Posts Tagged: Japan

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ijustcanttoday:

WHEN A FOREIGNER TELLS ME THEIR ‘JAPANESE NAME’

my Japanese teacher in college made us use Japanese names in class. All I could do was at least choose my own. I ain’t no Suzuki, know what I’m saying?

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inkpanic:

I love the little ピ that pops up at the end for ピタゴラスウイッチ. Now I wanna do the line dance.

Of all the children’s programming NHK produces, this is my favorite.

inkpanic:

I love the little ピ that pops up at the end for ピタゴラスウイッチ. Now I wanna do the line dance.

Of all the children’s programming NHK produces, this is my favorite.

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gameandgraphics:

Famicom “pulse line” cartridge design (1983-1984).

"In the early days of the Family Computer, Nintendo Co., Ltd. released games with the same label design. Up to that point, Nintendo seemed to think that the best marketing strategy for their games was to keep the labels consistent in design; later on they began producing more creative label designs that varied for each game and often featured characters or scenes from the game." Read more about this at Famicom World.

Pictures by Bryan Ochalla.

WHOA at that last cartridge: I can learn English with Popeye?

also let’s reflect on the fact that Japanese Famicom games came in a rainbow of colors while NES games were…grey. All of them.

EDIT: I should also add that one of the nice touches on the Japanese 3DS Virtual Console is that, if you look closely at the Famicom on the menu screen, the cartridge in the system matches the physical cartridge’s actual color.

Yeah, you can totally learn English with Popeye, but it’ll cost you something like $700-800. It’s by far the rarest “pulse” cart, Japan’s equivalent to our Stack-Up. Nintendo underestimated the appeal of learning language skills from a guy who doesn’t understand possessive pronouns or subject-verb case-matching and woefully underprinted the game.

I had to look it up on YouTube. Pretty limp concept for a game: given a Japanese word, you use Popeye to type the English word. Despite Popeye being an older game, this edutainment version looks worse? I guess they needed extra memory to fit in the vocabulary so the graphics & sound suffered.

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gameandgraphics:

Famicom “pulse line” cartridge design (1983-1984).

"In the early days of the Family Computer, Nintendo Co., Ltd. released games with the same label design. Up to that point, Nintendo seemed to think that the best marketing strategy for their games was to keep the labels consistent in design; later on they began producing more creative label designs that varied for each game and often featured characters or scenes from the game." Read more about this at Famicom World.

Pictures by Bryan Ochalla.

WHOA at that last cartridge: I can learn English with Popeye?

also let’s reflect on the fact that Japanese Famicom games came in a rainbow of colors while NES games were…grey. All of them.

EDIT: I should also add that one of the nice touches on the Japanese 3DS Virtual Console is that, if you look closely at the Famicom on the menu screen, the cartridge in the system matches the physical cartridge’s actual color.

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tinycartridge:

Gardening Mama 2 on 3DS in April ⊟

When I saw Majesco’s announcement of Gardening Mama 2 for 3DS, I thought, “oh cool, they’re still doing these! I like these.” I also like the concept, in which you grow plants for little animals to sell in their shops, sort of like one step back from Hometown Story.

But Eric pointed out something I hadn’t really considered, and that is that these Cooking Mama games are getting increasingly distant from their sensible, realistic concept they started with: a mom cooking for her family.

Now a mom is… living with talking animals in the forest, and growing crops for them to sell? The animals aren’t her kids, right? I guess this game is about Mama’s day job before she gets back home to spend a few precious hours with her family.

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I thought Cooking Mama was a game where the player learns to cook, not about a mom cooking for her family.

Anyway, “Gardening Mama” on its face seems perfect: gardening is a big hobby in Japan.

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beefjorky:

can we all take a moment and just appreciate japanese power rangers

the butt smacker is my favourite

Did the Green Ranger just pulverize Slenderman’s balls with a stick?

And then the Pink Ranger was like, “Mmm, tenderized Slender-junk, let me get all up on that?

Is that what I just saw up there?

God, Nihon is weird…

The only thing missing here is a gif of Black Condor performing his signature crotch grab.

whatthefuck

All these GIFs = why I’m up early watching TV on Sunday mornings

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tinycartridge:

Three Little Monster Hunters ⊟

I love that this is how Capcom is advertising Monster Hunter 4. Just put some animal masks on, whatever! It’s a really funny ad despite, or maybe because of, its low-budgetness.

Why is Capcom even doing commercials for this game anyway? Is there someone in Japan who doesn’t know about Monster Hunter?

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Graduation is looming. Lots of Japanese kids will be getting presents in the next few weeks.

Anyway, if you sell more copies of Monster Hunter 4 now you can encourage your customers to buy the new version of Monster Hunter 4 coming this fall. #videogames!

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nadiaoxford:

nyarguy:

3/2 列車戦隊トッキュウジャー

That’s what she said.

This show makes me wish I could afford a Japanese DVR.

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This story has been on the news a lot lately, because Mt. Gox is (was?) located in Tokyo. Every story spends twice as much time explaining bitcoins to the bewildered in-studio guests as it does the actual news event. But sadly, it’s all done with charts and diagrams.

Thank you, Taiwan.

(via rare-basement)

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trinandtonic:

840px:

life hack: always like someone’s selfie. it takes a lot of courage to post a picture of yourself. always be kind. reply nice things.

selfie-positive 

I am just going to leave this here

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