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Strike Witches 3rd Season

Strike Witches returns to chill its legs a third time

Three strikes and you're out?
Oct 14
Love it or hate it, Strike Witches will be retuning once more for a third season of military-come-science-fiction shenanigans. The news thus far is that the series has been given the go-ahead, so you'll need to sit tight a li... read

It's time to crown the new Princess of Lolita

Oct 12
The World's Grandest Party of Lolita is all set to go down October 23rd in the Shimotsuma City, and they are looking for their Princess of Lolita 2011. The event is a super huge Lolita festival, attra... read

Support Ro-Kyu-Bu!, get arrested?

Sep 10
A bunch of anime goods based on popular basketball-loli show Ro-Kyu-Bu! are due to drop at the end of October, so it's only natural that we will start to see what will soon be on offer. First up is the sleek and fashionable t... read

Don't vote for loli Rorona in this Atelier Meruru poll

Jun 20
Generally speaking, I don't begrudge anyone their tastes when it comes to 2D. No one's being hurt, after all, and I've probably got one or two 2D preferences that others might begrudge me for, should they be the sort to ... read

Rejoice freaks: Tokyo governor says otaku have warped DNA

Dec 17
Yeah, you heard it. We're all freaks. At least, according to Tokyo governor Ishihara, we are. While speaking specifically about the "anti-loli" bill at a press conference  on December 17, the governor... read

It seems that the ridiculous debate about the rights of fictional characters continues, disregarding common sense. Now, a Swedish manga translator (unnamed) has been fined by the district court of Uppsala Sweden for possessin... read feature


Railgun/Hellsing doujinshi explains the anti-loli law

Jul 21
Chalk up another victory for education. The Tokyo Nonexistent Youth Ordinance, also known as the "anti-loli law" may have been defeated in committee, but the need to satisfy minds hungry for knowledge is not yet gon... read

Hatsune Miku to get upgraded

Jul 04
Yeah, they're calling it an "upgrade." What's really happening? It seems that for Miku's next game, Project Diva 2, you're going to see a significantly more flat chested version of the character. A video on the... read

Yay: Anti-loli Nonexistent Youth bill voted down

Jun 15
Lovers of lolis and/or freedom can rejoice, for a grave threat to 2-D waifus everywhere has been suppressed...for now.Yesterday the Tokyo General Affairs Committee voted down the infamous "Nonexistent Youth" bill, w... read

Opposition to Tokyo's anti-loli bill spills into fiction

Jun 04
The fight over the fate of fictional lolis everywhere (within the Tokyo Metropolitan Area) might not be over, but one side is surely girding itself for battle.It seems that the latest group to join those opposed to the bill (... read

Time to feel uncomfortable again! Kodomo no Jikan returns

May 10
I...uh, wait. Is anyone watching? Clear? Okay. Kodomo no Jikan is comi... -- hey, don't act like you didn't watch the first season of the anime! I know you did. You probably watched the DVD-only follow-up too, Pervert.  ... read

From the Lolicon front: Anti-loli law back this fall

Apr 22
It's not over yet. The vote on Tokyo's proposed anti-loli law amendments has been delayed from June to a less determinate "fall" deadline, placing it on the docket for September at the earliest.While that might look... read

Former Wikipedia leader reports site for hosting lolicon

Apr 14
In a fun little bit of corporate sabotage, Wikipedia co-founder Lawrence Sanger reported Wikimedia Commons to the FBI for distributing child pornography and lolicon material, specifically citing obscenity statute 1466A, what ... read

"Loli ban" is not actually a loli ban

Mar 24
Over at, there's an ongoing explanation of the hijitsuzai seishounen reform proposal, or what some have been calling the Loli ban. According to the gentleman behind tsurupeta, they are wrong:This proposal does ... read

Famous people go hatin' on Japan's new anti-loli laws

Mar 15
It's always a good thing when people band together and speak out against laws they don't think help matters, and a bunch of famous manga creators did just that last night on an "emergency press meeting" regarding th... read

Aussie judge says lolicon 'less serious' than real stuff

Mar 05
If you're the type to follow video games, they you know that Australia is one of the less favorable developed countries to live in. Its authorities wield the censor stick like few others, and regularly compare games (and game... read

Neil Gaiman weighs in on Christopher Handley's case

Feb 15
If you haven't been following the case, Christopher Handley plead guilty to charges of Mailing Obscene Material and was sentenced to six months' jail time and five years' probation. And for what? Lolicon manga. While it's a t... read

Handley sentenced to 6 months' jailtime for manga

Feb 12
Anime Vice has been keeping tabs on Christopher Handley's case, the man arrested for his "obscene" manga collection. On the poor advice of his lawyer, he had pleaded guilty to the charges, and just recently received... read

Darker than Black season 2 happens October, contains Russian lolis, masks

Aug 10
Above is the short trailer for the next season of BONES' anime Darker than Black, entitled "Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini". It's set to broadcast in October, and will feature the characters Hei and Yin as t... read

Project Diva Miku motion capture done by a 13 year old loli

Jul 14
I was a bit surprised to learn this myself, but apparently Sega actually got Yui Ogura, a popular loli idol, to do the motion capture for it's recent vocaloid PSP title, Project Diva. What most people don't realize is that sh... read

Required Reading: On moe culture and OEL manga

Jul 14
This isn't quite link love, but it's a couple of articles that you really should read for the betterment of your knowledge as a lover of all things Japan. The first one is a piece from manga guru Jason Thompson entitled "... read

Philippines to ban Hentai, calls it 'Child Pornography'

Apr 16
You know what? I'm not even going get myself all riled up over nothing. So the country where I was born in, the Philippines, is trying to ban Hentai. The Philippine Congress gave out a press release that defines Hentai as &qu... read

Missing otaku girl found, kidnapper not kicked in groin

Mar 15
Remember back in the day when a 14-year-old girl named Deborah Fourzan was reported missing with a 40-year-old hobbit, who were planning on attending Ikkicon together? Well, a few months later and she has been finally found (... read

Elyse appears from My Balls!

Feb 06
[As originally posted on Tomopop]For those of you who frequent Japanator, you've probably already heard of the super-ecchi and borderline porn manga My Balls. In it, the main character has an evil demon sealed inside his tes... read

1/4 Konokoe Rin from FREEing gives you a loli in a box

Feb 03
For all of your friends who fall under the category of pedobear, this figure will be the perfect gift for them, and works for most any occasion. It will suit all of your loli-in-a-box needs! Featuring Konokoe Rin from Kodomo ... read

Man arrested for manga collection? The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will take the case!

Oct 11
Here's one of those court cases that's going to affect every one of us here in the U.S.: An Iowa man has been arrested for importing manga that was considered to be obscene. As the story goes, the defendant, Christopher Handl... read

Moe Snake is Sweet Snake

Aug 02
Its 9:30 in the morning, I still haven’t slept yet, and I come across cute chibi cross-dressing Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots Figumate figures; what on earth did I do to deserve this? If this isn’t the d... read

World Wrestling Moe Federation

Jul 30
A long time ago I told myself that I really shouldn’t be shocked with anything Japan produces anymore, because once you do you are in a world of surprise. Unfortunately, I became soft in my old age and wasn’t e... read

First Impression: Strike Witches

Jul 20
Concept: Flying loli-furry witches who fire machine guns and transform into a girl/plane hybrid.There, I've just ruined about all of the mystery behind Strike Witches. In a reality nothing like our own, the planet is under si... read

News roundup: So a loli, two yaoi guys, and Takashi Murakami walk into a bar...

Jun 28
Here's some of the news that happened recently that couldn't make itself into a full post. It's got a little something for everyone, at least.First up, a second OVA for the loli-tastic show Ichigo Mashimaro has been greenlit ... read

Kodomo no Jikan in your newspapers, selling you digital TV converters

Jun 19
A lot of people condemn Kodomo no Jikan for giving its young main characters a sex drive to match a fraternity member. Now those people can shake their heads in shame because Borderline Hikikomori found a screen cap of the sh... read

11 Hilarious and creepy groping incidents you have to hear about

Feb 04
Sadly enough these incidents were not picked by me, but by the cool cats over at Rising Sun of Nihon. As we know, Japanese men everywhere can not keep their hands off the beautiful broads that populate Japan. So much so tha... read

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