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Sanrio anime bra sets for girls with smaller busts

Beauty is in the tiniest details.

Japanese lingerie brand Feast has been making a name for itself as one of the country’s premier manufacturers catering to ladies with petite “cinderella” busts. Now they’ve teamed up with Sanrio’s popular Little Twin Stars characters for their latest release, which features ribbons, frills, and gorgeous details.

With two colour variations to choose from – purple and mint blue – the fabric is cute and girly, featuring images of stars, moons and clouds, along with the logo of the two twin star characters, Kiki and Lala.

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The comfortable tube-top style bra helps to compliment a small bustline, with its ruched material working to make breasts appear larger.

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Born on a star, Kiki and his older sister Lala are two of Sanrio’s most well-known characters. The celestial siblings can be seen travelling to earth on a star in their logo, which sits daintily in the middle of the bra, while the straps feature frill accents and pretty ribbons.

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The briefs also feature lacy frilled accents and can be worn with the matching bra or with the blue-coloured top as contrasting coordinates.

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Each set retails for 6,800 yen (US$66.33) and will be sold online from 7 July at the Feast website and associated Kera Shop for delivery within Japan.

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We are as always happy to send them to you, wherever you are in this big world.

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Source: ITMedia

Get ready to meet the new sheriff in town..Super Mecha Toy Story Robot Sheriff.

We’ve seen some strange Toy Story merchandise before, but this one takes it to a whole new level. Get ready to meet the new sheriff in town: “Super Mecha Toy Story Robot Sheriff.”

▼ Andy got a new toy for Christmas…
and it’s gonna kick all the other toys’ butts.

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This is no fan creation – it’s an official toy recently announced by BANDAI for release this upcoming fall. It stands a full 230 millimeters (9 inches) tall, and it is packed with as much awesome as plastically possible.

But, there’s still the question: what exactly is it? Well, for starters, it’s not just one thing – it’s five separate toys joined together into one magnificent mecha. Here’s the cast of characters:

▼ We start off with Woody,
who’s looking spiffy with some rocket boots.

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▼ Next is the horse Bullseye, who now has a…missile-launcher??

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▼ Then there’s Slinky with tank-feet…

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▼ …Hamm the hover-pig…

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▼ …and Rex, who looks like he’s finally the laser-shooting
dinosaur we’ve always dreamed of.

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▼ And with their forces combined, they become…

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▼ Super Mecha Toy Story Robot Sheriff! Awww yeahhhh!

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▼ Not sure how effective it would be to punch with a slinky,
but we’re not going to argue with awesome!

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This creation story behind this Toy Story mecha was recently unveiled by Bandai in a short video. You can watch it here:

Personally I have no idea why the characters from Toy Story have basically turned into the Power Rangers, but hey, major creativity points to whoever at BANDAI came up with this thing!

If you want to get your own Toy Story mecha, it will be available starting November 25. The price is a steep 18,900 yen (US$177), but you’ve got six full months to get your piggy bank (or Godzilla bank) ready.

Source: BANDAI via IT media

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Neckties for the “otaku” businessman

Being an otaku in the corporate world isn’t always easy, strict fashion guidelines prevent you from expressing the real you. Sure you can wear some  anime printed underwear, but it’s not ..well how to say this….cheeky….it’s a bit cowardice like putting Coke in a Pepsi bottle during a Pepsi fan meeting.

Now though, you can hide in plain sight, looking quite dashing in a conservative way, but still wearing your heart on your sleeve, with these Girls&Panzer neckties.

Worn beneath a suit they look like ordinary striped ties….

When you take off your jacket they still won’t reveal a thing..no worries you still look like a “serious” corporate worker.

 

Then when you turn over your tie a smile spreads over your face…knowing that they can take the otaku out of the otaku world, but you can never take the otaku out of the otaku!

They come in two colors, the one above with Nishisumu Miho in blue and Akiyama Yukasato in green.

 

They are now up for pre-order(delivery in July) and the cheapest option (various sites are selling them) was the one we found here ¥ 4,860 at Gee!Store.

(dimensions width 7cm / stiletto width 4cm / total length 145cm  )

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Japanese department store Isetan brings back its Sailor Moon fashion line, plus a new Diana bag!

If you missed your chance to get your hands on these awesome outfits and accessories last time, it looks like you’re in luck!

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To celebrate Usagi’s upcoming birthday next month on June 30, Isetan department store is re-releasing the insanely popular Sailor Moon-themed fashion items and accessories we previously introduced in March, as well as this new backpack-style Diana-themed purse from June 1.

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If you weren’t fast enough to grab these super-cute items and more from collaborating brands Samantha Vega, Samantha Tiara, Riccimie, and Honey Bunch—like the Luna and Artemis wallet and bags that immediately sold out—we hope you won’t be disappointed this time around!

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▼ Samantha Vega

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▼ Samantha Tiara

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▼ Riccimie

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▼ Honey Bunch Mutual

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Not only that, but customers who purchase any item between June 1 and June 28 will receive a free e-mail code sometime around June 30 to spice up their Twitter account with these free, downloadable icons featuring Usagi styled in all four fashion brands.

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Once you’ve got your new outfit picked out and purchased, don’t forget to pay a visit the Sailor Moon Exhibit and Chibiusa Cafe, which ends in less than a month on June 19.

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Source: Premium Bandai/Isetan
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Mobile suit Gundam Thunderbolt complete blu-rayedition now up for pre-order.

Premium Bandai has the complete edition of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt December sky now up for pre-order with delivery in July.

 

The box with drawings of Hajime Katoki contains;

-a bonus disk “documentary of Thunderbolt”

-episode 1~episode 4

-animation works, booklet and staff interviews

-special booklet

-PV&CM collection

-cast and staff audio commentary

-Yasuo Otagaki drawn sleeve case

The Blu-ray set is in Japanese and English audio and Japanese, English, French, Korean and Chinese subtitles.

Price 10,000 yen

 

 

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Japanwebshopping.com gets a Spring make-over.

It’s May, the flowers bloom, the birds lay eggs, the smell of fresh green grass tickles your prefrontal cortex….memories from  happy times are triggered and a feeling of nostalgia flows through your body. Life is good.  But May isn’t just a month of memories, it’s also a month of renewal, new wallpapers are chosen, Ikea is busier than ever and websites get a sunny make-over. Japanwebshopping has been sporting a very dark look, yeah we are freaks and we’re proud of it! Problem is that it was maybe a bit too otaku and scared away the casual shopper. We went to work and created a lighter and easier accessible site, while still holding on to our beloved black and gray (that we are great Yohji Yamamoto fans is something that goes without saying).

Let us know what you think about it, your opinion greatly matters to us.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime lingerie line expands with new Sayaka and Kyoko sets

Second batch of themed intimate apparel rounds off representation of the hit series’ core cast.

Anime TV series Puella Magi Madoka Magica ends on a bit of an ambiguously bittersweet note. The core conflict of the dark magical girl story is only partially resolved, but thanks to the efforts of its heroines, there’s at least a ray of hope for the future.

That description actually parallels what’s happening with the Madoka Magica lingerie line, Earlier this spring, anime fashion company Super Groupies unveiled bra and pantie sets inspired by character’s Madoka, Homura, and Mami, but as of April 17, they’re no longer available. Still, that doesn’t mean you’re completely out of options, and now it’s time for the final two members of the central cast, Sayaka and Kyoko, to get lingerie sets of their own.

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Aside from being in the image colors of their respective characters, the designs feature subtle nods to the series for the enjoyment of sharp-eyed fans. The Sayaka set’s bra features a dangling charm in the shape of the fortissimo musical annotation, which matches the barrette she wears throughout the anime.

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▼ The panties, meanwhile, feature an asymmetrical lace accent.

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The Kyoko set bra lacks a charm, but instead has a black ribbon at its center reminiscent of the one the character uses to tie her hair up into its customary ponytail.

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▼ The panties are also a bit more orthodox than unbalanced Sayaka’s.

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Both sets are identically priced at 8,800 yen (US$82) and can be purchased directly from Super Groupies (Sayaka here, Kyoko here) with delivery scheduled for mid-October. Oh, and if you’re ordering, don’t forget your Madoka Magica swimsuit, too.

Let us know if you’re interested in these “in Japan only” available sets!

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Sign your name with this Mobile suit Gundam Zabi Family fountain pen.

“What comes so hard from history
Comes so easy to my pen” (Susan Werner)

Yeah I know that we live in a time that handwritten letters are a rarity….replaced by the cold keyboards on our electronic devices, the traditional fountain pen leads a lonely life. Years of communicating through e-mails have made us lose this particular skill that sets us apart from our other fellow human beings, a handwritten sentence is like leaving a big fat fingerprint, sprinkled with DNA and a bit of skin tissue, there’s no doubt whose it is.

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Nothing looks cooler (I’m a bit exaggerating now) than a person who takes out a fountain pen and writes a small note in a perfect distinguished handwriting , it shows analog class in a world led by everything digital and it shows confidence. A handwritten letter will open more hearts than a smiley e-emoji. It shows that you went the extra mile, and in this era of short cuts, that is a breeze of fresh air.

A fountain pen should be a reflection of oneself though , a skater who pulls out a $4000,- Mont Blanc pen to sign a check at the local diner would be more observed as a criminal than a confident business man full of “savoir de vivre”…

This collaboration model of Japanese pen maker PILOT and Premium Bandai fills the needs of  Gundam fans in the need of some classy distinguishability. Based on the Mobile Suit Gundam Zabi family this beautiful looking pen comes in green/black with the image of ZEON in gold. the point or nib of the pen is gold coloured and engraved with the letters ZEON. The tip is an “F” (fine) making it versatile in its usage (think resume..).

 

 

 

The pen comes in a nice box and includes two cartridges, blue and black and since PILOT is a world wide known brand, extra carts shouldn’t be hard to get.

The price for this lovely article is 7,560 yen (you’ll receive 75 points  too), and is now up for pre-order with delivery in October.

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If you have interest or questions  about  this product, please send us the following form.

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Madoka Magica heads to the beach with new line of anime-themed swimsuits

If you’re a magical girl, or just an anime fan, in need of some seaside R and R, this unique swimwear is for you.

On the surface, the hit anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica looks like a simple tale of good versus evil, but the surprisingly subversive series raises a number of difficult questions. “How different, really, is a seemingly heroic magical girl from a self-indulgent witch?” it asks. “Where do you draw the line between blind devotion and all-consuming desire?”

And now, Madoka Magica is presenting another blurred line, with a new line of swimsuits that look, at first glance, like casual roomwear.

▼ The swimsuits, pictured here, are a stark departure from the Madoka Magica lingerie sets, which look exactly like you’d expect underwear to.

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Anime fashion brand Super Groupies has partnered with the designers at MIIA to produce the bathing suits, and while the core cast of Madoka Magica consists of five magical girls, right now it’s only the two biggest stars who are represented, with one set for protagonist Madoka Kaname and the other for Homura Akemi.

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Super Groupies itself readily admits that the designs don’t immediately scream “swimwear,” but that’s completely deliberate. The company says that the non-revealing style makes the Madoka Magica swimsuits a great choice for people headed to beachside events or pool parties who want the option of going for a dip yet still having the coverage they desire for the lengthy amount of time they’ll be spending out of the water, too.

Both models feature the same cut and overall design, with a pattern featuring the magical girls’ soul gems and other shapes in a faux constellation motif. The three-piece sets include a top, shorts, and bikini bottom, all made of swimsuit material.

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While the Madoka Magica franchise loves to submerge itself in gray-area issues of morality, the swimsuits are much more colorful. Madoka’s is pink from top to bottom, while Homura’s two-shade design reflects the duality of the character’s emotional state and motivations.

▼ Or maybe navy and lavender just go well together.

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Both suits are priced at 15,000 yen (US$140), and include the illustrations seen here of their individual character wearing the outfit. Delivery is scheduled for early August.

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Source: Super Groupies

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Gender-bent Naruto bends over seductively as sexy new anime figure

Believe it or not, that’s the male star of the hit ninja series.

Recently, we took a look at a batch of amazing photos from the upcoming Naruto stage play, which had the ninja of the hit anime and manga looking grittily realistic. Now, it’s time to go in the completely opposite direction, with a scrubbed and shiny figure that’s based on fetishized fantasies which themselves exist within a work of fiction.

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Compared to many of its contemporaries, the Naruto franchise isn’t particularly heavy on sexy fan service, so if you only follow the series casually you might not immediately recognize this devilish temptress. However, rest assured that if you’ve ever watched even a single Naruto episode, you’ve seen this character before, because that’s none other than leading man Naruto Uzumaki.

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Among the many tricks ninja in the Naruto world have up their sleeves is the ability to transform, changing their appearance into that of other people or objects. And since ninja combat is more about outwitting your opponent than beating him straight-up, during the course of his training and adventures Naruto occasionally employs the tactic of changing into a busty, scantily-clad woman, a tactic he calls the Oiroke no Jutsu, or “Sexy Technique.”

▼ The whiskers should be a dead giveaway that this is really Naruto in disguise, but the beauty of the gambit is how few male adversaries will actually bother to look at his face.

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The approximately 22-centimeter (8.7-inch) figure is priced at 12,528 yen (US$117) and is currently available here from online retailer Premium Bandai, with shipping scheduled for late September.

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Also, if you’re hoping to combine the Iroke no Jutsu with the Bunshin no Jutsu/Clone Technique, please be advised that orders are limited to three units per customer.

Source: Premium Bandai

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