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Last posted Oct 20, 2014 at 02:07PM EDT. Added Feb 25, 2010 at 10:59AM EST
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gi97ol wrote:

I am actually ready to add some more information to the Japanese gay porno. Mona-sama only needs to confirm my editorship request and then I can begin!

Edit it, please. (編集して、どうぞ)

May 12, 2013 at 03:25PM EDT
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Why is GO being called GOD? Where did the phrase come from “GO is GOD (GO wa Kami)”?

May 12, 2013 at 04:37PM EDT
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gi97ol wrote:

Why is GO being called GOD? Where did the phrase come from “GO is GOD (GO wa Kami)”?

That’s because of the rumor that he died around 2004-2006 by HIV. Similar to saints in Christian, people sometimes becomes god after his/her death in Japanese religious beliefs. So this is sarcasm to his death.

May 13, 2013 at 09:56PM EDT
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Do you think there would be any validity in a subculture entry for Dangan Ronpa? It’s amassed a decent following on the western web, and I’ve seen quite a bit of fanwork submitted on Pixiv. I’m not sure, though.

May 13, 2013 at 11:25PM EDT
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Wicked Kitty Bitch wrote:

Do you think there would be any validity in a subculture entry for Dangan Ronpa? It’s amassed a decent following on the western web, and I’ve seen quite a bit of fanwork submitted on Pixiv. I’m not sure, though.

Indeed, pixiv has over 12,000 illustrations tagged under this video game. But those are pure fanwork, not internet memes, fads or something went viral. I basically think we don’t need subculture entries for documenting pure fanwork.

If catchphrases, video parodies/MADs, or something notable pop out from its TV anime series that begins in this July, we’ll need to work for them. Until then, we don’t need to do nothing for this video game.

This is my thought.

May 14, 2013 at 06:01AM EDT
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mona_jpn wrote:

Indeed, pixiv has over 12,000 illustrations tagged under this video game. But those are pure fanwork, not internet memes, fads or something went viral. I basically think we don’t need subculture entries for documenting pure fanwork.

If catchphrases, video parodies/MADs, or something notable pop out from its TV anime series that begins in this July, we’ll need to work for them. Until then, we don’t need to do nothing for this video game.

This is my thought.

Thanks. I’ll be keeping an eye out, after the show releases, for anything notable.

May 14, 2013 at 07:01AM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

Why NND users are always worried about “UNEI”?

Not all NND users are worried about it, but Inmufags are.
As you may notice, UNEI is Inmu-style acronym which means NND’s “administrators” (運営, unei).

That’s because they have strong frustration against NND’s administrators doing arbitrary deletions to Inmu videos. In particular, admin’s large deletion of Inmu videos in July 2012 is dubbed Homocaust and created strong animosity on Inmufags. Meanwhile, wrestling series videos keep alive on NND in spite of same gay porn videos.

Recently, Airmoto videos are going the same way. Sooner or later, all Airmoto videos will be eliminated from NND.

May 20, 2013 at 12:14PM EDT
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mona_jpn wrote:

Not all NND users are worried about it, but Inmufags are.
As you may notice, UNEI is Inmu-style acronym which means NND’s “administrators” (運営, unei).

That’s because they have strong frustration against NND’s administrators doing arbitrary deletions to Inmu videos. In particular, admin’s large deletion of Inmu videos in July 2012 is dubbed Homocaust and created strong animosity on Inmufags. Meanwhile, wrestling series videos keep alive on NND in spite of same gay porn videos.

Recently, Airmoto videos are going the same way. Sooner or later, all Airmoto videos will be eliminated from NND.

And why NND’s “administrators” are always on the watch for the Inmu videos?

May 20, 2013 at 10:03PM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

And why NND’s “administrators” are always on the watch for the Inmu videos?

Whatever they say, Inmufags are nothing more than cocksucker getting savage laugh by ridiculing gay people. And make the matters worse, many of them, mainly stupid teenagers, too often troll non-Inmu videos by their favourite dirty jokes. Of course, both Inmu videos and Inmufags never contribute to NND’s benefit.

So, Inmu meme is a totally annoying presence for NND’s admins, they are willing to kick it away.

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May 21, 2013 at 05:01AM EDT
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About the Cookie☆ meme, how come the source “Marisa and Alice’s Cookie Kiss” was used in more songs than any other OtoMAD source? (As the source went to be used in other songs the other sources had yet to be used in an OtoMAD)

May 26, 2013 at 03:23AM EDT
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Majority of MAD editors, I would never say they are creators, have a poor sense of creativity. They always love any silly things which goes viral, and all they can do is just jumping onto its bandwagon.

Because Cookie☆ had an appeal for both Touhou fans and Inmufags, it earned so much popularity several years ago on NND. Therefore, Cookie☆ had been expelling previous popular sources by the choice of lunchie MAD editors.

May 27, 2013 at 05:11PM EDT
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mona_jpn wrote:

Majority of MAD editors, I would never say they are creators, have a poor sense of creativity. They always love any silly things which goes viral, and all they can do is just jumping onto its bandwagon.

Because Cookie☆ had an appeal for both Touhou fans and Inmufags, it earned so much popularity several years ago on NND. Therefore, Cookie☆ had been expelling previous popular sources by the choice of lunchie MAD editors.

If I am a OtoMAD editor myself, I go for the same sources everyone loves, but the songs I will use may be unorthodox.

A traditional OtoMAD editor uses songs loved by everyone (e.g. I’m So Happy by Ryu☆, Mayim Mayim, Kokoro Odoru, Dragonlady, etc.) while I go unorthodox, using the songs any OtoMAD lover may not be familiarized with the ones they use (e.g. Yume Sekai by Tomatsu Haruka [Sword Art Online ED1], Heavy Rotation by AKB48, Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine, Through The Fire And Flames by Dragonforce, etc.).

May 27, 2013 at 10:06PM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

If I am a OtoMAD editor myself, I go for the same sources everyone loves, but the songs I will use may be unorthodox.

A traditional OtoMAD editor uses songs loved by everyone (e.g. I’m So Happy by Ryu☆, Mayim Mayim, Kokoro Odoru, Dragonlady, etc.) while I go unorthodox, using the songs any OtoMAD lover may not be familiarized with the ones they use (e.g. Yume Sekai by Tomatsu Haruka [Sword Art Online ED1], Heavy Rotation by AKB48, Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine, Through The Fire And Flames by Dragonforce, etc.).

Some aggressive OtoMAD creators, they deserve to be called creators like video mash-up artists, challenge expressing their originality by the digging out new visual/audio sources or inventing new visual effects. But those new discovers or inventions are soon eaten up by dead copies made by silly MAD editors, and become obsolete. To make the matters worse, almost all internet users who love watching OtoMAD don’t have an eye for parody or satire. They can’t understand the difference between originators and thieves.

Besides, those thieves, majority in MAD editors, upload videos for the purpose of satisfying their desire for recognition from others by being watched their videos by that silly people. Because of this, OtoMAD scene is always filled with combination of trending audio & visual resources.

May 28, 2013 at 04:52AM EDT
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Examine this, if you would.
http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E5%89%8A%E9%99%A4%E5%AF%BE%E8%B1%A1%E7%B4%A0%E6%9D%90mad%E3%83%AA%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AF
What is this article about?

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May 28, 2013 at 06:39AM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

Examine this, if you would.
http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E5%89%8A%E9%99%A4%E5%AF%BE%E8%B1%A1%E7%B4%A0%E6%9D%90mad%E3%83%AA%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AF
What is this article about?

That niconico Pedia entry’s title is roughly means “Collection of links to resources which are targets of deletion”. And that is a list of visual resources for OtoMAD videos, which are usually soon deleted by niconico admins or copyright holders being very strict to copyright infringement against their contents (eg. Tokyo Broadcasting System, Aniplex, Sony Music Entertainment, Soka Gakkai International, etc…).

Some suggestive MAD editors love to use those resources daringly and provoke those crusted people & companies.

May 28, 2013 at 12:10PM EDT
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mona_jpn wrote:

That niconico Pedia entry’s title is roughly means “Collection of links to resources which are targets of deletion”. And that is a list of visual resources for OtoMAD videos, which are usually soon deleted by niconico admins or copyright holders being very strict to copyright infringement against their contents (eg. Tokyo Broadcasting System, Aniplex, Sony Music Entertainment, Soka Gakkai International, etc…).

Some suggestive MAD editors love to use those resources daringly and provoke those crusted people & companies.

That is sure one big yelp of content prone for deletion. Why Smile Precure (スマイルプリキュア) is also included?

May 28, 2013 at 12:16PM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

That is sure one big yelp of content prone for deletion. Why Smile Precure (スマイルプリキュア) is also included?

According to another niconico Pedia article, a senior director of Precure series has left a negative comment to MAD videos for Smile Precure. He said that the main target of the TV anime, pre‐school girls, would misunderstand MAD videos as if these are true Precure videos.

Because creator’s side isn’t supportive to MAD-style parodies like this reason, Smile Precure seems to join onto that list.

Last edited May 28, 2013 at 01:30PM EDT
May 28, 2013 at 01:29PM EDT
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Actually, what do you think of this video?
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17431300
What is this OtoMAD style called?

May 28, 2013 at 10:44PM EDT
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Derp Banned wrote:

Thought you could see if this is worth an entry

Why would you ever call that a meme?

May 29, 2013 at 09:59PM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

Why would you ever call that a meme?

I didn’t. Entries can be about people, site, events, memes, and subcultures.

May 29, 2013 at 10:53PM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

Actually, what do you think of this video?
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17431300
What is this OtoMAD style called?

It’s categorized into OtoMAD in their community. But different from usual OtoMAD videos, that type of videos are consisting by mainly editing musical sources. Usual OtoMAD videos won’t touch music because most of OtoMAD editors don’t have a sense of music creations. So, that type of videos is a quite rare case in the OtoMAD scene.

The OtoMAD community gives this type of videos this tag:

IMO, the type of that video should be called “megamix” or “musical mash-up medley” rather than OtoMAD.

Last edited May 30, 2013 at 05:21AM EDT
May 30, 2013 at 05:11AM EDT
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Derp Banned wrote:

Thought you could see if this is worth an entry

Yeah, pictures of this sailor suit man, Mr. Kobayashi, have been circulating on twitter since around the beginning of this year. But I’m not so positive about making his entry, yet. Twitter users and those media reports just enjoy him as a singularity old man. If the internet gives him further presence and possibility for his lifework like Ted “Golden Radio Voice” Williams case, he’ll deserve to have his own “person” entry.

Last edited May 30, 2013 at 06:00AM EDT
May 30, 2013 at 05:56AM EDT
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Let me test you.

Clues:
“http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm18600986, http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19140526”
“ボム兵のとこシリーズ”
“Random sources”

Jun 07, 2013 at 11:53AM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

Let me test you.

Clues:
“http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm18600986, http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19140526”
“ボム兵のとこシリーズ”
“Random sources”

Here you are.

Bob-Omb Battlefield YTPMV | Know Your Meme

It still doesn’t have a enough presence to be undeadpooled, on both YouTube and niconico.

Jun 07, 2013 at 12:32PM EDT
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http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15734454
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19783175
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm20078674

Why they trick them into watching something different instead of what they really want?

Jun 08, 2013 at 12:25AM EDT
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I’m currently wondering if remixes of Gacha Gacha Cute, the theme for Figu@mate, is big enough to have it’s own entry?

Also I’m curious on how the Prince of Tennis musical became popular on NND.

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Jun 08, 2013 at 07:09PM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15734454
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19783175
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm20078674

Why they trick them into watching something different instead of what they really want?

It’s a manner of classic “Bait and Switch” videos. All of these videos has fake title and thumbnail to troll watchers. And as a prologue for their jokes, these videos start with scene what the titles say.

For your information, a young boy in the first video is Mizuki Fujisaki (藤岡瑞希). He was so famous for his pathetic remarks and attitudes in videos posted by himself. He was one of the viral stars in the quite early days in niconico.

Jun 09, 2013 at 03:33AM EDT
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VanManner wrote:

I’m currently wondering if remixes of Gacha Gacha Cute, the theme for Figu@mate, is big enough to have it’s own entry?

Also I’m curious on how the Prince of Tennis musical became popular on NND.

> Figu@mate

Yeah, This song is popular well enough to have its own entry. Gacha Gacha Cute was one of the most popular musical resources in the beginning of the MAD video phenomena on niconico, and it had been utilized in the trigger videos in several MAD video fads.

To be honest, I didn’t have motivation to work for this because KYM users rarely pay attention to old niconico memes:( Anyway, I’m going to write a draft for this song ASAP.

> The Prince of Tennis Musical

Hmm, it’s a very difficult question to answer.

Indeed, the discreditable fame of this musical was caused by a lot of funny misheard phrases which came from young actors poor acting and bad pronunciations. It’s very easy to explain this background by texts. But, funny misheard phrases are funny because these are completely nonsense and meaningless. It’s very hard for us to reproduce these nuance in translations.

Besides, it’s also important that niconico’s comment system floating on videos because it sometimes works as subtitles emphasizing the ridiculousness of scenes in videos. Niconico’s misheard phrase memes like this and Futae no Kiwami are succeeded by the help of this comment system. However, because niconico’s comments are nothing more than annoying noise for most of non-Japanese speakers, it’s very hard to explain this…

Speaking of this comment system, It’s also important episode that many of its usages had been practiced and established by users in “Let’s Go Onmyoji” and “Okkusenman”. I’m so sorry for pending to edit Onmyoji entry. I’ve been stumped about how I explain about it in the entry.

Jun 09, 2013 at 06:28AM EDT
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mona_jpn wrote:

It’s a manner of classic “Bait and Switch” videos. All of these videos has fake title and thumbnail to troll watchers. And as a prologue for their jokes, these videos start with scene what the titles say.

For your information, a young boy in the first video is Mizuki Fujisaki (藤岡瑞希). He was so famous for his pathetic remarks and attitudes in videos posted by himself. He was one of the viral stars in the quite early days in niconico.

And the true content that they want to see is almost impossible to find, why?

Jun 09, 2013 at 11:30AM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

And the true content that they want to see is almost impossible to find, why?

Sorry, I can’t get what true content means.
Is it the content of what titles suggest?

Jun 09, 2013 at 04:02PM EDT
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I’ve always been wondering what these sideways “lyrics” (I don’t really know how to describe them) are in various MADs:

This is an example from an actual anime that made use of them, but it’s still related, it was simply the first example that came into mind.

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Jun 10, 2013 at 01:32PM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

I’ve always been wondering what these sideways “lyrics” (I don’t really know how to describe them) are in various MADs:

This is an example from an actual anime that made use of them, but it’s still related, it was simply the first example that came into mind.

Haha xD
The creators of the Anime surely parodied the commenters from Nico Nico Douga.
What you have seen in this part are fake NND comments scrolling from right to left, as if this video was uploaded to NND and NND user commented on it.
If you read the translation, you can see users getting excited, because some character is breathing.

☆ハアハア☆

Jun 12, 2013 at 06:15AM EDT
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Something’s surging!
http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E3%83%95%E3%83%AC%E3%83%B3%E3%83%80?ref=tagconcerned

Jun 18, 2013 at 09:34PM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

Something’s surging!
http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E3%83%95%E3%83%AC%E3%83%B3%E3%83%80?ref=tagconcerned

> Frenda Seivelun

Maybe this tag below gives us better search results.

I think it’s too small fad to give any mention.

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Jun 26, 2013 at 04:41PM EDT
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Here is something we can talk about:
音MAD晒しイベント
What does that mean?

Jul 07, 2013 at 01:09AM EDT
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hay mona_jpn are you working on or going to start an Egashira 2:50 entry?

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Jul 07, 2013 at 03:39AM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

Here is something we can talk about:
音MAD晒しイベント
What does that mean?

> 音MAD晒しイベント (Oto-MAD Sarashi Event)

It literally means “Monthly Event of Exposuring Oto-MAD”, and refers to Oto-MAD community’s monthly online event of uploading new Oto-MAD videos. Most of new Oto-MAD videos in a month tend to be uploaded during this event. It has been held in the 3rd weekend in every month since 2008 and sometimes set a theme for Oto-MAD videos.

You can search results of each Oto-MAD events by the tags “第X回音MAD晒しイベント”. Put number(s) in “X” like 第4回音MAD晒しイベント or 第22回音MAD晒しイベント, NND gives you the list of uploaded videos in each events.

Jul 07, 2013 at 04:08PM EDT
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Derp Banned wrote:

hay mona_jpn are you working on or going to start an Egashira 2:50 entry?

Hmm, I’ve never thought to do anything for him in KYM. Of course, he’s known as “No U” Guy even on the English-speaking web, and receives enthusiastic followings from some Japanese comedy freaks. Naturally, I love his eccentric performances.

But I don’t think that he has earned enough online reputation to be documented in KYM.

Jul 07, 2013 at 04:19PM EDT
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Derp Banned wrote:

Well he just had a figma released by good smile company and there is begining to be a meme started in the same way as hentai woody.







These faces and fisting into the pants are referencing to a Japanese comedian named 江頭2:50.
But yeah… I don’t know. I think he was popular before the pictures or the pictures have become a part of a meme earlier than now.
I have no idea, so I better shut up to this one.

Jul 08, 2013 at 04:50AM EDT
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I know who he is I’m saying there probably should be an entry on him
and even the No U entry is in need of a re-write and doesn’t even name him

Jul 08, 2013 at 05:34AM EDT
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@Derpy Vazquez

Yeah, not a few of photos of playing with figma Egashira 2:50 are now flowing on the web.

Those kind of photos of playing new figures are usually taken by 2chan’s /toy/ board users. I think it’s not so a notable episode as this is accepted practice in 2chan and happens every time when new figures are released.

In my opinion, the importance of figurine memes like Hentai Woody and Frightened Madoka come from people’s imagination of finding another meaning in the figurines that sellers have never thought of. So if Egashira’s figure find another usage which isn’t related to the comedian’s nature, it’ll be worthy to be documented.

But now, all photos of figma Egashira 2:50 just reproduces and relies on the epicness of the comedian himself.

Jul 08, 2013 at 05:54AM EDT
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Sadly, Crunchroll kicks any access to news pages from Japan. So I checked that page via a VPN service.

I don’t think having articles in Crunchroll or some English otaku news sites has any notability. But if people in outside of Japan get an inspiration from those articles and began taking Egashira figma photos with their original renditions, it’ll deserve to have an entry.

Jul 08, 2013 at 09:03PM EDT
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Shall we talk more about Inmufags’ comment traditions?
Let talk about this ones:

“インテル長友”
“114514 364364 889464 0721 1919 4545 4504 69 893 810点”

Jul 20, 2013 at 12:39AM EDT
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Brian Gimao wrote:

Shall we talk more about Inmufags’ comment traditions?
Let talk about this ones:

“インテル長友”
“114514 364364 889464 0721 1919 4545 4504 69 893 810点”

インテル長友 (Intel Nagatomo) = Yuto Nagatomo, Japanese football player belonging to Inter Milan, Italia. Because Inmufags claim Yajuu Senpai resembles to him, this comment frequently appears on Inmu Videos.

Others are phonetic equivalents.

114514 = 1(I) 1(I) 4(Yo) 5(Ko) 1(I) 4(Yo) = OK! Come on! : IIyo = OK, Koiyo = Come on
364364 = 3(Mi) 6(Ro) 4 (Yo) x2 = look! look!
889464 = 8(Ha) 8(Ya) 9(Ku) 4(Shi) 6(Ro) 4(Yo) = Move your ass : hayaku = at once, Shiroyo= Do it
0721 = 0(O) 7(Na) 2(Ni) 1(I) = Mustarbation
1919 = 1(i) 9(ku) x2 = I’m cuming
4545 = 4(Shi) 5(Ko) x2 = Onomatopoeia for handjob
4504 = 4(Shi) 5(Ko) 0(Re) 4(Yo) = Do Mustarbation
69 = six-nine
893 = 8(Ya) 9(Ku) 3(Za) = Yakuza
810 = 8(Ha) 10(Ten) = Cruising (for sex) : Hatten in Japanese

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Jul 20, 2013 at 08:26PM EDT
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Just want to know if there’s any spread for the ending dance for the anime.

I know there have been a few parodies, but I;m just wondering if there have been any more. At least enough for it to be worthwhile to keep an eye on. Not talking entries yet, but maybe in the future is what I mean.

Jul 23, 2013 at 06:33AM EDT
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