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This McDonald's news video is better than Ran Ran Ruuu!

Apr 29
We've followed the weirdness over at McDonald's Japan for years now here at Japanator, so you all should be used to the strange stuff that we tag Ran Ran Ruuu here. But today we have news coverage of McDonald's that's even s... read

Ran Ran Ruuu! 5th anniversary video will break your brain

You'll never eat at McDonald's again
Jan 12
[DISCLAIMER:  Japanator and its parent network, ModernMethod, are not responsible for trauma or death caused by watching this video.] While Japanator's Ran Ran Ruuu! tag has become a sort of catch-all for anything ... read

McDonald's Japan's Manhattan Burger has pastrami on it

Mar 08
Last month I showed you McDonald's Japan's Miami Burger, which is one of their series of Big America 2 sandwiches. It was...pretty good. Strange, but good. Taco meat and chips on top of a cheeseburger is crazy, but it kind of... read

McDonald's Japan's Miami Burger is gross, but I like it

Feb 14
I wasn't expecting much when I strolled into a Shibuya area McDonald's today to try their new Miami Burger. This sandwich, the next in their line of Big America burgers, features a few strange additions to the typical hamburg... read

I didn't think Happy Meals could make kids truly happy

Jan 24
And I still don't, because those kids in the following McDonald's commercial look crazy, not happy. I'd blame Spongebob. And maybe matty for bringing it up in his c-blog. Thanks, matty!  read

Texas Burger from McDonald's Japan looks sad

Dec 13
Youtube user shitemita has cracked open countless junkfood packages and fast food bags in his day, but this has to be one of his yuckiest reveals yet. The on-and-off McDonald's Japan burger offering they call the Texas Burger... read

McDonald's Japan goes upscale...kinda

May 03
Before you start ran-ran-ruuing in a tuxedo, you need to watch this video clip (below the jump) of a recent television feature on how McDonald's Japan has upgraded the look of some of their locations. It's not upscale as much... read

McDonald's JP Hawaiian Burger looks gross but good

Feb 26
First off, I should say that I picked the absolute grossest frame for the above image. Sorry about that. I know it looks horrible. My YouTube pal shitemita is back with his food videos, today with McDonald's Japan's Hawaiian ... read

McDonald's New York burger looks like crap close up

Feb 11
First off, I've got to explain a bit about how this video came to be. One of my favorite YouTube users ever is shitemita. All of his videos are the same thing: very, very nicely recorded, high-definition, first-person clips o... read

Someone's eating them: McDonald's JP posts record profits

Feb 10
Say what you want about McDonald's Japan's Big American burgers, or anything else they sell, for that matter. It's working. It's all working. McD's is making money, hand over burger, and I bet the whole board of directors is ... read

'Big America' comes to McDonald's Japan. Plus bacon

Dec 27
Ah, McDonald's. It's a quintessentially "American" franchise, but global enough to develop a unique identity for nearly every market it claws its way into.Following up on the Quarter Pounder's Japanese launch, the H... read

A moment of silence for the original Ran Ran Ruu

Dec 16
What would Japanator be without Ran Ran Ruu? So much of our time has been spent making fun of the Japanese Ronald McDonald that I almost can't imagine our website without these stories. We wouldn't have the Japanese Ron McD t... read

Sumo wrestlers get custom double-wide seat at McDonald's

Sep 09
What do you do if you want to grab a bite to eat at McDonald's, but your ass is the width of a compact car? That's not an issue for sumo wrestlers in Tokyo's Taito ward. The McDonald's right near the Ryogoku Kokugikan arena g... read

Tokyo ranks favorably on the Big Mac index

Aug 25
What's the Big Mac index, you ask? It's a chart (see gallery below) that displays how many minutes you'd have to work to have enough money for McDonald's Big Mac sandwich. What? You've never considered the work-cost in hours... read

McDonald's Japan's Nippon All Stars sandwiches sold by a white guy

Aug 18
Meet Mr. James. He's the bespectacled white guy that in the lower left of the above image. He's the new face of McDonald's Japan's latest sandwiches, which they're calling the Nippon All Stars. The dude even has his own blog,... read

Japanese model Yuri Ebihara to go international

Jul 31
I came to fall in love with the beautiful Yuri Ebihara through McDonald's. You see, she's the spokesperson for McDonald's Japan's Ebi-Filet-O, a wonderfully disgusting sandwich that features a patty of little shrimp pieces o... read

Slighty chubby people live longer, says Japanese study

Jun 22
I've been trying to find a good side to my blogger's physique lately and now I think I finally have with a study by the Japanese health ministry.People with a little belly flab at around the age of 40 outlive skinny people by... read

Man caught shoplifting girls' unmentionables...in his pants

Jun 19
Hyogo Prefecture resident Katsutoshi Nishigaki was arrested Monday while trying to leave a store in with four pairs of women's underwear layered under his pants. A plainclothes security guard for the store got suspicious when... read

Get a part-time job at McDonald's Japan with this burger making game

Jun 15
My love affair with McDonald's Japan knows no bounds. Their slightly different spin on what would be considered normal everyday fast food here in the U.S. has me following their every step. Regular readers of Japanator know t... read

McDonald's Japan's Bacon and Potato Pie: horrendous, disgusting, amazing

Oct 20
When you're an on-the-go foreigner in Japan, there's a pretty good chance that you'll find yourself grabbing a bite to eat at McDonald's. That was certainly the case for the three of us that covered the Tokyo Game Show last m... read

Jealous: I missed a live Ran Ran Ruuu-ing

Apr 28
If you haven't been following the McDonald's Japan Ran Ran Ruuu internet video craze on our fine Web site, then you probably won't understand why I am as jealous as I am now. It seems that I missed a personal appearance by t... read

Earthbound's Gigyas Theme gets Ran Ran Ruu'd

Mar 31
This video came to us by way of the Destructoid tip line. I know they got the classic NES/Famicom RPG EarthBound/Mother reference, but I'm not too sure they understood the "Ran Ran Ruuuuu" roots behind this evil cr... read

Fresh from Japan: Final Fantasy Extra Value Meal

Jan 22
Surely you already know of my unhealthy obsession with the whole Japanese Ronald McDonald "ran ran ruuu" meme. It seems that no facet of otaku life has been left untouched. I'm honestly glad for that, though it see... read

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