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    Quote Originally Posted by Rednoahl View Post
    I had to go to Tokyo back to get the laserdisk boxset for a friend so he'd subtitle it for me to see what I was missing.
    WOW! That's dedication. Was it worth it?

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    Going to Tokyo broke my heart - I never wanted to leave. Initially I felt lost over there but after a few very early morning conversations in coffee shops I found how to open conversations without causing offense, and it suddenly felt like I'd been there for years (the Japanese people I met really liked the English.)

    I did a fair amount of Laserdisk buying while I was out there (DVDs didn't exist back then) and I wish I'd have gone to the gym before I went because they weighed a ton. The Nadia boxset was really nice and was the only way to get the extra dramas at the time, and probably worth it just for those. I actually did very little buying for myself because I met so many people I ended up at a partying every night - it left me with virtually no money. I never admitted to liking anime to any of the Japanese people I met though because of the looks of horror I got from sales assisstants in Akihabara and Ikebukero.

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    Ha ha, that sounds like a fantastic experience. Forgive me for being rude, but how old were you at the time?

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    Looks of horror? lol. I can relate to where you're coming from because I took my 14 year old cousin out the other day to rent Naruto Ninja Storm 2 (fighting game) for the PS3 because he really wanted to play it. (me tooXD) I was so embarrassed asking the lady at Blockbuster where it was though.

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    The Utena movie is, um. Weird. And highly compressed: if you've watched the series, you can mostly follow it, except where things are Completely Different, but it's nigh incomprehensible if you haven't.

    It's also noticeably more adult than the series -- the subtitle isn't "the Adolescence of Utena" for nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98abaile View Post
    Ha ha, that sounds like a fantastic experience. Forgive me for being rude, but how old were you at the time?
    Mid to late twenties - the last time I went was when orange girls were in fashion, I'm not exactly sure. If you fancy going, the Japanese liked the fact I was from an island nation and that I felt threatened by "aliens" (or foreiners - the Japanese were very rasist back then and nobody I met out there liked Americans, Canadians or Nigerians. Nigerians were hated with a passion, and if things are at least similar to when I went there is a very high chance you will think the same PDQ. US and Candians were only disliked because of their reputation around Roppongi, which from my experience was unfounded.) They liked the fact I understood that weather was seasonal (winter, rain, spring, rain, summer, rain, autumn etc.) Belonging to an organisation or comapany is more important that you are, but I found it to be of more of an advantage to say I was going it alone. Number one though (and this should be easy for any long time anime fan) is respect - but not in the way you think.

    Showing too much respect makes you look like an idiot and showing no respect makes you look like a caveman. Unless you have been honoured, "domo" is enough for thank you and only say sorry when you've really f**ked up. It isn't important what you say really (within reason,) it's bowing that makes all the odds. The expression of gratitiude is far more important than the words. Losers bow low, winners just nod their head.

    If you are going on the pull, avoid Roppongi (at least on a weekend) and head to Shinjuku, Shibuya or Ikebukero. Girls that are "Christmas Cake" are over 25 and not very happy about it, and thereby easy to pull - a christmas cake is worthless after the 25th apparently.

    Avoid fighting, even if you know you can win. As a gaijin you won't have a leg to stand on if the police get involved. You will also be put to the back of the queue if you require hospital treatment.

    Mind, there's a pretty good chance what I've said is out of date.

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    Well i will be watching Fairy Tail in 5 hours!

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    Bought myself Turn A Gundam series. I will be spending the next few days doing a marathon on it, with the Winter Season Anime in between.

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    Watched the first six episodes of Kore wa Zombie desu ka. Seems like a comedy heading down a much darker path.
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    I'm going gaga over Reborn right now (chap 203). also got a hankering to watch (FOR THE FOURTH TIME) prince of tennis. .............that disk has gotta be around here somewhere.....

 

 
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