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My Little Pony Fan in Japan Dominates the Crane Game
WTVY TV / Morning Show / Thu 7:16 AM, Dec 05, 2013
…Osaka Jack” tweeted to the Morning Show that there are Japanese-exclusive plushies of each of the “Mane 6” characters from the show…more…
“Osaka Jack” went on to say that he’s “pretty good” at the Catcher/Crane arcade games and the morning show reported that:
He has won over two hundred of them in total and
he even sales [sic] them to Bronies* all across the w0rld.
Nothing says Japanese “Kurisumasu” better than gathering around the toxic waste “Melty Go-Round” Christmas Tree from Fukushima that gently glows in the dark in traditional radioactive colors…
Kawaii “Melty Go-Round” Christmas Tree Debuts at Roppongi Hills —via @TokyoFashion’s twitter
On Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” tour in Tokyo, Sunday, December 1st, she poses for the press with her life-sized, silicone f*ck dolls to promote her promotion of promoting (or something).
Can robots upstage Lady Gaga in Tokyo?
The Japan Times | 2013/12/01
…Lady Gaga, in Japan to promote her new album “Artpop,” was presented Sunday with four life-size dolls resembling her, created using precise anatomical measures and realistic silicone skin…
…The special state-of-the-art dolls were created by Orient Industry in Tokyo, a company that specializes in synthetic “love dolls.”
Previous posts of endless Japanese silicone love include:
• Love dolls for doggies! (3Yen / 2009-10-17)
• Tokyo Disneyland bus full of freakazoids (3Yen / 2009-03-08)
• i-doloids! Love Dolls for Japan (3Yen / 2008-01-04)
• Japanese Pro-Wrestler love dolls (3Yen / 2006-03-03)
A mo’ betta bear than Radioactive Japanese Bears (3Yen / 2012-11-11) and much more fun than Sometimes you eat the bear … and sometimes the bear eats you. (3Yen / 2009-02-20) is …
…Japan’s Emperor of the Weird, director Iguchi Noboru is releasing Gothic Lolita Battle Bear (aka Nuiglumar Z in Japanese). Enjoy?
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Here’s Miss Inori Aizawa, Microsoft Asia’s Kawaii/cute corporate mascot aka “image character” (イメージキャラクター).
Ooh! My naughty SKIRT keeps riding UP! Yup, it’s … INTERNET EXPLORER
—Get ready for Inori, the ‘personification of IE—
theregister.co.uk | 8th November 2013
Meet Inori Aizawa, Microsoft’s latest spokes…character, created by animation studio CACANi on behalf of Microsoft Singapore…
…Inori’s design is typical of many young female anime icons. She has big blue eyes, lots of curly hair, and she wears a suspiciously short blue dress…
…Inori’s outfit includes conspicuously placed Microsoft and Internet Explorer logos, because Inori is, we are told, “an anime personification for Internet Explorer.”
The reigning princess of J-Pop, Kyary Pamyu-Pamyu, talks to her athletic shoe—Japanese talento (—Wiki) at its best
← Krazy Kyary has been a long-time favorite of the 3Yen. Check out our other reports about Kyary Pamyu-Pamyu including:
• Japan’s Invader Invader…is ‘all about aliens’
(3Yen / 2013-05-16)
• UNIQLO goes ‘GU GU…’
(3Yen / 2013-03-06)
• Another hit of bath salts and ‘kawaii’…from Japan of course
(3Yen / 2012-07-14)
• Cheerful J-pop farts
(3Yen / 2011-07-18)
Here’s the latest in Japanese avant-garde architecture made of 2,000 Japanese manga comic books.
麻真◡̈⃝ (@tourio2san)’s twitter — October 17, 2013
A close-up shows that these typically super-thick manga comic books are “Doraemon,” who is the cat shaped robot from the 22nd century, goes back in time in order to help Nobita, a lazy below-average lazy kid, to make his life less miserable and improve his descendents’ lives. It’s classic manga/anime that dates back to 1973 and is still a favorite of children. ↙
Translation of the Japanese caption below:
My Melody® atones for sins at the University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture Japan
筑波大学名物「罪を贖うマイメロディ」 — ねこまったりら(ねこらり) (@mattarila)’s twitter Sept. 28, 2013
The Lady of the Lake is the newish character My Melody®, the Redeemer that is shown on the left is an extension to the Hello Kitty line of Sanrio featured before in:
• Hello Kitty goes on acquisition hunt for new ‘image characters’
(3Yen / 2011-07-14)
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A blue Batmobile? In Japan, why not?
Vintage ’60s Batman Friction Driven Tin Car by Yonezawa with an original box.
pic.twitter.com— Yuki Rinkya (@rinkya) September 28, 2013
…Atomic batteries to power, turbine to speed!
♫Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na…
Previous Japanese stories of The Batman include:
• nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, BATVAN!
(3Yen / 2010-11-16)
• Batman ‘karuta’ — Japanese playing cards
(3Yen / 2009-11-27)
• The secret history of Batman in Japan
(3Yen / 2008-10-28) ↓
The Robin’s-egg Blue Batmobile is available via rinkya.com
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The Tokyo’s 1/1 scale Gundam in Odaiba seems to be sleeping on the job again…
ずっと立ちっぱなしだったから疲れたんだろーね(笑)＠お台場 pic.twitter.com/OLhPlGy514— SHU 4 (@shusyhoo)’s twitter September 22, 2013
Check out the many previous Gundam reports on the 3Yen including:
• Gundam laying down on the job (3Yen / 2007-07-20)
• Gundam grudge (3Yen / 2009-08-23)
• Gundam’s big erection ↓ (3Yen / 2010-07-01)