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Sketch SwitchAnime: Hidamari SketchYear: 2007Hump day is here again and here is  your weekly heapin' serving of openings. I don't know if it's an actual genre but the "Cute-girls-doing-cute-things" (or CGDCT) is a thing ... read feature

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[How about another promoted article for this month's Bloggers Wanted? Marlin Clock is on hand to give us the low down on the best eyepatches available on the market, as well as the lovely ladies they are attached to. Hit the ... read feature


A Daily Dose of Music: Japan Expo Live!

Jul 13
I was really excited to catch this whole phenomena known as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu this entire trip. Finally when the night came, I approached the whole concert cautiously. The girl has become a bit of an icon and a bra... read

KFC gets weirder when Kyary Pamyu Pamyu advertises for it

May 18
Okay, so nothing Kyary Pamyu Pamyu does is quite as weird as her video for "PONPONPON," but she's still pretty far out there. Of course, no matter how odd you are, if you're an idol, you pretty much have to appear in ads. Th... read

Official style book coming from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Apr 09
I have a confession, dear readers: I'm not really into Japanese music. I don't have anything against it, but compared to the way I dove head-first into Jpop and anime theme songs in high school, I can't really call myself a f... read

Ore no Imouto gets a sequel, more tsundere inbound

Apr 02
Looks like we're getting some interesting news now that April Fools is over for another year, and this one is sure to get some of you folk excited! Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai, or There's No Way My Li... read

Best Valentines Day news? Miya OVA, confirmed!

Feb 14
The heartwarming romance anime of this season Amagami SS+ will be getting the OVA treatment like it's predecessor, with a special Miya Tachibana episode being bundled with the seventh Blu-ray release. While it's disheartening... read

Wait, hold on a second. Amagami SS already ended, didn't it? Well apparently they aren't done just yet, gifting us with a further twelve episodes about Junichi and his alternate universe relationships. Dear god, can we stumbl... read feature


It's Okenpi the meowing dog

Sep 11
Meet Okenpi, a dog having a serious identity crisis. Apparently Okenpi may have picked up some lingo from a cat he used to live with. Dogs meowing, cats barking, what's going to happen next? It's a bit bizarre, and a lot cute. Now go out and hug a shiba! [Via Japan Probe] read

A Daily Dose of Cuteness: Shunsuke

Sep 06
What's the hot new thing trending the interwebs in Japan right now? Some hot new tech? An amazing new AKB48 video? How about an adorable pomeranian named Shunsuke. Star of his own book, and popular Twitter page, Shunsuke is going to find a way into your heart after the break! [Via Japan Probe] read

Lum cosmetics doll you up for Darling

Jul 26
It's no secret that I love classic anime, and you might have guessed that being a Japanese girl, I love cosmetics. What happens when you put both together?  My wallet gets lighter a lot faster! Bandai's Creer Beauty cosm... read

Licensing GET: Sentai adopts Meiro no Croisee

Jul 22
It's time for all lovers of tiny Japanese girls being incredibly cute in 19th-century France to celebrate, for Sentai Filmworks has, in its infinite love of tiny Japanese girls being incredibly cute in 19th-century France, li... read

FACT: Cats love bowls

May 16
It's a well known phenomenon that cats love donabe, the round ceramic bowls for cooking nabe, or Japanese hot pots. It's well known in Japan, at least. In case you weren't aware, there is a very important educational video on... read

Viruses go moe in Kawaii Security

Mar 04
In the latest attempt to moe-ify everything, Sansai Books plans on releasing Kawaii Security on March 14. Through the use of cute drawings, the book is meant to educate readers on the subject of computer viruses and how to ke... read

Camera uses sexy technology to fix your hideous face

Mar 03
Are you trying to take kawaii pictures for all your internet fans? Have a problem because you fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down?* Never fear, internet fame can still be yours with the LUMIX FX77, ... read

Japanese company makes birthday cakes for dogs

Feb 05
Japanese company Lovina has begun selling a pretty unique item. The Tokyo based company sells birthday cakes for dogs! The cakes are made to look like the dog for whom the cake is for, and they're a good l... read

It's finally here- Large Bagel: The Anime

Jan 21
The moment has come.It's been a long time coming, but fans of the NAAMASAA's (North American Anime/Manga Awareness Society Awards of America) award-winning manga Large Bagel, written by manga-ka (also a winner of several NAAM... read

This Valentine's day, be careful not to eat your phone!

Jan 17
The Japanese version of Valentine's day usually includes girls giving chocolates to boys they like, friends, or even coworkers. Of course, just like American chocolate and food companies, Japanese companies are all about cash... read

Submit to the adorable zombie apocalypse in I Love Zombie

Dec 13
Zombies are horrible creatures, the remnants of humanity reanimated into a mockery if their former lives. Their slow shambling, their mindless craving of human flesh, their ability to grow their numbers through infection...I ... read

Large Bagel is the best manga of all ages

Dec 06
Have you heard of the sensation Large Bagel yet? Well, not many have, but consider this your wake-up call: Large Bagel is the most sugoi kawaii manga you have ever read. No, seriously! Never before has a piece of work be... read

Only in Japan: Momo the Police Chihuahua

Nov 27
This would never fly in America where bigger is always better. I think our K9 squad consists mostly of German Shepherds.However, seven-year-old Momo was able to beat out larger dogs exactly because of her size. Japanese polic... read

Best Gashapon of all time: Wigs for small dogs

Nov 04
I thought the Boutique-Sha dog clothing book was the worst thing you could do to a dog previously.Clearly, I was wrong.[Photo via Japan Trends]  read

This bathtub dog is the cutest thing you will see today

Oct 24
Okay, this one Japanese dog owner puts their dog in their tub for a hot bath. You may think this would lead to lots of splashing around and panicking, but you would be totally wrong, because this dog is too cute for that. He ... read

Kimi ni Todoke season two on its wa-HHHHHHNNNNNGGGGGG

Oct 06
Ohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboy.Call the EMTs, because you're going to need saving -- in the latest issue of BetsuMa magazine, they announced a second season of the Kimi ni Todoke anime. So that means ... read

Instant noodle ad ushers in the age of Skynet

Sep 29
Oh god. This is it, isn't it? They warned us about Skynet, how it would become self-aware and spread itself to all machinery across the globe. But we didn't listen!Now, Nissin has unleashed the first of our robot overlords in... read

Come to the Lolita picnic... or become a body builder

Sep 22
My odd title is inspired by Mr. Rococo, a new Japanese film about a Lolita who ditches her frilly dresses and becomes a fitness freak in order to impress the man of her dreams. No doubt the best/only Lolita movie since Kamika... read

Boxing granny to deter theft in Saitama prefecture

Sep 14
Grannies kicking ass.That's the new mascot police in Saitama prefecture think will help deter theft of its largely 200+ year-old population. The mascot's creator, Miwa Kuramoto, says it conveys the image of a tough elderly po... read

Chi in hoodie form? Yep, you can buy that

Sep 09
It's taken me much too long to post this, but better late than never. Chi of Chi's Sweet Home fame is one of my very favorite characters from any anime, so when I caught this young lady walking across the dealer's room at Ota... read

H.P. Lovecraft's Nyarlothotep gets kawaii anime

Aug 09
What comes to mind when you think of Lovecraftian horrors? Hideous tentacled creatures? Dark cults bathed in blood? Unending madness? Terrors that man should not know?Well, add cute anime girls to that list, because Japan has... read

Gyaru girls march in support of...tampons?

Jul 27
Well this is certainly one way to get people to notice your cause. According to Japan Probe, the Unicharm Corporation apparently convinced around 100 gyaru to wear pink shirts and wave fans around in order to promote the use ... read

Arcana Heart 3 gets ported to PS3 and Xbox 360

Jul 27
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift may be coming out today (and being busy getting overshadowed by Starcraft II's release), but if you're like me and don't feel like purchasing it until the price drops a bit, you might be interested i... read

Forget bars, stay at home with moe sake

Jul 27
It's nice to go out to have a few drinks at a bar, but being social has a cost - as in literally, from your wallet. As a poor, recent college grad, I cringe every time I think of how much I could be saving by buying a few bee... read

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