Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Neo Genesis Evangelion: gasphapon figure collections

this is my evangelion collections...
  • neo genesis evangelion complete dvd set. this was my first anime dvd set i had ever purchased and it was expensive. it was released in 2002 april 09, containing a total of 26 episode in 8 discs.
  • 2 moives: death and rebirth, the end of evangelion.
  • 2 movies (uncut version): death and rebirth, the end of evangelion.
  • 3 set of gashapon figure collections. these figures are also known as high grade imagination figures (HGIF).

the neo genesis evangelion complete dvd set does not come with these gasphapon figures you see here. i purchased them separately.

the figures require some minor assembling.

figures review...
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yoshiyuki sadamoto collection gashpon series 4, released in 2005 september 30. there is a total of 6 figures in this set.

i would like to mention that there is an awesome wallpaper similar to the figure you see here.

and yes, i realized i mess up with the setting... =_=

gasphapon figure collection: swim suit edition, released in 2006 september 30. there is a total of 6 figures in this set.

the detail is very well crafted for such a small figure. the design truly shows from hair down to the toes, i especially like the paintwork on the hair. the end part of the hair have like a gel-like glow to it.

the figure isn't prefect, there is some minor error on the paintwork being out of line or off the mark.

yoshiyuki sadamoto collection gashpon (new theater version), released in 2007 october 02. there is a total of 7 figures in this set.

misato katsuragi looks very hot with that can of alcoholic beverage in her hand.

its cute that there is even a figure of pen pen the penguin.

the plug suit on asuka and rei's paintwork is really good, the gloss brings out a nice shine. the bench and the the figure's poser gives it a realistic-feel like they are getting ready to battle.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi (the sequel)

title: ai yori aoshi enishi

total episode: 13

release date: 2003 october

summary: in this sequel to the anime series Ai Yori Aoshi, two years have passed since kaoru (male lead) and aoi (female lead) first met. the adventures haven't stopped, even though life at the mansion has settle down. now, taeko's cousin chika has moved in, and kaoru is thrown by her bluntness and sexy demeanor. in this anime series second season, kaoru and tina look forward to completing their college education. while kaoru and aoi are finally ready to take the next step in their relationship, tina seems to be almost dreading her graduation day. as she comes to terms with her feelings for kaoru, she will make one of the most important decisions of her life...

review: a short series that can be both serenely sweet and ridiculously funny at the same time. It doesn’t revolve around just one character development, but six (aoi, chika, mayu, miyabi, taeko, and tina). each episode focus on a certain character providing a touching, bittersweet drama with just enough comedy to keep the mood light. now this is how a romantic comedy should be!

rating: 8 out of 10

to stream this anime (english sub: click here)

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi (the sequel) figures collection

this set you see here was released some time around 2004. truth to be told, school-life romance anime is not my cup of tea and the only reason i purchased this dvd is because it came with these sexy mini figures. there is a total of 5 figure in this set.

the figures require some minor assembling.

figures review...
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aoi sakuraba is the female lead character in this anime. she's usually portrayed wearing a kimono, making her seen as a yamato nadeshiko (traditional japanese beauty). she generally very shy and demure, addressing people with proper manners. she's a very good cook and keeps her house in a very clean state. unlike other female leads in harem anime, she works to control her jealousy and is generally successful.

the pose on this figure really express her character's shyness, which i liked. the head is movable compare to the other figures, and i think its unique because you can tilt her head in any direction you want.

mayu miyuki is a sixteen-year-old brat, who came from a rich family and claims to be from england. she may seems mean on the outside, but she has heavy feelings on the inside. she very cheerful and intelligent.

the design was simple to begin with so no point praising it. i would usually avoid purchasing any figure when a body part is cut-off, but i'll make this one an exception because its part of the scenery and a connector for the rest.

tina foster was born in the united states, texas. majority of her life was spent in japan. she has a habit of greeting females by groping and fondling their breasts from behind. she's loud and outspoken. she is also very fond of drinking and has an enormous capacity for alcohol.

chika minazuki spends most of her time working in a cafe down by the beach. Because of this, she's very tanned except for tan-lines caused by her swimsuit. she has a very energetic personality.

the coloring is great, especially the tan line. it really does "stand-out" from the other figures. the only complain i have on this figure is that the material on her right leg is not giving enough support. as a result, the right leg tends to bend. to solve this problem, i made the figure lean against a wall of some sort to stop it from bending.

taeko minazuki attends the same school with the rest of the house member within the casts. she also work as a housekeeper as her part-time job. her most prominent features are her very large breasts (that never stop growing) and her clumsiness. she had a tendency to break a lot of valuable objects, but she tries to do her best.

i think this figure will be a lot cool-er if her glasses can be removable.

verdict: overall, it is an alright set. the sculpted and design aren't bad at all, its cute and sexy. i think it would be awesome if it comes with a "spa" background to match with the figures. i really wish they would of made a figure of miyabi kagurazaki to go with this set as well. she a pretty eye-catching character too.