So I just got back from a week and a bit in Japan. I’m happy to report that it’s still there, still terribly polite to clueless foreigners, and generally a fun place to wander around in even if it occasionally gets hit with unexpected super typhoons.
Needless to say, those can put a damper – pun intended – on some of your plans, but I persevered.
I didn’t actually wind up spending a ton of money on shopping. That isn’t to say I didn’t buy stuff, just that I mostly spent my money in the second-hand video game stores and toy recycle shops. I was particularly glad to see that, while the PSP is still pretty popular in Japan, it’s old enough that many of the games I wanted to buy when I was last there are now considerably cheaper, so I came home with seven new PSP games. I also picked up a DS rhythm game that looked cool, a Gundam game for the Vita, AND a pair of PS3 games and the total for all of this was under a hundred and fifty bucks. That’s value for money, it is.
Now I just need to find about a hundred and fifty hours to play them.
Gundam Battle Universe
Kei-on! Houkagou Live
Macross Triangle Frontier
Macross Ultimate Frontier
Megpoid The Music#
Project Diva Extend (I dare not start with this one)
Kira Kira Rhythm Collection
Gundam Seed Battle Destiny
Oneechanbara Z Kagura with Nonono
Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma