I open this topic to gather as much information as we can about japanese memes. I’m currently thinking of writing about 必須アモト酸 (Airmoto acid required, as translated by google >.<). Any information you can provide is appreciated :) (Also, I would like to know of the source from which your information is provided)
“Airmoto acid required” (It is a temporary title, as google translate seems inacurate to me)
“Airmoto acid required” is a tag created on Nico Nico Douga of many MAD videos based on Masami Hisamoto TV appearances. It’s centred on the actress Masami Hisamoto (久本雅美, Hisamoto Masami) and other people related to the shows or interviews she starred in. There is actually over 5000 videos tagged on Nico nico douga, with the most famous one scoring over 600 000 views. There is just over 500 on youtube because many are deleted due to copyright infringement.
The first occurrence of this meme started the 30 November 2007 on Nico nico douga, after a MAD movie of Masami Hisamoto was uploaded using Kirby’s gourmet race music. It featured this actress doing “PAN”, where she pose her hands on her face than shout while putting her hands away. This particular move was the start of many MAD movies and since then, many others were released which could contains people related to her.
Other notable characters :
* Daisaku Ikeda (池田大作 いけだ だいさく, Ikeda Daisaku) :
an old man sitting at a table hitting his table or doing strange moves. [Since I don’t know what he says in japanese, I can’t explain much]
* Ishikawa :
Fictionnal name for the actor who says “KONBAWA”.
* unnamed character behind Ishikawa :
Actor behind Ishikawa, who disappears in subsequent scenes. MAD movies uses the scene music sounds when this character appears.
* Kurachi Oshikake :
Fictionnal name for the actor who closes the door at Ishikawa.
English sources :
Wikipedia entry about Masami Hisamoto : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masami_Hisamoto
Japanese sources :
“Airmoto acid required” on Nico nico douga : http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/必須アモト酸
- Same sorted by recent date : http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/必須アモト酸?sort=f
- Same sorted by views : http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/必須アモト酸?sort=v
Nico nico douga encyclopedia : http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/必須アモト酸
- Article more related to her “PAN” move : http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/頭がパーン
Uncencyclopedia entry about “PAN” : http://ansaikuropedia.org/wiki/頭がパーン
EDIT : The page is here ! I’ve added mona_jp, 1983parrothead and omniputance to the list of users able to edit the page : http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/masami-hisamoto-hissu-amoto-san