Official Touhou fanbook and arrange CD, My-Otome preview videos, Marimite Haru image album vol. 3 samples, Rozen Maiden Traumend preview, Fate/stay night anime promo DVD scooped. Also includes the typical raft of ero news (Angel Blade Punish! vol. 3 out today) and a hot hot midget. Err, dwarf. Just about everything you’d want in a post, really.

SCOOP OF THE DAY: Toranoana has a preorder page up for an official Touhou fanbook and arrange CD, dubbed Touhou Shikahana ~ Seasonal Dream Vision. It includes 180 pages of Zun-sanctioned work from 16 artists, and 13 tracks of compiled Touhou music arrangements from various circles. It’s due out in mid-September, and at 1,890 yen that sounds like a damn good deal for fans of this preeminent series of doujin STGs.

Anime Side

  • Character information is up on Biglobe’s My-Otome page, as is this rather impressive list of promo videos. Animate has one online as well.
  • I could have sworn that Capeta was a dead ringer for the fall season’s worst designs, but it turns out that I may be wrong.
  • Keeping the flame of hope for a possible third season alive, Animate has samples from the September 22nd release of Maria-sama ga Miteru ~Haru~ Image Album vol. 3 online for listening. Apparently the show’s director is currently at the helm of Sugar Sugar Rune, so we won’t be seeing any new Marimite until it’s over (at the very earliest).
  • Those anticipating Rozen Maiden Traumend can check out this promo video courtesy of Animate.
  • If you haven’t seen the first volume of the Karas OVA yet, check out the promo here. Again, Animate.
  • November 23rd will see the release of a Fate/stay night promotional DVD, the first glimpse that many of us may get of Fate in motion (although I’m hoping there’s a decent quality trailer leak before that).

Ero Side

Figure Side

  • I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this here before (and if not it’s certainly been mentioned elsewhere), but Hobby Channel scoops the October 29th release of this Pleasant Angels 1/10 scale dwarven female PVC kit from Lineage II. [official site] It looks to be a decent kit, but more promising is the indication that it’s volume one of a series… if they move on to the elves or dark elves then we’ll be talking.
  • Yujin’s Samurai Spirits capsule figures were recently released, and are currently out and about at 200 yen a piece.
  • If you’re heading to the Tokyo Game Show next weekend you can get the first crack at these Ragnarok Online trading figures.
  • Maritan continues to promote her book today, this time stopping by Gamers and Manga no Mori.
  • [NOT FIGURE] Leaf announces expansions to its Leaf Fight TCG based on To Heart 2 and Kusari. I find the prospect of a card game based on a yaruge to be rather amusing.

Speaking of yaruge, you could check out this post if you have nothing better to do with your time than read about 2D porno games. [forums]