glasses

J!NS and Japan Rail East collaborate to bring a small piece of train history to your face

Having a face like the back-end of a bus is less than desirable, but how about a face like the front of a train?

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Animegane: World’s first anime eyewear store opens in Akihabara

Whether you’re after Boruto spectacles or glasses from Maho Girls Pretty Cure!, this new store has a huge selection of anime styles to choose from.

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Japan’s new cat eyeglasses will make the world look clearer and cuter

Correct your vision while experiencing the joy of a kitty hugging you with its soft, soft paws.

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Japan’s sweet and stylish Pokémon glasses are the best reason to ditch your contact lenses

Pikachu and pals are here to help you see plus protect your peepers during prolonged PC sessions.

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These delicate sake glasses decorated with ukiyo-e style cat art are simply delightful

Let adorable traditional ukiyo-e cat art add to your drinking pleasure! 

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Sailor V glasses now available so you can rock fashion from decades past

We spy with our little eye, an iconic pair of anime eyeglass frames from the Sailor Moon franchise.

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Exclusive Starbucks iced coffee glass handmade in Japan according to ancient Edo tradition

With more than a century of craftsmanship behind the creation of each little glass, these are some of the most exclusive and expensive items in the Starbucks range.

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This cute Licca doll-inspired eyewear line guarantees you’ll be looking cute, literally

Eyewear brand Paris Miki teams up with Japan’s favorite Barbie-like doll, Licca, to offer a cool and sophisticated glasses line for women.

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You can romance a pair of glasses in this new Japanese mobile dating sim

Finally, a dating sim for people who are attracted only to inanimate objects!

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See the world through the eyes of an anime heroine with new Sailor Moon eyewear from JINS

The gorgeous eight-piece collection features a number of adorable, special details.

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New glassware from Japan uses condensation to create sakura cherry blossom imprints on your table

Because you might be too old to play with your food, but you’re not too old to play with your glasses.

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New Sword Art Online glasses cut blue light from screens, include awesome extras

A new series of glasses that cut blue light emitted by computer screens features six beautiful Sword Art Online character designs, plus some gorgeous accessories.

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JINS MEME: Award winning glasses track your physical state and concentration levels

Thanks to the world of smartphones, we’re now able to connect to ourselves on a physical level in a way we never could before. Fitness apps and wearable devices like the Fitbit wristband allow us to monitor everything from the number of steps we take to our walking speed and heart rate.

While activity trackers usually take physical data from our wrists, Japanese eyewear brand JINS is taking a very different approach by monitoring not only our physical but also our mental state, with the new JINS MEME glasses. Using a number of built-in sensors to gather data from the eyes and body, now you can monitor everything from posture to alertness levels and find out how your body and mind “age” alters throughout the day.

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Clever glasses stand lets you keep your eyes on your schedule and your specs on your anime crush

Quite often, anime characters are designed to radiate an aura of perfection, with absolutely unblemished skin and perennially perfectly styled hair. But myopia is one shortcoming that fans have proven to be widely accepting of, and many have a soft sport for anime characters who wear glasses.

But what if you feel like adding glasses to one who’s already got 20-20 vision? In that case, you’ll want this clever glasses stand/calendar that puts your specs on one of seven different anime characters.

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Can’t find your glasses? Bust out your smart phone’s camera and see clearly!

Those of us without 20/20 vision suffer from a catch-22 that can be extremely aggravating: If you can’t find your glasses, you can’t see, but if you can’t see, you can’t find your glasses. How many collective hours have we all spent searching for those pesky frames? Damn you, ocular deficiencies!

But our days of squinting to see and blindly feeling around to find our glasses are over, my friends! We all have Japanese Twitter user @zzzdecozzz to thank for this incredibly simple, yet genius idea: Use your smartphone’s camera as a magnifying glass.

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The results are in for Kodansha’s guys-in-glasses poll

For years glasses have been the bane of many young person’s existence. They have been seen as a mark of nerdiness and the source of ridicule. But recently, thanks to a renewed image through the lens of anime and manga, glasses have been transformed into a winning point for many characters, making them seem intelligent, sensitive, and even cool. In celebration of good looking men in glasses, publishing company Kodansha ran a popularity poll for 20 of their bespectacled charmers to discover who among their manga publications would be chosen as the most popular. While Miyuki Kazuya seems to have held onto his early lead, Chihayafuru‘s Arata surged in the polls at the last moment to take second.

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Self-healing glasses on sale next year

Starting on 1 January, 2015 Vision Megane will begin selling their strongest frames to date. Dubbed the Super Taflex, it boasts extreme resistance to bending and stretching and also claims to be able to heal itself from everyday dents and scratches within ten seconds.

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New Studio Ghibli sunglasses will make anime fans look like fat pigs

Totoro may be Studio Ghibli’s most iconic roly-poly creation, but he’s not the only corpulent character from Hayao Miyazaki’s animation house. 1992’s Porco Rosso stars Porco, a heavyset seaplane aviator in 1920s Italy who happens to have the head (and build) of a pig.

But while Porco may not have typical leading man looks, he exudes a dashing, gallant aura, which extends to his cool old-school cool shades. If you’d like to copy his style without duplicating his physique, you’re in luck, as you can now buy official Porco Rosso sunglasses.

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New “kiss eyeglasses” can be worn by two smooch-loving people at once

Ever been so enamoured with someone that you simply couldn’t stop kissing them? Of course you have; you read RocketNews24! But what if both you and your fellow face-munching lover are glasses wearers? Isn’t it annoying when your frames keep clacking and bumping together?

Thankfully, Tokyo-based glasses maker Blinc Vase has the solution!

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New hands-free binoculars let you see far, look like something out of One Piece

Don’t you hate it when you’re out birding in Tibet and you spot a Sillem’s Mountain Finch? The find itself is great of course, but immediately upon sighting it you want to light up a cuban cigar in order to celebrate, in accordance with birdwatching tradition. The problem, is you have to put down your binoculars to do so, thus potentially losing sight of the rare bird.

To address this problem that we all must deal with at one point in our lives, a Shanghai wholesaler is offering “Meganegata Sogankyo” or “Glasses-type Binoculars” which allow you to see long distances while retaining the use of both your hands, in the most steampunk way possible.

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