Western vs Eastern Game Characters: Muscles vs Moe



The CEO of Nintendo has recently made some interesting comments to the effect that he is glad his predecessor dared to defy the advice of his American advisors and not turn Pokémon into muscle-bound monstrosities, because “Monsters can’t be cute.”

Of course, we all know how well Pokémon turned out, but what about games where the wisdom of American marketing prevailed and the characters were redesigned to meet the exacting standards of Western tastes? You can see some examples below…

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  • Anonymous commented on February 8, 2012 08:28

    thus explaining our higher birthrate... More

  • Ben commented on December 4, 2010 22:53

    Yeah... I'm reminded of a very awful Megaman box art which may very well have been a redesign. At least today they don't do that (for the most part). Both of those ICO boxes look cool... More

Saki Oppai Mouse Pad


Oppai anime Saki finds itself providing an appropriately supportive Nodoka oppai mouse pad in this product, which you can see vigorously demonstrated in the below video…

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  • Lelouch_Lemperouge commented on June 16, 2011 00:22

    yes, my mah-jong Hime-sama! i want one!... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 26, 2009 20:34

    f... More

Wife Drills Husband’s Penis for Profligacy


A man was hospitalised and nearly lost his member after his wife angrily woke him from his drunken torpor by inserting an electric drill into his trousers.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 18, 2014 01:35

    Really enjoyed this blog.Really thank you! Really Great. Lauren http://www.blurty.com/talkpost.bml?journal=clinton6mcdowel&itemid=498... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 12, 2013 00:14

    Maybe she should GET A JOB and stop leaching off of him.... More

“Japan Forces Poor Countries to Translate Hentai Child Porn”


The Philippines has launched into a hysterical drive to demonise Japanese erotica, with their legislature proclaiming that “hentai is child pornography”, but now there are even claims that Japan is forcing poor countries to service their international child pornography empire, with the Philippines supposedly the number one victim of this monstrous exploitation.

A ludicrous example of this supposed practice is proffered in the form of a lady who is “forced to translate hentai loli manga to support her family”:

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  • Anonymous commented on March 18, 2014 05:59

    Loli manga is translated with google translate. I don't know, how she types kanji (OCR? well, I don't know jap, but can reliably recognize kanji), but if she knows english, she can make something understandable... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 13, 2014 04:21

    Are you crazy? $300 a month for just translating comics would be a godsend for me.... More

Tsumugi’s Eyebrows Shaved


Tsumugi‘s eyebrows are either her biggest “charm point”, or a blight on her moe, depending on which fan is asked. Here we see the question of thick eyebrow moe put to the test…

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  • Anonymous commented on December 8, 2010 11:40

    eyebrows are the reason she is 3rd and not 2nd... More

  • ShiraYuki619 commented on April 22, 2010 17:35

    that is available in nendroid edition... More

Man Cycles 300km for Loli Sex


A man who cycled some 300km to meet up with a girl he met online for underage sex faces prison for his pains.

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  • Gradius commented on February 14, 2013 02:02

    15yo ain't a loli anymore. NOT with today's standard!... More

  • tyciol commented on January 15, 2010 03:41

    Damnit, the man earned it!... More

Incest Necrophilia: Boy Kills Mother & Has Sex with Corpse


A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after allegedly strangling his mother to death and having sex with her corpse whilst an acquaintance looked on.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 29, 2013 15:17

    Y'all Japanese are just hatin on America cause y'all almost got blown off the fucking map...more than once...hahaha fucking communists...there are worst countries out there than America...open your eyes...oh wait I forgot y'all were born... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 9, 2012 20:25

    two things picture of boy and picture of mom.... More

Haruhi Second Season Episode Dated


Against all reason Haruhi fans are still hoping for clarification on the matter of whether the rerun currently airing will actually contain new episodes, and with Kadokawa merrily stringing them along, they are left to glean what they can from third party reports.

The latest such report comes from the recent Wakayama TV listings, and seems quite credible as such.

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  • Aiko Goddess commented on March 6, 2010 22:31

    Same here xD... More

  • Anne commented on May 24, 2009 21:26

    I just watched the episode 1 of season 2...the drawing is crappy.still, it's story related/ =)... More

Lucky Star Engine Oil


The latest inexplicable moe-anime product tie-in to make its bid for the at times excessively profligate otaku wallet emerges: here we have no less than “Lucky Star Eco Engine Oil”, replete with “added peach fragance.”

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  • Anonymous commented on May 11, 2010 10:12

    powered by moe, power by loli, and power by yuri. I am still clueless as to why this exists.... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 8, 2009 14:53

    I'd Yui-fy my car with this.... More

Evangelion Sneakers


To complement the earlier Evangelion unit 01 watch, and even the Evangelion official underwear, Eva Store has revealed that they will also be selling a line of sneakers.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 26, 2010 10:37

    Footstep instrumentality? All our feet will become one? Ew.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 26, 2010 08:52

    not available in my size :(... More

Sexy Real Image Yoko


With those characters whose images have now been illustrated and sculpted in every conceivable pose and costume, only an original creation can really garner much attention; Yoko is one such character, and this “Real Image” Yoko, by Max Factory, tries to reimagine the character in realistic style with truly impressive results.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 4, 2012 21:42

    14 years old? No way!... More

  • Falk5T commented on January 30, 2010 20:12

    hm... The tighhighs wich I LOVE in the Anime, do look like condoms here.... More

Mio Akiyama Bikini Malfunction


Mio seems uncharacteristically unconcerned about the state of her bikini bottoms in this image, which captures an unusual pose.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 5, 2010 05:07

    that´s like dividing by zer... OH SHIT!!!... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 14, 2009 05:14

    ...i lol'd.... More

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