And now, another legend is on the way in Japan.
After the earthquake, lots of tv sponsors refrained from airing their ads because, well, they weren't appropriate for a time of great tragedy. And so this company called AC which makes these "public announcements"(or so they say) dominated the whole cm-covered part of tv shows. One of them is this;
They're saying something along the lines
"When I say "let's hang out", you say "let's hang out".
When I say "moron!", you say "moron"
When I say "we're not friends anymore", you say"we're not friends anymore".
When I say "sorry", you say "sorry."
Is this an echo? No, anybody."
I have no idea what this means, but it's from a poem by Misuzu Kaneko, a pretty famous poet here.
But that's not the legend. One of AC's ad is this;
They combine greetings like "hello" "good night" with names of animals. (like the title of this post) And it says "Magical friends are POPOPOPO~N!!!!" at 0:16 and 0:41. I'm pretty sure they're trying to say "always say thank you, hello, etc." But of course everyone took it as a joke. At my school, everyone started saying "popopopo~n!" and now this is enough to make you the class clown.
Of course parodies started popping up everywhere.
One is this, where a creature that combines "good morning" and "eel" goes berserk.
I guess this is one of the few news that are nice to hear here, with the level 7 upgrade of the Fukushima disaster.