So here is my complete loot from AX10, there were lots of items that I wanted but overall I’m very satisfied with the hunt. I won’t be showing a close up of everything because I realized I packed everything before taking some pics (yeah feels stupid)… so I decided to also add some of my most recent loot; I guess this can be considered more of a June-July and AX10 loot post.
First of all Mai raburi waifu Mugi, a gift from my friend Lightninsabre! along with some bubble-wrap keychains of tsundere and imouto flavors, yum! I had Osana Najimi (childhood friend) and mentioned that I wanted to hear the other ones… they sound delicious ^^ The toothbrush was a gift he got with his loot that he kindly gave to me too, which is great because I’ll shortly need a portable one ^^
Next are some Higurashi and Umineko games, which are actually books in adventure format lol but still chilling to read, so I recommend them wholeheartedly. Unless you don’t like reading.
I also finally got Bible Black the game! this is my favourite ecchi anime, so I always wanted to try it. I also got the last OVAs of New Testament, but they severely disappointed me. I wasn’t expecting stellar story-telling or even a stellar story at all, but this was bad even for hentai standards. Bible Black is also known for having top-notch animation in the revised episodes, and I thought they would’ve polished it by the time the English version was released. Alas it wasn’t the case, so I didn’t even have that as consolation.
Mangagamer had a sale at the last day, so even though I was tempted the very first day, I hoped prices would’ve dropped some. Luckily they did so I got everything at almost half the price. I also got this lovely dakimakura with a character from Cross Days (sequel of School Days and Summer Days). I’m very excited that these titles are getting an English release; can’t wait for it! They also gave away a bunch of neat stuff with a $50 order, so I got two shirts and an oppai mousepad which I gave to Lightninsabre since well I’m a fujoshi, amusing as it looks like to have one. If it had been a character a knew like Nami from One Piece I would’ve kept it though =P
Now these are some items I got afte rgetting pumped with the concert and the TTGL screening. Along with the Dai Gurren cup (a hot cuppa joe of manliness, every morning!) I also got the special edition of DVD of the first movie. I wish the seller would’ve been less snappy when I asked some questions about their products. It’s always important to be polite, especially in these kind of events where everybody is tired, so I did my part.
This is one of my favourite dresses for Ranka, so I’m not sure why I held out when she was available the first time, but most probably had to be because of lack of funds. I took her clothes off to see her in her contestant bikini, but I won’t do it ever again, since one of the straps is getting a bit ripped. With how hard it is to take PVC clothes apart, I just won’t risk it (besides 100 times cuter with dress on)
This is the stack of doujins I collected throughout the hunting moments. After the concert I got so pumped with Macross Frontier fever I got mostly MF doujins ^^U For some reason (sleep deprivation, lack of food and water, long hours walking…) I missed the Yaoi-Con booth which had the best prices for doujin so I got half of these for way too much >_< the Hen Da Ne booths had a great selection, but a $16-$22 price per book was way too outrageous. I wish I could’ve found the Yaoi-Con booth earlier… I got myself a Viewfinder mousepad (you see mousepad for fujoshi yay!) the one to the left of the Bible Black merchandise, which I packed with extreme care.
Here you’ve got some close ups of the inside of doujins. You have only one person to blame for this:
Other fujoshi merchandise included Little Butterflies Omnibus from DMP. I promised myself to not buy anymore books, at least after I got into a bigger dorm room, but couldn’t resist! the artist has great art and the story, while cookie cutter at times is told in a way that just makes you want more (more often than not I find yaoi stories rushed, corny or generic nowadays. I’m picky as hell when it comes to yaoi originals). Need to keep up with yaoi licensed manga!
This is not something that I got in the convention, but it’s part of the loot due to May’n’s autograph. This is a poster that came with Brera’s Valkyrie, which I thought would be perfect for signing. Luckily I got prepared and carried with me way before her panel started. A great treasure indeed!
Next is Megumi Nakajima’s autograph! Unfortunately I didn’t have a Ranka poster (grrr should’ve gotten one…) and I didn’t like Ranka’s image book because it had very few color pictures. In the end I found a MF movie book so I decided to go with that. I really like how there’s Ranka’s signature next to it! I wish I could’ve had either May’n’s signature in this book or Megu’s in a poster… hopefully I’ll be able to attend another autograph session in the not so distant future, so I’ll try to get them matched.
This is my last autograph, and as I mentioned in the AX10 post, it’s my most treasured one, because it’s actually a gift from Lightninsabre. I carelessly destroyed my priority ticket, and when I told Sabre about it he gave me his. MY COMRADE, BROFIST! *sniff sniff* This was actually the reason I gave him that marimite strap; I went home to check if the ticket was still salvageable but since it wasn’t (berated myself, even to this day) I took the strap as a present. It’s a small thank you for how awesome he is.
On top of it is the paper fan given in the Gurren Lagann Movies Screening, which was used by everyone at the beginning but forgotten soon after; everyone was too busy pointing at heaven lol
I’m a huge fan of YGO Abridged (and YGO in general) so finally meeting THE voice, the legend himself was super special awesome! (he was very kind and said “screw the rules, I have money!” in Kaiba’s voice when I asked, lol) I got my the Turtle Catapult t-shirt and he signed me both front and back 😄 but now I can’t use it since I treasure it so much. Must buy moar through the website…! Sadly this is one of the items I didn’t take a picture from, sorry ;_;
The next items are actually stuff I got after the con, so they are separate loot. Just thought of putting them together since we’re at it ^^
This is a small waifu plushie I got for the car, since the one LS gave me was too big for it 😄 Got it in Anime Jungle, so if you can visit Little Tokyo there she is.
This was an unexpected purchase, a trading figure collection from 80s anime titles. The only one I could clearly remember was Hana no Ko RunRun, the girly on top, with blonde curly hair. Luckily Anime Jungle circles the item in the box, so you don’t have to play roulette with the boxes.
She is a magical girl who got almost as many dresses as Cardcaptor Sakura. Using her flower brooch she’d reflect a flower in its mirror and clothes related to the flower and the situation would appear on her. This is one of those animes I watched when I was 4-5 years old and thus didn’t know it was anime per se. A great series I’d love to watch again, but it’s almost impossible to find. Has anyone watched this anime? if so do you have fond memories or wasn’t interested in it?
I got this from a garage sale in DannyChoo.com, in the end broke my resolution of one character = one figure -_-U but Ranka is just so worth it! For some strange reason I thought I pre-ordered Layton, but he never arrived and forgot about it until I saw comrade KomikCity’s sale, so I grabbed me them. The professor comes with a load of goodies, so not only is he very true to the original but can be shown in his very gentlemanly ways ^^ Best revoltech IMO! Ranka was one of those impossible items since it’s from the Ichiban Kuji lottery, so I’m quite happy with it. I love her dress and the drawing it’s based on is one of favourites.
Last but not least, this is a gift I got from my relatives in Korea, a very cute revoltech! I haven’t researched about it, but I know I got the cutest in the collection 😄 it comes with a load of goodies as expected for a revoltech; he’s coming with me ^^