When you have great works like this anime title, I don’t think the people behind it have any reason to worry about piracy.
Because after watching this, I went through a lot of trouble to locate one of it’s rare 1/8 PVC figurine.
At first, a local blogger was selling this at $90 SGD (66USD). I made a bid for it.
Another person decided to contest against me. We both continued out bidding each other for over a week.
The person selling has a rule that if someone offers twice the amount of the original selling price, bidding will end and that person will win the bid.
My rival offered $180. I lost the bid.
This then fueled my desire to obtain it. I asked friends to help me keep and eye out and make forum posts to look for it. Even asked the local figurine sellers to help me look out for it.
And one day, one of them found it in Japan and brought it back to Singapore. His price is $235 SGD (173USD) for it. After receiving news that he had brought it back, I went down to his shop immediately to buy it.
Till now, I don’t feel a single ounce of regret spending so much on it. Each time I think about that day when I first held it with my hands, I can’t help but smile. That’s how much I love this series.
I’ve even managed to find it’s Japanese novels at Kinokuniya and bought them as well. There’s still copies available at both Liang Court and Orchard stores if anyone’s interested.
There’s a few 4-square comics on this series and I’ve bought a few of them.
I’ve also bought the “Seventh Heaven” album by Kalafina featuring the songs that appeared in this movie series.
In my upcoming trip to Japan in November, I will see if I can find the OSTs in the shops of Akihabara.
And now, with news of it’s Bluray discs coming out next year, I’m prepared to say goodbye to another $800 SGD (626USD) just for it.
And guess what caused all this spending spree?