LDP Makes Election Attack Anime


Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party has made a short anime attack ad as part of its election campaign, caricaturing the profligate policies of the opposition Democratic Part of Japan as fiscally unsound, and distributed online.

You can view it below:

The man shown resembles a young Yukio Hatoyama, the leader of the DPJ, courting a young lady with the Diet building visible in the background.

He makes various promises relating to recent (and expensive) policy pledges by the DPJ, “With me you can have as much education and toll-free highway access as you want! It’ll be OK!” To which the lady wonders “Will the money be OK?”, and he responds “Think about the details after we’re married!”

While by any reasonable assessment both parties are utterly incompetent basket cases almost incapable of disobeying various special interest groups and the civil service, the latest policy ideas of the DPJ, such as abolishing tolls on the highways and introducing a 1,000 yen minimum hourly wage (substantially higher than the national average), have tended to invite criticism on financial grounds given that huge public debt and budget deficits the nation enjoys, along with an elderly population which threatens to strangle Japan’s economy…

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    Comment by Castronaut
    09:35 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    His hand movements are hypnotic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    These LDP & NKP hypocrites almost destroyed all anime, manga, games, and videos in Japan, and literally destroyed all erogame in Japan, now they're using anime to appeal to voters? I hope people vote this BS vid down and send them a lot of complaints on there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:33 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As we speak, the recent elections seem to have put more of the Democratic Party in power, which is good news considering they have recently been engaged in skirmishes against the LDP and its pro-censorship hogwash.

    There is nothing "liberal" about the LDP, any more than a dictatorship that styles itself Democratic in its title actually promotes any real democracy.

    Comment by Shou Nikura
    09:46 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They won't get votes. Be reasonable fellow otakus and look! They are obviously the kind of government who values money more than the economy! They would benefit the wealthy and rob the poor and the lower classed! Obviously, the Japanese people will see this view also!
    They're government offers promises such as cheaper education and such, but those are only available for the higher class! Obviously, those promises are false hopes and dishonest propaganda with no basis other than to buy more votes!
    My fellow otakus, THEY ARE THE ONES WHO BANNED LOLI!!
    I say we Akumetsu all of em fatcat politicians!

    Comment by Polak
    05:41 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rozen-sama BANZAI!

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    Comment by The Pragmatist
    01:54 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you want to lulz at something, check out this comment thread I'm messing in before the angry woman deletes it:


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:21 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol'd @ Grail Guardian.

    Who wants to bet with me that she won't get everything you've replied to her?

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    Comment by The Pragmatist
    10:11 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)




    Oh my god I think I just blew saliva out my nose

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    Comment by The Pragmatist
    10:14 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey Artefact, you should post an article about this! Seriously, they pulled their repetition of the Equality Now anti-RapeLay article off their blog because of the pressure from a few SC readers, and I am so stoked it's amazingly funny. Rock on, rock on. "Don't fight the Internet, you can never win!"

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    Comment by VZ
    02:36 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eh, a better commercial would have had him face his opponent and go all Kenshiro ATATATATATATA you are already reassigned.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:56 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is LDP the party that was pushing for the loli ban or against?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:17 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pushing iirc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LDP = ban and censor freaks with an extreme right-wing bent.
    DPJ = somewhat unpredictable, as they tend to harbor views from extreme ends, but actually have a good track record overall with civil liberties issues.

    Comment by RLich
    02:58 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He looked like he had down syndrome with those eyes

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:45 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    1,000 yen minimum hourly wage

    10$ an hour minimum wage? I may need to move to japan temporarily if that passes...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:30 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Foreigners don't get the same benefits as Japanese. For example you're meant to get a minimum 10 sick days a year, but English teachers with INTERAC only get like 5... complain, and they'll go "what are you gonna do about it, quit? We've got weeaboo fucks like you begging for a job in Japan".

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:01 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just tell the fags something along these lines:

    Quit? No need for that. You will give me the exact same deal a japanese gets. Why should you do that? No special reason. BTW, isn't it terrible how many accidents happen in japan? You can get crippled or killed so fast, it's really shocking, isn't it?

    Comment by Lance
    01:45 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    subs where?

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    Comment by tingle
    03:57 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    increasing minimum wages is a populist move designed to get votes. It's a horrible idea in a recession as people who pay wages that low will simply fire one worker to afford to pay the increased salary of the rest. Simple Economics.

    The Japanese LDP is the only LDP I would ever vote for but as an american i am very conservative by european standards in comparison.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:33 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    From that article it looks to me that DPJ cares a little for the simple people and LDP are the usual corrupted guys that wont everything to work in favor of those with money by sucking the life out of workers with low wages and taxes like tolls on the highway.

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    Comment by Keeper
    23:09 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "While by any reasonable assessment both parties are utterly incompetent basket cases"
    I lol'd.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:42 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't care about the parties incompetence, which is the party against lolis ?
    Yeah, I hope the other side wins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The LDP (Liberal Democratic Party), despite having both "liberal" and "democractic" in its title, is perhaps one of today's greatest living oxymorons. It is actually a bunch of ultra-right-wing extremists that would, if they cared, worship Fox News. In other words, they are Japan's equivalent of extremely hardline Republicans the likes of which are as fugly as Rush Limbaugh.

    The DPJ on the other hand, is everything the LDP isn't, except for the incompetent part, but since all political bodies of enough size to matter tend to represent the pinnacle of inefficiency, this is no surprise. What the DJP has over the LDP is that the LDP rejoices and pushes for censorship and anti-porn and whatnot all the time. The DPJ opposes them almost all the time.

    So, if you had to pick a side, it's really pretty much a no-brainer. If you care about freedom of visual culture and civil liberties in general at all, the DPJ is the party you want. The LDP is the enemy of civil liberties, despite their supposed "money matters" prowess (which even your baby sister would gawk at).

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:00 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, to answer your question... the LDP is the party against lolis. And also non-lolis, so as long as anything remotely sexual is involved. And oh yes, the LDP have insane feminazis in their ranks too.

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    Comment by Volvagia356
    23:02 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who read the title as "LDP Makes the Election Attack Anime" and "anime attack ad" as "ad that attacks anime"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:09 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    sum1 should lrn2 grammer, apparently.

    Comment by MusicalNote
    23:58 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was about to say "Why would they attack something so central to their economy?"
    Then I remembered the loli ban attempts.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:45 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jap politicians are wussies

    Comment by blue_blue
    22:53 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let's Akumetsuuu!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:23 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    One man, One Kill.

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    09:39 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by a lolicon
    22:43 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Attack ads... mmm. There's no better way of displaying ones own desperation.

    Comment by air
    22:14 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In politics

    2D > 3D

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Storm Wing
    22:13 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL @ Dumb politics

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:23 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    so... in short... Both parties are utterly petty, self serving, incompetent ass-jockeys and probably don't deserve to remain in public service?
    ... so... who're the Japanese people suppose to vote for? The ones that can't deal with Money or the ones who can't deal with Porn?

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    Comment by kajunbowser
    16:56 23/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^ This. Nothing gets done in two-party systems until the people kick their arses themselves or a third party does it.

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    Comment by Hexa
    22:19 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should've hired me for the storyboard. That woman would've been full of tentacles towards the end, way to demonize the other party! ^^

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    Comment by black87
    22:39 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are hired :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:51 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm almost certain the tentacles would only end up giving the DPJ more votes.

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    Comment by San celluz
    22:24 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I must suggest to read "Akumatsu" manga because is very good in telling how politics works in japan and dont worry..is not boring but very splatter :D and anyway...Italy have the same problems like Japan.....

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    Comment by Holy Diver
    08:31 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Italy has MORE problems than japan IMO.At least cultural and educational risources are not fucked up as in Italy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:38 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Evil Destruction!!!!!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:02 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...Akamatsu as in Ken Akamatsu?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:27 22/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He meant Akumetsu.
    "One man, One Kill"

    He kills corrupt politician by killing himself as well. He is immortal, btw

    Comment by Anonymous 2.0
    09:39 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by AnonymousZ
    00:04 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the most stupid manga I ever seen, those guys should try to take over and see if they can do better instead kill them self in suck a lame manner. Stupid and hypocrite till the end.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:45 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, that manga is too difficult for you.

    It purpose is to encourages Japanese people by showing them 'punishment' and creates evolution in Japanese politic.

    Yeah, to difficult for you.

    Comment by Violet
    02:30 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And apparently, basic grammar is too difficult for you. :/

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    Comment by sanimej2
    12:16 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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