(NSFW: Language)Riichiro Mashima revitalized horse racing arcade games in Japan with Japan World Cup, a nonsensical horse racing betting game that combines CG animation with bizarre comedy. More here and here.
A Japanese company called Sagawa Electronics claims that it has developed a powered exoskeleton for teenagers. It has lots of recreational potential, but it’s probably not an actual product. Why? Just watch the video.
Add a dash of life and humor to your meals with Manga Plates. Made by Comicalu, the plates look like frames from a Japanese comic book, complete with sketches that accentuate food. More on Comicalu’s online shop.
A popular Japanese cooking show on YouTube, Cooking with Dog stars an anonymous chef and a dog named Francis. Each episode Francis sits beside the chef and narrates in English. Naturally. It’s confusing and educational.
The Japanese TV show Masquerade challenges contestants to recreatereal-worldscenarios using dance, acrobatics and inexpensive props. Here, one team simulates baseball player Ichiro Suzuki swinging at a ball. More examples here.
(NSFW) A sampling of the Land of the Rising Sun’s punishingbrand of slapstick and twisted take on Western culture. And also indescribable imagery like this human poodle. Oh Japan, you make us nervously happy.
YouTuber Takaske “dances” to Paranoia Revolution in DanceDanceRevolution X3 on the highest difficulty level and the mode that uses both dance pads. Somehow his lightning-fast feet were still no match for the game.
Patrick W. Galbraith’s fascinating look inside Otaku culture, which is best described as a combination of avid collecting, hoarding, and some sort of an OCD. Features interviews with 15 of these Ã¼ber-fans.
This Japanese skit turned the beautiful game into a slapstick sport, with players wearing binoculars that made things look closer than they really were. Seeing guys kick nothing but air never gets old.
‘Moving picture archivers’ Puppet Shed introduce us to the majesty of Fruity Posing Archery. Stick around for the ending and take in some Jiskefet if you feel like expanding your sports palate further.