We heard about this a few days ago but only now have nice pictures emerged.
And what pictures they are…
A new Fuji TV show called “Yoroi Bijo” (Armor Beautiful Girl) features hot Gravure models putting on and taking off suits of armor, known in Japanese as kacchu or yoroi.
As we know from a recent example, Japanese TV is not averse to some pretty risque and bizarre concept shows.
So if you have a thing for girls wearing shiny armor and other medieval costumes, then this is definitely the TV show for you.
The ladies wear the armor to demonstrate how nice and heavy it is. Then they take it off, piece by piece, while talking about history.
Finally, they write some calligraphy.
First up, we have Shoko Takasaki wearing Date Masamune’s armor. Okay, she does wear it — we promise!
Later in the year we can look forward to Yuka Kuramochi, she of the amazing butt, wearing the armor of Oda Nobunaga.
Kana Fujita is wearing Sanada Yukimura’s armor (but not for long).
And finally, the lovely Hitomi Yasueda is wearing Uesugi Kenshin’s suit.
A little while ago there was a craze for so-called reki-jo, female history buffs.
But this is different. It’s hot girls in historical cosplay heaven. Yoroi-moe!
There’s definitely plenty of other examples of this around.
The trope is called ikusa otome — a warrior maiden with a weapon.
Erotic fan art is full of these warriors, plus there are video games like “Ikusa Otome Valkyrie”. Here’s Rena Nonen (correct us if we’re wrong) in ikusa otome garb.
Ladies, get ready for battle!
Anyone who has ever seen some of the more extreme or, ahem, unusual entries in the pantheon of Japanese adult video will be aware of ryoujoku (or ryojoku).
It’s where the woman is treated in a “degraded” way, as someone violated or disgraced — like a shamed woman. (The actual meaning of ryoujoku can be sexual assault, i.e. rape, or also “disgrace”.)
A common scene in Japanese porn will have the girl treated like a “human toilet” and phrases written on her body to “shame” her.
Here is Mika Osawa demonstrating the genre.
The graffiti might say things like “¥200 for one use”, “pervert urinal”, “slut”, “penetration this way” and so on.
The Ryoujoku Stockings allow you to indulge in this power fantasy without the hard work of doing the writing.
All you need to do is slip these tights on and you are instantly transformed into a degraded woman, with the insulting text written on the skin-colored stockings.
So put your pens away but get your darkest fantasies out.
Some ladies on Twitter have amused us by trying to copy an anime character.
Well, there’s absolutely nothing new about that. But this is cosplay with a particular focus on one body part — one of our favorites.
The girls attempted to copy Hestia from DanMachi (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) and her trademark costume: revealing white shirt and blue ribbon, which runs tantalizingly under her boobs and around her arms.
The TV anime adaptation of the light novel was shown on TV for the first time recently and it got some lovely ladies thinking…. Could I do what Hestia is doing?
Were the girls successful?
Well, the response was fairly muted so I don’t think we have Japan’s next big meme quite yet.
Still, there are apparently male imitators too.
Japan’s top cosplayer, Iiniku Ushijima, is set to make her JAV porn debut at long last.
This was an April Fools’ Day joke by a Japanese porn label.
A million cocks sprung up when Prestige made the “announcement”… on April 1st.
No, Japan’s slinkiest cosplay idol is not switching over to the porn industry (yet).
It wasn’t the only adult-themed April Fools’ Day prank, though.
Feast, the lingerie line for A-cup Japanese girls designed by the cute Gomi Hayakawa, suddenly had a male spinoff. Hayakawa announced Beast, apparently her new brand of male lingerie, which look suspiciously like female underwear.
Fetish Festival (Feti-Fes) was held in Tokyo on Sunday January 25th at an inconspicuous venue near Harajuku.
There were 96 booths, including cosplayers, idols, bondage artists, and more, spread out over six seriously packed floors, plus a basement showing the “Underground Fetish Film Festival” screenings.
Feti-Fes was first held in January 2013, since then it has been held eight times around Japan. This festival — the fifth in Tokyo — was the biggest so far and there seemed to be hundreds of visitors by our estimate.
Due to legal reasons, there was no nudity allowed in the venue, nor could you touch the performers. However, all this really meant was that most of the idols were effectively naked, with their nipples covered by tape and wearing the skimpiest of swimsuits. Some opted for corset-style costumes, with appropriately explosive bust results.
All visitors were ID’d for their age upon entry. For certain demonstrations, they even made you sign an agreement saying you wouldn’t engage in sexual activities. I guess they are scared of police shutting the place down. The crackdowns have been severe recently, with a string of sex clubs and other venues being hit by raids, including major bondage clubs.
Most booths had an additional charge on top of the ¥3,000 entry ticket for taking pictures, hence the scarcity of ours here. Likewise most performances and screenings cost extra.
The lovely ladies of Sugar White. You could pay to get kicked by them.
We challenge anyone to find a single location in Japan that had more fetishes represented under one roof. We tried to keep track but lost count in the end: pocchari chubby idols, omorashi (seeing a girl wet herself), panchir (you can pay to get a photo of a girl up her skirt), wet t-shirt bust (where you could pay to shoot a water pistol at a girl in a white t-shirt), zentai all-body suits, vacuum pack fetish, rope and whip bondage, kick idols (getting a Thai kick from a cute girl), hairy armpit girls, manaita (flat-chested) idols, schoolgirl and nurse cosplay, funoshi cosplay, and so much more…
The shibari demo booth was very popular.
Likely the most obviously mainstream was a booth for nonsummerjack, where the gyaru model non sat on a bed showing off her jaw-dropping body in a bikini that left almost nothing to the imagination. Seriously, her body had to be seen to be believed, it was that good.
Maybe the prize for most esoteric goes to the “twintail whip” booth. As we know, twin tails (pigtails) are a fetish in Japan. Here you could pay to have a young lady with twin tails “whip” you in the face with each of her bunches. To each his own.
Demonstrating the catholicism and inclusive nature of the Japanese erotic world, there were lots of otoko no ko and other transsexual cosplayers. Although the visitors were mostly male, it wasn’t all just otaku and geeks. There were gays and lesbians, couples and girls, and lots of cosplay (people used the toilets to change), including people wearing some really unusual masks, and cross-dressers.
There were also booths for adult retailers, extreme fetish porn, bondage and shibari clubs, and other fetish bars. Most people were selling their merchandise or products, either as individual artists or as idol units with staff.
At a steam punk gear booth, Black Mamba posed for us in his costume.
Not all exhibitors were overtly erotic either. There was lot of gothic subculture too. There was also zombie cosplay, blood-drinking play, wound play, insect fantasy, and even mini “eyeball” art accessories.
There was even hypnosis!
Performers in the stage area included foreign cross-dresser idol Ladybeard (who is SUPER popular now) and Luchino Fujisaki. We planned to attend the latter but the line was too much to handle. Likewise the fetish film screenings looked awesome but we had to escape the crowds after an hour of taking in booths.
Our only real gripe is that the venue, though a lot of fun with all the maze of different rooms filled with booths and various kinds of exhibitors (even in the kitchen areas), had very narrow corridors and stairways, which often became intolerably crowded.
We can’t wait for the next Fetish Festival!
Tags: BDSM, Bondage, Cosplay, Costumes, Fetish, Gay, Hentai, Idols, Otoko no ko, Shibari, Transgender
Category: Hands-on Reports
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Here are some more cute cosplayer highlights from last month’s Comiket 87, which was held at Tokyo Big Sight from December 28th-30th.
Also check out our “companion” booth babe round-up.
Comiket 87 kicked off over the weekend at Odaiba.
Once again Tokyo Big Sight comes alive for three days from December 28th for Japan’s biggest cosplay and comics event.
Unfortunately we couldn’t be there in person but plenty of others were. Here are some pictures from the reliable folk at KAI-YOU, featuring lots of cute booth babes and “companions”, whose job is to pose for pictures and try to promote games to the visitors.
Did they do a good job? Well, they certainly look nice in these pictures.
Images via: KAI-YOU
Happy Christmas to all our readers and visitors!
Christmas in Japan is a time for three things: strawberry shortcake, KFC chicken, and sex. Especially Christmas Eve is seen as the most romantic time of the year, the night when you are meant to take a special someone out on an expensive date.
Not everyone has a girlfriend so this time of year can be a bit lonely for singletons.
The results are impressive. Would you know the difference?
Well, not all of us can date ourselves, but there’s plenty of other ladies out there if you go hunting.
Sorry Nemunemunnn, here are some ladies we’d prefer for our romantic Christmas evening…
We suppose it was inevitable that Japan’s most famous cross-dressing elderly gent would get his own mobile phone game app at some point, and so it has proved the case with Sailor Fuku Ojisan (Sailor Uniform Uncle). Also known as Hideaki Kobayashi, this gentile cross-dresser has been a regular spot all over Tokyo the past couple of years (even we saw him by chance on a random train once).
He has attracted fans (and also the police), so of course some people want to monetize this celebrity.
Sailor Fuku Ojisan now has an official game.
“Sailor Fuku Ojisan: Lucky Sorting Game” was apparently supervised by Kobayashi himself, who appears as a character in the game that you identity. He even appears in a Santa costume.
The player “flicks” the characters on the street depending on their clothes. If you see sailor schoolgirl clothes, flick them to the left. Otherwise, to the right. Simple but addictive, we presume is the idea here. There are three different speeds too.
Still, if we’re being honest, these are kinds of people we want to see in Japanese schoolgirl sailor uniforms.
If you went out at Halloween in Tokyo you might have seen some very scantily clad ladies.
Likewise, a trip to Akihabara often means the chance to see idols performing on the street with a lot on display. Flasher idol Asuka Sawamoto famously got herself arrested in 2008 when she did a series of performances in Akiba where she let hordes of men photograph her underwear. (She went on to a career in porn.)
But what about just “risque” fashion. How far is this legal?
A fashion website asked a lawyer about how far you go with see-through underwear in Japan.
Exposing yourself in Japan would apparently come under the ambit of a public indecency crime or a misdemeanor. If you are showing your genitalia to the world, it’s the former, while just your ass would be the latter, it seems. And even if it was a work of art, you are not protected against this.
You could face up to six months in prison or a fine or ¥300,000 ($3,000).
Whether or not “underwear” or “lingerie” comes under the definition of “exposure” is more debatable. Certainly it is clearly defined in ordinances by Kyoto Prefecture, so be careful on your next temple sightseeing trip.
According to the lawyer, it boils down to who is looking at you and how are they reacting. Are they fans or are they offended random strangers? If it’s a closed event you may be safe, but something like a train or on the street may be another matter.
It’s rare for actual street fashion to be affected by these ambiguous laws, though cosplay and idol culture is always walking the dangerous tightrope.
If you are deliberately exposing your hips, thighs or nipples, then you may be asking for a visit from the guys in blue.
That’s what landed Sawamoto in trouble in 2008. Lifting that skirt on the street is crossing the line.
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