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Comentários Review: CHOCO's Gothic Lolita XXX & Orchestrion

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    Yay. I got the book from suru for cheap. 170 after discount.
    8 meses atrás
    Catnap7 anos atrás#1224153Oh, so they went for that kind of story. I'm a big fan of slice of life and light-hearted shows in general, so i'm pretty sure i'll like it, but i see how a lot of people would want to see some action, especially those who played the original games. Good thing they're balancing the contents to appeal to both older and newer Busou Shinki lovers.

    Battle Masters Mk.2 is very tempting, but unfortunately i don't own a PSP and i currently have no plans of getting one, so i won't be able to play it anytime soon. When a friend made me discover Shinkis the PC game was still active, but it was "closed" a couple of months later. In retrospect i'm glad i didn't buy a Shinki to play it, "losing" her after a month would have been just sad.

    Sewing isn't easy, on that scale it would be an even more difficult task indeed. Good luck with it though! If you decide to give it a try, seeing a picture of a custom Gothic Lolita Shinki would be interesting ^^


    I hope a genre choice like that'll introduce more girls into the franchise. :P It'll be interesting to see what all the new fans will be like really, so I'm not feeling all that bad about it. The games just managed to bring out the awesome battles and then highlight the cute moments with your Shinki in between them, so I'm hoping they'll find that balance in the anime series too.

    Aw, that's too bad. I can only play when my brother visits since I don't have my own either, but I'd definitely get a PSP just for this game, I'm so hooked to it! xD I could have tried the PC game out too, but I was a bit intimidated by all the kanjis. Knowing now that the battles were automatic and all made me regret not trying it out less, but I would've liked to be able to poke the virtual nose of my Yda! Maybe if Shinkis get really popular again they'll make a new PC game? Ah, that's probably just wishful thinking...

    Thanks! I have some experience of sewing because I do cosplay, so at least it's not all new for me. But making fancy stuff in such a small scale really takes patience and precision...and I'm really lazy. orz If I ever get good enough to make a Shinki-sized Gothic Lolita dress, I'll definitely post pics! But first I'll try to master the basics of simple clothes, heh.
    7 anos atrás
    Hatchuu7 anos atrás#1223603I don't have a credit card either, in fact I only just a bank account. Behind on the times, I know, but knowing how much I have in cash makes it a lot harder to overspend. I really like Kiyoko's too but yeah, not so display friendly. I think it's the splayed hair and clothing I like though, I'm a huge sucker for that sort of detail! And that it's Kiyoko~ I'm not too familiar with CHOCO's work actually, I stumbled across the Gothic Lolita collection AGES ago somewhere and anything else I don't really know, but what I've seen in my searches looks lovely.

    Oh yeah, the doujin market is wonderful for getting out there, Tony Taka being the most infamous example of that, but certainly not the only person. I kinda wish there were doujin markets for elsewhere, it seems like such a good idea to be able to make a tidy sum off of selling your own work and skills like that, with music and games and manga and merchandise!


    Yeah, it's always good to be able to keep your budget in check! Ooh, I like the effect on her hair & clothes too, I've always liked lying figures (and art too) because of that. They're just hard to display, that's probably why I don't own any (yet). It's funny how my bf made a comment about Kiyoko "being maybe the most selfish person in the end" since it was her jealousy of Dorothea's baby that doomed her and Melches. But even if she's so evil, who could say no to that face? XD; It's hard to get into CHOCO's stuff in you can't read Japanese, since most of his stuff isn't translated. But I hope you manage to find more cool stuff by him that you'll like! :3

    If only the western world could see the advantages of such a "free market" too, but then again the cultural differences might change how the doujin market would work here, if it was possible to have our own doujin market in the first place I mean. Well, for me it's really fascinating how the fandom of a series can "evolve" because of the doujin culture exists. And of course, it's a great chance to get yourself some recognition like you said, but you really need to shine above the masses to achieve that I think.
    7 anos atrás
    Raiski7 anos atrás#1222848To be honest, it's a bit of a dissappointment. ^^; Not that I had super high hopes for it or anything, I'm just not really impressed by the "slice of life moeness" they're going for. I just think that they should try to sell Shinkis also by how cool their armor and battles can be, and not just how cute they are. But the latest episode actually had good action in the form of Arnval Mk.2 using a nice variety of her weapons, and the next one where they'll be telling ghost stories seems promising too. I hope it keeps getting better and that they'll give other Shinkis than the main four ones enough screentime too.
    I highly recommend the PSP game Battle Masters Mk.2 though. That one has actually a serious storyline and it has lots of Shinkis to choose from. I just recently found all the DLC Shinkis + their event data and armor sets downloadable from this website too. Finally I can get to know more about some of my girls' personalities!
    Yeah, I've been thinking about maybe getting one and trying to use it to make patterns for more dresses and just sew my own from then on...but it's really hard to find such small lace and other stuff for detailing. :/ And sewing small stuff like that is a challenge in itself.
    Oh, so they went for that kind of story. I'm a big fan of slice of life and light-hearted shows in general, so i'm pretty sure i'll like it, but i see how a lot of people would want to see some action, especially those who played the original games. Good thing they're balancing the contents to appeal to both older and newer Busou Shinki lovers.

    Battle Masters Mk.2 is very tempting, but unfortunately i don't own a PSP and i currently have no plans of getting one, so i won't be able to play it anytime soon. When a friend made me discover Shinkis the PC game was still active, but it was "closed" a couple of months later. In retrospect i'm glad i didn't buy a Shinki to play it, "losing" her after a month would have been just sad.

    Sewing isn't easy, on that scale it would be an even more difficult task indeed. Good luck with it though! If you decide to give it a try, seeing a picture of a custom Gothic Lolita Shinki would be interesting ^^
    7 anos atrás
    Hatchuu ADDR:HATCHUU_TEIWAZ_MFC/.
    Raiski7 anos atrás#1221808It really shows he's put a lot of effort into the drawings. The doujins are pretty short and came out slowly so there was time to polish everything to perfection. Dorothea's and Kiyoko's designs are great in how they contrast each other. He's done the same with Igna-Cross' Miranda and Epsy too, now that I think. I hope you can get the hang of CHOCO's style, I'd wish to be as great one day too. :3 And yea, I can relate since I had to actually order this book through someone else. I have no credit card you see, only a debit one. I was so afraid of customs catching the box or the person opening it before shipping it onwards to me! D': Dorothea's figure is safe enough yea, I hope you can get yours one day. ^^ I also like Kiyoko's figure, but that's a bit more risque...

    I was really suprised by the popularity of my review too, I'm so happy that the book seems to be a hit here on MFC! x) I think that even with the doujin market, there are things that are more "mainstream". I think Chocolate Shop circle isn't yet all that known, but it's not completely obscure either. :P


    I don't have a credit card either, in fact I only just a bank account. Behind on the times, I know, but knowing how much I have in cash makes it a lot harder to overspend. I really like Kiyoko's too but yeah, not so display friendly. I think it's the splayed hair and clothing I like though, I'm a huge sucker for that sort of detail! And that it's Kiyoko~ I'm not too familiar with CHOCO's work actually, I stumbled across the Gothic Lolita collection AGES ago somewhere and anything else I don't really know, but what I've seen in my searches looks lovely.

    Oh yeah, the doujin market is wonderful for getting out there, Tony Taka being the most infamous example of that, but certainly not the only person. I kinda wish there were doujin markets for elsewhere, it seems like such a good idea to be able to make a tidy sum off of selling your own work and skills like that, with music and games and manga and merchandise!
    7 anos atrás
    OhnoRaptors7 anos atrás#1221816Just noticed the other day that AmiAmi stocked this! That makes me really happy, since I was going to have a friend pick it up for me on their visit to Japan (this way is much less awkward, haha). The book was popular when it first came out, I remember a lot of blog posts about it. It's gorgeous.
    Nice review. ^^ It's really great seeing more doujinshi posts here.


    Whoo, I didn't know it's that popular! That's great, the book deserves it.
    Thanks, I think it's good to have variety in the reviews section too. And doujin goods are easy to miss since they don't get advertised as much, so it's up to us who know to introduce them to others! :3
    7 anos atrás
    Catnap7 anos atrás#1222719I haven't started watching the latest Busou Shinki anime yet, but i'll definitely do it when it finishes airing. Do you like it so far?
    Those are some really nice dresses, they would really make your Shinkis more Goth-themed. Too bad they're so pricey, they don't seem the kind of article that gets discounts easily, but with some luck you can hopefully find a good offer!


    To be honest, it's a bit of a dissappointment. ^^; Not that I had super high hopes for it or anything, I'm just not really impressed by the "slice of life moeness" they're going for. I just think that they should try to sell Shinkis also by how cool their armor and battles can be, and not just how cute they are. But the latest episode actually had good action in the form of Arnval Mk.2 using a nice variety of her weapons, and the next one where they'll be telling ghost stories seems promising too. I hope it keeps getting better and that they'll give other Shinkis than the main four ones enough screentime too.
    I highly recommend the PSP game Battle Masters Mk.2 though. That one has actually a serious storyline and it has lots of Shinkis to choose from. I just recently found all the DLC Shinkis + their event data and armor sets downloadable from this website too. Finally I can get to know more about some of my girls' personalities!
    Yeah, I've been thinking about maybe getting one and trying to use it to make patterns for more dresses and just sew my own from then on...but it's really hard to find such small lace and other stuff for detailing. :/ And sewing small stuff like that is a challenge in itself.
    7 anos atrás
    Raiski7 anos atrás#1221645Nah, it's okay. I do like Gothic Lolita theme a lot too, especially the "Gothic" part. I've always been fascinated by the cross between dark but elegant themes and cute & innocent things. Besides, CHOCO seems to be able to combine a his Lolita-esque designs into his more futuristic works too, which is really interesting for me. :3 I figured that since the anime for Busou Shinki started, people might actually have interest in seeing CHOCO's Shinkis. Baby Razz's sure the most "loli" and really cute, but the other two have more ladylike personalities. x) If they weren't so expensive I'd love to get these girls some Picconeemo Lolita dresses to fit the scene. search.php?type...
    I haven't started watching the latest Busou Shinki anime yet, but i'll definitely do it when it finishes airing. Do you like it so far?
    Those are some really nice dresses, they would really make your Shinkis more Goth-themed. Too bad they're so pricey, they don't seem the kind of article that gets discounts easily, but with some luck you can hopefully find a good offer!
    7 anos atrás
    Kirageddon7 anos atrás#1222075Yes indeed, especially if that refers to Sharatang. One does not simply separate the sisters apart : P Although I can say that's more like long term plan, either waiting for a re-release or repaint, or continue hunting down for any possible stock (which is even hell a lot scarcer than oxygen in the outerspace). Right now the only stocks I can find are in Mandarake and Ebay, with price tags almost identical to the numbers printed on my monthly paycheck.

    It's just my luck I managed to find Razz from a local-based online figure store, brand new with price slightly lower than those I saw in Mandarake and Ebay. It really feels like the seller ordered her into their stock without realizing that this girl is being hunted down by collectors outside Malaysia. I'm still not entirely sure if I'll be getting Yda though. Her accessories/mech/armour/weapons is just drop dead neat and gorgeous but she seems a little of out of scale due to her small head to be grouped with the current Shinkis I own now, let alone with Razz or Sharatang (once I get her). God, I hope I'm wrong on that.

    Anyway, may I also have the site link where I can get Dorothea's 1/12 figure, please? Seeing photos of her using MMS bodies fittingly (and the fact that I have an unused MMS3 naked body) makes me want her more.. :3


    I think it's good to wait for now, at least in Sharatang's case. If Konami ever decides to start releasing Shinkis again, I think that re-releasing all of CHOCO's girls would be a good idea for them, since they're all really popular. Also since the Shara & Razz have yet to have their recolors made, I'm pretty certain they'll get them at some point. I mean, almost all the figures based on CHOCO's stuff have color variations of some sort!

    Wow, you're lucky! I got Razz for 7000 yen on Manda at the end of last year. Then I got my Sharatang shortly after from a Busou Shinki World member for 80 bucks! I was really happy since she was already going for over 10K on Mandarake at the time. ^^
    Oh, I'm used to different sized heads since I own so many and the head sizes vary a lot between different waves. Yda's head is just slightly smaller, and it's also got to do with how the head and hair parts are connected. It's far more disturbing to compare BLADE's girls heads to Fort Bragg's or Zelnogrard's heads, lol. :'D Yda's MMS1 body also makes her neck look slightly longer I think.

    Ugh, just saw Yda with the bonus head parts on Manda gone for 12K yen, she's gaining on her sister in prices! D: And I got my rarer Dengeki ver. for 9K yen back in the day...

    Yeah of course you can. :3 I think she needs some modding done before being fully combatible though, since she's missing the joint on the head that connects to the neck -> picture/498505&... I don't know if the naked bodies include those though (since I own none >__>;), but you could always gouge out the one that comes with the naked head? I'll look into modding Dorothea when I get mine.
    7 anos atrás
    Raiski7 anos atrás#1220995
    Baby Razz is adorable! Have you thought about getting more of CHOCO's shinkis? (although the prices of those atm are...sky-piercingly high) I always thought that Lady Jobs looks a bit like Sharatang, so when I'm good enough I'll sew her a cosplay! xP


    Yes indeed, especially if that refers to Sharatang. One does not simply separate the sisters apart : P Although I can say that's more like long term plan, either waiting for a re-release or repaint, or continue hunting down for any possible stock (which is even hell a lot scarcer than oxygen in the outerspace). Right now the only stocks I can find are in Mandarake and Ebay, with price tags almost identical to the numbers printed on my monthly paycheck.

    It's just my luck I managed to find Razz from a local-based online figure store, brand new with price slightly lower than those I saw in Mandarake and Ebay. It really feels like the seller ordered her into their stock without realizing that this girl is being hunted down by collectors outside Malaysia. I'm still not entirely sure if I'll be getting Yda though. Her accessories/mech/armour/weapons is just drop dead neat and gorgeous but she seems a little of out of scale due to her small head to be grouped with the current Shinkis I own now, let alone with Razz or Sharatang (once I get her). God, I hope I'm wrong on that.

    Anyway, may I also have the site link where I can get Dorothea's 1/12 figure, please? Seeing photos of her using MMS bodies fittingly (and the fact that I have an unused MMS3 naked body) makes me want her more.. :3
    7 anos atrás
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