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Review originally uploaded on the 21st of February 2019. Image hosting lost in December 2019. Fixed most of the image hosting on the 5th of July 2020. If image hosting is (partially) lost again, let me know and I will look into fixing it again.

Hello MFC! It's been a while since I did a loot blog, but that doesn't mean that I was buying less items! With SAL being banned from my country for well over a year, I mostly do group orders right now. In which there is combined loot from me, sometimes a few friends, and mostly also a bunch of gifts inside. I hope you will enjoy looking at all these items in the blog! :) Note: Because I was 'out' of blogging for a while, this is a bit of an older order, which talks about items for the Secret Santa.

Contents:

Loot for SASUNARUFAN13 :
- Naruto Items

Gifts for my Secret Santa MFC
- Persona 5
- Fate/Grand Order
- Boku no Hero Academia
- Fire Emblem

Items for myself:
- Chrono Crusade
- Ajin
- Baccano!

The Package

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The box was mainly dominated by the huge pillow SASUNARUFAN13 bought!

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There were also 'some' other items underneath there. Who needs protective material if a package is 90% a cushion?!

Loot for SASUNARUFAN13

Naruto Items


I hope there are some Naruto fans checking out this blog so they can drool at the awesome goodies SASUNARUFAN13 bought!

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The name "Jumbo cushion" is definitely not an understatement for this item ITEM #43372 with it's 45cm x 45cm size!!

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The print and material looks really nice and high quality~

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The posing looks a bit awkward, but the quality is pretty nice of this Sasuke ITEM #428988 . Unfortunately only a really long time later we realized that a matching strap from this set ITEM #14814 which we also ordered was missing. My proxy didn't repack the box, so it was probably a mistake from Suruga-Ya. Really a shame, never had an issue with them before when it comes to missing items.

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Some nice straps: ITEM #596073 , ITEM #596072 and ITEM #596077 .

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Fierce little Kyuubi earphone jack mascot ITEM #245931 !

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Box was still sealed, so I did not open it. Inside was ITEM #339179 .

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Very pretty artwork on this double-sided clear file ITEM #725606 .

Gifts for my Secret Santa MFC

Persona 5


I always enjoy entering the Secret Santa every year on MFC and trying to find gifts for someone from franchises where I otherwise wouldn't buy from. This time I had an giftee with quite a varied taste, so I tried to get a lot of different items!

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My main item was this t-shirt from Persona 5 ITEM #641190 with Mona. I think the color aesthetics of this installment in the franchise are very neat, so when I saw my giftee liked Persona 5, I really wanted to buy something from it!

Fate/Grand Order

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My giftee mentioned being a huge fan of Cú Chulainn ENTRY #4387 , so I picked up this cute bag ITEM #635132 , I hope she will find it an useful item!

Boku no Hero Academia

I'm not very well known with Boku no Hero Academia (although I do plan to watch it one day), but I came across some fantasy-styled items from them before. So when I saw this doujinshi available for sale I thought it was a good chance to gift something a bit 'different' from this franchise (as I'm still always scared to buy some item the giftee themselves is going to buy later).

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So here is the doujinshi My Hero Quest ITEM #725630 ! I was really impressed with the cover art!

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I couldn't help it to take a small peek inside before carefully gift wrapping it and is that a Lord of the Rings reference?!

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Their outfits look really cool! I hope my giftee enjoyed this item!

Fire Emblem

My giftee also mentioned liking Fire Emblem, and although I have not played the most recent installments, I like Fire Emblem very much, so wanted to pick up some things for it too!

At first I thought I lucked out and found the quite well known doujinshi Future of Despair Anthology Togiretamirai ITEM #169421 ! So I bought it with the speed of light and...

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...it was just the bonus clear file only. Well, you know what they say. When something seems too good to be true, it mostly is. Still, the artwork is nice, so I hope my giftee will still enjoy it. It was worth the gamble, I guess!

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As the final item for my gift, I bought this strap of Elise ITEM #323463 . I hope my giftee enjoyed the gift exchange this year!

Items for myself

Chrono Crusade


If you've been following my loot blogs, you'll know by now that I'm quite predictable with the franchises I buy items from, haha! Starting with Chrono Crusade this time.

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First up, a 64 page mini art book that was an appendix of Dragon Age, which I found for sale separately. (Not allowed in database because it's not a separate release.)

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Many of the artworks inside are bigger printed versions of artwork used in the manga. Many of them have also appeared on the artwork of other media I also own from Chrono Crusade. Still, there were some surprises...

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...like this artwork! Maybe you remember from my earlier loot blog BLOG #40389 how I was surprised to find out that there is an bedsheet out there with exclusively made artwork for Dragon Age. Well, now I have the print in full color at least! So I was very happy with that!

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Remembering the good old days~

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There were also multiple colored manga pages in this mini artbook. Overall, it's a nice book if you can find it for a good price and are a Chrono Crusade fan!

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Onto the next Chrono Crusade item! It's an self-published doujinshi from the mangaka ITEM #725601 with never before seen artwork from the franchise. I could not find out more details to it, but I think it's artwork that didn't make the cut of being included in the manga.

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It's unfortunately only 20 pages, but there are a lot of interesting settings in there!

Ajin

The Ajin manga and anime really do not get enough recognition for how good they are in my opinion! The good news about that, is that quite a lot of it's merchandise can be found for cheap...

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I've had my eye on this wallscroll ITEM #725602 of Satou's IBM for a while! Everyone can complain as much as they want about the 3DCG anime, but the IBM's were looking neat, you can't deny that!

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The background of this wallscroll is see-through, which looks really amazing!.

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The image is a render of the model used in the anime and the details look super crisp and nice on the wallscroll~

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And now for the coolest trick of this item...

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...as it's see-through, it casts a shadow on wherever you hang this wallscroll! It looks so cool!

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Good Smile Company made a pretty amazing looking trading figure line of this franchise, and I wanted to pick up at least the Satou ITEM #396895 from this set for quite a while.

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I was actually surprised to see such a 'damaged' box from Suruga-Ya, as mostly the items I get from there look completely new.

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I decided to keep the figure sealed until I know where to display it, but it's looking fiiiiiiiiiiiine.

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There is so much detail and shading for a trading figure!

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Satou chopping off his arm is my favorite part from the anime, it was animated so well for the small budget the team had to work with:

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If you want some context on why he is cutting off his arm, please watch the anime, it's so good!!

Also, it looks really amazing on this figure. There is even a small dart in the arm!

Baccano!

And now for the main item of this loot! The Official Settings Collection book ITEM #183667 from the Baccano! anime! This was an item I wanted for SUCH a long time. I first found out about it, when it was added to the database 5+ years ago and I've been looking for it since then. I saw it for sale for a price I rather not mention and decided to jump on it, as I had no clue if it would ever get in stock somewhere again.

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Haha, I wish I paid the low price of 1890 yen including tax for it. Hahaha...ha..ha..ha... *cries*

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So, the book consists of copies of the original reference sheets (mainly showing the characters) that have been used by the animation team to make the series. It's also printed on really thin paper to replicate the original reference books the animators had.

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There are many expression-pages for each character and lots of close-ups.

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These two clowns have a ton of pages for all their different outfits!

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My best boy Jacuzzi~ I like how the everyone is drawn so much in-character even when they are just showing off their clothing.

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I want to give you a hug.

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The always graceful Lua.

Spoiler for the plot: View spoilerHide spoiler

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There are quite some pages showing the characters in their 1711 outfits too!


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Some other plot spoilers, this time for our friendly conductor man over here:

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"How should I draw it?"

"Look at your reference sheet, just fuck him up."


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Probably one of the most underappreciated characters in this franchise.

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About 90% of the book (if not more) is character references, but I'm also happy that there were quite some pages showing the background set-ups with size references.

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There were also drawing references for the parts that were going to be (mainly) CG.

Full Secret Santa Gift

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Here is everything together for what I was going to gift for Secret Santa! I added a cute Hello Kitty Christmas card and some local chocolates. If someone reading this is planning on visiting the Netherlands, I really recommend to try out the Koetjesrepen ('Cow bars'), they are chocolates very high in milk.

My Full Loot

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And here is everything I got for myself! I actually did not realize how most of the items were in such dark colors until I put them together, haha!

No picture of all of SASUNARUFAN13 's items as I forgot to make a picture and had already shipped off the items to her, oops!

I hope you enjoyed this loot, you could also check my other loot blogs when interested! Here are a few of my recent ones:

Random buys and gifts loot! January 2018 - September 2018: BLOG #41175
Japanese snack and coffee loot with mini reviews!: BLOG #41060
Random buys and gifts loot! June 2017 to January 2018: BLOG #40999
Another BIG Loot with mini reviews! Final Fantasy, Baccano!, POP: BLOG #40486
Part 2 - BIG Loot with mini reviews - Chrono Crusade, Baccano!: BLOG #40390
Part 1 - BIG Loot with mini reviews - Chrono Crusade, Baccano!: BLOG #40389
Snack loot with mini reviews and small random con loot!: BLOG #35181
Non-genre Mixed Grab Box M Size For Boys & Girls: BLOG #35105
Non-genre Mixed Grab Box S Size For Boys & Girls: BLOG #35050
Pre-owned Grab Box S Size for Girls: BLOG #34979


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Maakie1 jaar geleden#52069854I'm so happy with it! TT^TT It still feels a bit unreal to own it after hunting for it so long! Good luck in getting your own copy!

Thank you!! <3
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victorviper1 jaar geleden#52113447The Chrono Crusade stuff is interesting as always, particularly the "official dojinshi". Those types of little side projects were once pretty common, but it seems like you see fewer items like that these days.
The Ajin merchandise also piqued my interest. I've thought about picking up the manga every now and then, but I've never gotten around to doing so...


I'm actually quite surprised with how 'recent' of a release that doujinshi is, 2012! It's like Daisuke Moriyama was really fed up with having to save those unused images for such a long time, haha! But I also think it can have something to do with ownership of the licenses, maybe he was not allowed to show it off earlier, which also explains why nowadays it's a lot harder to selfpublish books from well-known franchises?

I really recommend Ajin to everyone that likes action-packed series with supernatural elements. :) The anime is pretty neat too, if you don't mind the lower budget and 3DCG, a few of the action scenes with IBM's look really good.

xkirax1 jaar geleden#52118949I'm still not used to surugaya and yahoo auctions but I guess I should try ^^
I agree, a combination of both would have been perfect, but it's already cool as it is
Then it's time to read the manga! (It's been a long time I said so and still haven't begun...)


Yeah, it took me a long time of collecting also before I dared to order and bid more on those sites. But with how niche nowadays the items are that I collect, there is not much for me to get anymore on the 'regular' channels like AmiAmi, Mandarake etc., so I pretty much almost buy everything there nowadays.

I wish you lots of fun with the manga! :)

Untramen1 jaar geleden#52122286Lovely loot!
I am weeping at the Baccano art book that is such a good find and I'm envious as all get out. Jacuzzi is my favorite so thanks for the nice pics of his refs because I love him hehe.
Are you reading the novels? The 10th one is coming out sometime this year and I'm having a riot reading all this content that wasn't in the anime. I'm still very upset that it never got a second season. ESPECIALLY WHILE DURARARA DID...


Thanks! :D And oh boy, I don't think you're part of the Baccano! club yet, so I need to invite you: CLUB #1015 :D I use the wall there as a sort of 'update'-list for Baccano!. So I talk about new releases, new (rare) goods I get from the franchise etc. You will probably enjoy following it there too. :)

And yesss, Jacuzzi is my favorite too! <3 You have good tastes! There are even more pages of him in the book, and I love how there are many pages for each character, even minor ones. It's really a complete works of ALL animation reference character-wise. :)

Yeah, I'm loving the books and pre-order them all! :D I did not have time for completing 9 yet, as I'm travelling a lot currently, but I'm already excited to finish the prison tales and getting 10! I'm a bit worried about 11 though, I hope they will continue translating and enough people are buying them. TT^TT

Don't get me started on Durarara!! as my salt levels are through the roof with that franchise LOL. Unfortunately, Baccano! was just a flop in Japan, so it does not matter that it has a sort of cult-status in the West, Japan won't pick it up again. :( *sigh*

Ruritto1 jaar geleden#52134308That Baccano book looks great And your giftee is lucky Those look great.

Thank you! :D I also hope my giftee liked it! And the Baccano! book will be my most favorite posession for a while, hehe. :)
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That Baccano book looks great And your giftee is lucky Those look great.
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Lovely loot!

I am weeping at the Baccano art book that is such a good find and I'm envious as all get out. Jacuzzi is my favorite so thanks for the nice pics of his refs because I love him hehe.

Are you reading the novels? The 10th one is coming out sometime this year and I'm having a riot reading all this content that wasn't in the anime. I'm still very upset that it never got a second season. ESPECIALLY WHILE DURARARA DID...
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Maakie1 jaar geleden#52075496There is quite a lot of nice material out there for Chrono Crusade! Most of it is not even that expensive, it's just hard to find so you have to be patient. I recommend keeping an eye out on Yahoo! Auctions and Suruga-Ya. :)
The IBM look super cool in 3D with effects that could not have been done in 2D. It makes me wish the anime was actually a 2D/3D combination (with the human characters themselves being 2D), which is already done and looks pretty good in some other anime (like Frame Arms Girl). I don't think they are planning a season 3 unfortunately. :/ But it would be nice!


I'm still not used to surugaya and yahoo auctions but I guess I should try ^^
I agree, a combination of both would have been perfect, but it's already cool as it is
Then it's time to read the manga! (It's been a long time I said so and still haven't begun...)
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The Chrono Crusade stuff is interesting as always, particularly the "official dojinshi". Those types of little side projects were once pretty common, but it seems like you see fewer items like that these days.

The Ajin merchandise also piqued my interest. I've thought about picking up the manga every now and then, but I've never gotten around to doing so...
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Sasunarufan131 jaar geleden#52098114Oh damn, that Ajin wallscroll looks so amazing! :O I didn't even know they had made one like that!

Hehe, you should pick it up the next time we order at Suru, it's on there regularly! ^^ I love mine!
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Oh damn, that Ajin wallscroll looks so amazing! :O I didn't even know they had made one like that!
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xkirax1 jaar geleden#52074456I didn't know about this Chrno Crusade artbook! I'll have to search for it (if I can even find it for a good price...) It was one of my first manga so it's still special for me ^^
Concerning Ajin, I agree, it is way underestimated. I began to watch it with apprehension because of the CGI (I'm not so much into it) but this choice was really understandable when we see the IBM. Your wallscoll is pretty impressive, I like that it's see-through, even if I don't really like Satou, or even Nagai, they're both so cynical that secondary characters are looking quite more likeable haha But the story is still pretty cool, I'm waiting for a potential 3rd season or I'll read the manga.


There is quite a lot of nice material out there for Chrono Crusade! Most of it is not even that expensive, it's just hard to find so you have to be patient. I recommend keeping an eye out on Yahoo! Auctions and Suruga-Ya. :)

The IBM look super cool in 3D with effects that could not have been done in 2D. It makes me wish the anime was actually a 2D/3D combination (with the human characters themselves being 2D), which is already done and looks pretty good in some other anime (like Frame Arms Girl). I don't think they are planning a season 3 unfortunately. :/ But it would be nice!
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I didn't know about this Chrno Crusade artbook! I'll have to search for it (if I can even find it for a good price...) It was one of my first manga so it's still special for me ^^
Concerning Ajin, I agree, it is way underestimated. I began to watch it with apprehension because of the CGI (I'm not so much into it) but this choice was really understandable when we see the IBM. Your wallscroll is pretty impressive, I like that it's see-through, even if I don't really like Satou, or even Nagai, they're both so cynical that secondary characters are looking quite more likeable haha But the story is still pretty cool, I'm waiting for a potential 3rd season or I'll read the manga.
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