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Japan Reacts to Real Yoko


I really enjoy translating comments on 2ch and comparing them to responses about the same news. You guys really took an interest in the “Real Yoko” figure, so when I saw the 2ch thread, how could I resist?

The vast majority of the comments shared the exact same complaints that many of you had-- that she looks too old or just sort of odd --although it seems like there were fewer people who liked her, at least among the comments I translated and selected from (about the first 20).

  • “She's not babyfaced.”
  • “Who is this?”
  • “This guy didn't factor in Yoko's age LOL”
  • “She looks like a tranny LOL. There are too many figures with bad faces these days.”
  • “Wasn't this Yoko [i.e. the Yoko from this time period in the series] supposed to be 14 or 16? She's too old...”
  • “Nice, but it doesn't look right.”
  • “As a depiction it's uninteresting, but if it were an original character it'd be good.”
  • “Reality and that hair and those clothes just don't mix well.”
  • “Huh? This Yoko is good, am I in the minority here? Isn't she beautiful?”
  • “They should have used 21-year-old Yoko's outfit.”
blackholehearton May 15, 2009 at 10:45 p.m.
Wow, its kinda weird and cool to see ones own words echo back across the language gap.
DarthRyu666on May 16, 2009 at 1:04 p.m.
DO F'ING WANT! WOW, that figure is amazing and yeah, I think this the time skip Yoko done right and if i see this figure, i will get it. hehehe
MoonStormon May 16, 2009 at 3:10 p.m.
I still like this figure. The if you don't like it there are plenty of 'anime' faced Yoko figs out there
Sonata moderator on May 16, 2009 at 3:54 p.m.
I still think the figure is nice, it a just a change of pace.
HeeroYuyon May 16, 2009 at 8:32 p.m.
I don't see the big deal, it looks pretty nice to me...
Nerxon May 17, 2009 at 1:53 a.m.
Boobs not teh same and she looks older, the loli face suits her better...

her hips are whack and un-anime proportionate

those eyes + those goggles : crummy design

Cosplayers have more quality that
kiroshimatsuon May 18, 2009 at 8:56 p.m.
Don't know what Nerx is talking about, but I think it looks pretty cool and well proportioned. But I do agree with the comment about needing to use a different outfit... she seems too old for her costume.
Stringedon June 2, 2009 at 2:21 p.m.
I personally like that figure. =/

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