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Figure(?) News: The First Filler Arc!?

Figure(?) News: The First Filler Arc!?
09 Oct 2010 01:29:34

*sigh* There really wasn't anything terribly notable today in the world of figures, unless you count the 127th scantily-clad Tamaki Kousaka statue. As I've said in a couple of other posts, we're in that dry spell that comes before most releases are shipped. So I figured I'd post an article on something that isn't necessarily figure-related, but may prove interesting.

Amiami has been taking preorders for the first DVD/Blu-ray releases of many of this season's anime, including:

Sore demo Machi wa Mawatteiru

Dat granny-maid.

Shinryaku! Ika-Musume

Like Keroro Gunsou, if Keroro was a squid-girl.

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

Proof that in Japan, anything and everything can and will be lolified.

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

It's like if Powerpuff Girls was an Adult Swim show!

My Little Sister can't be this Cute!

They say the special edition includes an "illustrated pinup." JAPAN!

STAR DRIVER ~Shining Tact~

This hand of mine sparkles with a fabulous rage! Its roar tells me to dazzle you! ERUPTING... FABULOUS... FINGER!

Most of these DVDs ship in December, and include the first two episodes. Speaking of which, you thought international anime DVDs were expensive? Japan pays 5000 yen for two episodes! Whether that's dedication or stupidity is open to debate. And now for a bit of non-DVD stuff...

Oyasumi Punpun Giant Plush


This is what happens when you put a Peep in the microwave.

Anyone here ever read Oyasumi Punpun? It's a great, if somewhat depressing, slice-of-life manga. It's drawn in a very unconventional style, including the titular Punpun being a bird-thing (not that anyone notices). Anyway, this plush is HUGE! It's as tall as an adult man. It ships in January, but would probably be super-expensive to ship...

Also, there are some brilliantly dumb items like these K-On socks and this admittedly brilliant High School of the Dead mug.


Good luck explaining what this means to people who comment on it.


Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... Houkago Tea-Time Jumps the Shark! In 3D!!

So, is anyone interested in picking up the DVDs of any of the fall shows? I really enjoyed Ika-Musume, Star Driver, and Panty & Stocking, but all three of those seem pretty likely to get dubbed releases (so I could get the entire shows for $40 or so per season).


So, this was kind of a test. Would you guys like it if I were to do an article, maybe once per week or something, on DVD releases or goofy merchandise?
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platina (Russia)
08 Oct 2010, 18:20:11
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Write more! =))
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KururuSouchou (USA)
08 Oct 2010, 19:06:52
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More of the DVD-articles, or the silly-merchandise-articles?
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platina (Russia)
08 Oct 2010, 19:14:40
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"silly-merchandise-articles" =^__^=
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mu597 (USA)
08 Oct 2010, 18:58:36
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I haven't read Oyasumi Punpun (it seems like something i'd like) but is that plush 1/1 scale?

And about the "pinup" why am I not surprised.
KururuSouchou (USA)
08 Oct 2010, 19:06:28
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It's a bit bigger than 1/1 scale - Punpun is about the height of an adolescent. As for the manga, I highly recommend it - but be warned, it does get pretty depressing. As TVTropes puts it, "Take a poorly-drawn cartoon bird who never speaks, a broken family, an afro-clad 'god', mentally troubled children, outright insane adults, a large dose of surrealism as well as realism, and a soul-crushing amount of cynicism and you have Oyasumi Punpun."

As for the "pinup," the show already feels like blatant otaku-pandering, so it makes sense.
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mu597 (USA)
10 Oct 2010, 14:48:57
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I probably shouldn't have started reading that it's got me depressed now. :/
KururuSouchou (USA)
10 Oct 2010, 15:27:07
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I did warn ya...
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