Japanese 'Get a Mac' Ads

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    Apple Japan appears to have recreated Japanese versions of the Get a Mac ads with Japanese actors. The new ads can be seen at http://www.apple.com/jp/getamac/ads/

    The original U.S. versions of the ads can still be found at Apple's Get a Mac site.

    The original ads featured Justin Long as "Mac" and John Hodgman as "PC". Recent reports have claimed that Justin Long will no longer be in future Get a Mac ads.

     
  2. NVRsayNVR macrumors member

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    Wonder how long these ads will last! It's funny, I knew exactly what they were saying. Guess I speak Japanese now :D
     
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    That was amusing :). I knew what they were saying too. Of course I actually do speak Japanese :cool:.
     
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    Alright geniuses. Now that you've divulged your great linguistic abilities, why don't you provide a brief translation!
     
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    Hahah entertaining. That stinks that Justin Long is done though. He was a good fit for these ads.
     
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    Maybe it's because we watch these ads too much... I too understood what they were saying
     
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    Hehe. They are so identical that the Japanese Mac even looks like Justin Long :D
     
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    Why did they replace Justin Long in these ads? ...I could have sworn he spoke Japanese. ;) :p
     
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    those were friggin awesome. i love how they are funny even though they're in japanese
     
  11. GregA2 macrumors member

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    That sucks Justin Long isn't going to be in the ads anymore. I hope they don't stop them altogether- I was looking forward to some really good ones once Zune and Vista get here... :D
     
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    I'm not sure why you guys think the ads are more amusing simply because they're in a foreign language :confused: Not everyone in the world speaks english.
     
  14. vocaro macrumors regular

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    In addition to the Japanese version, there are four other non-English ads. Unfortunately, unlike the Japanese one, they are simply dubbed and do not use other actors.
     
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    Ironically the Japanese site seems to crash Safari on my powerbook...

    Firefox works though :rolleyes:
     
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    It seems these ads are almost a carbon copy of US versions which are translated into Japanese. In one of the ads, the PC guys says he uses clock with PC while the Mac guy says he likes using iLife and all. Have you noticed the PC guy was using the fuggly looking belt case for iPod?
    On the second ad, the Mac and PC guys were talking about why people call Macintosh computers Mac. The PC guy is jealous that Mac sounds like a friend and he wants to get a nick name rather than a mundane name PC. So, a Mac guy said PCs are used for work and suggested the PC guy's nick name would be "Work." The PC guys digged that nick name.
    The virus commercial is almost identical with the US version.
     
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    I wonder if they'll do a version of the ad with the female camera that speaks Japanese, but make her an American camera that speaks English. :)
     
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    American Camera? Err.... I don't know any American brand that makes cameras... :rolleyes:
     
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    In that US version ad, the Japanese chick says the PC guy looks like a "otaku." I think "Otaku" is roughly translated to homeboy (stay-at-home guy or geek).
     
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    Kodak?
     
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    They can have the actor that does the "PC Home Movie" make a comment of a digital camera made in a person's garage in the U.S.
     
  23. Thomas Harte macrumors 6502

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    Ditto on my MacBook Pro.
     
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    PC dude looks to be wearing a wig. Please tell me Japanese guys at least comb their hair.
     

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