The recent "hayari" (boom, fashion) among young women in Japan has been to tan their faces an ugly, dark shade, tint their hair into shocking colors, and wear phosphorous make up to make themselves stand out all the more. These girls are called Ganguro ("black face") or Yamanba ("old hag"). Mercifully, this shocking trend seems to be coming to an end, as young Tokyoites look for new ways of attracting attention and feeling special. The new boom is called "One-gal" (pronounced OH-ne gal), and is short for "oneesan gal" -- with girls modeling their fashions on the current role models Hamasaki Ayu and Fujiwara Norika.
For this weekend's update, we've got some nice new items, including:
- New costumes -- including two very sexy "bunny girl" costumes and a great one for anime fans -- an authentic Cutey Honey replica costume
- Many excellent new erotic manga, including works from Hot Milk, Mujin and IC Comics -- as well as lower prices on many popular manga items
- For high-end erotic photobook fans, two great new gouka-bon format books -- both of them "all color"! (see the S&M photobook page)
- Wonderful back-in-stock photobooks, including Race Queen & Event Companion. Wonderful vol. 3 Kikuchi Rie's sold-out lovely photobook "Muku" (see the Photobook pages)
- A great shipment of new stock of videos by the excellent Soft on Demand, including popular items such as Love Zamen (sperm fetish), Fuckin' On with Miura Aika (a best seller!), Idol Shower with Tamura Marie, Deep Kiss, and more
- New Japanese snack items! The excellent Chelsea butterscotch candies and Morinaga's delicious Milk Caramel, with more than 100 years of history
- Finally, a great new item for J-List -- image CD ROMs featuring wonderful erotic air-brush artwork by such Japanese illustrators as Ariga Juzo, Yoshida Aiko, and more -- see these items on the CD ROM page (and please give us feedback if you'd like to see more items like this).
For fans of English-language hentai games, J-List has a great special -- any three games of your choice for just $100, shipping included*! Back at its original price! You can save up to $30 with this special offer -- it's like "buy two, get one free."
We updated the J-List site on Thursday, but the mail server choked partway through sending the updates list. New items that were posted on Thursday included:
- New magazines, including the new Milkiss from Million Publishing
- the new Mini-Suka Deluxe
- Asakura Megumi's excellent photobook "M" along with several other popular items that had sold out
- the much-requested Golden Stage erotic manga, vol. 1-3
- fresh stock of T-Dog 2000, the Princess Mononoke soft vinyl figure models, and the popular Yamato and Captain Harlock die-cast toys
- more wacky headbands
Do you have experience with magazine publishing, article and editorial writing, or J-E translating? Do you have a lot of knowledge and experience with adult anime simulation games or the "hentai" genre in general? Are you the San Diego area, or can you relocate? Do you want to put your experience to use, as part of an interesting new company? If so please email me -- we'd like to talk to you about a very special job possibility that's forthcoming.