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10 reasons real life is like a terrible kusoge video game

It might have been made into a board game, but here are 10 reasons why the game of life shouldn’t get a PC or console port.

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The pitfalls of inter-otaku conversation, turns out it’s no better than with non-otaku

Cool artwork shows how little otaku have to say to non-otaku, or even each other.

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Red, white… Beige? Twitter user overhears a children’s song with creepy implications

Out of the mouths of children comes some really messed up stuff, apparently. Twitter users lend a helping hand with deciphering the lyrics.

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Hamtaro in hiding? Japanese internet notices mysterious disappearance of cute character’s Twitter

One of Japan’s most famous children’s mascots has vanished from Twitter, and we only have his final words as a clue.

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Dragon Ball artist accused of plagiarism by tracing action scene from Marvel comic

Original artist takes it with surprising grace, doesn’t seem to mind the transgression.

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Ever struggled to get the last piece of confectionery out of a packet? Twitter may have the key

Japanese Twitter user’s methods work just as well (or not) with Hi-Chew as with any other kind of recalcitrant sweet or candy.

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Here’s an important message about macho goldfish from university baseball in Japan

Television coverage of baseball in Japan really takes you inside the game like no other.

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Feel like a sexy samurai with old-school underwear and the viral fundoshi dancer 【Video】

Loincloths make a comeback with the popularity of fundoshi dance videos and the oppressive heat of Japanese summer rearing its ugly head.

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Wakayama’s “Umi no Sachi” train line adds a colorful splash to the start of summer

Let a ride on the “Medetai Train”–“Joyous Train”–lift your spirits as we soar into summer!

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Rent-a-kitty Rooms! Twitter user liveblogs ryokan inn with a special ‘rental cat’ option

A Twitter user caused a ker-fluff-le with adorable photos from her lodgings in Hakone, where you can pick a cat to accompany you during your stay.
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“No seeds, please.” Pigeons in Japanese anti-birdfeed posters show startling self-awareness

The Internet has a great time with the “Please don’t feed the pigeons!” campaign, in which pigeons tell passers-by where they can stick their birdseed.

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Gaming chair advert stereotyping Japanese as short has Twitter raging

Is Japan Lilliput? Chair company appealing to ‘short-legged and short-bodied’ Japanese seems to think so.

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Japanese manga artist illustrates the history behind the maid cafe cosplay uniform

From British servant’s quarters to the streets of Tokyo, Japan’s cute and sexy maid costume has travelled a long way to get where it is today.

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Cute ducklings cross busy Tokyo street with the help of a good samaritan 【Video】

The care and patience given to the little duck family in the middle of downtown Tokyo is warming hearts around the country.

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Japanese child manages to ruin Pokémon GO for his mother with one short sentence

One parent and Twitter user experiences the joy of catching Pikachu in Pokémon GO, but it’s all too short-lived.

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Nutty Swiss otaku gets fired on first day of new job after boss discovers his colorful past

This guy (and this article) are literally NSFW.

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Crow surprises Japanese commuters by attempting to buy train ticket from a machine【Video】

The clever bird even steals a customer’s credit card to pay for the train fare.

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Travel back in time to this timeless Japanese hot spring inn from the Taisho period【Photos】

You can practically taste the nostalgia permeating this Taisho-era ryokan in Kagoshima Prefecture.

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Japanese manga artist begs readers to buy his first volume, spurred by fears of cancellation

The manga’s low sales may be yet another symptom of the failing manga industry, though some netizens think otherwise.

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Japanese Twitter gets excited about foreigner getting excited about cherry blossoms

It seems putting on rose-tinted spectacles not only makes you feel nostalgic, it also makes the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms even better.

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