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Jimmy Fallon Asks Twitter For Worst Date Stories And These 12 People Totally Deliver

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If you thought that terrible date you went on was just a horrible story you’re going to one day share with your grandchildren when they prepare to enter the dating world, THINK AGAIN.

There’s a chance your horrible first date story could make it on the small screen for everyone in the world to see.

Jimmy Fallon is asking people to share their worst date stories under the hashtag #MyWorstDate on Twitter for an upcoming show.

To get the ball rolling, Jimmy even shared his own worst first date story.

If you don’t get what he’s talking about, he was referring to his PAINFULLY awkward “date he didn’t realize was a date” with Nicole Kidman.

Yep, honestly, it was pretty cringeworthy.

But h Jimmy’s worst almost-date with one of the hottest celebrities in Hollywood is NOTHING compared to some of these people’s date horror stories.

Read along to hear these Twitter users’ absolutely awful worst date stories and cringe away.

Well, she thought it was a date.


He literally forgot who his date was.


His friend set him up with his COUSIN.


She tried to kiss him with a mouth full of ranch.


He left her at Taco Bell.


His date laughed in his face when he asked to kiss her.


This girl’s date basically did everything he possibly could wrong.



She had to pay because her date lost all his money gambling.


Her date barfed on her after drinking a pint of beer.


His date clearly escalated pretty quickly.


And then, there’s this guy.

OK, so clearly, some people out there have had some pretty bad first dates. So if your worst date doesn’t come anywhere close to these stories, consider yourself lucky.

But do you have your own horrible date story that you still cringe just thinking about? Comment below!

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Amazing Twitter artist makes moving manga that’s neither anime nor like anything seen before【Vid】

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Innovative awesomeness utilizes one simple trick.

Japanese artist @shin___geki is not an animator, at least not in the traditional sense of the word. He doesn’t draw a character, then redraw it again in an ever so slightly different pose, then play the images in rapid succession.

That said, he is a talented artist, and his drawings are made all the more awesome through motion. In the past, we’ve seen him illustrate scenes from the Dragon Ball and One Piece manga on the side of a paper cup, then twist the container to advance the story by revealing other artwork hidden behind cut-out panels.

For his latest endeavor, @shin___geki is once again turning his imagination to the superpowered martial artists of Dragon Ball. But this time he’s ditched the cups, and has made something even more incredible. As a matter of fact, the video of his latest art-in-motion project is so amazing, at first it’s hard to tell how what you’re seeing is even possible.

The video opens with protagonist Goku facing the viewer and posing dramatically as he builds up his inner chi power.

Then, suddenly, the artwork is replaced by a different image of Goku, firing off a Kamehameha energy blast! The beam is so intense that it obscures Goku, and as the camera swings around in a blur of speed lines, we see the blast’s target: Vegeta!

Still showing the action from the Kamehameha’s perspective, the attack strikes Vegeta square in the chest, sending him flying. It’s an awesome effect that’s unlike still manga, but not traditional anime either.

So how does @shin___geki do it? There’s a hint lying in the soft popping sounds heard throughout the video, which occur because…

… @shin___geki is moving the camera (on his phone) through a series of thin paper cutouts sticking up perpendicular to the floor!

For the first half, the camera is moving backwards, which is why the Kamehameha energy blast seems to materialize out of nowhere. After Goku fires off the attack the camera swivels around and moves forward for the rest of the video, literally crashing into Vegeta and revealing the subsequent drawings of him being blown away.

@shin___geki says that the finished product didn’t turn out quite as good as he’d hoped, which he adds is the case with most of his projects. That hasn’t stopped thousands of people from enjoying his innovative new video, though, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.

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11 Fun Summer Date Ideas For The Couple Who’s Broke

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With summer just around the corner, most of us can’t wait to soak up those beautiful rays of sunshine, dive into the deep blue, and plan weekend trips with bae and our girlfriends.

Our wallets, though, aren’t entirely thrilled about the idea of dishing out cash to satisfy those glorious summer feels.

When you and bae are simply broke AF, the struggle can be all too real.

But, date night doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and odds are, you’ll have a great time with your main squeeze no matter what you’re doing. Embrace those summer vibes and let the sparks fly, without breaking the bank.

Here are 11 fun summer date ideas for every couple who’s broke.

1. Plan a backyard campfire and movie night.

Set up a picnic blanket or comfy outdoor chairs, and watch the sun set together before you turn on your movie. Don’t forget the popcorn and s’mores, too!


2. Savor a romantic potluck picnic in the field.

Lay out at your go-to favorite spot together, or choose a beautiful park or garden neither of you have been to before.

Bae can surprise you with a delightful main course, and you can whip up something delicious for dessert. Chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne, anyone?


3. Have an at-home dinner date.

Whether you’re whipping up a couple of yummy pizzas, or putting together some sushi rolls, the best part is that you’re working together to create something awesome (and delicious).


4. Hit up a free local music or art festival.

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Soak up the exquisite art, dance to the live music, and let the good times roll.


5. Go on a hike.

If you have dogs at home, feel free to bring the fur babies along with you. Don’t forget to pack some snacks and, of course, several pouches of wine to toast when you reach the top.


6. Grab a six-pack and watch the sun set at the beach.

This one never gets old, and it’s just as romantic every damn time.


7. Go surfing or paddle boarding.

If either you or your honey have a surfboard or paddle board, go to your favorite beach, chill out, and shred up the waves for the day.


8. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or animal shelter.

You’ll feel amazing experiencing this together. And, who knows, maybe you’ll end up adopting a sweet puppy in need of a forever home.


9. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge, and treat yo’selves to pizza on the other side.

If you’re based in New York City, of course, this is a perfect option. And if you call the West Coast home, bike ride or walk over the Golden Gate Bridge.


10. Plan a scavenger hunt around your city or town.

Explore spots you’ve never been before in your city, and have fun getting lost together.


11. Go to a local carnival.

Revert back to your childhood, indulge in some cotton candy, and hit up the ferris wheel. Real talk: We all low-key still love the carnival.

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Hugh Jackman speaks Japanese, pulls up next to Mario Kart drivers on the road during Japan visit

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From the look of these videos he shot, Wolverine is in love with Japan.

Like in any country, a film premiere in Japan is a rare opportunity for fans to see their favourite movie stars in the flesh, and it’s also a chance for the actors themselves to enjoy the sites of the country they’re visiting during their short stay.

The latest Hollywood star to grace our shores in Japan is Australian actor Hugh Jackman. In town to promote his new movie Logan, Jackman received a huge welcome from fans and media when he arrived with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, at Narita Airport on Sunday.

Jackman’s followers on Twitter and Instagram would have known about his arrival after the actor posted a short video message to fans on his social media accounts. Showing his desire to connect with his Japanese fans, Jackman spoke entirely in Japanese, saying “Watakushi wa Nihon de kuru to eiga tame ureshii desu“, which, despite some tiny hiccups with particles and pronunciation, translates to “I’m happy to come to Japan for (my) movie“.

While his onscreen alter-ego Wolverine would probably opt to use the tough, macho “orepronoun to refer to himself, Jackman uses the beautifully polite “watakushi” in his video message instead.

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Before attending the film premiere, Jackman had time to dine at some of Tokyo’s best restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Sushi Sugita in Nihonbashi…

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And Narisawa, located in Minami Aoyama, which currently ranks second on the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, and first in Japan.

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He also popped by the new Ginza Six complex, pulling a peace-sign pose by the digital waterfall.

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His wife joined him on his sightseeing tour, with this picture showing them outside a store selling traditional items.

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Aussies will know the feeling of joy that comes with finding a good flat white in Japan, and Jackman found this one at Australian-owned restaurant Bill’s in Tokyo.

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While the famous actor managed to see and do a lot during his short stay, one of the things that seemed to surprise him most was an encounter with a group of Mario Kart drivers who pulled up next to his chauffeur-driven van. He shared this video of them online, gleefully pointing out all the characters as they took off, saying: “Princess Peach!” “Is that Bowser?” “Go Mario!” “Go Luigi!” “Go! Go, go, go, go!”

▼ These tourists had no idea they were being filmed by a famous Hollywood star.

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After having fun around the capital, Jackman and his wife appeared at the red carpet premiere of Logan, happily signing autographs for fans who’d waited a long time to catch a glimpse of the film’s main character in real life.

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His latest update online, where Jackman can be seen pointing at a poster for Kurosawa’s acclaimed film Yojimbo, comes with the hashtag #LastStop, suggesting that Wolverine is now on his way out of Japan.

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Jackman’s Japan visit concludes his worldwide promo tour for Logan, the third and final solo film for the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. Having been attached to the superhero character for so long, this must be a bittersweet ending for the star, but thankfully he still has plenty more films to promote up his sleeve so it shouldn’t be too long before we get to see him having fun in Japan again!

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 nicest sounds in Japan【Weird Top Five】

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Sounds that you just want to close your eyes and savor.

A few months ago we looked at the top five most annoying sounds in Japan, but now it’s time to look at the more pleasant side of the sound wave: Japanese sounds that we can’t get enough of.

That’s why today we’re counting down the top five nicest sounds in Japan. We want to keep the list as Japanese-specific as possible, so even though Japan has its fair share of nice-sounding bubbling brooks and temple bells, those can be found all over the world, thus keeping them off this list.

We also want to concentrate on the day-to-day soundscape of Japan — sounds that you hear often enough that you might ignore them after a while, but will hit you with a hard pang of nostalgia when you remember them later.

So let’s get to it! Starting off with…

Honorable Mention: Walking signal sounds

This one is only an honorable mention because they exist in other places in the world, but in Japan they’re so prevalent that they at least deserve a mention.

For those who have never experienced walking signal melodies for themselves, they’re the sounds that play when the green pedestrian light comes up and its okay to cross the street. The sounds vary by location, but these are some of the most popular:

▼ The piyo piyo “bird tweets” and kakkō “price scanner” sounds are classics.
It’s impossible not to smile and remember your time in Japan hearing these.

▼ Some walking signals play whole songs.
One common one is the appropriately-titled Tōryanse (“You May Cross”).

▼ Another one is Kokyō no Sora (“Sky of my Hometown”).
It makes me feel like I’m inside an NES game.

Ostensibly the walking signal sounds are there to give blind people a non-visual way to know it’s okay to cross, but I have a theory that they’re also supposed to encourage people to wait for the signal. I know I’m always happy to wait those few extra seconds to cross the street safely if it means I can hear those sweet street signal sounds.

#5. “Irasshaimase!”

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Moving on to the things that you usually only hear in Japan, why not start with one of the most well-known: the word for “welcome to our shop,” irasshaimase.

Chances are if you’re anywhere within earshot of an employee when you walk into a store or restaurant, you can bet that you will hear an irasshaimase within seconds of entering. Sometimes it can set of a chain reaction of other employees further away saying irasshaimase as well, so that you hear it echo around the store like the very shelves and walls themselves are welcoming you.

▼ You can hear a constant flow of irasshaimase at shopping centers.

Sometimes store clerks can get a little overzealous with their irasshaimase and say them too loudly or too often, turning it into something rather unpleasant, thus bringing it down a few pegs on the list.

But when it’s done well, nothing beats a good irasshaimase to make you feel right at home and ready to spend some cash.

#4. Suzu wind chimes

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Ahh, just thinking about suzu wind chimes makes me remember hot summer days.

Suzu wind chimes are made out of a variety of materials, but often glass or metal, and they have a long string attached to a paper card that blows in the breeze. When the wind hits it, it makes a pleasing ringing sound, like this:

You tend to hear suzu wind chimes most often in the summer. As a Japanese friend explained to me, it’s because “the sound of the wind chime makes you feel cooler in the heat.” And, as crazy as that sounds, I feel like he’s right. The chimes are like little sprays of cold water for your ears, making those hot, humid Japanese summers a little more bearable.

People often hang them up outside their homes on balconies, and when you get more than one going at a time, you can get some really refreshing melodies:

▼ If these bells started a band, I’d buy their CD.

#3. Announcement chimes

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I don’t know what it’s like in other countries, but announcements at stores, schools, and train stations in the U.S. tend to range anywhere from static you have to strain to hear to unintelligible garble.

In Japan though, it’s quite a different story, and part of that may be due to the chimes that play before and after pretty much every announcement.

If you’ve never heard the legendary “four tone” chimes before, then take a listen to this recording of a library announcing that it’s closing and everyone needs to leave.

▼ With those soothing chimes bringing in and out the announcement,
I’m not even mad about my late fees anymore.

The chimes signaling the start and end of an announcement aren’t anything spectacular, but honestly they make a huge difference in understandability. In the U.S. whenever I hear an announcement in a public place, by the time I’ve even realized I’m supposed to be listening it’s usually already halfway over.

But in Japan as soon as I hear those four tones, my brain switches itself into announcement-understanding gear, and I never miss a word. They’re extremely helpful, and they make you feel like the announcer actually wants your attention to convey a message, rather than just mumble through some words as quickly as possible.

▼ Phew, that announcement might’ve actually been understandable.
Good thing I had my hand over my mouth the entire time.

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And while we’re on the topic of chimes, another nice sound is the chimes for class changes at Japanese middle/high schools. Unlike the buzzers or bells that we have in the U.S., the classic kin kon kan kon “Big Ben” chime is quite pleasant. It’s more of a “okay, time to change!” rather then “GET MOVING YOU PRISONERS!”

▼ The school chime for those who’ve never heard it. We imagine it’s slightly
less pleasant for those who actually went to school with it though.

#2. Train station jingles

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Riding the train can be an audial nightmare. Train wheels scraping against steel, bells clanging, people coughing and yelling and screaming…

…but not in Japan. In Japan, riding the train is altogether quite a pleasant experience. Of course there are some of the usual train sounds that can’t be helped like the wheels and the engines, but other than that, train stations really do their best to make it overall much more enjoyable on the ears

And one part of that is the jingles. Some train stations just use a generic chime or buzzer, but some of the bigger ones play a short customized tune unique to that station a few second before a train closes its doors to pull out.

▼ Songs from stations on the Yamanote line that encircles downtown Tokyo. Not sure
why they play the first one three times, but you get to enjoy it thrice as much!

The jingles are perfect for waking you up when you get to your station if you happened to fall asleep on the train as many Japanese passengers do.

And these jingles are a big deal too. Last year Disney took over six Tokyo train stations and replaced the usual jingles with Disney and Star Wars songs instead, and it was awesome.

▼ You can listen to all of them here. I would’ve particularly loved
to hear The Imperial March (at 1:05) when I got off a train.

And the #1 nicest sound in Japan is…

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1. Cicadas

Oh yes. If you’ve been to Japan in the summer, then you knew that this one had to be at the top.

Cicadas can be a bit polarizing — most people love them, but some people hate them. However, even the haters have to admit that their sounds are just as much a part of Japanese summer as fireworks, festivals, and watermelon smashing at the beach.

If you’ve never heard cicadas chirps before, then take a listen to this video that shows off the different calls that different cicada species have:

▼ And if you’ve ever wondered what they look like when they
make their sounds, now’s your chance to see them close up too.

Even if you’ve never been to Japan, if you’ve ever watched an anime that took place in the summer, chances are you heard cicada sounds going on in the background. The cicada sounds are such a part of the Japanese soundscape for summer that it just wouldn’t be summer without them.

Most people find the sounds of the cicadas relaxing, and if you do a search for “study sounds” or “relaxing sounds” on Japanese YouTube, a bunch of videos come up that include cicadas as background noise.

So, for your listening pleasure, we present here the only video of relaxing noises you’ll ever need: ten hours of cicadas.

▼ Brew yourself some mugicha (buckwheat tea), grab yourself
a sensu (Japanese fan), and it’s like you’re in Japan in the summer.

So there you have it, the top five nicest sounds in Japan. Did we miss any of your favorite Japanese sounds? Let us know in the comments and feel free to add any words you learned from last week’s top five confusing Japanese Internet slang words.

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Netflix releases first preview of Castlevania animated series, based on hit video games【Video】

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Premiere date for Season 1 also announced.

Back in February, Netflix announced it would be developing an animated adaptation of the Castlevania video game franchise. This came as a pretty big surprise, since even though Castlevania is one of the true classics of the side-scrolling action/adventure genre, it’s been years since the series was particularly relevant.

The last two Castlevania games, subtitled Lords of Shadow, received lukewarm responses from critics and fans alike. Even rights owner Konami seems to have little interest in the series anymore, with its most recent Castlevania undertaking being a Castelvania pachinko game, which seems to have become the ignoble fate that awaits once-proud Konami properties that have fallen from grace.

When the initial word came of Netflix’s Castlevania animated series, to be helmed by Adi Shankar, I figured it’d be released around the same time as James Cameron’s Battle Angel Alita, Tim Burton’s Mai the Psychic Girl, and other projects based on pieces of Japanese pop culture from the late ‘80s/early ‘90s that a foreign filmmaker is enamored with but seemingly never materialize. So imagine my surprise that Netflix has not only released a Castlevania teaser, but that it even gives a firm release date for its first season.

The teaser starts by massaging long-time fans’ nostalgia, with a an old-school narrow-view aspect ratio being used to show an NES with a cartridge lying atop it, the label for which reads Castlevania. Oddly enough, the cartridge has a translucent colored, the telltale mark of bootlegs, knock-offs, or homebrew games.

After blowing into the cartridge, the unseen gamer inserts it into the NES, which brings up a pixely Netflix menu with 8-bit-style representations of House of Cards and other original programs from the streaming giant. He then selects Castlevania, and the preview begins in earnest.

While the animation is being credited to the New York and California-based Frederator Studios, the character designs have definite anime influences. There’s a gothic touch to the artwork, the cast doesn’t look particularly waifish or frail, which makes sense considering how much combat the teaser promises.

The male lead doesn’t appear to be based on any existing character from the games, but does seem to be descended from its heroic Belmont family line, as he’s seen wielding its customary whip and also tossing about throwing knives, a recurring sub-weapon since the very first Castlevania in 1986.

While some of the prop manipulation is a little unnatural, the action sequences look dynamic and exciting. There’s also plenty of blood and gore on display.

▼ Another thing the trailer has plenty of: the colors brown and orange.

On the audio front, the teaser is accompanied by booming brass and rums. There’s nothing wrong with it, but it kind of sounds like the sort of thing that you could slip into the preview for any Hollywood blockbuster or dramatic action TV show, and if you were hoping for the use of iconic, endlessly rearrangeable Castlevania music such as “Bloody Tears” or “Vampire Killer,” you’re out of luck.

The teaser ends by revealing that Castlevania will premiere on Netflix on July 7. The first season is rumored to be a mere four episodes long, with a second season already in the planning stages for a 2018 release.

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Deco eyelashes from Japan let you add butterflies, jewels and the night sky to your cosplay makeup

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The only problem is deciding which design to choose from the beautiful new collection.

When cosplayers want to complete their look with creative makeup, they often have to spend hours pouring through video tutorials and practicing new techniques in order to achieve showstopping results.

Now there’s a quick and simple way to add some fantasy to your gaze with this eye-catching collection of eyelashes from Japanese designer Miyuki. Incorporating tiny jewels, glistening flowers and butterfly wings, these “deco lashes” add magic to your makeup in just a few seconds, and come in a number of gorgeous designs.

First up in the range is the pretty Hydrangea, which features a cluster of tansparent magenta flowers, embellished with several small jewels.

Another Hydrangea design adds a silver filigree leaf to purple-hued flowers and sparkly jewels.

Miyuki has released dozens of floral designs in the past, including lashes with tiny sakura petals for the cherry blossom viewing season, but now, as we head into June, her flower of choice is the one currently coming into bloom, the hydrangea.

Butterfly lovers will fall head over heals for the chance to add these wings to the corners of their eyes.

This jewel encrusted design would be perfect for cosplaying as Queen Elsa of Arendelle from the animated Disney film Frozen.

Those looking for some celestial inspiration, or a unique Sailor Moon style, will love these starry night lashes.

All six designs, plus several more, are currently available to purchase from Japanese novelty retailer Village Vanguard, where they range in price from 1,890 yen (US$16.93) for the night sky lashes up to 9,720 yen for the butterfly pair. Stocks are selling fast, so you’ll need to get in quick to get your hands on one of these, but the good news is Miyuki’s designs can also be found at a number of stores in Harajuku, Shijuku, Ikebukuro, Fukuoka and Sapporo too. Check out her site or Twitter profile for more details.

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