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Keep your rice balls safe with Arataya's onigiri holder

If you were looking for a compact way to bring your rice balls with you, Japanese Leather Items Creator Arataya came up with an onigiri holder that'll keep your rice ball's shape intact. That way, you can enjoy this meal in its pe...

 
 
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Sushi Kit Kats are now things that are real

In April 1st of Last year, Kit Kat Japan joined in on the April fools festivities and "promoted" Kit Kat Sushi as a joke for fun and to tease us with another weird yet intriguing Kit Kat flavor that the west will never see in stores. Well,...

 
 
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Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - December 2016

[TokyoTreat provided the box and the reviewer has an affiliate partnership with TokyoTreat] One of my favorite activities is where I venture to the local asian supermarkets to pick up some snacks and candy to satiate my craving for treats ...

 
 
 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment: Cooking with Dog Edition

YouTube has countless channels on cooking all kinds of food and we love Japanese food here at Japanator for obvious reasons. There is one channel about cooking Japanese food that is very recognizable to many fans of Japanese cooking on YouT...

 
 
 
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Tiny Japanese meal cookies are too cute to eat

Japanese food can be known for its presentation, and in some cases its carefully considered portion sizing, but this might be going a step too far...if we're talking about actual food. Japanese artist Masako (known as "chi___ko" on Instagra...

 
 
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Japanator Unboxing: Loot Anime - Delicious

My monthly craving for some anime goodies just got satisfied with the latest Loot Anime box! The lovely folks over at Loot Anime HQ provided us with this month's Loot Anime, and the theme is "Delicious". This month's Loot Anime is all abou...

 
 
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Review: Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy

It wouldn't be too much of a stretch at this point to declare that Jiro Ono - head chef at Tokyo's Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant - is one of the most visible Japanese culinary professionals in the world. Thanks to his and his restaurant's sta...

 
 
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Ladybeard and KFC team up for wacky sauce music video

Wacky food commercials are considered to be a tradition in Japan, and we never cease to be surprised of what them crazy people in the far east will think of next. Well, KFC Japan just thought of something that will make you as hungry as you...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - US Fast Food in Japan Edition

Here's another helping of Weekend Japanatainment! This time it's about US fast food in Japan and how something so familiar can be so different. If you've never been outside the US, American fast food places have spread across the globe and ...

 
 
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Japanator Eats: What's Japan's best rice?

Interested in the tasting the best rice of Japan? Well, you may be disappointed. Unfortunately, the word “best” is an undefined word that people continue to try to define. It can't be defined because it relies on the percept...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Curry Edition

If you've never had Japanese Curry, I honestly feel bad for you. Japanese Curry is a culinary curiosity, it isn't as exotic as its Indian or Thai cousins and comes in different varieties from sweet, hot & spicy, fruity, or even a mix of...

 
 
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Cool off from the summer heat with some Japanese Ice Cream

If you've ever lived anywhere that has some crazy humidity, then you know how summer can just completely ridiculous where it feels like being in a sauna every single time you're outdoors. Japan just happens to be one of those places and I c...

 
 
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Gems of Japan: Tasting Yakisoba & Okonomiyaki in Asakusa

During my first trip to Japan, I heard a lot of people talk about Okonomiyaki. I didn't know what it was, except that some people labeled it the Japanese equivalent to pizza. I don't agree. It's more of a pancake than anything else. Nonethe...

 
 
 
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McDonald's Anime Commercial makes minimum wage look fun

McDona'd's isn't doing so hot lately in the US but I think they are doing better in Japan with interesting gimmicks that has captured the attention of the public such french fries drizzled with chocolate. Weird food was one thing I thought ...

 
 
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Chocolate Ramen is here for Japanese Valentine's Day

Japan is one of those places synonymous with odd and interesting food science with their culinary products and here we are again reporting on just that. Chocolate is the common staple for Valentine's day in Japan, and now sweet and savory f...

 
 
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Watch people try out McDonald's Chocolate French Fries

Japan has always been associated with weird and unusual stuff, and the food they come up with is usually what turns heads when they come up with something new or different. McDonald's Japan, taking something so American as French Fries (It'...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

I first found Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma through manga. Although I fell out of touch with the anime for several years, I've been periodically reading manga through that time. One of my favorites turned out to be Food Wars for its ran...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma episodes 21-23

I hate how some shonen series are handled. If a shonen manga doesn't have the audience or allotted budget of a big Shonen Jump property like One Piece or Gintama, then its anime adaptation is doomed to "seasons." Instead of continuing week ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma episodes 17-20

In the last annotated recap, I couldn't stop talking about how great the next arc, the Autumn Elections, was going to be. It's the manga's best to date, and if the anime plays its cards correctly, it's going to be the show's best to date. B...

 
 
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Would you like some fries with your Yo-kai?

So, I haven't actually watched a full episode of Yo-kai Watch or played the games. I have just ended up buying gobs of toys for my nieces and nephews, as they are insane about the highly successful series. In some weird way the infection h...

 
 
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Two words: Space Whiskey

In one small step to getting closer to anime space travel, Japanese distillery Suntory Holdings has announced they will be sending various whiskeys into space to age aboard the International Space Station.

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma episodes 13-16

Shokugeki no Soma is quickly turning into the highlight of my week. The only problem with covering a Shonen-type series like this is that each episode isn't very substantial on its own, but the overall package is compelling enough to keep t...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma episodes 9-12

Last time we left off, Souma and the other chefs were taking part in an annual Totsuki Academy camp where they have to pass a few tests. We're currently in the middle of the first test as Chef Inui wants pairs of chefs to cook a Japanese di...

 
 
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Let it go when you poop: Disney's Frozen Sausages in Japan

Sausage marketers have it tough. Their product looks like a dick and is likely made from the most unmentionable mechanically separated animal parts. How are you supposed to sell that to kids? You print a snow queen on it, logically. In Japa...

 
 
 
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Annotated Anime: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma episodes 6-8

With the first five episodes, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma had to establish its wacky as all get out world. Goofy sexualization, heightened environment, and basically had to make sure you could accept this culinary world seriously. Or at th...

 
 
 
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Vitamin Chips. Orange flavoured potato chips return to stores

The mixing of two different tastes is prominent in Asian cuisine. Sweet and Sour, Hot and Sour, Sweet Chili etc. These are all fantastic flavours that give our favourite dishes a kick that we all love. Even the west has some polarising flav...

 
 
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First Impressions: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

I’ve had a lot of trouble catching on to anime over the years, but every so often there’s a show that sounds so incredibly insane that I can’t help but watch it. That’s how I got reeled into a shows like One Piece or...

 
 
 
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KFC and Potato Chips. Together at Last

There are some Japanese snacks that wouldn't fly in the west. Pocari Sweat has the connotation of drinking someone's perspiration, and their eclectic Kit Kat flavours can make some taste buds shudder. But this concept al...

 
 
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Let's take a look at an instant Military meal from Japan

Now I've had my share of US military rations, better known as "Meals-Ready-to-Eat" (MREs) I've often wondered how other countries handled their on-the-go meals for their troops. US military MREs aren't the tastiest and often it's up to eac...

 
 
 




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Little Witch Academia (Season 1) "My name is Akko and I love to get Wakko"

 

Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - February 2017"Sweet Strawberry, Savory Seafood"

 

Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion Blu-Ray Set"A New Digi-Adventure Emerges!"

 

Boruto: Naruto the Movie Blu-ray Set"The New Generation hits Blu-Ray!"

 

Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa)"Can I ask you your name?"

 

Ghost in the Shell"Cyber-Bodied"

 

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale"Is this the (Augmented) Real Life?"

 

One Piece Film Gold"Welcome to Grand Tesoro!"

 

Kaiju Girls"Unleash your inner Monster Soul"

 

Orange"Would you change your past?"

 

God Eater 2: Rage Burst"New Look, Same Great Taste"

 

A.W. Phoenix Festa"Bland Stories & Battles"

 
 
 
 
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