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On this episode of Damn Right Everything Anime & Manga we e are taking a little detour and are heading east to the motherland of our beloved mediums of anime and manga JAPAN!
Today we have a very special guest of honour who joins me on the mic to discuss a wondrous 11 day trip to Japan that happened back in 2009
You may remember this young fellow as the gentleman who defended and clarified the many interesting aspects of the Brony Subculture in the presence of Spill.com podcasters Korey Coleman and Leon on the ACOCO podcast last August *LINK PLUG*
Kimono Joe is his name and everything in geek subculture is his game.
It was a pleasure to share the mic with this humble young man and on this episode he gladly divulges his goings in the anime motherland.
To name just a few things discussed….
Japanese food / landscape, Temples, The manga museum, Wakfu, Otaku Shopping, travelling etiquette, Jiro, traditional hot springs, unpleasant travelling companions and generally some advice for people who may be thinking about going to Japan for the first time….to name a few topics
Joe has also been kind enough to share his youtube picture slideshow
And as mentioned on the podcast Joe is looking for some constructive criticism on his growing artwork so hit him up on his deviant art page below….as well as his other social channels’
Again, thanks for coming aboard Joe, hope to have you on again in future episodes
Nice! Looking forward to listening to this. Just one question first - what is that tune at the start? I recognise it from somewhere and it's gonna bug me trying to figure it out.
Its a traditional Japanese style remix of a classic game. Can ya figure the rest owt?
I figured it out...kinda. It's not the original, but this is where I recognise it, so yeah, no idea still.
I gotta say, Kimono-Joe and Habib, you are the most two luckiest people I kinda know (at least on here) to ever visited Japan. I do wish to go there someday, hopefully.
I'm not sure if it's still going on, but I recall some time ago hearing they lowered the cost for a trip to Japan after the Tsunami that they where hit with in '11 to boost tourism and the economy. Not sure if they still have it going on, but it's worth reading up on.
If you wanna go to Japan just go for it. You will not regret it I promise and you will meet some awesome people too. I can link you the company I went with. But I am planning a return trip within the next couple of years.
Ahh, Japan sounds so awesome
I'm more partial to do the traditional things if i ever go. Hot Springs, Fried Octopus and Sake, Karaoke.....i want to goooo! lol
Great to hear you again Joe, i really got some more insight to the land of Japan and it's culture. Definiately on my bucket list!
Thank you, I'm glade you liked it. I hope to go back some day as well.
It was a lot of fun to be on, thanks again for inviting me, and I'll gladly be on any time you would like me to talk some more.
I'm sure to take you up on that offer mate
Man this was a great interview, thanks for doing this Donwun and thanks for all the insight Joe. Definitely has made me jealous, but in a good way lol.