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Japan World Cup Horse Racing
August 30, 2010 3:36 PM   Subscribe

Once you have met the entrants, you can watch the race: Japan World Cup horse racing.

Not reading a word of Japanese, all I can glean is that "Japan World Cup Cinema Keiba" may be a game (online?) which accepts wagers on the outcome of virtual "horse" racing. It is unclear whether the game normally features all horses or the lineup you see here is, indeed, the "normal" lineup, or whether it's a game at all.
posted by maxwelton (10 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
So you don't understand what you're posting at all, but whatever because LOLJAPANEZE amirite??

This post sucks.
posted by zardoz at 4:22 PM on August 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Hm. I laughed, but it wasn't due to the country of origin, I just thought it was fun. I guess there is room for your baggage on one of the racers, though.
posted by maxwelton at 4:50 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


zardoz: “So you don't understand what you're posting at all, but whatever because LOLJAPANEZE amirite??This post sucks.”

Oh, truly, sir. I am certain that in Japan, the computer-generated horse race featuring bulls, giraffes, double-long horses, Elvis horses with low-rider handlebars, and various and sundry other strange beasts is a very serious matter which is accorded the utmost admiration and respect.

Come on now. Maybe the world's people are more different than I think, but I'm pretty sure that, in Japan, if you post a hilarious animated video that's in English, people will laugh and enjoy it even if they don't know what's going on. What's wrong with that? Nobody made fun of Japan or Japanese people here. Whoever made it clearly doesn't take themselves as seriously as you seem to expect.
posted by koeselitz at 5:28 PM on August 30, 2010 [4 favorites]


koselitz--I'll bet the Japanese folks who made the video did so with tongue firmly placed in cheek. I can't imagine anyone taking this video seriously.

That's not why this post sucks. It sucks because the OP--by his own admission--doesn't really know what the hell it's about, and considers that a feature and not a bug. So it's random LOLJAPANEZE YouTube clips, which are not in short supply elsewhere on the web. So why post here?
posted by zardoz at 5:34 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


maxwelton: “Not reading a word of Japanese, all I can glean is that "Japan World Cup Cinema Keiba" may be a game (online?) which accepts wagers on the outcome of virtual "horse" racing. It is unclear whether the game normally features all horses or the lineup you see here is, indeed, the "normal" lineup, or whether it's a game at all.”

Oh, it's a game. And it's sort of great, although one of the funny things is that it seems to just be a game where you bet on races; you don't actually control any of the horses (etc) at all. Here, you should try playing it. Lots of loading time and random-clicking-because-I-don't-understand-Japanese, but visually rich and kinda awesome in its own way.
posted by koeselitz at 5:40 PM on August 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


zardoz: “That's not why this post sucks. It sucks because the OP--by his own admission--doesn't really know what the hell it's about, and considers that a feature and not a bug. So it's random LOLJAPANEZE YouTube clips, which are not in short supply elsewhere on the web. So why post here?”

Ah – I think I misunderstood you. When somebody says "LOLXYZ," I usually think they mean something is mocking XYZ for its being XYZ; that is, when somebody says "LOLJAPANEZE" I think they mean it's a link that screams "ha ha look at the Japanese people they're so silly and stupid." I don't think that's what maxwelton is doing, is all.

Either way, I do agree with one thing: the Youtube videos aren't what this post should've been. The Flash game, however, is worth the post, I think. I only wish I knew how to really do it, but it's fun and interesting to look at and play with nonetheless.
posted by koeselitz at 5:43 PM on August 30, 2010


Though I'm starting to get it. You choose a horse and how many points to bet on it, then watch the race. It's pretty simple, but it's so painstakingly animated that it's very interesting.
posted by koeselitz at 5:45 PM on August 30, 2010


By the way, if anybody reads the comments down here, this appears to be a promotional for Club Keiba, the Japanese horse racing organization (which, if I recall correctly, is generally run by the government, which controls all horse racing in Japan.)
posted by koeselitz at 6:15 PM on August 30, 2010


That's not why this post sucks. It sucks because the OP--by his own admission--doesn't really know what the hell it's about, and considers that a feature and not a bug. So it's random LOLJAPANEZE YouTube clips, which are not in short supply elsewhere on the web.

That's the incredibly ungenerous reading you're going to give? I posted the clips because they're funny to watch, and I feel like the fairly serious world of horse racing can use a bit of lightening up. It didn't occur to me that anyone would assume I enjoyed them because they were boring and/or weird but LOL Japan. That's a huge fucking chip on your shoulder, isn't it?

I included the information only because googling didn't bring up anything I could recognize about the (as it turns out) game and the google "translate this page" was incomprehensible on anything that looked like it might be a source of information. Plus doing a search on "Word Cup Japan" pretty much dooms you to articles about football.

I'm pleased to have posted this only because koeselitz was able to find it was in fact a game that could be played online, and what looks to be a pretty amusing one, at that.
posted by maxwelton at 6:21 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


seconding JRA promotion for actual horse racing. looks like the hired the ski jumping pairs guys.
posted by mexican at 6:36 PM on August 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


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