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  1. http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n180317413 Fornow I think you will only find them on Yahoo Auctions and you will need to pay a middle man for it (In the past I have used Celga). Yeah, if you have the time in your schedule try going ahead of time. I could not believe that they could sell out day one, they have got to have more stock again by then. I bought the slime party t-shirt since it was soo cute even though it is too big, but at least it is a Japanese size large so it isn't quite nightgown size. I wanted the slime hero plush though and they were out of that, hopefully they are making more or only have a certain amount set aside for each show. Good luck shopping, and good luck in your seating.
  2. I got back from my trip to Japan last Friday (July 29). Other than Dragon Quest, this trip I went to Shikoku, Kyushuu (Checked out Haus Ten Bosch), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan), and Tokyo (Disneysea, original Yoshinoya). Obviously though, the thing people on this site are probably the most interested in though was the Dragon Quest Spectacular Tour and the Dragon Quest Museum. While both debuted on the same day, I went to the show first (July 22, opening night) and the museum on the 23rd. The Spectacle Show started out in Saitama, which is about a one hour train trip from Tokyo. I got there about an hour before the doors were supposed to open, planing to get dinner and then line up to enter. This was a bad plan. I was expecting that they would sell Dragon Quest merchandise within the Saitama Arena itself, and you would only be able to buy once you got in. This is not the case. They were already selling things by the time I arrived. By the time I made it to the front of the line for merchandise they were already sold out of many of the items, including the shirts in any size smaller than large. Outside they were also selling shaved ice in commemorative plastic Slime Tower cups (Slime Stacks). They only have two flavors, Mango and Strawberry. I did not eat one myself (but did pay to have the cup) but heard that unlike good shaved ice it was hard like a snow ball. The shaved ice was in a cup in the slime cup, so it was easily removed and the slime itself was perfectly clean. ^Where the Shaved Ice was sold ^Sign for Shaved Ice. ^Cosplayer ^Cosplayer entertaining people while we line up to get in. ^Statues near the entrance. After I picked up what I could from the store it was about time for the doors to be opening soon. The place was flooded with people. Many who you could tell had been to the museum earlier in the day. Upon entering there was a large row of flowers for the performers sent to them by various people and groups. There was some expensive non-Dragon Quest food that could be bought in the Arena but I did not want to miss anything, so I just went hungry. There was a long line for both the men's and women's restrooms, so I would suggest that if you go to go before you go. On every seat there was a wrist band with a large light attached to it. You are supposed to wear it during the show and then put it back when it is over. There was some security walking around telling people that you were not to record any part of the performance. I took a picture of the stage on my cellphone before the show started though to give you guys an idea of what the stage was like. The stage is surrounded at each side by the seating with branches that reach out to the seating. It is from these branches that characters and enemies often emerge. My seat was near where key characters would often emerge. That meant that I mostly always saw their backs. There was some seating on the ground, which had some interaction with the characters, but I have doubts on how well they could see the stage in general. There were large rectangular curtains hanging from the ceiling that formed a cross centering the stage. These could be raised or lowered and were used for projecting background and effects. At the start of the show there were two merchants at either end of the stage that told jokes. They also told the audience how to do the Torneko Shorts dance (Underpants Dance). You could by a washrag that looked like them that they wanted you to use for the dance, but they said if you had not purchased it that you could use a hat instead. We were told that in the performance Torneko would request of us to do the dance with him. Torneko made a brief appearance then, telling a few jokes with audience participation before the show started up. Putting the story in spoiler tags. This video from the official promotion gives a pretty good look into what the show was like. Edit: Added in the rest of the pictures. As there does not seem to be any interest in this write up I won't bother with one for the Museum.
  3. If I am understanding you correctly, you have never played before, right? I doubt that you will be able to get your save file off of their computer, and there won't really be anything you will need to move over. You will start with the prologue/tutorial part of the game offline, but once you finish that you will start the online part of the game. If I recall you can't go back to that offline portion again anyway, so no save needed. There is also an offline part of the game that starts at the same point and that is what you would want to carry over back home, but it would be a waste to play it at the cafe anyway, so you might as well not worry about it and just play online, and play offline at home in the future. The net cafe I have been to is at http://jiqoo.jp/shop/9931547/ Takadanobaba It has a special DQ area. You will have to sign up to use the cafe, but the kiosk does English as well.
  4. About to watch the Live Spectacular Show.

    1. Woodus


      Cool, make sure to make a post about it and any photos if you could take any

    2. Soera


      Are you able to pick up items from there?

    3. Cesar Hernandez-Meraz
  5. You mean the menu translation? For my writing I felt Restless Armor was one of the better translations.You will note that I wrote Slime Tower and not Slime Stack though. ^_-
  6. The Dragon Quest Super Light Cafe is located in Shibuya As you can see from the picture it is in the basement floor of a building with Crispy Kreame (SP?). At the entrance you are greeted by a slime tower. Half the restaurant is an unrelated cafe. Here is the front desk. Much more roomy than Luida's. Menu And I got this for free with the order.
  7. Is it a watch, indicating the person is right handed, or is it a bracelet? Now you will never know! There could easily be compatibly issues, so I suggest just renting a phone. There are a lot of places online you can rent one from and pick it up at the airport or get it sent to your hotel. I have rented them from the airport itself a few times, but I can't suggest renting an IPhone. Even with insurance it cost me over $300 when it fell out of my pocket and smashed. That is the problem when a phone is designed as a fashion statement instead of for normal use.
  8. Next up is the Square Enix Store Artnia. This is in Shinjyuku and was quite a long walk from the JR train station. When I went I used Google Maps to get there. The outside has this strange egg look. Here is what it looked like inside. There are about 4 of these small cafe tables. Much of the toys in DQ though they had some other stuff as well. But there is only one page of DQ food on the menu of the cafe. Slime pancake Each slime on the stack had a face.
  9. The rest of the area Luida's is in is a Karaoke place, but they also have one room which is a Dragon Quest X play room with 4 monitors and computers so that you can play the game together with your friends. So Luida's has a point system where you are given a card that fills up with stamps based on how much money you have spent. A full card gives you a mini medal that you can use to redeem stuff. And some more food pictures. Cheese platter. Restless Armor before and after. (Note that it called for backup) Sweet Potato Chimera Wings More Mini Medal Mini Pizzas Fried Chicken Heal Slime Drink
  10. Part 2 Royal Room. If you have a larger party you can reserve the "Royal Room" at Luida's. When you check in for it they lead you outside the resturant and down some stairs past some sort of unrelated bar (which looks to be close during the day, though you can go there for the bathroom. Luida in the daylight. Here is what the Royal Room Looks like. There is a screen running advertisements the whole time, but it can also be used for Karaoke. More food and drinks. The 10MP refresh item from DQX Sweet potato and Pork http://imgur.com/4xUnu5S.jpg[/img Mud Hand Curry Queen Slimes
  11. Food is good. The special part is how it looks, the taste is something you would find at any other Japanese restaurant. Brownie was delicious.
  12. Too hard to edit the post above. Here is the Pork bun machine. More food. What it looked like half eaten: Note for vegetarians, the rice underneath had chicken in it. They have a mini medal rewards system. More about that later.
  13. Over the last few years I have made a few trips to the carious Dragon Quest themed restaurants and I have been meaning to put up some of the pictures and information from them here for people to be able to make their own plans to visit or inspire them to visit. (Pictures have been edited to remove people for their privacy) First up, Luida's Bar Edit October 2020: Luida is now in Akihabara not Roppongi so don't follow this guide to get there. To get there, take the Tokyo Metro Subway's Hibiya Line (日比谷線) and get off at Roppongi (六本木) (Icon H04) and follow the signs to use exit 3. After emerging at street level turn right and then turn right at the next major street and head down the hill. Street Sign You should see Tokyo Tower in the distance. Continue on for a few blocks and Luida's should be on your right. The place is rather cramped, and there is no chairs for the tables (though they did offer to get me something to sit on once when I seemed uncomfortable. I did not have a reservation but did not have any trouble getting a table. While lacking in the verbal flavor and some of the detail, they do have menu's with English translations posted on them. To make an order you fill out a form, putting how many of what you want to order. At the bottom they also have some Dragon Quest toys and games available for purchase as well as souvenir cookies and chocolates. Here is the food. I believe this was bean paste buns, which have been replaced with sweet potato buns. Salad This is where they kept the pork buns
  14. Exhibit is separate. I have tickets to the museum and the live Spectacular Show. Will be in Japan July 15-29.
  15. Yeah, currently no way to be Dragon Race. Hartfield: If you are not already a member of a team, you can put your information in the team thread or message Cranberry with it to join the Den Team.
  16. Square Enix has announced that they are planning on releasing Dragon Quest X in China this year. The official website is up but it only allows people to register their cellphone number for now to get more announcements. http://dq.sdo.com/web1/index.html There is a video out somewhere with Horii talking about it but I have not found that yet.
  17. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1WKwwXbOyQg There is also http://image02.seesaawiki.jp/d/e/dq10-passione/0132581aeb08d4ff.jpg
  18. Yeah planning on going. I want to also see the show http://dragonquestlive.jp/but have not settled any of the details yet.
  19. My money is on their ID being VZ666-458
  20. You can't play offline anymore with the trial but you can play online.
  21. Christmas Event The battles The Reward
  22. Mimas

    Quest help

    Spoiling the quest you need to take a picture of the throne room of the palace in Kamiharumui. You were supposed to figure out the location via your understanding of historic Japanese.
  23. Had to download another update but after all of that was done I could play the game again. But the VPN requirement means I don't play often.
  24. Well it starts from 8pm Thursday Pacific time so hopefully you will be able to get the 50pts at least before you are off. Also I should mention that the number of wins is culminated between the two teams. So if Sweet wins 3 and Spicy wins 2 then the Sweet team 5 win prizes go out to everyone.
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