Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Idiosyncratic Japan: "Let's Do Japan - Manganizer" Ad by ANA


Speaking of clicking ads...

Zero Hedge is one of the sites I regularly go for financial news. The site uses Google AdSense. Today, the top banner is this creepy ad from All Nippon Airways (ANA) displayed especially for me:


WTF? I clicked it, costing ANA a few cents and benefiting Zero Hedge and Google. This is where I landed:


Then I remember the pledge by the Japanese national government to promote "Cool Japan" (a fine example of Japlish, the meaning of which is only known - no, actually guessed at - by the Japanese). ANA, I believe, is doing the bidding of the government by launching this ad campaign which is possibly being paid for by the government.

Come to Japan, the land of manga, on ANA's Boeing 787 Dreamliner which may or may not catch fire...

And Akiba Cafe....


Ughhh.....

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

WTF, indeed.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the Cool Japan promotion has anything to do with the NHK program of the same name?

http://www.nhk.or.jp/cooljapan/en/about/index.html

Anonymous said...

Yuck.

the voice in your head said...

Let's do Japan: Contaminizer

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Anon at 5:31PM, the answer is yes.

Darth 3.11 said...

Let's *DO* Japan? What geniuses did not even run this by *one* native speaker, who would no doubt have doubled over in suppressed hysterics.

From the nation that names its vehicles "Naked" and the eternal "Bongo". Japlish is funny, often sexist, certainly not sophisticated or "cool".

Meanwhile, let's give a cheer for that Fukushima rat, who gave its short life to the cause of notifying the world what a tenuous grip on safety there is in our least favorite npp.

Anonymous said...

Japan is anything but cool, even in it's aspects I like. It's not hot either, it's hard, die hard.
Mind control by the Japanese Maffia : be cool.
Insane and strict inner communication - WTF if foreigners know that a whore does clients - "cash cows".
Or a subconcious manipulation, just as well.
Japanese ads on TV are more and more using French songs, words, images that make the Japanese daydream.
Absurd in a rationale thinking. Not absurd in an adviser's thinking, hehe. Far from awkward.
So I'm still wondering about this let's do Japan that made me smile when I spotted it.

Philippe

Anonymous said...

Typical stereotypical images of foreigners in the manganizer. Nothing ever changes.

Anonymous said...

First thing that come to mind reading the banner, and I'm female, is--- "Visit Japan to fuck guys left and right all over the country in hardcore manga style, including finding a monster offering tentacle sex!"

NOT HAPPENING. NOT COOL.

Anonymous said...

Oh and I forgot, what's a swordless samurai in their manga? Is that like Hanzo The Razor?

DEFINITELY NOT HAPPENING. DEFINITELY NOT COOL.

Anonymous said...

How do you say "let's do Japan" in Japanese? 日本をやろうぜ?

Anonymous said...

It rightly belongs on Zero Hedge as a banner. :-O

Vyse Legendaire said...

I thought everybody had ad blocking software at this point? I've never seen a single ad on ZeroHedge...

SouthJerseyJoey said...

it's like they are inviting all the loose women from everywhere to make japan their destination. come to Jersey instead, we don't have cartoon sex, we got the real thing here.

Anonymous said...

Stupid translation oblivious ANA perverts.

Anonymous said...

Okay Ariva, haha, there's a banner on your blogsite right now that says:

MEET GIRLS THAT WILL DATE ANYONE

Berghan Mark said...

Who is the ad agency that developed this?

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