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Ass biter

Thursday, 30 August, 2007

Another translated version is floating around, but the translation is quite literal.

A catchy tune about a funny-looking bug that bites people’s bums and makes them happy is catching on like crazy across Japan. “Oshiri Kajiri Mushi“, a short clip featured as regular filler between programs on the national broadcaster NHK as part of the children’s show “Everybody’s Song”, has crossed the age barrier and is rapidly becoming a hit among adults as well …

According to news reports and Wikipedia, the main character in the song, the Oshiri Kajiri Mushi or “Bum-biting Bug”, is 8 years old, 25 cm high, weights 2kg, is from Osaka, and is a fan of Quincy Jones. His backup singers, the Kajiri Gals, were apparently born in Los Angeles to Shuzuoka-born parents and take their cue from the Candies, a Japanese idol group from the 1970s …

Global Voices, and a mention this morning on Boing Boing, as well.

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