Skip to comments.Only in Japan, Real Men Go to a Hotel With Virtual Girlfriends
Posted on 09/01/2010 3:51:49 AM PDT by markomalley
ATAMI, JapanThis resort town, once popular with honeymooners, is turning to a new breed of romance seekersvirtual sweethearts.
Since the marriage rate among Japan's shrinking population is falling and with many of the country's remaining lovebirds heading for Hawaii or Australia's Gold Coast, Atami had to do something. It is trying to attract single menand their handheld devices.
In the first month of the city's promotional campaign launched July 10, more than 1,500 male fans of the Japanese dating-simulation game LovePlus+ have flocked to Atami for a romantic date with their videogame character girlfriends.
The men are real. The girls are cartoon characters on a screen. The trips are actual, can be expensive and aim to re-create the virtual weekend outing featured in the game, a product of Konami Corp. played on Nintendo Co.'s DS videogame system.
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What a bizarre society; this is probably the first human “species” we’ll see go extinct in our lifetime. We’d probably be headed for the same, except for the fact that we have infusions of millions of immigrants (legal & illegal) every year. For “European-Americans” on the coasts, the only archeological evidence will be the pet cemeteries they leave behind...
Brilliant branding /s Good luck with that.
Hey, speak for yourself. I’m a “European American” and I’ve got kids.
But your point is well taken and your image of the “pet cemeteries they leave behind” is amusing.
I assume by now they have vending machines over there with “Rent a sexbot” at some motels.
No offense to American in Tokyo.
I get a weird image of a porno version of Wii.
Cartoon characters at that!
I believe RONCO is going to do an infomercial to introduce their Jack-O-Matic 1500 there this fall.
It will only cost 4 payments of $19.95. But wait! If you order 2, the next one is free. You only pay for the additional shipping and handling.
You win best comment of the day, already!
Since DS and Wii games can hook together, I bet you’re right.
> At 450 yen ($5.30), the store has been selling out its daily allotment of 150 cakes50 for each girl...
I had to look the game up
It’s Nintendogs, with girls!!!
Every time we think that America has out-weirded the rest of the world, we get a report from Japan like this. It’s some small consolation.
So do I - I've started a whole new bunch :)
Seriously, my grand kids are older than my new children.
Somebody has to stand against the extinction, planned or not, by negative genetic practices, such as homosexuality, abortion and birth control, of the great peoples of Western culture.
>>> I get a weird image of a porno version of Wii.
I’ve copyrighted “Wheeee!”
Turning Japanese, I think I’m turning Japanese, I really think so. Repeat three times...
How about, “Wii-haa!”
Ths is really sort of pitiful.
if we ever have to go to war with the offspring, will we use erasers?
“I believe RONCO is going to do an infomercial to introduce their Jack-O-Matic 1500 there this fall.”
Fell asleep with the TV on one night and woke up at 3:00am to a home shopping type show with two women hawking dildos.
I think it must say something about the Japanese women.
” It will only cost 4 payments of $19.95. But wait! If you order 2, the next one is free. You only pay for the additional shipping and handling. “
If I pay extra, can I get extra handling?
Introducing the new Sony Playsuction 3.
It does. They want to be independent and have careers and do their own thing. There’ll be plenty of time after that to get married and have kids (only of course, time runs out very quickly).
All your dates are belong to us.
You dont know the half of it...Dont try to find out the other half. It gets worse.
Somehow I think we might have beat them a little too hard in WW2, and given them permanent, multi-generation, brain damage.
I remember going to the love hotel with my REAL girlfriend (and now wife).
Japanese men, you might want to look into doing the same.
“Somebody has to stand against the extinction, planned or not, by negative genetic practices, such as homosexuality, abortion and birth control, of the great peoples of Western culture.”
I’m beginning to question just how great the peoples of the Western culture really are. I say this with great regret, and yes, I am also of European descent. Sure the West gave the world Beethoven, Bach, Shakespeare, automobiles, airplanes, air conditioning, the moon landing, and so many other wonderful things (BTW Al Gore, CO2 is not a pollutant), but if we (collectively, not including smart individuals such as yourself) are not smart enough to keep the culture going (both biologically via reproduction, but also culturally), then we’re just not as smart as we’d like to think.
I have several volumes from an author who postulated somewhere around the near mid 20th century that all cultures follow a cyclic pattern that results in their own demise.
He predicted that Western Civ would fall and events are proving that he is pretty much on the mark, but we shall see.
I’ll look up his name when I get a chance.
Quite interesting - and depressing.
To be frank, I understand their plight and I sympathize with them. Unless feminism is eradicated, birthrates will continue dropping and civilization will eventually fail.
“I get a weird image of a porno version of Wii.”
Is this what Obama meant about getting “Wii Wii’d Up?”
>>What a bizarre society
On that note, how many excess males does China have as a result of decades of female infanticide? 25 or 30 million?
Perhaps places like this are part of the answer to that.
It's called the "XXX-Box".
Spengler, maybe? Sounds like the philosophy behind his “Decline of the West.”
OMG we're becoming hyphenated...
Does this mean we get special rights and cheap pity?
Japan is a very strange place. I wonder ... has it always been this strange?
First human institution created by God:
Marriage and family
Institution under attack by everything in this world,
especially every leftist policy you can name:
Marriage and family
Can you rent 2 of the "sassy Rinko" apps if you want to do the threesome with "twins".
prurient pertinent thought...
Good thing this isn't in the USA...the gays would have this company in court for discrimination...
It’s called the “XXX-Box;
I LOL’ed :D
I am too, but a lot of people my age (almost 40) have one or none...The pet thing is from the people I used to eat lunch with; it was eerie how they would talk about animals like people (complete with health insurance, birthdays, etc.).