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Nothing says Little Red Riding Hood like forest creatures with pendulous bosoms.

20 Littlegrey Comments:

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January 28th, 2009 at 5:36 pm felis20 says:

This commercial is just kind of messed up. Admin, where do you find this stuff? The Japanese equivalent of Telemundo?

August 25th, 2008 at 6:53 am Cardboard Box says:

It's an ad for a building society, harping on in the most blunt way about how your investment will... um... mature. for a more erudite explanation and heaps of off-topicness.

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June 20th, 2008 at 7:44 pm The Misfits says:

The one guy has balls, and the rest have boobs....
one explanation a pimp and his hoes.. that doesnt explain the japanese girl.... ughhhh

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June 19th, 2008 at 4:50 pm s0ulreaper3 says:


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June 16th, 2008 at 2:54 pm TopMonkey says:

"the Japanese are more tolerant of low humor than most Western nations" You think? In America there would be an uproar at having a little girl confronted by large testicles. It would be seen as males trying to dominate the tiny weaker female with their massive male parts...

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June 16th, 2008 at 2:09 pm Glitch says:

Hmm i don't like the crazy bigger than life animals... I think i'm scarred for life.

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June 15th, 2008 at 10:54 pm Niruzz says:

So much comments, but im just going to stick with the whole: THAT RACOON OR W/E IT WAS HAS BALLS kind of comment, so... there.

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June 14th, 2008 at 10:57 pm audioxience says:

Im not even going to attempt to read your post mr miyagi, im much too lazy.

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June 13th, 2008 at 1:44 pm rjctd2timez247 says:

either that animal had a low chest or he has HUGE testes.

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June 13th, 2008 at 1:35 pm MrMiyagi says:

In my original post I made reference to the movie, Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko but didn't follow it up. For those who are interested:

Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko was a popular 1994 movie directed by Isao Takahata. "Heisei" is the name of the era of the current Japanese emperor (Akihito). As I mentioned, "Ponpoko" is the sound made by the Tanuki beating its tummy or its "golden balls."

The Tanuki community is driven away from their natural mountain habitat by humans, who are developing the area into a gigantic residential site. The movie also refers to a Tanuki named "Kincho," who is very famous in Kagawa, Shikoku.

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June 13th, 2008 at 12:59 pm duckwariorrandom says:

Erm... maybe I should have clicked the game first, instead of the vid. Odd. Very odd. And thanks for the explanations.

June 13th, 2008 at 12:39 pm cynnicysm says:

ngyeh learning! ngyeh! ngyeh!

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June 13th, 2008 at 12:36 pm nika says:

Wow..Thank you mister Miyagi.
I had no idea raccoon dog was originally named Tanuki, as embarrassing as it is for a biologist. I'll go stand in the corner for awhile, maybe wear underwear with spikes on the inside to punish myself.

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June 13th, 2008 at 12:18 pm MrMiyagi says:

For my non-Japanese friends, this is a depiction of a creature called a Tanuki in this ad. In a very famous children's song, "Shojoji no Tanuki Bayashi," the Tanuki beats its tummy, singing a song, having fun under the moon. The refrain of the song says "Ponpoko Pon no Pon." This is the sound made by Tanuki beating its tummy or "golden balls."

A curious and defining characteristic of Tanuki is its gigantic testes. According to some legends, the testicles / scrotum can be stretched to the size of eight tatami mats. Others point to the word Senjojiki (the space of 1,000 tatami mats) as an indication of the Tanuki's testes size. Called Kin-tama (Golden Balls) in Japanese, the testes are supposedly symbols of good luck rather than overt sexual symbols (the Japanese are more tolerant of low humor than most Western nations). In the movie Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko (see below), the Tanuki stretches out its scrotum as a parachute in a desperate suicide attack. In other Tanuki folklore, the Tanuki uses the testes as an impromptu drum, beating out the "ponpoko" sound (no pun intended).

In biological terms, the mythical Tanuki's large "golden balls" are a true depiction of the real-life Tanuki. According to evolutionary biologists, the Tanuki's scrotum is large because of fierce competition among Tanuki males for females. Phrased differently, Tanuki copulate frequently, and those Tanuki with larger testes size have a greater chance of getting their genes into the next generation. The same is true in the world of chimpanzees.

Statues of tanuki can be found outside many Japanese temples and restaurants, especially noodle shops. These statues often wear big, cone-shaped hats and carry bottles of sake in one hand, and a promissory note (a bill it will never pay) or empty purse in the other hand. Tanuki statues always have large bellies. Older depictions of the tanuki show them as having large testicles as well, although this feature is often omitted in contemporary sculpture.

For more information see wikipedia's entry:

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June 13th, 2008 at 11:58 am nika says:

Where is "expanding balls" in this song..?
I guess it implies under "service mansion". :P

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June 13th, 2008 at 11:34 am sim says:

it turns out that this is an advertisement for a construction company the translation is as follows

Narrator: This is Anabuki Construction
Company's Campaign Girl, Anabukin-chan! She tries to be good just like any good girl, this Anabukin-chan!

Narrator:What's this? It seems that the
animals of the forest are coming to join her! Everyone is in good

everyone introduces them self
Anabukin-chan (you know her already!)
* Usagi (rabbit!)
* Kuma (bear!)
* Shika (deer!)
* Ookami (wolf!)

narrator shouts "Sei no!" which means a song is coming up!

everyone: Anabukin-chan, [go for it]!
Expanding dreams,
Service mansion!
Expanding hopes,
Service mansion!
Expanding chests,
Expanding, expanding,
Service mansion!

Then at the end, "ii na sa-bisu" which means "Good service"

June 13th, 2008 at 10:34 am cynnicysm says:

everyone knows that raccoons are nature's love machines. duh.

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June 13th, 2008 at 9:44 am nika says:

Animals with giant hairy boobs and giant hairy balls.
I think I'm done with the internet for today.

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June 13th, 2008 at 9:38 am sim says:

the raccoon reminds me of pom poko. an anime about racoons in japan fighting to save their forest home. with their huge balls.

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June 13th, 2008 at 9:23 am 00-Evan says:

This has GOT to be some freaky ad for breast implants or something, no other explanation.

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