A new Japanese online game by light novel publisher Dengeki Bunko lets you undress female anime and light novel characters with just a single click. In fact, that's the whole point of Lightning Attack Barrage 2017, which features such characters as Kino from Kino's Journey, Asuna from Sword Art Online, and Zero from Grimoire of Zero. In the click game, which launched in August, the player aims his or her cursor at the anime character from the Dengeki Bunko canon. With one push, the character is stripped of their attire in that area. You win by stripping the lady down to her ...

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Japanese gachapon or gashapon capsule toy vending machines are a bottomless source of novelties, from handwritten love letters to Tenga eggs. The latest adult surprise waiting in the capsules are omikuji, the paper strips that tell your fortune. These are normally purchased at a Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple in Japan, and offer varying degrees of fortune such as "great blessing" (dai-kichi) or "curse" (kyo). Any ones you don't like the look of, you can tie up and leave at the temple. Courtesy of adult manga and dojinshi retailer Melon Books, Nyomikuji (literally, Woman's Body Fortune ...

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Panchira up-skirt fetish fans got a lot for their money at Tokyo Game Show 2017. The Gal Gun 2 booth had a vacuum device based on the Demon Sweeper, featured in the adult virtual reality game Gal Gun VR. This time, though, it was real and allowed you to see up the skirt of a girl! The organizers roped in some poor booth companions to show off the attraction, which blew wind vertically upwards to lift a skirt. The wind was blown up from under a grating over a raised platform on which the unfortunate young lady lady was standing. Inspired by the Demon Sweeper weapon in Gal Gun VR, members ...

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When former SKE48 idol Momona Kito decided to change her professional name to Yua Mikami and switch careers to adult video, her fans rejoiced -- and even more so when she swiftly rose to be one of the biggest porn stars in Japan. You might think that rewarding them with hours of footage of her naked voluptuous body being fucked by countless guys was enough. No, the newly reborn and wildly successful Yua Mikami wants to give her fans even more. And you probably can't get a more personal service better than this. Her latest release from S1 No.1 Style ostensibly recruits 20 actual otaku ...

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In addition to buying up all the CDs and merchandise they can get their hands on, otaku fans like to send their favorite idols various personal gifts, from handmade art to flowers and toys. Given that the line between fans and stalkers is quite thin sometimes, the idols and their management agencies need to take precautions. The meet-and-greet sessions, for example, at one time became notorious because fans were allegedly masturbating and leaving their spunk on their hands for idols to touch by accident. They called it the "semen handshake". Yes, nice to meet you indeed! Now Kaori ...

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As we know, the popular meet-and-greet events that idols organize is one of the main reasons they attract such strong fan bases: you can actually meet and shake your idol's hand! But they can go wrong, badly wrong. Fans say horrible things. They are, quite literally, dirty. And they may even attack the idols, as AKB48 found out in 2014 when two idols were attacked with a saw. As such, these days there is often increased security at the events. CY8ER seems to be taking a tongue-in-cheek attitude towards this physical aspect of the idol industry. At a two-hour meet-and-greet event held at ...

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Do you want a cute girlfriend but don't have the looks, social skills, money, time, or language ability to get one? Fear not. As we know, there are lots of virtual dating and 2D character options in Japan, from Lovely x Cation to VR Kanojo and a virtual version of the gravure idol Ai Shinozaki. Recently this has become enhanced thanks to smartphone apps and virtual reality, though we remember sims and dating characters from back in the pre-iPhone days. Here's another possibility: Ai Furuse is a virtual female being developed by the artificial intelligence smartphone app SELF. It now has ...

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Marry your virtual girlfriend. Sounds tempting, right? That's the concept behind a promotional event for the new virtual romance game Niizuma Lovely x Cation ("niizuma" or "niidzuma" means "new wife"). In a development that is unlikely to reverse Japan's declining birth rate any time soon, the game makers Hibiki Works has announced a virtual reality wedding ceremony on June 30th in Tokyo. Male fans can actually become grooms, wearing VR headsets so they experience the bliss of "marrying" their favorite character. Formal dress is required, as befitting your special day, though ...

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Condoms in Japan are an underused breed, judging by the rampant venereal disease and unplanned pregnancies. As such, condom brands try all kinds of wacky campaigns to get young men and women interested in using their products. This also includes free giveaways. Earlier this year, Tenga gave away complimentary condoms to newly enfranchised voters at the House of Councillors election. You might be forgiven for thinking that otaku are the demographic with the least need for contraception in their lives, but you would be wrong. That is, if Comiket is to be believed. A booth at the ...

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When the PlayStation VR was previewed in 2014, it immediately generated controversy for its "creepy" schoolgirl demo content and ended up being cancelled from that year's Tokyo Game Show. Now that the console is released this month, perhaps we can assume Sony has firmly put that unfortunate episode behind it? Not necessarily, since the demo -- Bandai Namco's Summer Lesson -- was actually released as a commercial game, and that means players are going to find and advertise less savory ways to enjoy it. Which is what this Japanese YouTuber, who made an instructive video to tell ...

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We continue our reports about Tokyo Game Show 2016. We are a little late on these reports but we were too busy to post. TGS always walks that fine line between the exciting big releases of the gaming industry and veering off into creepy (but to us, intriguing) world of virtual dating and sex. Here is certainly one example. Virtual reality was the big theme at the show, as expected, though it wasn't all mainstream uses of the technology. As we know, the adult implications for VR are huge and a major thing in the industry in Japan, too. The developers M2 Co. Ltd have created ...

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AKB48's latest dubious attempt to exploit money from otaku fans is really scraping the bottom of the ludicrous barrel. Now there is going to be an online claw crane game called Kami no Te (Hand of God) from June 18th that allows you to win cans of air. Yes, you read that right. The prize for downloading and playing the game is Bakukan, which is literally a can filled with air. The precious ether is supposedly taken from the air on the stage at the AKB48 45th single release election event. So you are getting the air shared by your favorite idol, whether that be Yuki Kashiwagi, Rino ...

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Dakimakura Kisai is a "festival" for hug pillow fans to celebrate their beloved anime character-decorated cushions while moshing their hearts out to rock music. For the fourth event, the festival was held at Shinjuku Antiknock, a gig venue, on December 6th. Unfortunately we couldn't be there in person but reliable subculture online magazine KAI-YOU was, so here are some pictures to give you some idea of what this unique event is like. Essentially this is a concert event for the band milktub, which is led by vocalist bamboo -- a colorful performer also known for making ...

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A kiss isn't always something most otaku have experienced yet. And they certainly haven't experienced it with their 2D idols (after all, who has?). But that doesn't stop their fevered imaginations -- nor does it stop the people who want to make money out of otaku wet dreams. The candy Kanro Ame has a new flavor: game idol kiss. Girl Friend Beta, for those poor unenlightened souls out there, is a iOS and Android phone game, with a PlayStation Vita spin-off, manga versions and even an anime adaptation. Quite an industry already. Essentially it's a dating simulator game with various ...

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In Japan, there are often "stamp rallies" at train stations or other places. These marketing campaigns encourage people to come to the location and collect stamps from certain spots. This means you have to visit several places, increasing foot traffic at malls, stations, and so on. Usually they are innocuous promos for kids. But not always. A stamp rally for the anime series Valkyrie Drive Mermaid has adopted a novel approach: you "stamp" your picture of a female anime character with breasts. Remember, the Valkyrie Drive franchise is so popular it even became a sex doll ...

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We've just discovered @toto_sh1, who is a "self-proclaimed photographer". Well, plenty of those about. But he or she has created this awesome series of an otaku taking his blow-up lover on a date to Asakusa, and we can't resist sharing. They first set off for their adventure by riding the subway together. The other passengers seem unperturbed. They do all the usual tourist stuff like posing at the Kaminarimon gate and take a ricksha together. They have someone draw their caricature and enjoy an ice cream. But it all ends in tragedy in the ...

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Japan's top sex dolls manufacturer Orient Industry, in another display of their constant inventiveness, has teamed up with make-up effects studio Jiro to create Rinka Kagurazaka Link a Doll. Rinka Kagurazaka is, as fans will know, the oldest of the Kaguzarazaka sisters from the "Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni" video game series. The Link A Doll has "wi-fi support" (to do what?) and can play Rinka's voice (though the mouth does not move), with a "Valkyrie body". There are certain other features whose details are not listed on the website but are mentioned in the trailer below: ...

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Evangelion and Rei Ayanami is one the pinnacles of otaku fantasy. So anything involving lingerie maker Peach John and Evangelion is surely going to get some juices flowing, especially when the model is haafu Elaiza Ikeda. Behold: the Peach John Evangelion Eva lingerie. There are five colors available for the Peach John Evangelion Eva bra sets, plus three colors for the Lance of Longinus bra, and numerous other items like nighties and Pen-Pen pajamas. The items can be reserved from October 5th. Like previous Sailor Moon Bandai-Peach John collaboration (memorably ...

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Here are some nice shots of the booth babes (known as "companions" in Japanese -- if only they truly were) at the recent Tokyo Game Show. Clearly these girls are hired for their considerable assets. 【TGS2015おっぱいコンパニオンさんシリーズNo.02】アンビションブースですが、ちょwwwおっぱいメガネとか最高ってレベルじゃねぇぞwwwww #TGS2015 pic.twitter.com/ekTAsvHs4n — もえーしょんタントゥー (@tantou_KAI) September 17, ...

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Kotaku has shared a story about what may be the "longest hug pillow in the world". The dakimakura in question features human-snake lady Miia from the anime and manga Monster Musume, which is an ultimate masochist fantasy. Of course, the hug pillow cover matches Miia's long, slivery body with its length, which could strength down between floors! 7 meters (22.96 feet) of hug pillow glory! It was popular with fans, selling out (it was only made in a single batch, surely?) when it went on display at the recent Comiket in Tokyo, priced ¥100,000 ...

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We came across this story of a "super fan" and his love for schoolgirl Manaka Takane. Of course, Manaka Takane is a character from the Love Plus virtual dating game by Konami. And she and a special fan went on a trip for the summer. They chose as their date destination Atami, the hot spring resort in Shizuoka that is one of the location of Love Plus -- and already a well-known spot for otaku to go in search of 2D girls come to life. Twitter user Menokomakiri took Manaka with him to Atami -- or least a full-body suit of the 2D ...

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You've heard of itasha cars in Japan. What about a ita-train? That's what they have in Taiwan, where they take moe to extremes on the subway. The walls, windows and ceiling were decked out in anime characters. Hordes of men were spotted wildly photographing the characters. There were also some maids there to celebrate the opening. The characters are the K.R.T. Girls (Xiao Qiong and Emilia), known as Takame Shojo in Japanese, the specially created anime character mascots for the train service in Kaohsiung. Taiwan has quite a moe fetish, it ...

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Otaku fans of the anime series Love Live! are literally worshipping their favorite 2D characters. A certain promo at a game arcade was recently snapped showing posters of the Love Live! girls lined up along a wall with tatami matting for fans to come and pay their respects. This meant to get down on their knees and kowtow. Not just prostrating in reverence. At least one fan made an offering! He gave a sweet cake to his animated goddess. Several anonymous otaku seemed to follow suit and leave multiple offerings behind for Honoka Kosaka and the other girls of Otonokizaka ...

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As we know, idol groups, most notoriously AKB48, will exploit fans who want to purchase ways to vote for members in "election" or for chances to shake their hand. They do this by selling these privileges as slips of paper included with CDs or other products. The most recent campaign has been a tie-up with Kodansha's Young Magazine, an iconic weekly manga magazine. Kodansha chose a number of idol candidates from various groups (AKB48, NMB48, SKE48, HKT48) and said fans could choose the idol who will appear in a sexy swimsuit photo shoot. (The ladies on the cover are actually from ...

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Even a 2D anime character has feelings, you know. Otaku love to decorate their hug pillow (dakimakura) with an anime character cover. Their companion is theirs to squeeze and talk to at night. But Rina Makuraba, developed by Koichi Uchimura, takes things to another level. She is a hug pillow that responds to your touch verbally. Just stroke her to elicit a "conversation". She has a real personality and will even get cross with you if you get too touchy-feely. As we know, a cute girl getting angry at you is a fetish in Japan. The system is called Itaspo ...

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