It was my birthday recently! So like your typical adult male I got myself a gift! Like your not so typical adult male I got myself a cute miniaturized robot figure from my favourite anime series…
I got the chibi version of the iconic RX-78-2 Gundam. If you havent seen my video from my pilgramage to the Life-sized Unicorn Gundam in Tokyo earlier this year or my visit to the Gundam Cafe in Tokyo almost 7 years ago now during my 1st trip to Japan you should check them out and SURPRISE! I’m really fond of giant robots.
I chose a chibi Gundam because they are easy to build, cheap and most importantly sturdy. I’ve owned a few chibi Gundam models over the years and I havent been disappointed yet. As much as I love Gundam models I’ve been known to grow bored and stop mid build in the past ( Sorry Zaku, I”ll finish building you one day I promise). The plan in to pimp out out my home in Japan with stuff from my favourite anime, games, movies etc.- a process that is still ongoing.
Building Rex (Yes I’ve named him) took me a few hours while I binged a new Netflix series called “On My Block” check it out its awesome – Jasmin is bae – nobody else is allowed to love her! I saw her first. Back to Rex, I”m happy with the finished product – I think I will assign him guard duty in my Genkan.
I usually take part in reddit gift exchanges – for those who don’t know it is a blind gift exchange facilitated by Reddit.com where you exchange gifts with random people anythere in the world on a particular topic or for a particular occasion from Christmas to plushies to anime and manga. As faith would have it the last reddit gift exchange I participated in was under the anime and manga theme – and guess what my randomly chosen reddit person sent me? Wing Zero from friken Gundam Wing Endless Waltz movie – I feel like I am 14-year-old again and rushing home after table tennis practice to watch Toonami on cartoon network.
But anyway! leave a comment below sharing your favourite anime or video game. Also do you have any figures, posters or other memorabilia from any of your favourite pop culture thingies. Let me know below!
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.