Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

Happy New Year everyone!!!

It's been wonderful year blogging anime, manga and related merchadises in 2007. Hope the coming would be another wonderful year for me. It'll be busy especially with my work. So enjoy and celebrate your new year with style!

Hope 2008 will be as relaxed as taking a cup of tea (Fate/Stay Night)

Celebrate the brand new year!!!!! (Mahochromatic)

2007 New Year Post

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Congratulation to Aika and Akari

ARIA Navigation 58:

Browse the cover page carefully before you read the summary and see if you noticed what's different. Hint: their hands.

Akari and Aika went for practice one day. Akari boosted the atmosphere by calling out their Prima goal. Aika apologized and said that she cant continue with their practise session anymore. Akari then noticed Aika's hand withoutt the glove (How did Aika hide it until she sat down???). Akari congratulated Aika.

Back home, she told Alicia about Aika's promotion and her appellation Rozen Queen. She also told her about Aika's transfer to a new branch. Alicia then informed Akari to take the Prima test the next day. During the test, Alicia commended Akari for her skills and knowledge. Alicia then told Akari to approach a narrow alley. She succeeded and Alicia took off her glove, bestowing Aqua Marine on her.

It was a touching chapter. The prima test wasn't like the single test where the later was carried out in secret. Akari was informed that she's going for the test and she succeeded. I believe the last two chapters will highlight their lives as Prima undines and their long-awaited gathering. I still doubt that Alicia would retire with Akari as the Prima undine now. As far as I know, it's not a tradition. ARIA has been sweet, sad to hear there's only 2 chapters left.

Upcoming Merchadises:


Mag Garden ARIA Novel 2: 10th January

Undine Magazine 2 Issue 1: 10th January
Undine Magazine 2 Issue 2: 21st January
Undine Magazine 2 Issue 3: 31st January

Music CD

ARIA The Origination OP & ED
OP スピラーレ by 牧野由依 (Makino Yui)
ED 金の波 千の波 by 新居昭乃 (Akino Arai)
Have not decided whether I'll be getting them but most probably will. This was because I was shocked by ARIA the Arietta OP which I really displeased with. So I'll wait for ARIA The Origination before I place the CDs.


A preview of the coming ARIA punit collection scheduled for April release, featuring Alicia and Aika.

Akari and Alice punit collection will be released end of January of early February.


I prefer the previously released ties.

Fun Goods

There are several fun goods from Cospa and Animate but I just higlight this. Nevertheless, I dont think I would be getting the ARIA the Originaiton keychains.


My 2007 Purchases

For fun, a brief info on my 2007 purchases. Total spent is around AUD $760. The biggest slices went to figures and manga.

My purchases in 2007
BEAT 1/6 Alicia Florennce Figure
Goodsmile 1/8 Alicia Figure
Final Fantasy Mini Trading Collection
Bandai Action Bases
Kotobukiya Belldandy Goddess Uniform Figure

Manga & Books:
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 1-38
Suzuka 13-17
Pastel 15-17
Aria 10
Cross Game 7-9
ARIA PS2 book
Aria Navigation File
Suzuka Graduation Guidebook
Aria Desktop Calendar

Romeo x Juliet OP Single
AMG Fighting Wings OP ED Single

Dropped Purchases:
ARIA The Arietta OP ED Single
Crescent Love OP Single

I believe the most epensive order would be the bulk manga order at Bookcafe. The order costed HK1245 which was around AUD$182.70. I'm very pleased with both Goodsmile Alicia and Kotobukiya Belldandy Goddess figures. I was disappointed with Yesasia for numerous reasons this year. They shipped my CD stacked between manga and it cracked. I had given specific instruction on the replacement case but they ended up shipping normal CD case which is not what I wanted. The other disappointment is the lost of ARIA solidworks collection. HLJ has asked JP Post to investigate. If I didn't receive anything by Jan. 10, they'd take further action.

2006 Purchases Post