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    Saturday January 24, 2015
  • Taco Bell Plans Japanese Expansion

    Taco Bell currently has around 250 international locations, but plan to add 1,300 more

    Remember that Taco Bell Madoka Magica co-promotion hoax? Well, it looks like it might become a reality some day. While Yum! Brands siblings KFC and Pizza Hut are located across the country, you can only get Taco Bell on a military base. A failed 80's trail run in the Nagoya area hasn't dissuade Yum front include the Bell in its international expansion plans. More after the jump.

  • Monday January 12, 2015
  • Talented Studio Ghibli Fan Recreates 47 Dishes from Popular Films

    Could you recreate all these delicious meals?

    We've seen Studio Ghibli fans create some mouthwatering dishes before, but this particular viewer's initiative takes the cake. YouTube user Silver and Question decided to cook up the 47 dishes seen throughout the Studio Ghibli catalogue, with delicious results. Hit the jump to see them!

  • Monday January 5, 2015
  • "Pom Pom Purin" Cafe Adds Special Winter Items to Menu

    From omelette rice to french toast, there's something for every taste

    The Pom Pom Purin Cafe in Harajuku has been going strong for a while now, but now that it's winter there are a few new items being added to the menu. They're all just as adorable as you'd expect, too. Hit the jump to see how delicious they look!

  • Saturday December 15, 2014
  • 'Tis the Season for Hello Kitty at Shibuya's Hello Kitty Café

    Roast chicken, parfaits, cake pops, and more!

    There are plenty of adorable character-focused cafés to go to in Japan, but one of the most recognizable faces has her own as well! The Hello Kitty Café at Shibuya PARCO is now open and will remain so until December 25. Check out the treats after the jump!

  • Monday December 3, 2014
  • Drink Your Pocky with Pocky-Flavored Warm Beverages

    Sip on some delicious Pocky lattes while you're out in the cold

    We’ve all got our favorite flavors of Pocky, but have you ever considered drinking a warm beverage made out of your favorite? What about just plain, regular chocolate? Hit the jump to find out more!

  • Saturday December 1, 2014
  • Students Ate Studio Ghibli Meals in Real Life at a Japanese Middle School

    Some of the meals look much more appetizing in the movies, of course

    How many times have you seen characters dining on delicious meals in a Studio Ghibli film? A middle school in Mishima, Japan decided to begin serving special school lunches inspired by classic films such as Porco Rosso, My Neighbor Totoro, and more. Hit the jump to make your mouth water!

  • Saturday October 25, 2014
  • Eat A Satisfying and Kawaii Meal at the "Pom Pom Purin" Cafe in Harajuku

    Pom Pom Purin pancakes, parfaits, and even curry are on the menu!

    There's nothing more fun than themed cafe food and the characters that inspire them, and Sanrio's Pom Pom Purin, or "pudding" dog has been given his very own Pom Pom Purin Cafe, located in Harajuku. It's too cute for words! Hit the jump for more!

  • Monday October 20, 2014
  • Celebrate the New Year with Special Poke Ball Bento

    Delicious osechi treats await in this special bento offering

    There’s a tradition in Japan when it comes to New Year’s Eve known as “osechi,” which is comprised of several different types of foods. It’s all in a bid to wish for good luck in the year still to come, while allowing those who want to enjoy seasonal holiday food to have more “gourmet” offerings for osechi around. Hit the jump for more!

  • Saturday October 13, 2014
  • Try This Crazy Blue "Dragon Quest" Slime-Inspired Curry Mix

    Village Vanguard in Tokyo serves up some crazy curry for your taste buds

    If you enjoy curry, why not try this neon blue-tinted Slime Curry? The folks at the Japanese bookstore chain Village Vanguard have begun carrying this product, inspired by the classic Slime enemy from the Dragon Quest series, along with its other lineup of premade curries. Hit the jump for more tasty goodness!

  • Friday August 22, 2014
  • "Fate/stay night" Branded Noodles To Go On Sale In Japan

    Unlimited Noodle Works

    While the animation production team is working busily on the upcoming Fate/stay night at Ufotable, the ufotable cafes around Japan with licensed goods sales have posted their newest item! Following the seasonal theme, a Japanese summer staple in Somen noodles will be sold in a nice Fate/stay night branded box. More after the jump!

  • Monday July 28, 2014
  • Nagisa's Bread Is Already On Sale In Location Inspiration For "Free!"

    Strange looking bread offered for sale after lunch episode

    The Iwatobi swimming club members from Free! Eternal Summer failed Gou's lunch evaluation miserably, but a bakery in the town of Iwami, the location inspiration for the anime took note of the strange looking bread that Nagisa loves and decided to make it available for sale. See the bread in its real life form after the jump!

  • Wednesday March 26, 2014
  • McDonald’s and Häagen-Dazs Japan Celebrate with Sakura Treats

    Shake the tough winter and prepare for hanami parties with some special food items

    After a tough winter, Japan is doing their best to shake the season with a special cherry blossom themed items. In time for March hanami viewing, the country's McDonald's is offering Sakura Teritama -  Cherry Blossom Burger. Meanwhile, Häagen-Dazs Japan turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, are offering special sakura and rose flavors. Get a look after the jump.

  • Tuesday March 4, 2014
  • Iwatobi-chan from "Free!" Becomes A Cream Puff

    Creepy-cute creature featured as a dessert and a hair accessory

    Do you remember Iwatobi-chan, that memorable mascot from sexy summer swimming anime, Free!? There are different kinds and types of merchandise for the mascot due to the the anime's popularity, and now it's a cream puff! Sound cute? Think again! It perfectly captures the creepy-cuteness of the mascot in a dessert form. Plus, some questionable official character merch also featuring Iwatobi-chan after the jump!

  • Monday March 17, 2014
  • McDonald’s Japan "American Vintage" Menu Launches Its Final Era

    Pop Culture themed 80's follows Soul themed 70's and Diner themed 50's

    Anime would generally suggest that it's hard to find something more associated with American culture than the hamburger. So, it sounds like something of a dare to give hamburger some sort of extra American novelty, but McDonald's Japan is up for just that challenge. This winter, they've been offering special "American Vintage" menus, and the final one is just about to launch. Check it out after the jump.

  • Thursday January 23, 2014
  • Goldfish Flower Art From "Hozuki no Reitetsu" Posted On Twitter

    Bizarre plant from the new anime is making fans creative

    Have you checked out Hozuki no Reitetsu yet? Have you noticed the strange plant called Kingyosou (Goldfish Flower) that Hozuki grows as his hobby? There are now some new art pieces that are recreating the Kingyosou popping up on Japanese Twitter and one of them even reached Hiroki Yasumoto, the baritone voice of Hozuki himself. See the fishy art after the jump!