I have always been interested in Japan. I don't think you can play videogames and not imagine yourself someday making a pilgrimage to that most holy of island nations. I was never weird about it though. I'm not one of those guys who sits around all day and draws pictures of sad girls with robot shit in their hair. The whole place just seems very magical to me. So when I play a game like Zettai Zetsumei Toshi it's almost like a little mini vacation. The same thing happened when we played Shenmue. These games have you moving through a relatively modern day Japan in all its bizarre glory. You get to see convenience stores and parks and whatnot. It's all so strange and cool. Half of the fun for me in a game like Zettai is just seeing Japan and imagining what it must be like to live there. I wonder if Japanese kids are playing Grand Theft Auto three and imaging what it must be like to live in the US. Hmmmm.