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NON STYLE wins Y10 million for best reaction in Softbank mobile video contest

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Comedy duo NON STYLE picked up a handy 10 million yen this week when they were voted the June winners of Softbank’s “S-1 Battle” contest. Nearly 800,000 Softbank mobile phone users voted on various comedic video clips from June 1 through June 28. NON STYLE finished on top for their video of Akira Ishida, 29, and his reaction after being splashed with hot and cold water at the same time, with a little Tabasco thrown in for good measure.

Ishida and Yusuke Inoue, 29, were presented with a check for 10 million yen at Softbank’s head office in Shiodome. Ishida was asked by a member of the press if he would use his share of the bounty to hold a wedding with the woman he is currently seeing, to which he said: “I haven’t given any thought to that, but sure I’d like to buy her a present.” He also said that that NON STYLE had finished recording their entries for July and August, and that if they can take out the grand prize of 100 million yen, awarded to the best entry over the whole year, then he would like to buy a TV program.

TV commentator Terry Ito, 59, expressed his bewilderment repeatedly during his weekly morning show, saying: “They won 10 million yen for that? You’ve got to be joking.”

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Agree with Ito-san. Getting splashed with hot and cold water and Tobasco sauce is the funniest thing anyone could come up with? No wonder those idiotic variety shows are so popular here -- some people must actually find that crap funny.

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“They won 10 million yen for that? You’ve got to be joking.”

may be Terry Ito doesn't know this Manzai duo is famous in Osaka, land of Yoshimoto Comedy. fun or no fun, only people of Osaka can judge.

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NON STYLE: Are they the manzai equivalent of "No! Drug" campaign?

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cannon and ball are alive and well, in Japan

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What's in it for these corporations that they can throw that kind of money away on that kind of crud?

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TV commentator Terry Ito, 59, expressed his bewilderment repeatedly during his weekly morning show, saying: “They won 10 million yen for that? You’ve got to be joking.”

Now that is the best reaction. Give the prize to Terry Ito.

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i dont think NON STYLE is funny at all... there are tons of funnier ones.. 10 million ?? geez.... that money could be spent for more useful stuff/// sigh...

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after being splashed with hot and cold water at the same time, with a little Tabasco thrown in for good measure.

comedy genius.

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Past winners http://mb.softbank.jp/mb/special/s1battle/battle/archive.html

If you vote there is a chance to win 100,000yen.

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Physical comedy is just not comedy.

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I just watched it and it was about the dumbest thing I've ever seen. 10 million yen? Jesus

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then he would like to buy a TV program.

Har har. And afterwards they went out for pizza and ice cream and Ishida got to ride Inoue's tricycle and everybody clapped their hands together and made lots of money . . .

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10 million yen? That is the last straw for Softbank. I am switching over this month due to their poor service, extortionate rates and ridiculously expensive advertising campaigns which is probably part of the reason their rates are so high.

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it's good to know my mobile fees are going to a lame cause

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i don't think it should surprise anyone that hard-hitting, satirical social satire doesn't feature on japan's comic horizon

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How about NON FUNNY?

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My girlfriend and I have decided to cancel our Softbank accounts because of this flagrant waste of money.

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