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NOTIFICATION SQUAD: For the love of god, don't say this is a pen. In fact, just don't use the letter p from now on. This video is 25% rant, 25% critique, 25% story time and 25% diorama. I hope somewhere in between you learn something of value! BUT what do you think of Japanese TV? Am I being too harsh? Or perhaps too kind? Let me know and enjoy the video! Also, the video starts at 09:30...
@abroadinJapan chris, your English is pretty good, would you mind teaching me English. It would worth trying to teach long distance students. Love your rich vocabulary. I am not joking. Please let me knowww
I find Japanese movies lack seriousness and quality especially from the actors but cant blame them they are only doing their job
I love this episode! Good job!
I guess this is not the diorama you mention https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Christian-Dior/Diorama-2608.html
Question(s): I noticed your bookshelf - quite stocked - so, after your transition to Japan, how did you find adjusting to foreign literature? How popular is Manga, really? And what would be a recommended Japanese reading list? (for non-Japanese speakers/readers). P.S Also, you mentioned in another video about moving to JP when you were 22, and I'm 22 now, and wanting to know if moving straight from uni/studying/living with parent, is a good idea straight off the bat. Love the channel, proper insight and your genuinely a funny bloke. Thanks.
Without the language, just the emotions and aesthetics of the Japanese daytime TV just seemed a shotshow to me. Might be different if you know the language though. But all the NHK documentaries I've seen were pretty good.
Chris:why I don’t watch Japanese tv Me:you dont watch ANIME LE GASP
this is SPARTA
日本人だけど 超うめぇーなんか言ったことないw めっちゃ旨いはあるけど
it's hilarious they would choose pen, one of the few words that has an identical pronunciation in English and Japanese
but but dragon ball
Hey Chris, give it a try to "Monday Lateshow" (月曜から夜ふかし). Matsuko Deluxe is the REAL deal! "This task like b***sh**" kind-of-real.
MxC was one of the greatest shows ever also, I noticed the camera in the background of your shot when in front of your little model room, are you a youtuber?
This video was actually pretty funny. Lol I seriously laughed pretty hard.
Wouldn't Japanese Gordon Ramsay be like Bakugou? Come on anime community, back me up!
My experience which seeing TV from different places is that TV is "uniquely bad" in each country, with the most common factor being the awful amount of repetitive shows. And of course, every place has those few gems worth seeing, the rest is usually mediocre or trash.
thats why i only consume guro doujin n junji ito...
7:20 Momma Cherri’s cough cough**
Really thought I was watching blues clues from years ago when the video started
As a Japanese guy, you are mostly right about the reality in Japanese TV shows. It's like swimming in an ocean while drowning slowly. No well constructed criticism comes out of a show but instead just endless videos of random personalities saying good stuff about shitty things. It's really sad. Paying to watch Japanese TV is like paying to get yourself brainwashed.
I am an 22 year old Indian and speak hindi, english, french, and japanese....that tissue scene almost killed me I am still laughing so hard
"If Gordon Ramsey went into a kitchen and said everything was good" so Diners Drive-Ins and Dives?
The beginning feels like a Nobuhiko Obayashi movie
Any good movies or series in Japan?
asian lady was using the weirding way
You're right. Japanese TV is content that is biased by its producers and does not allow for objective evaluation. The news programs are especially bad.
There were only two things I remember from watching tv in Japan; Middle-aged (news?) men talking over a fortnight game for a long time (I went back after switching channels and they were still going at it...) and a show where they had hidden cameras in vending machines and stalked people. Lessons Learned: squat toilets are a sinful place, and squat toilet vending machines are even more sinful (I did NOT want cheesecake icecream. I clicked on the GREEN ONE, THE GREEN ONE I SAID). Also, it's the absolute best place I have ever been and would love to live there)
Your fictional description of Gordon Ramsey sounds a lot like Guy Fieri on his show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. You know, the one where everything he eats is a "ticket to flavortown" or whatever. You just KNOW some of the food is probably "meh" but he's gotta sell it anyway.
Best channel ever! Haters gonna hate, but people still care for others! Spread love not toxicity!
Hi Chris, I'm from the UK and recently found your channel. I've been watching loads of your videos while stuck indoors, and have just finished Journey Across Japan. While I've loved Japan for as long as I can remember, you've given me the resources and determination I need to not only start learning Japanese, but to someday join the JET program and move to Japan. Thank you so much for inspiring me and helping me realize my childhood dream.
I don't know much about daytime TV there, but I'm addicted to watching the idol-based variety shows every Sunday night.
what about anime
10:05 This segment was probably the most entertaining I've seen thus far on this channel. 😂 But yeah, if this happened all day, every day would get tiring.
Great video as always! Laughed out loud countless times.
Oh, it's Satou Angela and Moeno Azuki at 7:50. Watched several seasons of 大食い女王 and enjoyed it. Am I weird?..
Almost 1 million views
Somebody save the man, relocate him so TV stations don't find him
I only watch Best MOTORing on YouTube
That lacklustre "very noice" reaction made me laugh my ass off! 😂
Hm, this certainly puts Persona 4's TV-theming into perspective, with how it meshes that with its themes of truth and lies
Hahah, love the new favourite TV-show! Great video! "Thumbs up"
That test between japanese and english air blowing amount isn't that dumb of an idea, until you realize they used the exact same word in both languages phrases, the word where the movement is most exaggerated.
Japanese ? Just business tv worthless
I think that you should have stated at some point that you were only going to talk about reality TV, panel shows, the news, talkshows and the like. Or does fiction not feature on TV in Japan?
This is most, if not all, asian media.
So basically. TV is overly child friendly in japan
To be fair 19-29 year olds in every country are loosing interest in TV
Love ya stuff mate! been living in Japan over 20 years, and yep cant stand Japanese TV, never watch it anymore.....Netflix has been the best thing ever!
And why is there always the same fat woman in those shoes as presenter? I see her every time whenever I am in front of a TV (in the waiting area of a hospital, clinic, or some other shop)!
Hey Chris! I knew about the over-exaggerated daily shows in Japanese TV, but I wonder about historical drama series or movies either made for TV or for the big screen. Are they any better or are they full of cliche and over-acted nonsense? Of course I don't expect Kurosawa style quality, but I would like to know if you have any experience regarding the genre. Thanks!
You can say that about anime too, almost all of them are edgy, excessively similar animation, noticable cliches, etc.
I've just noticed you have asian facial hair
You are pretty good in communication chris, were you that good speaking in front of the camera or you have improved along the way?
Oh dear, I've only just found out that Chris's last name is Broad..... I see what he's done there. Nice.
Klasse erklaert. Seufz. Das Land geht w. unter im Tsunami der Unmoral aus dem Westen. Tschau!
That show you described with the positive gordon ramsay exists, and guy fiery does it.
I actually couldn't tell you were on a green screen at all Jesus Christ
Where can I download a collection of those sound effects??????
MXC vs Takeshi's castle? Which is better???
Love you Chris. Im a new follower and i wanted you to know i share your enthusiasm for Sidra. Here in Uruguay there are a lot of flavor to it too! Like pineapple peach amd strawberry. I wish that if some day i find my self in japan and you are still living there i would gift you a peach Sidra because its one of the best!
I remembered a cameraman coming from Japan to interview me and some of my classmates about the JET programme. We were all polite to him and we talked about the reasons we were interested in the program (we all loved different aspect of the culture). My sensei's friend waited for the episode to air and we all got cut out. When she saw what other people from other countries mentioned she realized they wanted us to talk about the money, didn't look at the shows the same after that
-Inaudible British Praise-
Those chips might salted custard chips, cause in Japan don't they say like egg treats when they mean custard? So it's like salted caramel but instead of caramel it's custard?
this will get buried, but you're looking really good Chris! No sleepy eyes or anything, you are shining man!
I am somewhat aroused by hearing you speak a different language whelp
that intro gave me some serious bill nye flashbacks
Japanese TV is literally them circlejerking each other on their agenda on any topic. Don't believe me? Check any segment where there are multiple personalities and you'll find them mostly agreeing with the agenda of the topic. The agenda is that they are right and points people to particular businesses in the form of hidden sponsorships.
The Lay's salted egg flavor chips from Thailand are amazing!
1985 Being spotted by Japanese students as we went past there school , they would rush to the fence and shout "This is a pen" and we were like , Right ok! . Do they still do that ?
Nice editing! Funny points.
The algorithm of YouTube went crazy and I'm here now on the channel for the first time, finished the video about a minute ago and insta-subscribed. What are you waiting ? Good video sir and good luck .
Matsuko Deluxe is a bit more real which is why I tend to like her shows, haha. You nailed the positivity aspect for sure!
I agree with you Chris - and it's not just Japan. For some reason producers in Korea, Taiwan etc. all have this obsession with filming people making delicious noises while eating, heavily scripted featurettes and plastering the screen with coloured text that sometimes wobbles a bit in time with random sound effects. Aside from the odd episode of Ningen Kansatsu Monitoring or the No Laughing Gaki no Tsukai specials (are they still a thing?) I don't really bother. Heck, daytime British TV is just as bad imo, just a different flavour of badness. Bit less sugary.
Anime and Henati need I say more?
I think this is really biased! "Suyobi No Downtown" is REALLY good! I understand that Japanese TV is a little different, but I think that's because the majority of shows are based around stars and celebrities as opposed to actual content, like it's more famous people's reactions to wild and unique situations, scenarios and topics. There is a lot to see, but there is also a lot to miss admittedly if you can't speak proper Japanese. I would encourage ANYONE to see subbed episodes of the popular comedy shows, one of my favourites right now is THIS one: https://www.wednesdaydowntown.com/videos/2017-05-31/ lol there are a few subbed episodes, but every week the new episodes get uploaded HERE unsubbed: https://www.gaki-no-tsukai.com/viewforum.php?f=95&sid=03d901bf88561a502c264901b74b9007 As you can tell, I'm a little partial to Downtown lol Their "Gaki No Tsukai" show, (as well as "Wide Na Show" if you speak Japanese) are also pretty cool too. There are a couple of other shows that are good, but I'd recommend that you find comedians/presenters that you like/find funny to search them out Another note, if you're looking for conflict, then "review" shows/segments are not the place to find it (I mean, is someone going to say a product sponsored by a company or local restaurant tastes horrible?! Comon!) If you want to find "conflict", go to the comedy shows, that's where all the bashing is at lol Also, the sound effects and the words superimposed on screen are just an acquired taste, I think they work really well, most of the time they use Katakana (basically block capitals/uppercase, but read as italics in Japanese) when somebody says something really outrageous or funny, it's really funny sometimes! lol they usually use those words to mock people to varying degrees lmao
That is the strongest *en I've ever seen Why I censored p? Coz Chris said it XD
this is a P E N !
Chris, the picture of a happy guy at 16:50 is actually a Thai guy... that's a Thai restaurant called MK lmao
15:13 thank god for your existence Chris. I haven’t laughed so hard in years 😂
I always dreamt of going to Japan one day but was not sure if it was a place I would want to stay ... then some friend of mine told me to go check out abord in Japan and I've enjoyed every video I watched so far! thanks for sharing your experience and making your videos fun to watch. I am super motivated now to go live in Japan one day👊😄
That chip reviewed looked exhausting
One of the rare accurate beautiful informative videos on YouTube, thank you
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