Arcticu Kitsu's blog

A Canadian view of Anime figures, events, and things foreign.

Arcticu Kitsu's blog - A Canadian view of Anime figures, events, and things foreign.

Montreal’s Otakuthon – Palais des congres de Montreal

I went to Montreal’s Otakuthon which is hosted in Canada, Montreal - Palais des congres de Montreal. The event runs from the 13th till the 15th of August. I went on Saturday, August the 14th, 2010 to experience my first Anime convention and I believe it was well worth the trip taken.

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(All images taken by a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens. 74 images and one video.)

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Made it to Tokyo, Japan

Ya, I made it to Tokyo, Japan after getting the tickets as a secret birthday present. I didn’t want to ruin my chances of the flight being canceled or getting sick so I didn’t blog about it, until now ^_^. The air smells so nice, the breeze….nice and chilly. Narita airport, so damn huge 0_o. The flight, boring and long.

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(Update: April 2, 2010 – April fools – Tagged so you guys/gals know that this was my poor attempt at an April Fools joke.)

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Figma Saber – Late get

Hello again, This time I shall be quick reviewing Figma Saber this time around. I know many of you already have her within your collection(s) while others may have not obtained her. I have been attempting to obtain her even before I have bought Figma Haruhi but haven’t had much luck until late last month. I finally managed to find her on Hobbysearch and get her from there, nicely wrapped in paper, though a semi-slow process in arriving here.

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For those who don’t know who Saber is might want to pick up my favourite Anime called “Fate/Stay Night” which got me into Anime (Gundam introduced me while Fate welcomed me with open arms). In short, Saber is one of the 7 servants within that show who fights within a secretive Holy Grail war as she is partnered with a passive main character, Emiya Shirou.

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Revoltech Fraulein Yoko Movie ver

This time I obtained a Revoltech Fraulein Yoko Movie version from my Anime store. Too my shock this anime store had tons too choose from which made buying something harder to choose. I wasn’t sure what to obtain as they had new figmas, a Haruhi pillow case, and nendos (I don’t have nendos). From all the choices I had I tried to take my chances with this Revoltech Yoko version and see how special this figure really is. I know other people already have this figure but I only just acquired it on Sunday (August 23, 2009).

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Rain, rain, SUN! Shana!

Hello again, time to dust this off again and dry up any wet spots after the constant downpour in my area. I decided to get a bike again and see what I could snap images of this time around.

Not much happened except for me obtaining two wall scrolls, playing games, and sitting out the rain a few times. Still have yet to do a photoshoot for my two new figmas that I obtained a few weeks back. The constant rain killed my interest in anything figure related.

(To view the images in full size then click the link under the image.)

Below image is of the Ottawa River from the bike path inbetween Britannia Beach and Andrew Haydon park. For a river it looks more like a lake the more I seem to eye it.

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Canada Day + Japan Emperor visits Canada

Hello again, thought I’d update this again. Tardy, I know, but I was playing infamous and welcoming a guest from Europe.

So todays topic is Canada Day and the Emperor of Japan visiting Canada, especially Ottawa. First up, Canada Day! For those looking for Figma images there will be none in this one. Was too busy biking around with a friend, lol.

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Above image shows that Canada day could of been rainy but instead decided to go in everybody’s favor. You can still see the darkness of the clouds over the War Museum in Ottawa.

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Ottawa Goes for Sushi?

On my way to Best buy me and someone else noticed a Sushi shop where another restaurant used to be. How many of you within Ottawa go for sushi, or similar? I remember making regular visits to Chinese restaurants and buffets. The first Japanese Sushi I officially noticed (since I wasn’t a Japanese influenced person in the past) within the city was the one within the downtown Ottawa region. A similar one to that is closer to my neighborhood and adds another 5-10 minutes to my 20 minute bike ride to the Anime shop.

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Guess the Sushi.

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Figma Shana get

Well I did say I got Figma Shana in my previous article. I also tried to do a group shot with all my Figma’s but it proved to be troublesome. Just one tiny little bump on the table and they topple like diminos. I also found a bit of irony while I took (blurry) pictures of them. I’ll explain (what I call) irony further on.

I think I need to do another attempt at a Figma group shot, but here it is:
(For bigger images, click on the link under the appropriate image to view in a bigger size.)

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Shadow Invasion: Gundam mod

Edit:  Since the modding community died for the game so did the mod. I had to kill it since nobody wanted to assist, only ask.  If anybody wants to revive it I can give you some of the models as long as you plan to use it in a mod  and  to give credit to the modeler himself. I tried but nobody took me seriously enough as it was based on “Gundam” so the support was extremely lacking.  Sorry for the hype and hope to see someone else either take it over or to see Bandai-Namco finally making a RTS or Open World game dealing with Gundam.

After 2-3 years of dorment snoozing, I finally brought this Gundam mod back into a brighter light. This mod will take place in the Universal Century era from the Mobile Suit Gundam show up to the War in The Pocket. You will be able to fight it out as the Earth Federation Forces and the Zeons versus each other or the original Star Wars faction in a Galactic Conquest and/or Skirmish.

Moddb entry:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/shadow-invasion-gundam

To show that I’m not joking here are some screens:

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