11.28.2014

My Lord!

A road in Tokyo named after the main character of "Guardians of the Galaxy." Star-Lord. Oh, wait, it's Star Road. I see. 

Katakana can be a real bitch sometimes. I also love that Hobbit movie "Road of the Ring."


11.14.2014

Simon says WTF?

Spotted this through the window of a game center in Shibuya last night and had to go inside to take a closer look. When I first arrived in Japan back in 1999, Dance Dance Revolution was the hot arcade game. It was basically the old Simon electronic game combined with music and using feet instead of your hands. Well, meet Mai Mai. My friend described it best: "Simon meets Astroids meet Tempest meets Space Invaders on acid. Or some form of Japanese martial arts training. Possibly an epilepsy test."

11.07.2014

Short-sighted snacks

This is the Anpan-man corner in my local supermarket. That little TV screen at kiddie height is some great marketing tool.