Thursday, July 29, 2010

- je veux ton amour -

Madventures Nippon - Lovedoll

Came across this thing called “Dutch wife” in Gintama, so I thought I’d do some research on it…


“Dutch wives” are life-sized female dolls made to fulfill the lust of men (therefore they are also called “sex dolls”), and their bodies are usually made of expensive silica. The term used to be popular, but currently it’s obsolete. In the past, these dolls were made of plastic and looked merely like toys (well uh.. they still do now, in a more adult-y meaning ;P ). Now, a more realistic type of Dutch wife is in the market, and they’re distinguished by a different name – the Lovedolls.

The Lovedolls look very real, and their partners provide them with underwear, clothing, cosmetics and such, things that a typical real women would want or need. These dolls generally weigh 20 - 35 kg, and each of them costs around 600,000 yen (about 6,200 US dollars…? ). Recently, there are companies which rent out these dolls to those who need them.

Also, usually these dolls are “female”, but there are “male” and “children” versions too.


Ningyou wo Aisuru Otoko-tachi: Men Who Love Dolls

Masa is a 42-year-old Japanese “doll-er” (someone who’s a doll maniac?) who lived with 4 lovedolls when the video above was made (apparently, he currently has 10). He sees them as his wife and daughters. From left: Mayu, a reliable and caring eldest daughter; Alice, his 2nd daughter who’s a little pampered and shy in front of strangers; Ai, his most pampered youngest daughter; and Yui, his obedient and reliable wife.

Speaking of “wife”, it wouldn’t be surprising if he really held a wedding ceremony with Yui (legally or not, who knows), since one of our seniors in the university held a ceremony with his girlfriend from the 2D world (a game character, if I’m not mistaken). And he was serious about it.

And of course, you’re not allowed to sexually harass the “dolls”, like what the staff did in the video, touching Yui’s breast. Because to Masa, she’s his wife.


Le Trung's fembot, Aiko

Inventor spends Christmas with his perfect woman - a £30,000 custom-made fembot

Inventor Le Trung spent Christmas Day with the most important woman in his life - his robot Aiko. The science genius enjoyed a festive dinner with his mum, dad and his £30,000 fembot which he designed and built by hand.

Le, 34, from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, even bought gifts for his dream girl, who is so lifelike she speaks fluent English and Japanese, helped cook the turkey and hang up decorations.

'Aiko is like any woman, she enjoys getting new clothes,' he said.

'I loved buying them for her too.'

Le, who built his first robot when he was four, has dedicated his life to creating the perfect humanoid and his success so far with Aiko has won him worldwide attention.

Aiko, whose name is Japanese for 'love-child' has an amazing artificial intelligence and can speak 13,000 different sentences in two languages  

'Aiko can recognise faces and says hello to anyone she has met,' he said.

'She helps me pick what to have for dinner and knows what drinks I like.'


Read more HERE on Dailymail.

** Le Trung is a Vietnamese Canadian. Why do some people think he’s Korean…? You could easily guess from his name that he’s not…


Well, I guess people have found a solution to not being able to get a dream girl (or boy). But only if you’re rich!



Hmm…… How long have I not touched this blog?