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We give raw Pepsi another try, learn an important life lesson along the way【Taste test】

2021-06-28T06:00:00Z
Maybe the real treasure was the raw Pepsi we drank along the way.

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We munch on some real-life Slime dumplings from the Dragon Quest Walk collaboration

2021-06-28T13:00:00Z
One of Japan’s most popular app games takes on a classic sweetshop staple.

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F:NEX’s Latest Re:ZERO Figure Is a Beautiful Bridal Rem

June 28, 2021 10:08am CDT
Pre-orders are now open for the demonic darling

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Beat the heat with “chilled katsudon,” fried pork cutlet served with rice in ice-cold broth

2021-06-28T16:00:00Z
The great taste of ice and fried pork – together at last!

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Streetwear Brand BAIT Adds Another One-Punch Man Collab, With Adidas Originals

June 28, 2021 12:12pm CDT
Sneakers launch 6/30 with online raffle and first come/first serve at US stores

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Japanese Internet falls in love with “dirty coffee,” so let’s make some of our own【SoraKitchen】

2021-06-29T01:00:00Z
Don’t worry–it doesn’t contain actual dirt.

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We keep bugs at bay this summer with Workman Plus’ Wearable Screen Door

2021-06-29T02:00:00Z
If you can’t stand mosquito bites, keep scrolling down!

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$100 ramen in Tokyo: Overpriced or totally worth it?

2021-06-29T03:00:00Z
We splurge on luxury noodles with a luxury price tag.

With the quality of their Shiromuku Yami and Umbrella Mikan, if I was enough of a fan of Rem, I’d definitely get her!

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Next year

My Wallet !
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Make soy sauce eggs in minutes with popular new Japanese product from Daiso

2021-06-29T05:00:00Z
Easy-to-use item goes viral and sells out as everyone attests to its soy marinated egg perfection.

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Uniqlo and anime director Mamoru Hosoda team up for awesome new T-shirt line【Photos】

2021-06-29T13:00:00Z
Collection comes just in time to celebrate the opening of Hosoda’s newest anime movie.

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We visit a Latin supermarket in Tokyo, get our hands on some Inca Kola and spicy chocolate

2021-06-29T17:30:00Z
How does Mr. Sato like the taste of Inca Kola?

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GOODSMILE Debuts Tiny Posable Nezuko Doll from Demon Slayer

June 29, 2021 5:56pm CDT
The ball-jointed figure is now available for pre-order

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New takoyaki gacha toys designed by a Japanese voice actress come with surprise fillings

2021-06-30T03:00:00Z
Clever new design makes the capsule just as exciting as its contents.

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We try Starbucks’ new Strawberry Choux Cream Frappuccino

2021-06-30T03:30:00Z
Sure, we love puff pastry, but what’s it like to drink it?

Eel-fortified chocolate now on sale in Japan

2021-06-30T05:00:00Z
Just in time for the summertime heat, here comes unagi chocolate.

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Heritage’s 1st Major Auction for Anime Art Breaks $2.1 Million Record

posted on 2021-06-30 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Cels from My Neighbor Totoro, Akira sold for over US$70,000 each

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WARPs UP Release First Collection of Stylish Official Goods, Available to Purchase Globally

Jun 30th 2021

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Japanese basketball star Rui Hachimura joins with Nissin to make his own Cup Noodle ramen

2021-07-01T02:00:00Z
Hachimura said “I want you to make a product for me” and Nissin was happy to oblige.

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Mysterious hand figures turn out to be our new favourite Japanese capsule toys

2021-07-01T03:30:00Z
Confusing? Yes. Cool? Very.

Starbucks releases 47 Frappuccinos around Japan, we try the one for Nara Prefecture

2021-07-01T15:00:00Z
Can this Frappuccino capture the flavour of a region famous for deer and the giant Buddha?

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Promare and Little Twin Stars Team up for Adorable Sanrio Goods

July 01, 2021 10:29am CDT
Promare character designer Shigeto Koyama offers his take on the popular characters

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Animate International Opens Pre-orders for MARiA of GARNiDELiA’s Final Photo Collection of Her 20’s

Jul 1st 2021

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We adopted a furry, cuddly, tailed cat cushion to keep us company at home

2021-07-02T01:00:00Z
We ride Japan’s latest virtual pet sensation: a cushion with a moving tail.

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After trying 2,500 different kinds of Japanese curry, these experts have picked the top three

2021-07-02T03:30:00Z
We get recommendations from someone who’s eaten more than 2,500 kinds of instant curry.

35 Years After Maison Ikkoku’s Ending, Kyoko Gets a Figure in Her Wedding Kimono

posted on 2021-07-02 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Higurashi Fans Can Now Hug a Cushion Version of Rena’s Cleaver

July 02, 2021 12:41pm CDT
The cuddly weapon is now available for pre-order from Animate and Movic

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These new Starbucks Reserve Roastery drinks are so pretty we almost don’t want to drink them

2021-07-03T01:15:00Z
These three beautiful new drinks will keep you cool and your taste buds happy this summer.

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February 2022 is going to be pricey for figures and I now only have 3 I want that month .

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I’ll cut you if you touch my anime collection

posted on 2021-07-03 00:00 EDT
We’re stoked to show off some of the new merchandise that we’re putting up on the Kaimono Merch webstore.

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McDonald’s Japan won’t sell you a Caramel Macaron dessert burger, so we made our own

2021-07-03T13:00:00Z
Sometimes, you just have to take the craziness into your own hands .

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We try Oita Prefecture’s citrus-y creation in Starbucks Japan’s 47 Jimoto Frappuccinos

2021-07-03T20:15:00Z
Next stop on our Frappuccino tour is down south on the island of Kyushu.

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Johnny & Associates partners with Neokyo to ship official idol goods outside of Japan

2021-07-04T02:45:00Z
At last you can get your favorite Johnny’s idol goods delivered to your door anywhere in the world.

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AX Lite Good Smile WonHobby Announcements:

  • Jujutsu Kaisen’s Satoru Gojo expands his domain as a POP UP PARADE
  • Miroku and Sango from InuYasha (Nendoroid)
  • Phoenix Wright & Miles Edgeworth from Ace Attorney (Nendoroid)
  • Holo from Spice & Wolf (Harmonia humming line)
  • Monika from Doki Doki Literature Club (Nendoroid)
  • Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail (Nendoroid)
  • Ryuko Matou from Kill la Kill (Popup Parade)
  • Eren Yaeger, Specifically from Attack on Titan’s Final Season (Popup Parade)
  • Naruto, Sasuke, Katachi from Naruto (Popup Parade)
  • Hololive English Team (Popup Parade)
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2021-07-04T19:00:00Z

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Krispy Kreme releasing new donuts and drink that blend Japanese flavors and European desserts

2021-07-04T05:45:00Z
Delicious Japanese flavors of European classics turned into donuts!

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We tried this convenient nori shredder and made a delicious mushroom soy butter pasta dish

2021-07-03T15:00:00Z
Quick, safe and convenient Nori Shredder

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Giant “mini” shumai full of normal shumai dumplings sold at Kiyoken

2021-07-05T04:00:00Z
We heard you like shumai….

Checking in on randoseru school bags and the changing tastes of Japanese kids

2021-07-05T05:00:00Z
The standard of plain backpacks, red for girls and black for boys, is starting to evolve.

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We tried a gourmet chocolate bento box worth 2,700 yen, and every bite was worth it

2021-07-05T15:00:00Z
If you’re guilty of replacing meals with chocolate, have we got the lunch for you!

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Cheapest convenience store bento ever? This boxed lunch warms the heart for less than two bucks

2021-07-05T18:00:00Z
Lawson Store 100’s premium-priced meal is still a bento bargain.

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Anime Cels Enter the NFT Marketplace

posted on 2021-07-05 17:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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How to make yoghurt ramen with instant noodles

2021-07-06T01:15:00Z
Top Japanese ramen brand shares a simple recipe that’s delicious and perfect for summer.

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Art Geta Exhibition by geta artist Chie Suzuki combines art with Japan’s traditional footwear

2021-07-04T15:00:00Z

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Frozen Melon Pan is a cool new way to enjoy a Japanese favorite

2021-07-04T15:00:00Z

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Japanese Milk Tea Fair is a sweet collaboration between three tea and doughnut specialists

2021-07-04T15:00:00Z

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Pringles pops the top on smoky Argentine BBQ flavor chips in Japan

2021-07-04T15:00:00Z

Cup Noodle instant ramen topping ice cream is on sale now, Nissin reminds/threatens us

2021-07-06T05:00:00Z
Makers promise it’ll “send an error message to your brain.”

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UNIQLO Teams up with Demon Slayer for New Line of Collab T-Shirts

July 06, 2021 3:38pm CDT
New apparel for kids and adults goes on sale August 30

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“F Spirits: Strawberry & Cardamom” shochu curbs food waste by saving local berries

2021-07-05T15:00:00Z

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Traveling Tokyo Lululun beauty masks aim to provide to Edokko skincare

2021-07-05T15:00:00Z

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These cute notebooks will remind you of Japanese konbini sandwiches

2021-07-05T15:00:00Z

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“Bleach: Brave Souls” First Official Artbook Release: And More Plans Including 6th Anniversary Bankai Live

Jul 6th 2021

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Infinifan, Inc. Expands Partnership With Funimation With Fruits Basket, Tokyo Ghoul, and Trigun Licensing Deals

Jul 6th 2021

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Shibuya unveils two new local ramen dishes themed after famously loyal local dog Hachiko

2021-07-07T03:00:00Z
And just in time for Ramen Day!

How to make no-rice “fried rice”【SoraKitchen】

2021-07-07T05:00:00Z
Fried rice without rice might sound like fried nothing, but our chef shows that nothing is impossible.

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Tiger & Bunny Necklaces Commemorate Ten Years of Superhero Action

July 07, 2021 8:41pm EDT
Kotetsu and Barnaby versions are now available from U-TREASURE

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Starbucks Japan releases beautiful new drinkware line designed by local artists【Photos】

2021-07-07T12:30:00Z
Jimoto Made soothes the heart even after you’ve drunk the last drop of coffee.

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Sliced Black Thunder: A chocolate bar for toast

2021-07-07T14:45:00Z
The Black Thunder for Toast makes us rethink the way we eat chocolate bars.

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Get your fragrance on the go with stylish paper incense sticks and case from Japan

2021-07-06T15:00:00Z

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Japanese hotel brings back popular ramen-themed rooms with restaurant atmosphere and free noodles

2021-07-06T15:00:00Z

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Hoshinoya Tokyo offers Kuzukiri Ramune noodles in order to tackle food wastage

2021-07-06T15:00:00Z

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Melon pan maniacs have met their match with this mega-sized melon pan monster

2021-07-06T15:00:00Z

Megahouse is doing some Princess Connect! Re:Dive figures .

First a nice Summer Kiruya .

Then a Desktop Army set of the Gourmet Edifice .
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Eternal Sailor Moon fans can soon own a high-quality Crisis Moon Compact for adults

2021-07-08T13:00:00Z
Metallic transformation item is “almost” 1:1-scale.

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Haruhi Suzumiya Collaborates with Famous Japanese Host ROLAND for His New Book

July 08, 2021 9:22pm EDT
At the age of 26, he established his own host club “THE CLUB”

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“Soup Sage” spoons by Yamazaki Tableware are ergonomically designed for ease of use

2021-07-07T15:00:00Z

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Dragon Quest’s Slime debuts as traditional biscuit made by historic Japanese company

2021-07-07T15:00:00Z

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Frigid Silver Bukkake Udon is Japan’s latest way to beat the summer heat

2021-07-09T02:00:00Z
Why just have cold noodles when you can have ice noodles?

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Two Harry Potter cafes opening in Japan, serving up Gryffindor bento and Hagrid misspelled cakes

2021-07-09T03:00:00Z
”You’re a Japanese cafe, Harry.”

Memo pads & sticky notes are made of thin wood used in takoyaki trays, bento boxes and more

2021-07-07T15:00:00Z

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Put a unique twist on your oatmeal by turning it into some Japanese comfort food

2021-07-09T05:00:00Z
Wheat-free Japanese pizza is just a recipe away!

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The best-looking ramen in Japan? New store creates beautiful noodle bouquets

2021-07-09T18:00:00Z
But…do they that taste as good as they look?

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Mister Donut becomes Mister Pizza? Japan’s favorite donut chain now sells pizza too【Taste test】

2021-07-10T05:00:00Z
Is Mister Donut now a viable one-stop spot for dinner and dessert?

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Japanese Michelin recognized ramen to be released in instant packs

2021-07-09T15:00:00Z

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Noodles inspired by loyal dog Hachiko landing in Shibuya for ‘Ramen Day’ plus vegan option

2021-07-09T15:00:00Z

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Seiko adds limited edition starter Pokémon to their luxury watch collection

2021-07-10T14:00:00Z
Adulting just got a lot more fun with this stylish accessory.

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Starbucks Japan’s Afternoon Tea Set: So popular it sells out in minutes

2021-07-10T17:00:00Z
Afternoon tea at Starbucks comes with a surprisingly high price tag.

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A sign of the times: Japan now has “hand sanitizer stand” gacha capsule toy machines

2021-07-11T13:00:00Z
Forehead-scan thermometer not included.

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Japanese bag maker to sell bag specifically for carrying around a watermelon

2021-07-11T15:30:00Z
Designed to perfectly fit that watermelon that you are obviously trying to carry around everywhere.

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Bandai America Adds Two New Mobile Suit Gundam Model Lines This Fall

July 11, 2021 4:47pm CDT
Ultimate Luminous Gundam and Gundam Infinity lines available for pre-order now

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New JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Studio Ghibli Artbooks Coming From Viz

2021-07-11T23:00:00Z
Viz Media announces that Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Studio Ghibli’s Princess Kaguya will receive new art compendiums coming in spring 2022.

Pick a beautiful blossom from Shinjuku Station’s limited-time flower vending machine

2021-07-12T05:00:00Z
This ephemeral vending machine lets you buy a floral gift right in the heart of the Japanese capital.

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Choux pastry mania: Mr. Sato tries Beard Papa’s new Japanese-style cream puffs 【Taste Test】

2021-07-12T15:00:00Z
A summer delight from Japan’s iconic cream puff chain.

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Arina Tanemura’s Handsome Heroes Join Forces for Collab Café

July 12, 2021 3:04pm CDT
Upcoming “Precious Wedding Party” will mark the third collaboration between the artist and Animate Café

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Laid-Back Camp Cushions Include Smooshy-Faced Middle School Nadeshiko

July 12, 2021 6:03pm CDT
Mugs, soft cushions, and eco bags are now available for pre-order from Village Vanguard

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Become a noodle expert with Takara Tomy’s new Soba-Making Master and free online cooking lesson

2021-07-13T01:00:00Z
Making homemade soba with the whole family has never been so satisfying.

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Prodigious Pokémon Project Piplup plushie provides perfectly peaceful naptime【Photos】

2021-07-13T02:00:00Z
This Pokémon plushie is big enough to serve as a desk and soft enough to use as a pillow.

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How to make a “curry rice bowl” using instant oatmeal instead of rice 【SoraKitchen】

2021-07-13T03:00:00Z
This is the next big thing to add to your breakfast rotation menu.

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New Items for Cowboy Bebop

Jul 12th 2021

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SILKFOOD online shop features sustainable, healthy silkworms; SILKFOOD Chips now on sale

2021-07-11T15:00:00Z

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Why fight a battle you can’t win? Turn your sweat into a sweeter scent with Fragram

2021-07-11T15:00:00Z

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Akita Pudding store unveils retro Showa-era inspired ramune pudding for summer

2021-07-11T15:00:00Z

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Historic Kyoto green tea shop’s magnificent matcha shaved ice creations return for summer 2021

2021-07-11T15:00:00Z