Michelle Hughes sugoimiro

Like most Americans of a particular age, afternoon showings of Sailor Moon and DBZ on Cartoon Network are what first piqued Michelle Hughes' interest in Japan. Following a mind-bendlingly rigorous course of Japanese language studies at The Ohio State University and many an afternoon spent being laughed at for her (temporarily) pathetic language skills by the adorable elementary school-aged Japanese children she tutored, Michelle has finally achieved the dream: translating and writing about the wild, wonderful, and occasionally wacky place that is Japan and its surrounding neighbors. An avid traveler, language enthusiast, poet, writer, reader, singer, runner, Pinterest addict, and eater - Michelle does it all and she occasionally writes about it on her personal blog My Rainbow Hearts. She also translates anime song lyrics as a hobby. Check out her "Japan Bucket List" board on Pinterest by searching for Sugoi Miro.

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Super sweet exclusive Sailor Moon goods for sale at the Animate Girls Festival 2016

Welcome to Volume No. 35,000,000 of More Sailor Moon Stuff You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now!

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Japanese rock star Hyde’s Harley Quinn Halloween costume is the best we’ve seen this year

No one can top this, unless that person is Margot Robbie!

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Japanese artist uses newspaper to make immense, life-like sculptures

Whatever you do with your old papers, it’s probably nowhere near as cool as this!

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Japan’s Ministry of Defense unleashes the power of “Moe Marketing”

Are anime girls on aircraft and recruitment posters enough to moe-tivate you to join the Japanese Self Defence Forces?

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Popular bakery in Japan sells “fingers” for Halloween

“Waiter, there’s a bloody finger in my food!”

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New Sailor Moon blush and brushes will have you yelling out “Moon Prism Power Makeup!” 

Is it too early to start making a Christmas wish list?

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China’s first suspended railway looks like a panda soaring through the skies

Maybe they’ll call it the Panda Express!

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Check out Utada Hikaru’s unique 360-degree making-of video for her song “A Bouquet for You”

It’s a “making of” video like you’ve never experienced before!

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3 male governors in Japan experience what life is like for pregnant women

Did they experience morning sickness and cravings, too?

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Check out the sweet Sanrio treats from this popular bunny-themed bakery

But they’re only available for a limited time, so you’d better hippity hoppity over there ASAP!

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This Studio Ghibli-style “Legend of Zelda” video hits all the right notes 【Video】

Let’s start a petition to get this made in to a feature-length film right now!

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What do Chicago hot dogs, a Japanese admiral, and a gold tooth have in common?

This is guaranteed to be the extra-credit question on your next history exam!

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This man’s solution to a forgotten leash is rather unique…but it has a good connection!

But what does the dog think about the solution? His face says it all…

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J-pop singer Utada Hikaru releases first album in 8 years and a new Kingdom Hearts song!

Calling all Kingdom Hearts and Evangelion fans!!!

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Better than a Ouija board: Spot Message helps you communicate beyond the veil

You’ll literally be able to hear hello from the other side.

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Impress your Japanese history professor with this T-shirt

It could even double as a cheat sheet for your next exam!

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Youtube channel Make Food. Eat Food. will inspire you with creations based on Asian cuisine

Kimchi mac? Miso risotto? Mochi pizza? Pardon me, I think I just drooled on my laptop.

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The Sailor Moon item that will officially turn you into a candidate for Hoarders!

Better move the compacts, communicators, and charms aside to make some room for yet another Sailor Moon item nobody needs, but we all want!

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On your mark, get set, and go with these Racing Miku 2016 stamps!

Not just another useless (but super cool) collector’s item!

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Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”, Chinese Opera-Style

Adele should try to do a cover of this guy’s version of her song!

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