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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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4:00 PM on 04.04.2014

WTF Fridays: True enthusiasm

This classic really needs no explanation. I mean, THIS CLASSIC NEEDS NO EXPLANATION!!!!!

Hiroko Yamamura

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

12:00 PM on 02.05.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

We're well into 2014, but that doesn't mean the advertising fun is going to slow down in Japan anytime soon. While JPCMHD's latest round up doesn't quite pack the punch of the last offering, there's some really charming entr...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 01.29.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

It’s now time to take a look at 2014’s commercial offerings, and all the goodies the companies in Japan want to sell to you. This round up from friend of the site, JPCMHD has the energy levels up to 10 on this ti...

Hiroko Yamamura

2:00 PM on 01.25.2014

Get freaked out by even more live-action Titans

Mr. Josh Totman showed you guys the behind the scenes video of the Attack on Titan commercial! Pretty cool, right? Judging by that video, and this one, I can tell the film is going to be amazing! I'm really, really excited f...

Amber Hunt

3:00 PM on 01.15.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

I got to say, this Holiday season's Japanese commercial selection had me wanting a bit more. Usually the silly meter is cranked to 10, in hopes of selling what ever crazy thing is out there to make a present for your lovely ...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 12.24.2013

You best show Obaachan some respect on the dancefloor

Next time you see a little Obaachan walking down the streets of Tokyo you best recognize, and show a little respect. You never know when she might throw down some mean dance moves, and challenge your DDR skills. While that p...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 12.19.2013

Don't hold back the water works for Final Fantasy X/X2

Don't lie. I know you were bawling your eyes out multiple times when you first played Final Fantasy X for the PS2. It doesn't matter how tough you are, from the moment Suteki Da Ne starts playing, you better be cutting some ...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 12.12.2013

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

I'm not sure what's going on here. Usually every holiday season the commercials in Japan really kick into high gear, Strangely, the last couple of weeks that have been graciously complied by JPCMHD are strangely subdued and ...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 12.08.2013

So this is how Japan plans to promote Tearaway

Hey, have you played Tearaway yet? You should, if you own a PS Vita, as it's pretty great. Media Molecule's papercraft platformer is set to soon charm the people of Japan as it has the rest of the world, and Sony's revv...

Josh Tolentino

2:00 PM on 12.05.2013

I dare you not to flinch at this tire commercial

I'm warning you now. Even if you prepare yourself to not flinch from this one, I'm betting you still do. I knew exactly what was coming and I still was jostled! The commercial sure knows how to scare people into buying winte...

Hiroko Yamamura