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Durarara!! Doujin Day

Posted in bad for your health, doujin, Durarara, I like hot dudes, yaoi with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2010 by ampzr

Yay! Today I got in the thirteen Durarara doujins I ordered from Mandarake. I think Mandarake is the best place to order doujins. You can search by series and the prices are the original Japanese prices. Lots of times when you buy doujins at conventions they’re marked up and you end up paying around $15 for one. At Mandarake the majority of doujins I’ve looked at are under $10. I mean I bought thirteen of them and with shipping it coast me about $111.

As you can tell I’m totally all about Shizuo X Izaya. I do like it if Izaya is an aggressive uke though. He just has to be the uke.

Some notes if you want to purchase doujins from Mandarake.

Here’s a screen-shot from their website. Most doujins have sample pages. Make sure to look at the sample pages to see if you like the art style. Cover art whether good or bad doesn’t always represent actual internal doujin art. Also some of the doujins are novels with a few pictures thrown in. If you can’t read Japanese then it’s be a bummer to buy one of those. The Main Character section will always list pairings. For anyone not familiar with pairing listings it’s always Seme X Uke. So if it says Shizuo X Izaya than Shizuo is on top and if it says Izaya X Shizuou then Izaya is on top. Another nice thing Mandarake does is usually list if the doujin is 18+ or not. If you look in the Note section of the page it’ll say. Keep in mind while this is true almost all of the time I’ve seen a few that have 18+ on the cover art but not in the notes.

Other notes about Mandarake. They’re shipping prices are great. They’ll list items as used on your packages (even if they’re new) or send items as gifts so you can pay less in shipping. If you’re going to pay using paypal then you can only ship EMS. I usually use their payment page where you enter in either a debt or credit card and then you can choose SAL. I used SAL for my doujin order. Also another thing I’ve mentioned before Mandarake is a chain of stores in Japan and items may come from different stores. Pay attention to this when purchasing because you’ll have to pay shipping for each store you have to ship from. They make it really obvious in your cart though if you have items from different stores because you’ll basically have more than one cart.

Well I’m off to read the doujins now! I also bought two more Durarara doujins today along with some Haruhi figures!

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Mug Set Review

Posted in Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, collectibles, review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2010 by ampzr

Alright well here’s another quick review of the new mug set I got in today.

This set actually came out back in May, but AmiAmi was able to back order it for me. It’s a great set. I was surprised when I opened it today because each mug actually has two pictures. So we get four adorable pictures in all.

The pictures are as I said adorable. The blue mug is Kirishima Shouko centric. While the pink mug is Kinoshita Hideyoshi centric. Hideyoshi’s mug also has his sister on it along with Himeji and Shimada. The mugs are made out of ceramic and only come as a set.

Also just to give you an idea of mug size here are some comparison shots with the Durarara!! mug from yesterday.

And for the hell of it…

One of my dogs, Mattie. She wouldn’t leave me alone while I was trying to take pictures. She even stuck her head in one of the mugs at first.

Review: Heiwajima Shizuo, Orihara Izaya Coffee Mug

Posted in anime, Durarara, I like hot dudes, review, sales with tags , , , , , , on July 15, 2010 by ampzr

I say coffee mug because that’s what it’s shaped like but it’s probably a little smaller than what you may be used to with a coffee mug.

I have little girlie hands so the mug fits pretty comfortably for me. Anyone with a larger hand could have problems trying to hold the mug though.

Other than that it’s beautifully made. Both Shizuo and Izaya look awesome on the mug. The images are crisp and the colors have beautiful contrast. Also I like that the mug is light weight. I hate when you have a heavy mug. Once you put liquid in it it gets even heavier!

Here’s a picture of the box.

This is the only important side. All the others are just light blue. (Also sorry about the pictures. I’m trying to figure out what’s wrong with my camera at the moment.)

I like this mug so much that I accidentally bought two and am having a really hard time parting with the second one. I know I should sell it but a part of me doesn’t want to. I could display them next to each other like in the product photo. Decisions, decisions.

Japanese Fan Video Fun Time – Durarara

Posted in anime, anime music videos, doujin, I like hot dudes, manga, music, videos, wacky, yaoi with tags , , , , , , on July 11, 2010 by ampzr

Alright lets start this out with the obvious fact that I didn’t make any of these. There are tons of fan made videos for tons of animes out there. Usually they start out on Nico Nico Douga and end up migrating to Youtube. Today I’ll show you some of the Durarara ones I really like. We’ll have some serious and some silly. Here we go!

It’s Pocky time ladies and gentlemen!

Izaya loves Shizuo?

Mandatory Caramelldansen Clip

Time to rock out with all our characters!

A very nice Shizuo & Izaya vid

Shizuo & Izaya shall sing to you

Durarara Gourmet Race –
if you don’t love this video I’ll have to go cry in a corner and wonder what the world is coming to

Let Izaya serenade you

Well there are just a few. You can literally spend hours searching youtube for more if you so desire. After just now spending said hours to compile these videos I leave you now to go watch some anime for the night. Also I leave you with one more video…

Izaya Caramelldansen (come on with how popular these videos are did you really expect to only get one?)

Hentai, Yaoi, and Yuri Oh My!

Posted in anime, comics, doujin, figures, good smile company, hentai, manga, Nendoroid, review, sales, Websites, yaoi with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2010 by ampzr

Actually I don’t know if this site has yuri but they seem to have everything else so I don’t see why they wouldn’t.
Mandarake
This site is another awesome one that has hard to find figures for good prices. The figures may be new or used but it’ll say in the item title. Although this part of the site claims to be in english most product titles are not. So all the menus and the check out process are in english but you’re gonna have to look at every picture to see if it’s a figure your looking for. Most product pictures aren’t the official pictures either. They’re pictures of the actual figures in their boxes that Mandarake has. Considering the deals you get though it doesn’t really bother me.
I was hesidant to use this site at first because I thought some deals seems to good to be true but the site I’m always promoting My Figure Collection has tons of user reviews in their forums. I bought the Haruhi Figma SP001 from them for about $50 with one day shipping. (She’s usually around $100 or more on ebay)

She came with her box and all the pieces but the PS2 video game was not included. Honestly I didn’t care about the video game I just wanted the figma so I was happy.

They also carry doujins there. They have both hentai and yaoi doujins and you can get either new or used. Just try to have more self control than me…I just spent $111 on Durarara yaoi doujins. Also most of the doujins have preview pages which is nice and for the yaoi ones they list seme/uke in the usual seme x uke style. (ex. Shizuo x Izaya)

The last note I’ll make is to pay attention to where your buying your items from. Mandarake is a series of stores in Japan and if you’re not careful your order will have to ship from multiple places. They don’t ship things to a different store to ship it to you in one bath. So you might have to pay shipping on multiple items. They do give you many reminders to check your cart for that issue though.

Have fun shopping!

It’s Been A While

Posted in anime, figures, I like hot dudes, personal, video games with tags , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by ampzr

Wow, I didn’t check the actual date but I know it’s been a long time. Had some school and health issues but I’m back. Of course no one was really reading so we can only hope this is a fresh start.

My current obsession is Durarara. Anything and everything to do with this show I end up buying. Ok maybe I should correct that. Anything to do with Shizuo and/or Izaya I end up buying.  I’ve bought tumblers, mugs, blankets, tissues, magazines (even if they’re just on the cover & not in the magazine that much) and the PSP game. I’m even thinking about getting a custom dakimakura made. What’s a girl to do?

I’m excited for the PSP game though for the sole reason that I ordered the limited edition and from what I understand that’s the edition that comes with these lovelies…

I can’t wait! I know there are a lot of people out there that enjoy Durarara. I’d be happy to hear your favorite characters.

Also if your looking for the PSP game here are some links…
Durarara!! 3-way Standoff [Limited Edition]
Durarara!! 3-way Standoff [Regular Edition]