruka refuses to stop and believes there's a way for culture and the universe to coexist, while Mirai wants her to stop and to come home. So Mirai and Haruka end up fighting against each other for a while.
Tons of space aliens swarm Earth the day before the anime premiere. Mirai and Haruka battle over the Tokyo Tower which is broadcasting it. Final battle ends up with D.C. turning the moon (yes, the moon) into a huge TV projector screen that shows the first episode of the "Miracle Mirai" anime, and all the mindless space aliens fall in love and become otaku themselves, and move to Japan (taking jobs as Godzilla, sentai shows, anime characters, etc.) Mirai realizes she loves Japan as well despite everything, and decides to stay with Haruka on Earth now that the universe is safe again.
Ends with D.C. teleporting to another dimension and starting an otaku website with Mirai and Haruka as the mascots . . . lol
Pretty cliche, but it's short with no need for extraneous characters or milquetoast love interests, and it could be adapted into an OVA if there's an anime. Plus, it highlights the mascots while providing a medium for highlighting Japanese culture, which is the main purpose of the site.
Why did you have to announce this contest during Spring Break?? All my figures + really nerdy things are back in my college apartment . . .
I'll put up a photo of my room at home later tomorrow when the lighting is good, it's still pretty nerdy if a little outdated lol.
Shokotan I love you. This is the greatest thing ever.
Okay, I admit the Kino cocoon is cute.
And, um, are your Dolfies "hiding" anything if they use the Tenga as "playthings"? As if Dolfies couldn't get any creepier. XD
Love Kagami in the Tachikoma. Reminds me of Kemeko!
. . . the wasabi is in a terrible position underneath Mikuru, it looks like ________.
It's a real life Kei from Moyashimon, lol.
Wow this is amazing. I'm curious though, do they consider her Hatsune Miku or an original character?
Favorite Hatsune Miku song is still "World is Mine", would love to see a figure of her in that + Kaito. ^^
Shokotan is in the Doraemon clip's panel, ha ha.
And Astroboy/Atom is pretty accurate, actually . . .
I've been almost everywhere you have been (born in Vancouver, visited Seattle/Grand Canyon/Las Vegas/China, live in LA, college in Bay Area . . .) Still haven't visited Japan or Europe though. Aiming to go there + Egypt within the next 5 years. Wish me luck!
Also this article makes me worry about getting a job when I graduate next year, wish the economy wasn't so shitty and unpredictable. Maybe I should do Peace Corps or JET - kill two birds with one stone.
LOL I love Kanon. <3
And maybe I should invest in a humidifier, my lips and skin dry out during winter, and I have to wear too much Chapstick and drink too much water.
More gym uniform Kyou hell yeah!
Although that last one . . . that apple is so inaccurate.
Oh, that's cool. I was just surprised to see a fellow Berkeley student on DC. You should come to Game Night on Thursdays, it's a lot more social and interactive than just attending the showings.
WHOA sorry for the off-topic but are you also a Cal student? If so, are you in CAA?