Japanese government discussing stricter copyright laws on cosplay, top cosplayer Enako chimes in

New rules may regulate social media photos and profit made from cosplay.

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Anime voice actress fart recording now on sale as ASMR audio file

I Want to Listen to the Real Farts of a Dojin Voice Actress combines voice acting and fart acting.

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Indie games’ Japanese-language releases overshadowed by developers’ sexy art request

Do you want money? Fame? For these developers, it’s all about the erotic fan art (although fame and money probably wouldn’t hurt).

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Learn English from cute anthropomorphic warships in KanColle parody textbook【Pics】

These battleship girls could give New Horizon’s Ellen-sensei a run for her money!

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Increased security measures could bode longer lines at Comiket

Heading to Comiket 89? You may be in for a long wait…

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Siri Puts the “Ass” Back into Personal Assistant with Her Japanese Record Debut

Japanese independent musicians IOSYS (ee-oh-she-su) have a treat in store for us this Christmas.  They created a concept album titled Teach me Shiri Sensei! starring everyone’s favorite virtual assistant who only knows what you’re saying half of the time, Siri.

You might be wondering from the image above why anthropomorphic moé Siri (yes, that’s her) has a severe case of plumber’s crack. It’s not just pervy for the sake of being pervy. In Japanese, there isn’t really a “see/si” sound. Instead, it’s a “she” sound.

First, this can make it very funny when a Japanese person asks “May I take a seat?” Second, this changes the pronunciation of Siri to “Shiri”, which is the Japanese word for “buttocks.”  This word play is a major theme in the album.

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