The Coffee of Nagato Yuki + lootPosted: January 27, 2011
I somehow found myself in Akihabara last saturday, without really meaning to go there. It just kind of happened. So I was walking around, not looking for anything in particular when I came upon came upon the coffee cans above inside Gamers. 200 yen a piece, grabbed them without a second thought.
The text says 「長門有希の珈琲」 （ながとゆきのコーヒー）, The coffe of Nagato Yuki. So in addition to getting some absolutely adorable pictures of Yuki, I also learned the kanji for coffee. Didn’t even know there was a kanji version, but it is most likely an older loan word so it makes sense when I think about it.
The ingredients list says milk, sugar, coffee and emulsifer. Well shoot, I prefer black coffee. On the other hand, I’ll probably keep these unopened. There’s also an ad for the DVD and BD of The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi on the back of the cans.
I also bought a bunch of other stuff:
Most of it I found in Leonardo, a tiny shop located on the backside of Toranoana and Animate. Danny Choo has a nice write-up with lots of pictures here. There’s a shitload of stuff crammed into the very small store with no discernable order, so it is easy to spend way too much time rummaging around in there. They also stock items that normally are given away as extras with magazines and the like, which is great for people like me who don’t buy those normally.
Ookami-san to shichinin no nakama-tachi. Watch that anime if you haven’t already, great show. I fell in love with Ookami-san at first sight…ahh… Ahem, the book in the top left contains Q&A, character descriptions, comments from the creators, two short stories and the second chapter of the manga version. It came bundled with a Durarara!! note book and a nice suprise in the form of the large poster, folded and hidden between the books. Also got a T-shirt that I think actually is a price for a UFO-catcher, the quality is not very nice, but hey, I can wear it at home at least. Last but not least, a shower poster.
I have been on the lookout for Utawarerumono posters every time I’ve been in to Akiba, but haven’t found any until now. A whole bunch of them too, eight to be exact. The only problem is that they have been stored folded for Haruhi knows how long, leaving nice, hard bulges through their midsections of them. Have not yet managed to get rid of them.
I’m not only an anime otaku, I’m also kind of a Nintendo nerd, right now focusing on the Famicom. This is the Game Repeater. If I have understood correctly it records your button presses and lets you replay them, essentially having the machine play the game exactly as you did. You can also copy the recording to cassette tapes for later use…wonder if it’s possible to record directly to a computer, since it records through a standard mic connection…hmmm… I haven’t been able to try though, since it requires an external controller, which I don’t have. Yet.
I saw a review of this somewhere on the internet, which stated that it was hard to find and quite expensive (I think…), so when I saw this one complete with box and manual for around 1000 yen I just had to buy it.
A Horo cellphone strap is also something I’ve been searching for for a while. Ookami to Koushinryou / Spice and Wolf is my favourite anime of all time. Currently reading the manga, but it is probably the hardest I have in my small collection, so i might have to wait a bit and study some more Japanese first. The watch is another UFO-catcher prize that I bought from a shop, since that is likely to turn out cheaper than trying to actually catch one, if it still is available in machines at all.
Now, get ready for a huge dose of awesomeness:
Lucky☆Star crossed with Strike Witches. Does that blow your mind, or does it only have that effect on me? It is an alternate cover for volume 8 of the manga series with Konata geaed up as Yoshika, and Kagami and Tsukasa as Barkhorn and Hartmann. Add to that a dash of engrish on the backside, and you have something really great. Only too bad I don’t own volume 8 itself yet ^^