>Where’s the Spring Theme?!

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I don’t know. I’m sure it’s on it’s way. Or maybe we’ll skip a Spring theme this season and just make a Summer theme that is twice as amazing!

Whatever the case, for now, we’re reverting to our original theme, which also happens to be a spring theme. That’s right, our one year marker is approaching!!

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>Unboxing of Ar Tonelico III

>So I came home to find a wonderful thing in my mail!!!

This little box was sitting there just itching to be opened!

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So I went ahead and opened it. Nicely bubble wrapped so everything would be safe 😀

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It comes shrinkwrapped and all.

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The top of the box.

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The back.

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Side.

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Note this little tab. It can be a pain in the ass to open so be careful not to damage the box trying to pull it up. Grap the corners and gently pull up, giving a slight wiggle and it will slide out.

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Like this.

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Now we’re cooking!

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Goodies below!!

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Let’s take a look shall we?

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Back of the game case.

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Opened up.

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Sample of the art book!

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The calendar!

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This is slipped in the middle of the calendar to keep it straight.

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Sample of the calendar. Starts with the month of April, good thinking NISA!

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Review later, I’m going to go play!!

>Worst Case Scenario – Infinite Stratos

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(Scene taken from the opening sequence)

Worst case scenario, Ichika’s IS doesn’t respond for some reason (be it zero shield energy or some other technical problem) and Ichika plummets into the ocean and breaks every bone in his body, or worse, he gets expelled from the school for jumping from cliffs. Really, how does an IS fit inside of a bracelet? Maybe they use teleportation technology to pull their IS’s out of alternate dimensions. Any way you look at it, it doesn’t seem to be a very good idea to go jumping off of cliffs assuming that your IS will pop up. As soon as we see an instance in the anime of someone’s IS not responding, my point will have been proven.

>Infinite Stratos Episode 9: Oceans Eleven

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I have nothing constructive to say about this episode despite the two-week delay. At first glance it may seem like a fanservice episode, but in reality, it really is just a fanservice episode.

Laura was fairly cute in this episode, although I’m not sure how I should react with her sudden personality shift.

Chifuyu-sama was epic win this episode, if I might add. I made sure to get as much screens of her in her mizugi so I (and you) may use it as an educational reference material at some point later on. I would’ve also LOVED to see more of Houki in her mizugi, but alas, the only appearance she made in this episode were at the beginning and at the very end.




























>Chiikaku 01

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Keywords:
Mascot, Wand, Headband, Skirt
(for more help with keywords, check the growing glossary at the bottom of this page)
Deadline: 
   March 17, 2011 at 11:59pm

Submissions received for ChiiKaku 01 – 2 

Yep. I’ve finally gained enough courage to go ahead with ChiiKaku! It took weeks of preparation and a lot of help from Atvrcr, but here it is ready to go! What is ChiiKaku you ask? ChiiKaku is our version of a drawing competition. You may know it better as “Atv x Oni” which is what Atvrcr and I called it for preliminary test purposes.

Now, “Atv x Oni” and ChiiKaku have lots of similarities, but also some differences, so I’d just like to establish the major rules here since this is the first official ChiiKaku.

In ChiiKaku, the main goal is for you, the artist, to submit a drawing that follows all of the criteria for that particular competition. These criteria are most usually the keywords. ChiiKaku is all about the keywords(themes). For every competition, an amount of keywords will be revealed at the start of the competition. Each of the keywords must be incorporated into the drawing in some way. For instance, if one of the keywords is ribbon, then a ribbon should be incorporated into your drawing. If one or more keywords are not incorporated into the drawing, then your drawing will not be accepted.

The deadline. The deadline is there more to give people who want to enter the free time to do so. If we have the deadline over a number of days instead of a number of hours like in Atv x Oni, it will hopefully give more people more chances to get their drawings done.

Submissions should be sent to the Atv-Oni-Ota e-mail before the deadline. Our e-mail is atv-oni-ota@hotmail.com. Submissions will not be accepted after the deadline. Please include “ChiiKaku” or “atv-oni-ota” in the e-mail header. If something to identify the e-mail is not present, odds are high that it will be ignored.

After the deadline is over, a new post will be made featuring the candidate drawings in anonymous fashion. There will then be a voting period that will run for a number of days. After the polls close, the winner is decided and he or she will forever be preserved in the ChiiKaku Winner’s Gallery.

So that’s really it for the rules. I’m sure I forgot something, but that’s why we have the About ChiKaku page. Go check out that page for more information about ChiiKaku.

Alrighty, last but not least, I have a favor for you! Since this is the first ChiiKaku, it’s not really known. Let’s work together to make ChiiKaku big. Stick a banner on your site; we’ll link back to you too, so it’s a win win situation! Tell your friends or stick a small miniscule link in your forum signatures. If not for me, then do it for the lolis.