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Gundam Kit Painting Guide for Realistic Models

After building your first few Gundam kits, there will come a time when you may feel the need to step up your game. One of the things that you can do to improve your Gunpla kit is painting. You can use spray cans and airbrush kits but they are expensive and might we add—dangerous to use indoors. Some people will want to opt for cheaper and safer methods like hand painting with acrylics. Today we’ll show you how to paint using Tamiya Acrylic paints. Be sure to check out the bottom for videos!

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Transform Your Boring Lunch with the Best Bento Accessories!


Packing a lunch every morning—whether it’s for your beloved spouse, children, or yourself—can be a total drag. Heck, even with all the time in the world, you think packing lunches is still a pain. Well, you’re not alone. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of handy bento gizmos and gadgets to make your mornings easier—oh, and also, you’ll be able to make insanely cool-looking bento lunches with half the usual effort. Sounds great, right?

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6 Must-Have Japanese Kitchen Gadgets

Intro to Japanese Kitchen Gadgets


The man arm pillows, heated toilet seats, sushi bag covers … we’ve all heard of these bizarre, yet actually (kind of) useful items. And we secretly want all of them. Well, if Japan can make ingenious inventions for the bedroom and bathroom, there’s no reason why it can’t for the kitchen—and it did. Here are some top must-have gadgets!


Japanese Pokemon Card Values: The Secret Formula for Scoring Great Deals

Buying Japanese Pokemon Cards Online

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It’s been 20 years since fans first memorized the Pokémon slogan “Gotta catch ’em all!”, and amazingly, each year new cards are still being printed, players are still meeting for tournaments, and collectors are still struggling to fill their binders in an attempt to, well… “catch ’em all”.

Each card that makes its way into the Pokémon universe has its beginning at Pokémon Card Laboratories in Japan where it is later sent to different companies around the world for reprinting in foreign languages. And while many non-Japanese players and collectors are interested only in owning cards that they can read, there is a growing community of international collectors who want the Japanese originals—but how do you get your hands on them without getting ripped off? Let’s find out!

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Japanese Green Tea Cookies & 9 other Matcha Snacks to Die For!

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Most people from outside of Asia don’t think of green tea as a flavor they want in a snack. But those of you who have basked in the delight of creamy, sweet, slightly bitter green tea desserts have probably already been converted to the green side of the snack universe. There are many kinds of green tea snacks: from chocolate to cookies to ice cream and traditional Japanese wagashi sweets.

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Spring 2015: 10 Highly Anticipated and New Figure Releases

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With the month of April coming to a close, we say “Sayonara” to the end of spring—a season celebrating the birth of new things. For us Otaku, these new things include all new anime series, monthly chapters of our favorite manga, and highly-anticipated figurine releases.

Worried you may have missed the best of the best? Looking to grab a momentous figurine to signify your undying love for your favorite series? Then check our top ten picks for “must-have” spring 2015 figurines from Japan!

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Sailor Moon iPhone Cases

Pre-orders for new Sailor Moon iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus cases have started!

They are designed like playing card (4 designs available) and the pastel colors are so cute.

These items are limited so don't miss these out and check now !



■iPhone6 model Pre-order page (delivery estimated in May)


■iPhone6 Plus model Pre-order page (delivery estimated in May)


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Two limited Sailor Moon cotton bags!

Sailor Moon bags!

Village Vanguard will sell two limited and cute Sailor Moon cotton tote bags starting late April !


Two designs are available, one with Sailor Moon and one with wands and compacts.

These bags are 38x38cm and will cost only 600 yen each !

They will be sold at the 28 shops and also on their online store very soon!


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FROM JAPAN's Sailor Moon site

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English vs. Japanese Pokemon Cards: What Should You Collect?

Perhaps you’ve heard of the infamous “Pokémon Shock”—when Pikachu used an electric shock attack on a missile in episode 38 of the anime… and simultaneously gave 685 children epileptic seizures.

From banned episodes (James’ infamous bikini contest), to religious accusations of Satanism (the “Pokémon Rap” backwards), Pokémon is no stranger to controversy.censored pokemon cards

Among die-hard collectors, however, no aspect of Pokémon lore has been censored so much as its trading cards. Prepare your Counter Shield before reading any further, because what you find below may be as shocking as Pikachu’s trademark Thunderbolts! Here are the top eight banned Pokémon cards:

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【 Dal – Sailor Chibi Moon 】

The release of the next Pullip collaboration series has finally been decided :
Sailor Chibi Moon x DAL !



Dal is the little sister of Taeyang, the boyfriend of the fashion doll Pullip.
Dal Sailor Chibi Moon doll includes the following features :
- Her eyes can move side to side
- Her body is highly articulated as such very posable.

The release is scheduled in late May 2015.
Retail price : 17,000 yen.

FROM JAPAN's special Sailor Moon site
Sailor Moon × Pullip

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