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Weekend Japanatainment

Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Curry Edition


Far East Curry
Jul 30
// Red Veron
If you've never had Japanese Curry, I honestly feel bad for you. Japanese Curry is a culinary curiosity, it isn't as exotic as its Indian or Thai cousins and comes in different varieties from sweet, hot & spicy, fruity, o...

Weekend Japanatainment - Japanator Youtube

May 22 // Red Veron
[embed]35029:5640:0[/embed] Let's watch the former Japanator writer Dale North make some katsudon! More details here.   [embed]35029:5641:0[/embed] Here is a video about a Japanese capsule hotel by former Japanator writer Kristina Pino.   [embed]35029:5642:0[/embed] Look forward to many of our Let's Plays live every weekend on our Twitch channel and our past videos savedon our Youtube page! Here is the first part of Japanator writer Sal's playthrough of DanganRonpa.   [embed]35029:5643:0[/embed] Here is a video of mine from Anime Matsuri 2009 where I got the super talented dancing sensation Strong Machine to autograph the "Desutoid" helmet, the cosplay version of the Destructoid mascot. Destructoid is the video game sister site of Japanator and is a big deal in the video game press scene.   [embed]35029:5644:0[/embed] This is a history of Japan, think. I dunno what is this even.   Don't forget to check out more at our official and main Japanator YouTube page here.
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We have a Youtube Page
Hey readers! I thought it would be the perfect time to tell you all about our Japanator YouTube page where we have some nice video content and will have some more Japan-centric video entertainment in the future. We're plannin...

Weekend Japanatainment - Rebirth Edition

May 15 // Red Veron
[embed]35016:5612:0[/embed] Here is a video with dogs and a meme. There are some shibas in there and Japanese writing. Just watch and enjoy the dancing doggies.   [embed]35016:5613:0[/embed] This is a commercial for paid antivirus in Japan. Very Japanese as well as cute and weird.   [embed]35016:5614:0[/embed] One of my favorite Japan-based Youtuber duos, Simon and Martina, who now live in Japan recently went to a conveyor sushi restaurant where eating five plates gets you a chance to get a free capsule toy.   [embed]35016:5615:0[/embed] Here's a video from the old Weekend Japanatainment feature, this one is from 2007 and very weird. It's the ending song from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya with some odd mashups. Just watch.   GOT ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR WEEKEND JAPANATAINMENT? SEND IT TO US OVER AT: Send us an Email at: [email protected] Also reach out to us on our Twitter and Facebook!
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BACK AGAIN YO
So the last time I did this feature was when I took over almost 7 years ago, but I stopped because life got in the way. But now, it's back again bishies! Back to give you lovely readers some Japanese-related entertainment to ...

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McDonald's

McDonald's Anime Commercial makes minimum wage look fun


I'm lovin' this Commercial
Mar 19
// Red Veron
McDona'd's isn't doing so hot lately in the US but I think they are doing better in Japan with interesting gimmicks that has captured the attention of the public such french fries drizzled with chocolate. Weird food was one t...

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WTF

WTF Fridays: Office Productivity


How to sell software
Nov 06
// Red Veron
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Destiny

Ryo Katsuji knows best how to recruit a Destiny fireteam


With top-tier cosplay
Sep 11
// Josh Tolentino
It's not entirely baseless to say that Japan's gamers haven't been quite as taken with the shooter genre as their comrades in America and Europe, but Glorious Nippon does house a small but dedicated fanbase for the genre. An...
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Metal Gear Solid V

Metal Gear Solid V's last commercial gives the bride away


Plus mecha nostalgia with Kojima
Aug 30
// Josh Tolentino
Everyone knows Japanese commercials are delightfully zany, often bordering on surreal in a way that usually doesn't help much to sell the product itself. Thankfully for the world, Metal Gear is just as zany, perhaps mor...
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Japanese commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


The return!
Jun 23
// Hiroko Yamamura
Yes, I know it's been forever since I've shared Japan's finest commercial offerings. Well, fret no more my friends, let's see all that is for sale across the pond! Of course JPCMHD has lovingly collected these in beautiful H...
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Food

Nissin Cup Noodle's latest commercial transcends time and space


Stay Hot!
Jun 05
// Salvador G Rodiles
To this day, I've yet to try fresh ramen. At the moment, my experience with the meal's limited to the cheap Maruchan instant noodles that are good for anyone who's on a tight budget. While we're on the topic of noodles, Niss...
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Sheena Ringo

There's a little preview of Shiina Ringo's new song


Even a little is a lot
May 29
// Hiroko Yamamura
Watching commercials doesn't always suck. Especially when they star the lovely Shiina Ringo and feature a tidbit of her upcoming new song! Her upcoming song Kamisama Hotekesama alongside the ZAZEN BOYS!
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Shrimp Cannon

Want Shrimp Tempura in 3 seconds? Take this cannon


Mid-air Ebi-Fry
Dec 02
// Josh Tolentino
You never know where useful information will come from. For example, would you expect to learn a secret technique for preparing fried shrimp in an instant from...a wireless carrier? Yeah, neither did I.  NTT Docomo's pr...
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Pigeon drones

Arrange pigeon drone booze parties with Kirin


Three drones to the wind
Nov 05
// Josh Tolentino
Ever wanted to knock back a brew with a bunch of cool drones? Well, too bad, because Kirin's got the opportunity for you, with a new campaign stunt involving a little family of four drones, decorated to look like friendly pi...
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PS4 trailer

The new Japanese PS4 trailer is super sweet


feeling warm and fuzzy
Oct 29
// Hiroko Yamamura
Sony is readying its new Share Play system for the PS4 system in Japan. Basically, it allows players to allow another player to take over their controls via the Sony Network, similar to passing the controller to someone else...
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Man, I'm hungry now
Oct 29
// Hiroko Yamamura
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...
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Ah summer
Oct 09
// Hiroko Yamamura
Exercise your mouths in the most disturbing way possible. Watch someone get their fash mashed in by a strawberry! There's even some footage of or buddy Kyary Pamyu Pamyu shopping! Yup, JPCMHD's commercial round up has it all...
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New 3DS

This New 3DS commercial shows off Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Kawaii Touch


Nintendo's characters receive an amazing makeover
Sep 29
// Salvador G Rodiles
I may not be a huge Kyary Pamyu Pamyu fan, but it's hard to say "no" to her style that brings us an abstract take on cute things. Speaking of which, Nintendo made an interesting move when they chose to feature Pamyu in the N...
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Very energetic offerings!
Sep 18
// Hiroko Yamamura
Singing toilets, Transformers, and Perfume are all over this week's commercial roundup from JPCMHD. There's plenty of fantastic music, exciting movie trailers, and video game action. We're finally starting to get caught up o...
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Dr Slump

Arale and the rest of the Dr Slump crew want you to buy a Suzuki


Throwback sales tactics
Sep 12
// Hiroko Yamamura
One thing that I feel like manga and anime legend Akira Toriyama never really gets enough credit for are his mechanical designs. Sure, he's made some amazing characters in the Dragon Ball, Chrono Trigger, and Dragon Quest un...
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Pepper!
Sep 10
// Hiroko Yamamura
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...
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Still catching up
Jul 31
// Hiroko Yamamura
Buy buy buy bye.
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PS Vita

Sony invokes dongs to sell the new PS Vita


More like PENIStation, am I right?!
Jul 22
// Josh Tolentino
Remember that time in middle school you and your friends would get naked in the locker room and compare genitals? Me neither, but Sony does. This Japanese ad for the PS Vita calls up youthful PS-envy as young boys remark on ...
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Yamaha anime

Yamaha wants you to be the Master of Torque


But no bike fights, apparently
Jul 09
// Josh Tolentino
We all strive to master something, be that mastering our destiny, mastering a foreign language (odds are it's Japanese if you're reading this), or even just mastering the art of killing time. Now motorcycle and keyboard make...
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Dog daughter?
Jul 09
// Hiroko Yamamura
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.
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Bear wear?
Jul 03
// Hiroko Yamamura
Sometimes you're all thumbs...
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Let's catch up with Nippon's latest offerings
Jun 26
// Hiroko Yamamura
Shingeki No Chewy Stuff.
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Daily Dose

A Daily Dose of Ab Crunches: Wonder Core


Happy Birthday!!
Jun 17
// Josh Tolentino
Hiroko's out today, which leaves you trapped in here with me! Bahahaha! And for today's Dose, hot abdominal fitness courtesy of this commercial for the Wonder Core exercise machine, starring the sensational six-pack of ...
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Attack on Titan

The Scouting Legion takes on the Bearded Titan


This is going to get hairy
Jun 10
// Josh Tolentino
So what if they want to devour us whole for reasons unknown? The least we can do is make them look good while doing it, right? Apparently, that's Schick's logic for trying to hawk safety razors for the sake of mankind's grea...
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Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush has a bizarro nationwide ad campaign in Japan


I'm not quite sure what they're saying, but it has nothing to do with candy
Apr 26
// Brittany Vincent
[As originally posted at Destructoid.] Candy Crush Saga is coming to Japan in a big way, as developer King has prepared a slew of rather bizarre commercials for its freakishly addictive mobile puzzler. With King ha...
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Commercial

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Eye candy
Apr 09
// Hiroko Yamamura
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...
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WTF

WTF Fridays: True enthusiasm


Nope, never gets old
Apr 04
// Hiroko Yamamura
This classic really needs no explanation. I mean, THIS CLASSIC NEEDS NO EXPLANATION!!!!!
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Use your head
Mar 26
// Hiroko Yamamura
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...
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commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Tap your feet to the beat
Feb 05
// Hiroko Yamamura
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...
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Bring the noise
Jan 29
// Hiroko Yamamura
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...
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Attack on Titan

Get freaked out by even more live-action Titans


Subaru commercial promotes the AoT movie
Jan 25
// Amber Hunt
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...
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


The year end special
Jan 15
// Hiroko Yamamura
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 ...
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Obaachan

You best show Obaachan some respect on the dancefloor


You wanna step?
Dec 24
// Hiroko Yamamura
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...
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Final Fantasy

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


I see your tears
Dec 19
// Hiroko Yamamura
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 ...
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Commercials

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!


Fun times
Dec 12
// Hiroko Yamamura
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 ...
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Tearaway

So this is how Japan plans to promote Tearaway


But does the game come with one of those hats?
Dec 08
// Josh Tolentino
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...
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Commercials

I dare you not to flinch at this tire commercial


Steady yourself
Dec 05
// Hiroko Yamamura
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...

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