Sometimes, mere words cannot describe the sheer audacity with which China liberally takes concepts from Japanese anime and mutates them together, oftentimes making direct copies of other series, or worse yet making the end result super creepy.
The latest in such Chinese efforts is XiYouJi, which takes elements from Gundam SEED and Evangelion to make....well see for yourself below (or start at 2:28 for maximum brain damage).
Okay, I couldn't stomach 30 seconds of this video. It's that bad guys.....and a complete mind fuck! This is 100% pure unadulturated China quality we're seeing here folks!
Credited by: Crunchyroll.com
Okay, it's not everyday you see some weird or cool stuff going on in the city but I wished this type of advertising happened in our side of the states or country for that matter. Two guys dressed up as Mario & Luigi were spotted driving around tokyo in real-life sized karts like the ones they drive in "Super Mario Kart". Reports have it that there were a total of 4 but we only get a glimpse of two in this video.
The group are part of an advertising agency company that was, at the time, advertising for Yamamoto Mimikakiten - a chain of shops that offer to clean ears while customers rests their heads on the employees' laps. The quartet were spotted in various areas from the shopping area of Shibuya, the otaku haven Akihabara, and the streets near Waseda University. This seems like something fun to watch or do if you're in this kind of business, if you ask us. Oh well, chop this as another title of employment for the plumber brothers.
Tokyo governor and manga ban proponent Shintaro Ishihara has been ranting about how young people today have no culture as a result of the pernicious influence of computers, TV and mobile phones.
Ishihara’s latest televised remarks included such gems as the following:
“The three things which ruined young people are mobile phones, TV and PCs…
With these, young people can obtain vast amounts of information. But there’s no ‘substance’ to any of this. It’s not real ‘culture’ at all.”
Little wonder he is trying to destroy Japan’s anime and manga industry; presumably he would rather young people be off reading one of his fine rape novels.
Of course, that young people are not satisfactory to their elders has been the major complaint of less intelligent elderly for thousands of years, so in this respect Ishihara is merely demonstrating that his own education was sadly deficient in correcting this trend…
Yes people, IShit-hara is definitely at it again with these crackpot statements. Makes little wonder as to why the Japanese otaku community haven't started protesting against him like those guys who are protesting against the the president in Egypt. Oh well....if you ask me, this guys is just about on the same wavelength as Aya Hirano and her annoyingly spasmatic twitter posting.
Source: Sankaku Complex
A quasi-official Index/Ika-musume (“Ikadex”) invasion parody has lately been charming and befuddling fans of both series in equal measure.
The producers apologise for not bothering to include “My little Misaka imouto can’t be this cute!” material, although the nopan Saten scene probably makes up for it.
Source: Sankaku Complex