every last damn thing I love about the Internet

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Were it not for the Internet, we J-philes would still be watching Sailor Moon, reading translations of Ranma 1/2 released at a rate of one every 18 months, all the while wondering what life beyond "annie-may" or "man-gah" was like in the magical land of Japan.

Instead, we get a solid 60~75% of everything available in the Japanese market, translated by both commercial and charity sources (AKA fans), and sold for a reasonable price plus horrible shipping charge, straight to the US of A. Or Europe. Or nearly anywhere in the world where one can expect the Internet to be made publicly available in a cafe or library.

This is what I want for Xmas.
Maybe next Xmas, as I understand they are on backorder for the next 6 months. 

FYI: "pan" (パン)is Japanese for "bread."

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