Azusa Nakano News

Azusa Nakano is a anime/manga character in the K-On! franchise
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I have the whole K-ON band (all 5!), Black Rock Shooter, Nagato Yuki (movie version) and Saber (super movable edition) all waiting to be opened, but I decided to do Azu-nyan first! ^_^




The box came slightly disfigured (from Kurocha) but everything inside was fine.


This figma comes with 2 extra faces, 4 pairs of extra hands, a pair of extra shoes, a guitar (Fender Mustang), nekomimi, guitar case, and some guitar straps.


Quite a nice variety of hands actually. She can play 2 different cords!




As you can see, I had a lot of fun playing around with the f/2.0 aperture and 1cm macro on my new Lumix LX5. lol... The details on the guitar here is not bad, but it would have been nice if it had strings (though that might be damaged easily).



The guitar case was quite cool too! BUT! For some weird reason, they left parts of it open. Perhaps I could squeeze the guitar inside..?



The shoes were changeable, so the first thing I did was to change Azusa into her indoor school shoes.


I quite like this pose for some reason. Was just messing around with the arms and it end up looking quite natural.





Getting ready to create another portal? (hint: FLCL reference)


I know I know, this is Yui senpai's season 2 OP pose, but I couldn't resist making Azu-nyan the lead here!


Azu-figma


Azu-nendo


 And Azu-nyan #2!


All 3 azu-nyans in one photo!


A slightly wider shot to show you how I set it up. Might get more di:stage bases to create bigger sets.

Overall, quite satisfied with this figma. All figmas seem to have weird legs that take some getting used to in order to get the poses you want though.


My figma/nendo/revoltech collection starting to get big. Better clear more space so that I can open up more! 
 
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Disclaimer: You won't really die, don't worry. 
So my last blog was about an anime soundtrack, and the one before that was about an anime calendar, so why not round things off with some anime figures? 

 Say what you want, this is god damn adorable
 Say what you want, this is god damn adorable

So as promised, here's a totally adorable Azusa anime figurine, ready to hit the beach in her pink swimsuit (or mizugi... if you want to be all Japanese about it...) as seen in the anime series itself.
Of course, this figure comes with optional cat ears. Because it's AzusaDuh. 
You can pick this up from Play-Asia if you're the type who's willing to slap down 45 dollars for an anime figure (though you won't get it until April or something, this one's rather popular). Personally, I'm not one of those people, but I do think it's pretty cute. This is one of Wave's "Beach Queens" anime figures, thought personally I think "Beach Princesses" would have been more apt, but hey. 
Also available is a tanned version, I prefer the regular though. 

 
Here's the rest of the K-On! gang: 






The Beach Queen series spans across tons of franchises and characters, here are the Oreimo figures (unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a Manami figure yet). Kirino seems a little bustier than she should be, and there's something just a tad... off with the Kuroneko figure (which is a shame because I like Kuroneko) but they're still both nice regardless. 


 
So yeah, just thought I'd post about these, I think they're nice, even if I'll never buy one. Or probably any other anime figure for that matter, but hey, that's just me. 
Man, I feel sorry for collectors, anime figurine collecting is an expensive sport indeed.
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 I hate being cold. I also hate being hot, dry, wet, clammy and that kind of wet that doesn’t get you wet enough to change clothes but you know you’re wet. In fact you could say I hate all types of weather. So waking up this morning to find that it had snowed was terrible for me. To make matters oh so worse I also have a God damned cold. But rejoice today is a milestone in my trek into this Otakudom, my first piece of Anime/Manga related merchandise arrived. But first let me vent a little on how fucking stupid it is that I had to pay around £20 in clearing charges for a package that with shipping only cost me around £20 in the first place. This was all because I had to pay £4 in VAT and Import Duty. Fuck you Parcelforce. Fuck you!
 
 Some day I will have my box.
 Some day I will have my box.
Okay figurine time. I opened the shipping box that quickly got commandeered by my cat called rightly cat. Inside I found a green box with a whole bunch of Japanese Characters on it so damned be if I’m ever going to find out if the thing will try to kill my first-born. But what is it you cry with rabid anticipation? It is a Nendoroid Azusa Nakano or for those who have no clue what that means. It is a Super Deformed version of Azusa Nakano from K-ON! with mini guitar, amp and cat extras!!!! I won’t lie I bought it at a time where my super manly exterior faltered a little. But God damn it's adorable.The thing came in the Cat position so I decided to work out the base which was a bastard to put together for some reason but I did it. After that momentous victory, I place the thing into the super creepy exploded form. AKA I took it apart to see how it works, you know like the Tested videos where they take an iPad apart, but with less electronics and more limbs and faces. So to finish up the whole thing I made the guitar put it on the figurine, fixed her back up and placed her on my bookshelf next to a spool of thread and the Brotherhood of Steel figurine where it will most likely stay until my cat decides to eat it or I decide to change its face (okay that's still creepy to say).

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     Something I noticed in the last episode of K-On!! I found funny.  When she was complemented on how black and straight her hair was, Azusa said: 
         
If only she knew truth. 
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