Oona McGee

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Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. appear as the gods of wind & thunder in new ukiyo-e woodblock print

Mario and Luigi appear in a new artwork that combines traditional Japanese art techniques with the modern-day video game world.

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Japanese chocolates come to life as ikemen “hot guy” anime characters

Say hello to six chocolates in handsome human form.

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Green tea chocolate-covered shrimp chips are the next big thing to hit shelves in Japan

Japan’s popular shrimp-flavoured snack now comes covered in a coating of dark green matcha chocolate.

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Girls and their giant dog companion come to life in amazing art series

Step into a magical world where girls go about their daily lives alongside a giant, gentle canine protector.

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Disney princess cakes from Ginza Cozy Corner are as pretty and sweet as the characters themselves

The delicious Disney Princess release is in honour of Girls’ Day in Japan this year.

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Cosplaying cat duo charm the world with their outfits and their adorable facial expressions

From Fallout to One Punch Man, these kitties know how to cosplay.

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Manga, anime and video game artists draw each other’s pictures with surprising results

Japanese artists reveal their imaginative flair by drawing each other’s pictures from memory.

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Anime store offers men romantic “kabe-don” experience with male staff on Valentine’s Day

Male customers can receive same-sex kabe-don with romantic ear-whispering from the staff member of their choice this Valentine’s Day.

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Cute adhesive cat tabs keep your pages marked with adorably playful poses

If you need to flag something important, these cheeky kittens will do the job for you.

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Hairdresser creates unique formulations to match clients’ hair colour with their favourite anime star

One of the most popular colours is called “Kotori Beige”, based on the character from Love Live!

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Adidas collaborates with singer Rita Ora to create geisha-inspired collection

The range even includes a couple of sporty kimono.

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Unusual fish tanks lure visitors to old Japanese shopping district in Nara Prefecture

Inside a phone booth, a table, and in the shape of an old Japanese lantern, these fish tanks are some of the most unusual we’ve seen.

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Chocolate takoyaki?? We try the limited-edition sweet that looks just like fried octopus balls

Takoyaki, Japan’s ever-popular street food gets a sweet gourmet makeover in time for Valentine’s Day.

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World’s first-ever Sakura Pepsi coming to Japan this March

Japanese beverage maker Suntory has just announced it will be releasing its first-ever cherry blossom-flavoured Pepsi this spring.

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Cosplay in your underwear with anime-inspired lingerie made to order in Japan

Customised lingerie service offers a range of options which are a perfect match for some of the anime world’s most popular characters.

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man comes to life as eight-limbed action figure in Japan

The famous illustration has stepped out from the page and into the world as a fully poseable action figure.

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“Real Boyfriend” rental service offers dates with more realistic types of men aged from 19 to 57

Forget about renting an obviously unbelievable hottie; these rental boyfriends charm with more attainable good looks.

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Kabuki and geisha cats appear as cute purses based on famous Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints

Edo-period artwork gets the cute cat treatment in Japan.

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Lotte’s anime “Gum Boys” protect teeth as samurai from the Shinsengumi

Lotte’s gum brands become samurai warriors from the Shinsengumi and fight to protect a tooth that claims to be a high school girl.

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Lotteria serves up Shinkansen H5 Series Set to mark inaugural bullet train service to Hokkaido

Because the best way to celebrate the arrival of a fast train is with a serving of fast food.

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