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An Announcer of Japan's National TV Channel Makes a Live Report in Tiger & Bunny's Cosplay

by dtshyk
Feb 15, 2012 7:32 AM | 19 Comments
On the Nagano branch evening news program of NHK on February 15th, the announcer Matsuoka Tadayuki made a live report of a local figure factory. In the report, he was in the costume of Barnaby Brooks Jr. ("Tiger & Bunny"). Although the factory produces some figures of anime, the report had nothing to do with Tiger & Bunny. Matsuoka calls himself an Akihabara-type otaku on his official profile. He had once made a live report in Char Aznable's cosplay.

Screenshot of the program: Matsuoka in Barnaby's costume

On the nationwide NHK morning program aired on February 4th, another announcer, Ono Fumie, wore a wig of Hatsune Miku when she reported about the worldwide movement of Vocaloid. NHK has uploaded an original song by Miku on Youtube.

Ono Fumie with Hatsune Miku wig
Fukayomi by Hatsune Miku (NHK Channel on Youtube)

Source: Matsuoka's profile

19 Comments Recent Comments

Amusing to say the least, but I'm surprised he's allowed to do that and not be fired.

Feb 16, 2012 8:43 PM by Forest-kun

Ahahaha this guy is great. :D

Feb 15, 2012 11:06 PM by kokocho

Only in Japan. :D

Feb 15, 2012 5:32 PM by Mirorin

definitely not

Feb 15, 2012 2:32 PM by Mr_Gutts

I was expecting the armor.

Feb 15, 2012 2:04 PM by Darklight0303

Oh wow, they do have shitty cosplays.

Feb 15, 2012 1:55 PM by ladyxzeus

Boku wa BUNNY janai! Barnaby desu! (my name is not bunny, its Barnaby!)

Feb 15, 2012 1:06 PM by VioLink

Making the world a better place...one Barnaby jacket at a time.

Feb 15, 2012 12:57 PM by stand

Hahahaha, that was actually pretty amusing.

Feb 15, 2012 12:38 PM by Retro8bit

That was quite cute. Good for him.

Next time, wig though :>

Feb 15, 2012 12:10 PM by Glitterati

RECOGNITION!!!

Feb 15, 2012 11:56 AM by Pizzaholic

Cute.

Feb 15, 2012 9:59 AM by JustEasy

"In the evening news program of NHK"

I knew it... Never trust the NHK...

Feb 15, 2012 9:49 AM by icantfeelmyarms

Brand said:
To bad he doesn't have Barnaby's fabulous hair. Very cute. And it's a costume that isn't that outrageous if someone wasn't in the know they would just think he was wearing a retro jacket.

Though kind of reminds me about how excite (so very) this newscaster was to be at Bronycon:


Except who in Japan isn't in the know about T&B right now.

But yeah, lack of fabulous Bunny mane is somewhat sad. I applaud his effort though.

Feb 15, 2012 9:14 AM by StreetFighter

Ahahaha, that's mint xD ... If only he had like a co-presenter in Kotetsu cosplay... that would've been epic!

Feb 15, 2012 8:33 AM by fezakyuu

He actually looks a lot like Bunny, even without blond hair. Especially on the first screenshot his facial expression is almost a total fit.

Feb 15, 2012 8:12 AM by seishi-sama

I loled

Feb 15, 2012 8:00 AM by Hoppy

To bad he doesn't have Barnaby's fabulous hair. Very cute. And it's a costume that isn't that outrageous if someone wasn't in the know they would just think he was wearing a retro jacket.

Though kind of reminds me about how excite (so very) this newscaster was to be at Bronycon:

Feb 15, 2012 7:39 AM by Brand

He should have wore a wig or dyed his hair blond.

Feb 15, 2012 7:39 AM by Siva

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