Wednesday, July 06, 2016


via rocketnews24

And every formal Japanese-style apology comes with a heartfelt bow.

The world of gachapon vending machine capsule toys just got even weirder with a new lineup of figurines from top Japanese toy producer Bandai. Called the “Godzilla Toho Monsters Press Conference”, the series depicts Godzilla, along with three other kaijumonsters from the acclaimed movie production and distribution company Toho, all appearing at fictional press conferences, complete with microphone stand and name plaque. These types of formal apologies are commonly seen on television news reports around Japan, in cases where high-profile politicians and celebrities formally atone for scandals and wrongdoings, expressing remorse to the public with deep, heartfelt bows. Only this time, it’s a group of well-known movie monsters making amends for their actions.

Here, Mechagodzilla bows deeply, in formal stance with his hands by his side:

At the front of the table is a scroll that loosely reads what exactly each Kaiju is apologising for:

Godzilla: Hakai Koui” or “Acts of Destruction
Mechagodzilla: "Mohou Koi" or "Trademark Infringement"
King Ghidorah: "Acts of Agression"

Smog Monster makes no apologies!
* (his loosely reads "So-What Attitude")

Available at gachapon capsule toy vending machines around the country from the end of June, these will be on sale for 300 yen (US$2.92) each.

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