This Is What The Jalur Gemilang Would Look Like If It Was A Samurai In A Japanese Anime
A Japanese website is introducing the world's national flags in the most Japanese way possible – by using anime
The project started making the rounds in the hype leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
This is what the Jalur Gemilang looks like as a samurai:
Dubbed the 'Child of the Sun and Moon', the Malaysian samurai is decked out in its 'Armour Jalur Gemilang' bearing the yellow-gold, red, and dark blue colours of our beloved flag.
The design is accompanied with a Japanese translation of the Bahasa Melayu proverb "seperti mentimun dengan durian" (Like a cucumber to a durian).
According to Peribahasa.Info, the proverb means "an unequal comparison".
A close-up shot reveals the little details on the samurai's armour, such as stitches to imitate the stripes of the Jalur Gemilang
The World Flags website was set up primarily to give a brief introduction to each country that will be participating in the 2021 Olympics.
The entry on Malaysia provides a brief history on the formation of the flag and its meaning, but also notes a recent incident where the Jalur Gemilang was mistaken as an American flag decorated with ISIS symbols.
Some of our ASEAN neighbours also got the samurai treatment, such as Singapore...
... and Indonesia!
Check out the samurai from other countries here