I didn’t purchase a whole lot this month, mainly because I already bought a cellphone and that cost me quite a bit. I originally had a budget of around 20000 yen, but that budget disappeared and I ended up overdoing it, AGAIN. But here we go!
So what exactly did I buy this time?
Hakurei Reimu Paper fan.
The fan seems to be ridiculously rare, but there are all kinds of designs featuring different characters. If you like Touhou, you’re bound to find one of a character you like.
Macross Frontier Creator’s Magazine Volume 1
Macross Frontier Original artist sketch replicas
Macross Frontier Limited Edition Binder
I totally was not going to buy this stupid binder, but then it said limited to 10,000 only. Being the sucker that I am, I shelled out the ridiculously overpriced 2,500 yen for this folder.. sigh.
Hayate no Gotoku Calender
Ghost in the Shell Laughing Man Cookies
These are for Martin, my good buddy! Who seems to love the laughing man for some reason.
Lucky Star and Suzumiya Haruhi nendroid puchis
I actually won these two from a UFO catcher machine with 200 yen each. If you want to buy them individually, they are 500 yen per box with a random figure inside. If you go to Aso Bit Hobby, they are having a sale where 12 nendroid puchi boxes are only 3,600 yen. It’s a great deal, and I was really really close into getting suckered into it :(.
Tokyo International Anime Fair Guidebook
This book is crucial to planning your trip around the expo, definitely worth the 500 yen. On a side note, it’s also not very international at all featuring only Japanese.
Vocaloid Hatsune Miku Wallet 😀
I think I need to stop my obsession with Hatsune Miku. Maybe to move onto Megurine Luka? 😛
Umi no Monogatari Promo Pack
Comes with a lovely promo DVD, trading card, and tissues. I guess I will be watching the show now that they gave me limited edition merchandise? 😛
Gurren Lagann Promo Pack
Nice plastic Gurren Lagann bag for promotion of the new movie. Unfortunately, the bag was just filled with pamphlets :(. Hurrah for Valkyrie Chronicles anime, but I don’t think I want to see a series about pretty girls playing baseball.
O and LOTS AND LOTS OF PAPER BAGS
I was wondering and laughing at the Japanese people who were carrying stack and stacks of these bags inside each other. I saw one guy who was carrying 30+ paper bags from different booths. Now I discovered the reason, these bags can in fact be sold at auction for up to 1,000 yen each. 30 bags sold for 30,000 yen? Sure I’d take that.
Ah and finally, Suiseiseki
PSP AC Adapter – Because I am a genius and also left this at home
PSP Pandora Battery – Heh, do you really want to know what this is for?
8GB SD memory card – It says Sandisk on it, but the prices for these things in Akiba is somewhat weird. I only paid 1,800 yen for an 8GB SD card… It does look somewhat sketchy, but it works fine where I need it. The small shops in Akiba all sell these super cheap cards, but the large stores hike the price up to 5,000 yen. From what I could gather, the difference in price is attributed to difference in “class”, where lower classes indicate faster transfer speeds. Regardless, if all you need it for is storage, I see no reason to purchase the expensive cards :P. But darn that card was cheap.
Stay tuned tomorrow, for a supplementary guide to Akihabara!