I don’t care if I don’t need it

June 9, 2008 at 11:29 pm 4 comments

I’m so buying this summer time Yotsuba figure when it comes out…

I’ve actually been meaning to mention J-List (I’ll link to the under 18 site for this) since Christmas, believe it or not.  I got a couple of calendars from them (my Saiyuki Reload calendar, which rocks!) and killed a few hours browsing through their website.  The Japanese make some mighty odd things, people.  I ended up getting a bunch of candy for everyone as well as far too many KitKat bars.  (Oddly enough, I’ve only been able to get the KitKat search to work on their adult site.)  Vanilla Bean KitKats… mmmm…. 

They have a lot of other neat stuff there too.  Figures, t-shirts, bento and other cooking things, learning Japanese books, bilingual manga.  I was tempted by the bilingual Nodame Cantabile but couldn’t justify the cost considering that I’m not actually trying to learn to read Japanese.: Also, I picked up a couple of bilingual volumes of the Tale of Genji when I was at the International Manga Museum in Kyoto and haven’t read them yet.  Bad, Cathy.

I was also going to get an ITunes Japan card from them, but ended up buying one on my trip.  I was looking forward to actually paying for Japanese music!  When I finally got around to loading my gift card onto a new account there, I realized that they don’t sell the songs I wanted there!!  I really wanted to buy some High and Mighty Color songs but couldn’t find any.  I ended up buying a few songs by randomly clicking on things until I found some music I liked.  One thing I dolike is that the songs are all either 150 or 200 yen.  I’m not going to have a stupid little balance left like I did with my Canadian iTunes cards.

 

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  • 1. badtzphoto  |  June 10, 2008 at 12:27 am

    That is a cute Yotsuba – very tempting – sigh… I need more toys. Not!
    Oh bilingual Nodame – I’d get them if I had known earlier. I wonder when #14 bilingual is released and if I could wait that long. Actually I think that it may be cheaper to buy 1 english and 1 japanese because of the cost of shipping from Japan…

    “Also, I picked up a couple of bilingual volumes of the Tale of Genji when I was at the International Manga Museum in Kyoto and haven’t read them yet. ”
    Well, the idea that they are accessible in your bookshelf is very reassuring that you can always get to them later. At least that’s how it works for me (that’s why my to be read pile is getting higher).

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  • 2. pajcat  |  June 10, 2008 at 7:06 am

    I think the Nodame was $40 for the first two volumes. I was interested enough when I saw them (I get their newsletter with new products) because I don’t have 1 and 2, then I saw the price. :)

    I’d rather get the Yotsuba figure. :)

    I’ve been very good at not buying manga in Japanese though. I mean, all I can do is look at the pictures so it feels like a bit of a waste of $$. I’m lucky that I have access to a pretty large stock of them in Chinatown. Tho I haven’t been there in ages.

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  • 3. badtzphoto  |  June 10, 2008 at 11:08 am

    I have started buying japanese manga that are canceled in English – namely Yotsuba – and #8 of gatcha gacha because I want to know what happens :( however just in case Tokyopop won’t release the last volume – that’d suck big time and I also concern about “Your and my secret” …

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  • 4. pajcat  |  June 10, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Seriously, what the hell is up with Tokyopop! Don’t start something if you’re not going to finish!! That said, in addition to Gatcha Gacha I also NEEEEED Saiyuki Reload, Wild Adaptor and (I don’t know if their Blu line is being affected) Junjo Romantica.

    Lurv Junjo Romantica….

    I think with only one volume left, though, Gatcha Gacha is safe. :)

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