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Zac Bertschy: Unfashionable American Tourist


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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:34 am Reply with quote
Actually $70 for 3 eps is a lot cheaper than what they used to charge.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:10 am Reply with quote
Does shocked silence translate well on the internet? No? Well, that's what I felt after seeing the picture of the bag with "The Killers" on it. ... Then I burst out laughing. Thank you Japan.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:13 am Reply with quote
The game release that you took a picture of the poster of is Dynasty Warriors: Fist of the North Star. It comes out this Thursday if I remember correctly.
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maaya



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:18 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
Actually $70 for 3 eps is a lot cheaper than what they used to charge.


Actually Chu Bra Blu Ray 1 costs 7875 yen, which right now would be 87 dollars.

Avatar was a big hit in Japan and one of the first movies they got in 3D. It's weird that they are kind of behind on this. (But does any Miyazaki movie apart from Mononke and Nausicaa have such a story?)

And there is a museum about bricks in Japan.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:26 am Reply with quote
That was effin' hilarious! Although, I wouldn't have minded a pic or two of those ubiquitous Shibuya hussies.
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Nope, I don't think I'll be going up there.
Laughing

I'm very envious. Becoming an anime addict has naturally embedded a strong desire to go see the Land of the Rising Sun myself.
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astro98



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:59 am Reply with quote
Razz Hahahaha... that staircase makes me laugh so hard!! What the hell was that shop selling?
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TheTheory



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:13 am Reply with quote
I would totally go to a tobacco & salt museum. i like museums.

Zac wrote:
The anime series based on this statue is all set to be the next big late-night hit!!

I chortled. Good job.

Zac wrote:
It does make me wonder - is there an otaku out there who gets his picture taken with his face in this maid standee and then goes home and beats off to the photo? If so, would that qualify as the world's strangest fetish?

Close--the otaku who gets his buddy to pose in said maid standee, then beats off to the photo. Good thing Justin said no, you perv. Wink
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JohnnySake



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:56 am Reply with quote
Another year of living a Japan trip vicariously through you guys. Very Happy Except I'd be oh-ing and aw-ing too much at everything to have such smartass comments toward everything I saw. Wink

Hey, that tobacco and salt museum could be cool, in an historical - educational sort of way. And beer, from a vending machine, no more needs to be said there.

Keep the photos and comments coming, Zac, we'll be here, waiting with baited breath!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:10 am Reply with quote
Zac wrote:
It does make me wonder - is there an otaku out there who gets his picture taken with his face in this maid standee and then goes home and beats off to the photo? If so, would that qualify as the world's strangest fetish?

Here's a rule of thumb for you: If you've thought about it being a fetish, it is a fetish.
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chrisb



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:16 am Reply with quote
Those creepy sex doll heads look like they're suffering from some brain damage. UH DURRR.

I like how the article followed some fashion along with anime related things. The blend of American and Japanese fashion is really appealing. I really want that "The Killers" thing, not as a statement but just because it looks quite sleek.
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littlegreenwolf



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:48 am Reply with quote
That Noh-face figurine is going to give me nightmares, I just know it.
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ZakuAce



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:14 am Reply with quote
The King of Harts wrote:
Zac wrote:
It does make me wonder - is there an otaku out there who gets his picture taken with his face in this maid standee and then goes home and beats off to the photo? If so, would that qualify as the world's strangest fetish?

Here's a rule of thumb for you: If you've thought about it being a fetish, it is a fetish.


Remember rule 34. It applies to real-life in Japan.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:37 am Reply with quote
astro98 wrote:
Razz Hahahaha... that staircase makes me laugh so hard!! What the hell was that shop selling?


Knowing Japan? Something 18 years or older only.

More pictures of food Zac!! The Megaman stuff wasn't enough! And that energy drink was awesome. I'll give you $10 if you bring me back an unopened one.

Also that Killers thing; is Death the drummer? Best international marketing ever. I love that band.
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wandering-dreamer



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:41 am Reply with quote
ZakuAce wrote:
The King of Harts wrote:
Zac wrote:
It does make me wonder - is there an otaku out there who gets his picture taken with his face in this maid standee and then goes home and beats off to the photo? If so, would that qualify as the world's strangest fetish?

Here's a rule of thumb for you: If you've thought about it being a fetish, it is a fetish.


Remember rule 34. It applies to real-life in Japan.

Actually this one is rule 36, 34 is for porn and 36 is for fetishes.

And that was actually the first thing I thought of when saw what Zac had written. And those otaku sex dolls, dear god, uncanny valley ahoy!
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Pandadice



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:51 am Reply with quote
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holy crap! typesetted translated text exists irl? I thought it was just a fansub thing D:
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