May 12, 2007 1:36 AM   Subscribe

Meet Obasan: Adorable demon-possessed little girl and Japanese professional wrestler for the horror-themed Triple Six promotion. More highlights: (1) (2)
posted by StopMakingSense (30 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
She seems like a pretty average kid. Filled with intense anger and sugar.

I would so watch pro wrestling if it involved more child beating. This is great.
posted by stavrogin at 2:21 AM on May 12, 2007

posted by mr_roboto at 2:28 AM on May 12, 2007

I'm glad to see that someone on the planet 'gets' pro wrestling. It's meant to be hilariously stupid, right?

When the little girl kicked that one dude in the nutsac, everything was in its right place.
posted by chuckdarwin at 2:52 AM on May 12, 2007 [1 favorite]

Well, you've got to love that the Japanese aren't even pretending that pro-wrestling is anything other than completely scripted. There's a certain bracing honsty involved there.

But, as for the videos, I've got to wonder why the person who put them together was so obsessed with that one particular Urusei Yatsura ending theme song. I just don't see the connection myself.
posted by sotonohito at 3:28 AM on May 12, 2007

Here in Nagoya, I went to this puroresu izakaya, where you can have a beer and a meal and watch the little seven-year-old kids pretend to beat each other up in the ring. Or go in there yourself and pretend to get beat up by them. It's a really good time.
posted by greasepig at 4:23 AM on May 12, 2007

My morning = made!
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 5:13 AM on May 12, 2007

posted by quonsar at 5:22 AM on May 12, 2007

She lifted those guys so high in the air it has to be real. I wonder what demon possessed her?
posted by chunking express at 5:32 AM on May 12, 2007

It looks like she has a blog decorated with rainbows and puppies. It's linked off her profile on the Triple Six website.

Anybody here speak Japanese? We need to know if she's bragging about capturing souls for Satan in the wrestling ring.
posted by ardgedee at 6:21 AM on May 12, 2007

That was the most sincerely awesome chokeslam, ever.

Seriously, Mankind/'Taker @ Hell In The Cell can now officially SUCK IT.
posted by ShawnStruck at 6:27 AM on May 12, 2007

why does one of her opponents have "Balzac" written on his butt?
posted by geos at 6:28 AM on May 12, 2007

I was laughing so hard I was almost in tears. Yes, this is what professional wrestling is supposed to be.
posted by chemoboy at 6:29 AM on May 12, 2007

i just grinned so wide i think i swallowed an ear.
posted by es_de_bah at 6:46 AM on May 12, 2007 [1 favorite]

This is an even better post to start the day with. Two days in a row, MeFi! Fuck Folgers, the best part of waking up is seeing what kind of awesome shit is waiting for me on the blue.

Plus the subject line/topic/whatever made me crack up.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 7:01 AM on May 12, 2007

Agree with ShawnStruck. For my money, the chokeslam is one of the top five weaksauce finishers of all time (right up there with Ox Baker/ Sid Vicious' "Heart Punch"), but Obasan breathes new life into it. Fucking awesome.
posted by milquetoast at 7:09 AM on May 12, 2007

Well, it isn't any more stupid than Dancing with the Stars or Lost.
posted by caddis at 7:40 AM on May 12, 2007

When I was a kid, I wasn't into pro wrestling -- too stupid, even for my tastes. But I would have totally watched this. She's like a living cartoon!
posted by CrunchyFrog at 7:49 AM on May 12, 2007

Just 'cause it's scripted, don't mean it's fake.
posted by docgonzo at 9:32 AM on May 12, 2007

Even Gene Simmons started small.

It appears that this kid is having an absolutely awesome childhood.
posted by phooky at 10:03 AM on May 12, 2007

The first video, showing her doing things to the 'Urusei Yatsura' opening song, seriously amused the heck out of me.
posted by mephron at 10:37 AM on May 12, 2007

I bet I could take her.
posted by Flunkie at 11:18 AM on May 12, 2007

This is astonishingly great. Thanks.
posted by psmith at 12:52 PM on May 12, 2007

Why can't things like this be on my TV all the time?
posted by deusdiabolus at 2:47 PM on May 12, 2007

The Japanese really do so many things better and this is one. I wish I could understand the smack talk going on. Seriously Vince McMahon take notes.
posted by MrBobaFett at 4:28 PM on May 12, 2007

That takes some serious choreography and practice. When those guys fake a bodyslam it made me wince a bit. Good stuff!
posted by zardoz at 6:43 PM on May 12, 2007

Antidote for Nippon Sugar Demon: Mr Ken Clean Air System.
posted by moonbird at 6:54 PM on May 12, 2007

For the first time, I understand professional wrestling.
posted by kyrademon at 7:24 PM on May 12, 2007

I'm not exactly clear on the girl's name, actually. I found her referenced as Obasan on a couple of message boards, but now it seems like her name (or at least her character's) is President Ramu.

For a little more background, go here.
posted by StopMakingSense at 7:48 PM on May 12, 2007

So, this is a bit of promotion for a movie?
God, professional wrestling has become so commercialized.

Thank you for this post. I haven't clutched my belly and giggled at a little demonic girl beating up a man in 'balzac' pants in a long time.
posted by munchingzombie at 8:01 PM on May 12, 2007

A few comments:

- This is AWESOME.

- According to one of the comments on the blog StopMakingSense linked, her character name is probably actually President Lum, which would explain the Urusei Yatsura music.

- Browsing through the poster's other videos, I found a sort of interview/promo thing with her here, which I imagine would be even more entertaining if I understood the language.

- Her blog apparently is now here- from running it through Google's translator, it doesn't appear to be in character, but given the quality of machine translation, I can't say much more than that.
posted by a louis wain cat at 10:40 PM on May 12, 2007

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