Illusion Plans Dragon Quest Parody Eroge


Rapelay maker Illusion’s latest 3D adult game, “Yuusha kara wa Nigerarenai” (“You Can’t Escape From The Hero”), has been noted as bearing a certain resemblance to the hugely popular Dragon Quest series of RPGs, though naturally nothing is said…

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  • Anonymous commented on March 1, 2010 15:10

    mmmh i can do they with the ag3... :s and... i love the old H dragon quest! i want more Y_Y... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 28, 2009 06:03

    Damn that weapon design is good, they should try making normal rpg too :/... More

Megumi Nakajima’s “Megpoid” Vocaloid is Quality


Ranka Lee singer-seiyuu Megumi Nakajima is the latest celebrity to lend her voice to a Vocaloid synthesiser, and her “Megpoid” has immediately attracted attention for the outstanding quality of its character design.

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  • Chagun! Chagun! commented on August 16, 2009 23:28

    In terms of vocal quality: Miku < Megpoid. Hands down. :)... More

  • goodyfun commented on June 17, 2009 08:22

    I'm going to suck it up and accept these drawings. Why? The one with the two pointing fingers keeps making me laugh because all I can think of is "It goes bang! bang! bang! 'til... More

Anime In Vogue



Anime is in vogue, literally, for the Japanese edition of glossy fashion rag Vogue, Vogue Nippon, is covering manga and anime of interest to “fashionistas”.

“Super-sexy and ultra-cool manga yield super-style, enjoyed the world over!” gushes the cover. This apparently includes PreCure, Evangelion, Dejiko and Sekirei, all renowned for their style…

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  • King of Hentai Gods commented on June 1, 2009 08:25

    working in Japan will end up loving 2 or more animes... doesn't matter what job...... More

  • KajunBowser commented on May 31, 2009 12:29

    Otaku OS has experienced a fatal error. Error ID: anime_in_3d_ fashion_mag=001427 Preparing memory dump. Memory dump complete. Now restarting........... Otaku OS V. 9.10.6408 restart successful. Otaku OS has just recovered from a serious error. Sending error report.... Error report complete.... More

Oppai Evolution: Mai Shiranui


King of Fighters oppai mainstay Shiranui Mai has had enough design iterations to rival even the likes of Street Fighter, though with more emphasis on oppai, and their progression is visible above.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 2, 2014 05:19

    Correct. I see her as more of a "sexy goddess". I've even seen a real life (still Japanese) gal who looks Identical to her: I know Mai doesn't have a gun, but the resemblances are... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 4, 2009 01:39

    Size has nothing to do with it. It's the quantity of mass. If you get a Jupiter's worth of mass concentrated on a certain area, you get a certain gravity strenght. Just like Jupiter has... More

Saki’s New Cover


The apparent cover for the latest and sixth volume of mahjong loli/oppai manga Saki has emerged, and fans are impressed by how well the tone has been maintained from volume to volume… Many are saying that the sixth is the best cover so far, and the most moe.

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  • sham_lix commented on July 28, 2009 05:38

    Guys, the real cover for vol 6 is here: More

  • Anonymous commented on May 29, 2009 14:53

    Saki is actually pretty good. Anime adaptation does the manga justice, and more. Never new a show about mahjong could be so awesome. If anything, the characters are really interesting/appealing.... More

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 July 13, 2016 02:35

    There's an article on how the CIA planned and was able to successfully change people's perception through the media by making bad ugly things seem as "attractive and good". Example: People wearing baggy pants,... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 13, 2016 02:27

    True..... Super Famicom = Awesome. SNES = Cheesy.... More

Sengoku Jidai Eroge Comparsion


The convoluted politics, distinctive personalities and bloody warfare of Japan’s Sengoku Jidai period, the centuries long period of civil war only ending in the 1600s, has long been a staple of Japanese fiction.

Naturally, this includes games, which have seen a variety of depictions of the top personalities of the age emerge, a generous selection of which you can see compared above.

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  • Touwaku commented on May 16, 2009 00:26

    Kawabunga its Nobunaga!!... More

  • that anon commented on May 15, 2009 23:58

    HAUU~... More

Alicia vs Kana


Viewers of Valkyria Chronicles can’t help but notice certain curious similarities between the show’s heroine Alicia Melchiott and a certain Kana Minami, of Minami-ke… Mere coincidence?

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  • Anonymous commented on May 12, 2009 20:32

    I've been playing the game and watching the anime and have noticed that anime Alicia is a lot more erratic. It doesn't bother me all that much though. Interesting to have a source for some... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 12, 2009 17:52

    Both voiced by Marina Inoue... More

The Six Faces of Sengoku Basara


Improbably good looking samurai anime Sengoku Basara earlier attracted attention for the inexplicable differences in the broadcast versions currently airing, but these now pale in comparison to the latest comparison showing off the various versions of the anime to have come to pass…

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  • Anonymous commented on September 5, 2009 22:50

    watched the cbc one... More

Bishoujo Eyes


As curious an example of 2D vs 3D as could be hoped for, and one which will perhaps reinforce the happy gap between between the two planes…

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  • Zwagon commented on August 22, 2009 08:34

    Onizuka did it better.... More

  • Sevodax commented on July 29, 2009 18:01

    Suddenly I feel the urge die...kidding, but that thing scared the shit outta me!2D girls will always look and act better than 3D!... More

Kallen Cured of Constipation: Code Geass DVD


As we have come to expect, the latest Code Geass DVD, the ninth, brings with it a slew of improvements, not least of which are a variety of curious changes to the facial expressions of characters major and minor.

The images on the left are the broadcast version.

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  • Tex_Arcana commented on April 22, 2010 22:12

    I'd cure Kallen of her constipation. Why, yes, I did post this comment a year after the rest of the thread.... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 1, 2009 13:08

    Seems the unwashed masses really ARE easily entertained!... More

Key Announces Angel Beats!, Fans Ponder Heroine…


Key, creators of famous visual novels such as Clannad and Kanon, has announced a new visual novel project, entitled Angel Beats!

The game will have characters designed by artist Na-Ga, and a surprise return storyline by senior writer Maeda Jun (Little Busters!, etc.).

Fans have immediately noticed something strangely familiar about the design of the main female character:

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  • GHS commented on June 1, 2009 14:24

    Oh ya, there was also Planetarian, that wasn't ero either. But it was pretty short compared to their other games, so I don't really think it counts.... More

  • GHS commented on June 1, 2009 14:22

    Anime, eh. Heh, too bad, I was hoping it'd be another game along with Rewrite. Well I guess this is good too. And hey, maybe Key will make it into a game down the road.... More

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