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April 29, 2005

Keitai Deka

I cannot be the only person who would enjoy subtitled Japanese television programming. Once the web has smashed television into ten thousand narrowcasted channels I shall eat Teriyaki Nori roasted seaweed and watch Keitai Deka on my cellphone television.

American detectives need snitches, sidearms, and sports cars to catch bad guys. But the hottest private eye in Japan fights crime with her cell phone. The teen supersleuth is the protagonist of Keitai Deka (literally, "the cell phone detective"), a popular show on Japan's BS-i channel. Every Sunday night, she unravels mysteries with the help of her superpowered DoCoMo smartphone. Although Westerners might find the premise implausible, in Japan, where multitasking teens can thumbtext faster than you can type, it's practically a documentary.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 29, 2005 06:20 AM

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