Jack of all trades or slave laborer: call her what you will, there’s just about no job that Hello Kitty won’t do.
Last summer, for example, Hello Kitty surprised fans when she developed a taste for human flesh in her undead debut. Now, Kitty is available in steamed bun form for humanity to turn the tables and feast on her.
As I was taking a walk through the city the other day, I encountered a cake shop with a fantastic exterior like something out of a fairy tale. It had a very cheerful ambiance, and on closer inspection, I noticed a remarkable figure. Could it be? Star of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Jack Sparrow, selling pastries? Captain Jack managing a cake shop? Read More
So, everybody, what do you think when you see a girl’s armpit hair? Does it make a difference if she’s smoking hot? A lot of people would probably be surprised, and some of them might even reject her entirely over the matter.
Well, this has apparently become a big topic of conversation in China, where a pretty young woman bared her hairy pits to the world. Read More
Do you have a penchant for the fluffy and cuddly? Well, good news! It turns out there is a place in Japan that is literally crawling with squee-worthy bunnies. About 300 of them, in fact. They aren’t even fenced in, but are living their adorable little lives running free on an island.
What better to heat you up as the weather turns cold than some Babes from the North? Russian models have a reputation for knowing how to keep warm, but four-year-old model Kristina Pimenova is crushing hearts with her doll-like features and uber-cute poses.
Down, boy! Here, go chew on Nozomi Sasaki for another 15 years. She’s from the Russia of Japan (otherwise known as Akita Prefecture).
Today marked the closing day of the 2011 International Robot Exhibition, held from November 9 – 12 at the Tokyo Big Site convention center.
Nearly 300 companies were present at the exhibition, making it the largest of its kind.
While many of the robots at the exhibition were for manufacturing and industry, there were also a number of service robots on display. Service robots are, generally speaking, designed to assist humans with tasks normally performed by other humans, such as cleaning (think Roomba), and have been growing in demand in recent years.
This year’s exhibit showed that in the field of service robots, the Japanese have come a long way in developing robots that trade out the mechanical look for a more warm and comforting appearance.
Perhaps the most impressive—and certainly the cutest—of such robots on display at the show was HRP-4C “Miimu”, a lifelike female humanoid robot that can sing and dance.
Remember back in elementary school when you used to write messages on paper, fold them up into paper planes and fly them across the classroom to the recipient—except that they would veer off course and land on Lisa Clark’s desk and then she would tell on the teacher?
Yeah, we never actually did that either, but that story sure does make a great segue for us to introduce flying letter, a charming novelty product by Japanese fashion brand HUMOR. Read More
Perhaps you’re familiar with duckface, the facial expression employed by some females in which they push their lips outward and curl them upward to make themselves look sexy or cute*.
In Japan, duckface became popular circa 1998, after the debut of popular singer Ami Suzuki, who often used the expression in photo shoots. Since then, duckface has become a widely-recognized method for Japanese females to express their ‘cuteness’ or ‘sexiness,’ with the Japanese term “duck-mouth” even being published in a dictionary for the first time in 2005. Today, duckface remains the distorted face of choice for many young Japanese females posing for the camera.
Recently, we here at RocketNews24 wondered that if duckface is a tried-and-true method for Japanese women to increase their sex-appeal, how well will it work for Japanese men?
To find out, we asked the one person who could use a visual boost more than anyone else we know, Mr. Satoh. Read More
Hello Kitty has long charmed people all over the world with her adorable short stature and prim expression.
When we were walking around Midtown Manhattan during a trip to New York last month, we spotted someone standing outside in a costume that appeared similar to our beloved Hello Kitty, but as we approached the mysterious figure we began to feel a sense of discomfort – something was strange about this Kitty. Read More
While many people use CG to fulfill their anime-like delusions of beauty, a young Chinese male by the name of Ma Lishan has become an internet sensation for being able to pull off the unnatural look in reality. Read More
On September 29, Yuko Oshima and several other high-profile members of popular Japanese idol group AKB48 stepped off the dance stage and into the studio to commemorate the launch of their first ever sketch comedy and variety show, Bimyo～, with a special press conference broadcasted live over television and Japanese video-sharing site Nico Nico Douga. Read More
An apparently unwitting weather forecaster walked into the WZTV studio in Zhejiang Province, China wearing a T-shirt bearing arguably the most offensive (and versatile) word in the English language.
The censors slumbered and studio personnel allowed the young woman to give her cheerful report of the day’s weather with said word emblazoned across her chest above an angry and possibly homicidal cousin of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.
Japanese guys love their female newscasters so much that the best (and cutest) of them hold celebrity status. Yet no matter how much they are fawned over by fans, these lovely ladies are professionals and make it a point to not do anything overtly cute while on the air.
But surely there are many people who want the cute first and the news second. To these people, we recommend one of Taiwan’s newest sensations: Weather Girls.Read More
Hello Kitty, one of Japan’s most well known characters, has been setting the international standard for cute since her 1975 debut. Throughout her long career Hello Kitty has taken on a number of forms, figures and fashions based on popular trends of the time.
Now, in 2011, Hello Kitty has jumped on the zombie bandwagon.Read More
A heartwarming video of two cats embracing each other tightly and falling soundly asleep in the comfort of each others’ arms has sparked jealousy in the hearts of the Japanese Internet masses. Read More
On May 21 a video of a rabbit supposedly born with no ears after the Fukushima nuclear accident was uploaded to YouTube. Though the exact cause remains unclear, many people are speculating that it could be an effect of radiation. Conversely, many also claim that the video is a hoax. Read More