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Exclusive Loot- Violet Evergarden, Kyoani, FRANXX, and More!Exclusive Loot- Violet Evergarden, Kyoani, FRANXX, and More!Loot

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Good day my beloved MFC members (and maybe guests just passing by!)
It is once again time for another loot post! This times post covers things I have acquired between February and March.
This blog post will primarily feature official Violet Evergarden merch!
There are of course others like DARLING in the FRANXX, Overlord, Hibike! Euphonium, and more! I am a huge fan of collecting the exclusive and hard to attain so it is with pride that I post all this. Along the way I'll be putting out my thoughts and comments so it is a tad wordy! Please enjoy!

Before we get started here is group photo of most of the items!
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Pay no heed to the spoopy hands...yet.

Observant ones may notice that there is a disproportionate amount of Violet stuff.
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Well the reasoning behind this is quite simple. I'm IN LOVE with this series (and Violet ;u;)


I'm rather picky when it comes to shows or characters I want to dedicate my hard earned time and money to but I connected with Violet Evergarden on a spiritual level. With this show I have laughed, cried, and screamed in the past 3 months. It reminds me of many things, people, in my life that I adore or adored. It's just good. The Early 20th century aesthetic as well as the Edwardian/Late Victorian fashion design is also a huge plus as is the military undertones.

But who cares about my feelings right now! There's aloot hehe to be seen!
I present to you the first Kyoto Animation exclusive poster of Violet!

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The lost but seeking attitude of Violet is imbued into this particular artwork. The beauty of ライデンシャフトリヒ (Leidenschaftrich?? I can't spell it in english) serves as an excellent mixture of the scenic and the allure of the unknown.
I actually got two of these! I tend to buy multiple of things I love.

Next up is yet another poster! If you've seen my previous loot posts you may notice a pattern when it comes to posters :3

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This key image of Violet captures the innocence and essence of the show and character. The letters fluttering about from an open window, the unease but serene nature of Violets body language. It is one of the more often seen pictures and I believe it is deserving of this. Violet, as a show, gives me a crystalline or glass like feeling. It is both delicate yet intricate. Complex yet organized.
I love this art so much that I paid some good money to get it professionally framed! It is printed on a "High Grade" paper. In other words its glossy and thicker than the previous posters' materiel.
All posters came in this officially stamped box like this:
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Next up is another poster.
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This one is very stoic and is one of my favorite images currently existing in the world. Violet's eerily calm personality is evident in this one. One can only wonder what is going on through her mind. The beauty of nature and civilization come together to appease the eye. The architecture and design of the town is enhanced by the golden light of the setting sun. For those wondering, according to the official map Violet's home town with the hard to spell name faces southwest. The sun in this image is, at least in the west, where the sun sets. But it may also be interesting to note that if you wish to imagine the sun rising, the tone and attitude of the image changes!

Moving on from posters (for now) I have also acquired 5 sets of postcards! These are quite fitting for the show as Violet writes and delivers letters.
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Each set contains 7 different cards with images taken from the ending animation. It's quite a sorrow set of images if you ask me.
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The back has only 3 images.
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Sadness, however, cannot overcome the sheer quality of these postcards. They are printed on very fine paper and use nice bold ink. The intricate insignias and texts are very high quality.
If you're wondering why a person needs 5 of something it's because I wish to write on these and mail them to my beloved friends in the future or to use them for special, anime related, occasions.

One other aspect of Violet Evergarden, and Kyoani, is how breathtaking their art style can be. This is evident in the opening and Ending theme CDs.
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Disregarding the general direction in which a CD should face, they have created a set of images that combine to stir deep emotions within me. The themes of the show subliminally slap you in the face. Past vs Present/Future, letters, love, you name it and you may find it in these CD album covers.
On the left is the opening theme Sincerely by Karasawa Miho aka TRUE. She also sang both openings for Hibike! Euphonium. On the right is みちしるべ (Michishirube/guiding sign) by Minori Chihara. It's worth noting that she voiced Koari from Hibike! On a similar note, Violet is Voiced by Ishikawa Yui who also did 2B (NieR) and the tomboy Miyoko from Koe no Katachi.

Next on the list of Violet things are 3 pins also from the Kyoani shop!
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I thought I was buying 6 sets of pins because of the near 6 dollar price but I was wrong. 2 of the pins are the same and I've yet to open the third. The second set of pins is also available now so I'll probably get those soon. Look out for them in the next loot post!

Next is this incredible Starter Book! Compared to other starter books, this thing is pretty big.
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It goes through some key elements and art in the show with very little spoilers.
I haven't had a chance to go through it all but it's quite insightful.
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Shousannnn ;n;
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This book keeps my alive while I wait for the Blu Rays and more artbooks to release. I haven't mentioned it yet but I wish to collect every piece of Violet Evergarden merchandise in existence and make a shrine.

Before we move on to the skelehands that you saw in the first picture, here is something more subtle. Bookmarks with meaningful dialogue from the show.
One to use one to keep.

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The second set is out so I will also be attaining those in the coming days.

Now I can introduce the skelehands.
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Ok so they're not actually spooky skeleton hands but Violet's hands for my friend's cosplay. I got them custom made from a seller in Japan! They're nice but my friend is going to have to modify it to fit her hands better and make them articulated. Either way, maybe collecting the body parts of your favorite characters will be the new trend?? Imagine that. They can make like Mami's head or something.


Moving on from Violet Evergarden, but not Kyoani, I also got this super duper adorable poster of Kousaka Reina and Omae Kumiko!
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Though the Hibike! hype may not be as strong anymore, they are still producing decent merchandise. I have a whole stack of Kyoani exclusive merch but this is my second favorite thing. Though Hibike! is not a yuri based show, this poster fulfills the dreams of many a people. They have forever captured a moment where Reina and Kumiko can hold hands and be gay. I shed a tear when I saw this and promptly purchased it.

Now that we have finally escaped the iron fist of Kyoani, we move on to some DARLING in the FRANXX merchandise! Surprisingly I'm not a fan of the show anymore and I preordered these when I thought the show was going to be decent. I love Nishigori Atsushi but aside from the excellent character and set design, most other points were lack luster.

In any case..

First up is this phonecase of a sexy robot.
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Strelizia is pretty cool though. This phone case doubles as a wallet. I am currently using one with Maria from Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ on it but will switch to this soon. Style points matter, my friends.

Then I also got this shirt!
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If there's one thing I can enjoy about FRANXX it's the minimalistic design of it's logo. I love love love it. I got two of these. One as a gift and one to wear.
I wore mine to opening day of Pacific Rim: Uprising as giant robots fighting blue and black monsters were the theme.
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The other FRANXX thing I have gotten so far is this starter book!

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I hung it up, sealed, because I already know what's inside and I like the minimalistic cover.

Moving on are these Overlord card game products!
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These card sleeves do a great job of showing off foils as well as showing off your undying loyalty to the one and only Great One.
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I wish Overlord had more merchandise! If Violet is my love for the calm, thoughtful, and tender, then Overlord has to be my love for OVERPOWERED HIGH VIOLENCE where nothing bad happens to our beloved main cast.

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"All this loot is nice but isn't this website called My FIGURE Collection??"
-You, 2018.
You're damn right it is.

My first figure that I will show off is also one I am currently selling.
It's Alter, King of Quality, and their newest Ranko figure!
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薔薇の闇姫 
Bara no Yami Hime. What a super chuuni name indeed. It translates to The Dark Princess of Roses.

Next up is a certain bunny sweetie from my favorite show about underaged pilot girls.
Charlotte E Yeager from the World Witches Series!
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Picked her up from a fellow MFC member for a decent price. I love Shirley and I thought it was novel that a literal bunny girl was wearing a bunny suit.

I think my general taste of genres is apparent in the purchases I make for figures.
I finally got these two sweeties together!
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Kantai Collection's Atago and Takao figures!
GSC did an excellent job of these two. Their details and quality is very high. Though I am currently waiting on the replacement base to get here, I feel displaying these two together is fine without it.
Fun fact: When I purchased Atago, I got her used from a member on MFC.
That member got it from another member who got it new from ME, 10 months ago.
What goes around comes around, my friends.


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Sadly, this concludes our adventure together. I hope that my loot posts are as entertaining as they are informative for everyone. But a few parting thoughts seem to be in order!
I wish to complete my Violet shrine as it is something I've never done before. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think shrines are creepy?
What are some releases you look forward too? Personally I cannot wait for Alter's Narberal Gamma to release: ITEM #675224

Let me know what you think about everything!
Questions comments? Whatever it is I'd love to hear and share with all of you!
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SilverJinx I used to care when they did.
Shimiharu2 vuotta sitten#35755952Can you please tell me where you've got those gorgeous cosplay hands from? I'd love to buy them as one of the first things when I move out and make one really good cosplay ;_; So anxious to find a good pair.


I DM´d you friendo
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Can you please tell me where you've got those gorgeous cosplay hands from? I'd love to buy them as one of the first things when I move out and make one really good cosplay ;_; So anxious to find a good pair.
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Hello :) just wanted to ask where did you get the violet ever garden merchandise from XD as I wanna get it as well OwO can you get it from the official Kyoani shop in Kyoto though
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SilverJinx I used to care when they did.
Chloe-tsundere2 vuotta sitten#32945659Love the violet evergarden stuff! Especially the first poster really grabs me.
Why i loved it is not just me but my bf who is new to anime loved it as well...! And he is very picky atm ;)
It was a beautiful touching story


Thanks, I too, love Violet! Your boyfriend has good taste it seems ;)
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Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Love the violet evergarden stuff! Especially the first poster really grabs me.

Why i loved it is not just me but my bf who is new to anime loved it as well...! And he is very picky atm ;)

It was a beautiful touching story
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SilverJinx I used to care when they did.
Fenebrys2 vuotta sitten#31920580I don't think shrines are creepy as long as you're not taking it too far. Dedicating a spot in your room to merchandise of something could be a common part of any fandom, I think.
I'm totally in on your feelings regarding the atmosphere and art style of Violet Evergarden. FYI, some of the towns names are german words. You already mentioned Leidenschaftlich, which translates into passionate. It's capital Leiden, means suffering and Mächtig is powerful.


Oh hey a German speaker!
Thanks for the explanation! It really adds greater depth into the series as a whole. I honestly really dig the whole German aesthetic.
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I don't think shrines are creepy as long as you're not taking it too far. Dedicating a spot in your room to merchandise of something could be a common part of any fandom, I think.

I'm totally in on your feelings regarding the atmosphere and art style of Violet Evergarden. FYI, some of the towns names are german words. You already mentioned Leidenschaftlich, which translates into passionate. It's capital Leiden, means suffering and Mächtig is powerful.
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SilverJinx I used to care when they did.
jnara2 vuotta sitten#31912283Where did you buy the poster of Kousaka Reina and Omae Kumiko? May i know the size of the sleeves that fit mtg cards? Happy to see they are MTG players here in MFC. Great MTG cards though. They are pretty rare and expensive

Hey there! I should have stated that all posters came from Kyoani's physical store in Kyoto ;n;
As for the sleeves they are "standard" sized sleeves measuring 67mm (2.61in) by 92mm (3.59in)!
And yea! I've met a few MtG players on MFC before, especially during secret santa events xD
Thanks! My Mana Crypt and Mana Vault are two of my more prized cards :)
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BlackWolf2 vuotta sitten#31911943I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone who isn't creepy on this site ;)

I prefer the term "charmingly unique". :D
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Where did you buy the poster of Kousaka Reina and Omae Kumiko? May i know the size of the sleeves that fit mtg cards? Happy to see they are MTG players here in MFC. Great MTG cards though. They are pretty rare and expensive
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