SPONGE BAWB!!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytHUb9U6i7I[/youtube]

As a once-avid fan of Spongebob, and one curious about Spongebob’s overseas popularity, this amuses me to no end.

(Also, take this to be my “not dead” post! Many things happened since October. I may begin occasionally posting things that are simpler to write about, like Japanese video games or conventions. Not often, just sometimes — and always with a theme.)

Animations from Cute to Cool

I enjoyed doing my past blog matsuri research for nice independent animations on the internet made by Japanese people. I should keep posting them from time to time. Here’s an adorable one I just saw, which is actually Taiwanese:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qCbiCxBd2M[/youtube]

Don’t read the comments there if you go to Youtube; though you should never read Youtube comments anyway.

Speaking of animation, I also just saw some pretty neat and elaborate sketch animations for the next Castlevania game. I actually don’t see these kinds of things often, so it’s really cool.

omg
BOOSH!

Download them here.

Kishidan’s New Album (And My Favorite Kishidan Songs)

It’s still Music Month! I hope you’re all working on your J-Blog Matsuri entries. The deadline approaches!

Kishidan, another of my favorite six-man bands, is releasing a new album: Kisarazu Graffiti!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xh8dZGHKgc[/youtube]

It came out a few days ago. I want it so, so bad.

Kishidan is one of my favorite Japanese bands. Singing songs with themes ranging from camaraderie to love to just plain badassery, their classic style is fierce and unforgettable. Jump the cut and see some of my favorite songs/videos of theirs!

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Steve from Portugal

More silly (and still somewhat Mario-related) video posts. This is one of many vids I watch when I’m in a bad mood, because it never fails to amuse me. It may be painful for some to watch, but certain gems of communication in this video have made their way into legend with me.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MusQqQVvuFQ[/youtube]

On that note, I always disliked Super Mario Land. It’s like the “red-headed stepchild” of Mario platformers, and Princess Daisy’s return to the series some decades later isn’t exactly as good as you’d hoped it would be in your younger years.