Hello again, on this rainy evening in Japan. A few hours ago the skies were booming and crashing with a fierce thunderstorm that had all of us jumping like scared cats.
The big news from Japan is the death of former Prime Minister Obochi, of complications from his stroke two months ago. Mr. Obochi, who hailed from Gunma Pref. (where J-List is located), was 62 years old, and was the third Prime Minister from Gunma in the history of modern Japan. Better at Japanese-style pooling of opinions rather than single, strong leadership (which doesn’t really work in Japan), he was a good man. It’s interesting to note that he died on his birthday — my wife has a theory that people face a specially high risk if they encounter serious health problems near their birthdays, they’re more likely to die.
Perhaps in keeping with the Buddhist idea of “migawari” (death occurring to make way for new life), we’ve got new life, in the form of kittens. Ran Ran, our three-colored cat, safely gave birth to five lovely kittens the other day. Kazuki, my son, wants to name them after the various transformation in Kamen Rider Couger (Titan Form, Pegasus Form, etc.) while Rina wanted to name them after the characters in her current favorite show, Ojama-Majo Doremi (Interrupting Witch Doremi).
We’ve got some very nice new items for you this evening, including:
- First, the opening of pre-orders for the upcoming Hentai Anime Poker Expansion Pack vol. 3 & 4 — preorder now for free shipping! (see it on Hentai Games page 1 or the CD ROM page)
- Some great all-new photobooks, including Matsumoto Moe’s lovely sailor suit pictorial
- Great new videos, on the special-order video page as well as the in-stock video pages, from Soft on Demane — a new Fuckin’ On offering with Fujitani Shiori, the “First Lesbian” performance of Meifa and Tachibana Kyoko, and a great item — the “all nude olympics”
- Speaking of videos, we’ve got a dozen or so very nice new AV titles available on the special order video pages, including great new items by Morino Izumi, Sakurai Fuka, Asato Yuka — and a super “Best of Neo Uniform Super Collection”
- For fans of our excellent Japanese DVD & Video CD, Tomo has finally gotten caught up with most backordered items and posted stock of all popular items — so you can buy excellent DVD or VCD items and know that they’re in stock!
- We’ve got all-new adult wide manga posted to the manga page, including a rare Sailor Moon hentai manga that’s out of print
- A dozen new dojinshi, including some very rare and nice items
- A dozen new JPOP singles, at great prices as always
- Finally, the last available stock of several Sentimental Graffiti items. These soft vinyl figures have been on the J-List site for more than three years, but our supplier has finally exhausted their stock of these out-of-production figures. See them on the anime & toys page!
We’ve also added a six- and twelve-month subscription to the popular Beppin School, the long-requested popular magazine from Eichi Publishing, so you can now receive this great magazine each month. See it on the Magazine Subscriptions page!