Daily Archives: April 10, 2012

Cool Japan 1

Japan has always beeen cool for me, I’m sure the same goes to all of you. Speaking of Japan, what kind of images came to your mind?.  For me I can easily imagine a cool futuristic scene with robots and cities glowing in colourful neon lights with peoples in all sorts of fashionable clothing. Popular world-known characters like Ultraman, Hello Kitty, Doraemon, etc. are all originated from Japan. The coolness of Japan had always thrilled the world. That’s why I called it Cool Japan. And the phrase ‘Cool Japan’ is not new and has been around since Japan became a hit when it introduces many of it’s cool stuff.

Have been in love with Japanese cultures since a very young age. Love it for a lot of reasons. Still remember how I first fell in love with it 🙂 I saw this awesome travelling channel showing scenes from Tokyo! A lot of giant billboards with pictures of gundam figures. LED screen showing GODZILLA. Shops selling ULTRAMAN figurines. It sure was any child’s heaven!



Loving Japanese culture had lead me to many good things 🙂 In primary school, I met a friend who’s also into these things. We love everything about Japan but we are crazy about the games and animes more. We became friends up till now because of our similar interest.

One of our favourite games that got us connected was no other than the awesome Final Fantasy VII.



Looking back at it now, the graphic isn’t very nice compared to video games these days but it sure was an awesome game.    Graphic isn’t the most important thing. Imagination plays a more important role 🙂


Back to what I was saying earlier, the figurines were awesome too. Especially the details. Any kid who sees it wouldn’t resist that temptation. They were carefully painted and has one of the finest qualities among any other toys. Something any kid would give up their candies for.



Back then, there were no much access to animes. No Animax channel means nothing much to watch. Even if there were, mostly they are sold in the form of VHS tapes. Quite expensive to buy.



So have to watch animes mostly on weekends only on TV. Watched Dragon Ball most of the time and it was fun! Didn’t really completed the whole series. Missed a few episodes here and there. Many years later I watched it again when it’s rerun on TV again. I even bought the whole complete DVD set later on.



Will be posting more next time. Right now got to stop sitting in front of the PC. See you soon 🙂