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Taito takes Cooking Mama too far


You know, sometimes we just don't get Japanese marketing. Probably most times.

The latest one to leave us baffled is this Cooking Mama flyer, put out by Taito to promote the next game in the series. For some unknown reason, the Japanese publisher felt that Cooking Mama 2 would sell more copies with a scary cosplayer representing the game.

We hope that Majesco, the game's North American publisher, won't resort to such unsettling tactics here in the States. There's only a 0.01% chance that they would, but we still might have a nightmare or two about it. We think we even prefer "Cheerleader Mama" over this.

Go beyond the jump to see another flyer of Mama in her cosplay glory.

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Macroy1

10-26-2007 @ 1:45AM

Macroy said...

Don't worry. Mama will fix it.

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longsightm132

10-26-2007 @ 2:15AM

longsightm13 said...

That is a famouse Japanese commedian, not a some random cosplayer.

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Kattleox3

10-26-2007 @ 7:29AM

Kattleox said...

EVERYONE is a famous japanese comedian. That's all you ever see in these things (weird ads). That and their two good singers.

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Baconbitz4

10-26-2007 @ 8:29AM

Baconbitz said...

Don't tell me the people in that (Cartoon) boxart for the PS2 connect thing to convert your GC into PS2 were Japaneese comedians too?

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troy5

10-26-2007 @ 3:41PM

troy said...

I have been listening to the song Sukima Switch do in Ouendan 2 a lot and playing it on my guitar... they are two people so there must be more than two.

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troy6

10-26-2007 @ 3:41PM

troy said...

What's scary about her? What a mean thing to say!

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Yumi7

10-26-2007 @ 4:43PM

Yumi said...

Yeah.. it's a really famous Japanese comedian. Oh, and she is actually a guy which is the main thing he has going on-- acting as girls.

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