Crazyass Japanese Thing

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The trailer for animator Hitoshi Takekiyo's After School Midnighters is the best video about a classroom anatomy model come to life to befriend/terrorize kindergarteners you will see today, hands down.

Here's the totally WTF official synopsis:

The main character 'Kynst Lijk' is a human body model that stands in a science room of an elementary school. Kynst Lijk also reigns over the school after midnight. One day, when a naughty kindergarden trio accidentally meets him

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Mameshiba are a decidedly unappetizing race of dog-faced legumes that spout bizarre, unsolicited trivia nuggets.

They initially starred in a series of 20 interstitials produced by the Tokyo-based advertising agency Dentsu.

Here are all 20, in chronological order.

[d-a-n.]

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At Men Baka Ichidai in Kyoto, the house specialty is fire-flavored ramen noodles.

[japanprobe.]

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Crazyass Japanese Thing of the Day: The "researchers" at Japanese news blog RocketNews24 decided to cook a McDonald's meal on a bed of rice inside a rice cooker. Why? Because apparently "a Big Mac, french fries and chicken nuggets taste amazing when cooked in a rice cooker."

Also: Japan.

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Crazyass Japanese Thing of the Day: Zookeepers and security guards at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo conducted their annual escaped-Rhino drill this week.

As always, it was incredibly Japanese.

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Crazyass Japanese Thing of the Day: Hooters and Hello Kitty -- together at last?

Hooters Tokyo has teamed up with Sanrio to offer the first 1,000 Valentine's Day patrons special commemorative pins featuring Hello Kitty dressed up as a Hooters waitress which apprently is not creepy at all.

In addition, the boobs and hot wings joint will be serving two li

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Lights Out: Michel Gondry tries his foot at directing a Japanese department store commercial. 

[copyranter.]

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Respect Sh*t Up of the Day: After their national team defeated Denmark during last year's World Cup, Japanese soccer fans took to the streets of Tokyo to celebrate.

Being that this is Japan, the "hooligans" politely moved to the sidewalk every time the traffic light turned green, and resumed their celebration only after ensuring the light was red.

[reddit.]

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Sick Playground Slide of the Day: According to this video's description, "they get to have cool playground equipment like this in Japan because their mom's [sic] have no word for 'worry'."

I don't know about that last part, but holy hell is this playground slide the coolest.

[neatorama.]

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Crazyass Japanese Thing of the Day: Naturally, the Japanese are light-years ahead of everyone else in calorie-burning underwear technology.

[weirdasia.]

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Crazyass Japanese Thing of the Day: The craziest thing about this Japanese milk commercial? How far away this family lives from the nearest convenience store.

[wtfjapan.]

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Crazyass Japanese Thing of the Day: "Shōwa Generation" mock K-popsters Girls' Generation with a parody of their 2009 hit song "Gee."

tl;dr: Japan.

[reddit.]

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Crazyass Japanese Thing of the Day: A Japanese soccer team takes on its toughest opponent yet: 100 kids.

[reddit.]

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Crazyass Japanese Thing of the Day: Japan's version of Capture the Flag is no f*cking joke.

[fark.]