ARIA 2007 Desktop Calendar
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.