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July 31, 2009 8:30 PM   Subscribe

The makers of Ninja Gaiden 2 have decided on an unorthodox ad campaign. The game is being advertised by two white breasts protruding from a wall facing the street (SLYT). There are predictably funny reactions from passers by. Obviously, this is NSFW.
posted by reenum (44 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
The juxtaposition of a public ad campaign appearing on Japanese streets in broad daylight being considered unsuitable for the workplace is a little amusing.

Also, damned if I know how this explains anything about the game itself.
posted by chrominance at 8:36 PM on July 31, 2009


Just by judging how many people had to touch them; boobs would obviously make the best public vector for dispersing biohazards.

*notevilgeniusist*
posted by dejah420 at 8:38 PM on July 31, 2009 [7 favorites]


Duh, they're for Ryu to grab onto so he doesn't fall into the chasm below.
posted by FireballForever at 8:38 PM on July 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


You don't see the hands until the final shot. It's supposed to be a ninja camouflaged against a door I guess. Why not black?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 8:42 PM on July 31, 2009


It looked like there was some fingers poking over the top of that "sheet". I guess the idea would be that some people make better ninjas than others...or just sexist advertising.
posted by P.o.B. at 8:44 PM on July 31, 2009


There is nothing unorthodox about using breasts to sell stuff.
posted by longsleeves at 8:45 PM on July 31, 2009 [5 favorites]


You Should See the Other Guy: "You don't see the hands until the final shot. It's supposed to be a ninja camouflaged against a door I guess. Why not black?"

I think it's a common cliche in ninja movies for them to hold up a board or sheet that matches their surroundings that they hold over themselves while standing very still. It's not that her outfit makes her invisible, it's that her board had to be modified for her to hide that close, presumably.

Also, white shows up better in a video, making the viral video quality of the ad online work better. After all, we are talking about the game right now. If it were harder to film and thus share with friends, it might not spread as well.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:47 PM on July 31, 2009


Note to self: Either become friends with and/or eliminate dejah420 - they think too much like me to not pose some sort of threat to my plans.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:53 PM on July 31, 2009


The one couple is hilarious. She literally has to pull him away from the fake wall boobs.
posted by purephase at 8:54 PM on July 31, 2009


heck of a way to spread influenza.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 9:00 PM on July 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think sigma 2 includes some female ninjas as playable characters. I recall a Ninja game involving a white clad female character, but I can't recall if it was Ninja Gaiden or something else.
posted by pwnguin at 9:01 PM on July 31, 2009


How is this even remotely NSFW?
posted by jmgorman at 9:01 PM on July 31, 2009


Also, damned if I know how this explains anything about the game itself.

Ah yes. I can tell you have never played a game developed by Team Ninja before.
posted by threetoed at 9:02 PM on July 31, 2009


Ninja Gaiden 2 has a female ninja named Sonia. Still...classy!
posted by graventy at 9:05 PM on July 31, 2009


I find the most erotic part of a woman is the boobies.

/Branigan
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:09 PM on July 31, 2009


Evony must be thinking "Why didn't we think of this?"
posted by Askiba at 9:29 PM on July 31, 2009 [5 favorites]


In Italy, on bronze statues dating back to the renaissance, there are two parts of the figure that are bright and brassy from being touched on a daily basis. One is the peener. The other is the big toe, which is clearly a stand-in for a peener for the more gently-bred among the statue-touchers.

In summation: peener. Peener peener peener, touch it, you know you want to, that is all.

(PS - games that aren't unbelievably male-hormone-loaded are still out there. Buy a DS and Prof. Layton's, and all will be right with the universe again.)
posted by Slap*Happy at 9:32 PM on July 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


And thus begins electronic documentation of the great Ninja Boob Flu epidemics of the early 21st C., that will be written about in medical e-journals of the 23rd C.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:51 PM on July 31, 2009


Kunoichi = female ninja
posted by emeiji at 10:40 PM on July 31, 2009


Wow, this is after Itagaki left?
posted by thisperon at 11:06 PM on July 31, 2009 [3 favorites]


*wants hands to slap touchers*
posted by Cranberry at 11:21 PM on July 31, 2009 [3 favorites]


How is this even remotely NSFW?

He's in Kansas.
posted by pracowity at 12:14 AM on August 1, 2009


Walls are HOT!
posted by chairface at 12:19 AM on August 1, 2009 [1 favorite]



In Italy, on bronze statues dating back to the renaissance, there are two parts of the figure that are bright and brassy from being touched on a daily basis.


Oh, that doesn't just happen in Italy. There are bright, brassy peeners all over the world. Anywhere there are bronze peeners, they are being stripped of their peener patiner.

It seems that marble boobies accumulate more grubby fingerprints, though.
posted by louche mustachio at 2:00 AM on August 1, 2009 [6 favorites]


peener patiner

*titter*
posted by Pope Guilty at 2:04 AM on August 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


Pepsi Bra
posted by DU at 3:30 AM on August 1, 2009


louche mustachio: "
It seems that marble boobies accumulate more grubby fingerprints, though.
"

Between "peener patiner" and this, I now have the Major General song from Pirates of Penzance in my head. Thanks for nothing, dude.
posted by notsnot at 4:41 AM on August 1, 2009


louche mustachio:"It seems that marble boobies accumulate more grubby fingerprints, though."
notsnot: Between "peener patiner" and this, I now have the Major General song from Pirates of Penzance in my head. Thanks for nothing, dude.


It seems that marble boobies, attract more grubby fingerprints,
Than Donatello's bronze David, with shiny peener patiner.
posted by skenfrith at 5:16 AM on August 1, 2009


> Also, damned if I know how this explains anything about the game itself.

The goal of the game is to touch walls in as many bad places as possible.
posted by ardgedee at 6:13 AM on August 1, 2009


ninja facepalm...
posted by fuq at 7:26 AM on August 1, 2009


Context. (NSFW)
posted by sonic meat machine at 8:31 AM on August 1, 2009


The one couple is hilarious. She literally has to pull him away from the fake wall boobs.-- purephase

As opposed to the first couple, who are so in sync in touching the boobs that it almost looks choreographed.
posted by eye of newt at 8:44 AM on August 1, 2009


Alvy Ampersand said: Note to self: Either become friends with and/or eliminate dejah420 - they think too much like me to not pose some sort of threat to my plans.


Oh darlin, you're always welcome at the Evil Lair tm Duck Pond, assuming you can make it through our guard boobs.
posted by dejah420 at 9:03 AM on August 1, 2009


Why is this NSFW?
posted by A189Nut at 9:45 AM on August 1, 2009


Better yet, why *isn't* this NSFW?
posted by mazola at 9:53 AM on August 1, 2009


Nitpick mode activated: it's patina. Thus peener patina. As in "Do you like peener patina / And getting caught in the rain?"
posted by yoink at 10:17 AM on August 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


yoink, are you British?
posted by kldickson at 11:38 AM on August 1, 2009


is peener really and adult term? I mean"what the frick" it sounds like something dr elliot on scrubs would say to get around having to use words that scare her.
posted by djduckie at 12:10 PM on August 1, 2009


yoink, are you British?

No, but you're right that I have a non-rhotic accent.
posted by yoink at 12:41 PM on August 1, 2009


Do really old bronze statues have tiny little peeners because they're worn down from people touching it all the time?
posted by porpoise at 3:09 PM on August 1, 2009


No, it was a nutrition thing.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 3:35 PM on August 1, 2009


No, it was a nutrition thing.

Wasn't it the Little Ice Age? ("...like a frightened turtle")
posted by yoink at 4:24 PM on August 1, 2009


Thanks for nothing, dude.

You're welcome. I've got lots of it.

Nitpick mode activated: it's patina.

You broke my funny with your nitpick.

*titter*

I'm not touching that.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:31 AM on August 2, 2009



Do really old bronze statues have tiny little peeners because they're worn down from people touching it all the time?


I understand that that part of the body was not considered very attractive, so sculptors made it smaller to de-emphasize that area. However, it seems, to the modern viewer at least, to have the opposite effect, especially if it's noticeably out of proportion with the rest of the figure.

And the tiny ones do seem to get just as shiny as the regulation sized peeners.

(For those of you composing lyrics at home, "tiny" and "shiny" rhyme very nicely.)
posted by louche mustachio at 1:41 AM on August 2, 2009


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