June 11, 2016

Bakuon! -- squick

I've done my share of ogling of Rin in Bakuon, as you all know, but there are lines. J-list is selling an adult toy now with Rin's picture on the box. (NSFW!!!)

Which merits a huge squick from me. It doesn't help that they made a huge Japanese ecchi pun with the name. Gross.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Anime at 06:50 AM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 Not even a life model, just her picture on the box of a generic toy? Man, that's lame, even setting aside the nature of the toy.

Posted by: Brett Bellmore at June 11, 2016 02:07 PM (l55xw)


No one ever accused TamaToys of class. They created their own version of Super Sonico that looks just the same except the headphones are different, and use it on several of their adult toys. (I suspect they tried to license Sonico and the game company refused them.)

The only saving grace about this one is that they probably are honestly licensing Rin from the mangaka, so he gets some money for it. Which leaves all the other reasons I wouldn't want to buy it...

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at June 11, 2016 05:16 PM (+rSRq)

3 The uniform and especially the hair ornaments are probably sufficiently different that they aren't licensing it.

Posted by: muon at June 11, 2016 06:47 PM (IUHrD)

4 I guess you're right: the JList guy says it's Rin, not TamaToys. All the worse.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at June 11, 2016 10:47 PM (+rSRq)

5 ...cannot unsee.... must find industrial strength brain bleach, stat!

Posted by: ubu at June 12, 2016 12:08 AM (GfCSm)

6 As it says, it's obviously based on Rin, just like the Super Sonico one. TamaToys has a tendency to do that with popular trends (K-ON!, Kantai Collection, etc). J-list sometimes plays along by putting R-rated fanart of the original, like they did here. TamaToys even did a fetish parody of Studio Ghibli's Mimi wo Sumaseba (NSFW).

Posted by: muon at June 12, 2016 12:57 AM (IUHrD)

7 Muon...
You specifically indicated that there would be No Sick Fetish Wankery at the link and....yet.... ...and yet...

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at June 12, 2016 01:32 PM (/4jFR)

8 Yeah, right...

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at June 12, 2016 01:41 PM (+rSRq)

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