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4:00 PM on 07.31.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: Sonic the Hedgehog 4

As you probably guessed, GACKT is still on his couch looking cool and gaming. However, you might notice something weird. It looks like he might actually be trying! Even stranger, there seems to be a glimmer of fun peering from his darkened shades. Bring it GACKT!

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 07.31.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

Buy buy buy bye.

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 07.22.2014

So I guess the Ninja Turtles are Japanese Kappa, now?

That seems to be the story Paramount have gone with in their new "Legend of the Yokai" trailer for this year's big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, opening on August 8th. According to the stylized animations and ster...

Josh Tolentino



1:00 PM on 07.22.2014

Sony invokes dongs to sell the new PS Vita

Remember that time in middle school you and your friends would get naked in the locker room and compare genitals? Me neither, but Sony does. This Japanese ad for the PS Vita calls up youthful PS-envy as young boys remark on ...

Josh Tolentino



2:00 PM on 07.13.2014

Japan's Frozen PS4 would've looked better in white

Frozen may have pretty much taken over the world, but that won't stop companies trying to cash in on its popularity with tacky, cheap branded merchandise. No, that doesn't make sense, because that's exactly why companies...

Josh Tolentino



7:00 PM on 07.11.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: More River City Ransom

So, this dude's still going at this. I've figured it out. He's probably played like 3 games total, and they are chopping them up, to milk this as long as they can. I don't think I can keep going. How about I check in once in a while, and only post if there's a new game? Honestly these are killing me to watch...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 07.11.2014

WTF Fridays: It's potty time!

Yeah, these kind of things happen, and the world keeps turning. Everything is wrong.

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 07.09.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: GACKT vs Metalman

Not much has changed. GACKT still sucks at video games. Today he continues his Rockman 2 assault, actually getting to challenge Metalman. We actually get a smile out of the rock legend.

Hiroko Yamamura



12:00 PM on 07.09.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

Our favorite grumpy shiba-inu, Otousan graces us with his presence, Madoka gets a live-action, and I get hungry for chocolate snacks. I don't think my brain could handle much more. I also have an incredibly twisted desire for curry.

Hiroko Yamamura



6:00 PM on 07.08.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: River City Ransom

Yup, GACKT is still gaming, but there's a change... The strangest thing is happening... it looks like he might be having a tiny bit of fun! This time he's brought his buddy Takumi in for a game of River City Ransom. Remember I said a TINY bit of fun.

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 07.04.2014

WTF Fridays: Crack open that watermelon

There's nothing like a cold refreshing watermelon on the Fourth of July. I just wish I could find some way to crack this thing open...

Hiroko Yamamura



1:00 PM on 07.04.2014

Celebrate July 4th with some US Navy ship girls!

It's AMERICA day today, and you know what's pretty cool and American? The United States Navy! And you know what cool American thing is grossly underrepresented in Kantai Collection, everyone's favorite strategy game &nbs...

Josh Tolentino



2:00 PM on 07.03.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

Sometimes you're all thumbs...

Hiroko Yamamura



12:00 PM on 07.03.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: Super Dodgeball

So I wanted to keep you guys tuned into GACKT's daily gaming special, but now I'm not too sure. Today he went at the Famicom classic, Super Dodgeball, and the results couldn't be any more boring. Maybe if he took his sun gla...

Hiroko Yamamura



6:00 PM on 07.02.2014

AKB48 handshake events to resume this weekend

After two members of AKB48 and one staff person were viciously attacked by a knife wielding idiot, I was pretty confident that the super-groups already creepy handshake events were coming to an end. The girls are often made t...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 07.02.2014

So yeah... let's watch GACKT play video games: Rockman 2

Ever want to watch the ultra-talented, super sexy GACKT play video games poorly? Well, you better clear out your calendar for the year, because he's set to do it daily, and share his exploits with the world. Weird? Yes. Intr...

Hiroko Yamamura



9:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Puppy Power! Two canines rescue their owners from a bear attack

There's something great about seeing a canine save someone from danger, as it symbolizes the strong bond between a dog and its owner. Speaking of which, we encounter two different situations in Japan where a dog manages to s...

Salvador GRodiles



2:00 PM on 06.27.2014

WTF Fridays: It's Chubby Bunny time

Yes, I keep watching this stupid YouTube challenge. It fulfills a dark hole in my heart.

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 06.26.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

Shingeki No Chewy Stuff.

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 06.26.2014

It's time to buy a Gundam new watch

Gundam has seen its share of plenty of merchandise tie-ins. Lately the series has begun really branching into the fashion and accessories market, but none of it has really tickled my fancy. This new Casio G-Shock watch is exa...

Hiroko Yamamura



12:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Power up your Atomic Breath with Godzilla shochu

I'm not quite sure what most people thought about the recent Godzilla film reboot. Personally, I loved the film. It's actually hard for me to dislike anything Godzilla, so you could probably gues I was excited to see this lim...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Sailor Moon hits IT'S DEMO in July

A recent announcement reveals that fashion and accessory boutique IT'S DEMO is going to be collaborating with Sailor Moon. It all starts in July, when they'll be selling little pouches, tote bags, mirrors, pass cases, and mor...

Kristina Pino



12:00 PM on 06.23.2014

The Mother of Ultra has a mean shopping streak

Does it ever freak you out when your mom tries to dress sexy? Imagine being Ultraman! The Mother of Ultra has shown up alongside some well dressed Kaiju in new ads for AMU shopping complex, showing off huge leaps and Ultra dance moves. Yeah, I feel uncomfortable too. However, I have a strong need to shop now.

Hiroko Yamamura



9:00 AM on 06.18.2014

Colossal Titan now terrorizing various landmarks around Japan

Most tourist attractions and gift shops in Japan aren't complete without a huge selection of various cute phone straps and keychains you can buy as a memento. You can find them with Hello Kitty, Stitch, One Piece characters, ...

Kristina Pino



1:00 PM on 06.17.2014

A Daily Dose of Ab Crunches: Wonder Core

Hiroko's out today, which leaves you trapped in here with me! Bahahaha! And for today's Dose, hot abdominal fitness courtesy of this commercial for the Wonder Core exercise machine, starring the sensational six-pack of ...

Josh Tolentino



9:00 AM on 06.17.2014

Drink a tall glass of your favorite Disney princess

Entabe reports that Bourbon brand drinking water is now going to come in bottles with Disney Princess designs on its labels. The designs themselves are rather pretty: fashion designer-looking artwork with pastel watercolor wa...

Kristina Pino



11:30 PM on 06.13.2014

WTF Fridays: Become Doraemon

Want to become your favorite childhood character Doraemon? Just at little imagination goes a long way.

Hiroko Yamamura



5:00 PM on 06.12.2014

You think you like Hello Kitty?

Everyone loves the iconic Hello Kitty a little bit. Strangely, I don't think I've encountered anyone that outright hates the frozen faced feline. In fact, most ladies I hang out with are bound to have a couple Sanrio goods o...

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 06.12.2014

Family Mart cashier's enthusiasm is something to behold

Sometimes you see people doing unexpected things that just brighten your day. Take this cashier who is serving up change and goods in style. The man obviously takes some serious pride in his job, and aims to please his custo...

Hiroko Yamamura



8:00 AM on 06.10.2014

The Scouting Legion takes on the Bearded Titan

So what if they want to devour us whole for reasons unknown? The least we can do is make them look good while doing it, right? Apparently, that's Schick's logic for trying to hawk safety razors for the sake of mankind's grea...

Josh Tolentino



3:00 PM on 05.31.2014

Move over, Gendo: Attack on Titan now selling razors

Hey, remember when Gendo Ikari and the Evangelion crew teamed up with the forces of crass commercialism to hawk razorblades? Yeah, that happened, and now mankind's greatest challenge isn't a bunch of giant, skinless cann...

Josh Tolentino



12:00 PM on 05.19.2014

Otsuka to send soft drink into space next year

Well, you know it had to happen sooner or later. The Earth became impossibly full of advertisements, so they had to start using the moon. In all seriousness, Japanese soft drink maker Otsuka, producers of the oddly tasty Poc...

Pedro Cortes



4:00 PM on 05.02.2014

WTF Fridays: Fair fight?

50 vs 3? Sounds good to me!

Hiroko Yamamura



3:40 PM on 04.26.2014

Atari Cartridges have been discovered in New Mexico landfill

Well here's some unexpected news for the weekend! The myth that there are millions Atari 2600 cartridges, including the infamously awful E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, may just have been proved true. There is currently a te...

Chris Walden



8:00 AM on 04.26.2014

Oh, Justin: Bieber in Yasukuni causes international incident

I don't have anything against The Bieb. In fact, I find the hate for him somewhat petty. I mean, it's not like he's against vaccines or whatever. That said, causing an international incident is something you really shoul...

Josh Tolentino



4:30 PM on 04.25.2014

WTF Fridays: I Want Candy

I'm having far too much internal conflict now to give an opinion.

Hiroko Yamamura



9:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Avril Lavigne's latest music video is hard on cute, Japanese stereotypes

When Avril Lavigne's latest music video for "Hello Kitty" surfaced earlier today, it hit the higher-brow internet with a wave of pain. I'm not sure what it really is about it, so you better see for yourself. The use of forei...

Jeff Chuang



11:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Mt. Fuji-shaped ice goes best with whisky

I like to collect strange ice molds. I've got some shaped like Tetris pieces, Space Invaders, the symbol for Pi and many more. A new one that popped up in our inbox was this mold for Mt. Fuji. Designed for whisky aficionados,...

Pedro Cortes



10:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Japanese version of Harry Potter theme park opens in July

Come July 15, Harry Potter fans in Japan will be getting their own version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Announced on April 18 in Osaka, the Japanese version of Universal Studios will be opening their Harry Potter l...

Pedro Cortes



5:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Kick Dio out of his coffin so you can store your jewelry there

You ever look over your jewelry collection and think to yourself "Wow, I really wish I had a coffin to store all of this in?" You're not alone, apparently. But it can't just be any coffin, because you're classy. You're an ota...

Brittany Vincent



3:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Babymetal performing with Metallica and Iron Maiden at Sonisphere Festival UK

Babymetal, the band the internet is just now getting around to hyping up, will be performing alongside bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden this year in the UK's Sonisphere Festival. It only seems like just yesterday Hiroko h...

Brittany Vincent



8:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Daily Beast claims Hollywood has been "ripping off" anime

With this week's release of Transcendence, a movie where a scientist played by Johnny Depp escapes his death by digitizing himself, talk has started up again about concepts that first appeared in anime showing up in big Holly...

Pedro Cortes



10:00 PM on 04.12.2014

Dream up a logo for '.moe' domains, win mad bank

Are you ready for .moe to take over the internet? No, not "moe", that weird otaku concept. That's already taken over the internet. I'm talking about ".moe", a new domain being operated by Japanese internet provider Inter...

Josh Tolentino



4:00 PM on 04.11.2014

WTF Fridays: Have a beary nice day

Some women will complain about any gift you get them.

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 04.09.2014

It's awesome Japanese commercial time!

It's the midweek party time that I use your lunch break to catch you up on the fantastic commercial offerings from the far East. This week we're still catching up on JPCMHD's round-up from earlier in the year, but I didn't w...

Hiroko Yamamura



7:00 PM on 04.05.2014

Japanese Twitter user reveals the truth behind Thomas the Tank Engine

Let's end your week right: with a creepy drawing of Thomas the Tank Engine! Japanese Twitter user Yui apparently took some photos of an old notebook of hers, in which she drew several illustrations of Thomas. I imagine it was...

Ben Huber



4:00 PM on 04.04.2014

WTF Fridays: True enthusiasm

This classic really needs no explanation. I mean, THIS CLASSIC NEEDS NO EXPLANATION!!!!!

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 04.04.2014

The internet tries to catch up with Japanator & BabyMetal

Remember when we introduced you to BabyMetal back in 2011, courtesy of our friend Ric Q?Well, it looks like the pint size headbangers have gone viral. I can't seem to not see their videos pop up in my social media feed latel...

Hiroko Yamamura



11:00 PM on 03.29.2014

Cri-moe-a: Natalia Poklonskaya responds to getting anime-fied

Depending on where you get your news, the recent actions of the Russian government in the Ukrainian state of Crimea could be a correction of a historical mistake or the violation of a nation's sovereignty...or it could be an ...

Josh Tolentino



7:00 PM on 03.29.2014

Hidden batch of risque Tezuka art released by his daughter

Want to take a walk on the weird side? Osamu Tezuka, the god of manga, drew a lot of risque and taboo things in his lifetime. He tackled a variety of subjects (sexuality, politics, etc) that at the time pushed the boundaries ...

Ben Huber




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