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Ashminigun



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:11 am Reply with quote
So, anime character dakimura is consider "normal" compared to those in list?
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Vaisaga



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:21 am Reply with quote
Well, they're certainly more common. It's more the implications towards those who buy dakis that get people raising eyebrows.

Still, there's lots of random anime merchandise like this. Heck, I own a Nanoha shower curtain.
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vanfanel



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:22 am Reply with quote
Interesting stuff. The LCL cake is just...wow.

I was sure #1 was going to be the infamous "Grave of the Fireflies" fruit drop candies Shocked , though.
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RoverTX



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:30 am Reply with quote
Why would you scent motor oil?! Shocked Does it make your exhaust smell moe?
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Cecilthedarkknight_234



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:37 am Reply with quote
RoverTX wrote:
Why would you scent motor oil?! Shocked Does it make your exhaust smell moe?


that actually sounds pretty lewd...speaking of which I know that ann is a pg-13 site so I will spoiler what I'm going to say next, read at your own risk. spoiler[I know that you couldn't mention this but the weirdest marketing item I've ever seen is the hello kitty egg vibrator].
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:45 am Reply with quote
Ashminigun wrote:
So, anime character dakimura is consider "normal" compared to those in list?


How long have you been around the fandom? Hug pillows are old news.
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Rigamortis-chan



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:47 am Reply with quote
I dread what some people would do with those K-On hand puppets...
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Divineking



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:10 pm Reply with quote
Speaking of weird marketing campaigns, I'm sort of surprised Gargantia isn't listed on here with Bandai giving away a BD of the first two episodes for free. Hopefully that works out for them but it seems kind of crazy.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:16 pm Reply with quote


This is a water cooler.

Guess how ya get water?



Can't wait for the curry dispenser.................. Laughing
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:47 pm Reply with quote
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My reaction to the above:



Japan, you've done it again.
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Ashminigun



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:54 pm Reply with quote
Rigamortis-chan wrote:
I dread what some people would do with those K-On hand puppets...


Now you mentioned it, hell I don't want to know what they would do with it. o_O

walw6pK4Alo wrote:
Ashminigun wrote:
So, anime character dakimura is consider "normal" compared to those in list?


How long have you been around the fandom? Hug pillows are old news.


Long enough to know some weird and crazy stuff they do for marketing and merchandizing.
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neocloud9



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:03 pm Reply with quote
Those hand puppets are adorable!

Quick question about the new poll, though... I don't see Yamato 2199 listed. Did that get pushed back? I thought it was premiering soon.
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:06 pm Reply with quote
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Technically it has already premiered. The first four episodes (which equates to the first movie, I believe) came out last year.
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ZakuConvoy



Joined: 16 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:17 pm Reply with quote
I actually decided to look up what the Hello Kitty Death card looks like and found it. It's...surprisingly cute. Also, it was on a list with much, much worse Hello Kitty items (WARNING, NSFW):

http://www.hellokittyuniverse.com/​page/​Indecent+​Hello+​Kitty+​Products

Those...last two items. Embarassed
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:23 pm Reply with quote
The first 14 episodes are available on BD already. It's premiering as films in parts (episodes strung together), released as an OVA on BD presumably with OP, ED, and preview reattached, and will now finally air on TV. If you're a hardened criminal degenerate like me, you're better off just watching those current BDrips rather than wasting time on the guaranteed lower quality TVrips or streams.

I wonder what the expanded Western audience may look like, those who don't already follow and enjoy Yamato or Leijiverse related anime. MAL, for instance, only lists 993 people as following it thus far. Sterb Lazors just isn't popular here like it is Japan. Like that Rebirth Chapter film from a few years ago, only 426 people have it listed as seen on MAL, and less than 800 total. FUNi can try to market it as hard as they want, but they can't turn people into fans.


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