Parody

Spongebob reimagined as an anime opening is hilariously disturbing in all the right ways 【Video】

Who lives in a pineapple and looks like Dragon Ball Z?

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Taiwanese newlyweds parody “Follow Me To” couple with “Drag Husband To” photos 【Pics】

Oh yes. This one feels much more real to life.

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Learn English from cute anthropomorphic warships in KanColle parody textbook【Pics】

These battleship girls could give New Horizon’s Ellen-sensei a run for her money!

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New ad for Nissin’s U.F.O. brand of instant yakisoba is all kinds of weird【Video】

Caution: Watching this deliciously bizarre ad may cause your entire head to turn inside out and your knees to violently explode.

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Parody of One-Punch Man opening is the punchiest thing you’ll see today【Video】

Tongue-in-cheek comic and anime hit One-Punch Man might feature the most powerful character ever, but that doesn’t preclude it from having the funniest character ever too.

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Parody of Akira movie poster makes pretty much any character look as cool as Kaneda【Art】

Akira‘s theatrical poster is almost as iconic as the movie itself. But who knew that a character walking towards their ride could look as badass as Kaneda?

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Taiwanese parody of Attack on Titan explores larger than life possibilities, hilarity ensues

Fictional characters can get away with just about anything, especially if they dwell in a fantasy setting where superhuman abilities exist and extraordinary events occur. But even in such fictional worlds where anything is possible, many creators design their characters and settings with a certain amount of realism, perhaps to keep things relatively convincing and logical.

Take the characters of Attack on Titan for example. It is shown that the members of the Training Corps go through rigorous training in order to become official members of the military, so it’s understandable that they are physically fit and athletic. A Taiwanese variety program made a parody of the series, though, that proved exactly why the titan-slaying heroes and heroines have to keep their well-toned physique. Watch the clip after the break!

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Fans replace Dragon Ball Z’s animation with finger puppets, keep the awesome fighting 【Video】

Many Japanese animation fans, after having their hopes dashed and their hearts broken one too many times, come to accept the truism that it’s just not possible to make a good live-action version of their favorite anime. Right now, it’s Attack on Titan’s turn in the hot seat, as its two recently released movies have been roundly roasted by fans of the original work and critics alike, and years ago Dragonball Evolution had far more people groaning than cheering as their left theaters.

But maybe it’s not so much that anime has to stay hand-drawn, but just that it can’t be replicated by human actors. We’ve seen Attack on Titan look cool in stop-motion and sheep sub for the cast of Dragon Ball. As a matter of fact, maybe you can even show part of a human actor, just not the whole person, like in this epic and funny battle between two of Dragon Ball’s mightiest martial artists…as played by a pair of finger puppets.

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Which anime fighting techniques would win in real life? Fans give their answer with comedic video

A couple of American anime fans (well, at least one of them is anyway…) recently released a YouTube video that imagines a super obsessive anime enthusiast trying out his favorite techniques from the anime worlds he’s grown up watching.

Most of the techniques provide less-than-stellar results (spoiler: writing a person’s name in a “Death Note” doesn’t work), but a surprise last-ditch attempt proves much more successful. Let’s watch:

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Japanese salarymen and OLs make company-wide music video of AKB48’s “Halloween Night” 【Video】

For the past two years AKB48 has asked fans and company staff to submit their own music videos to their newly released singles, and their latest track, “Halloween Night”, is no exception. While the song and official video are fairly typical AKB fare, the fan videos of it are really something to see.

And perhaps the best submitted music video so far belongs to the lovely employees at the Japanese internet advertising firm Cyber Agent. Men and women from every department shake and strut to the AKB Halloween beat, and watching it may cause you to suddenly want to work somewhere else.

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High school students’ parody of Japanese “Wonder Core” ab-cruncher commercial goes viral【Video】

We all need to make time for exercise, even hardworking students preparing for exams. But between the pressures of class, cram school, homework, and social obligations, it can be difficult to find the time to squeeze in a proper workout, particularly if you’re constantly finding yourself caught in the middle of your friends’ madcap schemes and practical jokes.

However, according to a recent parody of the infamous Wonder Core commercial, getting pranked again and again could well hold the secret to giving you a rock-hard set of abs. Who knew!

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This one-woman Jurassic World parody from Korea is the next blockbuster waiting to happen 【Video】

Take one of South Korea’s most popular Viners, throw in a few prehistoric reptiles, and you’ve got one heck of  a Jurassic World fanmade parody.

Korean internet celebrity Hozzah2’s recent Jurassic World Parody Fanmade Trailer has got just as much action as the Hollywood blockbuster without nearly the same budget. In fact, we just may even like this version more than the original! The hilarity ensues right after the jump.

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Fifty Shades of Grey parody makes stretch mark cream look sexier than ever 【Video】

What comes to a guy’s mind at the thought of summer? The sun, the beach, bikini-clad babes lying in the sun tanning on the beach…just to name a few. And what comes to a girl’s mind when she thinks of wearing bikinis to a beach in summer? Body hair, flabby arms and thighs, love handles, uneven tan lines…and don’t even get us started on stretch marks, those are the hardest to get rid of.

Some women may feel completely comfortable with their body and love every little scar and wrinkle on it, but a good many of them probably feel otherwise. Want to know an easy, sexy, and romantic way to say goodbye to those undesirable stretch marks? Check out this commercial that made stretch mark cream look sexy in a parody of Fifty Shades of Grey!

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Sing, my angel of Big Mac! McDonald’s Hong Kong scores epic win with 90s parody ballad【Video】

Some weeks ago, we saw how the McDonald’s fans in Korea professed their love for the Big Mac with their humorous and refreshing performances of the Big Mac Song. But sometimes the best way to express your ardent feelings is by serenading your object of affection with a heartfelt love song.

The creative masterminds behind McDonald’s Hong Kong’s recent advertising stint came up with a ballad that serenaded the franchise’s iconic burger and won the hearts of Cantopop fans at the same time! Hear it after the jump!

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New Gintama season mocks bawling Japanese politician

The first episode of Gintama‘s fourth incarnation as a TV series aired on April 8 by satirizing Ryūtarou Nonomura, an assemblyman from Hyōgo Prefecture who infamously erupted in tears and howls while apologizing for misuse of public funds on hot springs trips.

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NEET “recruitment” video pokes fun at Japan’s laziest

It’s April, and in Japan that means a whole new crop of young, fresh-faced workers politely inching their way onto packed trains and nervously trotting into office buildings while wearing suspiciously clean and pressed office attire.

But what of the lazier portion of the population? The folks who are no longer in education, have yet to secure gainful employment or are undergoing training to become something worthwhile? These NEETs, as they’re known in Japan, have a busy schedule ahead of them as they settle into a daily routine of doing “sweet FA“, as my mother might say. But being a true slacker involves a surprising amount of work, as this great little parody video tells us.

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KanColle? More like ManColle as real Japanese men parody anime opening 【Video】

If the Internet isn’t about showing off your own original skills and talent, then it’s for parodying what’s already well-known and liked. The constant stream of anime and games from Japan is a gold mine of parodies just waiting to be made.

The Kusarine Project has had an active YouTube channel since 2009 where they’ve taken some of the world’s favorite anime and video game openings and turned them into live-action works of “art”. Their 17th and newest cover tackles the KanColle opening, with their signature masked men taking on the role of the anthropomorphized battleships turned school girls. Were you expecting anything else?

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If Japan joins the TPP, would it be the end of parody and self-published works?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has proven a source of extreme contention on both sides of the ocean. For example, the EFF has been openly critical of the potential agreement, describing it on their website as “a secretive, multinational trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement.” Japanese farmers don’t seem to fond of it either, though for entirely different reasons.

And now the TPP is drawing the ire of (with a few smatterings of approval from) Japan’s manga and anime fans. Some are even saying the agreement has the potential to utterly destroy otaku culture. Is this hyperbole or is the sky really falling?

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Fan parody of Ghostbusters set in Tokyo is totally “crossing the streams”【Video】

Genre streams that is! There isn’t an ’80s movie that is more perfectly matched for an anime makeover than Ghostbusters. The story is flawless, the ghosts would feel right at home, plus all the crazy special effects could be easily accomplished through animation. The fact that they were able to do all of that in a live-action movie is part of what makes it such a classic.

This parody simply nails the movie, but you don’t have to take our word for it, you can see for yourself after the jump.

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