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Nier: Automata Doujins + mini proxy reviews

xteabunnyxteabunny3 months agoDiary
Hello!
❈ Warning, post is long && image heavy
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So normally I'd just use otaku republic as a proxy service; However, this specific doujin happened to be out of stock online. Idk why but I was really determined in getting it... and let me tell you, it was hard finding a proxy that would go in store that wasn't a base price of $30 or $20 per hour. Luckily, after searching like crazy I came upon this proxy!


kaimonodaikou.ninja-x.jp
  • Site (click スキップ to enter if you see the Ninja Tools page/ad)
  • Blog For event updates and shopping info.

There was only one actual review for them so I was honestly really nervous! I couldn't really find any other review/information about them. The transaction was going to be though Paypal, so I decided to just bite the bullet and get a refund back if anything. I emailed them and they got back to me with a quote within the next morning. After paying, they got back to me the next day asking me about shipping. How fast! (((゚Д゚)))!! They had bought it already? I chose airmail and four days later, got an email about my tracking info through Japan Post (which had three emails: dispatch from office, arrival at exchange office, and final delivery). According to tracking, my package was sent out two days after paying the final amount, and I received it within a week!
     
  Cost Breakdown (sent to me by them)
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So roughly $27-30 USD which isn't too bad imo considering competitor rates and that they physically went to the store ect. They packaged my doujinshi in a sturdy, rigid cardboard envelope (not like the paper kind) with it's original plastic sleeve without any packing. The package was sturdy enough that nothing got damaged so I wasn't too picky about it.

Honestly I had a pretty positive experience with them and would probably go to them again if I needed another doujinshi in store!

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Now onto the sneak peek! (`・ω・´)

Ahh~ My 2B how cuuute~ Even if he is short, 9S can still cuddle!
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▲The stories are pretty heart wrenching fluff tbh. Very bittersweet. Contains in-game spoilers as well.


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▲Not sure if you can see, but the front cover is matte with a bit of sparkle to it!

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▲Author's info! Be sure to check 'em out~✩

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▲Eheheh~ These two love birds~ My favorite panel from the whole book!


Honestly, the author's art syle is so lovely. I'm so super happy to have it in my collection~ There are some more previews at the Author's pixiv site and here's the inventory page if you're interested in getting this doujinshi for yourself! Though at this point, it's only avaliable at one store...;;

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Otaku Republic
  • Site They have specialty sites like r-18, goods, etc. but this is their main one.

So for this next one I bought from otaku republic cause honestly, most of the time I'm too lazy to switch to forwarders (for doujinshi at least, but maybe I should start...). Tbh their shipping rates changed from when the first time I used them too, but I'm still sticking around anyways. Also I tried to message them about picking up the doujinshi above, but they don't do in-store pick ups. It was worth a shot..;; orz

They have an easy cart system that uses paypal for checkout. It took five days to process/ship out my order and then six days to receive the item (I chose the free shipping option). As for packing, they always have cardboard backing, wrap it in a bubble wrap packet, and then ship it out in a bubble mailer. I've used them for quite a while, but I might look into other services since a ¥700 doujishi can cost at much as $30 when using their services. I only paid $22 this time around and I also have yet to compare prices, so I can't say much really. They do give cute gifts with your orders though! Sometimes related to the series you're getting or other miscellaneous items (like this time I got clear book covers! I was so excited cause I was looking into getting some lol).

Besides questionable cost, I've never really had any problems with them at all! Fast shipping too, though the processing time takes a bit (probably ordering them online perhaps?) However, I wouldn’t recommend buying figures, keychains, && such from them. It’s way cheaper from other sites like amiami, hobby search, etc. Even yaj through proxy would be cheaper in most cases.

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Now onto the sneak peek! (`・ω・´)

What a comfy pillow~
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▲Author's info! Be sure to check 'em out~✩

Hmm...how are children made?
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▲The premise for this R-18 doujinshi. Or should it be called the events that had occured after this side quest? Hmmm~♬

Ah, something like this I suppose?
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▲Though they are both androids...Such pleasure emotion is conveyed through only an expression!


Again, I chose this one over the others due to my preference to the authors art style! There are some more previews at the Author's pixiv site and here's the otaku republic page if you're interested in getting this doujinshi for yourself!

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Ahh that was pretty fun! Though I mainly posted this solely for the review, I feel like I could start doing more of this with my future purchases! Now I understand why people like to do unboxing/haul posts lol. I am planning on making a nendoroid modding tutorial, but that wont be until sometime next month. Look forward to it!


Bye byyeee!

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See you next time! ♡♡♡
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xteabunny (3 months ago) #25732637Ahh, is that so? ヽ(*´∀`)ノ
Were you lucky enough to get the online sales? I was a bit late into getting into nier so I just nearly missed the opportunity..;;
The chibis were so cute too, I was thinking they would make nice keychains♬
I actually had to get a proxy to help me get a copy as well, though from C92 itself (´・`)
Shoot I didn't see that typo about calling them pages instead of chibis BUT YES that's the same thought I had when I'd love the 2B9S one as a keychain (ノ≧ڡ≦)
3 months ago
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athrunzala (3 months ago) #25731721Oh man, I just wanted to drop by and leave a comment because I also have a copy of that first doujin ^^
The art is absolutely adorable and I just really love how well the expressions were drawn on 9s as he reevaluates what he knows and feels about 2b ;u; The four mini pages on the second last page are so cute too!
Seeing that second doujin you got makes me very tempted to eventually get it as well haha

Ahh, is that so? ヽ(*´∀`)ノ
Were you lucky enough to get the online sales? I was a bit late into getting into nier so I just nearly missed the opportunity..;;
The chibis were so cute too, I was thinking they would make nice keychains♬
3 months ago
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Oh man, I just wanted to drop by and leave a comment because I also have a copy of that first doujin ^^
The art is absolutely adorable and I just really love how well the expressions were drawn on 9s as he reevaluates what he knows and feels about 2b ;u; The four mini pages on the second last page are so cute too!
Seeing that second doujin you got makes me very tempted to eventually get it as well haha
3 months ago
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AkibaMelon (3 months ago) #25671865I love this blog post! <3
So nicely done! I wish we had more quality articles like this ^^
Good job combining your doujin haul with little reviews of the proxies :D
I "discovered" doujins a couple of months ago and have been addicted ever since ^.^;; I understand why you fell for these respective ones, the art is gorgeous!


Ah thank you! I'm glad you think so because I put a lot of effort into making it~
And yes, though it's in another language I enjoy them nonetheless~
3 months ago
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yuuichisan (3 months ago) #25680399I still haven't played this game, BUT THAT FIRST DOUJIN LOOKS SO CUTE WOW. For the past couple weeks I've been on a doujinshi splurge and bought a couple haha;; hopefully I'm done for now.....
I know!! I'm glad I got my hands on it~ (๑و(✧∀✧و

Oh gosh I know it's so addicting? I'm a sucker for cute art so like I still have some from my older fandom days, but I can't bear to part with them!
3 months ago
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I still haven't played this game, BUT THAT FIRST DOUJIN LOOKS SO CUTE WOW. For the past couple weeks I've been on a doujinshi splurge and bought a couple haha;; hopefully I'm done for now.....
3 months ago
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I love this blog post! <3
So nicely done! I wish we had more quality articles like this ^^
Good job combining your doujin haul with little reviews of the proxies :D
I "discovered" doujins a couple of months ago and have been addicted ever since ^.^;; I understand why you fell for these respective ones, the art is gorgeous!
3 months ago
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monkry (3 months ago) #25652324Hnnng they look so good!
Weirdly enough, eventhough I didn't play Nier (I don't have any console or PC), I have been following it ever since I stumbled upon a beautiful OST of Nier, and I was so damn excited when Automata released. I followed them too though I didn't play it :'
Love your doujin choices, the artwork totally my taste, and thank you very much for linking the artist! *immediately follow them on Pixiv*


That's exactly me with the the Atelier series! I happened to come upon the ost and fell in love! Though I'm in the same boat as not having played the games...though I do plan to...sooner or later haha~

I like to link the artist that way they can get more exposure so I'm glad you found it useful♬
3 months ago
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Bearcat (3 months ago) #25651975Thanks for sharing :)
For the first doujin I did a double take because the art looked so familiar, and then realized it's an author I follow for their haikyuu stuff XD they're definitely one of my fave circles.
Other than that, it'll forever be a mystery to me why Otaku Republic gets any business when they're so pricy (compared to ordering from a jap website + fw fees), but that's just me, so please disregard...
Very lovely doujins :) congrats! I really need to play Nier Automata asap >_<


Yeah, when I was first searching online for it I got a lot of haikyuu instead, haha~

But yea, I've been to lazy to look around..;;; I remember using Alice Books once or twice and I believe it was cheaper? ...hmm...too far back for me to remember..;;

If you play it, it will break your heart. I wish you luck. (╥ᆺ╥;)
3 months ago
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solluxcaptor (3 months ago) #25649909I love the way that you set out this blog, it made it so pleasant to read and the animations are so cute!
I really like the cover on that first doujin you got.

Thank you♡
I was planning to only write a review for the proxies, but then it spiraled into an actual blog post hahah~

Same! That's why I really had to have it!
3 months ago
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