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2ch translation: What K-ON would be like if it was American

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Well, I think it’s funny, anyway.

Source: News4VIP via BIP blog


6.
Azunyan dies in every episode.

8.
Ritsu is black.
Illustration

11.
All the songs would have “Fuck” in the lyrics.

12.
There would be a laugh track.

4.
After School Drugs.

13.
After School Barbeque.

25.
All of them would have babysitting jobs.

29.
It would be dubbed in Japanese by Koichi Yamadera.

31.
After School Tea Party.

40.
There would be a very special episode about Ritsu’s pregnancy.

Is this Degrassi?

44.
Yui: “Shit! I cut my finger!”

61.
The first one killed would be a funny black guy who listens to rap.

64.
>>61
Azunyan?

68.
Mugi’s eyebrows would be salami.

??

77.
After HTT saves the school from being blown up by Islamic fundamentalists, they become heroes.

Cheerleaders: “We were wrong. You’re cool after all!”

83.
“Hamburger wa Okazu”

100.
There would be an annoying hairy alien living in Yui’s house.

106.
Sawako’s old band would have done Marilyn Manson covers.

113.
The club room would be covered in graffiti.

#114 is good but is beyond me to translate.

147.
Mugi would actually be a lesbian.

196.
Mugi’s shirt would have some nonsensical kanji on it.

202.
>>196
Don’t you mean Yui’s dressing gown?

Cultural exchange for 2010/10

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

From some video game or other.

Fanime + Acen 2010 pseudo report

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Does Nabeshin do any work these days, or does he just sell doujin about his afro? (I bought one.)
In either case, please use these to imagine your own convention.



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2ch Copypaste of the Day: What the Average Citizen Knows about Robot Anime Series

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Taken from a 2ch copypaste that’s making the rounds today

Gundam: That story where Amuro and Char fight

Eva: Pachinko

Macross: Singing

Geass: Never heard of it

Votoms: Follows a main character named Chirico Cuvie (Kiriko Kyuubi), a former special forces Armored Trooper pilot and former member of the Red Shoulder Battalion, an elite mecha force used by the Gilgamesh Confederation in its war against the Balarant Union—both interstellar nations within the distant Astragius Galaxy. Gilgamesh and Balarant had until recently been locked in a century-old galactic war whose cause was long ago forgotten. Now, the war is ending and an uneasy truce has settled. Chirico Cuvie is suddenly transferred to a unit engaged in a suspicious mission, unaware that he is aiding to steal secrets from what appears to be his own side. Chirico is betrayed and left behind to die, but he survives, is arrested by the Gilgamesh military as a traitor, and tortured for information on their homeworld. He escapes—triggering a pursuit extending across the entire series, with Chirico hunted by the army and criminals alike as he seeks the truth behind the operation. He is driven to discover the truth of one of the objects he was assigned to retrieve in that operation: A mysterious and beautiful woman who would become his sole clue to unraveling the galactic conspiracy.1

  1. The original post copy/pastes the first section of the Japanese wiki summary of the series so I’ve done likewise with English here. []

The top 2000s shows you don’t remember

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

In the order I thought of them. Also these shows are all terrible, so please don’t watch them, except for Magipoka which was brilliant.

1. Samurai Gun.
2. RGB Adventure.
3. Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Poka~n.
4. That one show that was like Mai-HIME, but all the characters were gay men named after rocks.
5. That Hercule Poirot anime where the main character was a girl with a pet duck.

I was going to put Fantastic Children and Project Blue Earth SOS in there, but you guys all watched those, right?

I’m glad that’s cleared up

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

not that moeru

Two literary masterpieces together at last

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

lharuhi

In case you hadn’t already noticed, the published Haruhi novel reads almost exactly like a.f.k.’s old translation, to the point where it seems like he’s gone off and gotten a real job. Most of this can be dismissed – there’s only so many ways to write this, and it’s been through another editing pass (but probably not two, it’s still a little rough) – but I thought one part of the prologue was interesting. The original uses a strange idiom 最大公約数敵 (greatest-common-denominator-esque, referring to what society thinks about something on average); most translations missed this, including the DVD subtitles (which somehow turned it into “I’ve grown to where I think about things like the greatest common factor”), but the novel has the same loose-but-accurate translation as the old fansubs did.

Also it still explains “moe” as “turn-ons”, what’s with that.

The Truth

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Worthless Post about 2ch Rumors on Haruhi S2, Railgun anime, more

Friday, March 6th, 2009

I wasn’t going to post this originally since it seemed too out there, but now that Hagaren’s cast has changed I feel marginally more comfortable posting these completely unsourced rumors from a random 2ch post, many of which have already, by pure chance, come true! via yunakiti since I am a busy adult with no time to actually read 2ch

Munto will be 9 episodes long ○
Basquash getting aired on 10 channels across Japan, is 2 seasons long ○
Strike Witches S2 in 2010, based on the light novel ○
April Haruhi airing will be a mix of season 1 and season 2, aired in chronological order
Shangri-La will be 2 seasons long
Asura Cryin’ will be 2 seasons, one in Spring, one in Fall
Seitokai no Ichizon airing in July ○
Omamori Himari getting an anime adaptation ○ (this, Seitokai, and SW s2 were posted in late January)
Railgun getting an anime in 2010
The Final Negima OAD won’t be produced by SHAFT (? i might be reading this wrong)
Mangrove doing Seiken no Katanakaji
Many changed voice actors for the new season of Hagaren ○
Wolf and Spice s2 in July, 12 eps in all ○

I guess we have to sit back and see how this pans out! Maybe it’s all part of Kadokawa’s master plan. even this very blog post.

amazon.jp reviews are really insightful

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Punkore ~voice actresses’ legendary punk songs collection~

Product Description
With these famous seiyuu a unique “COOL JAPAN” combination has been formed!! It’s a unique combination album that fuses timeless punk rock numbers with famous anime seiyuu who are figures of “COOL JAPAN”. Haruna Ikezawa, Mai Kadowaki, Yuuko Gotou, Kaori Shimizu, Rie Tanaka, Halko Momoi and other popular seiyuu have participated in singing arrangements of famous punk recordings like Anarchy in the U.K./Sex Pistols.

  1. Halko Momoi “Sex and Violence” (The Exploited)
  2. Haruna Ikezawa “Basket Case” (Green Day)
  3. Kaori Shimizu “White Riot” (The Clash)
  4. Mai Kadowaki “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)” (The Offspring)
  5. Rie Tanaka “Anarchy In The UK” (Sex Pistols)
  6. Yuuko Gotou “London’s Burning” (The Clash)
  7. Halko Momoi “Call Me” (Blondie)
  8. Haruna Ikezawa “God Save The Queen” (Sex Pistols)
  9. Kaori Shimizu “Blitzkrieg Bop” (Ramones)
  10. Mai Kadowaki “Search and Destroy” (Iggy & The Stooges)
  11. Rie Tanaka “Ruby Soho” (Rancid)
  12. Yuuko Gotou “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana)

11 of 32 people found the following review helpful:

1/5 Ruins the music
by Teriyaki
How did the planning side think up this nonsensical compilation…
I’m not going to say I know everything about punk, but as a punk fan I can only see this as making a fool of it.
It’s blasphemy to this famous music. And I can’t help but laugh at the ridiculous cover art.

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

5/5 I don’t know much about Western music but I like it
by Ukyo UP DATE

Even though so many famous songs have been covered here, someone like me who doesn’t know much about punk could still listen to all of them and think “oh, yeah, I know that song!”, so those who usually avoid Western music can rest easy.
Because of the daring arrangement of the melody and vocals, even if you’re tired of hearing them at karaoke, it’s like a whole new song.
It’s not that the vocals are interesting just because the use of anime voices makes it cute and POP[1]; because of the singers’ long career experience, you feel like you can hear the charm and sadness in their voices.
I liked the solos “Call Me” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
This might be a bad comparison, but it’s like when enka and pop music were combined to make New Music.
It might be more appreciated in the future and seen as a symbol of a new music scene; maybe we could buy it as a keepsake for then? :)

(thanks to cheese for explaining japanese to me)

[1] I have no idea what this means