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Starbucks unveils new Halloween Frappuccino in Japan

2021-10-19T05:00:00Z
Mischievous “Treat with Trick” drink is a Frappuccino in cosplay that wants to trick you with popping candy.

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Bathe in the soothing golden waters of the Bathtime Manneken Pis yellow water gun kit

2021-10-19T13:00:00Z
Not into golden showers? How about a golden bath?

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Make your junk food more wholesome with homemade no-fry Jagarico croquettes【SoraKitchen】

2021-10-19T17:30:00Z
Just like mom used to reconstitute.

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Muv-Luv Alternative, Yatterman Series Sell NFTs

posted on 2021-10-19 19:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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The top 30 foods that go best with white rice, according to Japanese netizens

2021-10-20T01:30:00Z
As toppings or as a side…these are the best things to complement rice!

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Amika provides a fancy frozen food feast for only 1,000 yen【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

2021-10-20T02:00:00Z
A senbero revenge is a dish best served frozen…then reheated.

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Resident Evil Umbrella green, red herb bath salts now exist in real world, are terrifying【Pics】

2021-10-20T03:00:00Z
Surely we can trust the makers of the t-virus to help us relax and improve our skin quality, right?

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Lotteria unveils its first rice burgers, but how do they compare to Mos Burger and McDonald’s?

2021-10-20T14:00:00Z
We compare rice burgers from three of the top fast food chains in Japan!

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Team Liquid Esports Organization Launches 2nd Naruto Shippuden Apparel Line

posted on 2021-10-20 15:00 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Collection will launch in United States, Canada, Europe from October 29

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The Pokemon Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary Soundtrack With Custom Cards For Performers

October 20, 2021 5:33pm CDT
Post Malone, J Balvin and Katy Perry trading cards unveiled

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Orders Will Soon Open for Captain Harlock Label Scotch

October 20, 2021 5:39pm CDT
Limited-run vintages feature Leiji Matsumoto’s art of the anime hero

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Persimmons are best served roasted? We try out a surprising expert recommendation【SoraKitchen】

2021-10-21T01:30:00Z
As it turns out, roasting persimmons creates an entirely different food experience!

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Calling all artists! Japanese printing service campaign prints your own art on paper samples

2021-10-21T02:00:00Z
Compare paper thickness and effects using your own art for a fixed fee!

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Japanese convenience store showdown – Who’s got the best ikura rice balls?【Taste test】

2021-10-21T03:00:00Z
The big three all have their own salmon roe onigiri, but which one is right for you?

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Studio Ghibli releases new merchandise to celebrate Laputa: Castle in the Sky anniversary

2021-10-21T05:00:00Z
Pazu is ready to catch anything as part of this new collection.

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How to make the best dalgona cookies from Squid Game

2021-10-21T13:15:00Z
Simple recipe with tips and hacks from South Korea will give you perfect results every time.

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Curry for babies? Spending a whole day eating nothing but Japanese baby food【Taste tests】

2021-10-21T14:30:00Z
Determined to experience the world through his daughter’s taste buds, our reporter spends a whole day eating what a Japanese baby eats.

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Want to turn Ikea shelves into an awesome Nintendo interior? Japanese game fan shows how【Photos】

2021-10-21T15:00:00Z
Ikea gets the ball/barrel rolling with a design that’s sure to remind fans of an all-time Nintendo classic.

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JAM Project Live Concert Merch Available at animate International

Oct 21st 2021

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JINS Eyewear Launches Special Collaboration with Japanese Anime Series Evangelion

Oct 21st 2021

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Burger King adds Clown Fries and craft buns soaked in butter to menu in Japan

2021-10-21T17:45:00Z
Pierrot and Guilty Butter Burgers go hand in hand for a limited time.

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Bandai Gives Away Recycled Plastic ‘EcoPla’ Gunpla Kits For Recycling Day

posted on 2021-10-21 14:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Gundam Recycle Strategy campaign aims to educate public about recycling starting from October 20

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Starbucks Japan’s Halloween Frappuccino plays tricks on the taste buds

2021-10-22T02:15:00Z
New limited-time beverage has cosplay skills that’ll pop your tongue off.

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New “boss’ treat” vending machines in Japan give out free drinks if you use them with a coworker

2021-10-22T03:15:00Z
You don’t need to bring any money as long as you remember to bring a buddy.

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Starbucks’ newest Chilled Cup drink comes with more coffee jelly than ever before

2021-10-22T06:00:00Z
And you can only get it at Family Mart for a limited time!

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New Moomin and Snufkin Japanese sweets by Bandai will soothe your heart and tongue

2021-10-22T15:00:00Z
The TabeMASU (edible mascot) line gains two Finnish celebrities!

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Genuine Muramasa blade and Muromachi katana on display at Tokyo’s Touken Ranbu store【Photos】

2021-10-22T18:00:00Z
The game/anime franchise about anthropomorphized Japanese swords is offering a chance to see some real ones.

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Kurone Mishima’s 2nd KONOSUBA Art Collection Book to be Released in February 2022

October 22, 2021 7:20pm CDT
A newly-written short story by Natsume Akatsuki will be also included

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Honey, I’ve shrunk the Japanese bath controls! New miniatures celebrate a home icon

2021-10-23T01:00:00Z
Tiny panels talk to you and play melodies, just like the real thing.

Turn a persimmon into a pudding with one simple ingredient

2021-10-24T01:00:00Z
No gelatin necessary for this no-bake Japanese purin recipe!

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The pros and cons of using Fluffy Foam Soy Sauce【Taste test】

2021-10-24T18:00:00Z
Actually, there aren’t many cons.

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Try this easy, low-oil cheese spring roll recipe for your next camping trip (or cheese craving)

2021-10-25T02:15:00Z
It’s so good you’ll want to eat it every day!

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Panic at the ramen restaurant as strange new gyoza dish arrives on menu

2021-10-25T03:30:00Z
It’s a party on a plate, and everyone’s invited.

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Super Sound Yobikumi-kun Mini poised to be the hottest Japanese Christmas gift of the year

2021-10-25T05:00:00Z
Feel like you’re in the supermarket at home or on the go.

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We won the Pokémon stamp and promo card lottery, here’s what it looks like inside【Pics】

2021-10-25T13:00:00Z
Almost as rare as a shiny!

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Gundam Cafe serves up new meals and drinks from the anime series in Japan

2021-10-25T15:15:00Z
Taste the flavours enjoyed by the characters, who’ll be serving customers in costume for a limited time!

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New clothing collection using upcycled meisen silk kimono aims to reweave modern culture

2021-10-25T17:30:00Z
Pop-up stores in Gunma Prefecture will also showcase these fashion items that bridge the past and present.

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Enjoy “Jinja Ehru” ginger ale from a historic shrine in Tokyo

2021-10-26T02:00:00Z
Drink up the shrine’s blessings in a most sacred pun.

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Christmas arrives at Starbucks in Japan with new festive Frappuccino and drinkware

2021-10-26T03:00:00Z
First holiday collection includes cute animals, gingerbread and almond milk surprises.

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We buy the lowest-rated alarm clock on Amazon Japan

2021-10-26T03:30:00Z
How bad can it really be?

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JUJUTSU KAISEN Gets Phenomenal Art in Cleansing Bath Product Collaboration

October 26, 2021 1:39am CDT
Japanese JUJUTSU KAISEN fans can get these works of art with Bathclin products

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Coriander vending machine in Japan is filled with weird surprises

2021-10-26T13:00:00Z
This machine is determined to make us like the divisive herb, no matter what!

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Let Hime and Yuzu Pumpkin Stencils Light Up Your Halloween!

October 26, 2021 11:00am CDT
Th-this is my pumpkin! It was meant for me!

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Doze Off Under The Warm Embrace of This Life-Sized Garchomp Cushion

posted on 2021-10-26 15:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee
Garchomp cushion is 1.9 meters long and costs 57,200 yen each

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Movie-Exclusive Valkyrie from Macross Delta Will Become a DX Chogokin Figure

October 26, 2021 2:14pm CDT
Mirage Farina Jenius’s VF-31AX Kairos Plus goes on sale in March

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Sushi vinegar for your McDonald’s hamburger? We create the Japan dip sandwich【Taste test】

2021-10-27T01:00:00Z
Is this East-West combo as majestic as a bald eagle soaring past Mt. Fuji, or an abomination that should be buried at the bottom of the Pacific?

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How to choose a great block of sashimi-grade tuna – 66-year maguro master shares his protips

2021-10-27T02:15:00Z
He got his start in tuna wholesale when he was just 16, and today we’re learning from his experience.

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We eat green fried chicken that looks like broccoli from a Shibuya chicken shop【Taste test】

2021-10-27T03:00:00Z
Halloween Green Monster Chicken is something special, that’s for sure!

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JINS Eyewear Launches Special Evangelion Eyewear Collaboration In US Locations

October 27, 2021 8:00am CDT
Eyewear brand marks US availability of collaboration with Evangelion-related lifestyle brand

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In Comes Our Thank You, Evangelion Promotional Event at animate USA

Oct 27th 2021

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Burger King straight-up serves beef patties on their own in Japan for a limited time

2021-10-27T15:15:00Z
Well, this is an unprecedented development we didn’t see coming.

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Ufotable Says ‘Happy Halloween’ With Special Demon Slayer Illustration and Merch

October 27, 2021 11:02am CDT
Halloween Demon Slayer merch is now available on ufotable’s online store

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Survey finds top 10 instant noodle brands and flavors, and Cup Noodle isn’t number one?!

2021-10-28T02:30:00Z
The best noodles ready in about three minutes.

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McDonald’s Japan asks that you please be careful with its new extra-spicy rice burger

2021-10-28T03:00:00Z
McDonald’s wants you to be aware that the Gohan Kara Dabuchi really is kara.

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“Magical girl’s tears” inspires new fashion and accessories collection

2021-10-28T03:30:00Z
Channel your inner heroine with Japan’s Department of Magic.

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Hey, online knockoff seller, is this a Puma tracksuit, or something else?【Photos】

2021-10-28T13:00:00Z
We ask, and sort of get answers to, the questions this “super cool” tracksuit begs.

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The Kotanpo is coming to save Japan from the cold this winter【Photos】

2021-10-28T14:00:00Z
Designers’ goal was to make a wearable mobile kotatsu.

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CR Loves: JUJUTSU KAISEN Just Added New Pre-orders to Its Lineup!

October 28, 2021 2:14pm CDT
Available for pre-order until November 15

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best fried chicken?

2021-10-29T02:00:00Z
Lawson throws its hat into the ring with a new fried chicken, but how does it fare against the offerings from Family Mart and 7-Eleven?

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2022 is the Year of the Raikou, so let’s ring it in with this traditionally crafted doll

2021-10-29T03:00:00Z
Next year is gong to be electric!

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Studio Ghibli’s first anime heroine (no, not Nausicaa) gets an awesome new figure【Photos】

2021-10-29T03:30:00Z
Ghibli fans with an eye for background art details will recognize this tough and beautiful young lady.

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Mugen Train Turns into Sushi Train in New Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Toy

October 29, 2021 8:54am CDT
All aboard for some delicious crunchy rolls!

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“Drunk Taiyaki” turns traditional Japanese sweet into an amazing new tipple

2021-10-29T14:15:00Z
A very different way to enjoy Japan’s beloved fish-shaped sweet.

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New poseable figma Tutenkahmun figure is coming out of his grave, has been doing just fine

2021-10-29T17:30:00Z
Soon, now, he’ll open up his tomb now, glittering gold…

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Pad Thai oatmeal?? Our reporter tries another oatmeal cooking experiment【SoraKitchen】

2021-10-30T01:00:00Z
You would be surprised to know it actually works!

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We try Komeda Coffee’s new meatless ham katsu burger, and never want real fried ham ever again

2021-10-30T05:00:00Z
Who knew soy meat could be so good?!

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Fan Pitches Motorized Howl’s Moving Castle Set to LEGO

posted on 2021-10-30 14:00 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Legs, mouth, tongue, bodyside panels, chimney are capable of simultaneous movement

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New Figures Reimagine Evangelion Units As Creepy-Cute Dolls

October 30, 2021 5:05pm CDT
Prime 1 Studio adds Rebuild of Evangelion figures to its Cutie1 line

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We tried making natto the old-fashioned way, and the result was unexpected but delicious 【SoraKitchen】

2021-10-31T00:00:00Z
Who knew that fermenting soybeans was such a delicate process?

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Never really thought about it ,but Pork would probably be the easiest meat to fake with soy .

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Lupin the Third Ukiyo-e Prints Commemorate Castle of Cagliostro Scene

October 31, 2021 9:30am CDT
Only a few sets from master woodblock printers will be available

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The Heroes of Mashin Hero Wataru Inspire New Perfume Line

October 31, 2021 11:05am CDT
Giant robot pilots need to smell nice, too

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We buy a sushi-restaurant-themed bath bomb that threatens to smell like the ocean

2021-10-31T17:30:00Z
The bath bomb contains one of four fabulous Sushi Zanmai prizes.

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What’s so funny about “Sweet Fries of Clowns” from Burger King Japan?

2021-11-01T03:00:00Z
Everybody loves a clown French fry, so why can’t we?

Relive the Romance(?) with Reusable Monthly School Days Calendar

November 01, 2021 12:52pm CDT
And don’t forget to celebrate Nice Boat Day

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Evangelion Spear of Cassius Wedding Rings Will Bring Hope To Your Union

posted on 2021-11-01 16:00 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Christmas in a cup or festive fail? We try Starbucks Japan’s first Frappuccino for the holidays

2021-11-02T02:15:00Z
New limited-edition flavour may not be the star of this year’s festivities.

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Oh my Lord!!! Yamikaze!!!

And she’s smiling!!!

Yami: “I’m so embarrassed! … But… I’m happy you think I look cute in it :yellow_heart::black_heart:

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Lupin the Third Part 6 Rewards Steady Hands with Arcade Prize Figures

November 02, 2021 10:10am CDT
2021-version Lupin and Fujiko join Banpresto’s long line of figures from the series

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Princess Connect! Re: Dive Officially Licensed Fashion Items

Nov 2nd 2021

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Weird Japanese vending machine comes with a heartwarming twist

2021-11-03T13:00:00Z
Serving up unusual items with a side of generous customer service.

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Ramen sneakers from Japanese noodle chain serve up tasty ingredients in the details

2021-11-03T15:15:00Z
Wear your love of ramen on your feet!

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USJ’s Demon Slayer Collaboration Announces New Food Items

posted on 2021-11-03 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Collaboration’s 2nd phase will launch on November 8

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Cat lovers rejoice — new cat-themed loungewear lets you release your inner kitty

2021-11-04T01:00:00Z
You can stay warm and look like a cute kitten? It’s a win-win!

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Japan’s new sukiyaki burger tops your burger with more beef all winter long

2021-11-04T03:00:00Z
Mos Burger combines traditional Japanese hotpot with a hamburger for an irresistible crossover.

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Artist Michinori Chiba Joins the NFT x Anime Co-creation Project "Samurai Cryptos”

Nov 4th 2021

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Pokémon doughnuts appear in Japan, with Eevee joining the new Mister Donut range!

2021-11-04T13:30:00Z
Christmas collection also includes Piplup, Pachirisu and Glaceon butts!

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Japan’s most mysterious vending machine sells fukubako, boxes filled with…something【Photos】

2021-11-04T14:00:00Z
We try our luck at the lucky box vending machine in Tokyo’s Nakano.

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What are the most popular Gundam model kits in Paris? French Bandai Store gives us the answer

2021-11-05T01:00:00Z
And we learned a lot about Gunpla in the process!

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If anime silhouette capsule toys look this awesome, they need to be more of a thing ASAP【Photos】

2021-11-05T03:30:00Z
Lupin III and his gang of thieves capture the imagination with new shadow figure series.

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Cute Japanese company brings out new carrying case for cats

2021-11-05T17:45:00Z
Felissimo brings comfort and ease of mind to cats and owners alike with this cat-carrying bag.

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Elegant Violet Evergarden Shoes Are Back on Sale

November 05, 2021 3:59pm CDT
“Akora” and “Segen” variants will be available again for a limited time