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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #100 on: January 01, 2008, 03:21:16 PM »
I am ready to be fearless in prediction. Peach's idea sounds so logical to me that I am forecasting that the first task after coming in from Osaka Kansai Airport will be at the Cuiadore restaurant behind the Osaka Clown, an eating task probably involving some sort of seafood(it's not likely to be a Kobe beef pigout).


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #101 on: January 01, 2008, 03:26:01 PM »
Searching for a clue at Osaka castle --as in Kishiwada
So we have driving the Osaka taxi's
Controlling Robots and an eating task?
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #102 on: January 01, 2008, 04:03:12 PM »
Just because non of you East Coasters have said it yet:  in this shot they are headed to the train station.

Nic tells Don that he may be able to get water at the train station.

So maybe the drum is in another city!   ;)

Still catching up here but could this just be for a subway train?
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #103 on: January 01, 2008, 04:04:42 PM »
 :lol:  I have NO idea on this one.   :(   Just throwing this out there.   :lol3: :groan: :neener:

ETA: actually, this neon sign is on Dontomburi-dori, the main entertainment street in Osaka.  Also happens to be where the clown is.   :snicker:

ETA:  OK, the daylight view of the sign looks like a match.   :yess:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #104 on: January 01, 2008, 04:15:22 PM »
Have we seen the scary clown in action yet?  :lol:


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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #105 on: January 01, 2008, 05:33:35 PM »

 :lol:  Who knew, the scary clown has a twin brother.   :lol3:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #106 on: January 01, 2008, 05:56:46 PM »
So pretty much your Glico Man, and other scenes are from Ebisu Bridge, Boingo.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #107 on: January 01, 2008, 06:14:30 PM »
 :tup:  You're right, as usual, puddin.   :snicker:

FWIW, some filming locations in Kansai area    :angel:

Osaka Film Council web site  (English version)
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #108 on: January 01, 2008, 06:33:08 PM »
Nice site Boingo  :keeta: .. more temples  :groan:

Does this look like the underside of a pagoda? is that a flag?  Wheres Neobie!? I bet he knows.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #109 on: January 01, 2008, 06:38:50 PM »
Nice site Boingo  :keeta: .. more temples  :groan:

Does this look like the underside of a pagoda? is that a flag?  Wheres Neobie!? I bet he knows.


:tup:  good eye, puddin.  exactly what I was thinkin'.   I think it's written in Kanji.   :groan:    Maybe it's part of our temple?   :angel:
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #110 on: January 01, 2008, 06:51:40 PM »
 :keeta:  We're on a roll, puddin.  Let's try for a "hat trick" on this remaining pip vidcap.

I see a hat and not much else.  Could this be a racer in a taxi driver outfit?   :duno:  I'm clueless.

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #111 on: January 01, 2008, 06:53:23 PM »
It looks like a big mickey mouse glove  :lol:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #112 on: January 01, 2008, 06:57:36 PM »
Looks like a white glove demo lady holding the robot to me...
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #113 on: January 01, 2008, 07:04:40 PM »
I thought more like Christina in hat & gloves = taxi  :duno:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #114 on: January 01, 2008, 07:13:00 PM »
I thought more like Christina in hat & gloves = taxi  :duno:

 :snicker:  Watching the video helps.  Looks like "white glove" service, as the person is waving some white stick (?) next to a car (?) or something with open door (?).   :duno:   
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #115 on: January 01, 2008, 07:26:25 PM »
Maybe if lucky we get more tomorrow Boingo.

Tons of electronic stores in Osaka = those PLEN robot's

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #116 on: January 01, 2008, 07:34:51 PM »
Maybe if lucky we get more tomorrow Boingo.

Tons of electronic stores in Osaka = those PLEN robot's

he he.... I was just roaming around Nipponbashi this afternoon. 

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Nipponbashi (日本橋, Nipponbashi?) is a shopping district of Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Japan. The area extends north from the JR Shin-Imamiya Station on Sakaisuji Street, and is also within easy walking distance of the Namba entertainment/shopping district.

During the Edo period, this district was known as a stage (宿場町, Shukuba-machi?), called Nagamachi (長町, Nagamachi?). In 1792 and 1872, the Osaka municipal government renamed this district from Nagamachi to Nipponbashi. During the Meiji and Taishō periods, many second-hand bookshops opened there. After World War II, many consumer electronics stores are opened and it became well known as a Den Den Town.

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Den Den Town (でんでんタウン, Den Den taun?), or Denki no machi (電気の町, Denki no machi?) is a shopping district in the Nipponbashi, famous for its wide variety of consumer electronics stores, and especially famous for its negotiable prices—unique to Osaka and the Kansai region. Several retailers are also tax and duty free. Den Den Town is probably the best area for getting hold of anime, manga and related figures. There are a huge number of stores providing vast amounts of goodies for fans of anime/manga.

 :lol:  I think I found a story about a PLEN robot (with a panda face) in a store in Nipponbashi      :lol3:
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #117 on: January 01, 2008, 08:03:28 PM »
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There are a huge number of stores providing vast amounts of goodies for fans of anime/manga.

Oh my poor Goth... :'(

And I definitely think the babelfish is floating belly up after that one, Boingo! :lol: :lol3: :lol:  But the Panda was pretty cute!
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #118 on: January 01, 2008, 08:07:24 PM »
Oh I want one! I can scare me cats  :yess:

Anything on the producers Nagomi-mobile or where it might be located? I can't find anything  :duno:

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #119 on: January 02, 2008, 06:28:41 AM »


Took me long enough to figure this one out! Try to match the kanji towards the bottom of the right pillar... ;D



It's the Kitamido Shrine! Nice hunch Boingo!

You escaped the room in 63min and 14s!
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Found out that Neobie in Chinese means "f*king awesome"! No, really. Look it up!

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #120 on: January 02, 2008, 10:11:35 AM »
Good job Boingo and Neobie!!

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #121 on: January 02, 2008, 11:13:53 AM »

Took me long enough to figure this one out! Try to match the kanji towards the bottom of the right pillar... ;D

It's the Kitamido Shrine! Nice hunch Boingo!


 :faint:  so...what are you saying Neobie.... it was right in front of us all this time....  :groan:

....but but...didn't Slowhatch mention the Kitamido Temple with the Rennyo statue (just up the road from the Ito Building/Hard Rock Cafe in Osaka)?

http://www.kitamido.or.jp/index.html

Sonofabitch!   (:;)   :knuckles: :tantrum    Could the drum really be inside?   :ascared

 :shocking: :snics: :dknow :duh: :browsie: :wtf:   ...ummm...I need a moment....

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #122 on: January 02, 2008, 11:23:26 AM »
Yup, Slowhatch's Rennyo was right there at Kita-mido this whole time but I can't get inside Boingo.

from you link ..maybe?

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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #123 on: January 02, 2008, 11:27:11 AM »
Flickr guy says:  :duno:
Hommachi, central Osaka. I must have passed by it several times before, but this was my first time going in.

ETA: so searching Hommachi brings this up, go figure, lol
Hard Rock CafeI to Building, 1F, 3-6-14Minami-Hommachi, Chuo-ku
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Re: EP 9: "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak On Us"
« Reply #124 on: January 02, 2008, 11:54:01 AM »
Just for the heck of it

Tsumura Betsuin
Click a number of map inside you can see an explanation of a historic scene
http://www.osaka-udce.or.jp/rekishi/uekita/topmape.htm


 

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