Happy Thanksgiving from J-List, if you’re in the States. Thanksgiving is a nice day for Americans, a quiet time to stay home and have a nice dinner with the family, then perhaps go visit some friends. In Japan, there is no Thanksgiving, and certainly no turkey to, so this year, we’ll be getting a bucket of chicken at good old KFC.
That reminds me of my first weeks in Japan. To my mind, Kentucky is a U.S. state, but to the Japanese, Let’s go to Kentucky is an invitation to eat chicken. It just felt weird. Similarly, the Japanese pronunciation of some English words such as “micro” (they usually pronounce it “meecro”) gave me the heebie-jeebies. I was also vaguely disturbed to see a series of map books with an apple on the cover, called “Mapple.”
Sumo Grand Master Musashimaru, of Hawaii, has won the latest Sumo tournament. He’s on a great winning streak, which is good for the new Grand Master. He’s one of just two American wrestlers to achieve the highest ranking in Sumo, and is the only wrestler ever to look like a big Sicilian mafia guy.
We’ve got a lot of nice items for you tonight. First and foremost, we’ve got dozens of great Year 2000 Japanese calendars in stock, now that the preorders are processed and in the mail. There are many great calendars available, including anime, JPOP and more, and they’re all in stock and ready to go out to you. There are new photobooks and magazines, including some single issues, and several really nice new hard- and softcover photobooks. JPOP fans will enjoy the 10+ new items posted to the JPOP page, and we’ve added some cool new items to the anime toys page last time, including some out of print Sakura Wars figures. (There are some slick new Yamato toys that had been posted
We’ve been upgrading everything around here, including our web server. J-List now has its own dedicated setup, so loading speed should be increased for everyone. The problem with the J-List secure order form not showing as secure in some browsers should also be fixed. If you notice anything strange over the next couple of days, please let us know immediately and we’ll fix it. (The secure order form on the JAST USA hentai game site is still broken, so if you want to get any of the hentai games from that site, please order them from J-List instead, until we get it fixed.)