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NEWS: Yo-kai Watch Guide Is Japan's #1 Book in 2014, While Disney's Frozen Sells 2.1 Million Books




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lostrune



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:36 pm Reply with quote
So 13 Youkai Watch books are worth more than 43 Frozen books? Laughing Odd numbers
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Shenl742



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:44 pm Reply with quote
Don't get why you're laughing. Doesn't really seem to funny. Maybe you have a condition?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:14 pm Reply with quote
lostrune wrote:
So 13 Youkai Watch books are worth more than 43 Frozen books? Laughing Odd numbers


We have to just let it go.
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Tetranet



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I don't get why Frozen is at all relevant in the first place on this site.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:45 pm Reply with quote
Tetranet wrote:
I don't get why Frozen is at all relevant in the first place on this site.


From a technical standpoint, it might sense since "anime" in Japanese refers to animation in general.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:12 pm Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
Tetranet wrote:
I don't get why Frozen is at all relevant in the first place on this site.


From a technical standpoint, it might sense since "anime" in Japanese refers to animation in general.


That means any animation anywhere is relevant. More importantly, it's relevant because it's just huge clickbait. Might as well have some Star Wars articles up here too because there was once a manga for it.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:21 am Reply with quote
lostrune wrote:

So 13 Youkai Watch books are worth more than 43 Frozen books? Laughing Odd numbers


Numbers can be odd. 7 Harry Potter books are worth more than 72 One Piece volumes, for instance.


Tetranet wrote:

I don't get why Frozen is at all relevant in the first place on this site.


Save for Frozen being a phenomenon in Japan, Big Hero 6 / Baymax is actually more relevant for having an ethnic Japanese as the main protagonist.

  • 2014 Hit Products
    No. 1: “Frozen” (Walt Disney animated movie) (–)
    No. 2: Talking mascot characters (10*)
    No. 3: Tokyo Skytree (1)
    No. 4: Free voice call apps (such as LINE) (13)
    No. 5: Yo-kai Watch (games, manga and toys) (–)
    No. 6: Smartphones (3)
    No. 7: SNSs such as Facebook that require real name registration (24)
    No. 8: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ (Universal Studios Japan) (–)
    No. 9: Convenience store freshly brewed coffee (7)
    No. 10: Robot cleaners (4)
    No. 11: NHK television morning drama series (–)
    No. 12: Sochi Winter Olympic Games (–)
    No. 13: Hybrid cars (2)
    No. 14: Japanese Nobel laureates (for blue LEDs) (–)
    No. 15: Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) (Japanese anime movie) (22)
    No. 16: Halloween costumes (60)
    No. 17: Tablet devices (35)
    No. 18: Tomioka Silk Mill (–)
    No. 19: Premium beer (–)
    No. 20: Compact cars/K-cars (engine displacement up to 660 cc) (16)

    *Last year “local mascot characters” came in at No. 10.

    2015 Expected Hit Products
    No. 1: Electric vehicles (including fuel cell-powered vehicles)
    No. 2: 3D printers
    No. 3: Low-priced smartphones
    No. 4: Jet aircraft manufactured in Japan
    No. 5: 4K television sets
    No. 6: Thinking about how to lead your life in your later years and preparations for the end of your life
    No. 7: Smartwatches
    No. 8: Car sharing
    No. 9: Public Wi-Fi
    No. 10: Wearable cameras


Here's an interesting comment from the article:

  • I am Japanese and I'm very interested in this topic because these products are all famous in Japan recentry. Especally "Frozen" and "Yo-Kai Watch". "Yo-Kai Watch" is the animation which famous especially durling children. It has cute song and we can dance easly. When I heard this song at first time, it stayed my mind whole day!!! I couldn't forget!!! I had sung all day at that time. And "Frozen" is famous all of ages. In Japan, the song "Let it go" which is sung in this movie is coverd by many great singers in Japanese!! This is very rera in our country. I think the song has very simple melody and we can remember easly. That's why "Frozen" is hit all over the world I think.
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