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Just to keep you guys in the loop, at the end of this month, inspired in large part by our friend Ragathol's trip a couple of years ago, I'll be travelling to Japan for an extended period. I'll be staying for three months (because that's the maximum amount of time my employer would allow me to be gone), October through December, to attend a Japanese language course in Yokohama.

I'll still have internet access and should be able to post here, but being away from my home computer and resources like Share, etc. there's a good chance this may impact my ability to post translations during that time.

I was originally worried about whether I would still be able to translate Yotsuba while I was gone, but with no new chapters in the past 10 months, it was beginning to look like it wouldn't be an problem after all. But now that it seems Azuma's started things back up again, it may be an issue.

There's also a very small chance my plane may crash into the Pacific Ocean, which would be a more difficult challenge to overcome.

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Here's a closeup of the display case from the picture in >>229128.

One other cool thing I saw during my time there was a 1/1 replica of the 3D Maneuver Gear from Attack on Titan on display in one of the Sofmap stores. As I was looking at it, two girls came in through the entrance nearby, and one of them absolutely flipped out upon seeing it.

That one I probably could have taken a picture of, but I don't think a picture would have conveyed quite the same feeling.

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Thanks for the pictures! Everything looks so cool I almost wish I could buy everything in sight! I think the most intriguing thing from that website that I would purchase are the illustration books with durulamin on the covers. Everything else looks so cute but overpriced.

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Actually you just reminded me of something.
I was thinking about maybe buying one or more of the あ, え, ん, or ? books listed here

But oddly, the prices on the books were listed in USD and GBP, but not in yen. Which is weird, considering these products don't ship overseas as far as I know.

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Nice going. The cheap store was probably a used goods store. If there's a small dent in the package, or if it's been opened before, you could easily save thousands of yen. About half the stores in Akihabara are used goods stores, but it's hard to see, since most things are in more or less mint condition.

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I suppose that's possible, since they did have a handful of figures that came without packaging that looked like they were at a slight discount.
But the ones in boxes all looked brand new as far as I could tell. Better than most of the secondhand goods I had seen at other stores.

I suppose it's possible the figures were only similar, and not identical. Or that I was misremembering the prices at the other locations.

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Then I'm tempted to call it soju,given that's what they usually produce, and chalk up the press release to translator or a clueless PR writer. Sort of like someone posting about 'bourbon Scotch' instead of 'bourbon whiskey'.


Well, he's got to pay his bills SOMEHOW when not publishing Yotsuba chapters. Given the breaks he's taken, the merchandising is pretty damned important.

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I guess you gotta make up for not having the ¥¥¥ from the anime license somehow.

>electronics stores

There was a big market under the train station that closed last year:
Did anything go up in its place?

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Those were the ones I was talking about! For me they come up as 400-600 and I was assuming that was in yen but could it possibly be points? (I just started working on moonrunes so I haven't gotten to the point where I can recognize most kanji yet). If that was the case, I was also going to complain about the price of those scrunchies. They were about 700, which seems unnecessarily expensive to me. Also I'm a bit bummed that they don't have any more kodomo usagi shirts.

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Yeah, they show up as 400-600 yen on the website, which is reasonable to me, but the prices printed on the back in the store were like $6-$8 for some reason.

Also, the Yotsuba chopsticks were over 800 yen, which also seemed unreasonable.

They had at least one Kodomo Usagi shirt at Kotobukiya yesterday.

I think that article is misleading. From what I could tell yesterday, the market is still there, but from the article it sounds like one of the older shops in the market (Radio Store) has closed.
The article kind of makes it sound like the whole market shut down though.

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention something regarding the shameless Danbo merchandising.

They didn't have these at the Kotobukiya, and I haven't seen them on the Koiwai Trading website either, but in one of the arcades I went in, some of the claw machines had Danbo goods inside.

One was a Danbo carpet roller. It was just a normal carpet roller, but the case that you put the sticky part in when not in use was Danbo's head.

Another was a Danbo soap dispenser, again, where it was just a box in the shape of Danbo's head. I thought of taking pictures of those, but there were signs everywhere in the arcade that said no photography.

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No more Kagura thread?
Oh well, this seems like as good a way as any to start one.

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Notice the eye gleams. it's Osaka.

Her eyes are the vc: yang to the others' ying.

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That's pretty damn good for 'ol Kags if that's what you consider 40.

It seems the years finally caught up to Yukari and her face is now permanently stuck like... that.

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Big O traded in vacant for sultry.

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why wait?

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Maybe related


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Don't you know that Japanese women age more gracefully?

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Halloween Thread.

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hah, some fun stuff on the Gogimage

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Put a pumpkin on your head, and begin to enjoy everything

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For as much as the stores advertise Halloween around here, no one seems to do anything about it.

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'Tis the season in the equinox of autumn to perform cunning or skillful schemes intended to deceive or outwit woody perennial plants of a single stem or trunk that bear lateral branches at some distance from the ground at their expense.

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Fear is being on azuz

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Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 archived below.

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No Yotsuba or IM this month.

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Let's ask "Yotsuba & !" 's Kiyohiko Azuma anything!

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They're saying that right now there's a Danbo photo exhibit going on in Osaka. They're saying the next Danbo is the 大 Circle Danbo. http://www.yotsuba10.com/danboard/
9:41 PM Oct 10th

I just went today(`_´)ゞ
“@azumakiyohiko: They're saying that right now there's a Danbo photo exhibit going on in Osaka. They're saying the next Danbo is the 大 Circle Danbo. http://www.yotsuba10.com/danboard/
9:42 PM Oct 10th

@akaringo_mana That was fast! Thanks for coming♪
10:52 PM Oct 10th

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@azumakiyohiko @akaringo_mana I wanna go (sob).
9:18 PM Oct 10th

Note: The picture says "I wanna live!" but it's pronounced the same as "I wanna go!"

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Azuma Kiyohiko retweeted
Announcement - Thank you for your patience! Amazon has now received additional stock, so sales are resuming! The page for official sales, bonus postcard included, is below!
5:23 PM Oct 13th

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Wow, as always thanks for the translations

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A friend of mine who went to Ikaho Hot Springs brought me back some manju as a gift, and boy were they good. Are these manju a big thing, or something? The packaging said they were "Hot Spring Flower Manju" from Daikokuya Honten.
5:05 PM Oct 20th

Apparently "yu no hana" (hot spring flower) manju is a big deal in Ikaho.

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Damn... a lot of catching up ahead of me...

But I'll read all the tweets because my time is worthless and my priorities are messed up!
That's what a true fan says!

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This month's Dengeki Daioh:
IM Yes
Yotsuba No.

I currently don't have remote access to my home PC, and Share is explicitly forbidden in the apartment where I'm living (I think they're port blocking since it took me ages to get my remote desktop to work) so someone else will have to post the scans here.

Also, since I don't have remote access to my home PC at the moment, that means I don't have access to Photoshop either. I can translate, but someone else will have to do the editing.

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Crumb did it first (girl stuck in window fantasy) in 1981.

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That girl's legs are even fatter than Fuuka's.

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It's close, by a hair.

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>Crumb did it first

Read the following sentence with a nasal and whiny voice: Actshually, as you can see that ish inaccurate. This comic predates the one you posted.

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who wants nice HiQ Yos tanko scans in Jap?

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As of this morning, same-sex marriage is now legal in most of America, so let's have a Kaorin thread.

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Azumanga had a lot of people wanting to find love, but no one ever did. Never realized how sad it was

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Funny how it takes America so long to realise basic stuck like allowing people to love however they want.

Come on America, certainly you have something better to do

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Ralen has said this before, but isn't America ahead of the rest of the world (barring some socialized European nations) in this regard?

Secondly, it's not illegal to love whomwever you want, it was illegal in some states for gays to marry.

Thirdly, what does "basic stuck" mean?

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Firstly; Ralen is always right.

Secondly; having sex with the same sex was illegal in America. Trying to use the word "was" because some people still want you not to.


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>having sex with the same sex was illegal in America

Only in a handful of states, and even then, not since 2003.

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>Azumanga had a lot of people wanting to find love, but no one ever did. Never realized how sad it was


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>Azumanga had a lot of people wanting to find love, but no one ever did. Never realized how sad it was

Remember when Osaka asked her friends why they don't have summer memories with their boyfriends? There's an awkward moment and then everyone just left without saying a word.

Probably boys are intimidated with Sakaki

Yomi probably too dense or too serious in studying to have time with boys (Remember when Osaka asked about BF? She's the one who left awkwardly).

Tomo is too stupid to realize love.

No boys can get Osaka, she's an enigma.

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If you lose a card game, you just might get Osaka.


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The old stamps thread is gone...

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Quite a nice selection of よつばと! stamps.

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Cube they say...

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Die deutschen wurden das ein bisschen anders aussprechen.(」゜ロ゜)」

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Looks more like Kushi-chan than Chiyo-chan.

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i herd that azuma was in a car crash and was either injured badly or died (google translate lol) and that "suspicious pills" (google trans) were either in the car to in azuma. anyone who actually knows japanese read anything about this? pic unrelated

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i think his twitter replies would be blowing up a lot more than they are right now if this was the case

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his last post got four replies and one of them was a picture of a very large cat so...

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azuma turned into a very large cat.

case ....closed.

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Actually, this is kind of how I imagine Azuma would look as a cat.

Actually, it kind of resembles Chiyo's dad. I think that's probably why Azuma's follower posted it.

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Gaaah is this true? Crayon Shin-Chan creator died in a mountain climbing accident and now this?

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No, it's not true. Or if it is, there's nothing in the news about it.

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Well, you did mention in your travel thread that no one has heard of Azuma so...

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He also just updated his twitter the other day, so...

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You have been misinformed. Azuma is doing well, just taking a break.

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>just taking a break.

By hitting the brake.

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Warning: Fujoshi content ahead.

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Is that Orcinus orca in Yanda's hands?

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8/10 is Yan-Tou day.

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I can't tell if the text is the artist's commentary, or Yanda speaking, or Yotsuba and Yanda speaking.

これは仕方ない = "These things happen"?

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"I like Daddy's face in profile."

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I believe, characters speaking in first, artist speaking in second.

The scene for the first appears to be Yotsuba hurt her leg and has to be carried by Yanda. She's basically saying, I don't like it, but I'll have to go along with it, Yanda's saying, Yeah, yeah

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That makes sense.
仕方ない is one of those phrases that can be taken so many different ways depending on context.

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Fujoshi; a genre of male-male romance narratives aimed at a female audience.

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In reality, fujoshi is a female fan of yaoi. The male counterpart is fudanshi.

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