Farewell Japan

July 28th, 2012

Osaka Nipponbashi

So these are my last few hours in glorious Japan. I will be leaving for the airport shortly…. But before leaving I went to Nipponbashi one last time. Played some Street Fighter, jubeat and most importantly got to see the Yuru Yuri exhibition. Im sure my friend Tac will be so jealous right now. And this is where I bid farewell to the land of Japan and get ready to go to the airport for my 4pm flight to Shanghai and then to Sydney.

The photos of the Yuru Yuri exhibition are somewhere at the bottom:

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Trick Art

July 27th, 2012

TrickArt

Today was the last time in the next 2 years (probably) that I saw one of my best friends: Kosuke. We went to Osaka Dome where there is a quite an interesting exhibition happening. In japanese they call it Trick Art, basically optical illusions.

Paintings drawn on walls, but with parts of the body sticking out of the frame, making it look like they are 3D. It was a lot of fun. Here are some awesome pics:

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大阪天神祭

July 26th, 2012

Tenjinmatsuir Osaka

Yesterday (25th of July) was the day of the Tanjin Matsuri in Osaka. My classmates and I decided to go there and have fun.

Imagine a typical japanese festival with all the stalls and stuff and us walking in that huge bunch of people in the heat….. It was +32 over there, + the amount of people that gathered there wasn’t really helping…..

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おおかみこどもの雨と雪 (No Spoilers)

July 23rd, 2012

Wolf Children

Today I went and watched Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki in TOHO cinemas Namba (Osaka). I am so lucky that I got to see this movie while being here, in Japan. This movie is from the creator of The Girl Who Leaped Through Time and Summer Wars, Director Mamoru Hosoda. Knowing that, you must imagine the hype over this new movie.

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Kyoto 2.0 寿司と鯨

July 22nd, 2012

Kyoto Sushi

So today my friend Kosuke invited me over to Kyoto once again, this time to eat some real Japanese sushi. So 3 things happened: Street fighter competition, playing Street Fighter with Kosuke, and eating delicious sushi with Kosuke and his father.

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Oni Kara Demon Tutorial

July 20th, 2012

In Super Street Fighter IV some special moves can be preformed by canceling of of normal moves. Some of them even allow certain characters to extend their model range, allowing them to grab opponents from further away, or to preform special moves with extended range.

Notable examples of Kara moves are Ken’s kara-grab, Sagat’s kara-uppercut and Akuma/EvilRyu/Oni ‘s raging demon. Here is a video tutorial explaining how to execute Oni’s kara-demon through normal moves.

Recommended summer 2012 anime

July 19th, 2012

SAO

Summer 2012 anime season has started and is already in full swing! The people at TheAkiba.com have compiled a nice list of “must watch” anime this season (with a description of why they like each series).

Personally I’m watching 6 new things this season and 1 from last season.

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Kyoto 祇園祭

July 16th, 2012

KyotoTemple

It was supposed to be just a normal sunday for me, until I decided to go hang out with my friend Kosuke in Kyoto. So I picked a random day (today, 15th of July, Sunday) decided on a time and went to Kyoto, where Kosuke was waiting for me. Little did i know what was in stall for me….

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自動販売機 – Japanese vending machines

July 13th, 2012

VendingMachinesJapan

A marvel of japanese engineering and technology: the vending machine! These magnificent devices provide travelers with delicious thirst quenching nectar known as tea (or coffee).  Not only that, but in the land of the rising sun, these contraptions also hold cigarettes and alcohol. And the best part, that are everywhere!

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GTO Drama 2012

July 11th, 2012

GTO Drama

If you are even a bit into japanese TV or animation, you must have heard the tile Great Teacher Onizuka. It is a world famous series with a manga, which started in 1997, a japanese TV drama (TV series) which was broadcasted in 1998, and then a 43 episode anime which aired in 1999-2000. And now, in the summer of 2012 they have decided to remake the TV drama into a more modern version with a slight change in story. It is being broadcasted all over Japan on Fuji TV every tuesday at 10:15PM (literally its being aired as I am writing this, too bad I don’t have a TV set in my room ).

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