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Lemonchest



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:13 am Reply with quote
She's no Joe Camel. Now that was a smoking man.
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Flah



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:19 am Reply with quote
The future of vaping is going in a really weird direction.
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BodaciousSpacePirate
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:34 am Reply with quote
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In a bizarre new web manga, girls are getting smoked left and right.


Well, technically since it's a manga, they're getting smoked "right to left".

I'll see myself out...
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:09 am Reply with quote
Hahaha, this could be illegal in the US since it could be seen as promoting cigarette smoking to minors. (That's why ya don't see cigarette mascots anymore like Joe Camel.) Laughing

In Japan, the government itself --specifically the Ministry of Finance-- is the major stockholder of the largest cigarette company Japan Tobacco Inc.
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Tenebrae



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:59 am Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
Hahaha, this could be illegal in the US

Same here, because advertising cigarettes directly and indirectly is unequivocally illegal.
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drifty1



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:02 am Reply with quote
After "Akikan!", nothing much along this line surprises me...
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AJ (LordNikon)



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:10 am Reply with quote
drifty1 wrote:
After "Akikan!", nothing much along this line surprises me...


Akikan is the benchmark for surprise? There's been a lot weirder manga/anime product placement and anthropomorphism than this!? I did like Akikan though.

I do find the concept of cigs being used seeing how the number of smokers appears to have been declining in Japan over the past decade.
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Little_Hawk



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:29 am Reply with quote
At least those girls are smoking hot.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:54 am Reply with quote
Interesting... Girls in outfits based around tobacco products...
I have a feeling this sort of idea is destined to go up in smoke.
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Wrangler



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:16 am Reply with quote
That's pretty bad product insertion. I guess their aiming this directly a the adult Otaku's (i hope!)

I remember that Vespa commercial anime they did earlier this year or last.
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Paulo27



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:18 am Reply with quote
Great idea for a doujin.
I'm waiting.
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ryanvamp



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:03 pm Reply with quote
I'm kinda surprised at how good the art is (though unoriginal indeed; it looks like a mix between Zetman & that Holy Knight manga).
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:47 pm Reply with quote
Y'know I often wonder what goes on through most Japanese fans minds.
Do they really want all this stuff to collect?
Well, hell just get some cigarette girly pals. We already got tea pals, under your cup, sitting on your cup, in your cup.
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Tuor_of_Gondolin



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:55 pm Reply with quote
It could be worse. They could be anthropomorphizing ships from the Imperial Japanese Navy of WW II... oh, wait.
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Alan45
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:02 pm Reply with quote
Tuor_of_Gondolin wrote:
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They could be anthropomorphizing ships from the Imperial Japanese Navy of WW II...


Almost all of which have been on the bottom of the ocean for 70+ years. Giving new meaning to the phrase spoiler["going down on her".]
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