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16. Dec, 2008 19:03 (HKT)

Wage war on Hollows: Bleach VS Crusade, adventure in Midgard - Ragnarok Online DS, music and sports at the tip of your fingers - Let's Tap, go back to the farms - Harvest Moon Kaze no Bazaar e, New Music Albums & more!


Step into the black shinigami garb of Kurosaki Ichigo and protect your home town from the invasion of the Hollows.

The game takes place in the Arrancur arc, form a tag team with another character and engage in a fight to the death battle.

Relive the dramatic events of the story by fulfilling the requirements in the game. Dash, punch, kick and slash.

With a tag battle, you can switch characters in and out to replenish each other's health bars, form combination attacks and let your partners assist you in your battles.

You are never alone.

Form your dream team and fight as a pair, the battles between shinigami and the Hollows are spreading over to Nintendo Wii™, sign up to it and participate through Bleach: Versus Crusade for US$ 69.90 only.


For other products under the Bleach franchise, please see here.



One of the most popular online RPGs, Ragnarok Online boasts a 2.8 million subscription throughout the world.

Moving from your PC to your DS, the game retains its coolest features such as character making and cooperative wireless and Wi-Fi gameplay.

A total of 3 people can join in a game at a time. Search for like minded people around you and invite them for an adventure wherever you and whenever you like.

Form a party of three and challenge the floors of the Tower of Illusions, test your skills, wits, and most importantly, the cooperation between you and other players.

The game makes use of a dungeon crawling system, with a total of 50 floors, each randomly generated stage has a different set of criteria to fulfill before you can clear it. this game could go on forever even after you have beaten its main storyline.

Form your own guild and adventure in the vast landscape of Ragnarok Online via your Nintendo DS for US$ 58.90 only.



Don't throw away the boxes that holds your Christmas presents, they are essential in this innovative tapping game. You don't have to hold onto the Wii remote controls, instead, you place it on an empty box and tap on it proceed.

This is a simple and fun game that the whole family, from grand parents to small children can participate in. Enjoy the cool visuals and the large playlists of songs at the tip of your fingers.

There are five distinctly different play modes in this game:

  • Tap runner mode - Use your strength and rhythm to control your player character in the sports race.
  • The Rhythm mode - A DJ game that tests your reflexes.
  • Silent Blocks - Train your concentration as you seek to remove blocks from a tower without tipping the structure.
  • Bubble Voyager - shoot rocket or bubbles at the obstables and enemies. What you fire depend on the strength of your taps.
  • Visualizer is a mode which you make an animate movie through your taps.
The innovative family game Let's Tap is available as a Japanese version for your Nintendo Wii™ for US$ 54.90 only.




Kaze no Bazaar used to be the center of commerce, its market-place the pride of the town's dwellers.

However, as the largest farm in town goes to waste after the death of its owner, the bazaar lost its supplies of products and slowly the size of its market diminished.

As a last attempt to rescue the town and the bazaar, the mayor places all hopes on a new boy in town and entrusts him with the ownership of the farm.

Clear the lands of debris, plow on it and grow crops. Sell products on your farm in the markets and make your new hometown prosper again.

From growing crops to rearing animals, farmer to businessman, live an ideal life in the simple community and woo the girl of your dreams.

Learn how to manage your own farm, earn money and shoulder familial responsibilities in Harvest Moon: Kaze no Bazaar e. The game is available as a Japanese versions for US$ 48.90 only.


For other Harvest Moon related products, please see this list.



The celebration of Ayumi Hamasaki's 10th year debut continues with Green. This second 10th Anniversary single is published 8 months after the first one, Mirrorcle World.

While Mirrorcle World describes the distances between people in the society and makes use of string instruments to bring out an electrifying experience, Green is grand with an air of exoticness.

Besides original numbers such as Days and Green, the chart topping singer has also performed a rearrange version of her older song, Love~Destiny. Compare it with the original version and see how much your favorite singer has matured over the years.

The DVD that comes with the CD records the music video clips of Days and Green as well as the making-of process of the songs.

The Days/ Green is available in several versions, spotting different jackets:

Days / Green [CD+DVD Jacket A] (~Ayumi Hamasaki)JPN US$ 9.99 24h
Days / Green [Jacket B] (~Ayumi Hamasaki)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d
Green / Days [CD+DVD Jacket C] (~Ayumi Hamasaki)JPN N/A sold
Green / Days [Jacket D] (~Ayumi Hamasaki)JPN US$ 9.90 5-15d


For more music from the chart topping artist and trend setter, please see here for the full list.



Bleach, another cool and hip anime which captured the hearts of anime viewers and manga readers has been a platform for many bands to display their talents.

While the first Best Album include songs performed by Orange Range and Uverworld, this second album includes Rolling Star by YUI and After Dark by Asian Kung Fu Generation.

Besides being a wonderful music collection for a hot anime, the CD itself is a great assorted album with songs from a large array of artists. Take a chance and hear out the different styles of the these singers and find your next obsession.

A small wave of Bleach albums has arrived today:

Bleach Beat Collection 4th Session 04 Ichigo Kurosaki & Rukia KuchikiJPN US$ 15.89 5-15d
Bleach The BestJPN US$ 34.99 5-15d
Bleach Best Tunes [CD+DVD Limited Edition]JPN US$ 41.99 5-15d


For more Bleach Music, please see here for the full list.



As part of the promotional campaign for the exciting action game turned CG feature film, Biohazard Degeneration is out as Blu-Ray Discs, DVD and PSP UMDs.

To enjoy the movie fully, you have to appreciate the music that highlights the nerve wreaking feelings you experience.

Making use of punk and rock, the soundtrack presents an image of ceaseless firing rifles, charging zombies, blood and adrenaline.

The last track of the CD, Guilty wraps everything up and pushes the exhilaration of the movie to a new level. Sung by the young rock artist Anna Tsuchiya (of Nana fame) the song is a display of metallic fireworks above a zombie saturated landscape.

Biohazard Degeneration the Soundtrack is available for US$ 41.90 only.

For other Biohazard Degeneration products, please see here for the full list.



Also in stock today:

Nintendo Wii™
Exar StickJPN N/A sold
Sonic World AdventureJPN N/A sold

PlayStation2™
Itsuka, Todoku, Ano Sora ni (Russel Game Best)JPN US$ 34.90 1w


Nintendo DS™
Edogawa Ranpo no Kaijin Nijuu Mensou DSJPN US$ 19.99 1-5d
Nakayoshi All-Stars: Mezase Gakuen IdolJPN US$ 34.99 1-5d
Ochaken no Daibouken 2: Yume Ippai no Omocha HakoJPN US$ 23.99 1-5d
Princess Ballerina: Yumemiru 4-Jin no PrimadonnaJPN US$ 13.99 1w
Space Puzzle BobbleJPN N/A sold
Toudou Ryuunosuke Tantei Nikki: Kohakuiro no YuigonJPN US$ 39.90 1w


Nintendo DS™ Accessories
Card Folder + Touch Pen (Black)JPN N/A sold
Card Folder + Touch Pen (Blue)JPN N/A sold
Card Folder + Touch Pen (Natural)JPN N/A sold
DSVision Pokemon Premium Set 2GB [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Dress-up Hard Cover DS Lite (Giratina & Shaymin)JPN N/A sold
Dress-up Hard Cover DS Lite (Giratina & Shugo)JPN N/A sold
Expand! Mascot Touch Pen DS Plus (Giratina Origin Form)JPN N/A sold
Expand! Mascot Touch Pen DS Plus (Glion)JPN N/A sold
Expand! Mascot Touch Pen DS Plus (Pikachu Udekumi)JPN N/A sold
Expand! Mascot Touch Pen DS Plus (Shaymin Sky Form)JPN N/A sold
Hard Cover DS Lite (Clear Black)JPN N/A sold
Hard Cover DS Lite (Clear Pink)JPN N/A sold
Protect Case DSi (Clear)JPN N/A sold
Smart Case DSi (Black)JPN N/A sold
Smart Case DSi (White)JPN N/A sold
Touch Pen Leash DSi (Black)JPN N/A sold
Touch Pen Leash DSi (White)JPN N/A sold
Zip Cover DSi (Black)JPN US$ 15.90 1-5d
Zip Cover DSi (White)JPN US$ 6.99 1-5d


Sony PSP™
Otsugea Uranai na Desu.JPN US$ 39.90 1w
Solfege: Sweet HarmonyJPN US$ 73.99 1-5d
Solfege: Sweet Harmony [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold


Sony PSP™ Accessories
Full Protection Filter Portable 3JPN N/A sold
Silicon Cover Portable 3 (Light Blue)JPN N/A sold
Smart Cover Portable (Black)JPN N/A sold
Smart Cover Portable (White)JPN US$ 14.99 1w


PC Game
PES Pro Evolution Soccer 2009ASIA N/A sold



New toy arrivals:

40th Weekly Jump Dragon Ball Z X One Piece Competing of Dream Pre-Painted Trading FigureJPN N/A sold
Creator's Labo #016 Non Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Jingai Makyo Ignis (Black & Red Version)JPN N/A sold
Dragon Ball Z High Quality Colouring Vol. 4 Pre-Painted Figure: Android No.16JPN N/A sold
Dragon Ball Z High Quality Colouring Vol. 4 Pre-Painted Figure: Hercules (Mr.Satan)JPN N/A sold
Dragon Ball Z High Quality Colouring Vol. 4 Pre-Painted Figure: Son GokouJPN N/A sold
Dragon Ball Z High Quality Colouring Vol. 4 Pre-Painted Figure: VegetaJPN N/A sold
Fraulein Revoltech Series No. 007 - Idol Master 1/10 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Futami Ami (Hobby japan Limited Red Version)JPN N/A sold
Kanokon 1/8 Scale Pre-Painted PVC Figure: Minamoto ChizuruJPN N/A sold




An excerpt of Japanese music and movies update:

Ghost In The Shell 2.0 Original SoundtrackJPN US$ 27.90 5-15d
Ghost In The Shell 2.0 Original Soundtrack [Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Ken Hirai Films Vol.10 Ken Hirai Live Tour 2008 Fakin' Pop [Limited Edition] (~Ken Hirai)JPN US$ 54.90 5-15d
Sekirei 3 [DVD+CD Limited Edition]JPN US$ 57.90 5-15d
Smap 2008 Super Modern Artistic Performance Tour (~Smap)JPN N/A sold
The Matrix Ultimate Box [Blu-ray+Figure Limited Edition]JPN N/A sold
Theatrical Feature Kara No Kyokai Garan No Do [DVD+CD Limited Edition] (~Maaya Sakamoto, Kenichi Suzumura, ...)JPN N/A sold




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