The latest princess of Photoshop to be causing controversy is none other than top ero-cosplayer Ushijima Iiniku, whom detractors decry as “nothing but a Photoshop dependent old hag in her forties” – though for once, the not inconsiderable discrepancies between some of her photographs are hard to ignore.

As part of their mission to uncover egregious use and abuse of Photoshop amongst idols and cosplayers, Japanese Internet denizens have recently been lavishing particular attention on notoriously toned “net idol” Ushijima Iiniku – no stranger to controversy, having already scandalised Taiwan, got herself banned from Comiket and cultivated a small legion of detractors aggrieved at the defiant attitude she strikes on Twitter:





Not since Kipi has a cosplayer’s purported reliance on Photoshop proven so controversial (although idols are another matter) – commentators on 2ch in particular have been attempting to determine just how reliant on the fine art of photo manipulation she really is:

“Her Photoshop skills are amazing!”

“You only realised this just now?”

“I cannot believe that is actually her…”


“It just makes me sad.”

“She’s just an old lady…”

“The guy who does her shops has some serious talent.”

“If this is just her without makeup, it’s not bad!”

“You fool, that is with makeup and gussied up to the max! What is left is the final transformation.”

“It must be tough editing the movies too.”

“She still looks cute in the movies though!”

“She has appeared in live movies and still looks cute!”

“Come on – without any editing in those movies her face looks comically bad.”

“Funny to see all the supporters of this old lady come out of the woodwork whenever anyone criticises her.”

“She’s really been getting desperate to sell her name lately.”

“On top of being ugly her personality is that of a total scumbag too.”

“As soon as anyone criticises her she exposes their Facebook or who they work for…”

“She went after anyone who posted unshopped pics of her at TGS. Such is the nature of Photoshop.”

“And she dug in after making trouble in Taiwan and never showed a shred of remorse.”

“The basis of most cosplayers is a personality defect though.”

“Her whole thing is to never admit she was wrong or to apologise for anything.”

“Such an immense drama queen!”

“She’s just some perverted old exhibitionist hag.”

“Haters! I suppose this is another form of marketing for her though.”

“She’s just some softcore idol. She never actually cosplays any characters, does she?”

“She’s the kind of ugly girl you can still get off to though.”

“Good meat but old meat!”

“Why is she so strong on Twitter these days?”

“Her real personality only came out recently… she’ll have to retire soon as she is getting on a bit.”

“I actually thought she would have turned to porno by now.”

“She’s just some crazy old ex-porn star with a penchant for litigation. How old is she going to have to get before she stops showing off that butt of hers?”

“Marry me you old hag!”

“A self-proclaimed 28-year-old who must be past 35 at least.”

“She’s at least 40.”

“If she is 40 she’s doing quite well though?”

“I think she must be 35+.”

“She’s 36 this year I believe.”

“If so she is alright!”

“But is this down to shopping or is she just hot?”

“She is alright if you only look at her belly.”

“I still like her, though I prefer it when she keeps her clothes on!”

“Who cares how hot she is, her personality is rotten.”

“Is it her fault that whenever I look at idols with thin smiles looking into the camera I can’t get off any more?”

“If you still think she is cute then good luck to you – but for me she is impossible.”

“Cosplay is so painful.”

Unlike Kipi, Ushijima is not about to take any criticism lying down (or perhaps is terrified of the truth getting out as some have claimed) – she apparently made legal threats against a number of sites posting exposés of her Photoshop work in an effort to suppress any discussion of the matter, and being Japanese they rolled over without any fuss – though 2ch continues its policy of ignoring any efforts to tame it with mere litigation.

Update: Unsurprisingly, she has also attempted to have this article taken down…

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    Comment by Fate-
    01:26 28/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Creepy 2Chan loosers hates on girls for pretty much being above 20 y/o.

    And we SanCom Pervs looks down on the 2Chan-Creeps.
    Fuck yeah! I feel like such a good person.

    So from one pervert to another, HAVE A GOOD DAY EVERYONE! We are better than them! CAUSE WE LOVE GIRLS!

    (Even though some of us probably never will have one) orz



    Comment by Anonymous
    12:25 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Hahaha poor 2ch loosers really

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 01/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What a bunch of idiots, not only photoshop do magic, its about the photographer, lighting angle and make up, just look at great pictures of married couples, those guys are genious, saying that photoshop does all the tricks its retarded, we are talking anout profesionals here. Not juat an average kid with an ilegal software, otakus are getting reterded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:25 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    so it's all down to hatefagging or whiteknighting

    ever since i read BAKUMAN i can't take seriously these conversations anymore
    hatefags are either well fed trolls or people who has some personal grudge against the target, and whiteknights are troll-bait idiots or looked down for being whiteknight "beta scum"

    thank you for ruining my life, episode 166. i can't ever enjoy internet discussions because of you

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:34 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol. What has me curious as to why people think its a terrible thing to have to wear make up or be photo shopped. 95% of the world doesn't look good enough on their own to be in a magazine, so OBVIOUSLY make up and photo shop happen. Hell hentai is pretty photo shopped plus I know people use photo shop to remove articles of clothing and etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:42 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's pathetic. Getting girls takes time and money, but you already think your a loser. Therefore you are. It is what it is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:13 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And then...the 9gag/reddit people look down on the pervs...and are in turn despied by the average internet folks. Those serious internet users look down on the average internet folks, and then...the 2chan creeps look down on them. IT'S A HATE CIRCLE!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:17 01/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice so well said.

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    Comment by AzureXuchilbara
    05:31 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    *was about to rant, but decides against it*

    She is a MILF cosplayer in the rip age of 35, what more could you want..?

    Beggars cannot be choosers, and that goes for all of us...Lucky enough to get some...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 21/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    35, 40?
    Last I checked, being born in 1990 would make her 23...

    I think some people on here need to relearn their maths. -.-

    this whole page is retarded.


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 28/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    40 or not I'll still mash it up....hard

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    Comment by Dan Hibiki
    01:38 28/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Right on brother.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:06 28/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    shes 40? wow she looks hotter than most 21 year olds and i am talking about the before pictures but seriously the only people that don't find her attractive must be pedophiles or gay

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:46 28/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)


    * She's cute and sexy;
    * She's close enough to my age;
    * She likes sexy cosplay; and,
    * She can teach me Photoshop.

    Looks like a winner to me!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 28/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)


    She is HOT and LOOKS VERY GOOD in ALL intances. PERIOD.

    This is a FAIL topic because theres not real major difference which only tells you she is a real hottie.

    And yep, which knows about her age, but many 20-something years old and even teens would kill to look like her.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    10:03 28/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    It's the issue that people approach this as if it's somehow disgusting to find someone above 30 beautiful. I am ashamed that I love aspects of Japanese culture when I think about that part of it.

    In general it's more the issue that photoshop is a lie and people got fooled that people are pissed. Every one of the people who complained about her probably fell for it and are angry at themselves for falling for it.

    I felt it for a moment too, until I saw her pictures and was like "Wait... this is before? She's quite beautiful!"

    I'd love to see her smile though in those pictures. Granted she smooths out the puffiness in her cheeks and turns her skin milky-white and smooth, but even then she's doing wonderfully.

    The reason I love her work is because of her poses actually. It's what makes her stand out above everyone else. Poses, angles and situations are what make her a very creative model. I have her in my reference library for that very reason.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:27 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I could have sworn I've read this exact comment a few times here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:03 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey hey, you can't take that seriously. lol

    I think she's older than she wants people to believe too, but I think the oldest she can be is somewhere around 40. The lines on her face are becoming more pronounced, but not deep enough for a 40er.

    I'm more concerned on her personality though. She reminds me of certain steroid abusing bodybuilder types who display huge egoes to hide their own insecurities and self hate.

    Ushijima might be more palletable than Kipi on her own, but I'd rather have the latter come to my parties or go along for group tours.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:08 03/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And who are you to say you're better than them?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:23 28/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Looks better than most American 21 year olds.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:16 28/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Becuse most of 21 year old Americans are 100kg giants?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank God that I don´t live in North America

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    sadly true. she is hot as hell and twice as tasty

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    Comment by Erranty
    05:51 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed. Especially American Otaku types.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesn't take much to accomplish that thou.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:33 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know perhaps one person that would pass on her. And he's about 2 points away from having the gay floating power.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, I heard you liked old onaholes?

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    Comment by Conduit
    09:59 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly the only signs of possible "photoshopping" I see is touching up her complexion, and really any number of factors could make her complexion look worse than it really is in the so called, "before" photos, everything from bad lighting to not getting enough sleep can make a person look less attractive than they really are.

    Even if they are touching up her photos, she's still hot as hell and given the chance I'd bang her until my cock broke off inside of her.

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    Comment by Senjou
    12:36 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    About time you guys realized she is an old hag.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:29 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amen to that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd bang her... many women look plain without make-up.

    She's done a lot of costumes and done cos-plays in public - so she can't be horrible.

    Look at Charlize Theron and compare her to the much younger girl who plays the heroine in the Twilight movies. Which one is hot? (hint, the the drooping looking younger one).

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:08 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd mash that potato XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:20 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    as long as it is still fappable, it isn't a big matter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    you can fap at anything that you want anyway

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    she is so hot, it dont matter if she has 40 or more, please be my waifu ushijima

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:45 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    40 and everything else still looks where they should be and no extra fat or sagging body parts. There is always sex in candle lights or doggy style if you don't want to see her face. ;)

    Most women here falls off starting at late 20's and you'll be luck if she hasn't gone from a hotty to a fatty.

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    Comment by Artist Rising
    11:27 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I won't...Yuck...get some standards you pervert. Fucking old thxs!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:42 01/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your mother's an old hag...but I bet she gives GREAT OLD HAG HEAD!!
    You know what, I would bet ANY amount of money that if you HAD to choose between fucking your mother, fucking Ushijima or getting your head blown off, you would pick.....
    You know, on second thought,
    you would probably pick your mother....
    you 2ch FREAK!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:09 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its not like you'll ever get a chance to fuck her.

    You pricks bitch a bout people not being hot enough, but in reality you're the ones who aren't good enough.

    Yeah, I've spent time around enough otaku's to hear you bitch, then see who you actually manage to get dates with.

    Your next date will probably have the nickname of Unicron, or something similar--I've seen that shit before coming from hypercritical assholes before.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:25 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Its not like you'll ever get a chance to fuck her."

    What part of "I won't" don't you understand...back to school for you inbred.

    She's ugly end of story! Next Article Arefact!

    Avatar of あたしは月姫ですわ
    00:48 28/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    What will happen when they realize that singers use Autotune?
    I mean come on people, you can't be that naive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:13 28/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Very good comparison.

    Yes, of course models use makeup and photoshop. Doesn't everybody know that? Really?

    That being said, she still looks pretty good for a woman her age. And that body... damn O.O

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah just look at pock face Cameron Diaz

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:16 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Most people don't even realize that modelling is about attitude not necessarily looks. Take a look at Victoria secret models with and without makeup, ect.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:35 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hatsune Miku does not use Autotune!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, she's all autotune. Machine tuning is autotune.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:26 30/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd say Miku's more like inverse-autotuning than the original definition.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:34 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think trainer was attempting to use sarcasm. It was somewhat effective.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:00 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Being naive works for most people, as otherwise you'd just be a nitpicky derpmachine hating the world :p

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:21 28/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    And does no one understand professional lighting?

    Put someone under professional lighting, of course they look better; but that's not photoshop. That's a photographer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 29/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously, lighting and the angle. All her cellphone selfshots are sexy as hell, she doesn't need to rely on ps like some people might.

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