Last year and early this year saw the demise of two of the places we usually frequent whenever we received our monthly salary.
1. Being Halina Kabayan Ko:
2. Being Japan Selections (Quirino Highway Branch):
This week we focus on the "semi-comatose" so to speak of yet another Japan Selections (Roosevelt Ave. Branch).
The store boasts a wide variety of authentic Japanese merchandises.
Ultraman action figures!
P100.00 per book.
Discounted price: P60.00 per book
SAAN KA PA???
Most of the tankobons ranges from the used to the brand new (wrapped) state. There are no complete
sets we could find of but the maximum books per title are 5. That's a good number to start your very own collection or if you're simply completing an existing obsession.
Yes, we're talking about you, DRAGON BALL Z!
Owning tankobons of a particular title shows a more visual representation of your fandom as opposed to reading the said material online. Buying the books is as equivalent as believing in the author's vision and his/her final output. Digital downloads and torrents are one thing but owning a hard copy of the actual title shows dedication and is actually quite encouraged!
And with that in mind, here's what our shopping cart contained.
But the El Santo flirting with Mother Of Ultra is worth pointing out and is worth a chuckle or two.
HEY, it's worth 20 bucks! So what the hey?
Now on to the motherload!
Let's take a moment and channel your inner childhood.
Remember the good ol' AXN days? Well, so do I!
The art isn't exactly up to par with it's anime counterpart. And will continue to evolve
to what we know and are familiar with up until the Second Stage of the series. We were
unable to find a single copy of the said "Second Stage" hence most of this review would be
based on what we currently have.
Best character so far: Manong Natatae!
Random pin-up artwork with Rihoko.
And quite frankly we can't remember this scene either.
There are none of that GTO style exaggerated expressions(for which the anime was widely known for) as of the moment but hopefully the succeeding issues would fill in that void.
Moving on to the surprise catch of the day : Hunter X Hunter #22.
Gone are the Greed Island Arc which not only did nothing to the advancement of the story but proved that card collecting and overpriced console games are not worth hunting for.
Gone are the ugly ass Chimera Ant characters that not only brought the title to a downward spiral but is nowhere as good as the monster designs from Yuyu Hakusho's Three Kings Saga. A saga in which many considered to be the weakest amongst the 4.
Issue 22 starts off on a high note by showing us an image we've all been dying to see.
It's the Genei Ryodan (Phantom Troupe) together with Kalluto Zoldyck.
And not only did they sit around, play cards, toss coins or discuss plans on this particular issue, they ACTUALLY fought and killed someone. Most notably members of Queen Zazan's army.
He's quite a graceful fighter
This would also be Kalluto Zoldyck's first 1 on 1 match since his debut.
Shalnark also dropped the Amanuma aspect of his character and actually fought his beetle looking adversary using a new technique called "Autopilot". In which he turned Super Saiyan and sorta resembled Killua.
Then all of a sudden, this happened!
Well, talk about FAN SERVICE in it's utmost kind!
We most certainly appreciated it. Thank you, Yoshihiro Togashi!
After which Feitan squares off against Queen Zazan.
This would also be the first time Feitan fights anyone using his improvised umbrella/parasol.
He then transforms to his Iron Maiden looking armor
Towards the end of the book, we get to see Gon squaring off against this bat like creature named BAT.
Moving on with the last tankobon which is undoubtedly, Dragon Ball # 37.
Let's cut to the chase, this was the earlier chapters of what would be later known as the Majin Buu Saga.
Piccolo shat his pants at the idea of him having to face off against Supreme Kai.
This was also Videl's first and probably last tournament.
P.S.: We've also chanced upon these two sticker albums from somewhere else.
Kung kaya't, DIKITAN NA TO!!!!