Congrats, Danny! Just wanted to let you know I enjoyed reading your post "How Discovering Japan Changed My Life". It's a long post but extremely inspiring to those who want to learn Japanese and/or move to Japan.
You ask us to share what other Japan blogs we visit. So here goes: There's a slice-of-life blog I like called Japan Australia (whom I featured in http://japaneseup.com/best-japan-blogs/ alongside 25 other Japan bloggers). This is a blog containing useful tips and advice for living in or travelling to Japan.
The blogger is an Aussie who lives and works in Gifu and he has been in Japan for over 12 years. On his blog, he shares his experiences about Japan and highlights the lighter aspects of the country.
These are best for me forever. Thanks in advance
all those figurines.....
Mr. Danny, please try to make "faceplate expressions" for the smartdoll. Then assort them in packs of
1. Action Pack
2. Angry Pack
3. Suprise Pack
4. Sadness Pack...any
....it might work....
Hope to start seeing some production pics soon!
Haha ye, got myself into the very same situation of being unable to find any job that has to do with my hobbies. So even if there're some benefits making a life of mine easier, it still doesn't make me happy or more close to the dreamed target. I wonder though, how is it going in 2016, still sitting in beautiful Singapore?
Still...I was glad to find this particular post. Coz even if my current job offers me free drinks, toilet & internet only I'm able (due to being top worker in the company) to learn languages/get to know new stuff as the results produced are enough to allow me to work 1h only and do whatever I want:D
Only one drawback is the paycheck & my ambitions -here most of $$$ is spent on food+housing+little to put aside and my ambitions are little, for the thing I do is already mastered. So I'm bored not to mention I got better education than this.
But hey! life is about progress so gotta gain more knowledge and search a way to transfer to Japan (if failed first to Korea/Canada/Taiwan or Singapure).
Good luck for everyone!
This is why we love Asia :)
Mavis Vermillion - Fairy Tail
anti aircraft gun cut-in!!!
Good Job!!!! :D
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Congratulations Danny, can't wait to see the new line.
Now, when you say "worldwide"...
Congrats. at some point I'd love for you to make some for Strike Witches.
can't say why they would say no. that's licensing fees for them.
Congrats! Cant wait to see what you do with it.
SMART TANKS WITH BUILT IN MP3 PLAYERS THAT PLAY RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES
any news about price and when / where to preorder
That is awesome, congratulations!
Does Miho SmartDoll come with a tank? I'll totally buy it if you release all 5 Team Anko girls + Panzer Tank (preferably remote controlled like a drone) :)
Omg. Make a smart doll tank!
Now let's wait for Smart Dolls of Darjeeling, Nonna, and Mika :D
Sweet. Now if only I can have Mako sit in my lap whenever I drive my BX-2...
Ernest Welp here's your chance
does it come with Pz IV?
I'm glad to hear this news! How about Miho's sister Maho? Will it become a smartdoll in the future too?
Would you be making a 1/3 Tanks as well?
Just to let you know that my application for the worldwide license of Girls Und Panzer Smart Dolls came through.
So beautiful ! I NEED IT !!
Currently saving for Harmony, she is so beautiful!
We share the same passion! Though I must admit that you're an amazing person because most of your knowledge are self-taught! I envy and admire your ability and passion at the same time. I do hope and want to be like you one day too, being able to live and work in Japan. I've always wanted to learn Japanese but laziness strikes me all the time. How I wish I were half as hardworking and passionate as you are D:
Any chance for the XL bust shape to come in medium? It look awsome and pretty natural but sooo big. lol.
man, this figure looks awesome!
Isn't she a cutie
he has a package there
"Hey kids, wanna buy some clothes?"
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Favorite Anime: Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Hellsing, Akira, Nausicaa. Also a fan of old Morning Musume, I'm talking like Nakazawa, Iieda, and Abe era.
Great story Danny. I bet those jerk foster parents are real ticked off that you made it big following your dream and are so well loved by many now. In many ways your life is like Harry Potter: you are British, you had evil foster families, but you weaved your magic and came out on top. Japan is maybe like Hogworts??
Yeah, I actually agree with you, sorry it was just a "jerk" reaction (get it? ok I am bad at jokes). A lot of my fellow military personel were actually very uninterested in culture and were just looking to get laid. Some of the stuff they did was embaracing and down right unacceptable. Luckily I tended to keep to myself or a very selected few while in the military and steered away from that type of folk. Still the military was kind of a hurdle in my life so I have to take pride in it and when I see comments like that my initial reaction is negative, sorry about that. Really it comes down to the golden rule: treat others as you'd like to be treated. I can live by that.
I'm throwin' my lot in with Godzilla.
Ah the old Vader carrying case.
Lupin is some great stuff
Rad Vader fig
Vader is awesome.
Godzilla is where it's at!
I lived in Okinawa for 2 years on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, which I believe is the base they talk about moving. I really enjoyed just relaxing on the beach, eating Okinawa soba, and drinking the local beer Orion. In the summer I think they must have lit fireworks every weekend. Plenty of festivals with good foods and good drinks.
As far as the tension goes, yeah I felt it there between the locals and US. I mean that's to be expected. I'd be disgruntled if there was huge amounts of Japanese military bases in my home town too. That said I really enjoyed my experience over there. Also i was surprised to find that many Okinawans don't like to be considered Japanese. I heard from one that it was the mainland's decision to place the US military bases mainly on Okinawa. Not sure if that is accurate. Okinawa also has a distinct Okinawan language that as far as I could tell is completely different than Japanese even though the alphabet seemed to be the same.
Something to try for you dare devils that are ever in Okinawa is the habu-sake which is sake that has a dead snake soaking in it. As one of my friends so simply put it "Don't worry, the alcohol neutralizes the venom". Not too sure, but I think a local myth is that eating or drinking anything that has to do with a snake helps you with love.
Okinawa soba is the bee's knees.
You know, not everyone in the military was an arrogant jerk.
Iz don know much abouts Samurai, but I watch Seven Samurai, andz Yojimbo and Iz lovin' 'em! Toshiro Mifune is one of mine favorite actors andz Akira Kurosawa is ones of mine favorite directors!
You don need high end graphics fer good game and good time, jus a imagination and beerz.
Final Fantasy XIII killed myz heart.
A lot of peeps went complainin how therz no Protoss or Zerg single playaz, but really whoz wants to play as those foolz. Space Marines are allz I needin'. Space Marines. Space Marines. Space Marines. A billion starz.
Waaaaahhhh jooz talkin' bout? Wii gamez are s*** hard and embody the true essence of gaming and... Wat dis? Cookin' Mama? What dah... BY THE GODS I HAVE BEEN FORSAKEN!!!
Woah wait why is Pokemon on the PS3 list? Am Iz seein' dis right? And Mass Effect 2? Stuff is hittin' dah fan!
Yep, So Ra No Wo To was best.
I'z agrees most wit dis.
So ra no wo to was best anime I'd seen in long time. Long time. Noel was best.
"Waiz dees humes do dis ta mah!"
I remember whenz I ferst gone to Ginza. I got lost in some toy store of some kind and this waz before the gameboy advance was released in states and I saw it and I was like "By Odin's Dark Brood!" Itz amazin'. Theys also had Trigun toys and I buy one.
Reach made me throw up. Halo is sci-fi John Madden games.
Oh hot damn look at that I correct myself, Pokemon IS on the list up there. I'ma votin' for zat!