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Merch from VTuber Domyoji Cocoa Agency Riot Music Now Available for Pre-Order at Animate International

Sep 1st 2021

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We try the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte in Japan!

2021-09-01T05:00:00Z
After a 15-year absence, we finally get our first taste of a drinkable pumpkin pie.

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Japan’s new Final Fantasy fried chicken looks crazy, tastes great【Taste test】

2021-09-01T08:00:00Z
The flavor of the Light and Dark Crystals pairs great with a bottle of Moogle tea from Lawson.

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Bleed Them Dry Premium Sake Bites into the U.S. with Designs by Yoshitaka Amano

Sep 1st 2021

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Pawsonify Producing Officially Licensed Naruto:Shippuden, Boruto, and Inuyasha Pet Accessories

Sep 1st 2021

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Is Burger King’s Big Mouth Burger really as overwhelmingly meaty as promised? 【Taste test】

2021-09-02T02:00:00Z
“Get ready for the arrival of a new era of big burgers,” the slogan promises, but does it deliver?

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McDonald’s Japan releases new Tsukimi “moon-viewing” burgers for 2021

2021-09-02T03:00:00Z
Family of burgers, desserts, shakes and fries pay homage to the autumn moon.

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Marvel Culinary Universe coming to pop-up cafe in Osaka this September

2021-09-02T03:30:00Z
Light lunch, assemble!

KFC Japan invites you to admire beauty of moon, then eat it with tsukimi fried chicken sandwiches

2021-09-02T05:00:00Z
Today, fried chicken is also your gateway to Japanese culture and linguistics.

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We hunt for a PS5 in a high-stakes capsule toy machine in Akihabara

2021-09-02T14:00:00Z
Our reporter doesn’t have a problem though. He can stop anytime he wants.

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New Ranma 1/2 fashion bag lineup is 100-percent retro anime stylish【Photos】

2021-09-02T18:00:00Z
Chaotic cursed cast of classic anime/manga are here to help keep your belongings in order.

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Anisong Singer LiSA Serves as Campaign Model for NARS Japan’s Fall 2021 Lip Products

September 02, 2021 8:45pm CDT
“The appeal of NARS is that it can be enjoyed by a wide range of people, regardless of age.”

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Proclaim dedication to your special pirate-someone with deluxe One Piece-inspired jewelry

2021-09-03T01:00:00Z
Sometimes the ultimate treasure isn’t gold and diamonds, but the one you love.

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Free fried chicken for using free Wi-Fi?!? Tokyo restaurant offers irresistible karaage freebie

2021-09-03T03:00:00Z
The only thing better than fried chicken is free fried chicken.

New luxury kuromitsu matcha frappe hits McDonald’s Japan’s McCafé for a limited time

2021-09-03T05:00:00Z
Savor a syrupy signature Japanese flavor with this new frappe — before they’re all gone!

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Make Your Own Sakuna Fingers With This JUJUTSU KAISEN Molding

September 03, 2021 2:29am CDT
It’ll be finger-lickin’ good!

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Japanese convenience store’s love letter vending machine proves they really do sell everything

2021-09-03T13:15:00Z
Rural convenience store at anime holy site offers canned coffee and bittersweet romance from same machine.

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Real-world Gundam rations now on sale in Japan【Photos】

2021-09-04T02:00:00Z
Loyal soldiers and citizens of the anime’s Principality of Zeon can stock up on supplies for any years-long fights they envision.

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New Pokémon PON name stamp collection lets you stamp your name on anything

2021-09-04T05:00:00Z
Choose from one of the original 151 Pokémon, and customize it however you like!

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Piplup Gets Super-Sized Plush To Match Its Pride

posted on 2021-09-04 15:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee
The hefty plush weighs in at nine pounds.

Japanese minimalist retailer Muji launches new set of disaster preparedness kits

2021-09-05T17:30:00Z
Like all things Muji, minimalism and only having what’s necessary are key here.

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How to put together a senbero drinking/snack session at Japan’s 100-yen convenience store【Photos】

2021-09-06T03:00:00Z
Drinks, food, and an important lesson for just 1,000 yen (US$9.19).

Figma creates realistic action figure of the inner human anatomy that’s fully posable

2021-09-07T01:00:00Z
There are action figures, and then there are educational and anatomically correct action figures.

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Mochi ice cream ramen: Noodles will never be the same again

2021-09-07T03:00:00Z
We love Yukimi Daifuku ice creams, but will we love them when they’re wrapped in pork and floating in a hot, salty broth?

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Nissin’s new Cup Noodle series smashes flavours together for super combined power

2021-09-07T03:45:00Z
Instant ramen range comes with a crazy commercial that’s gone viral online.

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Major Retailer in Yokohama Limits Pokémon Card Sales to Those Who Can Answer a PokéQuiz

September 07, 2021 2:41am CDT
Can you answer 'em all?

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We assembled an Edo period-style tea-carrying mechanical doll【Pics, videos】

2021-09-07T17:30:00Z
The jury’s still out on whether it’s creepy, cute, or creepy-cute.

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New line of Super Mario loungewear has the perfect pajamas for your stay-at-home life

2021-09-08T03:15:00Z
Shirts, pants, sweaters, cushions, blankets, slippers, all with Super Mario characters. What more could you need?

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Demon Slayer Creator Koyoharu Gotouge Draws Tanjiro As a Boar in a Shirt Pocket For 1st Exhibition Goods

September 07, 2021 10:51pm CDT
Shirts, posters, and bags will be available at the 1st Demon Slayer exhibition

“Science of deliciousness” steak-and-coffee chips, developed by analysing human taste sensors

2021-09-08T05:00:00Z
A whacky science experiment designed to engage all your taste receptors at the same time.

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Wild Pokémon 25th Anniversary Donuts Appear at Krispy Kreme

September 08, 2021 5:45am CDT
Classic starter 'Mon are yours for the snacking if you live in Australia

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No More Heroes III Officially Licensed Fashion Items

Sep 8th 2021

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Fire Up Your Pet’s Life With Promare Accessories

posted on 2021-09-08 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Promare returns to select U.S. theaters on September 16, 19

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We buy chocolate fish in a can from a store in Akihabara

2021-09-09T01:30:00Z
Sweet mackerel! This is going to be one helluva taste test.

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McDonald’s Japan’s new Tsukimi “moon-viewing” burger takes melty cheese to a whole new level

2021-09-09T03:30:00Z
In our humble opinion, this is the richest moon-viewing burger in history.

Pocari Sweat offers free self-care packages for those battling COVID-19 at home

2021-09-09T05:00:00Z
They will deliver 12 bottles of Pocari Sweat plus 36 sachets of frozen drinks.

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Apple pie ice cream bars arrive in Japan and they’re superb【Taste test】

2021-09-09T14:00:00Z
We may have to start saying “as Japanese as apple pie bars” from now on.

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Falling into the sweet life with Japanese convenience stores’ new sweet potato sweets【Taste test】

2021-09-09T15:00:00Z
Autumn comes to Family Mart with the simultaneous of a huge new dessert lineup made with Japanese sweet potatoes.

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We test Japan’s new Gaming Chopsticks Holder

2021-09-09T17:30:00Z
Gadget proves it’s a game-changer after doing battle with a variety of snack foods.

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ERY (KiLLKiLLS) and miko (exist†trace) Star in New Photo Collection by Masanori Kato

Sep 9th 2021

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Japanese company makes a robot specifically to keep your cat entertained

2021-09-10T03:00:00Z
The future is here for fun-deprived felines.

They a going wild and crazy with all this Pokémon stuff food
Pretty soon they are going to have Pokémon pizza :pizza: in the shape of the actual Pokémon out of pepperoni talk about wild :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Suntory to release new Yamazaki smoke-barrel aged plum liqueur in limited quantities

2021-09-10T05:00:00Z
The perfect drink for fans of both peaty whisky and ume-shu!

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Hedorah: King of the dust mops and more celebrate 50th anniversary of legendary kaiju’s debut

2021-09-10T16:00:00Z
It can wipe out grime as easily as Hedorah wipes out people.

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Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak and Bleach’s Shinigami Captains Throw Down In Latest Collaboration

Sep 10th 2021

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McDonald’s Japan’s Tsukimi “moon-viewing” pie oozes Japanese flavour

2021-09-11T03:00:00Z
The perfect flavour for a traditional Japanese festival.

JUJUTSU KAISEN Brings Its Cursed Energy to Dydo Coffee Cans

September 11, 2021 1:02am CDT
28 different cans will feature characters from the hit TV anime

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Amazing Totoro bread reveals a different side to the Ghibli anime character【Video】

2021-09-11T07:00:00Z
Giant bread contains a giant surprise.

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Nadia’s Magical Blue Water Pendant Can Now Be Yours

September 11, 2021 1:45pm CDT
Movic will also offer Captain Nemo’s Blue Water as part of 30th anniversary recreations

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Halloween “Black Pancakes” and “Bloody Tunnbrod” coming to IKEA stores in Tokyo

2021-09-12T00:00:00Z
It’s a very IKEA Halloween in Japan.

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It seems like Japan is getting more and more like Americans with their coffee

I might have to try their kind of coffee and see if there’s a difference

How to make a sinfully decadent Apple Pie Bar pie out of Japanese grocery store stuff【SoraKitchen】

2021-09-12T05:00:00Z
We create an apple pie inception that’s as ill-advised as it is appetizing.

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Yoshinoya beef bowls become miniature gacha toys

2021-09-12T09:00:00Z
Six sets so realistic they’re making our mouths water.

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Mos Burger adds new plant-based vegan teriyaki burger to its menu

2021-09-12T17:30:00Z
You won’t find another teriyaki burger like this one in Japan.

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The best-selling rice ball at Family Mart is…SPAM onigiri?

2021-09-13T01:00:00Z
What makes the Tuna Mayonnaise Spam Musubi so popular with Japanese convenience store customers?

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New Japanese gadget is like a toaster for instant food pouches, gets you fed in a jiffy

2021-09-13T02:00:00Z
Make warming up instant foods even easier than before!

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The Mountain Has Moved capsule toys literally move mountains for your enjoyment

2021-09-13T03:30:00Z
Just not in time for Mountain Day.

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We made pan-fried and baked mini apple pies using gyoza dumpling wrappers【SoraKitchen】

2021-09-13T05:00:00Z
No pie crust on hand? No problem.

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Nissin Cup Noodle Soda gives us the flavour of instant ramen as fizzy drinks!

2021-09-13T13:00:00Z
Yes, these are real — and they’re available to preorder now!

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Korean style chicken, ginseng, and brown rice soup in a can coming to Japanese vending machines

2021-09-13T14:30:00Z
Wholesome meals don’t get any more portable than that.

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Heat sake like they do at a Japanese izakaya with this special at-home set

2021-09-13T15:15:00Z
Special delivery from a Japanese-style pub in Tokyo!

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Japan’s number-one cosplayer Enako strips away the cosplay for new photo book

2021-09-13T16:00:00Z
Enako’s first “no-cosplay” photo book promises to be her “biggest exposure in history”.

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Evangelion Ichiban Kuji Prizes Include Long-Haired Rei Figure

posted on 2021-09-13 16:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee

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Is Japan’s new Super Combined Cup Noodle series really as great as it claims to be?

2021-09-14T02:00:00Z
Nissin plays matchmaker with its flavours, creating new couples that fight and make love together.

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Limited-time One Piece-themed Wonda canned coffees are now on sale in Japan!

2021-09-14T02:30:00Z
You can collect a total of 44 unique designs featuring fan-favorite characters from the best-selling manga series in Japanese history.

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Lotteria’s Tsukimi Rib Sandwich joins the fight for Japanese tsukimi supremacy【Taste test】

2021-09-14T03:00:00Z
Moon-viewing shrimp burger and guilty-pleasure cheeseburger also arrive in our stomach.

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We try Japan’s new drinkable curry in a can

2021-09-14T05:00:00Z
When you want the taste of Japanese curry…without the fuss of cutlery.

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New Adidas Hachiko sneakers pay homage to Shibuya’s famous loyal dog

2021-09-14T14:00:00Z
The third release in the Adidas x Atmos Shibuya Pack promoting Tokyo street culture to the world.

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Kaiba’s Iconic Yu-Gi-Oh! Briefcase Goes Up for Sale For Series’ 25th Anniversary

September 14, 2021 1:20pm CDT
Yes, it does come with all three Blue-Eyes White Dragon cards

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Satellite Arts Offers Custom Signed Shikishi by Kenichi Sonoda, Kia Asamiya (NSFW)

posted on 2021-09-14 16:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Tokyo Demon Slayer store’s edible “bamboo tubes” are surprisingly phallic-looking, fans find

2021-09-14T16:00:00Z
Bamboo Tube Meat Buns have some thinking of eating another kind of meat.

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Combining all of Nissin’s new Cup Noodle series into one powerful bowl of ramen

2021-09-15T02:30:00Z
Man vs. Massive Bowl of Cup Ramen.

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Azur Lane Officially Licensed Fashion Items

Sep 14th 2021

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The Wendy’s Pretzel Burger returns to Japan for a limited time!

2021-09-15T03:30:00Z
New and improved version promises to be more delicious than ever before.

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Starbucks unveils new Roasted Sweet Potato Frappuccino in Japan

2021-09-15T05:00:00Z
Yaki imo is the star of the show this autumn.

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Anime girl skirt-peeking leg-spreading noren is a new frontier in otaku merch【Video】

2021-09-15T16:00:00Z
Mobile game celebrates fourth anniversary with a very unique creation.

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French Perfume Label Etat Libre d’Orange Finds A Ghost In The Shell With New Fragrance Collaboration

September 15, 2021 11:06am CDT
Ghost in the Shell inspired fragrance produced in collaboration with author Masamune Shirow

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CLAMP Releases Limited Edition Magic Knight Rayearth-Inspired Kimono

posted on 2021-09-15 17:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee
Only three kimonos of each color will be made and sold

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Does this egg timer from Japanese 100-yen store Daiso really work?

2021-09-16T02:00:00Z
We find out if this cute gadget is all it’s cracked up to be.

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Drinkable whipped cream in a can is Japanese sweets fans’ newest obsession【Photos】

2021-09-16T03:15:00Z
Whipped Cream is a Drink is a dessert and a philosophy all rolled into one.

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Mos Burger’s popular Focaccia Sandwich returns to Japan after seven years

2021-09-16T04:00:00Z
A new take on an old favourite, complete with “glamping sauce”.

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Cup Noodle Sodas: Culinary innovation or beverage abomination?

2021-09-16T13:15:00Z
Instant ramen becomes fizzy drinks, and we’ve tried them all so you don’t have to.

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Japan’s Best Home Senbero: Don Quijote sells booze and surprisingly good “sushi” for under US$10

2021-09-16T15:15:00Z
This makeshift bar food will have our reporter battling windmills in no time.

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The Elric Brothers Transform Crunchyroll with the All New CR Loves: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

September 16, 2021 2:00pm CDT
Available for pre-order until October 4th – get yours today!

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Former Employees Sue Good Smile for Distributing ‘Potentially Obscene Sexually Explicit Anime Merchandise’

posted on 2021-09-16 17:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Good Smile initially sued former vice presidents for corporate misconduct

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This type of conveyor belt sushi tastes different in Tokyo than it does in Osaka, but why?

2021-09-17T02:00:00Z
Same fish, same restaurant chain, but something is very different between Kanto and Kansai.

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Let’s make a giant soap bubble with Daiso’s Let’s Make a Giant Soap Bubble

2021-09-17T03:00:00Z
Finally, a product that does what it says.

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We try fresh orange juice squeezed for us by a vending machine in Saitama【Taste test】

2021-09-17T03:30:00Z
Does fresh OJ taste even sweeter when it’s squeezed by a machine?

Pup does not understand the appeal . :thinking:

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Play the meta capsule toy game at Japan’s second-hand stores for some real surprises

2021-09-17T05:00:00Z
Join us for a little bit of toy archeology.

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Muji adds Japanese haori samurai coats to their casual wear collection

2021-09-17T13:00:00Z
Perfect for modern-day warriors.

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Demon Slayer popcorn bucket sells out to huge crowds at Universal Studios Japan

2021-09-17T14:15:00Z
Fans lined up for hours for this anime character, and a lot of them had to return home empty-handed.

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Uniqlo opens its first-ever cafe at newly revamped Ginza store

2021-09-17T16:15:00Z
All 12 floors “reborn” at global flagship store.

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Japanese toilet sweets put a new twist on tradition

2021-09-17T17:30:00Z
The perfect sweet for a potty mouth.

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Sign of autumn – Japanese sweet potatoes Frappuccino appears at Starbucks Japan【Taste test】

2021-09-17T23:00:00Z
Is this yaki imo drink worth eating?

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One minute is all you need to make this popular instant noodle meal from Okayama【SoraKitchen】

2021-09-18T01:00:00Z
Part spaghetti, part Asian noodle, all deliciousness…you’ll want to get your hands on some…if you can find them!

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Animelo Summer Live 2021 Merch Available at animate International

Sep 17th 2021

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Cup Noodle’s Super Combined flavors become super-awesome combined robots made from the cups【Pics】

2021-09-18T03:00:00Z
Empty instant ramen cups, gattai!

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