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Japanator's 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide: Music and Misc. photo
Japanator's 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide: Music and Misc.
by Jeff Chuang

You've already seen our holiday recommendations for anime, manga, and video games; what could possibly be left? Quite a lot, actually. Not only do we have recommendations for music lovers (and we hope that group includes pretty much everyone), but also suggestions for some odds and ends that didn't fit into any of the other guides, but still make great gifts for the right people.

However, unlike the items in the previous three guides, the products on this list range from difficult to impossible to pick up at retail, so you'd better get your cyber-shopping started now.

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