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Latest figure reviews, Dollfie Dream photoshoots, anime season thoughts, and other anime-related rants.
I’m a pretty hardcore TYPE-MOON otaku and old-school Gundam fanboy so you’ll see plenty of both here.
Check out my full collection at MyFigureCollection.
Blog posts here are often cross-posted on MFC and/or Figure.fm
Photos are usually uploaded to both MFC and Flickr.
Up-to-date anime list can be found at MyAnimeList.
Crappy amateur cosplay pics can be found at WorldCosplay.

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[F/GO] Attack Value Comparisons for Servants #1-59

Reddit post: Attack Value Comparisons for Servants #1-59 from grandorder Copy-pasted archive: Spoiler: **Clarification: This is for NA servants as of 2017-06-28** Since it’s early game, [growth curves](http://fategrandorder.wikia.com/wiki/Leveling) matter and a lot of servants will get stuck at certain level caps due to limited availability of [ascension items](http://fategrandorder.wikia.com/wiki/Ascension_Items). As such, it is useful to look up and compare intermediate stage attack values (I’ll post an updated NP damage comparison chart much later on once NPs become more relevant and more servants can be max ascended). Here’s some nice and dandy reference charts for those out there who ask the eternal …

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[F/GO] Modified Memu image with F/GO NA preloaded and modified for rerolls

Reddit post: Modified Memu image with F/GO NA preloaded and modified for rerolls from grandorder Copy-pasted archive: Spoiler: **Update: Here’s the [MEGA mirror](https://mega.nz/#F!BDJEVT6L!lhCjXLK2YbMPIAgLBgPdTw). You need to download all parts, then use [7zip](http://www.7-zip.org/download.html) to extract/combine them.** **Note: If you previously downloaded this file and are having troubles with rerolling, make sure you have the updated FIXED version named “FGO-NA-v1.0.0-keripo-mod-2017-06-26-fixed.ova”** I was supposed to upload/post this earlier since so many people were asking for it but ended up passing out while I was testing things. Sorry for the delay. This is a modified MEmu disk image with the following changes: – Fate/Grand …

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[F/GO] NA Launch! Speed-Run of Orleans Part 2

Originally streamed: June 26, 2017 Twitch video: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/157871083 Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/keripo Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Keripo Fate/Grand Order has finally launched in NA with official English translations Its time once again for more yorokobe rolls and gacha hell! In this video, I finish up my speed run of the second half of Chapter 2 (Orleans, France) story mode with makeshift Team Basaka while answering the myriad of questions from new FGO players 20,236 total views, 145 views today

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[F/GO] NA Launch! Speed-Run of Fuyuki + Orleans Part 1

Originally streamed: June 25, 2017 Twitch video: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/157870807 Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/keripo Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Keripo Fate/Grand Order has finally launched in NA with official English translations Its time once again for more yorokobe rolls and gacha hell! In this video, I speed run through Chapter 1 (Fuyuki, Japan) and the first half of Chapter 2 (Orleans, France) story mode with makeshift Team Basaka while answering the myriad of questions from new FGO players 81,662 total views, 399 views today

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[F/GO] Faster Rerolls using Helium (No root required, Android only!)

Reddit post: Faster Rerolls using Helium (No root required, Android only!) from grandorder Copy-pasted archive: Spoiler: **UPDATE**: I have heard that this method does not reliably work for the NA version (it should still work for the JP version). Luckily though the Aniplex NA servers turned out to NOT be potato quality and the initial game data download takes a LOT less time than for the JP servers. Meaning you won’t gain much benefit from using this method and are more or less better off just rerolling by clearing the app data directly or reinstalling the app each time. #Background …

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[F/GO] Datadump of the translated strings for F/GO’s NA client v1.0.0

Reddit post: [Spoilers] Datadump of the translated strings for F/GO’s NA client v1.0.0 from grandorder Copy-pasted archive: Spoiler: https://pastebin.com/YjLiNMfU Here’s a data dump of all the translated strings from the F/GO English APK, version 1.0.0. They were extracted from the decompiled APK directly (from file /assets/bin/Data/48df543212aba644aabf0b853e656823 generated by apktool). These are SYSTEM STRINGS ONLY! They do not include the actual story lines or servant lines. Those get downloaded on the fly. You can check these through if you are curious on how the official English translations compare to the JP terms and unofficial terms used by the English-speaking fanbase. Note …

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[F/GO] NP Gain + Star Gen Comparisons

Reddit post: NP Gain + Star Gen Comparisons, aka The Search for the Next Meta from grandorder Copy-pasted archive: Spoiler: # Preface: *Update: It seems that I misunderstood when asking around and the current meta isn’t pure Arts sustain but a hybrid Buster burst with Arts sustain support. Since there aren’t any notable Quick supports on the same level as the current Buster supports, this would make it very difficult for a Quick-NP team to compete unless you have the best servants and CEs of respective categories (even then, someone would have to test it out and do a more …

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DIY Dollfie Virgin-Killing Sweater

The Japanese otaku community is always coming with new cute/sexy outfit fetishes. In 2014, it was the keyhole turtleneck sweater, which I admittedly got for Arc to replace her normal turtleneck sweater. In 2015, it was the front zipper swimsuit though since I’m personally not a fan of one-piece swimsuits, I didn’t really take much interest. That was followed by the cat keyhole lingerie in 2016, which I would have immediately gotten Arc if the Volks DD body didn’t look so bleh in lingerie. The year 2017 has just started, but we’ve already gotten a new fetish outfit: the virgin-killing …

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Anime Expo 2016 – Part 2/2

Note: This is part 2 of my Anime Expo blog post. See here for part 1   Anime Expo (AX) is a four-day anime convention held annually in Los Angeles, California. It is the largest anime convention in North America, with AX2016 attracting over 100,000 attendees (more than four times the attendance we had at Sakura-con 2016). I hadn’t attended Anime Expo since AX2011 (Mikunopolis LA), but this time it was announced that there would be a huge concert called Anisong World Matsuri featuring many popular Japanese anime music artists performing (such as JAM Project, T.M. Revolution, etc.) as well …

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Re:Zero Rem Custom Dollfie Dream

Protecting the smile of best girl Rem… It’s been almost two and a half years since I entered the world of Dollfie Dream and started my first custom Dollfie project, Arcueid Brunestud. It would take me another 8 months before I finally completed her (during which I ended up adopting an official Volks Saber Lily), after which I decided that would be the end of it and I would live happily ever after. Or so I thought… While 2016 was a shitty year in various other areas, it was a decent one for anime. More Gundam, more One adaptations, some …

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