Ooarai’s yearly Ankou Festival has once again returned, with the lovely tank girls of Girls Und Panzer unsurprisingly being scattered all across the event along with tons of purchasable goods and fabulous itasha for otaku to drool over.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 23, 2017 03:14

    Christ, it's just a show.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 21, 2017 16:59

    Doesn't matter with what they are lined or what shells they use. Sometimes the tanks just flip over or get blown away, the kinetic shock of that sudden movement would kill the people inside. But... More

Girls Und Panzer Promote Tourism & Safety


The admirable schoolgirls of tank battle anime Girls Und Panzer have been emblazoned on a variety of posters to help advertise their lovely town of Oarai, (the town that the anime centers around, which is very much a real location even if its main claim to fame is now the anime) with the fictional girls practically becoming mascots for the tranquil fishing town.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 7, 2015 18:59

    Would you prefer precure? LWA? Keroro? Don't you enjoy exploring things that aren't boring and mundane? Here we have frilly sparkles and cute fanservice. Its like trying to compare Galgun Ahegao with one of the... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 7, 2015 15:12

    Reading your comment makes me simply miserable, You must be a really lonely person. Time for me to go watch moar GuP.... More

JSDF Keeps Getting Cuter: “China Wouldn’t Dare Now, Right?!”


The JSDF’s Ibaraki command is the latest to embrace the power of moe as a recruiting aid, with mangaka and ero-doujinshika Pochi providing the art for their latest recruiting poster.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 13, 2014 05:35

    Pochi is pretty popular.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 11, 2014 10:21

    RIS SEY RIS~... More

Girls Und Panzer Event Anything But Tanks



Hordes of Girls und Panzer otaku, itasha and a real type 74 have descended upon Oarai, the Ibaraki town in which the anime is set, for the Kairaku Festa, with the practice of enticing studios to set their anime in real locations proving as shrewd as ever.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 21, 2015 12:00

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  • JD commented on June 5, 2013 05:50

    What, no Leopard 2 there? what a shame :(... More

Anonymous “Hacks Wrong Site”


The campaign of Anonymous to free Japan from the bondage of unduly harsh copyright law has got off to a less than auspicious start after the group bumblingly hacked the wrong site, thinking it was humiliating the central government by defacing their site only to find it had instead ruined the site of a river works office in Ibaraki.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 3, 2012 05:31

    With that broken english, it was clearly not someone speaking it. Of course, they couldn't be japanese either for such a noob mistake. I'm guessing china is out as well. Clearly, these must have been russians(b'cuz... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 2, 2012 22:04

    It's a fake. And the Anons around here are different.... More

Japanese City Devastated by Tornado



In addition to its usual earthquakes, tsunami, eruptions, storms, floods and fallout, Japan has also suffered an unusually damaging tornado, devastating the city of Tsukuba.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 16, 2012 05:22

    *looks at article* oh, so that is where my tornado in a can went. whoops.... More

  • menx64 commented on May 13, 2012 17:34

    I hope they all land on their feet!... More

Tsunami Devastation Videos Truly Terrifying


More and more video evidence of the immense devastation wrought by the great tsunami which inundated Japan’s northern pacific prefectures continues to surface, with the spectacle of entire cities being swept away being captured on film by terrified onlookers,

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  • PrinceHeir commented on April 2, 2011 14:21

    truly devastating :(... More

  • RedRat commented on March 31, 2011 22:34

    First and second video are unavailable now... Does anybody have mirrored them?... More

Eastern Japan Faces Crippling Blackouts


As a result of the quake, eastern Japan’s major power company Tepco has announced it plans to introduce rolling blackouts throughout much of the region, the first since the end of WWII, for as much as 6 hours a day and possibly lasting until next year.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 17, 2011 03:43

    Maybe I’ve missed something , but everybody is still talking about today. And what’s next? They are going to rebuild that old electricity system as it was before and wait for another event with nature... More

  • Wallace Hunter commented on March 15, 2011 18:02

    They keep announcing blackouts throughout Tokyo, but in my neighborhood they keep not happening. Does the disaster area not have enough of a grid to take the power, or what? Also, anyone bitching about only... More

Quake Death Toll “Will Be Measured in Tens of Thousands”



Japanese police say deaths from the recent Sendai earthquake and tsunami, now upgraded to magnitude 9 and the 4th most intense in recorded history, will be measured “in the tens of thousands” amidst warnings of a likely magnitude 7 aftershock and an ongoing reactor crisis.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 18, 2017 14:36

    My condolences to those who lost a loved one. I will pray for those who are safe. Do not lose faith in yourselves and your loved ones. Stay strong and together and endure the hardship... More

  • PrinceHeir commented on March 19, 2011 16:48

    i send my condolences to japan hopefully the toll won't go higher thant that... More

$10 Loli Sex for 60-Year-Old Nanpa Master


A man has been arrested for somehow persuading a schoolgirl passing by his house to have sex with him for the princely sum of ¥1,000.

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  • Musashi75 commented on April 20, 2013 05:46

    he should get punished ! (for giving too short prise) ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 25, 2010 20:14

    Probably one of those early maturing types who has no strong family background and a good sex drive if not a very bored teen. Most good families would find this intolerable, though some materialistic or... More

Schoolgirl Murder-Rapist Gets 4 Years – “He Was Immature”


A 17-year-old who attempted to rape and murder his classmate, smashing her face to a pulp with a 30kg concrete post after she resisted him, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison.

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  • Squeezel commented on June 24, 2014 04:49

    "attempted sex" "attempted rape" "attempted murder" This guy suck lol, he can't do shit.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 7, 2011 01:59

    lol...that's terrible. Simpsons... More

“Japanese” Man Kills Himself to Escape Deportation



The case of a Japanese man who committed suicide rather than be deported to a land he never knew and could not even speak the language of has underscored the tragic consequences of  Japan’s dubious immigration and citizenship policy.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 30, 2010 01:47

    Poor guy, i'm brazillian and know lots of stories like that... I know, he was a delinquent, but no one likes to being treated like shit. Anyway, i also heard stories of japanese people getting really... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 3, 2010 15:06

    its gona be hilarious if theres a rich family that he didnt know about waiting for him in brazil rofl... More

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