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What I’m Watching Instead of the Broncos September 9, 2016

Posted by geoff in News.

After my curmudgeonly rant, I leave you with a palate-cleanser: ten minutes and twenty seconds of 2015’s craziest Japanese commercials.


1. lauraw - September 11, 2016

What I learned about the Japanese by watching this video:

-Japanese females mostly wear schoolgirl uniforms all the time.
-Cup o Noodles comprises the largest sector of their economy.

2. digitalbrownshirt - September 12, 2016

I’ve been watching anime on Netflix and Kiss Anime. I feel kind of creepy, but they can suck you in with their weird combination of Japanese mythology, pervy jokes and soap opera storylines. I just finished the “K: Project” series. It was a sci-fi/mythical kings plot that starts out with a German scientist and a Japanese Army officer in 1945. They’re the good guys. It also featured a female character that apparently went through several breast augmentations during the series because she had to have doubled in size by the final episode.

Even the relatively clean shows like “Sword Art Online” will wander into some bizarre sexualized scenes for no real reason.

3. digitalbrownshirt - September 12, 2016

Cup Noodles has their own museum.


4. geoff - September 12, 2016

I’ve been a huge fan of anime for a couple of decades, and used to attend the local anime convention every year until my son left home for the Navy. But the current anime season has nothing for me, and last season had very little. So I read a bunch of manga (the source for most anime), and then ended up reading ‘light novels’ (the source for some manga).

I sure hope next season is better. At least it’ll have Season 2 of One Punch Man.

5. digitalbrownshirt - September 12, 2016

Have you watched “Seven Deadly Sins”? I thought it was pretty funny and I’m looking forward to another season.

6. geoff - September 12, 2016

Comments are really wonky today – I thought I already said this, but it was apparently wished to the cornfields. Anyway:

I read the manga so I didn’t watch the anime.

There. That was worth it.

7. digitalbrownshirt - September 12, 2016

We watched “Samurai Flamenco” recently too. It was like a train wreck that I could not turn my eyes from. Started out like an anime version of “Kick Ass”, then turned into an “Ode to Power Rangers”, then wrapped up by reminding me of “Unbreakable” with the Samuel Jackson character replaced by a Japanese school boy. I actually called my son in Washington to tell him to watch it. My daughter and I really liked it.

8. digitalbrownshirt - September 12, 2016

I’m thinking of watching the original Speed Racer again. Watching it while lying on the wooden floor in our Navy housing in Hawaii is my earliest memory. That would have been around 1971 or ’72.

9. geoff - September 12, 2016

Why I like light novels (from Peerless Demonic Lord):

“Although I do not like to massacre, I also do not dislike massacre!” exclaimed Qin Shi.

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