I love how my February Favorites roundup is at two extremes: on one end, I purchased a sticker book that is meant for children, and on the other, I’m perfecting the very boring yet adult art of organizing my clothes. At least I keep things interesting! This month’s post will be shorter than previous Favorites, but you may be surprised to read what I have to say about each one of my picks!
Gatchman Crowds was one of my favorite anime that aired in 2013, so when I heard Good Smile Company was making Nendoroids of two of the main characters, Hajime and Utsutsu, I was thrilled! I finally got my hands on the Utsutsu Nendoroid last year, and seeing it in person confirmed that illustrator Kinako’s character designs look absolutely amazing in Nendoroid form.
Unfortunately, however, Good Smile Company has yet to announce any further Gatchaman Crowds Nendoroid releases beyond Hajime and Utsutsu, which is a shame because there are so many other iconic characters in the series! I’m not the only one who thinks this should happen, as user Dhamaphorn has started campaigning across social media asking fellow Gatchaman Crowds fans to submit requests for more Nendoroids to GSC through their online form. What sets this campaign apart, however, is that Dhamaphorn has created her own mockup Gatchaman Crowds Nendoroid designs to increase interest, and they look amazing!
I’d never thought the day would come when I owned a Nendoroid wearing a bikini, but here we are! I just couldn’t resist grabbing a Nendoroid based on one of Kinako’s amazing Gatchaman Crowds character designs. While Ichinose Hajime is actually my favorite character from the series, I was unfortunately a little disappointed by her Nendoroid‘s accessories. When I saw Utsutsu’s adorable Nendoroid form, however, I just couldn’t resist!
Even though we recorded this on schedule to go up before Valentine’s Day, things don’t always go to plan… Whoops! But the show must go on, and we have lots of things to say about our Manga Book Club pick, Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii, the craziness of Detective Pikachu, Wonder Festival, the 1001 Knights Kickstarter (Sarah’s in it!), and all the happenings in the latest anime. Be sure to listen to the very end to hear the old man voice of Detective Pikachu in all his glory. We’re not kidding.
00:02:46 – Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Konbi Tanjō (Detective Pikachu)
00:12:01 – 1001 Knights Kickstarter
00:14:51 – Wonder Festival announcements
00:17:33 – Manga Book Club
00:38:09 – Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju episodes 3-4
00:48:10 – Erased episodes 1-4
01:08:37 – Prince of Stride Alternative episodes 3-4
Opening ♫ – “Heart Moving” by Misae Takamatsu
Closing ♫ – Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Konbi Tanjō opening cutscene excerpt
If you’re a Monster Hunter fan, you’re going to want to check out my latest video where I unbox this awesome female hunter Nendoroid! She’s wearing the Bario X armor set and comes with a sword and shield and one alternate face. It’s one of the oldest Nendoroids I own, and you’ll see in the video that the parts aren’t the easiest to work with…
I even took her out to the park this week for some photos! I’m really happy with how the photo at the beginning of this turned out. It reminds me that I should branch out of my comfort zone more often and take photos with all the figures I buy! If you own any figures, do you enjoy photographing them? I’m always looking for more tips!
The gift-giving season is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to start deciding what you’re going to give your loved ones this holiday! Just like last year, I’ve whipped up a handy guide to cute and nerdy items that make perfect presents… for others, or maybe even for yourself! We all need to treat ourselves every once in a while, right? I’m going to try not to overlap too much with last year’s holiday gift guide, so be sure to check that out too if you’d like even more awesome gift ideas! Read More