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Lady Gaga Storms Japan with Anime Makeup and Lifesize Dolls

posted on by Bamboo Dong

Lady Gaga, an artist known for her over-the-top fashion and theatrical performances, has been making quite the media splash in Japan. There to promote her newest album, Artpop, the singer had the chance to come face to face with four life-size silicon dolls... sculpted in her own image.

Made by Tokyo-based Orient Industry, a company that specializes in "love dolls," the GAGADOLLs were made using exact anatomical measurements and realistic silicon skin. When users embrace the dolls and press their ears against the dolls' chests, they'll hear tracks from Artpop, thanks to the bone-conducting audio technology embedded in the bodies.

Here's a video showing how the dolls were made:

For Japanese fans eager to learn more about Gaga's album and news about the pop star, Yahoo! Japan has teamed up with the singer and the doll makers to create an interactive site that on first glance, just looks like a long scrolling image of a GAGADOLL. Clicking on the doll reveals an array of icons and links, allowing users to access various Lady Gaga social media pages, her Universal Music Japan page, news, and links to other Yahoo! Japan sites.

During her press conference, Lady Gaga also announced that she would be auctioning off a Gaga-inspired Hello Kitty doll, the proceeds of which will support her new charity for the Tohoku region.

Of course, her media blitz didn't end with just the GAGADOLLs. She also appeared alongside Japanese pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on the Japanese music show, M Station, done up like an anime character.

Really, like an anime character.

Here's a snapshot from her Instagram:

And if you want to see the outfit in action, here's a video clip of her rocking out with a fuzzy keytar, and a behind-the-scenes look at her getting anime-ified.

She also made an appearance on the variety show, SMAP x SMAP, performing "Venus" and "Applause," wearing a jacket designed by Kansai Yamamoto.

[Via Mashable, Lady Gaga Now, Japan Times. Images from Japan Times, @ALIFE511, @GAGA_JAPAN]

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