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Or may have been. Or could possibly drive close to.

One of the main reasons I started following Seto Koji was that I could spell his name correctly in romaji and it was quickly recognizable in kanji, even to me. So, with keyword 瀬戸康史, I can come across all sorts of things in a six-degrees of Kevin Bacon-sort of way.

Tonight's find, so fun I must share, is real estate. You too can buy property that Mizushima Hiro and Seto Koji may in some vague way have been near. Possibly you could see Kamen Rider being filmed on location, even.

housing for j-pop stalkers

It's refreshing to know that, even in Japan, real estate ads are as overblown with promises as anywhere else on earth.
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Or may have been. Or could possibly drive close to.

One of the main reasons I started following Seto Koji was that I could spell his name correctly in romaji and it was quickly recognizable in kanji, even to me. So, with keyword 瀬戸康史, I can come across all sorts of things in a six-degrees of Kevin Bacon-sort of way.

Tonight's find, so fun I must share, is real estate. You too can buy property that Mizushima Hiro and Seto Koji may in some vague way have been near. Possibly you could see Kamen Rider being filmed on location, even.

housing for j-pop stalkers

It's refreshing to know that, even in Japan, real estate ads are as overblown with promises as anywhere else on earth.

Otomen 7

Sep. 20th, 2009 12:16 pm
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I watched Otomen 7 via Keyhole yesterday. My first time watching an entire show on Keyhole! 

OK, the picture was
tiny and sometimes badly pixelated and the sound was off by a second, but it wasn't so bad I couldn't see Okada Masaki squeal like a little girl over and over and over again. And Asuka's dad shows up and demonstrates that he is familiar with bad Billy Joel songs. The main theme of the episode was honesty (in case you weren't clear about that, the Billy Joel lyric spells it out), with Asuka, his dad, Tonomine, and Juta all desperately hiding who they really are--Asuka and Tonomine from Ariake, Juta from Asuka and from his fans, and Asuka's dad from Asuka. There may have been more character pretense involved, but if so, it was conveyed strictly in dialogue, which I can't yet follow. Oh, fluency! Come quickly!

Keyhole TV is interesting, since you not only see the show, but also all the ads. I know this is a late night program in Japan, but the target audience is surely teenagers. The advertising spots, though, were notable for the beer ads. In the US, alcohol is allowed to be advertised under stringent conditions, which would mean, not during shows aimed at minors and no one is ever allowed to actually be seen drinking the product being hawked. With all our restrictions, we still have a significant under-age drinking problem, though. What about Japan? I'm guessing they don't, or else they wouldn't allow such ads.

The other interesting, but expected, ads were for cosmetics and toiletries for both men and women. I
 loved the one of the plain-looking guy who washes his face with some sort of foam and instantly becomes an ikemen, flowing locks and beautiful features. It was so ludicrous! 





Otomen 7

Sep. 20th, 2009 12:16 pm
tilmon: (Default)
I watched Otomen 7 via Keyhole yesterday. My first time watching an entire show on Keyhole! 

OK, the picture was
tiny and sometimes badly pixelated and the sound was off by a second, but it wasn't so bad I couldn't see Okada Masaki squeal like a little girl over and over and over again. And Asuka's dad shows up and demonstrates that he is familiar with bad Billy Joel songs. The main theme of the episode was honesty (in case you weren't clear about that, the Billy Joel lyric spells it out), with Asuka, his dad, Tonomine, and Juta all desperately hiding who they really are--Asuka and Tonomine from Ariake, Juta from Asuka and from his fans, and Asuka's dad from Asuka. There may have been more character pretense involved, but if so, it was conveyed strictly in dialogue, which I can't yet follow. Oh, fluency! Come quickly!

Keyhole TV is interesting, since you not only see the show, but also all the ads. I know this is a late night program in Japan, but the target audience is surely teenagers. The advertising spots, though, were notable for the beer ads. In the US, alcohol is allowed to be advertised under stringent conditions, which would mean, not during shows aimed at minors and no one is ever allowed to actually be seen drinking the product being hawked. With all our restrictions, we still have a significant under-age drinking problem, though. What about Japan? I'm guessing they don't, or else they wouldn't allow such ads.

The other interesting, but expected, ads were for cosmetics and toiletries for both men and women. I
 loved the one of the plain-looking guy who washes his face with some sort of foam and instantly becomes an ikemen, flowing locks and beautiful features. It was so ludicrous! 





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