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J3N0V4



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:08 pm Reply with quote
He also plays a mean game of Mahjong if you see in any truth in fiction in Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku. Now there's a better thing to check, did he read Mudazumo
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:40 pm Reply with quote
Well what better way to read to read manga when your waiting in line Laughing
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RyanSaotome



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:48 pm Reply with quote
Celebs reading a certain manga is newsworthy?
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Taiyz



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:59 pm Reply with quote
RyanSaotome wrote:
Celebs reading a certain manga is newsworthy?
First off, the article is listed as Interest, not News.

Second, for some western anime fans, the nickname "Rozen Aso" has pretty much defined this guy; it's a relatively popular piece of trivia. More clarification on the nickname is useful.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:06 pm Reply with quote
I like this guy over Ishihara (not sure I got the name right).
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:11 pm Reply with quote
Poor Taro Asō. Not only did he have the bad luck to be driving when the LDP lost its plurality in the Diet for the first, and only, time since 1955, he's eternally tied to Rozen Maiden too! Maybe he should have given some of the series that he does read, although with any luck he would've ended up as Qwaser Asō.

I always feel bad for Japanese Prime Ministers after Junichirō Koizumi since they've all been more or less stuck with one-year terms.


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OldCharlieStoletheHandle
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:56 pm Reply with quote
Reminds me of when, in the early 1960's, president John F. Kennedy released a list of his favorite books which happened to include Ian Fleming's From Russia With Love. Some people were surprised to find what was percieved as a "pulp" novel on the list.

Of course, sales skyrocketed and it was a big factor in the choice of which book to choose to film as the followup to Dr. No.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:00 pm Reply with quote
J3N0V4 wrote:
He also plays a mean game of Mahjong if you see in any truth in fiction in Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku. Now there's a better thing to check, did he read Mudazumo

Isn't Taro the one with the gun who shoots whoever it was Kim Jong had hired to assasinate Koizumi?

He certainly is no match for the Rising Sun of Koizumi at least.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:28 pm Reply with quote
So............. he pretty much just read that manga in passing; yet his name forever got stuck with it?! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:19 pm Reply with quote
Girls read Rozen Maiden? Nice try, Mr. Former Prime Minister Wink
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Anymouse



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:03 pm Reply with quote
Splitter wrote:
Girls read Rozen Maiden? Nice try, Mr. Former Prime Minister Wink
YHe probably assumed that the "Mundanes" would think that, and he could slip in amongst them.
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