“Lie Buster” Busted for Lying


A TV programme purporting to bust lies has itself been busted for lying.

The show, ウソバスター / Uso Buster (Lie Buster), purported to concern itself such searching questions as “If you massage a Satsuma, will it sweeten?”, along with uncovering the wicked half-truths and outright fallacies spread on the Internet, which as any TV viewer will know is far less reliable than the unerring wisdom of the mass media.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 11, 2010 03:31

    Everything is a lie.... More

  • Unorthodox Method commented on January 13, 2009 23:47

    Nice one 2Ch. Don't mess with the internet TV man, they are even sneakier than you.... More

Sony’s “Pocket Style” VAIO Type P: Sony Style


Sony’s latest portable is the “Pocket Style” Vaio Type P, which you can see rather optimistically illustrated above almost fitting into a pocket, in what Sony probably hopes is the latest fashion trend.

Their slogan is “The PC you can’t keep your hands off”; wags immediately added “(because it’ll fall out)”.

The online reaction has not been kind:

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  • Anonymous commented on November 10, 2010 08:15

    Hm... Nice) And where's the sourse of the information?... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 27, 2010 05:46

    Nice:) Thanks for the article... More

Anime Maker Seeks Arrest of Hyakko Critics


The maker of nondescript school anime Hyakko may very well be planning to pursue criminal slander charges against persistent online detractors who have been brazen enough to call the not universally well received anime “rubbish”.

Slander is a criminal as well as civil offence in Japan, with substantial prison terms possible.

We see the following exchange in a Hyakko thread:
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  • Anonymous commented on August 27, 2010 05:23

    I liked Hyakko. That jump scene in the beginning brought me to tears lol Still, if you don't like something you can express yourself the way you want, including calling something crap. Thumbs down for the... More

  • TakeAGuess commented on July 24, 2009 12:43

    That thick-skinned MF is thick-skinned. I knew the Japanese have things backwards. But to create horrible animu and not be called out for it? These circus clowns who make that crap can't take the... More

2ch Now Owned by Mysterious Singaporean Company


Hiroyuki Nishimura (pictured), 2channel founder, NicoNico Douga CEO and gravure idol, has transferred the world’s largest forum 2ch to an unknown Singaporean company, in a move which has taken observers largely by surprise.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 25, 2009 09:37

    If the site was moved because of libel suits, that's just plain stupid. Singapore has one of the strictest libel wars in the world. 2ch wouldn't last long (or the company to that effect) if... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 13, 2009 10:02

    see so many ignorant fools around here...... More

Fall 2008 Anime 2ch Popularity Ranking


A ranking of the number of 2ch threads started on new Fall 2008 late-night anime has been compiled and is presented here translated for your examination.

As 2ch is the center point of otaku culture online, it should serve as a rough gauge of series’ popularity through word of mouth:

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  • Zeke commented on December 31, 2008 06:30

    Ah. It's hard to tell whether shows like that are supposed to be sequels or just new seasons.... More

  • antimateria commented on December 31, 2008 01:59

    Casshern is doing better than I expected. But One Outs is doing worse than expected. Really, fukumoto fans love it and it must have other watchers too.... More

Gundam 00 Director Hurt by Net Bashing

In a recent interview, 水島精二 / Seiji Mizushima, director of Gundam 00, spoke of the tremendous pressures of creating a Gundam series, the constant criticism made of the show online, and even how the Internet’s “knee jerk” negativity lowers the creative motivation of the production staff.

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  • Banshou commented on August 29, 2009 14:17

    Didn't G have 50?... More

  • Banshoo commented on August 29, 2009 14:17

    Didn't G have 50?... More

2D vs 2D: “Man Has Decayed” to Plagiarism?



Sharp eyed and artistically literate 2channers spotted this “tribute” in the illustrations to the fourth volume of the  novel 人類は衰退しました / Man Has Decayed, by noted eroge scenario writer 田中 ロミオ / Romeo Tanaka.

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  • Ramen-sama commented on April 9, 2010 13:43

    Doesn't look like direct tracings. I'm ok with this.... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 11, 2009 09:00

    lol spaghetti hair... More

Top 5 Manga Overseas – 2008 April to July


2channers are currently amusing themselves at the expense of the rest of the world by looking at what sort of manga they are buying.

Even if we restrain ourselves from making national characterisations on the basis of the manga being bought, as is rather tempting in the case of Germany, the results are interesting:

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  • Yourtime commented on February 8, 2011 01:13

    how nice >_>... More

  • cats commented on November 18, 2009 08:47

    Sorely lacking in sources but eh, interesting I guess..... More

Gundam 00 Nude Chaos


A spot of tasteful “floating in space with details conveniently omitted” type nudity in Gundam 00 has driven 2channers into a frenzy of Photoshop speculation, with the “Blu-ray” version taking pride of place amongst their efforts:

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  • ghost commented on October 15, 2009 04:07

    thats was good lol... More

  • DESTINED commented on June 17, 2009 02:33

    LOL!... More

“Man Sleeping on Train” Vipper Challenge


The Vippers once again posed themselves a challenge: “Try and make this image cool.” A tall order, considering that the  “Japanese sleeping in public” genre of photography is already legend, and always subject to great ridicule.

Their task is not easy, but there are highly creative Photoshop masters amongst their ranks:

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  • Anonymous commented on December 22, 2013 00:48

    DAM FUNNY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~... More

  • Patchouli Knowledge commented on September 26, 2011 07:45

    ..this is probably really old post but...damn it I can't believe they didn't use a steam roller..... More

Clannagi: Clannad vs Kannagi Anime Deathmatch

Clannagi: Clannad vs Kannagi Anime Deathmatch

Kannagi fan ire at the besmirchment of goddess Nagi-sama’s marketing push, by wantonly scattering the detritus of Clannad After Story DVD marketing all over it such that Nagi-sama is all but invisible, as you see below, has resulted in the image above: a scathing rebuke to Clannad fans in the form of a parody of Key/Clannad character designer Itaru Hinoue’s peculiar facial style.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 5, 2012 05:27

    its more refering to the visual novel chara design style. The anime ones usually look rather nice... More

  • XxXFl0oD3RXxX commented on February 11, 2010 21:16

    Save the pic, or just print screen it, move the mouth lower using ms paint, and it looks perfectly normal o_o... More

“Miscarry!” – Fujoshi Vow Revenge Over Seiyuu’s New Wife

Obsessive fujoshi fans of male seiyuu 宮野 真守 / Mamoru Miyano (25), noted for his performances in Death Note and Gundam 00, are seething with rage at the news that he has had the temerity to marry his girlfriend after conceiving a child with her.

“Miscarry, you succubus!”, “I’ll hate his girl for the rest of my life!”, “Hurry up and pop out that kid and then divorce, damn you!” – the vituperative excess of female 2channers knows no bounds.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 9, 2014 19:40

    wow. the same stuff happens if a female seiyuu dates or marries. get over it those people belong solely to themselves if they choose to have someone else in their life that's their choice... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 20, 2012 14:19

    Uh, otaku men don't really give a fuck, unlike the toxic brain crazy ass fujoshi tards.... More

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