August 31, 2007

Blast from the past

Two neat (and old) things came in the mail today.

1. A much prized figure, Komugi 2.0! I have been looking for this ever since it came out.
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2. ASCII Motto Otanoshimi CD-ROM vol. 9, dated April 1998. This CD is the source of the GURA GURA video that we all know and love, and also contains the first chapter of a series of very interesting articles written by Momoi detailing the history of Moai Halko, who was apparently created by a mad old scientist who cloned Momoi's DNA stolen from hair she left on her hairbrush in the dressing room of Loft Plus One. In hopes of stealthily replacing Momoi with her clone, the scientist disguised himself as a friendly otaku and abducted Momoi as she was looking for a changing room to cosplay during Summer Comiket 1996. Of course, trapped in the basement lab, Momoi heroically rescues her clone from her test tube, clothes her with the sailor costume she was planning to use as cosplay, and manages to escape back into the Comiket crowd. Now free, and face to face with the clone, Momoi decides to give her a name and her own identity. And thus, Moai was born.

Now I really want to track down the rest of this..
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Posted by Paranda at August 31, 2007 11:38 AM

Comments

lol that story is awesome!!! I had always wondered if she was supposed to be like an "alter ego" superhero style... It is good to know the truth :)

The figure is awesome too of course T3T I assume you got it from an auction?

Also I posted the message request in a ton of places, and yet the only place I've gotten a significant response to is from myspace. I guess it is useful for something afterall??

Posted by: Mandichan at August 31, 2007 12:35 PM


... although that story does not explain Moai's powerglove! lol

Posted by: Mandichan at August 31, 2007 12:37 PM


Yep auctions. The powerglove and end of Moai must be in the later chapters!

Posted by: Paranda at August 31, 2007 5:31 PM


^___^ i saw that cd at yahoo, but i couldn't bid...

Posted by: 8BB76E1 at September 1, 2007 5:10 AM


I love your Komugi Figure! Did you find it on YahooJapan? I've been looking for that one myself since I cosplayed that version.

Posted by: HezaChan at December 19, 2008 5:02 PM


Yeah I picked it up in one of their auctions. I imagine a cosplay of it would get very complicated. I think I've only seen even Momoi do a partial version herself..

Posted by: paranda at December 20, 2008 11:14 PM


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