Nothing says Little Red Riding Hood like forest creatures with pendulous bosoms.
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This commercial is just kind of messed up. Admin, where do you find this stuff? The Japanese equivalent of Telemundo?
It's an ad for a building society, harping on in the most blunt way about how your investment will... um... mature. http://unicornjelly.com/oldforums/viewtopic.php?p=69453#69453 for a more erudite explanation and heaps of off-topicness.
The one guy has balls, and the rest have boobs....
one explanation a pimp and his hoes.. that doesnt explain the japanese girl.... ughhhh
"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...
Hmm i don't like the crazy bigger than life animals... I think i'm scarred for life.
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.
Im not even going to attempt to read your post mr miyagi, im much too lazy.
either that animal had a low chest or he has HUGE testes.
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.
Erm... maybe I should have clicked the game first, instead of the vid. Odd. Very odd. And thanks for the explanations.
ngyeh learning! ngyeh! ngyeh!
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.
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:
Where is "expanding balls" in this song..?
I guess it implies under "service mansion". :P
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]!
Then at the end, "ii na sa-bisu" which means "Good service"
everyone knows that raccoons are nature's love machines. duh.
Animals with giant hairy boobs and giant hairy balls.
I think I'm done with the internet for today.
the raccoon reminds me of pom poko. an anime about racoons in japan fighting to save their forest home. with their huge balls.
This has GOT to be some freaky ad for breast implants or something, no other explanation.
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