I knew a guy that had a pet scorpion once. I think I asked him "what the fuck is wrong with you?" every time I saw him. I guess I didn't see the point in owning a creature that could sting the living shit out of you at any moment whether or not the venom was removed. Now that I've seen Japanese Bug Fights, I think I'm starting to get the picture.
What shocked me most about these videos was how after the first few seconds, I was actually interested in the outcome. Add some very cheesy and very Japanese graphics and commentary, and you've got yourself quite the wacky little spectacle. Plus, I'm instantly in love with anything that has an old school hit counter on the bottom of the page, so Japanese Bug Fights is a winner on all fronts.