A Guide to Japanese Anime and Game Character Collectibles: Part 1

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A Guide to Japanese Anime and Game Character Collectibles: Part 1

A Guide to Japanese Anime and Game Character Collectibles: Part 1

The Japanese collectibles market features a dizzying array of concepts, series and brands. It can be tough to navigate, especially if you don’t speak Japanese! In this two-part series, we’ll introduce some popular collectible concepts, and tell you where they came from and where you can get them. In part […]

9 Japanese Umbrellas That Will Keep You Dry in Style

9 Japanese Umbrellas That Will Keep You Dry in Style

In Japan, it often seems that when it rains, it pours. From frequent showers in early summer to a six-month season for typhoons, it is no wonder Japanese residents own an average of 3.3 umbrellas per person, compared to the world average of 2.4 (based on a SunnyComb world survey). […]

Reinvent the Hotcake with These 9 Japanese Pancake Gadgets and Mixes

Reinvent the Hotcake with These 9 Japanese Pancake Gadgets and Mixes

Crazy but true: Pancakes have been around for thousands of years! While you may say it’s impossible to improve this quintessential breakfast food, it’s time to start thinking outside the pan. From eye-popping pancake art to gravity-defying decadence, keep reading to find out how Japanese pancakes are deliciously reinventing the […]

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11 Rare Anime G-Shock Collaborations from Japan

11 Rare Anime G-Shock Collaborations from Japan

For over three decades, Casio’s G-Shock watch line has maintained its place as one of the world’s leading brands of durable watches. Considered by many to be the “ultimate tough watch,” the G-Shock is designed to weather all your adventures: it’s water resistant, shock resistant, and self-adjusting, with several models […]

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AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour DVD & Blu-Ray Released on December 18th

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour DVD & Blu-Ray Released on December 18th

AKB48’s latest DVD “Manatsu no Dome Tour – Madamada, Yaranakya Ikenai Koto ga Aru” (We still have many things to do) was released on December 18th, 2013. The whole AKB family consisting of AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48 participated in this summer event that took place in Tokyo, Nagoya, Sapporo, […]

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Kobito Dukan: Catch Your Favorite Forest Dwarves from Japan

Kobito Dukan: Catch Your Favorite Forest Dwarves from Japan

Ever stopped to wonder what mysteries could be crawling through the grass beneath your feet? If you have fond childhood memories of hunting in your backyard and neighborhood for fireflies, Never Fairies, or garden gnomes, then you’re going to love the magical world of Kobito Dukan! What Are Kobito Dukan? […]

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Christmas Anime Figures 2015: A Touch of Wonder in Winter

Christmas Anime Figures 2015: A Touch of Wonder in Winter

How do you celebrate Christmas? If you’re an otaku, then your festivities probably include setting up your Sailor Moon Christmas tree, baking Naruto-shaped cookies, watching Christmas anime specials, mailing anime-themed greeting cards to all your family and friends, and singing Vocaloid carols around your neighborhood. No matter how you celebrate, […]

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How to Make an Origami Cube in 18 Easy Steps

How to Make an Origami Cube in 18 Easy Steps

What better way to show off your amazing collection of origami paper than by folding an origami model that takes 6 pieces to make. With these modular origami cube instructions, learn how to easily fold a sturdy box that can be used to store gifts, hide secrets, or even play […]