Wonder Festival 2012 Winter was held yesterday, February 12th at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Tokyo, Japan, and Heisei Democracy was there. I’m leaving for Seattle in a few [...]
Wonder Festival 2012 Winter approaches! The date is Sunday, February 12th, and the place is the Makuhari Messe convention center, as it was last summer. Catalogs for the event went [...]
The migration of the most important Heisei Democracy posts to their new home begins with this essay first published here in 2005. The thoughts within still form the foundation of my take on current Japanese 2D visual culture, and mark the starting point for further discussion of the topic here in the coming weeks and months. Six years on, what is your relationship with the idea of ‘moe’?
Everyone’s favorite Zentradi fighter gets a figure of her own! A look at how Clan fares both in and out of her “mechamusume” guise.
Breaking radio silence with an update on the status of HD, and where we’ll be going in the future.
Up before 5 am this morning to prepare for the day’s festivities, I got everything assembled and was out the door by around 6:40 – plenty early, it turned out [...]
Tomorrow is the summer incarnation of the biannual Wonder Festival hobby convention. It will be the first since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan last March, and initially there [...]
A look at one of the latest figures from Orchid Seed that pairs eromanga illustrator Inoue Takuya, known for his voluptuous female designs, with sculptor Ishiyama Satoshi, known for his voluptuous female figures. The result is an improvement over their past two Chichinoe+ collaborations, as seen in the (NSFW) gallery below:
If you’re a gamer or anime fan of a certain age, your awareness of what were then called “dating sims” probably began with a few titles ported to English in the late 90′s and early ’00s. If you recall the music from those games with fondness, this is an album you’ll want to hear.
The seventh iteration of the girls-with-extra themed doujinshi sales event Futaket will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd, and HD will be there as a circle participant. The information packet [...]
A week ago, Japan was hit by the worst recorded earthquake in the country’s history. It and the resulting tsunami that followed have killed thousands and caused suffering to thousands [...]
A photo review of the (ero) bike outfit Rider PVC figure released by Orchid Seed in September 2010. With a design from Happoubi Jin this is a figure that has a lot going for it from the outset – but don’t take my word for it. HD figure reviews are back!
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- Alice Vocal Collection 2
December 8, 2011 | 3:45 pm
In 2010, eroge maker Alice Soft’s sound director Shade produced an album that compiled some of the most memorable songs from the brand’s 20+ year history of games, bringing new [...]
- Decompression, Phase 1
December 6, 2011 | 11:09 am
The week before I left Japan was a blur of packing, preparation, and taking care of loose ends of my life and work there. Somehow it all came together at [...]
- Summer 2011 Events
July 17, 2011 | 6:31 pm
I went to Takasaki today and stopped by Melon Books to pick up the catalogs for Wonder Festival Summer 2011, which is next Sunday (July 24th), and Comiket 80, which [...]
- Rance Quest Official Site Online!
April 21, 2011 | 7:30 pm
The official website for Rance Quest, the 8th installment in the Rance series from Alice Soft, went live today. Among the details released are that the game is scheduled for [...]
- To Heart 2 PSP Dungeon RPG site open
January 27, 2011 | 6:18 pm
Aquaplus opened an official site today for To Heart 2 Dungeon Travelers, a 3D dungeon RPG for the Playstation Portable scheduled for release on May 26th, 2011. The game is [...]
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Next in the series of Inoue Takuya-illustrated Chichinoe+ Pin-Up Ladies is unveiled at the Orchid Seed blog! See here for the source image.
Alter’s Panty of Gainax’s Panty & Stocking is now available for preorder, May 2012 release.
Storm of the X-Men coming from Kotobukiya’s Yamashita Shunya-designed Marvel Bishoujo PVC figure series, May 2012 release.