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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » September 3rd, 2016, 5:01 pm

The Japanese think reliable cars and good TVs are enough???

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » October 6th, 2016, 11:57 am

They are a strange people.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Jubbers » October 23rd, 2016, 9:16 pm

The latest Tommy Lee Jones commercial in Japan is kind of sweet (and naturally he has somewhat super powers).


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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Jubbers » October 23rd, 2016, 9:19 pm

Also the stupid PPAP video I posted above entered the US Billboard Top 100 Music Charts a few days ago at place 77.

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Post by Jubbers » January 8th, 2017, 10:56 pm

I'm rewatching and rereading Dragonball (pre-Z), and remembering how much I like Toriyama's art. Like this frame, where Yamucha, super-nervous about girls, just got a surprise glimpse at Bulma's bare chest... nipple eyes. (He's saying as he drools, "There was one booby... there were two boobies....")
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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Jubbers » February 6th, 2017, 1:06 pm



PPAP-fever continues. Also Trump.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Jubbers » February 6th, 2017, 1:06 pm

Someday I would like to go to the Sapporo Snow Festival.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » February 6th, 2017, 1:38 pm

Mmmmmmmm... Sapporo (beer)!!

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Mal Shot First » February 6th, 2017, 5:54 pm

I recently thought of a series of commercials I watched with delight back in the early '00s for some kind of internet service by Panasonic. Originally, these were flash animations, but some of them have been uploaded to YouTube now. Here's one:


I think most of them started with the line "Ai no intaaneeetooo..." :P

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Post by Jubbers » February 8th, 2017, 10:25 pm



One way Nintendo Japan's YouTube channel differs from it's American counterpart: The "Meow Meow! Cat Mario Time" show. Here's episode 81, which is just like all of their other presentations of the Switch and it's upcoming games (Zelda, Splatoon, 1-2-Switch, Mario Kart, etc), except that it has an overly excited kitty-version of Mario (with lots and lots of meows ending his sentences - nyan) and a kitty-version of Peach (whose main phrase seems to be uso janai! - No way!) talking in between the trailers. So many meows.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Jubbers » February 8th, 2017, 10:31 pm

My Japanese-comprehension level is "Kitty-cat Mario'-level. I'm not sure if that's laudable or sad.

I am sure that I am pretty excited for the Switch, though.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Mal Shot First » February 9th, 2017, 6:55 am

Come on, meow, don't undersell yourself!

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by neglet » February 18th, 2017, 7:52 pm

Had a connection in Tokyo on my way back from Indonesia, so I got to experience the legendary Japanese toilet! I didn't avail myself of all the fun splashy accoutrements, but I did find the automatic waterfall sounds that played as soon as I sat down very inspiring.

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Post by Jubbers » February 18th, 2017, 11:00 pm

:D

The main reason that Japanese toilets have audio accompaniment is to save water. Japanese women, embarrassed by the sounds of normal human bathrooming, would keep flushing the toilet over and over again to mask their own noises. Originally, fancy toilet stalls would have a sound box that you could press the button on to make flushing sounds without actually wasting the water.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Jubbers » February 18th, 2017, 11:00 pm

Also I am jealous of your layover. That's closer to Japan than I have been. Some day...

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Post by Jubbers » February 18th, 2017, 11:32 pm

Speaking of toilets, I just learned of the existence of this series of children's books: おしりたんてい, or Detective Butt. It's about a detective (a la Sherlock Holmes), but his head is a butt.


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Post by neglet » February 19th, 2017, 10:11 pm

That is awesome.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Dalty » February 23rd, 2017, 7:37 am

So I was watching a documentary that claimed that 1/3rd of Japanese guys are single! There was some very disturbing things in that show.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Mal Shot First » February 26th, 2017, 9:44 am

"BBC Three reporter, Stacey Dooley, has been held by police in Tokyo while filming child sexual exploitation"

A bit of a click-bait title, no?

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Jubbers » March 2nd, 2017, 9:59 pm



Pikotaro AND Justin Bieber

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Also new this week, this commercial for the game NieR:Automata. Really disturbed me, made Goiter laugh out loud.


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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » March 2nd, 2017, 11:13 pm

Hey, man. Funny's funny.

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Re: Fun Japanese Things

Post by Mal Shot First » March 4th, 2017, 8:07 am

I assume this game is about standing near automata.

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