Hilarious: The A-Team dubbed in Japanese

January 28, 2011 in hilarious

I had a great laugh when I watched this A-Team opening in Japanese!

That sounded so great that I started looking for more footage on youtube…

Most of it is blocked, but I was able to catch this nice few minutes of good old Japanese dubbing:


Imagine what the Japanese might think of our good old Manga Video dubbing from the early nineties. Or worse: the Tokyopop Initial D dubs! 😉

Found at [Japan Sugoi

Hilarious: Japanese Spam commercial

October 15, 2010 in hilarious

Do the Japanese really have commercials for spam?
Yes they do:

Okay, I admit: it is not the spam you may have expected… But still, advertising for spam is spam. 😛
I love the part where the commercial shows a thick slice of spam on top of a nigiri sushi! Amazing!

Hilarious: Star Trek dubbed in Japanese

March 5, 2010 in hilarious

Ever seen Star Trek dubbed in a different language? You may have, but it is nowhere near to this Japanese dub of the first episode:

Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock both have almost the same voice over so it is hard to distinguish them. Too bad Scotty does not feature in this prologue…

Another shot from the same episode:

It is really weird to see all those American actors speak fluent Japanese. I only wonder what they did with the voice of Hikaru Sulu. 😀 😀

Not kawaii at all: Japanese girl drifters

November 10, 2009 in Not kawaii at all

No, this is not about the Drift series Beauty Battle movie, but about four real girl drifters!

My first thought was kawaii, but watching them drift made me actually think that was the one word that was not fitting them! Even though seeing women drift may look cute, kawaii means something different than cute in this context!

I do think we will definetly see more of the first two girls in the future: they have excellent control over the car during their drifts in the larger corners and especially the cool and relaxed driving style girl with the white S14a made me smile!

Japanese BBS wheels

November 5, 2009 in japanese

This video kind of surprised me:

This video from 1993 clearly shows (some) BBS wheels are produced in Japan. A bit weird for someone living next to Germany expecting a German wheel manufacturer to actually produce them in Germany!

A little research learned that the Japanese company Washibeam produces the BBS F1 Magnesium wheel and all one piece Aluminum racing wheels. They sell those wheels back to BBS Kraftfahrzeugtechnik AG and vice versa for the other wheels. In this way the production of the wheels can continue even if either BBS or Washibeam go bankrupt.

Itasha: not every Japanese knows its meaning!

October 20, 2009 in itasha

You may think every Japanese citizen would know the meaning of Itasha (??), however as this video explains they do not…

The word Itasha is a word that consists of the words Itai (?) and Sha (?), meaning Painful and Vehicle. Painful is used in a way that it means painful for the wallet. The word is also a pun on Itariasha (?????) which is shortend into Itasha (???) and means Italian Car. Note that the two words are written differently but pronounced the same!

So that explains a lot why all those interviewed people did not know the true meaning of Itasha!

BTW: Itasha is getting bigger and bigger… This will be the next major export style from Japan!