Re: [OT] Speaking of a different topic..
- --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "aathsani" <aathsani@...> wrote:
> A few months ago, when I read about Rose of Versailles, the
> version on this mailing list, I decided I was going to try and catchMuch
> it during my 3 day visit to Tokyo in early January of this year.
> to my disappointment, the show was only available in Osaka on theOf course - isn't that the way.
> days I was in Japan. I decide to go see whatever was playing at
>Sounds great - typical TK cheesy. :-)
> The friend I visited manage to get us tickets to the current show -
> Palermo of the Setting
I am STILL blown away at how atypically wonderful "Elizabeth" was that
I was able to see. I watch the DVD over and over. :-)
> Takarazuka the show had almostI have that revival RoV show on VHS. I can barely watch it. LOL
> withered away a few decades ago until the popularity of the Rose of
> Versailles show helped revived interest for Takarazuka (I have to
> admit I probably read about this on the Yuricon mailing list).
> The other interesting thing I did in Tokyo was visit a Maid's Café.some
> They are as popular as heck for reasons that I can only guess at. We
> went to one of the cafes in Akihabara Land of Otakus. I was
> disappointed that the cafe didn't allow me to take pictures of the
> maids or of the restaurant. Fortunate for me, I was able to catch
> "maids" advertising their cafes along the Akihabara street. Thesetake
> "maids" didn't let anyone take pictures with them but let people
> pictures of them.I'm so torn about that. Everyone assumes I'd want to go to one...but
maids don't do a thing for me. :-)
> While my friend and I were shopping in Akihabara (well I wasshopping
> while my friend kept rolling her eyes and murmuring "Otaku" underher
> breath), we found out that the best place to find Yuri/Yaoi-relatedApparently, the stretch between the
> goods in Tokyo is Ikebukuro.
> Tokyu Hands and the Sunshine Dori (known as the Romance dori) is theYes, as I have mentioned about fourteen million times. LOL I
> place to go for Yaoi and Yuri goods.
pracatically lived there on both trips. (For those people who have not
read them, both my Tokyo trip journals are posted on Okazu: http://
okazu.blogspot.com Look for Tokyo Journal and Yuri Revolution.)
> (The only Marimite goods the shop at hand were the phone straps forAnimate. Yup.
> the Rose families and the rose rosary which I didn't get because it
> was atrociously expensive)
> However, the ultimate Otaku thing I did during the trip was to hangWow! Cool for you. I hope she's doing well.
> out with a Yuri Mangaka :D Eriko Tadeno. While we hung out at an
> Izakaya bar in Shinjuku (on Yakitori-dori!), Eriko Tadeno drew me a
> picture of a Yuri couple
> <3 Tadeno-san.
> We went to the bookstore at Shinjuku Nichome where I made her signthe
> mangas I bought of her work. I also bought Rica tte Kanji there.that book!
> (Takashima-san, can you sign your book for me too? ) I <3
I'm sure she will, if you run into her. :-)
> Before I stop rambling, I have to express my frustration at tryingto
> find the Yuri Shimai and Yuri Hime magazines. Only 2 out of the 10
> manga stores I went to carried Yuri Shimai (the Animate in Ikebukuro
> retail price, Shibuya Mandarake used prices). Everyone elsedifficult
> explained that the magazines were out of print or extremely
> to get. How do you guys get yours (apart from Erika's Amazon links)?They carry it at Comic Toranoana (of which there was one Ikebukuro. I
probably spent more than my share of money there...)
>Thanks for sharing! Especially the pics. Very cool. :-)
> Anyway, I hope I didn't bore anyone with the details of my trip. I
> thought some of the information I learnt may help the Otakus in this
> list with their Tokyo trips some day