Snuggle up under the kotatsu and eat some of that weird stuff made out of chestnuts. It’s New Years in Japan, which means everyone is going to sit around and watch lots of tee-vee. At one point, a very strange gaijin will appear on the tube and begin to babble about anime and manga. This strange gaijin would be me.
I’m going to be featured in the two-hour special 空想共和国ニッポン～ジャパニーズ・サブカルチャーの源流を探る～ (which translates into something like “Fantasy World Japan – The Search for the Source of Japanese Subculture"). It airs on TBS BS-i on New Years Day beginning at 9pm. Link to the page for the show is here.