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WIP Shrines (Akemi Homura, Mutsu, etc.)WIP Shrines (Akemi Homura, Mutsu, etc.)Diary

gwendal738-2gwendal738-22 months ago
A few months ago I posted this article: BLOG #48351

I'm here to now give an update not just on that shrine, but a few others I'd set up within the past half year!

When I was looking at my Homura shrine and decided that I was happy with it, I decided that I should dedicate parts of my room/displays to other characters/pairings/series that are also my all-time favorites. This blog is essentially the halfway mark, as I'll talk about my completed shrines as well as those that are in-progress and are planned for the future.

I'm the type of collector who only collects what I like aesthetically; I don't intend to get every single figure/merch out there. I admire the collectors who do, though! But that type of collecting isn't for me because resources are limited (space, money, time spent hunting items, etc.), and I really just want a little space in my haven dedicated to the characters/pairings/series that I love. Plus, I don't have just one character I am entirely devoted and dedicated to. I'd go broke if I did that type of collecting for every single one of the characters I love :'D

Without further ado, let's get into them!

AKEMI HOMURA
Completion rate: 95%

I've added quite a few figures to this shrine, and overall I'm very happy with how it turned out! I still need ITEM #137031 to add to it, but otherwise I don't see myself adding anything more to this shrine.


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Here is what it looks like normally. It's a bit of an overcast day so natural lighting wasn't working with me, and I also took this with only my phone. Overall it doesn't look too bad!

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Here it is in the daytime with the fairy lights on! This is the only shrine in my room that has fairy lights, because she's quite a special character to me. I had to dedicate the best spot and best decor to her!

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And here's the view at nighttime with the fairy lights on. Gives it a whimsical look, in my opinion.

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I have different light settings, but this is the most generic one. Just to give an idea of what the shrine looks like when the lights are "dancing" :D

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The centerpiece of my shrine. I've literally wanted this soul gem for like, 6 years, probably? I finally found it on Surugaya without the box for around 5k. It was like 10k with the box, and since I wasn't really planning on using the box for display purposes anyway, I went without. It's absolutely beautiful ;v;

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Another one that I found is an official pocket watch: ITEM #182034

None of the pocket watches in my shrine have working batteries right now, although I plan to take them all to some watch shop in the near future to get them some. I want them to actually tell time, but I've been too lazy to bring them in lmao.

MUTSUNOKAMI YOSHIYUKI
Completion rate: 95%

I'm only missing ITEM #1110541 and the shrine is complete. I hate that my most beloved swordboi is so ignored despite being a starter! I've been wanting an OR scale figure of him since 2017 OTL. I hope his painted prototype gets revealed in the upcoming WonHobby ;n;' He's definitely an instant PO even if he comes out in like 2025 or something.

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Two different pics because this one I took with my camera, and I couldn't for the life of me figure out what settings I need to do in order to get it to focus on everyone and make the whole picture clear. I'm learning. Macro lens are hard to work with OTL

The sword in the middle is an actual mini replica of the Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki sword! I came across it on suruga-ya while searching for the sitting trading figure beside it. It's actually very well made - I think it's made out of brass or something, because it's heavy and definitely made out of some sort of metal. It was quite a surprising and awesome find!

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My mom had an old lighter (no longer working) in the shape of a mini camera that was formerly attached to our actual camera bag, so I took it and used it as a stand for ITEM #327861. It fits, since my precious boi likes photography a lot :D

I also printed out (just on normal A4 paper) the background and flooring for the shrine, to make it stand out. It's just a small shelf on my desk. My precious boi keeps me company as I grade papers and teach from home. :'D

If I find a tiny ship in a bottle or anchor charms, I'll probably add them to his shrine as well. But otherwise, it's complete!

ASHEIJI
Completion rate: 100%

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This is pretty much all I want/need for my AshEiji shrine. Unless Ash's other existing scales somehow get an Eiji to pair with them, that's the only time I'll add more figures. I might also find a cute acrylic stand or something here and there and I'll add those, but otherwise I'm not looking for anything else.

And yes, the AshEiji nendos are in traditional Japanese wedding outfits. I only accept that as the true ending OTL

I need to buy ITEM #1109407 for Eiji to make it look like an actual wedding hakama, but ITEM #865389's extra body works well for now. :'D

I didn't take a picture, but my whole wall is actually lined with AshEiji posters. In a way, they're also part of the shrine somewhat.

HITORIJIME MY HERO
Completion rate: 100%

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One of my most favorite BL series that actually has enough merch for me to make a mini shrine out of. I love this pair so much ToT The only thing I really need to do is decorate it a bit more so that it looks fancy like my other aforementioned shrines, but in terms of merch, it's pretty much complete. If something else in a future cafe event or whatever pops up and I like the merch enough I'll add it to the shrine, but otherwise I'm not really looking for anything else. The acrylic stand in my wishlist is not something I'm feverishly hunting for, but it would be nice to add it to the collection if I find it somewhere.

JUJUTSU KAISEN
Completion rate: 30%

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This is far from complete, as it's very bare-bones right now. I'm waiting for a lot of figures/merch to arrive, and I need to decorate it somehow to make it prettier, too. I also need Jujutsu Kaisen 0 still. But otherwise, it lives in the cove underneath my TV and is the highlight of my room :D

Characters I will include in this shrine: Nanamin, Nobara, Yuuji, Megumi, Sukuna, and Gojou. Inumaki and Maki are favorites as well, but I'll only include their nendos.

NATSUME YUUJINCHOU
Completion rate: 5%

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What is a bunch of You+Maru figures doing in a Natsume Yuujinchou shrine, you ask? Well, this is just the planned place for it. I have some of the merch already and the figures I want to put in it are waiting at my proxy, but I haven't decorated or even fixed its area at all. I want to do that when everything is already here so I know where things go.

MXTX (TGCF/MDZS/SVSSS)
Completion rate: 0%

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Nope, Hua Cheng and Xie Lian didn't somehow turn into Natsuki and Masato. :'D I'm waiting for all the merch and the pairing figure that I ordered to arrive so I can set it up in their place. Half of my room is going to be very red once they do. :'D

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I'm planning to use these fake flowers (Daiso calls them weeping plums) as background/decor. I'll buy more of them when the Hualian stuff actually arrive so I can gauge just how much I need of them.

And yes, the MXTX shrine will mostly be HuaLian. If I can find WangXian and SVSSS stuff that I like enough, I might either include them, or make space for them somewhere else. For MDZS, I'm planning to get the nendos of WWX (normal) and LWJ, but also the Yiling Laozu nendo and scale. Maybe even a completely separate shrine for WWX since he's my favorite character and I dislike LWJ enough to not actually want to create a pairing shrine for them in the end lmao. But we'll see where my collecting journey will take me.

As of right now, HuaLian is definitely my main MXTX pairing. I just love them so freaking much. They've taken over my life ToT


MUSIC
Completion rate: 20%

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Right now I have my plushies and other prize figures that I can't fit anywhere else on display here, but this will eventually contain HypMic, Black Star - Theater Starless, and Paradox Live stuff. Mostly their CDs, but also merch/figures of my favorite characters/groups.

Obviously as you can already see, the focus for HypMic will be MTC, as they're my most favorite group. For Black Star, Qu (and possibly the rest of Team C except for Hari - but I don't want to leave just 1 member out, so I'll probably end up collecting all 5 of them OTL). Finally, for ParaLive, Saimon. Fell in love with him at first sight, AND he's voiced by Takeuchi Ryouta. What more can I ask for in a man?

I'm also planning to include the limited edition CDs, if I can find them, of selected UtaPri music. But they're not a priority right now.

OTHERS
Completion rate: 0%

I also have other shrines I'm planning:

  • General BL shrine: basically, where various merch of BL/slash pairings will go. I either don't have enough merch for them, or I like the pairing but not enough to dedicate a whole section of my room to them.
  • Kaito & Miku: I have all the figures I want and I might buy some merch if I find some I like, but I need a dedicated space for them and I don't have any. So for now, their stuff is just going to be displayed everywhere in my room where they fit/look best.
  • Tanya Degurechaff: another one of my most fave characters, but not as much as the others that already have a shrine. I have her figures and merch, but I don't have space. That's pretty much my main problem right now OTL
  • Kino: I don't know yet if I want to dedicate a shrine to her as she isn't necessarily my favorite character, but rather it's the series and its premise that I love. However, as Kino no Tabi (2003) is my #1 favorite anime series of all time, I'm considering building one for her just because she's the titular character of the series.

OTHER DEDICATED DISPLAYS
Basically, I have spaces in my displays dedicated to these series/characters/what have you, but I don't really consider them shrines since I either didn't really intend for them to be that way, or I didn't pay enough attention to their arrangement/decor for them to really be considered shrines.

  • Touken Ranbu: I have almost all of the nendoroids, and they're all displayed on one shelf.
  • Yuri on Ice (Viktuuri): They have one shelf on my display dedicated to them, but as I have not decorated it properly and the figures aren't in pairs (I have 2 extra Yuuri nendos, and Koto Victor that doesn't have a Yuuri equivalent), I don't consider it a shrine.
  • CLAMP:I really only collect their manga, and a few merch. I have figures from CCS, but none from other of their works, and they aren't all combined in one place. If they start making KuroFay or Doumeki/Watanuki figures though, I'd buy those and make an actual CLAMP shrine.

And that's it! Everything's coming along nicely. I'll do another update once everything has been completed or is near completion! :D

Share your shrines, if you have any! I'd love to look at them too <3

BONUS!
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I absolutely love this Miku figure, so I made a dedicated display for her on my desk. It's just a little happy spot that makes me smile whenever I see it. :D The premise for this is that she's in a field of giant sunflowers :'D No Big Bad Wolves here!
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Do you plan to make shrines for your favorites?

74%Heck yeah
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The Homura one is perfect. I love displays that add extra things as decor, such as the flowers and the picket watches. Ive been wanting to add things like that to my shelf but I don’t have any ideas right now.
2 months ago
Wow your Homura shrine is absolutely gorgeous!
2 months ago
YamiUsagi2 months ago#102011118These are sooo nice! I do somewhat minimalistic displays, so I love seeing more decorative/themed ones. The sunflower area for Miku is really cute!
Ahhh, thank you!!! <3 Minimalistic displays are awesome too, though! I love how clean and organized they look!

Julia1252 months ago#102011203Ahhh I love your shrines! T-T I think the Homura one is my favorite so far, it has the best color scheme going and the lights at night must look so nice in person!! I wish Mutsu had more merch, he's such a pretty character :/ AND YOU HAVE THAT BANANA FISH FIGURE :0 That's so hard to get now!!! Lowkey jealous lol XD I also can't wait to see how the Jujutsu Kaisen shrine will turn out as well once it starts coming along! And the little Miku at the end is so cute, it's crazy how nice any figure will look if you just give it a little attention and its own spot. Great update progress, can't wait to see what they look like when they're finished!
Ahhhhh friendo!!!! Thank you for your kind words <3 <3 <3 Yes, it's downright criminal that Mutsu doesn't have more figures. He's such a precious boi! ToT Highkey mad that they didn't put up his colored prototype today, it was the only thing I was waiting for (aside from prototypes of the JJK nendos I wanted) ToT And yes, I preordered the Banana Fish figure! I almost didn't since I was on a collecting break at the time, but I'm glad I did because it's been 3 years and I'm still not over then jgsgljhsgjshgshg

RubyOshi2 months ago#102011256So cute!! I love the way you use fake flowers, I dedicate all of my space to Ruby but I havew been working on a small Ritsu shrine
Thank you!!! I love your Ruby-filled space too, it looks so bright and happy and cohesive!!! <3 <3 <3

jestersparade2 months ago#102011387your homura shrine is so pretty! i love the flowers and the display, thanks for sharing ^^
Thank you so much for your kind words!!! <3 <3 <3
2 months ago
your homura shrine is so pretty! i love the flowers and the display, thanks for sharing ^^
2 months ago
RubyOshi No Ruby No Life
So cute!! I love the way you use fake flowers, I dedicate all of my space to Ruby but I havew been working on a small Ritsu shrine
2 months ago
Julia125 Kyojuro Rengoku's Wife
Ahhh I love your shrines! T-T I think the Homura one is my favorite so far, it has the best color scheme going and the lights at night must look so nice in person!! I wish Mutsu had more merch, he's such a pretty character :/ AND YOU HAVE THAT BANANA FISH FIGURE :0 That's so hard to get now!!! Lowkey jealous lol XD I also can't wait to see how the Jujutsu Kaisen shrine will turn out as well once it starts coming along! And the little Miku at the end is so cute, it's crazy how nice any figure will look if you just give it a little attention and its own spot. Great update progress, can't wait to see what they look like when they're finished!
2 months ago
These are sooo nice! I do somewhat minimalistic displays, so I love seeing more decorative/themed ones. The sunflower area for Miku is really cute!
2 months ago
randomly_ren092 months ago#102009897Nice looking shrines!!
For me, the only shrine that is completed at the moment are my current Fate collection and my Shirou/Rin shrine: picture/2857283..., picture/2857280...,
picture/2857281... and picture/2857282....
These are all the collections I'm proud of the most.
Right now, I'm slowly building a shrine for my Fire Emblem collection; it won't be as big as my Fate collection but decent enough to show off my love for the game.
Aside from that, I also have some small collection of Digimon, Pokemon and Persona merch, though they weren't really big enough to have a shrine.


Oh my gosh, I love your shrines!!! They're all so vibrant, colorful, and coordinated! They're really neat as well. Definitely goals!!! <3 <3 <3 Thanks for sharing!
2 months ago
Nolala2 months ago#101971667i love your Banana Fish shrine!
Thank you!!! <3

MisterSwag2 months ago#101971668Very cute ideas here and makes me motivated to finish making my shelves look pretty. Probably gonna go to daiso tomorrow and pick up a few more things. Otherwise im in the process of making the worlds biggest beat shrine, which in the next 2-3 months is gonna get hectic.
Ooooh, good luck with that!!!! I hope you share your WIP/finished shrine with us, too <3 Daiso is truly a great place to get decor (and risers!) :D

Rimurushion2 months ago#101971675Seeing the update on the Homura shrine is so nice! :) You did a lovely job arranging all the items together, you picked some of the best items to get and the flowers look great, that Soul gem also looks beautiful, I think Homura would be proud!
skgfjsklgjskjg Thank you so much!!!! It's such an honor hearing that from you since I really admire your Rimuru shrine a lot :D <3 <3 <3

LemonMIntCat2 months ago#101977011Everything looks very lovely! I love the inclusion of flowers, it just adds something special. I don’t have much space but I have like little spots in my display dedicated to character. I want to buy some Shikishi and also an fan-art print for Nadeshiko and Rin (ITEM #946211 and ITEM #946212) and actually figure out a way to fit in my other art-prints and art books.
Ahhh, thank you!!! And that sounds great! It's nice that you still have some spots dedicated to your faves despite not having space! :D

lauralone2 months ago#101982338I wouldn't really consider it a shrine but I do want to collect all of the Artfx J, and the one coin grande figures for yu-gi-oh.
One day I may dedicate some spaces to ENTRY #4352, ENTRY #21538, and ENTRY #1633.

Ahhh, good luck!!! I hope you're able to make shrines for them - and when you do, that you share with us! <3
2 months ago
Nice looking shrines!!


For me, the only shrine that is completed at the moment are my current Fate collection and my Shirou/Rin shrine: picture/2857283..., picture/2857280...,
picture/2857281... and picture/2857282....

These are all the collections I'm proud of the most.

Right now, I'm slowly building a shrine for my Fire Emblem collection; it won't be as big as my Fate collection but decent enough to show off my love for the game.

Aside from that, I also have some small collection of Digimon, Pokemon and Persona merch, though they weren't really big enough to have a shrine.
2 months ago
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