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Part 1 - BIG Loot with mini reviews - Chrono Crusade, Baccano!Part 1 - BIG Loot with mini reviews - Chrono Crusade, Baccano!

MaakieMaakie22 days agoLoot
It's been a long time since I ordered and received a huge loot, so get ready for a big unboxing with mini reviews! Inside are mainly doujinshi, manga and CD's. I have quite a variety of different franchises where I got items from, so depending on your likings, you can easily skip to the franchise(s) you want by choosing a title and the correct blog. Here are the titles:
Blog 1 (here):
- Chrono Crusade
- Baccano!
- Calne Ca
Blog 2 BLOG #40390 :
- Calne Ca (continued)
- Doujinshi - Gifts
- POP artworks/ElectromagneticWave
- ???
- The full loot!


Note before reading: As you maybe have seen by the list above, my interests are mainly of 'older' franchises and more niche subjects. So if you are looking for a loot blog filled with many figures form recent franchises, I can already disappoint you right here! ;) But if you are interested in seeing some more rare, niche and hard-to-find items, please following along!

The little bit of NSFW pictures in this blog have been put in spoilers.

The box

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nXI_9p7-9jeCEr3TiGtgwvGaWs4XUNcpHbKHfR9_pKd-emNQtVkN-Y4nsMGVdWPYTYs9dLbh2S50POWrFnlvw2yDFsrpeb_wvUtqPVAzJqKvsh9IPRijwpaWC5qU61qPBW3lFomuACiJi4gJU8x8shYJNEA5ne7_yS6iS6uf6tN9p01bQjA3XG_sEwMRCbeJufpKs-JojdztLeAU3_WN-LmKPN-NzAV55lahPIZ44iJyHqZ1ZX-iKUv3GL9NtfVVAGa7kVNPx4bAg38Q2_-NGTSzMsbEKKAry8rSMj5KCzgdhIPaHFbmrS1QhQGQqEB0_eYqase6Q7qNH_Q8iuWXORRY8JU4S5q6TppdVnlk_6i9FjFj3UtVXZPIAePLrWZmX-ytKz5t9E2Gdj9mHaaoSaO70bIec7AoIP2AjTa3WTHy1cfO6NH-PiVVNHYjN2JYzsgDtE3PhS8uYMtDEg3drm6vm6R1rSZHGQ8O3UPgYEZkrPDlu-gsmAurkDJpwBDl5nA0sMTje2CS9K9XkxnWb9yz1xTvHXzRFxAH0UGzZyERvFwWXrMnarh2LBVnML3SRBTQeKJodALGdK0ZSA9HNPOPZUEFCpC4_p71Zxw=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

A flat and wide, but very heavy box!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uVmOQuHzITyqFudcBXFltaxbribr06Wby8HoX0tOUWyQZJ1gheh7XlStknxLLa9b-ABsLjUjbiGNKqhqqGJqu6dnvADcDXdbHORT4eilyE31e6vtOAWBcJUgGkjutEogj6nApifEEey534-PX80F9vXIV6IoKohjDIdTbQCZwODaJo8u-ZfqrMhBOJCBqd_T34cYCGSGY-wbo3CkOIRdU-8XyX6T_t_V9EKy6wOwgQ38Tc60bhZEwr6lioOQDL_Y4pKXxtJAAiS3TXE7SE-CE3xz477lDOp1ylvukYIuPOSTwkhs_B7_Bm5oma3qBxXYjVV8MlllPtCUQNIxbx_VtgspIEdA9hOWFa3V8cA_338jcQD7ci5PBwpYOxg5LDi26V5KrJ4SSVL1pzbL1F5npOXDJLK543PQIaMsbH1KIrNw_Fnr9SRkfmVmMW4hdBZWvG8k2mBgsgCVPEdflEOh7bMGXASMdRVHE2Ov1QzlMABjZ6QJKIAbDamGJA8m6bqSVxSEnNEqDEkEP1MB77ukovTjhGx4RdMmRUhqhWTKbAnT0gwe-NnXDMDr8aICkQ6jC2pzhYGSHj5h_vspQvv08yXK9neFbhlKL5Tweh4=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

My goods are waiting for me~!

Chrono Crusade

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The first item: A mini CD titled 'VOCAL & DRAMA SP. EDITION 2001', released by Kadokawa as a special bonus with the manga (thus not allowed in the database). It has about 15 minutes of content, which is mainly a conversation between Rosette and Azmaria about a mission. The CD also has one very pretty song. I would only recommend this CD to big fans or Chrono Crusade completionist collectors as the drama-part is in my opinion not very interesting and the same song can also be found on the Chrono Crusade Museum ITEM #596815 CD.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/YrthvT7O1X_s1KRYYD08N18OrB-NvUf_YjWyX9uzOtBYLbfqMSBrQfCMyk-pdvWA-ZDKOoViMd1JsLgqy3MpsBh6U2aX4JzBwNcmSyNRSXoH7D_7ZEetCDFMNNNCArOsiassBDIsdSTG9SEnqAkjUuLgVXEuHH4w0BPTfC0xfw88V2Ggd7qUoDS7ooKignbnI-hz7GeIkqYTiyF1aG45IIe3ibmyV-5991Kfi2e1Eg9Q8VMY5zP6gNpgIFymPx0B3zs47BGnXItKctkkz4iMUsNI_hdMDBZzrBQhDf_TArGcoaNOBp-7D20yHYPTsqDZfXmgrUGfp7ivPz-PWp57-vd4gGJ7wvHePWH55nfb_dwZB-fnTeJ8DH4CMmbg7tccibUyNSrAn9uXx59DZjiFn5Z_1fobNNWMX5ZPmW3aOk5cLTVEWq5GTOXpaMKk16aTNfFEqYI7dzUlIu53HPpwlqz9kPyYcUvoJGBPO9xBCpVZ8krK4M5AHyPo7CAioelLEjX1BJc_imtd85pHm-5ri2w4QO7JN4YVh9yOuvsELp_GDx0Yo3OOy1-T84K1T40uzLRnKxWRQ56--uOsZ_k_TxFzr8ambu8q0vR07zo=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

My copy of the CD has a small damage on the plastic case, which seems to have been caused by some old stickers.

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The back of the CD also has some nice artwork, originating from the manga. The plastic case also shows some small damage here.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/X7QhdZqSFM7Rqm7TcNt-kQzSrq5hFTMoARUfADB0fdYKm7A2ieioNM87aYBkMsRhwhgaHzXcnM139y7k3KewbDxE7dctKqcWrD5WnYG9sv94Fb663Tan1iNIGa8KHd-NkJEwLs7uJIGDnNTlFUFuCFOU8tSga0sHnw7g5OnI2250PDnpDVWntWAlYb65nlFm2BiZgwANHl2rkHBIneYDrMdDXOfWKww3KSUVA9A_wSSybBl4NLM_-PBllAUs7rTvKcIZQjkJ4FP-tDPYnMFifQYpZ14TnepXcXQKOMm3vSEaG2p_NrMwgbWjVnrImQ3qxBDqPbbBkH5Er6oiaItPgaFrGYALAM2pfYmXHEC1VsBdCBAUH7g9_CgryXemC1ALN4_PyznEYxWvgRtzLuygyvZLYDHy2BCUZsYLqaeKoG0EBkFm1vj7p6Dxrn-M3pOJIQq7pOdu39NdFu4khwBXgmscn-byBzlvpTxBLtQQ0HYzLE_ERPguZy7VQKeLGZXyx4Z9uc7h6Al_D25KEIFEjGTst8ei95qW-0iyFW7Kp7qyyb8hawSQf-kVLHgbGq15nfbYOtK8Tk7dFg5cC1ylcc4qYJEmCUVTaKlk1Ms=w725-h966-no?.jpg

The unique case also has an unique design when flipped open.

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This small piece of artwork from the manga is quite hilarious!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qarQtPsVErW1hJTWHmLl23mR4-ueo4L5ZTWdN94puL7chxZJpoImpYweE5C6JJ9Cho9XR2zdvI5k1uDaCpvLlorMMlns7mCXawizUhXc5bMc4QC_D9vfPgbsscryrUp4mCx9J8RLQI13rMhRs9wrqYqBeFYpiNDaFBQN-J-UghVD9sS5Jgsw-aEjSFTPKyruDTRR1wV_lvkcEu9jY8CRFoz_t8YtgysSRTmuSBKdtNS3yJi_TNU2yQa3YDK649u1WcpHdNZQ77Jtd4469KqNAttRgo7My9XHsdHHEeCSeuZQ01a4IC13FPG9_woCeQfpPJqWKCBzRBZ4Z-ktpjce5U_RQA5ovAafimEU_HW-2nHKgll2O1s-oKUXL4gSjzzbSGvv6B-_1ntnaqwq5a3-mtyUHOH3QJBmizpk9aYk0-DmcYfJubKDUxxeUaw1PEIMyy2zLRq-mLu2DEZ3FiK3TMpYvyFRidIec4AczTiX1f9m0XBC_Ta-VygrFxRyIPPT-8l3UsNtN73SLBJiZKj7g-44wIb5ARMJOVQaCbeBwPBtmBBDnjKfVlZ1RxdufpJFeY_zrInJ1-MsST4noh4SfHUShA6UGxx02oGmfM0=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

The small CD has a simplistic, but very neat design.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dt2BFPz4554lRWbAOR2kuDmxsvpYB6hX6ecMSgnW3tkbBeDpiRlYeVtG8wk5FGG6CS73XBJZIOzy6J1HJ4QxQ8P6Rm_gLl58H47VziZC-DmzkBLkHVtbhpI1X0s-icI3Zddgs3-XI6dEYmnUip1AKDFHqYlTI3Ky0ZelNGt6fjD1G-9dfkJr4dooustA65DvAOCnmiFLHM49Sq_FOWbvINEMPBHxG_g1n-tMPbsuLXQpKIm62fELPmPLWB_miwxw43hEA8OGCjTQmyzaRYU_jVz-ymEZO1L2WyrDTI1hTEF7tDIXGfsnf9faiEu6j-49nrkExVHSShveRVRd-_ZZL03xbe6SKJ_54O3JBC_j-JVKNf_CT-S24PJY31c8Q3lTsimgi4m3bVeoG7pgBen3RqZdO33rwR0-P26s9s8nXcPqSLIwgnMmroVtpee2WGKojcmqEzS15E-cY1yy-DYzYl3KQLOQcpiCv-86R6wS8mxrViMtIRXTSRALecmgOCi4XrnQSaH84xfsFD8KHQV1h_oTabrNxCXCJy93MLHnY3EhgkCT-ug_6NxXC03cGtaFpJ4krOxFB4vBH3fdXCCm4P2nnePiaSEGaMOHczc=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Next up is the CD I shortly mentioned before: The Chrono Crusade Museum ITEM #596815 , sometimes also called 'Dancing Museum'. This CD is just under an hour of content and mainly jazzy and electronic background music meant to put on while reading the manga. There is one voiced song that sounds very beautiful, and there is a small drama part. The drama part is a short story of Rosette and crew driving around in New York and getting involved in what becomes a big fight, that eventually wrecks a building along with it (Sister Kate, as always, is not amused).

I really like the art on the cover of this CD. I also find it interesting how they call Chrono Crusade a 'Retro Future Fantasy', which is I guess a very fitting genre for the franchise!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uYuLmhNlVgGPGlCOH7kW0w4n0rQDVQh84_7JT-ZjyakKQ53M4iYO6V-PznSKatTXr--Ji34igPrPmoU2-Rzxxa6WyONJ6wFgBpHHDOW48a6S4FImSCU4_hjkz58cmBcyIVkjr9fU32w7qQqjPANokrzs2G9lAWwyjPd8YjusACtrjDNF9q9P-fGmO62qmyV7Vhe7lNFwEwA76gP5Sg8qb4pITN75ctnJiCm4o5lVPDhRXSp1IvGxQ8AkxZiOBFSoEO_JCRpHqOKtgLeFYLBt7XCD3BgDRFutOjDSsD_9--KoxPaBKMorp8LSzfALCdjHe7szmIhNpyeoCT0dKojSrUiYRPMjazvLpaH31ms7ULTDMV-afNZqMEvFlDYIib-f0duQy7rx0nnDipPjFQUL-N_qW0vXTWpoQCEtRydIDxcfv7TQyaVNCFCn0_4RDoM9zxVj6ZFqkpLayZjlvVYAiCkCRN8BNC_7pnyWqrxf3cUDry8vVhBiX2eyH4mfz_aLFiZYoIjyaVOBXVSNe-Iik3yUqqwYTRReuZ2iNy-FOYvo8JvO8dglAbrgFP1X5oud-4yj1_yUjvUI6Rj69SxqdFpY0hZAvWi4F0KVEss=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

The backside also has nice artwork, showing Satella and Joshua in a modern setting.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tHFA5oQ88HBp7ruAPqL_SFAQOODnVbANRWPJ-Ohh1QiBca9yYD7t3gKZ4kodRkuU9-W_H9ZIf6kn2AGTa2zT2Uqv3C823GLQRYwfU0xoJac5es9WJXQeM9MZmhAKotAHxUCihVN8wi7DGRvbhF1zU3PgAn0itBi0v9uWzq8G3HBAQyU6-hYaEfCqmnvMi_TBSXmj4OtnbBBAZVj_PnEv0cuTD51hHjUf8cE0KuAv6C7-nezVzkWz7LvpcJ3oCdgG7fyVOkqpNp6479dGDFO-lafSI3NugZXdC0G-LzLSTowa7ePKo3wNQOgP6ri6EFlGCPfn6d-fd6N4CEBgivUIGUH4SZtfHWEiChW3agkH-1leZf-Op5LDtINYLDRLOslkeVTMFwP4K6uWlxroYYUPunrJYEm5Fh_8sD4T5WfoXssbbeKohvQnZU1slSxj0KKN2HFZlVbsFkqT1hBL-ADB4TzOik33Po58TkAdLqbkT21Xl0i3mA4r5UE_YJzhG2xvL17MeLPqDza7V-IBLZ4jT5umzy2NvCmNFOblBnDwUjIlDOAToYfKHdVBcKOQwEAkdBKMCgMlirrqNR2uzlo3TQmfkmWl8ssMK709hds=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

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The inside has artwork re-used from the manga, but that doesn't take away especially how pretty Joshua's piece is.

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The booklet uses nicely edited artwork from the manga.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/6aYFacGKeXKbhzTofCFpvhvtMc-YFp_Z98Gx_bzRudCrfc7nX6UYx9XGwZNrC2W7rsu1T16d95WHokWnU7BJrDQO_SYRrSmPKuv_5s0AkhJMWHtnGcscYt-UxRKaW5-AQcO-1vmOkrbrIxTmd2rV5oZfDfyPCAFX7Inv2E-chdDhyyNRmibCyXn_Erl-M8i7-BDKBwSgZxCNoXXTvoJLmiEAVDG9TdjjDiE2pyi1FkB8BaO3GL9wHhrSn6xzA8QZEGAF2u9mW_L4R0Isu150dNov-pfJK9WAHpMS0Yx_miSRvnoYGUAoOTwBrJLmWeCZV4kvXVj5TpgsLWICsQ_5w5lyRYroc_DwJjeXe3eq3lSQ6ZeAAK_A4g8WuZXMBRu4TupF3ekHExEHokZ565m03PAJK8VT1ew_goOAjz929H1xfbGODNOhrT2Iz6taQNKsr3Cq8QpxLrNDfbOgk2E1vT_PPrPtoyho6QiqfyQeDCwZqicFjrAX30pjWY-go-Mw14fWkPNELHEN5MpGaW9L6YMFPMSXM24YVNAwsDRfPO8IQnAISyElTzqGDj1-Pz03Xfzn0iK0gVQNOAaDrHCxbVi2ostWpaB9rM8DWqw=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Now for a 'less niche' piece of Chrono Crusade merchandise: the Original Soundtrack Gospel 1 CD ITEM #52690 , which is the first soundtrack of the anime. It has a bit more than 45 minutes of music from the anime: background music accompanied with the OP and ED. The BGM is sorted as: epic music, slow music, comedy music and ends with bombastic finale music. Interesting to add about this CD that with the thickness of the disc, the CD is a really bad fit in both the case and my CD player.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ug9o5xwl-GzR7oQHLbFPF6ywk3Bg95t1ZjcurOBIrmwFVwNQj4X6obmK1HZm7aECiF34Bt7EnPfG_T0S5a8tmG_7lDPDiGVhFWl_NjN8vbntKnyDnJw985F0OJDzwoNW3c5H-RzQRy78g7ssVBK-64Loy0avAVPoQaoIgBFPxIRwm5Rn0OyqBKIOJeQLVY0Pyzawz9ztyCR3lL7cBf_e7oX7IHJ73qCgG9Foc1MItTg2UzfLjX1FdZUoe5n8H1A7BT7xKfKI7JzZ_r_epBwIVtqNzDCQ2mBxIe4ty6hnPKs5I6X_4bzflBiHqmuouZRCs66IJexBuGKXFfsBxI-BZUe_O_pXhJJ81ATFCxGSqrF_jqA_eYd_VWt1I8IvZeKUDHTSuBQVlAOR1AdcGrrRdaj6yv7uf9kTBQbJ2AyWJeySa_yPzuey7jA20BxdkI1Hb3XYaAkDvHvTGi9AB3DK8GsezvFffingf_4JF-n4af_Am2VJ7IW48u4Wkpy8XR4qIJjMjJI5EVeHKDfyzjhWFEfr0-dB7Jpz0N4fyWIa3nWBq7HkzL5AIUtBPoPLW9fHOdgQ72HCMgc05EnnkMdmvUy0tZMwvd5nl-OAByo=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

The backside shows screenshots from the anime and the playlist.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xczonvJAOZIivScPBHOSlCs8uQsavpXvs-W4rJIvouctaGW31igpIYnqzTLgg8V97znrV0v_NbjqIoKj7s28ExRt5Uftr8wgaOGxtnszdq_JA3C5-1SNfVKcd848lFR8Kb3NNnn0MWRMAndBlXP_FGY0d9ozGpOOB_2yKKBurd_62IMsqmapEuIn0tR7lAywy_JOgTQB37vWqQrfJkkRcccsQ7FgsK3FKVcgxWSdgzlehRIPT3uwU8GWnjv9XwvYUq_ZpuF7FoocDFgv1EuIsraSqDq5TJcQXMTAvthZ7MwPu1TbqFNQhe64l6_oi_RHL-FM5XzU7wts4jfaGhgND_zdEE8TQ163AIvoAcY_p05KXfTt-MNK50XXIPyobGaAGBx6HpOjtoet5zEo1l01Nc1oFKXJYt2HW9ElUxmMObTWhkgOXGQ8mz2TSBouuzO5CBVXqx4uapBc6C82Gmel5v3V3k0OZuL9bZXLx6oyQP5piD2OPUUqEuUrTk5u6vJAT1oYJkNWLWSqRtCrkOv7OCculsqExOFb90y0Pi-BBJyxnmK9aerqEW0x7SHpfVoy_arkBYjsd28Az-1lEpYq74csbqfBp2UlMskVqbQ=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/EUZNgoae7cKvBRqbph3-XFQIxM2er_4yeB6obT7kwteh9DwU5DKC5bykyRr-z487lhBuXfeGROCpRuY1ml-1FOUc_7St0wJpR_wMAkucIjLidWOEZELQ536UesM0CPkQJNMTFw3u0ADU0YlZZrOmc9TkZFy63fI-swHXKo8CiuM5gxynycULFJu6W7sFTy75o3wq41rXx5ctJ38MduDwaKIfUmAYxKe3CZq-jXfrQgYj2CLhGiU6FIAQPQQFn5sqhA5pO05s9JbMLHDBvXaN6NwjUTJQQzAVwrX-tnuGxL8m14Xf0g99FHwnWB8caIiPsJ6Qtu6JpV9hyqmnfaVjTApcXAaydQeK0TmryCJLoYpg7QzsEh9QZiDxK7KqLKNFf5Hgme6Cz02HKPyOuwpK7415HDqu7g6VNq93T3kUjWbP8ZLn7CQUyjAL-51Uxp9vINvbRc6sRlhr8xJL2CoxsKHNQzkOPtfJocV5TlbWxsQmy_wuPbADNihWp1oLAZnLM8X1CRgvDOw1Th69GKjP-WHjIxCq1SYgAPWkhgOoHVvHJBtXlbO94LkbOiIMSC9DYI1xAgpdyxmiupFI-rjGMYWPKKZshM4cBYw74MU=w725-h966-no?.jpg

The booklet turns out to not really be a booklet, which I found a bit disappointing.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lJT_ArNr9UiUPGLPxlqelDw5QuJtommRXvJA4hxcMKdJ_FQMopWpm_U_LIN2PdMGkk6Ja41SeFMCg33B2ueNORLm_r2i7Ik71ICztY0ngfcdY03XDFOXKB-LNnZQ4KiwgN0jboAmeaAwtrUqUldrPtFjKjxwplTf1McP-3WRmDERWDGzYn8OmMDx8ciymN8LVFSyvScZV6jhLVCCeGonRaPwd0dU1mkfFmpxZoNzo50WSUKHG24Vxs49vskoCm81CnJDptdxBAvJMfAarnlcR-jJkPKl81-lvUbCwtlxON_m8LOEZJ7k0LJ6AOF86lvA8pMEtXH7aixtiAWRp1dpG2T1p6V--m_clnisSOqZHWdEAb034vjvHoyV75TXOqVjFBi-eTDEKLEd00MIyGHFL5qRy2Nk1UA1793Bt9W--TRaz2rA8WtucqB7eBv5onuQ3e8-77BViNlwxMvveB3JRGV9Eus5Ar00eXQDTNoPaKwfCfc6sUygNCFCFIUhpWa-ymT6EOn9lnDCqjcvv41ik-aHnSohZ3NxnU5OlOONokmN_OUPhEyqy-BgjzL9_WQ82zgThIbT6kL0LOzlPGiLQGyd3lqesXQwW6lqT9Q=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

I was on a CD shopping spree, so I also picked up the one simply titled Chrno Crusade II ITEM #596707 . This CD has no music and is a full Drama CD of a story lasting about an hour. The collector that I am, when I got this one sealed, I couldn't get myself to open it, so I have not listened to the contents of this CD (yet)...

Spoiler for the manga/anime: View spoilerHide spoilerWhat I like about the cover of this one is that it shows Chrono with his wings, even though he is not in demon form.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FdNv_q14DcCRBlIsG-PujTJRLvWt2dKs8bhq5psfTR4wTXId9Cq7B_RWRR2CHIlUQIy6yG667gFsXRLj20VIUyMwZW44eDn6odn9up8BmLi5ho6JIPyi6xRUVzGL0WQ64VsUyf2rBF9svCoxSg-YXicFt94kmznw7FxMTrGERt9RdtqmKYjgClEyMnGaqJZPaZ-3Tv7lvfmBQtbnJXazSWpPhAEcU5buHBfjLDtkk2z-H6gbqFyR72FH1JYxDJ-kM4J-uk8wqt47wfyBvTQ-nTU3v653tsStWBrzDobxqjHpy9kAYbe-o6L-dn4nV-F0czwgLj4l2IQGjpjdzpGY6M1-6zmmXuJLe4WkJ4a0an7yi5dzddXAaWWzqy8KGs2AyKOFZPg093-QTjIQO2Ts6KV_glVragykqlB4unH-6MFSR-hfPr_aUbVg0KK7hcr7ffIdQJQsf9PbcuDJUaBZQAcDMzyg35ClMkfAuu6VCO4zOzxT-ba7OtprX3rG2UCLc9ba5N2g-l-6dOsYSbBaPEzJHny40YfodqepmSs3-NqF9mS-PVj7thAnc9rOTEt-zoOn77yyWBVjxA-pMDebrehp-MpLVKMLokqJ_a8=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

The artwork from the back of the CD I have seen used in other pieces too, but I really like the air around it. It doesn't happen much that you see Rosette and Chrono so relaxed.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oVi9eeGQHNgTcPQzO2fvVNcpvG0R40fvFKarD_2pgSSSPqJcGR8QbbDSoYagQ3XHJTidJvaocb6TFJ8AAKOmXcK5NRn1rOxdrMzf7HvdQtBiDi5Uc2M_KLN1r5KzXytk_MovFoSP3zx6YV7qK1O_MBXC_HfzSiuiYsFtuhzIYRcCDrXMR38q1OTeOHE4DqpLTEhK1CtaFhwiXYhA66xO4i00Qez4qidB8n-fn41Kb5x8_AlGa8R23uuXoHFVyEJAxWNrCShWWLy0hpSRW0XXQ7jwV3vE7YlV70uZ89a13F9bxT3yc1uTIM0BwQreBBaf3OEScXwdoSqRRc9r6YNcSj28VcNjYlFWMixp6URXPyzFgqYIPJRbbhK7tCnS_cRZPsehR2F3my_aGNYA24oY6B1ND8FW-dCANRlWINutluigN7NYoQYT5ZgLd3gffHoehwUGRMpzGuqO7zlzYQQnTCRbJOqqxh9npapXzrW_ACaXak15kkRPknlUqdgnXcUdqEUB4Qg7m6rsbiBcdZg-T-fnChVkDK2x6g2LxLrOQGiiD54CWqAqZ-IyuDP8L0zMCtelt4aTS57qFo6y7u3XL8wPMqgOc1amJIxrUc0=w725-h966-no?.jpg

As for my last Chrono Crusade related CD in this loot: The bonus pre-order Drama CD ITEM #596850 exclusively given away to people that made an early pre-order of the 4th volume of the anime DVD. That description sounded quite interesting to me and considering I had never seen this item for sale before, I bought this without much thinking. Oh, how disappointed I ended up being when I played this CD... It's only 4 minutes long and only an advertisement with a thank you from the voice actors. The only positive thing I have to say is that luckily they used the original anime voice actors, meaning it's 4 more minutes of Ishida Akira's ENTRY #20588 beautiful voice.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BhVykU4vwARWIjFlZ4uHXSlp04eXUJE2VK3vDwt7BDkb6p7DJu_PXI8jUssPC8MdbcTJNMKHTYSldvpP9LB6flFKyhUHEkW3LSdU1hHqAXxXvBhc1XS0dzlCjWqoRMih4_IRiu28MUwMDI40KvfTps2Yo_-m8YQl-FYarQQtEN-dIQiJYay2ZZZpG6zLkHSefYd3EBSWhS0bO8E1QlKPc2uSh7P8I7UqbzjFFh_Rj_aDVBkOGHb70rI165Ws6LZoJ-7axCxdeyC0Y4cbgbQFH8GS0VNGiFYKMxzbBmAJ5WWlF272lrFJPzp0o-PmFjygGaN_DigwihuqhMEc5zsJWU2PJh_BtDSFCMQlbgHoLoIbCLfmK7OnwWn15nqq31-u54ImpJlF_HWcT4qYqbQwb0-4pjCFcgaOIYYOGvTDrCzLMo00ekFrcpz6eG8QQAWvNURL8lNUtAzj4puhlaZJa2nJfulOZlqea_pGIC4SURGo3EXpT8t8HWgYWj_eDejNThBEjUea-eO6Fb__R95Qjs6JQvnRD1lY702ZEXIkIhmF8P7rjs6Stze40QWxCjk_7EpPRvkMcFuPCEmQMqSQmPRZpElOz4fm0in1ucE=w725-h966-no?.jpg

I do like the look of the case of this item! Both front and back. I don't think I will ever listen to the CD itself again, though.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NhFbnOE8m7-Bqaz1ifJDJf8sw1wkph5kLSGI9Y4afIyiqetzujfWsCXAgBumcuc4rMf2rLgaiygJ6QTOWxtYacPItigQE1k7WK8iMthe7rEZh1gu8ZnNxWdfpV_4U9lyN3uKVIeAaZcBw1UEk9aQVhlJkbSlHCap_UaaPnKkPa9eHDrxIsZkX5ph5GMqE7TJQ2P7L6IQvjBc25JNVcjeycPzY5xcyEuhDSyMg09tfaVO5ReqVsX5_6wyT9zqe3_PNJcbnR8AH-NuXrW9Ep9uwMvQrIPMm5VhOaxnB0PVe7g9MKrAMilfh9LkEbWFZNG8lqrCRGhvsYVTs4Ia0FoxChBn9Q8J6Y-0Rc5LikqB5XEqjhQuhL1rsv2qzbf1EF_HHWscYIAoGDYbi1AiAQ0FLRqJmBkSWqTesS60eeIHcELWCxttIsovVu0Vwau1qXmtQS0FEpGcOMPc8TaDV4fvwHRqpKJCHFkZu3zrAlCaYkg8gT3xQebNM0HlcaeZKmsMEwOVVfpK4fmtNgO9PHCH3RDzqgmnhh8bPo1gfBQJKV8ZMk4Rp7q6y_IqpUNZtavcoe5X7HAsIXwikO4ZGCCev_2LT94UGUiVqiNLhUQ=w725-h966-no?.jpg

The CD has a piece of official anime artwork printed on it. I always really liked Rosette's dress and hairdo here.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xRhMt0eER94TGSR4YcKqn1S6ivoRdcsn59XIrZ-7PZThfqBZjbLf4-2IUZiTShs7vL8002y2EoWWHHpOltjUn2ehUDXjIJpMB2BzJzAy2za9g_m11urFecB8SWncPjnMWw7s0MhHhFn81WfxG_CSz0alcwLA4W3mtbi8b_8f7AhOn_HSR21jDGvp12h1UQVSh6x7IgOXR7ycWvGQc9Ylw28wFbi8zJ6G9nq47i3UF4tT0UAYd3dkaOFUItKWXGEhkZQH6rVBTOCbtgvI5uBtB_KfYEEZuQ57PV1G909h1nKA6NFV8xKEPtF5N4hsEZI2ZgBepjl8YKR3TampOBNiqX9RWJoOzBwQTi2LAwARkYU8h8y0uIMG2w1MUTHPWcfrDUwpJzh9w6yLHkect6a-jpTVZZwmQqyflPDgoarDZR7SKtaFVlHB2z9dRM1-8r03GTYhnAR6KNk6Gyjq9Him-DlMv9ItHjFp5yxRL5NreDQ2tTSu866cSts1QNPn8FVO1S3y6xVTy3Ygq7kn2RxRzn6fuEfiA_P1RKdA2W7Jx3cDZ-Lt757bM64nPO0oWkakVF48xN8S3lKR1WNv9DynmK57fNsIO9elikKaLzw=w725-h966-no?.jpg

We finished looking at the CD's, but that does not mean we are finished with Chrono Crusade items yet! Here is official Guide Book ITEM #319580 , which is specifically for the manga.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9PkKhkdyfcqf_wIMHRLe0sTRmkuODSGOvCRy2HoWacevo9Yntdh2kZAsA5mJk9bwAOwGX6WDKQe5Wt51or6K6iHYmZggH3oVRIXO_mozywOszwTbeb-qVn0ofcY6hbUjiaTtMf8oiB3OouZ4x6OCLTXzUfdcP_ciVfpeiS-ls3ZKBAjbo2fveU8NUL9mV1BVL24a2A6TPlULryVl0pbzuUe2P-g7s7Umfno7BnEUggHO3sWOYHkmqzPU7mzkgsbNXYy6UTomG4OFaYVAoM6GBfoYhdZJtzXVz3836G_FVwpMYZjfJ-fcy9j22ReoQinmY_F6NxSxsQpQyVtYfRILfnSOb5AT-2VXbXdRTB-nHt-rrC_4cgRpZdjUhelTDnv9TecZDKQscgv4S8vpeQQs7-i-HonDejqZJUCMmPvsysJFMl5xF6EDUpdREU7xqLxz_Xjsr82z3pOPVeWl7IzQOM4CP0KIwGPw4rcInc6mdds25Spo4qE8mABMTZoLWs6zi3YHwQf-7BCZrgZoGYXswlBCTjUKPYUz2rXmUMsK-Ef2BZsch2rIR6RffrJ-EjaY0CFZQ2Yu7eR_nNftGIunKCuAvIfBBVC2_ZCXqzA=w725-h966-no?.jpg

The art on the back is incredibly cute too! The obi advertises the TV anime, which had just finished airing at the release time of this book.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/t8JPJBPqhLcXzLmJva0c0YctGElI_L8TV__n3krhjJmHKnIY0FrsLfoSmqxwhtPZ5HGXUkd78iMubwFg5c3fFdK1218t5RvreuOAid3LF4IzIlesJFlMOIorrToZY-0kQWJZn8Ac5xwnhmjkxANSy7dhe9uRpVrnoOjWd_DOUY50RJfrEKF0_ndxaaBXeQSi3khdWHFG1aq55G3Jka_-kJauLv5vKbzZ_ewOJLcKBpcQcOUYb6ACkb3lDXO9A5iPxCT9E8Q8m0C4odm1sr7IcjmPah8Twr8qdpZXIh-NEHPzGAo6w0VzPrfKMvdbgGWAgOlB610e2yZ61rsL2Hm5hmsUdlc87fUJJXEyI5iEoulJin7tO0G-etAzzN3Y5XkUri5TKM8voJWXZaqJ8mljLWl1YOHngUzFIWKdrbwMIIdpiMxPAncBmerM9K6Z0WRZGdaSQB0eYd7Mg_aIDvM6PCv7cmZkPk6HympcfXsgqfUSbXiXISTjDenKNvL_C8XKwh2cEmfYaU-YgCnT4yeVrJzI5p2lufTZh-JWczjozymXFnm2aTHUAns3KsECxVLErHZDyn6BhwkLB6wbHFHiYyGN8pA1kFkF4R36ams=w725-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/n57caePWOZvgBN_7kr783Ldfoxv_j9C-kWsKMhJ5CV3YDyaEDORqdYdfF5X2bCEB9rQrFgNVj_xP41y0yl0N20WMaNzH8mk-EhBhdgJwnesEP47wNh-K4Yg15dwWdHh0lQY2dP3b5xjL93eyvjGWhMPjRN6FvjdS3nSAaGywjzJnaHlcle7BgfJb8RyWlLEoHNUBrBJblhjiI4Qz4DQ9jnZKTx8iAE7gT78zLMeFn416sNzlyW4-pJuQX-7NRdLI19jxVcIRIzNvJXTyqLnzfmKPmR09OzYkgh1009SAGWJrD3fA5VQ00kYD_BMt1Bf52a8wL1OE47W2lM1lDZEg0oEQNUrLNVoRflowKrQwb-SWqSgWOnt9E935gyyb4fiUj_3K92o4bPBNBOMadyO2g_TNOBw5QGWd4g7iNoR0Sic1PicOQQ6P9Y5sqM6AzSlLS-5uqmrWqP9ZS8pT_DdQoBmQaNU6PSY--U9mlMriuiKDL7dw--Yi1rheOuKo3Dli5IFWlvhY5qjJXaqZnlCCiNMYW1-f9mtwVeTTwkwbg0eFpYCKIYZcmhChWvXX5M7j7OXZWEkY2jqz_4L29oC167oLBZ0J7aDDrIAv6qo=w725-h966-no?.jpg

I own quite a bit of guide books from other manga too and the set-up of this one is similar. It's a combination of chapter explanations, character summaries, sketches and a bit of original content here and there.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/fPDz5CnQFi7hWRnhCkZiunVHUVJCCCcRIfiwkYRzi2fVvkCmWqkbaMgEl1XUk4j4-AXsNnJCg5aJIROYjB9wIx2A--1VFP2Ub4XX7Znll04Bs7a3J6c9O0rMmpe_tPhIYIy70s-D2oQAgkP0rl9bjpD7eOcyWK5cTf3IXXlfFzwTm6KnHKmXwdHBc9TH9cx7x2q-FeTzF4ktMK4o-6weN4LJBK4PccVJ7FGEvAq-HH_aydLKyBYOPKBY4eyLkuDb2azDCmVPWLqRTgNRZvVdB-FsnZ5shkfx9_xMDzJ-2IK6DPuHjLZYyGNYfW0_gZA2HPTJY3lrXJ2ObJ2KlVXQT7-7PnzhifvFJHOVayoXDZ6HMPL22iiUWPdZK2oOmP9n2y2iJeTarOGQGMskCnFRJiE70IB8Ia92tdlxzjI7mmuIdE-mowumcF_GWR4XRvG99V2wBP6aUbx6tSzqmontGKFwEQ1ydtzK9pULv0PYtMSJ6a0YwS_pWl-florcjWpFffLieD3D2-k7EivcvjD-i8X9yyYuKG3fPmafu5fxTOgBVm0D6GOcC9l73IaFpRcLsKBxxdqWCZ93x2bF8mAVYVzte9hmxkHYt7_l0oQ=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Rosette looks so cheeky and adorable here! <3

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/AjG8E9NVgENnYpVz8aQ3aNh4iwoOgnypP-shJSn37ld_N1gIwd6lMsCGo6AmkMYVZ-eMNQUDnWIBl9EvM8VV1ke6S0I2ZkWknUINKjRVcqK87lDgBPlh8qvJUYOMnB6_T2laGSLuMG9goUJOSecokM0KBlkO48znbZ__DloIqoGRVjyz7jq78c1T-VyjA4azO5xLMwuhbQYB7t-6CxcVBerYT9zIje09BxOeRaEfGHnjQxXz3XWmoCVz5drlVsz77v2cSVG9M-GOwEm5QVJMim33KaTzg5tH4toie0TJvgvU3Ieq8aSvUoUUsBuXAs-oEvbwM20tS74SHMqJlBg9Yx47FLQzqA5MrCM99xyGfCBddUBiWd2uArNGg6EQQhaFkhh7m20jD5Vu8sQblzQdKcDxy0B9Xn-PAHqTXCAtYSCpzTqzkXsmhcykKBy67OOLricgjpKqMvcDjhPrGAVBJAZgA3GND5Eitk7Ta6jGXIWlaF990TNZe7y4_n_0zZpCmkBclNJvY1DXNPzagUAmaHuxQCuG7Nh83CBa271E7KkHAKTpl8NIEhXH1MXb9sCufKEBn4ymLQRroDafdBKLyaPZOeB314X4wuPVAro=w725-h966-no?.jpg

Wow! I love this sketch!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/cbGUNt75I-cEUFsC5Usubuol3YT_jhMwe55HXio4VFHcP_cU3X9LFcboMgGJRDnN1orIzHZht3AU80rtPVfhw0gohw5AYkhS2suSe8_jS2S7TQaVnM3iXzpMmUH_gh23VWghnANW77u5N1dXER4CbG6kHZOhrk4B3v7iySClnNiaO2qZdaIh9RhedPJoipmuz7-FoUOidmrisi4QlkBBQmD1z0p6wL5Y4b_j9UpgyKiWPRhDdJWXiGtK3pmym_-xHP9EImrEkbd3LvA7r5ondcvSscfDvryPTSmPbe_pSRheeZ54BtDySDZa27sQKHhkdI-X1V6N0rF-TUSV1TJ8bxmgtf8m-iMxz9PCwiFOEUV3qer4rzt63jR4BAw0EzQ1KK1If8skhBKguAi5oFjk314RPTZPyAUjmMrDkxbd_T9E4HNiP5Y0wKXNorFEEB7kxKGkkzPClpr7Ecmm3Q8aCmbWssfiwhS0sj3KniHGK4wopIYxZAxk_VjXMMPjkkqErfBoobXEFIMDqhCTy8Yynf-3EbkGa8Tv0cuKoHUq6JnQYCx5zea5L5ajq5FRowOpRwu8PAWewao9Va5wd2l89jdSjiLpLX-K_C9yedQ=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Next up, transparant trading figures...every collectors nightmare, a favorite from 90's and early 00's manufacturers to make as secrets for sets. Being a Chrono Crusade completionist, I had to pick up this one from Rosette ITEM #582948 when I saw it for cheap.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1WMIypDFqk4fl7Sr95bc1TZjOom6CezshMi9RyVaduMdxrisEijd9juMmyAKa2liWJKFYmvjhk-Sgo161WMVEt0elY5yRI1ghL6Fe18vLGBn9i2oN1rjumn3Otd5nvog4QwJQkH9Gnw-nJoOQyYdu85jP_6xNisXRwg3t0-7X9getBGBhxwhlmLOsq5lfVm2gX-lKd2vIIuz-1fY2oTHGpbr2K2CzyEtazWcHEVXfW392EBlukLXwOoX8m4bnUi7qqXWpDcUziTSfFaajNIXaLaA8xLAdNiwiUUh_ltNhKZdP2Eth6eyWjwpiZ4be1tV3Q3b0eO9XUQK3FQN3bBMMtBRPtC_5gZYU7NL6fYcCZLaGmXSQPrs3rSzp4IXTmWnzoPBJhOaCK_s14-sWJaeVkEJoyR3iwN1JroHe7imHByJJVlAoJ0C352OSEPaOnPjLLkKo4_FuzB61zZLfiXd1fLqYnb_MDvbAOiA9mmp7IBYnQJ0kk-TomPlQvCaH0TEZZjITWB1dqsFCVOWldXATbSUI-fXApq3kBRN4vEQjFjAmQe4P2PtfgeVmVU2YLkWmGxloGgDdrX77PlJOMo9Yj_0C1iSX1Hk5DGSmRw=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

When I unpacked this figure I went holy shit this is the dirtiest figure I ever touched, she was so sticky. Something really common with the crappy unpainted plastic these older transparant figures are made from, but not having touched one for a while, I was not prepared.

So I threw away the bubble wrap layer I was making these pictures on and went on an adventure with this figure!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7TCKrD7E5QKF3itEludkc3z_oyK96y64eFoQlPGVOjMxHCANy7ZO40GAmDhfBCE_PBbG-xCNmRjLscau4nglI4xB3NFRkNqfSVJCl6XODyY2reXgiStt6ebLvTLfIUigOr4eEpt4Gh8YIJ4SMCZRKUDwvB_7Za895WoTy9f-RZV9HrSsiVhWLO-F3bNdOCLpyQp5HUuahHRWhP71wSSzskO4-7Xv7yJIuKIZYnW9qcD5vGdJys80NSpMHdXusYPFJzCUy1FKWCYTD8XZbEYZXlqnuBHRBoogtfAp9-gKEvUp_qYvZMHgySnFhuTnYg-juHITMtQTbjA6_0oNBwWBqps1z8JfDbg8LHlp1wMVWwGX1-uAgP63MxOE1Ovo5sgWyiWNyVqZuv3TK75qzF0O9Z1BG54xzsiiDTRxua1giZHLzx7iETj9on3Cukaf50BLqe35doA89HGpZzJT9Ak6PDjg8Rf17LLkbHvCHct5R5FGjM1fT7qJz3Z32HViE4s9yVYjUrScrDyghb-lIKkVEoQ4-6LqZoZOpQSxu3JNtgidOIMVTidJ_gp9Y8g2DrMXAItOMRBQKN8_-Pw8yXM65LkPycTzTFXdsYjWsQU=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

For 5 days in a row, I would scrub this figure with handsoap and a brush for two times a day and let her rest in the soapy water. Slowly this figure was getting less grimy. At the end of the 5-day cleansing her stickiness was reduced by 90%. That was the best I could make of it, as there was barely a differnce on the figure between day 4 and 5. Luckily cleaning a figure like this is not very scary, because you don't have to be afraid of paint wearing off.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3gV9JDd0tGoZ7oB7mNtm-BVVpsAgkpsPUEfu-mYlOIX2WaNBoy24eEJ4h4ssv1saX0PnLs2weXwm8K7Zcz3DN7BPwUmSunPDgLuTwOf60eDRd4AN3ybL80b7OItn1l3lX9GL5gg3HBCdpkC4LjYX8tDkU-6K3rCLp-pexJVdIHGcdYBEdbibHEHXDm8FW47Z_8cOBvS67YiSiyNvtCeob5CPQVEABNd5OxZkMRan53fwDlDXaNMNo0l1TQn9S55scBTFYkiUnv5y78R9Xq7DcEu3ALmHkyBbm4jM4zmXPRLm4e9kqSI4pOjRJvZuFHjkhQInfMlf27V9COLyuGOUDutIJ8mQprl9vV3kiCp_tH9UBaI5lq6mDrzfWY_EAPDy8LMXZ2Bdey_KO_DAro5oFSGKHoDCbB5cmlUFAegwkxfZ4lCa0moHHxqs89s3FuovQCwQ-n4vLldHI6SEwzN6bkqs_Wy1fTLs-sGC_znQsWrzbQ5lZ4xsHxtvMyLPPCd8SoH0Z4G1uPuDZc_YH4ahzFaTniB6qqaOky8lwe76nFS7rujZMotAoVM95V6IpMXra-igpcNQWj54eFGqb-hnKPlQrXSeNvqLY84kZFA=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

After she was clean and I got to take a better look at her, I was quite happy to see with how much alternative parts she came!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/UpfvS5GEigLNSr1kGM1Fc6gt5NGg4Q-vWL-nNUZRAQfsVo5bM3ZUC2d9GS2rb7M4mfEItpF1f5mfILJBQqsZiBkSuX3AWJJBHq1qZ6r7xXn9kDetXMtcGRu_CcvlnW_LY8KF7My3KQdk9YNTfRNLTjcXcLurVFLoNozF3OySjDqu2YnIAf5eQNmc0qczitU2h7A80w7r1NeKq2qu7WZRIjryNxY-kLVpxTO2Uhm_jiu-OSkLLVs_mWjDB3UCI2ArwjI3-FvewQjHPc5kZBkF_-lhKGP30KvUvj0Dstggz4_gTq4MrY1t8mlQgrm-xJ1VyZ_LlcMCU3SokY6K7vDSIh1SIv84O9PFkuTSc2O5pV-wHlQv8o2jTC9_sGM3w4ml6NhoHrflKDjHkZvBRekzU4uOv0khRBUkhgXOTBDCv_oqs-WHvGo-5i5nxULqaQNiX8op0Q22sxHjMWwF2gB8IG74O7I3_N_hAad8oAjzn_KK88nD2O8gxx__qIxibwzdXYlqf4rQaqFQGvwr41NuyiIa_9afw4JjV_L3SH6OqnFZ0YO5Se1t7vHHk1JbcQRdNIIxNVHbIUZZJklzSNP1fwQJkhVaTzv6FPBfGSk=w725-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pX85hSS8PRavO4hjaYxfaakj5NkcjClhzLji1P-F4TKh-zVbnwCvScs7VAfXTcw1FLBncYbdTiC5LHpkjJx6EsVENHFpMgUgf0Fn3xjFA-nLPsgmt6sNOAg-xz_KpbZibxJquK-z6rYlCK4wqtue4aF6DoU0RIeCZRNlsM_KSCPkEovMVygNiV_aRo7UjVRpgHfvPYa-ChrXaeBz-B7sdWiUnWSS_DipbodxGIwC30BpLvG-BHwDDs9SaPleToVTdWJzkZX2iKf5rhck6-izi0hpvJ3vr9xFowob2qxXUHrbl70_we0FmthqHEklzvGdX_NSG-3dPVTr2hFoKV08QpgSfjsxpovoo2-5WhzV2sUiqZcj222yhzm1yCoL_koptuZT7Cy7hHZJRefGnsqFTU8cf_aAvTBiPt0kNMpmy80UWtqMjomk8hG4bV4NqUTY0Y1wMVUQ-4CtWFwEyntilDvuNFVTvVLhqmMGoQJZnLAdIPIV0ucC-AAKnnCr0lzZ7Nk6rgf0_KvLbBFFQooR_pfuBMGCJMEQfnjtfpXiH0sw5jrX3vRn9-9PXMHhSO3k8gvkqbOBZm5gGVWx0stknmjQuPsvj1fnOWOrHNg=w725-h966-no?.jpg

She even comes with a more calm posing and option to display her without her cap!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VPAwR4PATMH0IGWsqQvscj52cbyBQmr2tHM6oM2ieDfidsmlIhepytrSGhMYn8gkOvnwdS3aBICpk1PVoUwhfl4Md4OWPBqR_O5ORXEjx0eLoK8ejBD68dQOhJER2sEQf6WfG6gC4vtqrL8akAWYN7sddNIF66Mu0TKCn2vr6c826muIkUcOgYuNdITAJIJsWa4E-pRbX3_1VhUhs5JojUkRYzZYfN9L1rqzBz5gVqur55JO4RZQQfcPTPOEvip-o6lO9375lt3eebxk2iDVlkJVMz0kJbAHmWii8N7ByrExhgINWb__24Qg99zUPWpz_gUTAls4V50M6lLQFgvbuV14pXX4_Y27y6Or4_b2ogERq1kLK55FqFULMOTEVOl4Bbkc6Zm-Vyhb_eSTKB-o0PdRMl-K1tRP8tozmxqdQJ29DtMQkA4DEj8ERKV1IKhY6UGGW2hAWzPK-Kx2ysomQD9IZOQUJZjjjGDd2EkaADzMySJ66Sr7ITfpuDrvqL-FX4-0xqCCNpN_EFEV600izIO2iRa3H_N9PDSo1CmPZXHTEsInjN2JlLS9vigg63eVWjhFNiX75fAFtSQL75miInNDE0-tKVnxMH5A8YI=w725-h966-no?.jpg

Her sculpting looks pretty good here! Especially considering the colored version of this figure ITEM #11153 is known for having a bit of a crazy face. The sculpt seems fine, just the painting makes her look crazy!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Fzl2BUDtppJwD4lGB-koerLfy1dsb0o4Iv6kwJwJ7CraA5vuREYORi87LlyRiLYOU2zvOw8DEO3RTL2jxMs-a2fkCbs1_c2m14rohpRvmDeKD0xwC-KiQKgmL6lUidtsuvQcRUQ1K53C06A2a8BHTwpGtb83Mo5a-1Dx3OAX7_Iomv0vwP6_9tW8dppARbXCP8U5YPUSS6fyTLfYBP7oPI7K6Vhew30lEkl3Ma5Jsh4-KxM59-dIM5-9_MjQO8ggVOSJ0mURCexC13U4O7N2sVBR405KmLZ0x6Agl5BH2i0sNmI6k7n4tsAmA8_DOsrxaTECDruC30MfIXhZ5st7JB5e68oaUOkxDwvBpXtF7ENtkNEJlFWu5fi1PqD4AcC2dV33AHs6iXaRqdy7MI2PGneEDflV_SPpcOgWvdl92vReXOdsMCxNFum0Lxc53fcy86n9YQO-iN4Ka2oyuPfgl2P3-TUVvujfwE2hQe_RNhm4GqPeoEQlhaikMviMXeHZIMsPiI0YBmjcFTslSNVEF2fdBeZzhWBh0PBERd59l4NF60CEFYyo0gdl9wLG76uSFpzWBkMQu54yEyAfX-cs3_2J48mQrnsAYprLDPk=w725-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zyLa64EBy7wl__PyXA3hulQImsDrgbzpnayCMrPL1sLY-MiBPgXq0C4pGECiAxJWWYIxo9eCaGXS0zljKESaaabdFk__L-SwWgijvgoW2MXByYefxIGAiT7cHdEQYsr-RlJgKZhW2_wyaCgbQ4RdR8XctB7hs7lj--M4ZxuZ1QCOI3znpw-GYZwiPlVMBrMny5zK6oiTgKaW8tGsJKaODTsGh0gbAHYgA8qQPjCrSLYPAhN40wVnj5-CGwyF1XzFseHZokGyouQoMahJMb_-mOxgJ-aRYfMr31O6a0SYaGOLyVxPlyXckDroZfPRAPF38u81pMJJpZqZV1T4ORZ7kaOHLZSk4ScVyfSknIeZZyoEdKetbsy7ob4hVEjuZgAwzhsCQV6GTF3pBYdrPo2V6fH33nLyBpzJbkA_y9OGl9O0YsoMnYlobxsG_lH3v9mFKW-pDm4MmKv8sXHiztm3pa3KmGL8Cm6kmcLZFlTmgqbXAFrpKR2v6gUzh1UoZiC7Kd63ohxt72rS3fgYQQCRdCssPwWaoRskqulI161JvZw05sHjk8PV43-TqOUdKP3BDyf-LsKMAhK2lg4SCke_bTpl5JJBPgSiQ2DGXKc=w725-h966-no?.jpg

And here is the more well-known, gun-slinging nun look! What I actually really like from this transparant figure is how you can see the sculpt from her legs, including her kneesocks, under the skirt.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/XISla6P4L3RjlirwRNb6bNAyn4B5EkGs11PcNow867-e4hB4SNaARoX4uUmcc8HaaDvrV4sQ0o3SRpn1xqj72OLkzWFpUp_QTLyKVFk6ESgDEo5EVEveMiR9oC6UTffh_adFiZUWcah2HBn3zjwuDEVYKxWP85Rzc1WMVZJ--WmK60jy8vYnMd470ea9c4WXmnmbiq-DwaAyVu1AcvPkIKJHib0_oDCEacOQk6HoGyk2wnrKTdjAXbsZtHoQZZdcsaJu-M8u-DK76G6nP90U5MDQtjAZr1JS-Ht9SAvh7O5r0v6v17bLoKwcc78Za8BiqVpVWOHREo5UGk-R35Eee9hflu8Iqw6pNheMJ9EpUtszABYwm3VErJjwKqH8bOoA6tEkeXxjGUa6_ySrbLeksTxZrptGSG3qd9zfALCNwS7TWYQArHSifwy9UXyFHF0SF0CgUDN3SSHIKvd8OD7eUEi7qkO8yvzXMO1Uny2rUQOq0xIDeblLoayT_pob3fj3lKvyCmDMa930Aw-VZi9M_28xoEFf3kjFPtt1bQIEO5ZM8FsmIazqavUjqzyPStjfsg8mQPtPj3oG9xUhfDgaGtkTO5J4r9A5MYgypLk=w725-h966-no?.jpg

I complained a lot about this figure before and after buying, but I ended up being quite fond of her. It does not take away my general dislike for clear figures, though. She may look nice on these pictures, but when displayed in a display cabinet together with other items, she pretty much disappears no matter where you place her or what kind of background you give her. And she has to be cleaned a lot.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HfULZvb9CcrELAQy1v37xWXyjCRUavNScyJ6ecZ_TV1yLjr5VdRJxTYf7dYY970IBVHk_X42SHjVVrHxvhqBRx6jNqp6hLHnUnYJGkYNzAtYehRAy4Jx7PMSgN2B007NFRAMlehR9T5GOgbi9UcOsd9D6KWl7H9jwJlUvcWdh4ZaRFSCnDnbb_rR3yRnVTeEGeHeUHByrbD6mbbMPBVrOGsExOrRZp3tJ8LcsmDuvbMQDldy9XCRHjnTdAcn3tdpk0cxpbPSowaZwHe3xBVpoR0Hk54kMLlas9j5C6etBO1XHOICkjRmdi582MGC_DNihK_c1nfAmDl2SJdvA1bQUtbhCHcAKz3ACmdVFDhjBrMgd5zLfzONE2UBYtQhpJ-9LEpa031FWGEpJ3w8DpFTzIq7wvRVIbuL6Cn3bQOau4MXfwK0Es14d_IbZRgADfhvk_AZJ_t25hlfTcMmH451FQ4inwpzHmTxQKwKn7cwY4EkBuD3M05Fd8kzrEmrtsYREoB_1yIUJGD9q0y60m2MeQr543HRWggIp6FfE9gtwDp1RuDY_Y2jVvLMu2-Ph9dXyVfEvpQArnYLu2ZMFPMgE8a0Stu3MT5Mzd318YY=w725-h966-no?.jpg

And now for my last Chrono Crusade item in this loot: A Monthly Comic Dragon, to be specific the July 2000 issue, which was advertised coming with an 'exclusive Chrono Crusade comic and special omake'. This was the item in my loot bumping up the shipping costs the most...

The cover already starts off very good as this artwork is super nice!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HqmU-LdF4KJbuIAIf6B507KRedZYMFAyRjxk0Z9RV5AyY1QUuISK_mIGkuf-F2YaN1cKVOJVcOJ2NvROiZohvfSo4OXHmntqnLKlAwYEJFwz1QxFUyeHwrSGVvunzeLleFIikKYAmfeXP0fTOqbF4xtHObb5r_EYxDj2L_S_D-PCFNiuptnkFoEqPha6PElV-zkfRKwmQlDU5PX9_jrzMxYwi1svhp_6oqiqV0JtjHv2wc8Yn-85QXKGENiV5J_-Di8rD3CTFq_4oa6JDCp94v5fUG1xq9-An_D-seS_Hly5mK5dZp5s81bLI33w_nEusywFOKWjlxOSIoDGkh-01kwX8TcdsjAb4MVBvdouxVBuRthcHksJeu1kNcGwEC2rj1P_xVnLVs79eS2GLz1yWxN6Kxn779IRvfHC2ZsoozeSJt9vbKAWf4cZHTtZbqHS01VipQknG3znLgpDt9Dx7uNO9nRqO_xGSuufaJ1zK4gzJcCMXPT5C8aoVVIdynccZuS9RT7OhRY6Lu_eyeQWiY93Hb2dwPyTm7GbGIkKdKfkO9wfskj21O0mMbrDSWrCzNYUsHBFsfB8nd3cfM8O_w-83uKzHjhJf8QhkB4=w725-h966-no?.jpg

The advertised omake turned out to be this special fold-out poster of Rosette in a cowgirl outfit! It looks very good on her!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bAysVsIrZgXAw1PrdNwX-RPQz_hKcRfgFR_iraMB5_fw6tRnYkv2tNv5ay1SJaYMbx7qUqmGGWUgqRoPYDsDIZAW_n7C5YIswB06kw06BgRV39ELoZc6JF8TZQTxq__xmZjFmPTpKtlwR924uHUtZuoMTQVex981zZdnriI_nfNWWV2YkO6-vW6Bq75Fu4zO678tndwsYWmm5hrHeLY5KIK2ataifR1gTUoUY3VeRQhV8rBBtBGuLHuXfg79SbjXxhYhgsZU0kfXEu9tVEEZgjo4V8tYWgIXaURjpWg45Od_RlW-1EoJx8k89GF_VxlK6V9nlPypa8x6hW0ArSQuz7jCREgwYh_nQfVvBHdfUE21HMbg9_ZAmaQCF4J3Ycup14y0Dpx1tqKQRjsvVTgXuU7oOS1F1-ACTl116vVGh13_cu5TzLXHZ2b2S3N2fTx8PM2gcCXlfvYHOJkMlcgDDWZMCtq0438hKi1mZIp8zf6a4jW_bZbKs3wykxLX2B-r4-TFlTNMwf_NupTDRoh1pcUTvcSmKvcR3EYirSU08RqQQPGzy0ReBKXdsUkC6AaKekAeHO0oIyymmQ48HWNbVTcXKp5X_1brMATQkds=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Even though it has re-used images from the manga, I also really like the back of this poster.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Sb4gjVk84lpYVLIhobglZ_HtNH2CQQfiXEZjnQsaDHhXwJ_CIFuoTgzIlq8n81Vg2Zap8mIeaBZbhcLolg3MMptGtpbJsT4ylLgvpLpTZFmVMy9rgSPQYTEGMolULt8-7v9WFNQSRQ-kOGdKJfAcgfE0QaOpmr7KbJlbp3W9dIIUgPsz0zzqjAI4sjLhUhK_zSFvt_HIfX3njoUPQCIty4c8TBEVEzvx9uuzuGq4X6iBKjMOOPbZM_wgokmCH7H_Qnfxu_Vk4jKdN3INyYKC88eY0_NS7x5YpqRL0_8oSE4qaRLkKUotsX6FWzY-R0sN7zeYdTW5nSCXPmms9rf752FeWMyIV2y3KCgViYmof8t7V4KbUM3tE0Kcf5BEgACQrArA2613tPlO-wnv8l9C3ZvkHvwfc18Xe2vbcs8efIxk-R-MyCvPCpm_eqBUClBYP0UQuUnFs9JKL_tgRk40weBtNVE4QfbaLavl1dAbIuyUMDft3yfnTZsFwahtYjG8ZxNCTfx3QoRJEm810WAJtXnlCMN8P_folcq7ajtmVef2r1YWPvXoLAZzmLldou9DWh4HhT7mD_iH8juXK9r1dadduXKlMxrBqH4cxCU=w725-h966-no?.jpg

This artwork of Rosette and Chrono in modern clothes has showed up on some promotional items. Chrono looks like a Pokémon trainer with his outfit, haha! I also like how in Japan the writing of Rosette keeps on changing during the time of the manga, after the anime aired, it was only Rosette or Rosetto from that moment on.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Y4g-84eLxBtCNHiNaGdApAYZ1hxYQh2AXXynjFkeaKV4Q_mLjlgPyoRbATEgebTUDoJP0ozT-7_NnoqiqYg1uLpSxwPlTEPIJQpgur2g4wxkES4_4bRg-9brs7f76lv6kXXmQySZYv8C-raK-7kDllD5vE7iXFsmF-QTvjebHyoIfL66XcLxUs1uK-GxrKjRbKiE3T1QrlkfZkGfORQKEP0NvS5-QQFWllA4BbtwO-r3RFN17zDNoC-6MMKiDbtdIbf3Oa8FMu5O87awweUKmsfeaNUCYnF2qcIYkvkuFjwlJE9BHea2StS_5F9xNBET4iR-voa3av-JAiR7b80HXl2C1mnLoj-1z3LZqjz174zGQKduUL50utrpYtcIjXTmN_xSEPucopS_Eg5orc_RnGKryLmRRbSR62XDmQscAQ908KqljWE99HryAtGDkUQ-0h7N_N0bhHv8j4Plh4FTl1UYyimWw6EcpkKFfvcPUAEbQUrmb3yA2ztmEgyVX-o9PtoE3F-K32b4YHZKZ2raZKyy_DjCv1TxnXRpt-cO1BK9QvR1dyFjhTMetQVs_2gL5hsVwNaxuAXJ4kEuwgA1ut9AJYYbz_XC43KfE4E=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

The bonus comic is called 'A While Ago' and I was happily surprised to also see it had a colored page! It's a short story of Rosette, Azmaria and Chrono visiting Satella for dinner. Most of the story is just the characters sitting at the dinner table, talking about different events that have happened to them (a bit like a recap episode, but this one with new artwork).

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WRVlD7K-cRnpw_caFjhTGPvPW27Nvf0habDDSrMdtThIakE7cGnNwMSaDRFFjJau_MzznxBMtB_tNQoT0VEOz8iHhK5gLRYLBnwVc_-oeeNu15dE-raPqC3q6y-y9gTunZDDv7ZimBmiVnKfgEE0iXzu65qvFaYonCHQ8bzWJbG261JARo2xFByWGQP-ImSJ8ZTwH-nWyAWf-obYkl-I80IQzRiKFziq57ORlVpwt_ByifsxiG2X3_5HNAitGBt5j0lEMAb87xOT7IZUMopk7Dd8wWMyKn2c0Da-71NjlirKkeHqKRBXDwenDHi0EzWqJATy_0tAhjybZ1_b00YtpewTTkdm2wJOYziz5A70PlcBLufzvGkfTiaBvJzWfsusVO3BNzRF1011pmuyaRtF90JNQxSJtPUs3vEqtOjhqLdKju_eyN7fPfNALy2hLgzLNhJlZJJSHmw8WeQf6kp-iMQdwNvDvdGGJZXCK_TQ3aqXIqEFEWhzU20Fr1nimq3bMFV5qRFCep3pn-VNm8xYoz1PYK_sxPXE_kPzLmZpoax830IvTf1E-YChA2IHpZ0w-8J8ryZvqjzqMO-lUQhLInNAWZIM4fgJ2jIWl4Y=w725-h966-no?.jpg

I was surprised to see an advertisement page for a competition (?) to win a bedsheet (?) with the cover art from this magazine on the front and what seems like an never-before-seen piece of artwork on the back! A big search on the internet brought no result for me to finding any pictures of the actual item. Wow, I hope to come across it someday and have a chance of buying it!

Baccano!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/UqyW8dZG2mNogT5dtxiUgjEaTijiDvGpYzjm5BTIeFXr9700qz_UIKBAnoIsHNQnIIgS73eqktY_tDcxNICRDpPHzpFyXWr4H85xwHSK7ra36Yr2yy-zw6WW0YGf_jLsmJW_4v7HWs-iFqqbl0JtnFVgVvz_QTSPLRTmuk5Rv6g_yoL7GbK_p-LGyTUXjL0jObRxSOYlDbqOFh84mErfSAKfbxZDzJYE3VTexpzAKonBD-5DWgo1Pvc5k6latISQ0gF3NVFhfYIt0xUj9o0-FdNob5BEPbMPbY9gmOaVvyCMoJ1u44pFYib1pnYJBp5NM5Kd-y9_VmxglO8PCbgvje9gE83URwiPyu13sEZOalEC51q8mzSJkUoxSDw5Jum9gfS0HX0uwCkQUj5R-Fx10Ua6b-_zSAiksa1mcJ94Jc9cpKMO05oxfhE8v6xi7EHjTyEPJjivqa8-VvzYi4XFBcJ_R5kmk5qyUwjrfzt4bDdlDOTx_5mzXOqE4shftGCPHfra1RMBYolNLXr8rKHRiGpUpUkndV1HslyeOnRSSxYfwQC5-IcLx5EiWAiyDwaEQt3Zkx4sUfdJrd02txSK6DnZoEm9prxhIjl84bY=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

I grab every chance I have to get Baccano! items I do not own yet. Here you see the Drama CD titled 'Firo Prochainezo witnesses the fifty-third death of Pietro Gonzales.' ITEM #596413 . The CD has a runtime of a bit under an hour and uses the BGM and voice actors from the anime series. The story is very wacky and a bit chaotic (just what you can expect from Baccano!): Firo and Luck travel to Mexico for a business deal, while 'coincidentally' Miria and Isaac are also going on an Mexican adventure. What makes this drama CD to me very fun, is that there is a friend of a light-novel exclusive character they meet up there. It's a friend of Maria Barcelito (probably best known as the 'amigo' girl). It was very fun for me to hear the anime characters interact with her, although it would have been even more fun if they met up with Maria herself (which I thought happened at first when I heard the famous 'amigo!'). For big fans of Baccano! I would really recommend this CD as the characters sound like they have so much fun and the setting in Mexico is quite unique!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oMpiFP4-nnbhJxtgoKD2wIUk73VOvEz86MmoYk49E8ojZTI8EWEef5_TDD4U9dOAgkhxB8LJ-NKhYh7p8rhXMzz7TLWtx3DYM_S7BwomMKYTEQqGHy8Xi631dt1Cb_Z5KJ_DaYmyKZeQHWsliY1-__-XSSIzS5bKSuznrNTD1wsBGXc5WsKrDCT5hzFyGL4m5ICpZpWzzZAS_Q4F1EINYFWXntbRbSNkUv-M3Cq0bg9r27nBkroYnKNcTIXCFXUtP2Wq7kRnrYi-fpBMrITohsTgBiufHVguF86YjPxukGx9Vl9WptTqWnhXzCJwk6hJWMRg82xB_ELWxlOCX8By0CaUTxJTfbrT8C0QrZthd8SqI0nkhoeBe2Ck8m-QlpsKmxuHDtKCR06UwtnjIfd4DX4s9v6xMiEzq1i0PWp2HT2cT6uuMLjAulgZwhjEzJvbOmhoC3_BNfnJx-KQUIADpD1B1Ql09-7aH-Sm7QR2xDIMishNNmVvwwGt-kCYJPLGTIien1A-qCZOrL2KvKYgkNhyaaVaUkaAT27GWmsJHY1MHDqrIJ1b9FVrZ2-mKL8I5hFM5n1HoI2jfZt_8G2qEh-2mKwf_W5li0iypjU=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jkoduF8TAgRxmlaSL-NmUurHMQJZtYFxleyCkufn4ysSfskpgICzYaJ5gAqHxWvBh0IYIBcPCBJ6XMPhvCinmzyx2UtdgXSLXdcWmOrl9Uhr61f92_QlF5s1pvCtosV5wMotZfKuAPTHVhXnPDp5aiBudQzpfPBX43WGkGa5OkajZMIdPFbqhWPlKTamhTPoVO0i2o5qOrfZwVYRePrSMYhJelvKp8Y2l8632mfsI1O3L5UYnOlf8n1HDtAMpurOtAww_nKoBmy_On-ktB6L5mo9nyEpx8WJI4eO5hq-naVwhUj73dTV4O7seqqws9_3Q5xC9OjT59mjssLoekItPP3rq7nlea56N9ao1BKumz1olFkx0Met4fJv3ZEzgNdTvvKd3TcyocDu1S1eLfUjjOa2H6fJEjJRgyMfj5qc8UpuStWv6vdvsWYrx2VlgDzrYktOzCqjYLuG9ElwG6OAC5n0NWJ47yfBnEd9KSIwQvco_QQXs36F8KOBfLF3jEnEO-IE1I-eFUqzzUlIuAiTsoy2Bk4IQ9DWcAVN0b1ZdcBcB4--1jdOua0JlDgVyAQQx0gN8szR9_Ggv62qNfXRsNlBHfLucQe1ABUqrMw=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

The inside and tiny booklet of the CD are not really special unfortunately. It does look very stylish.

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I also picked up another Baccano! drama CD, this one titled simply 'Premium DJCD' ITEM #596410 . The total runtime of this CD is just under an hour and consists of 3 parts:
- An DJ interviewing the cast (this CD has the voice actors of Firo, Ennis, Miria and Isaac). It was very fun to hear the voice actors speaking 'normally', especially Isaac considering that character is so outgoing in the series and his voice actor was talking so calm.
- A short drama part, of which the setting is the 1970's. Very unexpected, but Ennis was completely grabbing my attention here, she was acting all cute together with Firo, it just melted my heart. It's nice to hear this character so loosened up after all these years together with Firo.
- A short voice actor discussion, mainly them talking about their favorite song from the anime, how the DVD release went etc.
- And for the biggest part (and biggest downside of) this CD: A (fake?) behind-the-scenes recording off the cast at an afterparty. The sound quality of this part is very low and really breaks with the rest of the CD.

So overall I am left with mixed feelings, even though the drama part of the CD was quite cute.

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I was a bit disappointed with the thin plastic case and no back cover.

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I was even more disappointed that this 'premium' CD just has one sheet of paper inside.

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My next Baccano! item arrived a bit messy...

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It's a four bookmark pieces set from light novel titles written by Narita Ryougo ENTRY #23698 . Left to right: Ferret von Waldstein (from Vamp!) ITEM #596547 , Orihara Izaya (from Durarara!!) ITEM #596548 , Isaac Dian & Miria Harvent (from Baccano!) ITEM #596576 and Kugi Seiichi & Inui Hayato (from Etsusa Bridge) ITEM #596585 .

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Uzy57thhQFGzSwcQe9alOQlWkGeHN37G0sTfaMKLOlgSi84EeiexYwAcpVFkrZdyrBNasKt9uAGENw2hwY-ESb1fKCvu3K-6-Cf1BlKG6lylrWA6TsXWVcos-LBg2mni9-3wp4sjCb_7ERrunjVA4rcqo_FPL4p2IRPWpoEeVtIxe5lrbuTpIFiywjk7JdLTG-vhvLscWTL4BJ_VaCQiuPt5HWHob5nGfO4klWadUuw5Auivz1d4B3Bi75bR26_hIymKZIBIZ1ETnEA1UOf6SxIRTzxaEBDtb3ieOxIsGvcoMvfu8IK1zTNkC71HD4eBPQ-F5-pELcG66aP55-qolXSTmBlT_OOen04BgCZxFMIADv9Iz5frXeRxnJpaSDPM3T96XnA0NgAu9THfLFdFaLmSQCSbSSaNOpX7J_xJP2rGnAror_iw2bX1VwpYOELofvsJ6LP84iDXZ3oeI5gydVrzgc5NISaUEZw-qFL3rSR1wiJ752mlums1Lf2y-fkDmkmc2wuRL2otycLM9eLJ6FZwFk5C91gzPB7fnvuAreIuGS3bOZXXX4M5b98qU75A7Wby_UAYHhiiK3TV_dqTWa1P8Do2XX-IIsgIHP0=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Their backsides (left to right again): Relic von Waldstein (from Vamp!) ITEM #596547 , Celty Sturluson (from Durarara!!) ITEM #596548 , Jacuzzi Splot & Nice Holystone (from Baccano!) ITEM #596576 and Kirino Yua (from Etsusa Bridge) ITEM #596585 .

The quality of both the prints and material is quite nice, but I will keep mine neatly in the packaging as display pieces. Maybe if I ever find a cheap second set, I will use them when I am (re)reading the corresponding books.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7D-5Wftrb-ZBkU8yojervU_UZ3OFLkxW-TEUwaYHVibNI-9_U39sN5K0IstB_mbDnB-7SDOo0NKcgUpqMHNBGaA46RqkvTCP6gRra8smtFDoOEF5CX15cCf1y16hXyzK4IHcJEKW74OCmIX8rFkO4VLj0-eFkdY0uuKOkSoQCDM_NxCmLX5lhxuPc3BHiNkdcAkzR0ShfQEj0ii9gmKR0wJwuQ7bCjzyxCwOw39SjIGI_gI7Rk7KoneJSctzw5BesBxZrZQeQTrBrG7a0pO_C0uaSh5-KkHBlqe0Aolwufc_cFHmZAwBwFWJn4iIyRty7Uvm81kR3AWy09V56dewrlHQhB9c7BrUfLVU5J4q42JhyRP3-S3NV76PGxD7bHpL5jaYDrocL6RYZQXjfdmZpMbdahSw1TqqppZbDG9AKEZH8wAPJybMZAH0lEiukQqwd2PRTBiTmodZZNPqvN7-cmUVqDk8fWAQtPS_BshhSldr1or2e5GbDmdy5ud0X1m8tB_6PIXYcFrREkaFKACDOsRuKBX0uw5NRi0ULBIpig8QyhkMyt_9SLxntsuYTmt2Afsay_EQ8yBpJBRN8pV5bSpilvvB3DPEIbvUKA4=w725-h966-no?.jpg

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With Baccano! being so scarce on merchandise, I also buy every doujin that comes on my path. Even more amateurish looking ones. When is saw pictures of this one titled 'Mad World' ITEM #596678 in the auction listing, I was a bit scared for it's quality (in the past I had one-colored-cover doujinshi practically falling apart on me after opening them one time), but...as this one only costed me 200 yen, I was willing to take the risk.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BKcniImNs3bagjqInbbVqVvqq5x8eiAZ5qKBo6h_sWTzRdBGPhZyA0bJgdAIIkG8cLfTXH-KccFOMq4n2mv_nzefv_QPkdlbs42TjvvvLyjHlTU2N3dLhMcAhl02YEafTUYB_9zbCeiAtgQQKTcRFFocTE1vLUkYNIWNSHOtgPQSouw7O9W5RS_q0FXvHEJiL1pFLj9z8e3YKbDRLzY6iL9BDYcvIJUOYj0T-hv04naFPCn_O3HOm2cbSFKsLHcZ47hPf52E8ZiH-0okvuOX5wKXWw75wuVbHF9oY1lpBJ30tW7_vmfGfnrHWFAtRg7t-mVwy-LIQkJ6RJru-uRVq34VDHs6mcrcaiFvE3Iccw8CSTq8MeILzre_tffZl3hU-DwpIFNarDQDAW75PkNJhSfNp25gI8GRjTVppMGITDnTW8JTimNga0GipFDm1gDU52FF174fLSHq2HiQIGQhuN1xliETk-rpJGu4iXvZTyOO4dtoOA0SEAZXUKZtFvHmon_iRD0fvGCJ8onV-llvIMIS-npnC_vMsm_2UDX9G3xKp-y_YkwwwqGzEE9WBGWntP3Ivzav7Don9pu_QZu1ydgMx9UOnmjntxTd3QI=w725-h966-no?.jpg

Getting back on the amateurish part, There is quite some weird things happening in the screentones here...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pyFlQtlmI3a7V2Gz92T1KkASPZcIp6I4z4TrGOfNT0AvDQySho9AnJ0rt73LtYc6I3MycAFl74Vud6z3B53Fd2D9DzStE3KO7AASvE2jVsOGp1fYcBJ03yHqAGvqVmqCJ0qUNb5ayqf-JSHRTsxulrNzL0cl0OetHciNUE-dTciDAlYV5XgFBPwFeobTb8o94aZ0Ff4bk_1qvAO-Q4wgFe_mevGTaEvgfv9w7yiezVjxXv_DkSCfttRonKHATji_HU1paE4Y_b0utC3qR6PHvBri5h6OtmCLD0O7sXj73nHHiUW4s2Y2h4rZ2eNes4D6qz91B-r9b9-5Rvi8W2Styhk2AIZ2az-jGkwEpOm2vbSiycFYgzFxVRGXtjCPt7vrRaBPdc67OnokpxFQfYJPjHhb_GLK04j0DsDJjdd5I3O30IZ91hyZaxV1P7T8T5AR2Cv0DqVHmJcBsVFXm9fsjtMENNdax2v1MuW-qQu-JppY5oUleKYJnJXZK8gCeSunutdZv7F3tn3ip1JfotLQkiNOVOrXSdka457Jwf9KgAS9QIRtVjsiH2q2jFQx2lGu8pnDUEmYo_krRJ5U9djkcebcNYlQBvf2EzxQri8=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Luckily the inside of the book was a lot better drawn than expected and the quality of the binding is pretty okay too! Even though the doujinshi was advertised as an all-ages story, most of the jokes rely on ecchi, so for some more pictures from the inside, you can open the NSFW spoiler: View spoilerHide spoiler

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HdC-Lj77vnfX99d543yFtHIlnXx9CXNw2V04tWhiNP1zI7HPa-iQrDGTTqIJ4hFhp7Lf63twRIoMBsSp1o-JHuGjsxBPajSKJ6eW8HkP2AJz3iFV3AAD--ndOBW-GuOBb7j2iBwKhafHlP4ZgVyPw72y79LDdCXVAS9v7OAHjTFzpwHBAbQGzC7sLqKbR6MKHKgA9wIc5Es1IUzDTzcOJeLss-kUBTnvmNBUEl5eb53VNUqZhQGFpvxZWA6h_qxxlrV4yX4MZvjrSGza_XR6nFMB2ztspkS3oWSRp8WkyBJkKhhwIMaafIRYO2_hePOIyDSs2Wz42v4VBzNE__6inJGaC4h6N3kxT3kh7s3HqCM9h3iBKayPkHF2UweKVs0gmtGt6_rt5XxWtGAPO41GZXFOT9HtQho7C2ktuA0bj-OhbZ6Vqct49P2vTM9hr7ft0JcuOOXk151PSb-sbcFKjomqaq0gX-ylp5fvC8rGCbGT23gYwZcFOnsBrdJL82cjgLpupe8bpjmwPoNIyH-35FG8ZQde06cpHNDPRHz0nym3BmYl23OAoxuMuldASWxpjtYtukNpbWDKvqI-cj0Q4NcXuYvEUtuYPncpM9o=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/s3AWn4cZcFA9tOdMboaGfLFR0TfgHgD8kqHfaKx5gs4fhCPhk85v1LFtDZLUsC3JvTYYF-QstWarmv5T6ZkBQj39-5-u1CLGByLsmefuBpOn7pofdzaU76bwg4mWttQsIi6D2xnYDRq0WyrsEuoVsKkQvvQmsZynryJ1U7CYvtWGCCdZr-NsQKakQjNtGoYYR6eRS2f0R3uX48_YOkJsXvfOqTr9VMY9gePuEPYHkWrXKRrc5TDU0ne9ClhFNxmWi6kDUEjwlOWY35HMmi2TJixu9l_gyTVCJi3reXPXW_ki8MN5EQ73msMV-z2ie7WRt8izFTByoddhwmZEIMVPz6bkzXOEzQZYE25FihdSUinLDmYnkVlhgDVKgDy31EqJ67TlCYnu4ehJxfaWpsZHioeuqd3jOxURxGvYUwlQPqRIOLdmGAcEZhDHtooSA74fxtohM4VSOZ5PpJ-rto7xOCgGEZaDuZtYIU0BWsSTBjm435sLd5Xu_zzjHM7wDQLUHIphF78XWrWiML39HUJ_uqTpR9cocbmvhWkzTqQ0YuIKWXQJUjBSdLYeX_LxXLRnlFuTU6ZPV58uKVnf1cFsUH_j8h4eqQW-DtgN1_g=w1288-h966-no?.jpg


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RnwPbRflJmzH-E7jy6Qqc1HwLZ5I_hza0OmwOir1NMo30auifgOHyMJtpOjcp-SvUTVUFHkXagYetDglfU89bqVUWwlY-pdypMEjQpy5VetkPaSv14WDOeKI1H3dz8OtTI4Rchf1D8mKSWpx7kChzwgFTo4m8lsxVHTHbZJPbrr-PcuhOvCoF8RZLg6zCnRfcMeFw2GnhpeHaT9EaPVitr40K4Tuw_1gMB3uIX35atSHjmmEqrWqR9NUU0uQdkRpjf9zu1rqX3_RudqHO1PJOQRn7lmio1JkAzYvD6fsdv5EISKTbVc-h_XkzeW2NE_6ZlbhSzgkjA6VFEalH602naKxoKH1TG0HWvW1VJ0LBdj54wwyR2_BaCsLmI-ReaAYTQQECSzYG8SAcevDcfpwNc8P_lWoZAvahnpAXi6_rf4DA-h0PyKscI-jxYAw51dTClbsYLCE-NDOMsZLzE1bFwIGme7ET4AbV4O4nH40_-6h6RkYMFEnDQm2FSdJnuTYxE5tyyn_3p6j63CX09X-HLMMahc4mcRoByX9ltKt7JLjfzvGQTCL9TFu5v0YdfkahhT0kpsOauMxA57yjY8WSazcDxPHcaK1sAUj61s=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/PZoKW8d256uFrLt0HMBdKEXq_4czN_HKhbeMlUpPJFNwGXqryJflBUbYm8jVeveY8XijyKTcH9RbSFXD6sSi9WEhMOjTd77KFFfmyp043bABu7fYpLvNXAID6u_Baf5xTzTqYP0P02emIaTn7YafQ8Eb5pWbgNEJ5LBiqOYen8ShQypXmv-fEbuYro8jXoERfNkf9sksTVewBlyYzi8sCi6BThkpyAimg2U9YKT-jRkMJw2F245GoCaM114wVvg_7N7GI-wpoSvSrRr-tdiwwMwsguR2BRZLAwlXLd771yykGRsvoi3jhqYNICXVtZs3sWBknaM4w5ntNfKkPcCu9tT1eXx6ThpPtj2m3sFgtKbAyEtA6JdFmBhbusYzaZGUfedudhX2tBTTgSg-dK0lazUhnGMvORxnuuvpY2E94md1TF4Q7yd7zDh7DCXhKNp0HTSF4YA4BqSa6XDMLQlPCer89Am0DF-anYNHmSRj5P-zgMmvstPYvDy3drIGSPFtpHxWsTqsH6h9CX3s4cMWHcJE0GZUopg3-I-lKoK5ou3okUmkLMEIHbVi-3D7sNH5i9Cq8J6B-gOhOS9818JPZTAoHbiXaxH-j6PjKa4=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

I also bought the doujinshi 'vuole venire con me.' ITEM #596676 , which is an Graham x Shaft boys love without any 18+ scenes.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Xjr3ugvzmX2p7HuUQUDZPZzPTdjxcF3m60-cWmtDj5SnflQ5sf440Ze9nIgkOe96eXZJgAmefrZbJWFy1q5tPDTXLsX__jcs7_njf8VpEchVg9VCK6KCUPNw9qz823EKtXZWmhIFE_KPYP_U3r5sP1J-BRKFuD7nxECQlEvFdHAc65zESzp99bNUpZp4_0BnhnmpYt5isQ4k7curltU_a_C8dxtUJRYM58XwaLgZ4_Arvb8oii-GOgHQzQMVOzRptxhgUkqTLwXHy63tj6X5LfyLK2l-O1oZ1bflJn5PG8jHM3o3oU00N9QkA0NWNviCTpn9hZWbQLkcnqjf4o6ayTefFxwWCVxShG-UsPYewKlG3S5Lynp9g5-FiWKik1HFJ5NLQaSC5Ei6KHQFfOevJHSgObv5TFmK_ceZH8eVAQF-Ed1m2vBSS6TIjY5E6bPceQgFnjAoBQ_jektKx8ezgT5muwR2IWQZ-fjLBMNvUH8ctBBjKbNn9VXwy-2jaHZDF8VO-5X4x2WH-B9_T_uY6xjQZ5UrlnMV7Aso8KqovJfiG5vzIzPLNtyxeor-TL__CA0weF9-7UcqZDtyuyTCMBnGV7um5aOia3WhIuw=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BDk10i-CkzlnTaxD1yGCmhJixtpZN__mSnpNElEk6LirDPXYI0_VMGuLG5BL2t8Ble4lqQ_UfGASwJ8RqCca8esVac2rBGSu-GHt2Bh6oglNvU4Gqk9UXsXwKo70rABH05ihrb_6MaAt1ni9vRL5-hZMq_PYPDUcx7X3yIk1WsBFoe6qHosxLeQLVinyi0z1soxHDZB-_0nxFbfnm1GPBeDKmJIIeQljyOjqgER7caapucjgGXWHz_Qz4C4fdPf0GJz-z-BROd-MnFLtywJAS68jjNBK49B3KDcpxLqKc1pilrpicg9_dNWrTd6h2jHE1r0J_BwpHCtuRLMrFuvtNLRe070ywv8BPtyeiMp625MMvsxfEDhwHVZBKkC-_VSRdfWnSYM97ULyxhyNQbAlE_3DezmmD3elslaY1P1Mak4jI6GWjE7HVvIg0mq_WUsIvAKsxhXIYpe0nWqWTgcl8pyTDtTOEU297atN0AVanCzwJ8LfTwkvArihnbBGhlg2GDUPp7VFqyjqVzQOeZ4FK7bzY1sv_E-Y4P14KyCyJRKMuYDv07ww5NI9G-v6eAAnTmHUfVzrK9AGf8efLwBmW38r1DvRl9g7ucTlT_k=w1251-h938-no?.jpg

I really like the art style of this doujinshi and the book itself feels very high quality!

Calne Ca

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/KalmtaEUbjp5WfaFHdsq6RFYI2q0_74tmm1CCN9bt3CweOhNkasnBPfCme9K92pk1GZl5cINqqpJQyb2Xjl6_BcPpeJGx_8YkSF1hLBVWZ5bVtsgY0kjF-erscyCJtKlk9uDYuUEnC_Seb52nYeI79ulY5qHscIz32DWKkEStt5xefcYWJ4G2bnB_QmwLBdd5tO77XalXuV8YhtzFkLWfQ0TS37Se9rsh6Yr3I5bouWLxGXsRLVC88u59nU8i-xgWTO5mZ5toNQV6AARqgFdnzMweTWMlh_HgWlcJVzUVOUtdzwRNuC6BNE9FO-hdqdH8T5Wt-DgZDVI2DulisrvY__7nqc28bxrzp-nM8eNW-DF-72crtFsgL3h_jcECwBIH5lpChfANk3yQsxbPOIT0GrRaRLVDqwdsyYFG7EEB3Rx47YqNTpLJQcUAlIOPRk0if7vD1ihe32WvH72xVDl9_UstRw4L-pEMCWwe0gys0DVSSU-DLFO2ZziSPoHCUlEDY6tA9U61vMvKovodbBBBX0tsbu2oLT8iquG0wpXI2hZG9TpdxXHWpcd3LGjcyaFvcA8NzVtGweusMVKB33zq9m9zoa56vmzPaaoI0Q=w725-h966-no?.jpg

As a huge fan of the character Calne Ca ENTRY #50879 , I've had my eye already for a while on the special manga series depicting her as a school girl, written by Deino ENTRY #50878 himself and illustrated by Teru Teru Hoshi ENTRY #104903 . Here is the first volume ITEM #428453 .

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/KQpd37RiOS8_DFy5NZxf8TYJw580XUC10D2o8eyiuXltvP3jAaxkE4dE_7HHQhQ8eWtK1TycrzlkdN2MrxUaP66N053kViitG0b1ZdxlB1Lxlpk6Xw_5hEal1Tq2YWc7-iMP5n-YCRn5OfaysUNu4QAxUZzOrcqDT4EO2KGWiIx3Uq7WUZuLeRCr3LVQi4N3QfFvnkAENbhySbNa6PaN6bgVk5ZWIjxBoMNM_MeF57We17gkOENI_jm8eIFCPPvPmAoOHdSsbOSdmnRvu2sTiD253al4NvOLPLyTbbUJInl33xQNhoEVxz8KYIKQXUBWTpYTVCPTsNwnPpVeF2EUFCIpRVqJLCjnDGeL7444lynH4Z-jon2Cc56_lHC6yUsztR41sgNw4IyDt4PXwWoKAvahecGuruJGIyr8DeerRIwwcygFM_FvAw2WOgmKn9L30KQ6Y8w4K12bUfloswCklczCLbmC3WQk1x7UnxcHAG3_mpCQ1Qpxe7jgouZZ0587fphmRgRuZNouelARZyG-nelUQ1QQGFaEWU2uHAMcKUDLBS0_r9bQOAAHVcpakylC6TVoay3vTpsQJK2FjecI9JNgCnJEjb3Zd3bpN44=w725-h966-no?.jpg

The artwork on the back is very cute!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jBz-YadsWYdKev8_1kfpCvRmPr_6WCHCdWWaWUUUsNCagqK8XfUenmJGP_iGh28boOk6OLTq94ftbEW9k-oDgY-G9P2-q0JkbfYDvphF3hUCQCddWbDHv_ecLryrTycqHLbfCAfBSaNhxaFdzJWp_l4PLcySnx_USCy-w0_EMZsSez8YD8HKNr5xigArEgxglNGo2pDRscJC8UGtH2k1EzAzHylBVCIZW5Tmi5XE3rea-lSCLOY0WGpyyHDLpIEgGyWUdAYpaxNuf-oERn4km0dzKp-IlLDeLJTGJXQEMWrj38J6XqOLTM084nz4mY8g38dXlsdOqBXs5Upp_pX3bpUtbjOlhsAIOR_-kpEy5w1nrHpYa6UuJCg8V1JY1BnczYdUYUJgpQe6oDY61g5qR94-6FoTzKQEoZwcxHOf5krzS3almOmuPnB18de5NPfs4WTUHRiJsDsA6jtaEJ6aGoT3D9KekLEaKTXUnabmhZZrGpGWHcsIH1MKLaI2qpzkq7lN0ZpX471agp6s25aN5LlP6mFZO6HaWjvrek-HYH2eYggbwNvs3DNIYQr6EymxJoZra0WUqitoDsPsZXg77wBOl5YJf3kRuAIxn04=w725-h966-no?.jpg

The first page of the book shows the artwork of the cover in Deino's original style.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hmMviQdfyjJOT7EIDPsB4z1nxVYmyYGCsdNKWKKAjSYDxXmZJgjpoQ3oCvZD1RgalwrvbMcm9QxiP1RimSwMmQp7qivo_EUntZrOxjc9zXwkk-ZrTT7ZAfsDZ_VVUEG72B-Yvs3YyXvUxu7K-4qt5XtHC9ciBfy_XIZuLw29utSCPisOWSkyxD3l7bqxuC9ERWBwoFAydZYTDyQAatuchD3d6NLSMEZw4m25Jowkwp_wFGAjlzz2IPGtqHNTW48ae6RVyLuuLGVFb7eQ5yvd6-1vRYalgzP2QXAtc0F_pzzpS-PX5slhmzohvqVnmYtymH-rw3TD--5psXJiFXi9bKcqbAIVaIVg3O_SkMip7STkYWsANvVhCk7dRhIyW3GJAD0IZbeBxhOLjLdwkAm_BC-v0tHfAoZw3tKY_MoljbA-JMlSuTn8AS7S0WpDMa9lfparseVnbr9XkAG8rVqcZYqP51e_dVbSLsGLew4HGqBsOZECaLyliArgzD4iQvFQTDnr_Z7tUzYwB-If2Fd0s6FOoZ3-frwqPcfemScgFft-sGPrVaPNSdj2-4sqMf_3ZDCpqpLlaVY0s416qjW2GZamk953HR2WeY3wUBI=w725-h966-no?.jpg

The story is a slightly-ecchi comedy that shows Calne, as a cute schoolgirl, trying her best for her senpai to notice her. It's a collection of short stories mainly about Calne making plans to win him over, her getting dirty thoughts and doing special things for him: View spoilerHide spoiler

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/w3NmHaPvSZDfMq5TaX9z9dyWPr3wmk3_XkswrMhQZfiISxGsSgI_PyZj-TdLx_ZoF2OdqfCtP5o4_0r9uIm63DT1XYtqNVGkx-Nc-l1femQ4Bvk2iuOUxKnm23Sly4oqF4WLk1WnSC0xrs3J6o87RgItBctcaviEZtbqZJo1eob97wTdSL9FNmZz1ex2qhL2Y1aKd3X0qH2prrd7LdztwURS9ePWRzUL2AdN5tctCxvkG81yg-u7iap8R_Uvx6vjnDLAh_7pYTRzYRbmQ6_2tYMIWClWpPQuCui6jSSo6stc-_HSMJ60P3Xd92lQ4v_lQvxlPELdlwucgQpUl0tIfMCk0bBHio4723BOhaO4u3LFe6swVRc-h_vmakln4FqiZkGDAd2n-TZfQhi58QNLWM3XTY3YYcMfmpbBp4UCEVryCJ_-AZxTbxoNfzYSnX8OymFhrrmIYIfn5V2z3CX5ENnGcgYgxvgqvv6xyV9yal-HKz3lF8k0xMyqlJgnxWLcw7ydYK648u4JSmRkso6nmKx1rjLezr4bPX-nd6DvrkIcGLCsfgBVEMmh4QlWb2MD4e8NfFN9Zu8HkNJ--McD21HHCW5tJ8m3LajWuhA=w725-h966-no?.jpg

Such as dressing in sexy outifts and imagining dirty things.


...and eventually she dies at the end of each short story. Yes, you read that part right.

! Wow ! Seems like I hit word/image limit! Part 2 here: BLOG #40390
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Maakie (6 days ago) #37333556No problem! :) Let me know if you ever pick them up so we can ramble about the contents. Always love to talk with people about them! :) And yeah, a big problem with most anime is that it cuts short the story of the original manga/light novel and with the anime industry shifting more to series with only 12-13 episodes, it also happens more and more that you need to wait for a longer time for a second season (if there comes any!).

UGH...so true, and when they don't continue a show is the MOST frustrating (I'm looking at YOU Gangsta!!! and Owari No Seraph!!!) :D
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Stacycmc (7 days ago) #37262544Oh yay...hahaa...that's awesome though, thanks for the info...I may have to check it out, as I did enjoy it, but as in many cases I need MORE than what I get with the animes!!

No problem! :) Let me know if you ever pick them up so we can ramble about the contents. Always love to talk with people about them! :) And yeah, a big problem with most anime is that it cuts short the story of the original manga/light novel and with the anime industry shifting more to series with only 12-13 episodes, it also happens more and more that you need to wait for a longer time for a second season (if there comes any!).
6 days ago
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Maakie (7 days ago) #37258748Regarding the books: With Baccano! they are light novels, which can be compared to 'pocket books' in the English language. So they are not childish books, but also not heavy literature, somewhere in between. If you want to pick up reading again, the Baccano! books or other similar light novels are a good start. :) Baccano! specifically has so. much. more. characters and timelines than the anime. If you thought it was already quite extensive there, you're in for a treat with the books. :)

Oh yay...hahaa...that's awesome though, thanks for the info...I may have to check it out, as I did enjoy it, but as in many cases I need MORE than what I get with the animes!!
7 days ago
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Stacycmc (10 days ago) #37131684Hahaa...yeah as soon as I heard him talk I was like WOAH...wait a minute!!! LOL....I immediately loved him no matter after that. LOL.
yeah, man I wish I read more, as I could solve soooo many of my unfinished anime frustrations if I did, but unfortunately I just don't.....for me it's always playing video games or watching TV......reading would likely do me good too....


Regarding the books: With Baccano! they are light novels, which can be compared to 'pocket books' in the English language. So they are not childish books, but also not heavy literature, somewhere in between. If you want to pick up reading again, the Baccano! books or other similar light novels are a good start. :) Baccano! specifically has so. much. more. characters and timelines than the anime. If you thought it was already quite extensive there, you're in for a treat with the books. :)
7 days ago
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Maakie (10 days ago) #37126598Oh wow, actually, I started a few weeks ago with watching the Gintama anime (I am now at the host club arc lol) and I did not realize yet that Graham is Gintoki. xD Oh man, next time I'm going to watch Baccano! that is going to be weird. :P
The anime flopped hugely in Japan, so I am afraid they won't make any more, but the books have been getting translated to English for a while and they are a-ma-zing, 100% recommend!


Hahaa...yeah as soon as I heard him talk I was like WOAH...wait a minute!!! LOL....I immediately loved him no matter after that. LOL.

yeah, man I wish I read more, as I could solve soooo many of my unfinished anime frustrations if I did, but unfortunately I just don't.....for me it's always playing video games or watching TV......reading would likely do me good too....
10 days ago
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Stacycmc (13 days ago) #36972562Ah yeah, I really enjoyed the anime....especially when they introduced Graham Specter...aka GINTOKI!!! (hahaa, not sure if you're a Gintama fan, but I was thrilled when the I realized I recognized Graham's voice, as he's the same voice actor for Sakata Gintoki in Gintama...which I LOVE - both the show and the character)!! :D It was very enjoyable though...wish there were more seasons.

Oh wow, actually, I started a few weeks ago with watching the Gintama anime (I am now at the host club arc lol) and I did not realize yet that Graham is Gintoki. xD Oh man, next time I'm going to watch Baccano! that is going to be weird. :P

The anime flopped hugely in Japan, so I am afraid they won't make any more, but the books have been getting translated to English for a while and they are a-ma-zing, 100% recommend!
10 days ago
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Maakie (14 days ago) #36957935Thank you! :D I always love to hunt for rare Baccano! items and it's always good to hear from more Baccano! fans. The book series and anime is seriously so underrated!!!

Ah yeah, I really enjoyed the anime....especially when they introduced Graham Specter...aka GINTOKI!!! (hahaa, not sure if you're a Gintama fan, but I was thrilled when the I realized I recognized Graham's voice, as he's the same voice actor for Sakata Gintoki in Gintama...which I LOVE - both the show and the character)!! :D It was very enjoyable though...wish there were more seasons.
13 days ago
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Stacycmc (17 days ago) #36802788Grats!! I really liked your Baccano goodies!! :D

Thank you! :D I always love to hunt for rare Baccano! items and it's always good to hear from more Baccano! fans. The book series and anime is seriously so underrated!!!
14 days ago
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Grats!! I really liked your Baccano goodies!! :D
17 days ago
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solluxcaptor (21 days ago) #36546156Nice loot! I really love to see when people are really dedicated to certain series, especially if they are not the super current popular ones, just warms my heart somehow :D And your dedication to cleaning that transparent figure paid off!

Thank you! :D I also like looking at other people their more niche collections, even if they are from series I personally wouldn't like, so I hope people will keep on posting about their own niche's on here too~ And yeah, it was so much work to clean that figure, unbelievable! Clear figures...grrrrr...
21 days ago
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