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January 8, 2008 10:57 AM   Subscribe

Prisoner 547 is a Rabbit in prison. He shares a cell with another Rabbit, a Frog and a Chicken. It is visiting day. In Japanese. One episode of many.

Apparently these are from here.

There are a bunch more episodes on Youtube.
posted by Lord_Pall (23 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Missing episodes -

1
24
25
posted by Lord_Pall at 11:00 AM on January 8, 2008


Woah! The sweaty Gary Baseman-ish mamma chicken thing will haunt me for the rest of the day.
posted by Kloryne at 11:18 AM on January 8, 2008


This is amazing!
Episodes 1-5 are here, for those (like me) wanting to start for the beginning.
posted by suedehead at 11:18 AM on January 8, 2008


So, is that the thing now on Japanese cartoons? To run text across the screen at all times?
posted by shmegegge at 11:22 AM on January 8, 2008


Lordy that chicken thing was terrifying.

The other shorts were oddly hypnotic. Thanks.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 11:28 AM on January 8, 2008


also wwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwww wwww

wwwwww
www


wwwwwwww
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 11:30 AM on January 8, 2008


Does anyone know what the text says that's running across the screen?

These are strangely addictive. I liked the first five. They are kind of disturbing though.
posted by -t at 11:33 AM on January 8, 2008


This is the greatest thing I've ever seen.
posted by spec80 at 11:33 AM on January 8, 2008


The running text is user comments. The Ws are Japanese for "lol." This video is either from a site called Nico Nico Douga, which is a "video commenting site" that puts those running-text comments on top of videos from other sites, or from a clone thereof.

I have a Wapanese friend; don't judge me.
posted by Electrius at 11:39 AM on January 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oddly enough all the text in the cartoons (news papers etc.) is actually grammatically correct Russian. Makes me think that this isn't Japanese at all.
posted by Binliner at 11:44 AM on January 8, 2008


those rabbits are s'posed to be russian..that's why it doesthat dance in the beginning.

also, mtv intl. ssure has another thing going on...
posted by geos at 11:45 AM on January 8, 2008


Just to elaborate on Electrius' comment, I googled "lol w japanese" and got this explanation from Kokatu:

Those who spend time on the Japanese internet recognize the "wwwww" as being short for "warau" (笑う), the Japanese verb for laugh. So "wwwww" is the equivalent of "lol". The nice part about it is that its flexible. Meaning? If something is really funny, you can go "wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww." But if something is kinda funny, a "wwww" is fine.
posted by spec80 at 11:53 AM on January 8, 2008


Thank you Electrius and spec80! The internets makes sense once more!
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 11:55 AM on January 8, 2008


Erm, did anyone else notice that the chicken in the 10th episode (around the 7.20 mark in the first link) ended up between the rabbit and the toilet bowl?



...
Now I am embarrassed by my puerile sense of humour
posted by sleep_walker at 12:27 PM on January 8, 2008


That chicken is very disturbing. I await episode 26!
posted by Mister Cheese at 1:05 PM on January 8, 2008


Ok so they really pick up once they get a change of scenery. The last 6 or so had me actually laughing out loud.

I too await episode 26!
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 1:12 PM on January 8, 2008


Here is 21-23.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 1:50 PM on January 8, 2008


More info including episode titles and character lists.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 1:59 PM on January 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


excellent!
thank you.
posted by the sobsister at 2:03 PM on January 8, 2008


This is great, whatever the hell it is.
posted by cazoo at 2:18 PM on January 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


You don't see that every day

Speak for yourself. I play Jailhouse Rabbit-pucker Volleyball all the time.
posted by CKmtl at 4:35 PM on January 8, 2008


Exit 01
and
Exit 02,
from the same studio.
posted by sebastienbailard at 9:08 PM on January 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Episode 26
posted by sebastienbailard at 7:33 PM on January 15, 2008


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