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220-Lb. Japanese Instagram Star Is Trying to Help Other Curvy Women in Her Country Gain Confidence

Naomi Watanabe doesn’t look like most of the other women in Japan.

The comedian and Instagram star, 29, weighs 220 lbs. and lives in a country with an obesity rate of only 3.7 percent, according to the World Health Organization. (For comparison, 34.9 percent of the U.S. population qualifies as obese.)

But by accumulating nearly 6 million Instagram followers who follow Watanabe’s bright, animated and over-the-top posts, the social media star is hoping to help women who are not as small as the average Japanese women gain self-acceptance.

“You don’t see many plus-sized women around here,” Watanabe told The Washington Post.
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Listen to the official Japanese non-Fall Out Boy theme song for Ghostbusters reboot

Sony released the official theme song for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot last week, and it didn’t go down all that well. The song – like the trailers – was met with a lot of negativity, even by those who have supported the film online.

Well the official Japanese theme song has landed online, and it’s a lot closer to the Ray Parker Jr. original. So close in fact that, well, it’s the same song but in Japanese. It’s performed by Japanese comedians Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe and Shizuyo Yamasaki decked out in Ghostbusters gear doing wacky things.

Check out the video below:

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved
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This Japanese 'Ghostbusters' Music Video Proves '80s Remakes Need to Embrace Their Roots More

Movie marketing is a strange and unexpected animal. Sometimes what you think people want, they don't want. And sometimes what you think is intended for a certain audience is all of a sudden adopted by a much larger one. Take this Japanese Ghostbusters music video, for example. It stars four female Japanese comedians (Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe and Shizuyo Yamasaki) singing the original Ghostbusters theme song, goofing around with proton packs as bright neon colors dominate the performance in what's a clear throwback to the upcoming remake's 1980s roots. It's a music video intended for Japanese audiences, posted by Sony Pictures Japan, and yet it's attracting a much larger fanbase around the world and especially in the United...

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New Ghostbusters Gets Insane Japanese Music Video

New Ghostbusters Gets Insane Japanese Music Video
There may not be a more divisive movie this summer than Sony Pictures' Ghostbusters reboot, which has made more headlines for the hatred swirling around the project than practically anything else regarding the movie. When the first trailer debut in March, it didn't take long to become the most hated movie trailer in YouTube history. Then just last week, the new theme song was released, featuring Fall Out Boy & Missy Elliot, which wasn't well-received either, to say the least. Today we have what could be the most bizarre Ghostbusters-related video yet, coming all the way from Japan. And it really is so weird, you're either going to love hating it, or just plain want to smash you computer screen hate it. Either way, we don't imagine you're going to like it much. But there is no denying you won't be able to pull your eyes away from what you are watching.
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This Japanese ‘Ghostbusters’ cover dares to do what Fall Out Boy and Ray Parker Jr. did not

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This Japanese ‘Ghostbusters’ cover dares to do what Fall Out Boy and Ray Parker Jr. did not
Ray Parker, Jr. got his groove on in the music video for his classic Ghostbusters theme song. But it’s nothing like the way the quartet of comediennes dance their hearts out in the newly released Japanese version of the song. The new cover and accompanying music video features comedians Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe, and Shizuyo Yamasaki donning their jumpsuits and proton packs in a neon landscape inspired by the original 1984 music video. The synth-powered sound of this cover is also a lot closer to Parker’s track than cover unveiled stateside last week. Sony deserves kudos for trying to deliver something different with that Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott cover rather than a carbon copy of the original. But I bet this Japanese version will be much more of a fan pleaser than Fall Out Boy’s over-produced track that insisted on choking the silly fun out
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Pixels Gets A First Clip To Celebrate Pac-man’s 35th Birthday

On May 22, 2015, Pac-man – one of the most iconic videogame characters in history – will celebrate his 35th birthday.

With the character coming to the big screen this summer in Sony Pictures’ Pixels, the studio is joining in to celebrate with a global birthday party of epic proportions. In cities around the world and online, film talent will join with moviegoers and special guests to celebrate with birthday cakes, free play of the Pac-man arcade game, and special events localized to each city.

Pixels is set for release in theaters nationwide on July 24, 2015.

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.

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