History Main / GoldfishScoopingGame

9th Jul '17 12:28:19 AM PrincessPandaTrope
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A carnival-style booth game usually found at [[FestivalEpisode festivals]] in Japan, called ''kingyo-sukui'' in Japanese. It consists of a large tank of goldfish and a number of scooping "nets" made of thin paper or fragile gauze. The player tries to catch a goldfish before the "net" breaks or falls apart from the soaking it receives. If they succeed, they get to keep the goldfish. If not, that'll be another 500 yen to try again. This and other [[NintendoHard maddeningly-difficult]] (if not outright rigged) carnival games are referred to as ''kodomo-damashi'', or "cheating the kids", for obvious reasons. To avoid tears and accusations, operators will often give single goldfish as a consolation prize after multiple unsuccessful attempts.

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A carnival-style booth game usually found at [[FestivalEpisode festivals]] in Japan, called ''kingyo-sukui'' in Japanese. It consists of a large tank of goldfish and a number of scooping "nets" made of thin paper or fragile gauze. The player tries to catch a goldfish before the "net" breaks or falls apart from the soaking it receives. If they succeed, they get to keep the goldfish. If not, that'll be another 500 yen (about $4.39 USD) to try again. This and other [[NintendoHard maddeningly-difficult]] (if not outright rigged) carnival games are referred to as ''kodomo-damashi'', or "cheating the kids", for obvious reasons. To avoid tears and accusations, operators will often give single goldfish as a consolation prize after multiple unsuccessful attempts.
29th Apr '17 1:22:39 PM nombretomado
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* This is a recurring mini-game in the ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' series, occuring during the Summer Festival.

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* This is a recurring mini-game in the ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series, occuring during the Summer Festival.
17th Apr '17 3:03:16 PM Technicolourtardis
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* Mentioned across different routes in ''VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome'', though the only route where actually doing it is an option is in Kent's.
28th Mar '17 1:52:36 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the titular character is visiting a festival and, frustrated by his inability to catch them, decides to [[MundaneUtility apply some ninja magic]]. The [[GenreSavvy proprietor grabs his hands and points at a 'no jutsu allowed' sign]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the titular character is visiting a festival and, frustrated by his inability to catch them, decides to [[MundaneUtility apply some ninja magic]]. The [[GenreSavvy proprietor grabs his hands and [[CantYouReadTheSign points at a 'no jutsu allowed' sign]].
22nd Jul '16 12:00:09 PM BulletproofLlama
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* Due to complaints from animal rights groups, some festivals have banned the use of live goldfish, as they often end up being won by those who have no understanding of proper goldfish care. Because of this, many goldfish scooping stalls replace the live fish with toy fish or specially-decorated bouncy balls instead.

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* Due to complaints from animal rights groups, some festivals have banned the use of live goldfish, as they often end up being won by those who have no understanding of proper goldfish care. Some even get dumped into nearby ponds or rivers. Because of this, many goldfish scooping stalls replace the live fish with toy fish or specially-decorated bouncy balls instead.
9th Jul '16 10:03:25 AM BulletproofLlama
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* Due to complaints from animal rights groups, some festivals have banned the use of live goldfish, as they often end up being won by those who have no understanding of proper goldfish care. Because of this, many goldfish scooping stalls replace the live fish with toy fish or specially-decorated bouncy balls instead.
30th Jun '16 9:19:56 AM Willbyr
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* The game itself is not directly seen in ''WeissKreuz'', but flashbacks to Fujimiya Ran's StartOfDarkness show him and his little sister Aya attending a festival, and include a shot (poignant or {{Anvilicious}} depending on your perspective) of a goldfish caught in such a game flopping helplessly on the ground after Aya-chan is run down by a car.

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* The game itself is not directly seen in ''WeissKreuz'', ''Anime/WeissKreuz'', but flashbacks to Fujimiya Ran's StartOfDarkness show him and his little sister Aya attending a festival, and include a shot (poignant or {{Anvilicious}} depending on your perspective) of a goldfish caught in such a game flopping helplessly on the ground after Aya-chan is run down by a car.
13th Jun '16 1:07:30 PM CerotechOmega
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* ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'' has a goldfish-scooping game in Hartschild during Hartsfest season.

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* ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'' has a goldfish-scooping game in Hartschild during Hartsfest season. [[spoiler:Altair and Vega also partook in one during their days together; the memory for this corresponds with Ba'al iv: Goldie.]]
24th May '16 1:11:25 AM AuraXtreme
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* ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'' has a goldfish-scooping game in Hartschild during Hartsfest season.
24th May '16 1:09:43 AM AuraXtreme
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** ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''
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