gahhhhhh It's really been a long dA break! How are you everyone?? please please tell me your stories, summer experiences, anything!! I truly missed dA! (although I stole the house laptop few times to stalk here )
Let me begin with a short list of achievements and goals that I have accomplished during this trip :
I met old and new friends, few even kindly came from Ibaraki all the way to Tokyo to meet!!
satisfied my hunger for D. Gray Man volumes
collected Chrono Crusade last volume *so many feels*
the same for claymore volumes
satisfied my hunger for CODE BREAKER volumes (seriously it's epic in every sense)
watched FREE! on tv
went to Akiba once again
Visited an Aquarium
went to the countryside
ATE A BUNCH OF NIKUMAN AHAHAHAHAH
ate maccha ice
CAMPED A WHOLE MONTH ON
BOOKOFF is a bookstore that sells second hand & new manga volumes. The older the volume gets, the smaller the price will be.
Thanks to that, an old volume is roughly 105 yen, 1 DOLLAR guys
then they go up from 300 to 400 << (all the Magi is 400 yen) and eventually special ones are 900 yen (like Chrono Crusade FFF )
But it's much more cheap than US, Canada and all the rest of the worldddd
I had a whole bunch of trouble with the luggage when coming back though!
some quick/ anime-ish photos
Evangelion store in Hakone :
Tsutaya, a video rental shop that also sells CD/DVD's had a WHOLE SECTION OF NICO NICO DOUGA ARTISTS.
I BOUGHT MY >>CLEAR<< DOSE RIGHT AWAY.
Hajimete no BL manga no kakikata....
"how to draw your first BL manga"
Elevator doors in AKIBA are always like dis 8D
JAPAN IS INVADED BY KYOJINS. EVERYWHERE.
I stumbled upon a
and it had TONS OF PERSONA IN ITTT
PROPER PHOTO TIME!
I have a photography account as well! >>
few were taken with a cellphone, I forgot my card that day
^ LOL sorry for the flip 8D
this was the true land of tiny froggies. The day I thought nonstop about SavageFrog.
WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME.
next, Shinjuku :
SHIBUYA + HACHIKO
the expensive Japanese transport fees... it eats away about 20 dollars everytime I try to go out.
Some houses from Machida, the place I stayed at It takes 45 minues of walk to reach the ODAKYU line. + the stores
SOLAMACHI shops, BELOW THE SKY TREE :
A JUMP STOREEEEEEEEEE
TANABATA MATSURI, a festival which celebrates day Orihime and Hikoboshi's once-a-year meeting
more info at wikipedia >> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanabata…
It was extremely beautiful!
WE ALSO ENTERED A OBAKE YASHIKI XDDDD DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE A JAPANESE HAUNTED HOUSE EVER
IT WAS FREAKING SCARY SGDJAFJ
ONE PIECE, ONE PIECE everywhere!
There were also wish cards. You write wishes on them at festivals and then tie them up somewhere.
Can you guess this wish?
let me translate :
" wo-ru maria wo dakkan dekimasu youni. "
" I hope Wall Maria will be reclaimed. "
" I hope Wall Maria will be reclaimed. "
Japan is 100 % invaded by kyojins guys, I tell you.
This was THE FIRST wish I read there, so I seriously kept on laughing the whole night. XD
Have another stunning one :
it writes :
and lastly, I had to take pictures with my partner in crime for some reason...//sadface
but NOBODY WILL SEE MY FACE. EVER. MUWAHA!! thank you, Chopper.
Now it's Hakone time! Hakone is a beautiful place where you can see the Fuji mountain in clear days and explore sleeping mountains.
There are rivers of hot water
and the eggs become black like this when you boil them there :
WE RODE A PIRATE SHIP!!! it's wonderfully designed, fun, and amazingly BREEZY!
I truly truly loved it. We had to cross with it a lake to get to our hotel. *about 30 minutes of breezy feels*
Hakone GARASUNOMORI Museum is a must go if you ever plan on visiting Hakone!!
glass glass glass glass glass
I simply loved this place!
Now we get back to Tokyo, Asakusa :
he really seemed to love the little kittens!!
SHINAGAWA AQUARIUM :
GHIBLI MUSEUM : too bad we had only one hour to visit it because of the tour schedule....
Somewhere around UENO park :
I also heard a conversation here XD :
A friend was so kind and invited me to eat sushi. (that's after I ate a huge bowl of sukiyaki he kindly made the previous night XDD)
look at these pro handsssss
And some other random photos I took while walking : )
....the cat one is one of ze best
and the flight departing from Japan....give me back Japannnn
That's it, everyone!
I hope you saw what I saw.
I'm glad to be with my family of paws (doggie, Gilbert etc.) and to be at home,
most importantly, my mother made sacrifices to pay for my trip,
but I still wish
even a little
if there was
a tiny fragment of time left
how happy I'd be.
I'll do my best so I can study animation there in few years.
but uchuu is dumb and irresponsible and really late with the mathematics...
this stupid fat star doesn't like to study and isn't aware of the consequences
I hope this trip heals these uncertainties and makes me walk on a straighter path.
Thank you for always being with me guys.
There are two kind of situations you can get in by speaking only english :
ask someone a somehow usual but kind of complicated english phrase and :
1) some might be like "n-no sorry" and run
2) some will actually try to help you till' the end without understanding a single word!
The english there is a bit low. But you shouldn't be discouraged by that, mostly ALL the people are very generous and kind! Using basic, basic english would help alot
But having a Japanese language guide might help moar~!
I wish you success, 心より応援しています！
Which Jump store did you go to? Because I went to the one in Oasis 21 last year, and it looks a little different....
I came back to my home country too... TT.TT I miss Japan already!!
And they have a Jump Store in SoraMachi? Cool! I was going to go there this year but I couldn't go... TT.TT
We missed you...
but seriously, I want to go there sometime.
And there's a metric fuckton of pictures in this post. How did you sta.sh them all???
Thank you for posting amazing photos and sharing experience with us! <?xml:namespace prefix = da /> And Welcome back!
Japan! Japan! Japan!
asdksalf japan is so beautiful ahhh I hope I could go there some day ; 7 ;
and omg you used chopper to censor your face haha XD
I just want to go there now, visiting my friend TTxTT
Kinda sad how some people only seem to appreciate the manga and fanshop pictures...