Evangelion Apartments

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Some cheeky but canny realtor has opted to market a number of properties using the characters of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

If you ever fancied living in a property capable of setting Asuka’s mind at ease, or of reducing Shinji to a quivering mass at the prospect of living one minute from the station, these may be the ones for you…

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One even offers to consider the matter of letting loathsome foreigners attempt to let the property (the Japanese real estate industry has a well-deserved reputation for being outrageously racist to non-Japanese of all sorts).

In case you were wondering about the properties themselves, they are small and extremely expensive,  mostly down to being one or two minutes from desirable stations.


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    Comment by metatron
    21:10 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    are those NERV approved?

    Comment by Carrie
    16:22 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Who needs to run away when you're only 1 minute from the station?! Life is worth living!"

    "Congratulations!" (etc., etc.)

    Anyway. This kind of advertisement irritates me a little (mostly because it seems so... extraneous?) But either way, lol Japan. :| Bonus points if you end up with an alcoholic landlord with a father complex and/or really weird pet.

    Comment by Chris
    11:06 30/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pen², fuck yeah

    Comment by バカも一芸
    16:33 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And here I thought they might be advertising the properties as having a good view of giant mecha combat. (You will NOT be getting your security deposit back.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 10/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck Weeaboos

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny. They don't like foreigners but want to be like them at the exact same time.

    The line of Escalades in Shibuya is proof..

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 30/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want a Gendou Apartment =/

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love the ad with Shinji in the chair. I wish I knew what he's repeating there.

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    Comment by Artefact

    "1 minute to the station"

    Comment by PL
    06:21 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope none of them turn out to be like the one Rei lives in.

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    Comment by Shuu
    07:44 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As an avid Rei fanboy, I'd love to live in exactly such a flat though. The house I'm living in now is too bright, spacious and has too warm of an atmosphere to it.

    Comment by heyjey
    09:17 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    then just be grateful and shut up =p

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    Comment by xSASxZaros
    04:37 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do want.

    Genius idea, add an anime character to it and make people want to buy it! It works with everything else, so why not apartments? :P

    Comment by sleepy
    13:20 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol yeah. But isn't it going towards the wrong direction...?

    Comment by ShadowStitch
    04:37 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. I have, as of yet, never encountered a rental ad in the US that specifically dissuades foreigners as a matter of course. Xenophobic much?

    Personally speaking, this is the sort of reason I wouldn't ever want to live in Japan. Not even sure I'd want to visit. But they do make nice toys and games though.

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    Comment by iapfah
    08:10 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This. If only more teenage girls would learn this, the world would be a better place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what...

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    Comment by Karmappi
    05:20 30/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think he's suggesting that he might not be all that amused with the teenaged weeaboos talking about how much they'd love to live in Japan, where it rains beautiful men and the sun shines happiness, where everyone loves anime and annoying girls who can't speak Japanese but still have at least three words they think are Japanese per every sentence.

    Comment by IRAGEDSOHARD
    12:27 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh you meaning worthless-level weeaboo scum?
    Yeah they're pretty much a waste of oxygen.

    The only only true weeaboos are bros and powerlevel hiders.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:53 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan is Tsundere towards foreigners.

    Comment by EroMango
    11:02 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    um... what the fuck, its a bit over exagerated.... on the notice it says occupation and international background will also be considered

    i agree, i recon they're tsudere towards foreigners, my experience, their tsun wen dont know you, wen you talk to them their mostly tere, + theres so many foreigners in tokyo they dont even care anymore, no pointing or staring iv seen

    Comment by heyjey
    09:16 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm with you Shadow.... their xenophobia should stop. NOW. It's pathetic

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    Comment by イチロ イノ
    09:52 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Their xenophobia makes them what they are...

    They are afraid of losing their identity...

    Think of other countries that got infested by foreigners, now they got them really diverse, sure they got wealthier and developed, but they lost more of their culture which is more special.

    I my self is afraid of Japan being filled by foreigners, I'm afraid that one day, all Japanese would be talking in English tone and act like westerners like they shouldn't be...

    It's just fine that their is bias, it's their country anyways, why complain about them?

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    Comment by イチロ イノ
    18:40 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a lie!

    It's a lie, Isn't it? No? D:

    Comment by you’realowlife
    22:36 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no it's the truth...buwahahahahaha *cough* world order *cough*

    Comment by The Jumper
    11:26 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    typical weeaboo?

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    Comment by イチロ イノ
    11:50 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Jumper wut?

    oh, typo on the last sentence... there*

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:08 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I my self is afraid of Japan being filled by foreigners, I’m afraid that one day, all Japanese would be talking in English tone and act like westerners like they shouldn’t be…"

    a bit too late now isnt it?

    http://www.street-style.com.ua/uploads/ganguro/ganguro21.jpg

    Comment by Anonymous

    That is becasue America cannot afford to. But I can assure you than any American community that is primarily a certian race or culture or if America was non-multicultural it would be as xenophobic if not worse than in Japan . For America it is historic and it is current. I have seen it here in Texas if you get closer to the border the Hispanic communties pride themselves in givin any non-hispanics a hard time. Our neighboring city does the same thing with non-blacks . And the city further down does the same with non-whites . I would rather take the hassle of getting a place than to spend a minute in these places I just mentioned .

    Comment by Dadum
    04:41 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i bet they would let beatifull foreign red haired girls stay for free.
    if this matches you just say "doitsu desu" and youre good to go.

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    Comment by Kip
    04:53 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Italia desu!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:42 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PASTAAAAA!!!

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    Comment by basilio
    05:59 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ま~るかいて ち・きゅ・う、僕ヘタリア♪

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    Comment by DHYohko
    05:13 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i want a mansion....near a lake.....with a shrine nearby....

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    Comment by b0122
    06:35 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    comes along with a chinese door keeper

    Comment by Zacharov
    08:22 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And a maid with terrifying skills with knives. Her origin will be unknown.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 01/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...and big boobs, don't forget the boobs...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:47 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    80-90 thousand yen is pretty steep for a one-room.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Coming from the San Francisco bay area I am thinking, "Wow, that's cheap" :(

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    Comment by iPood
    10:00 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If not extremely, makes me wonder how all those NEETs manage to keep rooms somehow.

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    Comment by イチロ イノ
    09:55 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've always wondered if who they call foreigners?

    Like an Asian stereotype of foreigner would be someone White/Caucasian...

    How about neighboring Asians? Can some of them get away with it, specially if they speak Japanese?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:29 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Russians, Koreans, Thai, Philippians, Taiwanese, Chinese and others, they're there for work. If they can speak Japanese they get less labour intensive jobs.

    That's what they mean by international background. It could also just be a double speak for ethnic background in case of Canadian Indians, or Indian Koreans.

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    Comment by Ino-san
    16:49 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's Philippinese, not Philippians!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:36 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, because you third world Failipinos are not Asian, by the way. Island Mexican scums...

    The US is having a problem with Mexican illegal immigrants, while Japan has Flips living illegally there.

    So this is why the Philippines is the Mexico of Asia. Enjoy living in your third world shithole country, Failipino fags.

    Comment by you’realowlife
    18:17 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hell yeah! "island mexican" is a cool name for us...

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    Comment by イチロ イノ
    18:42 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL, so much hate about those pseudo mexicans, huh?

    Comment by you’realowlife
    21:33 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    tropical paradise my ass...want to live here? are you SURE you want to live here and stay for the rest of your own goddamn life?

    hell, I'll rather be somewhere else and be called a lowlife island mexican scum or a FAILipino..sheesh, we're a master of diguise, people can't know what race we are at one glance, they still need to ask.. lol

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    Comment by LunarSD
    21:22 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There seem to be a ton of anime lovers where you live Ichiro, and if you take into account that the government is relatively harmless because it's mostly just all talk, I think you guys have a pretty nice set-up whatever my opinion counts for.

    Also, some of the pics on your blog make it look like a tropical paradise ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:01 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're pretty shit yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:52 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, "Island Mexicans" is the correct term for those stinking and shitty "Philippians".

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    Comment by イチロ イノ
    21:53 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    @you'realowlife, you have the option to be a TNT, or to become a boxingtard like real island mexicans are...

    Comment by you’realowlife
    22:33 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "one,two punch! shamooo!" *manny pacquiao pose*

    wait, how about you? are you gonna stay here and wait for a savior to come?

    *looks down to a decaying near-corpse eaten by his corrupt cannibal politicians*

    Comment by you’realowlife
    00:10 30/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    guess we're linked by the loli force then..

    may the loli force be with you, amen brother!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:57 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you phail when it comes to nationality no doubt on that..

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Failipinos"

    0/10

    Comment by you’realowlife
    23:22 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no, make that -9000/10

    Comment by you’realowlife
    00:09 30/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well bro, I guess we're linked together by the loli force...

    may the loli force be with you, amen brother!

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    Comment by イチロ イノ
    00:04 30/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    make that * > Island Mexicans

    but it does make it special...

    well... sort of...

    @you'realowlife
    "wait, how about you? are you gonna stay here and wait for a savior to come? "

    I can manage... Since it's STILL sanctuary for lolicons here...

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    Comment by Shuu
    10:03 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I believe Danny Choo was given insane amounts of trouble by Japanese landlords when he purchased his first apartment. He's visually indistinguishable from a Japanese and spoke the language perfectly at the time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:14 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's all in the name. If your name isn't Japanese, you're a foreigner to them. Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but isn't called a duck, I guess you could say.

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    Comment by Artefact
    15:33 29/04/2009 # ! Incandescent

    This is rubbish.

    You never even see the caretakers of most buildings, and things like garbage rules are usually provided multi-lingually by the council. You can't find a home easily with a recommendation or otherwise as a non-Japanese - nearly half of the calls after apartments will end the moment the estate agent mentions "foreigner". They don't care if you speak the language and have a proper job - they will still come out with the "difficult" excuse.

    I know because I was watching the agent make the calls, and he had to make dozens if not hundreds of tries.

    I do agree that Danny probably does not pass for a Japanese...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:09 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but isn’t called a duck"

    ooh a riddle... how i love riddles!

    Comment by N.R.
    13:27 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Danny Choo is not visually indistinguishable from Japanese. He looks like a foreigner to me and I'm not even Japanese. BTW Danny Choo also explained why he had so much trouble: The caretakers of most of the rental houses in Japan are old man who can't speak anything but Japanese and don't want to bother with English speaking foreigners. Just so you know you can find a house easily if you have a Japanese friend to recommend you, and some companies "trust" foreigners if they show specific certification that points out they know the language (such as the first level JPLT).




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