When the new Japanese era name of Reiwa was announced on April 1st, sparking intense speculation about how best to translate it into English, our first thought was: that could be a great porn star's name! Admittedly the kanji characters (令和) are unusual, so it would have to be a homonym. Unfortunately we couldn't find any decent examples on a brief search Nonetheless, the most amusing such parallel we've spotted so far has actually derived from the official English translation of the name: beautiful harmony. An online search for "beautiful harmony," though, may bring up quite a ...

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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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Sweat. Sea. Sun. Sand. There's a world of scents out there on the beaches of Japan, not to mention very carefully waxed bikini lines (but more often than not, very flat chests). Summer beaches are the haven of slutty girls, who head in groups to the sand to meet guys and have fun. Dead or Alive Xtreme is a bestselling quasi-adult video game (ie, not quite a pornographic eroge) series where players lust over busty characters playing beach volleyball in very skimpy bikinis. And now the makers, Koei Tecmo, have taken a step into the burgeoning adult virtual reality market by integrating ...

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We previously wrote about schoolgirl-themed VR Kanojo ("virtual reality girlfriend") as one of the most impressive and realistic examples of adult virtual reality to have emerged in Japan. We then got excited in January about VAQSO, a startup that was developing a virtual reality system that combined sight with smell. The headset pumps out a variety of scents in response to the game you play. The potential for adult games and experiences are obvious. Well, we are very happy to report that the two developments have joined forces. The VR Kanojo game can now be played with the VAQSO ...

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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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Back in November last year, we wrote with some excitement about the awesome Play Pan Pan game. This panchira-themed game seemed almost too good to be true. In fact, we initially assumed it was a kind of parody. After all, this is a game about saving the world from evil panties. Far from it, we are very pleased to see that it's proved something of a viral hit and there are new trailers with voices below. The audio seems to be just Japanese (but this actually adds to the effect) but there are English subtitles. We think the previous version was a demo and there is now a full ...

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The Japanese porn industry is in trouble.  While we might spend much of our time on this blog singing its praises, the truth is this has been a bad year, full of accusations of coercion and trafficking of female performers. We always knew it went on, especially towards the bottom end of the industry. Needless to say, the links between organized crime in Japan and other sections of society, such as big business, politics and mainstream entertainment, are well documented, and the idol and porn scenes are similarly connected. These are social problems, though. What about financial ...

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Do you love panties? Do you want to hold panties? If you answered yes to the two questions above, you may well want to have a go at playing Pan Pan, a new game demo spotted on Steam Greenlight. In it, you play someone who races around "punching" panties in an anime-like landscape. In the words of the makers, Pan Pan "is a fast-paced battle game. Fly as a panty in a daily life street and in-between buildings. Search for the enemy panties and kick their bad ass!" Check out the trailers below. Pan Pan is a fast-paced battle game. Dash, dodge, high-speed ...

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Forget the PlayStation VR, you can get even better virtual reality girlfriend experiences from adult game makers like Illusion. Their VR Kanojo is a new Japanese eroge or dating game for Windows, Oculus Rift CV1 and HTC Vive, and it's currently making waves with netizens who have tried it. The game places you in a bedroom with a nubile Japanese schoolgirl, which immediately recalls the controversial 2014 Project Morpheus demo, Summer Lesson. That game was criticized as "creepy" and ended up being withdrawn from the Tokyo Game Show. Illusion has no such qualms, it seems. It's going on ...

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Tokyo Kinky was there on Sunday, loyally lining up in Akihabara for what had been touted as Japan's first ever adult virtual reality event. But all was in vain. We had our suspicions about the event, given how shoddy the event's website was. Still, word had obvious got out -- that and how virtual reality is one of the big trends of the year and there had been promises of its adult implications for years. There were hundreds of people trying to make it into a tiny venue in Akiba. We were all lining up patiently outside but the police eventually had to come and help control the size of ...

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