Previously shared some photos of Akiko in a Moekana print t-shirt by Murasaki.me and promised would soon upload some photos of Shizuko in a matching outfit, so here they are.
When seamstress Kuraikawai from Murasaki.me advertised some new Dollfie Dream shirts with cute Moekana characters printed on them, didn’t only acquire the pink kimono design model but also got the tora model.
Always adored the tora design of Danny Choo’s mascot Mirai used for Moekana and while haven’t been able to acquire the adult sized shirt, couldn’t resist this Dollfie Dream version.
Am glad was able to request yellow sleeves for it since that color perfectly matches the character print and Shizuko’s look.
Recently purchased some t-shirt creations from Murasaki.me adorned with adorable Moekana designs, was anxious to try these lovely outfits on my Dollfie Dream.
Although winter has been unusually mild here, most days were gray and overcast. When the sun was finally out, quickly grabbed my camera to snap some photos of Dollfie Dream Akiko wearing the pink Moekana kimono design shirt.
The chibi style illustration of Mirai in kimono fits perfectly with the pink color cloth used for the shirt sleeves and collar. Its soft hue is a good match for Akiko and her purple Hisyo-Hisyo eyes, added a hair ornament to accentuate her girly and innocent look.
Recently upgraded to a new computer with Intel’s latest Haswell generation and Microsoft Windows 8.1. Although its performance has been stellar, a few days ago unexpectedly ran into severely degraded performance.
Saw in the Task Manager that all available memory was taken up by the Non-Paged Pool. After a system reboot the memory used by the Non-Paged Pool quickly started to increase until all memory was taken.
Looked up what information could fine online about memory leaks in Windows 8.1 and came upon this forum post in which others detailed similar experiences when using Windows 8 on hardware equipped with Qualcomm’s Killer ethernet networking products.
The actual cause of the memory leak seems to be the Windows Network Data Usage Monitoring Driver service which in combination with a Killer network driver starts to fill up the Non-Paged Pool memory.
Considering that my MSI H87-G43 Gaming motherboard is equipped with the Killer Ethernet E2200 and am using the Killer Network Manager driver, knew it had to be the same cause.
Applied the suggested fix of altering the registry key value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Ndu\ to disable the Windows Network Data Usage Monitor Driver from starting and after a reboot the issue seems properly solved!
Hadn’t mentioned the show before, but so far am really enjoying “Witch Craft Works”, the anime adaptation of the original “ウィッチクラフトワークス” manga by Mizunagi Ryuu.
Labelled as a fantasy action romantic comedy, was pleasantly surprised at how much I do like this series, which although it is the usual standard anime show overall, it does manage to add in a few more unique, quirky elements.
Must admit though that the ending of the first episode -the witches led by Tanpopo transferring into Takamiya’s class- did mislead me into thinking this show would be a harem genre series. Luckily the following episodes quickly dispelled that wrong impression.
Part of what makes this show work well for me as an action series full of magic and witches, is how the overall look and atmosphere of the confrontations is both lethally serious but also full of comedy and usually everything plays out with a comedic twist. Do prefer that lighter side to “Witch Craft Works”.
This season, studio Sunrise brings us “Buddy Complex”, another series based on all the typical elements from the mecha genre which this studio is well versed in, having created and worked on many well known mecha series like “Gundam Seed”.
For my weekly dose of action anime, decided to give this show a try but alas its first episode did not really appeal to me.
Overall it did not especially let me down, nor was it terribly flawed, but it was such a typical opening episode for a mecha series that it failed to pull me into the story or really care about the lead characters we are introduced to. Even the promise of a rather lively plot regarding the relationship between Aoba and Hina is not enough to reel me in.
Upon sharing my first impressions of “Nobunaga the Fool” earlier, also revealed that am not very impressed with the mecha designs in “Buddy Complex”, they look rather unappealing and dull. Although there have been plenty of mecha oriented series that had rather questionable mecha designs, many make up for that by adding other interesting elements in them, the ‘Knightmare frames’ from “Code Geass” come to mind.
While last season’s “Kakumeiki Valvrave” by studio Sunrise was not without fault either, its overall story and mecha designs were far more enthralling than “Buddy Complex”, hence I personally prefer to look out for another mecha anime to watch instead.
Regretfully passed up on many tempting figure releases these past years, but when Kotobukiya announced their stunning Tony’s Heroine Collection “Peace Keeper” Daisy figure, simply could not resist and pre-ordered her.
Usually order from online stores like JList or Hobby Search, but this time opted to try KotoEU, having heard through the comrades at Shadonia about this recent venture from Kotobukiya to enable direct sales to European customers.
Am rather satisfied with this first purchase from KotoEU, their prices are competitive and their customer service when I inquired about the figure’s delayed release was impeccable. If I were to fault anything it would be that they offer EMS shipping only, which here typically results in delays at customs and an import fine, this time was unfortunately no different.
Still, was overjoyed when Daisy arrived on my doorstep this week. Cannot wait to unpack and proudly display her.
You can read a full review of this gorgeous figure accompanied by enticing photos at Tentacle Armada.
Based on Sega’s プロジェクト575 multimedia project which revolves around songs based on the Japanese 5-7-5 poem system and has already spawned the PlayStation Vita game “うた詠み575”, the “Go! Go! 575” anime is a lovely slice-of-life series.
Although had originally thought this show would be an idol genre series like “Wake Up, Girls!” or “Love Live!”, it is actually more of a slice-of-life anime with some idol genre elements, its atmosphere is much closer to that of “Tamayura” or “Yama no Susume”.
The slice-of-life elements are dominant, each episode is filled with cute moments of Azuki, Maccha and Yuzu going about their daily lives while indulging in some innocent fun with song and dance. Some bits of light comedy and a hint of yuri bring a refreshing zest throughout.
Perhaps the fact this series only spans four episodes of three minutes each, is part of what makes it an excellent show. No time is wasted, every scene is meaningful to showcase the three girls having fun in a leisurely atmosphere, and it perfectly captures that unique slice-of-life feeling.