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28 September 2004 @ 12:05 am
I had a great time today with dilettantka in Ikeburo! ^___^ We actually met up in Harajuku, and then travelled to Ikeburo since it was pouring rain and not really a good day just to wander around there. ^^ However, it was a GREAT day to wander around Ikeburo! When I went there before, I had no idea what I was missing!!!!! roku_chan and nobaku, when you visit, that's the first place that I'm going to take you!

Why........? Because it's not just anime heaven, it's Boy's Love heaven!!!! I've died and went to heaven!!! <3<3 I'll tell the rest in pictures, but let's just say that this street is a yaoi fangirl's paradise. <3<3<3 We skipped animate since I've been there recently, and then hit 2 shops next door that specialized in doujinshi and anime rarities, one in that specialized in yaoi doujinshi and boy's love games, then a new Mandarake (three times the size of my old apartment) that was nothing but (cheap) doujinshi, and finally One last store that had many levels of doujinshi and ran a little more expensive, but had an AMAZING selection. Let's see.... I was literally surrounded by millions of doujinshi today that ranged in price from 210 yen each to 2500 yen each. I bought a LOT of the former, and WANTED waaay more. Unfortunately, that plus some more presents that I bought for people put me dangerously low on fundage, so more will have to wait... but when I get my bank card this week, ooooooooh maaaan!! <3<3

After the shopping spree, we hit up a delicious Mexican restaurant nearby! (Edit: It was called El Torito's.. It's one that we had in Phoenix if I remember right!) and then went Karaoke-ing!!!! I love karaoke!! <3<3<3 It was awesome! Neither of us was all that great with remembering words to the japanese songs, but it doesn't matter because it was too awesome!!! ^__^ After that we hit up a 100yen shop (like a dollar store) so that I could get a few things for my room at home. ^^ All said, Eda is wonderful, and so much fun!! We had a blast together, and made prelim plans to do more things later!! ^___^ We're going to seek out a lesbian nightclub sometime and check it out, and I'll probably come over after work one Sunday and stay with her overnight. Ohhhh, the fun that will be had!

I'm really genki right now, I had so much fun! ^^ XD and I showed my roomies my new doujinshi (plus the ones I got for friends... you don't think I'd open them? ^^;; I couldn't resist), then I was asked why I buy these things if I can't read them. XDD Only a non anime-fan would ask that ^.~

My favorite street in all of Tokyo!! Can you tell why? BTW, the 4th floor is alllllll yaoi and bishounen!

Continuing down the street, ALL of those shops are anime-related and ALL of them have yaoi doujinshi!

This place specializes in boy's love games!!! I saw so many that I want, but they're expensive!!! *drools* They also have things like seiyuu goods and BL-related DVDs.... like the Weiss farewell concert (for 6800 yen.. X_x) I saw a game there that I'm SO going to get!! BTW, note the name.. XDDDDD!

Mandarake's sign advertises BL doujinshi. Ohhhhh man, this was my haven!! I'm going to move in!!! There were easily several thoudans PoT doujinshi alone!!! I couldn't begin to look at them, and they were all arranged by pairing! I bought a TON of HxH doujin here!

Mmmm, K-books is my god.......... More doujin, of all kinds, arranged by series and pairing! I actually found an adorable Schwarz doujinshi here!!! <3<3

At the Karaoke place, I thought this song was interesting.. XD Just the name...It was in the foreign song section.

dilettantka doesn't like pictures ^.^ But she's pretty and I wanted soooooome! ^^ She's karaokeing ^__^

Here's her and I! ^^ We're in the train station after a day of walking around in the rain. XD The second pic turned out better.. ^^;;

And some random other pics:

This is the funniest name for chocolate I've ever seen! XDDD

I bought this doujinshi purely because of this picture on the back!!!! The Phantom Brigade done Powerpuff Girls style! Priceless!!! XDDDD!!

These are from the back of the Schwarz doujinshi that I found and just too cute not to share!! XDD
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Music: Yaida Hitomi - Change your mind
Nobakunobaku on September 27th, 2004 08:10 am (UTC)
Waiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!! You lucky lucky girl!!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 27th, 2004 06:45 pm (UTC)
*bounces* You're gonna love it there!!
Nuchibi_nezu on September 27th, 2004 08:12 am (UTC)
.. I want to be where you are right now T__T
oh god i'd explode from the yaoi..
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 27th, 2004 08:22 am (UTC)
Come and visit!! ^____^
(no subject) - chibi_nezu on September 27th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인: cutie akira ~ icon by usagidilettantka on September 27th, 2004 08:13 am (UTC)
The restaurant is called El Torito's I think?!

and that ramen shop between Animate and Lashinban may not have any yaoi doujinshi XDDDDDDD
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 27th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
XDDDD I think you're right about the name.. I"m so bad with names! ^.^;; But I don't know about the ramen shop... I'd bet that it has a nice selection of yaoi doujinshi, after all they're all things that you can enjoy drooling over and slurping up! ^.~
(no subject) - dilettantka on September 27th, 2004 06:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Shannon "Roku-chan" Townsendroku_chan on September 27th, 2004 08:17 am (UTC)
GAH! ^_^ I'm all over that like white on RICE! *glomp*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 27th, 2004 06:45 pm (UTC)
Dude,I'm trying to move there before you come and visit.... though I might be constantly broke, it would be worth it!! *nodnod*
-ichigo*14: [ Pose! --> sakura_hide69 ]sakura_hide69 on September 27th, 2004 08:46 am (UTC)
omg!! >< I WANT TO LIVE ON THAT STREET!! >:O you lucky person (>.>)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 27th, 2004 06:44 pm (UTC)
Dude, so do I! O_O I'm going to look for apartments there when I get ready to move from here!! <3
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Chisotahn / 記録係: gon & killuachisotahn on September 27th, 2004 09:04 am (UTC)
Okay, now I'm jealous. XD Do you think if I sent you money somehow, you could pick up some HxH stuff for me sometime? :3 *makes big jello-eyes*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 27th, 2004 09:20 am (UTC)
But of course!! ^.^ I might even be able to organize something through paypal.. let me see what I can do once I get my bank account information in the mail! It should be coming soon! ^^
Luna: happylunarbluerose on September 27th, 2004 09:13 am (UTC)
INVY SO MUCH!!!!! >< your so lucky that your live in japan. >< it looks so cool. i would love to go to the anime shop right now and not being in this class right now. heheh ^^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 27th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
Re: ^^
Hehee, come and visit sometime!! ^__^
Re: ^^ - lunarbluerose on September 27th, 2004 07:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 27th, 2004 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yep, it's right down the block from the Ikeburo train station! ^^Just follow the signs for Sunshine City.
very_verydanger on September 27th, 2004 09:42 am (UTC)
.... when I get rich....
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 27th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
Dude, me too! *wants to be rich but doesn't see it happening soon...*
aionwathaaionwatha on September 27th, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC)
=>_>;;= oh dear... don't i know this store...

it ruined me! XD;;

i was very well off with a good pay and all until they opened that store... =>_>;;= woe on me, it was a 10 minutes ride by train from where i lived. i always was broke after that.

came to poke cause a friend sent me this and i thought i had seen the characters on some of your icons so i thought you might like to see it. it's cuteness.

Hi-chan (火ちゃん): Azumanga - Chiyo happyhinoai on September 27th, 2004 06:29 pm (UTC)
It's definitely going to ruin me too... ^_^;;;;;;;;;;; I'm quite a bit farther from it, but there's no way that a long train ride is going to stop me. Eda and I think that if we managed to live on that station and work at that station, we'd have the anime stores there so we'd never need to leave!!! =D~~~~

That video is soooooooo cuuuuute!! XDDDD I've seen one like this before, but not this specific one! ^___^ Do you have any idea what song they're singing in it?
(no subject) - aionwatha on September 27th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
buriteri on September 27th, 2004 02:21 pm (UTC)
omg love the pics you are just beyond lucky *dies of envy*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 27th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
^.^ LOL I've seen quite a few Kogals (my roommates call them Shibuya Girls) around, and every time that I do, I think of you! ^^;;
Owlsie .:*・°☆: Jirou [So cool!*neko_works]alsie on September 27th, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
*_* Damn.. Can you give me Taku's powers, and I can just teleport there???
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 27th, 2004 06:34 pm (UTC)
Yeees, that would be too awesome!! <3<3 I've picked you up some swag though, to make up for you not being able to be here. ^.^ It will be a little while before I have the money to send it though. ^^;;;
(no subject) - alsie on September 27th, 2004 08:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Chiakichiaki777 on September 27th, 2004 06:14 pm (UTC)
Pawaha- Pafu Supaida-zu!

So cute ^_^

I'm sure that Ramen shop has manga available to read while you wait for food, most do. The restaurant should be El Toritos, we have one here in CA. Look for the Tony Romas too XD

Oh, and take me there if I ever manage to make it to Japan again (which will not be a while >_<) I missed all the boy love since my travel buddy was VERY straight...
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 27th, 2004 06:41 pm (UTC)
Of course! I'd love to play tour guide, ESPECIALLY to this part of the city!! *bounces*
freshfossil on September 27th, 2004 09:18 pm (UTC)
Air chunky? Sounds like a frisbee! lol
名無し(25歳)twincast on September 28th, 2004 10:19 am (UTC)
the Mandarake ad just blew me away! o.Ô
anyway, I'm so darn envious²!!
the idea alone of a whole street full of hundreds of thousands of doujinshi is enough to transport me into a state of purest bliss... still another year until I can finally go to Japan, if I'm lucky enough to get one of those scholarships, that is. ...wait a moment, there's still the two-week student exchange aka. le shopping trip. ~yoshi! XD