A behemoth job at The Behemoth!

October 8, 2011

in Blog

During the last day at PAX Prime back in August, I was asked to stop by at the Behemoth booth. So I went there while Derek was in the line for Uncharted 3.

I got to the booth, was called into the back room and got some big news. Words cannot describe how I felt when I heard it. But maybe Japanese emoticons can. Sorry if they don’t display properly on your computer.

They offered me a FULL TIME JOB as a PLUSH DESIGNER at their office in San Diego! The Behemoth, my most favorite game company in the world whom for years I’ve been making plushes for as a hobby for fun!

( ̄Д ̄;;< Whaaaaa?

I really thought they were joking at first. And then they told me that they were serious.

∑(〇Д◎ノ)ノ < Eeeeeeh?!

It felt like a dream because, well, it’s my dream job. Before I started jumping up and down with the joy, I wanted to tell Derek the news and hear what his opinion was, because we’d have to move to SD. So I didn’t give them my answer right then and there, but I’m sure I had a huge smile on my face.

ヾ(=^▽^=)ノ < I will get back to you! (but my answer will be YES)

I met up with Derek after he played the demo at Uncharted 3, but he had to deal with the airline companies to reschedule our flight, so I patiently waited about an hour until he finished. I couldn’t hope for a better reaction from him when I told him the news. He was ECSTATIC. And the whole thing slowly started to sink in.

♪♪\(^ω^\)( /^ω^)/♪♪ < w00t!

As soon as I got home to NY, I wrote an email officially accepting the offer before they could change their mind. And I danced a little.

┌|≧∇≦|┘♪♪└|≧∇≦|┐♪♪┌|≧∇≦|┘<omg omg omg omg omg

If you follow me on Twitter or Google+, you probably noticed that I was in San Diego for the past several days. I’m writing this from my temporary living space in San Diego. I came here and started to situate myself in the office and the area. I’ll still have to go back and forth between SD and NYC and deal with the whole move and stuff.

At the Behemoth

Even the windows are so behemothy.

At the Behemoth

So majestic

My first stay was less than a week, but it’s been SO AWESOME. Everyone in the office is SUPER NICE. (-waves- (´・ω・)ノシ

At the Behemoth

This little guy is everywhere in the office.

I have a desk in the office with a super duper sewing machine on it. I’ve already started sewing stuff and I’m feeling very productive. I’ll still be making plush and food in my spare time. So don’t worry, I’ll keep on blogging!

At the Behemoth

Aaand I finally got them! They fit perfectly.

Just so you know, I’m not working on the games here, so don’t ask me game related questions because I won’t have answers for you.

I’m going back to NYC again, and hopefully I’ll blog more while I’m there!

tl;dr I’m going to be moving to San Diego to work for The Behemoth as a full time plush designer! w00t!

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SamNo Gravatar October 8, 2011 at 9:38 am

Congratulations Anna!!! That’s amazing! I actually did notice your updates on google + about it, I hope you’ll be able to find a good pizza place! :P


MaryanneNo Gravatar October 8, 2011 at 10:16 am

That is incredible news!! They couldn’t have hired a more apt designer. Very best of luck!


MollyNo Gravatar October 8, 2011 at 10:54 am



JessicaNo Gravatar October 8, 2011 at 1:32 pm

OMG Congratulations on landing you dream job! That’s amazing!! :D


ValerieNo Gravatar October 8, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Congrats your plushies rock and I am glad you were offered a job you like.


kevixNo Gravatar October 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm

What a unique opportunity enabled by the open platform of the Internet. And while you were doing things that you loved, and shared them with others, a company noticed. And turned into a job opportunity. Only in the 21st Century. Congrats, o maker of cute food and plushies!


DinaNo Gravatar October 8, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Wow how exciting! I love San Diego! My In laws live there! I’m so happy that you got such an amazing job! I hope you enjoy it there and have tons of fun! It’s a great big little city. Haha! :)


SHNo Gravatar October 8, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Congrats!! I am so happy for you!
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Samantha LingNo Gravatar October 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!


JudiNo Gravatar October 9, 2011 at 12:20 am

Wow Anna! That is so amazing and I am so excited for you! Congrats! I can’t wait to see what you design for them!!


LauraNo Gravatar October 9, 2011 at 12:33 am

omgomgomg, that’s so awesome!!! Congrats!!


maruruNo Gravatar October 9, 2011 at 5:06 am

Phony cow!! (holy cow) Miss. Anna that is so amazing!! I am super duper slaptasticly happy for you!! Congratulations *dances around throwing confetti* XD


esdeeNo Gravatar October 9, 2011 at 9:57 am

CONGRATULATIONS~! *dances with Anna*


JustinNo Gravatar October 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm

So awesome, congrats!!!


AduNo Gravatar October 10, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Wow! Congrats! I am feeling so happy for you :D


JudithNo Gravatar October 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

oh wow oh wow oh wow!! Congratulations!!


cozjetezNo Gravatar October 10, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Wow, this is sooooo cool!!! Congrats, I’m so happy for you!!!


-FireshawNo Gravatar October 11, 2011 at 12:58 am



RonNo Gravatar October 11, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Congratulations Anna! That sounds like an amazing opportunity and it sounds like you really deserve it.


JasjaNo Gravatar October 15, 2011 at 11:01 am

What excellent news. Congratulations for getting such a well deserved dream job!


Lady GNo Gravatar October 21, 2011 at 7:15 am

OMG Anna! This is terrific news, I’m so happy for you…


MegganNo Gravatar October 26, 2011 at 5:11 am

OMG! I’m sorry I didn’t read this sooner. Holy cow, that is so super exciting. Congrats! I’m so happy for you.
Here’s a congratulatory emoticon hug (>^.^)>


LucyNo Gravatar November 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm

wow! Im very happy for you >.<! Still miss your food sob~ T^T


evanNo Gravatar November 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

so anna will you be selling previous behemoth plushies you made? ^^


WendyPNo Gravatar November 8, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Wow! Congrats!!! Sounds like such a perfect fit.


MeroNo Gravatar December 3, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I’m sure you wouldn’t mind hearing it again but…. CONGRATULATIONS!

Truly you have deserved this! It must sound like a fantasy walking through the doors of Behemoth with their frosted behemoth-ey glass windows but it’s real and it’s all for you! :D

So happy for you anna. Can’t wait to buy your plushies.


KeriNo Gravatar December 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Today my 3 year old daughter goes into the games and says “Mom, let’s play this! Maybe I’ll win and I can kiss a girl!”


LuciaNo Gravatar December 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Post more pleaseeeeeeeeeee i miss your foooood awwu T____________T

im happy for u >_<


carolNo Gravatar December 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm

hey there… i’m from brazil, it’s almost midnight and i can’t stop looking at your blog… it’s making me really hungry for japanese, but there are no delivery’s around my house, so do you think you could send me some? lol just kidding. i’m basically writting to tell you i think you did an amazing job with this blog and the flickr! it’s really inspiring (and i’m still overwhelmed with the discovery of omusoba-pan lol). keep up the good work!
and congrats on the new job!


Angel MurakamiNo Gravatar December 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!


Jen @ Tiny Urban KitchenNo Gravatar February 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I know I’m late on this train, but OMG!! That’s FANTASTIC!!! Super congratulations. :)


kwoo12No Gravatar June 26, 2015 at 8:28 am

YEAH, BOY! That is so awsome! Blogs can be very expressive and awesome, they are a type of art! Your plush dolls are so epic!


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