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Fan of recent swimming anime, Free!, finds clever way to crawl into bed with the characters

Fan of recent swimming anime, Free!, finds clever way to crawl into bed with the characters

September 26 of this year marked the end of the series finale of the popular swimming anime, Free!, though fans of the series remain highly active on the Internet and at doujinshi (fan comic) events.

Recently, there’s been a real flurry of excitement within the Free! fandom on Asian blogs and online gossip columns over one fan’s genius idea to get the series’ token sweetheart to lie between her sheets. Because who wouldn’t want to sleep next to such beautiful 2-D biceps, right?

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Welcome to summer hell: Chinese lake becomes a sea of humans and rubber rings

Welcome to summer hell: Chinese lake becomes a sea of humans and rubber rings

Summer in Asia is hot. Like, really, really hot. Seeing mirages hot. Cooking whole English breakfasts on the sidewalk hot. But no matter how hellish the summer heat gets, we will never, ever, ever set foot in this Chinese lake.

The above is the Hieronymus Bosch-esque hellscape of what is quite possibly the world’s most crowded summertime attraction: a lake in Suining City, China.

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Sony Unveils New Walkman for Swimmers– Light, Sturdy and on Sale for Under $170 this February

Sony Unveils New Walkman for Swimmers– Light, Sturdy and on Sale for Under $170 this February

If you’re of the sporty persuasion and wish that you could take your tunes to the pool without having a funny-looking contraption strapped to your goggles or having your earphones fall out every other stroke, Sony’s newest addition to the Walkman series will definitely be of interest.

Scheduled for a February 16 release in Japan, the new NWD-W270 series features a compact, lightweight design and boasts 4GB of onboard storage space. Plenty of delicious images and details after the break.

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Chinese Public Pool is Aquatic Hell of Urine and Feces

Chinese Public Pool is Aquatic Hell of Urine and Feces

Nothing beats the summer heat like a day at the pool…thought everyone in China, apparently, judging from these pictures posted to Chinese message board site Tiē Tiē.

It looks like pool visitors hardly have any room to move, let alone swim. Really they’re just soaking shoulder-to-shoulder in a giant soup of chlorinated water and each other’s filth. But that’s what public pools are all about, right?

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Disturbing Japanese Amazon Customer Reviews: the Girl’s One-Piece Swimsuit

Disturbing Japanese Amazon Customer Reviews: the Girl’s One-Piece Swimsuit

The Amazon.com product review section has become something a creative writing outlet for the witty and sarcastic. In the right hands, these hilarious parody reviews can actually helps boost sales of the product (for all the wrong reasons) or even turn it into an internet phenomenon.

Yet every once in awhile — and this applies to Japan in particular — there will be a product on Amazon with reviews that are so disturbing, you can only pray for the sake of humanity that they are an uncoordinated series of cruel jokes.

This navy blue girl’s one-piece swimsuit offered on Amazon Japan is one such product, and anyone familiar with the word hentai can probably guess why…

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