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Chun:
Sorry if this post seems a bit repetitive another, but I would REALLY love to see a dealer with some sort of doujin games ready to be purchased (and I'm not alone in this).

At the moment I realize J-list is a possible bishoujo game and doujin game retailer, but the whole price of travel vs. profit ordeal is pretty steep. I've taken a look at other Californian shops that specialize in this area, and dug this one up...

Mandarake USA
21515 S. Western Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 212-0777
http://www.mandarakela.com/

This is the first U.S. branch for the legendary Japanese anime "mega-store". Mandarake specializes in second-hand anime items, but don't be put-off: it is because they specialize in 2nd-hand items that you are able to find all the rarest, coolest anime goods. They carry nearly everything you can think of: posters, CDs, LDs, cels, stickers, figures, manga, doujinshi, shitajiki (pencil boards) and more. Some examples of ultra-rare items they have: how about an original cel of Ashitaka from Mononoke Hime signed by Miyazaki Hayao himself? Or an original Claris figure from Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro? Or how about some original, out-of-print poster of Lum from Urusei Yatsura? They also have many new items that customers here in the U.S. are now selling to Mandarake—Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, Pokémon, even Godzilla and other kaiju goods. And lastly, they get new shipments of items from Japan all the time, and they rotate out their stock so new stuff shows up.

So the site says.

I noticed Hen Da Ne was also rumored to have doujin games. However, when I walked by the booth all I saw was H-doujinshi.

The reason I'm posting is mostly because I couldn't find any sort of Melty Blood, EFZ, or Party Breaker stuff last year, and with my newfound touhou obsession I've been calling the bay area stores with no luck.

So.... basically, the site of theirs is down, but could they possibly be put into the show this year?

~Chun

Tsubasa:

--- Quote from: "Chun" ---I noticed Hen Da Ne was also rumored to have doujin games. However, when I walked by the booth all I saw was H-doujinshi.
--- End quote ---

No rumor; fact.  Hen Da Ne always has a few doujin games at their booth.  Last year it was a rather paltry showing, but the year prior they had things like Melty Blood, EFZ, Party's Breaker, QoH '99, etc.

If you want doujin games, don't count on the Fanime dealer's room at all.  Go online.  Most of the most sought after games are available from Himeya.  If they aren't, you resort to Yahoo! Japan auctions or random Japanese shops that'll actually ship overseas.

Spiritsnare:

--- Quote from: "Tsubasa" ---
--- Quote from: "Chun" ---I noticed Hen Da Ne was also rumored to have doujin games. However, when I walked by the booth all I saw was H-doujinshi.
--- End quote ---

No rumor; fact.  Hen Da Ne always has a few doujin games at their booth.  Last year it was a rather paltry showing, but the year prior they had things like Melty Blood, EFZ, Party's Breaker, QoH '99, etc.

If you want doujin games, don't count on the Fanime dealer's room at all.  Go online.  Most of the most sought after games are available from Himeya.  If they aren't, you resort to Yahoo! Japan auctions or random Japanese shops that'll actually ship overseas.
--- End quote ---


At Fani2005, though, they did have some more obscure doujin game stuff (Nayukanoid, anyone?).

But yeah, I don't have any chance of getting the stuff online, so I hope that Fanime 06's dealer room will carry that stuff. ^_^

Tsukai Mori:
I feel the pain circulating in the fanime dealer's room. So many people looking for the things they want and so many dealers not carrying the things we want. To name a few:
Doujin Games - WAAAAAH! I can't buy them online!
Kosmos Plushie - Honestly, have you even seen one?
Potato from Air - I love animals... but I love potatoes more.
yada yada yada.

 I'm quite sure we all wished the fanime dealer's room provided all the needs for the fans, but really, we just have to hope and wait, right?

Chun:

--- Quote from: "Tsubasa" ---If you want doujin games, don't count on the Fanime dealer's room at all.  Go online.  Most of the most sought after games are available from Himeya.  If they aren't, you resort to Yahoo! Japan auctions or random Japanese shops that'll actually ship overseas.
--- End quote ---


The problem with that is that I don't currently have any way to buy online. So I mostly count on local stock and bike there, no matter how far.

But I'll have to check out Hen Da Ne more throughly this next year.

~Chun

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