Hello again from Japan!
The Japanese love seasons, and Autumn is here in full force. Throughout the country, the trees are turning beautiful shades of yellow and red, and Japanese make regular excursions to the countryside to take in the beauty. For Americans, October means pumpkins and Halloween, but in Japan, the image of the changing of the leaves, and of the full October moon, are very dominant.
There are certain changes that happen to Americans who live in Japan for a long time. For one, you get quite comfortable with the metric system, and start annoying your friends and family by referring everything in centimeters and kilometers. My shoe size is 26.5 cm, but I’ve long forgotten it in inches, just as I’ve forgotten how much I weigh in pounds. But the Japanese don’t use the metric system for everything. While hectares are used for measuring land sometimes, it’s far more convenient to express land in tsubo, which is a unit of measurement equal to two tatami mats. When talking about the sizes of rooms, you never use square meters, but instead refer to the number of tatami mats the room contains (or would contain, if it were a tatami room).
For tonight’s update, we’ve got some very nice items for you, including:
- First, several in stock issues of some of our most popular hentai game and manga magazines, including PC Angel, Shojo Kakumei, and the best-selling hentai magazine in Japan, E-Login — see Magazines -> Hentai and Manga -> new releases for these items
- We have some excellent new photobooks in stock, including a super one by the Queen of Soap, Sakurai Fuka
- For S&M fans, an excellent new edition of the SM Uniform Collection (“bloomer” edition), along with a very hard core “medical” fetish photobook
- If you love Japan’s unique erotic manga, check out the newly added titles by EX Comics, Peace Comics and Izumi Comics, which are great
- For MPEG fans, a new magazine & dual-VCD item that gives you 130 minutes of quickie sampler material — a great value. Find this item on DVD -> MPEG & CD ROMs
- For Japan AV fans, more excellent in-stock videos on Videos -> New releases, including the excellent panty and mini-skirt fetish video “Fuckin’ Cute Mini-Skirt Land”
- Also ranking very high on the “cool” meter, another hot anime cosplay video, this one parodying Yamato/Star Blazers, Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999 — see it on Videos -> Theme videos or the special order video pages if we run out of stock
- For lovers of Japan’s beautiful Race Queens, a super cool collectible set of Race Queen cards, on the Idols page, and also on Anime -> Cards and Puzzle
- We have several in-stock issues of Goods Press, which follows everything that’s popular in Japan today — see these on Magazines page 2
- For this evening’s addition to our Wacky Things from Japan pages, two classic Japanese posters depicting beautiful scenes from the Edo period. One is a reproduction of a beautiful Ukiyoe portrait, and the other is the famous “Red Fuji” image of Japan’s most famous mountain
- For everyone who suffers from puffy or tired legs, we’ve got cute inflatable foot pillows that raise your feet comfortably. A great item from Japan, also on the Wacky Things page
- Finally, our JPOP CD customers will have no doubt noticed the disappearance of our JPOP page. We regret not being able to bring as many high-quality, low-price JPOP CDs as we’d like to our customers. We’ve got a welcome surprise for JPOP fans though — an infusion of over 30 JPOP CD singles and albums, with lots of very nice items from some of our favorites. As always, J-List’s prices on JPOP are the lowest you’ll find ever, because we buy CDs from used CD shops. Find the CDs on Anime -> Anime/JPOP Mags & More!
J-List keeps hundreds of our popular Japanese adult videos in stock all the time, but sometimes we get overstocked on certain titles. You can find these marked down videos on the Videos -> Discount page, so check out what we’ve got!