#1281 Japanese Appreciators, Players, Aficionados, and ...

Home Forums Special Interest Divisions #1281 Japanese Appreciators, Players, Aficionados, and Nutters (JAPAN)

This topic contains 31 replies, has 0 voices, and was last updated by  Specialist Kit Allison 1 year ago.

#1281 Japanese Appreciators, Players, Aficionados, and Nutters (JAPAN)

  • Commander JET
    Participant

    #1281 Japanese Appreciators, Players, Aficionados, and Nutters (JAPAN)
    http://www.toysoldiersunite.com/groups/1281-japan/

    ???? !!

    We, the #1281 J.A.P.A.N (Japanese Appreciators, Players, Aficionados, and Nutters) Special Interest Division, are the lovers of everything that is Japanese culture in all of its aspects which included, but are not limited to:

    ? Art
    ? Music
    ? Literature
    ? Cuisine
    ? Sports

    We are cosplayers, history buffs, street fashion fans, visual kei/jpop/jrock aficionados, and otaku of many variety. So come and join us in our merry band of otaku Toy Soldiers.

  • Carl Von Richtofen
    Participant

    The summer convention season is upon us yet again and with Toonami returning to the airwaves, I have been left with this question, how are you, my fellow toy soldiers spreading the fun through our mutual interests. I do admit having hit a wall with the loss of the major shops that sold dvds and manga.

  • J.F.C. Broken Loony
    Participant

    [Insert failed contest here.]

  • Capt. Nolin Vultrus
    Participant

    MUAHAHA!!! I’m almost done!!!

  • Greenghost
    Participant

    Ha ha oh noes I only know maybe half at the top of my head lol.

  • Jade Valor
    Participant

    i nhave all but the last 4!!! its driving me nuts!!!

    [end message]

  • TheAtomicSoul
    Participant

    I know 7 off the bat, 3 maybe, and clueless on two. I’ll pass on this one and let Domo fans battle it out. :D

  • J.F.C. Broken Loony
    Participant

    That’s fine. I’ll be going to the local Asian Market next week to find prizes for upcoming contests. ^ 0 ^

  • J.F.C. Broken Loony
    Participant

    TWO days left! No entries.

  • J.F.C. Broken Loony
    Participant

    LAST DAY!!!

  • J.F.C. Broken Loony
    Participant

    Welp.
    This contest was an utter failure.
    No entries.
    No winners.
    Yay.

  • Silent Addle
    Participant

    Not that I was around in time to enter, but would it be rude to ask for the answers?

  • J.F.C. Broken Loony
    Participant

    1. Zaraki Kenpachi (Bleach)
    2. Mugen (Samurai Champloo)
    3. Hayashida Heihachi (Samurai 7)
    4. Hakubi Washu (Tanchi Muyo!)
    5. Haku (Naruto)
    6. Kuroneko-sama (Trigun)
    7. Van (Gun x Sword)
    8. Shotaro Kaneda (Akira)
    9. Invader Lum (Urusei Yatsura)
    10. Vicious (Cowboy Bebop)
    11. San (Princess Mononoke)
    12. Ri Houjun aka Chichiri (Fushigi Yuugi)

  • J.F.C. Broken Loony
    Participant

    I’m thinking of doing another contest to simply see who all is active and whether the effort is worth keeping this Special Interest Division alive. So, will everyone simply do me the honors of introducing yourself along with a short list of your favourite hobbies that are JAPAN related.

    For example:

    I am Broken Loony and I enjoy watching anime, reading manga, drawing/sketching in the anime/manga style, and learning the Japanese language. Occasionally Lucas Usagi will take me to a small local (hole in the wall) Japanese restaurant called ‘Yama’ (meaning ‘mountain’) for some fresh home cooked meals.

  • Silent Addle
    Participant

    Hello there,
    I’m Silent and I’m a fan of anime manga, Japanese films and some music too.
    The first anime I ever saw was Fist of the North Star (or Hokuto no Ken) which I first saw when I was about 15, I’ve watched countless hours of anime since then and tend to get obsessive about a show, watching everything I can find then taking a break.
    I don’t get to watch as much as I used to.

    In about 2007 I tried a weird experiment where I played a “Teach yourself Japanese” cd to myself as I slept, and while I listened to it I started having the weirdest dreams about being taught Japanese grammar, anyhow after a while I found commonly used Japanese words started sounding a little.. odd when people would say them, so I stopped the experiment, but I do wonder if I could have taught myself to speak Japanese in my sleep…

  • Jade Valor
    Participant

    hello i am Jade Valor, i love watching anime and old Nihon (Japanese in japanese) Films, practicing Calligraphy and Nihongo (Japanese Language), eating Japanese style foods, i also practice kendo with my friend which is Samurai fencing, and i am attempting to learn to draw magna because me and a fellow toy soldier are wating to make our own manga.

  • Sphinx Master
    Participant

    Oooookay. I should introduce myself, because for one thing it seems pretty quiet in here. Well then. 23-y-o female manga/anime lover and cosplayer. I also love traditional kimono. I studied Japanese for three years (during one of which I lived in Japan) so I guess I’m alright at it. I enjoy drawing manga-style, but I don’t kid myself into thinking I am any good. If it is geeky and otakulike I likely have done it… and enjoyed it. (Yes, even maid cafes.)

  • Flare by N-N-E
    Participant

    For now I am  Flare by N-N-E,

    As this is my first post I would first of all like to extend a warm greeting to you all, may this movement grow and make the world a batter place

    Regarding mi interest in all tings Japanese, well, to me it seems that western entertainment seems to have lost it’s meaning, it`s “soul” so to speak, shows are made to attract attention and sell products and not much else, Japanese anime and manga, while not immune to this trend, seems to be somewath resistant to it, they still try to tell a story with a lesson that can be learned, sometimes a story will shine with the depth of a good book such as (in my opinion ) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood did, where the choices are not black and white, the characters grow and develop and seem real, the world itself exists beyond the scope of the main character and things are not what they may first seem.

    I was actually so moved by the intensity of the Japanese spirit and philosophy that I decided to learn the language, unfortunately progress has been painfully slow, so if anyone here has any suggestions on how to optimize the learning process, I welcome them, (I would be particularly interested in ways to keep myself from loosing focus as this seems to be one of my main problems)

    Finally I would like to ask if anyone can recommend a particularly good anime and what they think made it special, to better illustrate what I mean I will make athe first recommendations myself:

    Fullmetal alchemist: brotherhood (for raw originality as well as narrative depth)

    Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (for the lesson it tries to teach about the transforming power of will and proper motivation, and for managing to secondary characters that while simple in design are not flat or one-dimensional in character)

    Also if anyone would like to discuss and/or analyze a particular anime (whatever perspective be it social, psychological, cultural, etc…) I am open to discussion.

    Please excuse the excessive length of this post:oops:, I will try to be more brief and on-topic with the next one.

  • J.F.C. Broken Loony
    Participant

    Is anyone interested in helping to compile a sort of ‘Learn Japanese’ lesson plan for this division? It’d be more or less a project but a fun one nonetheless.

     

  • Jade Valor
    Participant

    ya i know a handful of words and Kanji, i have been trying to learn the language…but procrastination has been getting the batter of me ^.^
    i dont know HOW i can help but this sounds like a great idea! i recommend learning the Katakana and Hiragana before learning the thousands of Kanji. i have a few books on the kanji but like i said…still trying to learn, my friend is going to try to get him and me Rosetta stone Japanese (Nihongo)

  • Flare by N-N-E
    Participant

    I have managed to find a large amount of (potentially) useful resources in digital format (textbooks, workbooks, audio files, charts and so on), however… there is that copyright thing, would sharing them here cause problems for TSU?

    In other words, I want to help but I need to know the operational parameters I would be working under.

  • THREE.

    TWO.

    ONE.

    Henshin! UCHU KITAAAAAAA!!!! Kamen Rider otaku Anthos the Scarlett Sorcerer, reporting for duty!

    DRIVER ON, Please!

    SHABADOOBY TOUCH HENSHIN

    Henshin.

    FLAME, Please! HI! HI! HI, HI HI! Alright, enough of that. What can I say? Fourze and Wizard are my homeboys. I was also an anime fan before anime was cool. >w>

  • TheAtomicSoul
    Participant

    To start off, I would love it if we had a lesson plan for learning Japanese!

     

    Also- what brought me here today, is a question: does anyone have a suggestion for an action packed anime?

  • Carl Von Richtofen
    Participant

    @theatomicsoul said:
    To start off, I would love it if we had a lesson plan for learning Japanese!

     

    Also- what brought me here today, is a question: does anyone have a suggestion for an action packed anime?

    I apologize for my tardiness, as I have been busy with work and the like, I would recommend Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, and Excel Saga.

  • Porcelain Poison
    Participant

    Hi everyone! I’m new here but I definitely want to be a part of the JAPAN division haha. I adore Japanese street fashions (alternative fashions got me into it), the music, films, language, cuisine, etc. and have been teaching myself Japanese for a few years now but am nowhere near fluent *procrastination* I dress in Lolita and Gyaru a lot when I’m not in regular alternative fashions but I don’t really like to think of each individual style as a label, I love to mix and match.

    Right now I love listening to Aural Vampire and Bugy Craxone!

  • Cpl.Deimos Poe
    Participant

    Hello, I am Cpl.Deimos Poe. I Like Anime, Manga, Old School japanese giant hero and monster movies, Japanese Cuisine, JPop and JRock, and i love Japanese history and Mythology. I’d love to learn the language but i heard that is almost impossible to do on your own and not in a class

  • I am noticing that there has not been much in the way of activity here recently… but I will introduce myself in the hopes of that there will be a a bit more going on in the near future.

    I am Spiral Director Tungsten. You can call me Tungsten, or if you’d like to be particularly friendly, ‘W’ is also fine.

    I enjoy watching anime and playing the occasional visual novel. I can speak, read, write, and understand Japanese in a rather limited fashion, having taken 5 semesters of Japanese language courses. Although I am not proficient enough to read a visual novel in Japanese unaided, I am able to read them with the help of a few translation and text-hook utilities.

    I look forward to hearing from… well, anyone really.

  • Cpl.Deimos Poe
    Participant

    Sorry that i have been so quiet. twas no intentional i assure you. life and stuff has made me less able to hop on the forums as much as i’d like. Nice to meet you ^+^

  • I understand. Sometimes the robo-hamsters of life just don’t let you do everything you’d like to, you know?

  • Cpl.Deimos Poe
    Participant

    Stupid hamsters and their little furry faces getting in the way of everything ]:(

  • Anyone going to Con+Alt+Del in Chicago this month?

  • JaxxSentinel
    Participant

    @theatomicsoul said:
    To start off, I would love it if we had a lesson plan for learning Japanese!

     

    Also- what brought me here today, is a question: does anyone have a suggestion for an action packed anime?  

    I feel I’m coming to the party late, but if you are looking for action, Bastard! , My hero academia and the timeless classic Fist of the north star are right up there for you . An honorable mention , and a personal favorite, would have to be Riding Bean

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.