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Awesome Dad Turns His Daughter’s Doodles Into Adorably Accurate Bento

2017-05-25 04:11

We’ve seen some touching efforts from dads in Japan this year, whether it be turning a cardboard Nintendo Switch into an actual one or an anime artist turning his sons’ doodles into professional quality illustrations. Takafumi Ozeki, one half of Japanese comedy duo The Geese, can add his name to that list. The father and comedian prepares artistic character bento lunch boxes for his daughter in Kindergarten based on her requests. Adorable enough as that is, Ozeki recently got a very peculiar request from his daughter for her next bento. Instead of just asking him to make a specific character, she handed him a sketch of how she wanted her…


Patient Kid Makes Do With Cardboard Nintendo Switch, Until His Dad Pulls A Touching Switch Of His Own

2017-05-23 04:02

Like many Japanese families, Japanese father @mohikan1974 holds monthly family meetings where important orders of the month are discussed. Everything from finances to chores is discussed. @mohikan1974 regularly updates his Twitter account with the on-goings of such meetings, and one particular story has sent a wave of heartwarmth through the Japanese Twitterverse. @mohikan1974’s son, Kazutoyo, has always wanted a Nintendo Switch. However, the system is rather expensive, so in a display of creative patience, Kazutoyo crafted his very own Nintendo Switch out of cardboard. While it may be seen as an appeal to get one (the father assumed so!), it’s a rather adorable way of respecting the situation while trying…


12-Year-Old Girl Chokes Out 24-Year-Old Opponent In Japanese MMA Debut

2017-05-23 10:18

Last month, you may have raised your eyebrows at a 12-year-old girl by the name of MoMo being booked for her MMA debut against 24-year-old Momoko Yamazaki at Japanese MMA event, DEEP JEWELS 16 in Tokyo. As it turns out, not only did she win, she did so in quick fashion–winning by rear-naked-choke at 2:59 of the first round. Held at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, DEEP JEWELS 16 saw a women’s MMA bout built with buzz and controversy because of the 12 year age difference between fighters. However, MoMo’s camp cites the difference in preparation for the fight as being the most important contrast, telling WMMA Rankings that MoMo has…


Blind Boy Sends Nintendo Touching Thank You For Only Game He Can Play, Their Reply Is Awesome

2017-05-22 05:27

Their seems to be a philosophy of kindness going on at Nintendo’s customer support department, as they have a history of responding to adorable letters sent to them by kids. But even with their reputation for receiving heartfelt correspondence, they must have been taken aback with tears when they received a very special letter from Japanese Twitter user and father @kentarock1020’s son–a blind fifth grader who simply wanted to thank Nintendo for his favorite video game–the only one he can play, but loves so much. 全盲の長男が唯一楽しめる#リズム天国 シリーズを全てパーフェクトでクリアした長男が#任天堂 さんへ手紙を書いた所、返信の手紙が‼️たった1人の為に誠実に対応でまさに神対応です✨任天堂さん、全シリーズ音楽監修のつんくさん是非とも新作をお待ちしてます🙇#nintendo pic.twitter.com/LPOLfboJIT — けんたろー (@kentarock1020) 2017年5月17日 The son, Hibiki, was diagnosed with Binocular Retinoblastoma at just the age of one-and-a-half, and at the…


Credit Card Forms Japanese Idol Unit Out Of Company Employees

2017-05-22 02:46

At initial glance, you might mistake Higashi-Ikebukuro 52, Japan’s latest mega-member idol unit, to be a sister-group or spinoff of other popular acts such as AKB48 or Keyakizaka46. Outside of having a lot of singing (liberal use of the term) and dancing members, they’re actually unrelated, though. That’s because Higashi-Ikebukuro 52 is an idol group made up of a credit card company’s employees! Source: YouTube Many Japanese Idol groups also have a sports-team sort of representation of areas in Japan (such as with AKB48 and Akihabara), and that’s no different with Higashi-Ikebukuro 52, who represent Eastern Ikebukuro in Tokyo. The 24 member group is comprised all of employees for Japanese…


Japanese DJ Produces Catchy Dance Song With A Bunch Of Pubic Hair

2017-05-18 04:50

Yes, you read that right — Japanese DJ ☆Taku Takahashi of hiphop group M-Flo just came out with a song made with pubic hair. The song, In Motion, was created as part of the Pubic Hair Grooving project, for which the pubic hairs of 15 female participants were collected and generated into sound according to their various “waveforms.” ☆Taku Takahashi then made magic by adding some rhythm and catchy beats, ultimately producing a groovy dance song we could totally imagine hearing at a Tokyo nightclub: Not all that surprisingly, the project was sponsored by Datumou Recipe, a research team specializing in hair removal. Although what anyone decides to do with…


Award-Winning Short Animation Shows Two Young Heroes Saving The World One Zipper At A Time

2017-05-17 04:34

They say not all superheroes wear capes, and it’s true; as a matter of fact, if they’re anything like Yoji and Kei from short animated film “Fastening Days,” they’ll be equipped with modules on their wrists that shoot out zippers to help save the world. Created by the YKK Group, most widely known as the world’s largest manufacturer or zippers, the animation follows the two young heroes as they dive to the assistance of those in need in their community. As orphaned children themselves and living with their adoptive parent Anna, life isn’t exactly a walk in the park for this duo either — but that never stops them from…


Japanese Schoolgirls Show Off 82 Sumo Wrestling Techniques In Uniform

2017-05-14 10:19

We’ve seen Japanese schoolgirls throw down with sumo wrestlers before in order to get their hands on some ramen, but this promotional video for the 101st iteration of the Kanazawa High School Sumo Tournament may be the fiercest combination of sumo and schoolgirls yet. In the video, a pair of dueling Japanese schoolgirls demonstrate the 82 techniques that can be used to win a sumo match with stylish grace! While there are definitely more unaccounted ways in which to win a sumo bout, the two girls in this video demonstrate what are regarded as the 82 official winning techniques. These include a variety of dodging techniques, twists, and throw-down maneuvers–all…


Japanese Social Media Celebrates “Maid Day” With Cosplay And Artwork

2017-05-11 05:07

In recent years, Japanese social media has been embracing unofficial “holidays” with entertaining hashtags. These informal Japanese holidays are usually inspired by the various ways one can read the date of the month in the Japanese language, with February 22nd resulting in a duel between “Panties Day” and “Bunny Day” on Twitter. May 10th, or the numerical “5/10” can be read a number of different ways in Japanese, but for this particular day social media users have settled on 5 being read as “May” and 10 as “do” (ド)–resulting in the Japanese reading of “Maid”. That makes 5/10 “Maid Day”, and cosplayers, models, and art fans are taking to Twitter…


Japanese Idol Group Puts On Hazmat Suits To Hug Fans At Event

2017-05-08 06:55

It would probably be an understatement to say that Japanese idol and pop groups attract some very passionate fans. Many dedicated fans travel and follow their favorite regional or local idol groups on tour, but some go the extra step and participate in bonus services provided by the idol group’s management, some of which include paying large fees for three minute phone calls, or collecting raffle tickets (which necessitates buying multiple copies of the same CD) to win a chance at shaking the hands of their favorite group members. Fortunately, this month’s Budokan Idol Expo 2017 provided an opportunity for fans to meet up and interact with their favorite idols….


[Part 3] Professional Anime Artist Turns His Sons’ Sketches Into Amazing Anime Characters

2017-05-04 11:57

Twice this year, we’ve seen some touching and impressive illustrations from Tokyo-based French anime artist Thomas Romain (Symphogear, Space Dandy, Aria, Macross Delta, and Basquash!) in the form of what he calls the “Father and Sons Design Workshop Illustrations”. Romain takes the imaginative sketches and drawings of his two sons and applies his own creative and professional touch to turn them into lively anime characters. While Romain has to focus on digital animation a lot do to his work, he enjoys putting together this series as an opportunity to enjoy the basics of drawing with his kids, and hopefully give them a little artistic motivation. Included this time are two…


Artist Turns Fast Food Chain Mascots Into Anime Characters

2017-05-01 11:08

Fast food chain mascots seem to have a natural affinity for the anime aesthetic, as proven by the Wendy’s girl being turned into a smug anime girl recently. Digital artist from the Philippines OzumiiWizard may be demonstrating that better than anyone, however, as her illustrations of Fast Food Chain Restaurants come to life as anime characters are absolutely awesome. Check her out on Devinatart and Facebook for more.


Amazing Japanese Cardboard Artist Transforms Old Boxes Into Tanks, Gundams, Space Ships, And More!

2017-04-27 11:10

Whether it’s adorable costumes for dogs or a stunning life-sized plane engine, we’ve seen that Japan has its fair share of incredible cardboard artists crafting impressive work. Monami Ono, a graduate of the Osaka University of the Arts who studied 3D animation and now specializes in amazing cardboard artistry, may simply be the best, however. The talented and award-winning artist from Wakayama Prefecture’s hobby for practicing animation on cardboard boxes has turned into a full-time craft, landing her appearances on Japanese television, workshop appearances, and even film campaign models. Monami Ohnoさん(@monamincb)がシェアした投稿 – 2014 11月 26 9:45午後 PST Applying her knack for animation to cardboard boxes, she crafts meticulously detailed models…


12-Year-Old To Take On 24-Year-Old At Japanese MMA Event

2017-04-26 09:06

We’ve seen just about everything in the Japanese squared circle, including professional wrestling genius Kenny Omega take on a 9-year-old girl and Joey Ryan flip and slam his opponent using only his penis, but MMA is a whole different animal–although the line may be beginning to get blurred. On May 20th, Japanese MMA event DEEP JEWELS 16 will take place, where a 12-year-old girl going by the name of “MoMo” will make her MMA debut against 24-year-old Momoko Yamazaki (2-3 amateur) on the undercard. As reported by eFight, in accordance with DEEP JEWELS amateur rules, both fighters will wear headgear and not be permitted to strike the head while on…


Figure Skating Champion Evgenia Medvedeva Skates To Sailor Moon Opening In Cosplay

2017-04-25 03:24

You may remember two time World, European and Russian national champion figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva, a self proclaimed anime otaku, for her 2016 Sailor Moon themed figure skating routine that made a huge splash in Japan. This past weekend, the talented skater let her love for skating anime like Yuri!!! on Ice and Sailor Moon power her to another colorful performance at the World Team Trophy in Figure Skating competition hosted by the International Skating Union in Tokyo. Medvedeva doubled down on her 2016 performance by performing her routine in full Sailor Moon cosplay to the tune of the anime’s opening theme, “Moonlight Densetsu”! Medvedeva had already endeared herself to…


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