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Cartoon Dog Cafe Will Rot Your Teeth With Sweetness

This is cute. Really, really cute. Is too much? Probably! But golly, Japanese cafes don’t get much more adorable than this. You are looking at the Pom Pom Purin Cafe, which opened its doors this week in Tokyo’s Harajuku. This is the first of its kind in the country.


You Can Adjust 'Bounce' In The New Dead Or Alive

For their upcoming fighting game, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, the developers at Tecmo Koei have created a new engine to bring their characters to life. Called the “Yawaraka Engine” (やわらかエンジン) or “Softness Engine”, it is the result of attempting to up the visual realism of character skin in order to make characters look more naturally realistic on the latest platforms.


Sword Art Online, Now With Flying

Japan’s popular series about life inside video games is getting another game. It lets you fly. Sword Art Online is a story with multiple arcs, perhaps the most famous being its initial story involving a game of death where players are trapped inside an MMO and dying in the game means dying in real life.


The Anime Art Meme You Can Pinch For Real

The latest meme to come out of Japan has people drawing anime (or manga) style characters on the back of their hands. And? Pinch them.


Don't Use Real Rabbits As Your Smartphone Case

Earlier this month, a Twitter user in Japan uploaded a photo of a “bunny smartphone case”. The image was retweeted over 37,000 times, and, of course, has spawned a meme. Of course!


High Fashion Is Best When It Looks Like Anime

It really is! Take this this outfit created by fashion designer Junya Watanabe. It looks like Bobobo from the manga and anime series Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.


Turn Your Cat Into An RPG Character

If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to play a cutesy RPG with a character based on your cat, good news. Your dreams are apparently reality.


How About Some Delicious Gundam Cake?

Sure, I mean, why not? Because this is green tea flavored cake modelled after the MS-06 Zaku II mobile suit.


Oh, Hi, Terrifying Toilet Paper

I’m not sure what I’d do if I opened the stall door and saw this. Perhaps shut it and back out of the restroom slowly?


Making Anime Faces Is Hard In Real Life

You know sometimes the expressions you see in anime are incredibly exaggerated? They look hard to pull off in real life. Turns out they are.