Friday, October 01, 2004

Greetings from J-List October 1, 2004

Hello and T.G.I.F. from everyone on the J-List team!

It's fall, and that means it's the season for school sports festivals, held from one end of Japan to the other this time of year. Kids run relays, perform synchronized dances, and generally celebrate sports while their parents look on with pride. Along with the start of the school year in April, this is a major chance for electronics makers to sell video cameras to mothers and fathers who want to record these events for posterity. See Panasonic's latest TV commercial designed to pluck the heartstrings of parents, at http://www.jlist.com/panasonic (Flash required). The voiceover goes: "Half a year has passed since the cherry-blossoms and the start-of-school ceremony -- look how fast they run! The 3-CCD 'heart-sized' DigiCam 200." Panasonic has some beautiful autumn-themed wallpaper for your computer, too, at http://www.jlist.com/wallp

Despite being a rather crowded place -- Japan crams half the population of the U.S. into an area the size of Nebraska -- Japanese do love their cars, and TV commercials never fail to feature images of a solo driver on the open road, usually played by foreign stars like Rod Stewart or Antonio Banderas. While the lion's share of cars sold in Japan are made by domestic car companies (natch), it is also very stylish to drive a "gai-sha" or foreign-made car. Germany's Big Three automakers have pole position in the Japanese import car market, but American cars are also popular too, especially established brands like Jeep Cherokee and Ford Explorer. Saturn tried their hand at the Japanese market -- we bought the first Saturn sold in our prefecture -- but had to get out due to lack of acceptance by consumers here. Now the Saturn dealers have been converted to generic "GM" dealers, selling Chevy Astros, which the Japanese prefer. Of course, the concept of "foreign" car has less meaning these days, since Ford owns controlling stock in Mazda and sells many "Fords" here that are actually just re-branded Mazda cars.

Happy birthday to J-List! It was eight years ago that we started bringing our unique brand of wacky Japanese pop culture to the world, which seems like an incredibly long time for us (especially in Internet Time). Through it all, we've been blessed with many loyal customers, and we thank you all for your kind support. This month, we're having a special $1 shipping sale on all English-translated dating-sim games. Combined with our regular buy-4-get-20%-off special, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to pick up a few of our great H games. All titles are stocked in San Diego, and games are shipped out daily to you.

We have a great line-up of products for you today, starting with a new wacky J-List T-shirt! The Japanese are big fans of product parodies, and we've come up with a new design mocking Suntory's Boss Coffee, the leading brand of canned coffee in Japan, famous for its image of a hard-assed boss on the can. Our version is BOZU, which is Japanese for a bald-headed Buddhist priest. Totally wacky, and any Japanese who sees it will fall on the floor laughing. There are some fun Flash Boss Coffee games for you to play, http://www.jlist.com/boss

Oops! The "three days update" link in Wednesday's email had a typo that caused 404 errors for some users. Sorry about that -- the link below this works fine.

For the special first-of-month update, we've got some excellent products from Japan for you. They include:

  • First, for fans of PEZ candy dispensers, we've got some cool items made exclusively for the Japanese market, including PEZ pens, mechanical pencils and more
  • We've gotten stock of the long-lost vol. 2 of Goth & Loli Bible, the famous documentary of all that is gothic in Japan -- very cool
  • We have a great new series of "one coin figures" based on Predator 2 featuring incredible sculptures of the Predator and his environment, very cool figures by Japan's famous Kotobukiya company
  • Then for Naruto fans, a special treat: a set of cool Naruto headbands in different colors, so you can transform into ninja
  • We have more authentic Japanese chopsticks from Japan, of very high quality
  • For fans of delicious Pocky, we have a new taste this year, Pocky Decorer Chocola du Caramel, yummy caramel-chocolate Pocky that's "just like a decoration cake on a stick:
  • Other yummy treats include delicious caramel corn Japan-style, traditional baked rice crackers, and vitamin C candy
  • Also look for various restocked snacks, like bontan ame candy (the candy where the wrapping is made of rice, so you can eat it, wrapper and all), tasty Natchan orange candies, and charcoal-roasted coffee candy (yum)
  • Bento fans, we've added stock of several bento boxes, including the stylish I.Kotoba bento set
  • Next we have two great items for G-Taste fans: a sexy figure of Mai Kannazuki and gashapon (capsule toy) figures of his other characters
  • Reach out and touch Japan's comedy world with the 15th anniversary DVD release of Downtown, commemorating the stellar careers of Matsumoto and Hamada, the most successful comedy duo in Japanese entertainment history
  • Next, we have a fun Shower Bon Bon for you, which you drop into your bath, and out pops a cute toy for you -- Let's Bathtime!
  • We have stylish tissue box covers, which allow you to make a box of tissue fit into any room
  • We've added stock of the popular Chiaki "GoGo Yubari" Kuriyama DVD which had sold out in record time (region free)
  • We have fresh stock of the classic Japanese daruma -- color one eye black and make a wish for the new year, and if your wish comes true, color the other eye
  • For fans of Tomica die-cast Japanese cars, we've restocked the popular Prius
  • If you're studying Japanese, we've added kanji study cards, something I personally wish I'd had when I was studying at SDSU in the 1980s
  • Finally, a great way to grind-up sesame seeds, more traditional Japanese hand-towels, classic Japanese wind chimes, fresh stock of sushi tea cups, and more!

For our 18+ customers, we've got many new products. The new items include:

  • For fans of Japan's elegant 18+ magazines, we have the new issue of Bejean, featuring incredibly beautiful models like Hitomi Hayasaka, Mitsu Amai and more -- comes with a life-size poster of Nana Natsume too!
  • We have another gorgeous photomagazine in the "Monthly..." series, this time starring Reiko Miura
  • Then we've got a fabulous photobook featuring the lovely body of Emiru Momose, a delightful creature from Japan
  • Enjoy some great "new half" action too, with the new She-Male Gold
  • Then enjoy a great color magazine + DVD combo item featuring all-femele action, 130 minutes worth on the DVD! (region free)
  • For fans of Bastard!!, the classic boys' fantasy comic, we have a deluxe item: a super large-size book version with all the sexy artwork intact
  • Then we have a selection of top-quality H comics from Japan, including the incredible "last" manga offering by bold artist Pirontan, the twisted life of sexy Erenoa, and a "Brilliant" anthology of works by talented manga-ka (comic artists)
  • Doujinshi collectors, we also have new fan-created parody comics for you, mocking all the top shows from Japan
  • Also, you can preorder Yohei Kozou's incredibly new CG collection, which J-List is able to make available without censorship of any kind (yay)
  • Next we have a great Japanese toy in stock, a cute little bunny that's really a personal massager
  • For our DVD customers, enjoy some amazing new offerings starting with an "Estrus Picture Diary of Marshmallow Hips" (region free)
  • Then from SOD, a bold offering combining the Gothic fashion style with what they do best, featuring two incredibly beautiful actresses performing in high goth style (region free)
  • Then enjoy a super "oppai collection" from SOD featuring 30 top-name stars famous for their beautiful bodies (region free)
  • From Moodyz, enjoy the best moments of "gokkun" with a great new offering featuring six gorgeous girls (region 2)
  • Then from Waap Entertainment, enjoy a former Miss Kyoto runner-up and race queen who perform in a stylish city hotel, a great new item (region 2)
  • Finally, look for fresh stock of the best-selling DVD by Mihiro, one of the most tantalizingly beautiful girls in Japan today (region free).

The J-List search system is quite flexible, allowing you to call up what you're looking for easily. First of all, since Japanese names are reversed when writing Japanese-style (so that the last name comes first), the search system will bring up the same results for "Yuko Ogura" as for "Ogura Yuko." You can also extend your search by searching for strings like "race queen and DVD" (to find only race queen DVDs, not, say, photobooks with race queens), or "hot wheels or tomica" to bring up products matching either of these terms.

Remember that J-List carries something that's almost impossible to get outside of Japan: authentic Japanese high school uniforms, made just for you by the famous Matsukameya of Nagoya. Each uniform is sewn just for you, to the sizes you specify on our detailed chart, and the quality of these uniforms is not to be believed. If you love Japanese "cosplay" and want to try on a real Japanese high school uniform (the company takes pride in offering sizes large enough for men to wear the girls' uniforms, if you so desire), please see the excellent items we have on our site. We also have boys' high school uniforms too!~~

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Greetings from J-List September 30, 2004

Hello and T.G.I.F. from everyone on the J-List team!

It's fall, and that means it's the season for school sports festivals, held from one end of Japan to the other this time of year. Kids run relays, perform synchronized dances, and generally celebrate sports while their parents look on with pride. Along with the start of the school year in April, this is a major chance for electronics makers to sell video cameras to mothers and fathers who want to record these events for posterity. See Panasonic's latest TV commercial designed to pluck the heartstrings of parents, at http://www.jlist.com/panasonic (Flash required). The voiceover goes: "Half a year has passed since the cherry-blossoms and the start-of-school ceremony -- look how fast they run! The 3-CCD 'heart-sized' DigiCam 200." Panasonic has some beautiful autumn-themed wallpaper for your computer, too, at http://www.jlist.com/wallp

Despite being a rather crowded place -- Japan crams half the population of the U.S. into an area the size of Nebraska -- Japanese do love their cars, and TV commercials never fail to feature images of a solo driver on the open road, usually played by foreign stars like Rod Stewart or Antonio Banderas. While the lion's share of cars sold in Japan are made by domestic car companies (natch), it is also very stylish to drive a "gai-sha" or foreign-made car. Germany's Big Three automakers have pole position in the Japanese import car market, but American cars are also popular too, especially established brands like Jeep Cherokee and Ford Explorer. Saturn tried their hand at the Japanese market -- we bought the first Saturn sold in our prefecture -- but had to get out due to lack of acceptance by consumers here. Now the Saturn dealers have been converted to generic "GM" dealers, selling Chevy Astros, which the Japanese prefer. Of course, the concept of "foreign" car has less meaning these days, since Ford owns controlling stock in Mazda and sells many "Fords" here that are actually just re-branded Mazda cars.

Happy birthday to J-List! It was eight years ago that we started bringing our unique brand of wacky Japanese pop culture to the world, which seems like an incredibly long time for us (especially in Internet Time). Through it all, we've been blessed with many loyal customers, and we thank you all for your kind support. This month, we're having a special $1 shipping sale on all English-translated dating-sim games. Combined with our regular buy-4-get-20%-off special, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to pick up a few of our great H games. All titles are stocked in San Diego, and games are shipped out daily to you.

We have a great line-up of products for you today, starting with a new wacky J-List T-shirt! The Japanese are big fans of product parodies, and we've come up with a new design mocking Suntory's Boss Coffee, the leading brand of canned coffee in Japan, famous for its image of a hard-assed boss on the can. Our version is BOZU, which is Japanese for a bald-headed Buddhist priest. Totally wacky, and any Japanese who sees it will fall on the floor laughing. There are some fun Flash Boss Coffee games for you to play, http://www.jlist.com/boss

Oops! The "three days update" link in Wednesday's email had a typo that caused 404 errors for some users. Sorry about that -- the link below this works fine.

For the special first-of-month update, we've got some excellent products from Japan for you. They include:

  • First, for fans of PEZ candy dispensers, we've got some cool items made exclusively for the Japanese market, including PEZ pens, mechanical pencils and more
  • We've gotten stock of the long-lost vol. 2 of Goth & Loli Bible, the famous documentary of all that is gothic in Japan -- very cool
  • We have a great new series of "one coin figures" based on Predator 2 featuring incredible sculptures of the Predator and his environment, very cool figures by Japan's famous Kotobukiya company
  • Then for Naruto fans, a special treat: a set of cool Naruto headbands in different colors, so you can transform into ninja
  • We have more authentic Japanese chopsticks from Japan, of very high quality
  • For fans of delicious Pocky, we have a new taste this year, Pocky Decorer Chocola du Caramel, yummy caramel-chocolate Pocky that's "just like a decoration cake on a stick:
  • Other yummy treats include delicious caramel corn Japan-style, traditional baked rice crackers, and vitamin C candy
  • Also look for various restocked snacks, like bontan ame candy (the candy where the wrapping is made of rice, so you can eat it, wrapper and all), tasty Natchan orange candies, and charcoal-roasted coffee candy (yum)
  • Bento fans, we've added stock of several bento boxes, including the stylish I.Kotoba bento set
  • Next we have two great items for G-Taste fans: a sexy figure of Mai Kannazuki and gashapon (capsule toy) figures of his other characters
  • Reach out and touch Japan's comedy world with the 15th anniversary DVD release of Downtown, commemorating the stellar careers of Matsumoto and Hamada, the most successful comedy duo in Japanese entertainment history
  • Next, we have a fun Shower Bon Bon for you, which you drop into your bath, and out pops a cute toy for you -- Let's Bathtime!
  • We have stylish tissue box covers, which allow you to make a box of tissue fit into any room
  • We've added stock of the popular Chiaki "GoGo Yubari" Kuriyama DVD which had sold out in record time (region free)
  • We have fresh stock of the classic Japanese daruma -- color one eye black and make a wish for the new year, and if your wish comes true, color the other eye
  • For fans of Tomica die-cast Japanese cars, we've restocked the popular Prius
  • If you're studying Japanese, we've added kanji study cards, something I personally wish I'd had when I was studying at SDSU in the 1980s
  • Finally, a great way to grind-up sesame seeds, more traditional Japanese hand-towels, classic Japanese wind chimes, fresh stock of sushi tea cups, and more!

For our 18+ customers, we've got many new products. The new items include:

  • For fans of Japan's elegant 18+ magazines, we have the new issue of Bejean, featuring incredibly beautiful models like Hitomi Hayasaka, Mitsu Amai and more -- comes with a life-size poster of Nana Natsume too!
  • We have another gorgeous photomagazine in the "Monthly..." series, this time starring Reiko Miura
  • Then we've got a fabulous photobook featuring the lovely body of Emiru Momose, a delightful creature from Japan
  • Enjoy some great "new half" action too, with the new She-Male Gold
  • Then enjoy a great color magazine + DVD combo item featuring all-femele action, 130 minutes worth on the DVD! (region free)
  • For fans of Bastard!!, the classic boys' fantasy comic, we have a deluxe item: a super large-size book version with all the sexy artwork intact
  • Then we have a selection of top-quality H comics from Japan, including the incredible "last" manga offering by bold artist Pirontan, the twisted life of sexy Erenoa, and a "Brilliant" anthology of works by talented manga-ka (comic artists)
  • Doujinshi collectors, we also have new fan-created parody comics for you, mocking all the top shows from Japan
  • Also, you can preorder Yohei Kozou's incredibly new CG collection, which J-List is able to make available without censorship of any kind (yay)
  • Next we have a great Japanese toy in stock, a cute little bunny that's really a personal massager
  • For our DVD customers, enjoy some amazing new offerings starting with an "Estrus Picture Diary of Marshmallow Hips" (region free)
  • Then from SOD, a bold offering combining the Gothic fashion style with what they do best, featuring two incredibly beautiful actresses performing in high goth style (region free)
  • Then enjoy a super "oppai collection" from SOD featuring 30 top-name stars famous for their beautiful bodies (region free)
  • From Moodyz, enjoy the best moments of "gokkun" with a great new offering featuring six gorgeous girls (region 2)
  • Then from Waap Entertainment, enjoy a former Miss Kyoto runner-up and race queen who perform in a stylish city hotel, a great new item (region 2)
  • Finally, look for fresh stock of the best-selling DVD by Mihiro, one of the most tantalizingly beautiful girls in Japan today (region free).

The J-List search system is quite flexible, allowing you to call up what you're looking for easily. First of all, since Japanese names are reversed when writing Japanese-style (so that the last name comes first), the search system will bring up the same results for "Yuko Ogura" as for "Ogura Yuko." You can also extend your search by searching for strings like "race queen and DVD" (to find only race queen DVDs, not, say, photobooks with race queens), or "hot wheels or tomica" to bring up products matching either of these terms.

Remember that J-List carries something that's almost impossible to get outside of Japan: authentic Japanese high school uniforms, made just for you by the famous Matsukameya of Nagoya. Each uniform is sewn just for you, to the sizes you specify on our detailed chart, and the quality of these uniforms is not to be believed. If you love Japanese "cosplay" and want to try on a real Japanese high school uniform (the company takes pride in offering sizes large enough for men to wear the girls' uniforms, if you so desire), please see the excellent items we have on our site. We also have boys' high school uniforms too!~~

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Greetings from J-List September 29, 2004

Hello again from Japan, the home of Melon Soda, a popular soft drink here (good with vanilla ice cream in it too).

Japan has long been famous for being a very safe country with very little crime. Within reason, you can probably leave a camera on a park bench and come back several hours to find it still there, and I had a friend who managed to lose his wallet in different parts of the country three times, and each time it was turned into the police with money still inside. Over the past decade with all its economic troubles, though, there has been an unfortunate increase in crime here. Robberies occur all too regularly, and our rural liquor shop has been broken into twice by crooks searching for cash to steal. Other crimes, such as leaving phone messages from pay-for-access return numbers so that they incur charges if they return the call, or trying to get parents to repay bogus "debts" their children have incurred, are popular with the yakuza. Japan's still a very safe place -- it's big news when there's a murder in our prefecture of 2 million -- but of course no place is perfect.

Since America is generally made up of people who originally came from somewhere else, it's interesting to ask people you meet about their ancestry (mine is a pretty generic mix of Irish and English). While Japanese people have lots of Mongolian, Korean and Ainu blood sloshing through their veins, they usually consider themselves to be just "Japanese," with no thought given to any other ancestry they might possess. (Japan's Korean minority, which goes out of its way to preserve their own native traditions and language inside Japan, are an exception.) In lieu of tracing what countries their forebears may hail from, Japanese are often quite aware of which of the four traditional classes their ancestors belonged to during the Edo period (1603-1868): samurai, farmer, craftsmen or merchant. Foreigners joke that all Japanese insist that their ancestors were samurai, but according to my wife, her family was originally part of a samurai family based in in Ota under the Tokugawa shogun (we have a famous family crest and everything).

What color are your eyes? All Japanese people have brown eyes, although if you ever ask them what color their eyes are, they'll tell you "black" (because the center of the eyes are indeed black). Japanese are often interested in the eyes of foreigners, since they come in different colors, something totally unknown in Japan (although they do have color contact lenses here). When I tell Japanese that my eyes change color depending on what I'm wearing, ranging from green to hazel to blue, they usually don't believe it's possible. I was asked by a friend, a Japanese woman who grew up in Peru, if I saw the world through a blue or green tint because of the color of my eyes, which kind of freaked me out.

For the new update, we've got some excellent restocked and updated products for you, including photobooks, manga, DVD titles (all varieties), toys (including the new Pinky Street figures), delicious snack items (Tea Dog and new Pocky!), cool wacky and traditional items from Japan (traditional Japanese door curtains!), and more. Check out all the great items we have in stock for you! View all items updated over the past three days with this link: http://www.jlist.com/UDPATES/3/

Remember that J-List carries dozens of rare and cool items by Shirow Masamune, the creator of Ghost in the Shell (which spawned The Matrix), and pretty much the most incredible artist in Japan today. He's an accomplished hentai artist as well, and you can enjoy his incredible illustrations in the Galgrease posterbooks which we have in stock. Each posterbook set features four double-sized posters and comes with a pack of cards. Get all three sets and get 15% off, too.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Greetings from J-List September 27, 2004

Sunday was the centennial of the death of Lafcadio Hearn, one of the first gaijin to "turn Japanese" and live in Japan permanently, writing about all that he saw here. Born on a Greek island in 1850 and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he emigrated to the U.S. and worked for a time in newspapers. In 1890, he came to Japan to teach at Tokyo University and was immediately taken with the beauty of everything he saw here. He wrote many books, including Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japan, and was a major bridge between Japan and the West during these years. He married the daughter of a samurai and became a naturalized Japanese citizen, taking the name of Yakumo Koizumi and converting to Buddhism. A lot of the impressions of Japan we have today came through Hearn's writings, and the character of Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai was based partially on him.

Fall is here, and in Japan that means it's time for Fall Traffic Safety Week, a special time when Japanese police go out of their way to promote traffic safety, enforce seatbelt laws, and check for drunk drivers. The goal is to make everyone aware of their own driving and help reduce accidents. Traffic accidents are the 5th leading cause of death in Japan; there were 8,000 deaths in 2003, compared with 42,000 in the U.S. The Japanese do many things to promote what they call "safety driving," including carrying traffic safety good luck charms (omamori) and posting safety slogans on overpasses on the freeway to remind drivers to drive slowly and give the right-of-way to the cars in front of you. On the other hand, Japan didn't enact a child carseat law until 1999, and up til that time it was quite common to see housewives driving with their kids standing up in the car -- very dangerous.

For a country that loves English enough to make cars named Mazda Bongo Friendy and Mitsubishi Bravo Exceed, you'd think there'd be a lot of English in use here. Well, outside of people who happen to work alongside foreigners in special jobs (like the hardworking Japanese staff of J-List), there isn't any more English in daily use in Japan than there is French use in the U.S. Although every can of beer and canned coffee has a decorative English description on it -- "Sapporo beer is made from the finest hops for a delicious taste and refinement" -- you'd be surprised how easy it is to find yourself standing on a train platform with not a single sign in English telling you which train to get on. Since I read Japanese, I tend not to notice it that much, but whenever I've got friends from the U.S. out for a visit, I realize how difficult little things like getting around the country can be. The Japanese do their best to promote "internationalization" but it can be difficult with so few native English speakers in the country.

Just when you thought we couldn't have a better selection of 2005 Japanese calendars: announcing even more soon-to-be-released anime calendars from Kodansha, including Tenjo Tenge, One Piece, Naruto, Prince of Tennis, Tsubasa and Holic, Magic Teacher Negima, Samurai Deeper Kyo, G-Taste, and more. These anime calendars are extra-large, with thick glossy card-stock for pages and spiral-type bindings (so you can keep the calendars for years without removing the pages). They're shipped flat, not rolled, and no mailing tubes are needed. Preorder these very special calendars today, as our stock will be limited!

J-List carries virtually all the English-translated dating-sim games available from Japan, and now we've got a new offering for you: Idols Galore!, a new title in which you manage the careers of Japan's top pop stars. The pop idol world is very competitive though, and sometimes the girls have to give some special attention to their manager to stay in his good graces. A wacky new game from G-Collections, in stock and shipping now. Unlike the Japanese version, this game is fully uncensored.

For the new update, we've got some excellent products from Japan for you. They include:

  • First, for fans of the incredibly detailed Mononofu series, which features historical swords and weapons out of history rendered in incredible die-cast metal (wow), we have the super 4th series, featuring armor from Japan and Europe
  • The Japanese are masters at engineering things to be small and precise -- we have some excellent small pen-keychains that enable you to carry a great pen with you anywhere you go
  • For fans of Japanese snacks, enjoy delicious pickled plums, tasty rice crackers, and delicious milk candies, made with "Jersey Milk" (although New Jersey is a bit far from Japan)
  • Also a favorite of mine: yummy raisin cookies from Bourbon, as well as a general restocking of Japanese chewing gum
  • For Miyazaki and Lupin the 3rd fans, a treat -- a set of heroines from the Lupin series, including the classic female characters created by Hayao Miyazaki for the series
  • If you love Japan's cute culture, we have an amazing PostPet figure that moves when you clap or make noise
  • For JPOP fans, enjoy a new photobook featuring the lovely Ai Takahashi, of Morning Musume, an incredibly charming and beautiful face
  • Star Wars fans, we have fresh stock of the cool Star Wars Lego vehicles, sold only in the Japanese market
  • For your kitchen: some really cool chopsticks with classic ukiyoe images on them
  • If you're a fan of the Sailor Moon live-action series, which features super-cute live-action actresses playing the Sailor Senshi, we have the new DVD in stock (region 2)
  • We have some nifty "practice chopsticks" that make it easy to eat like a pro -- they come with little fish you can practice picking up
  • Next, we have more wacky "pin badges" (funny pins with cute characters on them)
  • Also, an all-purpose carrying case for anything from an iPod to important personal documents
  • Studying Japanese? We've restocked our very affordable mini dictionaries for you
  • Finally, find a cute spoon for Hello Kitty fans, more delicious petit pizza snacks, and more!

For our 18+ customers, we've got many new products. The new items include:

  • For fans of extremely built Japanese gals, we have the new issue of Gal's Dee, which has renamed itself Poroon (pronounced "poh-rohn"), which is the sound of, er, something bouncing
  • Next, the new issue of Nuichauzo, translated as "I'm Gonna Get You Off," featuring deliciously evil Japanese girls in love hotels
  • For fans of Japan's gorgeous hardcover photobooks, enjoy the elegant hardcover offering of Takako Yamada, a fabulously beautiful Japanese model
  • We have another volley of great doujinshi for you, with new just-released books that feature beautiful artwork
  • For our H manga collectors, we have three excellent new books for you, including Radical Girl by Sakura Mitono, the elegant Chikan Play by Tsukasa Comics, and a fascinating shoujo crossover H comic
  • For our yaoi customers, be sure to pick up the new issue of Muscle Men before it sells out
  • DVD collectors, enjoy some great new DVDs for you, starting with Sakura Shiratori's debut as an ultra high-class soap girl (region free)
  • Then enjoy 3 hours of excellent performances in a new Blue File offering by Anna Suzukaze, a pure and lovely star from Japan (region free)
  • Then lovely Tokyo girls engage in a "sweat endurance contest" to see who can endure being in a hot room in the middle of summer, a bizarre indies concept from SOD (region free)
  • Next, we have a dynamite "wet" offering from Waap, featuring nine gorgeous JAV starlets getting spewn on big time (region 2)
  • Then, from Moodyz, the super debut of a dynamite star, Hikari Kisugi, stars in her first indies production, a treat for everyone! (region 2)
  • We've restocked several DVD titles, including several by Aoi Sora, and added new "free shipping DVDs" for you too!

Remember that J-List carries a wide variety of snacks from Japan, with about 150 different items in stock at all times, with everything from Pocky (all flavors) to Japan's famous caffeine gum, Black Black. Because J-List is based at the source, right there in the heart of Japan, we've got hundreds of cool and fun items that have never made it out of Japan, which you can order. We are always adding to our snack section too, so check back often!