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Megatokyo is an online doujinshi drawn by Fred Gallagher (aka "Piro"). Fred does the artwork, story, and site design. Rodney Caston (aka "Largo"), helped with the first year or so of the story, but now it is entirely Fred's strip. Fred was laid off from his day job in late 2002, and so he is doing the strip full-time now.

Megatokyo follows the story of two Americans, Piro and Largo, who wind up in Tokyo.

Lots of the humor is based on video game humor and inside jokes, as well as culture-clash issues.

One of the important subthemes of the story is that Seraphim and Boo are on assignment as Piro and Largo's consciences. In particular, see the September 11 strip.

All strips are available free of charge from as well as in the book published by I.C. Entertainment (formerly IronCat). However due to a breakdown in talks between Megatokyo and I.C. Entertainment, future books, including reprinting of volume one, will be handled by Dark Horse Comics with ISBN 1-59307-163-9 and ISBN 1-59307-118-3.

Table of contents
1 Characters
2 Origin of Name
3 Basic Plot Beginnings
4 External Links
5 See also


Note that the surname is written before the given name in Japan.

Groups and Minor Characters

Origin of Name

Tokyo of the future in Japanese animation (see Anime and Manga) is often referred to as 'Megatokyo' or 'Neo-Tokyo'. In many of these stories, the city has been destroyed by natural disaster or nuclear war, but then re-built bigger and better than ever. See features like Bubblegum Crisis, AD Police, and Akira for more. The name was given to the comic purely because it was a spare domain name that Largo had lying around. Largo originally set the site up as an anime news site running Slashcode, but it failed and was eventually replaced with the comic.

Basic Plot Beginnings

Piro and Largo start the story by trying to get into the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). E3, only open to Media, says 'No'. Largo gets piss-drunk and pantsless in a bar, insulting the con. He wakes up on an airplane. Piro, after the events, decided they should get out of the country for a bit. He bought two one-way tickets to Japan. After arriving in Japan, they find a game store, and walk out with all sorts of games and electronic gadgets (including Largo's infamous Cool Thing). They head to an airport, only to find their credit cards maxed. They are now stuck in Japan.

External Links


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