Now THIS is what I called manga. A heck of a lot better than all that One Piece crap, that’s for sure!
Oki was a soldier in World War Two and afterwards he took up drawing SM and bondage manga. We don’t know if it’s just his innate character or his experiences in the war, but certainly his imagination is very, very fertile!
The results, as we’re sure you agree, are magnificent.
Okay, Megumi, now it’s time to recreate these scenes for real!
Old Akimoto-san is determined to squeeze even more yen out of this “art” as he keeps calling it. The latest way to scheme poor otaku out of their cash is a
propaganda film feature length documentary film on his creation, the pop idol group army AKB48.
Yasushi Akimoto always bangs on about the quality of the “content” that he makes in interviews, though that doesn’t stop him choosing a very tantalizing poster for the movie — a group of the ladies, looking very small and young, in tights, boots and short skirts! Yes, quality indeed.
We also love the title, with its wacky Japanese English: “Documentary of AKB48 Show must go on”. Oh, dear.
A kind of sequel to the also superbly titled “Documentary of AKB48 To be continued” from 2010, the film features tears, backstage dramas and more, a veritable close-up on the idols and all the daily toils and dilemmas they face in their quest for world domination (or at least, Akiba domination, plus a heap of TV commercials).
Yeah, we might give this one a miss…
For the ladies who like both the cute and the ugly — like a cock on a nice-looking guy, in many ways — this is an interesting vibe for you!
When I first got this in the mail I thought it was a kind of odd Japanese mascot or character toy for an anime series I hadn’t seen yet. But then I took the “Lovely Loveman” off his stand and discovered the switch underneath.
When his long nose started buzzing, though it seemed a bit strange at first, I soon learnt how I could maneuver and steer it inside my you-know-what. My god, that nose is mighty long and what a shape! “Wacky Japan”? Maybe but it sure as hell works.
This is the vibe version of the kimokawaii trend in Japan, which mixes the cute (kawaii) with the ugly (kimoii) for grotesque but fun results. The closest I guess you western folk get is with Stitch from Lilo and Stitch, but I reckon this is more exciting for us girls.
Given their names in Japan — “Dutch wife” — you would be forgiven for thinking that Japanese sex dolls come from Holland, or that the Japanese, with their usual filter on history, believe that they do.
As we’ve blogged about before, there is more than enough love dolls and sex doll history to demonstrate that they are certainly NOT an imported idea. Whether it’s Edo era bamboo “husbands” or the contemporary silicone companions, the Japanese have long known what a sex doll is, even without using the word.
The nickname dattchi waifu for love dolls, actually going a big out of fashion now and being superseded by rabu dooru, originates in European history. Apparently the Dutch colonists in Jawa were using similar bamboo or rattan “friends” to help them get through the celibate humid months away from home. Ostensibly for help in sleeping in hotter climes, we are sure those clog-wearing lonely gentlemen found all the cozy holes and cracks just more than a little bit of a snug fit.
Of course, more than likely the story of the Dutch and their bamboo sex toys is apocryphal. During the eighteenth century the British and the Dutch were key trade rivals in Asia. The word “Dutch” became a derogatory expression, of which hints remain in examples today. To “go Dutch” is to split a restaurant bill, i.e. you are too cheap or poor to stump all the cash for your companion. In this way, a “Dutch wife” was a wife that was not as good as the real thing, a substitute of lower quality.
The term was borrowed into Japanese rather unwittingly for much of the post-war period and came to define blow-up dolls, love pillows and other sex dolls. These were indeed cheap and not especially sophisticated substitutes for real sex.
However, with the development of deluxe silicone dolls in more recent years the main manufacturers decided to revamp the image and name. “Love doll” became the preferred word with its more positive and clear connotation of emotional attachment. The leading manufacturer, Orient Industry, even went so far as to have their own branded doll name and series, the Candy Girl. Now, though “Dutch wife” is still used frequently by Japanese, especially older generations, the dolls are anything but cheap substitutes but highly realistic lifestyle companions who provide needs and comfort far in excess of an actual lady!
While we are on the subject of names, we get a lot of confusion internally as well over “sex doll” versus “love doll”. Well, in common parlance, they have the same meaning, though sex doll is more general and can refer to any kind of doll-like companion who helps you in a sexual way. Love doll typically will mean the sophisticated, highly realistic silicone dolls from the likes of Orient Industry et al.
Japan frequently — hell, basically always — pushed the boundaries and definitions of what is expected and accepted.
We think of AKB48 and we think of cubby otaku geek men who can’t get a girlfriend, jacking off and then heading to the meet-and-greet scrums with the stars, the spunk still dripping from their hands. (Seriously, there are stories like this.)
For precisely these chaps there is the AKB Cross-Dresser’s Cosplay Costume set! With tartan skirt and coming in a practical “big” size, if you’re a man with these kinds of needs, look no further!
It just goes to prove, you shouldn’t judge till you know the full facts. Not every AKB fan is a loser geek. Some are transvestites, drag queens or cross-dressers or playing with definitions of gender. Saying that, it’s not the first time we’ve blogged about the idol group being associated with cross-dressing.
Well, the big news in the Japanese celebrity world has been the sudden announcement by Meisa Kuroki and Jin Akanishi, formerly of boyband KAT-TUN, that they were married!
Yep, you’ve guessed it, yet another example of the now customary celebrity dekikon, or shotgun wedding. Meisa is said to be two months pregnant!
I don’t know, I think this kinda embarrassing. I wouldn’t want the world to know that my boyfriend doesn’t use condoms when he screws me or that I don’t have the intelligence to know that nakadashi ain’t too sensible for the working woman!
I’m sure their respective talent agencies were happy two major stars were an item but with Meisa now knocked, she’s gonna be seen as far less desirable than before and, despite having just tried to launch a singing career last year, of course will also be out of action for a while.
Meisa is half Okinawan, half South American, and one of the sexy haafu Japanese we blogged about recently. Jin Akanishi, on the other hand, is a few years older than her and known for being a ladies man.
My prediction? It won’t last.
Our last nostalgic idols post was such a hit with the boys that I just had to think of some more.
This time I turned my retro eye to actress and idol Kumiko Takeda. Born in 1968, Kumiko is a voluptuous, well-bosomed lady who starred in plenty of movies and TV dramas throughout the Eighties, along with some ravishingly sexy nude shoots that make today’s coquettish AKB48 idols look like children (well, that’s because basically they are!).
She actually married an American and moved out to the States, thus effectively ending her career in Japan in the Nineties. Kumiko also featured in our selection of sexy pregnant nude models a while back.
We’re heading out later today to catch an art show. I know, very sophisticated, right? Well, this ain’t some nansy pansy abstract malarkey. This is cosplay!
At pixiv Zingaro in Nakano, west Tokyo, from February 16th to 27th COSPLAY SHOWCASE will feature ten large prints of sexy cosplayers, selections from the photo book by Nobutsugu Sugiyama, which went on sale at the end of last month.
The book is based on an iPad and iPhone app where 120 cosplayers were dressed up in their finest, and then photographed with revolving technology — so the final image can rotate. They called it 2.5D!
Us Japanese girls have a reputation for being, well, meek, right?
The truth is there are plenty of tough ladies out there. Most Japanese wives strictly control their hubbies’ wallet and if you’ve ever met a girl from Osaka, likely you know they are not to be messed around with.
If you and your lady like the fighting spirit, then get into the real way of the warrior, history style, with these funky ninja and Sengoku Warring States period kinky costumes. I always like to give Tadashi a good whacking whenever he’s feeling horny.
Recently in Japan there has been a craze for Reki-jo, or the “history girl”, a kind of female okaku who loves historical dramas, samurai stuff and all things ancient.
There are now special themed Reki-jo bars and events, where the girls like to pepper their conversations with historical references and old phrases. There ideal dream is to get married in a Japanese castle and you may find them dressed in kimonos wandering around old areas like Kyoto or Asakusa, or in the library devouring a book on the Shinsengumi.
If your girl is a Reki-jo history buff but you want to put her passions to better uses, dress her up in sexy ninja cosplay and we reckon you will enjoy her special history lessons indeed!
Idol Sayaka Yoshino (29), after being outed by a tabloid media, has finally confirmed on her official blog that she is married.
While this is news sad enough in itself, then comes two bits of intriguing details.
She was married in September 2010 but did not say so until now, apparently out of deference to the March 11th, 2011 earthquake (WTF? How is that relevant?), but more likely in order to protect her reputation as a desirable gal that men would still in theory be able to bang if they fantasize hard enough!
The other juice titbit is that her new(ish) hubby is apparently an American, who is one year older than her and whom she first met around a decade ago through a friend. Lucky devil!
Sayaka rose to fame during the Nineties in a bunch of TV dramas and TV commercials, though her activities have quietened of late.
Since this kind of development in an idol’s “career” usually means that they start to curtail semi-nude photo shoots, we thought we’d take this opportunity to pay tribute to the lovely Sayaka Yoshino.
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