Friday, October 03, 1997

Greetings from J-List October 3, 1997

First of all, let me aplogize for filling your mailbox with updates three days in a row. It's rare that we have this many new items for you. I've got some good news, though, that should make up for it.

We have yet another update for you, along with some big news (see the paragraph below). In the way of new items, we have a lot of new "one shot" magazines and photobooks, mostly on the page 2 of the magazines and the shashinshus page. There are a lot of nice items, but the one that really shines is Kanno Miho's explosive nude shashinshu, Nudity, which is all the rage in Japan right now, and quite impossible to get without waiting in line, scouring the Kanda region of the city (known for its
selection of books), and so on. We have 19 copies as of Thursday night, Japan time.

Now onto the big news. Effectively immediately, in commemmoration of J-List's one-year anniversary this month, we'll be having a buy-3-get-1-free sale on all magazines and shashinshus! Let me explain how it works: pick four magazines, and the least expensive one will be free. That's it, nothing more to it. (Note that the shipping will be calculated normally.) This sale will stop October 15th, so make your selections quickly. We have about two truckloads of magazines in stock right now, and all the items that just went on the list are part of the sale. It's a great time to stock up, get those back issues of Urecco you want to give as Christmas gifts this year, and so on. Thanks, and enjoy the update!

Thursday, October 02, 1997

Greetings from J-List October 2, 1997

Hello from Japan. Today is a special day for us here at J-List -- it's October 1st, and we've been in business for one year today! It's enough to give me pause, to think how quickly a year can go by when you're running a business. Although we've had our share of ups and down over the past twelve months, it's been a hell of a ride for all of us. We sincerely thank you for your support, and look forward to great times ahead together with you all. As the Japanese say, kore kara mo yoroshiku onegai shimasu.

We have some nifty new items for you today, including new dojinshi (including new copies of several of the often-requested Okachimentaiko circle's work), a few new magazines, and more. Look for a big announcement from us in a day or two, too... (evil laugh)

Response to the calendars has been good, although since all calendars were on one HTML page, the loading time quite slow (especially from Japan, where I am). I have compensated by moving the anime calendars to the anime page, the JPOP calendars to the JPOP page, and the adult calendars to the adult page. The remaining items left on the calendar page include calendars of Japanese actresses and models, swimsuit calendars, large wall calendars, and others. I urge anyone with any time on their hands to just check out the calendars page, not so much to see if you want to buy one

Tuesday, September 30, 1997

Greetings from J-List September 30, 1997

If you've ever lived in Japan, you may know that it's a very seasonal place. Summer is the season for tanktops and showing your belly button, but it comes to an abrupt halt at the 1st of September, when fall starts (to the Japanese). Stop a Japanese on the street, and he's apt to start talking about how Japan has four seasons (shiki in Japanese), although there are many more than four -- rainy season, which stretches from mid-June to mid-July, cannot be called summer, for example.

There's a season for buying calendars, too. Starting in October or so, you can find Japanese calendars in bookstores everywhere. It lasts until around the 20th of December, when most of the calendars will have begun to disappear. After the 1st of the year nearly all the calendars are gone. You cannot buy, for love or money, a calendar at any other time of the year save Calendar Season.

This year's 1988 calendar offerings are excellent, and J-List is offering a large assortment of them for you. There are calendars for fans of JPOP, lots of anime calendars, Japanese baseball calendars, and of course, sexy gravure bathing suit calendars. But perhaps the most welcome news to J-List readers is the inclusion this year of nude calendars for Fubuki Akira, Ozawa Madoka, and many others. Please see the calendars page for more information.

Note that the deadline for ordering calendars is October 25th. The same as last year, there is a chance that the most popular items will start to sell out, so we might not be able to get everything you want. That's why we're moving the deadline up, to help ensure that there are no problems.
J-List now has a links page, with links to other anime and related sites. Please check it out the next time you're surfing around the Internet. One thing that is important to me is the quality of the links on our links page -- you won't see this becoming a bloated list of thousands of sites. Feedback on the links page is appreciated.