Summer is just on the event horizon, and Harajuku kawaii ambassador Kyary Pamyu Pamyu aims to beat the heat by slurping on finger lickin’ good beverage choices at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Watch Kyary’s dizzying commercial for KFC Krushers after the jump!
Regret, thy name is Meat Lover's. At least that's probably how I'll feel the morning after I make my first pizza order via Pizza Hut's new Xbox Live app. Hey, sometimes you just can't put down the game long enough to pick up the phone, and that's where Pizza Hut's app comes in. Read on for more.
Looks like Gintama might have to retire the running gag about Otae's mania for Bargain Dash ice cream as the pricey chain that inspired it prepares to depart the Country of Samurai. Until it closes on April 25th, the final Häagen-Dazs outlet at Shin-urayasu, Chiba will offer a cup-of-three-favorites-for-500-yen special. More after the jump.
Do you miss Polar Bear Cafe? Fans can still enjoy the many music releases coming out even after the anime is over, but there is something other than music that is coming out from Family Mart's online store in Japan, such as a new tea set and even coffee! See the photos after the jump!
The Noitamina Shop in Odaiba, Japan hosts screening events of Noitamina block shows in their Cafe & Theater before the official TV airing. Screening is usually free and it was packed for recent PSYCHO-PASS screenings, reflecting the popularity of the show. Now the venue is gearing up for Katanagatari, which will start on April 11th in Japan. See photos after the jump!
One of the tourist attractions right in front of Akihabara station in Japan is Gundam Cafe. This popular Gundam themed restaurant sells Gunpla Yaki, a snack similar to Taiyaki (usually a fish-shaped pastry) that's shaped like a 1/144 Gundam model and they are also bringing back one of the most unusual flavors. More details after the jump!
In her struggling days as a new idol, Ranka Lee was doing promotion for Star Light Natto (Natto: fermented soybeans, a Japanese delicacy). JOYSOUND, a Japanese Karaoke chain, took the concept a little further and included natto in their Macross Collaboration menu starting on March 15th in Japan. Click to see the photos of the natto dishes and other food items in the menu!
Leading up March 30th's premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, and into April, Japan's KFC is running a Dragon Ball co-promotion, with seven Dragon Ball topped Hikaru! water bottles offered with various "Mightiest" chicken meals, Colonel Sanders dressed as Goku displayed at seven locations, and themed kids meal with a toy and chance to win one of 777 replica Dragon Radars. Check out the promo after the jump.
Shinjuku Marui One is one of the few locations that are Otaku friendly in stylish Shinjuku and does many collaborations with anime. There are multiple collaborations going on and one of them is for STAR DRIVER the Movie. Click for photos of the collaboration desserts!
Netlab reports that a Japanese convenience store franchise, Familymart will release a red bean bun featuring the design of Nyanko Sensei from Natsume Yujincho. There have been many food collaborations, but this one actually looks appetizing compare to past Chinese bun collaborations at convenience stores. Click for the photos!
KIRABOSHI!!! More collaboration updates with STAR DRIVER the Movie. What does sound good to do after the movie premiere? How about karaoke? Zero Hour continues for fans in Japan after the movie if they decide to visit Pasera Resorts for karaoke and special Star Driver menu. Read on for photos!
If you were in Taiwan for the New Year's and decided to dine out at the right fast food joint, you could have had a McDonald's meal the likes of which isn't even available in Akihabara. For the holiday, the restaurant's staff traded their regulation uniforms for some adorably moe maid ensembles. Get a look after the jump.
Hideo Kojima uses his Twitter account to tweet about food all the time, but it's pretty rare that his grub looks almost identical to the cast of his games. Check out a marvelous, slightly disturbing MGS-themed bento box featuring the mugs of Snake and Raiden past the jump!
"Onegai! Ranking Gold" took a poll to find Japan's favorite chocolate snack and Pocky ranked third. Bump the jump to find out what beat it and see if you agree or not!