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I thought Newtype was predominantly a mecha magazine...what're Gahara-san and Black Hanekawa doing on there?!

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matts2068
Jan. 18th, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
Hi! Saw the title for this entry on your blog and checked it out.

NewType is a mecha magazine but it has featured other shows on it's cover, I'm pretty sure it had Madoka Magica before, and this really old issue has Usagi from Sailor Moon http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/275808
karice67
Jan. 19th, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
Good points...I really don't follow or browse through Newtype news much, except for when RL friends actually buy the magazines (and they've only ever done that for mecha series!).

Though I still wouldn't have expected Monogatari, given the slightly more adult content...

And Sailor Moon...wow! Now that one's surprising!
matts2068
Jan. 22nd, 2013 12:46 am (UTC)
I think they feature what is popular at the time, whatever the content. I was an off and on buyer when the price was much lower. Maybe they have some kind of rule that the anime itself has to be Bandai-related in someway, but I'm not sure. It seemed like they went through everything, up-coming shows and all.

Browsing through covers on google (and lol I think I own some of these) those had a variety too, from Haruhi, to Inuyasha (I remember a friend of mine reading this!), to Card Captor Sakura.
karice67
Jan. 24th, 2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
That's probably true. And mecha featuring when mecha shows are on would result partially from the fact that most mecha shows are guaranteed a certain amount of popularity, or so it seems.

But still...Sailor Moon and CCS on Newtype?! Given the impression I have of it compared to Animage or Animedia, my mind is blown!
matts2068
Jan. 25th, 2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
I seem to remeber Sakura being one of the all time #1 characters on their ranking even some years after CCS finished airing, but I don't have the magazines with me to check. I think this was around 2001-2003. I remember being shocked.(^_^;)
karice67
Feb. 5th, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
Really? I never even thought to check...

(Sorry for the late reply, had a really busy couple of weeks, including a stint of clearing up my computer and reformatting it... )

Speaking of which, how's your laptop issue?

And I will try to look at the interviews before I start my next course!

Edited at 2013-02-05 09:10 pm (UTC)
matts2068
Feb. 11th, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, I have an issue with a small booklet of a Top 100 girls list, at least I think it was a Top 100. It's still boxed up at my cousin's place.

Don't worry about it, my health and other events made my weeks busy too, I'm trying to find a new doctor for now.

My best friend and his boyfriend both work in the IT so they fixed my laptop for free. They couldn't find a virus and spent 4 hours checking everything, but ended up taking it home, saving my files and re-installing Windows. At least nothing was lost.

And I got a couple of Macross books that were on my backlog which cheered me up. Been saving up for half a year now. I enjoyed KitG 4, need to finish Nyan Dra. Got the Ranka VC, Sheryl Final, Perfect Triangle, Complete book. I'm still waiting for Nyan-Cretto 1-2. I have the novels (excluding the ones for the movies) and the Macross FF volume pre-ordered for next month and then... I'm gonna take a break, because I want to save up for the Sheryl and maybe the Ranka Nendoroid.(^_^;)
karice67
Feb. 12th, 2013 01:06 am (UTC)
A new doctor? Your old one wasn't helping at all, was he/she?

Nice! I'm glad they came through for you there! (Though I would like to think we're not so dependent on our computers that losing the data on them would almost destroy us...)

Cool. Where do you order them from, btw? I'll admit I wasn't looking very hard, but I wasn't able to find Nyan Cret for sale when I checked... And there's the Macross FF volume!! I've put everything on a backorder list at present too, because I can't afford them now...

The Sheryl Nendoroid is tempting...although I probably shouldn't, as I won't able to finish my Monogatari Series collection either...

p.s. I had been wondering when someone would find the Chinese scans...they've been out for a while, except for the final chapterlet, that is...
matts2068
Feb. 12th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
Sadly he wasn't. For now, my ObGyn will run a special blood test to see if they need to perform laporoscopy. But I got another infection and I'm worried about that more than any procedures, since the last time I had one, I knew how I got it, but not now...

Regarding my laptop, I was worried about an old series I can't afford to buy now and it took me a long time to DL + my photos. Mostly my photos. My DVD-RW isn't working, so I wasn't able to save them.

I buy books from honto.jp, they offer simple air mail and I usually get my orders in about 7 days, even if the stock status says 7-21 days. I only had to wait weeks for an order once, and that was due to the postal service. I'm getting Nyan-Cretto from Mandarake, the shipping was... a lot. Tokyo-Hunter has 1-2 in-stock, but they cost 3000 yen each. (o_o;) Mandarake has file 2 for 1500 now. They had file 3 for the same price, but I missed that. They even had the bride Sheryl-Ranka bag it came with!

I didn't know scans were out, I rarely check the site I found them on. Too bad I couldn't find any for Macross FF, but one of the users on tumblr put up some scans after my request. (^o^) I read on MW that the next chapter will be the final according to Megane's twitter, so I hope a second volume will follow!

And... I read on MW that Sheryl and Alto are timeslipping too in the game (Seminar 4), so I'm afraid AS is gonna errupt. Though if everyone goes back to their time, they'll have to forget the events... ugh, I might end up avoiding AS when the first reviews come out. I'll just hang around MW. I'm over shipping wars.
karice67
Feb. 14th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
That sounds really worrying. I hope it's not something that can't be overcome!

Ah...are you able to connect external hard drives (usually via usb)? I have way too much stuff, so I've long moved on to these, and just doubly or triply back everything up.

honto.jp...I'll have to look into that a bit more, as I'm trying to get off a reliance on amazon japan. I smpathise about the expense of things from Mandarake - but that's the unfortunate state of things for us overseas fans!

I know what you mean! I went on a hunt for the Nyan Dra comic because I wanted a nice digital copy of that pic of Alto...but no luck (and I'm not scanning my own book!) The trouble with searching for Macross in Chinese is that we don't know what the titles are translated into - the Sheryl one could be worked out, but the others...

Hehe...welcome to the club then ^^

Edited at 2013-02-14 11:31 pm (UTC)
matts2068
Feb. 15th, 2013 01:33 pm (UTC)
I got appointments with other doctors, but it's gonna take time. I hope they can work out something at least.

I'm planning on getting an external HDD, for now I spent too much money on books.

Honto always workes for me, they have 5 shipping options. I only ordered a few times from amazon years ago and got my books in terrible condition.

I tried getting Nyan-Cre file 3 with help from a proxy from a regular shop, they shipped it, so if nothing goes wrong, the warehouse should pick it up around Monday and forward it to me when I pay their fee + international shipping. I hope it works out. Mandarake always had different prices listed when they had file 3, 1500 to 5000 yen! I decided it wasn't worth the wait. I'll try to post pictures on AS if it arrives safely. If it works out, I can give you the link to the shop, they only had file 3.

There are so many pictures, not just from the manga, but card and merchandise illustrations I'd love to get on my HDD. They should release a complete illustration book sometime. At least people scan those most of the time, but even being able to buy it and flip through it would be great.
karice67
Feb. 21st, 2013 11:21 pm (UTC)
Apologies for the late reply here.

Portable HDDs are one of the best investments I've made in terms of computers (a Macbook being the other one). Even if it's only to back up what's on your computer, I really recommend that over CDs and such. Though when you can afford it, of course. I once lost about 180GB of data, and it didn't kill me even though I was really upset for a few weeks...

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Must say, I really like some of the pictures you posted on AS. I do wish those creator files were easier to obtain! Or, like you say, that they'll release a complete illustration book sometime!

At present though, I really have no money to spend on all of these. I'm even debating whether I can afford the Plus box set (as there are a few other BDs that I'll have to pick up at the same time)...
matts2068
Feb. 22nd, 2013 02:18 pm (UTC)
I'm not gonna have any more money to spend for a while either, I have some books to pay for in March and that's it.
I'll try to take pictures of the stories and staff comments sometime in the future, so you and others who don't have the funds for them can read them. I never found scans for the magazines, so I thought posting pictures would be a good idea.
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