So, today was kinda special. We hopped an early train out to Fussa, where the US has the Yokota Air Force Base, where we met with Ana Moreno, a few of the guys that worked on Strike Witches and Pixel Maritan and voice actresses Kadowaki Mai and Akiyama Kaoru (who were cute as proverbial buttons.)
We had a tour of the commissary (which smells and functions much like a K-Mart) and had lunch in the food court which was oh-so-cool for the Japanese folks. To avoid Taco Bell, I had a Philly Cheese steak, because Akiyama-san convinced me to – I convinced her to get the deluxe. We shopped a bit, then had lunch, then shopped a bit more. I told the seiyuu about how I laughed so hard listening to the third Pixel Maritan CD that I had to pull over on the side of the road because I was crying I was laughing so hard. We discussed the StoPani helicopters and the beginnings of our Yuri army. Ana had introduced me as the Yuri Joutei, the Yuri Empress. I tried to say no, but it stuck. -_-;;
Afterwards, we (the American contingent) decided to stop by Nakano Sun Arcade and throw money a it. We met with one of Mari’s friends, who is absolutely lovely, had some okonomiyaki for dinner. Bruce, Mari and Jun went out for coffee, but my wife’s broken foot and my no-arches were not having any, so we crawled back for a bath.
Tomorrow, more shopping.