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 =|

Weekly Finance vol. 55

In

Sold one tapestry for about 20% loss. Not much but hey, one fewer stuff in my inventory. Also some people bid my old HDD already. And I’ll be doing that three more times.

Future in

I rearranged my room a bit and now the Suruga-Ya box where I’m supposed to put the stuff to be sold is easily accessible. Hopefully that will motivate me enough to finally sort the books.

Also as mentioned above I need to prepare more hard drives to be sold.

Out

Nothing here. Maybe some Fanbox but otherwise no big purchase recently.

Future out

I thought this month’s Kakenuke pillow cover will be Riri but it’s Shiori. So that’ll be preordered soon. Maybe once I finish her route which I’m currently at.

I don’t think there’s anything else coming up. Apart of buying more HDDs, that is.

On eroge, I’ll most likely not buy anything this month and two next month (Koichoco and Subahibi). Nothing decided for January and later yet but nothing interesting so far. There’s barely anything announced anyway.

Not that I’m short on backlog lol.

Investments

Still going up! Yay. Probably because US election is kinda over. At 13%, it’s quite a jump since last week. Hopefully it’ll keep going up. Or at least not going down.

I still haven’t done my plan of buying bonds because I’m kind of low on cash thanks to the ongoing HDD shopping. Maybe around next month.

Weekly Finance vol. 54

In

I probably should’ve put more faith in my stuff because I sold two things last week. Quite a bit of loss but that’s pretty much business as usual.

Future in

Meanwhile I’m still not doing anything here. Not 2D related but I may put up some HDDs for sale sometime this/next/following weeks.

Out

Last month surprisingly ended up in quite a lot of leftover. I ended up placing the budget for Kakenuke covers and some games in that month.

I do need all the leeway I can have this month because I hit myself with big spending in form of buying several HDDs. I’ve been annoyed by the SMR drives and my storage is getting full. I can’t quite budget a whole 10 new drives straight away so I’m doing it slowly-ish starting with 4 drives. Next month will be another 3 and lastly next year another 3. Or maybe I’ll just buy them as I finish each drive’s resilver and forward budget them accordingly.

Future out

Er, this has been kinda covered in previous section.

Additionally, on eroge side, I’ll probably skip Ren’ai Royale after all. Also most likely going to skip Clarias. I’ll probably go forward with Subahibi and Koichoco. Nothing else is on my list at the moment.

Investments

I’m not quite sure why stocks are going up (election happening?). Japan’s stocks are also going up. It’s all good for me. My current profit is at 8% which is almost back to two weeks ago.

Seeing the post I just remembered I haven’t bought the bonds I planned to buy. Actually I don’t know which bond to buy even. Some shopping will be needed.

Weekly Finance vol. 53

In

Hmm. Nothing, I think. I doubt there will be any this weekend either.

Future in

Still feeling lazy. Although looking at my room I really should do something about it.

Out

As it turned out I forgot to budget for DraPri. Whoops.

Nothing much else unbudgeted apart of that.

Unrelated but I had to buy some winter gears so that’s a bit annoying for my budget.

Future out

I may or may not end up getting Ren’ai Royale. I’m not sure yet.

Apart of that, I also still haven’t decided on Clarias and Subahibi either. Maybe just the latter but it’s so expensive. On other note, I will probably end up getting Koichoco HD.

Next month is looking rather quiet. Both for eroges and general goods. I don’t think either Shiori or Kikka pillow cover are coming next month.

Investments

Oh boy that was one fun week. By fun I mean terrible. My current profit dropped quite a lot compared to last week at 3.68%. Some indexes seem to go up today but I can’t see my full numbers just yet as all of my investments are index funds and not ETF and they’re only updated at 22:00.

Weekly Finance vol. 52

In

Sold one game. At a lot of loss. Better than nothing, I guess.

Future in

No Kakenuke finish, no putting up more stuff for auction.

Or more like I just don’t want to allocate time for it at the moment.

Out

Bought the latest konomi doujinshi. Also bought some new chapters of Overflow. And that’s about it it seems?

Unrelated but I also bought a second hand GPU that is GTX 1060. Then I wanted to test it so I played some Tomb Raiders. A bit too much.

That also reminded me I haven’t preordered the Kakenuke tapestry. Maybe I’ll do it a bit later.

Future out

The announcement is completely missing but there’s Ikegami Akane Artbook coming up in December. I’ll make a post once more info is available. There’s currently no announcement or anything apart of those store page listing (in Amazon, Getchu, and Melonbooks).

This month is almost over and it looks like I’ll be able to reach my savings target again this month. I sure hope can keep this up.

Oh, and the usual autumn goods sale hasn’t even been announced. That’s weird. Now I think about it again, they’ll probably combine it with preorder for their new title planned for next month. It’s got the usual DRM crap so I’m not touching it but the timing seems quite right and they haven’t announced their usual official store order yet. Next month would be a bit late so sometime next week is highly likely. It’ll probably be early and not even Friday.

Investments

In addition to constantly forgetting about this section, I realized that without actual number it’s rather hard figuring out whether things go up or down during the week.

Me forgetting about this last week isn’t helping either. At any rate, at current 8.38%, it went down a bit compared to two weeks ago.

I think I’ll buy some bonds later. I’ve got a bit too many index funds at the moment.

Weekly Finance vol. 51

In

Last week sold more pillow cover. Like, one of them. And at base price after fees and stuff. Well that’s nice I guess.

Too bad it’s nothing for this week.

Not eroge related but I got my my number point cashback thingy. Not much but still helps.

Future in

I put up one more cover. And that’s about it. I’ll probably start sorting more stuff up once I finish Kakenuke?

Out

I bought a new phone case because my current one is kinda broken. It looks like the phone being curvy causes more burden to the case compared to iPhone 5.

Future out

I found out recently that Pop is selling digital version of their artbooks in Booth. So that’s more thing on my shopping list.

Still on Booth, not really new but TwinBox is also selling their Teacher Teacher series. One of these days I’ll get around buying them. Or maybe just by the of this month depending on if there’s anything else I’m buying.

I also just remembered there might be autumn goods sale from usual place. That may be bad. Or not, considering I’ve got some extras from selling those old covers.

Weekly Finance vol. 50

In

Someone bought my unused pillow cover for quite a lot above purchase price. That was nice.

I hope that’s not all I’m getting this month.

Future in

Still no update here. I’ll probably put up some tapestries for sale. This weekend maybe… or maybe I should sort out Suruga-Ya first.

Out

Nothing here. At all. Or almost at all. I probably bought some questionable manga or H-audio voices. Maybe.

Future out

Suzune cover is very tempting. I’ll probably pass though.

I don’t have much space left in my room so I’ve been rather more careful in what I’m buying.

That clearly not working quite well though. But hey, I’m trying.

Investments

This week there are some improvements with my overall currently at 9%. I’m not actually sure what’s happened this week but it sure is welcome. I hope it doesn’t fall off this last weekday.

At three years point, my investment rate (as in how much I’m investing) seems to be quite a bit above my initial target which is good. The number can’t be cleanly divided per-year though so I think I’ll put in a little bit more yens before the end of this year. Shouldn’t be too difficult, I think…? (as I’m looking at negative investable number on accounting book as I’ve kinda forced myself buying funds when the price was pretty low few weeks ago)

Weekly Finance vol. 49

In

Last week’s report has already been posted so nothing here. Someone already bid on one of my cheap tapestries so that’s few hundreds yen almost guaranteed this weekend.

Future in

I put up some dakimakura covers for auction and I think I don’t have any more covers for now. I have some idea but those will require me finishing the game first. Or maybe I won’t and sell them straight away. I’ll figure out something.

Meanwhile there’s no progress on Suruga-Ya front.

Out

New month! I preordered (or soon) the Kakenuke tapestry and soundtrack.

Nothing much else.

Future out

Nothing much here either. Future preorders are for December (if any) so it probably won’t happen until next month. Kakenuke covers should be coming up this month but it’ll most likely be for Hibiki first so it’ll take a while until Shiro and Kikka get their turn.

Investments

The sections are getting pretty dry so I’m reviving this! Also for my own personal record even though I shouldn’t be doing this. In the end I still check them every day just to see the ups and downs.

At current overall 5% increase, it’s still kinda sucks. And Topix fund sure is still a loss for me. At least Nikkei 225 is now better than ever.

International funds are doing pretty well. A good chunk of them are on 10-15% increase.

Bonds are doing pretty good as well. Domestic one is only at 1% but I’m seeing 10% for the international one.

Weekly Finance vol. 48

In

Sold three tapestries! Yay! Almost all of them are above base price so that’s nice for a change.

Future in

Meanwhile no progress on packing up old doujinshis as usual.

Nothing much else so I’m not expecting much. The extra copies of new eroges I bought this month aren’t going to help either I think.

Out

Eroge release week. I forgot to pre-allocate budget for them so this month is ending up barely above the target… until this week’s auction is in and saved my budget. Oh and I ended up overallocating for Kakenuke CST as I’ll be only getting the CD and not tapestry.

Future out

The two releases for next month, Einstein yori ai o komete and Maitetsu last run are paid for already so there’s no worry on that.

Now I’m looking again, I haven’t allocated anything for Whirlpool’s Dragon Princess. Hmm. Actually I’m not even sure if I want it at all. Horns and stuff. I preordered it already though so yay.

There’s nothing for November but on December there will be Clarias which I’m still undecided. There’s also Subahibi anniversary package which is pretty expensive. And then while Aokana High Resolution edition is all ages, Koichoco one is proper eroge so maybe I’ll be getting that as well? Not quite sure yet.

On goods and other stuff, I don’t think anything interesting is coming up apart of Kakenuke pillow covers mentioned last week. I still need to place order for that Kikka tapestry though. Maybe.

Weekly Finance vol. 47

In

Nothing here because this week’s auction hasn’t ended yet. Not that it seemed like there’s anything either.

Future in

On the brighter side, I finally gotten around putting up the rest of stuff which got kinda abandoned after I stopped paying for Yahoo! Premium. I initially planned to just ship them off to Suruga-Ya but considering how well it’s going, I’ll just put them up for auction until I finally pack other stuff.

On topic of other stuff, I’ve rearranged my room a bit and managed to clear my hallway so it’s actually walkable and not filled with random stuff making it barely passable to anyone (or just myself, but still).

I’ve sorted the doujinshi a bit, picking off which ones to be sold and which ones to be kept but it sure isn’t going smoothly. Or at all after the one I did earlier this week. I still need to do it for the rest of my current collection.

Talking about collection, I just remembered I still have some Alice gram CDs which I should’ve sold a long time ago but I haven’t. And then there are some calendars as well. Dating back to even last year whoops.

At any rate, still loads of stuff to be done and I’m still trying to finish my eroge (lol unrelated).

Out

Pre-ordered the Apolo dakimakura. And then there’s other stuff like new DLaction original doujin and Kakenuke Kikka tapestry.

Future out

Oh, I haven’t bought that tapestry yet so it actually belongs here but yeah. And that means I’ll need to kick out some pre-allocated budget for future stuff from this month.

Or maybe not if the auction for this week goes well (which it doesn’t seem to be).

Another future spending is Kakenuke complete sound tracks which I forgot to pre-allocate because it’s obviously coming. I don’t think I’ll be getting the tapestry version though.

Next week is already eroge release week. I think I’m getting quite a few titles this month but at least I’ve set aside budget for those earlier this month. Some are already paid off, even.