Chag: When it comes to merch, the figure makers are wasting no time with the 2010 fall season. Ika Musume was swiftly snatched up by WAVE a couple of week ago, and the recent announcement of a Kuroneko figure by Kotobukiya has dashed my hopes of ranting about my conflict-ridden experience with Oreimo. Even Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru got a figure in the form of the Figma Arashiyama Hotori. We gotta work fast, Ash – every moment we waste could bring the news that would steal what remains of our thunder!
So, what’s your favourite series of this season, Ash?
Ashlotte: Haha, I gotta say I am sad to see that you couldn’t say anything about Kirino considering how much you seemed to like her design and talked about her before the season had started…But then hey maybe you actually liked the bitc—errr…somewhat irate young lady…
As for my favorite? Mmm…there were several shows that had great moments, but if we’re talking consistency, it has to be Ika Musume. There really wasn’t a bad episode to speak of, and it was always the first thing I’d watch if I had multiple shows to choose from.
It is good to see more manufacturers striking while the iron is hot, though even if it does cut down on what we can talk about in this article! Much love for Wave at making a figure of Ika-chan (and quite a good one from the looks of it) out the door so soon! What about you, Chags?
Chag: Oh, Kirino will get the verbal lashing due to her despicable name when I review her figure. But now I’ll just leave my hatred to simmer in the black cauldron of my mind. As for my favourite series this season, I have to give it to Kuragehime. It’s no small feat to hook me to a josei series, let alone one that would eventually center on fashion design. To those of you who have been getting tired of the same tropes in anime, I’d highly recommend to Kuragehime (a.k.a. Princess Jellyfish). It’s not what I would call revolutionary by any means, but I certainly got a pleasantly different vibe from it.
As of the time of this writing, we have yet to see any figures of the 4 characters from our last wishlist installment. Let’s hope we have better luck this time around!
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