Seitokai no Ichizon anime green-lit

19 01 2009

Time to get back to my regular blogging pace after the freezing weekend and here’s some new for you!

Sekina Aoi’s Seitokai no Ichizon series of light novels will be adapted into a TV anime in the future; however, the date has not been set yet.

Seitokai no Ichizon

Seitokai no Ichizon

Okay, that wasn’t so much, but more news is on its way – just you wait!

Source: Moon Phase





UppCon:09 aftermath

18 01 2009

I’m home from UppCon:09 in Uppsala, Sweden, and I’ve got some stuff with me! Not that amazing stuff, maybe, but at least it’s something necessary in every home. Of course I have pictures of everything I purchased (actually no, I miss pictures of Busou Renkin volumes two through five and a Manga Techniques book about screen tone) and I have finally finished adding watermarks to them – this time without other watermarks as well (lol) – using my new blog watermark which states the new title 「夜風記」 rather than the old one 「夜風の所」. You can find a gallery with some of the pictures at the end of this post and you can visit konventbilder.se for pictures from the actual convention (just click the image with the title “UppCon:09” underneath it; I wonder if I’m in any pics). Now, time for my convention diary, or whatever I should call it – it’s not like I actually kept a diary or something…

Three more gunplas for my bookshelf. How will I have room for any more?

Three more gunplas for my bookshelf. How will I have room for any more?

Last week: I packed a few necessary things like a sleeping bag and a pillow for extra comfort and let the days go by. January 15, my friend who was also going to attend her first convention ever (UppCon:09, just like me) bought tickets for several of us who were going to travel up to Uppsala together.

Day 1: The 16th January was here and I hadn’t slept a second the past night, and I still hadn’t packed non-necessary things such as a pad to draw on and my nearly empty iPod (which, of course, I forgot next to my computer when I left), so I got up (from the computer chair), grabbed my bag and added a few manga volumes, my white Nintendo DS Lite (I did not use it anything the entire weekend, though) and a few other things, put on some socks, and waited for when I had to leave, which wasn’t that far away by then.
The time to leave home for the weekend has arrived and, together with my father who was going to work at the same time, I went to the bus station and got on the bus to Slussen. After we got to Slussen I took the subway to T-Centralen, or Stockholm C, while my father went another way. Well at T-Centralen I met up with my friend who had gotten me my ticket the day before, paid her 70 SEK (the ticket cost 69 SEK but I let her keep the last 1 SEK which is about 0.12 USD – aren’t I generous?) and then we and several other people I had never met before in my life left for the platform, got on the train and about 40 minutes later we were at Uppsala C.
After a two or three minute walk from the train station we reached the Uppsala Koncert & Kongress, or the UKK, and it was time to stand in line… for four hours in minus 20 degrees, celcius! That’s cold, and as if it weren’t enough, the opening of the convention got delayed by almost an hour so we ended up standing there in the cold for almost five hours. About half an hour before we were supposed to be let in, they gave us free soda – warm; however, it did not warm as much as give us yet another problem to deal with – now we were not only cold, but we had to pee as well. I am never doing that again, standing in a still line for five hours in Uppsala in winter… Don’t try this at home (or anywhere at all), kids! You’ll freeze your not-yet-fully-developed butts off.
When we finally got into the convention are of UppCon:09, I was so tired there was not much fun to do that I could actually appreciate, half asleep as I was, so I mostly walked around the different floors, up and down, looked at items I thought about buying and items I would never in my life even want to receive as a gift, bought some pocky and even some pretz (pretz do not measure up to pocky, believe me), then I went to bed. Well, I kept walking around as a sleep-deprived zombie for a while and even watched episodes 1-4 of Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji (lit. Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji) which was, even though it’s very annoying style of anime and Yu-Gi-Oh!-like story, it was quite interesting and I found myself watching through all the episodes that were offered at the convention until it ended and then I went to bed.

Busou Renkin volume 1. I also got volumes 2 through 5 on the third day, but they aren't shown here.

Busou Renkin volume 1. I also got volumes 2 through 5 on the third day, but they aren't shown here.

Day 2: I can’t believe I have written so much and still have only covered the first day… of course, not much happened the second day but buying stuff I didn’t really need (see gallery below) and then I just went to bed again. Oh yeah, I also got some nendoroids that you can check out in the gallery below! My first figures besides the Keroro squad.

Day 3: Okay, that was a quick cover ofthe second day and I would like to keep this short as well, but if I say that it will probably go on and on forever, so I won’t say it… again. Actually, no, I’m too tired and I’m not feeling very good (I think I might be sick after the Friday morning, you probably understand why that might be), so I’m just going to end this right now with a short note that I ended up paying only 275 SEK instead 475 SEK due to some happenings that I will not go into detail now, mostly because I’m tired and feel bad, as I just said.

Extra: This actually happened on the third day, which is today, but it doesn’t really have anything to do with UppCon:09, so I added it as an “extra.” I registered to the eBay site Tradera earlier today or yesterday (not sure which) and there was this package I wanted to get my hands on: Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II original version (meaning not platinum). I don’t really like Disney (actually I hate Disney), but as the rest of the game is Final Fantasy, I just have to check it out. Due to UppCon:09 I was not sure I was going to be able to lay my bid at the package right at the last second (a great tactic, really), but when I rushed home and opened up my computer I had five minutes left until the auction ended and I added ten SEK to the last bid which was 300 SEK (very cheap, considering a normal game would cost around 700 SEK and this is two games, one of which is not even being produced anymore or available for purchase like anywhere) and after clicking refresh like a maniac over and over for five minutes, the auction ended and I had won it for 310 SEK. The final price came to 336 SEK, and that’s less than half the price of one of the games I just purchased when it came out – I saved almost a thousand SEK on this purchase! It was a really great feeling when I realized I had actually won the auction, now let’s just hope the games are just as great as people say they are…

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Three Mikurus…? Well, I guess you can’t have to many Mikurus, am I right?





It’s finally here!

29 12 2008

As mentioned earlier, I placed an import order on beNippon.com for some Japanese products, and guess what a woman working at the post office delivered to my door? That’s right (unless you just said something else than the obvious answer), the package with my imports! I wonder if she brought the package right home since we live in the same apartment building and she noticed the package was addressed to someone at her address, because we have never gotten any deliveries delivered right to our door before. Anyway, since I have no digital camera of my own, I had to take all pictures of package and its insides, so prepare yourself for some low-quality pictures. I hope you can at least see what the pictures are of. Why are there so many watermarks? Well, I wanted the watermarks to be at the same location on all the pictures so I spent (or should I say wasted?) a long time trying to find a free online service that would let me do so since Photoshop wouldn’t and the service I finally ended up using had to ruin the picture even more. Well, try to enjoy the pictures anyway!

The package, touched by none except a few thousand people.

The package, touched by none except a few thousand people.

I was really psyched and ecstatic when I received the package at the door and I almost started dancing. (Hey, you there, wait… GIVE ME THAT CAMERA!!) I have also ordered something else from beNippon.com that I hope will come soon, and I hope the happiness when that package arrives won’t be any lesser than what I experience today.





Import manga worth 8705¥

9 12 2008

Before I wrote the two latest posts earlier today, I looked around beNippon for manga and stuff, and after a long while of adding and removing almost all of their manga sortiment to/from the shop cart, I came to a total of 8705¥, about $100 or 80€, shipping and payment method fee included. The cost for the things I bought alone came to 4180¥, the shipping fee at 4150¥ and payment method fee at 375¥. Do you care? Probably not, but I wanted to fill out this post with some text before coming to the interesting (maybe?) part. What I bought wasn’t figures or anything like that, but imported manga, as the title says. I purchased volumes one, two, and three of the original, Japanese version Kannagi manga, a Katekyou Hitman REBORN! official character guide, and two One Piece data books: One Piece YELLOW: Grand Elements and One Piece BLUE: Grand Data File.

A list of what I bought, but I will not give you my full name and address.

A list of what I bought, but I will not give you my full name and address. Is that okay?

Everything I bought is in their original Japanese versions, but I only think there are Japanese items on beNippon. My friend over at Akaa has bought stuff and got them from beNippon several times and says it’s safe, so I assume it is. Man, I wish I had purchased more stuff… But I gotta have some money left to buy christmas presents which I frankly should’ve gotten already.





Anime News Network starts streaming anime

9 12 2008

Online streaming seems to be latest hot thing in the anime world, and now ANNtv starts the streaming business as well. If you don’t know what ANNtv is, it’s a “streaming video platform” launched 2008 with Anime News Network self-produced editorial content, according to the Anime News Network website. Anyway, today their first streamed anime (together with almost 400 trailers and 32 anime episodes), Kite: Liberator, the sequel OVA Kite from 1998, has been released; however, only for North American audience. That’s too bad, the preview image at Anime News Network welcome page show some really nice art and just that can get me very interested. Maybe it’s for the best, in my case, though, since I haven’t watched the original OVA Kite or even heard of it before… To you North American dudes and dudettes (hmm, where did I get that line?), do check out the ANNtv over at Anime News Network, and to you non-North American dude and dudettes (oh yeah, from Mao-chan), check it out in your locale “we import all your otaku needs” store or at Amazon or beNippon, it might be good. If you want to know more first, remember that Wikipedia is your friend.

Don't you think the art is very nice and intriguing?

Don't you find the art is very nice and intriguing?

Source: Anime News Network





Valkyria Chronicles anime in 2009

14 11 2008

The game called Valkyria Chronicles which I have never really played myself is going to be an anime next year – spring 2009, to be more precise. If you have played the game and like it, cross your fingers (or whatever you do) and pray for nothing bad to happen, cancelling the show. It probably won’t, but you never know. Now pray!

I’m back for the weekend after two or at least one week without coming home in-between (on weekends, that is) and I will now explode this blog with interesting news, assuming any interesting stuff has happened while I was gone. Sorry for the delay, but as soon as I get out of that place completely I will write news every day! Look forward to it. ^^

EDIT: Yesterday I got my hands on a new Stephen King book from 2008 (I believe), called “Duma Key.” I haven’t read it yet, but hopefully it’s as good as all his other books. I also got volume 6 of the Swedish edition of Death Note yesterday, after purchasing lots of other manga on an occasion before that.





Movie night

14 10 2008

Yesh, friendsh. I hash a movie nightsh yeshterdaysh. Yes, friend. I has (had) a movie night yesterday.

“Monday night is movie night. Yesterday it was monday. Yesterday it was movie night. We had been to the Mall for quite some time. We had been shopping food and house supplies. We rented two movies: Breathing Room and Superbad. We bought food at McDonalds. I got talked into getting a Double Cheese Burger on the side of my Big Mac. I should’ve gotten some fruit as well. We got home, our food lying in the back of the car with a lovely, hunger-summoning smell. We got home, and we put Breathing Room in the DVD player and started the TV. We put our food on the living room table. It was dark outside by now, and we made it dark inside as well. Breathing Room never went at the movies. We understand why. It wasn’t more great than to deserve only one or maybe two stars.  
We ate our food, we ate it all. After a while, Breathing Room was over. It had a delightful twist … no, wait – a twist. Not delightful. Not anything other than a twist. We opened up a bag of chips each, me and CG. We watched Superbad. It was hilarious. Truly hilarious. I give it a    , it deserves it.”

– “Movie night
2008, October 14

So, that’s it for now, folks!
Btw, I am soon finished with chapter three of my new book (“The Loremian Journeys“); maybe I’ll let you read it soon. Maybe not. ^^