Why go to a haunted house for Halloween when you can go to a Japanese laundromat?
Pikachu, Totoro, and more want to play. Don’t you want to play with them?
This is either the beginning to a really good Miyazaki film or a really bad Japanese horror film.
We have zero bones to pick with his artistic talent.
Why, Japan?! Why do such horrifying things have to live inside you?
Do you feel like you’re being watched?
It’s hard to touch money when the person on the note is popping its head out, glaring at you from the bill.
“Oh hello, dearie. Would you like some tea? I made it fresh just for you.”
At some point in the cleaning process, these fuzzy little guys go from cute to creepy.
Japan has been turning cute, cuddly animals into terrifying monsters since…always.
For those who need something to have recurring nightmares about for the rest of their lives.
If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of your plastic figures would look like, here’s the dark answer!
Tokyo would probably be one of the creepiest cities if it were abandoned and covered with fog.
Something has gone terribly wrong in the Hundred Acre Wood….
Join the Defense Force, and you can develop new strengths, protect your country, and…pass giant bobble heads to mysterious shadow men?
With such uncannily lifelike flesh and features, it’s hard to believe these dolls aren’t real.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Kobe after allegedly hiding in a drain to take up-skirt photos of women. This is his second arrest for the same crime.
Super Mario Maker, the toolkit/game for Wii U that allows Mario fans to build their very own levels using a vast array of items and characters from the games’ universe, is without a doubt a huge hit. Players had been craving the ability to DIY their own levels for the classic series pretty much since the original handful of games were released for the original NES.
One addition to the game that players never expected to see was the inclusion of the crazy “Weird Mushroom”—originally a glitch in the first Super Mario Bros.—which turns Mario into “Skinny Mario,” a creepy, distorted Mario whose lanky limbs wiggle about all over the place with each (giant) jump.
Skinny Mario was, to put it lightly, not well-received by the gaming community, and Nintendo had a golden opportunity to fix it when it released the first update to the game a few days ago. Except, instead of doing away with Skinny Mario, Nintendo actually decided to include even more, super creepy, Skinny Mario appearances.
It’s almost Halloween, and even here in Japan, where the holiday is still but a shadow of the American take on the creep fest, an avalanche of orange and black gewgaws and processed sugar confections is pouring off retail shelves.
But if you’re looking for Halloween sweets with a little more culture and class, check out the awesome skulls made from wasanbon, a premium fine-grain sugar from Shikoku!
More than once, I’ve been baffled by characters in Japanese dramas getting excited at the thought of having a kansetsu kisu, or “indirect kiss.” Apparently, the thought of drinking out of the same cup or using the same straw as the object of your affection is akin to kissing them indirectly.
With the release of a new romance simulation mobile game, you too can experience the thrill of a young Japanese schoolboy about to have a kansetsu kisu with the girl of your dreams–but only after you get your hands on the recorder she uses in music class!