So the post office re-delivered my other decorative anime figurine today.
Alter’s Azusa Nakano is three of five of my crazy attempt to collect all of Hokago Tea Time from K-ON. Thank God there’s only five. The box:
Below is Azusa Nakano in plastic wrap. She comes with a separate hair piece. You can take her head off and replace her bangs with a set of bangs with cat ears. Yui gave her the nickname “Azu-nyan” after realizing she looked better as a neko-girl. Did I mention K-ON is big on the moe-factor?
Azusa’s the new freshman the light music club picks up in their junior year at school. She’s much more serious about her music. Both of her folks play in a Jazz band so music runs in the family. She plays back up to Yui and considers herself a n00b. She’s amazed at Yui’s musical savant abilities and she’s not so hip to all of the moe-moe antics of her seniors and their daily after school tea parties.
It’s Tea Time!
I mentioned that she’s got some friends too. By friends I mean, other figures I collected while I was in Akiba. Those three are some of the bigger ones I’ve collected. Most of the other ones I have are smaller gashapon. For instance, Misato Katsuragi from Neon Genesis Evangelion. I recently watched Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone and Evangelion 2.22: You Can(not) Advance. I like what they’ve done with Tokyo-3 and the Evangelions through the use of toon-shaded CGI. It makes me want to go back to Blender and try my hand at modeling cityscapes for backdrops.
I’m also a big fan of Maria-sama ga Miteru. I didn’t think I’d like it because it was introduced to me years ago as a slow-paced slice-of-life drama. It took me years to sit down and watch it but I loved it when I did. What can I say, I love the over-the-top melodrama. I didn’t think I’d like most of the characters, but each episode presents a new facet about one of the girls that makes them interesting.
When I was in Akiba I collected some of the Yujin series of figures for Maria-sama. Recently I collected select figures from the MOVIC series. From left to right: Touko Matsudaira, Sachiko Ogasawara, Shimako Todou, Yumi Fukuzawa, Youko Mizuno, and Eriko Torii.
Sei Sato and Shimako are amongst my favorites. I’m still waiting to get Sei from a Yahoo Japan acution. There also aren’t as many figures for Maria-sama since it’s about 4 years too late for me. Back in March, when I was in Japan K-ON! was the big thing.
So there it is. I’m turning Otaku one figure at a time.