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2:00 PM on 04.09.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

It's the midweek party time that I use your lunch break to catch you up on the fantastic commercial offerings from the far East. This week we're still catching up on JPCMHD's round-up from earlier in the year, but I didn't w...

Hiroko Yamamura


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1:00 PM on 03.26.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

I know it's been a few weeks, but it's time we get caught up with the newest ads circulating on Japanese airwaves. I want to make sure you don't miss a beat, so we're checking out our friend JPCMHD's February offering. It' i...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 07.30.2013

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

I'm not sure how many of you are in the market for the addable new Mercedez Benz A-Class, but if you were, I'd be mad jealous. That car looks cute! That's just one of the new commercials rounded up by our friend JPCMHD. Ther...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 07.10.2013

It's awesome Japanese commercial time

While the oppressive heat of the summer keeps you locked away indoors, JPCMHD has amassed a new collection of the finest vendors of Japanese television. Full of delicious goodies and excited actors, your insat...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 05.07.2013

It's time for some awesome Japanese commercials!

Our pal JPCMHD is back, with a roundup of some of the best commercials that Japan's top companies have to offer. The usual culprits make their appearances, including everyone's favorite cranky Shiba Inu, Otousan. There's som...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 03.05.2013

Feast your eyes on Japan's latest TV commercials

The commercials airing in Japan over the last couple weeks have been pretty darn entertaining. We have some advise from Robert Dinero, a visit from Koda Kumi, and some delicious looking Kit-Kat. This all comes from the hard ...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 02.20.2013

Japan has some pretty awesome commercials this month

Yes! More Otousan! Febrary brings us some silly new commercials hitting the airwaves, and luckily our pal, JPCMD pooled them together in one pretty package. How do these compare with what's bein...

Hiroko Yamamura

3:00 PM on 01.16.2013

Otousan is the illest emcee in the house

Softmap's Shiba Inu mascot Otousan is a bit of an icon around our offices. His fatherly advice and lovely white coat have kept us entertained for years. Who doesn't enjoy having a conversation with a dog? Could you ever imagi...

Hiroko Yamamura

5:00 PM on 01.03.2011

A giant meteor has flipped Otou-san upside down!

Otou-san? Otou-san? Are you alright? Clearly, the giant meteor that's heading towards Earth has you all flustered. It certainly doesn't help that the family's meatballs are suddenly up and disappearing! The video after the ju...

Brad Rice

8:53 AM on 10.20.2010

Otousan hates the new guy; I love the new pots

HAHAH! These Softbank commercials keep on getting better and better. Kai-kun is seriously becoming a better actor with age. His portrayal of a pissed off Otousan is spot-on here.I love how angry he is. He doesn't li...

Dale North

7:20 PM on 10.14.2010

ANN apologizes for OreImo-gate, suspends its streams

Ouch. If you didn't know it yet, the incident Lauren has dubbed "OreImo-gate" happened. While simulcast leaks aren't exactly new, The Anime News Network was a relatively new entry into the field. As such, some face-...

Josh Tolentino

12:00 PM on 08.30.2010

Otousan's new dad just happens to also be my husbando

You know that we like to keep up with the adventures of Softbank's adorable mascot Otousan around here. However, there's only one thing that's better than a new Otousan commercial, and that's an Otousan commercial with Matsud...

Colette Bennett