Thursday, June 14, 2007

President ARIA Collection

Yujin will release a collection of President ARIA in September. There will be 10 pieces in a box with the cost of 2000 Yen (1900 Yen for Early Bird). I guess it could be figures of ARIA sachou in different attire. It would be KAWAII (if they succeeded). I'm not a fan of yujin figure so I wont be ordering it. If you want to know Yujin Gashapon quality, there's a ARIA character release on Cloth Change.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Orange Princess

When I first saw this picture 2 weeks ago, I didnt take notice of the title.

I just read Navigation 55. I have no intention of blogging ARIA manga but this is a big news to ARIA fans. Last month I was having a short chat with Adun on ARIA and I made the comment:

"Probably end with Aika or Akari promoting to an undine and Alice as single. A bit like the aria natural ending could also happen. The story wont be able to continue once Aika or Akari become an undine. It’ll be very hard to continue like that."

ARIA Navigation 55:
Alice graduated from high school. Athena brought Alice for a picnic and asked her to be the guide for the day. Reaching the hill, She found Akari, Aika and managers from Orange company. Athena asked Alice to sing as she learnt that Alice was not confident with singing. Alice, with Athena encouragment on the way, sang a wonderful song. Everyone awed and Athen told Alice that the company has been waiting for her to graduate from high school. Then Athena asked for Alice hand and she took off her right glove. Athena also told her that the undine panel has made a decision that has never made before and took off the LEFT GLOVES as well. With that Athena declared her "Orange Princess" and told Alice that she's a PRIMA UNDINE.

Still sceptical? Here's the proof. It's not because she was fired that Athena took both gloves.

Note 1: ARIA will be off for two issue (two months) and resume in September.
Note 2: In JP it was Twilight Princess but officially it's Orange Princess.

P/S: My first reaction is "What the...". My second reaction is "What a twist". I'm not sure if she has beaten Alicia record for being the youngest. But she definitely the first undine to be promoted from trainee to Prima undine. Now Akari and Aika become her junior. I dont think that Aika and Akari would be promoted in coming few issue but Aika should made it to Prima faster than Akari. And I still stick to my speculation that the series would probably end when Akari becoming a Prima undine.


AMG Beachside Collection

GFC+ Ah! Megamisama Beachside Collection. Retail price is revealed as 7170 Yen and scheduled for October release. The collection comprises 10 items in a box featuring 5 characters; Belldandy, Urd, Skuld, Lind and Peorth. Each figure comes in two different swimwear color and is 12cm in height. Personally, I think Lind looks the best followed by Skuld. Peorth and Belldandy look weird. I won't be getting this collection, maybe Kotetsu would.

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Suzuka 154 Apology

凉风 #154 謝罪 しゃざい

Yamato was having dinner with Ayano san and Miho. Ayano san asked if he wanted any refill since he has pratised hard in the training camp. Yamato replied that he has enough. Both Ayano san understood his reaction. back in his room, Yamato was talking to Miki on the phone. Yamato told her not to worry and asked why she's crying. Miki was crying heavily saying that she didn't know things would turn out that way and it was because of her that Suzuka had to move. Yamato assured her that it wasn't her fault as he was the one who hid the matter from everyone. Miki again apologized. Yamato said that he would seek forgiveness from Suzuka's father. Miki asked how he;s going to do that since he couldn't get through him by phone. Yamato told her not to worry and he has done a lot of thinking. He thanked Miki for caring and told her that he would think of a way. Then, Yamato hung up the phone. Yamato realized that he has created a lot of trouble for Mikim Yasonobu and Ayano san. Yamato knew that he couldn't solve the problem by phone and there's only one choice left.

The next day, Yamato went to Asahina's residence. He assured himself that he would still be in one piece. But he wondered if he would be beaten by Mr. Asahina. Yamato told himself, there's no other way and pressed the door bell. Mr Asahina opened the door and Yamato was panic. He bowed his head apologizing for disturbing them, telling Mr. Asahina that he felt that he had to come and apologize. Mr Asahina told Yamato to return as he had nothing to talk to him. Yamato asked Mr. Asahina to wait. Yamato asked if Suzuka was fine as he heard that she was sick. Mr. Asahina, with his back facing Yamato, replied that she still have her cold but nothing serious. Yamato understood and replied that he would come again tomorrow. Mr Asahina remarked that he had work tomorrow and shut the door. Yamato quickly replied that eve that he would still wait. Yamato remarked that he would defintely not give up.

Suzuka looked out her window from first floor and saw Yamato leaving. As he was leaving, Yamato commented that it was very cold and was relieved that nothing serious with Suzuka's cold. From his back, someone called out his name. Suzuka called Yamato and asked him to wait. Yamato was surprised and Suzuka was relieved that she caught up. He asked if it's fine for her to came out and whether she would be scold. Suzuka replied that she didnt know. She got emotional and held Yamato's hand. Then she threw herself onto Yamato and hugged him. Suzuka thanked Yamato for coming. He asked if she was fine as she has a cold. Suzuka replied that there's nothing serious. Suzuka apologized that she couldn't return to Ayano residence (旭湯). Yamato answered there's no choice. Yamato wondered if it was fine for her to come out and meet him. He asked whether her dad had said anything when she came out. Suzuka told Yamato that she slipped out. Yamato said that she shouldn't do that. Suzuka commented, "But.." He added that she had not recovered from her cold and it's better for herto stay at home. Suzuka commented, "But..." Yamato then told her that he should be going. Suzuka grabbed his hand and plead that Yamato accompanied her for a little while more.

At night, Mr. Asahina walked down the stairs and heard his family conversation. Suzuka, Suzune and Mrs. Asahina were talking in the living room. Suzune commented that it was good that Suzuka finally has the chance to talk to Yamato. Mrs. Asahina commented that her dad would be angry if he knew about it. Suzuka commented that it seemed that he hasn't discovered. Mr. Asahina got angry with Suzuka's stubborness. Suzuka told her mother and sister that she wanted to talk to Yamato a bit longer but he left immediately. Yamato even told her that he wouldn't do anything that would disappoint her dad anymore. Mr. Asahina heard that. Suzune commented that he was an honest boy. Suzuka continued that Yamato had also said that he would apologize until he gain Mr. Asahina's forgiveness. Then they would be able to meet each other openly. Mrs. Asahina commented that Yamato was indeed a good boy but her dad won't forgive Yamato so easily. Mr. Asahina made a phone call with his handphone, saying that he would be late for his meeting tomorrow.

P/S: Kouji is brilliant, one chapter and Yamato managed to win Suzuka's dad's heart. Hope to see that Yamato and Suzuka's dad have a scene/conversation next week. Who knows, maybe a coffee or even a dinner :)