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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese TV Commercials Edition

7:00 PM on 07.02.2017 // Red Veron

Wacky and weird

If there's one thing that's a constant with what westerners say about Japan is that Japanese TV commercials tend to be wacky and weird. I like to think that they're done to be memorable, like who wouldn't forget about a commercial about one of the most respected veteran actors turning into a motorcycle ridden by a superhero parody mascot for an instant noodle commercial (see pic above, video is the last one below).

Yes, that is Hiroshi Fujioka in the picture above who is a motorcycle, who played the first Kamen Rider and gamers might recognize as the actor who portrayed Sega Saturn commercial mascot Segata Sanshiro in the late 90s.

You all know the drill with Japanese commercials, they can get odd but can still provide much entertainment value. So for this week's Japanatainment, here are a some collections of Japanese commercials from 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and from the best of the first half of this year.

Now sit back and enjoy these collections of videos designed to sell products that most of aren't even available for the most of you readers.

Which one of these commercials are your favorite? Is your favorite not in the videos below? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!

1980s Japanese Commercials

46 minutes of 80s nostalgia here for you to get lost in or leave on in the background for you to glance up every now and then to get some quick entertainment. Pardon some of the weird YouTube copyright dodging techniques employed in the video.


1990s Japanese Commercials

It's kinda fascinating to see the difference in the video technology employed in these videos, some commercials are filmed on film while others are probably on some other format that gives off a different feel.


2000s Japanese Commercials

It's interesting to see all the familiar actors, fashion, and the early cellphones that were way advanced than most of the world from these videos.


Best of 2017 So Far

Decades later and the Japanese are still great at this TV commercial game of wackiness.


Which one of these commercials are your favorite? Is your favorite not in the videos below? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!

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