Our favourite cross dressing bass and electric guitar player has uploaded another video of himself rocking a skirt, showing the they look a little too fine legs and playing a mean bass to K-On!!‘s opening theme song “Go! Go! Maniac!”. You may want to scroll past this video if you’re on a computer at work or in a public space. Unless you’re in a position to explain why you’re watching a video of a man in a dress in his bedroom and a pair of headphones.
When a guy can play a bass this well, what he’s wearing quickly goes out of the window…up until he falls back on his bed and treats everybody to an up-skirt. That’s fan service right there.
Nene Anegasaki’s digital milkshake continues to bring real men to a yard of her’s that doesn’t exist, but some wish did.
After getting married, Nene continued to be the object of another man’s desire. To show his love for Nene, he threw her a one man birthday party (Nene’s birthday is April 20). He went all out for the occassion. Creating a little shrine to Nene complete with: a framed picture of the birthday girl, a DS, a phone strap accessory, bags of cough drops and a lovely little two layered birthday cake with whipped cream and strawberries.
I hope Nene’s husband pushed the boat out for her birthday. Because this mystery man had the gauntlet thrown down at the cough drops.
Do you know what’s sadder than than the fact I’ve been humming the “Super gaijin” song for the past hour and that I wouldn’t mind downloading an instrumental of it? Is that there is a high probability that there are ‘gaijin’ in Japan who do what Super gaijin does in some form, only without the outfit. Super gaijin is not helping the cause for present and future expats in Japan. And the dancing was more offensive than the local guy beat down and the kicking of a guys bento.
Super powered gaijin fail. But a win for the theme song that’s so terrible it’s the best thing ever.
Nico touches the walls are a relatively new band, having only formed in 2004 and having only 2 full length studio albums under their belt. But they’re songs were quickly snapped up to get slotted into popular anime’s. Their lead single “Broken youth” from their first full length studio album featured as an ending theme song for Naruto shippuden and the single “Hologram” from their second album featured as one of two opening theme’s for Fullmetal alchemist: Brotherhood.
If you like a bit of light hearted J-Rock, then you’ll dig this.
I’m a sucker for a bit of feel good melodic J-Rock. And I was drawn to “Hologram” like a google eyed moth to a flame. It’s a great Summer song to drive to on a really nice day. Or alternatively a shit day when you need a bit of a pick me up. I always get stares at traffic lights for my head banging theatrics during the hook.
Monday 22 February 2010 @ 12:42 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
It’s been six months after we first saw pictures of Kirsten Dunst in Akihabara wearing a bastardized magical girl costume. First puzzled with the mystery of it all, later on intrigued when we found out that it was a music video that would be part of a much larger documentary about Otaku culture. Now it’s finally here on the interwebs for our enjoyment.
I must say I’m pleasantly surprised at the diverse picture of Akihabara they displayed. Normally when the mainstream west approaches the Otaku world it’s with a very biased perspective, but this video has it all. From pachinko parlors to maid cafes, from idolm@aster to eroge figures and posters. While I’m no fan of the song, Kirsten’s performance was good and we’ll certainly be on the lookout for more information once the full documentary is out.
My only regret? That the happy flower guy we saw back in October appears only a couple of times. What’s your take on this video?
Wednesday 17 February 2010 @ 10:04 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
If you thought the time-shifting bird set the bar for how easily amused TV spectators are in Japan, think again. Here we have a segment dedicated to a dog wearing sunglasses. It’s exactly as it sounds: a dog, in a sunglasses store, who likes to wear glasses. No, actually scratch that; It’s a bit more complex than that. There’s two dogs wearing glasses, but it mostly focuses on one dog; you know, you don’t want to scare people or anything.
Monday 15 February 2010 @ 12:23 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
What the hell… I really enjoyed the Mameshiba beans with their polite manners and interesting conversation, but I guess Mameshiba is as good as as it gets with beans in Japan. Case in point this Jelly Bean branded cell phone ad running in Japan. I don’t know about you but I don’t appreciate my Jelly beans getting all kinky on TV. I tell you… there’s no morals on TV anymore!
Thursday 11 February 2010 @ 12:27 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
There are some things in life that transcend borders, things that surpass everything else and simply become undeniable facts. For example, today I learned that as much as I love Eurobeat music, 40-something women trying to relive their long-gone teenage years are creepy in any country. Marketing a CD precisely for that segment is simply evil.
Also did that ad just rickroll mainstream Japan? And did so with a legitimate use for a Rick Astley song? I’m speechless!
Tuesday 9 February 2010 @ 12:02 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
As if it weren’t enough that Hello Kitty was taking over every other aspect in our lives, Sanrio saw fit to invade one of the last frontiers: pancakes. That’s right, this store in Harajuku is selling Hello Kitty themed and shaped pancakes. It’s not clear if these are western pancakes or some sort of Okonomiyaki but one thing’s for sure: once The Mouthless One enters your digestive system it will never leave, those love handles will one day sprout whiskers and suddenly you will find your whole abdomen is now a giant cat face.
Wednesday 3 February 2010 @ 11:25 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
We’ve seen a revival of the Cosplay Sells phenomenon in the past few weeks, and let me tell you, it’s not over just yet! Cosplay does sell, even medicine! Like this ad where a metallic football player tackles down some pollen before it can get to your nose.
Cosplay sells, but in this case it works on a much better level; while the western world sells medicine with images of supportive families and hollow 3D blue bodies with glowing red areas, the Japanese are going all out with violence. Let me tell you, next time I have a cold, the first lab to show me an ad with a 60ft tall mecha reigning hell over the virus gets my money.
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