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Andy Kitkowski - Andy Kitkowski was destined for a life of nameless mediocrity, but in valiant struggle rebelled against the fates, seizing a life of named mediocrity instead. He lived in Tokyo and Gunma prefecture for five total years, an experience which can be best summarized as "I can read almost sixty percent of Anything!". Japanese manga, sociology/counterculture books, video games and tabletop RPGs take the sting of Japanese illiteracy away, replacing it in grueling slowness with barely functional literacy.

He recently moved from Research Triangle Park NC to back to Tokyo/Japan, with his lovely wife Orie and three cute cats, where he spends his days delving the depths of computer storage engineering, and his nights in a constant state of stress relief from his days.

Mancrush: Terry Crews.

Matt Sanchez - Matt was born and raised in the wild suburbs just outside of Los Angeles. After graduation, he realized his education was not yet complete and embarked on a journey around the world to find himself. There have been several media adaptations of his travails, including Fist of the North Star, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (6th part), and the music video for Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield".

Destiny has led him to Atlanta, where he lives with his wife and twin sons and a large stack of Japanese role-playing games that cry softly to be translated and/or played.

Together, they translate Japanese games into English, and talk about them in podcasts over on the Super Excite Game! audio podcast, http://www.geekyandgenki.com/podcast/superexcite/