History Main / ManekiNeko

3rd Aug '17 2:39:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''GetBackers'' were once ordered by one of their clients to retrieve one. [[spoiler: Subverted in that the Manekineko itself wasn't what the client really wanted, but what was hidden ''inside'' it : a disk containing compromising data of human organ traffic. Since she hid this from the Get Backers, this explained why they were puzzled by the fact she was happy to get the Manekineko back, even after it being horribly broken by them during the retrieval.]]

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* The ''GetBackers'' ''Manga/GetBackers'' were once ordered by one of their clients to retrieve one. [[spoiler: Subverted in that the Manekineko itself wasn't what the client really wanted, but what was hidden ''inside'' it : a disk containing compromising data of human organ traffic. Since she hid this from the Get Backers, this explained why they were puzzled by the fact she was happy to get the Manekineko back, even after it being horribly broken by them during the retrieval.]]
16th Jul '17 10:46:25 AM nombretomado
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* This is encountered in many ethnically Chinese or Hong Kong restaurants and takeaways in Britain and America. Perhaps this is also a Chinese meme adopted from the Japanese long before WW2; older Hong Kong people who remember the occupation of 1941-45 (and often their children) are not temperamentally given to be sympathetic to Japanese culture.

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* This is encountered in many ethnically Chinese or Hong Kong restaurants and takeaways in Britain and America. Perhaps this is also a Chinese meme adopted from the Japanese long before WW2; [=WW2=]; older Hong Kong people who remember the occupation of 1941-45 (and often their children) are not temperamentally given to be sympathetic to Japanese culture.
16th Jun '17 6:15:57 PM darkemyst
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* A monster has been trapped inside one so long in ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' that it's become his default form.

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* A monster [[CanisMajor inugami]] has been trapped inside one so long in ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' that it's become his default form.



* In ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' Madara was sealed in one before Natsume accidentally freed him and he uses it as his default form despite being a [[CanisMajor inugami]] and is the reason he starts going by Nyanko-sensei.
16th Jun '17 6:14:06 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' Madara was sealed in one before Natsume accidentally freed him and he uses it as his default form despite being a [[CanisMajor inugami]] and is the reason he starts going by Nyanko-sensei.
13th May '17 11:23:54 AM nombretomado
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* This was one of the thousands of objects the player could roll up in ''KatamariDamacy''. Due to the game's [[WidgetSeries unique sense of humor]], these statues could be found in a variety of locations doing a variety of things, such as playing {{p|inball}}achinko.

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* This was one of the thousands of objects the player could roll up in ''KatamariDamacy''.''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy''. Due to the game's [[WidgetSeries unique sense of humor]], these statues could be found in a variety of locations doing a variety of things, such as playing {{p|inball}}achinko.
2nd May '17 4:24:58 AM tropower
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* It appears as a Thing in both ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'', and ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash''. In the English versions of both games, it's called the "Cat-o-luck".
20th Sep '16 8:03:09 AM Willbyr
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* Meowth, from ''{{Pokemon}}'' is based off this, and plays with the association with financial good luck. It has a gold charm on its forehead, has been known to hold up its left paw in the traditional pose (at least in the original ''Red and Blue'' games), and is the only Pokémon who can learn Pay Day naturally - a move which gives a small amount of money (in addition to any money gained from winning) to both combatants after the fight.

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* Meowth, from ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is based off this, and plays with the association with financial good luck. It has a gold charm on its forehead, has been known to hold up its left paw in the traditional pose (at least in the original ''Red and Blue'' games), and is the only Pokémon who can learn Pay Day naturally - a move which gives a small amount of money (in addition to any money gained from winning) to both combatants after the fight.
17th Sep '16 4:11:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Ramen Girl'' - While in the Ramen shop, Abby envisions the lucky cat they have coming to life and beckoning her. She takes this as a sign this is the right place for her to work.

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* ''The Ramen Girl'' - While in the Ramen shop, Abby envisions the lucky cat they have coming to life and beckoning her. She takes this as a sign this is the right place for her to work.
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* ''The Ramen Girl'' - While in the Ramen shop, Abby envisions the lucky cat they have coming to life and beckoning her. She takes this as a sign this is the right place for her to work.
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6th Sep '16 4:36:19 PM Gagaga_Madness
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* You can acquire several different kinds of these as [[AnInteriorDesignerAsYou decorative items]] in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing.'' They come in different colors, and there's also a left-handed variation.

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* You can acquire several different kinds of these as [[AnInteriorDesignerAsYou [[AnInteriorDesignerIsYou decorative items]] in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing.'' They come in different colors, and there's also a left-handed variation.
5th Aug '16 3:42:55 AM LondonKdS
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In Japan, shop entrances often have statues of a cat with one paw raised. This is a type of good luck charm called ''maneki neko'', meaning something like "beckoning cat" or "welcoming cat"; in English it's often called "lucky cat". The raised paw represents a gesture meaning "over here" (specifically, the gesture involves holding a hand up, then bending the wrist and/or knuckles forward and back). It may be either the right or left paw that is raised; it's sometimes said that one paw attracts customers and the other attracts money. Often these statues also depict the cat wearing a collar with a bell and holding a golden coin with its other paw.

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In Japan, shop entrances often have statues of a cat with one paw raised. This is a type of good luck charm called ''maneki neko'', meaning something like "beckoning cat" or "welcoming cat"; in English it's often called "lucky cat". The raised paw represents a gesture meaning "over here" (specifically, the gesture involves holding a hand up, then bending the wrist and/or knuckles forward and back). It may be either the right or left paw that is raised; it's sometimes said that one paw attracts customers and the other attracts money. Often these statues also depict the cat wearing a collar with a bell and holding a golden coin with its other paw.
paw. Some modern ornaments are animated to show the cat's paw moving, often electrically powered.
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