Saturday, March 26, 2011

Photos backlog 1

One of the "problems" of living in Tokyo is that it's actually pretty easy to find things to take pictures of, and after a while you can have 40-50 pictures a week just of random stuff. Couple that with all of the events, gallery and museum exhibits, and festivals and eventually you'll have a really large collection to sort through. Over the last couple of months, I've run into exactly this kind of problem. However, because of the quake I haven't been wandering Tokyo, and it's now time to do the write-ups for the backlogged photos. Unfortunately, I just put them into one folder on mediafire and I don't have them named for easy sorting. So, I'll just post a few at a time and make comments as needed.

The live-action movie based on the "Gantz" manga came out a couple of months ago. I found this billboard advertising the release of the latest volume of the manga in Shimo-Kitazawa.

Hanging ad on the train advertising Big Comic.

Poster for "Harems 2", a pachinko machine at the Ban Ban parlor. The poster says that the machine has just arrived in the parlor for play.

Rolling truck ad for Aquarion. I'm pretty sure that this is the the artwork for the most recent TV anime series, but the text at the bottom of the truck says that the new pachinko machine is coming out on Feb. 4. The driver seemed to have no interest in letting people actually see the ad - he would race along the streets in Akihabara, slowing down just enough to make the turns. He even pushed his way through the pedestrians in the crosswalk to avoid staying in one place. I guess the lesson to be learned here is that if you're going to use rolling ads to promote your products, don't pay your drivers based on mileage.

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