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FireAza
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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FireAza, how long have you been in Japan? ... Also, where the hell is Hasuda?

About a week now. It's in Saitama, only about 30 mins from Tokyo. Very handy location.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Have a ticket to the first day of Animelo Summer Live 2014 (purchased officially), might have to see if tickets to days 2 and 3 can be obtained before deciding on going.

Although one only likes some of the acts, there are so many that one doesn't want to miss.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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About a week now. It's in Saitama, only about 30 mins from Tokyo. Very handy location.


Who are you here with (company) and how long are you staying?

It's not likely I'll be heading up to Tokyo anytime soon. Although I may be there in February if I get into the Tokyo Marathon.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm here on the JET program and I'll be here for a minimum of a year. Max is five, which is also the same length of time you need to have lived in the country to apply for citizenship Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I'm here on the JET program and I'll be here for a minimum of a year. Max is five, which is also the same length of time you need to have lived in the country to apply for citizenship Wink


Nice, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I'm just over 9 years here now. Gunna apply for PR once I reach the 10th.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I'm here on the JET program and I'll be here for a minimum of a year. Max is five, which is also the same length of time you need to have lived in the country to apply for citizenship Wink


Have you been to Washinomiya Shrine on New Year's day yet? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Nice, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I'm just over 9 years here now. Gunna apply for PR once I reach the 10th.

What kind of visa have been on until now?

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Have you been to Washinomiya Shrine on New Year's day yet? Very Happy

I haven't been here on new year's, so no Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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visa question


Started off with a working visa for specialist in humanities when I was working for an eikaiwa. Kept renewing that while I worked for them for 6 years. Now I'm a "proper" high school teacher I have an instructors visa.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Have a ticket to the first day of Animelo Summer Live 2014 (purchased officially), might have to see if tickets to days 2 and 3 can be obtained before deciding on going.

Although one only likes some of the acts, there are so many that one doesn't want to miss.


Couldn't get tickets for day 2 and 3 for less than AUD$200 each (in 2013 I spend AUD$300 on just one day) so I decided to give Animelo Summer Live 2014 a miss and will see Animax Musix 2014 in November.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
What's google?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yet to figure out if I'll be fit enough for my November trip as I'm very limited in walking at the moment (whereas I'm used to walking 4 - 12 km a day, sometimes over 20 km a day).
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Been here since Tuesday morning, saw Minori Chihara at Nippon Budokan on Tuesday night, Kalafina mini-live for their new single "Believe" at a shopping centre in Kawasaki, and will see Lisa Komine (another anime singer known for Gundam and Gosick amongst others) tomorrow night.

Saturday afternoon and night will be Animax Musix at Yokohama arena including Kalafina, Mami Kawada, May'n, JAM Project, ELISA, Ray and others.

Weather has been great so far with only a little spotting rain after 7pm with only a little walking to the hotel from the station and to a local restaurant afterward.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Had a great time at Lisa Komine's show on Friday night - the venue held less than 50 people, one of whom helped me get a good seat and understand some of the Japanese talking/writing. Lisa was accompanied by bass player/producer/singer Manzo for the first song and sang and played keyboards for a wide range of styles, finishing with "Tears". I bought one of each of the 4 CD's on sale and was then able to get one autographed by Lisa and have my photo taken with her.

Just back from Animax Musix 2014 at Yokohama Arena - secret guest was Flow collaborating with GranRodeo. A great 7 hour long concert.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'll be in Tokyo the same week AnimeJapan 2015 is on in March, so I've decided I'll go. Now what I'm planning to do is just go into a 7-11 and buy a ticket from the copy machine (I think I'll be able to manage to do that fine).

So the questions I have are; a) Can I purchase the ticket at any 7-11, or will I have to be closer to Tokyo when I do that? (planning to get the ticket at the 7-11 outside my hotel in Hakata, Fukuoka), and b) where would I be able to find the Pia code (event code) for the copy machine (noting that code probably isn't up yet, do I get from, somewhere on sej.co.jp or elsewhere)?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I'll be in Tokyo the same week AnimeJapan 2015 is on in March, so I've decided I'll go. Now what I'm planning to do is just go into a 7-11 and buy a ticket from the copy machine (I think I'll be able to manage to do that fine).

So the questions I have are; a) Can I purchase the ticket at any 7-11, or will I have to be closer to Tokyo when I do that? (planning to get the ticket at the 7-11 outside my hotel in Hakata, Fukuoka), and b) where would I be able to find the Pia code (event code) for the copy machine (noting that code probably isn't up yet, do I get from, somewhere on sej.co.jp or elsewhere)?


The site I use to find events with links to the e-plus, l-tike, pia ticket codes is http://animetas.jp - with google chrome the translations are workable.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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The site I use to find events with links to the e-plus, l-tike, pia ticket codes is http://animetas.jp - with google chrome the translations are workable.


Ta. I might use that, but I think I found the section I wanted on the 7-11 website. You can find the six digit pia ticket code (says Seven Code セブンコード on the website, but I assume it's same thing) when you go into individual events. The AnimeJapan 2015 website is saying that you can buy the Advance Admission Tickets in 7-11 stores now, but I can't find them on the 7-11 website which is odd.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Looking at being in Osaka on 24 and 25 April for a concert in early evening of 25 April and then in Tokyo on 26 April.

Any particular anime-related attractions within easy train ride of Osaka? I might visit the Haruhi Suzumiya locations around Nishinomiya.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Any particular anime-related attractions within easy train ride of Osaka?


There's Denden town aka Nipponbashi out at Namba (about 10 mins from Osaka station I think). Anime shops galore, but bizarrely Mandarake's stores are in Amerikamura and near Osaka station, miles away from Nipponbashi. If you're interested in Haruhi Suzumiya, Noizi Ito did the mascots for Nipponbashi and original goods with the characters can be purchased from the Nipponbashi Information shop which is closer to Ebisucho station than Namba station.

Namba is close to Dotonbori, so I'd catch the Sakaisuji Line to Ebisucho station late in the afternoon, do over the shops in Nipponbashi and check out the lights and strange restaurant fronts and signage in Dotonbori in the early evening (which unfortunately you probably can't do due to the concert...).

The other big one is the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka which about 35 or so minutes from Osaka station. I found it easier to get off at Takarazuka-Minamiguchi station. As a bonus there's the Takarazuka Grand Theatre down the road. The fans line up as the entrance to the stage and pass the actresses bouquets. It's hilarious and charming.

There is the Toyosato Elementary School (the one used in K-ON!), but it's on a small private railway line and is a pain in the arse to get to (around a four hour plus round trip). The physical location of Kyoto Animation is literally just outside Kohata station with their small shop down the road a bit, but it takes about an hour to get there and I'd really only recommend it to hard core fans of the studio.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
^ Thanks... I might head out to Nishinomiya for the Haruhi Suzumiya related sites as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Last evening of this trip. So far I've seen:

Kyoto National Museum for the original painting of the eight-tailed fox;

Takarazuka for the Osamu Tezuka manga museum and ended up going past the site of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amagasaki_rail_crash on the 20uth anniversay of the crash;

Nishinomiya area for Haruhi Suzumiya places;

Osaka castle and Chiaki Ishikawa's concert at Matsushita IMP Hall;

M3 doujin event and met Eiko Shimamiya (Higarashi singer);

Nana Mizuki fan club live event at Nippon Budoukan (I write it that way since the hiragana is にっぽんぶどうかん);

the cafe and bar http://www.raizeen.com

Mandarake in Nakano Broadway for CD's.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Eiko Shimamiya as she was at M3 where I met her (person at the back):

https://twitter.com/eikoshimamiya/status/592298635095773184

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
A really tiny new piece of news, but helpful if you are visiting Kawaguchiko which is great for views of Mount Fuji.

Not only does the JR East Kanto area 3 day pass include Kawaguchiko (and a few other non-JR lines):

http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/kantoareapass/index.html

but the ubiquitous Suica / Pasmo cards are now (as of March 2015) also accepted for travel between Otsuki and Kawaguchiko:

http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/suica.html
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/routemaps/pdf/RouteMap_majorrailsub.pdf
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Has anyone used TA-Q-BIN between cities? I am planning to use a place on Airbnb when I get to Osaka (coming from Hiroshima). The lady letting out the place can't do an early check in, so I'm stuck with a suitcase until 5pm.

I was planning to TA-Q-BIN my suitcase from Hiroshima to Osaka and apparently Kuroneko Yamato can deliver it within a set time in the evening.

I know from experience it can take two days to get my suitcase from Shinjuku to Narita airport via TA-Q-BIN, but the Kuroneko Yamato website says they can get it to Osaka overnight. Anyone had any experience in this, especially sending stuff to a residential address?
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I always send my snowboard and gear to my hotel and back home. It's great. Kuroneko is extremely reliable, if they say they can get it there by a certain time on a certain date, it will be there. The prices are also very reasonable. I'm also surprised that it would take 2 days to get from Tokyo to Narita.

But to answer your question, there is absolutely no problem with sending to residential addresses.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I'm also surprised that it would take 2 days to get from Tokyo to Narita.
Ta for that. I think the hotel were erring on the side of caution, but reading comments on travel forums, seems to be a common timeframe to get stuff from anywhere within Tokyo to Narita.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Ta for that. I think the hotel were erring on the side of caution, but reading comments on travel forums, seems to be a common timeframe to get stuff from anywhere within Tokyo to Narita.


Take it to a kuroneko shop and I'm pretty sure they could do it same day if it isn't too late. (Too late in the day that is)
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
No prizes for finding me (as the only gaijin) in the photos in this article for the launch of Natsumi Kon and Chiaki Ishikawa's songs for the Majestic Prince anime back in 2013:

http://newslounge.net/archives/81154
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The Senseki line from Sendai to Ishinomaki was finally fully re-opened on 30 May 2015, with celebrations including singers Ichirou Mizuki and Masaaki Endoh performing at the Ishinomori Manga Museum.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Confirmed flights for Animelo Summer Live 2015 (3 days of concerts at Saitama Super Arena, spending 5 days and 5 nights in Japan).

Also confirmed a ticket for Animax Musix 2015 in November at Yokohama Arena.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Confirmed flights for Animelo Summer Live 2015 (3 days of concerts at Saitama Super Arena, spending 5 days and 5 nights in Japan).

Also confirmed a ticket for Animax Musix 2015 in November at Yokohama Arena.

Headed to my home prefecture of Saitama eh? It's a nice place, less dangerous natural disasters and our prefecture mascot is a dove:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Headed to my home prefecture of Saitama eh?


Yes, attended Animelo Summer Live in 2011/2012/2013, missed 2014 (couldn't get tickets to all 3 days).

Staying 3 nights in Tokyo then 2 nights in Omiya this time.

PS, this is the kind of breakfast the hotel in Omiya serves:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oh sweet Jesus! Curry! Omiya has a few nice arcades, the prizes in the UFO catchers seem a little easier to get.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Oh sweet Jesus! Curry! Omiya has a few nice arcades, the prizes in the UFO catchers seem a little easier to get.


I'm meaning to catch a few movies also e.g. "The Emperor in August" - even without knowing Japanese or having English subtitles it would be an interesting experience (no harder to understand than Evangelion 3.0 was Smile ).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
You're going to see "The Emperor in August" in August? Seems appropriate.

You gonna do anything else? You wanna say howdy and go to Akiba or something? There's a nice airsoft store there and also a retro gaming shop called "Super Potato".
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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You're going to see "The Emperor in August" in August? Seems appropriate.

You gonna do anything else? You wanna say howdy and go to Akiba or something? There's a nice airsoft store there and also a retro gaming shop called "Super Potato".


Possibly, I'm staying in Ueno on the nights of 26, 27 and 28 August, and in Saitama Shintoshin on the nights of 29 and 30 August.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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You gonna do anything else?


Thanks for the visit to the museum in Omiya Koen and lunch in Omiya!

I should have asked you for a recommendation on where to get fresh fruit in Omiya - I looked around on Sunday as well and didn't find any fruit and vegetable shops.

If you can send me any recommendations for future reference I'd appreciate it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I might go see the Perfume movie next Tuesday at either Hakata or Tenjin (looks like it might rain that day...). Toho seems to have a very English friendly online ticketing system. Does T-Joy cinema chain have online ticketing? Couldn't find it on the website. Might be easier to go to Toho @ Tenjin, but thought I might ask anyway.

Also, does anyone know if the online Toho Cinema ticketing system accept foreign credit cards?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I might go see the Perfume movie next Tuesday at either Hakata or Tenjin (looks like it might rain that day...). Toho seems to have a very English friendly online ticketing system. Does T-Joy cinema chain have online ticketing? Couldn't find it on the website. Might be easier to go to Toho @ Tenjin, but thought I might ask anyway.

Also, does anyone know if the online Toho Cinema ticketing system accept foreign credit cards?


I assume it should, but I've only ever used my Japanese credit card for it.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Thanks for the visit to the museum in Omiya Koen and lunch in Omiya!

I should have asked you for a recommendation on where to get fresh fruit in Omiya - I looked around on Sunday as well and didn't find any fruit and vegetable shops.

If you can send me any recommendations for future reference I'd appreciate it.

Fresh fruit and veg in Japan? Madness! Also expensive! Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I assume it should, but I've only ever used my Japanese credit card for it.


Ta. With all that English on Toho's website, I assume it does. If not I'll assault the person at the counter with my horrible Japanese language skills.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
With Japanese cinemas I've just turned up with a reasonable amount of time and been able to purchase a ticket in person with cash.

I've used the Japan Times to get session times:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/films/
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Took the shinkansen from Hakata to Hiroshima on Wednesday morning, and it was the Evangelion one!


Haven't had time to see the Perfume doco. Most cinemas only playing once a day at times I can't see it. Might wait for the BD with will probably have English subs as it got a limited US screenings.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Have booked to be in Japan from the evening of the 17th June to the evening of the 20th June to catch a couple of concerts. If I could stay a week longer, I could also catch the play "Sin of Sleeping Snow" http://disgoonie.jp/stage/vol3/.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
u523 wrote:
Have booked to be in Japan from the evening of the 17th June to the evening of the 20th June to catch a couple of concerts. If I could stay a week longer, I could also catch the play "Sin of Sleeping Snow" http://disgoonie.jp/stage/vol3/.


I found out that there will be a Majestic Prince anime screening with the main voice cast present on Friday 17 June in Odaiba, so I might try for that. (Now arriving late on Thursday 16 June).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
u523 wrote:
I found out that there will be a Majestic Prince anime screening with the main voice cast present on Friday 17 June in Odaiba, so I might try for that. (Now arriving late on Thursday 16 June).


Missed getting a ticket for it, but found a live show on Saturday with both an afternoon and an evening session- I hope to get a ticket for the afternoon session - Nagareda Project (anime song cover band), some members of StylipS and Kaori Oda (Norn 9 Ed).
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Any info about this JET program?

(btw, I haven't replied in this forum for months)
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Kuu


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Arrived back in Australia last Tuesday.

Saw:

a live show in Akihabara on Friday night (singers with backing tracks);

a live show in Hatsudai on Saturday afternoon (Nagareda Project plus guest singers including Kaori Oda, lyrics projected on screen for the audience to sing along);

Minori Chihara at Pacifico Yokohama on Saturday evening;

Chiaki Ishikawa at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall on Sunday evening.

Great time as always.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Arrived back in Australia last Tuesday.
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Great time as always.


Did some searching on twitter after I arrived back home and found a tweet by someone I met at the Nagareda Project show, so replied and we followed each other.

Also had a follow on twitter by someone at the same show who is also a producer of the long running music of anime show, Anipara Ongakukan and followed him back also.

I'm trying to get somewhere with the Japanese people on the stupidity of some of their record companies blocking access to their official Youtube channels from outside of Japan. I even had a reply from Koji Saito in English (Animelo Summer Live producer).
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Have a ticket for Animax Musix 2016 Yokohama now.

Still need to work out if I'll have zero, one or two more trips over this year.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think I'll explore the Fujigoko region on my next trip in March. Public transport seems to be pretty poor in that area so I think I'm going to rent a car. Anybody have any experience with this? Think I'm going to go with Nippon Rent A Car (seem to have a decent English interface) and get one of those tiny mini vans. I'm 180 cm tall, so are those cars really cramped for my size?
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