PSP dating game “Marriage Royale” has been attracting some not entirely approving attention after it became apparent the 12 characters present in the game are all seem to be identical colour and hair variations of the same face:

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  • Anonymous commented on October 31, 2011 00:10

    A lot of the faces are similar, but not identical. Look at the nun (?) girl with the book. Her eyes are quite narrow and close together, unlike some of the other girls. Now look... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 24, 2010 06:28

    Go fuck yourself, faggot... More

Tokyo Auto Salon 2010 Sexy Girls & Moe Itasha


Both sexy car companions and moesome itasha were on display at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon 2010, with the girls in particular putting most idols to shame with their beauty.

The girls and even the occasional car can be scrutinised below:

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  • Anonymous commented on May 30, 2012 06:24

    >visible tit boosters what a dumb cunt... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 18, 2011 16:37

    Thanks for the troll,I was already starving after having mere shitty bread for more than 14 days ... Nothing is better than an already filled troll, I'll start with the legs <3... More

Aoi Nishimata: Perfection or Stagnation?


Prominent illustrator Aoi Nishimata is well known for a wide variety of high profile character design, including a wide array of ridiculous moe products, but amongst such artists she has an uncommonly large number of detractors, for reasons which are plain from looking at the comparisons reproduced here.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 24, 2011 16:45

    Itaru Hinoue... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 10, 2011 14:04

    If it ain't broken don't fix it.... More

Aoi Nishimata Merchandising Mania: Moe Batteries & More


Top Clannad artist Aoi Nishimata has been known for some time as an illustrator of bags of rice, but this is but the tip of the iceberg, as the below illustrations show, adorning as they do everything from batteries to watermelons:

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  • chriselric commented on October 23, 2009 00:12

    I couldn't handle moe products in my everyday life. I'd never throw anything out.... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 14, 2009 03:18

    Seriously? That's like mixing up Kantoku and Tony, shouldn't happen.... More

Urasora Traced


Illustrator Urasora has been the subject of an investigation by 2ch, which found him guilty of egregious tracing. Rather than face 2ch’s wrath, he opted to retire from the business…

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  • Anonymous commented on March 30, 2010 10:14

    He certainly has skills with vector art, inking, and other illustrative techniques, as clearly many other artists do. While so many other artists and companies get away with this without their audience even realizing it... More

  • UncommonOtaku commented on March 4, 2010 05:21

    damn,... its one thing to have an archive resource, but to totally depend entirely upon your sources and copy every last detail is - is - just so wrong. Its perfectly alright to have a... More

Aoi Nishimata Otaku Watermelons


The small town of Ugomachi, whose fortunes skyrocketed last year following the introduction of ita-rice packages featuring moe artwork by Navel eroge illustrator Aoi Nishimata, will be following up its huge success by employing the same otaku-oriented marketing approach to another staple crop – watermelons.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 11, 2009 22:03

    Moe!! But seriously I really want Suzuhira Hiro and Aoi Nishimata to work together again. They blend well. :(... More

  • SenseiSyaoranLi commented on July 11, 2009 20:36

    hmmm watermelons and strawberrys, delicius... More


Artist Aoi Nishimata, renowned as the artist behind Shuffle and a variety of adult games and visual novels, has been at the centre of a storm of controversy as it became known that she was selected as a “representative” artist for Japan, to contribute an illustration to a Lucas endorsed commemorative art book. Non-fans fulminate that the opportunity should have gone to someone else…

For her part, she describes how excited she was to have no less than George Lucas himself look over her contribution, and apparently like it.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 30, 2009 10:17

    fourteen words: The combo remains unbroken! Anyway, moe moe Darth Vader is a great idea! Ganbatte!... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 22, 2009 14:55

    Thirteen words: GG, that's right that's all i'm typing i broke the combo...wait wtf!... More

Ita-Rice Proves Huge Success


Several months ago we reported on the introduction of what could be called “ita-rice” –  bags of rice decorated with a moe illustration by well-known female eroge artist 西又葵 / Aoi Nishimata (Shuffle!, Final Approach, etc.)

This unique approach to selling rice has since turned into a huge marketing coup for the small town of Ugomachi (Akita Prefecture), with reportedly 2 entire years’ worth of sales of rice being sold in only 1 month.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 16, 2010 13:06

    rice or ero. so without ero, the rice won't sell well? OH wait. we are talking about otaku, not the housewife. >__>' everyone's comment is neutral.... More

  • alex1_phang3 commented on December 24, 2008 12:21

    I'd buy it XD, and the touhou one s well. I think the next would be shoes/underwear? XD... More

Ero Ita-Rice – Aoi Nishimata


In what may be a first, a regional variety of rice, Akitakomachi, as well as local strawberries, have had their packaging illustrated by talented female eroge artist, 西又葵 / Aoi Nishimata (Final Approach, Shuffle!, etc.), with the above tasteful illustration now gracing the rice packaging.

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  • Choux commented on September 14, 2008 06:34

    I don't like Aoi Nishimata, for some reason her characters look blocky,awkward, and half asleep.But, I have to admit that she's pretty good at coloring, hopefully the rice'll sell well.... More


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