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International Saimoe 2009 – Round 5

So, like all otaku, I did my duty.  I climbed Mount Kunlun to pay homage to Haruhi and vote in the International Saimoe League 2009 Aquamarine Period — Round 5 elections. I am a blogger of Anime Diet, moritheil, making an obvious reference.

International Saimoe League 2009: Draw upon the power of your moe to breathe in space!

While this isn’t the original Saimoe we all love to gripe about, ISML is vastly simplified.  This directly benefits the participants in that it does not feel like working a second job.  The staff have also gone to extra lengths to be inclusive of international crowds and their submissions – some might argue too inclusive.  See this for Touhou-related drama.

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Yotsuba gets made into a Revoltech figure…what, can anything be made into an action figure?

I just bought the Saber action figure from “Fate Stay Night” action figure from Revoltech, and I’ve been pretty impressed with it. I thought with the cheap price, it’d be a piece of junk that breaks or doesn’t do much. However, after playing with it for 3 hours, I was hooked. It has double joints and I made it do some fun sword slashing poses. But, without knowing how people stand when holding swords, it took some time to figure out how to make “Saber” stand right, and yeah, it wasn’t exactly easy to figure out how to make it stand right sometimes. I had the same problem with Gundam PGs.

I’ve never thought anyone would actually make an action figure out of Yotsuba from “Yotsubato” manga, but I’m sure glad that Revoltech (from Kaiyodo) did it. I’m not much of a “Yotsubato” fan, because I don’t think it’s as funny as Azumanga Daioh (I think its cast isn’t as funny as the cast in Azumanga Daioh), but a Yotsuba action figure from Revoltech? That’s a rather wacky idea.

From my experience with “Saber” from Revoltech, and reading the description of the Yotsubato action figure, it’s possible we have a winner here. Although again, I’m more intrigued than tickled and excited, because a “Yotsuba” isn’t my kind of action figure, or at least it isn’t my typical idea for an action figure, even with guns and all.
I hope it’s good like the 2nd generation “Saber” action figure. I’ll be playing with my Saber figure all day tomorrow, since I’ll have the day off (it’s the Taiwanese Nation-Founding Day or some shit like that).

Oh well, it’s bedtime for me here!

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