When the Street Isn't Safe for Work

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I've said it before: Japanese adult game and anime makers are masters of the in-store promotion. It's a mastery that would do 1970s grindhouse cinema owners proud. Many in-store promotions are NSFW. What happens when those hit the streets?

Curvy martial arts yarn Maken-Ki! has a huge display at Akihabara retailer Tora no Ana, giving pedestrians an eyeful of character Haruko Amaya.

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Late last week, Maken-Ki! cosplayers were hired to hand out tissues to promoted the anime's opening theme song.

Some parts of Tokyo have window displays showcasing designer clothes. Others feature exotic sports cars. Akihabara has jubblies. Go figure.

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Originally a manga, the Maken-Ki! anime debuted last month. Inevitable video game adaptations, no doubt, to come.

マケン姫っ!おっぱいの前で、おっぱい配ってた [アキバBlog]
とらのあな店頭にマケン姫っ!パイズリ立体おっぱいが登場 [アキバBlog]


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DISCUSSION

Well, it's market-or-bust for some companies, so they have to keep potential consumers a-breast with the status of the product. It's understandable, regardless how large their assets may be, or how well endowed their wallets; no company wants to make a loss. I'm sure they'll watch the sales curve to see how effective it is, but if there is enough bounce in the market, I'm sure they'll squeeze what they can and milk this for all that it's worth.