When You Need Help Getting It Up

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Spend any time in a major Japanese urban center and you'll see him: the silver-haired, lab coat-wearing mascot for the Akahige Pharmacy. This ain't your typical pharmacy. That's okay, because Senran Kagura isn't your typical game.

The female characters in the 3DS game have giant breasts.


The idea for the game came to Senran Kagura's creator after he spent 30 seconds thinking about what he'd like to see in glasses-free 3D (boobs).

Thus, the world is getting a bouncing boob filled 3DS game. But that's not all.

As part of the promotional tie-in for the game, Akahige Pharmacy is selling "Second Battle" Senran Kagura energy drinks.


Akahige Pharmacy, "Red Beard Pharmacy", isn't named after the infamous pirate, but Shugoro Yamamoto's 1958 serialized novel The Tales Of Dr. Redbeard, which Akira Kurosawa later made into a feature film. The story follows a young doctor who becomes compassionate.

Akahige Pharmacy dispenses with its own compassions, namely over-the-counter fertility aids, lubes, penis pumps, and cock rings.

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Inside an Akahige Pharmacy (Akahige Blog)

As website Idle Idol points out, the shop dubs itself (in English) as an "energetic medicine speciality shop".


I'd dub it a place both men and women can buy sex aids.

Shigeki Uchihara founded Akahige Pharmacy several decades ago in Nagoya. His mascot counterpart appears out front each Akahige Pharmacy, located across the country.


In the past, Akahige Pharmacy has run television commercials, had "image girls" like curvy Yuka Sawachi (models who appear in all the print ads and commercials), and televised variety programs.

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Second battle... What could it mean? (オレ的ゲーム情報)

Akahige Pharmacy current show, Beach 9 (above), is more late night innuendo, featuring a revolving array of porn stars, such as Maria Ozawa.


Akahige Pharmacy is selling one of its "second battle" tonics (GEDDIT?) re-branded a limited edition Senran Kagura energy drink, priced at arounds US$20 pop.

Second battle? That assumes the first one will be won.

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game-hating andrew

Maria Ozawa. Never before have I fapped so hard to a woman being forced to vomit many, many times due to oral sex. Four guys. Four. Throat-fucking her. One after the other. It was an experience.

Cool article; that sounds like a nice store. There needs to be swanky sex shops here in the U.S.