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June/July arrivals!

Hello all! I had been hoping to do this post actually in June (because most of this was bought/came out in June), but nearly all of it didn't get here until well into July...

Anyway, it's time to make a small loot post! I rarely have this volume of stuff coming into my collection...

First--there was a small local artist alley in my neighborhood at the start of June. I went in with a budget of $20 and expected not to spend any of it, but, surprise surprise, I burned right through it. Here's what I got!

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Unfortunately, I didn't think to grab the business cards of the artists who did the korok stickers and Mimikyu button... ;-; There's going to be another one of these art markets in the fall, so if those artists are there again, I will for sure be grabbing their cards!

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The Joker mask pin was probably my favorite find--and the artist had a pretty nondescript table stationed right near the door, so if I hadn't been paying attention I would've missed it. You can find her on twitter @alagaeshaart! I put the Joker pin on my purse for now; I'd love to decorate my bag with more P5 stuff...

Anyway, now on to the main part of the loot! This consists of my June AmiAmi order, a doujinshi I'd preordered, and a couple of impulse buys. Here's everything together!

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It's a bunch of little things, eheheh... but for me it's a lot! I'm also still waiting on a fanmade charm that I ordered in June; hopefully that will get here soon ;-;

I don't normally splurge like this, but a combination of getting a raise at my job + going crazy waiting for more official Persona 5 merch contributed to the pile you see here.

First, let's take a look at the AmiAmi order part!

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My June AmiAmi order was just four things: ITEM #512154, ITEM #42054, ITEM #576100, and ITEM #536186. It might not seem like much, but I usually only get one thing from AmiAmi at a time lmao. Originally, the Breath of the Wild Link nendo was supposed to be in this batch too, but he got delayed ;-;

I looked at Mink and Kurisu in my earlier reviews, so I'll talk about the charms/straps a little bit here!

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When I saw new merch was announced for Gurren Lagann--and that characters other than Yoko would be featured--I almost couldn't believe my eyes! And not only that, there was new merch for my favorite iteration of Simon! Needless to say, I slammed the preorder button as fast as possible haha...

I've never bought an acrylic stand before (never really saw the point, when figures are nicer?) but I will say that this one is kinda fun. Even in chibi form, Simon is so handsome... *dreamy sigh* I plan to keep this on the shelf for now, but I might convert it into a strap and hang it from my magnet board once more of my summer figures start coming in. (I don't think I would ever use it on my bag or phone though--I prefer rubber for that kind of thing. Rubber charms may get dirty, but acrylic charms scratch off!!)

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The Yuri on Katsudon strap was kind of an impulse buy (something I saw on AmiAmi and thought "Wow, 600 yen is cheap... I'll get it!") Actually, I forgot which one I'd bought, and was expecting ITEM #536188 to come instead... In the end, I'm really glad I got this one--it's adorable, and I think I like it more than the Victuuri one.

Next I'll talk about the doujin; the only other thing that came with multiple items.

I'm not really a big doujinshi buyer, for the simple reason that my Japanese reading ability is poor. I studied Japanese in school, but reading still takes me a really long time. I like looking at the pictures, but I often find myself wishing I had a better grasp of the dialog. Before this one, I had only three doujinshi--and for two of them, I'd already read English scanlations online, so I knew what was being said. (this was a long time ago, before I knew how much that hurts the artists...)

Anyway, recently an artist I really admire, Cezaria, announced that she would be printing one of her P5 Protagonist/Akechi books in English! I was over the moon!!! I've been following her tumblr for a few years now, and she was the one who brought the ship to my attention ehehe... I thought about it for a day or so before deciding to jump on the opportunity!! It ended up being a little pricey, but... god, it was so worth it...

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Here's what the book came with--she included some preorder bonuses for English-speaking fans! The two postcards are the cover illustrations for the Japanese book, and they're printed on a pearly card stock. They're so nice, I fully plan to frame them ;u;

The book itself was absolutely gorgeous--about 70 pages of beautiful art and heart-rending emotions. I'm so thankful to be able to read it in English... I had to lie down after I finished it. I could read it over and over, but I almost want to forget what happens in it so I can experience it for the first time again!

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C also made a little charm/stand to go with it and--I'm crying???? they're holding hands??? I saw previews of it online in advance but that couldn't prepare me for seeing the cuteness in person ;-; The way Joker's looking happily at the stars, but Akechi only has eyes for Joker......

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On the other side of the charm is a cute illustration of the two of them in their thief outfits! Both sides are cute, but I think the stargazing side is the one I'll display facing me....

You can see a preview of the book on C's blog (and on pixiv in Japanese), but unfortunately all the books are sold out now.... But! If you like protag/akechi, please check out the rest of her art. You won't regret it!

Anyway, now that I'm done fangirling uncontrollably, on to some of the one-off purchases I made!

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Alright, I know, Grunt isn't from an anime... but Sanshee had him for just $10 as part of their summer sale, and I decided to hop on it. He's so cute!! And extremely cuddly, too. Maybe I'll get off my ass and finish Mass Effect 3....

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Yet another Akechi-themed item... are you sensing a pattern?
This one is by Astrons on tumblr! She made knifecat versions of all the thieves, but I ended up getting Akechi because I feel like this charm perfectly captures my feelings about him, haha... You can find the others here!

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Aaand finally, I went to Kinokuniya with a friend and saw that there was just one Touken Ranbu picktam left, so I decided to get it. It's Mutsunokami! ITEM #331793

The new anime is giving me a soft spot for him, so I'm glad I ended up getting one (really, I was hoping for anyone but Kashuu lmao). I got a different Mutsunokami (ITEM #331686) the last time I tried a touken ranbu blind box though... I wonder if I'm cursed

I think that's about it for this loot! I have a few more things trickling in this summer, and then.... my behemoth of a September order on AmiAmi.....

And so, the summer of irresponsible anime purchases continues...
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    Very cute loot! :D Thanks for sharing!
    5 days ago
    0pt
    EVERYTHING LOOKS SO ADORABLE IM DYING
    18 days ago
    0pt
    Valestein3 (18 days ago) #24093980I love that Akechi knife-cut keychain! I wanted that whiny, know-it-all jag off dead later on in the game.
    That Urdnot Grunt plushie looks really cute. Don't forget to give it some ammo.


    Akechi is actually my favorite... I just enjoy dunking on him also, because it's easy to make fun of him ^^; The Akechi knifecat charm was definitely my favorite from the set, though!
    18 days ago
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    Valestein3RGBlv14 Here with you to Knight
    I love that Akechi knife-cut keychain! I wanted that whiny, know-it-all jag off dead later on in the game.

    That Urdnot Grunt plushie looks really cute. Don't forget to give it some ammo.
    18 days ago
    Come to the AllBlue of Japan Hobby Stores!

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