Out of the Box- UtaPri 2000% Kotobukiya Cell Phone Straps Box Set

Out of the Box UtaPri Cell Phone Straps Box Set (17)dHey guys how are you all? It’s really been a while since we’ve done an Out of the Box feature but I’m back today with a treat for otome fans of Uta no Prince-sama. AmiAmi had a pretty great discount on this box set which is why I jumped at the chance to nab these cell phone straps.

There are twelve pieces in total, including all seven members of STARISH, their lovely composer- Nanami Haruka and the four senpai-mentors from later games (and the second season). Each character is actually designed with a pretty unique and dynamic pose unlike other Kotobukiya box-sets that simply show the character’s casual stance. As well, this set includes a strap of the main heroine of the game (and show) which some sets don’t include.

The entire set is given coherency with the turquoise outline fill-ins while the characters themselves also follow their own design scheme. The STARISH members are all wearing their matching 2000% stage outfits while the Quartet Night members are wearing their matching casual outfits as well. Nanami herself is wearing a simply white dress that neutralizes the contrast between the turquoise outline and her bright vermillion hair colour. While some fans aren’t a huge fan of the turquoise backing because of the heavy contrast schemes, I found that I didn’t mind the clashing colours in characters such as Otoya and Ren.

Here are some close up pictures of the merch or if you’d like to see the entire unboxing itself, check out the video below. Thank you guys for reading and watching, I hope you all enjoyed this feature =)

– Cloudy

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Girl’s Haul!!! (Free!, UtaPri, Shoujo and More…)

Hello everyone, it’s been a while! Exams have been killing me for the past two weeks but I’m pretty much done now which means I can’t wait to get back to the wonderful world of anime and fandoms. Today I have a really fun Haul to share with you all. Part 1 of this haul came out last week while Part 2 was released just now. This blog post will also provide you girls (and guys) with any extra pictures you might want to see of your favourite merch PLUS some really fun bonus pieces that I didn’t have time to mention but are super adorable nonetheless. I hope you guys enjoy ^^

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Part 2

BONUS STUFF!!

I didn’t have time to get through EVERYTHING in the haul because it was already split into two parts but I hope you guys enjoy these pictures…

Fangirling is better when we do it together.

– Cloudy

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Out of the Box: Uta no Prince-sama 2000% Plushie

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– Cloudy

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Uta no Prince-sama Animate Cafe Hong Kong 2014

A few months ago Animate went and opened a lovely Uta no Prince-sama cafe right in Hong Kong. Seeing as I have some relatives over there, I asked some of them to check it out and take some photos. Animate cafes are totally cool because they always follow a specific theme. Though they open for a limited time but they have tons of awesome merchandise and art featured. In the UtaPri cafe, each dish and drink is inspired by a character and they come with some cute coaster freebies as well =P I hope some of you UtaPri fangirls enjoyed this post and I my new anime reviews will be up very soon!

– Cloudy

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Uta no Prince-Sama Genkidan Shining Album Trilogy Review and Download

Hey girls, I have a real treat for you otome lovers today. I haven’t done an otome post in a while but I am super excited for today’s review. If you follow all the Uta no Prince-sama album releases on the side, you’ve probably heard somewhere by someone or on some page that there have been three new song albums released. Our boys were split up into three different groups and each song follows its own unique story. Each of the UtaPri characters are given their own unique names to go along with the story of the song. If you’re interested in my thoughts on the songs, read on. If not, feel free to scroll down for the download link of all three.

Masquerade MirageThe first song was released on Christmas Day. Masquerade Mirage was a great way to kick off the album trilogy. It’s sung by Reiji Kotobuki (Showtaro Morikubo), Ai Mikaze (Shouta Aoi) and Natsuki Shinomiya (Kishou Taniyama from GranRodeo which is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING). Because the theme is masquerade, there was a very Phantom of the Opera-esque feel to the entire song. The story paints a fantasy, dreamlike magic masquerade ball and the lyrics definitely echo that sentiment. I thought the voices were really well paired. Taniyama’s deep driving voice was a great balance to Aoi’s softer tones and Morikubo just rounded out the middles in-between. The harmonys were so well blended.

Tenka Muteki no Shinobi-douThe second song released in January was Tenka Muteki no Shinobi-dou sung by Otoya Ittoki (Takuma Terashima), Cecil Aijima (Kousuke Toriumi), Masato Hijirakawa (Kenichi Suzumura) and Syo Kurusu (Hiro Shimono). The title literally means The Way of the Invinisible Shinobi and the story follows Otoya and Cecil who were ordered to assassinate a princess that Masato and Syo are guarding. It’s like ninja style otome. I found the song SO CATCHY when I first got it and I was literally listening to it during my lecture when I first downloaded it cause I couldn’t wait. There’s a really strong driving pace in the song that makes it super addictive. I absolutely LOVE Kenichi Suzumura’s voice in this song. He’s definitely improved as a singer and I would really love to see him cover the song on his own. Suzumura sounded SO GOOD. Terashima and Shimono also kept up to the standard and pitch as expected from their character’s voice styles. The only slight problem I had with the song was Toriumi’s voice. I found it a tad too soft and quiet for the powerful mood of the song.

Joker TrapThe last song, finally released last week, and probably the most highly anticipated amongst UtaPri fangirls showcased voices from four of the smexiest characters of the games/anime. Sung by Tokiya Ichinose (Mamoru Miyano), Ren Jinguji (Junichi Suwabe), Camus (Tomoaki Maeno) and Ranmaru Kurosaki (Tatsuhisa Suzuki), it was an absolutely perfect combination of personalities with the story. Joker Trap sets a darker espionage setting alluding to the suits of the cards – Spades for Camus, Hearts for Ren (of course), Clubs for Ranmaru and Diamonds for Tokiya. I just loved the flashy sounds in the song and you just feel as if you’ve stepped into a 1950s spy novel. Joker Trap has to be my favourite of all three not only because three of my favourite voice actors are in it and Mamo is my favourite favourite voice actor of all time ❤

Here is the download link:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/50v88v2kmm5ac8m/Genkidan+Shining+Series_littlecloucuriosity.com.rar

Overall, I applaud the producers for this super unique Theatrical Troupe concept and I hope that future UtaPri songs will be somewhat similarly inspired. I hope you girls liked this post. I can’t wait for UtaPri 3000% to come out next year with all new merchandise and group songs and character songs.  Let me know which song you liked most and what character is your favourite. If you would like to read more from me, bookmark or follow me here and I will talk to you all soon!

– Cloudy

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Hey guys, just wanted to wish you all lots of love today!! Maybe I had too much fun with all these FB page photo messages ❤ Just wanted to share these with you guys (horrible exploit of the sugar cookie before it goes into ma mouth)

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– Cloudy

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DOKI DOKI de Kowaresou 1000% Love HEY!!

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UTAPRI LADIES! I have the best news to kick off our December. Have you heard? Broccoli’s Uta no Prince-Sama anime is getting a SEASON 3!!!! It’s been officially confirmed today by the composer of Elements Garden and is scheduled to be aired in 2015. Can’t wait to hear all your favourite seiyuu princes reprising their roles, so excited for new songs and even new idols!! Are you ready? 😉

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Maji Love 2000% 

Mirai no Chizu 

Yumeoibito e no Symphony 

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– Cloudy

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Out of the Box: Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Animate USA Fall

Hi guys! Hope you guys are having a great Thanksgiving weekend with family (if you’re in Canada). Just wanted to do a light feature review today cause I’ve got a lot of family stuff going on. I ordered with one of my otome friends in Kingston because one of the best ways to get around any sort of shipping fees is to make big purchases with friends. Since I’m a huge Tokiya Ichinose fan, I had to get the T, with his lyrics in Magi Love 2000% “I feel you,” inscribed on it. I got the Tokiya passcase out of both fandom and need because I finally have a place to put my student card!! Tokiya is so pensive and adorable >////< The Piyo pouch is my friend’s. It was around 15 dollars (not including shipping) and I think it was really worth the price because it’s as big as my face! (If you stuffed it with cotton balls, it could probably become a plushie, no joke)

– Cloudy

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Out of the Box: Uta no Prince-sama Debut Plushie

Ichinose.Tokiya.full.11302174Hey hey otome lovers! Are any of you Uta no Prince-sama fans? If you are, you might have recently heard that the new Uta no Prince-sama Debut Plushie series has released its first pair of characters – Ittoki Otoya and Tokiya Ichinose. Originally what attracted me to the series was the amazing music. I watched both of the series at once right after Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 2000% finished earlier in the summer. So when I saw that a second line of plushies were released, I had to get Tokiya! He’s my favourite!!

I ordered my Tokiya from HobbySearch which is a really great site for anime related figures, plushies and merchandise. I’m really pleased with my overall purchase because the prices for Uta no Prince-sama plushies on North American sites are outrageously expensive.

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When you buy from HobbySearch, the prices are closer to what I normally see in hobby stores in Japan. The only thing you might be slightly concerned about is the conversion from the Japanese yen to your home currency. The shipping is also super reasonable with HobbySearch. Everything is by weight; the plushie itself was 3000 yen and the shipping fee was only five dollars for me. However, if you order hard figures or nendoroids, that will definitely change due to the packaging and weight.

I’m a big plushie collector and I’m completely blown away by the detail that went into designing and creating Tokiya. His eyes are two shades of blue and the detail in his performance uniform is replicated so well from the art in the Uta no Prince-Sama Debut Game. It’s so princely and I like the design of the debut uniforms much more than the tassels and fur from the first line of Uta no Prince-Sama plushies. I’m currently trying to decide if I want to order Ittoki as well, or wait for Ren and the others >.< I can’t wait for the next pair of plushies to be released!

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting anime merchandise so if you guys want more segments of “Out of the Box,” or an otaku anime haul, remember to hit like or comment below! to let me know! Thanks for dropping by!

– Cloudy

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