Won't somebody think of the children? You think of the children; Ushijima Ii Niku ("Good Meat") is going to push every envelope she can with her daring cosplay.
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At the Arc System Works booth, Tokyo Game Show attendees could do more than watch players duke it out in Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena. They could also watch Ushijima Ii Niku (aka Ushijima "Good Meat"), one of the country's most famous cosplayers, duke it out with cameras.
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Ushijima Ii Niku (Ushijima "Good Meat") is Japan's biggest amateur pin-up. And this summer, she's coming to a theater near you. That is, if you live near Akihabara.
"I'm just a regular, amateur cosplayer," says Ushijima Ii Niku, or Ushijima "Good Meat", in a swish Tokyo hole-in-the-wall eatery. By day, she has an office job, photoshopping adult-related pictures, and in her free time, she cosplays. She's anything but ordinary. (NSFW)