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NEWS: Politician Cosplays as Evangelion's Gendō for Election


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neocloud9



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:28 pm Reply with quote
Oh my God, photos please. Laughing
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Crisha
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:34 pm Reply with quote
Click the Sports Nippon link in the article. You can find a picture of him and a woman dressed up as Rei there.

I love it.

EDIT: And they appear to be singing karaoke. Very Happy


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DrizzlingEnthalpy



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:35 pm Reply with quote
Yes, dressing up as Gendo will convince people you're a competent electee with no hidden agendas.
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ELDRAGON



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:36 pm Reply with quote
Japan - even their politicians are awesome
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:05 am Reply with quote
It makes me laugh that Japanese politicians are following Taro Aso's "pander to otaku" formula.

Here's hoping in the 2012 American elections they decide the nerd vote is strong and they have to cosplay as Star Wars characters and appear at Comic-con to shore up that demo.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:08 am Reply with quote
willag wrote:
Click the Sports Nippon link in the article. You can find a picture of him and a woman dressed up as Rei there.


That better not be his wife! Laughing

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holy_



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:10 am Reply with quote
They sing Beautiful World or Zankoku na Tenshi no Te-Ze? Laughing
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ikillchicken



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:38 am Reply with quote
Zac wrote:
It makes me laugh that Japanese politicians are following Taro Aso's "pander to otaku" formula.

Here's hoping in the 2012 American elections they decide the nerd vote is strong and they have to cosplay as Star Wars characters and appear at Comic-con to shore up that demo.


Well...It would certainly work in Obama's favor.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:58 am Reply with quote
Zac wrote:
It makes me laugh that Japanese politicians are following Taro Aso's "pander to otaku" formula.

Here's hoping in the 2012 American elections they decide the nerd vote is strong and they have to cosplay as Star Wars characters and appear at Comic-con to shore up that demo.


LOL! I just had a mental image of the opening scene from Iron Man 2 being re-enacted at Comic-con. When the suit comes off ..... ITS RON PAUL!

Also, is Gendo reallllly the best cosplay choice for someone running for politics?
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eyeresist



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:15 am Reply with quote
DrizzlingEnthalpy wrote:
Yes, dressing up as Gendo will convince people you're a competent electee with no hidden agendas.

Yes, that was certainly my initial thought. Gendo ruling the country? No thanks! But then, when you cosplay, you have to play to your physical type. Plus, being Gendo might be more convincing to the otaku than dressing as Astro Boy or some other mainstream do-gooder. Bonus points if he soaked his feet in a tub of cold water.
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Mister V



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:18 am Reply with quote
Bored_Ming wrote:
Also, is Gendo reallllly the best cosplay choice for someone running for politics?

Beats appearing as one of the SEELE tombstone things.
But yeah, I get your point Razz I think they should have had someone come in as Emperor Charles though.
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iSugoi



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:00 am Reply with quote
This is why the American political sphere is so uninteresting to people. Dressing up as Spider-man or Superman would get more people involved and focused, I'm absolutely sure of it. Laughing
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hyojodoji



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:27 am Reply with quote
Anime News Network wrote:
Mitsuhashi previously wrote an economic analysis of the popular online bulletin board system 2channel,

 
Actually, Mitsuhashi posted economic articles on 2ch.



As to Mitsuhashi's cosplay, a 2channeller wrote:
セカンドインパクト起こす気ですか?

 
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Ottervinn



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:50 am Reply with quote
Oh god! I literally did a loud snigger to myself this morning. It's brilliant to think of someone in such power enjoying cosplay, isn't it? Smile

Makes me wonder if, when presenting the yearly budget to parliament (or whatever equivalent Japan has), and it's particularly bad, he sits his head atop folded hands and looks stern. Or even pushes up his glasses so they catch the light, looking down disdainfully at his subordinates. Laughing
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Reaper gI



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:19 am Reply with quote
hyojodoji wrote:
Anime News Network wrote:
Mitsuhashi previously wrote an economic analysis of the popular online bulletin board system 2channel,

 
Actually, Mitsuhashi posted economic articles on 2ch.
 

How are those two statements different?
2channel who's URL is 2ch.net.
Or was he posting on 2ch, with economic articles.
Needs more grammar to sort the ambiguity out.
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