It’s sacred sakura time and the the Japanese drunks are starting their raucous hamami/blossom viewing parties (3Yen 2012-03-04).
However, there’s a villain crashing the festivities, ``Terror Blossom!´´
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Ok, ok, here’s the-rest-of-the story of Terror Blossom according to the RangerWiki (powerrangers.wikia.com)
A flower monster created by Lord Zedd from flower petals, Terror Blossom had the ability to reproduce and possessed poison petals. Terror Blossom was able to recreate the Hatchasaurus to keep the Rangers occupied. After defeating the Hatchasaurus, Jason, Zack, and Trini are frozen by Terror Blossom’s shower of poisonous petals. They are teleported to the Command Center so Billy can try to revert the effects of the poison, and he eventually succeeds. Later, Terror Blossom unleashes his flower …more…
Remember the Japanese drink sensation SLUSHO™ (3Yen 2007-08-02) made of toxic waste?
Well, it’s back.
SLUSHO™ was part of the J.J. Abrams’ hype machine for his 2008 monster movie Cloverfield.
The upcoming sequel to that film is called 10 Cloverfield Lane (IMDb.com).
The premise of the film is that the Japanese parent company of SLUSHO™, TAGRUATO Corp., has released a deep-ocean, toxic spill that has created or stirred up the Cloverfield Monster(s).
Cracking the ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Puzzle
inverse.com | Feb. 22, 2016
…The Japanese drilling company Tagruato (which has been spotted as an Easter egg in other J.J. Abrams films like Star Trek) is an investor in Slusho, a candy soft drink that had a major presence in the original 2008 movie’s marketing. Many fans, to this day, believe for sure that Slusho’s toxic waste birthed the monster. In Cloverfield, Rob [Cloverfield’s main character] was on his way to Japan to work for Slusho until the monster attacked.
TAGRUATO Corporation was the former employer of the main character of 10 Cloverfield Lane, Howard—RadioMan70 (John Goodman), who is living in a survivalist bunker hiding from world calamity/eco-disaster/Monster/own paranoia. Howard built a survival simulator that is like a crappy, retro DOS game and in this text-based survival game you can learn all the skills you will need to survive rationing of food, water, and gear to keep from various deaths living underground at 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Play the game to learn more at: funandprettythings.com/survival_sim/latest/
Fun for the whole family cosplay braving the 8℃ (46℉) cold at Day 2 of Comiket (89), the world’s largest ″ comic market″ (コミックマーケット) / fair, now being held at Tokyo “Big Sight” convention center.
In case you were wondering what character the fun family were cosplaying, refer to the Japanese film classic, Hentai Kamen—Rocketnews24.com.
Previous 3Yen reports of Comiket (Japan’s bigger-n-better version of Comicon) include:
Sanrio, the Japanese company behind Hello Kitty, has new Christmas character: Kirimi-chan.
And Kirimi-chan is a real character—She’s a salmon steak with arms and legs who is coming to your Christmas tree! ↓
Birthday: August 31st
A star in the sliced food world. Hello. I’m kirimichan. Your faithful mealtime partner! Be sure to grill me up nicely!
—via Sanrio Timeline
Japanese Kotori Nativity scene with the ♫We-Three-Kings-of-Orient-Are♪??
Just what J-Santa needs to bring to you for Christmas—Japanese Human Centipede Toy with the all-critical, asshole-to-mouth interlocks.
The “inspired” surgeon, Dr. Heiter, and his Human Centipede sculpted in a keshi-style soft resin from Kenth Toy Works/GeekLife for 2,000 yen (about $17 USD).
A few of the many previous reports the Human Centipede on the 3Yen include:
Godzilla and friends know how to liven up any party…
Back to the things I love. Rocking out with my friends… —Madeline (@emadelineroy) Nov. 28, 2015
A few of the many previous party-Godzilla reports on the 3Yen include:
Featuring train characters, Ressha Sentai ToQger is a continuation of the Japanese television Super Sentai/Power Ranger series. The premise of the show is that a mystical railway known as the Rainbow Line run massive/heroic trains known as Ressha. These Ressha (Tokkyūjā). The ToQgers mission to save towns from the evil forces of the Shadow Line who are preying on the residents’ fear and sadness… (from Wikipedia)
Other mecha and sentai silliness here on the 3Yen includes:
Shown below is the Japan’s government-sponsored pollution of the “Cool Japan” program last weekend that is trying to best China in all things…even stinky air.
Review: Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
— The Japan Times: A&E (@japantimes_arts) November 11, 2015
The photo above shows singer Toshiko Koshijima of the “Moshi Cool” section the Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival (which is part of the Cool Japan initiative).
Previous 3yen reports of the government’s “Cool Japan” propaganda initiative include:
• Cool Japan Expo in Paris is full of K-pop! (3Yen / 2014-07-24)
• Is Japan Cool? Toilets! (3Yen / 2012-03-07)
• ‘Gross National Cool’–Japan’s foreign policy
(3Yen / 2004-12-14)
A homeless man hits the red carpet at Tokyo International Film Festival 2015 in Shinjuku, only to be challenged by…
…Micro-Gamera responds the challenge at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2015!