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Offline Prinz Eugen

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AMV Contest Special Prize NEWS!!
« on: June 28, 2013, 01:09:16 pm »

Hey - guess what!

My current company is sending me to JAPAN for a week. (Yeah, I have to work over July 4th 'cuz it's not a holiday over there...)

BUT - this means that in about 36 hours:

So send us your BEST!

Deadline 24-Jul-13 // Rules:
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Re: AMV Contest Special Prize NEWS!!
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 07:48:27 pm »
That will motivate peeps
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Re: AMV Contest Special Prize NEWS!!
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 07:16:12 am »
Went to Nippori, which is Tokyo's fabric district, and grabbed some nice materials and trims for my sweetie to work with.

I scored a number of Blu-Ray and DVD disks of CURRENT shows that are like only one month behind the torrents.
(don't even bring up waiting two years for disks with less fan info and an added, unnecessary dub... :-b )

Just watched the season finale of Ore-Imo on the hotel room TV.

Big building-sized poster of GITS "Arise" series. And a bunch of PS-type and Nintendo game characters, several stories tall.
Saw throngs of drip-boys lined up to get into the AKB48 Cafe Theatre, which is built into the Akihabara station building (!)

A helium-voiced meido handed me a flyer for a maid cafe. I could hardly believe that a human voice box could sound in such a high-pitched yet bubbly timbre.

Got a couple of figurines from a store whose main line of business was selling 4"x5" signed photos of ALL the AKB48 members.

ALL NINETY OF THEM.  Count 'em, anc collect them ALL - at $42.50 per photo!

Now the weekend is gone and it's time for work and after-hours socializing until my flight home.
I may be able to wrangle one more quick shopping stop in Shinjuku on my way to the airport.

See you all soon!

- G
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Re: AMV Contest Special Prize NEWS!!
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 10:44:25 am »
That's awesome. (^_^)

But I'm curious... what's the etymology of "drip-boys"?
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Re: AMV Contest Special Prize NEWS!!
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 12:49:42 pm »
Kind of my own usage from about 10yrs ago, while shows like AMS was still popular.
We had a term "K-drip" for a certain kind of weak male anime character who somehow
ends up in the middle of a harem. There was one period where all of them happened
to be named Kei-something: Kenichi, Keiichi, Keitaro, etc.

A 'drip' was a term I had heard used (by women)

It may be dated slang.   

I may be able to hit the chara-street within Tokyo station instead of shopping around in Shinjuku for a last slice of anime goodies:

But according to this walk-through video, it might all be chibi / plushie stuff. (OK except for life-size Ultraman...)

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Re: AMV Contest Special Prize NEWS!!
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 02:50:15 pm »
OK - Rolling (and then flying) home today!
Going this way is always fun because you leave in mid-afternoon and arrive early in the morning of the same calendar day.

"Friday - the Director's Cut."

I'll have a little over an hour in Tokyo main central station to look for a few last souvenirs (and maybe contest prizes!!) before taking the special to the airport.

And we are at about 42 entries so far.

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Re: AMV Contest Special Prize NEWS!!
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2013, 08:58:53 am »
He bought me FABRIC and trims!  :D :D :D They're awesome. Now I have to decide what to make with them. I even have a bolt of kimono fabric (it's polyester,  not silk, but it's very pretty...) I have the best husband. <3

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Re: AMV Contest Special Prize NEWS!!
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2013, 11:00:34 pm »
Here is the LOOT I hauled back for this year!
Old and new series!

a. Game advertisement handouts from Akiba. EVERY WINNER GETS
   EACH of these (4) PLUS a Kumoricon Convention Swag-bag!
b. Toriko placemat
c. Character design artbooks: Pretty Sammy, Tenchi Muyo,
   Aquarian Age, KYMG:3 (Kozaki Yusuke)

d. 2X or 3X PRIZE - Mechanical Illustration Artbook of
   1981 vs 2010 Space Battleship Yamato

e. KosMos-4 figurine (Xenosaga) and Hitagi Senjogahara (Bakemonogatari) figurines and accessories
f. DVD and Blu-ray media:
    Kokurico Saki Kara (From Up on Poppy Hill) OVA
    El Cazador de la Bruja
    Girls & Panzer (Two prizes! DVD + Blu-Ray box set!)
    Haiyore Nyaruko-W
    Kenran Buttousai: Mars Daybreak
    Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
    Litchi de Hikari Club
    Red Data Girl
    Rosario to Vampire
    Turn-A Gundam 30th Anniv. Commemorative Special
g. Pumpkin Scissors DVD and Character Artbook
h. Bleach pencilboard and notebook
j. Binbougami Postcard sets. We have 2.
k. Japan Self Defense Force Curry pack. We have 4.**
m. AKB48 Manga
n. One Piece manju box. We have 2.**
The leader line without a letter (missed one!) points to a Toriko furoshiki.

** These are shelf-stable food items which will remain fresh for months. They are now refrigerated for maximum freshness and will be awarded at Kumoricon or shipped to US winners. (I don't want tor try to get food item through international customs.)