We loved the first Super Sonico doll so much.
The Nitroplus character has been around since 2007 and you can find her getting into all kinds of sexy poses in a range of goodies, including curtains for the otaku fans who wants to decorate their rooms.
Needless to say, we were delighted when our intrepid reported spotted a new model in Akihabara, a sample before the actual product goes on sale later in the year.
The Super Sonico 2 is the hug pillow cover for the guy who loves anime girls with asses. Sure the breasts and big eyes are there. That’s standard. But now there is a rump to die for and you can hold, stroke and squeeze it!
With illustrations by Santa Tsuji, Super Sonico is perhaps now the sexiest series of hug pillows out there.
There are two poses on either side but both this time emphasize the butt, so this is definitely for the man who likes a girl with a real ass.
This is a very limited item and has to be ordered in advance. This means you have to wait a while but, given that Super Sonico might well be the best hug pillow cover ever, we think it’s worth it.
For guys who use their phones a lot and need a way to save battery power — and who like to look up girl’s skirts — this is the app for you.
The Skirt-Rolling-Up, Battery-Extending Magic Girl Sakura Android app uses the powers of a cute moe girl’s panties to clear your phone memory, save power and uninstall other apps that hog memory.
Use your finger to “flip” the girl’s skirt and show her panties. This is how the app is then activated to improve your battery space. Be sure to pull her skirt back down, though, or it doesn’t work. In this way you can wipe a few megabits of memory.
There are other functions you can do to turn off things on your phone which take up power, such as wi-fi and other apps.
There are also different colored panties to keep the skirt-flipping interesting.
Here’s a video showing how it works:
It’s that time of year again.
One fan has shared images of towers of boxes, boasting that they spent 1,917,800 yen on them — and paid for on delivery in cash to the mail man too! They now have thousands of CDs to play to their heart’s content.
Another is meant to have shared images of 1,614,400 yen’s worth of merchandise — about half a year’s salary for most people.
Or there are piles of tickets to hand-shaking events — representing thousands of chances to shake an idol’s hand.
Of course, some of these images may be fake, but then again, we have been here before…
The election is currently being led surprisingly by exiled Rino Sashihara, these days a member of the Hakata spin-off of AKB48 following a previous scandal.
246 girls from the various AKB groups are competing to appear in the upcoming thirty-second single. Voting continues until June 7th so we can expect more crazy otaku pictures soon.
To celebrate the upcoming Tokyo performances of the Hatsune Miku opera “The End” we wanted to show a side to the virtual idol that likely won’t be put on a stage soon… but deserves to be.
137,734 people were asked, “Do you consider yourself somehow an otaku?”
That’s a lot of supposed otakus!
Here’s the breakdown per generation:
Of course, these days the definition of “otaku” is wider, and can apply to soccer fanatic or just about any passionate fans of some subculture or hobby. “Otaku” has truly now come to mean being kuwashii (knowledgeable) in a subject.
A man has been arrested for running an online dating (deai-kei) scam that scammed 2,100 otaku out of 210 million yen over the years.
Deai-kei websites are common portals in Japan, usually a ruse for informal prostitution or enjo kosai. In this case, the owner tricked members into thinking they would be able to exchange emails with their favorite AKB48 idols and even go on dates with the girls.
The trial has begun of the 32-year-old man from Chiba who ran the site. He would have his part-time employees send mails to the otaku posing as celebrities and idols. After a time, these mails would begin to cost the hapless fans money for each piece of useless text.
They might even arrange to go on a date with the otaku. The poor guy would think he is going to meet Atsuko Maeda, only to have the date cancelled at the last minute with the excuse that “my manager came”.
One otaku spent 2.7 million yen on the site, more than an average annual salary. With the mails costing him 450 yen each time, it would appear he paid for some 6,000 mails!
A nineteen-year old university student was in the college library when he got a message from his mother.
“Super Sonico hug pillow has just arrived” it read.
The student was obviously very ashamed claimed he wasn’t sure if he should go home or rather fling himself into the nearest river.
Japan’s embarrassed men buying ero manga or ero geemu (erotic games) are frequently defeated by the retailer’s over-enthusiasm for nice packaging, resulting in attractive boxes decorated with images of the featured otaku idol and the like, and making any attempt at secrecy impossible!
Japan’s netizens have not been kind to the guy after he shared his dilemma onlline:
It’s certainly not the kind of room you can bring a girl to have sex.
Cases like this beg the question, what happens when the mothers of Japan’s legions of otaku find their son’s precious collection of idol toys?
That’s what the results of a survey would have us believe.
It surveyed 3,616 men and women aged 20 to 49 around Japan on the theme of marriage and children online in early February.
30% of men in both their twenties and thirties answered that they had never had sex or been in a relationship. The numbers of people dated increases for men in their thirties compared with respondents in their twenties, but the proportion of people who with no experience of romance among the unmarried remains the same.
On the other hand, girls in their twenties with no experience of a relationship is just under 30% but this halves once they get into their thirties. And the percentage of women in their thirties who have dated over six people is double that of the guys.
What does this prove? Japanese men are not interested in relationships? Or that the only men who have time to answer online surveys are the kinds of guys with no interest in relationships?
The car in front is a Toyota. Really?
Yes, Toyota has proved that otaku are valuable members of its customer base by creating an itasha decorated vehicle especially for the Anime Contents Expo 2013.
The itasha car is available for both the Prius and Vitz models, and has been customized with images from the Girls and Panzers anime.
The cars will also be sold from a showroom in Ikebukuro.
Otaku certainly have enough cash to buy AKB48 singles by the thousands — but do they have the means to purchase a car? Toyota hopes so!
Here is the otaku hug pillow for the new generation.
A smartphone that is the size of a bed.
That’s right, you can sleep on this phone, run on it, even live on it.
But otaku will be interested in how it can revolutionize the hug pillow.
Take the Soine App 4.1, which allows you to snuggle up (soine) to a life-size 2D anime character.
Before you jump to any conclusions about “Japanese” engineers, the development team was actually led by a white guy!
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