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An update of sorts, mostly for the fams, but you too! [Jul. 28th, 2008|08:26 pm]
Team USA's blog as we get ready for WCS 2008!

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So no videos yet until I can figure out how to convert .mpgs to something that iMovie will read. Lamesauce.

Regardless.. we went to Akiba yesterday and just about had the worst amount of GEEKING OUT! Renee bought some badass Bucciarati figurine, I got some Gurren SMUT and Yoko's character book and a Yoko mug and some gashapon crap of Lagann and Yoko cellphone cleaner. I was thisclose to buying the Rovoltech GL but opted against it since I don't have *that* much money to spend even though it was only like.. 20 bucks.

I also trying out catching UFOs, namely this Chopper one to bring back for my friend Nick, but I learned that I suck at it. Lots of western folks were around Akiba..lots.

ALSO! We checked out some cosplay stores, holy shit they have resin gems for sale. Rens and I facepalmed several times and costumes range from 100-400 bucks generally, and they are all really nice quality. If I had money, I would've bought myself a school uniform or some crap.

AND! ANDDDD WE ATE SOME JAPANESE FUCKING STEAK THAT COST WAYYYYYYYYY TOO MUCH MONEY BUT WAS HOLYSHIT THE BEST STEAK WE EVER ATE...EVERRRR.
So here's an image dump.



My mango mojito was not that good, so Renee drank that bad boy for me.

First day in and we had some food at this fancy place

Adorable and after..17 hours of traveling.

Close to Akiba... its.. THE BIG APPLE. Its like I never left home..

WTFHUGE Camera store in Akiba.

Akiba before everything opened.. GAMERS was pretty cool.

Dude.. EVA 01 at the Tokyo Animu Center.

And some Rei Ayanami too.

Akiba subway station

Some fancy bathroom with bidets and shit.

I'm a GUNDAM pilot.

Ads in the Subway platform.

Butts, but no dicks. Just butts.

VENDINGMACHINESSSS

Some magical girl animu that I can't remember, with appearances by ASTROBOYYYY and Doraemon!

Baby Shoop guys.. baby shoop.

Stitch is adorable and very very very beloved here.

Delicious foodstuff that we ate at Milky Way

Tiny water glasses are TINY!

Onn the train, magical CLEAN trains.

SOME FUCKING ADORABLE USAGI-CHAN IN FRONT OF THE PURIKURA PLACE WITH UFO CATCHERS!



Today we are going to Harajuku, Shibuya, Asakusa and to infinity..


... AND BEYOND!
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From: cyberbird
2008-07-29 12:37 am (UTC)
AUGH AUGH I feel an incredible sense of longing right now. Yodobashi Camera is awesome, I WAS IN GAMERS, IT'S THE BEST EVER.
I see a girl eating a crepe behind you in the last picture. You have to have a crepe. Harajuku has some.
You guys look like you're having a blast, AND you get to go to all the swanky places! Have fun in Shibuya and Harajuku and Shinjuku (since it's right there) and kasghdapihw;kdf
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[User Picture]From: misadesu
2008-07-29 12:41 am (UTC)
Auuuuuu all that food~ ( ´A`) Looking forward to those Harajuku & Shinjuku pics especially.

Looks like you guys are having a blast! <3 When does the WCS stuff start?

Ojamajo Doremi is that magical girl animu btw.
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[User Picture]From: bobbarker
2008-07-29 12:58 am (UTC)
GUNDAM SIMULATOR!!!!! :D

Have fun guys!!
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[User Picture]From: itriedbut
2008-07-29 05:39 pm (UTC)
Its like the greatest arcade game ever that srsly needs to come to America. You get special cards that save your character stats and everything! Ahhhh +wants to live in it+
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[User Picture]From: saber_rider
2008-07-29 01:02 am (UTC)
Get a bit away from the main Akiba drag and you'll find some really interesting places. That's also where the maid cafes are. Yeah, I'm totally going to recommend going to one.

Asakusa in the morning is spectacular. That's where I stayed in Tokyo and early in the morning (which shouldn't be hard if you're still a bit jetlagged) is nice and empty, so you can see all the temples and such there, as well as a few old people at some sort of service or yoga activity or something.

...and Harajuku is totally awesome.
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[User Picture]From: shesarebelyell
2008-07-29 01:15 am (UTC)
Great pics, I would have cried and hugged EVA Unit 01. XD And wow... clean subways and trains? THAT'S MIND BOTTLING.

It seems like the Japanese care a lot more about keeping their public places cleaner than we do.
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[User Picture]From: drhikaru
2008-07-29 01:19 am (UTC)
Ahhh, home sweet home. You make me miss Japan so much! And I know exactly where some of those pictures were taken at, lol!

You should see my UFO collection, it's pretty bad ass because I rock at those games.

TAKE LOTS OF PURIKURA.
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[User Picture]From: redneckotaku
2008-07-29 01:22 am (UTC)
I need to get to Tokyo someday. It really seems like alot of fun.
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[User Picture]From: tenousei
2008-07-29 01:37 am (UTC)
You two look like such tourist weeaboo. <3
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[User Picture]From: yuushi
2008-07-29 02:43 am (UTC)
Looks like yer havin' fun!

Oh and for any and all video converting, this freeware should cover all your needs:

http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/
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[User Picture]From: overshaded
2008-07-29 02:54 am (UTC)
SO ENVIOUS! ♥
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[User Picture]From: thatcalliecat
2008-07-29 04:40 am (UTC)
renee is a mojito saviour
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[User Picture]From: 1chigo_chan
2008-07-29 06:13 am (UTC)
Aaah, I want to be there toooo *envious*
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From: happy_riceball
2008-07-29 02:54 pm (UTC)
That fruit cup is co cu~te! Little star shapes! Ah!
Thank you for sharing. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: snoozeberries
2008-07-29 03:16 pm (UTC)
OMG SO CUTE, you guys look like you're having such a blast. I wish I was in Japan -- that place looks rockin' hahah.

Butts!
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[User Picture]From: itriedbut
2008-07-29 05:41 pm (UTC)
;__; do want, everything

When my friend was living in Japan, he totally mastered the UFO catchers and brought back some 30 plushies. Then I took him to the jersey shore and we thought he'd be awesome but they are all seriously rigged there :(
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[User Picture]From: emmylouangel
2008-07-29 09:29 pm (UTC)
I am totally jealous that you get to see the neon lights in Tokyo!! :3
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[User Picture]From: cueva_del_oni
2008-07-29 10:30 pm (UTC)
calpis!!! yum yum
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From: israson
2008-07-30 01:53 am (UTC)

fotos

Las fotos estan fabulosas...Gracias por compartir lo que estas viviendo porque al hacerlo nosotros tambien vivimos contigo tus experiencias.
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[User Picture]From: chibik3r0
2008-07-30 12:15 pm (UTC)
YOU GUYS LOOK LIKE YOU'RE HAVING FUN! MISS YOU TONS :D
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[User Picture]From: interpreter_11
2008-08-02 03:33 am (UTC)
You girls are gorgeous, crazy, and say "FUCK" an awful lot. Which one of you can I fuck?
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