Fame Hasn’t Gone to Coco’s Head

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 14, 2009 in Japanese TV

Coco the watermelon eating dog from Japan

I have a total fascination with the pets section of the Japanese version of YouTube. And one viral video pet is a golden retriever named Coco who, umm — doesn’t do much of anything except maybe eat watermelon. In fact what makes Coco so cool is that Coco is a cool character, nonplussed by the world about. So what I love about the above is that how in an age of narcissistic reality TV stars how mellow Coco was after being discovered by NHK TV in Japan: Read more…

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The Most Amazing 3D Animated Toilet Training Video You’ll Ever See

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 26, 2009 in Animation

If Pixar did a toilet training video it would look like this! The clip above is from some NHK kids video show in Japan, the subject matter is strictly bathroom humor as you can see. I think the cutest thing about this video are the flying rolls of toilet paper who seem to be playing a bugle.

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Robotto Paruta: Quirky Cardboard Robot Anime

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 29, 2008 in Animation, Japanese TV

I always love discovering anime that isn’t what you’d expect — there’s a real wealth of amazing kids cartoons that many fanboys just don’t know about: Robotto Paruta (ロボットパルタ) got started as a segment within the 1994 NHK show Cartoon Bubble Wrap. The series was directed by Katsushi Yasuda and in 2005 Pony Canyon released a four volume DVD set (which I couldn’t find, however you can buy quite a few DVDs from the series at Amazon.jp).

Robotto Paruta ロボットパルタ

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