ARIA 2007 Wall Calendar

November 21, 2006 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, ARIA The Natural, Merchandise

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.



12 Responses to ARIA 2007 Wall Calendar

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Skh

November 21st, 2006 at 7:00 pm

My wallet begs you to stop making me want to buy every Aria related merchandise…

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fisherman horizon

November 21st, 2006 at 11:03 pm

A bit disappointing when I only see 3 new art. I think and hope the desktop one would be better. I was suppose to have the desktop calendar on EMS but accidentally changed to SAL… so sad :(

Oh by the way, can you scan them???? ha ha ha. Just joking. :P

so,adun, found the place to hang them?

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Lenners

November 22nd, 2006 at 1:20 am

I WANT!

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Hijiko

November 22nd, 2006 at 10:14 am

Adun.. if i ever hate you for anything, I hate you for this D=.

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Lupus

November 24th, 2006 at 2:03 pm

It looks great, but creases ftl. I hope you put it under some really heavy books to iron it out before you start using it.

Also, is that a dog in the first photo? I demand more dog pictures!

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Adun

November 24th, 2006 at 2:46 pm

>> Skh

I live to tease people with the stuff I buy.

>> fisherman horizon

Yes a bit disappointing, but large prints of some of my favourites! Also I have found a place to hang it, but it requires me to move a poster.

>> Hijiko

Oh if that is the case then there’s plenty more to hate about me :P

>> Lupus

Ha, there won’t be many pictures of my dog anytime soon. With the heat around Sydney he’s gone to sleeping in the laundry where it’s nice and cool.

Also I just received my ARIA Desktop Calendar, but unfortunately I lent my camera to my sister. I was planning on scanning it but the way it is, it makes it impossible.

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fisherman horizon

November 24th, 2006 at 9:46 pm

Did you have the desktop on SAL or EMS shipping. If you’re on SAL, the you beat me to it. I accidentally had it on SAL and still hasnt receive it.

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Adun

November 25th, 2006 at 12:25 am

SAL indeed my friend. I get all my HLJ items sent via SAL as sending via EMS is too costly in most cases. Plus annoying as they may keep the package at the depot, rather than leaving it at my doorstep or the local post office.

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fisherman horizon

November 25th, 2006 at 1:08 am

Then, I hope I’ll get them next week. At least u got them this week. How come Sydney faster than Perth???? :P

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Tatsuya

December 23rd, 2006 at 7:25 pm

Arh! Even my dream is about a Gundam wall calendar but this is AWESOME !

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Moe Moe Rabu » ARIA Premium Poster Book 2

January 4th, 2007 at 12:18 am

[...] Having pre-ordered this a long time ago, it finally arrived at my doorstep just before Christmas. But due to the overall holidays, wedding, recovering from various days of drinking and much sleeping, I finally got around to taking pictures. But when it arrived….. damn it was big. The Amazon box that it came in was roughly the same sized box as the Wall Calendar. Now when I wrote about the release information of this before, I knew the Poster Book was going to be big. And it sure was. [...]

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meden

February 13th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

………I want!!!!!! this is very beauty picture. I read Aria.

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