A blog about the things I find cool about Japan, my encounters with Japanese culture in New York City, and what I learn from that culture every day
Saturday, January 10, 2009
An annoying American girl - she looks twelve, but is listed as twenty-two - has taken Japan by storm simply for staring into the camera of her laptop. She goes by the name Magibon. She's a sensation in Japan for sitting in front of her computer and staring into the camera for a few seconds. At first glance she does look cute, but after watching an interview of her on Japanese television, I discovered why she doesn't talk much on her YouTube videos. Yuck!
I'm not the only one who is annoyed or questions her existence in Japan's realm of pop culture. I like this post from last year on due-east.org, even though several people commented on the blog entry how intrigued they were by her. I'm with this post from last April boldly proclaiming that "Magibon is a Fake." Nevertheless, the Japanese love her, and that makes me unnecessarily jealous.