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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Okay, Japan has one of the best mass transit systems anywhere. Lots of trains, subways, etc. And lots of taxis as well. So why is it, whenever somebody needs to get halfway across Tokyo in a hurry, , ,

they RUN?!!? Crazy


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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(And of course to 'reinforce' the effect it always starts to rain as soon as one runs, just so that he lands in a puddle.)


And if somebody drops something (usually a stack of important papers) it will start raining then as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Whenever someone gets bad news over the phone, invariably they are holding something (usually a drink of some kind) in their other hand, and as soon as they hear the news, they drop whatever they were holding on the floor.

I think if I'm ever in Japan and have to call somebody with bad news, the first thing I'm going to ask is, "Are you holding anything?"
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
Okay, Japan has one of the best mass transit systems anywhere. Lots of trains, subways, etc. And lots of taxis as well. So why is it, whenever somebody needs to get halfway across Tokyo in a hurry, , ,

they RUN?!!? Crazy

I like to how they run for 3 miles and they never come across another person. Shake Head And the one running normally smokes 2 packs a day. Beaten
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

^ Yep product placement in dramas is terrible, especially when it comes to cigarettes (and Pocky, god so tired of them being gueststars).

In real life the running would mean only one thing: youLre clearly too stingy to pay an addmittingly overly expensive taxi to declare your love. Not sure if thatLs really what most women/men want ...

Another cliche: the dogs featured in dramas are always the same. I believe theyLre Akitas. Now hadnLt I lived in Japan I would be convinced that they are a really popular breed. I used to live next to a dog cafe and I actually saw very few Akita owners ...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

All police investigators carry a little pen and a small notebook....literally a dated black notebook. Gosh ! Japan has the most funky cell phone range.... why not use a PDA, Blackberry or IPHONE ???

Time to upgrade their props !
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Eyeyore wrote:
All police investigators carry a little pen and a small notebook....literally a dated black notebook. Gosh ! Japan has the most funky cell phone range.... why not use a PDA, Blackberry or IPHONE ???

Time to upgrade their props !

Is that really a cliche?

I don't think police departments are going to pick up the tab for every detective to have a PDA... Sweat
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When a character dies in the hospital, the machine has flat-lined, the doctor pronounces the person dead, and the dead persons, spouse, boy/girlfriend (whichever) grabs the dead person and yells their name as loud as possible. Like that's going to bring them back! Shake Head


Just finished watching the latest "Partners" movie and in case you're wondering, this cliche is still alive and well.

Although, in this case, the person didn't die in the hospital. Nevertheless, when in doubt, scream their name like crazy, maybe they'll come back!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The girl/guy is rushing back to see the guy/girl in the last episode. He/she is going by taxi but it's always stuck in traffic half way and he/she has to run to see the one he/she is supposed to be with.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
Okay, Japan has one of the best mass transit systems anywhere. Lots of trains, subways, etc. And lots of taxis as well. So why is it, whenever somebody needs to get halfway across Tokyo in a hurry, , ,

they RUN?!!? Crazy


rofl

Yep, I asked myself that as well... Mr Green

(also to be noted that they run for, like, miles...and never even break a sweat! Sweat )
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The only way women know they're pregnant is when they have morning sickness.

I guess in Japan they say to themselves, "Hmmm, I haven't my period in a couple months, maybe I should get a home pregnancy test kit or go see a doctor. No, I'll just wait till I throw up!!"
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

One person is looking for another person. When he/she finds the other person it's at a railroad crossing, the crossing guard is down and the train passes through. After the train passes through the person on the other side is gone. EVERY time!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
The only way women know they're pregnant is when they have morning sickness.

I guess in Japan they say to themselves, "Hmmm, I haven't my period in a couple months, maybe I should get a home pregnancy test kit or go see a doctor. No, I'll just wait till I throw up!!"


That's because when people talk about having a bun in the oven one takes it to mean



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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After the train passes through the person on the other side is gone. EVERY time!!!

That's because that side of the train always has this giant scooper that vacuums up the person. Beaten
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top


Iwashita Shima as a stern mother-in-law in a traditional Japanese household and she's mostly wearing a kimono.

I mean, she must be good at playing other character, right?
Even Nogiwa Yoko has more various roles.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hi, new here, just had to share cliches i've seen:

Cooking mystery:
Female lead cooks for male lead. Male lead's face squirms or spits out food because it's crappy. Female lead apologizes admitting she's a bad cook. Doesn't she taste the food while cooking?! If she does, why cook/feed at all?!

The english complex 1:
As long as a person looks Caucasian and can speak english, even though in a British or a unique accent, BY JDORAMA LAW THAT PERSON IS AN AMERICAN FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

The english complex 2:
A japanese speaks english that (I) can't understand without subtitles. The gaijin he/she is speaking to, emphatically responds "Your english is very good!"

Stop, drop, break:
If something bad happens or will happen to a character, the person closely associated to him/her will drop and break a glass/plate/bowl he/she is holding.

one-shot kill variants
lead X tries to stab lead A. lead B acts as human shield and gets stabbed instead.

1.) B will have a dying message to A, then dies on the spot.
2.) B will have a dying message to X, then dies on the spot.

Either way, both X or A will go like "NOOOO!!!!" or something to that effect...
Grabbing the stabbing hand was never an option for B.

The butler-person did it
In most one-case-one-episode mystery/detective shows with the lead detective chara having a dark past/case unsolved, the main killer is the person closest to him/her.

Maybe... just maybe...our wish might be granted...
When a running lead is being chased after by thugs/yakuza/bullies, they will always shout "MATTEEE KORAAAA!!!" countless times while running. If my memory serves me correctly, no one heeded their call.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

^ ^ ^ True true true...

hpasspword wrote:
Stop, drop, break:
If something bad happens or will happen to a character, the person closely associated to him/her will drop and break a glass/plate/bowl he/she is holding.

...or the character freezes like hypnotized by the swelling siren of an ambulance or the roar of a helicopter....because Japanese medics and rescue teams use telepathy to monitor your mental state...and here they come flying to your rescue on a heart beat...or a brain pulse...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Just to defend the little "parents are dead or divorced"-cliché a bit.
I read someone saying that Japan is one of the countries that have the fewest cases of divorced and have one of the longest lifespans.

- Maybe that's why they like to tell stories like that just cause it is pretty uncommon, and that's why it's interesting...

But then all again, that can refers to every mentioned cliché, it just doesn't happen in real life.

My clichés are:

- When someone is about to tell their loved ones how they feel, they always end up not telling them. They take a really long time and finally says "ANOU SAAA" and then either something happens which makes the other part say "what were you going to say?" and then with a "nevermind, nothing important" calls it off, or someone of their friends come and interrupts the situatuion.

- When NO ONE ever confronts anyone. They either keep their sad past, the help they've given to their crush in secret to themselves, or leave the one they're having a conflict with alone and ignore them. Even if they later finds out what someone has actually done for them from someone else, they never seek up the person to have a serious talk about it.

- No one can EVER have a serious conversation about another person without being overheard by exactly THAT person they're talking about.


Ah, why am I still loving these crappy shows? <3 <3
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

haha these reading these are a lot of fun XD and I have seen them in so many jdoramas


a few others-

If you go to a Party, fancy resutraunt there's always a group of the whitest of white people there.

For a woman if your not married or have children by 30 your life is a failure.

Nobody ever really gets what they want in the end.

Don't ever trust the woman working with your man.

Japanese mothers don't play when it comes to their kids they will fight to the death to make sure their child gets in the best school.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

When someone opens their wallet and they are surprised its empty. Now the previous time they opened their wallet they knew they were taking out their last bill. What did they think, another bill would magically grow in their wallet??? Crazy
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