Shoka went hauling in some merch… again!

Hey ya’ll!

I have hit a blogger’s wall… again! But the lack of intriguing contents from this season is definitely not to blame; I am fully aware that many of you are actually enjoying the hell out of it. I guess I cannot feed myself on my favorite dishes all the time because eventually they will become the only few in the variety, in other words boring.


A (much needed?) status update!


I am downgrading from being a diehard seasonal anime watcher. But sadly this does not mean I am watching older shows either!

Let me get things that I remember the most out of the way first:

  • Aniblogger Coalition Podcast Episode 2 will not happen today! Best case scenario is I will release a recording of me talking to myself, albeit at a much shorter time.

I apologize if my ramblings about the current season being dry; 2018 Winter Season is not as bad as I make it out to be! So here are some of the things that I legitimately keep up with all of my efforts:

I was not lying when I’d said that I went from my seventeen shows in 2017 Fall Season to five in the current one. Though, I also do have shows on my watchlist in which I exert next to no effort in following their trails:

You would expect me, a huge-as KyoAni fan, to be on top of Violet Evergarden but nope — I am with the minority here, I guess!


The Haul


Eventually the time would come; when I step into a shop that happened to sell anime merchandise.
To be specific, I went into a pawn shop. And I got myself a small cup to drink like a boss.

my cup!1150461814..jpg


Okay, sorry for being off topic!



Despite having CLANNAD on my PC already, nothing could stop my collector self from reaching out to an official guidebook.

God Eater PSP


Next up I have a well known game (which got adapted into anime — thanks ufotable!) on a platform I could have sworn, went to rest in peace around pretty much everywhere except Japan. Nobody said that you could not enjoy single player games and their potentially extraordinary story modes. I feel like times have really changed; whatever happened to single/dual player games with deep and rich story/game-play. I truly miss beat em up’s like Dynasty Warriors 5 which took me five casual months to complete. I’m sure it has something to do with how kids today will actually spend all day and every day grinding to the finish line like it is a race.


Okay okay, real anime merch this time…


I promised you that much.

This time I have only got around to figurines from Haruhi Suzumiya series, which actually surprised me due to how neutral I am with it. I wouldn’t highly recommend the show to literally just anyone—let alone newcomers to anime—but I wouldn’t go as far as telling anyone to avoid the show simply because of how mind-bogging it is.



I snatched Ryouko. Surprised?
You shouldn’t be as I bought her off (for a dollar) as a damaged item. Just look at that one strand of her hair being cut off, haha!
Not to mention that the figurine’s stand has gone missing but thanks to her designers acknowledging real world physics, she is actually able to stand on her own.

Now, any fans of Haruhi franchise would know that she’s totally a good girl until you notice a–

Hide yo kodomo, hide yo husbando!


It is not Haruhi Suzumiya without the titular character. I don’t think any fans of the franchise will swear infidelity to this God, telling you that they went into the series again and again but not for Haruhi herself.

Supreme Leader


Haruhi Suzumiya EX figure Sigh II from Sega. The scene is right off from those few seconds of episode 20.


I have her standing tall right behind my computer screen so when anyone comes for a visit, they would see Haruhi being all smug before my very face behind the screen.



Alrighty! Now I need to just get back to doing what I have always done for my little blog; the wonders. I know that they are usually the most boring part of my contents since they are filled with personal opinion, but everyone will most likely tell you to do what you love.

I sure am.
Thanks for keeping up with Shoka. Until next time~

24 thoughts on “Shoka went hauling in some merch… again!

      1. Boy that’s the one in Auckland?
        I’ve only been to ones in Christchurch and it sure was small. But anime related stuff gets no fuss from me, really.


      2. Gee that’s great!
        People seriously need to get outta Auckland. For a country with small population, NZ isn’t constructed to handle millions in a small area!


  1. Ooh….looks like you bought some seriously cool stuff here ! Awesome 😊😊 I hope to attend Anime con later this year and probably come home with way too much stuff again. But thanks for sharing this.
    Oh…and just so you know: don’t worry about the blog. It will get to you again eventually. Sometimes it’s just good to take a small break, and come back refreshed. You write terrific posts, never forget that! 😊😊

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    1. That’s going to be great, Michel!
      If a life sized Katou Megumi makes an appearance you have to buy her for me! 😁😂🤣

      No kidding, maybe next season will change that. Honestly it is more of how many more competent bloggers are merging out of nowhere. I have a feeling that… wait.
      Maybe I should just save it for a post. XD

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      1. Haha, okay I will make a note of that and if it’s there I will buy it for you. It’s going to be difficult to get it home though lol 😂😂
        Okay: now, really listen to me.
        I see that there are a lot of new bloggers emerging too and some of them are definitely terrific and very talented. Lina is one of them for instance. But…that is in no way having to discourage you from writing your own posts or maybe thinking: ” what’s the point? Nobody is interested in it anyway”. The new competent bloggers all have their own fears as well. They might be very initimidated or even think their writing isn’t very good.
        The thing is: keep having faith in what you write. You have an amazing and cool blog! The story you continued for instance: the way it was written was awesome. And you saw I wasn’t the only one who thought as much as many people enjoyed it. What I am trying to say is: keep having fun! That is the most important rule of blogging. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by others but look at your own stuff and find fun in writing. I for one love your blog, your sense of humor like no one else has that, and I know that I am not the only one that thinks that way. So….that’s why I will keep saying it: have faith in yourself and your writing capabilities! 😊😊

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      2. Haha damn it you read my mind!
        I don’t plan on giving up but I definitely admit defeat when it comes to having the inner fire. I really do!

        But of course that isn’t all of what I want to say; the other half is actually positive stuff so that’s more of a reason why is rather answer you with a post haha

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  2. damn I am super jealous with how many figurines you got (I assume you still have those K-On ones from an earlier post)

    I’ve been wanting to buy some but the lack of money and space tells me otherwise. Although I’ll just sit here happily with my lone You Watanabe figure 😛

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    1. Nobody touch ma spaghet!
      They are fine with me, Houkago Tea Time girls that is!
      I would die to land myself a Love Live! Merch anytime soon!
      …Or just gimme Saito Shuka figurine. I’ll happily take that, too.

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  3. Love those times you find an absolute bargain like you did with your Ryouko, it’s such a joy. Most of the time if you didn’t tell someone it’s damaged, they wouldn’t know. I didn’t see the missing hair strand until I read your caption 😜

    Really don’t blame you for cutting down your simulcast list. It takes up a good chunk of time to stay on top of a few, let alone seventeen – how did you even manage that? 😆

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