Dating is hard. But, the internet in Japan has you covered.
You can simulate dates with lots of girls whoa re way out of your league. For a moment you may have felt “Hey…” but come on, you’re watching videos of dates where you are the camera.
Also, RaMu is fine. In this video, you go to a new izakaya with RaMu and experience what it is like to hang out with a girl who won’t have sex with you.
A sadly familiar feeling.
If that’s all too real for you, you can opt out for this, which has the girl in your home, but I had trouble getting through even a few seconds because I think only dogs can hear her voice.
A man demonstrates his frustration with the Japanese government, really sending a message. Then we get some world cup shenanigans that end up in … murder.
A soccer player pulls a red card and it seems to have become mandatory that underwear theft is mentioned at least once every 3 episodes.
I don’t know how to dance. That’s cool, no one pressures me. But it is a skill I’m lacking so looking to the internet to fill that void I have found exactly what I, and probably you, need.
There are more of these, but I figure I should master the steps in these two before moving on to more.
The leader of Aum was executed, a professor stands by his hobby and a yakuza organization decides to stand by it’s yakuza principles.
It’s all the news.
How did these kids get caught?
Japanese crime: Stalking, it’s not good.
Other crimes, committed by people pretending to be not Japanese.
I dip back into the panty theft and the Japanese Prime Minister refuses to answer any questions about it.
Our stand off hero
I have to admit, that despite this being super annoying, it was actually pretty cool.
Crane games are a staple of arcades. And scams.
Buying tickets for concerts is a staple of youth. And scams. And fake identities.
Japan uses too much plastic.
Kids are getting older younger.
It makes sense if you listen.
Be the best ninja.
The aforementioned AKB winner
An anime about yakuza that become girls to become idols.
It’s everything you ever wanted in an anime.
Love Live is an anime with a rabid fanbase. I didn’t bother to watch an episode as this isn’t about the anime, it’s about the real world that surrounds the anime. I still don’t know if Love Live is slang for cannibalism.
Some associated media:
The very necessary otaku dance example:
The vandalized manholes (make dirty joke):
Our graduate friend.
It’s a bit hard to see, but here is a poster demonstrating one of the ways the police subdue criminals here, but in this case it’s actually train station staff grabbing some dude who didn’t pay his train fare.
To minimize contact and risk of injury they have these big claws. Two cops can get one on either side and you’re basically stuck.
They might also be able to heimlich you.