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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Japan is celebrating the latest Star Wars release - the compete saga on Blu-ray Disc - with a funky campaign on Tokyo's train network, turning the handrails on trains into lightsabres. Lightsabres on train rails Source: Japan Trends Over here, the BT Tower was transformed into a giant …

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At last...

I commuted in Tokyo for 7 years. The way Tokyo train passengers push, jostle, pick their noses, snort, sneeze in your face, openly read porn and hog priority seats while pregnant women and other needy folk have to stand, it's good that there are now light sabres on hand to mete out swift justice.

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Use a blaster!

These are uncivilized times, so you know what to do.

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Openly reading porn?

Forgive my naivety, but surely one reads porn (well, looks at the pictures) for erm "specific activities", that one probably cannot do even on a Tokyo subway. Are there people who just look at porn without performing "specific activities"? To what end?

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too bad..

...you can't rip'em off and shove them right up these obnoxious train passengers, right where the sun doesn't shine.

And when they start to push you around, fake the fact you are tripping and reach out with your hands for balance... right up on their faces. Shoving your hand on people's faces works every time. Go for sharp nails. Wash later.

Should they re-release 300, some dudes wearing a ginormous shield would scream "aahooooo" and shove everybody on the platform back, giving you enough room to leave the train, before more people try to come in. It gets - literally - on my tits how annoying the whole situation is.

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The title is optional, and may include ninjas

They're probably ninjas, and are able to perform "specific activities" too quickly for the average human eye to even notice.

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They're porno comic books

I've only spent a couple weeks in Tokyo but this is true. Some guys read pornographic comic books on the train. From a distance it just looks like a comic book. But if you're close enough to see the pictures, there is no doubt what the characters are doing.

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And..

You can go to any 7-11, Circle K etc and pick up "porno manga" .. its right next to the womens fashion and golf ball of the month magazines.. all the sexy parts are censored. Surprisingly enough different countries have different rules on what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.

If some guy wants to quietly read censored porn do you really care that much? Would you rather have people blasting rnb out of the tinny speakers on their phones, throwing rubbish every where, being gobby shits etc?

And to the guy that complained about getting pushed around etc... is there a train network anywhere in the world that doesn't have that. The london undergound has that, the tokyo metro has that, the paris metro has that, the bay area BART has that. I've never been on a municipal transport network that wasn't hell at peak times. Sure you didn't have "oh japan is soo baaad boohooo" syndrome?

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...or at least some UV sterilization.

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Is it too much to ask...

That they light from the bottom up when grabbed, with a satisfying zerwooosh sound?

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careful

Make sure yo grab it by the handle, could get rather messy otherwise

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Joke

If the Death Star had been build by the British Railway Industry...

Alderan would have had nothing to worry about.

"The Death Star is sorry to announce that the Planet Destroying blast has been cancelled. The Next planet destroying blast will be in 30 minutes...."

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The 8:15 to Tatooine

Delayed will be.

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Wouldn't last five minutes in the UK

Nuff said.

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Which line

There are dozens of railway lines in Tokyo. It's a shame that none of the English articles bothered to report which is the line with the Star Wars promotion.

http://noriyuki.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2011/09/ad-3fca.html

According to this source, the line is the Chuo Sobu sen.

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So close...

Why couldn't it have been Chuo Chuo?

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