Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yuri Mania 5

Saber Lily's orz ^^;

The Melancholy of Saber Lily Parts 5 & 6

Gokigenyou minna-san! This week's yuri mania is a continuation of my Saber Lily versus Chouyusha Haruhi series, parts 5 and 6. I'd like to post a yuri anime review, but I got a tad busy this week to post lots of screenshots.

Unfortunately the jokes didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped... It looked funny in my mind, but putting it together I felt like I was struggling to find good lines and jokes that fits. Judge for yourself.



I broke my Kyon figma last time, but I replaced his arm with Koizumi's. Can anyone else guess what other part of Koizumi I used? Ok this one is kinda a stolen joke from Haruhi Suzumiya, but I changed the ending a little bit. ^^


Guest starring: Revoltech Fraulein Rin. I actually like this version of Rin than the figma version. People complained about the face, but I love her face. It looks a bit cuter than the figma one. It's also the return of the Lily panel lol. Again I didn't think this joke worked as well, especially since it's a reference to the Fate/stay night adult computer game, not the anime. This was also a last minute addition. I was just scouring my room for figures I can use and saw Rin and I thought I'd use it.

I feel like doing the "orz" pose for doing these 2 strips. They have "fail" written all over them. But fear not, the next few scripts are better! Til next time... Gokigenyou!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Yuri Mania 4

Taken from OneManga.com. I would love to scan it myself but I don't wanna ruin my manga...

This is the strip that started it all... This yuri scene from Hidamari Sketch created a slew of parodies of yuri scenes for a lot of series. I didn't start reading Hidamari Sketch until Yen Press licensed the series. To be honest I was blindsided by its release. I heard a little about Hidamari Sketch before but did not know anything about it. So one day I saw it on the store shelf and picked it up out of curiosity, and now it's one of my favourite 4-panel comic series.

This scene above did not appear til the second volume. So it took me a while to realize that this particular scene came from this manga. Though it took me a while to the strip on the left... I didn't connect "yuri" and "lilies" together at the time ^^;

This is also the inspiration for my recent figma 4-panel comic. It was only planned as two panels like the one above but my imagination got the better of me and I made four of them instead. Part 4 is the one that parodied this Hidamari Sketch scene. But do check them all out: Parts 1 & 2 and parts 3 & 4.

And now bring on the parodies!

This is the first one I've ever found. I can't even find this on any picture sites like Gelbooru or Danbooru. So this is a rare one!

You HAVE to have a Lucky Star parody for any parodies! (From Gelbooru.com)

From Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei. Fujiyoshi Harumi and Kitsu Chiri. I really need to watch the anime after the first season... (From Gelbooru.com)

From Rozen Maiden... which I know nothing about... (From Gelbooru.com)

Two pictures from the Touhou series, which I've never really looked into either... (From Gelbooru.com)

I laughed at this one when I found it. I've only started to watch Nanoha StrikerS so I was glad that I knew what's going on here. XD (From Gelbooru.com)

From Gundam 00... HEY! Wait a tick... this isn't yuri! WTF is this doing here?!? (From Gelbooru.com)


UPDATE:
Chun created her own parody based on DannyChoo.com. Take a look!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tanned Swimsuit Yoko

Wave 1/8 Yoko, Swimwear Ver. - Limited Special Color Version

This would be my second Yoko, from Gurren Lagann, figure ever. Unfortunately I'm a fan of her a bit later when my money's running out... I did get an oppai mouse pad of hers at least. Anyway, this is the special color version of the figure which has tanlines. At first I thought the tanline looked awful on her because of the costume she usually wears. Later on though, I find myself wanting the tanline version after I cancelled my order from Hobby Search. I found that Hobbylink Japan still had the tanline edition, so I took the plunge!

So here you can see the original version on the box, and also the "Limited Special Color Version" label on the box. I really like Wave's packaging, very compact compared to some other 1/8 scale figures. She was shipped along with my Louise swimsuit figure, which had similar size box. The shorts she's holding is just barely peeking out of the box since it's so compact.

I really liked the white swimsuit, it was just a matter whether I wanted Yoko to be tanned or not. I'm surprised that they still have the tanline edition even though I ordered it much later.

Translations plx!

She's very stable even without the base, but her ponytail is sticking out, so better be safe and put on the display base. Oh and the belt is separate too. Unfortunately the belt is soft plastic and it didn't look the same as the one on the box. I'd squish it to put it back into it's shape, but I don't wanna wreck the plastic.

The tanline looks very subtle, which I am glad because of what I mentioned before. Though I thought it might've been TOO subtle. The price difference isn't so bad between the two that I didn't mind paying an extra 500 yen for the special color. It may not look too visible here, but if you look closer it's quite visible.

This is the spot that looked quite odd to me. If you see her hand where her glove is supposed to be. But I guess that's how it's supposed to look like...

Her paint job isn't too good since I see some spots that looked dirty. The seams look pretty good that it's not really visible. Her hair has quite a lot of seams though, but they aren't very noticable.


Low angle shot!

Cute face and cute swimsuit... AND thigh high stockings! I love this Yoko! And the suggestion that she stripped down from her shorts too hehehe. I really love the wrinkles around the swimsuit and her thigh highs as well. Very nice details.

This looks good as a wallpaper! Anyone want it? Just ask me and I'll resize it to your resolution ^_^

Oops, almost forgot to show you the base. Sandy base, very appropriate. Too bad I didn't have an appropriate background... For her size and quality she's quite inexpensive. I think it's because it's Wave. I've been paying attention to Wave's figures quite a lot ever since they released the Evangelion Angels series which used Yoshizaki Mine's art as the design. If I recall correctly, this is the first time Wave is doing something bigger than their usual 1/10 scale... I'm pleased with this Yoko and I'm glad they're doing well. I look forward to see what they'll release next.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Yuri Mania 3

A couple of unused picture that I thought would work well as a gif animation ^^;

The Melancholy of Saber Lily Parts 3 & 4

Gokigenyou minna-san. Welcome to a special edition of Yuri Mania involving figures... ok they're not really yuri, but I made them yuri, ok?? Especially since this is Saber Lily we're talking about, you can't go anymore "yuri" than that!

Honestly, I started the Weekly Lily series on DannyChoo.com because I was planning to make these comics ever since I got Saber Lily. I named it after her! I kept it a different title here, because I was sure I wouldn't be able to keep it up at a weekly pace, but yuri is yuri, so without further ado, here is part III of Saber Lily versus Chouyousha Haruhi!

Happy Valentine's Saber & Haruhi!! XD

I thought I was going to end it here, but I wanted to make another scene that was similar to that yuri scene from Hidamari Sketch (that I will post in the near future). But my mind and my vision of what my comic will look like changed everything... As you will see I also added Saber Lion to the cast. I hope her incessant "gao gao" doesn't annoy you...

As you can see, Saber Lily still has a potty mouth, but I don't blame her...

Apologies for the bad lighting... I'm really bad at those things. I hope you enjoyed the comics and this session of Yuri Mania. Unfortunately this is all that I've made for these comics, but if I get more ideas then you bet you'll see it here ^_^

Saber Lily VS Chouyusha Haruhi

I used this picture for the Figma contest they had from GoodSmile Company, but I never reached the final 50. A lot of people put more efforts into their shots ^^;

The Melancholy of Saber Lily Parts 1 & 2

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourself for a rumble unlike any other! The battle of the Special Edition Figmas that's just been waiting to be made!!

So after more than a month's wait my plans finally came to fruition. I wanted to make this scene so long ago ever since the idea popped in my head when Saber Lily and Fate/Unlimited Codes arrived on my doorstep.

Saber Lily Figma is the first Figma I've ever opened, followed by Chouyusha Haruhi. It's also nice to compare the first ever special edition Figma along with the latest one. I didn't notice much difference except for the hook for Saber Lily that attaches to the stand and goes around her waist instead of the peg penetrating her backside... uh bad choice of words? Haruhi lacked the accessorries compared to Saber Lily, but that's fine since I may just lose some of those small parts anyway heheh ^^;

I was extra careful when I moved Saber Lily and Haruhi around since they were very expensive and precious. I couldn't say the same for the third Figma I've opened. I opened Kyon for the 4-panel comic I made, but I was being too forceful to bend his arms that I snapped it... The picture you'll see later is his left arm barely hanging on to the piece... Yare yare... Anyone got a Kyon (or Koizumi) Figma they're giving away or selling for cheap??

So I set up these scenes at the stairs in the house with a blanket for a background, which suppose to look like a forest scene ^^; It was fun posing them for the scenes, but sure was a hassle. I hope you enjoy the final product.