Episode 37: "i here the Nakano Broadway center period."
Madness and mayhem ensue as officers Matt Alt, W. David Marx, and Patrick Macias climb into a heavily armored Go! Go! Patocar and make for Nakano, Asakusa, and points in-between. Blood curdling screams are heard as the trio fill out illegible surveys, search high and low to find the legendary Lost Apartments of Nakano Broadway, and barely avoid being killed by a Shambling Mound.
12/27. Kabuki-cho Sunday night. Big extension on fun-time.
Everyone dead the day before on account of Xmas hangover. Now it all comes
roaring back. Hosts and scouts graze in the ruins of the Shinjuku Koma theater.
Homeless men squat on plastic tarps swapping food and fluids in grimy Styrofoam
bowls. Company workers fret over the empty body of a fallen comrade, his eyes
glued shut, consciousness lost to a very dark place. Nigerians…
Prowling. Landscaping. We are looking for a copy of
the latest SPA!, but the conbini next to Talking Loft only carries porno mags,
Men’s egg Youth, and a wall of Koakuma ageha. Then hunger strikes hard. Neat
for meat in a place with space. It’s gotta be Jojoen…
tortoiseshell cat skids across Kabuki-cho street.
And down this block, everyone is some kind of wobbly supporting character sizing you up for
something – at least three scoutman vying to be your new best friend, a probably-Chinese
woman in a heavy down coat; her face scowls, her hands massage. Cat breaks for
a tiny space in-between a Burger King and a building that has no name, no sign,
just a glowing white light for identification. All people and places here now: a
side-story. Main plot distraction. Bad endings…
New Years Day, 3pm, in the shadow of Shibuya 109...Terrifying makeshift cardboard shantytown erected by thrifty gyaru in anticipation of Jan/2 epic sales...
Shitty cell phone cam analysis uncovers evidence of each box containing 1-2 girls seated side by side, synchronizing their cell phone activity, or nourishing themselves with fast food items. Leopard print garb optional.
The girls at the end of the line were just setting up camp when the cops decided to harass them. Or maybe he was making them "an offer they couldn't refuse" in another time-honored Shibuya tradition. Either way, I'm sure it will all be worth it when they save 30%-70% off on assorted baby Shoop and titty and Co. items.