lemon flavored drink was my fav last year when I used a Kyoto vending machine!
Not so secret anymore!
So the plastic bottles are like the cat version of a scarecrow?
This is amazing news, however, it may be a good idea to create a basic version of her (no home security, and the like) and allow upgrades during purchase. This is definitely a product I would buy, but not with any hope to use it around the house like an android, more like a collectors item. I hope we'll get more frequent updates from here on out! It would be amazing to see her walk and pick things up! I'm just worried that this may be taking on too much for such a niche market, and that it won't bring enough customers for the sheer price of it!
Somehow I'm getting interested in Mirai, most probably due to the artistic sense, and the drawings :D I'm really keen to know what is this type of art known as ? The drawing done by IKKYUU, where my comment tag on. (The deform style, using diatonic colouring, with thick black line.. is there a name for this type of art?)
I think I'm in Love with this Character....<3
Wow... this looks so hilarious!
I always find it really amazing that while the younger generation is so modern and everything, they also keep their tradition and whatnot.
What a beautiful Culture.
Seeing these pictures reminds me when I was there last year, so beautiful.
BTW, I don't know if you'll read this, Danny-san, but if you're planning on making the clothes for the hijab ver, make sure it isn't too tight fit.
They are really beautiful.
The lifeblood of your company.
she needs a smaller bust mould i presume.
Is Mirai-chan is trying to tell you something? ...that nothing but a palace will do?! ><
I've been to the Kanamara Matsuri/Fertility Festival
Soo... senpai got noticed? lol.
So, if workload got too stressful, one only needs to jump from here.
This is what I'm talking about.
I... I don't get it. Dell's not good enough to make a display port cable that's... easier to use than third party products?
That seems like an... unneeded hassle. Why not get a computer/ laptop that has the more appropriate monitor for your work?
It's good problem to have.
Where is I can buy extra busts and hands for Smart Doll?
I can not find on the site.
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.
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.
Dear Danny Choo,
I am referring to your comment below: 'We also interview the man in charge of everything too. He said off camera that while they are rolling more of these out in Japan, they are looking into taking this technology overseas too.
If you are interested then let me know and I'll hook you up with him!'
I am a student from Germany, currently working on a consulting project for a medium sized German company and identifying potential new business opportunities. One would be to enter the underground bicycle parking system, as we think the company has some core competencies it could apply to this new business area. Also, the underground bicycle parking system is almost not available in Europe yet, although market interest might be there.
Thus, I would really like to know whether you could provide me with some additional information (as to whether plans for going overseas exist) or even provide the contact details of the man in charge?
Thank you in advance and warm regards from Germany!
I took many a photo in Harajuku, all seasons - wonderful place, hope to get back there some time this year.
Thank you Tobias Lu Alastor Phoenix I can't wait to have the two girls at home :-)
Sugoi buy me 10 xD
Cogratz you are a proud future owner of a SmartDoll Sabrina.
If only they could rent some space in the same floor or one floor above/below. Get a different department. Though its easier to manage if you can see and walk to people within the same headquarters.
looking to get another floor in the building so should be easier
You can't hide from me, Rei-chan.
Also, is that a new Evangelion logo down there?
Are there plans for 2nd grade kanji?
I hope that the revenue growth also match with company growth.
Way to grow! That is amazing.
There's always room for "aggressive expansion".....as the Joker would put it.
Ese uniforme me dncanta
Thanks for your answer. So I must wait round about 6 weeks, before I can order some clothes, because it was only possible to made a reservation for the dolls, and now I am on a waiting list.
A great if frustrating problem to have. Do you think your success will make it easier to find new space than last time?
I think this is a good thing, is this a good thing? It's great to see that it's growing. Also it reminds me of that, "goldfish growing to fit the size of the tank" saying.
just wait for the e-mail, then you can order your smart dolls and accessories
Time to add a third shift.
Well that filled up quick.
A student of the Japanese language, spending a year studying in Matsuyama!
Real Gold! They sold giant paper cups of this in a vending machine on my university campus. Cost about 100 yen and got me through so many long lectures on Japanese linguistics...
It's also super sweet! A lot of my friends really disliked Japanese bread because it was so much sweeter than back in the UK, but I loved it. Japanese bakeries are some of my favourite places in the world.
I know that feeling! My flight to Japan was one of the worst experiences ever. No amount of excitement could make up for the crippling inability to sleep...
No idea, I've eaten a few but I've never been told the names...
Do love me some cheeza now and then. Gonna miss Japanese snacks/food in general hardcore when I'm back in the UK...
In Japan, so I go out and buy it!
The Vita isn't region locked, at least not for physical copies of games. Downloaded games is another matter as they're tied to your PSN account, but if you buy a hard copy of the game then it's fine. I can understand waiting for an upgraded model though, as it surely won't take long given the PSP's history.
Interesting, not sure I'll run the risk of doing this myself, but good to know! And good to see someone is giving the Vita their support, fingers crossed sales start to go up with the release of some great new titles. Only have Tales of Innocence and Uncharted for my Vita so far, but looking forward to both Gravity Daze and Sumioni.
Well some can actually, IIRC there are some that you have put some form of ID card in to use... Also, cigarette vending machines will ask you for pre-paid cards thst you buy at a tobacconist (probably other places too). Never quite understood that though as no matter what time of day it is you're never more than 30 seconds from a 24-hour conbini, selling more fags than you could need...
A lot of alcohol vending machines will just let you spend away though, no ID required!
Considering it's yakiniku that's more reasonable than I was expecting! It would probably be about the same out here in Shikoku - and I thought I was going to be saving money by living out in the inaka!
Oh the irony, I'd be all over this if I actually had a proper interest in anime... Maybe if I watch ALL the anime tonight I might just get the job...
Are you in possession of a shiny new PS Vita then Danny? Lovely piece of kit - can't understand why they aren't flying off the shelves in Japan! Only have Uncharted and Tales of Innocence so far but they are taking up all my time - haven't looked a Japanese textbook in days!
Just missed ya! was here on the 7th and it wasn't too cold actually, until you got down by the river and it was bloody freezing! Had to dive in to a local Mr Donuts and abuse the free coffee!
10 years old and contemplating how I could get a hold of one of these things! Remember spending all my birthday money and more and getting my parents to wait up until about 1am bidding on eBay! So worth it in the end though.
This map gave me nightmares a few weeks back trying to find the best exit... Are the happy gaijin family posters still plastered everywhere?
Whilst I've had Indian curry in Japan that has tasted fantastic in it's own right (finally, lamb!), I couldn't call it Indian curry. They served curries that would normally be spicy with a wide choice of spices, and curries that should have taken the roof off my mouth, but instead contained no spice at all.
Still delicious, but very different!
I thought you were wearing an orange glove for a minute there!
You got to ni-kyuu in two years of self-study?! Wow, that's dedication. I've been studying Japanese at college and uni for three and a half years now and it's still going to take some serious study to be ready for ni-kyuu next July!
Canon Powershot SX150 IS
I've completely stolen this idea and homemade kanji posters are now adorning the walls of my room!
This makes me wish I'd studied a little harder to get in to a top University, they have it so good! That said, Oxford Brookes is decent enough, and some of our Japanese Studies lecturers are absolutely fantastic; the facilities pale in comparison to what's on show here though...
Surprised by the drop out rate at SOAS as well, I assumed that even though it's clearly a top, top institution, the sheer ability that one needs to get accepted would mean that the students who did get in would be the sort that would get their head down, study hard and push through. The SOAS Japanese course must be a tough nut to crack! I applied myself, and actually got the grades, but SOAS being elite, they looked down on my A's at A-level in Media and Film...
Much nicer than the Oxford Brookes canteen, that's for sure...