The Gaijin Chronicles – Half Priced Books

I collect Japanese games, typically for the Super Famicom. I recently stumbled on some interesting stuff at a local book store, and purchased three games for my Japanese PS2.

Let’s start at the beginning of my journey. I was excited to see a bunch of US Final Fantasy PSX games.


I was then interested, of course, in the PS2 games. I’m not sure what Michigan is, but that D is Initial D!

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Sadly, after attempting to play this game… it refused to load once I selected stuff at the title screen. It’s a silver backed disc, not a blue backed one… I have no clue why it wont play, as it’s really clean. :/

IMG_20200105_152538The other two games that I bought were Battle Stadium D.O.N (バトルスタジアムDON) and Dragon Ball Z Sparking! Meteor.

Battle Stadium D.O.N is a 4 player fighter similar to Smash Bros. starring Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, and Naruto. It’s eh… okay? The other one is Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi… and well… that one’s going back as well.

So what else did I discover?  Something called Rule of Rose… for $100 O_O what the hell? Also, here are some VHS tapes. Legends of Crystania? A bunch of Power Rangers vhs tapes… apparently owned by an Air Conditioner. Weird.

After everything, all I did was obtain a fighter for $10 that will eventually need a multitap. Eh… not bad I suppose.



Surviving Vig?

SURVIVING VIGI’ve made it no secret that I, as an anime convention attendee and sometimes volunteer since 2004, am on the side of the alleged victims of Vic Mignogna. I am also a friend of Marzgurl who started the #Kickvic hashtag. I have also been at conventions that Vic Mignogna has been at, as well as even volunteering at one that was run by a friend of mine that had Vic once, that was mispronounced/mentioned in Vic Mignogna’s deposition. I believe in ethics in um… uh… Anime Industry… News? Propoganda? Whatever.

surviving vig2My friend, Marzgurl, mentioned that watching the Lifetime show “Surviving R. Kelly” season 2 episode 1 reminded her of #KickVic, and how victims who speak up are often harassed.

Because of this, I have spoofed three images that were used to promote Surviving R. Kelly, with Vic Mignogna. I’ve mispelled his name as Vig in them, to help show that they are in parody, but also to make fun of a convention that misspelled his name in an advertisement.


When #KickVic started, a friend of mine noted that one of the pictures used in an article looked like it had been photo-shopped to make him look like one of the bad husbands/boyfriends from one of those cliche Lifetime movies. That also might have played into wanting to make these parodies, I suppose?

Anyways, I hope someone gets a kick out of these. Anyways, these were done in parody based on a tweet. That’s all.