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Cardcaptor Sakura Special Shops to Open Next Year, Comes with Tons of Exclusive Goodies for Fans

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There’s literally so much stuff that they could make an entire museum out of it.
 
The new Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card Arc anime is set to air in Japan come 7 January, and it’s never too late to rewatch previous episodes to catch up with the plot.
 
To commemorate the kickoff of a ...

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Alloy-ha! Sanrio & Fullmetal Alchemist Collaboration Results in Wonderfully Cute character Goods

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Hit anime/manga Fullmetal Alchemist characters Edward and Alphonse Elric have transformed again, but this time it’s not the result of alchemy.
Edward and Alphonse Elric have transformed again, but this time it’s not the result of alchemy. Sanrio, the company famous for characters su...

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Speaker Made From Vegetable Hitting The Right Notes for Listeners

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UTSUNOMIYA - A speaker made from bottle gourd in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, has been attracting listeners with its good acoustics and a cute appearance that makes it look like an animation character.
A car audio system maker in Tochigi, which is the biggest producer of
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Crafts Center in Southern Japan Creates Miniature Furniture For Cats

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There’s an old joke that the Japanese internet comprises 50% food and 50% cats.
This campaign by Okawa City probably won’t do much to change this reputation: it’s clearly made to indulge feline fans everywhere. And there isn’t anything wrong with that.
 
Furniture makers created ge...

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Low-priced Sailor Moon Fashion Returns with New Winter Pieces from Uniqlo Sister Brand GU

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The lineup includes showstoppers like embroidered boots and velour pants, all with new motifs that everyone will want to get their hands on.
In March this year, fashionistas on a budget were thrilled when Uniqlo’s sister brand GU released a collection of reasonably priced Sailor Moo...

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Darth Vader Helps You Fight off Hunger with a Helmet Automatic Snack Dispenser

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May the Force be with you — and also your appetite. Because Darth Vader and a stormtrooper are here to make sure you don’t get peckish.
Proving yet again that Japan really does produce the best exclusive Star Wars merchandise, in spite of the series’ overseas roots, the Star Wars D...

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Bandai to Release Robot Companion Based on Gundam Haro Robot

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Bandai has created a communication robot based on the mechanical mascot robot that appears in the popular anime series Mobile Suit Gundam.
Showcased at this month’s technology expo CEATEC Japan 2017, the Gundam Concierge Haro (Gansheruju Haro) robot is equipped with AI, speaker, an...

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Godzilla Humidifier Controls Room Climate with Blue mist “Atomic Breath”

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Godzilla continues its extraordinary comeback, following the Hollywood movie in 2014 and then a Japanese one in 2016. Now, ahead of the next Godzilla movie, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, in 2019, we have seen a plethora of interesting official merchandise.
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Spirited Away No Face Soy Sauce Bottle and Rice Scoop Will Bring Taste of Ghibli to Your Kitchen

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Iconic character from Hayao Miyazaki anime is ready to terrify and/or charm you at mealtime.
Just about every Studio Ghibli anime features a plucky heroine who has an adventure, or at least a dramatic coming-of-age experience. Along the way, she generally meets a handsome, helpful y...

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Katana of Four of Japan’s Greatest Samurai Turned into Gorgeous Scissors

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Merciless warlords and noble reformers serve as inspiration.
The town of Seki, in central Japan’s Gifu Prefecture, was once Japan’s most prestigious swordsmithing center. Actually, that’s an honor it can still claim today, but the sword industry isn’t exactly what it used to be, and...

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