I've never loved or hated Harry Potter - I haven't read the books, saw a couple of the movies and thought they were alright. I'm sure I'd like the whole Harry Potter thing if I got into it, but I haven't taken the time to do that yet. Don't get me wrong, I love fantasy and magic, some of my favorite authors are Terry Goodkind, David Eddings, and Terry Pratchett. I just never really got into Harry Potter.
Anyway, this young Japanese girl, Kana, was lucky enough to win a contest to meet the stars of the Harry Potter movies. Apparently Japanese girls are crazy about Harry Potter - and Kana was selected as one of the craziest. I think these videos are some of the funniest, sweetest, most adorable things I've ever seen. Kana is just so insane, so genuine, so awesome. The three stars of the movies she meets (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson) take it all in stride and seem like really nice people. I just can't help but smile and giggle when I watch these.
The translation for these videos is a bit wacky, but I think that just adds to the magic...
Note: Emma and Daniel videos removed by a copyright claim (sigh), found another version, hopefully these will stay up.
For more Japanese Girls vs. Harry Potter awesomeness (in fact, an entire school of Japanese girls), check this out.
I love how they take what has to be a surreal experience for him, and took it to the next level - by the end they're just messing with his head. Daniel is such a good sport during all of it - I really admire him for being such a cool person in the face of worldwide, overwhelming fame.