>Japan loves South Park

>Japan loves South Park
When did this meme start? It’s not even true in the slightest.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Twyde.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its more popular comparison with other adult animated sitcoms like the Simpsons or family guy. But most of the fandom are fujos

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Family Guy never aired in Japan for some reason.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fujos.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Smiling Friends took South Park's place in terms of fujo.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's completely dwarfed in terms of fanart. Try again.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Charlie's fat ass would beg to differ.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You don't have the numbers.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I may not have numbers, but you'll see Charlie's fat stomach often on SF threads.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There are years of sp threads dating back to the beginning of this board. No chance.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Even Hazbin Hotel is more popular with the japanese than Smiling Friends

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's because Smiling Friends makes no effort to have JP subs available.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Or maybe it's because they don't like the artstyle or the reddit humor

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I blame Roiland 100%, since he was originally going to be the co-creator.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not so fast Mr Gordan

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was very popular back in the day when it aired on WOWOW. It's the same channel that made Twin Peaks blow up in popularity in Japan.
    But then they stopped dubbing it and the later dubs by different companies sucked ass.
    Plus the show's actual quality fell off, and the website where everyone watched it fansubbed went under, and reuploads of it on Nico Nico Douga keep getting removed.
    It's got it's fans now too but the 2000s were the peak for South Park in Japan. And in general honestly.
    Also unlike what anons are saying ITT it wasn't just popular with fujos, hence why FLCL referenced it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Now I see where Panty & Stocking gets its soul.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        PASWG was actually more inspired by Drawn Together, though it referenced South Park at a point as well.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Even more kino than South Park in all honesty, and I'm saddened Paramount said no to the revival script.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Panty & Stocking
        >soul.
        moron

        https://i.imgur.com/z6CkRpi.jpeg

        >Japan loves South Park
        When did this meme start? It’s not even true in the slightest.

        how about you japs stop making threads about what cartoon you like or not, as if anyone cared? does anyone care what USA cartoons Russia likes for example? why not make threads about that?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fine, Aggretsuko was pretty good too.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Seethe harder homosexual

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            coom harder to that garbage not good for anything else.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Still better than your westoid trash

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                and yet it was attemping to be a "westoid trash" in the first place.
                good thing you post Panty, since the episode where she removes Brief's briefs and says it's big but one-shot like it's user, implies she has a dick that is small but several-shot, that's how few thought went into the show. so have fun jerking off to a troony.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >and yet it was attemping to be a "westoid trash" in the first place.
                And still managed to be funnier than most shit out nowadays and even then , when the newest adult raunchy cartoon was fricking Brickleberry.

                Cope, seethe, mald, piss yourself

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Paradise PD was better than Brickleberry.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I enjoy getting kicked in the balls

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's called BDSM, kind anon.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's called bad taste, anon

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What if I told you that Pantheon was good?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah, if you consider sex and nose picking and poop and references funny. P&S is on random indie edgy youtube cartoon level at most.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >yeah, if you consider sex and nose picking and poop and references funny
                Yes. I do. Die mad zoomie

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Denounce the invasion of Ukraine.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It’s not even true in the slightest.
      Yes it is.

      I'm pretty sure it's still pretty popular in Japan, or at least still popular among the old heads.

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      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Korone is a hag, so this is a certified boomer moment from her. Her favorite cartoon is Curious George.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Still, the fact South Park is still recognizable in Japan shows South Park has legs there
          It's not Disney level of obsession but it's there.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          She likes lots of western cartoons, anime, toku, capeshit, etc, at the same time
          If someone actually has made a list of shit she has mentioned, it would be pretty long but she normally wouldn't reveal her powerlevel

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      FLCL referenced South Park?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        see

        Probably because people working for Studio Gainax liked it and a lot of the people in the memosphere gets their ideas about Japan from anime.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ohhhh
          Now I member 😀

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, sadly WOWOW's dubbing contract ended after season 7. There's also the interesting thing that they might've actually dubbed Krazy Kripples, but it went unaired due to the depiction of deformities such as with Christopher Reeve and the whole dead fetus stem cell angle.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    purely anecdotal, but i just got off my flight back from japan and the middle aged japanese lady sitting next to me did mention south park when we talked

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably because people working for Studio Gainax liked it and a lot of the people in the memosphere gets their ideas about Japan from anime.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Remember that Arthur did basically the exact same thing and nobody makes a big deal about how "this must mean PBS loves South Park". Sometimes a one off gag is a one off gag.

      I can see Japan being fans of older South Park since that was more universal humor. Anal probes and gay dogs know no cultural barriers. Modern South Park however seems like it'd be too topical for a foreign audience. I doubt Japanese audiences will get much understanding out of episodes about Trayvon Martin or Harvey Weinstein. Entire characters like PC Principal wouldn't make much sense to them.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I wondered the same. Do the japanese even watch Nu-South Park?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, they jumped ship to Rick And Morty.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Lol, I don't see it. The anime stuff look like just Adult Swm commissions.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It' on Netflix Japan, also thats illegal.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don’t know about Japan. I do know there’s a Mandarin Chinese dub of South Park from Taiwan which replaces the American setting and cultural references to Taiwanese ones

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was pretty popular in Japan for a western adult cartoon

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What do mean? It is true, Matt and Trey even made an episode about their weird popularity over there.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why are westerners so obsessed with "big in japan"? Marvel and Alphaville did that as well. The nips don't make "big in america" stuff.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ironically, it's the cartoons that don't attempt to ape anime that get popular there. Which makes sense - why would anybody watch cartoons that are just a poor imitation of their own domestic products?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because Avatar is shit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They still gave radiant it's own anime despite it being derivative shonenshit

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Can't have been that popular considering I've never heard of it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's funny, from Japanese reactions, I don't think of of them realize how huge some anime are. Not that long ago Katsuhiro Harada was surprised to learn Bleach was super fricking popular overseas

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The nips don't make "big in america" stuff.
        They know Godzilla, ninjas, and Pokémon are popular here.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The nips don't make "big in america" stuff.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          there is an entirely different reason why that exists

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What about stuff like the Japanese dub of Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, then?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              what about it?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              ... what about it? Kamen Rider is not big in the USA by ANY means.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the only non-disney cartoon to come anywhere near south park's former popularity in japan is hazbin hotel

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Japanese people still eat western shit

      Whats the point if they also got crappy animes and tsunamis aside from having all bad of the west

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's no Japanese anime airing right now that depict gay love triangles and rape so it really struck a cord with the fujo audience. Also, Nips love musicals.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, that would be TADC
      I don't see any Hazbin popup stores

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >El no sabe
        Look up the amount of results when you search up ハズビン on Twitter VS デジタルサーカス, Digital Circus has an audience sure but Hazbin was far and away the breakout hit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Really not seeing much of a difference, not saying Hazbin isn't popular, but TADC actually has a physical presence there, which speaks volumes.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They do pop-ups for all sorts of niche shit in Japan. Ruby Gloom was never SUPER famous in Japan but it got one too. It's really a matter of making an effort to expand there commercially and right now GLITCH has taken the first steps.
            I suppose directing you to Twitter at nearly 5am in Japan when half the country is asleep wasn't too smart. Maybe this image will make more sense to you.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not really that convincing since Hazbin is part of a legimate streaming source, while TDAC is on YT and it aggregates numbers all round world. Also most of those are airing on TV in Japan, while I assume Hazbin is only on Amazon.

              That said, I'm not saying it's not popular in Japan, clearly it is but the jury is out if it's anywhere near South Park's crown in its heyday

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How many vtubers, mangaka or Japanese creators in general do you see speaking about Digital Circus? I can name many that have talked about and praised Hazbin Hotel as of late. It's not to say that Digital Circus does not have an audience in Japan, but Hazbin has uniquely been able to rival their own anime in popularity there.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >How many vtubers, mangaka or Japanese creators in general do you see speaking about Digital Circus?
                More than a few
                > but Hazbin has uniquely been able to rival their own anime in popularity there.
                As you can see from that list you posted Marvel kinda beat them to punch for about a decade now, but I digress.

                I don't think we're really disagreeing here, it's just on different levels. Both admit both are pretty popular in Japan, and at a high level.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's popular with westaboos at least, to the point where you're called a casual if it's all you like

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wonder if westaboos hold R&S to high regard the same way Americans themselves do.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'd imagine R&S has a good number of fans, considering what a big show it was. There are references in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and Shaman King. Spumco was also hired to work on some Japanese commercials and games. John K. also had a show in Japan recently, with some fans coming to see him.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
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            Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >John K. also had a show in Japan recently,
          He also talked about the way japanese animation uses color palettes that are not found in western animation.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah his blog had a good post about color in anime.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Who knew Puss 'n Boots would later go on to steal from anime?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That post is shopped, heres the original.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I was hoping someone would post TMS version

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That is the original version.

                There's no Japanese anime airing right now that depict gay love triangles and rape so it really struck a cord with the fujo audience. Also, Nips love musicals.

                >Also, Nips love musicals.
                If that were the case then anime would be pre-sync and will be filled with jazzy showtunes (Think of what Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Odyssey's Jump Up Super Star) set up 100% just like Animaniacs' musical numbers.

                But it's not.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's precisely because musicals aren't typically seen in Japanese anime that they like them. Phineas and Ferb was big in Japan too, aside from Hazbin and Helluva Boss. And of course Disney properties go without saying. And anecdotally, it's just been announced that they're currently working on bringing an Attack on Titan musical over from Japan to New York.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Lots of anime have musical adaptions and it doesn't really matter what genre either. Shounen and sports anime have musicals.

                Again, if they did like musicals Japan would be making alot more shows like Animaniacs and less shows like "Butt Battler Busty Bikini Babes number 92678".

                They do pop-ups for all sorts of niche shit in Japan. Ruby Gloom was never SUPER famous in Japan but it got one too. It's really a matter of making an effort to expand there commercially and right now GLITCH has taken the first steps.
                I suppose directing you to Twitter at nearly 5am in Japan when half the country is asleep wasn't too smart. Maybe this image will make more sense to you.

                That list turned out to be fake.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Most anime are adaptations of manga or light novels, which are not exactly musically inclined mediums. But, now that you've reminded me, there was a trend in the 2000s where every popular anime would have character songs produced. Lucky Star, Hetalia and Haruhi to name a few. Pretty much every seiyuu is expectedly to have singing chops as well. Insert songs sell very well and often chart. So while most anime aren't musicals in the traditional sense, it's easy to understand why the Japanese would (and do) enjoy musicals. And again, Disney would not be near as big in Japan as it is if they did not - not to mention other musicals such as La La Land which performed similarly well.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Image CDs =/= musicals, what that other guy was talking about is shows like Animaniacs which is known for it's musical numbers.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, he does keep bringing up Animaniacs for some reason. And I'm saying in turn that Disney musicals enjoy a significant level of popularity in Japan. Shows like Animaniacs and Freakazoid were too American pop-culture based to have a chance to succeed in Japan.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Freakzoid's Japanese presents back in the day is not documented in English.
                Animaniacs on the other hand failed as only 13 episodes aired out of 47 of them that got dubbed but has since got a cult following in Japan.
                Tiny Toon Adventures on the other hand was a massive succuss, getting rating much higher then what Sazae-San was getting at the time, and Sazae-San is Japan's number one show ratings wise.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Lots of anime have musical adaptions and it doesn't really matter what genre either. Shounen and sports anime have musicals.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That post is shopped, heres the original.

              stop posting fake ones?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This is something I expect more from Klasky Csupo then John K.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                well, they are both hungarian descendants.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Who

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >whereas stupid evil conservative modern Americans refuse to give humans natural things that humans like
              How times have changed.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Ren and Stimpy in the kitsune-tanuki motif
          I never thought about it that way before.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pixiv.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Here's a better a question, why do you believe Japan doesn't like western shows? They fricking adore it. Part of the reason anime exists in its modern form is because animators were inspired by Disney.

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    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking of western things Japan really likes
    Spongebob is popular there too, it even has its own special ending with lyrics

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  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wacky Races was and still is popular in Japan too, hell, it's had more relevance in Japan than it has the west since it came out

    The same goes for most of the HB cast as well

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i like how many times the show shat on the japs (rightfully)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah but I feel they've been pretty ''nice'' to Japan

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The creators are weebs that love the shit out of japan.

        t. has only wached the Pokemon parody episode

        literally every single time Japan is referenced it's mocked, not just chinpokomon or good times with weapons, but also ladder to heaven, the episode all about them genociding dolphins, etc. seems like YOU haven't watched the show.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It comes from a place of love though. There's also stuff like the Okama Gamesphere and the Fun Times with Weapons song, showing Trey's knowledge of Japanese.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >or good times with weapons,
          >Mocking
          Of all the episodes to bring up, you bring up the one that shows the most love.
          >ladder to heaven
          That was more about mocking how religous fanticals can be scammed and can easily take things out of context. The Japan bit was just taking the piss out of another country wanting to beat the US to the punch in something, see the Space Race. Hoenstly should've been China in retrospect

          > the episode all about them genociding dolphins
          Because whale hunting is a thing Japan actually does dumb dumb, and it should be mocked and SP has never had an qualms abouts its targets, even if Matt and Trey like them

          Stop it, you're embrassing yourself

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Of all the episodes to bring up, you bring up the one that shows the most love.
            because showing anime as being dumb and violent and overly edgy, and mocking their tendency to insert english words in the lyrics and the stupid sounds they make is so full of love. i once watched some japanese guy react to it on youtube and he tried to not appear offended by just saying "uhh it's supposed to be a comedy i guess, shouldn't be taken seriously"

            and yet interestingly other countries mentioned in the show were not constantly mocked to shit at every opportunity, not Canada or Afghanistan or Romania or any other.
            there is actually a list of all the countries mentioned here
            https://southpark.fandom.com/wiki/Portal:Locations#Countries

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Anon, it's parody. It's meant to poke fun at the conventions of the subject. It was never that deep, and the actual episode was just the gang fricking around and Butters get the short end of the stick as always.
              And Japanese people do think it was funny, an example is literally in this thread

              >It’s not even true in the slightest.
              Yes it is.

              I'm pretty sure it's still pretty popular in Japan, or at least still popular among the old heads.

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              >and yet interestingly other countries mentioned in the show were not constantly mocked to shit at every opportunity, not Canada or Afghanistan or Romania or any other.
              >Canada
              >Afghanistan
              >NOT mocked by South Park
              You're just fricking with me aren't you?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Afghanistan literally had a counterpart of the main kids to show how similar they are despite hating USA for bombing them.
                despite canadians and Canada looking and/or acting weird, they are not just mocked in the show and have many kinds of qualities to them, Ike himself is a canadian and other than his looks he is not stereotypized.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The Afghanistan episode was made during the heights of the conflict, and opening had the characters saying how much they hate each other, and bonded over that shared hatred.

                And Canada is the go to punching bag for the franchise. With the early episodes showing that their greatest export are hour and a half fart jokes people take too seriously. And when they actually have fangs, go for how utter inept their goverment is, just as much as the US

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The Whaling/Dolphin episode defended Japan at the end
          I think they are often like that, they mock Japs but they do it in a way that won't make Japan look bad after all

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The creators are weebs that love the shit out of japan.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t. has only wached the Pokemon parody episode

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Korene likes Gravity Falls and Adventure Time too
    I'm pretty sure she knows most ''popular'' cartoons discussed on Cinemaphile

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you misspelled Korean. also countries are not referred to as women for a long time now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I meant Korone

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not a South Park thing it's an issue with how the internet has come to perceive Japan as a country
    >Japan is known to be hypernationalist and outside of people who work in media and westaboos, tend to shun Western media
    products. This infamously happened to the Xbox over there, people who worked in game development loved it and the masses despised it
    >Japan is also incredibly culturally relevant between anime, their vidya, and tons of other things. The number of popular things from them has made them a cultural darling on the global scale especially in pop culture
    As a result of these two things, whenever a series gets any kind of popularity in japan, it's treated as a badge of honor by the fandom and waved around like a banner but people forget a core part of the equation
    >The Japanese are heavily biased towards "cute".
    Kawaii culture dominates over there and when a series has enough "cute", that tips in favor.
    For all it's crassness, South Park has predominantly child characters with round heads, big eyes, et cetera. It fits the bill well enough.
    Look at Hazbin, popular in Japan, characters like Charlie as main. Et cetera.
    A lot of what Japan will reject is like, realism, grit. The current wave of Cinemaphile has a heavy emphasis on cutesy stuff so it tracks that Japan would enjoy a lot of these to some degree.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Japan is known to be hypernationalist and outside of people who work in media and westaboos, tend to shun Western media products.
      which is how westerners should be towards their products too, if they had any intelligence.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's not a South Park thing it's an issue with how the internet has come to perceive Japan as a country
      Modern Westerners have no cultural continuity to pre-industrial times, so when other countries are destroyed by modernization and industrialization, like Japan, they fetishize them and suck their dicks. Neither their likes nor dislikes mean anything. A bunch of slaves to israelites and technocratic data engineers. Misery loves company as they say.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As a Japanese, I never felt South Park mocks the Japs harshly
    If anything, they've been doing their best to defend Japan if you really think about it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >japanese women love american dicks according to south park
      I guess that's fair.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I mean, the joke is, Japs say ''Americans have a big penis'' to trick Americans and they immediately fall for it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I've got a 6-incher, so I'd fall for it too.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's fine but I mean it's basically mocking Americans

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Well yeah, Asians are generally smarter.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          According to the avg penis length per country chart burgers and japs have almost the same value.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well yeah, Asians are generally smarter.

            I'm not saying Americans don't have a bigger panis. Sorry but I don't care
            I just mean ''the identity of the shady Japs was about to be revealed but Americans were flattered easily because they said Americans have big penis'' is mainly mocking Americans as a joke

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That's fair, we're easily gullible.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well it was banned in Japan lol

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They were making the Japanese dub version at that time and they just skipped the episode supposedly because either a Hirohito reference or a Pokemon reference. Nobody knows which was the main reason now. I can tell you that wasn't because of a penis joke at least.

            Anyway, that's actually pretty irrelevant because that episode was watched by lots of Japs online and I'm pretty sure that it's the most well-known/beloved South Park episode in Japan
            It's not like many Japs were watching the original run of the Japanese dub version in the first place

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They also banned the whale episode as well because it made the Japanese look like idiots.
              Also legal issues with Toho.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >They also banned the whale episode
                Nah
                There were simply no Japanese dub versions for those seasons anymore
                In the first place, there were like 10 episodes that they skipped. I think it's kinda stupid to say they are ''banned'' just because a pretty irrelevant Japanese tv network didn't make Japanese dubs for those episodes

                I think it was the Hirohito one more than the Pokemon, since insulting the emperor is a very bad thing. At least that's what some Japanese theories are.

                Well, I'm sure lots of people would think like that. I'd say it's a bit more complicated tho

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I think it was the Hirohito one more than the Pokemon, since insulting the emperor is a very bad thing. At least that's what some Japanese theories are.

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    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    The Japanese dub version wasn't aired on the major tv channels in Japan, it was aired on a satellite channel
    A small production was making the dub and a company that had a broadcasting right in Japan went bankrupt, which basically has nothing to do with South Park
    It was even less popular at that time so there were no reason for them to take any risk and that's why they casually skipped multiple episodes in Japan

    There's a big chance that the Chimpokomon episode would have been skipped even if South Park was super popular in Japan tho
    Anyway, I think the main reason it became pretty populer for an American adult cartoon is basically because the fansub version was spread years later and Japs were watching it on websites like niconico for years

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There were also some early 2000s doujin artists like Fragile, BabyHip, and MEGA-KIDS that popularized some anime style for the boys, which would soon leak its way to Westerners on DeviantArt.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The cool thing about Japan is it’s foreign enough and the language is so different that you can just lie about it and nobody will know the difference. There’s no giant South Park fandom in Japan. There’s no King of the Hill fandom in Japan. Anime is popular in Japan, it’s not looked down on or obscure. People will insist the opposite, but everything I just said is true.
    The most popular western cartoon in Japan is Peanuts.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There’s no King of the Hill fandom in Japan.
      I never understood how anyone even believed this one. There was no one someone from Japan would culturally understand the show.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There’s no King of the Hill fandom in Japan.
      I never understood how anyone even believed this one. There was no one someone from Japan would culturally understand the show.

      >Local anons just straight up lying
      Never change Cinemaphile

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There’s no King of the Hill fandom in Japan.
      Oh yeah? Why did it get a Japanese dub then?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It received an official dub for two seasons and was dropped due to a lack of interest. People describe how “in Japan, there are huge debates on whether King of the Hill is better subbed or dubbed” but nobody is ever able to produce screenshots of these forum posts.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Figures. Peggy's voice was the only one that was remotely similar to her english counterpart.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes I wonder if there was ever a Japanese fanbase for KND, beyond the few fan artists. It seems like something that would do well there.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Same goes with Gumball because both shows are similar I mean just look at this fujo shit their making(pic related)

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There was a pop-up south park merch store when I went to japan last year
    I got a creek acrylic standee

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