Today I realized two things I really wished I could accomplish. One: I wish I was fluent in written Japanese. This would allow me to purchase games far in advance of the release dates in America and also to procure a lot of games that are never released in the United States. Among these games are a slew of Anime-Based games that will never see the light of day in America due to lack of interest. This makes me sad...
Two: I wish I was able to buy things in Japan that are pretty much only available in Japan. Today I discovered something that I wanted more than anything and I can't have it unless I can fly to Tokyo and go to Shibuya for a day to visit the Square Enix Store. That's right...Square Enix has a store in Tokyo. Could you handle the awesomeness? I sure can't. What's more is they have a new product called Uki Uki Chocobo that makes me squee. In English this product is known as, "Happy Floating Chocobo," and yes, it's a rubber ducky chocobo. No rubber ducky could ever top the adorable that is this 980 yen toy.
I give you the Uki Uki Chocobo!!!
And just to give you some more Japanese stuff from Square Enix that I can't read but want to drool over anyways...
Here are some screen shots from Final Fantasy XIII...
Dog Orb-Head... thing? Yeah?
And the AMAZING trailer you can find on Square Enix's Japanese website:
You can find it here as long as you have the latest flash player:
Hooray Square Enix!
I'll be picking up Final Fantasy XIII for sure. It has the same awesome turn based system I love with some new innovations, and of course the amazing, cutting-edge, awesome-tastic plots, cinemas, and summons that come with every Final Fantasy.
Bring on the shiny!
Lady Laura Jones