Yep, that’s the same exact reaction I’d have if Akebono pulled that crazy stunt on me. WTF, Akebono-san? I’m just a kid (though I think Segata Sanshiro still wins in the unnecessary child-beating category). And is it just me, or does the “So Fun, So Fox” sound like something else? Now, you’ll have to forgive me, because I’ve really only seen part of one episode of Glee, so I don’t really know what it’s all about (they did well at the Golden Globes, right?), but I do know that they’re using one of my favorite people, Akebono Tarō, who is the first non-Japanese wrestler to make it to the top sumo rank of Yokozuna. That and he is a very large human.
I’m pretty sure this kind of behavior would be enough to put you in a psych ward, or at the very least out on the streets. Really though, who cares that Glee is coming to Japan? This is really just a great excuse to watch an (awesome) ex-sumo wrestler dance and sing. He’s looking good, too. I think he may have lost some weight.
It’s a bit interesting, though – we keep sending dramas their way (CSI, 24, Glee, etc) and they keep sending anime our way. Who will win this battle of television takeover, I wonder? Though, I can’t help but think that this 24 commercial puts America on the winning side.
My favorite line from the second song is “My phone bill is crazy, but my job pays for it…” Now that I actually watch it, though, I feel like there’s no way this could be an actual commercial… then again, Japanese commercials can get really, really weird.
P.S. Everyone’s gotta love Bob Sapp.
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