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Oolong as Bulma with Master Roshi referencing Puff Puff with hand gestures

Puff-Puff (ぱふぱふ Pafu Pafu) is a Japanese term for the placing of a person's face between a woman's breasts, often for sexual pleasure.

The term "Puff-Puff" comes from the Japanese onomatopoeia for a woman rubbing her breasts in someone's face; the term can also be used for a woman juggling her own breasts.[1] The term was originally coined by manga artist Akira Toriyama and featured in Chapter 5 of his series Dragon Ball, published in Weekly Shōnen Jump on January 15, 1985.[2][3] Puff-Puff is one of the special acts available in the Dragon Quest series of video games, for which Toriyama is the character designer.[4]

References to the act were removed from the American television broadcast of the Dragon Ball anime adaptation.[2] One reference of the act was also removed from the American release of Dragon Quest game.[5]

Video Game References

The Puff-Puff! summon screen in Dokkan Battle

In Dragon Ball: Origins, the infamous scene appears as a cutscene though only shows Master Roshi and Oolong (as Bulma) performing the Puff-Puff! gesture with heart effects and comical noises. The scene ends with the real Bulma attacking Oolong for "taking things too far" though what he actually does occurs off-screen. The scene itself is left uncensored in the English localization as though the exact nature of Puff-Puff and what the gesture refers to is not elaborated upon.

In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, there is a special summon screen that randomly occurs shortly after the Meteor is destroyed. This screen shows Oolong as Bulma (Bunny) and Master Roshi performing the Puff-Puff gesture along with the text "Puff-Puff!". Like Origins, the nature of what the gesture refers to is not elaborated upon and appears in both the Japanese and global versions.

References

  1. Kalata, Kurt. The History of Dragon Quest. Gamasutra. Retrieved on 2015-11-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Japanification of Children's Popular Culture: From Godzilla to Miyazaki - Mark I. West - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-07.
  3. Shueisha (1985-01-15). Ūron Arawaru!! (in Japanese). Press release.
  4. Kauz, Andrew (2010-08-21). The rubbing of breasts on faces in Dragon Quest IX. Destructoid. Retrieved on 2011-04-17.
  5. Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society - Rodney P. Carlisle - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-07.
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