ARIA 2007 Desktop Calendar

November 26, 2006 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, ARIA The Natural, Merchandise

Arriving on Friday afternoon, I couldn’t take pictures of it as I lent my shiny camera to my sister. Now that I have it back I can resume my regular photo shooting.

Compared to the Wall Calendar, I actually had this pre-ordered first, but I ordered it through HLJ rather than Amazon Japan. Now that I think about it, it would’ve been more cost efficient if I ordered both via Amazon Japan. Oh well, I’ll remember that next time, hopefully.

At first when I pre-ordered this, I assumed it was similar to my current desktop calendar. My current one is a Canvas 2 calendar, which can be used as postcards. This I obtained at Comiket 69 last year as a free gift from a stallholder when I chatted briefly with them. But anyway, upon seeing the ARIA calendar it wasn’t what I expected. It is actually in a small organizer form. Let me show you with pictures first.

As you can see its in a small organizer form, kind of. It even comes supplied with the book holder that you see in the first picture. So you can scribble little notes and such if you want, but would you really want to defy your precious calendar? Well I wouldn’t and with good reason which I’ll explain later.

With artwork, there is a fair few news ones that I see, compared to the wall calendar, which is rather nice as I was hoping for more artwork. Small, cutesy artworks for a small desktop calendar, fits rather well, as opposed to having full drawings in a small amount of space. So a simple desktop calendar is one way to see this as. Another way to see it is a hardcover mini-artbook. So if you see it this way, I wouldn’t want to scribble anything on it.

So for the price of ¥1238 is this desktop calendar worth the money? Well no it isn’t as you can pay an extra ¥700 and you could buy the wall calendar instead. Although you can’t exactly have a wall calendar on your desk, unless your desk is massive. But if you consider this as a hardcover mini-artbook then the price is justifiable.

Unfortunately again HLJ and Amazon don’t have this in stock.



8 Responses to ARIA 2007 Desktop Calendar

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fisherman horizon

November 26th, 2006 at 11:53 pm

Hate it! Why you get it frist???? :P Guess there’s more plane to Sydney compared to Perth.

Glad I ordered it since all new artworks. month 2-5 and 9 are my favourite. a bit disappointed with 10 & 11, looks like kids drawing. Nevertheless, it’s worth every penny I spent.

Still thinking whether I’ll use it as diary or not. It’s a collectible but seem bit under-ultiziled if not use. ha ha.

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Adun

November 27th, 2006 at 12:37 am

Yeah it does seem to be a waste to not use it. Though I rather have it as a collectible item since you can’t buy it anywhere now.

Lately with my HLJ orders, they have been arriving within 14 days, which is awesome compared to a few months where it arrives 24 days after shipping.

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fisherman horizon

November 27th, 2006 at 12:42 am

I know it’s rare collectible. My ususal scribbling is ugly so I’ll consider if I’ll use it or not when I get it.

Good for you with fast HLJ. Really hope mine arrive tomorrow.

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Lenners

November 27th, 2006 at 2:34 am

I.. WANT…..SO.. BADLY!!! The artwork is soooooo CUTE! XD

Maybe use post-it notes on it instead of scribbling? :3

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Hijiko

November 27th, 2006 at 11:43 am

I want scans of January, June, and July D=

Overall, very nice ;__;

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Sasa

November 28th, 2006 at 5:24 am

I think this calendar is purely gold. But as for me, I would never use it because my calendars look really messy >.

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Tatsuya

December 23rd, 2006 at 7:14 pm

Nah i want a scan too can u post this?

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