If you follow me on Instagram, you know I bought one of each color of the kakuno whites after just a bit of time with the Soft Blue.
I originally got the Soft Blue and within two weeks, I gave in and bought the remaining colors and pink cartridges for the Soft Pink at Maruzen. Later, I purchased a beautiful mikan-colored ink at BungBox to put in the Soft Yellow (still working on that post). All that was left was the Soft Violet, but in a desire to have them all inked up, I purchased the violet cartridges on Friday at Tomizen, which just started carrying the kakunos. And now each has some ink in it.
So here is my current loadout (a la Ed Jelley's Weekly Loadout) of kakuno whites. Three of the four are using cartridges, but that will change over time, I assure you.
- Pilot kakuno - Soft Blue <F> with Pilot black cartridge
- Pilot kakuno - Soft Pink <F> with Pilot pink cartridge
- Pilot kakuno - Soft Yellow <M> with BungBox Mikkabi Fresh Mikan
- Pilot kakuno - Soft Violet <M> with Pilot violet cartridge
|Soft Blue with Black Cartridge.|
|Soft Pink with Pink Cartridge.|
|Soft Yellow with Fresh Mikan.|
Verdict: Pure love. I can't get enough of it.
|Soft Violet with Violet Cartridge.|
The ink turned out to be a lot lighter than I expected. I was happy to get some shading, but it wasn't the color I'm looking for. I need to try out Iroshizuku's Murasaki Shikibu and BungBox's Ink of the Witch one more time or L'Amant. This ink is the highest priority for me at the moment, but who knows when I'll be able to hunt for it.
The fun is just beginning. Wait till I have more pens to fill. (^_^)