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2013-11-08 12:16RyoneaNah, that's okay. Been busy with the Nanoha project or is it something else?
My thesis (if my proposal is approved) will be about video games. Particulary highlighting on how the games are more and more designed towards multiplayer and emphasizing on their social aspects. The main question is whether the gamers also tend to look more for the social activities compared to the entertainment value when playing video games nowadays. I personally felt that way depending on the game. For example, currently me and my friends are playing Dragon's Crown together (4 players). I find myself more wanting to play together as a team rather than beating the game itself.
That's the main point. I hope it can be approved although I'm quite worried since I don't think I designed the research correctly
Woah, sounds like a big project for sure ^^; do you start your own sub (started by ripping the episodes from BD, encoded it, and put your own translations) or just swapping and editing the existing ones? like using video from source A, audio from source B, etc.
Yeah, after I saw my friend playing ToX, I'm tempted to buy one too... but sadly no money I spent around $150 for the Anime Festival Asia trip T_T although it's really worth it.
You might've heard this but for old figures, IIRC there is a service which is specialized in finding old and rare merchandises, it's called Tokyo hunter or something. Also, if you want to look at 2nd hand goods, there's a shop named Mandarake in Japan. Who knows there might be a few Nanoha figures there. Oh, so you have the 2nd movie first instead of the first one? guess we're in the same boat regarding money
The Kiniro artbook is very nice indeed. The white cover and clean minimalist design inside makes it feel quite elegant IMO. Lots of unseen (at least for me) artworks too
Oh, Toyama Nao? she has a good voice for sure. never been into KanColle before, but does her voice sounds quite the same as Karen?
To clarify, it's the style of Takashi Takeuchi's artstyle that I don't like which is used for type moon's main series such as fate/stay night and fate/zero. Strictly for the characters, though. I agree about the background and the others This is why I tend to like the spin-offs as they're not done by him. Fate/extra was drawn by wada rco and prisma illya is by... uh I forgot the name XD at any rate, Miyu is gorgeous indeed I have finished reading the manga till the latest chapter and wow... never thought that the story could be so serious. Can't wait for zwei and drei to be animated!
Oh, is something wrong with Kyoukai no Kanata? I personally find it the most enjoyable this season (then again I watch almost all KyoAni works XD). And yeah, that's almost all of the anime this season! XD do you really watch all of them? o.O so far my favorites are Kyoukai no Kanata and Strike the Blood (agree about Yukina <3). Currently trying log horizon and maybe Nagi no Asukara later. Oh, and I also watch sekai de ichiban tsuyoku naritai (the wrestling girls) for... a disturbing reason XD since the main heroine is voiced by Ayana Taketatsu, and the character got hurt a lot of times since it's about wrestling... well, you know what I mean I find it very enjoyable, lol XDDD
Yes, her voice was so small and she didn't talk much that time. Probably a combination of awe regarding the crowd and also fatigue from continuous singing. IIRC there were some fans who tried to shout "Harasho!" to her when she was MC-ing
2013-09-26 01:02RyoneaI can't relax yet until I got my thesis proposal approved unfortunately
Oh, what kind of Nanoha project you're working on? I assume it's a fansub? since you mentioned audio, video, etc.
Oh, you bought it already! yeah, the book is very thick and very worth it IMO. With Ayesha, and Escha & Logy, I wonder if there would be another compilation artbook like the Arland chronicles. Maybe it depends on the illustrator too.
I see, 35 hours is enough for me. that's quite long but not quite short either. Is the optional boss stronger than the story's final boss?
Oh, a kind of new game plus, then. Is there any other advantage other than the ability to bring the items from previous playthrough? like maybe a new story plot is unlocked or something.
Yup, those are all I have. Aside from how expensive figures are, I also only collect my favorite characters. You should see the collections of other members here! for example, relentlessflame's. He has hundreds of merchandises!
Yeah, but the shipping fee might increase too due to the added dimensions and weight
Nendo Millhi also get her own chocobo so she's definitely a pair with Leo-sama nendo could be very addicting if you're into photography. It's really cute and pretty fun to play with, especially if we have more than 1 nendos. We can pose them together, or maybe simply swapping their parts. I put Yuki's face with Mugi's hair... and the result kinda looked like Aisaka Taiga, lol XD. You just can't take enough photos of them XD Oh, due to how expressive they are, we can also make some stories and moments like these: 1 2 3
Oh, which Nanoha figures are you aiming for? if you're looking for the older ones, I think they're already sold out long time ago... this is one thing about collecting figures. Best to buy around their release time, otherwise we can't get them anymore since they're very quick to be sold out. Sometimes some figures are getting a resale due to high demand and series' popularity, though.
I see... so it's like an alternative story then? considering the anime is nearing the end (or have it ended already?) I think I'll just watch it later with my friend then. Hahah, yeah. When I look at animes, I firstly consider the artstyle, the story etc. are second priorities. I find Type Moon's usual artstyle is pretty plain to be honest. That's why I don't follow the main series. But I did play Fate/Extra for the PSP. Firstly it's solely because of the artstyle, but the game itself is pretty good. Really love the red Saber
I watched Prisma Illya at my friend's house. It was the 7th episode and wow... looks like I hit the jackpot. I'm already liking Miyu since then.
As for Kin-iro's artbook. It just arrived yesterday, yay! it's really expensive due to the low exchange rate in my country but at least the contents are more than enough to make up for it. Hara Yui's artstyle is just lovely.
Fall season... seems like there will be quite many to try: Kikou Shoujo, NouCome, Strike the Blood, Tokyo Ravens, IS2, and Kyoukai no Kanata. How about you? a bit funny to see that this fall season has more action anime compared to the summer one.
Btw. at the first week of this month I finally went to Anime Festival Asia in my country. And whoa it's amazing and quite a huge upgrade compared to last year. There's an official Love Live! booth too. And just like any Japanese merchandises, the items are expensive . They sell smartphone accessory set (earphone, charger, stickers, cards, cleaning cloth, and special box), pins, towels, folder files, tapestry, and t-shirts. Small stuffs yet pricey. If we spent more than (roughly) 4500 yen over there, we can get Emi Nitta's (Honoka's seiyuu) autograph. She's invited as a guest to promote Love Live! over here. The 1st episode was screened with her as the MC. Apparently she's surprised that Love Live! is very big over here.
As a side note, Eli's seiyuu (Yoshino Nanjo) also came here!. But not as Eli, she came as fripSide's vocalist. one of the guest artist who performed at the concert. Mostly it's Railgun songs. I find it funny when she mentioned Indonesian food that she tried and likes. XD her voice was quite small and cute at that time.
2013-08-23 10:23RyoneaUnfortunately I can't pace up my drawing since I have to work on my thesis soon so I'm getting busier too, but thanks for the encouragement!
The price is like a typical artbook IMO (around 2300-2800 yen) but that Atelier Arland chronicles are expensive indeed because it's very thick (IIRC above 200 pages). But it's totally worth it! My friend had one and I took a look of it
Haha, yeah. To be fair, though, not all of Japanese games will get their own artbook except the visual guides bundled with the limited edition of the game, so going for every artbook for each game is still the way to go.
Oh, btw. you can check this site for game artbooks. That's where I found the news about Neptunia and Atelier artbooks before they release. Sometimes they have news about limited items too, like the Neptunia dakimakura cover. It's been a while since the last update, but I think you can check the previous entries. The site is from SoftBank Creative, and apparently the artbooks that got there are published by them. I don't really know all game series affiliated with it, though...
Hahah, I know that feel. We can easily got absorbed into games. Whoa, 70 hours in a few days? Oh, how long is the game until the ending? (an average duration with normal flow of grinding and doing side missions) is it above 40 hours? and about the extra stuffs... I never had any limited edition games before, so I don't know but from what I know, the US version really tend to have the books shrinked down a bit compared to the japanese version.
Oh, never knew that Tales has that kind of customization XD and judging from your examples... we can place the accessories anywhere on the body? now that sounds fun pardon me since I never play any Tales series before my JRPG this gen is only Star Ocean 4 and I have a lot of fun with it it's nice to see the second game will also be localized. Hopefully they'll keep the Japanese audio lol
Um, by "how much" do you mean the price or the number of nendos I have? Those in the photo is all I have. I bought each of them within a span of about 1 year. As for the price... typically it's around 2500 yen, just like a typical artbook, but there are some expensives ones, depending on their accessories. That Leo-sama has a base price of 4500 yen, thanks to the large chocobo, lol as for the shipping... I don't really know how much the typical fee is, but importing stuffs from Japan to my country will usually cost another 1500-2500 yen so the price is almost doubled a normal nendoroid box is smaller than a regular scaled figure indeed (a comparison), but the ones with many accessories are quite large. My Leo-sama's box is almost double of that standard nendo box.
Haha, yeah. We have to know the goods and bads of it for sure. So what are the bads of Japan that you found while staying there? I only knew a bit, like how there are many smokers there (in big cities), suicides, and consumptive lifestyle especially fashion and foods. Oh, did you stay near Akihabara or not? but I believe it doesn't matter since most otaku are willing to go through far distances in order to get there how are the atmosphere there? and did you manage to visit maid cafe or something?
Well, I don't watch neptunia because I'm kinda disappointed with the artstyle since it's the main selling point for me.. and I've watched the 1st episode, but I don't really understand the story. Timeline-wise do the anime stand alone or placed within the games? since it feels like the anime is tailored for people who played the games before, and I never played them before so I don't really know the story Quite same reason for Prisma Illya, since I'm not into Type Moon works. But the artstyle is really intriguing indeed maybe I'll watch it someday.
Yes, Kin-iro Mosaic is just too cute for me. They really do well with the designs, and also the voices! particularly Alice and Karen's for me. And apparently my wish about the artbook came true! yay! XD but I'm a bit concerned since yen price is so high now compared to my currency T_T
Very agree with Fantasista Dolls. Those two guys really look weird the story so far feels don't have any particular direction and there are a lot of things missing. I also find it very fun to watch and don't mind those lacks it has largely due to a nostalgic feeling as the anime feels very '90s and this kind of anime isn't available nowadays so it's very refreshing.
2013-08-07 07:31RyoneaHello for you too! glad to see you're as energetic as ever.
Hmm.. maybe. Sunrise only served as the animator IIRC since it was a joint project with Dengeki G's magazine and... I forgot the other one but then again I don't know whether they have some kind of story already or not. It seems that the stories in drama CD, manga, and anime version all different from each other.
Rin and Hanayo are quite abundant in terms of fanart number. I hope everyone will get their turn to be the center of the PVs since Muse seems to be a "leaderless" group as Honoka said back in the.. uh.. I forgot the episode number when they're choosing the leader.
Thanks for your compliment I guess I just need to draw more often then.
I'm with you about rare colored eyes, especially pink. Everytime I see a pink-eyed character, I tend to be drawn to them although I don't really know or like them. Ah I see... that's quite unfortunate, then. But as for Efreet itself, is it really a doing of someone else as Shidou suspected? (or it is only his denial?)
Oh, so it's still a normal harem after all. Now I wonder how he would manage the girls.
I'm really into LNs so I don't keep up with the new characters and illustrations. She's really hot indeed
If you want to save some money, I think you should just get the compilation artbooks. It contains almost all of the materials from the games also with some extras. For Neptunia series, so far the compilation is only from the 1st and 2nd game. The contents from the artbook of 1st Neptunia game and mk2 game are all there, except for few villains design sheet, I guess...
For Atelier series, especially Arland chronicles. There's also a compilation artbook containing all the three games: Rorona + Totori + Meruru. It's the same with the neptunia artbooks, the contents from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd game artbooks are all there (maybe minus some minor ones) also with some extras. As for Falcom games... I don't really follow the series so I have no idea
Neptunia V isn't compiled yet, but there are new Neptunia projects for PS Vita: Neptune idol PP, Neptunia remake, and Neptunia game of Noire... so I expect there would be another compilation artbook after all of those games come out. Atelier Alchemist of the Dusk chronicles might be the same too. So far we have Ayesha and Escha & Logy, maybe they're still waiting for the next game.
But this is all just up to you, since I know the soul of a collector this is just my opinion, especially if you want to save some money.
Haha, yeah. I know many people who fell down into that path XD they said they don't really have enough money , so they aim for figma and nendoroids. But before they knew it, they already spent soooo much. Moreover if the characters are a part of a group. Madoka Magica, for example. They'll feel incomplete if they only buy the character they like so they ended up buying the complete set
As for me, I only buy the characters I really like. PS3 games and artbooks are my first priority. Oh, and here's my Leo-sama and my entire figure family.
Whoa, that's a lot of stuffs you're anticipating. I kind of forgot the figure bonus of Xillia game.. is it Milla? I assume your Xillia should've arrived by around this time.
Future wife? is she a Japanese? that's amazing. Yeah, I hope I could go there someday even if just for a few days. But it'd be many years later IMO
That's a lot of series you're following. I only watch Kiniro Mosaic, Fantasista Dolls, Free!, High School DxD New, and also Gatchaman Crowds. Kiniro Mosaic is my top favorite. The cuteness is just too much. I also started to take a liking to the manga illustrator. He/she should release an artbook!
Fantasista Doll is quite cheesy actually, but I'm watching it since it really feels like a girly magical girl anime from the 90s.
2013-06-25 23:10RyoneaWell, I have quite some free time at home, hence my fast replies
Ah, yeah. I almost forgot that Love Live! also involved Sunrise from the start. Some people think that the end of the last season was kinda messed up, though although I'm perfectly fine with that XD
Thank you saved? now I'm quite flattered since my drawings tend to get ignored it seems that for some reason, people over here isn't really interested in drawings.
Oh, that Blu-ray vol. 6 cover. Yeah, that's a very sexy cover glad that she isn't wearing her school uniform (I'm very bored with school uniforms) actually I was about to post that cover but you beat me to it XD Hahah, your Eli preference is obvious IMO, judging by how you're trying to "balance" the image contents in that thread, but that's good IMO. Frankly, I'm very tired with the Maki and Nico images floating around (even in Pixiv). They're too dominating and I often get sick seeing them when browsing through pixiv or other image sites (although I'm also a fan of Maki ). Good to see that lately Eli fanarts are quite surging in numbers.
I like Origami due to her design first, since I'm quite a sucker to white haired characters. have you seen the last episode? it's very unfortunate that Kotori and Origami has to fight IMO. Both of them are good characters. Since you've read the LN, how is the development of efreet case? I'm curious since the 1st season ends just like that (nothing is really solved)
Woah, they hated Tohka even before the anime's airing? ^^; I'm quite amazed by how Tohka and Yoshino are very considerate with other spirits. That makes the show feels not like a harem at all, which is good for me.
I see... those companies really make quite a few games lately. I don't play their games, although I love the characters and illustrations. So whenever any of them releases a new game, what I'm waiting for is the artbook
Speaking of artbook, which Neptunia artbook that you mean? is it the visual guides that came up with the limited edition of the games?
I think it's better if you get this one. It's a compilation of the 1st and 2nd game. It has many illustrations from the CG events etc., not only character design sheets like in visual guidebooks. Since there are several new neptunia projects coming, I expect there will be a second compilation artbook too.
Yeah, technically since a Blu-ray have a large capacity, including Japanese audio tracks shouldn't be a problem. Although to be fair, Tales series was never made into a dual audio before. Oh, you're quite a collector! the extras of these games are nice indeed. Too bad I'll never have the money (but mainly, access) to have them. I see... you can read some Japanese then?
Yup, no wonder Japan is one of the most expensive country to live in but well, regarding the prices of stuffs over there... once they realize they have a large market overseas, the price will tend to be more forgiving I've read numerous cases about it.
Yup, sadly the nendo haven't arrived until now. Other characters... you mean from Dog Days series or other nendoroids I have? So far I only have Kotobuki Tsumugi (K-ON!) and Nagato Yuki (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu) nendoroids, Leon-sama will be my third. As for the Dog Days characters, my favorites are mainly from Gallette so the next one I'll get will be Nanami (if she'll ever be made). Do you collect figures too?
Woah, that's so many places you've visited. Now I'm envious did you go alone or with some people? too bad you got sick, is it because of the environmental difference? Ah, you're into artbooks? same with me then
Unfortunately I think visiting Japan is still a dream for me ^^; aside from Japan being so costly, generally having a trip to overseas is still a very luxurious activity. Only the rich ones could do that. So basically, going overseas is still quite a rarity over here.
There are numerous chances, though. Scholarships, student exchanges, etc. but I personally don't really think I could live at foreign countries at long time. The foods, languages, customs, etc. would be a problem IMO. That's why if I'll ever go to Japan, I want a short trip for a while like you
2013-06-13 21:24RyoneaWelcome back!
Oh, that sounds very confusing alright the projects are related to your work, then? or are they some kind of college project?
Sacred Seven... only watched the 1st episode. but IMO Love Live! should be safe, since from what I've seen with Sunrise's projects. It's their original works that tend to be messed up. Sacred 7 was an original project, right? the same thing might be applicable to Valvrave IMO. Many people already claimed the show as a trainwreck or something although I'm still following it to see how it goes.
Yeah, it's more about the Japanese pronunciation (they have no "L" letter). Eli is officially confirmed since we already saw the normal romanization. But not sure for Alisa. Thanks, I'm glad you liked it I've also colored it too.
Hmm.. it's between "yes" and "no". I do like drawing, and have produced quite a few. But my productivity is very low compared to normal artists. You can see my other drawings in my fan-creation thread that I've recently made. That Alisa pic was the latest I did. Made her for my friend's birthday. He is a fan of her. And I thought I could contribute to the number of her fanart
Yup, I've watched till the latest episode. My favorite girls would be Origami first, and Kotori very close in second. I find Origami to be weird but cute, especially with her over the top stalking activity as for Kotori, it's the same like you. I kinda like her bossy attitude XD and I like her astral dress the best too. Also add the bias factor of her seiyuu I love Ayana Taketatsu XD
I can see your confusion. I thought Tohka would be someone who's like Houki from IS, but surprisingly she's just innocent, cute, and funny. Yoshino is just like someone who you would take as your little sister.
Oh, you're interested?
Unfortunately, it seems that the stuffs were kind of event / shop limited items
IIRC there are 3 kinds of them: Uni, Noire, and Nepgear.
The store's URL for Uni was dead. The Noire's one is still accessible, but I think the order's closed long time already.
Yeah, have you seen the latest game where Tsunako is involved? Fairy Fencer F
Wow, that's really a lot of purchase. I'm also considering to buy English version of Xillia... too bad it won't have dual audio. Yeah, I also know of Toki and Towa an interesting game indeed. As for the Date A Live game, has the english version came out too? IIRC it's still japanese only, but maybe I missed the news. Well yeah, importing stuffs from Japan are very costly. The yen rate also started to climb again T_T
Speaking of saving money, mine was safe from the end of last year (I even also got extra incomes) until... now back then nothing was of my interest, but recently, suddenly there's a boom of interesting things. They ruined my plan @_@
New Haruhi artbook, a doujin that is finally sold globally (both already arrived). And then there's also a Leonmitchelli nendoroid (not yet arrived). Also planned to get several PS3 games that will be released later half of this year (Xillia, The Last of Us, Gran Turismo 6). Then there's an announcement for AFA (Anime Festival Asia). It's a most anticipated event for us in South-East Asia. I'm planning to go for the one in my country, and that means I have to travel to the capital city, but then one of my friend offer me to go to the main event in Singapore... I'm kinda interested since it's an opportunity. but that means I have to skip the one in my country. Then, the E3 news. Final Fantasy XV is going to be for PS4, and thanks to that I'm considering to have PS4 too @_@ argh...
But well, the game-related things can wait for 1 or 2 years later. The price would go even lower by then.
Yeah, you're definitely right. Many things to enjoy, but they're also bad for our "health" (in various ways) living as a fanboy is tough. No, I haven't been to Japan. How about you?
and my post is even longer than before too, lol XD
2013-05-27 05:23RyoneaHello there too! don't mind about that. I was being a bit busy with a project as well, although I mostly do it at home so I can still visit this forum everyday If I may know, what are you currently working on?
I think it's not that surprising since Love Live! just boomed larger than expected (at least for me). There are still some upcoming projects too, like the 3rd anniversary concerts etc. A good thing of the series is that originally it wasn't an anime project so even after the anime was ended, the hype will still go on.
A few days ago I made a fanart of Eli's sister, Alisa (I think that's the correct written name of her instead of "Arisa", given that they're half-Russian and Alisa is a Russian name). What do you think?
Well, yeah.... especially for people who like how the story turned so serious. They want Kotori to leave because they think it's a best ending after all of the drama. I don't know how they forgot that Kotori said she won't be back after she graduates <<-- that's why I keep saying that in the thread if you've seen my posts. I agree with you about the crazy viewers
Yeah actually Saintess was the one of the old dwellers over there like me, and mangatron showed up quite recently. I remember when I posted a Neptunia dakimakura merchandise over there and teased whether anyone in that thread is interested to buy that (I posted it only to drool at the pic together XD). Saintess was very eager and I gave him the store URL... few weeks later, he really bought it!
Ah, I see... sorry for that, then as you can see I'm quite chatty when the topic clicked with me. You can see that my VM has many pages with long posts
Great to see that you have much fun Each season I usually only have 1-4 titles on my watchlist. Not that I have a standard, but I'm just following my heart on which series I'd like this season I'm only watching Gargantia and Date A Live too. A bit biased since Date A Live's character designer is the same as Neptunia, but I do find the story quite unique and enjoyable. As for lolis etc... I wonder that maybe we can't run out of cute girls Japan is fearsome indeed. XD