I didn’t think this day would ever come. The ニコニコ動画 (NicoNicoDouga) for iPhone and iPod Touch is complete, as reported by ascii.jp! The video above shows many of the features. Basically, it looks to be a nice experience overall, with rankings, search, and of course the ability to comment. You’ll also note, they don’t show comments actually over the video until the very end. I was freaking out. I mean, without the comments, ニコ動 is nothing.
In any case, now they are just waiting for approval from Apple. More will be revealed in the April 7th issue of Weekly Ascii magazine. The second I find a copy of that or the app is actually released, I will be doing everything in my power to bring you guys the juicy details!
NicoNicoDouga 4 life!!!
Tags: app, Apple, ascii, ニコニコ動画, cell phones, iPhone, iPod Touch, mobile, mobile video, nico on youtube, NicoNicoDouga, nicovideo
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I have to admit, I think the culture around smoking is cool. I mean, at least the guys in the movies look so badass lighting up after they blow something to smithereens. And all of them have awesome looking zippos. However, I live in reality. I’ve been around enough smokers to know that it quickly goes from something you do while drinking with friends to an everyday crutch.
This is why I love the invention of the tabdock. While it sounds like something you find in the latest web browser, it’s actually a mint holder that replaces the lighter part of a zippo. So you still get to carry around your awesome zippo, but now you can spread minty freshness as opposed to noxious cancer fumes.
Tags: cigarettes, cigars, gadgets, mint, minty freshness, noxious cancer fumes, products, smoking, tabdock, zippo
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This is awesome. Watch this video (if you don’t like the song, just jump to 3:55 for the main event), and every time you get the reference they are making, give yourself a point. There are 104 ZERO-ONEs! So take your score, and then divide by 104. This is the probability you are Japanese. Not seriously, but there are a lot of random references, and you would have to be very knowledgeable about Japan (Japanese television mostly) to get a good score. I personally got 37.5%! w00t! How did you do?
Tags: anime, music, nicovideo, quiz, random, survey, television, test
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Yes, P(ピー)さん is back. After completing all of the original Super Mario Bros. at some odd high speed factor, he has made good on his promise to start doing Super Mario 3 at high speed. From this video, it looks like this will be quite the challenge! He spent a majority of the video on 1-4, a level that automatically scrolls. A lot of the comments are concerned he won’t be able to make it through those hard ass airships.
Anyway, let us send our love to him! If anyone can do it, it is him. (Image from http://ch.nicovideo.jp/bbs/co17681)
All new episodes posted after the jump!
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OMG, I hate my life sometimes. I just heard that 宇多田ヒカル (Utada Hikaru) is doing a little mini-tour/listening session thing for “This Is The One” in 3 US cities. If it was in San Fransisco, I would sadly just justify not being able to go, but that fact that the 3 cities are Miami, New York, and LA (at the Sephora store in Hollywood, which is in LA for those who don’t know), I really want to go. BUT I am working until 8 pm this whole week, and the LA event is March 24th from 6pm-8pm.
Of all the stupid timing…
Go RSVP for the event on the facebook page.
Tags: ヒッキ, concert, crap, hikki, Hollywood, live, Los Angeles, music, Sephora, timing, Utada, 宇多田ヒカル
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This is the cutest song and music video I’ve seen in a long while. I guess it could also be seen as scary, depending on if you can be scared by cute little black and white cartoons. The story of the girls who suddenly get telepathic and find out that they are all dating the same guy is flipping awesome. If you understand Japanese, please watch the NicoNicoDouga version. Embedded here is the YouTube version with awesomely awkward subtitles. I wouldn’t have translated it this way, but at the same time, there is art in this translation.
Tags: ニコニコ動画, 音楽, Hatsune Miku, miku, music, NicoNicoDouga, nicovideo, telepath, telepathy, 初音ミク
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Man, I dunno what is in the air recently, but there is a lot of チルノ (Chiruno) videos going around recently. Figured I’d update ya’ll on some of them, after the jump! The one above seems to be from a non-IOSYS version of the チルノ song, おてんば恋娘 (otemba koimusume). The thing that is the clincher on this one is that チルミル is a baby formula with DHA, to make them smarter… pimped by Cirno, known to be the バカ⑨ of the 東方 universe. Then there is something about her eating frogs… Don’t make me explain everything! XD (Okay, that’s based on the whole things where she freezes frogs when she’s bored… there, I’m done.)
Tags: anime, チルノ, チルノのパーフェクトさんすう教室, チルミル, フィギュア系, baby formula, Chiba Shiga Saga, chiruno, Cirno, figure-kei, figurine, hammer, HAMMER ZONE, iosys, Japanese girls, meme, music, nicovideo, video games, videogames, 千葉滋賀佐賀, 東方
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I was starting to think Perfume had disappeared off the face of the earth after their disappointing 紅白 (kouhaku) performance. (Side note: it was a fine performance as Perfume performances go, but I still think the red team did lost partially because they had a lip-syncing group on the SINGING performance show.)
But they are back! If I had been paying attention to sites like Perfume City, I’d have known they were working on something new! Their new single, scheduled for release on March 25th (1 day before my birthday; what a nice present). It’s a cute little song called ワンルーム・ディスコ (wanruumu disuko) about the trials and tribulations of living on your own.
Anyway, it’s cute and technopop and I’m already hooked.
What’s that? Where did I find out about it? Um… nowhere in particular. What? No, of course I wasn’t because of
Danny Choo entry a dannychoo.com news entry. He’s my mortal enemy! I would never be caught dead anywhere near his site. Not even if he linked one of my entries. No, sir, that’s definitely not where I found it.
Update: lol, I’m 馬鹿 (baka). It wasn’t the guy himself, it was just a forum user on dannychoo.com posting his own topic. So yes, that is where I got it.
Update2: There’s a new video that is a remix of the song done with none of the original track and the voices are all vocaloid! Nice!
【ニコニコ動画】【初音ミク・巡音ルカ・MEIKO】 ワンルーム・ディスコ (yks remix)
Tags: ワンルーム・ディスコ, cute, Danny Choo, idol, Idol Master, Japanese girls, music, music video, nicovideo, One Room Disco, perfume, techno, technopop, ystk
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This video, ganked from Claytonian, is pretty funny. But I remember thinking, “Sounds like a fun one shot. But I see why he stopped at 1-3.”
But did you know, this is a SERIES! Yes, P (ビー) kept it up and just finished the whole game!!!! Took him 23 videos worth of play… heavily edited videos at that. From the time stamps on the videos, it looks like he has wasted the better part of 4 months doing this. For this, I commend you sir!!! Complete list of videos after the jump. The last one features a little retrospective featuring the awesome song, GONG. There is also a 20 minute version of (mostly) just the clears:
His next game? Mario 3. He needs help thinking of a title though. Any suggestions?
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