Hey, it’s Good Friday — Antonio Inoki has gone on the Cross for your sins.
The Easter-ish looking MMA–Mixed Martial Arts entrance is by Antonio Inoki, the first pro-wrestler in Japan to be elected to the Japanese parliament (3Yen 2005-07-11). Details are explained by the blog, Playing Ricky Morton…
…a New Year’s Eve MMA cards from Japan, Dream Genki Desu Ka… this was an evening of MMA.
After a worked match between Josh Barnett and Hideki Suzuki, Inoki was carried from the entrance ramp to the ring tied to a cross. Upon reaching the ring, he was let down from the cross and picked up a bucket of paint. Inoki begins to paint some Japanese symbol in the ring while cutting a promo simultaneously, possibly to mark another one of his retirements. This is interrupted by a run-in committee of guys in turbans who start beating Inoki down with kendo sticks, apologize, raise his hand in victory and then give him a kendo stick before leaving the ring peacefully.
New—plus York—equals New York! according to this boombox/turntable head (L) touting Japan’s new version of glacéau vitaminwater®, which supposedly is the New York inventor’s mangling remix of the French words “glace” (ice) and “eau” (water).
Slate’s "Culture" blog | April 9, 2014
Das Racist’s Heems Made a Japanese Commercial for Vitamin Water, and It’s Hilarious(?)
…since Brooklyn-based rap group Das Racist called it quits in 2012, founding member Himanshu "Heems" Suri has …managed to find the time to collaborate with Vitamin Water on what’s been dubbed the “New York remix” of a commercial airing in Japan…more…
It’s kids and workout. It’s Baby-car(sic) exercise. —Heams
For more about Japanese-engrish baby-cars, check out our previous posts:
• Ultraman ‘baby car’ …from Japan of course (3Yen / 2011-09-01)
• Single-seat cars for Japanese babies (3Yen / 2005-02-08)
Let’s get Fight! • MORNING MUSUME KOREA/JAPON’s promotional video from Sofuto On Demando ()— “SOD” is a Japanese adu1t video group of companies noted for their “creative” approach to hyper-hinky videos(Wiki).
Obviously this is ÑṠFW …
Here’s the Safe-For-Work (but not your sanity) version:
Check out the current TV commercial for new “SAMURAI FUJIYAMA” type of Cup Noodle®.
"Japan is the land of the Samurai…They swing the glowing swords and swear loyalty to their master…"
The bimbos squeaking in the above commercial are “Dempagumi.inc” ("dempa" meaning Denpa songs (電波ソング) intentionally strange, catchy and off-key).
Gamera, the former Guardian of the Universe and the kaiju/monster realms (Wiki), has fallen on hard times in his forced retirement of the past several years.
Fuji TV News captured him on video trying to make ends meet working as a security guard at a Donki () discount store in Tokyo.
pic.twitter.com/Yu2feM4MNr— Brian Ashcraft (@Brian_Ashcraft) March 24, 2014
Check out some of the 3Yen’s many posts about Gamera including:
• Gamera captured in Tokyo’s Ginza! (3Yen / 2006-04-25)
• ‘Turtles can fly’ premieres in Japan (3Yen / 2005-07-27)
• Nagasaki’s mutant Crocotutle scare ↓ (3Yen / 2010-08-13)
Mo’ betta than failing Abenomics (3Yen / 2013-12-24), Japan turns to ‘Wankernomics’—that is, damp-dreaming that anime freakazoids and otaku wankers somehow can boost a stagnant economy, ri-i-i-ight.
Japan turns to 'animenomics'
Nikkei.com | March 21, 2014
Japanese businesses and municipalities are turning to anime to create buzz…
… Nihonbashi is banking on this animation festival to bring it good fortune. The commercial district is considered the birthplace of Japanese popular culture. In the mid-1800s, famous ukiyo-e woodblock printing artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi was born in Nihonbashi…Back then, Nihonbashi was home to major ukiyo-e publishers, and a publishing center…
~Coredo Muromachi 2, a commercial complex in Tokyo's central Nihonbashi district, hosts the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2014.~
In these final days of cold weather, the street venders are still prowling streets selling yakimo, hot roasted sweet potatoes, from their odd smoking mini-trucks that look like they are on fire (left).
However, the hot potato car below is a sweet mashup of a customized V12 Toyota Century (3Yen / 2005-09-02) with long obliquely-cut exhaust pipes called takeyari (bamboo spear), and chrome bits of a wrecked Dekotora/art truck (3Yen / 2010-10-28).
Funky yaki-imo truck (?) in Nakameguro. #ghostbusters pic.twitter.com/noZSUCh790— Jérôme Sénaillat (@remka) March 19, 2014
+ = WTF
Hear the sad yakimo songs that these street venders yowl as they cruse the cruel streets that I recorded:
• Electric Crow Funk on Tokyo (3Yen / 2010-01-15)
• Listen to Momus’ mix-masterpiece that he created from his
yakimo vender song on the streets of Osaka.
(March 23rd, 2012) ↓
← Pervy Pikachu’s privates* as shown on the left have been a longtime favorite with readers of the 3Yen.
However, Dodgy Domo-kun that was spotted in Nagoya yesterday by Reddit may impeach Pervy Pikachu’s preeminence in prurience. ↓
Via Imgur & Reddit
Previous puerile Pikachu posted…
• Pikachu having a really good time (3Yen / 2013-05-17)
• Pikachu girls (3Yen / 2009-04-18/)
• Pikaku’s Privates (3Yen / 2008-09-09)
• fisting pikachu (3Yen / 2013-07-21) ↓
Bonten Taro — Sex & Fury is a book “trailer” for the May 5th release of the French publisher Le Lézard Noir about Bonten Taro’s life and works. In the style of a graphic novel, ‘Sex & Fury,’ tells Bonten Taro’s story of being an artist of manga, tattoos, films that touched on themes as diverse as the yakuza, horror, Pacific War, Mishima, enka ballads, and the like.
Sex & Fury, Bonten Taro from didizuka on Vimeo.
Bonten Taro is most famous penning the comic, ‘Half-breed Rika’ (凡天太郎 / Konketsuji Rika), in the Weekly Myojo magazine, which was turned into a popular ’70s movie series by Toei Studios. That series was the source of inspiration for copycats like Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and the copy of the copycat, Tarantino*.
Learn more details at the Japanese website: bontengekigakai.wordpress.com