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    Saturday November 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 September 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 February 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!

  • Wednesday January 8, 2014
  • Orders Open For "Relakkuma Tofu" In Japan

    Pouring soy sauce reveals the face!

    If you're a typical businessperson in Japan coming home from a long day of hard work, getting out of the shower and putting on your favorite anime, you may want to get a cold one with fresh, cold tofu on the side. That is a pretty relaxing senario, but what if the tofu itself was cute enough to melt your heart? Introducing Rirakkuma Goyururi Kinu Tofu by Sato No Yuki Tofu Delivery. See the tofu after the jump!

  • Monday November 4, 2013
  • VIDEO: Survive a Killer Shark Attack with Cup Noodle!

    The newest CM in Nissin’s "Survive!” marketing campaign

    Warning! The siren’s call of Cup Noodle instant ramen has lured an unconvincing killer shark out of the briny depths in a new Japanese TV commercial. Survive - if you can - after the jump!

  • Wednesday October 30, 2013
  • New "Free!" Memorial Photo Set Available In Japan, And More Free! Updates

    Photo sets to remember the summer all over again

    A lot of female otaku are expected to be in Ikebukuro this weekend in Japan to attend Animate Girls Festival (AGF) 2013, where many companies release AGF exclusive merchandise and Free! is no exception with a new photo set. Take a look after the jump!

  • VIDEO: "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" Gets Hilarious With Umai-Bo Japanese Snack

    UmaiBou version of magical girls and Kyubei

    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!

  • Thursday October 24, 2013
  • VIDEO: How to Make Your Own Ramen and Rice Burger

    New York's Japan Society posts recipes for fusion sensations

    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.