Wait, This Figure Costs $200? You Are Joking.

These days, figures look better and better. They also cost more and more. Against that backdrop, this creation is baffling.


Above is a 9.6-inch soft vinyl figure of Mian from virtual bar hostess game Dream Club and Dream Club Zero. Out this October in Japan, it's priced at ¥15,750—that's a little over US$200. Crazy!… » 8/29/12 5:30am 8/29/12 5:30am

Hostess Clubs Are Invading Video Games (Host Clubs Too!)

Last year at the Tokyo Game Show, Level-5 announced they were making an RPG on the 3DS specifically targeted toward girls. I was interested by the idea. What exactly is a "girl's RPG." Would it present girls with a strong female role model or would it just be a traditional princessy love story? But whatever I expected… » 4/17/12 7:00am 4/17/12 7:00am

Japanese Man Hugs Xbox 360 Character On Prime Time Television

This evening in Japan, the unthinkable happened: a paid actor played visual novel Clannad in front of millions on network television. Then, he played Xbox 360 hostesses simulator Dream Club and hugged the television. » 3/23/11 8:30am 3/23/11 8:30am