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In Theatres Soon

The copy in red reads, “Accelerate your beauty” but when I see it all I can imagine is some upcoming Hollywood blockbuster wherein the Aliens creature gets cross-bred with a supermodel.

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Parco Halloween

I think this poster speaks for itself.

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Two of My favorite Things in One Toasty Bun

Why stop at just one?

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Spurred on to greater things

This ad for the latest issue of the fashion magazine Spur entices with the following irresistable teasers:

  • When choosing panties, go for that silhouette!
  • I looked behind me and there he was, metrosexual male!
  • Become the happiest woman in the world with a Rumiko makeover!
  • Oh, if I could eat that!
  • What is her scent?

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Gray Magic

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Soup Shock!

…reads the text in this pervasive billboard. You can imagine that was also the expression the photographer was trying to coax out of this week’s gaijin model, but what he ended up with instead was a blank stare that says, “How’s this? Is this where I should be looking? How about now?”I don’t know how they do it, but Japanese advertisers have an uncanny ability to make all caucasion models look like mannequins.

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