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Oh, the Japanity!
« on: August 25, 2015, 05:38:50 PM »
You could make an entire separate thread entitled "Oh, the Japanity!" and fill it with weirdness.
   :hmm  Why not   :hmm

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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 09:23:28 PM »
    This thing will be the death of the internet weirdness thread  :'(.
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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 10:33:32 PM »
    No worries.  The weirdness thread, like Duncan and/or Connor Macleod, is immortal.  Japan is a whole other animal.





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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 11:41:26 PM »
    Hey, I like Babymetal! They rock! The first mix of death metal and j-pop. This song is about chocolate...seriously. :)



    Another great new Japanese rock group, Band Maid, far more "standard" metal.



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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 12:07:06 PM »
    This thing will be the death of the internet weirdness thread  :'(.

    Oh no, there is enough weirdness in Japan for several threads......even without invoking Rule 34
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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 12:37:24 PM »
    Dude... for the love of all that is holy, do not invoke Japan and Rule 34 at the same time... that way lies madness...

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    « Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 03:58:37 PM »
    Do we have any member from Japan? Or at least stationed there? I think we've got a bloke from England (if that's the wrong terminology please correct me).
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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #7 on: August 26, 2015, 04:33:00 PM »
    Their "Nazi Fashion" trend is rather bizarre to say the least.
    They've been teaching historical revision very heavily, especially concerning WWII and their role in it, for quite a long time now.
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    « Reply #8 on: August 26, 2015, 05:08:40 PM »
    There is certainly something very wrong with Japan's head.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #10 on: August 26, 2015, 11:40:34 PM »
     :scrutiny
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    « Reply #11 on: August 26, 2015, 11:56:31 PM »
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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #12 on: August 27, 2015, 12:06:03 AM »
    Nazis?  Seriously, WTF Japan?  Especially since you were on their side during WWII.   
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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #13 on: August 27, 2015, 12:13:27 AM »
    That video was from one of the stranger animes that made it over here. However, the detail in the drawings of the various armored vehicles is quite good.



    THIS is a much more gun related anime...actually that's all it's about. It's called "Upotte!" for those who don't want to mess with Hulu - apparently there is an English version out there somewhere.

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/359887

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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #14 on: August 27, 2015, 05:09:11 PM »
    Might as well add this:

    Gunslinger Girl:



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    « Reply #15 on: August 27, 2015, 06:20:07 PM »
    Good research, at least.  Starting at about 10:50, they correctly showed the disassembly of a Sig semi-autio.
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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #16 on: August 27, 2015, 08:15:56 PM »
    Got to the action scene which was cool, but I couldn't follow the plot. It was like they were speaking another language  :neener.

    Couldn't resist :hide.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #17 on: August 27, 2015, 08:27:04 PM »
    Gunslinger Girl is excellent, the first season, but Episode 2 makes little sense, replay of the first one. Get through that and it becomes more interesting. Netflix has or had the series in English. It's set in Italy, and the girls are orphans of various kinds given upgraded cyborg bodies and "washed" minds. Their handler is the closest thing to a friend they have. In one episode, Claes, (dark haired girl), tries to shoot accurately with that vp70 stocked subgun, but has difficulty. Her handler tells her in disgust she might as well stay on the range all night until she can get it right. So, she does.
    Weapon detail is usually pretty good in most good Japanese anime,. They can never touch the real thing, so they have some of the best fake/airsoft "fire"arms on the market today, getting as close as they can. Gunsmith Cats was another one I haven't had a chance to see, where one of the heroines gun of choice is a CZ 75B.

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    « Reply #18 on: August 27, 2015, 08:53:09 PM »
    That's another thing I hate about anime.  Why do all the crazy ultra skilled assassins have to be teenage girls?    It's such a tired cliche.   
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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #19 on: August 27, 2015, 09:23:57 PM »
    Not all the time. Just the ones dubbed into English as they sell better. There are some where the heroes and "bad guys" are men.

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    « Reply #20 on: August 27, 2015, 09:44:03 PM »
    Not all the time. Just the ones dubbed into English as they sell better. There are some where the heroes and "bad guys" are men.

    I just want them to be adults for a change.    Sure there is the occasional one like Cowboy Bebop, for the most part it's always teenagers.  Where the hell do these kids find the time to learn all these crazy skills?  Especially when they are also attending high school and constantly having stupid relationship drama?   
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    « Reply #21 on: August 28, 2015, 12:37:46 AM »
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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #22 on: August 28, 2015, 12:42:20 AM »
    I thought the museum was quite charming until I saw the equivalent of s___ on a plate  :scrutiny.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #23 on: August 28, 2015, 01:21:03 AM »
    Heh, I was going to post that same thing.  Outbreak beat me to it.   
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    Re: Oh, the Japanity!
    « Reply #24 on: August 28, 2015, 09:55:47 AM »


    Maddox 01: Metal Skin Panic

    Come for the mini-tank, stay for the powered armor filling up with 93 octane...

    I figured we might as well put the stuff that makes Japan awesome in this as well...

    I'll put up some Ghost in the Shell later...

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