Umai-Bo is a Japanese savory snack that's often mentioned in anime and manga such as Gintama and Kuroko's Basketball with tweaked names and anime series such as Macross F and Railgun converted their characters into the snack's goofy artwork. The most recent victim, or willing participant depending on your view is Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Watch the video after the jump!
Ramen burgers have been a sensation in New York and as a treat the city's Japan Society has posted an instructional video with Moto Creative Services guiding you through how to make your own. And, along those lines, they've followed up recipe with one for a rice burger. See how to do it after the jump.
Kracie's latest innovation in junk food is a choco cornet kit. Introduced this fall, the 1,680yen item allows Lucky Star fans and kids with a decent amount of manual dexerity to create the pastry favored by a certain blue-haired otaku. See it in use after the jump.
The Animate Cafe has announced their collaboration event for their Animate Cafe Caravan food truck with hit swimming anime Free! right after the end of TV series. The cafe has finally posted the special menu on their site for the cafe's October 17th opening date. The menu includes a special drink for each of the 5 boys and one special Mackerel Pineapple drink. See the images after the jump!
Japanese convenience store chain Lawson has introduced a new Elizabeth-shaped bun in collaboration with Gintama. However, the flavor is still unannounced for the bun that will be available from November 5th. Any seasoned Gintama fan will guess at many different possibilities, with a Twitter promotion to guess the flavor for special prizes. Read more after the jump!
Popular curry restaurant PLUCK in Akihabara is having a month long collaboration event with Mafia-based otome game and anime, La storia della Arcana Famiglia during the month of September. The owner of the restaurant has come up with 7 special curry dishes inspired by the characters to celebrate the collaboration. More after the jump!
The best morning starts with your favorite anime! How would you like to be served a piece of toast with the swimming boys from hot and sexy swimming anime Free!? A fan in Japan posted her latest breakfast creation featuring Haruka, Makoto and Nagisa that she made for her sons who are also Free! fans. More after the jump!
Ever the pioneers in snack food, the Land of the Rising Sun and the purple sweet potato flavored Kit Kat bar is now home to Pepsi flavor Cheetos. The Frito Lay Cheetos x Pepsi Shuwa Shuwa Cola Corn Snack are said to have a bit of a cinnamon taste, a lot of citrus and even a bit of a fizz. More after the jump.
Cronut is a croissant-doughnut pastry developed by Chef Dominique Ansel for Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City. Supposedly it lives up to the hype, but foodies are sick to their stomachs of hearing about the surrounding mania and the staggering lines to get the limited daily allotments. Ready to become the new food trend du jour is the ramen burger! See if this is something you'd want to see out after the jump.
Japanese fast food chain, Lotteria is known for their adventurous creations such as the Ramen Burger, Sadako Kitto Cool Milk Shake and their most recent creation incorporates Okonomiyaki, the Japanese savory pancake into a burger and named the Okonomiyaki Burger. More after the jump!
To paraphrase Spike Spiegel, there are three things I don't care for... kids... Pocky ... and Star Wars. Still, I have to admit that Glico's new promo campaign is pretty adorable. The confectionery company is debuting a set of Star Wars themed snack items in Japan this week, headlined by light saber style Pocky Giant packs and sticks. Get a look after the jump.
YATTAR NEWS brings us pics and info on an instant curry inspired by Japan's legendary superhero Ultraman featuring a recipe created by one of the show's stars! Read on for full details!
Harajuku’s kawaii ambassador begins your week with a colorful and surreal new commercial for tasty treats featuring her new earworm of a song “Mi”. Prepare to sing “mi mi mi mi mi mi mi” for the remainder of the day after the jump
Between Attack on Titan and The Devil is a Part Timer, this could be the most anime relevant story that has absolutely nothing to do with anime! Well timed for the tuber's rise to prominence in spring anime, McDonald’s Japan has brought back the limited time Mega Potato, a comically big order of fries, equivalent to two larges. Get a look after the jump.
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!