Barack Obama Portrayed in Quirky Japanese Super Mario Scene

March 31, 2009 -

We don't know the origin of this video other than to point out the obvious: that it's from a Japanese television show, features a comic Super Mario scene using real actors, and has an improbable cameo appearance by a faux Barack Obama.

Still, it's pretty cool. Be sure to watch it all the way through.

The link was circulated by Wendu Xu on Twitter.

Via: Kotaku


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Re: Barack Obama Portrayed in Quirky Japanese Super Mario Scene

Seen it.

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Cue Sharpton tantrum in 3...2...1..

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I take it this is reference to the person imitating Obama?   Yeah, sorry to all racially sensitive Americans, Japan doesn't necessarily hold the same knee jerk reaction to racial/cultural stereotypes as you.

More than anything, that video was a great dose of Japanese oddity on TV.  I don't think anyone would believe it if I told them about it.

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This is actually quite old now.

Re: Barack Obama Portrayed in Quirky Japanese Super Mario Scene

Mr.Obama the fix for goverment is in antoher castle.........

 


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Re: Barack Obama Portrayed in Quirky Japanese Super Mario ...

This has been around for a while now. Japan seems to have caught on to Barrack Obame's "Yes! We Can" slogan that has filtered into certain animes as well. *cough* Index *cough*

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I'd rather be able to enjoy anime and manga without having to bothered by my own culture... especially when it comes to the slogan our President stole from Bob the Builder.

Re: Barack Obama Portrayed in Quirky Japanese Super Mario ...

Yes we can vote for the lesser of evils, YES we can never change government, Yes we can linger in stagnation, YES WE CAN fool the people all of the time.

Say what you will about Bama'O hes was the lesser evil compared to Mc'sockpuppet and the only thing I exspected from him was to put a more intelligent less senile  face on the white house. The only change will come if government falls completely apart...

 


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 "I'm sorry Mario, but our President is in another castle!"

Re: Barack Obama Portrayed in Quirky Japanese Super Mario Scene

Yeeesh hard to believe that Bakuten is getting wierder now that they don't have "HardGay Sumitami" (just YouTube it...it...is..um...yeah hilarious but wierd!) on the show anymore o.O

Kind of wondering what the whole point of having the Obama scene...other than to confuse and wierd people out :P From what I hear though, the Japanese LOVE him.

Re: Barack Obama Portrayed in Quirky Japanese Super Mario Scene

From what I hear though, the Japanese LOVE [Obama].

yep. they were rooting for him during the primaries, especially the town which is coincidentally named Obama.

From J-List's newsletter, 11/5/2008:

 

there's a city in Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan with the name of Obama (written with kanji meaning "small beach"), but the coincidence is even more amazing due to the fact that the word for "city" and the suffix used to refer to individuals in formal situations like news reporting is both shi -- hence, the official name of Obama City is Obama-shi, and the most common way for a newspaper article or news reporter on TV to refer to Mr. Obama would be Barakku Obama-shi. The connection between the place and the man began when the Senator made a visit to Japan in 2006 and happened to encounter a customs inspector from the city who told him of the name match-up, and when Mr. Obama announced his candidacy the city designated themselves his unofficial supporters in Japan.

 

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Barack Obama Portrayed in Quirky Japanese Super Mario ...

Hmmm...I don't think "quirky" would have been the word I chose for it.

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