I made a Japanese movie poster for @nightinthewoodsgame out of impulse last night and I just finished it today. Everything was traced from Google Images results. All the text has been run through Google Translate.
“If efforts never lied, the one who practices the most would win time after time. But, as of course, no matter how hard a person works, if they can’t win, they can’t win. And conversely, much younger athletes may overtake them forcefully. Therefore, efforts do lie. But that doesn’t mean efforts are in vain. It is precisely because efforts lie that we are prompted to think about how to work hard in a different way, and find the correct direction in which to expend our efforts.” – Yuzuru Hanyu
So today (4/29/2017) I went to the Yuri on Ice Yuri on Stage event. To clarify though, I was not at the actual Tokyo event, rather a live viewing at a local movie theater. Which of course does alter the experience but it’s the next best thing. At first I thought the theater was only doing the afternoon session, but very last minute I ended up being able to attend both!
Child goes on adventure because he feels like it
Adventure of Link:
Child gets roped into another adventure because the girl from the first one won't wake up
Link to the Past:
Pig is the opposite of a furry and pretends to be human to conquer the world. New boy's uncle dies. He isn't having it.
Ocarina of Time:
Shows how Pig fell from attractive desert man to a furry. Also time travel.
Someone at Nintendo has issues. Also time travel.
Boy falls asleep and dreams of protecting his beach waifu.
Oracle of Seasons:
Boy gets a boner for a goddess incarnate and rescues her from an Iron Knuckle cosplayer
Oracle of Ages:
Same thing but the goddess is blue and the Iron Knuckle cosplayer is now a hot sorceress. Also time travel again.
Moana without dark skin or a female lead and also like 15 years before Moana.
Nintendo's fetishes get out of hand.
Four Swords Adventures:
This time there's FOUR BOYS. You did not have enough friends to play this game like it was meant to be played. Nobody did. Switch re-release pls.
The edgy one. If you were 13 at the time this was your favorite Zelda. You know exactly why. Introduced Edgy Waifu Supreme, who would hold that position for years to come.
Moana again but there's an asshole with you.
Choo choo. Girl dies.
It's the worst one. But it's still great. Also more time travel.
Link Between Worlds:
Link to the Past again but there's a shadow world where people are hotter and usually evil.
Boob Witch tears the timestream apart because of her boner. This time the time travels to you. A lot of people hated this /Japanese Made Action Game from Koei Tecmo/ for being too anime.
This time there's THREE BOYS. They ate the purple one for sustenance because Nintendo doesn't feed them anymore. Nobody liked this one. I lied this is the real worst one.
Breath of the Wild:
Religious dad fucks over the entire world. Amnesiac small boy catches things on fire.
You cannot say to the sun, ‘More sun,’ or to the rain, 'Less rain.’ To a man, geisha can only be half a wife. We are the wives of nightfall. And yet, to learn kindness after so much unkindness, to understand that a little girl with more courage than she knew, would find her prayers were answered, can that not be called happiness? After all these are not the memoirs of an empress, nor of a queen. These are memoirs of another kind.
fernweh - german: longing for far-off places; feeling homesick for a place you have never been to siping - filipino: the tender act of lying beside someone wabi-sabi (侘寂) - japanese: concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics, world view centered on the acceptance of the natural cycle of growth and decay gökotta - swedish: waking up early in the morning to go out to hear the birds sing aware (哀れ) - japanese: from the phrase “mono no aware” which translates to “a sensitivity to ephemera”; the impermanence of moments of transcendent beauty kyōiku mama (教育ママ) - japanese: a stereotyped figure in modern Japanese society portrayed as a mother who pushes her children into academic achievements muditā - sanskrit:
the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people’s well-being and happiness torschlusspanik - german:
literally “gate-closing panic”; refers to the fear of diminishing opportunities as one ages ichigo ichie (一期一会) - japanese: idiom that describes a cultural concept of treasuring gatherings with people; a reminder to cherish moments and meetings with people because they can never be replicated; each moment is always once in a lifetime saudade - portuguese: the bittersweet feeling of longing for or missing something or someone that you love and which or who is lost dapjeongneo (답정너) - korean: when somebody has already decided the answer they want to hear after asking a question and are waiting for you to say that exact answer aranyhíd - hungarian: literally “golden bridge”; defined as the glistening reflection of the sun on the ocean kyōka suigetsu (鏡花水月) - chinese: literally means “Mirror Flower, Water Moon”;
a visible entity that cannot be touched or grasped, like a flower reflected in a mirror or the moon reflected on the water’s surface yoko meshi (横飯) - japanese: literal meaning “a meal eaten sideways”; used to describe the stress of speaking a foreign language uitwaaien - dutch: literally to walk with the wind; the act of
walking outside in the fresh air to clear one’s head sprezzatura - italian: to make whatever one does or says appear to be effortless, studied carelessness; form of defensive irony (h)onne (本音) - japanese:more common with tatemae (建前); the contrast between a person’s true feelings and desires that are often kept hidden,
except with one’s closest friends (本音) and the socially acceptable behavior and opinions one displays in public (建前) guanxi (关系) - chinese: a central idea in the Chinese business society; the ways of getting things done by doing favours - “once a favour is done, an unspoken obligation exists, [so] people often try to refuse gifts, because, sooner or later, they may have to repay the debt” meraki (μεράκι) - greek:
doing something with passion, absolute devotion and attention, with soul and love; when you put something of yourself into what you’re doing pena ajena - (mexican) spanish: the embarrassment you feel
because of the actions of others
or someone else’s humiliation; second-hand embarrassment
I was introduced to Japanese YouTube and J-Vloggers through a friend and I watched a lot of videos when I was first learning Japanese. I do admit that I couldn’t understand EVERYTHING but YouTubers tend to repeat themselves often and you can see what they’re doing so you pick up a lot.
It’s important to distinguish J-Vloggers from Japanese Youtubers.
J-Vlogger is a term that usually refers to foreigners living in Japan who vlog regularly. Simon and Martina, Taylor R, Sharla, Micaela, Rachel & Jun, VenusAngelic, and Mimei are all J-vloggers. Their channels are mostly in English and they speak very little Japanese in their videos. Mimei actually does a lot of her videos in Japanese now but I wouldn’t recommend learning Japanese from her because she isn’t a native speaker. Her content is still really cute though.
Japanese Youtubers are usually native Japanese content creators. Their videos are all in Japanese usually with subtitles created by the community. They usually belong to the big partner group UUM but there are a few independents like PDR.
This is a great channel for beginners. @uni-venture mentioned him in her own post about this as Just Duncan. He’s a British-Japanese ハフwho spent much of his childhood in England but now currently lives in Japan with his wife and their cats. He speaks in Japanese in most of his videos with an even pace and simple videos. All of his videos are subtitled in English. He’s pretty unusual for a Japanese Youtuber because he isn’t attached to a major partner company and he mostly makes sarcastic joke videos and vlogs. He often talks about Convenience store customers and things that annoy him.
PDS is PDR’s younger brother Dante. Dante was much younger when the family moved back to Japan so he speaks no English and all of his videos are completely in Japanese. Only a few of them are subtitled in English (mostly older videos that Duncan subbed for him when they both still lived at home) and he speaks a lot faster. Despite his speed, Dante tends to repeat himself more often or use captions to emphasize words he’s using. For example I learned the word 交ぜる from one of his videos. Mostly he sits in his house and screams while doing something unnecessary like turning himself into a water balloon or fucking up one of his coffee tables. Occasionally he also make 20 minute long videos of himself trying to win something from a UFO catcher (claw machine) and throwing away like $35 in change. He is also a bodybuilder? So he occasionally makes videos about his fitness, but most of the time you would never know that because he does things like eat 100 Umaibo or deep fry an entire watermelon.
If you want to know how to use the particle ね you should really watch his videos.
Hajime is probably the most difficult of these YouTubers. He talks FAST and his words often are kind of slurrred to together. But I think his videos are often translated by the community and he repeats himself a lot so you can learn lots of stuff from him. He does a lot of dumb stuff like Dante. His videos include drinking too much of a drink that is meant to inflate your stomach to curb your appetite, making slime alone and nearly spilling it on the floor, and covering an entire room in those heat pads that you can stick to your skin. He also does some science-y videos sometimes. He’s a pretty big YouTube celebrity in Japan so his videos are usually a lot of fun.
If you want to learn how to use the phrase やばい！his videos are the best.
Yuka is kind of a legend. She’s a little Japanese woman who eats a LOT of food. The nice thing about her is that she eats pretty normally and unlike YouTubers who do this for the weird factor, she like legitimately enjoys everything she eats. She will like eat the entire Mister Donuts holiday menu and take time between don’t to discuss how fluffy the dough is and how refreshingly light the glaze is and so on. All of her videos are translated by the community. The translations are pretty good except the regular translator always translates 美味しい to Oishii which is not helpful and is really kind of annoying. In all honesty, Yuka is my life goals. Like she is my fave of all time. If my job could be to just eat like this girl, I would be living a dream.
If you want to learn how to talk about how you can’t handle spicy food, Yuka’s your girl.
I used to watch him all the time but now I really don’t? He is one of the biggest Japanese Youtubers who got famous for beatboxing. He often beatboxes in his videos and even has a video where he beatboxed for Ariana Grande when she was on tour in Japan. He mostly does like food and snack reviews where he gives a review at the end. Most of his videos have been subtitled in Japanese so that you can read while you watch if you want. I don’t know he’s really not my favorite tbh…
So this isn’t really a Youtuber. This is an idol group with an audience of middle aged men and young girls. However, Morning Musume is one of few Japanese music groups that has its music videos available to view in the United States and all of their music videos have English and Japanese subtitles which is very rare. If yo ucan get past the cheesy costumes and the general idolness of their videos, you can learn A LOT from them. Remember to keep in mind that the Japanese you’ll learn will be a little bit more awkward than vlog-style Japanese because it will come from song lyrics. To be completely honest though, I love muting their videos and playing like hip-hop and rap underneath of them because they match up shockingly well.
So this is technically more of a J-vlog channel but whatever. So this channel has actually ended but it’s the channel of Grace and Ryosuke, an international couple. Most of their videos are travel videos in English but some of them are cooking videos done entirely in Japanese with subtitles. Ryosuke is really good and speaks slowly in simple sentences so you can see what he’s making and hear him talk about it. He tries to do the videos with time constraints but doesn’t always do that. Their other videos are good too for culture lessons and general information about living in Japan.
So in all honesty, you probably won’t learn anything from him at all but I put him on here because I love his stuff. He, like many male Japanese Youtubers, is just like the master of pure idiocy. His channel is mostly him messing with his sister and making videos with quick, sudden jump cuts and loud slapping noises. He talks way too fast but he uses a lot of subtitles so you’ll get something. Eiji lives in the suburbs somewhere with his sister, grandparents, and parents and frequently just messes with all of them. Occasionally he purchases expensive cuts of beef, pours himself a couple of glasses of Mugicha (barley tea, god’s gift to mankind) and feasts alone in his kitchen. I just find him really entertaining I don’t know.
I think the lesson with him is to find things that make you want to learn Japanese. I don’t quite completely understand all of the humor in his videos but I really want to so I study Japanese.
blackpink have 5 songs but have won 10 awards, 8 music show awards, have 623M views on their korean mvs, have a total of 979,932,385 views in total on their youtube, have broken records for how fast they get views, have made a japanese debut and are endorsers for several brands and all this happened in just a year………they r so powerful