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I've been collecting anime-related and other Japanese figures since around 2000, although I've been into anime for longer than that, and a collector in general for even longer.

Current collecting interests include: Oreimo SegaPrize, MegaTen prize/kuji figures, arcade prize figures in general, Petanko, Cu-Poche, Parfom, figma, Nendoroid, Dragon Quest sofubi, Pokedolls, and, as usual, game music.

Previous profile themes: Project DIVA F (Sept. 10, 2012 - July 27, 2013)

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03 days agoKattoKatto SHSL Magical Girl
R_Kasahara (3 days ago) #2426666Whoa, just noticed that you're an Admin now! Congrats ^^Aha thank you! :D
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R_Kasahara (22 days ago) #2393237Happy Birthday ^_^

Thank you!!! :D
023 days agoDelicateThunderDelicateThunder
R_Kasahara (27 days ago) #2385616You must've given me your cold or something; I'm only now starting to recover from a bad one ( ;´Д`) Didn't have any jaw pain, though, so maybe not. And no problem!

The Mascot Dressphere was the only one that I wasn't able to get, incidentally. Most of my memories of the game are related to Sphere Break (so much Sphere Break), Blitzball being much better than in FFX, and that awesome battle system. Oh, and the "1000 Words" FMV <3 I've already seen the 100% ending thanks to YouTube and ehh… I like the "normal" ending better View spoilerHide spoiler(the 100% ending felt a bit fan-pandering to me, and it was refreshing to see Yuna move on with her life instead of literally chasing an ended dream in the normal one). As for my favorite Dressphere, I can't remember the specific name, but it was the equivalent of the Dark Knight job in other FFs. Lady Luck's one of my favorites, too; Paine looks so Elvis in that one XD
Speaking of FF, I played through Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (the first one) last weekend and fell in love. The main game is really short, too, so I managed to beat it in one day o_o; Still play it every once in awhile, though, trying to beat my old scores, unlock stuff, etc. I kind of wish that they had the full-length versions of some of the tracks, but can understand why they didn't do that. Then the next day, I played through Hatoful Boyfriend, which was really good; considering going back to it and getting more of the endings. Play anything good lately?
Haha, we had a Japanese restaurant like that back when we lived in the NYC area! One time we went there and the waitress guessed what we wanted to order based on past visits… it was a little embarrassing ^_^; I don't remember whether it closed or if it came under new management that we didn't like, but for some reason, we eventually stopped going there.
Anyway, sounds like anniversary time is a fun one for you two! As for sports, neither of us are all that much into it. We cheer on our home teams from time to time, and he got really into the World Cup this year (the final was pretty riveting, tho'). We also watch the Olympics, but I didn't pay much attention to the last winter games, though I heard some of the non-sports-related horror stories about it.

Goodness, I hope that you're finally feeling better! There's been some foul stuff going around here, including a gastrointestinal nasty that put 2 people I know in the hospital. Not that I would have liked either, but the cold is preferable. DX
And thanks again! ^_^

Brother hands over the Mascot after you get 100%, but before you get into the final battle. Seriously, worth it as all of the girls get different abilities. Paine gets the Cactling Gun, in which, she blows up a Cactuar balloon and it makes with the Needles. I forget who gets the Pu-Pu Platter, but it involves that cute teal alien. You have to see it! I'll agree that the 100% ending is fan pandering, but I thought that it was appropriate. Sphere Break? I passed, having learned me lesson with loooong hours playing FF 8's Triple Triad. So much so that my husband would go to work, whistle the Shuffle or Boogie TT theme song, and wonder where the hell he heard it at. I was playing it while he slept, and he subliminally picked it up. He then heard it on my soundtrack cd and got all kinds of mad at me for doing that to him. XD

Heard about Theatrhythm, but became a Pokeholic around the same time and never grabbed it. Picked up The 3rd Birthday roundabout the same time but never finished it. Might go revisit that. Playing We Love Katamari now, finally finished the 1 million rose level! Your reward? A small rose loading ball at the bottom of the screen. Thanks, King of All Cosmos! You're really generous!

There's football betting where I work at, so it's fun getting into the games. I bet a few games last year, but it seems that the more you know about football, the worse you do with it. I had 1 guy coming in and winning frequently. I asked his secret, and it was this: he picked the color uniforms he liked each week and went with that. When my coworker that knows NOTHING about football at all picked 3 numbers out of the blue and won? I said no more, and walked away from the parlay cards. ^_^'
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R_Kasahara (1 month ago) #2372292FFV took me a long time to beat… I got stuck at a certain part and quit, then started over from scratch a long while later.
As for Persona, I've only played 3 and 4 of the main series, and I loved them! They are some of the best JRPGs I've played in the past few years; P4 is slightly better than P3 in most ways, but I would highly recommend either of them. I'd like to check out the older games, but P3 and P4 were both so long (100+ hours each), and I've got so much else to play, that it's not a huge priority right now.

Nothing wrong with golf; we played a ton of Wii Sports together some years back :) Our single-player tastes are typically so different that it's hard to find good games to play together, so it's always great to find something we both enjoy.
Oh, speaking of golf, I'm sort of interested in more cartoony golf game series like Pangya and Minna no Golf. I know they aren't Tiger Woods, but have you played them?
As for the wedding anniversary thing, we're much the same way XD We got married on a Thanksgiving weekend, so we tend to treat that weekend as our anniversary, no matter what the actual date is. We don't do gifts or cards, and instead just go out to dinner and/or drive out of town for the weekend.
Also, gotta love sharing germs; can't really say it's the best part of marriage, though XD
Whaaaat. I'd heard there were TWEWY characters in that game, but a whole level?! That seems kind of wrong o_O; Hmm… might have to check it out now…
Don't think I've ever done that, but I don't remember doing many of the sidequests besides the bug raising/tournaments and making stuff in the factory.
Also, FFX-2 is my favorite PS2 Final Fantasy >_>;;; Completing a 100% run of that on New Game+ is something I'd like to do sometime...


Sorry I'm just now getting back to you, this cold knocked us both for a loop. This strain is also giving people jaw/tooth pain and it felt like I was dealing with a migraine and a cold at the same time. You've been warned! DX Thanks for the FR add too! ^_^

FFX-2 is one of my all time favorites, so no need for the small text of shame! Waaaaaaay more fun than it has any right to be. The optional dungeon on the Mi'hen Highroad is one of the best dungeons in any game. (The one that you use grenades and that has all the bugs.) I used that dungeon to master out the girl's Beserker Dresspheres. Just equip them and let them go. If you haven't already, View spoilerHide spoilerplay a game through where you finish the Moonflow missions, but let the Ronso wipe out the Guado. You can get the best accessory in the game in Chapter 5 in Guadosalam this way. The ending when you get that 100% completion is worth it. Very satisfying. Not to mention Brother comes off dat Mascot Dressphere if you hit 100% before completing the game through! Paine's reaction is priceless. XD Have a favorite Dressphere?

I heard that there was a TWENY level, and also that Squeenix has been half ass working on another TWENY game for a while now. My question would be if View spoilerHide spoilerSora would wonder if he had 2 Nobodies: Roxas and Neku. XD

Our wedding anniversary is sometime next month, the 11th maybe? I love the idea of the two of you going out for a nice drive and dinner. We're still trying to find a new favorite restaurant, a much loved Japanese place we frequented closed a few years ago. They'd see us coming through the door and the owner would immediately start our order before we were even seated. There's an Indian restaurant a block up that we're starting to visit regularly, so this probably will become our new spot. If we give cards, they're handmade, but gifts are happily accepted. Between figures, cds and football jerseys, there's always something we have our eye on. (We both love football, I'm into it more than he is.)
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R_Kasahara (1 month ago) #2364808Well, I saw this comment at a strange time. I had just wrapped up Half-Life 2: Episode Two and the ending left a strong impression, to say the least. Anyway, I was still recovering when I decided to browse the internet… and here I am!
Nothing's really interesting me about the PS4 right now either, except for Persona 5, and IIRC that's going to be on PS3 as well, so *shrug*
As for FFXII, we stopped not long after doing the whole bit in Archades (sp?). We'd planned on it to be our last new main FF game anyway, though we still dip into the older ones and spinoffs every so often. My husband's actually playing FFVI at the moment, since he's never beaten it.
Heh, I don't actually want an FFVII remake at all if I can help it, but if they do one, DS chibi style would be my preferred aesthetic. I'd be even happier if they just leave FFVII alone entirely and do more interesting experiments like The World Ends with You and Bravely Default.
Wow, congrats on seventeen years! We're almost at six years here, marriage-wise, but we've been together for nearly fifteen.
As for playing together, it's so hard to find good co-op games that we both like, but we seem to have the best experiences with first-person games (shooters and otherwise) and platformers. Next on our agenda is Super Mario Galaxy 2… don't know when, though.
Yup, played it a couple years ago! Agreed that more people should've played it. The only thing I didn't like about it was the overly large environments/dungeons, but it's a great JRPG otherwise.


Come to think of it, I never finished FF 6 either. We picked up the Compilation for the PSX when it came out. My husband played 5, I played 6, and neither one of us finished them. Considering going back into FF 12 now that I've been talking about it. Also dusted off We Love Katamari when I was doing the fall cleaning. Sad to say that I've never played any of the Persona games, how are they?

Congrats on 15 years!!!!!!
Gaming together. This is going to sound ghetto, but we have a blast playing golf games together of all things. He tries to play it right, I'm going for the high score and hitting the guy holding the Quiet sign. I've had a few holes in one, which also gets him cussing. We seem to like the older Tiger Woods games as the commentary is hilarious. We're a weird couple. XD
But no, we've done Cons together, baseball games....but can't tell you how many years we've been married as we don't celebrate the wedding anniversary: it's next month, but we'd both be fuzzy on the date. Sharing some things? Not so much. He just shared his cold with me, and of course he's feeling better. I'll get him, I'll EMS my latest HLJ order. Only fair. ^_^b

LOVED The World Ends With You! Just started watching DRAMAtical Murder, and it reminded me a lot of TWENY. The last KH title for the 3DS has a TWENY level. Need to pick it up.

Agree with you on those huge dungeons in Rogue Galaxy, Ghost Ship Extreme was a beast with it's 100 floors. Even FFX-2'S Via Infinito let you warp out to catch a breath, not to mention the floors were much shorter!!
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R_Kasahara (1 month ago) #2354377FFXV is… yeah. I like the look of it, as well as the involvement of the Kingdom Hearts team, but it's been in development for a very long time now, which is usually not a good sign.
The last "new" main FF I played was XII, and my husband and I couldn't finish it (we were playing together, passing off the controller). I blame the FFCC guy who took over production from Matsuno, as, later on, we couldn't finish that game, either. From what I've heard from various people over the years, it sounds like we were right to ignore XIII.
An ideal FFVII remake for me (if there is such a thing) would be extremely faithful to the original and done in the style of the FFIII and FFIV DS remakes, but most fans wouldn't go for that. As for DC, the best thing about that game is that it gave the world this Let's Play, one of my favorite ones ever; if you haven't seen it before and want some good laughs, you should check it out if you have the time :)
That's one I haven't played. I think my husband played a bit of one of the earlier games in the series, though.
Love XSEED. They're one of those companies that's small enough that they're willing to take chances and publish niche games, and many of them are great. They also publish games in two of my favorite RPG franchises, Rune Factory and Ys, which certainly helps! Right now I have at least five games of theirs sitting in my huge backlog ^^;
Yeah. It was pretty startling when I started importing figures and saw how much more expensive Play Arts were in Japan compared to the US. Is Fran going to be to scale with the old Balthier PA? It seems like most PAKs tend to be on the bigger side compared to PA.


The fact that FI 15 has been in development for do long is troubling. Other than the upcoming KH game, there's not been a pressing urge to pick up a PS4. FF 12. I dumped 200+ hours into that game and still didn't do everything, even after completing the main storyline. Not sure how far into the game that the two of you got, but some of those optional Summons had me wanting to throw the controller in frustration. The rotating status effects during the battle against Ultima was a real winner, especially after having been lost in the Great Crystal for 2 hours! FF 13 is a pass, Lightning and Sazh aside, I couldn't stand the rest of the characters.

I'd also love a faithful FF 7 remake. Chocobo racing in PS4 graphics?! Are you kidding me?! My husband would love playing that silly snowboarding game at the Gold Saucer too, spent too many hours just trying to beat his best time. Awesome that you and your husband play together. My husband and I are embarking on year 17. ^_^

Replaying Rogue Galaxy, not sure if you're familiar with it. Fantastic game, flew under the radar when it first came out.

Sazh is the only PAK I own, and he's not much larger than my other PA. I'm hoping that Fran is going to be to scale with Balthier, but have this nagging feeling that she's going to be the same size as the AC Sephy.
01 month agoKiririn-chanKiririn-chan
I think it's allowed.
It says that no doujinshi are allowed.
But Nyantype is a officeles magazine / book it is not a doujinshi.
01 month agoKiririn-chanKiririn-chan
Oh Oh. Should I delete them all?
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R_Kasahara (1 month ago) #2351185Oh dear, I think you might've misunderstood me-- I meant the DQVII remake for 3DS! Apparently, it's a massive game to localize, and Squeenix doesn't think it'll make its money back. Rocket Slime 2 is up in the air as well, though that seems to have a better chance, and at this point, seems like the remake of the first DQ Monsters game won't ever come out here :/ Sometimes, I wish that XSEED was running the show when it came to Squeenix (and Capcom) localizations in limbo.
(As for a potential FFVII remake, no way do I want one, given that Squeenix will find some way to shoehorn some of those Compilation retcons in there. I'd rather see FFV remade, anyway…)
I just can't buy PAKs anymore :/ The prototypes always look nice but are lacking in their final forms. And those prices keep going higher and higher. Think I'll stick to admiring the official shots here at MFC ^^


Ah, I did misunderstand you. ^_^'
It's really very sad that the DQ games never caught on much outside Japan. They have a great sense of atmosphere that most games just don't have; like you really are adventuring in a fantastic world. All of the online games try for that, but I believe that the DQ series accomplished it before anything else did. Not only that, but everything about them retains a level of constancy by using the same character designer, music arranger, etc. Wasn't aware that Squeenix was even considering localization for DQ VII, but considering how dialog heavy the DQ series usually is, not surprising that it's such a massive undertaking. Squeenix, afraid of not making their gil back? What, like they probably did with those craptastic FF XIII games? In my opinion, the worst FF games ever. And how much cash did they cough up by re branding FF 13 Versus as FF 15? Versus was announced the same time the first FF 13 was!

FF 7 remake: I can handle Kadaj and the other Jenovans, even the newer Turks. Wasn't crazy about the extras from Dirge of Cerberus. Wouldn't mind seeing some Grimoire Valentine though. :3

XSeed. The only game I have is Shadow Hearts: From the New World. Not sure if you've played it, but that was one strange little game. XD

I understand what you're saying about the PAKS, just that my Balthier is lonely and needs his Viera partner. I hate how shiny the paint on the newer PAKS are, but not that Squeenix has ever had any consistency with their paint jobs. They are charging stupid money for their figures now though, I remember when PA used to be the best figure deals at Cons.
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R_Kasahara (1 month ago) #2348246Thanks for your comments ^^ As for the DQVC, ugh, I'd forgotten that Nintendo/Squeenix did that. Unfortunately, that sort of thing seems to be all too common these days with so many games sporting online features, even in single-player.
Love Dragon Quest in general, though. I'm really hoping the VII remake gets localized, but it doesn't look good :/ Have you got a favorite in that series? Mine is DQV-- the story is amazing!

You're welcome! :D

While Squeenix has been treating the DQ franchise like it's their red headed stepchild, it was their decision to cut the DQVC, not Nintendo. Squeenix has been going through all kinds of issues over the past several years. Their Square-Enix Members site went from being this delightful close knit community to being the most non-user friendly website on the planet. Even some of the site Mods were expressing frustration at all of the changes this company has gone through lately. (And yes there was disgust at the fact that right after Sqeenix merged the NA and Europe sites, that they took the DQVC offline. ) On the bright side, they did listen to the fans and brought Bravely Default state side! Haven't played this...yet.

DQ IX is my favorite! Love the high level of customization, and all of those never ending treasure maps. Those Gem Slimes do vex, they're just like Cactuar. >_< DQ VIII was my first, not the easiest game in the world, but I loved how you could get lost just running around and smacking stuff. I have VI and V, but right now they're sitting in my "to play" pile. Too busy playing with the Pokemon-amie.
About the VII remake: if the fans clamor enough, it will come. Squeenix Members has been awful quiet lately though.

PAKS: Play Arts were my first figures, didn't discover figmas until much later. They're finally gonna make Cid? Now we need Rude! And Wakka! Not too crazy about PAKS, but love that new AC Chocoboy, and Fran is a NEED.

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