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An actual love plus bus tour is scheduled for this summer in Japan.

The game of love is big in Japan.  The love simulator game, Love Plus, on Nintendo DS is so popular, that Konami is taking game die hards on a tour around Japan with their virtual girlfriends according to Kotaku

The gaming company anticipates that fans of the love sim game will be willing to pay nearly $500 (USD) to vacation with simulated loves Manaka, Rinko and Nene.  The lineup that Konami has setup with local businesses is designed to "unite" dedicated gamers with their virtual lady loves.  Participants will board the Love Plus bus in Tokyo.  The bus tour will then stop at six designated attractions around Atami. 

The tour would visit the same locations that appear in the game, like the area castle and shrine.  Players with an iPhone app would also be able to have their picture taken with their Love Plus girlfriend. 

The six locations have been set up for a stamp rally, so gamers would need to pick up a stamp rally sheet from the Atami Station Tourism Guide Concierge.  Apparently, participants will only get the sheet if they "show" their girlfriend to the concierge on their handheld.

The tour is expected to run this month and will be open to a maximum of forty actual participants. Hotel accommodations will be made available at the Ohnoya Hotel, which is also included as a location in the game. 

Complimentary gifts will include Love Plus bath powder, a Love Plus manju (a popular Japanese treat made from flour, rice powder, buckwheat, azuki beans and sugar), and a handy little Love Plus towel.

The Love Plus summer bus tour stamp rally is similar to a Pokemon stamp rally for children  that is held in Tokyo every summer.

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By Brandon Hill on 7/8/2010 2:58:44 PM , Rating: 5
and a handy little Love Plus towel.

How appropriate...

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By Creig on 7/8/2010 3:04:15 PM , Rating: 2
So the "bang bus" has gone international now?

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By sviola on 7/8/2010 3:21:44 PM , Rating: 2
So the "bang bus" has gone international now?

well, this looks more like a "no bang bus"...

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By Brandon Hill on 7/8/2010 3:24:32 PM , Rating: 5
Depends on if there's a fleshlight involved...

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By sviola on 7/8/2010 3:26:34 PM , Rating: 5
Depends on if there's a fleshlight involved...

+1 for the joke...

-10 for the image of a bus full of these...

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By Gul Westfale on 7/8/10, Rating: 0
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By Icehearted on 7/9/2010 2:07:46 AM , Rating: 2
I vurped.

I eagerly await the motion sensing 3DS version.

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By DEVGRU on 7/8/2010 5:58:29 PM , Rating: 4
So is this 'simulator' just for Japanese boys, is there a version for girls, or is it for any/both genders?

Man, this combined with the creepy robotic baby designed to 'encourage' couples to have childern is just waaaaay out there for such a basic instincts as love, relationships, and children. Japan needs some Dr. Ruth action in a SERIOUS way.

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By afkrotch on 7/8/2010 8:04:23 PM , Rating: 5
If you're a girl that likes girls. Then it should work out fine. Unless the virtual girl talks to you like a man.

In Japan, relationships are too much work, when you consider the many other alternatives. You can play games and then order a delivery blow job. Yes, delivery blow job. Lady shows up, blows you, you pay, she goes away.

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By bigdawg1988 on 7/10/2010 12:21:23 AM , Rating: 2
So? We got the same thing, but we call them "Escorts."
Are these ladies free, or legal?

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By theArchMichael on 7/8/2010 3:12:35 PM , Rating: 2
could only have been more ironic if it was a 'Love Plus Catchers Mitt'.

What the *@*!
By Cheesew1z69 on 7/8/2010 3:01:17 PM , Rating: 5
Is wrong with these people in these other countries?

RE: What the *@*!
By sviola on 7/8/2010 3:25:03 PM , Rating: 4
Is wrong with these people in these other countries?

just so many answers I don't even know where to start...

RE: What the *@*!
By Cheesew1z69 on 7/8/2010 3:30:28 PM , Rating: 2
no kidding

RE: What the *@*!
By NA1NSXR on 7/8/2010 6:35:02 PM , Rating: 4
They ask the same about you.

RE: What the *@*!
By Wierdo on 7/9/2010 8:56:23 AM , Rating: 2
lol, yay for ethnocentrism.

RE: What the *@*!
By ShaolinSoccer on 7/9/2010 1:05:13 PM , Rating: 4
Your country has 'freaks' too...
Don't you EVER forget that...

By kd9280 on 7/8/2010 3:11:28 PM , Rating: 2
I think "do not want" can't even to begin to describe my feelings on this topic.

RE: D:
By sviola on 7/8/2010 3:23:13 PM , Rating: 1
It's just push your finger down the throat and, violà, you'll be able to express them...

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By Spivonious on 7/8/2010 3:50:13 PM , Rating: 5
Wait, I'm confused. Does a viola play when you put a finger down your throat?

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By Flunk on 7/8/2010 4:25:11 PM , Rating: 2
I dunno, it might be funny to take the trip and laugh at anyone who takes it seriously. Even better do it together with your girlfriend (the real kind).

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By bigdawg1988 on 7/10/2010 12:26:24 AM , Rating: 2
Would be even funnier to watch them drive that damn bus off a cliff!
See, this is what happens when you censor all the pubes in your porn!

In their defense...
By Digimonkey on 7/8/2010 3:46:23 PM , Rating: 5
I think it's hard to find a date with a Japanese girl due to their impression they'll be violated by tentacles in some manner.

RE: In their defense...
By amanojaku on 7/8/2010 5:16:19 PM , Rating: 2
NSFW. Well, this is ok, but the site in general... heh heh

RE: In their defense...
By Cullinaire on 7/9/2010 12:22:44 PM , Rating: 2
Your username compliments this post quite nicely. Bravo!

RE: In their defense...
By afkrotch on 7/8/2010 8:08:42 PM , Rating: 1
Uh, no. They have no real defense. It's way easy to date a Japanese girl. I picked up a girl in Tokyo by doing nothing more than waving my keitai at her.

Then the girl treats you like a king when you start dating. She does what you want to do, she cleans your apt, she cooks you dinner, etc. If you can't pick up a woman in Japan, it's your fault.

Is there any wonder...
By mmntech on 7/8/2010 7:03:53 PM , Rating: 2
...why so many Japanese woman seem prefer gaijen men over Japanese men.

RE: Is there any wonder...
By afkrotch on 7/8/2010 8:10:33 PM , Rating: 3
Til you live there and find out that it isn't actually true.

RE: Is there any wonder...
By InvertMe on 7/9/2010 12:37:39 PM , Rating: 3
I did quite well for myself in Japan. There is some truth to it.

RE: Is there any wonder...
By ShaolinSoccer on 7/9/2010 1:08:32 PM , Rating: 2
that pertains to any country

What Happened to the Concept of Face?
By DaveLessnau on 7/8/2010 3:53:33 PM , Rating: 5
Here's a whole country that just lost face. Their ancestors have got to be rolling in their graves.

RE: What Happened to the Concept of Face?
By afkrotch on 7/8/2010 8:09:44 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know. Which is worse?

Dating a DS game girlfriend or getting married in an Apple Store? I don't know which is the bigger loser couple.

By Cheesew1z69 on 7/9/2010 8:19:56 AM , Rating: 2
I would say both are just as equal.

By mchentz on 7/8/2010 3:02:59 PM , Rating: 4
I think this is only the second time in my life I have posted here. I had to because DEAR GOD THIS IS JUST DISGUSTING AND CREEPY

By ClownPuncher on 7/8/2010 3:34:30 PM , Rating: 4
So is going bowling in only a speedo and a milk mustache, but it doesn't stop me from doing it.

Just a small question...
By sviola on 7/8/2010 3:30:02 PM , Rating: 2
Did that dude that married a videogame a few months ago, was it a character of this game?

RE: Just a small question...
By Camikazi on 7/8/2010 4:21:11 PM , Rating: 2
I believe it was this game yes.

By Kosh401 on 7/8/2010 9:23:46 PM , Rating: 4
So what happens when they start introducing their "gfs" to each other and some start to realize that their avatar/girl is actually dating someone else too?! awwwwkward!

In other news...
By Etern205 on 7/8/2010 5:12:48 PM , Rating: 2
Japanese dude marries his virtual GF!

Opportunity knocks
By Ammohunt on 7/8/2010 6:15:50 PM , Rating: 2
I see an opportunity here invent the vibrating Nintendo DS donut attachment and do two things make a million and keep all these poor Japanese kids from going blind.

Just to add......
By George Powell on 7/9/2010 3:08:16 AM , Rating: 2
Having visited Japan for the first time earlier this year I am not surprised that this is happening. There is a huge video game culture in Japan and at the most extreme (IMHO) is the 'love' culture. In Tokyo and no doubt elsewhere there are love cafes where players can 'interact' with real life versions of their love characters. On a whim we decided to visit one of the cafes. What actually transpires is that these gamers are incredibly introverted and have no real social contact with the outside world, their only social interaction is with a video game.

This holiday/vacation is just an extension of that, and in fact many of these gamers would probably never see daylight were it not for these cafes and now holidays.

By afkrotch on 7/8/10, Rating: -1
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