Monday, September 28, 2015

残すところあと24時間(9月29日2015年に終了!)A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story Crowdfunding Final 24 Hours!

LAST 24 HOURS! A Japanese Rock 'n' Roll Ghost Story Movie! (Ends Sept. 29, 2015)



This is our crowdfunding last 24 hours. Thanks to all who have supported. To any others, this is our last chance!

今日9月28日(月)は最後の24時間。参加してくれました方、ありがとうございました。。。まだ参加していない人はLAST CHANCE! よろしくおねがいします!Let's Rock N Roll!

ココです (check the page here):

トレイラー(See the Trailer here):

ビデオ編集格安、ビデオ撮影格安、動画制作東京、格安ビデオ制作, 格安, ロボット・ゴー・ゴー


At Robot55 we make video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us!

ROBOT55 はビジネス、商業、製品紹介動画の制作のみならず、アートや音楽の映像も創っております。ビジネス動画においてはウェブ動画時代の到来に合わせ、お求めや すい¥70,000という格安価格より承ります。ご予算に応じて皆様にご満足のいく高品質動画を制作致します。勿論インディー・バンド向けPV制作も行っ ております。よ!


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Friday, September 25, 2015

A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story Crowdfunding Last 3 Days!

Our Crowdfunding campaign for A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story is now down to our last 3 days. Thanks so much to everyone who has helped so far. There’s still a little bit of time, and we need all the help we can get.

Here is the English information page:



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

All of Japan is Under Invasion! This is War!

Attack of the Monster Mogura!

Japanese: "Mogura"
English: "Mole" 
Definition 1. Any of various small insectivorous mammals of the family Talpidae of North America and Eurasia, usually living underground and having a thickset body with light brown to dark gray silky fur, strong forefeet for burrowing, and often rudimentary eyes.

The radio crackled on, “SOS! SOS! SOS! This is an emergency! The entire city of Tokyo is under attack!” (Scary music starts here).

A national emergency has been called! Tokyo and all major Japanese cities are under invasion from a dark and hidden enemy! This enemy numbers in the millions and they are living near you, right now; they are under your streets and under your homes!

They are the Mogura! 

The Mogura are moving about freely in the sewers and pipes running underground in Tokyo and about all of our formerly beautiful Japanese cities. They move around because our underground sewage pipes are old and cracking and the government does not have the money to repair all these cracks and holes in the sewage pipes! The government is helpless to stop the Mogura.

There is nothing we can do!

Except, I have a secret weapon, ladies! And, if you ever have a mogura problem at your home or garden, then remember this little article, because this article will save you a lot of money. How? Because getting professionals to come exterminate the mogura around your house or garden is very expensive and it takes a long time! Also, I don’t think it is a good idea to be putting poisons around the house or garden especially if you have children or pets.

But this article will teach you how to get rid of mogura the easy and cheap (and delicious – especially for kids) way!

Confused? Let me back up and explain from the beginning.

A while back, I started noticing that the road in front of my house was sinking. Around the neighborhood, I saw holes in the ground and in the street near other people’s homes. The holes weren’t around my house, so I thought it was no problem.

Then one day, a big hole opened up in the street front of my house. Now this was a major catastrophe!

As the days went by, the holes got larger and larger. The one in front of my house became so large that it was dangerous! Someone could trip in it! We called the local ward office. Those lazy people came out and said they couldn’t do anything about the holes because the road in front of our house is a private road.

Then we called the water company, the gas company, the electric company, I even called Domino for a pizza delivery! They all said they can’t do anything about it because it was the responsibility of the ward office.

What a run-around!

The little bastards are making so many holes underground that the street is starting to cave-in. The construction workers told me that this is a common problem all over Tokyo!

Finally, as the holes in the road in front of my house started to look like moon craters, we knew that a neighborhood emergency meeting had to be held! I put my wife in charge of everything. Why? Well because I am merely the neighborhood Handsome Foreigner® and I can’t vote so no one will listen to what I say or what I think.

My wife certainly doesn’t listen to me.

Anyway, the entire neighborhood got together and decided to pitch in money to fix the road. So a company was hired and they came out to fix the holes. It was a great success… For about a week. But, soon after that, the road began to sink again and the holes began to re-appear.

An expert was called out to investigate. He looked around carefully, wiped his forehead and looked at me with an evil stink eye and said one word, “Mogura! Absolutely, it's mogura!"

Well, that’s more than just one word…

“Mogura!” Just like a Godzilla movie from the sixties! Monstrous underground creatures invading the neighborhood at night! Disgusting, vile, vermin running around in the sewers in the day and coming out and terrifying the neighborhood at night? Is there any way to stop these monsters? All the neighbors began locking their doors at night.

"Mogura!" Just the sound of the word strikes fear in the hearts of men! Fear of the Monster Mogura! (R)

The neighborhood discussed hiring professionals to come exterminate the mogura. But the experts told us that it was impossible. They said that we could kill the local ones, but if the cracks in the sewer pipes weren’t fixed, other mogura will just come from other places. They told us that there are millions and millions of mogura running around in Tokyo sewers. There’s no way that you can kill them all. You can kill a few here but others will come from other towns and cities through the cracks and holes in the pipes.

Pretty scary stuff, eh?

The neighborhood ladies were all totally frightened. I calmly told them all not to worry, for I have a secret weapon. I would get rid of the mogura… It would be, how should I say, “Delicious revenge!”

I winked at the neighbor ladies, gave them a ‘thumbs up,’ and slowly turned around just like a Hollywood movie star and walked away. Surely, they must have all thought, "What a smart and handsome foreign gentleman!"

So let me explain how you can get rid of mogura simply and cheaply.

When I was a small boy, I lived on a farm. Because of living on a farm, I knew that mogura love the smell of oranges. I also knew that Mogura love to eat orange flavored bubble gum. And that’s the secret! Mogura love the smell of oranges and they will eat orange flavored bubble gum.  But if they do eat gum, their stomachs cannot digest it, so after eating it a few times, it will kill them. Really!

When placing the gum on the ground near the mogura holes, though, absolutely do not touch the gum with your hands. Mogura won’t eat anything if it smells like a human, so wear gloves when you handle the gum! You will know the next day if the mogura ate the gum or not. If the gum is gone, put some more there the next day… After a few times, the mogura won’t come back.

As the workers were repairing the street and fixing the holes, I laughed like a mad scientist as I put a few Orange bubble gum balls near the holes in the ground near my house.

“Enjoy your last meal, Mr. Mogura!” I said in my best Clint Eastwood voice as I smiled, dropping the gum.

I was happy. Not only was the road being repaired, but the mogura were in for a delicious surprise tonight!

Thank god for Orange bubble gum balls. I’ve loved them since I was a kid. Not only does it taste great, I can blow bubbles with it, and chewing it helps me to relax...

...and, you can use them to kill the mogura. 

Orange bubble gum balls? Truly, the sweet taste of victory!

Friday, September 4, 2015

2 PM in the Afternoon? Need a Laugh? Have a Drink With Me!

I took the day off from work today and stayed home.

This douchenozzle that I work with at one of the radio stations got fired yesterday. I am celebrating. I had been putting up with his dishonesty, lying nonsense, and assorted peanut-flavored bullshit for 2 years. Finally, the idiots at station woke from their slumber and canned the guy.

Dumb-asses! What took so long?

Lord! I am surrounded by douchebags!

I had planned on staying home and drinking from lunch time... Just like being in America again and working at the stock brokerage.

We used to have two martini lunches. I'd be so toasted by 1 pm that I could hardly drive a car. But it was OK, that was back in the seventies so if a cop stopped you for drunk driving, he didn't immediately shove a pistol sideways up your ass.

My wife complains that if I stay home and don't do anything, then getting drunk in the daytime is bad. WTF? What's the point of staying home and doing nothing if you aren't going to get drunk?

First, I wanted to make it somewhat useful (doing nothing) by barbecuing in the back yard. 

I even washed and sliced some food.... I called another drunk friend over...

But, NO!!!! The wife says we can't barbecue in the back yard because if my friend and I are doing that in the backyard, then when we get drunk (well, actually, when I get drunk) we'll be too loud and make too much noise.

Why does she care about that? 

Well, because my son has a fever and is sick and home from school today and the bedroom is right above the patio so she says if we make too much noise, he won't be able to sleep.

OK, so then.... 

I say that my friend (that's you for all intents and purposes) and I will go to the local watering hole (that happens to be open in the daytime and has happy hour until 5 pm). She says "OK!" and actually gives me money! That's good!

No, that's bad! Because when she gives me the money I can tell she is irritated.

So, after a while of her huffing and puffing, I ask her, "You don't want me to go drinking outside, do you?"

She doesn't say. But I've been married long enough know what that means.

So, I called my friend and cancelled the drinking party for two. 

I cooked the food that I had prepared for the barbecue in a fry pan and gave it to the wife. Hell, why not? The dog won't eat mushrooms!

Anyway, I am drinking home alone now. It's 2:15 pm and I'm drunk. Drinking alone....

But this is really funny. Watch this and know why I am laughing:

Go have a drink... With me.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Gaijin Gourmet! Ladies! Beware of All Men!

Ladies! Beware of All Men!

Welcome, ladies, once again to another episode of the Gaijin Gourmet ®.

I am here to tell you again to be very careful about men. Not just Handsome Foreign Gentlemen ®, but all men! 

Men are dangerous and not to be trusted!

Why are they dangerous? Well, you can trust me because I am divorced twice and married three times so I know exactly what I am talking about here. 

I am an expert. 

You see, all men have one of at least three problems. Those problems are:

1)    Too much drinking or dallying in other mind altering substances

2)    Gambling too much (and losing all the time)

3)    Running around with other women

Yes. That’s right. If you have a man as your partner right now, then watch out! He most definitely has at least one of these problems right now! I know, because I used to have all three as MY PROBLEM ® all at the same time!

What should you do to make sure your guy doesn’t mess up your relationship with one of these problems? Easy. You have to control all the money and put him on an allowance!

My wife gives me ¥1000 a day (about $10 USD) when I go out to work so I don’t have any money to go gambling, drinking too much or running around with other women! I want to (don’t tell my wife), but since I have no money, I can’t!

Sure, it will be difficult to get your guy to give you all the money every month! Why is it difficult? Because he wants to go gambling and drinking and running around with loose women of extremely questionable moral values too! 

That’s what guys do!

But, you see, it’s better for everyone if you control all the money!

Sooner or later, he will calm down (probably after he finally matures - at around 68-years-old). When us guys get older, we aren’t interested in running around with women anymore. It’s easier, faster and cheaper to just to sit at home and watch pornography… 

That way we don’t have to lie to our wives. Why don't we have to lie to our wives? They already know what we are doing at home all alone while they go shopping! See? They won't bother to ask us, "What did you do all day?" 

They already know the answer to that!

The other reason why it is actually easier for us guys to not have piles of money laying around is that we don’t get ourselves into trouble! Yes. That’s it. 

If the wife is controlling the money, then we don’t have to worry about spending too much or getting into trouble. It’s like being an 8-year-old boy again! Great! Ask your guy when he was happiest in his entire life and he will tell you that he was happiest when he was a little boy. Why? He didn’t have to worry about money and mom took care of everything! When he wanted to buy something, he asked mom and she either said, “Yes!” or “No!” Simple!

Simple is best!

But, there is one thing I should warn you ladies about if you control all the money, that is because when it comes to tax time, it is your job to take care of it.

At my house, when it is tax time and my wife has a mountain of papers and receipts to take care of and she is frustrated and tired, I always say, “Honey! That’s terrible. I wish I could help, but I don’t control the money… By the way, can I have ¥3000 yen (about $30 USD) to go to the local yakitori (BBQ chicken on sticks)? That way I won’t bother you.”

Everyone is happy!

At least I know I am.

And speaking of drinking, did you know that recent research has shown that couples who drink together are happier than couples who do not drink together? That’s right. A study from New York University at Buffalo followed more than 600 couples as they began their new marriages. The couples filled out a questionnaire before their wedding and the same questionnaire after one, two, four, and seven years of marriage. The study found that couples with different drinking habits became dissatisfied with one another more easily than couples who enjoy drinking together!

So, if you want to be happy, then drink with your partner often!

And, if you are controlling the cash, then trust that your guy will consider that you are a great drinking partner... Especially since you are the one with the money, you'll be the one who always pays!

And if you are buying the drinks, then you can bet your bottom dollar, he'll be happy!

You can thank me later! 

NOTE: Did you know that, in Japan, in over 80% of all households, the wife controls the purse strings? This is also, I think, one of the big reasons why divorce rate in Japan is so low (of course there are lots of other factors too; stigma, economic reasons, etc.)


Looking for a great Yakitori restaurant near Futakotamagawa? See:

Gaijin Gourmet! New Delicious Yakitori (Chicken BBQ on Sticks) In Futakotamagawa!

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Top 3 Video Countdown is Up!

Go check out this week's Top 3 video countdown over at the Robot55 blog:

The Top 3 Videos for August 14, 2015! Messer Chups, Sir Psyko, Love Zombies and The Privates!

Here's a teaser:

Messer chups "Go Satan Go"

Monday, July 20, 2015

Japan's Oldest and Most Famous Women's Magazine Features "A Japanese Rock 'n' Roll Ghost Story"!

Japan's oldest and most famous women's magazine, a magazine that's been around for more than 50 years, "Josei Jishin" has run a news feature about "A Japanese Rock 'n' Roll Ghost Story"!

Josei Jishin translates into "Women's Confidence" and it is ubiquitous in Japan; you see it at all the banks, hair salons and doctor's offices. There isn't a person over 10 years old in Japan who hasn't heard of Josei Jishin.

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, they ran a news feature about "A Japanese Rock 'n' Roll Ghost Story"!

Here's the link: 女性自身!?まさか!マイクの映画の記事が!今すぐチェック!

Here's the artist's (uh, me) rendition of the magazine jacket (subject to change without notice! Hee hee hee.)

The article starts out:

「一緒に日本のロック映画作らないか…」(Mike: "I'm making a a rock music movie. Let's do it together.")
「映画会社はどこなの?マイク」(Josei Jishin Magazine: "What movie production company is making this movie?")
「自分で作るのよ、僕が…」(Mike: "Uh, it's just me.")
「製作費は?」(Josei Jishin Magazine: "How about the budget?")
「お金ないよ」(Mike: "There is no budget. It's a punk rock movie.")
「えっ、、、、、、」(Josei Jishin Magazine: "What the f*ck????")

Monday, July 13, 2015

Japanese Culture Magazine, "Saiko" Features A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story!

The well known magazine about Japanese culture, "Saiko" has an article featuring A Japanese Rock 'n' Roll Ghost Story. 

Saiko magazine is described as, "SAIKO Magazine is a cosplay magazine that features Conventions, Cosplayers, Games, Anime/Manga, Anime Communities, Interviews, and Voice Acting!" (Go "Like" their Facebook page here.)

The zine is run by Japanologist Daniel Grunebaum. 

Here's the link to the story. Please check it! (
Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story, Neatbeats, ROBOT55, The 50 Kaitenz, The Privates
Go directly to the English Crowdfunding page here:

A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story movie now has a Facebook Page. Please come and "Like" Our page!

To read more about the movie, please refer to: A Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Story – The Team and the Story

Friday, July 3, 2015

Delicious Aussie Beef Steak in Tokyo for Under $7.00 (USD)? Yep. Big Boy Restaurants!

I have found the best steak deal in Japan. It's at Big Boy Restaurants (Where they also have the most inexpensive salad bar in town).

The steak is a 120 gram Aussie beef steak that comes with potatoes, corn and string beans. It's ¥790. At ¥120 yen to the US Dollar, ¥790 works out to be about $6.58 for a delicious steak!... And, don't forget, in Japan, there's no tipping either!

(¥790 for one 120 gram steak. ¥1390 for two of them. The prices in the red box are for the steaks with the salad and soup and drink bar. Incredibly inexpensive!)

I think that's much cheaper than even in the USA. 

How do they do this great food at such a low price?

Delivered sizzling hot to your table

My son just loves this steak!

High quality cuts too.

Can't find a better steak deal in Japan!

My son loves that steak deal (Mom and dad will love the price!) Unbelievable deal! The rest of the menu is also filled with incredible deals; especially at lunch time... Oh, and the parking is free!!!

When folks from the west come to Japan, and if they are watching their budget, then Big Boy cannot be beat. 5 out of 5 stars for quality, cleanliness and price.
Check it out at Big Boy!

Looking for more great deals on cheap eats in Japan?:

Gaijin Gourmet - Hamazushi! Tokyo's Best Robot Sushi!

Gaijin Gourmet - Sukiya! Japan's Best Gyudon (Beef Bowl)

Gaijin Gourmet – Best Soba Chain in Tokyo?Yude Taro and ¥220 Draft Beer?!¥220-draft-beer/

Gaijin Gourmet: The Best Premium Salad Bar in Tokyo? – Sizzler in Setagaya

Gaijin Gourmet! Great Cheap and Delicious Soba in Gaienmae on Ginza Line!

The Gaijin Gourmet: The Best Salad Bar Deal in Tokyo at Big Boy – My Favorite Rock N Roll Diner!!

Tokyo’s Best Cheap Sushi is in Okachimachi!? 東京の一番安くて美味しい寿司屋?御徒町にあるの?

The Gaijin Gourmet: Soba Wars At Hanzomon Station in Tokyo