Darth Vader in Japan

This is truly pointless and mundane, but somehow I feel compelled to share.

There are a couple of adds that have been running recently for a new series of pachinko machines. That, in itself, is far from unusual. Pachinko machines are frequently branded with famous manga or television shows and aggressively advertised on television.

These ads are for Star Wars pachinko machines, and they’re truly surreal. You thought the Christmas special was bad? I give you:

The birth of Vader
The next battlefield: Japan
Darth Vader invades Nagoya.
Darth Vader does some tourism, followed by a Daliesque Vader New Year.

It’s surely a sign that I’ve been here a long time, that it took me a few months before I realized that this was some really weird shit.

That woman with him is hot. :stuck_out_tongue:

Vox Imperatoris

The Japanese are weird. I so want to visit there before I die.

Behold, the power of the Dark Side of the Force.

Warning! Not responsible any psychological trauma caused by viewing that image!

That’s brilliant.

Shouldn’t it be the pink side?

Is that Mirror Universe Vader? Is he also bisexual like almost every other Mirror Universe character?

Maybe I don’t get it, but what was so bad about the ads in the OP? They don’t seem that weird.

Agreed. Although all the cargo planes with Vader’s heads were 'way freaky.

Those were cargo planes?

Well, freaky Vaderplanes, Vader on a Japanese sightseeing tour, a temple bell transforms into Vader’s head, Vader being mobbed like a Beatles…

How about a Vader Statue of Liberty head?

When the force-choke of death isn’t quite forceful enough: the liberty headbut of death.