Posts tagged: K-ON!

K-ON! Ritsu and Mio by Azone

By , March 24, 2010 11:03 pm

More K-ON! dolls!  Following the unbelievably cute Hirasawa Yui, Azone has released the next two dolls in the K-ON! series, Ritsu and Mio!  I and just so happened to acquire said new dolls ^^.  Let’s have a look, shall we?

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Yui gets a new outfit

By , February 24, 2010 11:41 pm

I have already dressed Kagami in a different outfit, so now it’s Yui’s turn! Decided to go with some a little more naughty for Yui ^^;
Say hello to little devil Yui ^^

Yui guarding the gates of hell?

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Introducing Yui Hirasawa by Azone International!

By , January 12, 2010 11:57 pm

After discovering the irresistible Hiiragi Kagami by Mama Chapp, it was inevitable that more dolls would follow.  Today, Hirasawa Yui joins the family ^^. Continue reading 'Introducing Yui Hirasawa by Azone International!'»

Wonder Festival Summer Highlights

By , July 27, 2009 11:20 am

There’s certainly no short supply of coverage for the Summer Wonder Festival that just finished up.  Wcloudxkumo has a nice summary of the new and upcoming figures that were on the display.  Tons of awesome new figures on the horizon ^^.

Here are some of the figures I found most interesting:

K-ON Nendoroids by GSC

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We all knew this was coming ^^.  K-ON! was absurdly popular and the inevitable Nendoroids of the four girls were displayed.  They’re not jump-off-the-screen cute but they all look good, a very likely get for me.  There are also pics that Mio is sporting her shima pantsu ^^;  I believe reservations for Mio and Yui will begin in a few days.

Nendoroid Minami Chiaki from Minami-ke by Gift

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Finally, some Minami-ke Nendoroids!  Chiaki looks pretty cute here in her mostly expressionless face ;)  I hope the other Minami-ke characters are forthcoming in their own Nendoroid forms.   Scheduled for December release.

1/8 scale Black Rock Shooter with Black Blade by GSC

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A new Black Rock Shooter figure by GSC.  I didn’t reserve the first BRS figure that’s due out in August and I’m not sure if I regret that or not.  This is mostly the same figure but with her sword instead of her Rock Cannon.  Also, her jacket is off.  It’s pretty hot ^^;  Since I didn’t order the first version, I just might be tempted into getting this one.   No price or release date (that I was able to find).

1/8 scale K-ON figures by Alter

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Now here’s some good stuff ^^.  1/8 scale K-ON! figures by Alter.  Given the popularity of the K-ON! series there is no doubt we will be seeing many figures of the girls but to have Alter start things off is a good sign.  Mio and Yui are first up and look energetic and cute in their school uniforms and with their instruments (which look amazing).  Quite tempting.  Both are supposed to be released near the end of the year but no prices have been announced.

1/8 scale Mercedes from Odin Sphere by Alter!

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I’ve been watching this figure for a while.  The previous unpainted photos I had seen were promising and now the painted PVC version is arriving.  The Alter Gwendolyn that matches with this figure is absolutely stunning and I expect this figure to be the same.  Due out by end of year, no price yet.

1/8 scale Aisaka Taiga from Toradora! by Wave

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Yes, yes, and yes ^^;  Here is Aisaka Taiga in 1/8 scale by Wave.  After watching Toradora, I’ve fallen in love with Taiga so I’m very interested in this figure.  She is wearing her angel outfit from the school festival.  Just based on the unpainted concept model, I like it.  If the final, painted version turns out anywhere near as good as I expect, this will be a must get figure for me.  No date or price yet.

1/6 scale Saber Maid Ver. from Fate/Stay Night by Alter

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Another maid version of Saber by Alter.  I’ve been eyeing Alter’s first version for a while but it seems to be sold out everywhere… so this figure might be the one for me.  Unfortunately, it looks like it will be a Hobby Japan magazine exclusive which means it may be horribly expensive for me to acquire :(

Lucky Star Summer Seifuku versions

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The last items of interest to me are the Lucky Star summer seifuku figma by Max Factory.  I already have the winter seifuku versions but I like the summer versions more (maybe it’s the blue ^^).  More pics at Moeya.  Konata is supposed to come with a head for Yutaka so you kind of get a free Figma with her ;)

And that’s it!  Whether or not I will be getting these figures is not yet decided but I should probably start saving up in any case ^^;

So K-ON’s over…

By , July 2, 2009 8:59 pm

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Now what?  It was, by far, the most popular series of the season and now that it’s over, what did you think?  Personally, I thought it was a good series though not as epic as some fans anticipated.  It was arguably the most hyped anime series since The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi.  Maybe a bit too much hype?  Yeah, I’d probably say so but that doesn’t detract from the fact that every week I had fun watching the latest episode ;)

And despite the huge fanbase that formed around Mio, she didn’t end up being my favorite character.  For me, it was Yui with Azusa in a close second.  Mio was entertaining most of the time but I think her ‘scaredy-cat’ personality was overdone a bit.  Ritsu and Mugi-chan also were fun characters and we can’t forget about the super-cute imouto, Ui :3.  Honestly, that’s what made this show worthwhile; the characters were great.  The story itself was fairly mediocre but the characters and their interactions kept the pace, laughs, and fun going ^^

Moe moe kyun!

Moe moe kyun!

So, yeah, K-ON! wasn’t a miraculously awesome series or anything but it is was fun ^^.  Hmmm, now I need to think about the next show to watch…  Maybe I should catch up on Hayate or Eden of the East.

2009-06-12-169937More pics of Azu-nyan and the rest of the K-ON! gang can be found at e-shuushuu ^^b

K-ON! Preview

By , April 6, 2009 11:14 pm

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Well, since I’m late to the party (as usual?), I decided to find out what all the rage is about with this new anime.

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