Fried Chicken and Sushi 320 Trying to ask Mai out?

Don't you just hate it when you're out with friends and you're trying to talk to one person you're interested in but you just can't!  I don't know why Hachiro and Yumi didn't get the picture.  Anyway, looks like Karl finally got his chance.  Will he have the courage to go through with asking Mai out?  Stay tuned. ;)

Fried Chicken and Sushi 279 How is Hachiro doing this?!

I guess Hachiro isn't just "hot" right now. ;)  It's great that he gets a chance to date regularly though.  He should be more open about how he gets them.  Hachiro isn't any good at lying.  Personally, I think it's better to be introduced to someone through a friend or co-worker.  That way, you have some confidence in knowing they're not insanely crazy.  Do you agree?

Fried Chicken and Sushi 278 Hachiro and his girl problems?

I guess Hachiro is doing pretty well socially lately!  Hopefully, this will show Karl the benefits of putting yourself out there despite fears of being different.  Or, it could just make him feel worse.  We'll see!  Follow me on TWITTER for more fun!  You can click here or on the button above the comic.  Thanks!

Fried Chicken and Sushi 228 What is a COMPA?

I like the fact that young people in Japan get together for a compa.  I've always been shy and awkward when it comes to dating so it's nice they have a low pressure way to meet people.  Have you ever been to one?  We'll see how the dating party goes for Karl in next week's comics.  Stay tuned! 

FCS201 Movie and a translation?

Karl really should have known that Miki would say no to that!  I guess that's why he had to put on the puppy dog eyes and beg.  It's good language practice to watch Japanese tv and movies but Anime can get tricky.  There's so much "anime language" that you don't know if real people actually use all of the words or just the characters in Japanese animation.  Be careful studying Japanese from anime!  Japanese people might chuckle at you if you use a phrase from anime that normal people would never.  Trust me, I know...

Fried Chicken and Sushi 195 The Otaku girls get closer...

Happy Valentines Day!  Looks like J is getting a little love today.  I don't think it's true love though...  The Otaku girls really need a reality check.  I'm pretty sure J will be vanishing any second now.  If he were in Japan, the girls would be giving him valentines gifts and candy.  It still amazes me that women in Japan are the ones that give men gifts on Valentine's Day.  I hope you all are enjoying this day even if you don't have a valentine!  Don't forget to sign in and join the conversations in the FORUMS.  I want to hear from you guys!

FCS145 The Date Truth

You can believe what you want but I know from experience that there are Japanese people that enjoy spending time with foreigners only because they think they're cool.  It's like hanging out with a movie star.  For other Japanese people, foreigners seem interesting but very different and a bit strange.  This doesn't come from racism or prejudice but simply ignorance.  There just aren't that many chances for them to get to know people that are not Japanese.  So, is it that far fetched to think that a woman would date a foreigner to look cool to her friends?  I don't think this happens very much but it's not as far fetched as you might think.