I'm a Nintendo Fanboy
I'm a Nintendo Fanboy
Table of Contents
3: I'm a Nintendo Fanboy
8: Why I Became a Fanboy
12: I'm a Nintendo Shareholder
16: Good Stories about Nintendo
20: I Lined up for the PS Vita
24: I Lined up for the PS Vita [Truth Version]
28: My Visit to the Sony Shareholders Meeting
32: I Lined up for the WiiU
36: My Visit to the Nintendo Shareholders Meeting
42: (Best Selection 1) The Famicomplete Man
46: (Best Selection 2) Pictochat on the Go
50: (Best Selection 3) I Lined up for the Wii
54: (Best Selection 4) The Miraculous New Famicom Game
58: (Best Selection 5) Pokemon Stamp Rally
NOTE: Read from left-to-right
I'm a Nintendo Fanboy
(Published on 1/25/2011 in Oreteki Game Sokuho@Jin)
1: Hi! I'm Pyocotan!
2: I'm an unpopular manga artist!
BOOK: Idiot Juice 666 - Pyocotan
4: I LOVE NINTENDO!
5: Hey, hey, did you watch the latest "Iwata Asks?*"
6: A series where CEO Iwata speaks with different creators, on the Nintendo homepage.
bottom: Iwata Asks: Nintendo 3DS
1: These three had a discussion about the 3DS...
(Father of Mario)
(Father of Earthbound)
5: And guess what?!
6: They referred to the Virtual Boy!!
7: The 3D game machine that went on sale in 1995, and ended up a total failure that hardly sold at all...
SFX: SHIVER SHIVER
8: So horrifying...
9: But they referred to it on purpose!
10: Because accepting mistakes from the past can continue you to the future!
11: What an excellent stance to take!
12: I have one too, of course!
13: Even now, I still play it sometimes!
1: This game's the best one!
2: Red Alarm!
3: It's a 3D wireframe shooting game!
4: If only three more games this good had come out...
5: history would have been changed!
6: The truth is, I like the Virtual Boy more than I should.
7: My love toward Nintendo went absolutely berserk...
8: and drove to take these pictures.
9: I've kept them secret for 15 long years...
10: I suppose you could call them a youth mistake.
11: But now! I am going to muster up my courage and reveal them!
1: Me, sitting on my knees on a train platform playing Virtual Boy!!
2: Laying down on a bench in a park playing Virtual Boy!!
1: THIS IS MY LOVE FOR NINTENDOOOOO!!
Why I Became a Fanboy
(Published in May 2013 in Game Lab)
1: I love Nintendo!
2: And I trust them unconditionally!
3: But the truth is... I wasn't ALWAYS faithful to Nintendo.
4: When I was in middle school, I became obsessed with the PC Engine...
5: Nintendo's for little kids!
6: I even went around saying stuff like that...
7: Nintendo's games never disappoint, though...
8: But then, in 1994, destiny struck Pyocotan... during his 11th grade field trip,
9: when he went to Kyoto!
1: When my group was discussing the route we would take...
2: Wanna go to Kiyomizu Temple?
3: I want to go to Kinkakuji Temple too!
4: I don't care about temples!
5: Isn't there anything else good in Kyoto besides temples?
7: Nintendo's here!
8: Let's go to Nintendo!
9: When you think of Kyoto, how could you not think of Nintendo?!
11: What are you, retarded?
12: Think seriously about this!
13: Wait, I am!
14: From this point on, the video game industry is going to grow even larger!
15: We need to be looking not toward old relics of the past, but toward the future!
16: A-actually, you know, it might be fun to go to Nintendo after all.
17: Should I ask them if they'll let us come take a tour?
18: My passionate speech succeeded in convincing them!
19: And so, I sent a letter to Nintendo asking them if I could take a tour!
20: After a bit, we got a reply!
21: "By all means, please come visit us!"
22: Wow! We can go into Nintendo!
1: And so... we went to the Nintendo HQ!
2: So this is where the Famicom was born!
3: I can't wait to start the tour!
4: We casually walked inside...
5: only to encounter a magnificent-looking reception room!
6: And then Imanishi Hiroshi appeared!
7: Welcome from afar!
8: Ahh! I've seen this man's face before!
9: Of course I did! Because at the time, Imanishi handled all of Nintendo's announcements!
10: There were only six of us high school students there,
11: but Mr. Imanishi, the Director of Public Relations, took time to talk to us!
SFX: PITTER PATTER
12: (We make these hanafuda cards too.)
13: He even told us about new hardware that hadn't come out yet.
14: We're developing a new console right now.
15: It's tens of times more powerful than the Super Famicom! It's a 64-bit machine!
16: Woah! 64 bits?! That really is next generation!
1: And one more!
2: The other console we're working on is going on sale next year: the Virtual Boy!
3: It's a 32-bit portable device that you can pay 3D games on!
4: Portable? 32-bit?!
5: That's so awesome!
6: But... no matter how good the hardware may be, we need good games to go with it, or else it'll just end up as a useless box!
7: We need to make good games that anyone can play and enjoy!
8: This is always the most important thing!
9: That's the Nintendo I love! I'll follow you for the rest of my life!
10: And that brings us to today!
11: The reason Nintendo's games are always so much fun is because they're built on that philosophy!
12: They're the best!
13: Ah, except that one thing...
14: Imanishi... the Virtual Boy wasn't really that awesome...
I'm a Nintendo Shareholder
(Published in Oct 2011 in Game Lab)
1: I love Nintendo!
2: And I will forgive NO ONE who speaks badly of them!!
3: But it's true that right now, Nintendo is in a dangerous spot...
4: This story takes place right after the Wii U was announced in June 2011 at E3...
5: Heeey! Pyocotan! They just announced the Wii U, yet their stock still plummetted!
6: The administrator of "Oreteki Game Sokuho," JIN (A Sony Fanboy)
7: The 3DS isn't selling at all, either!
8: Nintendo's finished!
9: Gunununu... the Sony fanboys get more and more annoying with each day...
1: Right now, their stock's at 15,000 yen!
2: (When just yesterday, it was around 20,000!)
3: So, how do you feel right now? Pgyaaah!
4: Shuddap, you crappy pighead!
5: Right now they're just preparing for the future!
6: The same thing happened before the Wii and the DS came out!
7: But when the Wii came out, their stock skyrocketed!
8: Which means...
9: that the Wii U is going to totally revive them!
10: True, it is possible...
12: Phew! I managed to survive this somehow with some made up prediction!
13: That night...
14: So, Nintendo's stock is at 15,000 right now, huh?
15: Just a few years ago, it was at 7...
16: It must be super cheap right now...
17: Got a little brainwashed by his own made up prediction
18: No! Nonono! Mixing personal tastes with stocks is dangerous!
19: Besides, I don't even have that much money!
1: The next morning...
2: 150,000 yen from Mizuho Bank...
3: 180,000 yen from Yuucho Bank...
4: 240,000 yen from Mitsui Sumitomo Bank...
5: 500,000 from my piggy bank...
6: 180,000 that I hid in my house...
7: 270,000 from my FX account...
8: 450,000 from my lock-up stocks...
9: I just barely have 1,500,000 yen!
SFX: PITTER PATTER
10: If I bought Nintendo stocks with my life savings...
11: then if Nintendo works hard, then my life savings will grow!
12: I'll be able to share in the happiness...
13: Nintendo and I will become one!
14: Perhaps this is the TRUE way to enjoy stock trading?
15: And check this out!
16: Shareholders get all sorts of direct announcements from Nintendo!
17: Heck yeah I want that!
18: I'm gonna brag to everybody!
1: I bought them on June 17, 2011!
2: 100 Nintendo stocks, for a total of 1,515,000 yen!
3: I've finally become a shareholder!
4: For a while, I just sat and basked in the superiority I felt at becoming a shareholder.
5: I'm a SHAREHOLDERRRR!
6: Until one day...
7: July 28, 2011!
8: The price of the 3DS dropped down to 10,000 yen! Pgyaaah!
9: Whaaat?! That isn't something a sane company would do!
10: And they're 35 billion yen in the red!
11: And the next day, Nintendo's stocks fell down to their maximum allowable single-day loss!
13: I just lost 300,000 yen all at once!
14: Soon, my anger at losing my life savings transformed into anger toward Nintendo...
15: I feel like I'm going to puke... my money...
16: Unforgivable... Iwa... ta...
17: How could you think the 3DS would sell without any good software?!
18: You were way too naive!
19: The age in which it was OK to spend 25,000 yen on a portable device is long gone!
SFX: RAR RAR
20: That's why you shouldn't buy stock in a company you like...
Good Stories about Nintendo
1: The Nintendo stocks I bought with my life savings keep going down...
HAT circle: STOCKS
2: I've already lost over 600,000 yen...
Bought at 1,500,000 yen
Currently at 900,000 yen
3: As my stocks lowered, so did my sense of loyalty toward Nintendo...
4: The Wii U will be out at the end of the year!
5: What are they thinking?
black bar: NINTENDO DIRECT
6: No! No! I can't let myself get like this!
7: I need to believe in Nintendo!
8: In order to boost my loyalty, I went to go meet someone.
9: And that someone was...
10: Hashimoto Toru, the director of Sarugakucho!
11: Sarugakucho is a company that tunes games, and they've worked on a lot of Nintendo products!
green (left to right, top to bottom)
blue sign: Sarugakucho
1: Also! Director Hashimoto was once an employee at Nintendo!
2: From 1984 to 1995
3: He was there during the same period as Takashi Tezuka, who created Mario and Zelda, and Koji Kondo, who worked on the music for those games! (The golden age!)
left to right green:
4: He should know a LOT of good stories about Nintendo!
5: Please tell them to me!
7: This is a story I heard from one of my seniors.
8: Before the Famicom came out, Nintendo mainly produced only playing cards and Hanafuda cards...
9: They had a small printing company nearby print all the cards for them.
10: But at the time, business wasn't going too well for Nintendo, and sometimes they asked favors of the printing company.
11: And when they did, the printing company was very patient, and waited for them, even though the printing company surely had its own problems to deal with.
blue building: Nintendo
green building: Watada Printing
13: And after that, the Famicom became a huge hit!
14: They needed a lot of boxes and direction booklets!
15: At the time, due to scale and facility problems, it was normal to ask a larger printing company to do those kinds of things...
16: But Nintendo continually requested that Watada Printing handle it all!
1: Watada Printing answered all their demands and made preparations so that they could handle it all...
2: and soon they grew into one of the biggest printing companies in Kyoto!
3: Even now, Watada Printing handles all the printing for Nintendo!
4: The boxes, booklets, and even all of their merchandise!
5: ...the end!
6: What a great story!
7: What a marvelous company! They never forgot their debt to Watada!
SFX: DRIP DRIP
8: That's the Nintendo I know!
9: Oh! I remembered another one!
11: It happened while we were working on Metroid for the Famicom Disk System...
12: We were so busy developing that we didn't even have time to eat...
SFX: HURRY HURRY HURRY
13: And there wasn't a single convenience store or restaurant around Nintendo at the time...
14: There was just Benkei, this take-out place.
15: This funky-looking middle-aged man would always deliver the food to us.
16: (Here's your pork cutlet rice bowls!
17: (You know, if you guys keep eating this stuff every day, you'll get sick!
18: Every department would order stuff from Benkei, so the guy had to go back and forth multiple times a day.
19: Soon, they didn't even stop him at the entrance.
1: But about ten years ago, that man passed away...
2: But we made sure to etch the name of Benki in a place where it would last forever!
3: In the staff credits for Metroid!
4: One of the staff members at the time was clever enough to stick Benkei in the credits!
5: We would have never completed Metroid if it hadn't been for Benkei!
~According to the staff members at the time~
6: Now isn't that a good story?
7: Yeah! It totally moved me!
8: The passion! The spirit!
9: It's burning! IT's the best!
10: Thanks to you, I love Nintendo even more now!
11: Well that's just great, because I love Nintendo too!
12: And so, with my loyalty restored, I went home.
13: But the hard truth was, even though my loyalty went up, the stocks didn't go up at all!
I Lined up for the PS Vita
(Published in Feb 2012 in Game Lab)
1: Dec. 16, 2011
2: Tomorrow, the PS Vita finally goes on sale...
3: I'm gonna line up all night and get one!
4: 11:30 PM - in front of Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara
5: There are 50 people lined up already!
6: Immediately, I got myself situated at the end of the line!
7: I brought everything I need!
top right: Heat Tech
top left: Heat Pad
middle: Portable games
bottom right: Cushion
bottom left: Food
8: But on that day, the wind blew closer than it ever had all winter!
SFX: FWOOSH FWOOSH
9: It's too cold!
10: I underestimated winter!
SFX: CHATTER CHATTER
SFX: SHIVER SHIVER
1: After sitting for a while, I felt like I had to go pee.
SFX: FIDGET FIDGET
2: And so, I ran around Akihabara at night looking for a bathroom!
3: There's no bathroom!
4: It's gonna leak out!
5: Finally, I borrowed one at a convenience store.
7: And then I bought some hot coffee to warm myself up!
8: Couldn't just use the toilet without buying anything, after all!
9: And so, a hellish spiral began...
10(bottom left) Use the convenience store bathroom
11(top) Buy a drink and drink it
12(bottom right) Feel like going pee again
13: I ended up having to run back and forth from the convenience store until the sun came up...
14: Finally, early in the morning, a clerk started organizing the line.
15: (Please line up in two lines over here!
16: Staggering due to the cold, sleepiness, and hunger
17: All customers who have come for the Rock Bison figure, please come this way!
18: That line wasn't for the Vita?!
19: Yay! I'm #15!
20: After that, I joined the group that had come on the first morning train and managed to make my way into the big line!
1: As time went on, more and more media people gathered.
2: Even foreign media is here!
3: The whole world's got their eyes on Nintendo!
4: Sales began at 8:00 AM!
5: I finally got a PS Vita!
6: I worked hard to get my hands on you, my sweet little Vita!
7: (That makes this even sweeter!)
8: That evening, I went back to Yodobashi in Akibahara to buy something else.
RED: still in stock!
10: They've still got some left!
11: What was all that hard work for...?
1: The truth is, I drew this manga for a special feature in a magazine.
2: There's no way I'd actually want to buy a piece of shit like the PS Vita!!
I Lined up for the PS Vita [Truth Version]
(Published in Feb 2012 in Game Lab)
1: I'm going to line up all night before the day the PS Vita goes on sale!
2: I have a special philosophy that I've lived by until now...
3: and that is: "Sony hardware is not to be purchased!"
4: "It's to be won in contests!"
5: I won my PSP from a poker tournament,
6: and won a PS3 as a kiosk prize!
7: My friend once left a PS1 at my house, so I just kept it and didn't give it back!
8: I've never purchased a piece of Sony hardware!
9: Then why would I line up for a Vita?
10: Because it isn't for me!
11: There was a special contest listed in the January issue of Game Lab, right?
1: The editor-in-chief asked me to go pick one up!
2: (Go and buy one!)
4: There was only one reason I accepted this mission...
5: to save up points on my Yodobashi point card!
6: Still, as a staunch Nintendo fan, it's a bit humiliating to have to line up for Sony hardware...
7: I need to properly display my loyalty to Nintendo!
8: So, I lined up in a Mario costume!
9: I put blood, sweat and tears into customizing that piece of cardboard into blue suspenders.
10: And while I was waiting in line, I played Mario and Monster Hunter on my 3DS!
SFX: BEEP BOOP BEEP BOOP
11: I even made sure to bring my Club Nintendo bag!
1: Nintendo is always in my heart!
2: I have ZERO interest in the Vita!
3: Even when some media guy asked me to do an interview...
4: What are you thoughts?
5: It wouldn't be fun if Nintendo was always winning!
6: Therefore, we've got to help the Vita so that it can at least put up a fight!
7: And so, I managed to cleverly sneak in some Nintendo praise!
8: Afterwards, rumor spread on the internet that "There was a Nintendo employee in the PS Vita line."
9: There was a Nintendo employee lined up in Yodobashi Akihabara! (LOL)
10: You think a Nintendo employee would actually line up in a costume like this?
11: What an idiot!
12: I'm just a fanboy!
13: I was actually really cold in this costume!
SFX: SHIVER SHIVER SHIVER
14: Drunk guys bothered me in it...
SFX: Heeey, it's Mario!
15: And convenience store employees looked at me weird...
16: (Just gonna borrow the bathroom.)
17: (Uh, ok...)
18: There was nothing good about it!
1: But then my picture ended up on a lot of news sites!
2: I'm glad I did it! I was so lucky!
3: Even foreign news people interviewed me!
4: And they wrote articles about me on their websites!
5: Then, after all my hard work, I finally managed to get a PS Vita!
6: I went back and delivered it to the editors' office, and my mission was finally completed!
7: I also got 1249 points!
8: Guess that equals about 156 yen per hour for all the work I did...
9: What?! That wasn't worth it at all!
My Visit to the Sony Shareholders Meeting
(Published in September 2012 in Game Lab)
1: I love Nintendo!
2: That's why I bought Nintendo stocks!
4: I used practically my entire life savings to buy 1,500,000 yen's worth!
5: But then, right after I bought them, they suddenly started going down!
6: In no time at all, I was already several 100,000's worth in debt...
7: Stocks are so scary...
8: I need to cut down on my risks somehow...
9: And so, I bought some SONY stock too! (About 14,000 yen's worth!)
BOX: SONY STOCK
10: As long as I have some stock in the rival company, it doesn't matter which one wins!
11: I'm such a genius!
1: I never thought both of them would go down!!
3: Nooo! I can forgive Nintendo for going down a bit, since I love them...
4: BUT NOT YOU, SONY!!
6: Of course, the PS Vita isn't selling at all!
7: Neither is their Smash Bros. rip-off game!
8: I want to complain directly to the CEO!
9: OK then! I'll jut go to the Shareholders' meeting!
PAPER: Sony Stock Shareholders Meeting Invitation
10: Although, regardless of the reason, I'm not exactly excited to go to a meeting for Nintendo's rival company...
11: I'll have to properly display my loyalty to Nintendo!
1: And so, I went to the meeting dressed up as Mario.
SIGN: Sony Shareholders Meeting #95
2: It says "casual clothes" here.
3: Mario cosplay is casual, right?
4: I got inside without trouble.
5-6: (Good morning!)
7: Here you go!
9: I even got souvenirs.
10: Battery charging set
12: Movie ticket
13: This is pretty cool...
15: The large hall was packed to the brim with thousands of shareholders.
17: There were so many people, yet I got only ONE StreetPass on my 3DS!
18: And I was the only Mario, of course!
19: It was a total "away" match!
1: When the meeting began, the ex-Chairman Stringer gave us his introduction.
2: What the heck is this?!
3: What are we, in some foreign country here?!
4: You think Japanese people are gonna put up with this crap?!
5: Then some weird old guy started screaming and going berserk!
6: Attendants surrounded him...
7-10: Please step back!
SFX: PUSH PUSH PUSH
11: And they kicked him out...
SFX: PUSH PUSH PUSH PUSH
12-14: Please step back!
15: That was close!
16: If I had stepped out of line, I might have ended up like that too!
18: I don't want to turn into a senseless old nut like that!
19: I need to remember to follow the rules of society!
20: I'll just raise my hand and wait for him to call on me!
21-22: C'mon! CEO!
23: But he never did call on me...
24: Now you've done it!!
I Lined up for the WiiU
(Published in February 2013, in Game Lab)
1: December 2012!
2: It's finally time for the Wii U to go on sale!
3: We now live in an age where we can buy whatever we want online... but...
4: I still want to line up all night and then get it!!
5: Pre-ordering is cheating!
6: The pain and suffering from lining up become a sweet memory that lives on forever in the heart!
7: That's how it was with the Wii...
8: I dressed up as a Wiimote and got featured on TV and in a newspaper!
9(white text): He lined up at 4 AM, and has been wearing the costume from the moment he left his house!
10: It's a precious memory!
11: And in honor of the new "Miiverse" on the Wii U...
1: we should all line up as Nintendo characters!
2: I quickly found a ton of people who wanted to take part!
3: I'll be Wario!
4: I'll be Waluigi!
5: I'll be Luigi!
6: I'll be Yoshi!
7: I'll be Koopa!
8: I'll be a Slime!
9: I'll be Princess Peach!
10: Wow! This is gonna be really fun!
Because we sold out all our units in preorders, no units will go on sale today.
12: Waaaah! All the stores are sold out already!
13: Oh! Looks like the Yodobashi in Akihabara is going to sell some on the first day, but only the "Basic Set."
14: Hmm... but a real gamer would go for the Premium Set...
PREMIUM SET CONTENTS
Dragon Quest X Beta Test Membership
10% Point Return on DL Games
32GB Internal Memory
and other bonuses
16: I have no choice, though... I'll have to get the basic set...
17: And so, I lined up in Akihabara at 10:30 pm on the eve of the release date...
18: There are only seven people here!
19: (There were hundreds for the Wii!)
20: I also got some cancel messages from my friends...
phone: Sorry! I can't do it today!
21: Luigi, Koopa, and Peach ran out on me...
1: In the end, there were only five of us!
2: Slime - Sato, a reporter at Rocket News
3: Yoshi - Ikeno Masakazu (an insignificant mangaka)
4: Waluigi - Masayoshi (A hyper NEET)
5: Wario - Yoshida the Junk Hunter (A cinema/game specialist)
6: Mario - Pyocotan (A super-popular mangaka)
7: We lined up at the back of the very short line.
8: I'm getting the shivers here...
9: In more ways than one...
10: We all cheered each other on and waited until morning.
11: We're the ones who are having the most fun here!
12: Yeah! The Basic Set is the REAL way to enjoy the Wii U!
13: It was cold, but we shared heat pads and coffee to warm each other up!
16: (Let's do our best until morning!)
17: We also discussed the future of the Wii U!
18: This'll be a new age for Nintendo!
19: I can't wait for the Lego games and Wii Fit U!
20: At last, morning came... and the pre-order people started lining up for 8:00, when the store opened.
21: The Wii U will now be going on sale!
23: We'll be letting the pre-order people in first!
24: Not the people who've been waiting all night?!
1: And so, we were forced to watch all the pre-order people carry out their Premium Sets...
3: This is humiliating!
4: Then, at 8:30 AM, we finally got our Wii Us!
5: It was tough, but this feeling of completion is still priceless!
6: However, the truth is, this Wii U that I was holding up so triumphantly here...
7: ended up not working at all.
SCREEN: Not connected to console
8: And on top of that, a store near my house was selling Premium Sets!
9: I called the support center and told them about my problems...
10: so I had to wait for a replacement to come!
11: I waited all night, and this is what I get?
12: Next time I'm just going to pre-order...
My Visit to the Nintendo Shareholders Meeting
(Published in August 2013 in Game Lab)
1: I got an envelope from Nintendo!
2: Because I'm a shareholder!
3: Oooh, an invitation to a shareholders meeting!
4: I can't wait to go!
5: But it's at 10 AM on a weekday at their Kyoto office... there's no way I can go to that!
6: But I want to go so bad!!
7: So I wasn't able to control myself and ended up booking a hotel and buying an airplane ticket to Kyoto!
8: ...and so, here I am in Kyoto!
9: I'm here! At the Nintendo HQ!!
10: I was too excited, so I got here by 8:30 AM...
1: I was the first one to the meeting room on the 7th floor,
2: so I grabbed a seat in the center of the front row!
3: Now, time to check my StreetPasses!
5: CEO Iwata
6: Shigeru Miyamoto
7: I got both Miyamoto AND Iwataaaa!!
8: Iwata even had a special comment just for the meeting!
9: Thank you for joining us today.
10: At 10:00, the employees started filing in.
11: Then, Iwata and Miyamoto came in last!
12: They've got Pikmin in their breast pockets!
13: Woaaah! I'm so close to him!!
14: (delete the 約)
15: To the real Iwata!!
16: And so, Iwata began the meeting.
17: (Please refer to this graph.)
19: Wow! He's operating the laptop himself!
20: And since I'm in the front row, our eyes keep meeting up!
1: Every time our eyes meet, Nintendoism flowers into me!
3: Once the Q&A session began, the shareholders started asking stupid questions.
4: How much longer will it be until the Virtual Boy gets revived?
5: Is it true that the Nintendo cafeteria food is really bad?
6: But Iwata politely answered each question.
7: I'll bring that up as a topic of discussion during our next staff meeting.
8: And Miyamoto is seriously taking notes!
10: Wait, those pen movements don't look like writing...
SFX: SKRITCH SKRITCH SKRITCH SKRITCH
11: He's drawing pictures!!
12: Now that looks more like the man who gave birth to Mario and Zelda!
13: He's drawing pictures during the shareholders meeting!
14: The meeting ended in about two hours.
15: I got souvenirs too!
16: Pokemon Chocolate
17: Pokemon Playing Cards
18: CSR Report
19: Well, I'm here, so I might as well
20: take a tour of the old Nintendo HQ!
21: First, I'll check out the new HQ, which is under construction!
SIGN: Under Construction - Kyota Construction
22: It's huge!
23: This is where the magic happens!
1: And the old HQ!
2: After the HQ moved in 2000, it became a research center!
3: 19 years ago, I visited that building during my high school field trip!
4: It brings back so many memories!
5: Now, time to have lunch at Benkei, the cafeteria right next to the old HQ!
6: This is the legendary restaurant that had its name featured in the ending credits for Metroid!
7: Give me what all the Nintendo employees eat!
8: OK then, pork cutlet on rice it is!
9: Mmm! Delicious!
SFX: HUFF HUFF HUFF
10: Tastes like Nintendo!
11: Now, last but not least, this place!
12: Yamauchi Nintendo, where it all began!
13: This building is decades old, but it still looks beautiful!
14: I feel like I can almost hear the voice of Yamauchi, the old CEO!
15: I'm absorbing so much Nintendoism!
19: Today, I have become a true Nintendo fanboy!
20: As proof, there's something I can proudly admit to here and now...
21: I'm -400,000 yen in my stocks,
22: but being able to come here today was worth way more than all of that!
23: Thank you, Nintendo!
Thank you so much, Nintendo!
And so, I will continue to believe only in Nintendo!! 2014.3.12 - Pyocotan
Best Selection 1
The Famicomplete Man
(Published in April 2004, in Game Lab / Red Idiot Juice)
1: After it went on sale, the Famicom became so popular that it ended up with a library of over a thousand different games...
2: And here is the man who's collected just about every one of them!
4: The other day, I went to go visit his house.
5: This is the Famicom room.
SFX: PITTER PATTER
6: Here it is.
8: Wow! This is so nostalgic! I loved these games!
box 1: Super Monkey Daibouken
box 2: Hydlide Special
9: The Family Trainer!!
1: I tricked my mom into buying it for me...
2: (See?! I can have fun while I'm exercising now!)
3: Huh? These are...
4: all super rare games that I've only heard rumors about!!
5: And this is...!!
6: A legendary rare game!! All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros!!
7: It's a special game that Nintendo created in conjunction with a radio show contest.
8: Famous Japanese comedians like Tonneruzu and Beat Takeshi appear in it!
9: Wooow! This place is a treasure trove!!
10: These are all the games I own that have boxes.
1: And these are the ones without boxes.
3: This is amazing! Why did you decide to collect so many?
4: Because the colors look pretty.
5: See? When you line them up like this it looks like a rainbow!
7: Haaha! Alright, what's your favorite game then?
8: Umm... this one, I guess?
9: What's that?
10: Look! It's all black, big, and round!
11: And check this out! It has its own cover!!
12: Woow! So, uh, what kinda game is it?
1: I've never played it.
2: Are you kidding me?!
3: So, we decided to give it a try.
4: This game...
SFX: BEEP BOOP
5: is a piece of crap!!
6: Haha! I know! Let's play Kinnikuman Taiketsu to wash that bad taste out of our mouths!
7: Nice pick! I love the round bumps on the corner here that all Bandai games have!
8: Wait. Don't tell me this guy is...
9: Pyocotan, playing as Robin Mask
10: Tsuyoshi, playing as Brocken Jr.
SFX: THUD CRACK SMASH POP
11: I knew it! He's a total noob!
12: He's a noob, but for some reason he owns every single game there is!
13: That's the true form of Tsuyoshi! Absolutely frightening!
14: I fell in love with the Famicom design!
Best Selection 2
Pictochat on the Go
(Published in February 2005 in Game Lab / Red Idiot Juice)
1: The Nintendo DS is so fun!
2: But what are you really supposed to use this "Pictochat" thing for?
3: Pictochat is...
SCREEN: Convenience store
4: a program that allows DS users to wirelessly communicate with each other through images and text.
5: I know! I bet it'd be a lot of fun if I got some friends together and we all went out somewhere!
6: I'll try asking around!
7: I found two people who had nothing better to do!
8: A Tokyo U shut-in
9: An All Night Dragon Quester
10: Pyocotan and Nabeken and Hoden's
11: Pictochat on the Go!
13: They have to stay in a group.
14: They can only communicate using Pictochat. (If they communicate with anything but Pictochat they have to kill themselves.)
15: Alright, time to go!
16: We're gonna go to Odaiba on Christmas Eve!
SFX: CHAK CHAK
screen: Hooded Gull Train
screen: We're gonna ride on it!
1: What are they writing?!
2: We continued using Pictochat on the Hooded Gull Train, which was full of people.
screen: It's so packed!
screen: Accursed couples...
screen: I'm gonna steal one of their girls!
screen: Is your hooded gull OK?
3: We soothed each other through Pictochat.
screen: I'm way cooler than that guy.
screen: Of course you are!
screen: Finally, we made it to Odaiba!
SFX: CHAK CHAK
screen: Wanna ride on the ferris wheel?
screen: Let's ride!
1: We thought we were heading toward the ferris wheel, but we ended up getting lost in some weird places.
2: We mixed in with some cosplayers who were taking a rest...
3: We tried out a free driving ride.
screen: That sucked.
screen: I got sick.
4: We got motion sickness...
screen: Let's do the ferris wheel after I pee.
screen: I gotta pee too!
5: We frantically searched for a bathroom so we could pee...
6: Finally, we found the entrance to the ferris wheel!
7: It was a three-hour wait.
screen: People are all lined up!
screen: 3 hours!
screen: 3 hours!!
screen: What should we do?
screen: Forget about it!
8: Our death stares
screen: I feel kinda lonely now.
screen: I wanna die.
9: After walking for a bit, we found some kind of fountain.
10: Couples were throwing coins into it and wishing for love.
1: We didn't throw any money in. We just stood there and made our wishes in Pictochat.
screen: I hope I can escape from being a shut-in.
screen: I want to live without any hardship for my entire life.
screen: I want to get into college!
screen: I hope I can feel better.
screen: I hope I don't get drunk and go crazy or something.
screen: World Peace!
2: But then! Something unbelievable happened!
3: me... la...
screen: The couple behind us
screen: just said "Game Lab."
4: It was true! There was a Game Lab reader in one of the couples!
5: This guy
6: He took a photo with Nabeken!!
7: Ther was a Game Lab reader among one of the couples who came to Odaiba on Christmas Eve...
8: We've got some hope of survival now!!
9: Next to the fountain, they were doing reverse bungee jumping.
10: Nabeken decided to try it...
11: and he really flew!!
screen: Nabeken's dancing in the Christmas Eve sky!!
12: And so, we deepened our friendships, without ever saying a word to one another...
Best Selection 3
I Lined up for the Wii
(Published in January 2007 in Game Lab / Idiot Juice Rainbow)
1: Pyocotan's manga volumes are now on sale!
2: It'd be better if I could sell a little more, though...
4: I know! I'll probably sell more if I make a commercial!
SCREEN: Red Idiot Juice - Now On Sale
5: No way! Forget about it! TV commercials cost tens of thousands of yen!
7: Pyocotan's friend. A perverted college student.
8: Heheheh... so naive! I already discovered a way to make a commercial for free!
10: All I need to do is hold up one of my books behind a news broadcast, and it'll appear on TV!!
11: Oh, I never thought of that!!
13: Oh, but... won't it be hard to find an actual broadcast?
14: Already thought about that too!
15: Tomorrow's the day that the Wii goes on sale!!
16: The media will surely come to film it!!
1: Let's line up all night!
2: We'll be able to buy Wiis too! Two birds with one stone!
3: Let's go!
4: Hold on! Not like this!
6: We need to stand out more if we want to get on TV.
8: I know! Nabeken, dress up like a Wiimote!
10: And so, our Nabeken Wiimote Cosplay plan began!
11: We cut up a big piece of cardboard...
12: then put white paper over it...
13: then drew on the buttons...
14: and reinforced it with tape!
15: It's finished!
16: Now it definitely looks like a Wiimote!
17: OK! Time to ride on a train and go to the Bic Camera in Yurakucho!
18: 10:30 PM - Arrival at Bic Camera
19: There was already a huge line!
20: We quickly lined up as well!
21: *The Wiimote couldn't sit down, so he had to stand up all night...
1: He's the only one standing, so he really sticks out! Excellent!
2: Foreign media people also took a ton of pictures!
3: Now we can display the shame of Japan to the world!
4: I really didn't expect it to show up on the US Yahoo!!
5: Nabeken's made his international debut now!!
6: And then, at 12:40 AM! A live reporter from NTV's "News Zero" interviewed Nabeken!
7: He was on live TV!
8: I've been standing all night...
9: Yes! Now!!
10: I casually walked behind him and opened up Red Idiot Juice!
11: I... sort of succeeded!!
12: After that, he did a lot more interviews and got a lot more pictures taken!
13: Soon, morning came, and it was time to purchase a Wii...
SFX: CHIRP CHIRP
14: Suddenly, a bunch of reporters gathered around Nabeken!!
15: Right now, Nabeken is shining brighter than he ever has before!
1: On that day, Nabeken appeared all over the place!
2: On NTV news!
screen: The three-way battle
3: On Wake-up TV!
screen: It looks just like me!
4: On a page in the evening Yomiuri Newspaper!
5: He was even made into ascii art!
6: And, if you're wondering how my manga commercial went...
7: I appeared on TBS news numerous times!
8: And I appeared for quite a while on TV Asahi news!
screen: He lined up at 4 AM, and has been wearing the costume from the moment he left his house!
9: And look how big I appeared on Wake-up TV!
screen: I haven't sat once. I haven't slept either... I've just been standing the whole time.
10: It was a huge success!!!
11: I got even more coverage than I expected! Awesome!!
12: And it'll probably add up to even more coverage than 1,000,000 yen would have got me!!
13: Cost for an average 15-second commercial = 600,00 yen
Cost per second - 600,000 yen / 15 seconds = 40,000 yen
Seconds that Red Idiot Juice appeared on the screen = 25 seconds
40,000 yen x 25 seconds = 1,000,000 yen!
14: In other words, we made a million yen in a night!
15: That adds up to 40 Wiis!
16: Woohoo! We're rich!
17: Well, at least, I feel rich. My wallet's actually empty... (since I bought a Wii.)
18: Yeah, me too.
19: But who needs money when you have a Wii?!
Best Selection 4
The Miraculous New Famicom Game
(Published in April 2008 in Game Lab / Idiot Juice 666)
1: In 2007... a new Famicom game was born!
2: "Mr. Splash!"
3: A brand-new type of sports game where you throw rocks into a lake!!
4: It's a controversial game that was created solely from the passion of grown men who love still love the Famicom!
5: It created some big waves overseas...
6: Foreign media coverage
7: Agency for Cultural Affairs Art Fair
8: Won the judges' award at the ACA Art Fair!
9: It even got covered in its own documentary DVD!
DVD: Game Generation
10: And right now, I stand in the place where the game itself was developed!
11: Hey, Pyocotan! Sorry for inviting you so suddenly!
12: No sweat!
13: This is the father of Mr. Splash! Polygon Inukai!!
1: Wanna play a round?
2: Heck yeah!
3: First, I tried the game out!
SFX: BEEP BOOP
4: I beat the father!!
5: I lost...
6: Actually, today, I invited you to show you this...
8: A ROM cassette building kit!
9: It's a special limited present that comes with the DVD!
10: These are all the parts that go inside the cassette!
12: All the game data is contained within these two ROM chips!
13: Character ROM Chip
14: Program ROM Chip
16: Right now I have to make 200 sets of these...
18: First, can you open up all these sealed ROMs for me?
20: And so, it turns out that he just invited me over to force me to do menial work!
1: Hoo! I managed to open them all!
2: A mountain of 400 ROM chips!!
3: I've never seen anything like it!
4: Now, we're going to copy all the data onto the ROMs!
5: The data gets transferred from the computer to the ROM...
6: then you just keep copying!
7: It's the age of the Wii, yet here I am, copying 32KB Famicom ROMs over and over...
8: Right now, I'm probably...
9: the only human on earth doing something like this...
10: Then, we put the stickers on all the ROMs...
11: and sealed them up with the circuit boards!
12: And so, we completed 200 sets in a single day!
1: To thank you, I'll make an original ROM just for you!
2: And so, he overwrote the data in the ROM, and...
3: all the rocks in the game turned into poop!
4: Then he soldered the ROM to the circuit board!
5: This smell is really addicting...
6: You shouldn't inhale too much of it...
7: Then we dressed up the cover with the sticker and stuff!
8: *We reused covers from famous games
9: Then, we checked to make sure it worked in the Famicom!
11: Woaahh! It works!!
12: The Pyocotan Unko Version!
13: Only one copy exists in the world!!
14: That night.. I threw tons and tons of poop into lakes...
15: I'm the only one on the earth right now who can enjoy throwing poop into a lake like this! So awesome!!
SFX: UHYO UHYO
16: Wow. I'm 30 years old, and I'm getting this excited over a game where you throw poop into lakes...
Best Selection 5
Pokemon Stamp Rally
(Published in October 2007 in Game Lab / Idiot Juice 666)
1: This is will be my last summer as a 20-something... do I have any unfinished business?
2: Wait, I do!
3: The Pokemon Stamp Rally!
4: The Pokemon Stamp Rally is...
5: A summer event where people collect a total of 95 stamps from stations all over the Metropolitan area!
6: There have been kids lined up every day at Nishi-Nippori Station, next to where I live!
7: The truth is, I've been excited about this too!
8: They all have this special stamp book... how do I get one?
9: Well, I just made my own! By stapling paper together!
10: Now, time to get Gible from Nishi-Nippori!
11: Yes! Time to create a beautiful memory during my last summer as a 20-something!
12: Oh no!
13: I'm not going to use trains!
1: A real pokemon trainer only uses a bike!
2: So I decided to ride the Yamanote Line on a bike!
6: I got Chingling at Nippori!
7: And Glameow from Uguisu-dani!
8: Now passing through Ueno Station!
SIGN: Ueno St.
9: Ueno, Tokyo, Shinagawa, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro are all goal stations, so they don't have stamp terminals.
10: I only have three stamps so far, but I'm already so tired because of the heat...
SFX: HAA HAA
11: The temperature that day was a record high!
12: But I got Carnivine at Okachi-machi!
13: Piplup from Akihabara!
SFX: HAA HAA
14: Leafeon from Kanda!
15: Passing through Tokyo Station!
16: But just then!
17: Hey, you on the bike! Stop right there!
19: Let me check your bike ID.
20: They thought I was riding a stolen bike!
21: Then, when he was getting the number checked, he started asking me questions!
22: Are you off work today?
24: Where are you going?
25: Just riding around.
26: Huh? What are you doing?
27: Ummm... Pokemon...
28: Ahh! Oh no! If he sees the stamp book in my backpack, things might get REALLY troublesome!
1: And so, I started talking about the bike, in order to move his attention away from my backpack!
2: I've been riding this for ten years now.
3: I bought it at Takeya!
4: And I live in Nishi-Nippori.
SFX: PITTER PATTER
5: Eventually he believed me, and let me go!
6: Be careful now!
9: And so, I continued to pedal on and on, through the blistering heat...
10: Skuntank in Yurakucho!
11: Lopunny in Shinbashi!
12: Grotle in Hamamatsu-cho!
SFX: HAA HAA HAA
13: Pikachu in Tamachi!
14: Palkia in Ozaki!
15: Mothim in Gotanda!
16: Then, as I was pedaling standing up while heading from Gotanda to Meguro...
17: My chain snapped off!
18: Nooo! What could be worse?!
19: Somehow, I managed to get the chain back on, and kept going!
20: Turtwig in Ebisu!
21: Croagunk in Meguro!
22: Waah! It's already 2! (The stamp rally ends at 4!)
23: Making it around the Yamanote is really going to be a challenge now!
24: And so, I sped through Shibuya and Harajuku, which were both packed because it was summer vacation!
25: Glaceon in Shibuya
26: Vespiquen in Harajuku
1: My legs feel so swollen... and the heat is making me dizzy...
2: The kids are all looking at me weird, too...
4: Why did I decide to do this?
5: I'm almost 30...
6: I feel really depressed now...
7: Lickilicky in Yoyogi!
8: Rhyperior in Shin-okubo!
9: Prinplup in Takadanobaba!
10: Pachirisu in Mejiro!
11: Then, just before 4 PM, I made it to Otsuka St.!
12: Just when I got Yanmega, I ran out of time!
14: I didn't get all the way around! (Only 3 stations left!)
15: And so, I rode home...
SFX: CREAK CREAK CREAK
16: I was so angry that I did the last three stations the next day!
17: But this time, I took a train!
18: Bronzor in Tabata!
19: Froslass in Sugamo!
20: Mismagius in Komagome!
21: In only 20 minutes, I got the last 3!
22: Trains are so convenient!
23: (Why did I have to make myself suffer so much?!)
24: And so, in his last summer as a 20-something, Pyocotan realized just how convenient trains really are!
25: Trains rule!
I'm a Nintendo Fanboy
Born Nov. 18, 1977. Blood Type O. Lives in Nishi-Nippori. Made his mangaka debut in 1996. Currently drawing serialized manga for Game Lab and Korokoro Ichiban! He also engages in solo activities on NicoNico and elsewhere. He's a Nintendo Fanboy.
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