The Japanese language is filled with many wild and wonderful ways to pronounce numbers, which means lots of fake punny holidays (for example, five and nine can be pronounced “goku,” leading to May 9 becoming Goku Day).
Another example is today, October 8, which someone has creatively pronounced as “domu,” making today Dom Day. As such, Gundam fans have taken to Twitter, posting their favorite pictures of the old workhorse, Gundam’s MS-09B Dom.
Check out the #ドムの日 hashtag and prepare for a trip into the wild, creative and sometimes very stupid world of Japanese otaku Twitter. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
— まめ (@timicyo) October 6, 2015
— umegrafix (@umegrafix) October 6, 2015
— 花小金井正幸@リイドカフェで連載中！ (@hanamasa_gt) October 6, 2015
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