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On this episode of Damn Right Everything Anime & Manga we e are taking a little detour and are heading east to the motherland of our beloved mediums of anime and manga JAPAN!

Today we have a very special guest of honour who joins me on the mic to discuss a wondrous 11 day trip to Japan that happened back in 2009

You may remember this young fellow as the gentleman who defended and clarified the many interesting aspects of the Brony Subculture in the presence of Spill.com podcasters Korey Coleman and Leon on the ACOCO podcast last August *LINK PLUG*

Kimono Joe is his name and everything in geek subculture is his game.

It was a pleasure to share the mic with this humble young man and on this episode he gladly divulges his goings in the anime motherland.

To name just a few things discussed….

Japanese food / landscape, Temples, The manga museum, Wakfu, Otaku Shopping, travelling etiquette, Jiro, traditional hot springs, unpleasant travelling companions and generally some advice for people who may be thinking about going to Japan for the first time….to name a few topics

Joe has also been kind enough to share his youtube picture slideshow

And as mentioned on the podcast Joe is looking for some constructive criticism on his growing artwork so hit him up on his deviant art page below….as well as his other social channels’


Again, thanks for coming aboard Joe, hope to have you on again in future episodes

Dewa mata'

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Now I should say for the record I did actually want my two guests from this and last week on at the same time to discuss their journeys in Japan on a single episode but each had so much to offer I decided to split this into two separate podcasts and it’s certainly clear to me after this episode…..that was a damn good idea

Most of y’all know I have been waiting a good LONG TIME to have M Habib Rahman on the podcast in general, well today he is going to share his experience with us on HIS trip to Japan which for the record is not quite the same adventure as Kimono-Joe’s from our last episode.

As you’ll soon find out Habib is a BEAST on the mic and on this ep he gives us an extremely comprehensive look at his dealings in Japan. LOL I really could have called this episode “OTAKU UNLEASHED” cuz this dude really went all out…..I find myself jealous just listening to Hab go on about such things as

The Tokyo Game Show, Maid Cafes, Akihabara, Mandarake, Muv-Luv, Otaku Shopping, The Resident Evil Bar, The Gundam Bar, The Capcom Bar, Star driver, More shrineing / sightseeing and a WHOLE LOT MORE…..including some quick chatter on the FATE franchise near the end of the cast.


I implore you guys to check out these AWESOME blog write ups by Nick Tapalansky of AnimeVice.com which cover EVEN MORE ground on travelling to Japan…AWESOMENESS

Real Japanese Cuisine for the Traveling Anime Fan

A Photologue of Nerdy Japan!

It's Not So Fun to be an American Otaku in Japan?

Golly, between this episode, the previous episode and the before-mentioned blog write ups how can anyone not want to check out Japan… be you Otaku or otherwise.

Personally I’m revved up to go to Japan myself

Thanks again to my guest’s – M Habib Rahman & Kimono Joe for the insights.


And that’s all folks…next time…business as usual

I’m Out…One love…Peace….and….Sayonara!

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“You guys are doing another podcast about Japan?!?

Oh yeah baby…we certainly are but not only will this be our final look into the Anime motherland but on this particular episode we are speaking to a young lady who actually LIVED thre for three years….unlike our two previous guest

That’s right folks…today we have the lovely and dedicated YouTuber CAFFINEJedi on to give us the female perspective and a more in depth look at what it actually takes to set roots down and actually live in Japan

CJ has already chronicled he experiences pretty thoroughly on her own YT channel but I’d thought it would be cool to talk to her and get an overview of sorts on what it was like to live there


More recently CJ has started to make a more professional move into the world of professional film and media creation, so we also talk about her upcoming web series and future endeavors


How a westerner can make a move to live in Japan, Making friends, Japanese Food Healthy?, J-COPS, The Japanese dentist, Dating in Japan, Love Hotels, Being a gaijin, Common misconceptions, De-fantasizing Japan, Thoughts on Hentai, The Ramen Girl, Sexless Japanese Men?, J-Girls, Climbing Mount Fuji and a whole lot more

A Few Other Cool Japan Video’s By CJ

What Japan Taught Me About Fashion

Japanese DMV

Japan Q&A

My Favorite Things About Japan (In Song)

Again, I want to give out a big thank you to our guest this episode CAFFINEJedi


And as usual folks - Thanks for listening!

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You can now have your wedding aboard the Thousand Sunny. Don't tell Hancock!!!


Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park
Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park

Who needs Vegas or conventions anymore of your wild themed weddings? We now have the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. For the past year they have had a special cruise attraction that allowed guests to ride a life sized, working recreation of the Straw Hat Pirates' ship, the Thousand Sunny. This ship reportedly has a working Gaon Cannon that it fires, a souvenir shop with exclusive merchandise, statues of the Straw Hats for photos, and an aquarium bar. Admission for adults is ¥1,000 and children under 4 are ¥600 yen. The cruise lasts for 20 minutes.

Thousand Sunny at Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park
Thousand Sunny at Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park

The latest ONE PIECE Ch. 668 that was released this week included an announcement that starting June 1st people could now register to have their weddings aboard the Thousand Sunny cruise that Huis Ten Bosch holds. Since the advertisement talks about having your wedding "with the Straw Hats on the Thousand Sunny". It makes me wonder if there could be actors to officiate, or are they just talking about the aforementioned statues. Luffy is the captain. I guess he would have the authority to marry you. Just don't let him anywhere near the buffet table.

Since the ship's capacity is rated at 250 people (not sure if that includes staff), you could have quite the blow out for your wedding. No real word on the cost of this reservation. Would any of you like to have your wedding aboard this ship of dreams?

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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