Butt Bat Girl
March 6, 2015 7:09 AM   Subscribe

It looks like a pudgy plastic US soldier to me.
Also, this is odd.
posted by Mezentian at 7:27 AM on March 6, 2015

This is awesome. It's one those reassuring things in humanity when the humor of a situation can be shared across language and nationality. Well, at least a type of sense of humor.
posted by Atreides at 7:37 AM on March 6, 2015

Incidentally, a nice lookbook of Niigata street fashion.

Dokaben's anime adaptation is old and sub-par, but if you wanna watch a baseball anime worth your time, I'd suggest Mitsuru Adachi's Cross Game.
posted by procrastinator at 7:50 AM on March 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

Previously, hadoukening and vadering. Also people doing Kiki's delivery service.
posted by sukeban at 8:03 AM on March 6, 2015 [4 favorites]

I wonder if there's any cultural influence here from popular Flash games like Nanaca Crash (Flash, use at own risk) or the baseball-bat minigame from Smash Bros. The Japanese have raised the simple mechanic of power/angle ballistics to its own genre.
posted by Strange Interlude at 8:04 AM on March 6, 2015

These are fun; just the sort of thing made much more accessible by digital photography.
posted by TedW at 8:37 AM on March 6, 2015

But still possible with older cameras.
posted by TedW at 8:39 AM on March 6, 2015

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