ARIA 2007 Wall Calendar
At first I wasn’t too sure if I wanted to order this wall calendar or not, but since it was cheap and I needed a calendar anyway, I thought what the heck. Finally arriving today in the mail I’m quite pleased with it.
This actually arrived last Thursday, but unfortunately I was out and missed the delivery person. So they left the usual card, but it wasn’t to pick it up at the local post office. Oh no, it was to contact Australian Air Express itself to arrange another delivery. Called the number that day to arrange for them to deliver it on the Friday morning, they never showed up. Rang up again yesterday to inquire about the delivery but they say it’s still at the depot. Now the depot is located about a 40 minute drive from where I live, and no way in hell am I driving that far. So I arranged again for them to deliver it the next day, and thankfully it was delivered. Upon receiving it I saw surprised at the size of the box.
Probably the largest box I’ve ever received from Amazon Japan. Oh and my lazy dog, just didn’t want to move out of the way.
Opening the Amazon packaging reveals another, smaller box which actually holds the wall calendar itself. Now onwards for the pictures!
Pretty much there are 8 pages in the calendar, with most of the art that you may have already seen such as the illustration books etc. But there are some new additions, but more importantly is that I have a large print of some of these artworks. That’s probably another reason why I bought the wall calendar. Each page measures roughly 59cm x 41.5cm with each page covering two months (and for god sakes NO I WILL NOT SCAN THEM). They even have the Japanese holidays marked in red, not that you would need to follow them unless you lived in Japan.
As you can note from the pictures, there is a a bit of a curve in the middle, that’s mainly due to the calendar being rolled up in the box. But a little bit of textbook weight can fix that. Also these pictures were taken during the afternoon time, with smoke clouds covering outside, so excuse the poor quality.
Its a nice piece of ARIA merchandise, and relatively cheap as well. For only ¥2000 it’s worth the money for a a small set of large prints, but also at least its something that you can see often compared to figures. Plus after the year is over, you can even cut out the pictures and make them into posters if you like. Unfortunately Amazon Japan don’t seem to have any in stock. There are new ones but sold at the marketplace, but Amazon Japan don’t allow international customers to use the marketplace. So your best bet is either Yahoo Japan Auctions, or another online site that would sell them.
Also to note, I have the desktop calendar arriving soon as well, which I am hoping that it will have different artworks compared to the wall calendar. But I’m sure it would. Now the only thing I have to worry about is finding wall space to hang my calendar…..
AND AGAIN DO NOT ASK FOR ME TO SCAN THEM.