What does it take for Japanese gamers to develop an interest in Crimean politics?
One adorable attorney-general, that's what.
Natalia Poklonskaya, Crimea's attorney-general, has captured the hearts and minds and a little something extra of Japanese gamers, thanks, it appears, to her winsome face and her ability to blink many times in a row.
A video of a press conference in which Poklonskaya engages in what you might call "tough talk" has gone viral since it hit Japan's YouTube, according to kotaku.com, a gaming site.
The tweet (below), which simply states "Crimea's New Attorney General oh oh oh..." and includes a link to the press conference has been retweeted nearly 10,000 times.
Here's the press conference:
Anyway, where Japanese gamers are concerned, first comes love, then comes fan art.
"Where there’s love-struck Japanese men pondering the ideal forms of female beauty, anime artwork can’t be far behind."
Of course, pics like this on her Facebook fan page make their job pretty easy:
Here's some more of fan art. We eagerly await the cosplay.