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Monday Munchies: Japan’s Kooky Candy

Mon, 15 Apr ’13
Japanese Kit Kats – “What’s so special about Kit-Kats?” you may be asking. Well, a lot, if you happen to live in Japan. Kit Kat consumption… more

Grill Em’ All: Labor Day the Otaku Way

Mon, 3 Sep ’12
TGIMonday! Today is that glorious day of the calendar year where we pay tribute to the barbecues and long weekends of the past by, well,… more

A-Pocky-Lypse Now: Crazy Japanese Candy

Fri, 25 May ’12
In the Western world, Japan has become synonymous with wacky, off-the-wall snacks. While some snacks, like Pocky, are undeniably delicious… more

Midweek Munchies: Open Wide for Okonomiyaki

Wed, 16 May ’12
Contrary to popular belief, there is so much more to Japanese cuisine than California rolls and the insulation-like bricks we call “ramen… more

Midweek Munchies: The Wild World of Charaben

Wed, 15 Feb ’12
To paraphrase Justin Timberlake, charabens are “a gift real special / so take off the top / take a look inside / it’s my lunch in a box.”… more

Party Like a New TOKYOPOP Newsletter is Launching! (It is!)

Thu, 13 Oct ’11
Sometimes mixing pop can go flat, like with Coke’s short-fizzed sorta orangey, cola-y OK Soda. When fused with enthusiasm though, pop… more

WIN! Murakami’s 1Q84 Will Sell Volumes

Wed, 28 Sep ’11
Drop “1984” in a game of word association and you might get back “the birth of the Mac,” “crack” or “proton packs.” George Orwell’s ghost… more

WIN A Kidrobot Book and Art Toy as Paul Budnitz Gears Up New Bikes

Mon, 22 Aug ’11
Pause your Pee-wee’s Big Adventure DVD and tell Mr. Breakfast to shut his bacon-strip gob. Kidrobot founder Paul Budnitz is bringing his… more

Get a Load of This

Artist Yukinko Akira makes watching paint dry exciting.  more