Hitomi Aizawa is back for more Wednesday Wasabi, and as we looked at this seemingly random collection of pictures we couldn’t help but think of The Hangover. You know the films — Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms go on a crazy, roofie-fueled spree of bad judgment. Strippers, hookers, tigers, drugs, drug dealers, tattoo artists, former heavyweight boxing champs, monkeys — things that seem like a good idea at the time (unless you’re sober) form a chain of zany madcap episodes that lead to a wedding almost not-happening.
Fun as it is to watch the middle-class white guys blowing their cash on all the wrong things, we should remember there’s another side to the story. Many other sides, in fact. What happened to the hooker? What happened to the drug dealer? What happened to the monkey?
Here’s Hitomi as several Hangover-esque supporting characters rolled into one. She’s a stripper/magician’s assistant/dominatrix/semi-prostitute fueling the hijinks of white guys in Tokyo for a bachelor party. And it goes on and on ’til the break of dawn, when we find a sapped Hitomi sitting alone on a park bench, tight clothing disheveled, hair mussed, sipping her last Stella Artois as a nightcap/breakfast.
We’ve been there, Hitomi, we have so been there.