Segata Sanshiro still hasn't given up the fight after all these years.
I'm impressed how his form & wardrobe has improved over the years.
|Shanghai Tippytap |
thats quite the little baby tantrum he throws
|infinite zest |
I don't speak or know any Japanese so I'm just curious, what's the reason for this and the PS4 video? I don't care if they were staged or not, I'm just wondering: does it have to do with Japanese youth slacking off with these damn vidya games (just like the American one) instead of getting their studies done or is there some other father-son drama being played out here? Or is it just Japan and this is actually a TV show pilot for one of those shows with little laughing heads in the corners of the screen?
blue vein steel
i'm 90% sure they're both staged, and if so, then the motivation is the same for all the other staged "dad does something crazy" videos on youtube, which is:¯\_(ツ)_/¯ with a hope of making a few bucks if it gets a lot of views (with a dash of commentary on otaku culture).
even if it's staged, it still speaks of something real, that is the rift between the older generation, who has a work-ethic more rigid than the protestant one, who adopted corporate and familal loyalty and strict hierarchy and this generation, which bears many pejorative names in japanese like otaku etc. , because they are abandoning these values en masse for eternal adolescence, sounds similar to the story here in many ways . The fact that video exists already says too much. Kids living with their parents, cannot move out, although he bought his own console cannot really object when the patriarch ( maybe even scarier *because of the kawaii pyjamas ) asserts his right to violence. Here kids stand up to their fathers as a rite of passage. I don't think it is the case in Japan. Who knows?
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