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Takamisakari-something I find extremely funny

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Takamisakari's bouts were sponsored for years almost daily by Nagatanien, which is the famous maker of furikake.

And his kabu and new name? Furiwake??? Really??

I find this extremely funny.

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Being a native German, when I first heard "this is furikake" my appetite was negatively affected due to interference of my German vocabulary...

I still managed to like it though

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Well, guess what furiwa... I mean furikake they'll be sprinkling on the rice in his beya...

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Talking of brainless cross language fun:

Yesterday, I first became aware of this guy.

It is not fair, but I was laughing quite a lot.

I should be offended..

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Talking of brainless cross language fun:

Yesterday, I first became aware of this guy.

It is not fair, but I was laughing quite a lot.

I should be offended..

No you shouldn't. My first line is referring to myself.

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Talking of brainless cross language fun:

Yesterday, I first became aware of this guy.

It is not fair, but I was laughing quite a lot.

I should be offended..

No you shouldn't. My first line is referring to myself.

I'm not..It is funny.

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Furiwake with furikake - Japanese may find that funny too - CM in the making ?

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CM info

I saw the new Furiwake-furikake CM on TV, on the Nagatanien site it is only a small video (link on the right, his picture displayed in turn as the first). On the CM page shown a bit bigger as the 3rd in turn (right click on the video and select the option to enlarge a bit more).

Theme is: "Ok, let`s search for a wife".

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The next CM is ready. For Suntory BOSS canned coffee, the 3rd from the kyokai after Takanohana and Kaio - aired first on the 6th. He is back on the dohyo, against Onogawa-oyakata (Bushuyama), doing the pre-bout performance, getting thrown, moving like Robocop when drinking. The gyoji is Tommy Lee Jones, who plays the alien in the BOSS CMs.
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The next CM is ready. For Suntory BOSS canned coffee, the 3rd from the kyokai after Takanohana and Kaio - aired first on the 6th. He is back on the dohyo, against Onogawa-oyakata (Bushuyama), doing the pre-bout performance, getting thrown, moving like Robocop when drinking. The gyoji is Tommy Lee Jones, who plays the alien in the BOSS CMs.

Here's a little behind-the-scenes report on the commercial:

http://youtu.be/N8PzG1N68eo

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The gyoji is Tommy Lee Jones, who plays the alien in the BOSS CMs.

The original cast would have been Bill Murray, but he got lost in translation.
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CM info news release - the link above to the CM page changed to the main page, no sight of the new CM yet.

Today's release is titled: "The vow (not kiss but) o-chazuke." The bide shows a karate technique.

Still the dream goes on - the wedding reception CM will come out in mid June.

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Takamisakari was high-fiving the customers at the KKan for the whole basho as part of the PR campaign to bring in the customers. It ended today-they counted 9356 high-fives with the public. It was a daily thing except days 2 and 5, so that makes for an average of around 850 high-fives a day. The most was on day 8 with 1614 touches. (Someone actually counted this???) "I never imagined so many people would be participating.. I'm just glad they came and have a chance of widening their interest in sumo as the result of our interaction," said ex- Takamisakari.

Edit-Akinomaki posted this before on the "Robocop's last stand" thread..

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There are many spots with Tommy Lee Jones:

Two of them feature sumo iirc.

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Furiwake as shop manager for a day in the Nihonbashi Takashima department store, also in a talk show.

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more - for the start of the chugen sales season (giving mid year presents)

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->Tospo pic

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Furiwake early voting at the election for the Tokyo Assembly. He is image character for the election.
Videos:
Kyodo


Tbs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdojYalSp3k
NTV
I can't find the CM for the election though, where he performed a dance with a young actress.

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On the 18th his first book is sold countrywide: "Courage to 'keep at it one day more'", telling about his sumo life from 4th grade primary school on, also revealing the secret of his trademark gestures at the time limit before the bout starts.
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