As we know, Comiket is less about comics and more about cosplay. Specifically, female cosplayers. Stars like Enako can attract huge crowds (and money). But even lesser-known female cosplayers can pull in a strong audience, though, as one example from the recent Comiket 96 showed, this phenomenon can have unpleasant consequences if you are not prepared or don't have adequate minders. In a video that has since gone viral (nearly 4 million views as of writing), a Chinese cosplayer found herself on August 11th surrounded by a mob of men with cameras who refused to make space for her. Instead ...

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Tenga has produced some of Japan's, if not the world's, best sex toys. As a brand, it already has its own stores. And now Tenga finally has its own vending machines. (The Tenga Egg vending machine once spotted in Nakano Broadway, Tokyo, was apparently not an official vendor.) Anyone now with an urge to buy a Tenga product 24 hours a day and get it right away can do so. The only catch is that these vending machines are in Sapporo, Hokkaido -- in the far north of Japan. For reasons known only to the sales team at Tenga, the Apple of the Adult Industry has opted for a regional city rather ...

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Research regularly shows that Japanese women's breasts are getting larger. And now we have data to prove it over a 40-year period. Bra maker Triumph -- known for its rather silly concept bras -- nonetheless takes mammaries seriously, as you'd expect, and knowing the size of its customers' boobs are inevitably top of its list of priorities. It recently made public the results of a survey it did. Here are the key findings. The subjects of the survey were Japanese females between the ages of 20 through 60 years. And when the data was confirmed, Triumph found that while only 4.5% of its ...

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The sexual assault in December 2018 of Maho Yamaguchi shocked fans and the idol industry, exposing the mismanagement and abuse of the performers in Japan. Yamaguchi was forced to apologise for the incident but, appalled at the treatment she received by her handlers, quit the Niigata idol group NGT48, which is part of the AKB48 network. The actual assault itself then received a very different kind of treatment: inspiring its own parody adult video release earlier this year starring a former NMB48 idol Risako Okada, who now performs porn under the name Miko Matsuda. You might be forgiven for ...

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Japanese porn and adult parodies are apparently getting faster and faster. The new Makoto Shinkai anime, Weathering with You, is still in movie theaters and dominating the Japanese box office. Masturbation With You is an "ejaculation app" whose name and design shamelessly parodies the Shinkai film (天気の子 vs. 天気のマ●コ). The publicity image shows a porn star (can anyone help us identify her?) fingering herself furiously in the center, or preparing to munch on a dildo or squeeze her nipples in the other pictures. As far as we can tell, this is currently just a concept, a ...

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Some women are so lonely they need a man's comforting arms around them all the time -- even when they listen to music. Or so it would seem if you believe the latest clickbait. This time, the purveyor of the headline-screaming story is a Japanese company called Otome Yusha, which literally means "Hero of Maidens." It has come up with a concept audio device called the Boyfriend Hug Speakers, which may be the most arresting way to listen to music ever -- especially if you do it outside in public. The Bluetooth-enabled speakers are integrated into a pair of "arms" that the user wears around ...

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Back in the bad old days before smartphones, we remember our early days in Japan and having to visit Internet cafes to check stuff online or write emails to friends and family. This was pretty much the same situation as back home, but one key difference was that the Internet cafes were also rigged up as manga libraries. And there were private booths. These were useful if you rolled out of a club at 3 a.m. but didn't want to hang around two hours until the first trains started. But during the other times of the day and night, these booths were mostly used by patrons to watch porn. The sound ...

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The Japanese entertainment world has been shaken recently by a widespread scandal involving 11 comedians at leading agency Yoshimoto Kogyo who did side jobs for a criminal organization. The initial scandal broke in June, when many comedians were found to have worked at a party in December 2014 by a criminal group engaged in fraud. To be fair, they apparently did not know the nature of the client who had hired them, but it once again highlighted the long-suspected connections between organized crime and comedy in Japan -- a link encapsulated by the shock retirement of Shinsuke Shimada in ...

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It's a job that apparently one in four Japanese women have some experience of doing, but how well do we know the role of the hostess? Meet Kurumi Hoshino (星野くるみ), who is described as the "number 1 hostess in Japan." The 28-year-old Hoshino is currently based at Club Lalah in Roppongi, where she is the biggest attraction and earner at the club where 50 women are working each night. For 15 minutes, Hoshino talks about her life and work, going from the rural sticks in Kumamoto, toiling away at a local karaoke joint, to earning nearly $1,000 a day in Tokyo. She helpfully starts by ...

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The former AKB48 idol and now gravure model Rina Hirata (平田梨奈) releases her first DVD and Blu-ray, "Hirari Time," on July 20th. To promote it, Rina has posed semi-nude, covering her F-cup breasts with her hands. The 21-year-old joined AKB48 in 2011 and graduated in 2016. She previously released two VR videos in February of this year, in one of which she was shown in alluringly red lingerie amply showing off her butt. It was enthusiastically compared to porn. By AKB standards, Hirata has a curvier-than-average body and boy, are we not complaining about that. We have noticed, ...

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