If you've ever spent time on Japanese online video network Nico Nico Douga, you've probably seen young people do all sorts of crap. You've probably never seen anything like this.
Nintendo just bought a stake in NicoNico Douga's parent company Dwango. The company provides content via smartphones, but Nintendo says it won't be using Dwango for that. More on Siliconera.
Mornings suck! At one Japanese company, the software developers kept coming in after noon. But now, there looks to be a solution: Food and aerobics.
Like watching people fall out of chairs? How about lighting firecrackers in their butts? Or on their faces? Kids, don't try this at home—because people on NicoNico already have!
At this weekend's NicoNico event, the Prime Minister of Japan wasn't the only one decked out in a fancy outfit. There were also tons of cosplayers. Here's a short round-up.
Last week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ticked off people in South Korea and China. This weekend, he hung out with nerds and got in a tank.
This adorable infant knows what he likes: anime. In the above video, originally uploaded to Nico Nico Douga, the darling baby only stops crying when he hears the opening theme song for Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
On Feb. 3, anime Black Rock Shooter will be streaming on Nico Nico Douga subtitled in eight languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese) FOR FREE. [Nico Nico]
Kaoru Yosano looks like your typical politician—navy blue suit, glasses, and a Showa Era hairdo. Kaoru Yosano is anything but typical. He is a PC-building, nerd-hero.
Another night. Mahni Aino (above) fired up her computer and flipped on her camera. The sexy posing would come later, but now she was just talking about what food she liked cooking. Comments streamed across the screen, like "You're so cute" and, even, "Do you use a Dell PC?" Then, she started doing yoga on a sofa,…
It was horrifying. A young man with chemically curled hair and hipster glasses dumped the mummified body on the apartment floor. The 22-year-old girl was wrapped countless times in Saran wrap.
If you've spent any time on Japanese video site Nico Nico Douga, you've seen them: young girls dancing to cutesy pop music. It's their chance to live out their adolescent idol fantasies for viewers with adolescent idol fantasies of their own.