Japanese-Games-Shop.com News

Japanese-Games-Shop.com News keeps you updated on the latest offers and developments at Hirohurl's Japanese Goods shop, http://www.japanese-games-shop.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Hirohurl is Dead! Long Live Japanese-Games-Shop!

A couple of weeks ago hirohurl.net went dead! The domain name was supposed to renew automatically, but it didn't. By the time I was able to do anything about it the name had been snapped up by a shark who I presume was hoping that I'd buy it back from him at an inflated price.

I didn't, and if you head over there you will find a link farm.

Mindful that "Crisis = Opportunity" I decided to break up the site into its constituent parts, each with its own domain name, and today the Japanese Shop has been relaunched at:-


Regular visitors will recognize the familiar format - somewhat tweaked and improved upon, I hope - and offering the same range of games and goods as before...

So, we are back in business. Today, even before the launch, Japanese-Games-Shop.com made its first sale - the search engine spiders must have been over the site already!

As well as http://japanese-games-shop.com, three other sites are up and running in various states of development. They are:-




I am hoping to launch two more sites over the course of the long and humid Japanese summer!

Best wishes,

David Hurley


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Rokudenashi Blues and Ginga Densetsu Weed

Rokudenashi Blues - Summer Time Offer!

I just posted a special limited manga offer on http://japanese-games-shop.com/manga.html.

Rokudenashi Blues is a popular manga series by Morita Masanori it focuses on a delinquent Japanese high school student called Taison Maeda who is into boxing, street fights and motorbikes. His name is a combination of wrestler Akira Maeda and former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.

The manga originally ran in Japan's Shonen Jump comic, a weekly comic that has run many of Japan's most famous comic stories.

The story is very popular in Japan but it has not been serialized in English so it is quite difficult to get hold of outside of Japan.

I have been meaning to add this series to my manga listings at $3.50 a pop. For the time being, however, I'm running a
summer time THREE FOR FIVE DOLLARS offer.

As manga go, this series is relatively easy for the Japanese language student to read. The Japanese is not so difficult, and all the Kanji in the speech bubbles come with
furigana to assist reading. The stories are fast paced and easy to follow. The series makes for excellent Japanese reading practice and are enjoyable to read in themselves - much better than "Nihon No Kiso" and other classroom textbooks!!

If you'd like to take advantage of the offer head over to http://www.japanese-games-shop.com/manga.html

Ginga Densetsu Weed - More Volumes Now Available

Until today fans of the canine animation series Ginga Densetsu Weed were only able to buy volumes 1-10 directly from my manga site.

The good news is that I have finally got around to making the first forty volumes directly available from my site.

The forty-fifth volume has just been published, so as you can see, I am trying to keep as up to date as possible with this popular series.

Now You Can Shop For Japanese Manga and Books On Amazon.co.jp

For Ginga Densetsu Weed fans who want to get the very latest GDW volumes, or any other Japanese manga or book for that matter, I am in the process of launching an "Amazon.co.jp buying service" so you will be able to buy new stuff direct from Japan.

Head over to http://japanese-games-shop.com/manga.html and run a search on one of the Amazon.co.jp portals. When you find what you want, send me the link and I will purchase it for you and ship it to you.

If you can't use Japanese script let me know what it is you are looking for and I will search for it for you.

I will shortly be adding all the details of this new service to the manga site. In the meantime, if you'd like to know more about what is on offer and the fees involved, drop me a line and I will send you full details.

In the meantime, best wishes from hot and humid rainy-season Japan!

3rd July 2007

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