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Taiga Aisaka China Dress Ver. by Wave

February 09, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Figures

First off, to everyone that celebrates it, Happy Belated Chinese New Year! I actually wanted to get this post up before the New Year, but life has been keeping me busy all week. Hope you all enjoyed getting red pockets, eating lots of food, and watching celebrations.

As you can see, I did manage to get myself this exclusive Taiga figure from Wave despite some minor major setbacks, though for a much higher price. She arrived back in December, right around Christmas time so that was a nice treat.


My Order Has Been Cancelled!?

August 20, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Figures

I just checked my email and found two emails from Otacute. The most recent one said my order had been cancelled. Wondering which of my orders it was refering to, I go back to my inbox and find an earlier email. This one said that there was a change in the reservation deadline and Otacute was not able to get the products in time. So what was this product that I ordered from Otacute, you ask?

That’s right, it’s Wave’s Aisaka Taiga China Dress figure. She’s an exclusive figure from dengikionline and preorders for her have been “out of stock” for months. This was the figure I was most looking forward to this year and now I’ll probably never get it. Words cannot describe how enraged I am right now. If I weren’t at work at this moment, I’d be smashing stuff to calm down.

Did anyone else order this figure through Otacute? Has your order been cancelled?

Toy’s Works Toradora Figures

November 14, 2009 By: Nopy Category: Figures

These shots of the Toy’s Works Toradora figures have been sitting on my hard drive for a few months so I figure it was about time to post them here.


As you can see, I bought two boxes of the figures. Why you ask? It was because When I was ordering it, there was a note that said figures were placed in boxes at random and it wasn’t guaranteed that all figures would be in one box. Considering I wanted the whole collection, I opted to buy to boxes just in case (I know, I got caught up in a cheap marketing trick).


Toradora – Ending Thoughts

March 30, 2009 By: Nopy Category: Anime

Toradora has been my favourite anime this season, and the season finale certainly didn’t disappoint. So many anime start out well but have horrible endings, but Toradora kept up the drama all the way until the end. I figure there’s a bunch of other blogs where you can read about what happened, so I decided this time to just discuss what I thought about the main characters and their development through the story.



Toradora ep. 21

March 01, 2009 By: Nopy Category: Anime

This week’s episode of Toradora was all about drama. With the end of the series just around the corner, things are heating up and tensions are rising between the main characters.

Just a few minutes into the episode, we already see the first argument taking place when Ryuji asks Taiga why she didn’t tell him about meeting with Kitamura during New Years. They actually showed Taiga and Kitamura meeting at New Years for a few seconds in a previous episode. What the two of them talked about is obviously a secret since Taiga got mad and refused to say anything after Ryuji asked her about it.

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Toradora ep. 19 & 20

February 20, 2009 By: Nopy Category: Anime

There are only a handful of episodes left in the Toradora series and from the looks of episodes 19 and 20, the climax will be good.

Episode 19 continues on with the Christmas arc where the school’s Christmas party is about to start and Taiga is doing her best to help Ryuji confess his feelings for Minori by convincing her to show up to the party. The problem with Taiga though is that she’s always hanging around Ryuji and they look like they’re going out.

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Toradora ep. 9

December 07, 2008 By: Nopy Category: Anime

I finally got around to watching episode 9 of Toradora.
This episode involved some funny events and even funnier reactions. It starts off with Taiga and Ryuji having a little badminton match to decide who should support the other first in their plan to get Kitamura to like Taiga and Minori to like Ryuji during their summer vacation trip to Ami’s place by the sea. During the match, Taiga gets “attacked” by a dog and forfeits.


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Toradora ep. 1

October 03, 2008 By: Nopy Category: Anime

The first episode of Toradora aired this week, and I have to say it was pretty good. The plot revolves around a high school student named Ryuji, who just happens to have a really scary face. Because Ryuji’s face is so scary-looking, everyone’s intimidated by him, and these two guys even offer him their wallets for bumping into him (I wish random people gave me their wallets). Of course, Ryuji’s actually a pretty nice guy and they show this in the anime when he takes the wallets he got to the lost and found. (more…)

Melissa Seraphy Nendoroid

October 01, 2008 By: Nopy Category: Figures

I got my Melissa Nendoroid on Monday, but I didn’t get around to taking pictures until today.

I was actually quite impressed with this figure. The only other nendoroids I have are Light, L, and Misa from Death Note and they aren’t as detailed as Melissa. It also looks like Good Smile Company has improved their nendoroids since the Death Note ones. If any of you have some of the first nendoroids made, you’ll know that they fall over a LOT and the stand doesn’t help. Melissa’s head is actually lighter than my other nendoroids and her stands actually hold her up. The first stand has two holes for her legs and basically holds up the pumpkin. (more…)

Taiga Aisaka

September 01, 2008 By: Nopy Category: Figures

To tell you the truth, I got this figure because of the cat. Wanting to buy this figure was also the reason I bought all the other figures that I got last week. One item in the shopping cart just lead to the next and before I knew it I had ordered six figures. That just goes to show how persuasive a cat can be…

Before getting this figure, I didn’t know anything about Tora Dora, which is the manga that Taiga Aisaka is from. I read the first volume a few days ago though, and it has some potential. Will be looking forward to the anime version that will be airing this fall.


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