( forgot to proofread, not my native language/ do pardon) A few personal opinions that might help promote the Japans 2020 Olympics : First: The committee with the private sector businesses should take advantage of most of the Japan-theme conventions that are held abroad. Second: The Japan Tourism Agency could implement an agreement with the Japanese airlines that enables some sort of quota for cargo that can benefit the private Japanese businesses. This would enable fast track transportation, of promotional and informational merchandise with low costs. Third: most big conventions are held in big cities therefore have embassies and most of them have connections flights to Japan. This is one way for promoting the Olympics of 2020, and its culture to already fans and newcomers. Another consideration is that most Japanese culture-theme conventions will charge nothing to little to have Cool Japan enterprises participate and be part of the conventions. You can also play it as a package agreement ; encompassing all the agencies into one large booth (just if it works of course). This should enable the agencies to come in contact and promote the Olympics in a direct manner with the people that are already interested in Japans culture and the newbies of this great culture.
sooo... any plans on making these available for purchase? I'd love costumes for them!
I know! Every time there is a new post my wallet is getting thinner and thinner. May be I should pour some water and make it expand a little XD
Danny, you are an asshole to my wallet. I JUST ordered Eiji, but the tan guy due out march is BEAUTIFUL!
I hope my credit card recovers T.T
when it leaves the doll 1/6
Personal opinion: The committee with the private sector businesses should take advantage of most of the Japan-theme conventions that are held abroad. also the Japan Tourism Agency should have an agreement with the Japanese airlines that enables some sort of quota for cargo and transportation that can be beneficial for the private Japanese businesses. This would enable fast track transportation, of promotional and informational merchandise with low costs. Basically most big conventions are held in big cities therefore have embassies and most of them have connections flights to Japan. This is a great way for promoting the Olympics of 2020, and its culture to already fans and newcomers of this culture. I know it is easy to say than to implement but we must take in consideration that most Japanese culture-theme conventions will charge nothing to little to have them participate and be part of the conventions. You can also sell this as a package agreement encompassing all the agencies into one booth. This should enable the agencies to come in contact and promote the Olympics in a direct manner with the people that are already interested in Japans culture and, the newcomers of this great culture.
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MCM Expo, Manchester, England
Got mine of a UK seller on eBay preowned.
One of my favorite figures.
clean you suit!
it would be nice if you can make her mouth move.its a really good idea to do Danny.
i would want one that speaks and can move it's mouth. it would look more realalistic.
So awesome! I hope to see this become a thing! I would definately buy it~ I hope it wasn't (isn't) a joke X3
Hello from Canada!
I am just hoping for an update on the smart doll plus. I have always wanted a robot like this! I've wanted a small one, and I know that others want a larger size and that you are focused on developing that... but at the same time it is hard to tell from the pictures how far you are in your process. I want to have an idea of where you all are in the process, and what the ETA currently is. Thanks!
You have nice way to share your knowledge. Well organized and perfectly arranged thank you.
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It's really amazing idea about your smart doll.
I also noticed that you are trying to make it able to connect with IFTTT.
So I am wondering if you need some way to let the doll able to connect with the IPcamera for liveview.
(I mean with other cameras in the house instead of setting one in the doll's head)
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The main solution we provide is let iOS/Android able to connect with the devices in house with 3G or Wi-Fi.
Now there's about 3kk devices with our solution in the world (Like スマカメ in Amazon JP)
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I am looking forward to talk with you in Tokyo!
zoo's are sad but they do a good job of educating kids and adults about what animals are out there and how big they can really get. i think the most important part is that the animals aren't alone in their pen. 3 or 4 of the same animal seems about right. pals to play all day with ^^;
how have they held up? its been almost 10 years!
...Her transformation is too fuwa fuwa~
bout the wheels...ya because of that simple fact, non-remove-able, I had to put them aside, for some kids using them(my mum gave them to sb for a moment) in dirt+coca cola...heh yet I enjoyed rolleblading back then, don't have a photo still...
Got the same exact color :D
Danny, I love this smart doll plus! When can I buy one??
I don't speak Japanese? What does it say?
I really love Chitose's character designs here , but I don't know if i'll buy her doll as I really don't like the mouth design I've seen so far. =/
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When converted to Australian dollars the doll itself is over $600 and the clothing is up to $184!
I think the dolls look great but for a non-robotic toy (btw why is it called a smart doll when there are no robotics/electronic versions for sale yet) don't you think the prices a a bit too high?
When your selling a t-shirt for a doll at a higher price than what I would pay for a t-shirt for myself to wear, there is something very WRONG with the the world.
When you begin mass production either in Japan or ffshore will prices drop and if so when. Will the price drops be significant do you predict?
At these prices your non-smart smart dolls are toys fr the rich only. I can't afford such prices as much as I love anime and your characters.
I've been torn apart between buying Mirai and Ivory for a while. I think that Ivory is SUPER gorgeous with her green eyes and red hair, but Mirai seems like she's got more of a character and personality built already. Ivory seems like the 'side choice' of Ebony, and I feel like she doesn't get much pictures and publicity like Mirai and the older models.
Can you describe Ivory's character to me? What she is, and the story behind her? I'd love to hear more about her. I also would like some advice on buying them, as if I've decided who to buy, I'd be a first time doll owner^^ Which one do you think will be better? Thank you in advance^^
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Australia does prawns and ham.
That`s me, OMG! But my Chest isnt that big, im a MAN. Nice Work ;)
Is Great i'm Otakus :) I'm loving :3
Where do we get those!? Nice!
Hi Danny Choo, how are things? are you available to talk in these days? Im a big fan of your work :)
Wow, I can imagine Mirai looking down at me. I wonder what will she do if she sees me...
عوار بطن و سهال
I'll be there tomorrow ! ٩(♡ε♡ )۶
You are the man, Danny. We need the 'Mirai'.
MIRAI STORE TOKYO - open Sun & Mon - opens again Jan 4th.
Just your average dannychoo.com fan
I don't know why but the thing that catches my attention the most are those two. They look like a lovely couple.
Everything looks so magical! :) I wish I was there.
I must be a pain to remove all those light garlands off the trees.
Happy New Year, everyone!
I hope it brings you good health, lots of joy and fulfilled dreams!
I'm at home most of the time. In front of the computer. Biggest problem - the desk is too high, the chair is too low. And I slouched a lot. Actually, the desk is with 3 tables - for printers on top, an unfoldable table to the side and a small table for a keyboard. Kinda office-like. Yeah, weird. Then changed the chair but it's still not perfect. Plus, I'm on a laptop and while they offer portability, they do not offer comfort. They say the screen has to be at the leve of your eyes, etc. Here's the article:
P.S. I ought to try this standing desk as well. Sometimes my butt start to hurt, too.
Hey, there, little fellow!
Love that gif! (pronouncing it like "gift" without the "t") How come I see it just now?
Merry Christmas to everyone! :)
I like the images, Danny! :D And Mirai's message is deep! Thanks for reminding me of it. Happy Holidays!
Hello there! I've eaten this before! On a loaf, of course. But it was a blue package.
P.S. When it's past its expiration date or so, it smells and tastes like some experimental toxic hair wax!
Also, that 3D render of a space ship - I remember it. Some years ago you wrote that the tunnel vortex took you a month to figure out how to do it. And it was by creating some sort of a tunnel frame and then mapping a sprite or something. :D
"Change is easy only if you are not afraid or feel it bothersome"
I'm one of the people who don't like changes because everything new and unknown could pose a threat to my "safe and comfortable world". But it's a fairly limited world, I must say. I'm trying from time to time to change this, get things moving.
Thanks for reposting motivational posts from previous articles. It's certainly useful to be reminded of your valuable thoughts. :)
And I think it's time for me to find an answer to the question - "What do I want to do in life?" As years pass, it's becoming more pressing. I think I'm gradually getting closer to the answer. But the sooner the better.
Most of the times when I think about Japan and subway, I remember this problem - the groping AND false accusation groping. Being a molesting pervert terrorizing people is bad but I think false accusations are even worse. I don't know. I would certainly use those white straps.
Also, I must say I'm surprised to discover that those molesters are arranging their actions online.
THE BEST ADVICE FOR MEN -> OCCUPY ALL HANDS! ALL HANDS ON DECK!
Last Saturday I was at a Bunkasai and there was a presentation on Japanese Festivals. And I think they mentioned this one - Kanda Matsuri. There was a video of dancing people - with red and blue kimonos.
"Unlike many startups who feel they need to splurge out on expensive furniture to lure potential candidates..."
I didn't know there are companies which do that sort of thing.
By the way, Danny, your office looks very fresh and bright. It has a nice vibe, a lovely atmosphere. :) Also, the floor and walls looks so cool and shiny I feel like I wanna lick them! :P
Happy New Year! Although a bit belated. I wish you all good health, good luck and strong determination for your goals! :D
A bit late but still. Merry Christmas everyone! :)
Wow! Reading this article, I was thinking about how brave you are and what strong perseverance you have to keep on pushing until you achieve your goals. Patience is crucial. I can imagine how you could've given up so many times. Especially about the part where you had to move out of your own place. Sounds like a very difficult thing to do.
There's also one thing that I couldn't stop thinking about while reading. Your wife is very supportive. I guess she lives in sync with your daily rhythm. And it's one filled with stress and hard work. But she sticks around and supports you and your cause. That's really something. It appears you've found the best companion in life you can hope to find. That's really something. :) You make sacrifices which affect your close ones. It's hard for them too but they support you. And you know how some people just don't want to deprive themselves from some things(which have become basic and taken for granted). Ex. spending money for good food instead of saving it for something else. Something more valuable and important. They're just not up for it. But you are!
It's getting late, so I'll wrap it up - I'm happy for you, Danny! You strive hard and succeed. And only you and those around you know how hard and trying it is what you do. But every time you succeed it's like you create a miracle. Triumph! So keep on pushing! :D
Here's some inspiration for me to get things going in life. :) It's one thing to figure out what you want to do in life. But a whole lot different to actually do something about it. To have the courage, determination, self-discipline, faith and last but not least - patience. I've been slacking around for many years but recently I think I finally started to realize what I want to do.
P.S. Lovely office you have there, by the way. :)
AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!!!!! :DDD
Japanese Michael Jackson!
The show was awesome! Can't wait for Season 2.
Reminds me an awful lot of Shingeki no Kyoujin though. And the OST is great!
I gotta try this! :P
Usually in super/hypermarkets I see bottles standing up and not lying in piles.