I’m sorry but some part was not true. Before time i wrote Mr.Mushano is model of Super Mario who is the character of TV game. and I was said it’s not true by many people. so I asked him again, and he told me he was just joking me. Certainly Mr.Mushano have relation with the Nintendo programer who made Super Mario. But there are no actual relation with Super Mario Character. But the reason that Mr.Muahsno is know as Mario is he started saying Mario Mushano because Super Mario is similar to him.
This time I experience the mistake of news source first time. from next time, I make effort not to do happen such thing again.
I am sorry and now I live under humiliation and defeat. God bless me
Almost all people don’t know him, but all most all people have seen him anywhere. Why ? Because he is similar to TV game character, Super Mario brothers.
After appering Super Mario brothers, he start call Mario Mushano by himself because of similar face. and now he is know as Mario Mushano in Japan. But who is Mushano ? He is professional Japanese chess player.
Japanese chess association is very old Japanese society, and there are lots of problem like, sexual harassment, one-man rule and fearing of rocking boat. In this Japaneses chess society, Mr.Yonenaga who is very famous has strong power. No one cannot resist Yonenaga even though he is known as Jane crow and annoyance super right wing. And this time, Yonenaga steal the copyright of Mushano’s Japanese chess game program and sell it to Sony. So Mushano sue Yonenaga. It’s nomally right behavior.
But professional Japanese chess player blame Mushano not Yonenaga. And Mushano was kicked out from Japanese chess society. Shogi society people afraid of Yonenaga power rather than to be right man.
And how about Yonenaga ? He become Educational board member of Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education nominated by Ishihara Tokyo minister. it means that Mr.Yonenaga got arthority garanted by Tokyo.
Yonenaga is typical stupid Japanese old man who boast of 10000 girls fuck publicly. But after he become Educational board member, he deny it. And he blindly promote compalsion the national anthem singing. and flag raising at every school. And lots of Japanese people easily belieave his saying because he is arthority and famous man.
Out of regret that Japanese world war time millitalism make use of right wing mind, new generation teacher insist we should not force student to sing national arthem nor flag raising especially in school. I don’t care wheather we sing or not such bad tempo song but it’s manybe wrong to force to sing arthem song..
In Japan, famous is important. Jap worship autholity blindly. And Jap are afraid of power cowardly rather than insisting to be right. and authority person is allowed to do anything.
Mushano stick out his midle finger to such stupid Japanese society.
Always a pleasure to read you. Salutation from Quebec, Canada.
We have to sing the national anthem in singapore schools up to the age of 19 years old…..
Thank you for your information
I am Singaporean student studying in Japan, I don’t understand why you must use Keigo to your senpais in school… in junior high, and high school and even university… so when i talk to japanese who are younger than me in school, i would go Keigo wo tsukawainaide yo….
well, agree, the main stream japanese put too much emphasis on authority and age… and not ability…
Yes, we show our respect to elder by using word differently. Our society must obey elder people. No reason. this is culture.
Waow,so that’s super mario!So he’s kind of a “natural cosplay”:-)
Hi Masamania! I’m Spanish boy who yesterday discovered your fucking incredible page. I love your work Masa, but some posts are very heavy, like wirst cut girl(and the other pictures).
massa, please, show to us the autentic Japanese society.
I miss more info about yourself. we wanna know who is massamania!!
Hasta luego massa!!!!
Please see Q&A
I´m monitoring your site for some time and, honestly, it gave me many good laughs, as well as few paralyzed seconds of totally incomprehensible winks. You´re a great story teller and author of the only blog i am reading. I´ve never felt like i should disturb you with my incoherent theories, but i´ve noticed similar situations around me recently – people are used to keep their mouths shut. Sometimes, it is fine, when nobody disturbs you, but when two thugs are smashing your face all over the subway station chain, and staring crowds are just passing by, it´s not so good anymore. I´m not sure what sort of augury is this… Anyways, thanks for your news, and rock on with this site.
Oh, and send my regards to mr. Mushano, super Mario is one of my favorite characters… ;-D
I don’t think its only the Japanese who worship authority and fame Masa-san, but probably all the rest of the world follows suit as well. Hollywood worships the people who lives there, i.e. the celebrities. People who live in absolute monarchies are deathly afraid of offending any members of the royal family, so they could get away with anything.
Authority and fame is just two of many human traits that has been abused over time.
Yes, we must see the truth, not authority nor fame
I think that his story should be enough to at least allow him 2 middle fingers. Maybe you should take another picture of him giving the bird with both hands…
I hope that I am the first person to comment. That is the main purpose of my comment. Also, I thought the Mario character was modelled on an Italian stereotype, rather than a Japanese individualist.
I am sorry that you are not first.
You know, I just finished reading about the lawmakers there making an official holiday for the late Emperor Hirohito (Showa Day). That, and having such pricks as Yonenaga around do not help Japan get past the violent history that was theirs in the 20th Century. That is why few people in Asia trust Japan completely.
Fuck Yonenaga and everyone like him in Japan. He will die soon anyway.
but bad man is always in the world.
That man… that man right there… he is a national tresure. People should make an exact duplicate of him and put him in a wax museum.
Very interesting post
I also understand that the mayor of Tokyo was once a an author of pornographic bookos …
I work in French restaurant, but we serve asain style food. Make sense? No! Owner thinks he owns everything there, inlcuding me. He believes he’s always right, even when he’s obviously wrong. I tell him, but it only results in shouting. To keep my job, I keep my mouth shut. But I know the truth and I know how much I’m needed there. Knowing the truth, but not always speaking it, can be very powerfull sometimes.
THank you for your report.
Holy shit! Mario is giving us the finger!
Didn’t Nintendo buy the rights of the already invented Mario Bros from Atari?
I dont know about it. Mushano say what I write here.
In truth, it is most surprising story out of those what i heard recently!
Masa! Keep it real!
What does Mushano think about shrooms?
I dont know
Thanks for a great report.
Has there been any report about the conflict between mr.Mushano and mr.Yonenaga in the japanese mainstream media?
Recently this conflict started. One magazine picked up it.
Didn’t anyone wonder why the bad guys in Mario Brothers reminded them of Godzilla???
It was made by Nintendo…
BTW, who else here knows where M. is originally from?
Does Mario have a brother? Is his brother luigi? Is he a plumber in real life? If he is when you take the photo did his middle finger smell like Kuso? or Daiben? Sonic-san wa ichiban dai suki desu.anata mo!
Au revoir monsieur Lavache!
J’adore anata no blog.
I dont know and thank you
The Japanese National Anthem is Awesome… but people stealing ideas and making money off of it sucks ass… Great Post MasaMania!
havent posted in a while. good article. i dont really have anything else to say except that hamamatsu sucks big time
MASA, che cosa fai?
Mario ended up as Mario because there wasnt enough space to program a mouth, so instead they just made a moustache. Afterwards, he seemed to look Italian and therefore was given an Italian name…do your homework bitches! Masa, stop tell stories! I love you though! This site kings, king!
Yes, but Mushano seem to be the most start of this character, Mario.
Here is an original commercial for Atari’s Mario Bros back in 1983:
I believe Atari licensed Mario from Nintendo as Nintendo didn’t have a home system in the US at that time.
I think Mushano lied to you. I think he was trying to make you look like a fool. Mario was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, and he named the character from a man named Mario Segali who was the warehouse manager of Nintendo in America. I think you should find Mushano and give him the finger!!! What do you think? Haha
Here are some links on the history of Mario:
and this one
Yes, you are right. thank you for your advice. and i am sorry for my mistake.
cause and effect
I discovered your site yesterday and now I have read almost everything and looked at almost every photo. It is truly amazing!! It is exactly this type of journalism that the world needs today. real fucking underground journalism! I hope I can see you when I go to Japan in July. 😀
I hope you don’t have to live under humiliation and defeat for too long. God bless you indeed.
Your retraction of the original Mario was very noble. Fuck, anyway. Fuck Mario and his moustache old ladies sit on.
You deserve all the praise. Fuck! Masa is good internet.
Thats why real journalists have to back up the stories with a lot of evidence before they print them.
Yup, the guy that Mario was originally based on was from Silicon Valley in California and leased the building to Nintendo. Many of the employees hated him so much, that they used him as the model for Mario. Testing must have been fun for them…even if you lost the game, you still got to watch Mario die.
I saw your retraction on top of the Mario-story, and it was the right thing to do.
Sometimes journalists make mistakes, we are only human. In my country, the journalists live by a charter that they themselves have set up. All serious journalists follow that guide, from the ones in the small local papers to the large national ones. The charter says that if a mistake is made, a correction or retraction must be published as soon as possibl in a non-discreet place in the paper near the place where the original story went.
The last time my paper did that was two days ago, when the journalist interviewing a pop band made an error by writing that the guitarists grandmother had died, when it actually was his grandfather. A correction was published the next day.
Masa, you clearly have it all. You do very nice photography, you write compelling captions, you have a nose for the good stories and you have the ethics in your blood. Are you still having problems finding a job? Email me, I’ll give you some tips on making your own job in a newspaper these days.
this time, i cannot be mania of the truth. I understand how the mistake happen. thank you for your understanding.
and i want to hear your tip. thank you
I am a big fan.
My freinds at http://www.engrish.com invite you to visit thier page. Lord Faruz and coffiebot told me to tell you about their site. They want to contact the time-is-a-4-corner-cube guy.
truth is hard to find these days.. but please keep searching. I love this site. Thanks!
Much like American Liberal Media. Seeing they own everything, UR MOVING UP!!! GOOD JOB.
Ahahaha, hard to take your commentary serious if you write like that, Masa.
Er, not that it matters, but Mario was invented by a guy named Shigeru Miyamoto, I believe… You must’ve seen him before, he has a 70’s soccerplayer haircut.
THank you for your correcting
dont worry about it, Masa
it could happen to anyone
you should bitch-slap Mario-san for joking with you 🙂
Where is possibly finding pictures of two nazi girls which show finger in abovest banner? I explored in most of the articles. Thank-you!
I will upload in future posting
hey masa dont worry everbody make mistakes you no are the only who make mistake dont worry go on with your work yeah ok bye take care and hope you be ok bye
Masa, I’m bored of Super Mario now. Please update your website so that I have something to do at work other than work. Thank you.
PLEASE UPDATE SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love, reader from singapore
i found your website though harosingapore.blogspot.com. i must say that your posts are SUPER interesting! and i love it a lot! great job there! i dont think i’ll ever get bored of your posts. (:
Everyone makes mistakes, and I bet all your readers will forgive you for this.
We just want you to write more and to take more pictures. ^_^
Ganbatte ne, Masa-san!
THank you. i will.
I’m sorry Masa, the majority of your site is great and wonderful jurnalism but,
Unfortunately, your most recent post showed not truth, but lies. I think maybe your masa ‘mania’ is clouding your judgement.
The people who commented above; TKYJelly, Felipe ” the frenchlover”, rohypnol, DaiKon, putz, Tom, zoloft77, famicondomotaku, were all able to forgive your mistake, but my sworn oath to the truth means I cannot.
I have decided to discontinue my visits to your site for the forseeable future or until the next cosplay event report.
DUDE YOU ARE SO COOL!
but seriously don’t worry about the mistake, everyone makes them we’re all human.
BUT PLEASE DO A FREAKING UPDATE ALREADY.
Thank you and i will upload soon
Masa was tricked. It wasn’t his fault. He only reported what that man told him, who really does look like Mario.
I’ll continue to visit this site. It has great photos and it tells me a very entertaining story about life in Japan from a Japanese man. Continue your great job Masa-san.
Thank you for your understanding. I have still lots interesting pictures. hahaha
hey johnty font be stupid was a mistake everbody made mistake, masa believe the things the that old man lier say, i think you are overreacting and you ar every stupid to be mad for this mistake
by the way i am not a french i am latin boy, i am from venezuela soy i am latinlover not a french lover
Well….there it is….
I discover ur page by accident, just surfin in the web, been bored…I must say ur work here is very good and i’m sure many people around he world apreciate it…
And now, guess what??? my english is poor too, man. So, screw all you guys can laugh a lot about it but i don’t care =P…you can figure it out what i mean here…it’s not my fault to not have enough money to take english classes here =P
Now, About this topic you expose…
Surely, society is corrupted everywhere until where i know…Even here in Southamerica, the mas medias say that Chile is the less corrupted country in all SA…wich is farly true…Here gouvernment y socierty are very corrupted, specially by fuckin politicians, god! i hate them all…sayin what society must do or do not by unfairs laws…here in Chile, it seems a mafias group rules here, hiding embarasing facts(like murders and the 70s s dictatory when Fukin Pinochet was president) for the country that im not really proud…
I understand in your articlke there is corruption in your country with stupid law and rules that affects some people like this mister….a shame for your society….i have read a lot of articles about jap society and is very shameful…Things like Yakuzas (i call it “legal riches punks”) and that kind of stuff makes me think that the jap society are very unsecure… honestly, i wouldn’t like live in japan… i don’t want to, but i don’t want to live here either… >_<
I wanna apologize my poor english to the community who’s writes y reads here, but i hope the idea who i wrote was understandable for everyone…
But, there is a fews questions for u, Masa:
If you don’t like Jap, why do u still there makin realistic journalism? why don’t you come to SA…there’s a lot of stuff you can take picture, like very poors homelesses (and i mean really very poors) and stupid peoples you can take pictures? here nobody gonna both u if you take pictures because no one gets angry u know?
well..this is it…i hope you answer me =D
By the way, i’ve seen the others topics and they are greats, very truthful, i respect that. Keep doing this…is very educational je!
nos vemos! (c-ya in spanish, don’t think is an insult =D )
fuck society. why do we have to listen to what they say? what can society do to us, or even for us? nothing.
i’m glad there’s someone like you, in such a conservative country, showing people everywhere what actual conditions are. Even if you were lied to, so what? you took the time out to question the other side about what really happens, and that’s true journalism right there.
But I can see what you mean when you somtimes say Fuck Japan, and then you say you love it. Some parts of Japan disgust me, like the society, but yet, there’s something about Japan that is great.I’m 16, and I want to move to Japan when I leave college, I’m from America, but my ancsetry is Chinese, and despite the fact that our countries had many problems, fuck that. Times are different, shit is changing. Something about Japan is so appealing to me, and yet, there are many things about modern Japan I disagree with.
well, keep up with the good work
Yes, time is changing, and people also. thank you
the mario man looks like he wants to kiss yuuu~~
Hello from California. I am the 77,777 visitor here, which is absolutely nothing special, but makes me happy regardlessly as this is my first time visiting here.
Your site is fascinating, entertaining and informative. Thank you for your hard work.
Congraturation and thank you
Hello Masa !
It’s been a while I’ve been reading your page(about one year now I think), and, as I’m living in Japan for 6 months, I can tell all your readers that you’re the best journalist ever. Never seen so real articles as yours !
TRUE japanese life is just as described by this great guy !
The job you’re doing is great, so please continue, that’s always a pleasure reading you !
By the way, I think Expo 2005 would be worth an article, don’t you ? 😉
Friendship from a french guy lost in Japan ! ^^
Ganbatte tomodachiyo !!!
EVERYONE is the 77,777th visitor.
Sorry to crush your dreams.
Hey, pen15!, don’t say childish thing. You know, only children insist Santa claus dont exist.
Don’t be ashamed too long because you do an excellent job almost always. Keep it up!
Hmm, the oldest story THAT I KNOW OF about Santa Claus (in this case, still called Saint Nicholas) mentioned that a couple of small children had been murdered and chopped into pieces. Saint Nicholas reassembled the pieces and brought the children back to life. So, is Santa Claus more ‘Christmasy’ or more like a character in a bad horror movie?
Aww…. i love you. You are so funny. I am Lyndor from the planet Tx. and I adore your silly Engrish.
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