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Old 2004-10-31, 23:23   Link #1
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Moe-tan, best book ever



I have shitty hand writing.
Okay, so I first read about it on Harmful.org. Fucking fantastic, and on a whim, I purchased it. Now, I am reading it right now, and dying of laughter Here are some samples:

Wish - "I wish I could be a brother to all the sisters all over the world."

Bet - "When I fell in love with her, I thought that girl was my stepsister. I bet if I had known she was my real sister I would not have fallen in love with her."

Income - "He had no income. So he stopped his hunger by eating mushrooms which were growing on his underpants in the closet."

Qualify - "When you are a knight, you are qualified to have an assistant like a maid."

Convinent - "I never think that human shaped computers are convinent."

Beat - "I'll never stop beating you until you cry."

Deal - "All students were longing for the elder lady. I am going to do a deal with her to be 'soeur.'"

Occur - "An earthquake occurred and our school was blown off into the future."

Bless - "Lady Luck certainly doesn't bless me."

Exhaust - "After the 15th round, the challenger was exhausted and turned into sparking white ash."

Political - "To be honest I cannot understand the political messages included in the animation films."

Naked - "She becomes half naked at every transformation."

Establishment - "He was created Emperor and the Galaxy Empire was established.

God damn, this is good. While the pictures are freaking scary (i.e. grossly pedophilic), the text has me dying with laughter. It's great.
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Old 2004-11-01, 05:46   Link #2
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ISBN please. I *have* to find this.
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Old 2004-11-01, 07:54   Link #3
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Well it's more like an attempt at making a moe~ book about English for the Japanese otakus than anything else :P
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Old 2004-11-01, 10:36   Link #4
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HAHA thats just great.
But I ain't suprised, reading it in english makes it a bit weird though ^^
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Old 2004-11-01, 11:04   Link #5
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This book is just incredible. It's absolute garbage if it's just remotely intended as learning aid, but as comedy it's just brilliant.

And to Archaic, ISBN4-915540-70-7
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Old 2004-11-01, 12:18   Link #6
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I haven't a clue what the "story" is about, but the English phrases used for examples are... bizarre.

Weapon: "My ultimate weapon is the China cannon attached to my groin."

Uh, pass.
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Old 2004-11-01, 14:36   Link #7
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You'll all be surprised to know that this English learning book was a best-seller in Japan - partly because of the otaku reference humor, and partly because of the moe~ness of Nijihara Ink-tan. Whether this book helped students in their exams, I have no idea (most likely not). But at least it's more enjoyable than the usual boring textbooks with lame examples along the lines of:

ceremony: I have been taking tea ceremony lessons.
demolish: The building needs to be demolished.
leverage: He used a leverage to move the heavy object.

Compared to the boring textbooks that we have had, I guess this makes "reviewing English" a little bit more fun. Note that I used the word "reviewing" rather than "learning."

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I haven't a clue what the "story" is about, but the English phrases used for examples are... bizarre.

Weapon: "My ultimate weapon is the China cannon attached to my groin."

Uh, pass.
That is a reference to the Senkousha robot.

http://www6.plala.or.jp/private-hp/s...botyuugoku.htm
http://www6.plala.or.jp/private-hp/s...asii/index.htm

No I am not going to translate them.
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Old 2004-11-01, 15:49   Link #8
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I liked it so much I spent an entire day typing every phrase into a database and now my website serves a random one every refresh. This probably violates copyright laws but I guess it's not that egregious an error considering this is an anime fansub forum.

This one makes me smile: Maniacs have huge and fully stuffed bags just because they are full of eternal dreams and hopes.
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Old 2004-11-01, 16:17   Link #9
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Not really related to this thread, but I have to thank you kj1980 for clearing something up. Ever since I've watched Puni Puni Poemi I've been wondering
what that weird robot was in ep 2:
Spoiler for Screencap here:

Then I saw a pic on one of the pages you posted:
Spoiler for Here:

And now I finally know where it came from and what it was about.
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Old 2004-11-01, 17:24   Link #10
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I still can't believe so few people know about the China cannon...
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Old 2004-11-02, 04:41   Link #11
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You'll all be surprised to know that this English learning book was a best-seller in Japan - partly because of the otaku reference humor, and partly because of the moe~ness of Nijihara Ink-tan. Whether this book helped students in their exams, I have no idea (most likely not). But at least it's more enjoyable than the usual boring textbooks with lame examples along the lines of:
Actually, I'm not surprised.
There has been a quite good amount of Moe-tan's fanart like this one.
Spoiler for big, beware small resolutions!:

Somehow I found this picture quite amusing
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Old 2004-11-02, 11:46   Link #12
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Actually, I'm not surprised.
There has been a quite good amount of Moe-tan's fanart like this one.
Spoiler for big, beware small resolutions!:

Somehow I found this picture quite amusing
Haha, she scratched out 8 and put 17 for age, not to mention what she put for special skills. That rocks.
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Old 2005-01-03, 16:30   Link #13
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Are there games or anything associated with Moe-tan? The website for Moe-tan II has a video for download. Looks like it'd make a great OP for a game or anime series.
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Old 2005-01-03, 19:02   Link #14
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I have to get a copy of this book. Too bad they don't make one for english speakers learning japanese...

"I was in great misery when my mother washed and dried my life-sized pillow on the porch without asking."

"With an empty cardboard box on my head, I trained for fighting in the dark."

"However bald you may become, your head cannot glow by itself."

"I believed that my speaking ability in English would improve, but that was a gross misunderstanding."

Thanks choia for talking the time to put all the phrases on your site.

edit: another one I forgot

"Are the natural size figures included in the number of my family?"
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Old 2005-01-03, 19:44   Link #15
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Isn't Engrish great?

But wait, some of the sentences are grammatically correct. It's just that they don't make sense, or are made to be funny.
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Old 2005-01-04, 10:50   Link #16
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Somehow, I found this phrase fitting for the book. ^^:

"They say the lunatic people edit the English word book."
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Old 2005-01-04, 20:27   Link #17
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Somehow, I found this phrase fitting for the book. ^^:

"They say the lunatic people edit the English word book."
That goes well with the fourth quote in my post.

I'd like to add another while I'm at it:
''A line of people searching for a holy place head to Akihabara."
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Old 2005-01-04, 20:47   Link #18
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I love some of the comments left by peoples who bought the book, especially Mr. Roger Zalazny on Amazon.co.jp
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