Hello again from Japan, home of the Dango Sankyoudai, or the three singing sweet dumplings on a stock.
On Dec 22nd, the Earth and the Moon will be at their closest point, and this will happen during a full moon, making this a rare astronomical event (so get out your telescopes of binoculars). The occurrances of earthquakes is higher during this time, as the Moon’s movement stretches the Earth. Sure enough, we had three pretty scary medium-sized quakes all in one day, the other day, and it was enough to start me worrying about an end-of-the-century “Big One” hitting Japan. Kind of frightening.
The dancing baby that was made famous by its appearance in season one of Ally McBiel continues to show up in Japan, now appearing as the star in a Nissan car commercial (he ice-skates now). Soon, we’ll be launching a site that will allow you to see Japan’s best commercials in Quicktime format — and there are so many here in Japan, everything from Meg Ryan speaking Japanese (shudder) to commercials for hopelessly cute Japanese household products with little chirping birds. Just one of the many improvements we’ll be offering in 2000.
We’ve got a bunch of nice products for you today. First, there’s another cache of new magazines, including “Ike Ike” “DD Toppers” and several others, as well as a healthy addition of popular hardcover photobooks that had sold out in the past. Fans of J-List excellent adult manga pages will enjoy the additions we’ve posted, including more copies of many items that had sold out in the past, as well as three excllent “how to draw in manga style” theme books (on the hentai manga page) that are very good. If you love JPOP, we’ve got some nice new “maxi-singles” posted to the JPOP page. There are a few more calendars posted to the calendars page, including the lovely Ayane Sayaka (swimsuit model) and more. And finally
Remember that J-List is closing out our stock of US-release adult anime videos. Our prices are great — below our cost on most of the items — so please check out our selection. All items on the US Anime Videos are in stock and ready to go out to you right away. And don’t forget we’ve got great snacks like Poke-Pachi, a Pokemon lollypop combined with pop rocks.