Thanks! I really appreciate that!
Hajime's name is quite funny now that I know the translation! Lol I can't wait to see what kind of character she is, based on a name like that. Could she be even more crazy than Hotaru?
That's cool! Sounds like its a good meal. How did you like your time in Japan? Yeah, it was pretty awesome! There was one shop that had that, and several other cooked items. Although, now that you mention it, I think I did see taiyaki there as well, but I didn't try any. I was kind of nervous to try that filling lol is it good?
That's great to hear, I'm glad you're looking forward to it. I'll be sure to show you guys some awesome dagashi!
A lot of anime names are intentionally made similar to represent traits. At some point, if I ever get around to the time to make a list, I think a lot of people would be interested in knowing what their favorites actually mean as some are very funny and others very descriptive.
I honestly didn't want to come back, but would have ran into problems with work if I hadn't. The only shop I tried the taiyaki from was a permanent shop halfway between my local supermarket and apartment. They served a couple different types of filling in theirs, but most vendors were strictly red bean paste (which tastes a lot like a strong flavored vanilla). Although it's rather good when you get used to it, the texture seems to be a bit difficult for most westerners to get used to. If you're not sensitive to the texture of foods, I'd definitely recommend it. To me, it seemed like a cross between a cookie and a jelly doughnut, but some of the others I knew from the US said the filling had too much of a thick, or rubbery, feel to be enjoyable. I'd also tried one which had some type of cocoa filling, but it was rather rich and bitter for my tastes. I'm sure you know by now, the Japanese do have some rather unusual flavors for their candies and snacks though.