All Media Hobby Ero (18+) Site

Mainichi Junk: Hobby Japan July 2006

In today’s update: an encyclopedic digest of coming PVC figure offerings, including all sorts of Fate, Genshiken’s Ohno (beach volleyball ver.), some hot Gun x Sword designs from Max Factory, a new swimsuit Mizuho from Goodsmile, various Irohas, new trading figure sets from Super Black Jack’s Rio and Akane Maniax, Queen’s Blade’s Reina, REC’s Aka, a brace of Witchblades, etc. etc., along with a few new resin kits and an event report from World Hobby Festival Ariake 14. Scans included!

Manga Review: Genshiken chapter 50 (final)

All good things must come to an end.

Manga Review: Genshiken chapter 49

In which there is a cosplay photo shoot, a clandestine transaction, a montage of happy moments and not a single word of spoken dialogue. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name…

Mainichi Junk: Natsu da! Umi da!

In today’s update: the SOS-dan represents, a gun-maid entry in the Simple 2000 series of PS2 games, musings on mechamusume, new wackiness from Production IG (and drooling over Kaze no Moribito), the first NHK anime production image known to man, and miscellaneous ero news (Milky Anime updates, Iinchou wa Shounin Sezu!).

Megami does it again.

Some highlights from issue #74 (July 2006), on sale May 30th. Mikuru-chan banzai! (semi-nekkidness alert)

Mainichi Junk: The World’s A Dress

In today’s update: the Kujibiki Unbalance anime site updated to reflect the new fall series (chance of Genshiken rapidly dwindling), the month’s eroanime releases from Milky and a preview of the first Pixy title (now with more elementary economic theory!), advice on what to do when your boyfriend falls asleep in the movie theater, Kimikiss trading figures, and a couple of post teasers.

Mainichi Junk: Is This Thing On

In today’s update: Kujibiki Unbalance anime announced, Kimikiss goes on sale (and HD celebrates with a bunch of wallpapers), My HiME gets ported to the PC, Mamoru Ishii offers an antidote for those drowning in moe, Honey and Clover: the eroge, the week’s ero release roundup (Da Capo II… yay.), Bible Black UMD-PG and Sei Shoujo’s official site to boot, and a 5-in-1 set of Tony-designed games that’s looking pretty darn attractive. Later today: figure news, reviews of the final chapters of Genshiken, and etc.

Tadaima. [edit] Cheesecake!

Regular HD resumes tomorrow morning. For now, here is a picture of the Resort Boin cast as rendered by Happo Bijin and shamelessly yanked from the July 2006 edition of Tech Gian:

Self-professed ‘moerer’ rips into ‘real otaku’ fetish fakers

Waiwai dropped a bomb on Friday with the English translation of a moe-bashing (among other things) interview with Mimei Sakamoto. ANN picked the story up on Sunday, it was posted to comments here yesterday, and now HD takes a crack at separating fiction from fact.

Off Topic (again): PC a-buildin’

In which there is happiness at a successful install, wailing and gnashing of teeth at lack of a net connection, and an appeal for advice from the technically-minded. We’ll be back to normal around here soon. Really. Maybe.

Golden Week is Over

… and all I got was this lousy t-shirt. I mean hangover. I mean galactic empire. This post is (not) a free-associating rant, and only marginally animatic; you have been warned.

Notice to all SOS-dan members

Pick up Megami Magazine vol. 73 (June 2006), for god and country. Preview inside.

Mainichi Junk: Haruhijacked

In today’s update: Kyoto Animation creates terrible anigifs of their favorite Haruhi scenes as volume 1 of the novel sells out (!) in Akiba, new horror anime Kikoushi Enma is announced, Flag gets a site makeover and a trailer, Coyote Ragtime Show gets a loli, School Rumble gets a web radio, REC gets a box set, Kogado gets a figure / game / USB flash memory drive, Akiba Blog gets a roundup, Milky gets a summer eroanime lineup (featuring Ringetsu and Jokei Kazoku ~Inbou~), a bunch of new figure news gets scooped, etc. etc. The biggest update around here in awhile.

Manga Review: Genshiken chapter 48

In which there is a time warp, a gratuitous cameo from Sue and Angela, and a loving retrospective of the Madarame nosehair incident. Nostalgia is in the air…

Manga Review: Genshiken chapter 47

In which the day of reckoning arrives: Sasahara reads yaoi doujinshi, Ogiue blushes, various indecent things are tangentially discussed, and there is a highly suggestive camera pan.

Mainichi Junk: Ero Wave

Eroge scoops from the June edition of Tech Gian and the last few days of miscellany rounded up from Moon Phase make for a miniature tidal wave of new and updated titles, some more worthy of attention than others. We sort through the mess, come up with a few winners, and provide eroanime OVA updates to boot – not a work-safe post at all, at all.

Weekend Figure News Roundup

Exciting news from the figure world today, including rereleases of several vintage Volks resin kits, a very yuri Shizuru x Natsuki kit from Amie Gran, a whole lot of hot PVC from Megahouse (photos of the earlier announced Karakuri Circus line, plus a dip back into the Sunrise catalogue with Sara Kodama from King Gainer and Sherrice Adjani from Scryed, and a very suggestive resin preview of their Queen’s Blade Reina), a Samurai Spirits Iroha PVC from Daiki Kougyou (with removable kimono), and more – read on for details. Also: a random screencap from Suzumiya Haruhi ep. 4!!

Figure Review: Mechamusume vol. 2

How does the recently-released second volume of Konami’s astoundingly popular Mechamusume trading figure franchise stack up to the first? Very well, but don’t take my word for it. Read on for pictures and analysis of the moe-est World War II vehicles ever.

Figure Review: Mechamusume vol. 1

There was a giant sucking sound when Konami’s Mechamusume trading figures were first released last March, and almost before they hit store shelves the entire production run was gone – drawn into the ether of private collections or the gaping maw of greedy auctioneers. HD resisted the draw of double-priced resellers for thirteen months, and the wait was worth it: we now present Mechamusume Volume One, for your viewing pleasure.

Mainichi Junk: Incontinuity

In today’s update: Pumpkin Scissors anime announced, Comic Yurihime vol. 4 on sale, Witchblade takes a gang of ten to Anime Expo, eroge demo movies galore, Pink Pineapple’s next project, otaku renai how to, and even more shots of Daiki Kougyou’s Akuma-san PVC.

Mainichi Junk: Life on Mars

In today’s update: the requisite quota of Haruhi-ism, the last word on Stratos Four, Nukenin figure updates, Planetarian and Tomoyo After come to the PS2, the week in eroge, T’s system does REC’s Aka, scantily-clad Fate figures from Art Road, some Queen’s Blade promo art and a closer look at Daiki Kougyou’s Akuma-san PVC.

Mainichi Junk: Shounin Sezu!

In today’s update: Kami-sama Kazoku trailer, Maritan Drills vol. 2 (FUCK mo SHIT mo FULL VOICE), Kimi Kiss mooks, Alter’s Last Exile trading figures – Mechamusume – gargantuan Mina resin, Iinchou Does Not Approve, an artbook from Fragments Blue designer Horibe Hideo, and some general tinkering with the column design.

Mainichi Junk: A Simple Plan

In today’s update: Suzumiya Haruhi hijacks HD and subverts it to her own demented ends; also porn (lots and lots of eroanime news), and maybe some figures.

Mainichi Junk: Bouken Deshou

In which there are rants about the Tsuma to Mama to Boin demo, and other busy-ness of the weekend.

Figure Review: Kaiyodo Win-chan

A late-90’s staple of Enterbrain’s TECH Win PC hobby magazine, OS Idol Win-chan finally makes her PVC debut. Coming from the production team that brought us the Himekuri Image Girl back in January the decision to pick this up was a no-brainer; read on to find out if she stands up (or lays down) to the precident.

Odds and Ends

I started watching GitS: SAC 2nd Gig last night and found myself unable to stop, thus resulting in no Mainichi post today. Gomen. orz

Mainichi Junk: Moexploitation

In today’s update: Demonbane benchmarks, Planetarian movies, Gift animes, Witchblade gravures, Stringendo episode twos, Kurushima resin kits, Sakura Taisen Pinky Streets, elf girls, School Rumble bookends, and the two peaks of Kilimanjaro.

Spring 2006 Anime Rundown, Part II

HD entered this season doubting that the animation industry had the depth and breadth of talent necessary to pull off sixty new shows at one blow with anything other than low grade drivel as the result. With a whole lot of help from their South Korean counterparts, they’ve somehow pulled it off. HD presents the best of the rest: thirteen shows, 214 screencaps, and more quality anime than should rightfully be on the airwaves at any one time.

Return of the Mainichi Junk

In today’s update: new anime from Mamoru Nagano, new Gundam SEED – same old designs, a My Otome OVA, “Night Head” is one of the more suggestive anime titles in recent years, Cave’s Pink Sweets gets a demo video, July figure releases from Alter / Max Factory / Goodsmile, and a bunch of girls in loincloths.

Manga Review: Witchblade ~Takeru~ Chapter 1

A claw is a claw, unless that claw belongs to Witchblade ~Takeru~. HD takes a look at the latest installment in the saga of girls with scanty demonic body armor and big bladey appendages, and comes away impressed. By the art, at least.