BY Ellyn Kail
on Jan 30, 2014
“Master, I have finished preparing your order;” unfortunately, female workers at McDonald’s stores in Taiwan are encouraged to adopt this language. And as part of an annual holiday competition, McDonald’s Taiwan stores participate in an outfit-of-choice competition. A McDonald’s near Taipei Station chose to dress female employees in an anime inspired-maid outfit, complete with bows, pink frills, and thigh-high socks.
I’m all for a costume party, but this seems downright degrading, like a holiday Hooters. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Aug 05, 2013
If you're desperately clinging to your childhood like me, then try not to freak out. Pop girl group Momoiro Clover Z just confirmed at a Sailor Moon 20th anniversary event that the long overdue brand new Sailor Moon series is supposed to debut this winter.
Oh. My. Grosh.
First of all, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, SAILOR MOON! You could practically be twinsies with us!
Looking forward to seeing these ladies again. Well, maybe not Chibi Moon so much.
Second of all, this is AWESOME. Read More
on Apr 29, 2011
Blythe Dolls: much too scary for children, but much more appropriate for high fashion designers and collectors. From Blythe’s 9th Anniversary “Manga Girls Inspiration” collection, Blythe and Manga are hosting a charity auction donating all proceeds to the “Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami” fund through Red Cross Japan. Starting June 1st—Blythe and BUST fanatics will have the opportunity to own the one-of-kind, super exclusive BUST Magazine Blythe doll designed by our very own Callie! Yup, I said it. We’ve designed our very own a Blythe doll. Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman
on Feb 10, 2011
While Japan has for a long time allowed and seemingly supported the consumption of sexually explicit or even just suggestive material, yesterday The New York Times reported that a newly revised ordinance by Tokyo’s metropolitan government, will restrict the sale of material including provocative depictions of underage girls, claiming that continuing to allow the prevalence of such media will only allow the furthered exploitation and fetishization of children and perhaps even encourage pedophilia. Read More