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Anime vs. Real Life: A Picture Dump

For many people, anime is an escape from reality. Even anime that take place in our world allow viewers to picture what the people and places around them might look like in a beautiful, stylized parallel dimension. Many people have probably wondered what they themselves might look like as an anime character.

We’ve put together a collection of images from around the internet that show what it looks like when real people, just like you and men (but more beautiful), are given the pen and brush treatment.

Check the gallery below!

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Photo Booth Horrors: When Japanese Purikura Goes Wrong

Purikura, short for Purinto Kurabu (Print Club), are Japanese photo booths that let you take digital pictures with your friends and then decorate and edit them using a touch screen and stylus. After you finish decorating, your pictures are then printed on multiple copies of sticker paper so you can cut them and distribute them among your friends. You can also have them sent to your cell phone or e-mail address.

Purikura booths can be found at shopping areas and arcades around Japan and are incredibly popular with teenage girls and young women, who use the image editing features to wash out the natural colors of the photos so their skin look smoother and lighter. Over the past few years, many booths have even introduced a function that lets you enlarge your eyes so you can look “cute” like an “anime character” or “freaky” like an “alien”, depending on who you ask.

These are powerful tools and, as you can imagine, can conjure horrifying results if abused. We’ve searched the Japanese internets to assemble a gallery of some of the more disturbing (and hilarious) photos that have emerged from purikura photo slots.

Check it out below, if you dare.

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