Well it took a total of 24 hours from Cape Town International to my hotel room in Tokyo. 11 Hours from Cape Town to Singapore, a 5 hour stop-over in Singapore, 6 hours from Singapore to Tokyo and a 1 hour train ride to the hotel. A flying experience that I can only describe as zombifying. It took 13 hours of sleep to return to some level of normality.
Tokyo is clean, very clean. I have yet to see any litter anywhere. Traffic is organised it's like a weird ballet of cars, pedestrians and cyclists which has to be seen to be believed.
Tokyo is like a Japanese movie but without the subtitles and you really need the subtitles. My Japanese is non-existent and most of the people I have met speak a few words of english and then lapse into Japanese which turns our communication into a series of smiles and bows.
But on to business. My hotel is located five minutes from the Bandai-Namco headquarters and has the most amazing window displays. I'll post a few pics later. I have also seen alot of plush toy figures of Nintendo and Pokemon characters which are really cool. I have seen alot of Gundam, Bleach and Mario action figurines. But aside from a model of the SDF-1 in the Bandai-Namco window display I have not yet found any Macross figurines.
Tomorrow is the start of the Tokyo Game Show, well the business days. It's a 45 minute train ride from the hotel to the convention centre and I should have alot of news and pictures soon.
There are a few very nice Anime box sets on sale but I have no idea if they contain English subtitles. If you have any idea where english language Manga and sub-titled Anime can be found drop me a line in the comments.