Ah, it feels a bit new to do this again~ Well, although I've had several blogs throughout the years... this kind of blog feels the most honest to me. It was also a joy to do and plan. I guess it's because for the first time, I'm actually talking about things that I love? I'm sure that's the reason why!
But, enough about that. Let's start with one of the things I'm most excited about in the Flower Afternoon Kuji! Ta-dah! The Flower Afternoon Cookie Straps! Cookie because they look like frosted cookies. * u * In Japan, they are very popular! I see them everywhere~ I suppose that's where they got that idea!
... not that it's related to the concept of ~Flower Afternoon~ or anything... (In fact they are wearing sailor outfits~ Heh.)
(ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ You can get these babies at my shop here!
I saw one of my favourite shops in Tokyo selling these for a variety for prices! I actually got a Mako there (back when I was only interested in purchasing items of him) for 1200 yen and that was a killer! Eventually, I decided to base my shop on kuji goodies! It was such a good decision. I'll never regret doing so!
The boxes are so cute when they're all lined up together~ It screams, "GET US ALL. IT WOULDN'T FEEL RIGHT IF YOU DON'T.".
And that's what I (just) did. ⁽(◍˃̵͈̑ᴗ˂̵͈̑)⁽
I'm so glad they included Momo-chan and Ai-chan, too! It's about time they got more screen and merch time! They're my favourite characters as well. Actually, is it possible not to love every single character? C'mon, people! You must agree with me here!
The boxes are orange for some reason? It doesn't really fit in well with the whole ~Flower Afternoon~ theme but it's cute nonetheless. The entire colour scheme of Flower Afternoon is a mossy green, deep red and navy. Orange seems to get in the way? That's just my opinion though!
The Iwatobi boys!
Don't you just want to hug them all? I love Makoto and Nagisa's expressions! Granted... that's their signature pose for almost every single merch. ヽ( ★ω★)ノ I kid you not! But, still. Also, the pastel outfits they're wearing are just adorable~ I'm a bit... tired of the whole sailor outfits~ I think most of my merchandise of the Free Boys! are with them wearing it!
I love them though so it doesn't really matter... *sweats*
Is it actually even Nagisa if he isn't winking?
Is it Makoto if he's not smiling?
Is it Rei if his glasses are not focused on somehow?
I've seen plenty of Haru merch with him smiling. I guess they like to put a little variety in him somehow because he's very popular with the ladies! Haru's merch is always the first thing I'm on the look out for simply because I want to see the expression on his face. Does anyone else feel that way? Ahh, perhaps it's just me?
And my precious Samezuka sons!
*eyes immediately gravitate to Rin* HOT PINK PINK PINK. Dayuuuuum! I'm currently trying my best not to fall in love with Rin. ٩(♡ε♡ )۶ Initially, Makoto was the ultimate bae. The more I replay the episodes, the more I realise how I'm hopelessly attracted to Rin.
Maybe it's because most of his merch is pink? I mean that's enough to make my heart melt. HE'S ALSO AN AQUARIUS. I'm a Libran. Clearly, we are meant to be. ~Air signs represent, yo~
Momo's just... aww. My precious beetle collector! (｡♥‿♥｡) Mommy loves you very much!!! A lot of people aren't too fond of the 'side characters' but they are some of my top favourites! I'm quite biased with Samezuka. I'm never going to be ashamed of that!
Whenever I'm out shopping for merch, I collect the Samezuka boys first.
But wait---! There is another one?
PINK PINK PINK~
I love how they randomly just added another character! I'm sure he was a total surprise to everyone who got him in a kuji! (｡･ω･｡)ﾉ♡ I need to see more Kisumi merch for mah life! I think they need to incorporate more characters in the merch...? Gou hasn't ever been featured in a kuji, if I'm correct...? (Not that I'd want to win her in the first place. Sorry, just my opinion!)
*KIRA KIRA NOISES*
I still prefer my Samezuka babies but all of them are absolutely cute! Honestly, I can't pick just one character. I need to get all of them or else it feels like something will be wrong in the world. (Is that such an otaku thing to say...? Ah, well!)
These would be adorable to line up together!
Watch out for more kuji merchandise here on my blog! (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و
This is surely the start of a million more, ho ho ho. I'm not even kidding. (((o(*ﾟ▽ﾟ*)o)))