Happy Sunday, boys and girls!
We trust you had a pleasant week?
We’ve been busy as ever here at RocketNews24 and, as well as enjoying the Halloween festivities, we’ve seen everything from black Big Macs and cross-dressing confessions to old-school Super Mario and genital pixelization. Not all together, of course; that would be horrific…
Despite the mercilessly hot Japanese summer seemingly having ended just a few weeks ago, the temperature has suddenly dropped here in Tokyo and everyone is already starting to wrap up warm and flip their air conditioning from chill to toasty. And no sooner had those coats and jackets come out of the closet than those nasty old cold germs came back to bite us.
Which can only mean one thing: face masks are back!
If you’re reading this, it means you’ve survived another week.
And what a week it’s been!
We’ve seen the arrival of a device that lets us share smells via mobile phone, members of the public quite literally caught with their hands down their pants, an invaluable list of turn-offs for girls to watch out for, and photos that reveal smoking-hot Japanese porn stars to be perfectly ordinary women and not from space after all.
Hello and good morning/afternoon/evening to you!
Welcome to the very first Rocket Roundup; your guide to the biggest stories of the week here at RocketNews24, all in one snug little post.
I don’t know about you good people, but it’s been a pretty busy week here at RocketNews24- I can’t remember the last time I saw as many crazy stories go up in the space of seven short days. That said, I think I speak for the entire team when I say that it’s been a pleasure as always, and we love discrovering new, fun, quirky and downright weird news stories almost as much as we do sharing it with you guys.
- Live-action Attack on Titan confirmed for 2 films1
- Pikachus overrunning Yokohama in the cutest rodent invasion ever 【Video】2
- Sumida River Fireworks Festival aftermath: Not everyone in Japan has perfect manners after all3
- Blogger’s silly video of types of dancers at Singapore clubs is trending in Japan4
- New video from Wagakki Band “Hanabi” is an original, awesome song【J-Tunes】5
- Not so fun in the sun – Cases of heatstroke hit a year-high last week in Japan6
- How to make your own Pikachu Burgers!【RocketKitchen】7
- That awkward moment when your phone rings on live TV… and then you make it worse 【Video】8
- What turned Tokyo Disneyland into the Loneliest Place on Earth last weekend?9
- Man in China steps into “royal rumble” to save the day, maybe goes a bit too far【Video】10
- Little kid causes a stink after parents tell him to poop in his seat during Delta Airlines flight1
- 16-year-old girl arrested for beheading classmate in Japan’s Nagasaki Prefecture2
- This watermelon might be the most disappointing thing you see today3
- Gamer discovers his deceased father’s ghost on an old Xbox game, challenges it to a race4
- Internet survey sheds light on how Japanese women deal with the hair ‘down there’5
- Vietnamese man, angry at wife, hatches bizarre revenge scheme: Cut off his own penis6
- How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker7
- What turned Tokyo Disneyland into the Loneliest Place on Earth last weekend?8
- These four Siberian Huskies probably have more followers than you on Instagram!9
- Five amazing Japanese Starbucks locations that let you keep sightseeing as you take a break10
- Nailed it! The shape of your nails may reveal the type of person you are!1
- How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker2
- Life’s not perfect? Says who? This woman’s life is too perfect to be true!3
- Japanese politician screams and cries at press conference as he defends expenses claims【Video】4
- Japan’s Glico lets snackers turn their empty boxes into augmented reality sets for Doraemon!5
- “Retweet if you thought I was a girl”: This beautiful young man, in his own words【Photos】6
- Little kid causes a stink after parents tell him to poop in his seat during Delta Airlines flight7
- Japanese giant salamander caught taking a stroll on land8
- German team hero Mario Gotze wins World Cup, later loses dignity thanks to gross pic9
- These anime mascots are just what the World Cup has been missing!10
- How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker1
- Nailed it! The shape of your nails may reveal the type of person you are!2
- Samurai in Brazil shows off incredible freestyle football skills ahead of World Cup3
- Doggy gets upset over his new haircut, walks around on hind legs like a boss for two days4
- Russian crocodile hospitalized after woman falls on it5
- Internet falls in love with Chinese cosplaying beauty, disappointed to hear she’s a guy 【Updated】6
- Not your average Bulbasaur: Mayan-style Pokemon7
- Chinese student asks for cooked sushi at Sukibayashi Jiro, gets flamed by Chinese netizens8
- The official Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist trailer just made our day【Video】9
- This amazing water cake just may be the most delicate sweet ever created!10
- Not so fun in the sun – Cases of heatstroke hit a year-high last week in Japan
- How to make your own Pikachu Burgers!【RocketKitchen】
- That awkward moment when your phone rings on live TV… and then you make it worse 【Video】
- What turned Tokyo Disneyland into the Loneliest Place on Earth last weekend?
- Man in China steps into “royal rumble” to save the day, maybe goes a bit too far【Video】
- Chiro the corgi talks, shakes hands, wiggles her bootie, and wins our hearts
- Hairy armpit selfies have invaded China’s biggest social networking platform【Photos】
- From Sailor Moon to Freddy Krueger – The lovely cosplayers of Wonder Festival
- Titans attack Lawson convenience stores, bring tons of anime goodies with them
- Not getting enough attention with your iPhone? Stick a couple of Iwashitas on it
- Ryokan etiquette: What not to do when staying at a traditional Japanese inn
- Luigi’s ‘death stare’ makes it into Japanese Mario Kart 8 commercial
- Whiskey shaved ice: A frozen treat for adults in Kyoto