This is one of my favorite things to collect, in terms of really wanting to keep things for the long run. Pencil boards, in my eyes are gigantic trading cards really. I have lost my trading cards set somewhere in my home, so this is my new passion for collecting. It is also the best thing to get autographs, for one thing – it is light weight and, I doubt it is going to be inked away.
FYI – pencil boards/shitajiki are plastic boards that Japan has.. it is suppose to be used as a smooth surface when there is nothing between the paper, pencil and desk.
From the two trips I have made to Japan, let’s just say that my collection has grown exponentially. So I figure I’ll just do a listing of how many I have in my set so far.
I ordered a Gintama, Shugo Chara, One Piece yet as of August 20, 2010, this is what I physically have.
Total Collected: 91
One Piece – (1 rare, 1 autographed by Kappei Yamaguchi, 2 Dragon Ball Crossover)
Yu Yu Hakusho
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Ah My Goddess
Nausicaa of Valley of the Wind
You’re Under Arrest
Chobits (1 autographed by Rie Tanaka, 1 mini)
Clamp Su [Kobato, Tsubasa Chronicles] – 2 (1 autographed by Makino Yu)
My Neighbor Totoro
Jigoku Shoujo (1 autographed by Mamiko Noto)
Onegai Sensei (1 autographed by Kikuko Inoue)
Hunter x Hunter
Kiki Delivery Service
Clamp in Wonderland [Wish, X, Card Captor Sakura]
Hime-chan no Ribon
Full Metal Panic
Gundum Seed Destiny
Japanese Hirigana/Katekana Chart