The operators of the Chiba Urban Monorail have had to issue a warning to the very creepy seiyuu otaku they lured onto their trains with their glorious Ore no Imouto wrapping campaign, after reports that they tried to bully passengers into silence so they could record Ayana Taketatsu and Kana Hanazawa’s station announcements…

From a relatively brusque warning on the monorail operator’s site:

Regarding recording the train announcements

1. Recently there was an incident where a passenger told other passengers engaged in conversation to “shut up, you’re being noisy!” Passengers engaged in recording should please be aware that the carriage interior is a noisy environment where conversation and train noises occur.

2. Being engrossed in your recording activities can block access to the trains and may cause delays, we’d appreciate your cooperation in preserving their access.

Also, please also do not inconvenience other passengers by bringing overly bulky recording gear onto the trains.

This is not the only complaint they have about Ore no Imouto fans:

Regarding photography:

1. Please do not inconvenience or cause discomfort to other passengers when taking photos inside the train or on the platform. When you are engrossed in your photography, please take care not to block areas, bump into people or point your cameras at them.

2. Please take care not to inconvenience road users or pedestrians.

[A further seven pleas for better manners and safe behaviour follow]

We are delighted to have been able to realise such a well supported wrapping project, but if safety is judged to have been compromised or other passengers troubled, sadly we will not be able to continue running “Ore no Imouto Gou.”

Strangely, no such complaints have been made with respect to Tachikawa’s endless Railgun related promotions…

It may yet just be possible that reputation of both seiyuu and train otaku got a little worse with all this:

“This is a dangerous combination, isn’t it?”

“They don’t know the meaning of the word shame!”

“They should sell CDs at the station for these nuts.”

“Why are they even recording something like that…”

“Perhaps if they were shouting, but if they were just talking this is crazy.”

“It’s not like you can hear what someone is saying if you are whispering on a train.”

“Wait, aren’t we always being told to shut up and be quiet on trains?”


“Someone talking loud enough to bother a recorder like that was probably a mannerless wretch anyway.”

“Recording a train announcer is not abnormal behaviour at all then I suppose.”

“It’s no bother to anyone! Talking in a loud voice is!”

“Talking loudly is one thing, but telling someone to be quiet is just rude.”

“What do you expect if you are shouting on a train!”

“You could be polite about it at least.”

“So is recording stuff on a train normal now?”

“Yes. Go look on YouTube!”

“It hardly matters. Look at the full set of warnings they posted. Those seiyuu pigs have been causing a lot of trouble!”

“I bet they still wouldn’t be happy if the monorail uploaded the announcements somewhere for them…”

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    Avatar of Dia
    Comment by Dia
    06:31 29/06/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I honestly believe the monorail operators don't know how to upload the announcements on the internet.

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    07:02 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah. Just make them available on the monorail/company website for everyone. Problem solved.

    But it's easy for us to laugh at them now. In all honesty, who could have seen that coming?!? Who could have thought some otaku could be so crazy?

    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    07:22 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Better question: who didn't see this coming?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:23 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shaolan-kun at least didnt....

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:49 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, i could smell it coming from 10000 miles :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:17 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    NO. sorry it was a lol. my terribad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    very kratzy indeed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:17 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Neonie
    04:20 29/06/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    “They should sell CDs at the station.”

    Agreed, it would make things easier and be better quality audio for those who want it.

    “It’s no bother to anyone! Talking in a loud voice is!”

    Accurate. STFU.

    “Someone talking loud enough to bother a recorder like that was probably a mannerless wretch anyway.”


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    Comment by metatron
    11:09 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    “They should sell CDs at the station for these nuts.”

    This would be a smart move and it would make the station more money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:07 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    what? screaming in your phone, ok. Listening to load music ok. But having a normal conversation with the occasional loud laught and whatnot? Srsly? What are you people, sociopaths?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:00 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    they arent answering, huh? ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh pitiful psychologist... i really pity your interface problems. you really thought you catched me with that book?

    and that television wack?

    you are responsible for the sociopathy. i blame everything on the entire psychological shit they created on their own. yes. shit. PSYCHOlogical SHIT.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:21 01/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd imagine the recorder was being "bothered" because they wanted a perfect recording with as little background noise as possible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:35 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, they should have known this would happen and provided a way for people to obtain the voices.

    Unless they did know, and just wanted to attract more people to their trains anyway.

    Avatar of Kagomeko
    Comment by Kagomeko
    08:29 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I might be the act of recording that's important, though I dunno. I don't know any such person.

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    Comment by kamiru
    09:11 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    its like live concert vs cd album.

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    Comment by Kagomeko
    08:29 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    (editing doesn't work)

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:48 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    nope, the act is not that important

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:47 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    if they release the CD i definitely buy it

    Avatar of Cabulb
    Comment by Cabulb
    14:14 29/06/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    My Seiyuu Otaku Can't Be This Crazy

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:25 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Otaku Must Be Crazy

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:18 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't say I don't understand...I mean, come on, Ayachi and Kana-tan? Hearing these two talk is pure music.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And there's a shiritori-like game involving recalling the names of stations, so it works on many levels.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:27 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I misread the first sentence... "China" instead of "Chiba" and thought that one of the next words would be "explode". I'm ashamed for thinking like that after reading too many China related articles lol

    My first thought on the Yamineko picture: "Someone kindly draw a dick in her hand, please..."

    Well, recording these announcements and taking pictures shouldn't be an issue, as long as other passengers don't get harmed or disturbed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:33 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    FFS release flac recordings on website and problem is solved. They won't even whine about quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    a simple pounding to the face would solve this problem

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    yenning would be preferable though

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 01/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What, you mean this idea was unpractical...? Well, WHO would have thought of that...?


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    Comment by Shuubi
    20:12 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm surprised there was any noise on the train at all, it's usually deathly quiet on public transport in Japan compared to the West - although schoolkids can be rowdy, so I wonder if those were the ones making the noise.

    'Also, please also do not inconvenience other passengers by bringing overly bulky recording gear onto the trains.'

    ...exactly what the hell were they bringing on??

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:51 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    >requesting a cd with goddamn station announcements

    >not putting it online

    I just can't grasp this level of masochism from otakus.

    To be fair I'm kinda curious now, does HanaKana do her Kuroneko impression when she says "doors closing"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:22 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not 'til you learn to spell and stop using caps lock.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 30/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Use the Internet much? It's a meme.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Simple solution sell a CD

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why people never use the otaku route? it is profitable and solve all problems!

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    Comment by TNinja
    08:11 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    CDs with hand-shaking events?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The CD would sell exactly 4 copies.
    3 to the same person who will upload it on to multiple websites.
    1 to the "that guy" who always puts up an alternative download.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    You clearly is unfamiliar with how much money Japanese otakus spend.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:43 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    no that anon doesnt exist idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:44 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    unfamiliar? you are unfamiliar with the otakus in austria. and you still dont seem to know how to read border lines.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    yep, that anon is idiot. they have more money power.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Some CDs sell well if bundled with tickets.

    But maybe its destiny is a special edition of something not yet released.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:09 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Can sell millions. Just gotta put a code for voting which seiyuu is better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:59 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    vote with your wallet :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:57 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    or they could put QR code inside the train and charge money through the phone carrier, it's a fast win-win solution :)

    Avatar of Gradius
    Comment by Gradius
    04:20 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    New kind of potato!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    New kind of hobby spotted.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:14 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    2d voyeurism?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:24 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    another light bulb bits the dust. and i didnt even hear the sound of the destruction.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:54 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you perchance live inside?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:42 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i once thought about it.. really. maybe i could be a polemic politician. but reality is sometimes harder than friction ya know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:30 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and i am happy that my comments dont count as otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    hav fun with your upvoting /downvoting . i merely perceived it as something to be easily addicted to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:00 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    A much better way to pay homage to your ancestry than that prevalent COK riff.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    its about a lightbulb in my room from myy light. and yesusually live inside and not outside my room.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:21 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do ANY of these comments make any sense to anyone? These people need to stay off the 'net when they're on drugs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    every arab or african descendant is released from anything related to my data and at the same time i am unresponsible for word puns.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:02 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and no... making a "crash bum zack" schock in your newest television programm combined with "sein sie still" IS NOT going to shut me up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:01 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:59 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    AND this celebrity shit heads only mean the european and german verSCHEISSEion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:05 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    salafen - salafisten. wordpun detected. my name for this gaming character has no relation to the salafisten version. if you insist that there is i am gonna spamm more of this shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:13 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    circustances like this prevent me from beeing an author AT ALL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and i wish i had the chance to strike some foraging foreign object when i was a loli.. i guess i was just to girl.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:49 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I AM willing to bring down an entire pillar just to piss of an individual which reassembles MADonna. i am not that lethal but if my internet can do it.. i am all for it to try it celebrity individual.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    DURING MY GAMING TIME i have killed mobs in a specific manner. i killed every little critter .. and the elite is my end.
    i think the situation of THAT elite is not "kimo chi".

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:52 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and the guys which go into a cinema and kill every guy in there did not find an elite.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and the .......... i am spamming are no cuuuuuurses .... its a bad habit from the time when i wasnt aware of kobato's existence.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and if the celebrity shit heads do not stop communicating in symbolism through their newest trendy products i am willing to spamm this site with "nadeshko-go-for-it-murder-spree's".........

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:31 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:26 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i am the good hearing sensei (empathy) type ;P which makes it difficult for good hearing (long ears) types to discern me from themselves i guess.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and yes i for some time... live in something which could be considered equivalent to a lightbulb... you know this lightbulb from a picture which goes on when someone gets ... idea? dunno <.< but i lived inside something like that

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Could say that about myself as well. But that's because my environment is working toward inhibiting all valuable creative activity on the part of itself and myself - and what I'm left with is seeing the uterus can be said to have the shape of a bulb.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe i was so "hell-hearig" that i didnt hear it. yes its hell about satan.. no its the german hell for luminance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:09 29/06/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    that is the only point you want to make? that was the only point i wanted you to shout out for me. thanks!

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