$110 Haruhi Mahjong Game Total Otaku Exploitation

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Even hardened Haruhi otaku have been shocked by the announcement of the latest game in the Haruhi franchise – a thrilling PSP mahjong game of “less than doujin quality,” but with a $110 price tag.

Some screenshots from the game tell all that is needed:

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“Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Mahjong” comes in two versions – the DX Pack is an astonishing ¥9429 ($110) but comes with such trinkets as a Nendoroid Puchi Haruhi-chan (a $5 trading style figure), a special box and a DVD. Pre-orders get some mahjong tile stickers.

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Meanwhile, the peasant pack comes with nothing and retails for just ¥6279 ($75).

Just whether Haruhi otaku will balk at this abuse remains to be seen – unfortunately, previous evidence seems to suggest not.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:49 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seems like Yuki should be the best.

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    20:05 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wha~? This looks like those doujin games you can find in DLsite (which averagely only cost at most $20)... and the exclusive figure honestly looks hardly as good as the 3-in-1 nendoroid puchi sets (which usually also cost around $20)..

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:34 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese video games are usually high in prices anyway.

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    Comment by Klingengeist
    22:32 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still need to learn Mahjong but not to play this crap.
    Want to play Fullani! ^^
    http://leaf.aquaplus.co.jp/product/fullani/

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    Comment by Schrobby
    10:37 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now THAT looks interesting. ^_^

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    Comment by motaku96
    21:00 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with what's been said, Saki mahjong would be awesome. But what does Haruhi have to do with mahjong? And those graphics look NDS or even GBA level.

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    Comment by alex251
    16:55 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And you guys complained the Strike Witches game is expensive...

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    20:09 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, at least the Yoshika sukumizu nendoroid worths the money.. :3

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    Comment by Imyou
    16:37 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. The characters are bad, but even the tiles are bad! Another test that will show Haruhi fans will buy anything... I thought the first series was above average, but Endless Eight, and all the crazy fan spinoff and meme stuff just beat it to death for me. :/

    I wholeheartedly recommend Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Jan as far as modern mahjong games. I also love Suchi Pai and Kana Janshi though I'm not interested in trying SP4, it looks... wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:05 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozc_zHWo9jk

    The only way Haruhi can redeem itself, but mostly because I love Gir so much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:06 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    >implying that the rest of the show's merchandise didn't exploit otaku

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:06 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I want an over-the-top, anime-themed Mahjong game, I think I'll just stick with Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan thank you. It's cheaper, and you get to assault young girls...and one boy :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as the otaku continue to buy this stuff like the stupid sheep they are, then as far as I'm concerned they deserve to be robbed blind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:17 28/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    artwork is garbage, lazy cunts

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:21 28/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If this were a strip mahjong game like the Evangelion Stripping Instrumentality Project one, I'd buy it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 28/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I initialy thought it was $110 for a haruhi themed mahjong set (of real tiles), which wouldnt have been all that outrageous.

    Then I read that it was just a mahjong video game.

    I realy have too much faith in the anime marketing divisions dont I?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:19 28/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    anyone buying this shit is a tool,

    why not just bend over and let the game developers sodomise you too

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:19 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course they will, they'll buy anything @_@

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    We're now in an endless recursion of exploitative marketing...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The game has a $75 price tag, not a $110 price tag. That's still pretty high, but it's a little silly to say the price of the special edition is the price of the game itself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:58 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    TSUMO!!! ..... please pay 9429 points to win ... WHAT?!?!?!? I THOUGHT I GET POINTS!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:32 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Useless futile capitalistic endeavor..

    Haruhitards definitely give all otaku a bad name...

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    Comment by BisayaBoi
    04:46 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Akagi would wipe the floor with these bitches.

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    Comment by Entangler
    05:30 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmmm game dont intrest me, but am I the only one who loves the Nagato with bunny headphones? that is the real win here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    People pay $60-70 for REAL games. Mahjong probably comes with cell phones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think if it were a Saki version with a Nodoka and/or Saki Nendoroid it would be worth the buy ... maybe ...

    ...

    That price tag is ridiculous.

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    Comment by RaspberryKisses
    11:45 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    well they gotta milk haruhi while someone still care for franchise. time passes, season 2 of haruhi sucked donkey dick,time to RIP old otaku idol

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:45 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They could always NOT buy and save the money for buying some BJ.

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    Comment by Sukudo
    11:54 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    if it were Saki and there would be fanservice in itm it could be worth it but thats just a begging for money

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:56 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    eww eww eww, that's a guy who looks moe. That is so fucking gay!

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    Comment by softbanker
    12:07 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are the girls gonna strip when they lose? But still it's not damn worth the 110$ tag.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The official Tv campaign:
    Buy me... is me, Haruhi Suzumiya telling you buy 20 copies if you appreciate me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:03 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This nendoroid Puchi Haruhi-chan have release before as haruri/haruhi-chan comic lotto prize limited only 100 piece. In japan it sale for 60,000-80,000¥. This is great chance to get it cheap.

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    Comment by Lolwut
    12:02 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    110 bucks for a PSP game? That thing better jerk me off and then make me a sandwich after I'm done playing it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd totally pay all that if it came with both Haruhi-chan and Nagato-chan puchi nendos.
    Almost impossible to find those to sell for a decent price.
    The graphics looks on par with the Haruhi-chan series it seems...

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    Comment by HolyC
    11:43 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    must say thats lame......$110 on a mahjong game??WTF??even if its a haruhi game thats too expensive but fans are fans so surely a lot of people will end up buying it

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    Comment by ArKlone01
    11:22 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I could draw better, really. But there will be fantards that will buy this game no matter what, you can be sure about it.

    Comment by Pyrolight
    11:21 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Companies are not even lubing up beforehand anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:13 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It seems like they figured out that lubing isn't necessary. They could just plow themselves in up their butts and save themselves the trouble.

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    Comment by joshua
    11:17 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    they are going exploit the hell out of those otaku for sure lol. is it really worth $110? now if it was a ranma 1/2 mahjong i would buy it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh of course they'll buy it. Hey didn't Satoshi Kon die? Thought I would see it on Sankaku by now.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    16:41 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're banking on a dead horse with loyal fan-sales to reach the finishing line(if there are any left)
    They gotta realize "dead is dead". Move on people!

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    Comment by Schrobby
    10:20 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They try the same bullshit like with that crappy Strike Witches game? AGAIN?

    I hope nobody buys it...

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    Comment by Kai
    12:27 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's not dead, he's just laughing at us from afar like this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-anabfAg06U

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:49 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    but its like pokemon you gotta collect them all

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as otaku keep on buying this crap, even more crap will come out in the future. The only way the companies would get the message is when people stop buying their crap anymore because they finally see it as crap.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    11:57 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It would have been nice if they would have thrown in a life-size official room wallpaper of all the females (including Kyon's imouto) in the show exposing their armpits covered in sweat...

    I would pay to get that, at least...

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    19:01 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh come now...What's with the negative..?

    Don't you ever want to see Nagato Yuki or Asakura Ryoko's delishush datapits(tm)..?

    It's a fetish of mine...Some people like tits, boobs, or asses when they see the girls of Haruhi...

    I focus on the armpits~

    What I would give to stuff my face in either Yuki, Ryoko, or even Tsuruya-san's armpits~

    There's even a doujin of Haruhi licking Nagato's armpits:

    Cover and sample page:

    http://img2.gelbooru.com//images/38/075ebcbd24d17634c20ba7986faf88a56a2c5f12.jpg?37075

    http://www.sos-dan.com/himg/src/1261494353050.jpg

    Download link:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?pm2qjmnsmmx

    More works by the artist "TTT":

    http://www.megarotic.com/?d=TDH4CS5O

    So the people that gave me a negative, if you can suck and lick a place where a girl pees and takes a dump, you sure as hell can suck and lick a place where she sweats...

    Doesn't the sight of an anime girl's armpits turn you on..?

    Nagato Yuki:

    http://img2.gelbooru.com//images/232/2dae7463b9a56c3fb102c9e57c1aace614832a74.jpg?235521

    Tsuruya-san:

    http://img2.gelbooru.com//images/232/2dae7463b9a56c3fb102c9e57c1aace614832a74.jpg?235521

    Ryouko Asakura:

    http://img2.gelbooru.com//images/386/47407d9def8db5d5316c135cf556ef9042258712.jpg?504390

    Haruhi Suzumiya:

    http://img2.gelbooru.com//images/62/7d38d892a1b0a581ac55aa91823b6c0c6645bdeb.jpg?61464

    Kyon Imouto:

    http://img2.gelbooru.com//images/193/634ca3927aee6efba00efb901e08b6a1de3b9d57.jpg?196220

    Boobs, vagoos, and anuses have just become mainstream...

    Haha, I laughed at some people who think licking a girl's armpit is totally gross when they themselves eat out a girls gaping anus and pee hole~

    Pot calling the kettle black...

    So let's respect each others fetishes and just fap...

    Besides, we are attracted to such places because it's dirty and kinky~

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I cant speak for those who enjoy licking assholes, but armpits? I just don't understand what the hell could possibly be sexual about an armpit? More power to ya dude, but jeez...armpits...now I've truly seen everything...

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    09:01 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anonymous 00:30 27/08/2010

    No you have not...There's people who love feet, navels, thighs, ears, fingers, hands...

    Hell, any part of the human body can be turned into a fetish...

    It's a huge world out there outside of the mainstream box that the media has hypnotized us with...

    Me loving the armpits of an anime girl may be strange...But...

    Have you ever heard of people falling in love with furnitures and weapons and even lamp posts..? I even read an article about a lady marrying her cross-bow...

    Trust me...My sh*t is pretty f*cking tamed compared to the other fetishes out there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:34 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...what...the...hell?

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    09:02 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anonymous 00:30 27/08/2010

    No, you have not...There's people who love feet, navels, thighs, ears, fingers, hands, necks, elbows, knees, shoulders...

    Hell, any part of the human body can be turned into a fetish...

    Like I said...The media has just made boobs, asses, and vagoos mainstream...

    Sort of like hypnotizing us since birth that anything outside of those three are considered weird/disgusting...

    But...

    It's a huge world out there outside of the mainstream box that the media has hypnotized us with...

    Me loving the armpits of an anime girl may be strange...Although...

    Have you ever heard of people falling in love with furniture and weapons and even lamp posts and chairs..? I even read an article about a lady marrying her cross-bow...

    Yeah that's right...They get turned-on by furniture and lamp posts...

    Trust me...My sh*t is pretty f*cking tamed compared to the other fetishes out there...

    There's a healthy amount of people there who love anime girl armpits...

    I can't say the same for people who love furniture and whatnot though...Maybe if we can turn the furniture into an anime girl or something...But anyway...

    Be true to yourself and accept the body-parts that turn you on and do not limit yourself to those three things the media standardized...

    Get turned-on outside the box...And live a more fulfilling sexual life being free to get turned-on to the body-parts/things you love without a care in the world...

    If certain body-parts arouse you...It's not weird...It's being yourself, since all of us have different fetishes (and sub-fetishes) that are either unique or shared by a common few~

    That said, Reimu Hakurei and Hatsune Miku's armpits are on top of my list...

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    Comment by Yuki
    11:23 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    SAKI MAHJONG PLZ. ( ゚ ヮ゚)

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:20 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    its already out you know...
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%BB%E3%82%AC-%E3%81%91%E3%81%84%E3%81%8A%E3%82%93-%E6%94%BE%E8%AA%B2%E5%BE%8C%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%96-%E7%89%B9%E5%85%B8-%E3%83%A1%E3%83%B3%E3%83%90%E3%83%BC%E5%88%A5%E3%81%8D%E3%81%9B%E3%81%8B%E3%81%88%E3%82%B9%E3%83%86%E3%83%83%E3%82%AB%E3%83%BC%E4%BB%98%E3%81%8D/dp/B003STDG7E/ref=sr_1_27?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1282825326&sr=1-27 [http://www.amazon.co.jp/セガ-けいおん-放課後ライブ-特典-メンバー別きせかえステッカー付き/dp/B003STDG7E/ref=sr_1_27?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1282825326&sr=1-27]

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:11 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    are psp games typically this expensive (75) in japan or just otaku games? don't we usually get games here for 30 bucks? well the few psp games that we do actually get.
    maybe it cost a ton for aya hirano's voice acting?
    doubtful anyone will be willing to pay for that now, after the advent that haruhi does geezers for kicks.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    20:10 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It seems imports are usually pretty expensive to begin with, but yeah, Otaku games seem that much more expensive.

    Though Strike Witches 360 game came with a Miyafuji Nendoroid limited edition, it still cost something like $120..

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:16 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another instance where pirates win over morons who would actually pay that kind of money for a mahjong game. I have one that came with my mobile, and it was free.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    10:18 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Taco plz.

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    Comment by Kevin
    11:31 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As in business... If the system works, why stop it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:36 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only washizu mahjong is worth that much

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:21 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    this will sell and everyone knows it.
    if i was working for some company producing this kind of stuff i would do exactly the same thing and so would you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:52 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    too much masochist out there buy Blue Ray of Endless eight, now they gonna get trolled to this thing

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    Comment by Lonesnipa
    14:07 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dunno why anyone would buy a haruhi mahjong game... there are several free mahjong games on the web you can play. Some with people. Makes no godamn sense.

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    Comment by TehBoringOne
    14:53 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So... Uh... Is Haruhi still a popular character, considering who the seiyuu in question is?

    Otaku being otaku and all...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:36 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Know Thy Otaku, And one can Know Thy Self BAAAAAAAW.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:41 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And knowing the otaku and their sad, sad state they will sell it out on the first day.

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    Comment by Sithreis
    11:34 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Yuki

    The Saki Mahjong would require no less than a $10,000 price tag?

    hahahahaha WHY you ask?

    I WANT THE FULL MOTHERFUCKING MAHJONG TABLE PLUS LIFE SIZE REPLICAS SITTING AT IT

    YEEAH

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    14:01 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've been waiting for a true Saki Mahjong game. I guess it's too difficult to program for all those godly girl players' abilities? I'd imagine it could be. But it'd be awesome if they have a Mahjong game with the play characteristics of Saki characters.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:56 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh yeah. I wonder what the reviews had to say about it. It came and went too quickly...

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    Comment by souichi
    16:50 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you mean saki portable for the psp I think is already released since March.....

    don't know if it's alright to post link for the game here......

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    Comment by souichi
    17:00 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Played awhile and damn it's hard, and some girls are impossible to beat if you don't use a strong character too....

    For the CG and ecchiness I think it's good though^^a

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:00 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck Saki, get Akagi mahjong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I assume how it would work is everyone (I hope the player included) would get "abilities" they could use.

    Otherwise, normal Mahjong just doesn't work like that...

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    12:45 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's already a Saki ero-mahjong game. Been playing and unlocking some very "delish" scenes. xD

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    22:22 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Happy fapping then xD

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    20:19 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Weird.
    Been trying to post link but never appears. I'll just PM da link for anyone who wants it.

    @Shippoyasha, check ur san-mail.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    20:40 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Might be some measure to stop hyperlinking. Thanks a bunch Yoshi-kun!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty Please! With a cherry on top?

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    Comment by sparez
    22:50 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    cud...cud i has the link too?

    Comment by stickmanoncrack
    22:56 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can haz link?

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    12:59 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @jainam

    Check your mail

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    01:12 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @mo_rav, @stickmanoncrack

    Check your san-mail. Cheers.

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    Comment by jainam
    09:01 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yoshi-kun .. one for me also please :-) !

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:00 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Links plz?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:47 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think what you supposed to say if it was female ranma strip mahjong

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    Comment by Schrobby
    10:26 27/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it was strip mahjong then it might be worth it.
    But it's not and so it's not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:31 26/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    HAHAHAHAH FOOLS






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