When The Street Isn't Safe For Work

I've said it before: Japanese adult game and anime makers are masters of the in-store promotion. It's a mastery that would do 1970s grindhouse cinema owners proud. Many in-store promotions are NSFW. What happens when those hit the streets?

Curvy martial arts yarn Maken-Ki! has a huge display at Akihabara retailer Tora no Ana, giving pedestrians an eyeful of character Haruko Amaya.

Late last week, Maken-Ki! cosplayers were hired to hand out tissues to promoted the anime's opening theme song.

Some parts of Tokyo have window displays showcasing designer clothes. Others feature exotic sports cars. Akihabara has jubblies. Go figure.

Originally a manga, the Maken-Ki! anime debuted last month. Inevitable video game adaptations, no doubt, to come.

マケン姫っ!おっぱいの前で、おっぱい配ってた [アキバBlog]

とらのあな店頭にマケン姫っ!パイズリ立体おっぱいが登場 [アキバBlog]


    Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure this means that Bashcraft was creepily circling the display/actresses/fakeboobs/whateveryouwannacallit with his digital camera and taking a lot of photos. Thinking about that makes me laugh.

    yowza.... thats kinda freaky. It's wierd, but strangely enticing at the same time...

    That is disturbing. Really disturbing.

    Look - The Japan of Today is unquestionably better than the Japan of Yesteryear. Japan has radically changed over the past 60 years, and I think we can all agree that it has largely changed for the better (getting rid of fascism and emperor worship was the right way to go, I think we can all agree).

    Having said that: If I was an elderly person in Japan and I saw this, I'd probably stare at it for a second or two then wander off to the nearest bridge and jump off it.

      If you were an elderly man in Japan, you'd most likely be half soused by lunch time and would only stop long enough to laugh before reading porn openly on the train.

      If you were an elderyl woman, you'd see all of this happening right near you and pretend that you didn't.

    Oh Japan.... *shakes head* I don't want to be a buzzkill because hey, do what you want. But... Who the hell finds this shit arousing?

      Welcome to the internet, you must be new.

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