Thursday, December 30, 2004
More from the holidays
I happened upon Anime Jungle during last year's holiday run to LA and I'm happy to report it's still going strong. They have pretty much what any anime goods store has, but they specialize in import items, especially gashapon, the little toys you get from crane machine games in Japan. They also have a healthy range of larger figures and resin statues, but there are stores here in the bay area that do a better job at that. Still, it's worth your time to check out the store if you're in the Little Tokyo area in downtown LA.
Also in that area is a Kunokuniya bookstore located in Weller court (at least I think it's still called Weller court). Sure, there is a Kunokuniya in Japan town in SF, but the selection is not as good. As a fan of Katsura Masakazu (Video girl AI, DNA, Is), I was delighted to find out he had a new series out. Zetman is a character he first introduced in an illustration collection and now stars in his own book. It's actually quite a departure as his books usually have mostly female leads. I only picked up volume one out of the four that were available, but it's highly entertaining. It's basically a superhero-like tale, at least from the initial volume. I'll have to pick up the rest soon.
Posted by Wataru Maruyama at 10:43 AM