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Moe Mekuri series developer Kohei's latest Xbox Live Indie Games release has arrived, and its premise is...certainly unique.

The Houchi Play (Neglect Play) stars the 56-year-old Taro Heibon, "a timid buddy who wants to reveal the true self and feel the heavenly bliss." Though he's been happily married for 30 years, Taro's secret desire is to be verbally abused by women dressed in cosplay outfits. Gathering his courage, he decides to live out his fantasy for just one night by visiting a cosplay bar.

Taro starts each level on the left side of the screen, while a cosplay hostess awaits at the other end of the room. By pressing the left and right triggers on the Xbox 360 controller, players slowly scoot Taro toward the right side of the screen...but only while the woman's back is turned, or else Taro presumably dies of embarrassment.

While shuffling his way toward cosplay bliss, Taro can chug nearby bottles of alcohol to boost his courage (and movement speed). In later rounds, random events can either distract the hostesses or make them more aware of Taro's presence. It soon becomes very challenging!

The Houchi Play is priced at 80 Microsoft points ($1).

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Cosplay in America is a self-published hardcover photography book about the culture of cosplay or costume-play here in the United States. In 2009, I spent 5 months photographing 1,600+ cosplayers at 6 American anime cons.

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Cosplay enthusiast Ashley Cochran, 18, attends the North East Manga and Anime Convention (NemaCon) dressed as Marvel Comics character Dead Pool at Middlesbrough Town Hall on June 18 in Middlesbrough, north east England.

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Cosplay enthusiasts dressed as Lolitas prepare to go on the catwalk at NemaCon.

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Lauren Sheperia, 16, poses dressed as an anime character during NemaCon.

Hundreds of Manga, Anime and Cosplay enthusiasts gathered at the weekend for NemaCon 2011, a convention in Middlesbrough, north east England. Cosplay is short for Costume Play where players dress and perform roles from Japanese culture, Anime and Manga art characters.

See an earlier post about a Cosplay couple in Mexico.

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