Today was a Good Day. First and foremost, my Powerbook G3 show up — ah, the joy of being “edge, even if for only a few months. The speed and power of this thing is incredible, though, consdiderably faster than all the 200 mhz 604e desktop Macs here at J-List.
But today was a Good Day for one other reason. For the past eight months, my wife and I have been working hard to get permission to build on a patch of land my Japanese family owns. The land was previously zoned as agricultural use” land, in an area that, for reasons of tradition and silly local politics — could not be built upon. Finally, though, after many months and pulling of strings, permission to build on the land has been granted. This means that J-List will be moving out of our current small three rooms and into a medium-sized two-story office building sometime around May of next year — a welcome change for all of us. This step has been the dream of my wife and I for most of the life of J-List, and we’re taking everyone here out for sushi on the weekend. We couldn’t be happier.
We have some nice new items for you today, mostly on the anime/toys page, where you’ll find the GERWALK version of the great Macross “completed model” (really a detailed, moveable toy). Three different versions of the GERWALK Valkyrie are on the page. Also, you can see a slew of new models from Gundam, Macross and Macross 7.
Also new to the page are — more magazines and shashinshus. We’ve got two new issues of Girls, a Big-4-style high-quality magazine, as well as a few Beppin Schools and more. Also, the cat-like Kitahara Rina has a softcover “mild mook” nude shashinshu on the photobooks page — enjoy them.