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heroizumi

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Gangsta, Haikyuu, Gintama, Hajime no Ippo, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Yuri!!! On Ice, Gangsta
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heroizumi (4 days ago) #29478492View spoilerHide spoilerI don't know what that teacher was doing. She gave everything that was in the apartment to her boyfriend and then moved back to the USA. I doubt he needed it because he was older and owned his own house. Like...she didn't even leave hangers behind. The people at my school were angry because it was unfair to me. I didn't bring enough to purchase everything because I didn't think I needed to. ~_~ A lot of the people in the office ended up finding things they didn't need at home to donate to the apartment.
I do remember seeing some of the figures up for sale again but I'm still caught up in Yuri on Ice so I've hardly been looking at other stuff XD
I've heard of Ping Pong but I've never checked it out, ahaha. It's another one of the weird sports series XDD
I remember seeing stuff about Hajime no Ippo while I was in high school but I dismissed it because I was like "boxing...why would you want to watch an anime series about that???" but 2-3 years ago my friend highly recommended it. It was 1000000% worth it. Too bad the figures totally went crazy in price. ;__; I have one little Miyata and pray that one day they'll release more figures. I'd love to have some more Ippo stuff. I discovered it was cheaper buying animation cels than it was to get Ippo figures. XD That is weird idea for sure, but yeah XD

Wait, so the teacher gave away everything she bought too? That seems kind of ridiculous. I realize there's nothing to do about it now since it's been years, but there should have been some sort of fine for leaving the place empty since someone else was going to move in after.

Sounds like you will be stuck collecting YoI for awhile because they're not going to let up lol. Are you collecting any of the scale figures?

I find that the "weird sports" seem to be the most interesting. Like that's how I came across Yowapeda and Ping Pong. Not that more mainstreams sports aren't as good or anything, it's just... for example there are many soccer and baseball anime. I like learning about new sports so it's not usually introducing a lot of new things to me sports-wise lol.

I see some Ippo figures for sale once in awhile, but they're always made of resin. They sure look nice, but seems very fragile.
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noctisity (4 days ago) #29466666View spoilerHide spoilerThat sounds like quite an experience. Did you ever have much time to visit larger cities? And I can see why that teacher would want to take the furniture/appliances she spent money on but would have been nice if she had left the old stuff in a storage somewhere. Are you still teaching nowadays or using Japanese in your current job?
I think some of the older Slam Dunk figures are getting re-released this month? Although perhaps pre-orders would be closed now. But hopefully they'll be easier to track down since there will be more in the market.
Ice skating and dancing are just as rigorous as other sports so never really get why people criticize them as not "real" sports. I guess since there's not one team facing off against another? Unfortunately I still have not seen Hajime no Ippo although I know it's highly regarded. Have you watched Ping Pong? It's a bit… quirky compared to other sports series, but honestly one of my favorites. It was kind of one of those shows I watched on a whim and ended up being a surprise gem.


I don't know what that teacher was doing. She gave everything that was in the apartment to her boyfriend and then moved back to the USA. I doubt he needed it because he was older and owned his own house. Like...she didn't even leave hangers behind. The people at my school were angry because it was unfair to me. I didn't bring enough to purchase everything because I didn't think I needed to. ~_~ A lot of the people in the office ended up finding things they didn't need at home to donate to the apartment.

I do remember seeing some of the figures up for sale again but I'm still caught up in Yuri on Ice so I've hardly been looking at other stuff XD

I've heard of Ping Pong but I've never checked it out, ahaha. It's another one of the weird sports series XDD
I remember seeing stuff about Hajime no Ippo while I was in high school but I dismissed it because I was like "boxing...why would you want to watch an anime series about that???" but 2-3 years ago my friend highly recommended it. It was 1000000% worth it. Too bad the figures totally went crazy in price. ;__; I have one little Miyata and pray that one day they'll release more figures. I'd love to have some more Ippo stuff. I discovered it was cheaper buying animation cels than it was to get Ippo figures. XD That is weird idea for sure, but yeah XD
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heroizumi (5 days ago) #29427036View spoilerHide spoilerI keep looking at A3 and telling myself no XD
There's too much crap I'm already collecting, I don't need another!! But art looks so nice ;__;
I lived in Japan on two different occasions. The first time was my study abroad while I was still learning Japanese in university. That time was about 10 months. I'd gone to Japan the summer prior with my university and knew that if I wanted to get better I'd definitely have to study abroad.
The second time was for work after I graduated. I spent 3 and a half months in Choshi, Chiba working at a university, then I spent about 3 years and a few months teaching at a language school in Gifu City, Gifu. Both of these places are fairly middle of nowhere, hahaha.
The issue was that my apartment in Gifu was supposed to be "fully furnished" but when I got there, the teacher who'd lived there before me had thrown everything out and bought her own stuff...which she took with her. I never even had a TV because I couldn't afford to get one. I just ended up pirating stuff the whole time. ~_~
Yep! I've seen both Eyeshield 21 and Slam Dunk! I can't say I was that big of a fan of Eyeshield, but Slam Dunk is great! I really want to get the figures of everyone but the only person who seems to be selling them here on MFC only ships within Europe ;__;
I think my favorite sports series are Hajime no Ippo, Yuri on Ice, Haikyuu, Touch and Ballroom e Yokoso XD Definitely a wide range of sports. Some people might argue that YoI and Ballroom aren't "real" sports...but I disagree lol I'd think of those, the most borderline is Touch because it focuses a lot more on the characters than on the sport itself. XD

That sounds like quite an experience. Did you ever have much time to visit larger cities? And I can see why that teacher would want to take the furniture/appliances she spent money on but would have been nice if she had left the old stuff in a storage somewhere. Are you still teaching nowadays or using Japanese in your current job?

I think some of the older Slam Dunk figures are getting re-released this month? Although perhaps pre-orders would be closed now. But hopefully they'll be easier to track down since there will be more in the market.

Ice skating and dancing are just as rigorous as other sports so never really get why people criticize them as not "real" sports. I guess since there's not one team facing off against another? Unfortunately I still have not seen Hajime no Ippo although I know it's highly regarded. Have you watched Ping Pong? It's a bit… quirky compared to other sports series, but honestly one of my favorites. It was kind of one of those shows I watched on a whim and ended up being a surprise gem.
4 days ago
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noctisity (6 days ago) #29391197View spoilerHide spoilerDynamic Chord's art and music is what drew me in at first too. I think the same artist draws the characters for A3! as well? Except I don't really know much about that game because I saw it was another card based game and welp, don't need another one of those in my life lol.
Oh whoa, how long did you live in Japan? I can understand not being as interested in anime while living there since I'd imagine it'd be more accessible/prominent compared to overseas where you have to go out of your way to watch/find anime.
I think Haikyuu is a really great sports series to get into since it appeals to all age groups and has something for everyone. Plus it's a bit more realistic compared to other sports series in terms of the character's skills/abilities. Of course, it's probably not the best series to get into because there's so much merch LOL. Have you watched Slam Dunk or Eyeshield 21? They're much older but I like recommending them to people. *^*
That's definitely a terrible feeling when you see something you paid full price for hit the bargain bin. It's one of the reasons I don't really check out sales sections for a lot of sites unless I’m bored. I just try to tell myself it worked out in the end because I got my item early and it's something I don't regret buying in the end lol.


I keep looking at A3 and telling myself no XD
There's too much crap I'm already collecting, I don't need another!! But art looks so nice ;__;

I lived in Japan on two different occasions. The first time was my study abroad while I was still learning Japanese in university. That time was about 10 months. I'd gone to Japan the summer prior with my university and knew that if I wanted to get better I'd definitely have to study abroad.

The second time was for work after I graduated. I spent 3 and a half months in Choshi, Chiba working at a university, then I spent about 3 years and a few months teaching at a language school in Gifu City, Gifu. Both of these places are fairly middle of nowhere, hahaha.

The issue was that my apartment in Gifu was supposed to be "fully furnished" but when I got there, the teacher who'd lived there before me had thrown everything out and bought her own stuff...which she took with her. I never even had a TV because I couldn't afford to get one. I just ended up pirating stuff the whole time. ~_~

Yep! I've seen both Eyeshield 21 and Slam Dunk! I can't say I was that big of a fan of Eyeshield, but Slam Dunk is great! I really want to get the figures of everyone but the only person who seems to be selling them here on MFC only ships within Europe ;__;

I think my favorite sports series are Hajime no Ippo, Yuri on Ice, Haikyuu, Touch and Ballroom e Yokoso XD Definitely a wide range of sports. Some people might argue that YoI and Ballroom aren't "real" sports...but I disagree lol I'd think of those, the most borderline is Touch because it focuses a lot more on the characters than on the sport itself. XD
5 days ago
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heroizumi (7 days ago) #29317134View spoilerHide spoilerI'd always kind of looked at Dynamic Chord stuff just because the characters looked nice, but I never actually bought anything. XDD Maybe I can hope for a disk, but I'm not too hopeful, lol!
I was fairly late into the sports anime craze (kinda??). While I was living in Japan I grew tired of anime and was mostly watching J-drama and other English language dramas. I only got back into anime once I came back to the USA and was kind of lusting for more Japanese.
I had a head start back into anime by watching Free!, though I didn't watch it until 2 years after it aired...as well as Tiger & Bunny which was out ages before I watched it XDD
Once I got back to the USA I focused on catching up on Naruto Shippuuden, then I watched Haikyuu. I haven't turned back since. XD I watched a few more sports series, though not all of them are the more shippy kind of shows. XDD I did watch Prince of Tennis ages ago when I was in high school though.
I must admit I'm happy when things bin it when it's something I wanted but not enough to buy at full price. However it feels so terrible to pay full price for something that bins and goes to like...50% off or more, ahaha.

Dynamic Chord's art and music is what drew me in at first too. I think the same artist draws the characters for A3! as well? Except I don't really know much about that game because I saw it was another card based game and welp, don't need another one of those in my life lol.

Oh whoa, how long did you live in Japan? I can understand not being as interested in anime while living there since I'd imagine it'd be more accessible/prominent compared to overseas where you have to go out of your way to watch/find anime.

I think Haikyuu is a really great sports series to get into since it appeals to all age groups and has something for everyone. Plus it's a bit more realistic compared to other sports series in terms of the character's skills/abilities. Of course, it's probably not the best series to get into because there's so much merch LOL. Have you watched Slam Dunk or Eyeshield 21? They're much older but I like recommending them to people. *^*

That's definitely a terrible feeling when you see something you paid full price for hit the bargain bin. It's one of the reasons I don't really check out sales sections for a lot of sites unless I’m bored. I just try to tell myself it worked out in the end because I got my item early and it's something I don't regret buying in the end lol.
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noctisity (8 days ago) #29301794View spoilerHide spoilerI don't think the later Dynamic Chord games got good reviews so I'm not sure if they'll get around to giving Shinomune a fan disc unfortunately. I was really hoping the anime would help introduce people to the series but from what I've seen, people don't really want to give it a try after the first and second episode (which I totally understand).
Midousuji definitely is a particular dude. I really like T2 so I'm excited to see they actually have an active role in the new season. The problem is I like collecting their merch in pairs so I gotta be careful lol.
Oh no, you just gotta think the opposite then! That way you can be pleasantly surprised when they do bin lol. It looks like people really like to ship Otabek with Yuri P. and may have contributed to his rise in popularity? Although he's quite an attractive character so I'm surprised there wasn't interest in him early on.


I'd always kind of looked at Dynamic Chord stuff just because the characters looked nice, but I never actually bought anything. XDD Maybe I can hope for a disk, but I'm not too hopeful, lol!

I was fairly late into the sports anime craze (kinda??). While I was living in Japan I grew tired of anime and was mostly watching J-drama and other English language dramas. I only got back into anime once I came back to the USA and was kind of lusting for more Japanese.

I had a head start back into anime by watching Free!, though I didn't watch it until 2 years after it aired...as well as Tiger & Bunny which was out ages before I watched it XDD

Once I got back to the USA I focused on catching up on Naruto Shippuuden, then I watched Haikyuu. I haven't turned back since. XD I watched a few more sports series, though not all of them are the more shippy kind of shows. XDD I did watch Prince of Tennis ages ago when I was in high school though.

I must admit I'm happy when things bin it when it's something I wanted but not enough to buy at full price. However it feels so terrible to pay full price for something that bins and goes to like...50% off or more, ahaha.
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heroizumi (10 days ago) #29222325View spoilerHide spoilerHahaha that's fine! I have such a game backlog that who knows if I'd ever get to it anyway XD So it's good to know that my fav doesn't have a route so I don't need to worry about playing XDDDD
I think Midousuji is just weird and that's why I like him XD Doubashi is still my favorite though~ He's so large, hahaha.
I have the misfortune of stuff I think will bin ending up not heading there. I was really hoping more of the All Out figures were gonna bin, but of course, my favorite sold out....Luckily AshuriiKareshi found him on suruga-ya for 2700yen so he's been ordered! XDDD I was also hoping that Otabek was going to remain unpopular...but he definitely got more popular toward the end of YoI. At least I have some of the older merch of him because I was the only one claiming him then. XDDD

I don't think the later Dynamic Chord games got good reviews so I'm not sure if they'll get around to giving Shinomune a fan disc unfortunately. I was really hoping the anime would help introduce people to the series but from what I've seen, people don't really want to give it a try after the first and second episode (which I totally understand).

Midousuji definitely is a particular dude. I really like T2 so I'm excited to see they actually have an active role in the new season. The problem is I like collecting their merch in pairs so I gotta be careful lol.

Oh no, you just gotta think the opposite then! That way you can be pleasantly surprised when they do bin lol. It looks like people really like to ship Otabek with Yuri P. and may have contributed to his rise in popularity? Although he's quite an attractive character so I'm surprised there wasn't interest in him early on.
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noctisity (10 days ago) #29220664View spoilerHide spoilerAHHH I FEEL REALLY DUMB ABOUT THIS. BUT I MIXED UP SHINOMUNE AND SERI. So Shinomune is a total sweetheart! BUT. He doesn't actually have a route because he already has a girlfriend. Although there are four members in each band, each game only allows for three routes. (Reve Parfait being an exception because it was later given a fan disc.) SERI THOUGH. IS ABSOLUTE TRASH. (In his own route. Like, I don't understand this dude. The writer's just gave up on him or something.) I feel terrible about complaining about the wrong dude the whole time. OTL
One of my friends adores Midousuji but she doesn't know why either lol. (But she tends to like antagonists so there's that lol.) I don't care either way about him but I do appreciate that he goes through quite a bit of character development.
I have a difficult time seeing the I7 Palmates hitting the bargain bin. Maybeee Tenn, if anyone? Ryuu's merch is always sold out and Gaku's is kind of in-between from what I've seen. I do hope I'm wrong through and the all bin lol.
Thank you! <3


Hahaha that's fine! I have such a game backlog that who knows if I'd ever get to it anyway XD So it's good to know that my fav doesn't have a route so I don't need to worry about playing XDDDD

I think Midousuji is just weird and that's why I like him XD Doubashi is still my favorite though~ He's so large, hahaha.

I have the misfortune of stuff I think will bin ending up not heading there. I was really hoping more of the All Out figures were gonna bin, but of course, my favorite sold out....Luckily AshuriiKareshi found him on suruga-ya for 2700yen so he's been ordered! XDDD I was also hoping that Otabek was going to remain unpopular...but he definitely got more popular toward the end of YoI. At least I have some of the older merch of him because I was the only one claiming him then. XDDD
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heroizumi (11 days ago) #29197205View spoilerHide spoilerAhaha. If I do start it and actually like him even more if he's a creep don't be surprised XDDDDD
I don't think he has an relationship to Makishima, but before I knew of him I liked Makishima, Kinjou and Midousuji XD
I'm not sure why I like Midousuji but I do, haha. He's a weirdo XD
I think the TRIGGER Palmates are larger than regular palmates, thus why they're a little more pricy. They definitely look like they have more detail than any previous ones. If Gaku somehow bargain bins I'll get him, but since he's my second fave in i7 I don't feel the need to get him......even though Midori isn't even top 3 faves in EnStars LOL
Also~ sending you a friend request then! XDD

AHHH I FEEL REALLY DUMB ABOUT THIS. BUT I MIXED UP SHINOMUNE AND SERI. So Shinomune is a total sweetheart! BUT. He doesn't actually have a route because he already has a girlfriend. Although there are four members in each band, each game only allows for three routes. (Reve Parfait being an exception because it was later given a fan disc.) SERI THOUGH. IS ABSOLUTE TRASH. (In his own route. Like, I don't understand this dude. The writer's just gave up on him or something.) I feel terrible about complaining about the wrong dude the whole time. OTL

One of my friends adores Midousuji but she doesn't know why either lol. (But she tends to like antagonists so there's that lol.) I don't care either way about him but I do appreciate that he goes through quite a bit of character development.

I have a difficult time seeing the I7 Palmates hitting the bargain bin. Maybeee Tenn, if anyone? Ryuu's merch is always sold out and Gaku's is kind of in-between from what I've seen. I do hope I'm wrong through and the all bin lol.

Thank you! <3
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noctisity (11 days ago) #29187039View spoilerHide spoilerOh gosh, good luck with that then! I see Shinomune's merch sold out once in a while so I suppose he still does have a small fanbase out there lol.
Doubashi looks like he could sort of be related to Makishima because of his hair lol. I'm very behind on the manga so I didn't know who he was. But if he appears in the new season, hopefully he'll show up more on merch because he's part of Hakone.
The Sanrio Danshi Palmates are super cute! (Though I find Palmates in general really cute since they can just sit in your hand lol.) I know the Yowapeda ones binned but I haven't really kept up with others.
Besides the size, I think the I7 Palmates are so expensive due to licensing costs and the fact they're exclusive. I was really shocked to see how much Trigger cost (and the fact there was a bundle for all three lol) compared to the EnStar Palmate that went up for PO at the same time. I wonder why they didn't choose to make prize figures for Trigger like they did with the other boys. (The prize figures' quality is pretty nice too, though they’ve been improving in general over the years which is really great.)
Of course!! <3


Ahaha. If I do start it and actually like him even more if he's a creep don't be surprised XDDDDD

I don't think he has an relationship to Makishima, but before I knew of him I liked Makishima, Kinjou and Midousuji XD
I'm not sure why I like Midousuji but I do, haha. He's a weirdo XD

I think the TRIGGER Palmates are larger than regular palmates, thus why they're a little more pricy. They definitely look like they have more detail than any previous ones. If Gaku somehow bargain bins I'll get him, but since he's my second fave in i7 I don't feel the need to get him......even though Midori isn't even top 3 faves in EnStars LOL

Also~ sending you a friend request then! XDD
11 days ago
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