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Moeng? Cosplish!

三月 12, 2008

大概是受到某教授影响,现在开始注意报纸上的诡异报道了……

国内以新东方为首的英语培训机构骗钱的能力现在已经尽人皆知了,不过,国外的培训机构开拓新客户群的能力似乎更胜一筹……新东方的日本同行们甚至已经把魔爪伸向了离群索居的otaku们,建立了专为otaku们开设的英语学校Cosplish!大概“萌单”事件(萌え英単語集)的发生,真的在otaku这一亚人类群落引发了英语学习的狂热潮流罢……

the following report is from REUTERS

For a GR8 (Y注: gr-eight for "great"! ) opportunity to brush up your Moeng, visit Japan’s first Cosplish course.

A Japanese entrepreneur has set up a language school targeting fans of "cos-play", or "costume-play", which involves dressing up as a favorite character from "manga" comic books or animation movie characters.

Teachers at the school wear fantasy costumes and give lessons in "Cosplish" — a mix of English and "cos-play" slang.

This month, Cosplish’s schedule includes a "Broken English" course and an "Otaku Eiken" ("Geeks’ English") (Y注:In fact, "Otaku Eiken" or "オタク英検" stands for "Geeks’ English test", )class, centered on the comic books loved by geeks(Y注:i hate the word "geek"…), who are known in Japan as "Otaku".

There is also "Moeng"(Y注:「モエング」で) — a combination of "moe", which is geeky Japanese slang for "cute"(Y注:well, whatever…), and "English".

"Otaku culture is taking over the world. Everybody reads manga now. So I thought Otaku people in Japan might be interested in Otaku culture outside Japan," Yohei Suzuki, who founded the school with his brother Tomohiro, told Reuters.

Japan’s geek market, which covers comics as well as "anime" animation movies, computer games and role-play cafes, has been estimated at some $1.7 billion in 2007. Since Otaku are generally enthusiastic spenders, a multitude of businesses has sprung up to feed the growing market.

Suzuki said Japanese geeks, known for being shy and socially awkward, might hesitate to sign up for a normal English course where they would have to talk to glamorous young women.(Y注:Oh)

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Cosplish teacher Mimmi Schwalbe, costumed as . Sayla Mass from the "Gundam" anime, gives a lesson during a Feb. 24 free trial at the school in Tokyo’s Akihabara district.

官方的体验漫画如下(点击“漫画を読む”),很有趣,如果能看得懂的话……

http://mangayomo.com/ic/yell.swf?id=542

呃……鉴于我的立场,不对此发表太多评论,以下是那个学校的官方blog……想要去和〇〇装老师(此处消音)进行萌え萌え英文对话的……就去报名罢…… http://cosplish.seesaa.net/

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2条评论 leave one →
  1. Kenny permalink
    三月 13, 2008 10:18 上午

    我觉得穿M[哔—]装和水〇服会比钢蛋装效果更好

  2. permalink
    三月 14, 2008 10:41 上午

    你不要认为那些人会想不到(那种事)……

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