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 =|

FGO (Gudaguda Ace) Double Okita B2 tapestry

The white balance is rather off btw

Not quite the same event but they’re released at around the same time so yay. I have the poster of this as well but I guess I don’t need it anymore. If only the background is slightly fancier than just plain white but hey it’s Okita! Okita Alter is just bonus.

The material is quite interesting. The product page says “matte suede” which is new to me. It feels pretty much like usual thin suede but very slightly thicker. Unfortunately it’s still not thick enough to block light but it seems better than normal suede.

The color seems a bit off but the print itself is sharp.

FGO under the same sky – Mash Kyrielight B2 landscape tapestry

An all ages tapestry for once. It’s from FGO 5th anniversary event.

Back view of Mash with one piece(?) dress and translucent veil. Not half bad.

The material is unfortunately just usual thin material. It’s not actually written on the product page and some FGO tapestries are of double suede material so I kinda hoped this one is as well. At least the print is okay-ish. Seems a bit blurry but overall pretty good.

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.

Blog moved

As can be seen from the url above this blog has been moved to a better domain.

I initially planned to split the blog completely because it used to require extra plugin to use different domain for WordPress Multi User. Then I learned it’s now just one url rename away and require no plugin or anything. So here it is with new url.

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.

Einstein yori ai o komete Melonbooks B2 tapestry

Pardon the terrible lighting and all those creases.

It’s an Aikome tapestry of Romi. Too bad the background is just abstract art. It’s at least better than plain color, I guess. Nice naked ribbon, of course.

Thin material with okay print quality. There’s something weird about the cloth itself that it seems to be not quite square. Or maybe it just needs some time to be evenly stretched.

Einstein yori ai o komete

Now that’s one heck of eroge box cover. When first seeing it I thought the girls seem quite a lot nicer than I remember. Especially around the breasts area. And then I realized it’s their past. Or something.

The box is big and contains quite a few stuff:

That acrylic panel at top left sure looks rather nice. If only I have space to actually put it on…

The book is only 24 pages so the 7000 yen extra must be mostly went to that panel.

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.

A.M.R Apolo sweets ver. dakimakura cover

Woo \o/

This is her third cover. I thought there are more but nope, only three. Still a lot anyway and probably the most for single characters I currently own including derivative works (which I barely own to begin with).

Haven’t opened so can’t comment on actual feel too much but it seems like the usual fine deal 👌

I think I still like the very first one best though.

Sakukumo Sofmap B2 tapestry

It sure was low effort photo as can be seen from all the creases.

Anyhow, here’s the Sofmap store bonus tapestry of the game. It’s double suede material so it’s nice. Sofmap sure has been doing well recently with all those thicker, good material. The print is fine as well as usual.

Ideally I’d Suruga-Ya but the material and voice drama bonus nudged me towards Sofmap.

As for the illustration itself, well, it’s fine. Would be better with kneesocks or pantyhose.

I just noticed this is my first Korie Riko tapestry.

Sakura no kumo, scarlet no koi (game, OST)

New stuff post at last! The photo directory says 2020-10-02, and the actual date I cropped them was 5th. And then it took me another 4 days to finally do this.

So, yeah, eroge I bought last month. And this is only the first one.

I forgot to include this in the main photo above

Bought from Sofmap and only there as I bought this mainly for the story which apparently is good? Well, that’s nice. I’ll probably someday get around checking Amagure as well.

As per the title, here’s the soundtrack which was released the same day. Bought off Amazon as it’s the cheapest one. I think.

Update 2020-10-09 01:39: I forgot to mention but the voice drama is all ages.

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.

Weekly Finance vol. 46

In

Sold quite a few things this and last week. Including the old server I had. It was quite a bit of loss but I’ve had enough usage of it. It’s actually the second PC I bought since I moved to Japan.

Future in

I’ve started sorting stuff around and figuring out which doujinshi to sell. It’ll still take a while until I finish but at least I started?

As for tapestries and dakimakuras, I ended up writing a tool to rank everything so I can then just take few lowest ranked items and sell them. Maybe. For tapestries it’ll take a while though because total choices to be done is 15400. And that number will probably be increased as time goes.

Out

Didn’t buy anything this week.

Future out

As announced today, preorder for new A.M.R dakimakura will be up tomorrow. Nothing else otherwise for next week.

Now I look at my preallocated budget again, I noticed I haven’t allocated anything for Sakukumo. Whoops. Well at least I should still have some extras left for this month.

Most of my current “spending” for this month is for upcoming Kakenuke dakimakura covers so at worst I can just move those around to later months.

A.M.R new dakimakura

After announced last week, the preorder finally starts… tomorrow. I thought it’s a bit later but 14th is tomorrow.

As expected, it’s Apolo (wait, is it Apollo or Apolo?) with the same costume as her recent tapestry. The face for back side could be better I think but otherwise it’s pretty good. Knee-socks both sides and creams(?) on the back side wow ( ゚ ヮ゚)