ダブルラリアット (Dabururariatto) is a NicoDou classic. YouTube user rockleetist made an English version and put it up on NicoDou recently. It rocketed up the charts and is the first time I’ve seen so many comments in English on NicoDou.
In any case, if any of my readers are worried about trying to break into NicoNicoDouga, this is a fantastic way to do it.
Tags: ダブルラリアット, Double Lariat, english, gaijin, gaikokujin, Megurine Luka, music, NicoDou, NicoNicoDouga, rockleetist, vocaloid, youtube
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A not so friendly guy on YouTube introduced me (repeatedly in comments over many videos) to the term weeaboo. I’ll admit, I’m not up on my English Internet slang, so I had to look it up. Apparently, I am one.
And my response? I definitely felt a lot more insulted by this than most of the times I’ve been called 外人. It really belittles my 12 years of studying Japanese, my time living there, my respect for the culture and peoples, and generally the entire direction I’ve taken my life.
I also think it is why I spend more time on ニコニコ動画 (NicoNicoDouga) than a lot of the English-speaking Internets. I’m interacting with people who don’t know or care that I’m an outsider. They (seem to) respect the fact that I have taken the time to learn Japanese. There’s even a community cheering R and myself on to make more videos.
Actually, it’s true that a lot of people on YouTube have been very supportive, but a lot of it boils down to, “When are you going back to Japan.” The truth is, I really don’t know if I’m going back to Japan. And even if I did, I might not make videos without my partners, Rahman and DrLuka.
What I’m trying to say here is be respectful. Just remember what しじみ (shijimi) stands for; し（信じる）じ（自分の）み（道）, or “Believe in your own path.” I know how annoying little otaku can be. Hell, I was one 10 years ago. But I’ve grown up, I have a family, I have a job, and I do my little videos here in America now. No, I don’t get punched for what I do. People are generally friendly wherever you go.
And I really would like to believe that about the Internet as well.
Tags: Internet, japan, life, NicoNicoDouga, rant, respect, wapanese, weeaboo, youtube
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The Shuzo madness continues into the new year. Shuzo’s theme for this year is できる! Or “CAN DO!” in English:
We also made a new Shuzo video:
(English subbed version on YouTube)
The #1 video a few days ago was the 七色の松岡動画 (Nana-iro no Matsuoka Douga) which is a massive Shuzo themed MAD of 七色のニコニコ動画. Not only is the video freaking amazing, but our video was included! Check us out at around 8:14.
In addition to this, the Hot Knows anime version has been uploaded!!! This was very anticipated after the preview came out. The release date came and went, but now it is here! I love how the animator references the inspirational comments people put on the preview video after the deadline passed.
Looks like this will be a hot year!
Tags: anime, ハルヒ, God knows..., Haruhi, Hot, Hot Knows, kaiguys, Matsuoka Shuzo, Shuzo Matsuoka, Tennis, 松岡, 松岡修造, 海外ズ, 京都, 修造
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2009 is over. This was quite the year! For my end of the year retrospective, I’ve gathered up my personal top 10 NicoVideos from the past year.
Although Bad Apple didn’t even warrant a real entry from me this year (it did get a twitter update however), it was pretty much the biggest video of this year. I give it 10 for being awesome, but way overplayed.
The Training-type MADs were all the rage, but this one closed the book on them. It was perfect. If you aren’t an Eva fan, then I apologize.
2009 saw the birth of Hammer Day, which is the 11th of every single month. This was the last by the original Hammer Guy and still the best IMHO.
K-ON! was another big part of 2009, and this was the MAD that I couldn’t turn off. It’s just too brilliant.
I personally started watching Haruhi this year, so when I first saw this video, I had no idea who any of these people were (but I loved the video). Now, at the end of 2009, I have seen everything and am anxiously awaiting the movie.
The Family Mart chime remix fad was started by this video. I couldn’t stop listening to it. Simple and shows you a little bit of how to use a KORG to make amazing music.
The last しも (Shimo) medley video practically introduced me to NicoNicoDouga and essentially prompted me to start this blog. This one, which came out in June, was more like a review of my time on NicoNicoDouga. The joy was unspeakable, and so this takes #2.
The 韃靼海峡 (Dattan Kaikyou) based MADs were excellent before they started getting deleted. Totally would have made the top 10 if not for that.
Tags: akeome, あけおめ, けいおん, チルノ, chiruno, Cirno, Electribe, eva, Evangelion, Family Mart, Famima, hammer, Hammer Day, happy new year, Haruhi, K-ON!, keion, KORG, Matsuoka Shuzo, new year, NicoNicoDouga, nicovideo, RED ZONE, ritsu, Shuzo Matsuoka, Tainaka Ritsu, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, touhou, training, 東方
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