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Another Billboard Spotted XD

Welcome to the start of another week ^_^

For those of you with Monday blues, fear not, there will be some nice cards to brighten your day. Yesterday was a different story though, with temperatures dropping quite a bit... to the point that we saw some snow wafting through the air in Akihabara!

Didn't last very long and it soon ended... kinda seemed odd as today was bright and sunny... oh well, let's move on to the cards for today:

【Today’s Cards】
★Weiß Schwarz★
“Say, do you know what a 'Railgun' is?”
Elder sister, Mikoto 御坂美琴 from 「とある魔術の禁書目録II」

“I will change the world! I will not lose anyone ever again!!”
"A-01""Soldier" Savior of mankind, Shirakane Takeru 白銀武 from 「マブラヴ Alternative」

★Victory Spark★
“I will protect Asbel. If so, Asbel won't die?”
Fourier フーリエ from 「Tales of Graces f」
“Cower in the aurora of the night sky! Descent! Disaster Light!!”
Lambda Engles ラムダ・エンゲルス from 「Tales of Graces f」

★Cardfight!! Vanguard★
“It's alright, you can still join the fight”
Yggdrasil Maiden, Elaine 世界樹の巫女 エレイン

To be proud of your devotion 雪村千鶴 from 「薄桜鬼 随想録」

Started playing spot the billboards after the company started airing animations like Milky Holmes and Vanguard. However, most of them were spotted as I was travelling on the train so no way to take any photos Xp

This one was found while I was stationary:

Do try to spot those banners/billboards if you are taking the trains in Tokyo. You will be surprised how many there are XD

Upcoming stuff

It's the end of the week and time for a few double features!

For those of you who missed the Comiket releases the last time, 2 of the supply sets: Idolm@ster 2 and Index&Railgun will be on sale this weekend. Let's not forget Haruhi Extra Booster and Angel Beats Trading Card Collection! XD

Whew, sure is a lot for this weekend. Before that, let's get today's intros out of the way:

【Today’s Cards】
★Weiß Schwarz★
“You're wasting my time”
Boy who lives in the underworld, Accelerator 一方通行(アクセラレータ) from 「とある魔術の禁書目録II」
“Misaka is, Misaka is looking at you in a pitiful way”
Mischievious child, Last Order 打ち止め(ラストオーダー) from 「とある魔術の禁書目録II」

“That's why... I... do what I have to do”
00 unit, Kagami Sumika 鑑純夏 from 「マブラヴ Alternative」
“Welcome, how many people are there in your party today?”
Sky Temple's uniform, Suzumiya Akane 涼宮茜 from 「君が望む永遠」

★Victory Spark★
“I will protect Asbel. If so, Asbel won't die?”
Protoss1, Sophie ソフィ from 「Tales of Graces f」
“I will not lose! Releasing...! Full contact! Critical Blade!!”
Girl from that day,Sophie ソフィ from 「Tales of Graces f」

★Cardfight!! Vanguard★
“Look at my powers aas the Great Sage of Heaven! Compliant Gold Rod extend!”
Dragon Monk, Goku ドラゴンモンク ゴクウ

Let's see... next product coming up would probably be the Tales of Graces f Booster packs for VS next weekend. After introducing so many Sophie cards lately, even I feel like forming a Sophie deck XD
Join me, anyone?

English article on Cardfight!! Vanguard!

Right, KeroKero Ace March 2011 issue was released yesterday. Have you gotten your copy yet?

As a recap, the issue comes with a special supplement: 2 half decks to learn Cardfight!! Vanguard! with XD
Nothing complicated, just some basic cards to learn the rules of the game. Of course, there are special Flash Deck only cards as well! Some of the art will also be different from the actual Trial Deck and Booster Pack release later in February and March.

Let's take a look at today's cards first:

【Today’s Cards】
★Weiß Schwarz★
“Am I interefering in any way?”
Former Amakusashiki Jyuuji Seiyou, Kanzaki 神裂火織 from 「とある魔術の禁書目録II」

“Takeru, I will do my best to improve myself”
New officer, Tamase Miki 珠瀬壬姫 from 「マブラヴ Alternative」

★Victory Spark★
“Go! You can't escape! You cannot defy nature!”
Victoria ヴィクトリア from 「Tales of Graces f」

★Cardfight!! Vanguard★
Wingal ういんがる

In order to defeat Leaks コノエ from 「Lamento -BEYOND THE VOID-」

There was also an English article recently on Vanguard on the Asahi.com Newspaper site:

Have you tried the game for yourself yet?

I wonder...

The weather is as cold as ever in Tokyo, but there is no sign of snow anywhere... It's a good thing as the temperature is just right for strolling around the various shopping areas XD

For me, Ikebukuro is still a great place to visit as there are exhibitions, cinemas and various other interesting things to look at. During a visit, I spotted a sign with what I think was a Malay word...

More on that later, first let's take a look at today's fare:

【Today’s Cards】
★Weiß Schwarz★
“It's quiet”
Winter gift, Index インデックス from 「とある魔術の禁書目録II」

Price of a miracle 奇跡の代償 from 「マブラヴ Alternative」

★Victory Spark★
“Let's start! The final party, that is! Last move, Calamity Rondo!!”
Blade thrower of light, Malik マリク・シザース from 「Tales of Graces f」

★Cardfight!! Vanguard★
Wyvern Strike, Jarran ワイバーンストライク ジャラン
Wyvern Strike, Tejas ワイバーンストライク テージャス

“I, ninja Yamazaki, will protect you with my life”
Realistic acting? 山崎蒸 from 「薄桜鬼 随想録」

Here's what I saw:
In Malay, the word 'bagus' means 'good'... I wonder if the shop knows...
'Good' billiards and darts, anyone?? XD

Pedestrian Paradise is back!?

As promised, we will be taking a look at the Pedestrian Paradise which I visited last Sunday at Akihabara.

Quick history: the roads in Akihabara were normally blocked on Sundays and street performers, cosplayers used to flood the streets. However, due to an unfortunate incident in 2008, the tradition was suspended indefinitely for various reasons.

Photo coming up after the usual for today:

【Today’s Cards】
★Weiß Schwarz★
“Hey, what did you just say”
Top of Academy City, Accelerator 一方通行(アクセラレータ) from 「禁書目録II & 超電磁砲」

“You can make different shapes out of this”
Playing with strings, Yashiro Kasumi & Shirogane Takeru 社霞&白銀武 from 「マブラヴ Alternative」

★Victory Spark★
“It ends here! Prepare yourself! Dance wildly! Instant Waltz!!”
“Cross Mirage”
Twin gunslinger of light, Hubert ヒューバート・オズウェル from 「Tales of Graces f」

★Cardfight!! Vanguard★
Knight of the Harp, Tristan 竪琴の騎士 トリスタン
Starlight Unicorn スターライト・ユニコーン

“I belong to a clan of ninjas who have served Ms. Senhime for generations”
Truth behind Kimigiku 君菊 from 「薄桜鬼 随想録」

It was a nostalgic sight indeed as I last experienced Pedestrian Paradise during a trip to Japan back in 2005.
There were a lot of cameras from the press covering the story that day

There will be more volunteers looking after the crowds, and some shops even had sales to commemorate the event XD

Street performers are no longer allowed, but cosplayers took to the streets as if the blank of 2 years never happened... Xp
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