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HD: Where do we go from here?

Grow to a news magazine, or shrink to a blog? Choose your own adventure! Also: If you’ve been thinking you want to help out with HD, now would be the time to chime in.

Mainichi Junk: Grand Glorious Gathering

In today’s update: Gintama anime site launches, an all ages PS2 verision of Tsuyokisu and a new Tony-designed “Shining”-series PS2 game are announced, music clips from the Ibara OST and Touhou Fantasy, and several early February figure releases.

Book Review: Hating the Otaku Wave

Mainstream Japanese fiction doesn’t normally fall within the purview of HD, but given the recent furor over Hating the Otaku Wave we today make an exception. What follows is a translation of its preface and opening pages, flagged with illuminating hotlinks and emphasis where appropriate; I have taken artistic liberties with certain passages but have tried to remain true to the original intent of the piece. Note to communists: I am so very, very sorry.

Mainichi Junk: Pay Dirt

In today’s update: A deluge, a veritable torrent of figure releases hit store shelves, Madhouse announces TOKYO TRIBES 2 anime, Kamichu manga vol. 1 goes on sale, and we get a glimpse of what Cerberus Project has in store for Wonder Festival. Warning: may inspire carnal desire toward inanimate objects.

Figure Review: Polygonia Yayoi

Uno Makoto designs and Polygonia execution: a match made in heaven. Does Wafuudou’s craftsmanship live up to the task?

Figure Review: Sengoku Cannon Koyori (18+)

Caution: huge, well-painted tracts of land ahead.

Mainichi Junk: Operatic

In today’s update: Kashimashi Girl Meets Girl meets the PS2, Re Mie and Kotona form an idol unit, eroge scoops abound, Tetsudou Musume figure collection vol. 2 complete, and POLYGONIA YAYOI.

Mainichi Junk: Descriptive Title

In today’s update: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni anime details, the final DVD-only episode of Kamichu is scooped, Kimikiss Chu-ning Up, a couple of minor eroanime news bits, Atelier-sai’s Kaede PVC on sale, Kotobukiya’s Tokiha Mai on display, and a shipment of Alter Asukas straight from China.

Mainichi Junk: Wonder Festival Hype ENGAGE

In today’s update: official Tokko anime site online, more Mardock Scramble info, elementary school students star in Kyou no 5 no 2, Cartoon Network worships Hale Bopp, otaku hate literature, 41 eroge on sale this week, Milky Anime Press scoops new ero releases, a Sorayama Hajime Art Collection PVC figure, and Wanfesu Corner open.

Mainichi Junk: House in Order

In today’s update: the Witchblade anime is mangafied by one of the few Japanese artists who could show up the American comic through sheer force of will, A third Ar Tonelico play preview movie is online, Banner of the Stars IV (?!), a chance at Tony’s C69 limited edition pillowcase and sweatshirt, three new albums from Key (Clannad-themed and others), and a primal stampede of figure news so vast it could not possibly be contained in this excerpt.

Mainichi Junk: The Cat Returns

In today’s update: cosplayers brave the cold in snowbound Akihabara, Petopeto-san design works, Hibiki Reine drives the Setsubun demons away, Hitozuma Kasumi-san ero OVA vol. 2 scooped, Genshiken’s Ogiue at WF 2006 winter, and the first color glimpse of Atelier-Sai’s very sexy Kaname Chidori PVC, among other figure news.

Mainichi Junk: Idea Factory

In today’s update: a fascinating article on hikikomori, a rather suspicious elementary school-themed OVA (with Mamiko!), eroge scoops from the March edition of Tech Gian (Zergling waitresses ahoy), and a new site plays pin the tail on the figure release date. [edit] Check out the Aruto OP movie, it’s the perfect antidote to Zergling bites.

Figure Review: Front Innocent Faye (18+)

Toys Planning’s PVC rendition of Faye, the heroine of Urushihara Satoshi’s Front Innocent eroanime. Not safe for work at all, at all.

Mainichi Junk: Bunny Girls Rule.

In today’s update: Jigoku Mamiko makes a live-action appearance (no thanks to Sony), Majipoka anime updates, a new Ergo Proxy trailer, a DOA / KOF-themed eroge (in designs, at least), My Otome Super H, A boatload of new figure announcements from Yamato, and the usual Saturday abundance of eroge.

Mainichi Junk: Aniparo

In today’s update: Tokyo Anime Center March 15th grand open, a yuri fair at Toranoana, Nurse Witch Komugi-chan slot machines, life imitates art in Suntory’s LIGHTNING BOLT LIGHTNING BOLT LIGHTNING BOLT -ahem “Final Fantasy XII potion”, a Saber pocketwatch, and a link to Yoshizawa Mitsumasa’s official site because he’s just that cool.

Mainichi Junk: Seasonal Joys

In today’s update: for everything there is a season, and this season’s thing is a continued round of high quality figure releases. Also in the news: a 30-minute Hellsing OVA preview on January 22nd, Ergo Proxy mangafied, Ibara PS2, Comic Yurihime vol. 3 released, another kick-ass Korean MMORPG, a new eroge / anime title from Erogos, and etc. Did I mention the Saki Kaicho cosplay PVC?

Figure Review: Furu Furu Furu Moon trading figures

neko mimi modo, ne? With this coming on the heels of the Himekuri Image Girl review it would seem that there is a noticable pettanko trend in the figure department here, a trend which must be rectified as soon as possible.

Mainichi Junk: Oppai Mania

In today’s update: A commercial for the upcoming Hellsing OVA, Eva Girlfriend of Steel PS2 rerelease and expansion, Orbital Maneuver updates with a crossfade mp3 and sample video for anemotaxis, a new Fate / stay night character popularity poll courtesy of Type Moon, and some decidedly well-endowed figure news.

Mainichi Junk: Ohno-sama~

In today’s update: Thought to be lost for centuries, Goodsmile’s clothes-changing Ohno PVC is finally announced! Also: more Dragon Age Pure previews, xxxHolic TV anime cast list, Hobby Stock Grand Open, Cave’s limited Ibara OST and figure release, Sela-chan IN BOX, the Tokiha Mai News Hour, and a 27 year-old Saitama man sets fire to his house after his mother refuses to buy him a figure.

Manga Review: Welcome to the NHK! chapter 23

In which Satou repents, deletes his porn, burns his manga collection, and experiences Hyper Self-Pleasure. A word of caution: this is the most disturbing chapter yet in the saga of a very disturbed manga; it may also be correspondingly hilarious. Peruse at your own risk.

Manga Review: Genshiken chapter 45

In which Ogiue has a terrible hangover, Sasahara is left to tend her, there are tears, nightmares, confessions, and hot hot Ohno cosplay. Next time: Sasa-Ogi climax!

Mainichi Junk: Enkai Hard

In today’s update: an extention to the Stratos Four OVA is announced, Fulltime’s Eroi gets a system update, Kimura Takehiro-designed eroge Ano Machi no Koi no Shi has new sample CG online, several new figure release announcements (including an omega-kawaii Petoko-chan resin kit from Kotobukiya), and a release date for Yamashita Shunya’s Sela-chan PVC.

Figure Review: Himekuri Image Girl

Flat isn’t always a bad thing.

Mainichi Junk: Boin ni Kakero

In today’s update: the Japan Times pans Agito, the usual Saturday morning deluge of ero updates, Bome Eclair & Lumiere PVC release, Evangeline A.K. McDowell figure in May, and other miscellany.

Mainichi Junk: Grand Stream

In today’s update: A new manga from the creators of He is My Master, Aria web radio launches, confirmation of the FMA premium OVA disc, an anime definition of Akibakei, the usual ero news, and previews of Kotobukiya’s Lucy Maria Misora PVC from To Heart 2.

Mainichi Junk: Master Up

In today’s update: Max Factory / Alter / Goodsmile’s April figure releases are announced, Sunrise’s Zegapain anime gets a site update, new doujin soft from Easy Game Station and the Touhou project, a free track download from Orbital Maneuver [sic], moeru gomi, the Same-designed eroge site goes live, the week’s eroge and figure releases, and other misc. news. MASTER UP!!

Mainichi Junk: Dynamites

In today’s update: Two new anime series sites are pre-launched, both with equally pretentious taglines; details from Comptiq on the PS2 release of Fate, a tsundere-only doujin event in March, Himajin renders their official site readable (will wonders never cease) and some blazing hot figure news.

NEWS FLASH: Genshiken Anime Season 2 Announced

This just in by way of SDS and WG @ 4chan: according to a compilation of Comiket 69 news items posted to the event’s official site, Media Factory has announced a second season of the Genshiken anime set for UHF broadcast in October, 2006.

Mainichi Junk: Dodging Bullets

In today’s update: a boy who speaks with the forest… A girl from the future… Gin-iro no Kami no Agito, January 7th roadshow start(ed)! Also: an eroge from Harthnir and a few other bits and pieces. Quoting The Matrix these days is like invoking Hitler in an argument, I know…

Mainichi Junk: Shimapan

In today’s update: Marimite fan discs and figures, rumors of Fate / stay night on the PS2, the Hellsing OVA is delayed (again), preliminary post-Comiket sales figures are in from Akiba’s doujin shops, and stripes make their debut on a polystone release of Q-six’s Otokawa Saori.