Friday, 31 December 2010

Hetalia Character Songbook

bought this on a random impulse at Kinokuniya last week.

super cute!!

hetalia character songbook 01

Thursday, 23 December 2010

OP Proclamation of Freedom

finally had time to snap a few photos of this set.

OP promise of freedom 01
1st row (L to R); Buggy, "Diamond" Jozu, Marco the Phoenix, Luffy, Shanks, 7yr-Luffy
2nd row (L to R); Smoker, Tashigi, Sengoku, Hina, 7yr-Luffy variant, 10yr-Ace

OP promise of freedom 02
the young brothers.

OP promise of freedom 03
Luffy with Shanks.

the anime is almost at the end of the Marineford arc.


that means, the childhood story is coming up soon.

that also means, lots of tears will be shed.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Sunday, 19 December 2010

One Piece #480

the emblazon Whitebeard Pirates symbol.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Aa Megami-sama OAD

the promotional trailer for the new Megami-sama OAD is out.

gosh, seems like ages since the last release.

no wonder there's a new Belldandy Holy Bell figurine from Volks.
volks belldandy holy bell
isn't she just gorgeous~

if only there wasn't a space constrain in my room. would definitely put her in the VIP area. along with my various Sanji POPs. hahahahaha.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 38

Episode 38: Hungary & Prussia

and a terribly off-tuned song by the Axis Powers.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Friday, 10 December 2010

For Sale: One Piece Items

check out my LiveJournal page for loose One Piece items on sale.

everything has been marked down by alot, since i need to get rid of all the extra items so that space can be freed in my manga cupboard where i'm stashing all the boxes.

photos of the items can also be found on my For Sale tab.

do check back regularly, since i haven't uploaded the Kuroshitsuji PPP loose items yet. they will be up soon!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

One Piece Going Merry Restaurant

news from ANN:

one piece restaurant

OMG!! that's so cool!!!

if you're in Japan from this weekend until May next year, be sure to visit the restaurant.


why am i not in Japan anymore...


Friday, 3 December 2010

2010 Top-Selling Manga (cont'd)

Top 10 best-selling manga by series in japan are,

01) One Piece (32,343,809 copies!!!)
02) Naruto (7,409,068 copies)
03) Kimi ni Todoke (6,572,813 copies)
04) Fairy Tail (5,739,526 copies)
05) Bleach (5,204,193 copies)
06) Fullmetal Alchemist (5,165,052 copies)
07) Gintama (3,978,439 copies)
08) Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (3,479,219 copies)
09) Nurarihyon no Mago (3,269,379 copies)
10) Nodame Cantabile (3,246,355 copies)

aside from doubling the figures from last year, One Piece dominates once again. which is totally amazing because from what i understand, in Japan, it's more common for most to read only the JUMP magazines and not buy the tankoubon unless they really want to collect the series.

that's how many people thinks One Piece is worth collecting!

Bleach has been upstaged by Kimi ni Todoke and Fairy Tail. totally predictable since the whole Aizen arc was uber draggy and boring. thank goodness it finally ended! the new arc just started, so it's up to Ichigo "recovering" his shinigami powers to help pull the statistics up for next year.

Nodame is also in Top 10 series. good sales is most likely due to the two movies released this year.

probably why Kimi ni Todoke is doing well too. besides the live-action movie released in September, there was also the anime that ended in late March. i'm so looking forward to season 2 in Winter 2010!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

2010 Top-Selling Manga

news from ANN,

Top 10 best-selling manga by volume in japan,

01) One Piece #59 (2,593,580 copies)
02) One Piece #57 (2,578,730 copies)
03) One Piece #58 (2,557,356 copies)
04) One Piece #60 (2,492,183 copies)
05) One Piece #56 (2,480,124 copies)
06) Fullmetal Alchemist #25 (1,340,772 copies)
07) Fullmetal Alchemist #24 (1,298,292 copies)
08) Nodame Cantabile #23 (1,241,997 copies)
09) Fullmetal Alchemist #26 (1,214,468 copies)
10) Naruto #49 (1,211,849 copies)

obviously, all the One Piece volumes released this year earned top placings. maybe there should be a competition of "Which is the best selling One Piece volume" instead. wahahahhaha.

and Nodame squeezes in to win one for the girls. MU-KYAA power~

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Hetalia World Series Ep 36

Episode 36: Fusosososo~

and Chibitalia is back with HRE!! a tantrum-throwing Chibitalia is so cute too~