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Anybody else seen kemono friends yet? ₍ᐢ•ﻌ•ᐢ₎*・゚。
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Nope, what is it about? Isn't it that the anime with the animal characters?
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Naruto curl up and cry
curl up and cry because naruto has ended
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WTF Japan: Strawberry Japanese Bread (NSFW?)
Japan has some WTF moments, in this case they have a Japanese strawberry brad snack that looks oddly like a... well, you decide!
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Thanks for the news article Ender! I tweeted it for ya smile
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Ummm.... That was strange! I don't feel like eating anymore ( ≧Д≦)
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lol... weird
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If you haven't heard of the latest craze of babymetal / kawaiicore, you might not have been paying much attention to Japanese music these past 2 years. Kawaiicore is a combination of j-pop and metal where the j-pop is sung by young girls and the metal part by an older singer whether male or female, it depends entirely on the band. Ladybaby is a band containing two jpop girls and one cross-dressing male adult making it both awkward as f*** but yet f***ing amazing!

Here's their original PV about Nippon Manju (Japanese candy)



It's stupid, it's disgusting, but yet it's brilliantly amazing! I'm pretty sure anyone NOT into jpop would be surprised if not disgusted by the idea that a grown man is dressed up as a girl singing with underage girls but holy shit, their song sounds so good, it's metal-ish. Hell, I think that native japanese people are scratching their heads and wondering when did the bar get lowered again?

Ladybaby released their second single "Age-age money" which is more or less about promoting socialism. It's not bad per-se but they could have had lyrics about just about anything else. I guess maybe it resonates with part-timers? Listen for yourselves!



Despite their second single being unappealing to me, they are fun and the genre itself while a gimmick, is unique and a great experience. Have any of you heard of them or any other kawaiicore bands?


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i saw an interview with him and it was weird. i don't mind that he likes to dress up like a girl with a beard but it's really weird that he sings with little girls :/
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Halloween is celebrated in North America but how well is it celebrated in Japan?
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Halloween in Japan is getting a lot more popular as the years go by and it'll likely be as big if not bigger than it is in the US. Right now in Japan, shops are full of Halloween and Christmas stuff, it's a little weird but that's how it is.

Here's something I wrote last year about Halloween in Japan, it's still relevant:
Halloween Gets Spookier By the Year in Japan

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Uggh he I know right! Halloween decorations were put for sale in September here ugghghghgh... One holiday at a time please!
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Mario Maker is a game that lets you build Mario levels and share them with others online. It's really cool because you get an unlimited amount of levels to play with. Is anyone else obsessed with this game? Maybe we can share level codes?
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I will be purchasing Mario Maker this weekend, it sounds like a great video game to play!
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I know there are a few things to do in Japan:
- Akihabara- Tokyo Tower- Japanese theater- Mount Fuji- Maid Cafe- Getting lost on the bullet train
What else is there to do in Japan besides those? I'm really interested but there aren't many travel guides yet.
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Of course! There's a lot more to do in Japan, Japan literally has tens of thousands of sight seeing things, and even more things that aren't well known to the general gaijin. For instance, I mentioned the maid cafe, which isn't exactly exclusive to Japan if you live in an area with a lot of Japanese interest or anime conventions... There are other kinds of cafes.

First: Maid Cafe
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(Already discussed)

Next: Gaming Cafe
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This is a different type of cafe where you go in and play games kind of like an internet cafe. These are gaining ground beyond just Japan and has even seen light in some parts of the US and all across east-asia.

Onwards: Themed Cafe
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From the Gundam cafes to the Moomin cafe, there's a theme cafe for a lot of different things in Japan.

Hardcore stuff: Cat Cafe
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If you're hardcore, you'll bring your cat to the cat cafe! There are many of these and oddly they are popular.

Okay, that's a lot of cafe stuff, but what about other things? Well, let's say you want to go to a museum that isn't relating so much to any world war... I present to you the Studio Ghibli museum!

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If you want some more anime related awesomeness, head over to Sakaiminato in the Tottori Prefecture to see statues of Mizuki's creation all over town. I'm not kidding! Unfortunately there's no way you'll be able to meet the famous Mizuki as he recently passed away a few days ago...

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I'll post some more stuff some other time to sight-see because I'm a little preoccupied trying to meet the Jappleng launch date smile

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I have a feeling that it would take a month just to get through the different types of cafe in Japan
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Can I necromance this thread because it's an amazing thread that deserves more attention!  I really want to learn more about Japan!!
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Yeah, the name is Ender, I'm the new kid but don't let that status fool you, I've been lurking around for months. It's better to just try things out sometimes, not because I'm interested or anything, but because I gotta know the territory in case you know, something goes wrong. *spits*
Naw, just kidding.  I've been a member for months but never really posted. Just thought to introduce myself. Add me if u wanna roleplay, my RP persona is like any dropout in anime.
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Welcome to Jappleng! I think you arrived just at the right time, it seems that more and more members are posting regularly too :D What does it mean to add you? See ya around!
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hey, thanks everyone and yeah, i meant it as in add me as a friend. see you'round!
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Mark, I don't understand the post system for jspot. how do i follow my posts and how come it keeps telling me there are new posts every time i reload the page when it's the same posts?
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Hi Ender, it's nice to see you around here again!

I don't understand the post system for jspot
Right now it might be a little confusing because there are quite a number of bugs that need to be resolved and new features that need to be added. These things will be tackled next week, so rest assured you won't be confused for too long.

how do i follow my posts
The subscription system is a little buggy right now, but when it works 100% you'll be able to see all the posts you've subscribed to. It will be a similar system to how J-Mail works where if you participate in a conversation, you're automatically subscribed until you decide to drop out of the conversation.

how come it keeps telling me there are new posts every time i reload the page when it's the same posts?
Another bug in the system. The "wall" isn't displaying content correctly and it's pretty annoying. Again, next week all that stuff will be fixed. Please be patient for one more week and it will work good just as expected!
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Nice cover image!
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Ender says
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Just finished prison school, funny show lol
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I know, it's pretty funny but not for everyone :P
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Hi Ender, I'm doing well! I hope you're doing well too smile
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Hi mark, how are you?
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tnx 4 adding me!
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Hello, my name is Ender. Pleased to meet you all *bows*
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