Great comercial for "Nexus One" with 3 ninja's unboxing then fighting
over the phone, made by Patrick Boivin
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
According to Wikipedia, first major appearance of ninja in Western pop-culture was in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967). The 1960s TV series The Samurai caused a significant wave of interest in ninja among younger viewers in Japan as well as Australia and the Philippines, but the impact of the ninja phenomenon was not felt in other western countries until considerably later. Western fascination with the ninja bloomed in the 1980s, especially in the United States;
Several American ninja movies starring Sho Kosugi were released in the early 1980s, largely responsible for introducing ninja to American pop culture and contributing to worldwide ninja-mania on grand scale (including megahit media franchises such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the late 1980s to early 1990s and Naruto in the 2000s).
You Only Live Twice (1967) Trailer
Monday, June 30, 2008
Masaaki Hatsumi (born December 2, 1931) is the founder and current Sōke of the Bujinkan Dojo martial arts organization, currently residing and teaching in the city of Noda, Chiba, Japan. He is also a doctor of oriental medicine, specializing in the mending of bones.
He has also served as a martial arts advisor to various films and television productions, including the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice (1967; The first major appearance of the ninjas in Western popular culture) and the highly popular Japanese movie Shinobi no Mono ( get it from Amazon ). Among the awards he has received are the 1999 Japan Culture Promoting Association's Grand Prize, the 2000 World Culture Grand Prize as well as being the first martial artist to receive an Apostolic Blessing from the Pope (2001).
Rare video of Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, a true ninja master. Enjoy!
For more on Masaaki Hatsumi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaaki_Hatsumi