February 23, 2016

Sailor Moon Petit Charas – Black Moon Set

Filed under: Japanophile — Tags: , , , , , , , — Yukino @ 4:19 PM

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In playing catch up, here are photos of my Black Moon set, including Black Lady, Chibi-usa’s Wiseman corrupted transformation.  (more…)

February 18, 2016

Sailor Moon Petit Charas – Ayakashi Sisters

Filed under: Japanophile — Tags: , , , , , , , — Yukino @ 5:52 PM

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Whelp, since I opened the School Life 2 set and had my camera out, I said screw it and just took photos of all the Petit Chara sets I’m behind on. Next up: the Ayakashi Sisters from the Black Moon arc. This was the first of two sets featuring characters from the Black Moon family. (more…)

February 12, 2015

Cardcaptor Sakura Kinomoto Nendoroid Review

Filed under: Japanophile — Tags: , , , , — Yukino @ 2:23 PM
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Sakura Kinamoto – Nendoroid #400

While I may not love Cardcaptor Sakura as much as I do Sailor Moon, the fantabulous women of CLAMP are a force I am drawn to no matter what work they put out. I’ve read almost everything that’s been translated to English via Tokyopop and now with Dark Horse reprints I’m slowly rebuilding my library.

Good Smile Company announced Sakura Kinamoto as a Nendoroid and since it was 1) a Nendoroid, and 2) a CLAMP figure, it was impossible for me to pass this up. I even made sure to preorder her directly from the Good Smile Shop so that I could get the bonus Sealing Wand charm that I will never use but keep in the drawer with Sakura’s parts forever. (more…)

February 4, 2015

Shokugeki no Soma (Food Wars)

Filed under: Bookshelf — Tags: , , , , , , — Yukino @ 12:26 PM

FoodWars1Shokugeki no Soma (aka Food Wars) caught my eye when I was flipping through the Viz Media spinner at Barnes and Noble a couple of weeks back. Now if you’re a friend of mine you know that I have an unhealthy obsession with food based anime and manga. Yakitate! Japan, Ben-To… So when I found all three available copies on the spinner with a Buy 2 Get 1 Free there was no way I could pass them up.  (more…)

July 5, 2014

Sailor Moon Crystal Begins, Original Sailor Moon Blu Ray to Drop Nov 11

Filed under: Japanophile — Tags: , , , , , — Yukino @ 4:42 PM

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I could barely sleep last night. It didn’t help that I succumbed to a food coma around 7pm and took a four and a half hour nap. But I kept waking up and glancing at my alarm clock until 6am finally rolled around and I could let myself enjoy my love affair with my pillow, knowing that when I woke up, Sailor Moon Crystal’s premiere episode would be up on Hulu for me to watch.

But then there was this whole deal that I promised my husband I wouldn’t watch the new episodes without him. He’d never seen Sailor Moon before, and if I knew what had happened to my ADV subtitled box set (pretty sure I lost it in my move from Canada), I would have corrected that a hell of a lot sooner. So I had to shake him awake and wait for him to get downstairs so he could hook his laptop up to the TV, allowing for a big screen squee-fest. (more…)

September 27, 2013

Sailor Moon Figure Review (Bandai Tamashii S.H. Figuarts)

Filed under: Japanophile — Tags: , , , , — Yukino @ 12:15 PM

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After months of impatiently waiting for her, my new Sailor Moon figure from Bandai Tamashii Nations finally arrived on Tuesday. The first of at least four unveiled figures, the first edition Sailor Moon figure features a total of 6 interchangeable heads, two wands, a bunch of hands and a tiny plastic Luna companion. Usagi’s winking and crying faces are exclusive to the first run of this figure which made it a definite pre-order for me.

(Please ignore the kitchen mess in the background as I had been baking that afternoon.) (more…)

February 10, 2012

Ben-To

Filed under: Japanophile — Tags: , , , , , — Yukino @ 1:31 PM

Yō and Hana reach for victory

All Yō Satō wants is to eat food that isn’t ramen every night after school. With what meager funds he has as a boarding student, he heads to a nearby convenience store hoping to pick up a discounted bento box. But when he gets there, he finds himself beaten up as people battle one another for these tasty cheap eats. (more…)

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