As we get ready to mothball our World Cup excitement until Russia 2018, it seemed like good time to revisit 2014's team with a slightly ecchi bishoujo take on the field that one Chinese fan artist posted on Pixiv. Get a look after the jump.
With an injury-time penalty from Keisuke Honda, Japan's Samurai Blue became the first team to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Many took to Twitter to celebrate, including Mine Yoshizaki, who had an illustration for the occasion. Get a look after the jump.
Months after the largest earthquake in recorded history rocked the country of Japan and its devasting toll continues to loom, the Japanese awoke this morning to some glimmer of hope and joy: a 3-1 victory in FIFA's Women's World Cup Finals over the dominant American team.