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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Haha. Didn't pay much attention to the chest, but on closer inspection...it is indeed a guy.
I love the one on the right in the Gothic Lolita style skirt with the Lucky Star ita guitar.
I'm going to have to brush up on my Korean too. I'll probably start off by trying to read your blog in Korean.
Here's a SNSD clip you might enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy8WgU3h4oQ
One thing about Korean otaku culture which seems different to me. Japan's otaku culture seems to be dominated by anime and manga. Korea's seems to be dominated by Kdramas and K-pop. At least that's how it appears from an outsider's perspective. I haven't been to Korea in some years, and while I see Korean culture blogs about Korean idols and such, I rarely see many about manhwa or native Korean anime.
By the way, you should check out the many dance covers to Girls' Generation's Gee on Youtube. They range from very good to hilarious.
Thanks for another fun and interesting Week in Tokyo article, Danny. I always come back to read these even if I miss your other content.
No problem with it for the most part. Only I do think that it should be used as a part of daily cleaning rather than primping yourself all day...I think that looks very unmasculine. Even my wife, who uses make up, makes fun of men who look at their hair and face every ten minutes to check their appearance.
My goodness, so many comments. The dakimakura and oppai mouse pad look great, Danny!
I obviously own a dog (pictured as my avatar). ^^
The prices for dogs don't really seem that expensive. Pure bred dogs, especially the smaller breeds, can fetch anywhere from $500 - $1000 for common breeds, well over $2000 for exclusive designer ones (check out the prices for a Coton de Tulear for example). That's the going rates in Portland.
I have health insurance on my dog, and it covers a substantial portion of my pet's health bill. I bought it when he was 2 when I started to notice that those $50ish trips to vet were adding up. Cost me $360 / year but worth it for the peace of mind it brings.
Strangely, my wife and I went to Cold Stone this evening. No kawaii singing girls for us. It was two college aged guys singing the exact same song that was on your video. My wife liked it. :P
I'd come up with a good name, but I got distracted too. :P
Wow, it's actually called Cat Shit One. LOL
I'm still gaming (Dawn of War 2 at the moment), but not nearly as much as I used to. I think that will change when some upcoming triple A titles come to market (Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dragon Age). Those will get me to open up my wallet. With all due respect to Mirror's Edge and the like (I'm sure they're good games), they just aren't tempting enough.
I believe that the English rap part was performed by Nicole Jung who's Korean American.
Haha, very cute!
My goodness, Danny, that Sushi looks amazing. I wouldn't have any hesitation scarfing that down.
It's so tiny, yet I don't think I'd like something without manual controls. I'd be paranoid that something will foul up my ability to choose what I wanted to listen to.
Seeing Ryuk from Death Note in there is hilarious.
Too bad the Strait Times somewhat marred an almost perfect time in Singapore.
Unfortunately, I'm in the crowd that can't stand the smell of Durians. I've had an opportunity to eat one but I can't even get close to them. Maybe I'll bring nose plugs next time.
I buy the big 50 lb bags at my local Costco. The wife and I go through one in about a month. :p We eat a lot rice. Even my dog eats rice. Those cute anime packages of rice probably won't even last us a couple of days.
Kim Ha Neul is one of my wife's favorite actresses too. I've watched Jeon Ji-Hyun for a long time now...seems like she's grown up right in front of my eyes. That just sort of reminds me how old I've really become.
Looking forward to the film, especially if they release in Korean.
haha good one!
That's actually better looking than the other Yoko you reviewed here. Quite surprised considering how good other one looked.
Seems like there's a lot of shows, but not very many worth watching (or to be fair, many that are not as well known). It's in contrast to past seasons where it seemed most of the shows were worth following.
Danny, haven't you done enough damage to my wallet? :(
Incidentally, I like #10. ^^
Wow, so pretty!
There's no way I'd host even a part of my server, and I'm awed that you have enough confidence in your skills that you code, QA and host (at least a part of your site) on your own. I'm happy that my site is hosted by someone else. Even though there are some things about that arrangement that irks me, there are times that you're glad that someone else in handling hardware, network, physical issues. That way you can focus on writing, coding, marketing.
Anyway, good job in getting the site back up. I know how agonizing it is to look for that one thing that makes the whole site go kaplooey.