Buying anime

Since I became an anime fan over a decade ago, I’ve been buying all sorts of anime products ranging from DVDs to artbooks and keychains. However, as I discussed in a previous post about how the US anime industry, and the media world in general, has changed over the years, my ways of buying anime couldn’t help but change as well…

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The present and future of the US anime industry

This past Saturday I spent the day at AnimeLA, a small anime convention about an hour’s commute from where I live. One of the panels involved discussing how technology has changed the US anime industry. That, together with the recent news of Bandai’s closing, got me thinking of exactly what the future holds for the US anime industry…

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The gems of my anime collection

After 10+ years of collecting anime goods, I feel it’s time for me to pick out the handful of products that are the pride and joy of my collection…

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12 moments of anime 2009: #1 My first time at Akihabara


Posters inside an elevator at the Animate store in Akihabara

Completing my 12 moments of anime for 2009, here’s my most significant moment, #1:

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Kemono no Souja Erin 2010 calendar scans

Scans (and a mini-review) of the 2010 Kemono no Souja Erin calendar that I recently purchased…

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Kannagi desktop accessories

A Kannagi desktop clock, calendar, icons, o-mamori charm, and a chibi Nagi running around my screen…

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Haruhi Suzumiya English version novels review

Yen Press and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers released the official English version of the first Haruhi Suzumiya light novel, “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,” in April of this year. Volume 2, “The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya,” recently came out earlier this month. I’ve purchased and read both of them, so I figured it’s time for a review…

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The anime art gallery that is my room

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For the past ten years or so, a little quirk of mine has been to cover every inch of my room with anime pictures and products. On a previous post, I shared photos of how my room looked last year. Since then, I’ve hung up new pictures, rearranged old pictures, and displayed new goodies. So I decided to once again share photos of my anime immersed room, the “2009 edition” XD

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Back from Japan (here’s all the anime goodies I bought!)


Me in front of a big K-ON! poster ad in Akihabara

I got back from my 3-week stay in Japan a couple of days ago. To say the least, I had an awesome time but it’ll take me a while to gather all the photos and write complete coverage of my trip. So for now, I decided to simply share photos and info about the anime goodies I bought while I was there, particularly at the anime center of the world, Akihabara.

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私の部屋へようこそ – Welcome to my (anime covered) room

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Since I first became an anime fan back in the late 90s/early 2000s, I’ve always tried to make my room look like an amateur “anime art gallery” of sorts; basically I try to cover just about every inch with anime pictures and products. Of course it’s changed many times over the years but I think it’s at its best right now so I decided to take some photos and share them here on the blog…

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