Feverish auction comes to sudden end as buyer takes decisive action to claim the princess.
Opaque, sheer, wet or covering the whole body, we take a look at the stocking-wearing women who came out to celebrate the day.
These adorable sweets have been meticulously handcrafted by a centuries-old confectionery retailer in Kyoto.
Programming isn’t just a young person’s game anymore.
The plump flesh and curvy proportions of this doll are so realistic they’re actually NSFW.
Trade association upset over Halloween attraction with hundreds of authentic figures.
She’s too short to ride Thunder Mountain, but proud owner still seems to be enjoying their theme park visits together.
From drawing to playing with new friends, organisers release cute photos of the fun activities the toys got up to during their stay.
If you thought Lady Gaga’s version was gimmicky, wait until you get a load of this!
These pics make us wish we were at Cinderella’s castle, too!
For a single day in June, cosplay studio Haco Stadium will be welcoming dolls, instead of people, to partake in photo shoots at their Ikebukuro location.
Who wouldn’t want one of these lovable little dolls staring at you forever and ever…until you die…and maybe even after that.
If Emily Strange were a Japanese girl, these are the dolls she would put up for Hinamatsuri.
When the girls grew up and took their first sex-education class, they were shocked to learn that birth wasn’t quite so simple…
Toy brand Takara Tomy collaborates with distinguished doll maker Kyugetsu to release a limited 2016 edition of the Licca-chan Doll Festival series.
These fantasy figures look almost real!
With such uncannily lifelike flesh and features, it’s hard to believe these dolls aren’t real.
Disney and dollmaker Volks come together to create a one-of-a-kind Cinderella Super Dollfie, but its final price costs an arm and a leg, plus maybe a glass slipper or two.
Novelty goods manufacturer Bibi Lab has been outdoing itself lately. They’ve given us everything from pillows shaped like anime pigtails, mosquito net jumpsuits and even sailor-style schoolgirl uniforms for men.
Now they’ve redesigned the concept of the huggy pillow, giving it a feminine shape and calling it the “Japanese Cotton Wife”. Available in two sizes, the manufacturers have worked particularly hard on perfecting the lady’s nude bodysuit, saying they’ve done an excellent job of making it look like it contains human muscle and subcutaneous fat. Because that’s not creepy at all…
It’s been 20 years since the critically acclaimed Evangelion series first came to life on the small screen, and to this day it remains one of the most successful animated series to ever come out of Japan.
With such a dedicated legion of fans, the merchandising has been off the hook, with everything from burgers to lingerie and even a bullet train getting the Eva treatment. But amongst all this, there’s one special limited-edition range that’s really striking a chord with Japanese fans, as it takes the tough, sexy heroines of the series out of their futuristic battle cockpits and re-imagines them as katana sword-wielding ladies in kimono.