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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: "Tengu" Reply with quote
"Tengu" looks REALLY bad. So bad it makes me sad. Again, they get the nearest eigo no sensei to star in a crappy film to make it crappier:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjrI_R9YOJw
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah. I had the sound off (to be kind to the people around me) and it still looked horrible.

I am curious where that claim comes from that there are tengu legends associated with shipwrecked foreigners? While I can see how someone could draw the connection, it seems like complete Internet Rumor Mill Conjecture to me. Is there anyone out there actually espousing this theory?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
From what I could tell, the eigo no sensei is a reincarnation of the sailor - there might not be anything more to it than that.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
In the Bakumatsu (and I assume the Senogku) Westerners were said to look like Tengu by the Japanese (look at some of those woodblocks of Perry), but other than that, nothing I know of.

And here I thought the film was going to have an actual MONSTER (the guy playing the acoustic guitar and singing at the end fits the bill, but doesn't count).
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