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4:00 PM on 02.04.2015

OP Up! Cute Girls Edition

Sketch SwitchAnime: Hidamari SketchYear: 2007Hump day is here again and here is  your weekly heapin' serving of openings. I don't know if it's an actual genre but the "Cute-girls-doing-cute-things" (or CGDCT) is a thing ...

Red Veron

Top 5 Best Eyepatch Gals photo
Top 5 Best Eyepatch Gals
by Marlin Clock

[How about another promoted article for this month's Bloggers Wanted? Marlin Clock is on hand to give us the low down on the best eyepatches available on the market, as well as the lovely ladies they are attached to. Hit the jump for an eyeful, and be sure to tell us your own favourites down there in the comments. Stay tuned for this months Bloggers Wanted topic which will be going up later today, and you too could find your writing on the front page! - Chris]

Ever since I have started this long quest to find truth in the world, only one thing has stayed constant. In my thoughts and in my words the utterance of this very truth has saved me from the pits of despair and the heights of hubris. Whispered in hallowed halls as much as it is trumpeted in raucous pubs is something every red blooded man that lives on the face of the earth can attest to: Eyepatch chicks rule.

How do I have such confidence you ask? Have you ever even contemplated the beauty and majesty having an eyepatch gives to a humble maiden? It can transform her into an unstoppable force of nature whose very essence summons explosions in the brain. She can become a watchdog of death, unafraid of curses. The eyepatch can even turn a grieving girl into a completely adorable moeblob, arresting the thoughts of all like-minded men! There are so many examples I could give to you of the lovely ladies that have partaken in this sacred tradition, but fate dictates I may only enumerate 5 of their names as the apex of this splendid genre. As is customary for such descriptions, intimate details of their life story may be revealed, so be wary if you wish to remain in ignorance. Join me then, if your heart burns aflame for a cloth covered orb as much as mine does, and let us celebrate these splendid damsels henceforth!

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11:00 AM on 07.13.2012

A Daily Dose of Music: Japan Expo Live!

I was really excited to catch this whole phenomena known as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu this entire trip. Finally when the night came, I approached the whole concert cautiously. The girl has become a bit of an icon and a bra...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 05.18.2012

KFC gets weirder when Kyary Pamyu Pamyu advertises for it

Okay, so nothing Kyary Pamyu Pamyu does is quite as weird as her video for "PONPONPON," but she's still pretty far out there. Of course, no matter how odd you are, if you're an idol, you pretty much have to appear in ads. Th...

Bob Muir

9:00 AM on 04.09.2012

Official style book coming from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

I have a confession, dear readers: I'm not really into Japanese music. I don't have anything against it, but compared to the way I dove head-first into Jpop and anime theme songs in high school, I can't really call myself a f...

Bob Muir

11:00 AM on 04.02.2012

Ore no Imouto gets a sequel, more tsundere inbound

Looks like we're getting some interesting news now that April Fools is over for another year, and this one is sure to get some of you folk excited! Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai, or There's No Way My Li...

Chris Walden

3:00 PM on 02.14.2012

Best Valentines Day news? Miya OVA, confirmed!

The heartwarming romance anime of this season Amagami SS+ will be getting the OVA treatment like it's predecessor, with a special Miya Tachibana episode being bundled with the seventh Blu-ray release. While it's disheartening...

Chris Walden

First Impressions: Amagami SS+ photo
First Impressions: Amagami SS+
by Chris Walden

Wait, hold on a second. Amagami SS already ended, didn't it? Well apparently they aren't done just yet, gifting us with a further twelve episodes about Junichi and his alternate universe relationships. Dear god, can we stumble into the Miya universe for a second? 

Those of you that have seen the predecessor to this show will know that it was well and truly wrapped up, so without adding new ladies I couldn't really see where this show was going. It seems that these episodes, consisting of six two-parter stories, one per 'main' girl (man, this is getting complex already!), are set right after hooking up with Junichi, and before the glimpse at their future lives together. Ah whatever, Miya is the only girl that matters in this show. 


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6:00 PM on 09.11.2011

It's Okenpi the meowing dog

Meet Okenpi, a dog having a serious identity crisis. Apparently Okenpi may have picked up some lingo from a cat he used to live with. Dogs meowing, cats barking, what's going to happen next? It's a bit bizarre, and a lot cute. Now go out and hug a shiba! [Via Japan Probe]

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 09.06.2011

A Daily Dose of Cuteness: Shunsuke

What's the hot new thing trending the interwebs in Japan right now? Some hot new tech? An amazing new AKB48 video? How about an adorable pomeranian named Shunsuke. Star of his own book, and popular Twitter page, Shunsuke is going to find a way into your heart after the break! [Via Japan Probe]

Hiroko Yamamura

10:00 AM on 07.26.2011

Lum cosmetics doll you up for Darling

It's no secret that I love classic anime, and you might have guessed that being a Japanese girl, I love cosmetics. What happens when you put both together?  My wallet gets lighter a lot faster! Bandai's Creer Beauty cosm...

Hiroko Yamamura

6:00 PM on 07.22.2011

Licensing GET: Sentai adopts Meiro no Croisee

It's time for all lovers of tiny Japanese girls being incredibly cute in 19th-century France to celebrate, for Sentai Filmworks has, in its infinite love of tiny Japanese girls being incredibly cute in 19th-century France, li...

Josh Tolentino