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JWS japanwebshopping website renewal.

Let me first thank you all dear customers/friends who have been putting your trust in our service, without your help we’d all be working for other companies and we wouldn’t enjoy our jobs/lives as much as we do now.

We’ve been  getting the most surprising and unusual requests and thereby expanding our horizon in what you want and we learn what makes our fellow human being tick. Communicating with folks from all around the world has been a challenging at times (we had to bring in a part-time Spanish speaker/translator  and on a rare occasion a Russian translator), but besides  these rare hiccups, chatting with you through Skype/WordPress/mail and Facebook has been a blast.

We also value your input a lot, and a common complain was that our website loaded like snail…our mistake was that we tried to put as much information and connecting links in it as possible, thereby creating a headache for those without high speed internet access.

So we went a bit simpler this time, and changed the look to a more material/metal look. The pages load a bit faster and it’s definitely easier to the eye. Our love for manga and anime are also more present this time around.

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This dark metallic look continues in the separate product pages.

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We still haven’t completed the whole site yet though(especially the Japanese section), but we’re working hard to have it finished before Christmas.

Thank you all so much for your patience and in the meantime we will continue to be the best/safest/cheapest (and most personal) personal shopper for you.

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Dead or Alive volleyball video game not coming to U.S. or Europe…booby lovers sigh in despair.

The backstory for the Dead or Alive Xtreme video games almost sounds like a parody. No matter how many attack reversals, tag-team combos, or multi-tiered arenas publisher Koei Tecmo crams into the long-running Dead or Alive fighting series, the first thing gamers everywhere associate with it is the massive chests of its female characters.

“In that case, why not ditch all the fighting elements and shift even more focus to the bouncing breasts?” seems to have been the logic behind making Dead or Alive Xtreme Volleyball, the 2003 title that jettisoned male players from the playable cast and plunked the series’ female martial artists on the sand for a mix of sports, mini-games, and bikini dress-up.

But if that all sounds like a joke, the development team team has been laughing all the way to the bank. After strong sales of the original spinoff, Dead or Alive Xtreme got a full-fledged sequel in 2006 and a scaled-down portable version, Dead or Alive Paradise, in 2010.

Koei Tecmo is set to go back to this soft, supple well again with Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, a multi-platform release for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. While the game isn’t quite finished yet, Koei Tecmo has been releasing a steady stream of updates showing off the game’s visuals and gameplay.

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▼ The hula hoop simulator proves Dead or Alive Xtreme isn’t a one-trick pony by throwing gamers a curve and focusing on the butt (!) instead of the boobs.

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Fans in Japan are eagerly anticipating the game’s February 25 release date, when the summery graphics should make the fantasies it’s offering doubly appealing. Gamers in the U.S. and Europe, though, will be left out in the cold, according to this statement made by the developers in response to a Facebook query about Dead or Alive Xtreme 3:

We do not bring DOAX3 to the west and won’t have any plan change in the future. Thank you for asking.”

“Do you know many issues happening in video game industry with regard to how to treat female in video game industry? We do not want to talk those things here. But certainly we have gone through in last year or two to come to our decision. Thank you.”

The “issues” being referred to are no doubt increased sensitivity in the west regarding how female characters are portrayed in works of fiction, video games included. So while all three prior Dead or Alive Xtreme games were released in North America and Europe, it looks like the third numbered installment is staying exclusive to Japan.

But while Koei Tecmo’s decision of where to release the game is being affected by overseas attitudes, those sensibilities don’t seem to have influenced what content is actually being put into the game itself. The Japanese version of Dead or Alive 3 (which is now the only version) seems to be operating under the nonchalant acceptance in Japanese society that, yeah, most guys enjoy looking at slim, busty women in bikinis.

▼ It’s also still full-steam ahead on the Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Facebook page, accessible from anywhere in the world.

 

In any case, Koei Tecmo’s decision not to publish Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 in western territories isn’t going to prevent anyone who really wants to lay the game from doing so. Japanese PlayStation 4 software is compatible with consoles sold in North America and Europe, and it’s not like the game’s deep gameplay or rich story require strong proficiency in the Japanese language.

Granted, specially importing the game means western fans will have to pay a few extra bucks, just a few mainly 10% commision and shipping, but with the low yen that really shouldn’t be an issue. Given how very specific Dead or Alive Xtreme’s niche is, price-based demand for the game is far, far less elastic than its stars’ chests.

Related: Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Facebook page
Source: Eurogamer.net

Metal gear solid female figures ooze sex..wraf!

Sniper Wolf figure hits the bullseye where a love of boobs, video games, and dogs overlap.

The Metal Gear Solid video game franchise is pretty good at having its cake and eating it too. On one hand, it’s a complex story about nuclear proliferation, child soldiers, and war profiteering. On the other hand, it’s also a series where the hero can kiss posters of pinup models, playfully splash enemies with a squirt gun, and expertly conceal himself in an array of cardboard boxes like some sort of grade-school super spy.

Taken in that light, maybe we should have seen this newly announced Sniper Wolf figure coming. The player’s long-range boss fight with Wolf is one of the highlights of the first Metal Gear Solid installment, and her tragic backstory and eventual death are presented as some of the most tragic elements of the game’s multi-layered story.

And now she’s been immobilized in a sexy statuette.

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The portrayal doesn’t come from totally out of left field. Wolf’s original design by artist Yoji Shinkawa shows off plenty of cleavage and a glamorous hairdo for the canine-loving riflewoman, and her in-game charms are such that supporting character Otacon falls in love with her despite being her hostage. Still, the sex appeal has been ramped up several levels between Shinkawa’s original…

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…and the new figure, based on a reworking of the character by illustrator Shunya Yamashita.

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If that name rings a bell, it might be because Yamashita was also the driving force behind these two figures that turned slasher movie villains Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees into shapely, scantily clad women.

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Like those two crazed killers, Sniper Wolf is part of figure maker Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo line, which reimagines fictional icons as sexier, cuter versions of themselves. Still, the difference in facial features between Shinkawa’s Sniper Wolf and Yamashita’s is striking, until you remember that most gamers’ visual point of reference for the character isn’t Shinkawa’s sketches, but her polygonal model from the PlayStation Metal Gear Solid, which looked like this.

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Given the level of abstractness necessitated by the hardware limitations of the day, it’s only natural that fans use their imaginations to fill in the gaps, and apparently Yamashita’s imagination is particularly salacious.

▼ We’d make a phallic symbolism joke, but nothing we’d say could top Metal Gear naming its protagonist Solid Snake.

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But it’s not all long, hard rods and provocative poses. Look closely, and you’ll find an adorable half-wolf, walk-husky pup peeking his head out.

▼ It’s the same little guy who pees on you in Metal Gear Solid!

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Kotobukiya is currently taking pre-orders for the 7,800 yen (US$65), 190 millimeter (7.5-inch) figure here, with shipping scheduled for May.

Source: IT Media
Top image: Kotobukiya

Kancolle presents Moe battleship girls at TGS 2015..

Much is written about the phenomenon that is Kantai Collection, or Kancolle. The free-to-play online game featuring battleships anthropomorphized as cute girls has spawned an anime, mountains of merchandise, and limitless sexy fanart, cosplay, and doujinshi.

Since Kancolle is still most famous as a game, with over 3 million registered players, it had a strong presence at this year’s Tokyo Game Show at the DMM.com booth. They had an impressive display of detailed figures available, faithfully recreating the 2D moe battleship girls in glorious 3D. And we got photos of some of the best!

▼ Kongou

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▼ Haruna

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▼ Takao

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▼ Musashi

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▼ Musashi Kai

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▼ Atago

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▼ Yamato

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▼ Shimakaze

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▼ Amatsukaze

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▼ I-19

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▼ Yukikaze

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▼ Chibis!

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▼ Chibi Yamato

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If there are any figures you just have to have, then you’re in luck! These figures aren’t just for TGS; they’re all commercially available. However, you’ll have to grind a lot of real life currency to afford them, as most will set you back around 10,000 yen (US$83) apiece. Collecting the entire fleet could end up costing you almost as much as a real-life ship! So for us, and many other attendees, just seeing the collection and getting some close-up photos was enough. Besides, we still have all our in-game girls!

Photos © RocketNews24