Paving my way back into otakuism, it’s a long and slow process since I still have to factor in work in my daily routine. However I think a big leap was taken after the acquisition of an item that has been long sought after for the past 4 years. Being a Da Capo fan has brought many wondrous things but also my craving for more could never be satisfied, and this one item is something I regret not buying when I saw it 4 years ago. But now it’s in my precious collection and I can’t be any happier: Da Capo Visual Fanbook.
This Visual Fanbook covers the original Da Capo game and is quite hard to find anywhere, even in most common places in Akiba. This is also thanks to my friend Nakushita who was one of my comrades on the Japan trip. On the last day wonder around Akiba trying to burn off the remaining yens, I spotted this in K-Books for a mere ¥5,000. Last time I saw this in Japan 4 years ago it was going for ¥11,000 and I wasn’t as cashed up then. However due to buying the Hatsune Miku figma before hand meant I had not enough to buy this thus resigned to giving up on it again. Then along came my friend and he said he’ll buy it knowing that I want it. It’s a common thing we do amongst ourselves.
But later that day he came across an item he wanted and since he spent the last of his yens on the book, I made a deal to buy him his item in return for buying the book when we got home. So after many months (due to us being busy with real life) I finally got my hands on this beauty. The great thing about this item is that it’s pretty much in mint condition and that it contains a mousepad and two drama CDs, all which are still intact and never taken out since brand new.
I would say that my Da Capo collection is now complete with this item but I know that’s lie. A collection is never complete as the yearning for more is always lingering above, but I would say that my collection of Da Capo items has certainly gone to a new level.