The global economic downturn's been affecting everyone, and the people of Japan are no exception. They just left their own recession relatively recently. Credit is harder than ever to come by, and folks are employing alternative means to get the money they need.
That said, I'm pretty sure that this man didn't need to go so far as to crossdress as his wife and attempt to take out a loan in her name. Dressed up in a wig and women's clothing, the man tried to explain away the discrepancies between his spouse's ID card and his face as the result of botched cosmetic surgery. He also said that to explain the depth of his voice, and probably his Adam's Apple.
What was even worse, though, was the treatment of the subject given by the police and news agencies. The police went and put the clothes the man was wearing on a mannequin, with breast-enhancement pads for added realism. The news programs, not to be outdone, used colored sketches and voice actors for a dramatic reenactment of the scene, while another resorted to crude 3D modeling to get that whole "CSI" effect.
Hit the jump for the full, hilarious video. That guy was such an amateur! If only he had watched some anime to get some tips on proper crossplay. What shows would you recommend that he view for the next time he goes banking?
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