Blame the Otaku: Japanese Boys Lose Interest in Girls

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 24, 2011 in Animation, Fandom

'Herbivorous' Japanese men losing interest in sex

Call it Danny Choo Syndrome! My favorite animation network in Taiwan recently slagged otaku as one of the reasons that Japanese men are losing their interest in sex with real women. Although there is something a bit ironic that the animators would use 3D techniques to render what a real women looks like (as seen on the left above) as opposed to the cartoony cheesecake version (as seen on the right). This was part of a larger segment on “Herbivorous men” which seems to be a Japanese take on metrosexuals: Read more…

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Look Out Japan! The Taiwanese Weather Bunny Girls are Here

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 17, 2011 in Fandom, Television

The Taiwanese Weather Bunny Girls

NextTV Weather GirlsAs an old time anime fanboy I’ve been pleasantly surprised how NextTV from Taiwan has really knocked it out of the ballpark with their series of computer animated shorts on topical events: But when I took a look at their Weather Girls video segment I was blown away! This ongoing daily series of videos features seven bunny cosplay attired ladies presenting the temperatures in major American cities: Read more…

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Taiwanese Animators vs. the Sushi Police

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 10, 2011 in Animation

Taiwanese Animators vs. the Sushi Police

It seems that the animators in Taiwan wanted to take the sushi protectionist movement in Japan to task, so they created this very cute cartoon to illustrate their point: Read more…

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Taiwanese Animators Mock Spiderman on Broadway

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 23, 2010 in Animation, Comic Books

I hate to admit this as a long time anime fanboy, but the computer animators from Taiwan are doing some very timely funny work on a shoestring budget! Their latest epic is a recreation of the Spiderman disaster on Broadway — and the best thing about this clip is that it includes an appearance by Bono. The last time I’ve seen an animated show react this fast to events in the news is when South park was at the high point of their game. Read more…

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Osaka Maid Cafe Exchange Program with Taipei, Taiwan

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 26, 2009 in Animation, Fandom

I think this somewhat serious looking NHK news video is showing an cultural exchange program between the city of Osaka, Japan and Taipei, Taiwan. The cosplay maids are being deployed to the largest anime and manga event in Taiwan this week. Part of the exchange program is to help the local Japanese tourism trade which was down by 44% last year due to the avian flu and the recession. I think we should pray for the success of the cosplay maids in their diplomatic mission!

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