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Black and White Godzilla photos from the 1950s and 1960s

Godzilla photos from the 1950s and 1960s

Godzilla photos from the 1950s and 1960s

Some fun Black and White Godzilla photos from the 1950s and 1960s taken at the film sets.

Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Unko-san Japanese poo fairy anime

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Only in Japan could you ever make “Unko-san” うんこさん-ツイてる人にしか見えない妖精 a 2009 anime series about a brown turd character called a “poo fairy” .  Thirteen short episodes of the anime were shown in the Osaka area on Kansai TV’s “Otoemon” 音エモン music program between July 19, 2009 – April 26, 2009.  The original concept was created by MAD Barbarians and the  series and title song うんとこサンバ were very popular among Japanese schoolgirls in western Japan.

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Unko-san poo fairy  うんこさん-ツイてる人にしか見えない妖精

Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
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Tiny Toons in Japan

Tiny Toons in Japan

Tiny Toons Adventures タイニートゥーンズ was an American animated cartoon that was shown in Japan from  1990 –  1995.  Some of the Tiny Toon characters were used in Japanese TV commercials to promote products from Hitachi.

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Buster and Babs Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures pitch a Hitachi hands free hare dryer (1991)
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Hitachi commercial from 1991 for portable heaters. Has a Buster and Babs (from Tiny Toon Adventures) tag at the end. Hitachi Heater TVCM
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Nissay TVCM Nissay (Japanese life insurance company) commercial from 1991 featuring broken Engrish and a Tiny Toons Adventures end tag.
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Posted on Monday, November 26th, 2012
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Tokyo street view anime style

Tokyo street view anime style

We’ve presented many photos of living in Japan.  Here are two everyday scenes at street level from various Japanese anime.

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Posted on Saturday, November 10th, 2012
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Wing zero Gundam does YMCA

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Now we’ve seen it all – Wing Zero Gundam dances to YMCA.  For otaku only.

Posted on Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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Doraemon train services in Japan

Doraemon train services in Japan

Train and anime okaku will be excited to learn that there is a Doraemon train service running in Japan.  The newest one is the special Odakyu F-Train‘, which began service last summer running along the Odakyu line and was specially made to attract visitors to the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum in Kawasaki.

Doraemon train services in Japan

Doraemon train services in Japan

The ‘F-Train‘ has 10 cars each with their own Doraemon designs  on the exterior and as well as on the interior with Doraemon themed warning stickers, posters and holding straps.

Doraemon train services Hokkaido

Doraemon train services Hokkaido

Doraemon train services Hokkaido

Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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Japanese otaku culture from Culture Japan

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Culture Japan is a one hour TV program from Japanese otaku expert Danny Choo which brings Japanese pop and otaku culture to the world.

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The show is broadcast on Tokyo MX and Animax Asia.   The first episode was aired last year and included seiyuu Sato Satomi, Fujisawa High School K-ON activities, Good Smile Company tour, hot Filipino cosplayer Alodia and more!

Japanese otaku culture from Culture Japan

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Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
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Big Fat Pikachu cosplay

Big Fat Pikachu cosplay

If you need the work, even dressing up as Pikachu ピカチュウ to promote a store in Akihabara is an option.  This guy’s portly size makes him stand out in a crowd.

Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2012
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Star Wars Japanese manga

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Star Wars fans will be interested to know that there is a Japanese manga version of the popular story and movie series.  Illustrated by various manga arties including Hisao Tamaki, Shinichi Hiromoto, Kia Asamiya and Toshiki Kudo and published by Tokyopop and Dark Horse Comics in 1998  this Star Wars storytellling takes on a distinctly Japanese flavor.

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Only the first Star Wars films were adapted to manga comics. There are currently no manga adaptations of Attack of the Clones or Revenge of the Sith.

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Posted on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
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Algorithm March Tribute videos

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The Algorithm March アルゴリズム行進   (performed comedy duo Itsumo Kokokara いつもここから ) from NHK kids show Pitagora Suichi ピタゴラスイッチ is so popular on the web, there are many tribute videos.  See some examples below.

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Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2012
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