Weekly Finance vol. 85

That was a lot of money for what essentially some database entries and jpegs

I actually almost forgot to write this. I remembered about it during the whole weekend but kept putting it off.

In

Nothing here. At least the ones from previous week completed without problem.

Future in

I need to finally get around selling the two unused monitors. They’re rather uselessly just filling up my precious room space at the moment. Packing those will be quite a bother though.

Still no progress on doujinshi and tapestries and dakimakura covers.

Out

I spent 20k to get Morgan. I rolled for about 176 times until I completely ran out of free SQ from unfinished quests, interludes, bonds, etc. It was pretty annoying and I ended up wondering how much do I need to roll this time to actually get her. My last notable failure was Skadi with 242 rolls. I ended up allocating 40k and thankfully only had to use half of it. Still a very bad idea. I hope I don’t do this again at least for this year.

Nothing else major otherwise. I still haven’t bought the Maitetsu/Lose packs either.

Future out

None of things I mentioned last week have any updates.

Or almost. There’s news on Tsukihime at least. It’s not really all that enticing though. The one I like the most is Sofmap but I think I’ll pass this time.

Investments

34.66% this week. That’s barely an up compared to last week. The whole week was just very slight changes on both directions. Still better than going down, I guess.

31.21% (15.79% yield) for iDeCo. Similarly tiny increase. But hey, still, up is better than down.

Looking at the numbers I have for this month I think I can start buying more funds around end of this month.

Or maybe I should just start now… if only the system is not currently under maintenance. That was a weird timing. Oh well.

Weekly Finance vol. 84

In

Managed to sell some old PC parts which I should’ve done weeks ago. Sold for quite a bit as well. Not enough to cover the whole price back – only about 30-50% – but those are all over 4 years old. An ssd, an hdd, and a graphics card.

Future in

Finally preparing to sell the unused PC. And maybe finally some dakimakura covers and tapestries.

Not sure about doujinshi for Suruga-Ya yet…

Out

Nothing here.

Future out

Still haven’t bought the Maitetsu pack thingy I mentioned last week. Probably next week.

Eshi 100 online order should be up soon as well.

No news from Yuzusoft yet. If it follows their release pattern so far they should target for September release. Or maybe October. With initial announcement sometime this month.

Meanwhile there’s still no news on Sakura no Toki. Nor the store bonus for Tsukihime.

There are still a few doujinshi I’m planning to buy but I’ll wait until a bit later. Sometime around end of this month, most likely.

Investments

34.11% closing last week. Up a bit over previous week. I think it went up and down over the course of the week.

30.77% (15.61% yield) for iDeCo which is over 1% up over previous week but lower yield.

I need to get around buying more funds as well. I haven’t even reached 10% of my yearly investment target even though first half of the year is almost over…

Weekly Finance vol. 83

In

Sold one thing for very cheap which is just about right because it’s just an old tiny adapter thing.

Future in

Still haven’t bothered to put up anything…

I’ll look into it this (hopefully) weekend.

Out

Nothing here either although I did buy some SSD to replace the broken one and new keyboard keycaps as the current one is looking kinda terrible with scraped surface and all.

Also I found a retro-looking set so that’s nice. And another one for office, a “robot” (Gundam) colored one (blue, red, and gray).

Future out

Oshilove FD store bonus info is out. I’ll probably just go with Amazon for that settings book thing.

On non-pre-order news, Maitetsu won 2020 Moegame Award and they’re having a big sale for their download edition titles. Gothdeli and Monobeno are DRM-infested but Maitetsu itself seems fine. I’ll probably grab some of them to complete my voice drama collection although apparently it still doesn’t include Last Run store bonus voice drama.

I’ll also be checking Melonbooks later today to see if there’s anything I want from latest Comic1 last week though I probably won’t get anything. I’ve got enough space problem as it is now.

This month is ending in few days and my savings state is… not really good. It’s not really much different compared to last week but I decided to remove the stupid spreading of cost way far to the future. They were previously filed under “budget” and pre-allocated for next few months but that’s just wrong. Budget shouldn’t function like installment payment.

I’ve removed them and correctly adjust savings target for the remaining of this year instead. I’ve also allocated actual “budget” for next month hopefully they’ll stick this time although looking at the remaining budget it’ll probably need some adjustments.

Investments

33.77% this week. Another upward week. I think there’s one or two days of slight dip but overall it’s a pretty good gain for this week.

As for iDeCo, it’s 29.45% (15.71% yield).

The main account is now completely recovered from the drop last few weeks. iDeCo still needs a bit more time to regain all the losses though.

I sure can use properly input data of this weekly fluctuations. That could be interesting even though isn’t really meaningful.

Weekly Finance vol. 82

In

Apparently the thing I sold last week arrived in one piece and everything ended up without problem.

Future in

It doesn’t seem to be there will be anything for this week so there’s that. I finished wiping my drive and maybe will finally sell it later next week.

Afterwards I still have one desktop PC and two monitors to be sold.

And tapestries. And doujinshis. One day I’ll have a clean room. One day.

Out

Finally preordered Onigyu anime and FGC. I budgeted the first one except it wasn’t actually enough with shipping cost. Whoops. Oh well.

Even worse is the FGC wasn’t budgeted at all. That’s another 10k off for this month.

Those alone would’ve been fine if not for me updating my kitchen situation. My existing rice cooker proved to be too annoying (especially to clean after use due to it leaking muddy water like stupid) so I ended up getting a new one. And then following by buying some cookware because they’re like over 7 years old and probably slowly giving me cancer. Or maybe not but they look kinda disgusting anyway.

And that’s how I ended up with 10k below my target for this month. I’m still a few thousands above my hard limit for this month so hopefully I can get by this month without crossing that.

Future out

Oshilove fandisk has been announced to be released in July.

I think that’s all upcoming stuff that I haven’t budgeted yet… excluding the upcoming Comic1 tomorrow.

I didn’t pay attention to it and only learned it’s an actual offline event (nearby Big Sight) very recently. Not that I’m going to go there because that seems rather dangerous but I may end up buying some doujins from nearby Melonbooks?

On the unknown side, there’s D.C.4 P.H. coming up this August. I haven’t played any of the previous ones so it’s kinda difficult to justify but I’d get the Getchu one if I actually end up getting it. There’s also Tsukihime which illustration for the tapestries is still not up…

Investments

31.17% this week which is up a lot from last week. That’s nice although there was still a lot of down during the week. Well, such is stock market, I guess. Still not back from two weeks ago though.

Similarly for iDeCo, it’s at 27.36% (14.69% yield) is higher than last week but not completely recovered.

Weekly Finance vol. 81

In

The two things I put up are sold for pretty nice sum which is weird because those are way beyond what I expected. I just hope the things arrive in one piece.

Future in

I mentioned two things last week but apparently I put up three. There’s the unused wireless router.

I don’t think I’ll put up anything new this/next week even though the unused monitors are really taking up space in my room…

I probably should at least get around wiping the last unused hard disk and cleaning up the unused desktop PC.

I did pull out some tapestries I may be selling but I don’t feel like checking them up etc to sell them yet. Maybe in two or three weeks.

Still no progress on selling doujinshis…

Out

Bought one voice drama from Whisp. It felt like a very long time last I bought anything from them. Their recent works have been misses for me.

Future out

Interestingly there’s still no announcement from Yuzu-Soft.

I probably should get around finally pre-ordering FGC and Onigyu Anime which I still haven’t.

Things have been pretty quiet especially after the Golden Week releases (which I bought nothing from so far although I probably should).

That does help though because I need to save quite a lot of money recovering from my recent purchases.

Investments

27.23% this week. That’s a lot of downs. It’s been downhill this week. I did buy some more funds though during the time. Hopefully it works out fine just like last year. I’m still quite far from my target for this year despite it’s past first third already.

As for iDeCo, it’s 26.72% (14.07% yield) which is also down quite a lot compared to last week.

Weekly Finance vol. 80

Forgot again last week.

In

Still nope.

Future in

Finally gotten around to put up some unused hardware. Interestingly both of them are already bid on.

There are still one more hard disk, one PC, and two monitors to be sold. First two will be on auction but the last one will probably sold to Sofmap.

I don’t think I’ve ever sold anything to Sofmap before so this may be interesting? I don’t know how much they’ll be sold for.

…or maybe all auction if their online price is any indication. Packing them will be annoying though. I may even end up just disposing them if I can’t figure out how to pack them easily.

No plan on doujinshi and tapestries and dakimakuras yet. I’m not even going to pretend to try.

Out

I think I bought some manga and stuff. Nothing major because there’s just no budget left.

Although I just remembered I haven’t budgeted Fate/Grand Carnival.

Future out

See above about FGC. And then there’s Onigyu anime. Nothing else planned otherwise, I think.

Investments

32.6% last week. Down a bit on first day market was open. And then back up the second day. Not enough to recover the down from first day though.

Interestingly iDeCo is up a bit to 30.1% (lower yield though at 15.65%).

Weekly Finance vol. 79

In

Nope.

Future in

Also nope? Or maybe I’ll finally get around selling some unused computer hardware sometime this week.

Out

I figured I should just preorder Fuyukuru for now and that’s what I did.

Meanwhile on computing side, I bought a new monitor to replace my starting-to-fail 8 years old monitor. It’s very much overpriced but I hope it’ll be a significant upgrade.

Combined, I sure have cleared my monthly budget pretty quick. Or I didn’t because I spread the accounting for those purchases over several months in the future similar to NAS upgrade I did a few months ago. The downside is of course available budget for next few months will be less.

Future out

Despite all those rather big spending, I still have a few more things I probably should preorder sometime soon. Namely Fate/Grand Carnival (FGC) and Onigyu Anime.

For FGC I may end up buying from Amazon because it’ll be cheaper there. Or somewhere else if I can find better deal. The tapestry from Tora no Ana seems pretty nice but I don’t think I need anime art tapestries. Or maybe I’ll change my mind once they publish the colored version of the bonus.

As for Onigyu Anime, on similar vein with FGC, I’ll probably buy from the cheapest store I can find… unless I change my mind and buy from Tora no Ana (again!) for that Sumi tapestry. That said, even though it’s better than the FGC one, I don’t think it’s better than my favorite tapestries I currently own and I really need to hold back on piling up tapestries.

I think I keep saying that every now and then still end up buying more tapestries anyway 👀

While writing this, I remembered about the Kakenuke console port release coming up this August. I’ll probably buy one from Animate. Or will I?

And lastly which I also just remembered, there’s that Tsukihime thing coming up (also August). I’m not going to play on console (as I don’t have any) but I’ll be keeping an eye on the bonus tapestries. It may be interesting.

Investments

32.67% last week. That’s a lot of up from previous week. I didn’t keep track of news etc so I’m not quite sure if there’s anything significant happened.

As for iDeCo, it’s 29.76% (16.29% yield). Slightly lower increase compared to general account due to composition difference.

I planned to buy some funds this month but stuff purchases I mentioned above kinda killed it whoops. Maybe next month.

By they way, as an aside, best performer fund for me so far is international stock fund which is way ahead of anything else.

On the far second place is Japanese stock fund. Quick estimate says it’s at 30% (vs 50% first place).

Third is international bond at less than 10%. Now I look closer, it’s quite a lot worse than I thought (or the Japanese stock is performing better).

On last position is Japanese bond which is at 1%… after 3 years. I shouldn’t have bothered at all. Even worse in my iDeCo account it’s still on negative. At least it’s the lowest percentage in my portfolio but it’s annoying regardless. I wonder if I should just drop it but Japanese government is probably at its worst (especially at handling the trainwreck that is Olympics and also the pandemic) at the moment and thus there’s potential for something interesting to happen. Hopefully sooner than later but it’s Japan so who knows.

Weekly Finance vol. 78

I completely forgot about this because I’ve done loads of other posts earlier last week.

In

Sold one thing! Yay. Nine more things left now.

Future in

Ended up busy with random stuff again last weekend.

Out

Didn’t buy anything~

Future out

Fuyukuru is coming in September. Maybe from Trader. May or may not be getting more. I probably should read the previous ones as well though…

And that’s about it.

Investments

29.96% last week. That’s quite a bit down from previous week. Apparently it’s earning report season and people are holding back on trading. Similarly 27.73% (15.28% yield) for iDeCo – 1% down.

Weekly Finance vol. 77

In

Nothing last week but I sold two things this week. The loss is pretty bad though at almost 70%. I kinda suspect it’d be better to just sell them to Suruga-Ya…

Future in

Too busy with other stuff this whole week so nothing here.

Out

Nothing major here. I did watch some movies and bought some doujins…

Future out

Onigyu anime. Not sure yet if I’ll bother getting one with bonus tapestry or just Amazon. The Tora no Ana one seems pretty good.

D.C.4 is getting eroge version. That’s nice though I still haven’t read any of the previous ones…

There’s still no news from Yuzu-Soft.

Investments

31.58% this week. A lot of small downs over the week and one rather large up on Friday. Somehow iDeCo went down a bit to 28.75% (15.79% yield). Or is it actually down or just because the new purchase was just in…

Weekly Finance vol. 76

In

Still nothing.

Future in

Uh, I planned something this weekend but ended up cleaning up my room instead.

Maybe next weekend…

Out

This is very tempting but I think I’ll pass…

So, yeah, nothing this week. Good, I guess? With Air Comiket (or whatever they call it this time) coming up end of this month.

Future out

As mentioned above, Golden Week event is coming up. There’s at least this doujinshi and Eshi 100 book.

Talking about Eshi 100 book, this year will be the first time of me not attending it. Virus and all is pretty bad. I shouldn’t have last year either but I bought the ticket already and the scope hasn’t been quite as clear as now. Although considering current cases count, I wouldn’t be surprised if government call another emergency situation sooner or later.

Meanwhile on eroge, there’s still nothing interesting came up. That said, I completely forgot about Fuyukuru. I still haven’t played previous titles though so I’m not sure what to do about that. Maybe if I somehow manage to catch up before it’s released…

Investments

30.58% this week. A bit up. It was down for a few days but still at positive overall. iDeCo was also up. A bit higher at 29.17% (15.63% yield).

Smooth sailing so far. Hopefully nothing terrible happens… or maybe it’s fine up to a point. I can even stock up some more funds if that happens.

…or maybe I should just go ahead and buy some stuff already.

Weekly Finance vol. 75

In

Nothing this week.

Future in

I haven’t done anything this weekend. Mainly because I’m busy finishing up the FGO tower event.

In addition to unused tapestries, I also need to clean up a bunch of PC stuff to sell. There’s one whole PC set I can sell now. It’s got some good stuff™ in it. It’s missing a good GPU though.

Out

There’s Otona no Moeoh released this week. Also I bought one of Conan ending single. Mainly to see what I get for the random acrylic figure.

Nothing else much otherwise.

Future out

Interestingly there’s nothing here as well.

Extra

This sure is a rather empty week. On eroge side, at least. On PC side I’ve been moving things around. I’ve even got a wireless adapter for my controller. Now I can have it always connected and not have the stupid cable dangling around. I’m only missing the rechargeable battery which is currently on the way.

Investments

29.88% this week. That’s a lot of ups. Now I think back, it seemed to close at mostly up the entire week. Similarly for iDeCo at 27.78% (14.95% yield).

I should probably start throwing some money again this month.

Weekly Finance vol. 74

In

Nothing for last week but at least sold two things this week. For about 55% loss. Yay.

Future in

Still nothing here. Maybe sometime this week as together with sorting new tapestries.

Out

Bought a bunch of random stuff because I had some extra left… or so I thought until certain company started pre-order for two new pillow covers. Whoops.

Also bought Argonauts first and last titles of their Bishoujo Gakuen series.

Future out

I said Drapri 2 last week but looking again I’ve already skipped Love+Plus due to soft denchi crap so maybe I’ll just wait for its complete pack.

Which means there’s nothing here for a while. That said, Yuzusoft should be announcing their next work anytime soon now.

Investments

(forgot about this section lol)

25.57% this week which is a bit down compared to last week. It’s been constantly down this week except last day which was a bit up.

It’s even worse for iDeCo at 24.07% (13.78% yield) which is over two percent down.

Weekly Finance vol. 73

In

Nothing new here but at least last week’s transactions were all completely without a hitch.

Future in

Still haven’t done anything for this.

Out

Nothing major here.

I did watch Conan’s Akai Family Recap Movie. By which I learned the cost went up by 100 yen. The movie itself is pretty interesting summary for me because I haven’t followed the series at all. Upcoming movie will involve that family so it’s a nice informative movie. A rather expensive one though.

Future out

Drapri 2 website is open. It’s scheduled for June so I guess that’s my sole upcoming eroge for now. The horns though… They would be way better without! Especially liked Sango (design-wise at least).

Investments

26.38% this week. It has been going relatively well until things dropped by quite a lot today.

27.20% (15.43% yield) for iDeCo which is up from last week by over 2%. Interesting it went up when my main account went down. It’s got slightly different portfolio which probably explains why.

Weekly Finance vol. 72

In

Sold some more stuff this and last week. Three and two items each which is not a lot but I don’t have many item left anyway. Last week was at 30% loss and this week is 60%. Pretty terrible all right. Not that I expected much.

Not auction but I also finally sold my old phone to Iosys. The process was pretty simple and I got the minimum amount they guaranteed. Mainly due to missing accessories and some defects.

Future in

I probably should get around putting up more stuff for auction sometime. And I still haven’t done the Suruga-Ya thing.

Out

Rather unexpected dakimakura, Alice from Pieces. Dakimakura of loli character is pretty rare for Whirlpool. Apparently the last one was many years ago Melis from Lunaris Filia. Although in term of flats, the most recent one was Shizuku from Hatsujou Sprinkle. This is also their first title where all the heroines get dakimakura cover. Also I probably should get around playing the game.

Another thing bought recently was Kumako dakimakura cover and Taruto tapestry. And for some reason they already arrived.

And lastly, I ended up buying a gamepad. It’s an Xbox controller (the latest one). It worked pretty well for playing Senkou no Clarias. Although it didn’t help me that much clearing the heroines battle on higher difficulty. I’ve spent too much time on it.

Future out

Still nothing planned for near future.

Investments

26.40% this week. That’s a lot of percents. It’s been rather constantly going up this week. Not as much but iDeCo is at 25.06% (13.97%).

I need to save some emergency cash this month so I don’t think I’ll buy anything this month.

Weekly Finance vol. 71

In

Sold quite a few stuff this week. Yay. All the transactions are (almost) done as well so that’s great. Overall I ended up at about 50% loss. It’s pretty bad but I’m mainly using this to dispose older stuff anyway.

Future in

I don’t think I’ll be doing much this week. I should get around putting up the two remaining hard disks sometime…

Out

Bought some books and doujinshis and voice drama. Nothing major there.

I also bought a new phone. That one costed a lot.

Future out

As guessed, one of the new stuff from A.M.R is Kumako dakimakura cover. There’s also a mystery item using illustration of Taruto. Her clothes have same motif as her previous ones but this one is the sexiest yet (apart of the ones for dakimakura of course). Pre-order should be up this Friday so that will be fun.

Nothing else for this month yet. I suppose I should pre-order Argonauts new title sometime later but haven’t gotten willpower to do so yet =P

There’s still nothing for future eroge pre-order. I hope I can use this period to clear up my backlog a bit.

Investments

22.90% this week. It’s still midweek but at least it’s up a bit from last week. The movement have been pretty drastic lately. Thankfully it’s both ways so I still end up with net positive.

iDeCo is slightly harder to track but it’s currently at 23.75% (13.31% yield) which is down a bit from last week.

Combined, I guess stock market in Japan hasn’t recovered as well as the other countries. I’m guessing that based on that I have way more Japanese stocks in iDeCo compared to other accounts.

Weekly Finance vol. 70

In

Lowering the starting bid sure helped and I sold quite a bunch of tapestries last week. Mostly by a single person though. And the loss was pretty bad as well at 70%. I think I could’ve gotten more if I sold them to Suruga-Ya instead.

Future in

Surprisingly I managed to put up more tapestries this week. Some of them are already getting bids so that’s nice.

I still have a few more tapestries I can sell and maybe I’ll do it sooner than later this time.

Out

Bought a bunch of (e)books from Kadokawa sale. There are still a few more books left on my wishlist but I think I’ve bought most of the more expensive ones.

Meanwhile on PC side, I bought a new system for work dev server. Mainly the motherboard and CPU. It’s not really that expensive at 21k for both. I’ll split off my home server memory for it so both will have 16GiB of RAM. Not a lot but should sufficient for now. I’m also changing the storage setup due to the upgrade. It also involves getting more SSD so that’s what I did. The SSD costed me 7k.

Future out

There’s still no news on A.M.R new dakimakura. There’s still two more days for this month and she said it should be this month. It’ll most likely end up using next month budget though as I don’t have any left for this month.

On eroge, I currently only have Argonauts Sister Position titles on my list.

Smee’s Hajilove seemed rather interesting but I don’t quite like the design of half of the heroines.

There’s Cabbage Soft’s Amairo Chocolata 2 but I haven’t even bought the first one.

Unrelated but I kinda want to switch to Rakuten Mobile mainly for their roaming and voice mail service. It’ll require me buying a whole new handset though and recouping the cost will take about two years or so. Other concern is using iPhone on Rakuten Mobile isn’t quite well supported. The biggest concern is the network itself though. They’re still building their main network and I heard info that they’re ending network contract with au this year which means the coverage may get even worse.

Investments

21.35% this week down a bit from last week thanks to a bunch of sell off happening yesterday. It kinda sucks but it also means I should probably buy some more funds. I just hope it doesn’t go back up too much when my transaction is finalized.

iDeCo surprisingly didn’t move much at 24.10% (14.17% yield) probably thanks to it being slightly more diversified.

Weekly Finance vol. 69

In

Nothing here although it looks like one stuff finally getting bid.

Future in

I adjusted starting bid for stuff as I mentioned last week. As mentioned above one stuff is getting bid but I sure hope this week ends up better than just that.

Maybe I’ll put up more tapestries next week.

Out

Bought some artbooks because Kadokawa is having some kind of sale (or just general price down?). Nothing much else.

Future out

Smee’s new title has been announced and one of the illustrators is K-Ko. That may be interesting…? Or not? It’s for June so still a few months away. I haven’t played the previous title and I’m not sure how that works.

On another K-Ko topic, Chata’s new title will be also illustrated by them. Now all that’s left is hoping that it’s got normal package release or at least non-DRM’d download version.

No information yet on A.M.R new goods. I thought she’ll be in next Ore no Yome and the dakimakura will be sold there first or something. Except it’s not. Maybe just the timing coincides.

Investments

23.18% this week. Up one percent from last week. It went up quite a lot early week but went down towards the end. Still overall up so it’s nice, I guess.

Similarly for iDeCo it’s currently at 24.11% (14.21% yield).

Weekly Finance vol. 68

In

The hard drive transaction went well this time. Thankfully. Also it ended up quite a lot more than I expected. Still only 50% but for an out of warranty hard drive I consider it pretty amazing.

Future in

I think I put up some tapestry and stuff this week. I don’t think I put the proper starting bid. I also still haven’t readjusted the others either. I’ll readjust them this week.

And maybe put up even more stuff. I rearranged my room today and it’s a bit easier to do stuff more than just using my desktop now.

Out

Saga Planets valentine goods! They’ve got R-18 version of Kikka tapestry this time around. I’m so happy about it as they seem to be not selling as much R-18 goods lately (apart of dakimakura) and I ended up buying some more stuff.

I also bought some doujinshi and manga. They’re all paid using the Rakuten points I got recently so that didn’t make much impact to my budget.

Future out

That said, there’s one potentially rather costly item coming up. Namely A.M.R new dakimakura cover (presumably). Or maybe even some other goodies? I kinda expect the announcement to be yesterday but that wasn’t the case, unfortunately.

Otherwise, I don’t think there’s much else?

Investments

I didn’t pay attention at all but apparently my funds went up… barely at 22.26%. That included the new NISA purchase this week so if I exclude it, it’s about 23.28%. One percent up from last week. Nothing impressive but it’s not like I’m doing this short term.

iDeCo side, it’s currently at 23.32% (13.39% yield). Now I look at it, that’s kind of impressive at 3% increase.

Overall everything seems to be going rather well at the moment.

Weekly Finance vol. 67

In

That one thing bid last week ended up cancelled because the winner didn’t pay for the thing. Their rating was pretty questionable when the bid ended (5 positives, 3 negatives) and it got worse after I cancelled the auction (5/5). I put it up again this week and thankfully it’s already bid on. Hopefully it works out this time.

Talking about working out, there’s almost no result for this week apart of the other hard drive I put up recently. It ended up pretty high so I sure hope the drive actually arrives in working condition.

I should look into readjusting starting bids for everything soon.

Future in

I ended up not doing anything apart of that hard drive last week. And probably nothing this/next week either. Lazy yay.

Out

I ended up preordering Senkou no clarias. So that’s 13k off this week.

I also bought (backed?) Oshilove voice drama. The lowest tier for 2500 and 220 fee.

That’s about it for this week.

Future out

Saga Planet seems to be selling something next week so that’s a thing. It would be nice if it’s tapestry of that Kikka. It probably is that.

Nothing else for now.

Investments

Stuff went up quite a lot this week and closed at 22.12% on Friday. The bond index I bought end of last year is still at negative, lol.

iDeCo is also doing pretty well at 20.88% with 12.12% yield.

As for new investments, there will be another big NISA purchase this month. I’ll be back doing usual stuff starting next month. Or maybe the following month to build some safety buffer first.

Weekly Finance vol. 66

In

Sold one thing and there’s another thing that’s already bid.

Future in

Now if only I actually start wiping another unused hard drives…

Also should probably put up more tapestries already or something. Not sure about doujinshi yet.

Out

Bought random Tamayura mirai voice drama for cheap-ish from Amazon. Nothing much else. Yet?

Future out

No update here. Still on the fence about Senkou no clarias.

This month is almost ending and I’m currently at around 15k over my usual target. It could’ve been more had I’m not currently covering for the storage upgrade I did few months ago.

Next month will be the last one and thankfully there shouldn’t be much coming next month. The earliest would be April/May for the upcoming Comiket (which itself isn’t quite clear yet if actually going to happen).

Investments

18.1%. Dropped quite a bit from last week. Probably because of that GameStop fun. It should eventually stabilize again. I think all my funds only deal with bonds and index funds. None of that hedge fund bs. I think.

Similarly for iDeCo, it’s at 18.6% (11.43% yield).

And that was the data from Thursday. I wrote that a while back but never gotten around posting this. Now when I wanted to update it, the system is under maintenance until tomorrow morning. It went up a bit on Friday but not enough to recover the drop… I think.

Weekly Finance vol. 65

In

Well, this week isn’t ending yet but it looks like it’ll be another nothingness.

Future in

At least I did put up some random stuff including the old hard drive I’ve nuked weeks ago.

Out

I noticed I have Rakuten points expiring next month so I used them for some Singleton doujinshis. Nothing much else otherwise.

Future out

Palette decided to discriminate people buying the new 9-nine single chapter. That was funny. So funny I decided against buying the limited edition I mentioned last week and not touch this at all. Maybe if they decide to create R-18 version of it.

Meanwhile it looks like Senkou no clarias will actually be released next month. Hmmm. I’m still not sure about this one.

Title for new Tinkle Sister Position has been announced. It’s Doutei aniki to hankou imouto. The premise seems interesting enough. Hopefully it doesn’t have stupid DRM and is illustrated by someone I like.

Investments

20.2%. Slightly up from last week. The bonds are still doing poorly =[

As for iDeCo, it’s 20.4% (12.52% yield) which is a bit lower.

No new purchases until at least March as I have another NISA big purchase scheduled next month. I should adjust that next year so it’s not as painful the first two months.

Weekly Finance vol. 64

In

Unfortunately still nothing. I probably should start readjusting the starting bids.

Future in

In addition to that readjustment, I’ll be resuming putting up stuff… soon. Or maybe next month. Probably once I’m done with this Magicarat Radiant.

Out

Didn’t do any preorder… yet?

Future out

There’s A.M.R dakimakura restocking but I’ve gotten everything there.

Kakenuke’s Nagiko is also up for preorder. That said, I’ve got the two heroines I care most from the series so it’s not relevant to me anymore.

Still waiting for Fate/Grand Carnival bonus. I wonder when they’ll be up.

On eroge, I said I’ll be skipping Clarias but looking again, may end up actually getting it. Maybe.

I still haven’t preordered Sei no shoujo either. This one is for March so there’s still plenty of time.

Not quite eroge but Onigyu H-anime, Akane and Sumi chapters have been announced. I worried they’ve axed it but thankfully it’s still going. I’m not sure about the stores yet – mainly if I want the tapestry (if exists). At the least I’ll be getting from the cheapest store.

No useful update on 9-nine yet. Just like last week, I’m still not sure if I want to go with just the new chapter or go with limited edition (probably official store). I also learned just now that Animate edition costs 16k even for the standard version. That sure is a lot of dedication just for getting Noa tapestry. I think I’ll wait until it’s colored.

While at it, I may as well re-check everything else. Except there’s no new info for Aokana Extra2, nor Sakura no toki (SCA-Ji said it’ll be released this year but I’ll believe it once it goes gold), nor Fuyukuru.

Oh, nothing on Chata’s new title either. The monthly post should be up next Friday.

I think I’ve covered everything?

There are a bunch of doujinshi that’s kind of on my wishlist. I’ll get around getting them… eventually. The good news is I have some spare budget left for this month despite almost no extra income from auctions. I’ll come back to this around end of this month.

Investments

January is the month I set NISA to buy like 195k worth of index fund. Oh, and February as well for what it’s worth. I actually have barely enough for that this time around so that was kind of dumb and I probably should readjust the schedule the something. Except I’m not doing that because this also kind of force me to save enough this month.

At any rate, this week didn’t go quite well and closed at 19.4%. Could definitely better and my bond index is doing rather bad at the moment at -786 yen. So much for safer investment.

My iDeCo went up a bit to 20.6% (12.29%) though. Apparently I forgot to write the yield last week whoops.

Weekly Finance vol. 63

In

What in =]

Future in

Still nothing =]

Out

Nothing here either. As mentioned before I’m holding back on tapestries and pillow covers purchases. I’ll probably buy some books later once I find enough things to buy.

Unrelated but I did buy some new DDR4 sticks.

Future out

Fuyukuru is coming up, and it’s looking maybe interesting? People say reading previous series isn’t needed but yeah I don’t know yet. Maybe depends on if I’m getting anything else this year.

Talking about this year, there still isn’t anything I especially interested in. There’s Sakura no toki but it’s Makura and even though they said it’s coming this year I kinda doubt it.

Nothing else yet although timing wise Yuzusoft should be announcing something new soon.

Oh, as for Palette’s 9-nine, I’m still waiting for more information on the standalone chapter.

The last one on my company watchlist – which is pretty short now with just Saga Planets, Yuzusoft, and Whirlpool – the next title will probably in August so the announcement would be around March or April?

Writing this I now remembered about Chata as well. Last one was December 18th and next update will be in two or three weeks I think. That said it’ll probably not be a full priced eroge this time.

Not eroge but I’ll probably buy Fate/Grand Carnival. Gudako is too good to skip on. Still waiting for store bonus images though.

There’s also Tsukihime remake. Although considering it’s Switch/PS4 only I’m most likely skipping it.

Investments

20.1% o_O A lot of increase from both Japan and international mutual funds today. 17.8% for iDeCo which is barely an increase from last week.

Weekly Finance vol. 62 (and 2020 summary)

In

Nope.

Future in

Still nope. Maybe next week if I feel like it.

Out

Bought some tapestries and dakimakuras. Mostly related to Ikegami Akane.

Thanks to that I barely have anything left for this month. I did readjust the Furusato tax thingy and it’s still barely enough.

Future out

This tapestry from muku looks very tempting but I think I’ll hold back on it. Similarly this dakimakura from Pan seems nice as well but realistically speaking I’ve got a bit too many covers now. And tapestries.

That’s also why I’m not getting anything from Palette either. The unfortunate side effect is I don’t have calendar for next year.

I’ll probably still buy a few doujinshi. I sure wish more circles go with digital doujinshi. I prefer digital as I store physical books in boxes which is not quite easy to reach as just opening files from my server.

Closing book

I don’t close accounting book which is kinda harmful to the performance of the spreadsheet as it accumulates rows from all the years (currently 35k rows).

I do this mainly because accounting credit card usage crosses month boundary and thus I need to figure out how to deal with it. I suppose opening a new book while keeping the previous one open until everything is finished may work? I’ll then need to retroactively adjust the numbers once the transactions are done.

I suppose this is the main problem with adding entries immediately before it’s billed which is the case for things like preorders and credit cards. I think the account for those are called “Accounts Payable”. I don’t know, it seems complicated just to be able to accurately track monthly spending.

Oh well, anyway, as for the actual numbers themselves, they don’t seem too bad. On average I managed to reach my monthly target. I missed for some month but made up for them on other months.

Extra income from selling unused stuff dropped to 1/3 compared to previous year. I already expected it but it still kinda hurts after all. It feels like I don’t get any benefit from holding back goods purchases during this year.

While at it, let’s see where the money went.

Computer stuff

I started this year with some SSD purchases. I also spent quite a lot for 10 Gbit networking setup around the same period which is January-February.

On February I also bought an iPhone 8 and related items.

On March there’s new server purchase. That costed quite a lot and made worse by another new server purchase. Some components were reused but there are still quite a lot of new stuff needed to be bought. Rough count says around 120k for both servers.

There’s new GPU purchase on October. That one wasn’t too bad at around 14k.

On November there’s NAS HDD upgrade which costed me 180k. That was the most expensive storage upgrade I’ve ever done. I hope I don’t need to do it again for next few years.

I finished my wireless earphone setup purchases on December for total of 10k (the earphones themselves, one generic bluetooth adapter which turned out to be useless, and one dedicated bluetooth audio adapter).

And lastly I bought more SSD for 10k.

Some have cashbacks so the actual numbers are a bit lower than what I specified above.

Eroge, Anime, etc

Apparently I bought 21 eroges this year. Considering I only finished 9 it sure was very optimistic of me.

But anyway, yeah, that’s quite a few eroges. It’s way more than 9 last year and 14 in 2018. Even worse I bought multiple copies of some of them as I stopped buying extras from auction.

As for anime, I think I bought Oregairu kan and Hello World and Tenki no ko. Oh also Onigyu.

48 tapestries purchased, down from 50 last year. And lastly 13 dakimakura covers, down from 19 last year.

Overall I spent most on eroges (420k), then dakimakura covers (120k), then anime blu-rays (80k), tapestries (78k), doujinshi (45k), music CDs (42k), and the rest are less 40k total.

Eroge spending went up quite a lot compared to last year but the rest were down. Mostly, as I mentioned before, because I bought multiple copies of eroge now.

Investments

17.4%. Went up quite a bit from last week which is nice. iDeCo also went up to 18.1% (11.5% yield).

As mentioned two weeks ago, I saved quite a bit over my yearly target for this year.

Weekly Finance vol. 61

In

Sold some dakimakuras, most are at loss with the least loss at 13% and the worst at 73%.

Also sold some tapestries with pretty bad loss.

Overall I’m at 53% loss which is… maybe okay? The 13% loss one pretty much covered everything else.

Future in

Maybe nothing. I’m taking break on new year weekend. Afterwards I hope I’ll be motivated enough to put up some more stuff.

Out

Bought artbooks and other stuff. A bit too many other stuff actually I ended up at negative this month. I can fix it by reworking how I book “free stuff” thingies I “bought” for furusato nozei thingy. If everything works well I should get most of them back early next year (minus 2000 yen for the processing fee).

Future out

More Ikegami Akane goodness. Will definitely buy although I hope it’s also available in Core Magazine Goods Store for the free shipping. It’s still quite far away.

As for 9-nine, I’m still not sure. Currently leaning towards just buying the normal edition. Or maybe even the new chapter only if the download system doesn’t involve DRM. Except it probably will. We’ll see.

The closest next big upcoming eroge will probably be from Yuzusoft…

Now I think about it, the main brand I mostly care about are now just Saga Planets, Yuzusoft, and Whirlpool.

Oh, right, maybe Whirlpool will come before Yuzusoft?

Investments

14.1%. More going down this week. I think it started going down after my last post anyway so it’s not specifically this week.

I doubt it’ll be any different next week. I also need to remember to save for larger NISA investment next two months.

I probably should pay some attention to iDeCo percentage as well. The yield says 10.62% and the absolute profit percentage is 16.7%.

Weekly Finance vol. 60

In

Sold one last 6TB HDD I have. Overall I recouped 60% of the original purchase price. Not too bad for a mistake, I guess. Not sure why people paid so much money for that.

That’s it but 7k is still nice.

Future in

Adjusted some starting bids and… the result still doesn’t seem too good. I haven’t put up any more tapestries for auction either. At this rate might as well wait until next year or something.

Out

This month’s Kakenuke pillow cover preorder is Kikka! And that was rather surprising. I expected for her turn to be at least second half. Preordered right away. Not that it counts against my extra spending as I’ve budgeted it.

I also bought all existing Amayakashi jouzu no Nagasato-san chapters. It’s manga from ASa Project illustrator. It all started from this tweet. The story itself is pretty simple but I like the art and the lewds (of course). Interesting side note, it’s also available in Amazon but the censor is way worse over there. I then attempted to get a refund and somehow it worked. That’s cool. Thanks Amazon (and no thanks for the censor).

I found out Kidou Muichi has their latest book sold in this Highring eBooks store. The best part is it’s plain PDF with no DRM attached.

Preorder for Ikegami Akane’s latest artbook in Tora no ana has been started so I placed one there straight away. I still hate their online store. The part where they seem to just cancel order when failed charging the credit card especially feels risky. I think in Melonbooks they allow you to reenter a different card if the registered one failed but I don’t know what will happen for Tora no ana.

Future out

So, uh, I don’t think I’m getting anything from Saga Planets this time after all.

And I’m not sure about Palette either. The Mashifoni CD is mildly interesting and so is the calendar. Noa tapestry is as well but as I mentioned last week I’m keeping down non-R18 tapestries. I even ended up selling Tina tapestry despite having looking for it for the longest time. Maybe I’ll decide once I see the lineup for their all ages bundle.

Which brings us to the 9-nine all ages edition. The game will also bundle a classic arrangement of the soundtracks. And the limited edition will additionally have more drama CD and mysterious letter from Sophi. At 33k yen, I don’t know if it’s worth it. Preorder starts next week so the store bonus should be out rather soon as well.

As for Air Comiket this month, I think I’ve got some doujinshi in my list but those aren’t urgent so whatever, lol.

Interestingly my eroge purchase plan for next year is rather empty. There’s the last Argonauts nukige on March but that’s it so far for me. Oh and there’s that delayed Senkou no clarias but I don’t know if I’m getting it yet.

Not that I’m complaining because fewer new purchases means more time to clear my backlog (and less spending).

Investments

16.8% this week. That may seem like going down from last week but I bought some bond indexes and of course it’ll lower the overall percentage. Although the value of the bonds did go down a bit which is annoying. Over time it should slowly go up just like the other bonds. It’s meant as safety net after all. I think.

Overall, I managed to invest quite a lot more this year compared to last year. I hope I can at least invest the same amount next year. Or more!

Weekly Finance vol. 59

In

Sold one tapestry which I thought I wouldn’t be able to sell. At quite a loss but just that it’s sold is a good thing. Also another unused hard disk.

Future in

One last hard disk and finally put up some old adapters. I doubt anyone will buy them but I put them up anyway in case anyone do buy it so it can have another life instead of being thrown to landfill or whatever they do with disposed electronics.

Out

Ikegami Akane artbook cover and bonus and stuff info is out! That’s one nice Taruto as cover. I don’t know the girl in last image. Preorder is up for Melonbooks (tapestry image) but not yet for Tora no ana.

And, yeah, I did preorder that on retail store to save on shipping.

I’ll probably preorder at Tora no ana as well once it’s up. I actually contacted them asking when it’ll be available but their answer was no estimate at the moment.

Nothing much otherwise. Well, I did watch FGO ep 6 movie so there’s that.

Future out

Lineup for Palette and Saga Planets on Popfes is up.

Saga Planets I’ve talked about last time and there’s no change in plan. Or is there. I may lean a bit on skipping everything this time. Maybe. I really need to keep down non-R18 tapestries count down. R-18 ones as well but they’re easier to justify.

And depsite right after writing that, I do plan getting the Noa B1 tapestry. It just looked too nice to skip. And then there’s the calendar. I don’t know about Mashifoni piano CD. Maybe I’ll get it as well.

Unfortunately my guess last week was off about Noa dakimakura cover. That was kinda confusing. I just hope it’s only “not yet” and not “never”. Annoyingly the latter is a possibility due to Palette trying to go all ages.

Continuing on that, what if the new Mashifoni is all ages as well… 🙁

Apart of those Popfes stuff, I don’t think there’s anything else interesting coming in yet.

Investments

Still going up! 17.4%. That’s a lot. Hopefully it stays going up.

And I’ll probably finally look into buying bonds before end of this month. There seems to be enough fund for it now.

Weekly Finance vol. 58

In

One thing was sold for about 50% loss. That was barely enough to cover my minimum savings target for last month.

Future in

I haven’t put up tapestries I said last week although I may finally do it this weekend.

And of course still no progress on doujinshi.

Out

Nothing… yet.

Future out

Here’s where the fun begins. “Fun” I mean.

First off is of course Popfes. Or specifically Palette. Although it’s kind of pointless for now because they haven’t announced the full lineup.

That said, from what they’ve announced so far I’m mainly interested in the calendar. Usual stuff. If following usual pricing, it’d be 1000 yen. Or a bit more with tax and shipping if I decide to be lazy and order them online which I’ll probably do. Coronavirus and all that crap.

There’s nothing else announced yet but now I think about it, there’s like 90% chance they’ll be releasing new Noa dakimakura. That will be about 14k. Not sure about tapestries or other goodies. They announced Miyako muffler but it’s Miyako and probably overpriced. It’s kinda cool though. Or warm.

Meanwhile Sagaplanets is being competent as usual (well, after Purplesoftware) by announcing their lineup yesterday. Kikka (and Hibiki) tapestry seems mildly interesting. And now I finished the game the bunny costume series also seem rather tempting especially with new addition of Kikka. Those tapestries so far are relatively SFW though. Relatively. The last interesting thing from the list is Ria B1 tapestry. All combined will cost me at least 18k with shipping. As usual I don’t have much space left so I should be a bit careful on this. Especially for non-R18 tapestries.

Up next is 9-nine new chapter. The goods details are missing at the moment so I can’t quite predict how it’ll go. They said there will be some limited edition package with loads of goodies. Depending on what’s inside I may or may not go with it. Otherwise I may go with just the new chapter.

Now I think again, they did say the new chapter standalone will be available online. That means it’ll most likely be riddled with DRM. That will be rather annoying and may push me towards getting the watered-down full package.

It looks like I’ll need to wait a bit more before deciding.

Other upcoming title is Argonauts last title in their latest trilogy. That one will be for March and I won’t make mistake and buy from the cheapest store. Practically I can probably wait and buy from second hand market but it’s 3000 yen and supporting the maker may be a good idea – hoping for a new horror title from their parent brand Moonstone.

And then there’s the mysterious Ikegami Akane artbook. The latest news on it I can find is Melonbooks have a limited edition with tapestry of mostly naked Apolo. That is very exciting. I wonder if there will be more tapestries from other stores. That’s it so far though. The aforementioned limited edition isn’t even available yet in their online store.

Lastly there may be “Comiket” stuff. Or maybe not. I have no clue about this one and I don’t have actual budget either thanks to harddrive situation last month. Kind of. I can still rebalance it to additional months and extend the length of this pain (with reduced intensity).

Actually, I’ll do exactly that now and have some leeway this month instead of barely having 10k (which isn’t enough even just for getting Sagaplanets stuff alone). I’ll readjust again at the end of this month. I hope I can sell more tapestries but I’m not expecting much from it.

Back to Comiket stuff, there’s nothing on my list at the moment…

…and that’s it lol.

Investments

16.5% this week. That’s amazing. And that also means I’m a bit too late for buying more bonds. Or maybe too late but as usual in investments, best time to invest is now. Except when you’ve got no cash on hand, at which point the next best time to invest is whenever you’ve got investable fund…

Weekly Finance vol. 57

In

Surprisingly sold some games last weekend. Also more of the old HDD. All at loss of course =)

Future in

Put up more pillow covers. Yay. Current outlook doesn’t seem too good though lol.

Nothing else otherwise. Maybe I’ll put up some tapestries.

Out

Bought nothing.

Future out

Popfes is coming up next month. There should be some calendars in there. I think. And maybe some other goodies. Meanwhile the impact from my HDD purchases still remains next month.

Actually next month is looking pretty grim because in addition to that, there’s also Subahibi purchase which I for some reason allocated next month instead of earlier. Maybe I’ll have to spread the damage thinner to March next year or something. I’ll figure out something. Hopefully.

Investments

15.2%! That’s a lot of percents. I hope it keeps going up. Still no bonds purchase.

Weekly Finance vol. 56

In

Sold one of my old hard drive. It’s hard drive (an old one at that) so it’s guaranteed at a loss but it’s actually more than I expected at around 7k.

Future in

I put up another drive and it’s currently about the same bid. I have another two but those will have to wait because I’m currently dealing with slow new drives.

I may or may not put up more stuff sometime next week.

Out

Placed preorder for next month releases. Also preordered Shiori’s pillow cover. Those are budgeted separately so there’s no impact to my extra budget.

That said, budget for Subahibi is next month so I kinda cheated there.

Future out

Nothing at the moment. Kind of. There’s this next year March for eroge at least, I guess.

That said, next month is December which means Comiket. Kind of.

Investments

Stuff went down a bit compared to last week at 12.75%. Interestingly today everything went down except Topix which somehow went up a bit. Less interesting it still hasn’t recovered from the drop right after I bought them few years ago =|