Haruhi-sama’s Second Coming

May 21, 2009

A new episode of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya just aired and is titled “Sasa no Ha Rhapsody” (“Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody”), which is the title of a chapter in Volume 3 The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya of the light novels, which is SPOILERS: about Kyon traveling through time, meeting a younger Haruhi, and helping her draw the infamous symbols on the school grounds.

Feast your eyes on the new ED. The song didn’t immediately latch onto my brain like Hare Hare Yukai did, but I’m sure it will grow on me.

Younger, long-haired Haruhi figure please?

Excuse me while I go change my pants

via Anime News Network and 2chan

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1/8 PVC Bowl of Rice

May 10, 2009

I would have to say that this is one of the best figures I’ve reviewed yet. The detail in the light blue and white stripes is amazing!

Maybe some fish at the bottom of the rice, or a cat hiding behind the bowl (more euphemisms, anyone)?

Of course, I wouldn’t mind a figure version of the lead-in into the bowl of rice. The bowl of rice itself is a visual red herring for a great scene in Episode 6 of K-ON!, in which Mio suffers an on-stage mishap and the subsequent wardrobe malfunction that ensues.

Please give me a figure of this, so I can view it from all the “right angles”

Such as this angle

The generous pantsu shot isn’t actually a screencap from the episode itself (but perhaps when the widescreen version comes out and gives a greater view of the action, it will be similar to this). Via Sankaku Complex, who themselves got it from the folks at 2ch.


Need K-ON! Figures Now!

April 25, 2009

I just watched K-ON! episode 4, the required-by-law beach episode, and after wiping the drool from my chin, I realized that I need figures of the four lovely leading ladies now. As in, I entered into withdrawal and curled up in the fetal position when the episode ended. Alter, GSC, whatever else figure manufacturer out there, making these figures would make you akin to being my drug dealer, as I am now seriously addicted this show like particularly bad crack. The four K-ON! girls clad in swimsuit wear come to mind as potential figure candidates.

This show is about forming a band and learning how to play instruments

So far in this show, there hasn’t been a single male character identified by name, and certainly no significant male voice roles, besides the Krauser cameo in episode 1, a character from another show (Detroit Metal City) about music that involved more mention of rape and death than actual music, all tongue-in-cheek of course. Kyoto Animation knows the health value of eliminating sausages from a steady moe diet, just like I maintain a strict ban on one-eyed-snakes in my garden of figure bishoujos.

A figure version of Mio-chan in meido cafe attire is fine, fine, fine too.

Another typical scene from said music-oriented show

The power of the otaku rears its sweaty, awkward head again with the two singles from the OP and ED of K-ON!, Cagayake Girls and the delightfully Engrish Don’t Say Lazy placing near the top of the Japanese Oricon charts, and also placing one and two on Amazon.co.jp. I’m sure that the K-ON! figure scene will be a gold mine, on par with the armada of Haruhi figures out right now. So please, figure companies, get on making these figures before I’m forced to pause scenes from K-ON! on my HDTV, take the LCD fluid from the pixels, and inject them directly into my bloodstream.

Moe Moe Kyun!