So there's another event on in AkaSeka right now.
You probably know where this is going.
Out of the four variants introduced in this event, I really wanted three of them. Two, thankfully, are drops/rewards from the event itself, but it wasn't looking good for the one I wanted from the gacha. Still, the game gives crystals as login rewards every couple days or so, and crystals are also awarded at various point thresholds in the event, and there's a chance to get some from event-exclusive missions and leveling up character bonds. So, I happen to have some crystals on hand when the gacha first opens up, and as I'm apparently more optimistic than I'll ever let on and perhaps also a bit purposely idiotic at times, I do a gacha pull.
...At which point I end up with Ranpo, the 5* event char that I did not even actually want. (Insert laughing self into tears here, because seriously, what the firetruck AkaSeka. 5*s are damn near impossible to pull and you give me the one I don't WANT. Why.)
Whatever. He'll give me a points bonus if I use him in the event, so in my party he goes and I start grinding for those other two units. This naturally proceeds to turn into a superfluous Teika sort of situation - in three days, and with actually fairly minimal grinding, I've ended up with ten of the 4* (Shiki, who was the one I wanted most) and thirteen of the 5* (Ougai, who is actually pretty awesome). So I amass crystals, as one does, eventually try for another pull.
Oh. Hello, Chuuya. (4* event gacha unit. Cranky. Short. Very embodiment of angry smol. Seriously, he's shorter than me by a whole centimeter, and I'm 157cm. Poor guy.)
So now I own all four of the event units, which gives me a nice solid x1.70 points bonus from Ranpo and Chuuya for every run (without adding on any bonus from companion units.) I'm not going to complain, nosirree bob.
But it gets better. So I missed out on the Narihira variant from the last event because pay gacha, right? Well, this event's 300K point reward was a gacha ticket, which I promptly hied off to the gacha to use, as one does.
The event Narihira is still available from the gacha. How do I know this? I friggin pulled him.
What is my luck. Seriously. I am both elated and a little concerned.