Must stop drooling actually… well as an anime fan, I don’t really strive to collect figures because I wouldn’t know where to put them, and with my other collecting hobbies… I am seriously thinking of my poor account now.
But after months of staring at How a Girl Figures, from the time of that defunct round robin… I have made some tentative steps to collecting figures… and the feeling has been well ecstatic..
Been getting on the begging list for my friend in Japan now to start collecting them.. as of now.. the figures on my wish list are these… I would like to own all of the One Piece Excellent Model figures, but my poor bank account.. not sure if I’ll change my mind when I go to Japan though.
Also on my wish list is to get a Bonta plushie….from Full Metal Panic.. but I wonder if there was ever something like that? Must look!
This figure is a re-issue, and is suppose to be out May 2009…
Actually this figure was released December 2008, and it is sold out across the anime toy collecting sites I look at. Although my friend tells me that there are still plenty in Japan… I am right now just thinking of getting this new and in a brand spanking box.
Shenhua is a Chinese mafia in Black Lagoon.. I have in my mind of getting a Levi figure as well…. but take a look at how sexy Shenhua is! I am actually fainting when I look at this… this pose reminds me of a Michelle Yeoh image that I love… so Shenhua definitely looks dyanomite.
I have in my possession so far these two figures:
Basically I waited one year for Play Asia to come throuhh with sending this figure to me in the mail. It got to the point where I don’t want to order from Play-Asia after preordering this figure.
Oh I got this as a impulse buy at Kino.. isn’t this image of Luffy good… there’s other acessorie of it holding a knife/fork and meat with a smily face. Still makes me want to get an Ussop figure to match it up now. Maybe I’ll find the Sogeking figure.. hope that is the case.
Most of the One Piece models are part of a One Piece Excellent Model Collection, so they can get pricy… Caru, Luffy, Nami, Vivi, Franky, Zolo are also on my list to potentially purchase.
While the Luffy one I have, is a representation of the Mugiwara Kaizoku-dan as children. They are classed as Excellent Model Mild… and are therefore not as expensive as the Excellent Model, but no less good..
After countless episodes, where I did not cover the arc at all…here’s a stab at my impressions, before they grow stale. I am not going to cover the entire series, but give stabs and jabs at them. I expect that either the person who would read this, is either a fan and have seen the series like I have.. or not.. there is always Wikipedia, as a friend of mine points out.
The anime covers Thriller Bark from episode 337-377. I am including when they enter Thriller Bark, to where Zoro takes a stand against Bartholomew Kuma. This is an arc that basically had no ending theme, but recently has began a new theme song, a remix of “We Are“… after 10+ episodes of listening to “Jungle P.”
I looked at the entry and thought that it looked a little too bleak, so I stuck in one of my favorite screen shots.. can anyone figure out which part this is?
In the Thriller Bark arc, the Mugiwara Kaizoku-dan find themselves against one of the 7 warlords, Gecko Moria – who has the devil fruit powers to steal shadows, and with the assistance of Dr. Hogback, enlivens corpses (zombies) as minions. Moria uses his power to steal Luffy, Sanji, Zoro, and Robin’s shadows. The rundown of who the crew fought in this arc.
Chopper – Dr. Hogback
Nami – Absalom
Luffy – Oz
Robin, Franky and Brooks were around, but they didn’t have any major enemies to face, so they stood and help.
There was this one particular episode where the crew was fighting against Oz, while waiting for Luffy; Franky was with Usopp and Chopper. They wanted to merge together, much like a mobile suit with Franky as the heart. Sanji and Zorro were the legs, Chopper was the helmet. Robin and Ussop were the arms…and Robin refused to join them saying it was too ugly to picture it… even Oz was sad that the attack didn’t happen. That was a truly funny scene.
Toward the end of the arc, in the post fight scene Brook recounts his past, and it was pretty sad. Next arc will probably be when they meet up with Right now the crew is on route to the Mermaid island. The last episode I saw brought the return of Foxy the Silver Fox.. what a nuisance.. >_<
The next major arc is the Sabaody Archipelago arc.
Ahhh.. final day of 12 days!!!!!!! This was an interesting blog run. Uhh…. I truly wish that everyone have a great holiday…and because of my zero artistic talent, I am once again sharing with you all one of my favorite anime, as a fan art Holiday drawing. I can’t really bring myself to say Christmas, because well it commemorates a Western religion IMO.
This is a really neat fan art, that is drawn by Weird Alchemist on deviantArt. It shows off the possibility of the 9th movie very well..
Something to be thankful about…! This made my day. Watching Luffy beat the enemy is always something of interest to me. Particularly since I have been anxiously watching this anime on a running thing. Yes there are moments, that I know staring at this is a very childish thing, and it is like David vs. Goliath moment… But this part herald’s the beginning to the end of the Thriller Bark episode. To which I share an image, and a file…. this is what I was thankful for, I also extracted cast’s rendition of Bink’s Sake….and extracted the new opening, We Are.
Last month, in the company of my normal crew of friends. I was at Kino, when I saw this and of course.. being impatient of waiting for the Chopper x Dragon Ball 40th Anniversary Cell Phone Charms, I went and purchased these. So I am now the owner of these figurines… pretty interesting, and so I contemplate on finishing my Cell Phone Charm Collection of the Chopper x Dragon Ball ones. I do know they have them at Kino.. so I will make my way to it probably this upcoming Friday, and purchase them. Woe of anime fan.. always purse broke.. take a look at this… any thoughts? My friends and the staff at Kino certainly thought it was astounding that a fan girl will purchase all these in one shot..
Also have that lovely DBZxOP notebook, that I got from Jlist, that is nearby… >_<
Need to write that impression of Thriller Bark soon.. >_<
All right.. all right..graduate school, and trying to live have sucked all my inspiration to write much on the One Piece topic, so I must push myself to write more of this series.
Logically I should be doing an episode review, complete with screen caps, but I can’t get over the fact of how cool Zolo’s sword fights are and how dramatically complicated they are. Dramatic in how flowery attack power phases being used. Flowery attack phrases.. hmm I guess if people would see series like Soul Eater, Bleach or Sakura Taisen, then there would be the usage of these phrases. It does seem funny to see how fansubs would translate it, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
As a fan I don’t get that anime exposure, other than the anime fansubs I download, so i am very grateful for fansubs being around.
Yep so in this episode.. Zolo fights with Brook’s shadow who’s body is a former famous swordsman, similar to Zolo. The amount of power is so cool looking, and the experessions of Franky and Brooks is comic relief.
Similarly in the previous episode with Ussop fighting Perona, let’s just do a big eww.. for the cockroaches.. as the episode ends, though Perona is scared to fainting point.