Ascii-Art Translated To English By 2-Channelers

SOme 2-channel users tried to translate captions of popular ascii-art, drawing by letters they often post on 2-channel.

         ,-、            ,.-、
        ./:::::\          /::::::ヽ
       /::::::::::::;ゝ–──– 、._/::::::::::::::|
       /,.-‐””´          \:::::::::::|
     /                ヽ、::::|
    /                   ヽ|
     l                         l
    .|    ●                |    Umm….
     l  , , ,           ●     l
    ` 、      (_人__丿    、、、   / 
      `ー 、__               /
         /`”’ー‐‐──‐‐‐┬”'””´

         ,-、            ,.-、
        ./:::::\          /::::::ヽ
       /::::::::::::;ゝ–──– 、._/::::::::::::::|
       /,.-‐””´          \:::::::::::|
     /                ヽ、::::|
    /    ●                  ヽ|
     l   , , ,             ●      l
    .|        (_人__丿     、、、  |    I can’t understand.
     l                      l
    ` 、                       /
      `ー 、__               /
         /`”’ー‐‐──‐‐‐┬”'””´

                ___
               /     \
             / ─    ─ \
            /  (●)  (●) \
              |     (__人__)     | <Come on! Hey!! Hurry up!!
           ,.゙-‐- 、  `⌒´   ,/
        ┌、. /     ヽ ー‐  <.
         ヽ.X、- 、   ,ノi      ハ
      ⊂>'”>┐ヽノ〃     / ヘ
       入 ´// ノ        } ,..,.._’,.-ァ
      /   `ー””´      ,’  c〈〈〈っ<      /          __,,..ノ ,ノヽー'"ノ       {          ´    /  ``¨´     /´¨`'''‐、._        ,'\      ∨´     `ヽ、     ノ   ゙ヽ       ∨      ヽ _,,..-'"    `ヽ      ∨       〈-=、.__       }       ヽ、     }   ``7‐-.  /           ヽ     リ    /′  ノ           /′  , {     /   /         {     !   ,ノ  ,/′           !    /  /   `‐-、         !   ,/   ゙ー''' ー---'           ',  /         {   }            ゙Y `ヽ、             ゙ー--‐'

Yaruo

  .ni 7      /ノ   ヽ\   Talk toward a wall! F*ck you!
l^l | | l ,/)   / /゚ヽ  /゚ヾ\      .n
‘, U ! レ’ / /   ⌒   ⌒  \   l^l.| | /)
/    〈 |  (____人__)  |   | U レ’//)
     ヽ\    |lr┬-l|   /  ノ    /
 /´ ̄ ̄ノ    ゙=ニ二”   \rニ     |

    /⌒ヽ  
    ∩ ^ω^)   What 
    |   ⊂ノ  
   |   _⊃  
    し ⌒  
   
    /⌒ヽ  
   (^ω^ ∩   you lie 
    t⊃  |  
   ⊂_   |  
     ⌒ J  
   
       /⌒ヽ  
     (     )  o o o
     /  、 つ  
    (_(__ ⌒)ノ  
     ∪ (ノ  
   ∩___∩
   | ノ      ヽ
  /  ●   ● | Bear–!!
  |    ( _●_)  ミ
 彡、   |∪|  、`\
/ __  ヽノ /´>  )
(___)   / (_/
 |       /
 |  /\ \
 | /    )  )
 ∪    (  \
       \_)

The bear is known as the origin of Pedobear in 4-chan, but in 2-channel, it does not have pedophilia attribution.

          「;:丶、:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:|
            ト、;:;:;:丶、:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:|
          {::ト、:;:;:;:;:;:` ” ー―――;:;: ‘|
           l::l . 丶、:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:|
           ’,:i r- 、、` ‘ ―――一” ” .|
            || ヾ三)       ,ィ三ミヲ  | 
            lj         ゙’ ― ‘′ .|
           | , –:.:、:..   .:.:.:.:..:.:…  | 
           | fr‐t-、ヽ.  .:.:. ‘”,二ニ、、|   Maro found this thread !!!
           l 丶‐三’ ノ   :ヾイ、弋::ノ| 
           ‘, ゙’ー-‐’ イ:   :..丶三-‐'”| 
            ‘,    /.:   .      | 
            ‘,  ,ィ/ :   .:’^ヽ、..  |
             ‘,.:/.:.,{、:   .: ,ノ 丶::. |
            ヽ .i:, ヽ、__, イ    _`゙.|
              ,.ゝ、ト=、ェェェェ=テアヽ|
           _r/ /:.`i ヽヾェェシ/   |
     _,,. -‐ ” ” ´l. { {:.:.:.:’, `.’:==:’.”    |
一 ” “´        ‘,ヽ丶:.:.:ヽ、 ⌒      ,|
             ヽ丶丶、:.:.ゝ、 ___,. イ |
              `丶、 ``”二ユ、_,.____|

Maro is a character came from stereotype of Heian period(AD 794-1185) aristocrat who demands free images to others. In other 2-channel word, Kure-kure-kun (Mr. give-me-give-me guy) [cosplay]

          o。_。_lコ<o>     |l≡≡≡|ミ|__。≠_〇o
 。+ +。。。。。 |l|FFFFFFF|。 。 .。 +|l≡≡≡|ミ|EEEEEEEEEEE|lll| .。+
  * o  o.   |l|FFFFFFF / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
     。。oo  |l|FFFFFF | I’m alone this year too…
   /| ̄ ̄ ̄l ::|FFFFFFF \
   |ミ|:」」:」」:」| ::|FFFFFF     ̄|/ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
   |ミ|:」」:」」:」| 〇 FF.。   ∧_∧  |l≡o + +! + 。 〇   +
   lミl.」」.」〇 ++ +  (´・ω・) o  〇 。 o  +   〇 。 +
  __〇___。_゚__/ ~つと)____o______〇__o___。
  二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二Il二

Shobo-n (named after Japanese onomatope shows whimpering) is a counterpart of English “Forever Alone” meme.

__________
    <○√
      /
     くく
Holly Shit!! This is a F*CKING Thread!
While I can regist>>1, run away and go to another Thread!
Hurry! Hurry! Don’t care about me!
/ || ̄ ̄|| ∧_∧
|…..||__|| (     )  W h y I ‘ m t h i s ・・・
| ̄ ̄\三⊂/ ̄ ̄ ̄/
|    | ( ./     /
 ___
/ || ̄ ̄|| ∧_∧
|…..||__|| ( ^ω^ )  W h y I ‘ m t h i s !?
| ̄ ̄\三⊂/ ̄ ̄ ̄/
|    | ( ./     /

 ___ ♪ ∧__,∧.∩
/ || ̄ ̄|| r( ^ω^ )ノ  W h y I ‘ m t h i s !
|…..||__|| └‐、   レ´`ヽ   W h y I ‘ m t h i s !
| ̄ ̄\三  / ̄ ̄ ̄/ノ´` ♪
|    | ( ./     /

 ___        ♪  ∩∧__,∧
/ || ̄ ̄||         _ ヽ( ^ω^ )7  W h y I ‘ m t h i s !
|…..||__||         /`ヽJ   ,‐┘   W h y I ‘ m t h i s ! 
| ̄ ̄\三  / ̄ ̄ ̄/  ´`ヽ、_  ノ    
|    | ( ./     /      `) ) ♪
                   ___
             ♪ ∩/ || ̄ ̄||♪ ∩∧__,∧
               _ ヽ|…..||__|| 7 ヽ( ^ω^ )7 W h y I ‘ m t h i s !
               /`ヽJ   ,‐┘/`ヽJ   ,‐┘   W h y I ‘ m t h i s ! 
| ̄ ̄\三  / ̄ ̄ ̄/  ´`ヽ、_  ノ   ´`ヽ、_  ノ
|    | ( ./     /      `) ) ♪    `) ) ♪  

“What did this happen?” utter hopelessness may make you manic.

            , ‘´  ̄ ̄ ` 、
          i r-ー-┬-‐、i
           | |,,_   _,{|
          N| “゚’` {“゚`lリ     P l a y w i t h m e
             ト.i   ,__”_  !
          /i/ l\ ー .イ|、
    ,.、-  ̄/  | l   ̄ / | |` ┬-、
    /  ヽ. /    ト-` 、ノ- |  l  l  ヽ.
  /    ∨     l   |!  |   `> |  i
  /     |`二^>  l.  |  | <__,|  |
_|      |.|-<    \ i / ,イ____!/ \   .|     {.|  ` - 、 ,.---ァ^! |    | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄l __{   ___|└―ー/  ̄´ |ヽ |___ノ____________|   }/ -= ヽ__ - 'ヽ   -‐ ,r'゙   l                  | __f゙// ̄ ̄     _ -'     |_____ ,. -  ̄ \____|   | |  -  ̄   /   |     _ | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ /       \  ̄| ___`\ __ /    _l - ̄  l___ /   , /     ヽi___.|  ̄ ̄ ̄    |    _ 二 =〒  ̄  } ̄ /     l |      ! ̄ ̄| _______l       -ヾ ̄  l/         l|       |___|

popular line “Yaranaika” from old gay manga

              (~)
.            γ´⌒`ヽ
.   ___     {i:i:i:i:i:i:i:i:} I warm?
   |[\_498]|\ ( ´・ω・)
   | ̄ ̄ ̄|  | (:::::::::::::)
   |___l./ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄■/|   lヽ,,lヽ
   | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|.  |  (ω・  ) Thank you
   |                 .|.  |  し   i   
   |__________|./   しーJ

.   ___
   |[\_498]|\               (~)
   | ̄ ̄ ̄|  |             γ´⌒`ヽ
   |___l./ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄■/|   {i:i:i:i:i:i:i:i:}lヽ,,lヽ
   | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|.  |  (  ´-ω)ω- )
   |                 .|.  |   (:::::::`つ⊂´ i
   |__________|./    し─J.し─J

“May I warm up (by microwave oven)?” is the phrase which convenience store staff ask you when purchasing bento=lunch box.

               ヽ人人人人人人人人人人人人人人人ノ
             <                      >
             < Don’t look if you hate ! Don’t look if you hate ! >
             <                      >
             ノ Y´`Y´`Y´`Y´`Y´`Y´`Y´`Y´`Y´`Yヽ

         / ̄(S)~\
       / / ∧ ∧\ \
       \ \ (゚Д゚ ) / /
         \⌒  ⌒ /
          )_人_ ノ
          /    /
      ∧_∧ ∩  (   ))
     (   ; )ω   ̄ ̄ヽ
   γ⌒   ⌒ヽ  ̄ ̄|  |
 ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|

general 2-channlers’ attitude against people who want to regulate the internet

There are many ascii-art dictionary sites (1) (2), from where you can copy and paste onto 2-channel.

via 2ch (already into the restricted server) via 2ch summary site Chaos Channel

Popular 2-Channel Ascii Arts Animated

It has been 12 years since 2-channel serves Japanese net users. The gigantic anonymous bulletin boards are still kept simple without image/movie, all you type is texts.

You may post URL of images there, and many 2-channel viewer clients, which many users are now using, extracted to display in the posts for convenience. But still, many prefer to use so-called Ascii Art, drawing composed by letters and symbols.

There are a lot of Ascii Art dictionary sites (example [J]) and assisting tools. 2-channel users copy and paste an Ascii Art which shows their emotion.

On a certain thread on 2-channel, users tried to make an animated gif version of well-known Ascii Arts.

Here, the Japanese letters “Ban-ban-ban” in background means a sound you bash not PC.

バンバンバンバンバンバンバンバンバンバン
バン       バンバンバン゙ン バンバン
バン(∩`・ω・)  バンバンバンバン゙ン
 _/_ミつ/ ̄ ̄ ̄/
    \/___/ ̄

Wake-waka-ran = I am in complete confusion.

  ワケ     ワカ     ラン♪
  ∧_∧   ∧_∧    ∧_∧
 ( ・∀・)  ( ・∀・)   ( ・∀・)
⊂ ⊂  )  ( U  つ  ⊂__へ つ
 < < <    ) ) )     (_)|  (_(_)  (__)_)    彡(__)

whew… uh.. yeah… I am really excited!

   ∩___∩三 ー_        ∩___∩
   |ノ      三-二     ー二三 ノ      ヽ
  /  (゚)    (゚)三二-  ̄   – 三   (゚)   (゚) |  
  |    ( _●_)  ミ三二 – ー二三    ( _●_)  ミ ウオーオォーアッヒャアウオホーオオオ
 彡、   |∪|  、` ̄ ̄三- 三  彡、   |∪|  ミ    テンション上がってきた!!
/ __  ヽノ   Y ̄) 三 三   (/’    ヽノ_  |      テンション上がってきた!!
(___)       _ノ       ヽ/     (___)

These animation show well how Japanese are seeing action in few texts drawings.

There are more on a 2-channel summary site Kinisoku [J].

January 2010 Japan-IT Links (part 1)

Last week our RSS subscribers passed over 5,000, which is a good milestone. Twitter followers also increased to 400. Following @asiajin also will notify our latest articles. Thank you so much.

Here is the first half of January Japanese IT/Web interesting news links we did not take as a dedicated article. (part 2 is here)

Referred pages are all in Japanese, unless otherwise noted.

If you want to know any specific news more, but unable to find them in other English blog/media, please let us know.

As you see, we know a lot things to write but contributors time are limited. So we are looking for authors. We will help Japanese research/reading part so do not worry if your Japanese is not perfect.

We also want sponsorship to keep this group blog. Ideal if from Japanese companies because our initial motivation was to introduce them to non-Japanese web. Problem is we only write in English and they do not check English sites 🙂 If you know them please suggest us to them!

Japanese Kaomoji Stamp

Kaoiro by Ginghami is a classic stationery stamper which does not mark year-month-date but Japanese net emoticons Kaomoji(Facial Ascii Art), matches with your “:-)”, “X-D”, “;-P”, etc.

# Kaomoji is different from Emoji, every single of which is a single letter like “A” and “1” and being suggested to be included in Unicode.

kaomoji-stamp

You may dial 7 belts having over 20 letter parts to generate 2,000 different facial expressions.

Only 2,700 yen (US$30) you can use your original kaomoji stamped on your paperwork in office, if your boss don’t get mad.

If you want just digital version of those Kaomoji a lot, there are some generators and I recommend Okao Maker as it is the simplest. Your browser should be able to display Unicode font as many Kaomoji contains Japanese and other non-latin characters.

kaomoji-samples