January 19, 2009

Various Depictions of Foreigners in Anime (Funny)

This post has been brewing for a long time; I've noticed all of these videos before, but finally decided to collect them together. These are pretty easy to understand, so you can enjoy the bizarreness.

This vid is from a series called Sakigake!! Otokojuku. Awesome voice acting. And way to make a bottle into a sharp weapon, though the guy does drop it. "Damn it." Lick.
There is the setup scene for that one, with slightly less Engrish, here.
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Then we have three scenes from Azumanga Daiyo, a series with a very Japanese sense of comedic pacing:


Pera-pera, with rolled-r's is exactly what I taught my first years.


Can I carry that for you? All foreigners speak in English (with a foreign accent).


The impressive coolness of English. Some odd nihonjinron thrown in there too.
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Bonus: This is how British people cook! Actually, I expected a mention of chip-fat...