Funny. The (Japanese) Office (in Japanese)

Discuss Japanese movies and music.
Post Reply
User avatar
clay
Site Admin
Posts: 2811
Joined: Fri 01.21.2005 9:39 am
Location: Florida
Contact:

Funny. The (Japanese) Office (in Japanese)

Post by clay » Thu 06.05.2008 6:18 pm

If you are a fan of The Office, check out this clip (I think from SNL):

http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/ ... mea=252558
TheJapanShop.com- Japanese language learning materials
Checkout our iPhone apps: TheJapanesePage.com/iPhone

User avatar
chikara
Posts: 3577
Joined: Tue 07.11.2006 10:48 pm
Native language: English (Australian)
Gender: Male
Location: Australia (SA)
Contact:

Re: Funny. The (Japanese) Office (in Japanese)

Post by chikara » Thu 06.05.2008 7:38 pm

LOL

Have you seen the original The Office with Ricky Gervais or only the USA remake?
Don't complain to me that people kick you when you're down. It's your own fault for lying there

User avatar
clay
Site Admin
Posts: 2811
Joined: Fri 01.21.2005 9:39 am
Location: Florida
Contact:

Re: Funny. The (Japanese) Office (in Japanese)

Post by clay » Fri 06.06.2008 3:22 am

I've seen a few episodes of the original English version--and they were very good, but maybe I haven't watched enough of them to make me want to buy the DVD box set yet.

"It's funny because it's racist."
TheJapanShop.com- Japanese language learning materials
Checkout our iPhone apps: TheJapanesePage.com/iPhone

User avatar
chikara
Posts: 3577
Joined: Tue 07.11.2006 10:48 pm
Native language: English (Australian)
Gender: Male
Location: Australia (SA)
Contact:

Re: Funny. The (Japanese) Office (in Japanese)

Post by chikara » Fri 06.06.2008 3:57 am

I'm the other way around. After seeing two of the BBC series I saw a couple of episodes of the US version and couldn't get into it.

"all the stuff in there is chinese not japanese..." :?
Don't complain to me that people kick you when you're down. It's your own fault for lying there

User avatar
clay
Site Admin
Posts: 2811
Joined: Fri 01.21.2005 9:39 am
Location: Florida
Contact:

Re: Funny. The (Japanese) Office (in Japanese)

Post by clay » Fri 06.06.2008 4:38 am

Both versions are brilliant (to use a British sounding term). When I get back to the States, I'll try to catch the U.K. version.

I really don't watch much TV, but the offbeat humor of The Office was love at first sight. Other than news and the History Channel, it is one of only two programs I watch (the other being 24).
TheJapanShop.com- Japanese language learning materials
Checkout our iPhone apps: TheJapanesePage.com/iPhone

yukamina
Posts: 288
Joined: Tue 06.05.2007 1:41 am

Re: Funny. The (Japanese) Office (in Japanese)

Post by yukamina » Fri 06.06.2008 2:21 pm

Ha! That was great...on so many levels.

I've only seen an episode or two to the UK version, but I like the US one better. The British one was just too bland, I know that's the point, but it was too much for my tastes.

arumanokokoro
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon 05.19.2008 10:22 pm

Re: Funny. The (Japanese) Office (in Japanese)

Post by arumanokokoro » Sat 06.07.2008 1:00 am

What was really neat about this Japanese version is the humor is universal. It made the rounds on live journal and I know not many people there understand Japanese. Everyone who saw it including my youngest thought it was hilarious!
^_^

User avatar
AJBryant
Site Admin
Posts: 5313
Joined: Sun 10.09.2005 11:29 am
Native language: English
Gender: Male
Location: Indiana
Contact:

Re: Funny. The (Japanese) Office (in Japanese)

Post by AJBryant » Sat 06.07.2008 11:40 am

Those of us who have experienced one first-hand know exactly how on-point and biting a Japanese edition of "The Office" could really be.

Oh, Lord. The horror.

I'd watch that.


Tony

Post Reply