Gakuranman Giveaway!

By Michael Gakuran | | Other | 44 Comments |

Alrighty loyal readers and Gakuranman followers! (You ARE all loyal, right??) I figured it was about time for a little contest of sorts, in celebration of my arriving in Japan and all. There are free prizes (plural!) and it’s incredibly easy to enter, so there’s no reason not to give it a try ^^.

chip-chop2

The task


Dead simple. All you have to do is write a jingle, tagline, or slogan describing my blog, gakuran.com. Leave your entry as a comment in reply to this post!

Something like this:

Gakuranman.com – something fishy afoot from schoolboy coat man.

I know you can do much better though! The wittier and more bioluminescent the merrier! You should know that I’m a fan of wordplay, puns and amusing youtube videos singing songs about the Gakuranman.

The prizes


Of which there are two! The first is supplied by those awesome folks at edufire.com. The second is supplied by me, from right here in Japan!

1) Edufire Superpass – You’ve heard of edufire, right? No?? It’s only the biggest education revolution this side of Copernicus!

edufire-logo

Well, you can be a part of it! I have something edufire likes to call a ‘Superpass‘ to give away, although personally I’d have called it the ‘Viking Pass’, because it’s just like one of those all you can eat buffets in Japan – only it’s for the mind!

Basically, you can attend as many classes as you like online, live, and on just about any subject imaginable! Japanese lessons? You got it. Organic food recipes? Check. How about help with your Math GMAT exams? Got you covered. You have the freedom to choose between world class teachers and attend their lessons right from your own home, just to listen or interactively learn with powerpoint, music and videos! I bet old Copernicus wished he had live webcams and mics to communicate his heliocentric model of the universe, eh?

Usually edufire charges $29 a month for this Superpass feast of the mind (which is still less than $1 a day!), but they’re giving it away free to one lucky reader here! All you have to do is enter the contest by writing a jingle, tagline or slogan for my blog, gakuran.com.

2) A bundle of sweets from right here in Japan! What more can I say? I took a trip to my local convenience store and bought some of the strangest and most interesting-looking sweets that I could find. One lucky reader will snag the lot!

japanese-sweets

The bundle even includes the new must-have snack going through the trends in Japan right now – Chip Chop – salty chocolate flakes (not balls)! Check below for the CM:

The draw


Since there are two prizes, you’ve got two chances to win. Potentially both of them!

The Edufire Superpass will be given to the entry which impresses me the most. Make me laugh, write a witty slogan or create some musical work of art in homage to the Gakuranman. Entries are pretty flexible so long as they aim to describe my blog, so just go nuts and have fun! ^^

The bag of sweetie goodness will go to the entry that I pick out of a hat. I’ll film it and stick the video on Youtube so that you can see that I’m not being a scallywag cheat!

The deadline


Almost forgot about this! The deadline is Friday 25th September before midnight Japan time. When I wake up on Saturday morning in Japan, the entries are closed!

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So there you have it! You have a chance of winning just for writing something describing my blog! No excuse not to give it a go – even for those of you already in Japan! ^_^ Oh, and if you want extra brownie points, you can follow me on twitter and subscribe to me on Youtube :p

44 comments on “Gakuranman Giveaway!
  1. Kevin Lee says:

    Gakuranman it turns out that I will be unable to send my laptop for servicing so I am able to be on the iternet all weeks and weekand awesome

  2. Kevin Lee says:

    Gakuranman it turns out that I will be unable to send my laptop for servicing so I am able to be on the iternet all weeks and weekand awesome

  3. Kevin Lee says:

    The guy a handsome man Gaku-chan!

    He blogs cause he’s the man Gakuranman!

    He teaches Kanji on his vids all 1000 symbols!

    Takoyaki, Amitsu, Dango, N Ramen slerp’im up Gaku-chan!

    The Kawii sensei on youtube, twitter, N blog’in man Gakuranman!

    Teeeach’in Maaaaan smart as he can teach’in Kanjiiiii N Romajiiiiiii teach’in Maaaan in Japan Gakuranman!

    Doki Doki Boom Boom Victory man GAKURANMAN!

    I will probably be unable to be on the internet till possibly Tuesday so if I win the Candy (which i want so much ^_^) please contact me via youtube on Monday The reason I won’t be on the internet till Tuesday is my laptop will be sent to the manufactuarter Saturday for a check-up.

    If I get my laptop back any earlier then I will contact you via email or youtube. Konnichiwa.

  4. Kevin Lee says:

    The guy a handsome man Gaku-chan!

    He blogs cause he’s the man Gakuranman!

    He teaches Kanji on his vids all 1000 symbols!

    Takoyaki, Amitsu, Dango, N Ramen slerp’im up Gaku-chan!

    The Kawii sensei on youtube, twitter, N blog’in man Gakuranman!

    Teeeach’in Maaaaan smart as he can teach’in Kanjiiiii N Romajiiiiiii teach’in Maaaan in Japan Gakuranman!

    Doki Doki Boom Boom Victory man GAKURANMAN!

    I will probably be unable to be on the internet till possibly Tuesday so if I win the Candy (which i want so much ^_^) please contact me via youtube on Monday The reason I won’t be on the internet till Tuesday is my laptop will be sent to the manufactuarter Saturday for a check-up.

    If I get my laptop back any earlier then I will contact you via email or youtube. Konnichiwa.

  5. Philip Seyfi says:

    see a cnidaria,
    think Japanese;
    gakuranman

  6. seifip says:

    see a cnidaria,
    think Japanese;
    gakuranman

  7. Jeff says:

    Gakuranman.com: Showing the interesting culture in Japan, and encouraging discussion of the topics.

  8. Jeff says:

    Gakuranman.com: Showing the interesting culture in Japan, and encouraging discussion of the topics.

  9. 2nihon says:

    It’s Gakuranman, the maker of soul / Comin’ at you from Nihon like a jellyfish roll / He’s got the words to make you look good / especially if Japan is your ‘hood.

  10. 2nihon says:

    It’s Gakuranman, the maker of soul / Comin’ at you from Nihon like a jellyfish roll / He’s got the words to make you look good / especially if Japan is your ‘hood.

  11. Winkel says:

    あなた の 外人 に 日本 です 
    This Blog Is Blue And Green I Guess
    Gakuran Gakuran Your The Best
    日本語 の クラス 凄い です!!!

  12. Winkel says:

    あなた の 外人 に 日本 です 
    This Blog Is Blue And Green I Guess
    Gakuran Gakuran Your The Best
    日本語 の クラス 凄い です!!!

  13. J. T. says:

    Gakuranman – Your light in the dark since 2003.

  14. J. T. says:

    Gakuranman – Your light in the dark since 2003.

  15. Ryan says:

    Would love to enter this, but seeing as I’m running a competition to win a SuperPass also, I’m thinking that would be a bit wrong.

    Then again, you let me win yours and I’ll let you win..no, no, terrible thought..haha!

  16. Ryan says:

    Would love to enter this, but seeing as I’m running a competition to win a SuperPass also, I’m thinking that would be a bit wrong.

    Then again, you let me win yours and I’ll let you win..no, no, terrible thought..haha!

  17. Odori says:

    Gakuranman.com- illuminating Japan since 2009

  18. Odori says:

    Gakuranman.com- illuminating Japan since 2009

  19. YY says:

    dracula, sakura, gakura
    ran man, ran to ramen,
    ran man, ran to japan,
    ran man, ran to gakuraman.

  20. YY says:

    dracula, sakura, gakura
    ran man, ran to ramen,
    ran man, ran to japan,
    ran man, ran to gakuraman.

  21. TurningOtaku says:

    :O Originally finding time for classes on edufire was so hard due to timezones but I just checked out the schedules and there’s a ton at a perfect times for me :D

  22. TurningOtaku says:

    :O Originally finding time for classes on edufire was so hard due to timezones but I just checked out the schedules and there’s a ton at a perfect times for me :D

  23. The Envoy says:

    Ga, Gaijin around Japan,
    Ku, Kuul as his philosophy may be,
    Ra, Rays glowing under his gakuran,
    Man, Man is married to his clione!

  24. The Envoy says:

    Ga, Gaijin around Japan,
    Ku, Kuul as his philosophy may be,
    Ra, Rays glowing under his gakuran,
    Man, Man is married to his clione!

  25. TurningOtaku says:

    Gakuranman – Japan, Jellyfish and a Jacket since 2009

  26. TurningOtaku says:

    Gakuranman – Japan, Jellyfish and a Jacket since 2009

  27. Deas says:

    “Gakuranman. Glowing eerily under that jacket since 2009.”

    Ha ha. My contest goes live at midnight. Should we consider ourselves out of the running for each other’s giveaways? :-P

    • Mike says:

      Haha, I won’t be entering myself as I teach on edufire, but you are welcome to use your entry here Deas ;) (although I’ll have to discount you in the running for the sweets as, y’know, you have them at arm’s reach an all :P)

  28. Deas says:

    “Gakuranman. Glowing eerily under that jacket since 2009.”

    Ha ha. My contest goes live at midnight. Should we consider ourselves out of the running for each other’s giveaways? :-P

    • Mike says:

      Haha, I won’t be entering myself as I teach on edufire, but you are welcome to use your entry here Deas ;) (although I’ll have to discount you in the running for the sweets as, y’know, you have them at arm’s reach an all :P)

  29. Christine L says:

    Gakuranman. Inviting you to enter his obsession with bioluminescence, Japan and the narrow intersection of the two.

  30. Christine L says:

    Gakuranman. Inviting you to enter his obsession with bioluminescence, Japan and the narrow intersection of the two.

  31. Satoshii says:

    To the tune of ‘Candy Man’ from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

    ______________________________

    Bioluminescence,
    And philosophy,
    Making Youtube videos
    And much photography,

    With the gakuran…
    He’s the Gakuranman…

    He loves Monkey Island,
    Yakushima and Japan,
    Golden Eggs and Poken,
    And of course his gakuran!

    With the gakuran…
    He’s the Gakuranman…

    He’s the gakuranman, and he always wears a smile, as he teaches Japanese…

    teaches Japanese…(woooohoooo)
    teaches Japanese…..

    …with the gakuran….

    _________________________

    OK so i’m not officially entering the competition because we came up with this together, lol, but I thought it might amuse and get the ball rolling!

    Come on people! We need some decent entries!

  32. Satoshii says:

    To the tune of ‘Candy Man’ from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

    ______________________________

    Bioluminescence,
    And philosophy,
    Making Youtube videos
    And much photography,

    With the gakuran…
    He’s the Gakuranman…

    He loves Monkey Island,
    Yakushima and Japan,
    Golden Eggs and Poken,
    And of course his gakuran!

    With the gakuran…
    He’s the Gakuranman…

    He’s the gakuranman, and he always wears a smile, as he teaches Japanese…

    teaches Japanese…(woooohoooo)
    teaches Japanese…..

    …with the gakuran….

    _________________________

    OK so i’m not officially entering the competition because we came up with this together, lol, but I thought it might amuse and get the ball rolling!

    Come on people! We need some decent entries!

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