Wednesday, July 08, 2015

There Goes Two Years Of Pangya...

Did some catching up the past few days while playing Pangya Fresh Up. Oh yeah, first I want to note that I completed 10 years of staffing Anime Expo. Good milestone for me, knowing that I helped make people happy. Didn't reach 100K in terms of attendees due to safety issues but we were close. Now, back to the golf. There was this one image of Kooh in a Classic Sailor Bikini that I wanted to grab for years after seeing it on Danbooru. I ended up securing it for myself, and, combined with a few other Gacha prizes won, I was able to replicate the image itself.

The end result was that I had some nice images of Hana on my alt and Kooh on my main consummating. You can see some of that on Gamerage or on my flickr account: joryans under The Pangya Collection 3. Also, I was finally able to get my hands on the Lucielago GT-R (Pink) and bought it for my main and alt. So now the Lucia on my alt now has a Motion Item.

The Play To Win event allowed me to acquire some new Gacha rares for both my accounts, although it would have been nice to have acquired a few more after all the cash I pumped into these two accounts. However, now I can play as Hana without having any issues about my Pangya success rate on my alt. Some thing for Arin on my alt, since she ended up with the Cottontail Set.

As for Anime Expo, I was reduced to doing three gatherings, some candid shots of my current department, Access Control, and other random cosplay/etc. shots. The final count: more than 2.8K shots taken. All of them can be seen on my flickr page, which finally cracked one million views after several years in existence and is marching towards two million. I should have known that there was a Sound! Euphonium gathering but I was working on a schedule and I couldn't do it. I did get to make a shot of Kumiko Oumae, Reina Kousaka's designated partner, so there's that.

I would like to know what the swimwear sets for this year will look like on Pangya Global. All we have going on in terms of Gacha are the bangles, which have forced me to pass on the Gacha until further notice. Rates haven't been impressive, either. In the end, I won't buy too much on Pangya for the time being, as I don't really need new hair clips for Lucia. Would be nice, but I'm not in a rush to obtain common items from the hair set lolboxes.

ISML 2015: Amethyst Period Rolls On

ISML 2015: Amethyst Period Rolls On

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
July 8, 2015

Match Day 2 of the 2015 International Saimoe League Amethyst Period wrapped up, with form once again following for the most part. In the Nova Division, Chitoge Kirisaki routed Isuzu Sento 2954-2200, Kotori Minami defeated Akame 2533-2378, Tohka Yatogami mowed down Nico Yazawa 2821-2171, Yui Yuigahama hammered Yaya 3127-1956, JIbril flew past Stephanie Dola 3098-1702 and Chiyo Sakura pounded Eli Ayase 3245-1823.

Maki Nishikino cruised past Origami Tobiichi 2729-2213, Kosaki Onodera leveled Enju AIhara 2828-2192, Yukino Yukinoshita dismantled Azusa Azuki 3397-1695, Marika Tachibana slammed Terminus Est 2758-2017, Kurumi Tokisaki gunned down Umi Sonoda 3257-1888 and Miyuki Shiba defeated Satone Shichimiya 2564-2330.

Wrapping up Nova play, Shiro drilled Yuuki Konno 3260-1925, Yoshino defeated Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi 2650-2355, Shino Asada whipped past Tina Sprout 2761-2218, Kurousagi bounced past Kaori Miyazono 2726-2135, Latifa Fleuranza won the closest race of the night in the Nova: a 2529-2475 thriller over Misaki Shokuhou and Mirai Kuriyama defeated Yukina Himeragi 2852-2221.

In the Stella Division, Kurisu Makuse defeated Holo 2619-2165, Eru Chitanda dismantled Momo Velia Deviluke 2884-2184, Rikka Takanashi dismissed Hitagi Senjougahara 2745-2300, Saber slashed past Yuki Nagato 2985-2134, Kuroyukihime flew past Shinobu Oshino 2740-2321 and Yui-nyan rocked Azusa Nakano 2870-2326.

Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Sena Kashiwazaki 2820-1962, Shana torched Kobato Hasegawa 2855-2048, Taiga Aisaka won the closest race of the night in the Stella Division and overall: a 2619-2595 barnburner over Inori Yuzuriha, Illyasviel von Einzbern routed Kirino Kousaka 3300-1859, Mashiro Shiina trounced C.C> 3303-1961 and Rin Tohsaka annihilated Nyarlathotep 3177-1839.

Wrapping up Stella play, Yuri Nakamura shot down Haruhi Suzumiya 3038-2098, Asuna Yuuki slashed past Nadeko Sengoku 3111-2087, Konjiki no Yami defeated Mikan Yuuki 2328-1979, Nanami Aoyama cruised past Shinka Nibutani 2773-2275, defending champion Kotori Itsuka obliterated Charlotte Dunois 3098-1839 and Ayase Aragaki defeated Yui Hirasawa 2706-2223.

In the Male Division, Touma Kamijou manhandled L Lawliet 2831-1860, Accelerator accelerated past Levi 3100-1645, Archer slashed past Rentarou Satomi 2648-2017, Gintokiu Sakata defeated Shidou Itsuka 2571-2118, Keima Katsuragi rolled past Izaya Orihara 2509-1914\ and Hachiman Hikigaya routed Yuuta TOgashi 3205-1668.

Kyon defeated Yato 2480-2077, Izayoi Sakamaki scored the Upset of the Rount: a 2448-2169 decision over Tomoya Okazaki, Kotomi Araragi caned Umetarou Nozaki 2627-1972, Gilgamesh impaled Raku Ichijou 2475-2213, Sorata Kanda defeated Mikoto Mikoshiba 2448-2182 and Rintarou Okabe took down Sadao Maou 2313-2145.

Wrapping up Male Division play, Ryuuji Takasu roared past Shizuo Heiwajima 2469-2100, Sora hammered Shirou Emiya 3100-1804, Kiritsugu Emiya defeated Tatsuya Shiba 2402-2205, Yuzuru Otonashi stormed past Ryuunosuke Akasaka 3027-1621, Seiya Kanie blew past Ken Kaneki 2946-1555 and Edward Elric dismissed Ayumu Aikawa 2420-2089.

In special exhibition play, Megumi Tadokoro routed Tsumugi Shiraui 3163-984 and Kumiko Oumae leveled Nya-tan 2613-1492.

Match Day 3 of the 2015 International Saimoe League Amethyst Period is scheduled for July 9, 2015. Vote for your favorite candidates at and join the ongoing debate.