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20 January 2007 @ 09:41 am
Am I a dork?  
Story of the week: Thursday afternoon a fourth grade kid pops his head out of a third-floor elementary school window as I'm leaving and shouts, "What's your cup size!!" (in Japanese of course). I thought that I'd misheard... I mean, come on. Shouting it like that? So I say, "Ehhh?" He replies, "A cup, B cup.....?" and I stopped him by saying "IT'S A SECRET!!" and ran away. Lol I don't know whether to feel embarrassed at the 10 year old for shouting that, or feel insulted that he thought I might be that small!

So anyways!!! I am back at work. I feel lackluster for work. I even accidentally left things there on Thursday that I needed for a different place on Friday. Oops! Well, I made it work without them, anyways. Being artistic is a real help sometimes! ^-^

I, um.... just might be wearing Matsumoto Rangiku's official necklace right this very moment. It might even give me happy squishy feelings inside. =D Does that make me a dork? (yes?) I reserved it at the Shibuya Animate on a whim while Chelsea was here and just went to pick it up on Thursday afternoon. I love it!! It was cheap, too. =D

Also, I am a sucker for well-made figures of my favorite characters. There really aren't that many out there. So you can imagine that I was THRILLED to find that they FINALLY released good-looking chibi-figures for Prince of Tennis!!



UWA!! How long I have wanted a little plastic Ryoma that actually looked good!! I bought a few boxes and ended up with two Ryomas, a Fuji, and a Tezuka. Now to figure out what to do with the other three, I just wanted Ryoma and the special Ryoma (which I didn't get). I have a little Naru statue too from Negima. ♥ I'm going to get another if I can and then paint/alter the extra to look like Sakuno sometime. ^.~ (In case you couldn't tell, these figures all come in boxes or packages and you can't tell what they are before they're open. Sometimes you can buy them later in some resell stores, but it's a gambling game waiting to see if they'll come in and how expensive they'll be...)



Better than Tenipuri, they have TINY mascot characters for Bleach out now!! bought a few in Akihabara and was hoping to get Orihime and Matsumoto.... First package-- Matsumoto!! Second package-- Orihime!! I squealed and was so happy!! ^o^ Eda was with me, and I told her that if I get Ikkaku, I would give him to her. And what did I get? =D =D =D Ikkaku! She now has a happy little Ikkaku in her pocket. XD On Thursday I bought a few more hoping to get an extra Matsumoto and Orihime to put on my computer (the others are on my phone and they will quickly get dirty I'm sure), but I only got Matsumoto. I also got two Hitsugayas (keeping one since I love him, and giving the other away... maybe to Nagayan), a special version Ikkaku (giving to Eda-- as she said, what's better than one Ikkaku in her pocket? TWO Ikkaku's in her pocket! They will have chibi-incest, I think.. =D), and a Renji (do you want it, Hiku? I'll give it to you). I love that the figures are so well-made!! ^o^ They're a little over an inch tall maybe, and so well-detailed! And they are made from a great non-reflective material. I love!! The only minus is that since they're character mascots, they have little rings in their head and if you take them out, ther'es a little hole. I'll have to fill that up on the ones that I want to keep on my desk. ^^



So, also recently, I've fallen in love with the cute little onsen manjuu line that appears sometimes in UFO catchers. I have (had) some cute stuffed ones, and now they have these little tiny plastic/vinyl ones that I thought were just perfect for the top of my computer!! =D I am in love!!! ^o^ I caught the whole series and a few extras that I'm going to give to people whom it's kind of an in-joke for. =D

So now to complete my dorkiness for the moment, on my desk there is a large Orihime in shinigami robes figure, a Pinky St. that looks like me, a chibi Miki from Marmalade Boy, and the little figures that I bought recently. =D (and a bunch of other stuff but..) I guess that I can really answer my question myself, huh? ^_^;;

PS- I promise to stop writing about anime soon... suddenly I'm in such a nostalgic mood. This is what brought me to Japan after all, my interest in anime/manga.
 
 
 
百加☆nitaspitas on January 20th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
They have chibi Prince of Tennis figures? And *loves* the Bleach ones. And the manjuus. Did you get them all at Animate?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 20th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
The figures are all sold at Animate (the Tenipuri ones are brand new, the Bleach ones are new, maybe released a few weeks ago at most?). But the manjuu ones are only in the arcades in the ufo catcher machines.
(no subject) - nitaspitas on January 20th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
Carmencarmeneko on January 20th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
lol at the story of the week X3 weird fourth grader...who woulda thought a fourth grader would ask that kinda question o_o

ohh, Matsumoto's necklace thing is really cool~ I'd love to own something that an anime character that I like has. It'd be so cool to be able to wear it around everywhere and such. =D

OMG! all those figures are so cute!!! lol don't you just love it when you're hoping for a certain item in those boxes or machines, and you get it in the first try? =D the PoT figures remind me of the ragnarok online figures *wonders if they're made by the same company* omg, and the Bleach chibis are so adorable!!! *squee at Hitsugaya* XD the line of little onsen manjuu thingies are so cute too! =D this has been such a cuteness overload post *huggles the cuteness*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 20th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
Ragnarok online???? Are they based on the anime, or on actual avatars from the game? Because I would love to get one that looked like my character!
(no subject) - carmeneko on January 20th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
Geri ★ ヅェリ: [OKHC] haninozuka mitsukuni~_____just_me on January 20th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
waaaa the figurines and manjuu bun things are so cute!!! XDDD April needs to come faster so i can go to Japan already ¦D
jean_kun on January 20th, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)
I absolutely love all the tiny figures you have! Especially the onsen manjuu! They're so cute! ♥

I wish America had cute gashapon items, but no, we're stuck with absurd stickers and cheap jewelry -_-;
Sana-chan: hopefulsana_chan on January 20th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
Those are so cute!!

By the way~ Jenn and I are probably going to be coming out to Japan in August!! Probably from the 14th-21st so we can go to Comiket. We'll have to hang out again!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 20th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Yay!! ^__^ This time, do some karaoke and hanging out with us? =D
Janelle: Animaniacs - Wheel of Moralitychibi_rei on January 20th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
Those are all super cute! I love the little manjuu things the best ^^

Wish I had cute things like those. I have a little Sailor Mars from when the live action series came out, and also have Ed's pocketwatch from Full Metal Alchemist (the battery is dead tho :P too cheap to get a new one).

No need to stop writing bout anime if you wish to continue. I'm so behind on it all. Only thing I watch is fansubs of Negima, NANA, Death Note, and Xxxholic.
Janellechibi_rei on January 20th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
Oh and I have a Tenipuri pillow <3 It's not in my apartment for some reason though... must've left it at home.
くらやみひみつ: Kya!kurayamihimitsu on January 20th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
XD omg how cute... i wanna get some now!

btw, i hope you got my e-mail. @@ I have a new flight booked, and will instead be in tokyo from the 24th to the 26th (i arrive the 23rd later, and i leave for sapporo on the 27th XD) so i'll give ya a call when i get into tokyo kay? I hope we can meet up sometime then~ <3~
sleepingfingers on January 20th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
LoL - I cannot even imagine a high schooler asking such a question, let alone a fourth grader, but maybe I've been hanging out in a very sheltered group of friends. =D

Those chibi-figuress are so very cute.
ryanacoustictype on January 20th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
an elementary schooler asking you for your breast size?? ewww.

you reaction totally makes it into an anime moment, though!

it's really hard to find good figures (that aren't expensive!) those are pretty nice!
[hikari]: mokona ♥x_hikari on January 20th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
wow, little kids these days, I think I might have been more embarrassed with a kid asking my cup size then that time when an 8 year old came up behind me when I was sitting on the ground making a bulletin board pretty and suddenly grabbing my boobs.

and there are actually some decent looking prince of tennis chibi figures, all the ones I've seen in Canada are uber ugly and probably not even official ones and are some sort of rip offs xP

lol those little onsen manjuu are so cute

gah Japan has such cute stuff for everything, sometimes ridiculous but cute

<3<3<3
-stringalchemist on January 20th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
x3 The little figures are so cute~
Mewgokumew2 on January 20th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
X.D Japan is the land of many cute things, hehe.
Junebug: hitsugaya reason for livingaimaru on January 20th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
o gosh. how much were those little bleach mascots? i really want hitsugaya. can i pay you to, like, send me one? and a pink manjuu too? D:
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 20th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
The problem is that for both of them, they're hard to get, sort of... For the Bleach mascots, they're in little packages so you can't tell what you're getting. So I wouldn't be able to just go in and buy a Hitsugaya one, unless it was from a used shop. I'll keep a lookout for them in those shops though. ^^ Kind of the same for the manjuus too---- they're in the UFO catcher machines. It's 100 yen for one play, but you may get nothing, or you may get the ones that you don't want.. I spent about 1500 yen to get the ones that I got, I think..
soratinosoratino on January 20th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
>_< The PoT one is ok??? It -is- well made, but Ryoma looks so ..scrawny haha

But the Bleach ones are really cute!!!!..although, Hitsugaya looks kinda like he should be in Dragon Ball, cuz of his hair, hahaha

And <3333 The manjuus~! I want one... >_< waoo.
C L O V E Ridyllica on January 20th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
♥ So cute. I love the cute figures. Oh god, they are beautifully done. :D Love the ones on the computer. Hahaha. :D