Friday, January 24, 2014

2nd Native/Ashito Collabo Princess Stella Makes Her Debut

Pre-orders open for striped stunner

Pre-orders have opened for the highly anticipated second collaborative effort between Native, at one time considered the preeminent erotic figure maker, and fan-favorite sexy twig designer Oyari Ashito.  Following up 2012's Princess Mordina (a Because Japan favorite!), Princess Stella looks to be a charming companion piece to her sister.  While the two share their striking blue eyes and white gloves, Stella's edgier, almost militaristic costume and playfully aggressive brandishing of her flail stands (kneels?) in sharp contrast to Mordina's ethereal dress, heavy restraints, and submissive positioning.  Pre-orders close on March 10, with a May 2014 release expected.

Sunshine Creation 62: Mugen@WORKS / むげん@WORKS

Thigh-highs, green eyes, no surprise (this time)

Mugen@WORKS paired their third consecutive Kantai Collection parody doujinshi featuring Kongou with an unexpected companion, starring the game's blue-haired belle, Suzuya, at Comic Market 85 in December.  Circle artist Akiduki Akina will stick with Suzuya for Sankuri 62 this weekend.

Sunshine Creation 62: AYUEST

All paper planes, no M.I.A. at Sankuri 62

My favorite erotic doujinshi embrace the carnivalesque, the ribald and whimsical and festive spirit that bridges the schism between comedy and romance.  The best sex is fun and flirty and definitely doesn't take itself too grimly, and the fact that many doujin artists seem to embrace this keeps me coming back for more and more.  AYUEST will do their part to keep things light as air (with a wink and a nod to the Bernoulli Effect) at Sankuri 62 with Kantai Collection's aircraft carrier Shoukaku gracing the cover of their latest effort, and attendees will be given their own version of the paper airplane she's holding to enjoy at home!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Comic Treasure 23 & Raigeki-sen Yoi! 6: Shigunyan / しぐにゃん

Kansai's kanmusu fans served

Credit to Shigunyan for not abandoning the well-worn trail and foregoing the attention of Kansai's Kan Colle cravers, as the circle will have a presence at both Raigeki-sen Yoi! 6 in Tokyo and Comic Treasure 23 at INTEX Osaka this weekend, moving this weekend-exclusive omake book featuring a stripped-down Shimakaze on the cover and other ship girls in the mood to dock.

Raigeki-sen Yoi! 6: Digital Lover / Rough Sketch 80

Kanmusu idolized

Digital Lover will take their Kantai Collection parade to Raigeki-sen Yoi! 6, with the shipyard's resident idol candidate, Naka, soaking up the spotlight on the cover of Rough Sketch 80, alongside a face towel featuring Yamato.

Raigeki-sen Yoi! 6 and Comic Treasure 23: Karomix


Karomix has definitely swung their attention from producing doujinshi to festooning all matter of goods with their distinctive artwork--the circle only produced one doujinshi, the Attack on Titan parody Karorful Mix EX11, last year.  So it goes at Raigeki-sen Yoi! 6 at Tokyo Big Sight and Osaka's Comic Treasure 23 this weekend, as the circle has revealed a preview of a dakimakura of Kantai Collection's Haruna. 

Raigeki-sen Yoi! 6: ReDrop

Kan Colle Kaga Kash-in!

ReDrop presented an iDOLM@STER parody alongside an Evangelion parody at Comic Market 83 in December 2012, and it's been a steady diet of the girls of 765 Productions since, with five full-length iM@S books from the circle last year.  It required the unquestioned current juggernaut of the doujinshi scene, Kantai Collection, to change the circle's trajectory, as the aircraft carrier Kaga sheds her muneate for the circle's release at Raigeki-sen Yoi! 6 at Tokyo Big Sight. 

Raigeki-sen Yoi! 6: Clesta / Cle Masahiro / CL-orz 34

Heavy Big-boned cruiser

Count Clesta among the circles straying from the tried-and-true doujin path, skipping Comic Treasure 23 at INTEX Osaka this weekend for a return to the island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay for the all-kanmusu Raigeki-sen Yoi! 6.  Having featured Haruna and Nagato on covers at last year's Comic Markets, Cle Masahiro has called upon a spectacular and robust Atago, one of the first kanmusu to capture the otaku population's obsession, for the cover of CL-orz 34.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Comic Treasure 23: Raijinkai / 雷神会

Busty Builder on display

Count Raijinkai amongst those doujinshi circles not sucked into the whirlpool created by the circling ship girls of Kantai Collection--the circle will attend Comic Treasure 23 with Gundam Build Fighters' Iori Rinko on the cover of their latest effort. 

Raigeki-sen Yoi! 6: Abgrund

Same great taste, new venue for Kan Colle vanguard

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Abgrund's Yusa Saikawa, the premier doujin-ka adopter of the Kan Colle lifestyle, will depart from the well-worn doujinshi pilgrim's path by foregoing an appearance at Comic Treasure 23 on January 19, instead appearing at the all-Kantai Collection convention Raigeki-sen Yoi! 6 the same weekend.  While Saikawa is quick to display the newest additions to her arsenal via Twitter (and producing fan art just as prolifically), she seems to have found a muse in Yamato, placing her on the circle's third straight cover, each one getting progressively more lewd with the passing of time. 

Comic Market 85: Cat FooD / NaPaTa

Shibuya Scramble

At C85, upper-echelon ero manga-ka NaPaTa followed through on the promise made to feature iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girl Rin Shibuya in an ero doujin mentioned in the closing notes of Cat FooD's C84 offering, along with an omake book with Kantai Collection's Inazuma-class sister Ikazuchi on the cover.

Comic Market 85: Jenoa Cake / TakayaKi

Love, Ship Girls, and Other Delusions

While waiting for the second season of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai to launch (and therefore reaping an excuse to draw more Nibutani), TakayaKi offered an erotic doujinshi featuring Kantai Collection's Suzuya at Comic Market 85. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Toranoana Akiba's Top Ten Ero Manga Bestsellers of 2013

Year of the Snake Hisasi at Toranoana Akiba

Early January is Banzuke Season, and AkibaBlog has obliged us by publishing Tornanoana's flagship Akihabara location's list of 2013's top-selling erotic manga tankoubons.  Hisasi dominates the list with three separate volumes, including one book that was originally released in late 2012, and another that was released only back on December 26.  The big list, as follows:

1)  小悪魔カノジョ / Little Devil Girlfriend, by Hisasi.

2)  TiTiKEi, by Ishikei.

3)  死なずの姫君 / Undying Princess, by Mochi.

4) 好きだらけ  / Full of Love, by NaPaTa.

5)  常春荘へようこそ / Welcome to the Everlasting Spring Ryokan, by Kisaragi Gunma.

6)  レンアイサンプル / Ren'ai Sample, by Homunculus.

7)  少女のトゲ / Thorn Girl, by Hisasi.

8)  黒白Lovers / Black-and-White Lovers, by Yoshiaki Katsurai.

9)  純嬢恋歌 / Pure Girl Love Song, by Shinsuke Inue.

10)  ポルノスイッチ / Porno Switch, by Hisasi.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Moeyo's Best of V-Zone 2013

Gushing, flowing praise

The best PVC breasts and butts of the year are one thing--one can almost explain away a curvaceous and scantily clad maiden to a potential mate and live to tell the tale.  The ten figures that make up Moeyo's Best of V-Zone 2013, however, take a certain kind of dedication to the pursuit of otakudom and complete abandonment of any non-ecchi pretenses.  Like War Emblem or Charismatic winning two of the three Triple Crown races, we find one figure appearing on two of Moeyo's Best Of lists, and two different presentations of the same character appearing on different lists.  Maidens birthed by the hand of one particular unrivaled god of the business take up seven of the total 30 spots on all three lists combined.  The v-zone banzuke:

1)      Special Military Policewoman Kozue Sakakibara from Tony Taka, 1/6 scale by DRAGON Toy

2)      Princess Milk, 1/7 scale by Orchid Seed.

3)      Celia Cumani Aintree from Walkure Romanze, 1/6 scale by Daiki Kougyo.

4)      Love Bitch Kaori Lingerie Version, 1/7 scale by Q-Six.

5)      Ai Saeki from Fault!!, 1/6 scale by Alphamax/SkyTube

6)      Rika Shiraki from Bible Black, 1/6 scale by DRAGON Toy.

7)      Cat Lap Milk, 1/7 scale by Native.

8)      Perrine H. Clostermann from Strike Witches, 1/8 scale by Alter

9)      Maya Kamiwazumi from Fault!!, 1/7 scale by Alphamax/SkyTube

  10)  Konome Kiritani from Pisuhame!, 1/6 scale by Okayama Figure Engineering

Comic Market 85 Update: Ishikei / 偽MIDI泥の会 / NiseMIDIDoronokai

Ero not found

Chalk this up as one of the times that reaffirm how much easier this would be if I knew Japanese:  after incessant refreshing of NiseMIDIDoronokai's website throughout the 29th, 30th, and 31st, and no update to be found, I remembered Ishikei tweeting once or twice in the previous week.  Naturally, sitting there in plain Japanese, was an announcement that, due to physical ailment, the circle would not have a presence at Tokyo Big Sight, and that he hoped to release a new ero doujin early in 2014.  Ishikei skipped C84, presumably due to a heightened workload in connection with the release of his Comic X-Eros tankoubon, TiTiKEi, and C83’s offering was a soushuuhen, so one has to look back to Atari, the circle’s Accel World parody from C82, for their latest totally fresh doujin effort.  When the Gonzo God's latest efforts bear digestible fruit, we'll have it here.  

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Moeyo's Best of Hip 2013

It's hip to be square round, thick, and luscious

Moeyo, unquestionably the world's foremost resource on PVC-rendered butts, has released their Best of Hip 2013 lineup, and the cast and the castings are quite varied, from shonen series to hentai starlets, with trading figures, resin kits, and garage kits all finding room among the standard issue retail offerings.  

1)  Nami from One Piece H.O.O.K. -Film Z- Version by Sentinel.

2)  Konome Kiritani from Pisuhame! 1/6 scale by Daiki Kougyo.

3)  Ayase Aragaki Thanatos Version from OreImo 1/8 scale by Kotobukiya.

4)  Secret Elephant X-Rated! 1/7 scale by Native.

5)  Bertille Althusse from Walkure Romanze 1/7 scale resin kit by Volks.

6)  Komaki Manaka Bunny Version from To Heart2 1/5 scale by Orca Toys.

7)  Super Sonico Sonicomi Package Version 1/5 scale by Orchid Seed.

8)  Mammon 1/8 scale by Orchid Seed.

9)  Peace Keeper Daisy 1/6 scale by Kotobukiya

10)  Liliana-san from Waga Ie no Liliana-san 1/5 scale garage kit by Mouse Unit.

Considering the amount of manipulation and destruction that went into discovering the assets Nami holds, I am personally inclined to call shenanigans on these results, but cannot one at the same time say the best things in life are earned, not given?  

Moeyo's Best of Bust 2013

Orchid Seed's efforts produce lush blossoms

Moeyo's Best of Bust 2013 has posted, with the efforts of two companies (and the designs of one particular ultimate god of erotic character creation) combining to take eight of the outstanding otaku's web resource's ten favorite sets of PVC breasts from the past year.  Without further ado, the list:

1)  Alleyne from Queen's Blade 1/6 scale by Orchid Seed.

2)  Maid Bride Yuki 1/7 scale by Orchid Seed.

3)  Princess Milk 1/7 scale by Orchid Seed.

 4)  Tamaki Kousaka Bunny Version from To Heart2 1/5 scale by Orca Toys.

5)  Princess of Mischief Yae Shoubi 1/6 scale by Alphamax/SkyTube.

6)  Iris Hartley from Lorelei; Sea of Stars 1/6 scale by Alphamax/SkyTube.

7)  Rikka Himegami 1/6 scale by Alphamax/SkyTube.

8)  Yumi Sayaka type Artemis A from Shin Mazinger ZERO 1/6 scale by Amiami Zero.

9)  Ignis of the Endless Winter from Jingai Makyo 1/7 scale by Orchid Seed.

10)  Chiharu Nishikawa 1/7 scale by Orchid Seed.

Generally speaking I have no troubles with this list whatsoever, worthy candidates all, but as a card-carrying member of the DFC Fan Club, I feel most definitely underserved.  Surely there were some premium-quality PVC pettanko A-cups to be found on the stock shelves of the retailers of Akiba, no?