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 No.613[Reply]

Does anyone know why - and how - the "nudity must be blurred" law still exists in Japan? It was instituted by the US during the WWII occupation. How the fuck is it *still* in effect in an eastern society like Japan?
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 No.631

>>616

Isn't there also some genital parade in Japan?

 No.636

Any material that might negatively affect the 'natural' feeling of shame that is linked to anything sexual is banned by law.

In practice, they have for some reason decided to just blur or cover with black bars or make a 'proud sword' a proud swor and call it good after that. It's more a practice than a law.

 No.646

I think it's some vague "obscenity" law that has come to be defined as "literally anything goes just as long as you blur out the genitals".

Fun fact: child porn was legal in Japan until 1999, when it was made illegal due to pressure from the US.

 No.648

>Japanese politicians
>changing any law ever

 No.660

>>636

What is a "proud sword"?



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 No.608[Reply]

Does Uboachan know of Gegege No Kitaro?
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 No.612

I love GeGeGe no Kitaro. I've only seen the '60s version and the '80s version, though.

 No.614

>>612
Have you read the Manga? Pretty damn good, though there isn't much translated sadly.

 No.617

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Speaking of which, you can find the manga here:

http://www.mangahere.com/manga/gegege_no_kitarou/c001/

34 chapters, though Kitaro's Night Tales ends rather abruptly and the whole thing gets rebooted into one-shots. So keep that in mind while reading.

 No.653

did you guys see the short anime Hakaba Kitaro that came out a couple of years ago? it was the fuckin shit… only 12 episodes, though

 No.654

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>>653
I watched it right after finishing the manga. Really good stuff! As I understand there's a Kitaro series every decade, and it's been this way since 1960.



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 No.585[Reply]

MP3:NICOSOUND
http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm21922678

CAPTION:YUMENIKKI WIKI
本来、昇天は復活祭から40日後(復活祭の日を第1日と数えるため、実際には39日後。
正確な表現では、復活祭から数えて6回目の日曜日後の木曜日。)
Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter (following the count given in Acts 1:3),
although some Roman Catholic provinces have moved the observance to the following Sunday.

http://yumenikki.wikia.com/wiki/Effects(name)

GAME:kikiyama
http://www3.nns.ne.jp/pri/tk-mto/

MOVIE:MINORUSHINE(mylist/36019470)
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 No.632

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MP3:NICOSOUND
http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm22166587

CAPTION:YUMENIKKI WIKI
諸聖人の日(英: All Saints' Day)は、全ての聖人と殉教者を記念する日。
カトリック教会の典礼暦では11月1日。
All Saints' Day is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints%27_Day

00 六根清浄(Purification of the Six Roots)
01 LSD自転車旅行の日(Bicycle Day)
02 サンダンスの儀式(Sun Dance)
03 ナツメグ肝(Nutmeg Liver)
04 ホピ族の蛇踊り(Snake Dance)
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MP3:NICOSOUND
http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm22190146

死者の日(ししゃのひ)または万霊節(ばんれいせつ、All Soul’s Day)は、キリスト教で全ての死者の魂のために祈りを捧げる日である。ローマ・カトリック教会では正式には「The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed」(信仰を持って逝った人全ての記念日)と呼ぶ。
In Western Christianity, All Souls' Day, also known as the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed,[1] is observed principally in the Catholic Church, although some churches of the Anglican Communion and the Old Catholic Churches also celebrate it;[1]

カトリック教会では、諸聖人の日(諸聖人の祭日・万聖節)の翌日の11月2日である。
the observance is the third day of Hallowmas and annually occurs on November 2.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Souls%27_Day

CAPTION:YUMENIKKI WIKI
01 六窓(Six Windows)
02 真夏の夜の夢(A Midsummer Night's Dream)
03 緑の小人(Little Green Man)
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 No.650

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PICNIC IN MARS 2
http://mars.ukime.org/

火星ピクニック2は
無事に終了いたしました。
皆さん本当に
有難うございました!
Mars picnic 2
Was finished safely.
Really everyone
Thank you!

簡易レポとご挨拶はコチラ。
Greetings and simple repo is here.

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 No.651

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【レミニセンス(Reminiscence)】
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%AC%E3%83%9F%E3%83%8B%E3%82%BB%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B9

【バラード(譚詩曲)】
…この現象はバラードP.B.Ballardによって明らかにされた(1913)。それによると,有意味の記憶材料は記銘されてから2~3日で最大のレミニッセンスを示すが,これをバラード=ウィリアムズ現象Ballard‐Williams phenomenaとよんでいる。

【ワード(無意味綴り)】
また無意味な事柄の記憶や運動学習などは5~10分後に思い出されやすく,これを短時間レミニッセンスまたはウォード=ホブランド現象Ward‐Hovland phenomenaとよぶ。…

【火星ピクニック2】ディセンション・デイ(Discension)【Mt.ピロノメ綺想団】
http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm22208705

MUSIC:Kikiyama
http://www3.nns.ne.jp/pri/tk-mto/

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 No.652

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【寝癖(Bed Hair)】
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%AF%9D%E7%99%96

寝癖(ねぐせ)は、起床時に毛髪が崩れた状態となることである。
就寝時に常に同じ体勢を取ることによって、発汗し蒸されて柔らかくなった毛髪が、
自然状態ではあり得ない状態で固化する。

(informal) Hair that stands out straight from the scalp and is therefore difficult to style,
because, or as if, it has been set that way by lying on it in bed.
Similar to bed head.

【火星ピクニック2】Poop Hair e.p.【Mt.KinoSpoon】
http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm22275046

MUSIC:Kikiyama
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 No.579[Reply]

So, with the final episode of Watamote having aired on Crunchyroll yesterday, what did everyone think of it?
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 No.597

It was rather depressing than cringeful. I began imagining what Tomoko would be like as an adult and was instantly reminded of my high school friends who could never get a date. They just sit at home all day now watching anime and soap operas, play ACNL, and babble on Twitter about nothing into the void.

And then I realised that was also me.
Then I cringed.

 No.599

>>597
I can only wonder what your feels were when you saw that one episode with the club submission.

 No.600

>>597
Are they happy?

 No.602

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>>600
People aren't made for happiness. Fleeting satisfaction, perhaps, but definitely not happiness.

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>>602
Seconded.



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 No.536[Reply]

Free!
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 No.549

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This is a very fun show.
Makes me wanna go swimming every time I watch it.
I showed my friend two episodes and then we spent the rest of the day in her pool, pretending we were swimming anime

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 No.552[Reply]

Hey ubuu, what's a good site to read light novels online?
Seems like I only find stupid wiki shits, and they're ugly as fuck.

Online or where you can download it. I don't really care that much.

 No.555

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thank you very much for your cooperation, ubuu.



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 No.546[Reply]

日本語を話したいです。
私に話して下さい。
あなたは自分に話すことが出来ます。
何でもいい。

 No.547

三つ is supposed to be "You can talk to yourself." but I don't quite get the whole -self system yet.
ごめん、小さい知識を持っています。

 No.551

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勉強したくない 。_。
多い言葉は待っています。

今週は楽しい。友達のログキャビンに泊まっていました。昨日家に帰った。



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 No.407[Reply]

LET'S LEARN MOONSPEAK!

LESSON ONE: BASIC PHRASES!

こんにんにちわ。 「Konichiwa.] Hello.
おはよう。 「Ohio.] Hello. (In reply to Konichiwa.)
こんばんわ。 「Konbana.] Goodbye.

ですのですは____です。 「Watashi no naemea ___ desu.] My name is ____.

この馬鹿な言語お話さないよ。 「Kono utsukushii gongo wo hanashimasen.」 Sorry, I don't speak Japanese.
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 No.487

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I dunno why the moon wizadry forum doesn't have a single topic on moonspeak, so here's all my links. Some are shit, some are not.

http://jisho.org/
Fantastic dictionary. You can look up kanji by radicals here, which is fucking great. The rest of the functionality is basically ripped off of
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1C
which is a little bit more complex. There's sentences, there's a name dictionary, tons of specific/specialized words/phrases.

http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/
"All Japanese All The Time" is the Japanese teaching coach everyone should have. If Khatz is not already your god, he will be.
http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/
The Japanese textbook you never knew you wish you had.

http://kanjisite.tripod.com/kfs4k.html
JLPT Kanji for levels 4 3 and 2. Pretty handy. I like it because it has more compounds listed than the About site, and I fucking love kanji compounds.

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 No.493

>>487

Thanks dude, in a year or something I'm gonna talk nihongo with you here.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.

 No.502

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>>493
I look forward to that day.


So, more audio, as if you couldn't just vomit some kanji into the YouTube search bar and find a shitton of it yourself:

http://fantajikan.com/lineup/eizo/index.html
Simple stories with pictures.

http://japanese.about.com/od/japanesechildrensbooks/Japanese_Childrens_Books.htm
A few stories, this time with transcriptions and vocab.

http://www.fnn-news.com/
News with transcriptions.
Do you even how great that is.
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 No.539

ohayou means good morning. Silly. Konnichiwa meens good afternoon. konbanwa means good night.

 No.548

>>539
ジョーク  >>>>>>      *





あなたの頭 >>>>>>  ( ?´_ゝ`)



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 No.393[Reply]

A oneshot about bullying that has been circulating recently. I thought some people here would be interested in reading this, it's really good.

(http://www.mangapark.com/manga/koe-no-katachi)
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 No.504

i just read this and it was really good.

difficult to read though if someone doesn't tell you about the content first though.

 No.514

SPOILERS It pissed me off so much when her hearing aids got ripped out. If its one of those cochlear implants theres a rod that goes inside the nerve of your ear, and that mustve fucking HUR to get it ripped out.

 No.515

>>514

I understand your feelings; you cannot know how much I wished to be there and help her…

 No.519

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Holy shit that first kanji.
Is that voice, half of kill, and ear?
Why is there a voice kanji in the voice kanji? Jesus fucking Christ what the fuck does that even

 No.550

>>519
It's just the old form of 声



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 No.19[Reply]

maho shojo thread
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 No.368

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Do you know who else was a magical girl?

 No.422

>>19
To date I find it weird that Japan does such things.

 No.444

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>>368
Would you like to be tortured, flayed, brutalized and a martyr for the sins of others? Pic related.

 No.486

Wondering… has anyone here seen/heard of the trend "Don’t search for Madoka on pixiv"?

Apparently there is a specific artist on pixiv who "is uploading in masses of extremely horrific images and cryptic and eerie illustrations followed by death threats and murder intentions that are causing a huge commotion among the fans and the pixiv staff."

I checked out their (姫草アリスの憂鬱 or The Melancholy of Himekusa Alice's) pixiv and I was actually very underwhelmed. (I actually thought some of em' were pretty cool but /slightly/ unsettling)

Anyway, here's a link if you're curious (gore warning):
(http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?id=3301850)

I saw someone translate the titles, here are some of em':
"there’s no way that miracles or magic exist,
there’s no miracles or magic,
children are the first artists,
to love is to kill,
love you’ve become used to is routine work and conservative,
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 No.488

>>486
Were the uploaders mad about the series or something?



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