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Jun. 3rd, 2006 | 11:57 pm
mood: geeky
music: "November 1999: Taichi Yagami: Whistle" - Digimon Adventure
posted by: minako134 in japanfortehwin

Heh...wow. I guess this is what happens when you go on a trip to Akihabara with some friends thinking "Oh, I'll just buy one or two things if I find anything I really, really like..."

Here's the damage, in chronologically-bought order:

"Kanon: Standard Edition" for Windows -1980 yen
After rambling about wanting to play a (non-hentai) dating-sim game for the last however long, I finally actually went and bought one. XD And it looks like it's the all-ages version, so that's good. ^o^;; The only problem is, it's a DVD-ROM, and my computer can't play it. AND, it's Japanese-region DVD. 0_0 So, when I get back to America, I'm just gonna play it on Teresa's Japanese-DVD-reading computer. XD That, or put Japanese-DVD-reading capabilities on my own laptop once I get one, which I hope will be in the next year or so, maybe, we'll see... But anyway, *squee* I love Key's characters. "Air" was awesome, so I bet this'll be cool too.

Honey & Clover postcard -105 yen
Cute cute postcard with art of the anime, bought at the MOST AWESOME COSPLAY SHOP I'VE EVER BEEN TO. Well, I guess it's the only one I've ever been to, but... Yeah, they had a BUNCH of fully-made character costumes; lots of school uniforms and military anime uniforms, AND the Fullmetal Alchemist state alchemist uniform. 0o0 I was freakin' out, man. Any of you guys want me to buy you cosplay stuff from there for you? There was a good selection of Beach stuff especially. *nods*

"Afternoon" manga magazine: July 2006 -650 yen
I *FINALLY* found the magazine that features "Mushishi", "Ah! My Goddess!", and "Genshiken", some of my favorite manga evar!! Unfortunately this issue didn't feature a chapter of "Mushishi" (T_T), but there was the latest "A!MG!" chapter, and the last ever chapter of "Genshiken". The rest of the manga in it look interesting enough to read, too, so I'm pretty happy. ^_^ And I couldn't help thinking "If Applause Room were actually published in Japan, it'd totally be in this magazine" XD

Hinata poster and Kida&Akamaru poster -800 yen
They had these poster-spouting machines in Animate, so I *had* to to get one from the Naruto machine. ^o^ I got Hinata, and then was like "...I WANT ONE OF THE OTHER ONES GAAAH" and buckled and got another one. XD Sadly, I think I'd have been much happier with Naruto, Shikamaru, or Neji, but ah well... These guys are cute, too. ^_^

And here's the HUGE geek moment one (yup, even more than the other ones XD)...

Digimon Adventure Original Story: Vacation over 2 1/2 years CD -2800 yen
Oh. My. GOSH. 0o0 I had no idea this thing even existed. Back in high school, I could've told you the names of every Japanese Digimon soundtrack, best partner, single or album out there, but apparently they've come out with something else since I left the Digimon fandom scene... I'm SO glad I found this. ^o^ Not only is the cover art *adorable* (must scan and show ya'll), but it's basically 6 tracks of Taichi, Jou, Sora, Koushirou, Mimi, and Yamato talking about how their lives have been since the end of season one, and it all takes place in the 2 1/2 years between that and season two. AWESOME. With my slowly-improving-Japanese, I'm not able to get *all* of it, but I was able to get the jist of each of the about-6-min. tracks. I'll probably make a huge post just for this thing in my own journal with my own summary of each of the stories and scans of the CD images. XD So yeah, look forward to that I guess...

Sorry I've been so sparce with posts lately; this trip to Akihabara today was the first really interesting thing to happen since my birthday, honestly. ^_^;; But now that I've reached the halfway point of this trip (0o0), I'm determined to get out there more and experience Japan!! And stuff!!

For instance, meeting my great uncle Takeo tomorrow. 0o0

I'm a little nervous. Kay, maybe a lot nervous. But that'll probably go away once I get there and am stumbling through my Japanese as I talk to him and his family about all of you guys. I've always loved talking about my family and friends, so I have a feeling that that will make me feel better, even if it'll be hard communicating and stuff. ^_^

Anyway, wish me luck... I shall have photos I'm sure when I get back. ^o^

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From: anonymous
Date: Jun. 3rd, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)

COOL! COOL! COOL! Go for it Maria! Don't feel guilty about spending one yen on something you like, but think others would think is geeky. I have a feeling you'll be back in Japan, but all of the memories and "things" you bring back will bring a big smile to your face when you look at them back here at home. I still have a porcelein (sp?) doll my uncle bought for me at the most famous doll making factory in Japan. And it brings back a flood of memories. The other doll my uncle bought for me is in doll-heaven, due to :) a friend of yours in middle school, who was dancing her "life is a joy" dance with you in our living room. :) Love you, XOXO

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From: marusaia
Date: Jun. 3rd, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC)

SCHWEET! Seriously, Maria, don't worry about it. Do you have any idea how much money I spent in the Dealer's Room at Sakuracon? Well, I would probably be going nuts if I were in Akihabara with you. You would have to drag me kicking and screaming to get me away from there, and when you finally did, I would probably find myself deep in debt, whereupon I would spend the last of my money finding Rei Hiroe's office and begging him, "PLEASE! GIVE ME A JOB! I DON'T CARE WHAT IT IS, BUT GIVE ME A JOB! I LOVE YOUR WORK! AND I'M BROKE! GIVE ME A JOB!" Ah, yes, crazy gaijin coming through...

Damn, sometimes I really wish I was there with you and Teresa. It would be fun... it would be beyond fun, it'd be awesome-amazing. I miss you guys... >.<

Good luck meeting your great-uncle Takeo! I hope that goes well.

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From: marusaia
Date: Jun. 6th, 2006 06:54 am (UTC)

Seriously, though, I look forward to the time when I will be able to go to Japan, and have many geek moments in Akihabara, and buy lots of cool swag. Not many people can say they've bought stuff in Akihabara, even among anime fans, I expect!

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