Now you, too, can have your own personal Nagisa

Ever wanted to live alone in a house with your own Kyou or Nagisa? Well, now you can! Well, at least online you can.

ANN has an article up about another article from ITMedia about a new service where you can create an avatar online and select a “chara-doll” from one of the characters from CLANNAD, Shuffle, and D.C. II: Da Capo II and have your own house on your own island and have your character, um, do stuff (I’m not sure what the full extent of “stuff” it can do is, however…).

Of course, you can still go to a “central” island where you can meet up with all of the other Nagisa-chara-doll masters and do…whatever chara-dolls and their avatar buddies do when they’re together.

Though, I’m wondering, if you take the wrong Nagisa home, does that mean you’re cheating on your Nagisa?

Anyway, the thing that made me giggle, though, was the fact that apparently each chara-doll can develop their own personality. I’m not sure if you start with a blank slate, or if you start with the personality of the original character and it morphs, but the idea of having a punk goth Nagisa, a mellow mellow Kyou, or a slutty, delinquent Kotomi just kind of makes me laugh a bit.

Only a bit though, since this is still kind of disturbing…

Anime DVD and Manga Releases for April 8 – 14

Anime DVDs

Simoun DVD Volume 3April 8, 2008
Hell Girl – Volume 5
Simoun – Volume 3 (sub)
Super Robot Wars OG Divine Wars – Volume 5 (sub)


Mamotte Shugogetten manga Volume 1April 8, 2008
Atelier Marie and Elie – Volume 3
Boys Over Flowers – Volume 29
Dragon Eye – Volume 4
Elemental Gelade – Volume 7
First Stage of Love, The – Single
Inuyasha – Volume 33
Law of Ueki, The – Volume 11
Love Attack – Volume 2
Mamotte Shugogetten – Volume 1
Nightmare Inspector: Yumekui Kenbun – Volume 1
O-Parts Hunter – Volume 9
Peace Maker – Volume 3
Princess Resurrection – Volume 3
Red River – Volume 21
Zatch Bell – Volume 18

Specialized License Plates

OK, so I got my thing in the mail yesterday saying that it’s about time that I renew my vehicle registration. This brought up a thought I had from a few months back: to get or not to get a specialized license plate.

First of all, I’m wondering if anyone else has done an anime-themed license plate before? It seems that several people here in Virginia have either done them or have plates which the same letter combos as some potential anime-themed ones.

Several potential anime-themed plates which I could get are available (mmm…”uguu” is available).

Of course, as the title of this post indicates – getting a plate like this is sort of a two-step process: deciding whether I want to put down an extra $10 to get a plate that virtually no one else will “get” and broadly announce my anime fanhood (thanks ESPN!). This is actually probably the biggest step, sadly enough. Of course the second step would be actually deciding on what plate to get. Also, I wouldn’t be the first to get a plate that absolutely no one else gets, I’m sure.

At least people in Baltimore will know what I’m there for when I go there for Otakon, heh.

In any case, would anyone else ever get an anime-themed license plate, and if so, what would you get?