Akiba's Trip’s up-skirt trailer

The latest teaser for Aquire's pantsing-based brawler, Akiba's Trip, shows off the game's recreation of Tokyo's geek-friendly neighborhood, Akihabara. So far, the game looks pretty accurate, with the exception of the rampant invasions of personal space, privacy, and up-skirt photography.

It looks like players will be able to slide under the skirts of the famous Akihabara maids and snag a few quick pics. Check out the trailer above to see it for yourself. We've spent lots of time in Akihabara, and while we've seen maids and can recognize nearly every locale in the trailer, we've never seen power-sliding otaku snagging sensational shots of undergarments.

The up-skirt fetish is a big thing in Japan. Before the advent of cell phone cameras, it was not unheard of to catch a man with mirrors on his shoes in the Tokyo subway. After the invention of cell phone cameras, the problem of train chikan (perverts) snapping pictures became so bad that all Japanese cell phone manufacturers voluntarily increased the volume of their fake shutter sounds on the cameras and removed the mute option. Interestingly enough, the iPhone is the first popular phone in years that has a silent photography option.

Feb 21, 2011


  • FinderKeeper - February 22, 2011 8:03 p.m.

    Oh, Japan... we can always count on you to serve up mind-boggling weirdness.
  • PhantomDave - February 22, 2011 3:30 p.m.

    Difference between America and Japan? Apparently in Japan it takes skill to get pictures under a girl's skirt. In America women like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan flash it every other day. Although calling panty shots would be inaccurate since they don't really wear any.... On a different note, yes this game look retarded.
  • sssddd - February 22, 2011 2:36 p.m.

    yes i know is good
  • Zeb364 - February 22, 2011 8:01 a.m.

    This game is ridiculous. Not only is the premise idiotic but the main gameplay element of sliding and getting upskirt shots looks broken because, as has been previously mentioned, you go nowhere and take pics of their skirts. On top of all that, they've made a lame attempt to less than subltely name it Akiba Strip without getting in shit for it.
  • SideOfBeef - February 22, 2011 3:37 a.m.

    As a paintballer, I find that kid's "knee slide" embarassingly weak. If you're not going 10 feet or more, you're doing it wrong. I do love his run animation though, they really captured angry nerd.
  • HoFT013 - February 22, 2011 2:36 a.m.

    What is this I don't even
  • CancerMan - February 22, 2011 1:51 a.m.

  • FreedomPhantom - February 21, 2011 11:57 p.m.

    Wait... it's not normal to perform knee slides up to skirted females and snap photos of their under-parts? and that akihabara looks about as populated as the human towns in Sonic for the 360.
  • JoyDivision - February 21, 2011 11:57 p.m.

  • erreip199 - February 21, 2011 11:40 p.m.

    To be honest that game looks really lame...
  • garnsr - February 21, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    It looks like he's getting shots of the hem of skirts, more than upskirts. And there's an awful lot of talking going on.

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