Godzilla Humidifier Lights Up Room With Signature Atomic Breath

2017-09-26 09:32

Godzilla: Resurgence (Shin-Gojira) ended up being a pretty appropriate title for the latest theatrical romp for the King of Monsters. Ever since the movie was announced, a load of interesting Godzilla merchandise has been teased–including a Godzilla vs. Neon Genesis Evangelion figure designed by the Metal Gear Solid character artist, Godzilla beauty masks, as well as a Godzilla anime. Now in a similar quirky but practical style as the No-Face burping piggy bank, and atomic breath-spewing Godzilla Humidifier is being released. Source: At Press The humidifier uses LED lighting to give the beam emitting from Godzilla’s mouth the signature blue atomic breath aesthetic, and while it’s busy as work increasing…

Japan Releases Coca-Cola Coffee

2017-09-22 02:37

One of the major conveniences of Japan is that vending machines are around just about every corner, and outside of a variety of beverages, they sell just about everything, from sake to dashi. If you’ve ever spotted a Georgia brand vending machine, you’ll have noticed it’s owned by Coca-Cola and sells their products along with a variety of canned coffees. Now the brand is crossing streams with a vending machine exclusive Coca-Cola coffee called Coca-Cola Coffee Plus. コークご乱心!? コーラにコーヒーはアリなのか、自販機限定『コカ・コーラ COFFEE PLUS』を飲んで確認! — 【公式】リュールブ 最安値ショップ (@ryuurubusaiyasu) 2017年9月13日 If you remember Coca-Cola BlāK, you’ll know this isn’t the first coffee Coca-Cola. While it doesn’t feature the charming aesthetic of Japan’s…

Sleep Like A Bunny With These Fluffy Rabbit-Eared Pajamas

2017-09-21 12:03

Japanese oddity and bookstore Village Vanguard has always been a hub for adventurous and themed roomwear and pajamas. In the past, their online shop has offered super comfy kimono pajamas, fairy tale character-themed pajamas, and even a Japanese schoolgirl outfit that doubles as a kotatsu. The store is turning its eyes to animals for its latest release, however, with these fluffy one piece bunny-eared pajamas. Source: PR Times During colder seasons in Japan, it’s not uncommon to cozy up under the dangerously warming comfort of a kotatsu or more billowy pajamas to combat older houses or lack of central heating. These pajamas, called the “Rabbit Roomwear Fluffy One Piece”, provide…

The Mystery of Cup Noodle’s Mystery Meat is Finally Cleared

2017-09-20 01:31

When Cup Noodle released its Mystery Meat Festival noodles last year to celebrate its 45th anniversary, fans of the ubiquitous instant noodles were surprised by Nissin’s bold move. After all, for the past 45 years since it first appeared on store shelves, all it took for customers was a cursory glance at the ingredients list to realize that Cup Noodles original flavor contained pork. And yet, the tasty pieces of protein floating in their cups clearly contained other ingredients which were not yet identified. For the company to embrace the “mystery factor” and make it into a selling point created a renewed interest in the true identity of this “mystery…

Japanese Nerd And Fetish Brand Releases Gakuran School Uniform Swimsuit

2017-09-14 05:54

While by no means a booming fashion trend, in recent years Japan has seen a growing interest in the colorful niche of themed swimsuits. While they are obviously attention-getters at any beach or poolside gathering, they also function as valuable pieces for cosplayers and models, as seen with the Shrine Maiden Bikini. Japanese fetish and design brand School Fiction has been leading the way with a fashion lineup of “sexy” swimsuits with the aesthetic of traditional Japanese school uniforms. The latest in their series takes another classic Japanese school uniform, the gakuran, and transforms it into a stylish and very convincing swimsuit. Source: School Fiction The gakuran is a stand-up…

Ninja-like Ice-Maker is Speedy, Ultra-Compact and Quiet, Delivers Ice in Six Minutes.

2017-09-12 12:06

There’s nothing more frustrating than opening up the freezer and discovering that you’re out of ice, especially when you know it will take hours to make new ice from scratch. Specialized ice makers already exist on the market, but they also take time, and can be noisy and cumbersome — not exactly a welcome addition to your home or a crowd-pleaser if you’re having friends over. Thankfully, the wise folks at Thanko have a solution to your problem. The IceGolon, in spite of its name vaguely reminiscent of an ice golem, is an ultra-compact and quiet ice maker that can produce bullet-shaped ice cubes in just six minutes. source: Thanko,…

New Japanese Kit Kat Teams Up With Famous Brewery For Premium Sake Flavor

2017-09-12 11:45

Nestlé Japan is known for grabbing headlines with their exciting Kit Kat flavors such as chocolate-caked filling and even a sushi variation, but one of their most talked about releases has been sake-flavored Kit Kats, containing sake power kneaded in between wafer and white chocolate clocking in at .8-percent alcohol per bar. Now much like a recent effort to upgrade their standard Green Tea Kit Kats with double-matcha flavoring, Nestlé Japan is putting in extra effort to release a new premimum sake Kit Kat, enlisting the help of a sake-loving Japanese soccer player and a famous sake brewery. Source: Nestle Japan The release is part of an effort by Nestlé…

“Re:Zero” x Lawson Collaboration Will Make September a Month to Rem-ember

2017-09-12 09:53

Fans of the ever-popular blue-haired part-coiffed younger sister maid demoness, Rem, from the anime “Re:Zero: Starting Life in Another World” have been treated to some exciting news lately. Not only was there an announcement on Sunday of a new original OVA episode, but there’s a delightful collaboration with convenience store mainstay Lawson to look forward to as well! source: (C)長月達平・株式会社KADOKAWA刊/Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活製作委員会 (C)Lawson, Inc. From September 13 to October 16, Lawson is coming out with several types of Rem collaboration goods, some of them sold in select stores and others available for purchase online. Here is what has been announced thus far: Acrylic Figure Stands source: (C)長月達平・株式会社KADOKAWA刊/Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活製作委員会 (C)Lawson, Inc. These attractive acrylic…

Send Custom Comic Book Packages With Manga Tape

2017-09-11 04:42

Gift-giving customs in Japan runs deep. Whether it be within the workplace, a wedding, or the importance of wrapping the gift itself, there are many facets to the culture of gift giving in Japan than make it a special act. While this isn’t necessarily true of sending packages, an awarding winning design by Japanese stationery company Kokuyo is giving you the option of adding an extra level of personalization to the packages you send in the form of your very own manga strip! Manga Tape previously was honored at the 2016 Kokuyo Design Awards, and is now set to be realized with its very own release. The strip of tape…

Give Your Skin A Ghibli Shine With Charming Set Of Studio Ghibli Girl-Themed Moisturizers

2017-09-11 12:05

For fans of celebrated animation studio Studio Ghibli in Japan, Donguri Kyowakoku is a must-visit paradise. The Studio Ghibli specialty shop has offered a variety of exciting items in the past, including a No-Face Piggy Bank that devours coins and burps, embroidered vintage Japanese jackets, and a character-inspired tea collection harvested from the real-life Totoro forest. Now the Studio Ghibli goods emporium is offering a lineup of Studio Ghibli female character moisturizing creams with cool can designs. The moisturizer series comes courtesy of cosmetics brand Steam Cream, and features the popular female characters of Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, and Whisper of the Heart. There are two character-themed creams from…

Sailor Moon Cafe Opens In Japan With Colorful And Nostalgic Character-Themed Menu

2017-09-08 05:59

One of Japan’s most popular anime-themed pop-up shops is back, with the Sailor Moon Cafe 2017 officially opening up at four different locations in the country. While previous iterations of the cafe have featured Sailor Moon themed food and drink, the 2017 edition offers perhaps the most distinct and character driven menu yet, with a colorful menu sure to satisfy fans of the popular animated series. Source: Sailor Moon Cafe While the shop is once again a limited-time offer, the restaurant is worth a trip to sample at the wide variety of Sailor Moon-themed food, drink, and desserts–as well as take home memorabilia. Food: Luna and Artemis Good Friends Burger…

Fast Food Chain Combines Two Of Japan’s Favorite Foods For On-The-Go Fish-Shaped Omelettes

2017-09-08 12:29

Japanese fast food chain Lotteria is certainly no stranger to spicing up their menu with some creative items. In the past they’ve released such adventurous items as burgers so cheesy and stretchy they come with a bib, as well as the overwhelming “Everything On It” burger. In a departure from hamburgers, however, they are combining one of Japan’s favorite traditional snacks with one of the country’s favorite dishes in the form of Omurice Taiyaki. Lotteria Press Release Taiyaki, fish-shaped (seam bream, to be exact) cakes usually filled with red bean, have gathered some attention around the world in recent years, thanks to colorful dessert and ice cream varieties becoming popular….

Japanese Artist’s Furisode-Kimono Dress Shirt Hybrid Comes To Life In Stylish Combo Piece

2017-09-05 01:31

Although by no means common, it’s become sort of a recent trend with certain Japanese fashion brands to release “kimono-hybrids”, or clothing combining the aesthetic appeal of a kimono with indoor comfort. Japanese eccentric bookstore and oddity shop Village Vanguard is no stranger to these, having recently released easy-to-wear kimono pajamas and even a schoolgirl uniform-kimono hybrid. Their latest offering, however, offers a combination of formal attire that results in a cool and casual mish-mash of East and West with a furisode dress shirt. A furisode (“swinging sleeves”) is a style of kimono characterized by long, draping sleeves. Usually made of brightly colored silk, the furisode is worn by many…

Gorgeous Traditional Japanese Snack Reveals Different Scene With Each Serving

2017-09-04 04:29

Despite how great they taste, sometimes traditional Japanese desserts and sweets are best eaten with one’s eyes. Carefully crafted techniques that withstand generations often capture an impressive balance between beautiful aesthetic and delicious flavor, with many Japanese sweets makers treating their snacks as works of art. One of the most well knownwagashi, or traditional Japanese sweets is Yōkan (羊羹), a thick, jellied dessert made from sugar, red bean paste, and agar. While it may be one of the simpler examples of wagashi, one Japanese confectionery maker is introducing a type with a gorgeous new twist. Source: Nagatoya Source: Nagatoya Called the Fly Me to The Moon Yōkan Fantasia, the treat…

Chun-Li And Cammy Lingerie Sets Take Street Fighter To The Bedroom

2017-08-30 04:10

If you’re looking for something different in terms of lingerie in Japan, it’s not just limited to frills and fancy laces. Over the years we’ve seen themed lingerie sets modeled after Neon Genesis Evangelion, different breeds of cats, and even the 12 Zodiac Signs. Clothing and accessory brand Super Groupies, however, focuses on anime and video games, and in keeping in line with their previous releases, is now introducing a Street Fighter themed lingerie set modeled after the clothes of Chun-li and Cammy. Source: Super Groupies Here’s a closer look at the lingerie sets, which are modeled after the classic China dress and military outfits of the two popular fighting…

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