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Greetings fans of Tari Tari! Crunchyroll shares some cool photos of the Tari Tari Exhibition at OtaRoad in Osaka's Nippombashi district of Japan.

All of the photos were taken by Mikikazu Komatsu with the permission from the store, Geestore Osaka Annex.

For those who are new to Tari Tari, here's a synopsis written my teammate, Auron570, and I.

Tari Tari revolves around 5 Japanese school teenagers and when Konatsu quits the Choir, she tries to enlist the help of Wakana, Sawa, Taichi, and Atsuhiro in her new club. Each member of the choir struggle with their pasts as they go through every day life.

TV Screenshots

Behold! It's like seeing a history of the anime's story.

Character Design Sheets

These are cool to look at since you see the early designs for the characters and what they went with and what they rejected.

Story Boards and Animations

Story Boards are like the blueprints for shows. It's interesting to see how detailed their rough sketches and what ideas were scrapped.

For animations, I love to see how they make the illustrations "move."

Merchandise

For the last group of snapshots, we have a surfboard with the autographs of the seiyuu of the anime, Yuzu Otome cider, some cool t-shirts and other things, and finally a "hug pillow."

I call it a body pillow since they took Sawa's innocence by making her reveal cleavage. Tari Tari is a good Slice of Life show that has no fan service.

Its size is 150 x 50cm. Sawa Okita's hug pillow comes in two versions:

  • polyester twill version for 8,400yen ($108)
  • smooth knit goes for 9,450yen ($120)

Sources

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

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Hello Binbogami Ga! fans, this news is a bit late for those who already read the Crunchyroll's article on September 1st. I accidentally found this article when I was out image hunting for the recent Binbogami Ga! episodes, the wiki project.

Synopsis for those who are new to the show:

Sakura Ichiko is a young girl who is well endowed and blessed with athletic skills, wealth, intellect, and beauty. Some would say that she is extremely lucky, and that would be correct. Turns out that a god made a mistake and gave Sakura ridiculous amount of energy known Happiness Energy, mythical power that gives luck to people. Sakura's Happiness Energy is too much for normal human being, so much that she is actually absorbing other people's luck, causing imbalance of Happiness Energy and bringing misfortune to others around her. Momiji, the Japanese god of poverty and misfortune, is sent to suck out some of this energy in order to restore the balance of karma in the world. Sakura however doesn't cooperate and decides to fight against a god. Sakura and Momiji clash between each other as opposites. Which girl will emerge victorious?

The oppai pad or breast mouse pad for Ichiko is 3D which is pretty unique to say the least. I wonder how 3D will make it more erotic. Don't answer that. Anyway, I tried looking for Momiji's breast pad, but I couldn't find one.

It's 3D!
It's 3D!

Here we have a body pillow with Momiji and Ichiko are opposite sides in risque lingerie. Momiji has a see through gown which is nice by the way, and Ichiko is playing the innocent girl part with her flower and pink & white color scheme.

Price: 3,300yen ($42)

Ichiko and Momiji Body Pillow
Ichiko and Momiji Body Pillow

In episode 2, Momiji and Ichiko had a hilarious scene where Momiji tells Ichiko in order to boost ratings they should sell oppai pads especially since Ichiko has such big boobs. Then, little Ichiko shows Momiji's breast mouse pad which is flat like a board, and the two laugh for bit. Of course, Momiji vents her rage on Ichiko.

Price: 8,800yen ($112)

Thank you guys and gals for reading this late news article. Yeah, it felt strange talking about breast mouse pads. Believe me, it's really hard not to laugh.

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(originally posted at NikoScream)
 

James Franco was a special guest on an episode of 30 Rock this past Thursday. He was, of course, playing himself. Mr. Green Goblin Jr. and his manager hire Jane Krakowski’s character Jenna to be Franco’s public girlfriend. This is all an attempt to hide Franco’s true relationship with Kumiko-ton – a Japanese body pillow with an anime cover.

I don’t know if the real James Franco has any interest in the anime fandom his body pillow (called a dakimakura in Japanese) supposedly spawns from, but his fictional self’s unhealthy attachment and attraction towards it is pretty funny.

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