A Midsummer Night's Lewd Dream / 真夏の夜の淫夢
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A Midsummer Night’s Lewd Dream (Japanese: 真夏の夜の淫夢, Manatsu No Yo No Inmu) is an adult video; part of the Japanese gay porn series Babylon Stage released by the COAT CORPORATION in 2001. The video came to the attention of the internet, following a scandal in 2002 when it was discovered Japanese baseball player Kazuhito Tadano played one of the characters. Since then, a huge otomad/photoshop trend has been risen on some popular Japanese websites like 2Channel and Nico Nico Douga (NND).
Currently Manatsu No Yo No Inmu (or in short Inmu) is used as an umbrella term to describe the online video editing subculture on the web. Even some similarities can be noted with other online gay cults or memes in Japan (such as Yaranaika? and Billy Herrington/Wrestling Series), this online phenomena is considered more notorious than others.
This video "Babylon Stage34 真夏の夜の淫夢 〜the IMP〜" includes 4 episodes. The most popular episode is the first one.
Three young athletes, Miura, Nakata and Kohai, cause a car accident by rear-ending a car carrying a Yakuza (a Japanese mobster) named Tanioka. Nakata, driving the car, has his driver's license taken away, and the three young men are taken to Tanioka's office. To get back it from him, Miura is coerced into sadistic homosexual sex by Tanioka to atone. They later go on the offensive, when Nakata steals a gun from Tanioka. Miura rapes Tanioka aggressively, and, after finishing, Nakata kills Tanioka by shooting him in the anus.
The film is characterized by low quality acting and cinematography.
Soon after this video was released, some viewers claimed Miura in this video resembled a famous college baseball player at that time. However, this rumor wasn't spread widely until a gossip paper also reported it in 2001.
This topic finally made the headlines in the middle of 2002. Many Japanese gossip magazines and papers began reporting that a man who closely resembled a candidate of that year's professional baseball draft appeared in a gay porn video with younger players on the same team. Though the reports kept his name a secret, they did so in vain, as it was commonly known that the player was Tadano. The manager of the baseball team at the university where he had gone made a statement saying that there were players on his team who had been in the video. As a result of this, he was unable to hear any offers from other Japanese professional baseball teams, out of fear of scandal.
The baseball player, Kazuhito Tadano, went to the US and managed to continue his career by passing a tryout for Cleveland Indians. In January 2004, he left the comment about the incident to American media for the first time, saying "It was a one-time incident… I'm not gay."
This video itself went out of print. Several episodes were compiled to DVD in later years, minus the first episode.
2Channel users reacted to this incident in by sharing the footage and thoroughly doxing the actor's personal information. Their research brought the video to many Japanese internet user's attention and surfaced another video starring Tadano and his teammates. This caused people to doubt his statement saying he was straight.
At the same time, the videos' poor acting, cheesy one-liners and nonsensical storylines made it the target of jokes on 2Channel. Many of them became jargon terms/inside jokes among some 2Channel users and many dirty Shift-JIS Arts for them were made. Those began being used in threads for reports about Tadano in MLB in /mnewsplus/ (Entertainment & Sports News) board in 2Channel since he advanced to the major in 2004 and were spread to other threads gradually by trolls. Those jokes, jargons and Shift-JIS arts began being collected to the threads in /gline/ (guide line) board in 2005, and were listed up to the video series' Wiki page.
On Nico Nico Douga
Since Nico Nico Douga was launched in 2007, many of the videos and jokes have been uploaded to there, and some of them have been reused in MAD videos. Many characters have their own entry in Nico Nico Pedia, and the threads for their activity on NND have been also launched in the /streaming/ (video sharing service) board in 2Channel.
Inmu videos began to change since the inmufags discovered the fanmade of Marisa and Alice's cookie kiss,
this change consisted in making more videos with the characters, backgrounds, text boxes and the main bgm of that touhou fandmade, and put the characters of the inmu family in those videos. With different silly stories to satirize more the actors.
The supporters are called Inmuchu (淫夢厨, lit. Inmufag) in NND and are hated among many users because they often troll video comments with Midsummer Night's Lewd Dream jokes.
Characters & Quotes
Since the scandal surrounding the Tadano incident that never reported actor's real name, commenters usually refer to actors in this video series not by their real name, but by their acronyms. (eg. Tadano: TDN, Tanioka: TNOK, Daibou: DB).
correlation chart for Inmu Families
The main character of this online phenomena. Many his quotes became catchphrases. In particular, his breathing voices in this video "Ah!" (アッー!) and "Holly Pleasant!" (ンギモッヂイイ！) are catchphrases for the series.
The man playing Nakata and TDN's junior in the college baseball team. In addition to his ridiculous acting in the video, he is popular among supporters because of his career in real life after graduating the college. They found that he got a job as a salesman in a major company and had an interview in the company's official website. They kept mum about his performing in the gay porn video, but the title of his interview was "Sell Myself" (自分を売る).
In addition, he has various kind of his dirty Shift-JIS arts combining him and penises. Those are called Penis DB (亀頭DB, Kitou DB or Kitou Daivoh) and popular among trolls. There is a Wiki page specializing for collecting those Shift-JIS arts.
TNOK is a professional gay porn actor. He is popular for his handsome figure and many misheard phrases coming from his bad pronunciations. His one-liners "What a dirty ass" (きたねぇケツだなぁ) and "Haven't you played with here? Relax your ass, dude." (ここは初めてか? 力抜けよ) are modified in various ways and being used in online forums and video comments.
The Beastly Senior / YJSNPI
The Beastly Senior (野獣先輩, Yajuu Senpai), sometimes called his acronym YJSNPI or Tadokoro, is a villain who plots a drugging-rape of a junior in a swimming club who is straight, and invite him to his room. He comes from the 4th episode in the video which was shared on the web for the first time in 2008. He appears on several gay porn videos and his leering and intense gaze to a junior and high piercing breathing voices are popular resource for MAD videos.
Tono (遠野) is the young that Beastly Senior drugged/abused in the 4th episode.
Among the most remarkable things about his performance on the video are: The infamous scream of pleasure he made when Beastly Senior begins to abuse him, and his catchphrase "oh, spectacular" (あ～ いいっすね～), which has also been use sometimes among inmufags to make misheard phrases like "ICE ねぇ" or "NICE TEA", maybe due to his pronunciation or the quality of the video.
The Manager of the College Baseball Team
Comes from the 2nd episode of this infamous video. He himself isn't a subject of mockery. "What a … surprise." (なんだこれは…。たまげたなあ。), his too honest remark that he answered to interviews while watching the video, is one of the clichés among supporters.
GO is the nickname given to the character, who appeared in Babylon 28 Scout, also he appeared in the 3rd episode of this infamous video. Taken from his nickname, a phrase "GO is GOD" (GOは神 GO wa kami) has been created.
GO in the Nintendo Switch
On March 2nd, 2017, Twitter user inairesaikou noticed that one of the illustrated characters in the Nintendo Switch set-up page bore a striking similarity to GO. The tweet gained over 11,000 retweets that day.
おいちょっと待て、NintendoSwitchにGO様出演してて草 pic.twitter.com/zDgkksfddp— いなずまひかる@本気モード (@inairesaikou) March 3, 2017
Kotaku published an article about the tweet and the supposed similarity that day. A thread about the similarity was also posted to 4chan's /v/ board.
Majime, sometimes called Majime kun (マジメ君), is the character who shares room with GO in the 3rd chapter of this infamous video.
This video and his interview on SUPER S18 are the videos where he most highlights his quiet personality and his serious expressions, what makes him a victim of parodies and Photoshop memes by trolls and inmufags.
From other videos
These actors don´t come from Babylon 34, but their relationship with the actors of this film, as their performances in several videos of the same company (COAT), are what makes them very relevant within this subculture.
MUR is an acronym of the man named Miura, but he's not TDN. This MUR appears in another one of Yajuu's videos as his senior. His catchphrase,"Yes, Indeed." (そうだよ, Soudayo) is one of most the popular catch phrases among Inmufags.
Pinky (ピンキー) is one of the few female porn actresses, who appeared in COAT CORPORATION's productions. Mostly notable from this woman is her smile.
SNJ is the nickname given to the character, who appeared in Babylon 35 Composition of the Lewdness. In the coat videos, his most recognizable role is that of a man in a business outfit with glasses.
His acronym is made based on his similarity to the baseball player Tsuyoshi Shinjo.
KBS Trio (KBSトリオ) is the name given to the group, which they appeared in Babylon 30 Our Revenge. KBS is an acronym standing for "Money, Violence, SEX!" (金！暴力！SEX！ Kane! Bouryoku! SEX!).
Unlike most of the actors on the Inmufamily who worked in COAT productions. Takuya is an actor who had much participation in the videos of the AV companies ACCEED and JAPANBOYZ. He is most recognized for his work at ACCEED, and his introduction in the Monzetsu Shounen series
His rude and sadomasochistic attitude that he usually uses in his performances, has made him a quite iconic character for the inmufags, but he is more popular for his similarity with the mangaka Tite Kubo (hence the KBTIT acronym).
Left: Night of Knights | Right: Sky High
Left: U.N. Owen Was Her? | Right: RED ZONE
Many parody illustrations are posted to Nico Nico Seiga, an image board section in NND, and the Japanese social network service for illustrators pixiv.
 Wikipedia – Babylon Stage34 真夏の夜の淫夢 〜the IMP〜 (Japanese) (NSFW!!)
 Wikipedia – Kazuhito Tadano
 ESPN – Minor leaguer: It was a 'one-time incident' – MLB / 01-28-2004
 【アッー！】真夏の夜の淫夢 まとめWiki【TDN】 (Japanese) (NSFW!!)
 真夏の夜の淫夢とその関連まとめ (Japanese) (NSFW!!)
 Nico Nico Douga – Search results for 真夏の夜の淫夢 (NSFW!!)
 Nico Nico Pedia – 淫夢厨 (Japanese)
 DBAADB @ ウィヒ (NSFW!!)
 Nico Nico Douga – TDNは彼なのか？最終鬼畜兄貴TNOK' / Posted on 03-04-2008 (Deleted)
 Nico Nico Seiga – Search results for 真夏の夜の淫夢 (NSFW!!)
 pixiv – Search results for 真夏の夜の淫夢 (NSFW!!)
 Twitter – @inairesaikou
 Kotaku – Looks Like A Gay Pornstar Is In The Nintendo Switch
 YouTube – Midsummer Night's Lewd Dream Episode 1
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