Friday, February 27, 1998

Greetings from J-List February 27, 1998

Well, Thursday is about to give way to Friday here in Japan. Friday in this case -- the 27th -- is Kaori's birthday (she'll be 23), and she's taking the day off to go somewhere with her "darling."

Lots of nice items in tonight's update. First, the new issue of the excellent dojinshi anthology Paradise Lost (vol. 6) is out, and its a nice one. Lots of nice stories for eva fans in it. Then, there are new dojinshi! We've got a bunch of off-the-beaten-track dojinshi for fans of Final Fantasy 7, Eva, and more, and in large supply this time. Also, we've cut our prices again as we try to get rid of a lot of our stock -- check out these great bargains. Finally, we've got a new offering from Otaku Publishing, their latest adult anime game release

Hot Oil Sumo Wrestling? Beelzebubsledding? The Men's 500, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 Meter Barefoot Speed Skating competition? They're all part of the "Top Five (sic) Olympics in Hell" list, one of the daily "Top 5" [sic] lists put out daily by the cool guys at Topfive.com (http://www.topfive.com). I find their mailing list quite fun to read, so I thought I'd pass the link along to J-List readers.

Wednesday, February 25, 1998

Greetings from J-List April 25, 1998

Hello, everyone. The weekend is here, and Kazuki and I are preparing to head down to Shizuoka Prefecture tomorrow to visit a friend of mine. Kazuki is so happy to be able to ride his first Shinkansen (Bullet Train) and go to a hot springs hotel. Unfortunately we both have come down with freak colds -- I hope we're not too miserable tomorrow.

I'm very happy to announce that the latest JAST USA title, Runaway City, is finally shipping, along with RCY America's premier release, Nocturnal Illusion. It was a long battle, and we ended up many months behind schedule, but they are finally out the door. If you don't know about the interactive anime role-playing game for adults category of game software from Japan, I recommend that you check out one of the new titles.

Did you know there was almost an anime based on Babylon 5? See http://home.pacbell.net/bchan/b5.anime.home.index.html for a very interesting view of what might have been.

Well, have a good weekend. See you when we get back from Mt. Fuji!