Idols x Instant Ramen x Akihabara

Jan 24
// Chris Walden
I imagine there are a few of you out there that, for one reason or another, put up with the monotonous and wearisome preparation required for making instant ramen. Pouring hot water, only to have to wait patiently for three m...

Final Class of Heroes game headed to PSP

Jul 27
// Tyler Jones
The Class of Heroes series has had several entries on the PSP and PS3 system, but the next handheld game will be the last, according to developer Acquire. The title, Ken to Mahou no Gakuenmono: Final Shinnyusei wa Ohimesama, ...

Italian ramen gains fans from girls watching their weight

Mar 05
// Bob Muir
Ramen is awesome. Noodles in swirls of fat and salt make for one tasty treat, albeit on that's high in calories and sodium. So for women in Japan, it's easy to see why they might try to avoid it if possible, making ramen more...

Instant noodle ad ushers in the age of Skynet

Sep 29
// Bob Muir
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...


Put ya guns on for these Sengoku Basara news shorts!

Jul 29
// Bob Muir
If Tim's interview with producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi got you excited about the upcoming release of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes for PS3 and Wii, then you'll be interested in these various news bits I've found relating to the...

Try ice cream ramen and other bizarre bowls at Kikuya

Jul 18
// Bob Muir
At Kita-Senju Station in Adachi, one of Tokyo's special wards, there's a special ramen shop called Kikuya that has been around for 48 years. As the story goes, an elementary school kid stopped by on his way home about ten yea...

Dante's Inferno marketing wins again with hot ramen

Feb 18
// Josh Tolentino
If you've been following videogames with our friends at Destructoid, you may have caught wind of the various marketing stunts pulled by publisher Electronic Arts for Dante's Inferno, a God of War clone (very) loosely based on...

You can have your ramen when you take it from these robots' cold, metallic claws

Aug 06
// Josh Tolentino
If you're looking for a bowl of ramen and need to have it in exactly one minute and forty seconds, two chefs in Nagoya are ready to take your order.FuA-Men (short for Fully Automated raMen) is run by a pair of robot arms appa...

Nissin and Gundam to join forces against weight loss

Jul 22
// Tim Sheehy
I know it may sound silly, but waging war on my stomach is exactly what they've done here. Just as I thought I'd be cutting instant ramen from my diet, Nissin decided they'd release a special edition Cup Noodle...

The white devil brings his own instant ramen to Japanese stores

Jan 19
// Dale North
Do you remember us telling you about former New Yorker Ivan Orkin and his ramen? This gaijin runs a ramen shop, Minami-Karasuyama, in Tokyo, and the locals love it. They stand in line daily to get a bowl of this white guy's r...

The Japanese Tradition: Bowing

Mar 26
// Brad Rice
Yep, once again, we're bringing even more Rahmens, and their skit "The Japanese Tradition." This first video provides good instructions as to bowing regulations. Since, y'know, when you mean to give a sincere apology, you'l...

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