| 73Q Music Videos | Vote On Clips | Submit | Login   |

Reddit Digg Stumble Facebook
Desc:there are hundreds of these
Category:Educational, Classic TV Clips
Tags:commercials, tv, Japan, culture
View Ratings
Register to vote for this video

People Who Liked This Video Also Liked:
NewsBusted 1/31/12
An Inconvenient Anime
The Monkees 1997 reunion special
Playstation All-Stars Battle Royal
Jew-Hating Elmo is Arrested
Oathkeeper Enraged Nobody's Starting this Goddamn Revolution
Brampton, Ontario teen girl's viral racist rant
Moment of Zen: Abort Every Black Baby
Seattle police officer punches a 17 year old girl
Empires of the Deep - Trailer
Comment count is 7
Do American commercials seem just as weird to the Japanese?
infinite zest
Short answer is no. Japanese commercials have always been like this whereas American commercials are slowly adopting the surreal and absurd (see Old Spice) in order to test the commercial-watching crowd, half of which believes the Charming Toiletpaper Bears are cute and the other half experiences furry-related orgasms

I have a feeling that the phenomenon is not so much that Japanese commercials are "weird" and more that American commercials are completely fucking boring and creatively bankrupt. Starburst and Old Spice had some of the more entertaining American television ad campaigns in the last decade or so and were considered "weird". When I think about it, they are likely par for the Japanese course.

I'm not trying to be all weaboo and say everything Japanese is better, but let's be honest: our marketing departments only break the script for the Super Bowl, of all fucking things.

Xenagama Warrior Princess
Was that Hard Gay?

Those mandom commercials are getting weirder.
Jet Bin Fever
Namie Amuro is still popular? I haven't kept up with Japanese music in years, and she's still doing stuff. Weird. I guess she is marginally more talented than the typical J-pop girl band bullshit.
I think my favorite commercial was the eyeglass one.
Register or login To Post a Comment

Video content copyright the respective clip/station owners please see hosting site for more information.
Privacy Statement