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What about the Kokoro chan iu na fad? Is this MAD fad even popular and still on, mona?
here are some examples i found on youtube:

Aug 22, 2012 at 12:49PM EDT
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@gi97ol
Indeed, there are decent amount of MAD videos reusing her remark on NND.

But I feel defensive to creating its entry because if we start covering temporary fads of those fan creations which are based on the mere popularity of the original productions like this, we’ll have to make a lot of entries for every single animes, mangas and video games. Do you know how many new animes are aired in one year? they are more than 100…

Please imagine the reason why MAD editors use Kokoro’s remark in their videos. Are there any ridiculous, hilarious, epic or funny essences inspiring them? NO. They used her remark just because it was a well-heard formula in an anime aired in that time. Indeed, she’s cute, but it’s a designed cuteness by the creators.

So, they just replay her “readymade” cuteness in their videos without any additional interpretations or giving another meanings by themselves, and those videos are nothing more than fan creations that can’t be counted as internet phenomena.

JAKAJAN, Untan, and Ika Musume are similar case to this. To be honest, I think they must be deadpooled, though I’ve tweaked some of them.

Aug 23, 2012 at 04:40AM EDT
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mona_jpn wrote:

@gi97ol
Indeed, there are decent amount of MAD videos reusing her remark on NND.

But I feel defensive to creating its entry because if we start covering temporary fads of those fan creations which are based on the mere popularity of the original productions like this, we’ll have to make a lot of entries for every single animes, mangas and video games. Do you know how many new animes are aired in one year? they are more than 100…

Please imagine the reason why MAD editors use Kokoro’s remark in their videos. Are there any ridiculous, hilarious, epic or funny essences inspiring them? NO. They used her remark just because it was a well-heard formula in an anime aired in that time. Indeed, she’s cute, but it’s a designed cuteness by the creators.

So, they just replay her “readymade” cuteness in their videos without any additional interpretations or giving another meanings by themselves, and those videos are nothing more than fan creations that can’t be counted as internet phenomena.

JAKAJAN, Untan, and Ika Musume are similar case to this. To be honest, I think they must be deadpooled, though I’ve tweaked some of them.

Mona, you have entry mod powers. If you feel they should be deadpooled, deadpool them. I might disagree with you on Untan, as that has generated quite some media on both images and videos, but I won’t bother with the other two.

Aug 23, 2012 at 10:32AM EDT
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mona_jpn wrote:

@gi97ol
Indeed, there are decent amount of MAD videos reusing her remark on NND.

But I feel defensive to creating its entry because if we start covering temporary fads of those fan creations which are based on the mere popularity of the original productions like this, we’ll have to make a lot of entries for every single animes, mangas and video games. Do you know how many new animes are aired in one year? they are more than 100…

Please imagine the reason why MAD editors use Kokoro’s remark in their videos. Are there any ridiculous, hilarious, epic or funny essences inspiring them? NO. They used her remark just because it was a well-heard formula in an anime aired in that time. Indeed, she’s cute, but it’s a designed cuteness by the creators.

So, they just replay her “readymade” cuteness in their videos without any additional interpretations or giving another meanings by themselves, and those videos are nothing more than fan creations that can’t be counted as internet phenomena.

JAKAJAN, Untan, and Ika Musume are similar case to this. To be honest, I think they must be deadpooled, though I’ve tweaked some of them.

Untan is something great, popular, too and shouldn’t be deadpooled…
Jakajan contains nothing valuable. This can be deadpooled.
Ika Musume… I’m not sure.. are there still any MADs or anything else released lately?

and yes… you are completely.right..
this kokoro thing is just a fan creation thing…
But really, I’m starting to think, that animes are getting worse and the only reason of animes getting worse is just “lack of creativity”. Isn’t that so or do you disagree?

Aug 24, 2012 at 05:40AM EDT
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@RandomMan

Please look at the comment section in Ika Musume’s entry. Not few people want KYM to confirm that. if I were sure that I had the same thought with other mods and admins, I wouldn’t think twice about deadpooling this kind of entries. But I don’t have an actual feeling like this.

I think it’s not the matter that moderators can solve by their discretions, but the matter of lacking of the philosophy or the consistent editing policy of KYM which can be formulated only by admins.

And sadly, they do only following current phenomenon for earning daily accesses…

@gi97ol

When I was young, I had the same feeling to you:) But sadly, now I’m an oldfag and can’t share your “fresh” feeling.

Indeed, the quality of animes may seem to be getting worse by less-creative creators. however, not limited to animes, the history of entertainment is repetitions like sea waves, which consists of an appearing of one breakthrough and a massive production of its cheap copies. It’s lucky thing for us that we meet one masterpiece in one or two decades.

Besides, almost all popular genres in fictional stories such as space operas, science fictions, sword & magic fantasies, and recently trending “daily life” genre have been almost completely developed during the last of few decades. So, it’s getting harder to cause an innovation in each genres.

So, it’s nothing more than an “ebbing tide”, and all what we can do as consumer is waiting for coming of the next wave.

Aug 26, 2012 at 11:33AM EDT
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JAKA JAN (じゃかじゃん)

For contribution to the discussion, I rewrote this entry.

Like this, every single MAD series on NND increases its amount along with time, and reaches enough amount to look like something notable at some time. And all of them has one or two episodes in its backgrounds, contexts, or circumstances. We can easily create entries for them only by picking up those information.

As I said, I’m not positive about creating those kind of entries. I won’t do this by my will. But if they are acceptable in KYM, they are not the target of deadpool, but should be maintained by mods and others.

And, the decision can be done only by admins.

Aug 27, 2012 at 11:41AM EDT
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What about the Total Media Agency MADs?
トータル・メディア・エージェンシー is popular to me.
What do you think?

Aug 29, 2012 at 02:46PM EDT
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mona_jpn wrote:

@1983parrothead

Roger. “Miyoco” and “Noroi no Yakata” are now added to our tweaking plan. it will be nice for us to pick up additional videos by their page views on NND, as usual.

> Futae no Kiwami
One of the reason why I can’t get motivated to this meme is that it’s hard to share funniness of Japanese misheard phrases with you guys. I tried it in the article of “Matsuda, you idiot!”. But you guys basically enjoy the surficial ridiculousness of shouts, and don’t care the meanings of those phrases.

So, it’s “lots of pain and not much gain” for me…

> Prius
That is “Electric vehicle warning sounds series” (車両接近通報装置シリーズ) video.

NND Search results for 車両接近通報装置シリーズ

It became a fad on NND in the middle of 2010 partly due to its awfully convenient editing style, just swapping warning sounds. Because of this, there are more than 500 videos on NND.

Though I don’t like non-creative people’s fads like this, if it’s easy for you guys to make sense of, it’ll deserve to have an entry.

@RandomMan

Oh, wait. I didn’t talk if it deserve to have an entry, but just talked about its history and present situation :-)

Perhaps, it may be enjoyable for you Westerners because it reuses WWE video games. But if we make an entry, we’ll need a bit more basic research because I can’t remind its actual impact on the Japanese web in those days.

@mona_jpn

-> “Electric Vehicle Warning Sounds Series (車両接近通報装置シリーズ)”

Opinions aren’t necessary when it comes to featuring, confirming, submitting or deadpooling entries. It all depends on which of the four I mentioned it matches. In other words, if it’s as large as any confirmed meme, then an entry submission is necessary. I find some videos to hilariously make sense, perhaps especially with a translation script.

-> Bad news

I’m going to have to start all over in uploading several of the same videos from my alter-ego YouTube account MHMemeDoubleYourFun, because it is now permanently disabled. You probably don’t care how it got its user name, but it’s fully titled “Masami Hisamoto Meme Double Your Fun”, with “Double Your Fun” derived from Chris Brown’s song “Forever”, which I first saw this on television during the creation of this account, which is based on another Internet meme:

The Office – Jim and Pam getting married dance [ JK Wedding Entrance Dance Style ] from Larsen on Vimeo.

Not only that account is permanently disabled, but some Hissu Amoto San / Airmoto videos in my metacafe account were removed. Dailymotion is vulnerable to Shiano Art, but none of the related videos I uploaded have been removed, yet. My next choices are Vimeo (like the video above) and Funny or Die (which I have below):

http://www.funnyordie.com/account/videos/1

Aug 31, 2012 at 02:01AM EDT
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gi97ol wrote:

What about the Total Media Agency MADs?
トータル・メディア・エージェンシー is popular to me.
What do you think?

> Total Media Agency (TMA)

You are the age that shouldn’t watch those videos even if they don’t include explicit scenes. We, the gentlemen, have to send a notice to your parent about your immoral activity on the internet as soon as possible!!

… well, so much for preliminaries.

As you may know, TMA is a porn video company which is good at parody of animes. They’ve produce the porn videos parodying such as “K-ON!”, “Lucky Star”, “Nichijou”, “Fate/Stay Knight” and “Stein’s Gate” since after the middle of 2000s.

  • NND – Search results for TMA

On NND, there are nearly 500 videos related to this company. But most of them are just non-explicit scenes ripped from the videos for the purpose of comparison to the original animes. the parodies for TMA’s products including MADs aren’t so many nor don’t have much of a presence on the web.

So, we can’t consider those videos as something notable which deserves to have an entry.

Aug 31, 2012 at 10:24AM EDT
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mona_jpn wrote:

> Total Media Agency (TMA)

You are the age that shouldn’t watch those videos even if they don’t include explicit scenes. We, the gentlemen, have to send a notice to your parent about your immoral activity on the internet as soon as possible!!

… well, so much for preliminaries.

As you may know, TMA is a porn video company which is good at parody of animes. They’ve produce the porn videos parodying such as “K-ON!”, “Lucky Star”, “Nichijou”, “Fate/Stay Knight” and “Stein’s Gate” since after the middle of 2000s.

  • NND – Search results for TMA

On NND, there are nearly 500 videos related to this company. But most of them are just non-explicit scenes ripped from the videos for the purpose of comparison to the original animes. the parodies for TMA’s products including MADs aren’t so many nor don’t have much of a presence on the web.

So, we can’t consider those videos as something notable which deserves to have an entry.

I know, that they parody animes into pornography…
sometimes their funny… and of course i wouldn’t watch these uncensored videos…
My hobby is not watching porn

Aug 31, 2012 at 03:43PM EDT
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@1983parrothead

Sorry. I really don’t like a “banquet of fools” like that…
Anyway, I guess we don’t have to describe a lot of things for making its article. Our work will be easy.

> Bad news

The reason why Airmoto videos on NND are rarely deleted by Shinano Art is that NND users have been operating a large protest campaign against their deletion.

Since 2008, NND users have been immediately reviving removed videos faster than the speed of their deletion, and increased the amount of videos, everytime when Shinano Art caused the action.

So, Shinano art has given up removing and chose to deliberately ignore them not to spread their bad reputation any more.

Unless the same campaign were operated in other video sharing services, we wouldn’t be able to keep Airmoto videos on those websites…

@gi97ol

HAHAHA. Whether it is true or not, it’s the right attitude as a gentleman:)

Sep 04, 2012 at 01:38PM EDT
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:(
But why NND? It’s the only website…

And also.. Airmoto videos still can’t live on YouTube, eh?
Oh man… YouTube’s such a fun destroying bitch.

しかし、一部airmoto動画をYouTube上で生存していた。 (But some airmoto videos survived on youtube)
here are some:

Last edited Sep 05, 2012 at 02:31PM EDT
Sep 05, 2012 at 02:27PM EDT
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@gi97ol
SGI has deleted videos at random times, and their check isn’t so strict. So, several videos are surviving for a long time. However, soon or later, those videos will follow the same fate as many previous Airmoto videos on YT.

Sep 06, 2012 at 12:29PM EDT
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Mona, I discovered something else on Nico Nico Douga all of a sudden.
Who or what is sm666?
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm666

Sep 06, 2012 at 03:51PM EDT
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@gi97ol

I think you are referring to this.

Sep 06, 2012 at 10:51PM EDT
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Tomberry wrote:

@gi97ol

I think you are referring to this.

Oh thank you!
It’s damn creepy to me…
If it would be real, than It would be very funny. funny.. hehe 8(

Sep 07, 2012 at 04:50AM EDT
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I’ve finished changing the main subject of that article from Ika musume, the character, to parodies of its op theme song.

Sep 07, 2012 at 12:25PM EDT
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Mona,
you should add following information to the Gachimuchi entry:

Some of the MAD videos are accompanied with Aka-san / Geddo Baby, that was popular in the censored Gachimuchi footages.

Sep 08, 2012 at 10:29AM EDT
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gi97ol wrote:

Mona,
you should add following information to the Gachimuchi entry:

Some of the MAD videos are accompanied with Aka-san / Geddo Baby, that was popular in the censored Gachimuchi footages.

Yeah, I know. Other members also gave this suggestion on this thread in before.

In addition, though it have been already confirmed by our dear admins, a large amount of important information required to describe this online phenomena are lacking from the article.

So, we need to do a massive rehaul to Billy and other articles for memes in the Gachimuchi Universe.

Hmmm… There is still so much left to do…

Sep 08, 2012 at 12:24PM EDT
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@mona_jpn

Hissu Amoto San / Airmoto isn’t alone on this problem. The Downfall / Hitler Reacts meme and some Death Note-related ones like “Matsuda, You Idiot!”, also suffered major deletions while several users reuploaded them to other video-sharing websites.

Are any of Hissu Amoto San / Airmoto’s characters becoming a sub-meme? I’m not sure, but Ishikawa and his related ones might be, because they made numerous cameo appearances probably more than other Hissu Amoto San / Airmoto characters. YouTube user yamas03 popularized the Ishikawa characters, while a M.U.G.E.N character based on Ishikawa is WIP, but I don’t know if it’s complete, yet.

Besides Vimeo and Funny or Die, other video-sharing websites that probably can avoid Shinano Art are Photobucket, ImageShack and some obscure ones that I have yet to locate.

Sep 08, 2012 at 06:21PM EDT
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@1983parrothead

> deletion

Indeed. Japanese companies, particular VAP (Death Note), Sony Group (Futae no Kiwami, etc), Tokyo Broadcasting Service (K-ON, Ika Musume, etc…), are strictly deleting parodies reusing their products on video sharing service.

Sadly, most of Japanese copyright holders are opposite to reusing their products in user generated contents. Moreover, Japanese copyright laws don’t allow “fair use” to the citizens yet. In this circumstance, almost all fan creations, parodies, remixes, and MADs are illegal contents in Japan.

So we can’t argue anything against their rightful activity…

> Ishikawa

He is nothing more than a useful resource that is easy for editors to remix. Unless he is treated as a main subject of mockery, given an another meaning separated from Airmoto, in MAD videos, we don’t need to give him his own entry. I think so.

> video sharing websites

Probably Shinano Art can’t send claims to Russian or Arabic web services:)

Sep 09, 2012 at 12:27PM EDT
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How can we forget Lucky Star?
It has a big internet popularity in fan arts, MADs and other! :)

Related Entries:
Motteke Sailor Fuku, Paffendorf Dance, Timotei, X de Gozaimasu, Sky High, Tsukasa plays the recorder, Sand Canyon,

Sep 11, 2012 at 06:09AM EDT
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These days, I can’t soar my motivation to write up one entry.
On the other hand, many new topics pop up on the Web, and sooner or later, we have to catch them up.

So, I leave several trending topics here. Gentlemen, please review it instead of me.

Atsuko Maeda picked up like a princess. (collage photo fad)

Atsuko Maeda, an ex front member of the Japanese pop idol group AKB48, was photoed her heavy drunk on the street by a gossip magazine. One of those shameful photos that an actor, suspected as her boyfriend, was carrying “bare-assed” her in “princess-carry” style became to a subject of a mockery partly due to strong antipathy against AKB48 among many Japanese people.

Examples

news source
Getnews.jp – 前田敦子と佐藤健の熱愛疑惑写真がネット上でコラージュされまくり話題に! 過去にコラージュの標的になった素材たち – ガジェット通信

photo collection
前田敦子と佐藤健のコラ画像下さいwwww – 勝つる2chまとめブログ

it’s still a small fad. Need more variations to make an entry.

Draw X in Y’s style (illustration fad)

“Draw Miku Hatsune in Hiroshi Arakawa’s style” (Hiroshi Arakawa: the author of full metal alchemist)

This is a sort of game fad among illustrators/mangakas, which uses a Japanese popular twitter-related service Shindan Maker. Not limited to amatuer, professional artists sometimes join into this fad’s bandwagon.

You can get an order like this below on your TL after you put your twitter ID to this page.

“If this tweet get retweeted, Draw X in Y’s style.”

X and Y randomly list up both a popular character in anime/manga/advert/video games and a Japanese popular illustrator or mangaka.

Since famous illustrators/mangakas join into this game and post their illustrations on Twitter, it has been quickly spreading among Japanese Twitter users.

News Sources

Illustration collection
Naver Matome – RTされたらあなたは〇〇の絵柄で〇〇を描きましょう

Some of you may imagine the similarity to “Alternative Universe” to this fad. But in Japan, we don’t have such a concept because there are hundreds of thousands of mangakas who are established their own style in the history in near 100 years, and it is already included in the mainstream of manga culture that we cite an artist’s style respectfully. The great evidence of this is Doujin comics which are continuing since 1970’s.

Sabba Doobie Touch Henshin!! (musial remix/MAD video fad)


note: This video will be soon deleted by the copyright holder.

This catch phrase came from “Kamen Rider Wizard”, the newest season in Tokusatsu TV show Kamen rider series began to be aired in this month.

Since the 1st episode, viewers have been obsessed with the annoying chatting by Wizardriver, a transformation (Henshin) belt of this season’s Kamen Rider.

And the most impressive phrase is “Sabba Doobie Touch Henshin!!” (シャバドゥビタッチヘーンシーン!!) which was sung by the belt at the beggining of the transformation. Its groovy singing caught much attention of the Japanese internet users and soon became to a subject of parodies on NND.

Search results on NND シャバドゥビタッチヘーンシーン!!

Examples

People usually soon get tired of this kind of remix fad which is consisting of only one resource. Unless several internet news sites report this fad, we won’t need to work for this.

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Sep 13, 2012 at 10:39AM EDT
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@mona_jpn

I’m also losing motivation, because of too many concerns in reality pulling me away from the Internet, especially giving my bedroom a major clutter clear-up and a slight makeover. Plus, this Christmas, I am hoping to have an OpenPandora 1 Ghz. Edition and the best Asus EEE PC netbook to make it easier for me to support you and others.

-> Deletion

I forgot to say that some Hissu Amoto San videos I uploaded were missed out by Shinano Art, then perhaps deleted later.

This video shows how to challenge take downs like the ones by Shinano Art:

-> Video-sharing websites

Russian and Arabic websites sound like good choices, as long as we don’t use Japanese text.

Sep 18, 2012 at 10:55PM EDT
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1983parrothead wrote:

@mona_jpn

I’m also losing motivation, because of too many concerns in reality pulling me away from the Internet, especially giving my bedroom a major clutter clear-up and a slight makeover. Plus, this Christmas, I am hoping to have an OpenPandora 1 Ghz. Edition and the best Asus EEE PC netbook to make it easier for me to support you and others.

-> Deletion

I forgot to say that some Hissu Amoto San videos I uploaded were missed out by Shinano Art, then perhaps deleted later.

This video shows how to challenge take downs like the ones by Shinano Art:

-> Video-sharing websites

Russian and Arabic websites sound like good choices, as long as we don’t use Japanese text.

Well… I sometimes write, to whom this belongs and then copy/paste the 1976 copyright act. This is all and it also works very well…
But I want to know how to bring a deleted video back. This is difficult.

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Sep 19, 2012 at 02:14PM EDT
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I found two series of MAD videos, and when thought of together, they make me think of Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice”. These are FIREFIRE from beatmania and SnowGoose from jubeat.

Sep 21, 2012 at 09:17PM EDT
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1983parrothead wrote:

I found two series of MAD videos, and when thought of together, they make me think of Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice”. These are FIREFIRE from beatmania and SnowGoose from jubeat.

FireFire is an old musical resource which was occasionally reused in MAD videos around 2007-2009, the early stages of NND’s MAD scene. and it wasn’t so popular.

  • NND – search results for FIREFIRE (about 90)

Snow Goose is also old resource, but has more MAD videos than FireFire. In addition, it’s easy for us to write an article for this song because the trigger video that led the popularity to this song is clear.

  • NND – search results for SnowGoose (about 240)

I may add “Second Heaven” to the BEMANI songs that aren’t added to KYMdb yet. It has enough amount of videos to be called popular resource.

I think that SnowGoose and Second Heaven are last songs that deserve to have its own entry. We are allowed to ignore other remaining BEMANI songs.

Sep 22, 2012 at 04:10AM EDT
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@mona_jpn

Shall the secondheaven entry mention FIREFIRE, since they’re pretty much two different versions of the same song?

For SnowGoose, we’ll start it’s entry during the beginning of this year’s holiday season.

For the 車両接近通報装置シリーズ, do you want me to write its entry, or do you want to?

Sep 25, 2012 at 05:07PM EDT
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I’ve finally done rewriting Futae no Kiwami… But I can’t have good translations for these Spanish/Portuguese quotes below.

  • En ese caso
  • Você não pode
  • Não faça isso

Would anyone give me good translations for these?

@1983parrothead

> Second Heaven and FIREFIRE

Yeah. Both Second Heaven and FIREFIRE have the same sampling voice “Somebody’s Scream!”. And, its funny misheard phrase “Sanbai Ice Cream” (Triple Ice Cream) is the reason why those songs are popular among some NND users. We’ll have to mention about this in Second Heaven entry. it’s OK to add FIREFIRE to that section.

> 車両接近通報装置シリーズ

If possible, I want to ask your help…

Sep 26, 2012 at 03:54PM EDT
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@mona_jpn

-> Futae no Kiwami

I have a few friends who know both English and Spanish. I’ll see if they will translate them. For Portuguese, I don’t have anyone who knows that language, but my amigos might have at least one.

-> secondheaven and FIREFIRE / 車両接近通報装置シリーズ

Now how do I locate the trigger videos?

Sep 26, 2012 at 08:39PM EDT
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Oh, I forgot we have the Latin American Meme Research (Spanish / Portugese) thread. I’ll post that question to there.

@1983parrothead

> Electric vehicle warning sound parodies (This would be nice for its title.)

The trigger video is this: Prius electric warning sound by Keikyu 2100

Keikyu 2100 series is a train very famous for its impressive motor sound among Train freaks. Its VVVF (Variable Voltage Variable Frequency) Inverter produced by Siemens is given a nickname “Singing Train” or “Do-Re-Mi-Fa Inverter”.

Since this video was spread at first among train freaks on NND, many of subsequent videos in early days were made by featuring driving sounds of other trains. You can confirm it from this search results.

The rest is what I have explained before. Its subsequent spread was mainly driven by its quite convenient editing style.

I’ll post again about Second Heaven later.

Sep 27, 2012 at 06:03AM EDT
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Oh, I forgot we have the Latin American Meme Research (Spanish / Portugese) thread. I’ll post that question to there.

@1983parrothead

> Electric vehicle warning sound parodies (This would be nice for its title.)

The trigger video is this: Prius electric warning sound by Keikyu 2100

Keikyu 2100 series is a train very famous for its impressive motor sound among Train freaks. Its VVVF (Variable Voltage Variable Frequency) Inverter produced by Siemens is given a nickname “Singing Train” or “Do-Re-Mi-Fa Inverter”.

Since this video was spread at first among train freaks on NND, many of subsequent videos in early days were made by featuring driving sounds of other trains. You can confirm it from this search results.

The rest is what I have explained before. Its subsequent spread was mainly driven by its quite convenient editing style.

I’ll post again about Second Heaven later.

Sep 27, 2012 at 06:07AM EDT
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Sorry, i couldn’t notice my duplicated posts.

> Second Heaven

“Second Heaven” doesn’t seem to have any specific trigger for its MAD video fad on NND. Related videos have been occasionally uploaded to NND since early 2007, and slowly penetrated among other MAD editors.

On the other hand, we can pick up several popular videos as notable examples. Each videos below seems to succeed spreading the popularity of the song.

  • Nico Nico Douga – second aniki / Posted on 12-31-2008 (deleted)

Billy Herrington Series: http://youtu.be/A-JDxriomxg

Shuzo Matsuoka – http://youtu.be/5vUi_HCr-7Q

Train MAD: http://youtu.be/AYxfpzzkwn0

> Somebody Screams! / Sambai Ice Cream

The voice “Somebody Screams!” is said that it’s originally included in a house track “The party” released by Kraze in 1988. And it has been occasionally reused in other tunes especially in rave music.Nowadays, everybody can get this voice freely on the web.

Among BEMANI players, This misheard phrase “Sambai Ice cream” in Second Heaven is well known since before NND was launched. Even kros k, the creator for the song, knows the reputation of this misheard phrases. He used it not only in his other works including “FIREFIRE”, but also featured the girl’s literally “Sambai Ice cream” singing in the song “Drive me Crazy” which was included in BEATMANIA IIDX 19: Lincle in 2011.

YouTube – beatmania IIDX19 Lincle Drive me Crazy

All of those songs is known as “Somebody Screams!” songs among the game players.

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Sep 27, 2012 at 02:31PM EDT
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You’re welcome. The origin info came from the first video’s description:

トヨタ自動車は、安全で安心な車社会を目指した取り組みの一環として、ハイブリッド車等の静音性に関し国土交通省が定めたガイドラインに即して、3代目プリウスに販売店で­取り付け可能な「車両接近通報装置」を、全国のトヨタ車両販売店、トヨタ部品共販店を通じて8月30日より発売する。

Sep 29, 2012 at 03:16PM EDT
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Second Heaven is now submitted. It’ll be easier to tweak, I guess.

I also found this, which might go good with SnowGoose as part of this Winter:

Sep 30, 2012 at 01:54PM EDT
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1983parrothead wrote:

Second Heaven is now submitted. It’ll be easier to tweak, I guess.

I also found this, which might go good with SnowGoose as part of this Winter:

Thanks. I finished tweaking. As I found tens of YTPMVs reusing this song, I added a paragraph about it.

> Snow Storm

  • Nico NIco Douga – Search results for snow_storm

Though they have similar titles, each of them is made by different creators, and has no relationships. It may be not appropriate to describe about those songs in the same entry.

BTW, after we finished all entries for bemani songs, we’ll have to do the final task: the umbrella entry which was abandoned by the OP.

Its general description, history, series titles and abstracts for each sub-entries, can be written by anyone other than me, I guess.

Oct 02, 2012 at 02:04PM EDT
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@mona_jpn

-> SnowGoose and Snow Storm

Well, I meant as separate entries. If Snow Storm is seriously a meme, then are there any trigger MADs?

-> BEMANI

Then we might have to hire the one who started the entry. If that fails, then it’s up to us.

-> Train MADs / The Series of Heavy Stopover (大変な途中下車シリーズ)

Is it necessary to submit this? As a U. S. citizen (or American as most people say), it looks easy enough to at least enjoy the looks and sounds of trains and announcers, especially if viewers knew Japanese to understand what the numerous announcers and signs are saying. However, some are in English. (e. g. “Access Express bound for X will be arriving soon.”)

It even looks like it’s repeatedly growing as often as the Team Fortress 2, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Pokemon memes.

Here are some info you posted earlier:

http://knowyourmeme.com/forums/meme-research/topics/3861-japanese-memes?page=7#forum_post_128311

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Oct 02, 2012 at 02:32PM EDT
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@1983parrothead

> Snow Storm

Hmm, I don’t think snow storm has enough volume and impact to deserve to have its own entry as an online phenomena.

> Train MADs

I thought it must be far from many Westerner’s interests though I’m sure we’ll make a well-written article for it.

OK. Let’s work for Trains and railways after clearing stacked entries.

Oct 02, 2012 at 05:47PM EDT
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@mona_jpn

-> SnowGoose

If not, then does SnowGoose have enough volume and impact to deserve to have its own entry as an online phenomena?

-> Train MADs

OK. It didn’t catch much attention to Westerners on YouTube, but it might on KYM, which can become the gateway to this online phenomena.

-> Seibu Keisatsu OP (西部警察 OP)

I noticed that there is a series of MADs related to the OPening of this television series. I’m sure it can be easy for Westerners to enjoy, especially for hardcore Japanese television fans.

Oct 02, 2012 at 08:54PM EDT
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> amount & impact

I usually measure them by the amount of videos in a series, page views of well watched videos in it and relationships to other entries, which may be interesting for KYM readers.

One of the reasons why I recommend Snow Goose is there is a special relationship between the song and Hammer MADs. And some of YTPMV editors had also tried introducing the song into their works and posted dozens of videos around 2009-2010. These episodes are sure to enrich the article.

On the other hand, the amount of user generated videos reusing snow storm is less than 50 videos though it was debut in 2007.
And this song hasn’t been imported to YTPMV yet, and will never be so because BEMANI songs are already out-of-style among MAD/YTPMV creators. The trending music among them is short-looped video game music because it’s quite easy to finish making videos in short time.

> Seibu Keisatsu OP

Really? It won’t take so long time to finish making an entry for Train MADs, I guess.

Oct 03, 2012 at 03:16AM EDT
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OK. We’ll have to start with Train MADs (or The Series of Heavy Stopover), then SnowGoose, then the BEMANI parent entry, and then perhaps Seibu Keisatsu OP. Hmmm, that show’s name sounds similar to the video game company Seibu Kaihatsu.

Oct 03, 2012 at 12:35PM EDT
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Today, I added 3 entries related to Final Fantasy.

I think we’ll complete submitting all Final Fantasy entries after “Dancing MAD” is submitted. And now I’m writing a draft.

@1983parrothead

Roger!

> Seibu Kaihatsu

Hahaha. I remember you’re the hardcore game freak. Please forgive me who haven’t played Raiden series yet:)

Oct 03, 2012 at 04:36PM EDT
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@mona_jpn

-> Final Fantasy entries and “Dancing MAD

Roger!

-> Seibu Kaihatsu

I’m more of a research gamer than a hardcore gamer. After I became poor at playing some video games, I became a research gamer, focusing on researching and archiving different kinds of video game info. However, I found some games I am pretty good at.

And I haven’t played any Seibu Kaihatsu game at all other than Stinger and Panic Road (assisted by Visco Corporation). But I am looking forward to owning a convenient emulation handheld that allows me to play arcade games like the award-winning Dynamite Duke and Raiden.

Oct 03, 2012 at 08:50PM EDT
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Thanks for the new entries people, looking great.

Oct 04, 2012 at 09:22AM EDT
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I lately have seen MADs with these intros, which they are shown in the beginning and in thumbnails on Nico Nico Douga. I’ve seen most of these under the tag Hissu-Amoto-San. this is genius.

Does someone know the name of the song and this funny prank?

Oct 05, 2012 at 05:35PM EDT
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@1983parrothead
Oh, You’re a Wikipedian gamer, I forgot it:)

@RandomMan
Thanks:) And I wish other regional meme researches become active like us.

@エア本さん a.k.a gi97ol

I guess that waltz is a kind of background music in an anime or a drama. But I don’t know what that song is since I retired from a TV watcher long before. Sorry…

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Oct 06, 2012 at 05:44AM EDT
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