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It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Man, I'm hungry now
Oct 29
Any week with Tommy Lee Jones is a good week. Throw in some adorable Otousan, and I feel pretty good. The commercial for the new Suzuki car being endosed by Arale is in there, as well as some really expensive kids' backpacks... read
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Pepper!
Sep 10
I know, I've fallen pretty far behind on sharing JPCMHD's fantastic commercial compilations, but it's time we start getting caught up with the fantastic summer offerings. This week we look back at some nice summer activities... read
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Still catching up
Jul 31
Buy buy buy bye. read
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Dog daughter?
Jul 09
Our favorite grumpy shiba-inu, Otousan graces us with his presence, Madoka gets a live-action, and I get hungry for chocolate snacks. I don't think my brain could handle much more. I also have an incredibly twisted desire for curry. read
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Veteran actor Kai-kun retires from Softbank Otousan role


Son Kaito-kun to assume the throne
Apr 27
For seven years, we've been accustomed to Kai-kun playing the fatherly figure in Softbank's series of ads. Now it's official: Kai-kun is retiring from acting at an elderly 11 years old and handing over the role to his son, Ka... read
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Commercial

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Eye candy
Apr 09
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... read
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Use your head
Mar 26
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... read
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Japanese commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


More Bob Sapp!
Jul 30
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... read
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Japanese commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time


Summon cockroach ghost killa!
Jul 10
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... read
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Japanese commercials

It's time for some awesome Japanese commercials!


I'm buying what you're selling
May 07
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... read
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Japanese Commercials

Feast your eyes on Japan's latest TV commercials


Just like watching TV in Japan!
Mar 05
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 ... read
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Japanese commercials

Japan has some pretty awesome commercials this month


Buy buy buy!
Feb 20
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... read
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Otousan is the illest emcee in the house


That's nothing to bark at
Jan 16
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... read
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A giant meteor has flipped Otou-san upside down!


Jan 03
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... read
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Otousan hates the new guy; I love the new pots


Oct 20
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... read
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ANN apologizes for OreImo-gate, suspends its streams


Oct 14
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-... read
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Otousan's new dad just happens to also be my husbando


Aug 30
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... read
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Surf's up for Otousan in newest SoftBank CM


Jul 29
Otousan > Cody Maverick. Since the precursory evolutions of the modern-day surfboard in the 50s and 60s, people have been trying to get dogs to surf. Sometimes it's cool, and sometimes it borders upon retarded. Yet, when o... read
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Otousan runs for Prime Minister


Jun 21
While you may have already had the main course for cute dog action today, don't forget about desert!The latest advertising campaign for Softbank featuring their lovable character Otousan has been running in Japan. Probably pl... read
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Otousan is in the way in the newest Softbank CM


Apr 17
I have to admit that I am a complete and total sucker for anything featuring Otousan. Since he is featured in all of Softbank's commericals, that makes me addicted to those too. In the latest one, he gets in the way as mom and Aya try to have a conversation (and fail miserably). Hey Otousan, feel free to get in my way at anytime, ok?You can find the video and translation after the jump!  read
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HNNNGGGG: Otousan wears a school uniform


Mar 31
I knew it was only a matter of time before Softbank put our favorite dog in a school uniform. It has happened, and it was worth the wait. Actually, they also put Okasan in uniform. It looks like the two are on a high school d... read
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Otousan goes bowling, gets White Day candy


Mar 02
Otousan bowling. How cute is that?As you see above, he uses the hand blower to cool his paws off. The SoftBank commercial has just started and I almost cannot handle the cute. It gets better: watch on as he shines his bowling... read
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Otousan visits his mom, forced to look at his yearbook


Feb 28
I've always wondered what Otou-san's parents look like. After all, he is a talking dog. Would his parents be Shiba Inu as well? No, of course not. We ran into Otou-san's mother in this latest journey, where in a private momen... read
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Dante's Inferno marketing wins again with hot ramen


Feb 18
If you've been following videogames with our friends at Destructoid, you may have caught wind of the various marketing stunts pulled by publisher Electronic Arts for Dante's Inferno, a God of War clone (very) loosely based on... read
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Do Want: Walking, talking Otousan


Feb 01
SoftBank. There's no end to the promotional products they spit out. And Otousan freaks like myself keep eating them up. The newest is a walking and talking Otousan. It's not even about mobile service anymore. The dog is such ... read
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Who wants Otousan speakers? Everyone.


Dec 21
Remember that ridiculous Softbank commerical with Quentin Tarantino? The one with the Otousan cellphone speaker that Dale was admiring (frothing) over? Well, the speaker is now real. Much like the Otousan slippers that squeal... read
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New Softbank CM stars Quentin Tarantino, speaker dog


Dec 02
Amazing. Never would I have imagined that Softbank would cram so much crazy into a commercial. I mean, they already had their talking dog, Otousan. But now they've added famed movie director and fellow Japanophile Quentin Tar... read
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Quentin Tarantino takes on Softbank and Otousan


Nov 11
Of all people to join the Softbank family as that "crazy uncle," I did not expect Quentin Tarantino to be that man. While I'm not a huge fan of the man's works, I was really impressed with Inglorious Basterds and am... read
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Otousan meets Nico Nico, hilarity ensues


Oct 16
I know I've already posted a video today, but I couldn't help myself. I can't really sum it up in words, so you're just going to have to trust me when I say it's nothing short of epic. It also reminds me of a certain Lucky Star video Brad posted awhile back. Just in case you missed that though, you can see it after the jump. read
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This Softbank ad makes me care about SMAP


Sep 28
Protip: ditch the mullet. Otherwise, SMAP has instantly become cool in my book.[Thanks to Michael Pinto for this]  read
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Otousan saves the day! But does he die?


Sep 02
By now, you all know of my obsession with Kei-kun, the Japanese actor dog that plays the role of Otousan in mobile phone carrier SoftBank's commercials. In a new promotion, you can see the talking dog save the day, offering u... read
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Otousan wimpers as Japan doesn't care about the Jesus Phone S


Jul 08
I love my iPhone, but I know it isn't for everyone. The device has had a bit of a rough time taking off in Japan, and a new survey shows that even the new 3GS isn't winning the Japanese public over. A whopping 30 percent of ... read






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