Magic photo booths use instant plastic surgery to make anyone super cute

Once again Japanese schoolgirls are popularizing bleeding-edge technology, this time via Japan's latest photo booths that zap anyone with instant photoshop magic designed to make even the homeliest poser cute as a puppy.

Known as purikura ("print club") machines in Japan, the photo booths are as common as karaoke boxes in the country, but the latest versions widen your eyes and lighten your skin for an effect that looks like the work of a plastic surgeon with an anime fetish. The transformation is so effective one news show tried it on a photo of the Mona Lisa with startlingly effective results (see the "blasphemy in the service of cuteness" in the video above).


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