Monday, February 6, 2017

Haikyuu!! ~Give Me Luck!~ New Year Ichiban Kuji

A very prosperous start of the new year!

It's only January, and we've been doing significant progress. When the New Year comes, we tend to get rid of the old. Or at least, that's what we like to think. Still, at just the beginning of the year, new truths have come to light. For that, I'm thankful. In just a couple of weeks, I had to face difficult life lessons which I hoped never to encounter. I'm a stronger person now after this, but some things are just hard to swallow. 

No matter what happens, we must move forward. Regardless. That's what I plan to do. There's no time to waste by looking to the past as there are better things in the future.

Anyway, moving on, I do wish that 2017 is a kinder year for you and me! Positive thinking!

This set! This set! This set!

I stumbled upon this by pure luck. I believe the last Haikyuu!! kuji (before this) was around late-November (Correct me if I'm wrong) so I didn't expect they'd jump the gun and have another as soon as January! I eagerly asked our supplier to get us one set. If I missed it then my humble shop wouldn't have been able to stock this!

It would have easily been my first regret for 2017!

But alas, we pulled through. And I am so glad because... it's absolutely glorious. 

ALSO, the after market prices for these dorks... have skyrocketed. My goodness.

I love these so much! It's a rather simple set when you look at it from a top view like this.


Aoba Johsai!


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A-F Prizes are Omikuji Pouches. These include 2 rubber straps, 2 can badges, 2 clear files, 1 omikuji fortune and of course the bag from their respective teams. The bag's quality has a velvet-y feel and looks vibrant. I say this because most of the time, Haikyuu!! sets aren't as colourful as I would like. This time around, they went all out! Each bag has a beautiful traditional print perfect for the New Year's celebration in Japan. Absolutely gorgeous. 

Unfortunately, I can't reveal the contents as this would ruin the surprise. I believe this was the manufacturer's decision to do so. Omikujis are lottery-type fortunes you can get at shrines. As such, you don't really know what you're getting much like the omikuji you will receive here! Lastly, a clear file and can badge design's hidden --- to add to the surprise!

G-I Prizes are of course, the rubber straps! These straps are slightly bigger than the usual so you can get more bang for your buck! These are just so cute, and I love how animated they are. What I mean by that is, they're not just standing--- for once! Well, some are! But just look at Oikawa and Suga! Look how much fun they're having!

The last prize is an omikuji pouch filled with rubber straps of the guys with... animal headgears representing the Chinese Zodiac! My kuji package ended up getting the Set A which includes Hinata, Ushijima, Kuroo, Bokuto, Akaashi and Tendou. Personally, I would have wanted Set B with Oikawa and Kageyama in that absolutely cute chicken headgear but this is alright, too. The bright red bag is definitely a sign of good luck this year. 

Thank you for reading! 

I wish you a wonderful year ahead, and God bless!