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We’ve been planning this trip for a while and it’s finally come! I haven’t been to Japan since I was 13, coincidentally the exchange rate was just as bad back then as it is right now T_T I saw a lot of shrines and cultural things back then so this time I won’t feel bad if I don’t see as much of that kind of stuff.

The star attraction though is Mei and the Kittenbus!!! For those of you not in the know, it’s the short film sequel to Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro which plays ONLY at the Ghibli Museum in Japan. There’s no other way in the world to watch this film. The museum runs on a rotating schedule where they swap out the film every few months so we had to plan our trip around seeing this. Other Miyazaki related things we have planned are eating THESE! The other big part of our trip is going to Yakushima island which is the rainforesty place in Japan that inspired the landscapes of Nausicaa and forest of Princess Mononoke.

We’re also planning on seeing the giant Gundam and doing a whole mess of other geeky things. Not to mention the FOOD we’re planning on eating (drooooooool).

I’ll do my best to write about it on my blog, but follow my Twitter for all updates! When I get back from the trip I’ll incorporate the photos I take into my comic so that I don’t have a big gaping hole in my comic archives.