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Old 17-06-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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http://www.kktblab.jp/

anyone shed any light on this, my japanese is zero !!
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Old 17-06-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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It appears to be connected to drug research. Bizarrely. Non profit organisation. They're recruiting. The video is very strange even by Japanese standards.
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Old 17-06-2012, 10:39 AM   #3
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I agree with Masterspy... but I'd add that it must have cost quite a lot to set up.

Also, the clips from the show are 4:3 and look to be from an HD source. Hmmm...
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Old 17-06-2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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If it makes it any clearer (it won't) here's a translation from the main page (not terribly naturalistic, but then I'm not a pro):

"Individualistic medical care / Anti-bacterial medicine. Rescue humanity!"

According to the video, this is the new path for International Rescue.

And the clips are not HD - they're from the 1999 SD transfers.
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Old 17-06-2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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I just went to the new recruit section with Brains giving a speech wearing a labcoat.

I noticed the (c) ITC legend at the bottom of the page... is this authorised by Carlton? I mean a Japanese company using their characters to promote the eradication of disease?

I've seen weird things when I've been in Japan, but this is one of the strangest.
Must ask my GF if she knows about this...
It seems to be part of a pharmaceuticals firm called Kyowa Kirin.

However... I like it
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Old 17-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #6
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I just went to the new recruit section with Brains giving a speech wearing a labcoat.

I noticed the (c) ITC legend at the bottom of the page... is this authorised by Carlton? I mean a Japanese company using their characters to promote the eradication of disease?

I've seen weird things when I've been in Japan, but this is one of the strangest.
Must ask my GF if she knows about this...
It seems to be part of a pharmaceuticals firm called Kyowa Kirin.

However... I like it
I imagine it was licensed through Tohokushinsha 東北新社. I can't imagine they'd have spent all that money on the site without authorisation.
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Old 17-06-2012, 02:20 PM   #7
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Still, I suppose it's like "Compare the Meerkat" being a crowd-pleasing offshoot of Compare the market.
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Old 17-06-2012, 02:24 PM   #8
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Still, I suppose it's like "Compare the Meerkat" being a crowd-pleasing offshoot of Compare the market.
I'm not sure about that. The Compare the Meerkat has some sort of public marketing value to it. This, it seems from the video, seems to be aimed at companies.
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Old 17-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #9
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My Japanese is rusty, so I don't know some of what the site is about.
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Old 17-06-2012, 02:31 PM   #10
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My Japanese is rusty, so I don't know some of what the site is about.
Actually, companies was the wrong word. 'Professionals' might be better. Anyway, for a laugh I've just filled out the recruitment form to see what comes back.
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In English or Kanji/katakana/hiragana?
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In Japanese. Though it's a Q&A. Strange questions like, "Do you apologise even when you've done nothing wrong?"
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Well that's Japanese culture for you. My GF does that all the time, as do my Japanese friends... I keep saying 'please don't apologise' but they keep doing it.
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It's a social thing. It's not a sincere apology.
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Yeah, I thought that...
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thanks guys

I was sort of hoping someone was trying to make a new series LOL

seemed to me like a well made website that must have cost in time and money

Stephen, let us know what response you get back

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bit more info

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I've seen weird things when I've been in Japan, but this is one of the strangest.

you've never seen a used panty vending machine? You never saw the full scale gundam? You've never gone to sun city for a live action godzilla show?

You need to get out more if you can't find weirdness in japan. Heck, on my street was an establishment called 'The John Diving Adventure'.

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Old 18-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #19
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you've never seen a used panty vending machine? You never saw the full scale gundam? You've never gone to sun city for a live action godzilla show?

You need to get out more if you can't find weirdness in japan. Heck, on my street was an establishment called 'The John Diving Adventure'.
I have never seen a used panty vending machine. Or a full scale gundam. I think, to be fair, you do have to go looking for these things. They're not on every street corner. Well, they're not on my corner of the Yamanote Line anyway. Maybe nearer the dreaded Akihabara...
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you've never seen a used panty vending machine? You never saw the full scale gundam? You've never gone to sun city for a live action godzilla show?

You need to get out more if you can't find weirdness in japan. Heck, on my street was an establishment called 'The John Diving Adventure'.
I've never seen the full-size Gundam... I was never that interested enough to go and look for it.
I've never been to the super-hero festivals with Ultraman and Kaiju of various types... they've never been on when I've been to Japan.
As for the used panties vending machines... I've never had any desire to look for them, although I've heard of them. Same as umbrella vending machines - I know they exist, I've just not seen one.

I don't actually class any of them as weird.
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