Barack Obama Portrayed in Quirky Japanese Super Mario Scene

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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    Kincyr says:

    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?」

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    HarmlessBunny says:

    Yeeesh hard to believe that Bakuten is getting wierder now that they don’t have "HardGay Sumitami" (just YouTube it…it……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 😛 From what I hear though, the Japanese LOVE him.

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    Dragoon1376 says:

    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.

    First secure an independent income, then practice virtue. -Greek Proverb

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    ZippyDSMlee says:

    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…


    Gore,Violence,Sexauilty,Fear,Emotion these are but modes of transportation of story and thought, to take them from society you create a society of children and nannys, since adults are not required.

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    Master_E says:

    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.

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    Elestia says:

    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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