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.

Kakenuke Seishun Sparking! Hijiri Kikka dakimakura cover

This actually arrived few days ago but I forgot to make post about it. I like her expression on this side. The other side is fine-ish, I think. I like both better than Shiori’s at least.

I just checked the blog I linked for Shiori and sure enough they put up another post for Kikka. Looking pretty good.

I haven’t had Aqua Premium (is it how it’s spelled in English?) but I think this one is fine. It’s a bit shiny but the thickness and feel are pretty good.

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.

Tamayura mirai – Nekotengu Hanako voice drama CD & B2 Tapestry

I got information a while back that Amazon was selling this for 2000. It seemed good enough and the game has good rating on EGS so I ended up grabbing this. Maybe I’ll get around actually playing this one day.

The print is okay-ish I guess? The material isn’t the best double suede material I’ve ever seen but at least it’s not as bad as that Maitetsu Last Run or post-A&J Moeoh tapestries. It kind of reminds me of Melonbooks double suede tapestries.

Oh and the CD:

I haven’t opened it but from the track listing it seems to be the usual ecchi voice drama with full sex part.

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.

Senkou no clarias?

I’m not exactly sure why I tried this but it ended up fun. Can only use three units in the trial.

Shelly is currently the most versatile one and Lugh is the most difficult to use.

The battle is fast paced so that’s nice. The problem is the keyboard control is kind of shit. I wonder if I should finally buy a controller. I’m not sure how much better it’ll be but I think it should work better with one. A controller would also be useful for some other games if I ever play some. Annoyingly, the controller I’m considering (Xbox Series Wireless) doesn’t seem to support wireless mode on Windows 8.1 and the compatible adapter is a bit rare.

Story seems fine so far with not much fluff and pretty much straight to business. The MC being voiced is rather interesting. I haven’t seen one since 9-nine. I wonder if he’s voiced in H-scenes as well just like 9-nine lol.

So, um, yeah, I’m getting this. From Tora no ana as originally planned.

Kakenuke seishun sparking! Hiiragi Shiori dakimakura cover

First dakimakura from Kakenuke series. Well, first of only two, that is.

Too bad neither side is her cosplay attire. That would’ve been nice.

I haven’t opened it yet but from this review it looks like the important part is drawn quite a bit more detailed than usual Saga Planets? And more wet as well.

Kinda wish the back side is smiling instead. Also too bad no knee socks.

So, uh, yeah, writing it, my wishlist for her is pretty much her last h-scene. This one isn’t bad per se, it just doesn’t quite tick my fetishes preferences.

The print is at least seems fine. It’s as sharp as it can get from what I can tell.

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.

A.M.R 2020-12 FGO 6 doujinshi

Usual(?) mostly-Okita artbook. I think this was supposed to be released last spring or something.

Good stuff. The almost R-18 page aside, I like the double swimsuit Okita page most ( ๏พŸ ใƒฎ๏พŸ) It’s missing her gloves though. The maid Okita is pretty nice as well.

Now if only there’s digital version of the book(s)…

iroiro Tora no ana B2 Tapestry

I need to iron this, yes

The last stuff I have on my queue for last week. Except it only arrived today because Tora no ana is slow like that.

It’s Choco. Wearing cat ears and tail…plug. I especially like the gloves and thighhighs ๐Ÿ‘Œ

The head seems a bit off to me but I’m not sure why. Her expression is fine though.

I think this is also her first R-18 tapestry.

Just like the Melonbooks bonus, this one is thin material and okay print quality. Could be sharper but honestly I’d prefer it to be double suede first.

Koi to senkyo to chocolate High Resolution Edition

The other eroge I bought this month. Also from Getchu. The box is very hollow and only contains a thin manual leaflet and the game disc.

Also the actually game CGs are only 1920×1080 (or x1440) despite the product page saying “supports 4k”. It does show 4k resolution option but then everything is upscaled, which is just like what every other games are. I don’t have original the game anyway and 1080p is good enough upgrade for me but some people did complain about it.

That said, they cropped the CG from 4:3 to fit 16:9. Extending the sides would’ve been better but I guess they’re not going to do that. Given the full price they demanded, they should’ve done that…

Oh and even the 1080p CGs seem rather upscaled. It’s just on par for a sprite milking release, I suppose =/

iroiro Melonbooks B2 Tapestry

And here’s the tapestry that comes with Ikegami Akane Art Works – iroiro Melonbooks Limited Edition.

I’m pretty sure is this the first Apollo R18 tapestry. It’s her usual uniform (except undressed). Especially like the skirt lift and panty pull and thighhighs parts. Pretty nice overall.

I wish this is double suede tapestry. Especially as Core Magazine then decide to sell tapestry of the bear girl separately. At least the print is pretty good.

Ikegami Akane Art Works – iroiro (and Melonbooks clearfile)

Her latest artbook is finally here. Good stuff.

I think I already saw most of them except for the social game section. I knew about Heroic Song but not the Dungeons Lord. I also missed some of the E2 illustrations.

Nice summary book of some of her works. I do wish there are more full page images instead of multiple smaller images on single page.

And the extra from Melonbooks, a clearfile. Back side is more or less same image.

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%.

FGO Summer 2020 B4 Poster

I don’t know what to call this. This thing arrived last week. It’s from Weekly Shonen Magazine campaign last August. It’s not the shiny poster paper but some thick matter paper. Well maybe there’s poster with that material as well.

The size is B4 which is actually the same as the pinup in the magazine itself. I kinda hoped for it to be slightly bigger but hey it’s free(-ish) after all.

Maybe I should look into getting some kind of photo frame so I can properly display this.

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!

Ikegami Akane Art Works – iroiro

Image stolen from Amazon

It’s a thing! To be released in two weeks! Go preorder now!

I recommend from either Melonbooks with this lewd Apolo tapestry:

It’s Apolo! (or is it Apollo)

Or Tora no ana with this less lewd Choco tapestry:

I personally buy two. Of course ๐Ÿ‘€

And here’s some observation log I had on this.

Before that, RIP Marble btw. Or maybe she’s on back/inside cover or something. But still.

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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… ๐Ÿ™

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…

Maitetsu Last Run!! Suruga-Ya B2 tapestry (take 3)

(take 2 doesn’t exist because it’s almost the same as the first one but without damaged top area and slightly better stitching)

So, um, yeah, that’s a thing. I got hint from Kurisu-san’s blog about Lose reprinting this tapestry using different manufacturer due to complaints about overall quality. There’s no announcement or anything and there’s only one comment mentioning they complained about it directly to Lose and offered replacement.

Figured I have nothing to lose (ha ha), I tried contacted Lose as well and surprisingly they also offered me replacement even though I did say I was only concerned about print quality. There are a few other issues beyond that but mine wasn’t too bad (after the first replacement which I’ve never posted here).

This arrived yesterday and sure enough the print quality is better now compared to the original. Well, apart of the weird red bar now invading the left and right sides as well for some reason. At any rate, it’s way better now.

Zoomed in for comparison with old version:

Unfortunately details on this whole deal is really vague. There’s no announcement or anything and I don’t remember Suruga-Ya mentioning this at all apart of it’s restocked (presumably with new version of the tapestry). I also have no idea on the policy Lose has regarding getting the replacement. I suppose if the stitching is pretty bad (kind of like my first one maybe?) it’ll be good reason for that.

Anyway, I’m done with this. And I should get around actually playing the game… someday… ๐Ÿ™ƒ