“The remains of dead dreams” found in Japanese garbage are too painfully real

What happens to a dream deferred?

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Poll asks Japanese fans to name their favorite depressing anime

Get out the tissues, because these anime offerings won’t leave a dry eye in the house.

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Japanese artist’s rendition of child opening fridge of alcoholic parents is chilling

A refrigerator can be one of the most honest reflections of your priorities.

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Japanese artist’s comic “I am an 18-year-old idol otaku” shows the dark life of one diehard fan

The other side of shaking glowsticks and singing pop songs.

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Artist’s interpretation of Pokémon GO: we’re the ones being caught and trained

This painting is darker than an Umbreon.

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The original Japanese Pokémon Red strategy guide is kind of depressing

Breaking the bad news to kids that their favorite Pokémon are terrible, and they’re wasting their time playing.

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Japanese Men Share Their Worst Christmas Experiences Ever: Pikachu, Platoon and Painkillers

So this is Christmas. The time where we all sip eggnog by the open fire enjoying the gentle blanket of wet snow covering a meadow as a deer scampers by, right?

Of course not, it’s raining here now and my glasses are broken. Still, I’d consider this an average holiday season for myself. For many out there, Santa has little more than a big bag of suck to stuff in your stocking.

Don’t sweat it though. Every year can’t be a winner. For those having a blue Christmas, the website MyNavi has compiled a list of Japanese men’s worst Chirstmas experiences.

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