Otaku Flashes Saki Tacos During Actress’ Arrest


The highly publicized arrest of actress-singer 酒井法子 / Noriko Sakai on drug charges presented the many TV viewers watching a live broadcast of Sakai being taken into custody with the curious sight of an otaku fan of ero-mahjong anime Saki flashing promotional art of the show in front of TV cameras.

Sakai had gone missing since her husband was arrested for the possession of illegal stimulants earlier this week and she too came under suspicion of drug possession, but was arrested on August 7; all this created a major media furor as Sakai is quite pretty.

These images come from a broadcast of her being taken into custody at a Shibuya police station:



The image on the small poster he was hiding behind:


He can also be seen in action starting from the 1:19 mark of this Youtube video of the Jouhou 7days Newscaster program, if you are so inclined…


The motivation for this is perhaps better left unknown…

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    Comment by Nyarth
    10:30 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That lucky bastard D:

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    Comment by Major Bukkake
    08:36 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Arrrghh!!! Free Noriko! She was the voice of Noriko in Gunbuster. Don't you understand? Gunbuster!

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    Comment by Monty-San
    11:04 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Noriko Sakai sung the opening theme song to Gunbuster ("Active Heart").

    The character Noriko "Nonoriri" Takaya was voiced by seiyuu Noriko Hidaka.

    Quite confusing, huh?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:52 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Noriko TAKAYA, not Noriko Sakai, voices Noriko in Gunbuster (and Akane Tendo in Ranma 1/2).

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:52 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, wait, Noriko HIDAKA is the seiyuu, Noriko Takaya is the name of the main heroine in Gunbuster.

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    Comment by Major Bukkake
    11:02 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, the Major hangs his head in shame. Druggie Noriko did a Gunbuster song. Noriko Seiyuu scared of Swine Flu and did'nt make Animazement.

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    Comment by Major Bukkake
    11:04 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You got to admit, them's alot of Norikos to keep up with...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:59 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...AND and and! Noriko Takaya is also the name of the color designer at Gainax who invented the color harmony process and who Anno fell in love with, (Thus the characters name) but was later dumped by (thus depression leading up to Eva).
    Actually it has not ever even been clearly said if they even HAD a relationship, it may have been entirely one sided...

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    Comment by Gloglablyn
    09:25 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I would rather have Japanese cops here in Mexico in place of the scum that have a taken a liking to extorting taxpaying citizens on a daily basis. I do not believe some of the people who frequent this site would last very long here in Tamaulipas.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I can't even pronounce Tamaulipas.

    Comment by mechwarrior
    07:04 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is really weird.

    Comment by FAG
    08:04 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)



    Comment by Pokrec
    08:12 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This IS the news. To think, that this is one of prettiest and cutest women in the world, that in addition could sing and act pretty well...
    OK, people are people, sometimes they have problems. In the West we often can hear, that celebrities have problems with law and police and nobody does not make a ruckus about it. Let's recall Michael Jackson charged with something as bad as pedophilia. Famous people - famous their problems.
    Let's not judge. I will always remember Noriko as a great actress and singer. She gave me many beautiful emotions and memories. Good luck, Noriko-san! 頑張れ!

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    Comment by ragaraga
    08:10 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol now thats rich

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    Comment by Koto-Chan
    11:12 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And now the mass is going to accept how powerful tacos power is tnx to Loli-Tacos :3

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    06:28 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tacos Power lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:40 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    saw it on tv few days ago. and was wondering what's the anime poster doing flashing over there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:54 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is so wrong. a guy who show Saki pic, turn to worse scenario ever

    Comment by lolicon
    11:53 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    free promo from gonzo..

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:31 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    AHhahaa I watched the video, tacos nyah!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:29 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damned shame. She's a fine lookin' broad.

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    Comment by Draken
    04:18 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why bash the guy? It looks more like he didn't want to be on the news to me. And on a side note, I thought this was gonna have an otaku flashing his nuts or something.

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    Comment by Draken
    04:21 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was talking about commenters bashing him btw, not Artefact.

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    Comment by Draken
    04:23 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Quen, not artefact. God i'm on a role today. >:(

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    18:24 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the powaa of Yuuki and her tacos..

    Comment by Storm Wing
    13:06 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Draken is stuttering like crazy XD ROFL

    Comment by KorTaku
    06:56 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    yes you are.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gosh the specs and that look!

    Narutaki in the making!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:54 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry to say but Japanese otaku are hella creepy and more hardcore than the rest of otakus OUT of Japan. They are the one's giving a bad name to these people. Idiots... restrain yourself~!

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    18:32 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since when was Otaku not supposed to be creepy and doesn't bring a bad name..? Then again, one thing i adore about otaku is how they manage to follow their own free hearts and do whatever they want instead of listening to normies and moral fags.

    Comment by hALOTOO
    18:20 14/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is exactly what being an otaku mean to me, kudos to you

    Comment by KorTaku
    06:57 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rather than giving other otaku a bad name, i just think theyre brave and have courage to do whatever they want.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you by any chance fail high school?

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    Comment by fxc2
    04:40 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good taco is good.

    Useless comment is useless.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol her site went down and toyota took out her commercial from their website too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:13 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is that Takeshi Kitano in the first video or what ? WTF is he doing there.

    Comment by Chickenwuss
    04:17 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's a newscaster now, and from the looks of it, he's doing quite a bad job at it (wiping his nose on a newscast).

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    Comment by linkinstreet
    03:42 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why is Beat Takeshi in a news program?

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    Comment by Tex Arcana
    04:34 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who's going to stop him?

    Comment by Storm Wing
    06:49 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one stops Zatouichi!! XD

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    04:57 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Recruiting adolescents for the Next Battle Royale program....?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:36 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Almost every night of the week it seems like Takeshi is on one variety talk show or another. About all you get over here on broadcast in the evening are such programs... They are so fake and overdone, the same celebrities faking surprise or outrage or excitement over and over either concerning ''amazing'' food or shocking news stories depending on the program.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He looks creepy..

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    Comment by Lain
    06:23 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly what I thought....

    This is part of a bigger plot!

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    Comment by Hanzo’
    03:37 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet that made him feel suss while he was doing that, makes me want to slap the guy.

    Comment by hell_xtremedawg
    03:34 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha awesome, I just saw this on TV a few hours ago

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    Comment by Narcissist
    06:36 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Quite ridiculous police work. This would never have been allowed in the west (in the civilized countries, obviously), and the police detectives responsible would probably have be transferred as punishment.

    It is not legal in most countries to make a public arrest like this, if there isn't a VERY HUGE suspicion of her being quilty (and even then, it would most likely have to be an actually SERIOUS case - not somedrug crap), which there should not be if her husband did not say during testimony that is was her drugs. Which he probably would not, since then she would obviously divorce the low-life. And even if he did, the police would not announce it to the media. What if she is not guilty, and they destroyed her career?

    Japan is good at many things, but police work, public deparments and politics is not any of them... In fact, Japans police force must be the worst in the civilized world I believe.

    And look how much some glasses of wine can make you write about such worthless news...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clearly you don't live in America, Retardissist.

    Comment by Storm Wing
    06:59 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why they must publicize this anyway? Just to put her in shame??

    Comment by Makkun
    10:01 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Storm Wing: Every celebrity doing crime are certain to be publicize. You've never watched gossip show haven't you?

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    Comment by sanimej2
    08:32 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They do that all the time here in U.S. The paparazzi and news channels just LOVE it. Remember, rating, rating, rating!

    Comment by Storm Wing
    11:14 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Makkun: Besides obituary or criminal events? Never ^^;

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:10 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by SCB
    02:09 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're the only "moran" here, fella.

    Comment by Mike
    06:51 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This happens all the time in the west I don't know what you are talking about. The difference is it's so damn common most of us stopped caring a long time ago.

    Comment by Makkun
    09:57 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I watched cops and i understand how the American cops works. But Japan doesn't have it's own "cops" series, so I don't understand them. ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "hmmm, anyone watch a show called cops?"

    i hope no one watches that show

    Comment by CKraCKset
    07:27 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    theres no one famous on cops

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:22 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have you seen Japan's conviction rate?

    Fucking moron.

    Comment by Furinkan
    18:24 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure they do have cop shows in Japan. They're pretty funny though, because they're so mundane by "our" standards (based on what I saw there).

    Some homeless dude stealing loose-change offerings from a shrine, public drunkenness, kicking a bicycle, etc. When the local crime runs out, they switch to showing JP-dubbed American stuff (a hostage situation at a "gas station").

    Best part: the judge sentences aforementioned-homeless guy to a few months in jail (longer than necessary) - doing him a favour by keeping him off the streets, because it'll be a cold winter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:21 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    How many times did the news program re-play the shot of the cop van (and suspect) driving past the camera operator? (Endless) Eight times? Even more? (I didn't take a careful count.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:54 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't need a series if it's being aired as news...

    Comment by KorTaku
    06:53 09/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmmm, anyone watch a show called cops?

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