14
Oct
Gaming bars, cafes and restaurants seem to pop up everywhere in Japan with the more recent one being the Square Enix cafe in Akihabara. Today we hear that a brand new one has opened just after the release of a new game in the series. That game is Persona 5 and the new Persona cafe has just newly opened in downtown Shibuya. Both Final Fantasy XV...
14
Oct
Just the title alone of this post makes my water...churros are those delicious sweet sticks covered in anything from icing sugar to strawberry jam. And now I hear that KFC in Japan are bringing out a special flavour for Halloween season. They're releasing churros in pumpkin maple flavour. This season in Japan sees pumpkin Kit Kats and pumpkin treats in Starbucks as well. ¥220 will...
11
Oct
I'm not really a fan of J-Rock singer Ladybeard but his talents other than singing have been put to use lately, namely by KFC. The theme of the viral hopeful commercial is Taressence which is a coming together of sauce or tare as it's known. The commercial has a nostalgic retro 80's aesthetic to it as well with wavy lines across the screen like the video...
Great news coming out of Tokyo with the announcement that Square Enix have opened a new cafe in the heart of otaku goodness, Akihabara. It can be easily found as it's located right next to another landmark in Akiba, Yodobashi Camera, next to Akihabara train station. One of the cool things about the cafe is that the interior theme will change depending on whatever SE...
I look forward to my Tokyo Treat box each month and the amazing snacks and candies that come bundled inside. The theme for the September box was Mirai Suenaga x Tokyo Treat Vs. Pokemon characters. So you could either receive Mirai or Pokemon limited goodies. Which one did I receive? Hit the video below to find out! https://youtu.be/qqNjbcrQvAw
27
Sep
Really excited when I heard about this...there's a Beauty and the Beast themed restaurant newly opened in Japan which looks absolutely amazing! Situated in Yokohama, the cafe/restaurant has a beautiful provincial feel to it reminiscent of the visuals seen in the Disney classic animated movie. It's proving to be extremely popular with both locals and visitors alike so far since opening in August, 2016. Here's a...
Something really cute I found recently, cosplayers Vampy Bit Me and Livia Chu recreating a scene from food anime,  Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma. And just for good measure, there's also a cameo from Yoshi Sudarso, of blue ranger from Power Rangers Dino Charge fame thrown in. The scene below shows a cooking duel between characters Alice Nakiri and Ikumi Mito taking place in a Shokugeki....
14
May
Looks like the latest entry into the MCU, Captain America: Civil War, is such a juggernaut of success that it's spilled over into mainstream Japan as well. Ramen chain, Ippudo, teamed up with Marvel to release two special ramen bowls. One themed as Captain America and the other themed as Iron Man. They both look equally amazing and enticing so I guess the most important question...
Golden Week is a period of time in Japan where there happens to be a number of public holidays bunched close together so much so that a lot of companies close work for 1 week and celebrate the event. It's during this time that a golden topped ice cream might seem like a great idea! Two restaurants have actually taken up the challenge and begun...
Just a reminder that the inaugural Madman Anime Festival is coming up in Melbourne from September 3rd to the 4th. And more importantly, tickets are now on sale! Here's some info from their recent media release: Madman Anime Festival 2016 The Anime event of the year is coming to Melbourne | September 3 - 4 Madman Anime Festival, a celebration of anime and Japanese culture,...