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Wonder Festival 2015 (Winter) Nendoroid Wishlist!

Finally, it’s that time~!

For those of you who don’t know, Wonderfest is a bi-annual event that’s held in Chiba, Japan. There’s one in the winter and there’s one in the summer. Usually, this event is to show off the upcoming figures, toys, or “garage kits” made by companies like Good Smile Company, Phat, and many others for potential customers to buy.

Naturally, since I’m more interested in nendoroids more than anything, this year I turned to the My Figure Collection’s usermade list about the upcoming nendoroids this season (thank you for the all the hard work)!

Of course, I’m going to pick and choose nendoroids I personally want most this year but there’s actually a slight change to this year’s wishlist. You’ll see why when it comes…

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Top Five Overhyped Anime of 2014

So with 2014 walking out the door (finally), a lot of anime bloggers out there are typing up furiously and posting as quick as they could on the top whatever anime they enjoyed this year. Now, I’m kind of doing the opposite. This doesn’t mean I actually hated the anime itself or think it’s bad. In fact, this list is just a personal list of anime that I couldn’t stop hearing about all year round for one reason or another.

Honestly, I’ve watched most of these, if not plan to watch on a later date, and I have my own opinions about it. It just doesn’t mean it’s any less overhyped. If you noticed on my own My Anime List, I tend to want to watch things when the hype dies down. Alright, let’s get to it already!

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12 Days of Anime: Eleven Different Faces of Mako

I wanted to avoid talking about “Kill la Kill” but I guess I can’t avoid it anymore. So let’s talk about it.

When finishing the show, this year, everyone immediately latched on to their favorite characters. For me, it was a hard decision to make since I still (even to this day) don’t know what to say about the series. Maybe one day I’ll be able to formulate it but at the very least, I’ve finally resigned to pick a favorite character: Mako Makanshoku.

And she’s hilarious! Besides the obvious Jojo’s reference, she really is adorable and amazing in her own right. She’s very hyperactive and can be annoying at times but the passion she carries reminds me of me when I was younger. I wasn’t able to express myself as she does (and even though I’m showing more – it’s still held back by a lot) but I can relate to her in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to family and being grateful what you have. Not only that, she constantly puts herself in harms way to protect or motivate Ryuko.

Even though she really is a simpleton.

She’s still amazing. She helps Ryuko out and accepts Ryuko no matter what, even though she talks to Senkotsu and she doesn’t understand completely what goes on between them. And that’s the type of friend I’ve always wanted and longed to be. I’ve been through a lot of depression this year but seeing how Mako always tries her best to cheer Ryuko up helps me in my own way. It reminds me of what I was once was before and even though I’m still very much a simpleton myself, I guess it’s okay to be a little immature too sometimes.

Still, though, I love Mako. She’s hilarious and she accepts her family, Ryuko, Gamagori, and especially herself to what she is and she does try to change that but… sometimes the really simple things are really the best. It’d be nice if they got out of slums but if that one episode taught us anything – it’s that excess sucks and it’s always best to be grateful for what you have. Alright, so maybe that’s not the best way to show it but it still proves my point nevertheless.

Not only that, she stands up for her friends and family, especially if they can hurt her. I think that’s one of the reasons why Gamagori loves Mako so much. Besides the fact that she’s cute and everything, she stands up to him without faltering and she accepts herself for who she is. I’d probably like the couple more if he wasn’t 19 years old, so for now, I’d just go “Aw, that’d be cute if it wasn’t creepy~!”

One day, I really do hope to own her nendoroid just because she’s that cute! I really hope she comes with a lot of face plates since she’s very expressive and she always shows off her emotions – especially when it’s Mako Theater and she goes on and on about accepting a part of yourself for the week. Overall, Mako is definitely a joy to watch and I’m just sad that TRIGGER hadn’t gave Mako her very own web show or omake or something but maybe I’m just alone in feeling this way towards her.

Oh well, at least once I get her nendoroid, I can have that small token of appreciation!

 

Wonder Festival 2014 (Winter) Nendoroid Wishlist!

There was an event these past few days called “Wonder Festival”. :D For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a bi-annual, well, festival that’s held in Chiba, Japan. ^^ There’s one in winter and another one in summer! According to the Wikipedia page, it’s usually to show off “garage kits”, or resin kits, which are an assembly scale model kit usually of anime characters. The festival is where companies like Good Smile Company, Phat, and others to show off upcoming sculpts of their figmas, nendoroids, or any other types of figures they like to show. ^^ It’s really exciting because you can see all the possible new figures that’s coming out! It really is a wonder… *_*

Um, anyway. So, of course, as I’m more interested in nendoroids than anything else, I followed Nendonesia’s post on the upcoming nendoroids (thank you for all your hard work!).

I finally had some time to sit down and update this blog so, I apologize if it’s a little late but here’s my wishlist! Which nendoroids am I going to wish for?

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