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Tokyo Xanadu Visual Guide Artbook Review

So I decided to import this A4 160 page "visual guide" artbook. Unfortunately, the wrapper arrived damaged because the proxy service Tenso.com I used didn't re-wrap or pad out the parcel before sending it over... Ah well, at least the book itself is fine =/ So, what are the contents of this artbook? It's actually quite thin but pretty...


Persona 5 Official Design Works Artbook Review

Prima Games book has also been released and according the Reddit thread it's actually not missing that much despite the lower page count. Some items were moved around and layout changed as I predicted so, content is still there, just smaller. What is missing are the interview (which you can find here), game assets such as icons and the...


Official Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero Novel Gets Drama CD

Can't get enough of the FFXIII story? Well, "Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero - Promise", a set of novellas that take place before the events of the main game, has been freely available for reading online for some time now. Only chapter one of the story "Encounter" came on a bonus drama CD with the 5 disc, First Press Limited Edition of the...


Monster Hunter 5th Anniversary CG Artworks Book

Now this is the format Makoto Shinkai's "Sora no Kioku" artbook should be in but I guess he had no say in its layout. In commemoration of Capcom's Monster Hunter series' 5th anniversary, a 310 page "Monster Hunter CG Artworks" book containing over 1700 pieces of CG from every title in the series so far, went on sale yesterday. This...


Persona 4 Scarf, Pendant and Jack Frost Mugs

Wouldn't mind wearing this instead of my current scarf but unfortunately, it appears to be unavailable for order currently. I think only people who have played Persona 4 will recognise the pattern while everyone else will just see it as a bright flashy scarf in the streets. The white Jack Frost Mug B and drinking glass set look pretty...


Monster Hunter or Moe Hunter, You Choose

Want some Monster Hunter figures but don't like the official ones? Well, how about this Moe Hunter dressed in a full set of Gypceros S armour? Looks like the Felyne's trying to cook the pet piggy! And yes, it really exists and looks like this in Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G. Not sure about what skill points and attributes it offers though...


Black Mages 3rd Album, Darkness and Starlight

Didn't know the Black Mages are ready to release their third album, "Darkness and Starlight" next week on March 19th. It's been a while since I listened to their rock re-mixes of Final Fantasy music but I remember their first album was great. Second one was so-so because it didn't contain as many good re-mixes, though. On the first...


Final Fantasy Potion Not Enough? Try the Mana Energy Potion

So, the Final Fantasy Potion beverage has your HP covered but, what about MP? Well, looks like you'll soon have that covered too because Harcos have a Mana Energy Potion up for orders! According to the site, drinking the 40ml beverage will give you 160 additional mana points or in real life terms, four cups of coffee to keep you up and...


A New Set of P3 Character Drama CDs from Frontier Works

It appears Frontier Works is preparing to release a new set of P3 drama CDs starting next month. The very first volume "Character Drama CD Persona 3 Vol. 1" (working name) is due February 27th with a price tag of 2625 Yen (US$24). I can't seem to find anything about what the contents will be but, it should once again contain parody stories....