Anime Ita-Tattoo Mania


Anime and game themed tattoos seem to increasing in popularity, and here you can see numerous examples of such.

Unlike their Japanese counterparts, non-Japanese otaku seem ready to embrace the prospect of indelibly emblazoning the likeness of their favourite character onto their skin in an “ita-tattoo”, in much the same way as a monk might embrace his vow to celibacy, and with much the same effect.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 27, 2009 07:39

    Really, i'm impressed. , collision repair estimates, medical equipment rental, 4 vinyl horse fence, breast lift south jersey,... More

  • GunZ commented on June 26, 2009 01:30

    On the contrary actually, as skulls smile wider than any face can.... 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

To Love-Ru Ero-Manga Overseas…


Tentacular assault oppai manga To Love-Ru looks to be posing a problem to puritanical foreign markets, as its much vaunted ecchiness results in the Hong Kong edition being relegated to 18+ ero-manga status, and the Singapore version sold as the censored serialised version used as a mere preview in Japan.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 31, 2010 20:49

    Wait until u see thai's release... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 3, 2009 19:21

    sexo... More

German Cosplay – Connichi 2008


A Vipper has returned from his visit to popular German anime event Connichi 2008, and was kind enough to share copious photos of his trip, focusing on cosplay.

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  • Dia commented on June 18, 2010 01:34

    Shitapai!... More

  • Naeuigeudae commented on April 27, 2010 21:36

    Looking at German women is like looking at my Grandmother..... More

Otaku in China – No Fake Figures?


There is a very interesting and detailed article on the figure and otaku scene in China (specifically Shanghai), as well as how Japanese companies operate there, over at Nikkei (onerous registration required to read it all), brought to my attention via foo-bar-baz. The interview with Alter’s China office is especially interesting. Surprisingly, it is not a market completely awash with fakes, and seems to be growing healthily. I provide a summary translation below for your information and enjoyment.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 18, 2013 14:02

    I wonder what cultivated pedophiles and perverts 100 years ago - 500 years ago - 1000 years ago. Or are you so narrow minded that you believe that there is ANYTHING new about the... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 16, 2010 08:15

    Anime like Code Geass and others with a lot lolis and harem will only cultivate otaku world dominators, pedophiles and perverts. Chinese parents just won't accept that.... More


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