Sorry for being absent the last few days, just busy with work and friends.
I intend on doing a review later today, but just wanted to do a quick update on Bill 156 and the fallout from this legislation. Anime News Network has an article written and translated into English by Dan Kanemitsu on how the Bill 156 Got Passed. I strongly recommend you read it. It’s long, but interesting (and for those of you who are under 25, probably important for you to learn how politics works in the real world.)
The article is part of a doujinshi that was being sold this year at Winter Comiket. Dan teamed up with a number of manga artists, including Nogami Takeshi to create An Idiot’s Guide to Tokyo’s Harmful Books Regulation. The doujinshi is available on Amazon JP . It’s a parody of the lawmakers involved, turning them into Fist of the North Star-like hyper heavies, moe girls and BL bishies, all while telling you the scoop in Japanese and English.
Which brings me to the point of this post. If you would like a copy of this doujinshi, but are not a regular orderer on Amazon JP, I’m offering to be a buying service once again. If you are interested in getting a copy of this doujinshi, please email me at yuricon at gmail and I will tell you what you need to know about placing an order with me. Here’s the basic rundown: You will *still* pay shipping from Japan, and shipping to you. The savings you will get will be that you’re only paying a portion of the shipping from Japan, because you will share it with others. And I will take payment by Paypal only, so you’ll have fees for that, too.
So, with that caveat, send me an email and I’ll let you know what you got to know to place the order. I’d love to get a pile of orders, because that makes it cheaper for everyone, as cost of shipping per item gets smaller.