The Banana Times reporting from Hong Kong!
I have decided to continue the nerdiness and write another post about Anime and Manga because.. Well. Why the hell not?
Since I returned to Hong Kong from Beijing, I made sure I had my Canon Digital IXUS 75 in my pocket ready to capture some interesting images for myself and for the blog at any given moment. Ever since Hong Kong allowed unlimited customization on license plates, its been a lot easier to not only catch Anime/Manga references, but also easier to make fun of the locals and their English (I guess I used to be one? Not anymore? I’ve been Bananaized).
Helo Kity? So its hee-low kai-tee. Looks like something from Engrish.com
D…Gary-Man?! Another lost child of Engrish. Satoshi Tajiri is gonna be piiissed. Or rather, whoever came up with the English names for the Pokemon characters is gonna be pissed. How the fuck does Satoshi become Ash Ketchum? (ZOMG EVA REBUILD 1.0 DVD!!!)
Okay, this isn’t Anime or Manga related (a Winnie The Pooh manga would be kinda cool?) but its pretty post-worthy. Look how he judges us with his ignorant smile..
Okay. WSJ means Wall Street Journal, but it can also stand for Weekly Shonen Jump! The most popular manga magazine in the WORLD? Duh. I know its a stretch, but hey, it works. And what’s the deal of releasing the Wall Street Journal on September 11th..
Yamada! Hermes is EVERYWHERE in Hong Kong!
I know its a popular luxury fashion brand and its in a lot of places, but the train man inside of me just had to take picture. And to end it off:
Suneo from Doraemon says FOK!
I have a few more days left in Hong Kong, so the search for more Anime/Manga references continues! Until next time.
Yes. This is where I am, where I grew up, where The Dark Knight was filmed (and yes, I did take this photo).