Here's looking at you...Japan.

A Japanese company named Avex has come up with a unique way to serve the needs of its younger, socially awkward customers. The company has produced a DVD designed to help these so-called hikikimori become more comfortable around the ladies.

The DVD is called Miteiru dake, (translation: "Just Looking,") and features young Japanese ladies staring straight ahead, occasionally blinking or saying something like "Good Morning." The idea of the DVDs, according to one article, is "to get young males who aren't used to socializing with women to become more accustomed to making eye contact and/or handle the fact that a sentient being sits across from them and awaits interaction. The DVD hopes to cure those afflicted with shyness so that they may rejoin society."

Seriously, does this actually work? Seriously, do people actually buy into this? Seriously, does this seem a little creepy to anyone?


Anonymous said...

yes. it is creepy...can you buy it? I wanna see what it's like
- mer

Robert Kunda said...

Picturing myself as a girl, I can't for the life of me imagine something that it would be more awkward to stumble upon at a guys house than this.

Oh, and me as a girl, talk about scary.