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I love Amazon Japan. It’s a bit expensive, but it’s really quick. Got my latest shipment of manga and light novels barely 3 days after I placed the order. This was mainly since I finished up the five volumes of Oreimo and Dekotsun that I had and I needed something to read over lunch at work. So I decided to pick up a few new titles that peaked my interest.
It’s been almost 2 years since the last time I bought some manga, so I decided it was time to catch up on the series I was following and also to pick up some new series. I ended up dropping some series that I had lost interest in, like Negima! and Tsubasa, and picked up a few I had mentioned before in the blog, namely Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, Dekotsun and Damekko Kissa Dear.
Happy Chinese New Year everyone! 恭喜發財! It’s the Year of the Taiga Tiger! I hope everyone got lots of red pocket money, so you can spend it on eroge and other goodies. Oh, and happy Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate it (or SAD for those that don’t). V-Day is a very important day for us eroge players: it’s that time to show that great affection to your favorite characters. Of course, you should be doing that every other day as well though. ♥♥♥佐奈♥♥♥ If you’re still unsure of how to show that undying love for that special someone, go take some tips from my bro m3rry. It’s sure to make all those bishoujos swoon for you!
With another year in the books (the first full one for this blog), I’m looking forward to more of the same in this coming year. But before that, I want to take some time to look back on what has been an eventful 2009 for me and Hau~ Omochikaeri~!.
Dream Party (Doripa) Tokyo 2009 Fall took place on October 25th at Tokyo Big Sight. A similar event will be held in Osaka on November 15th. Almost all major eroge companies took part, so almost 3/4 of the event was age restricted ^^;; Anyways, I’ve compiled some pictures from the event. Links are available at the end of the post if you wish to see more. Enjoy!
Happy Halloween everyone! Hmm… now that I think about it, why is it happy? Isn’t Halloween supposed to be scary? Zen thinks that it should be called ‘crappy american cosplay day’. Well, whatever floats your boat.
As usual, a special banner (lovable Kaede) is up for the occasion. A new one will be up tomorrow, along with the November releases. If you plan to dress up and go trick or treating tonight, have lots of fun and get lots of yummy candy ^^
Happy birthday to Yui, cute harapeko tanuki! In commemoration of this special occasion, here’s a donut!
Oh, and happy birthday to Shou-kun too. He can have a donut too. If Yui lets him.
The second Ita G Festa was held in Odaiba on October 4th. It is an event to showcase itasha, basically vehicles with anime-related pictures on them. This year there were around 800 itasha. There were the usual anime ones (Lucky Star, Haruhi, K-ON, Bakemonogatari), eroge themed, Vocaloid, Touhou, some seiyuu, as well an ‘umauma’ car too. While I wouldn’t be caught out on the road in one, it never ceases to amaze me how much passion some fans show. I’ve included some pictures, as well links at the bottom of the post for those who want to see more. Enjoy.
Frontier Works and pixiv are holding an illustration contest for Umineko no Naku Koro ni. The event has been running since September 15th and ends on October 14th. So far there have been almost 500 entries. While the event was conceived as a commemorative contest for the anime adaptation, most of the pictures will be referring to events in the game that have not been shown in the anime. For this reason, please proceed knowing that there will be character and event spoilers depicted in the illustrations.
I have selected those that either had amazing art, great ideas or features charas that I liked (Siesta45 and Ange ). Please visit these artists’ pages on pixiv and support their works. To see a full list, check the pixiv event page.
The grand winner will have their illustration featured as the cover art for the Umineko anime image album CD “Rokkenjima In Love”, as well as 50,000 yen. There are many other prizes such as signed posters and DVDs. If you wish to enter, just tag your submission with うみねこイラコン.
Dengeki Moeou and pixiv are holding a joint drawing contest and the theme is… shimapan (striped panties)! I highly approve! The deadline date for submissions is September 30th and there have been almost 1000 entries so far. The winners will get their illustrations featured in the December and February issues of Dengeki Moeou. The rules are simple: just include shimapan somewhere in your drawing. Additional rules are here. To enter, just upload your drawing to pixiv and tag it with 萌王イラコン.
You can check out all the entries here. Remember that you need to have an account to view drawings.
To me, shimapan will always be associated with imouto and kouhai. Also, it works very well with the lifting of the skirt with that slightly ecchi look. I browsed the entries and bookmarked the ones that I liked the most. Please visit these artists’ pixiv pages and support them! ^^ 縞パン萌えええええー！