My brother back home, er, he’s obsessed with comic books. Obsessed to the point where every time I do go home I seem to always get dragged along to the comic store. Not that comics aren’t cool or anything, but the comic store itself is slightly creepy. Well, for one thing, The Encounter is located in a basement below a punk-lingerie shop with hot-pink leather ensembles and the text “We’ve got the toys you need when the lingerie hits the floor!” painted on the windows. And aside from that, walking in it’s got all those $100 or more gargantuan action figures that only the most fanniest of the fanboys end up buying.
And then the store itself is a sausage fest. The only girls I ever, EVER see in there are in there for one thing–Manga. And I’ve all but written off manga as something catered solely to the prepubescent set but…
Then I found this:
Project X – Nissin Cup Noodle
“In a time when the Japanese food industry was struggling economically, a man named Momofuku Andou sought to turn the tide. Seeking a new type of food for a new era, he ordered the development of a “cup noodle” – a revolutionary idea for a convenient instant noodle. Overcoming public skepticism as well as doubts even from those within their own company, Andou and his staff of young developers constantly challenged convention to create this new product. Behind the now familiar cup o’ noodle, which has sold over 8.2 billion worldwide, there lies a dramatic story of the struggles of the men behind its success.”
How could you not want this.