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Josh7289



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:01 pm Reply with quote
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I don't really need to say anything about this, do I?

Yeah, actually, you or someone else does, because I don't really understand what's going on in that picture.

So, anyway, congrats Japan, you're pretty fucked up.

Or rather, I should say Akihabara.


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fighterholic wrote:
Josh7289 wrote:
So, anyway, congrats Japan, you're pretty fucked up.

So do you mind explaining this one for me please?

lol


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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:03 pm Reply with quote
Oh how it feels good to see footage from the motherland. And hopefully when I finish school later this year I will go back forever. Too bad you got to see KNJ Wink In all other points of view on the subject, Akihabara has had to deal with some other hardships, such as the knife massacre incident. I'm sure that brought about some change to what has happened, though probably not much and life goes on there as usual as if nothing happened. The crowds in Book Off aren't so bad, if you're in a rural area compared to an urban area.

Edit: In Book Off they encourage people to check out the titles that they have, because if the customers like what they see, then the probability that they will buy the books are more likely. If it's an urban area, then the likelihood that it will be crowded will be greater.

Josh7289 wrote:
So, anyway, congrats Japan, you're pretty fucked up.

So do you mind explaining this one for me please?
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Splitter



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:06 pm Reply with quote
lol @ abyss
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corinthian



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:07 pm Reply with quote
Looks like Japan was banking on Dennis Kucinich to win and just changed the names on existing ads...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:10 pm Reply with quote
Splitter wrote:
lol @ abyss


I agree, that part made me laugh.

And wow, that group of manga cows at the end is pretty sad.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:13 pm Reply with quote
This whole article, coupled with Evan's, had me just about falling off my chair laughing. Very Happy Oh Japan, you strange, mystical land of weirdness and loli dolls. I'll never have any interest whatsoever in visiting you, but I'm perfectly happy to read the results of someone else doing so.
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LordRedhand



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:22 pm Reply with quote
I've actually have heard about that Games Workshop, apparently it is one of the fastest growing ( in terms of sales) franchise stores and was seeking expansion into other areas ( As at the time I only heard of there being 1 small store with a really dedicated franchise owner)

But to nitpick, Games Workshop is technically a British company, although to here it described here in the US it's "Capitalist sales ethic, socialist benefits!"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:23 pm Reply with quote
All you did was make me want to go to Japan even more! And learn to read Japanese and not fear airplanes in order to do so, and drag along someone who maybe already knows Japanese to save me the time and since they learned Japanese, will most likely be more than willing to go.

Can't wait to see more pics!
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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:25 pm Reply with quote
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And wow, that group of manga cows at the end is pretty sad.

I am not understanding the whole hate on this part. This is a normal part of Japanese culture, it's seen all the time and there is nothing really to complain about it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:28 pm Reply with quote
Have you spotted any visages of Tommy Lee Jones on Boss Coffee vending machines? I saw them all over Kyoto a few weeks ago!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:29 pm Reply with quote
What's with the Japanese and lemon drinks?
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Mad_Scientist
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:29 pm Reply with quote
fighterholic wrote:
Mad_Scientist wrote:
And wow, that group of manga cows at the end is pretty sad.

I am not understanding the whole hate on this part. This is a normal part of Japanese culture, it's seen all the time and there is nothing really to complain about it.


I don't know, it just looks like the group would kind of make it hard for anyone else to actually... you know, look at the books.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:32 pm Reply with quote
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I don't know, it just looks like the group would kind of make it hard for anyone else to actually... you know, look at the books.

It's not hard to move them, actually. All you have to do is either hand motion your way between them or just say sumimasen and they will acknowledge your presence and move.
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Mad_Scientist
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:39 pm Reply with quote
fighterholic wrote:
Mad_Scientist wrote:
I don't know, it just looks like the group would kind of make it hard for anyone else to actually... you know, look at the books.

It's not hard to move them, actually. All you have to do is either hand motion your way between them or just say sumimasen and they will acknowledge your presence and move.


Oh, ok... keep in mind, my comments are coming from the perspective of someone who's never been to Japan.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:41 pm Reply with quote
I lol'd for real at the Kodomo no Jikan sign/comment. Seriously, I'm not even a loli hater and I think I would have the exact same reaction to that sign.
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