I’m sure someone can find a reason to be offended, however! There’s more in the series:
Err… Wtf? My better half had the same reaction. What’s it an advert for? (It says Wowow, but I can’t make the connection).
The second half of the adverts (not on YouTube) shows that it’s for Japanese movies.
@Ken Y-N: Ah, that makes a bit more sense and (strangely) not as offensive.
Granted, I can’t really put a finger on why it might be offensive.
What with Panasonic being in the red and all, I wouldn’t think you would find yourself with enough time to watch so much TV
@iLikedolphins: I laughed out loud with this one.
Honestly, I was more angry at the Bold laundry detergent ads than I am at these.
I think the fact that the young lady is white makes it a lot less racist that it could’ve been. I bet that was a conscious choice.
Oh, another film fest. ILD will love this one. Here we have the rise of the proletariat. A garbage man kicking the shit out of the petit bourgeois.
Uhhuh. Seen it before. Based my life around it. By the way, Osaka garbage truck drivers are not exactly the kind of people you throw bicycles at. Note the shitty drunk foreigner complaining to the police in shitty drunk foreigner Japanese. So strange how they calmly listened to his hamfisted stumblefuck version of reality without violating his human rights or othering him.
By the way, the topless older Japanese gentleman, video bombing in the pork pie hat goes by the name of ‘chimpo master’, apparently a local legend in those parts. He was featured in the Do’s and Don’ts page of Vice magazine by coincidence once. I have a DVD of him stark naked out the roof of a limousine flashing the streets with his Jackie Chang until he got arrested by the very same police at the very same police box featured in the video above. Oh yes, I see and know everything.
“日本やるじゃん” currently being promoted on twitter.
I can’t help thinking it is a snipe back at the ad campaign for “The Avengers” that said something along the lines of “Japan, THIS is a movie!” and which drew a bit of a backlash.
What is it with this video and right now? It has been out for years now. Who throws bikes at city employees anyway? I’m drunk! I’m entitled!
His name is Mutoh-san (mutoh peenio) and he lives with his Mum. Haven’t seen him for a while but.
Any videos of the proletariat you want to throw at me, chances are I’ll know someone in it. But only Japanese, I don’t really associate with the common foreigner on the street, too gaijinesque. I wonder if Japanese-Americans feel the same twinge of embarrassment when they are forced to stand next to some FOBs in Chinatown.
@6810: I knew I’d get grief for it. I figured most would have seen it but I thought of ILD when I saw it again. I figured I’d give him the opportunity to give us some insight into life in Kansai. I Didn’t get to spend enough time there, damn.
Wasn’t the whole “kore wa eiga da” nicked from a review column in AERA?
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