The mighty Japanese Navy protects with a what?

With a measure of whimsey, “Elizabeth“—the Phalanx gun system of the JDS Kirishima (DDG-174)(Wiki) protected the Saturday Open House at Yokusuka Naval Base in Tokyo Bay.
The Kirishima was one of five Kongo-class guided missile destroyers of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) gathered at Yokusuka in preparation for a crucial mission… Yokusuka-base Elizabeth

That “crucial mission” was Saturday’s navy curry contest.

MSDF armada masses; first order is curry contest
The Japan Times | April 18, 2014
One key mission of a group of 15 Maritime Self-Defense Force warships, including four of the nation’s six state-of-the-art Aegis destroyers…gather Saturday at the MSDF base in Yokosuka …[for]… a curry-cooking contest.

Elizabeth” is of course much more than just a Phalanx gun of a Close-In Weapons System (CIWS).
From the popular manga and anime series “Gintama” (Wiki), Elizabeth is the alien companion “animal” of Katsura, the hero of the series. Elizabeth is actually a general of:
quoter leftThe Renho race of mercenaries that specialize in covert operations, and who act as pets for numerous Earthlings in order to prepare Earth for an invasion ( right

Because of its resemblance, the Japanese navy has decked out their Phalanx as “Elizabeth” in much the same way the US Navy has nicknamed it “R2D2″ and the Royal Navy calls it a “Dalek” after the alien villains of the “Doctor Who” TV show (reference).

Elizabeth chained white space is good for the soul
Gintama Elizabeth
keychain figure
key ring cute version
figurine silicon

white space is good for the soul

white space is good for the soul
If you’re still curious about Elizabeth and Gintama the Motion Picture(R), check out our previous report:

Japanese bio-terror comes in seaweed, red bean and mayo flavors

(3Yen / 2013-06-15)

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4 thoughts on “The mighty Japanese Navy protects with a what?”

  1. Obviously, Japanese soft power, anime, manga and weaboos are turning America and the rest of the world into Japan! (。◕‿‿◕。)

  2. Will Japan conquer China with Wapanese? Ever notice that there is a sushi bar in every single American mall in the US? The weaboo is strong in this one.

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