Japan iTunes card

Japan Codes

Bought another 10000 JPY iTunes card for $96.00. That’s the best price so far. It took 45 minutes for them to send my code. Their order process is different than before. They confirm your order by texting your phone with a code to complete your order.

FYI it might take longer if your place your order after normal business hours. Google “japan time” to give you an idea.

Shohjo-tai: Super Vario

This CD arrived from Amazon Japan.  It’s condition was listed as “acceptable” although it was in surprisingly good shape.  No tears on the artwork.  This was a rental and the obi was taped to the cover.  There’s a sticker on the artwork that I’m afraid to remove because it might damage the artwork.  The CD itself is in excellent condition–it’s hard to believe this was a rental.

I bought this CD for “Kimi no Hitomi ni Koishiteru” (Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You).  It’s Shohjo-tai’s 1986 rendition of the Frankie Valli song.  There’s also a 1987 version of this song on their P-CAN album which sounds more 80s dance.

Japan Post EMS delivery fast except…

I’ve had packages arrive the same day they left Japan. Amazing! However, US Customs can delay it 45 days. I’ve read online your package sits in a warehouse on pallets without even being inspected.

US Customs snagged my latest package. I’ll update this if they really screw me.  It’s been been there for 3 days now.

USPS Tracking
USPS Tracking

Animuze on Google Instant blacklist

Google Instant search
Google Instant search

I’ve wondered why when I type in “animuze” on google you don’t get pre-search results.  As soon as I finish typing the whole word the search results go blank (until you click enter).  That’s because google has deemed content related to “animuze” as offensive.  As a test google “puppy.”  Google will autocomplete your search with each keystroke.  Try the same with “bitch.”

Streaming anime on Funimation

Barakamon
Barakamon

Funimation hosted their anime no Hulu (known for their obligatory adverts) which was an immediate turnoff for me.  Since then I discovered Funimation is hosting anime themselves.  A paid membership will get rid of commercials.  Barakamon was the first show I added to my queue. I’ve also added other shows not available on Crunchyroll like Psycho-pass, Dangan Ronpa, and To aru Kagaku no Railgun.