Comiket 76 Reflections

17 08 2009

For those who don’t know, Comiket takes place twice every year and is the largest anime/manga related expo in the world.  It’s set up like a market place where booths sell large amounts of goods, commerical and indie ones.  It takes place at the Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba, Tokyo from 10AM-4PM on for three days.  It draws around 550,000 participants, so it is not to be underestimated.  I have never seen bigger lines in my life.

I guess I’ll  provide a bit of a brief article on Comiket 76 and my experience to hopefully help out other people who are heading there without experience to make this more interesting.

The line at 12:45AM

The line at 12:45AM

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Yakisoba~

15 08 2009

I just got back from the first day of Comiket 76, and I’m absolutely exhausted.   I’ll write a few things about that later, but for now just a short update and time for some much needed rest.DSC_2689

Today’s dinner was a rather interestingly made yakisoba.  I had this at the Odaiba Aquamall food court.  Yakisoba is really just simply fried noodles with fried beef, pork, or some other meat along with copious amounts of green onions and Japanese mayonnaise.   Simple, but YUM~!





Survived an earthquake, heading to Tokyo

11 08 2009

As the title says, I’m heading to Tokyo for a few days to meet up with Yukito and Rin from koiaichaku.com. Hopefully I’ll be able to post while I’m there.

In the mean time, I’m getting ready for massive delays because the earthquake in Shizuoka destroyed a number of highways and caused landslides in areas already soaked by typhoon rains.
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May’n Love and Joy Summer Tour 2009

9 08 2009

Heya everyone,

In an effort to post more often, I’m going to make a post about what I did today :).  I attended a live concert starring May’n (メイン) or May Nakabayashi at Zepp Nagoya.  I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned having tickets for this concert on my blog, mainly because I forgot I had the tickets until the day before yesterday, oops :P.

Sorry Miku, I'm not listening to your songs this time.

Sorry Miku, I'm not listening to your songs this time.

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Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari Lyrics and Translation. Bakemonogatari ED

8 08 2009

To my friends who want more Japan stuff, I haven’t posted anything anime related recently, so let me post one!!!!

In any case, one of my recommends and subsequent favorites for the Summer 2009 anime season is Bakemongatari.  In particular, I was entranced by the ending.  Composed by esteemed vocaloid composer, Ryo/Supercell, and sung by Nico Nico diva Gazelle, imo this is a masterpiece.

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Shirakawa Village or perhaps better known as… Hinamizawa

3 08 2009

Heya,  I seem to be averaging one post every 4 days or so, which is pretty terrible.  Nonetheless, I’m very grateful for all 3o or so of you who read my blog :).

Today’s post is about Hinamizawa Shirakawa Village, which is located in the northern corner of Gifu prefecture and about 250 kilometers away from Nagoya.  Most of you probably don’t know, but Shirakawa village also happens to be the village that Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and its sequel Kai was based on.  I hope I’m not imagining the resemblance :P.

Hinamizawa...

Hinamizawa...

Hinamizawa... no I mean Shirakawa

Hinamizawa... no I mean Shirakawa

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Gundam The First, Nagoya

29 07 2009

Heya, it’s been a while since I posted, but I’ve been super busy with all sorts of random things.  Not the least of which was finishing off summative assignments for two different PDENG courses.  Ugh… the horror that is PDENG.  Anyway today I’m going to talk about a Gundam Expo that was held in Port Messe, Nagoya.  It’s one of the few times that Nagoya actually gets a special event before Tokyo :P.  It’s a massive event celebrating the 30th anniversary of Gundam (has it really been that long?).  Hit the jump for more info.

Just a small portion of the MASSIVE line that was 3 hours long even if you had advance tickets....

Just a small portion of the MASSIVE line that was 3 hours long even if you had advance tickets....

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