【ニコニコ動画】Forza2 ドキッ！痛車だらけのNASCARレース Rd.2 Motegi Super Speedway
Just a little note, I was playing around with the side widgets and added all kinds of stuff since the sides were getting lonely near the bottom of the page. I now have both of my Twitters up (@jeshizaemon is the English one, @jeshizaburo is the Japanese one), as well as links to my Japanese language blog. I also added a J-List ad to the left and the google ad got moved to the left. Sorry about all the ads. I don’t want to turn this into NASCAR (unless they start racing 痛車 (itasha)), but if there is a non-obtrusive way to pay for hosting, I’m gonna try it. Let me know if you don’t like the ads or if you’ve got some advice. I’m all ears!
Tags: ads, advertising, affiliate, 痛車, google, itasha, j-list, NASCAR, nicovideo, site news, widgets
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This morning, a friend of mine showed me one of the coolest iPhone apps I’ve seen in a while. It is the Evangelion vol.2 Clock (iPhone Link, iTunes Link). Very simple in idea, but huge on execution. It essentially is a clock and an alarm that look just like the battery timer when an Eva gets disconnected. The regular time mode is cool, but the timer mode is the best URGENT countdown timer I have seen for the iPhone to date. It feels so urgent that I was like freaking out as it got to the end… for no good reason.
Anyway, $2.99 is pricey, but it really is a must have for Eva fans. It is the first (although it says vol.2, I dunno what happened to vol.1) in a series of Evangelion movie tie ins.
The other eva app puts eva stuff in a picture, which is silly and fun, but not as urgent.
Tags: anime, app, cell phones, clock, eva, Evangelion, iPhone, timer
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I lol’d pretty hard to this one. This one is for you, Luka! XD
Tags: おかしい, funny, lol, nicovideo, orz, OTL, video
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Also, the whole マグロ (maguro) thing is set! These two videos were animated by えろ豆.
Tags: えろ豆, たこるか, たこルカ, マグロ, eromame, 鮪, Luka, maguro, Megurine Ruka, Octo-Luka, sushi, tuna, 巡音ルカ
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I regret to inform my loyal readers that I have failed the 日本語能力試験1級 (Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken 1-kyuu) for the second time in a row.
Oh well, there’s always July.
Oh wait, I don’t live in Japan.
Tags: fail, failure, jlpt, orz, OTL
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The last anime that I really followed was Initial D, mainly since I was living around where it takes place. Aside from an unnatural love for mid-eighties hatchback corollas, the anime gave me a love of Eurobeat. Yes, all those fantastically bad eurobeat songs gained new life when paired with drifting CG cars.
And, for reasons that will hopefully become obvious in the coming weeks, I have been on a mad eurobeat kick. NicoNicoDouga has proven to have a good number of really sweet Eurobeat remixes of some songs we all know and love.
IKZO was always begging for a Eurobeat mix:
【ニコニコ動画】俺ら東京さ行ぐだ [Super Euro Mix]
This “Airman” one is by far my favorite:
【ニコニコ動画】エアーマンが倒せない [Eurobeat Mix]
By this point, you are craving a megamix, right?! Well, here is a Eurobeat megamix of some 東方 songs. The 「U.N.オーエンは彼女なのか？」 (“U.N. Ouen wa kanojo nano ka?“) towards the end gave me mad 鳥肌 (torihada):
But that’s not nearly all! If you have the heart of a real drifter, go search for more. If not, what are you still reading this for?! XD
Tags: AE86, airman, メルト, drift, eurobeat, IKZO, Initial D, megamix, meruto, nicovideo, touhou, 東方
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He’s back! The green demon has come once again to challenge Mario-zamurai! This is another episode of the amazing 奴が来る (yatsu ga kuru) series. This one can be watched on its own, but if you haven’t see all the episodes, you really should: Ep. 1-3 and 4.
Tags: 1 out mushroom, 1outキノコ, 1up, きのこ, キノコ, bushi, 緑の悪魔, gaming, green mushroom, mario, mario 64, mario-zamurai, meta, metagame, mushroom, n64, nicovideo, nintendo, series, super mario, super mario bros, video games, video podcast, yatsu, yatsu ga kuru, 奴, 奴が来る, 武士
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RED ZONE seems to be the meme of the hour. I can’t get the song out of my head now. Will you now suffer the same fate?! They say misery loves company.
【ニコニコ動画】RED ZONE FULL
This is the full song from Beatmania… I think.
A guy playing it on guitar (!?).
And a らき☆すた remix.
The guy from the Miura Commercials!
Now, do you EVER want to hear that song again?!
Tags: おめの席じゃねぇから, guitar, IKZO, konata, Lucky Star, Matsuoka Shuzo, megaman, megaman x, music, nicovideo, Passion, RED ZONE, Shinsuke, 松岡修造
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So, if you have been following all the Japan blogs, you know that 中川昭一 (Nakagawa Shoichi) was totally drunk/high at the G7 and got himself fired (technically he resigned, but we are talking about Japan here). But, if you haven’t seem the ニコニコ動画 no cut version, you haven’t seen the whole thing. The comments and subtitles are just so good.
Tags: alcohol, マスコミ, drunk, foreign minister, funny subtitles, G7, high, Japanese government, Nakagawa Shoichi, nicovideo, sake, video, 中川昭一
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I just found a site run by BANDAI VISUAL called YOMBAN that features free online manga and novels. I’ve only scanned the manga up right now, but my favorite so far is BAND野郎ZE! (BAND yarou ZE!), which seems to be about some good-for-nothings who are approached by a good-for-nothing angel to form a band. Totally silly.
This is a great time to jump on the site as all the manga are just starting up now! And there are lots of different genres, from horror, to magical girl, to パンチラ (panchira) paradise. My biggest complaint is that there doesn’t seem to be an RSS to keep track of when the manga are updated. Bummer. But, as long as it stays free, I will be an avid reader!
Tags: angel, anime, band, bandai, essay, free, horror, magical girl, manga, novels, online, website, yarou, yomban
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