Saturday, January 27, 2007

Who the @/><& is Segata Sanshiro?


Seamus the leprechaun here guest blah blah! on the sleeping gamer. Well like me you may never have heard about a person called Segata Sanshiro. Well seems the enigmatic gentleman is all the rage over on the Saturn Junkyard, worshipped as a idol he is, and damn nigh the inspiration for a brand new spiritual movement. Well being nosey I said I'd find out just who this inspirational figure is. (dons reporter outfit).

So I did.

Essentially Sanshiro is a Judo master that tracks down and punishes those who do not play the Sega Saturn. Sanshiro lives as a hermit high on a mountain, devoting his life to intensive Sega Saturn training and some say is a parody of Sugata SanshirĊ, a legendary judo fighter. He appears in two dozen commercials produced by SEGA to advertise the Sega Saturn in Japan between 1997 and 1998. Sanshiro is played by actor Fujioka Hiroshi, who is also a martial artist.

But this is not enough, not enough by far, to experience Sanshiro Segata, to really know the man you've got to watch the videos. Oh yes there are indeed videos, such inspiring videos I'm sure that like me it won't be long till you too are chanting:

Say gata san shirow
Say gata san shirow
Say gata san shirow
Say gata san shirow

Segata Sanshiro Shrine
Flash animation page of the fearless Segata

22 comments:

fatherkrishna said...

Seamus and Elderly I fecking love you!
Interpret that how you like...
It could be physical, like the attraction between Gnomey and Seamus, or it could be platonic in a manly blogging way like me and Elderly. Whatever! It's fecking beautiful and I'll fight anyone who says otherwise...

Do you wanna go? Come on then I'll have yer!

Elderly fetch me Judo suit, Elvis wig and cult mannual...

Yer bast...

*Yet again FK is retrieved from his mania and carted off to the asylum... He is last heard uttering..."I'm fecking gassed and I'll set me Mrs. on yer!!!"

SEGA TAH SAN SHIROW!!!! etc...

BTW Great flash animation... yer bas...

fatherkrishna said...

Oh and BTW for showing Outstanding Commitment To Promoting Sagata Sanshiro, both you and the Elderly are awarded the "Outstanding Commitment To Promoting Segata Sanshiro Award". *FC gives the Elderly and Seamus their Judo suits and wigs, with shiny medallions... Seamus'suit is both tiny and in a subtle apple white that tips a nod to his emerald leanings...

You are both now eligible to join the cult. Shit! Did I say cult???
I meant 'Brotherhood'. Feck did I say brotherhood??? I meant 'fellowship'... Arse! Did I say 'fellowship'? I meant...

Oh feck it...

gnome said...

(still wearing proper judo underwear, gnome enters Elderly's dojo)

You too?

Hmmm...

Nice award though. Nice flash thingy too...

The Elderly said...

(enters wearing rather tight karate bottoms......)

....Im sure these will loosen up in time. Thank you so much FC, (places hand on heart)

i swear undying allegiance and all my wealth to the Segata Cul..erm group that meet clandestinely round back of the blogger recycling yard.

(looks at Gnome.....) you could have told me you were wearing the same outfit, now i've got to change again.

(heads off to change clothes...)

Seamus the Leprechaun said...

..hey how come the old guy gets the reward, i was the one did all the legwork...

please tell me FC you have a Karate outfit for me too?

(passes large 8x4 envelope to Gnome......)

The Elderly said...

(enters wearing pink Karate oufit and Lavender belt)

Seamus, why didn't you call me earlier? I seem to have skipped Saturday, and just what did you put in that cocoa?

Seamus the Leprechaun said...

.well mr.elderly you needs your sleep you do. The cocoa? naw don't remember making you cocoa, sure it wasn't Father Krishna? seem to remember him pottering around here before you went to bed...

(seamus leaves the room...)

TheTimeRunner said...

GameFan's Posty could kick his but anyday!!!

gnome said...

Whose? Not Seamus' hopefully?

The Elderly said...

Segata Sanshiro is invicible, tell him Gnome.... Gnome?

he cant' be beaten timerunner.... FK tell him... Seagata's invincible isn't he.... FK?

come on guys whats the point of having a deity unless he's invicible...

(disillusioned and confused elderly sits down.....)

what's the point anymore?

gnome said...

No point really. Never's been one.. Just a catchy tune. A tune is always invincible though...

fatherkrishna said...

Segata Sanshiro vs anyone you like except Jesus, or Buddha... They're pacifists and he shares a flat with them in heaven. Anyone else and he'd kick their fecking arse... the Hulk, Superman, Vinnie Jones...anyone (except maybe Mrs. K...)

The Elderly said...

(a dejected elderly looks up at his two buddies....)

see even Gnome said it, there no point, if god and buddha are better than sanshiro, and mrs K is more powerful.. then i might as well just stop living....

(stops living......)

gnome said...

Oh, come on, don't stop living... Well, if you dont start living again right now, I'll hold my breath while fiercly squizing my testicles.

Ouch!

No, I won't.

And do Jesus or Hulk have catchy tunes?

The Elderly said...

...well jesus has some catchy tunes, ill give you that, so I suppose they're are some things to look forward to

okay i'll start living again....

gnome.... Gnome

(gnomes face has turned blue....)

Gnome breathe, you don't want to end up looking like a smurf, come on Gnome breathe.

(sticks in ER DVD, jumps on Gnomes chest and performs a trachiotomy.....)

TheTimeRunner said...

....Post Fu!

gnome said...

cough

cough-cough!

Ouch! My savior! Thank you brave Sir Elderly. Would you by any chance know what a pst-fu is?

The Elderly said...

(elderlies chest swells with pride.....)

well dont mention it Mr.Gnome, I owe you that for all the times you saved me, that leaves 15 more times I must save your life

Post Fu, i beleive refers to the Eastern middle ages, when bands of comedians would roam the countryside holding impromptu stand ups shows. Fu was an hapless individual who laughed himself to death after he took a particular liking to one of his jokes. Things weren't the same after that and thats why any comic after Fu just wasn't as funny as before Fu. Ergo i beleive Timerunner is reffering near death experience in this context.

am i right Timerunner, am i, huh , well, am I?. eh eh

gnome said...

You're so wise and knowledgable dear Mr. Elderly (and as always brave) you make us gnomes feel puny, insignificant and not very healthy...

The Elderly said...

...do I? well it's not intentional.... though my ex wife did remark that i made her sick ...... maybe i've got some rare bacteria growing on my skin..

(walks to the corner of the room....)

there.... feeling any better....?

gnome said...

Nope, not really. Guess I'll visit a doctor befor it's too late..

The Elderly said...

we could phone for one....... what do you fancy, blonde red-head or brunette....?