For us the appearance of this cafe is an indication that the trend for real-life puzzle games is really booming.
“Social Cinderellas” are women who snag “high spec guys” (i.e.
well-educated, good-looking men with high salaries) via social networking sites.
The “Pipo-kun Song” video, made to celebrate the fact that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s counter crime initiative Twitter account now has more than 60,000 followers, is a collaboration between a synthetic voice and the police headquarters’ orchestra.
However, the consensus on the web seems to be that there is no mistaking that Pipo has Hatsune’s distinctive saccharine sweet voice.
Indeed, SCRAP has even exported the game overseas, holding their first event in San Francisco last December.
Part of the success of the game could be due to the social aspect — players have to collaborate to escape in time.
As surely as the trees will soon be bare of leaves, many of the limited-edition items mentioned about will be sold out by the end of autumn, so those who don’t want to miss out on these novel nibbles and drinks ought to hurry.
Japanese netizens are apparently all in a lather regarding the question of whether virtual pop star Hatsune Miku is the new voice of police mascot Pipo-kun.
Produced by Namco and managed by the Nazo Tomo website, Nazo Tomo Cafe has some impressive backing behind it — perhaps an indication that big name companies want to get in on the nazo toki trend. A new line of smartphone underpants has recently gone on sale.
The mini panties, made by Bandai, are worn at the base of the smartphone, covering the home button.
Sites like Nazo Toki provide information on upcoming events around the country.