Sunday night, back from a local Matsuri, we stumble upon a shop still open : an oasis for otaku in a residential area.
Usual items can be found : figures, manga, anime DVDs, J Pop CDs and MOPLA (MOdel PLAstic, I don"t know if this "word" is used only in Japan).
I am not a specialist of all this stuff, but still when I was a kid and teenager I spent hours watching on TV all the series coming from Japan.
My all time favorite character is Captain Harlock (ã‚ãƒ£ãƒ—ãƒ†ãƒ³ãƒãƒ¼ãƒãƒƒã‚¯, called Albator in France for odd reason but it sounds better to me actually)
I won"t write an article about Harlock here, there are dozens of sites about the saga.
As you can see I couldn"t resist to buy these 2 figures!
Well it was only 400 yens the unit so almost a give away... (I guess because it"s not a big hit anymore)
I must say I enjoyed taking this photos :)
I could practice with the manual mode but a different lens would have been more appropriate, for now I have only the basic kit of the Nikon D5000, a 18-55mm.
The original Japanese opening of the anime:
And the French one! (by Eric Charden, a pop singer)
PS : No I won"t convert myself to otakuism. It will remain an exception! (well, I might complete this collection with the other main charcters and then build the mopla spaceship then ... na, I am kidding ^_^)
PS2 : The figures came actually from the series "Queen Emeraldas" :
I really like the voice of the singer, it sounds like Enka style, doesn"t it?