Untitled Two-Man Tokyo Tech Show - Episode 2 (VIDEO)

Untitled Two-Man Tokyo Tech Show - Episode 2 (VIDEO) - AkihabaraNews.com

Untitled Two-Man Tokyo Tech Show 
We're still kinda working on that title - suggestions are welcome! Episode 2 does shave about 8 minutes compared to our first outing in Akihabara, and it's still packed with dorky goodness. Both fortunately and sadly, the absence of our drunken friend, Mr. Kikuchi, was really the key to keeping Episode 2 manageably watchable in the time department.

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For this our second venture, we shot in one of Tokyo's, in fact, one of Japan's most iconic neighborhoods, Shibuya. While we were mostly stationary for Episode 1, this time we bounce around to several locations. 

Do give us your venue suggestions for future locations, your feedback, your criticism, let us know if anyone thinks Nayalan doesn't look nearly hardcore enough to be into death metal, any corrections, call-outs, tips. If you just wanna make fun of us, we can take it. Trolls with flair and originality will receive extra points and a cookie.

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Breakdown: EPISODE 2
AkihabaraNews' contributor Nayalan Moodley and editor Reno J. Tibke stand around in iconic Shibuya waxing geeky on the latest tech news. This week, we shot in several locations: just outside the train station, whilst traversing the giant "scramble intersection," and in a few nice spots on nice narrow streets.

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