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Protect yourself and others with these ultra cute masks.

In Asia it’s common to wear masks during winter and spring time, especially in Japan the land where everybody seems to care about their fellow country men/women. There is a truly Japanese word for this called “meiwaku suru” or in plain English; to trouble someone.  It is “meiwaku” to give someone your cold and therefore is it in good manner to wear a mask when one has caught this simple yet incurable virus. Another less spoken of reason is that women can forfeit putting on make-up and walk around with a “supin” or make-up less face, thus sparing others some heart stopping moments when they are confronted by a eyebrow-less, thin lipped, narrow eyed and pimply skinned woman person.

A case of before and after..

Of course not everybody is so shallow and surely some men prefer the natural look to the “I’m  pretty  and cute ” one……but the Japanese are very vain and care strongly what others think of them. Another reason would be bad breath..I think

There is of course a less selfless reason to wearing masks too, they are said to protect the wearer against virus (yep the plural of virus is virus), hay fever, other people’s bad breath and the feared “yellow sand”, which is fine sand blown over from China creating some health problems.

Yellow sand from China makes everything yellow, the sky or your just washed car…

There are two problems with wearing a mask though, since most of them are white surgical masks and are therefore not so nice to look at. The other reason why yours truly never wears a mask is due the fact that you have to inhale your own breath, and after a night of heavy drinking and some garlic fried rice you can imagine how pleasantly my nose reacts to this…

No longer shall thy suffer from bad fashion or bad breath! 

The company “Gonoturn”  has what must be the best looking masks available, they create their own original designed masks and collaborate to create animation, manga, fashion brands and even  pro wrestling !

"A MAN of ULTRA" collaboration Ultra cloth mask [GNT0175]
Gonoturn and ultraman mask 1,404 yen comes in white or black
I love Evangelion, but this mask doesn’t really do it for me though….

Evangelion Unit 2 mask [GNT0038]
EVANGELION collaboration 2,160 yen
These Doraemon masks however are perfect for a mere  2,160 yen

Doraemon Gonotanmasuku Smile [GNT0044]Doraemon Gonotanmasuku cute [GNT0045]

Or what about this neck warmer/mask?

Doraemon Neck cute [GNT0099]
4,104 yen
Kids and gonoturn.

Unari kun (Narita airport mascot) mask

Beat kun collaboration mask [GNT0100]Beat kun collaboration mask [GNT0100]Beat kun collaboration mask [GNT0100]

Hello Kitty,  my melody and Kerokerokeroppi(!?)

Hello Kittyコラボマスク[GNT0025]My Melody collaboration mask [GNT0130]Kerokerokeroppi collaboration mask [GNT0155]

Animal masks because what’s cuter than a human toy poodle?

Nishikawa Mizuki produce toy poodle mask [GNT0154]Animal mask dog [GNT0122]Animal mask Poti [GNT0121]

Downright weird and surely to be mistaken for the bottom of a chicken with legs is this Magical Girl Madoka mask, the “legs” are actually ears of a mystery creature…well if you know your MGM animation than you know what this mask symbolizes…but be prepared to answer a lot of questions from ignorant bystanders.

Magical Girl Madoka Magikakorabo Kyu~u downy example mask [GNT0042]

Gonoturn has besides masks a few other things you need to survive the winter, like these hats/mittens.

Hatsune Miku mittens with hat [GNT0023]
Hatsune Miku mittens with hat 6,264 yen3,132円(50%OFF
A reversed bear hat.

Flight cap [GNT0004]Flight cap [GNT0004]Flight cap [GNT0004]

And for the vain, animal hand mirrors.

Animal hand mirror [GNT0005]Animal hand mirror [GNT0005]

Gonoturn tells international customers to use Tenso forwarding services, but we have no worries competing with them due to the following reasons:

1-we can match or even go below their shipping prices.

2-we mark our packages as “present” or “used” (which they technically are) to avoid or lower tax.

3-If a shop refunds broken or wrongly described product, we will deal with them, when you use Tenso or another forwarding company you’ll lose all control. If you are not happy, we are not happy and we will file a complaint.

4-No signing up and no newsletter.

5-We answer any questions you have concerning the product.

6-No problems paying, you pay us, no need to fill out anything written in Japanese.

7-We will  look for cheaper options for the same product and reviews.

So what are you waiting for, winter is approaching fast, Christmas is approaching fast, your own/girlfriend/friend/sister/brother/boyfriend/wife/husband/mother/father’s birthday is approaching fast, colo(u)r those dark winter days a little brighter with these products and create a smile on people’s faces..you’re be smiling too, but your smile is hidden under a warm mask…

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The cutest anime character is a robot cat whose ears were eaten by mice.

You can’t make this up; A blue cat who used to be yellow was sent from the future to help a “rock da nashi” (useless) elementary school kid and whose ears were eaten by some vicious mice and then turned blue. The cat also has pocket from which the most amazing things appear, for example the “dokedemo” door (the everywhere door), with which you can go anywhere, not only places but also into the future or in the past…much more convenient than a Delorean me think.

Doraemon eating his favorite snack; dorayaki, a pancake like snack filled with red bean paste (anko)

The Doraemon cartoon was created in 1969 by two men team  Fujiko and  Fujio and continued until 1996, the animation which started in 1979 ran for a whopping 1,787 episodes and is still aired today – roughly a decade later. Doraemon and his sidekick Nobuto  are considered something of a national treasure here in Japan. Doraemon is for young and old, the series describe the problems of everyday life in Japan for elementary school kids and their parents and teaches a lesson in a not too over the top way. Like crayon Shinchan or Sazabon,  it is also really funny for adults and kids alike, which is the reason why I at 44 still love to watch it…

Yeah in the early years folks had to imagine the colors as everything was in black and white.

Every Japanese knows Doraemon or Dorachan (Japanese tend to put “chan” behind names to emphasize their cuteness), and in any Japanese house you’ll find some Doraemon related product, may it be a toy, a pen, a notebook, cutlery…it goes on and on.

Doraemon school note for elementary school

Everybody would like to own a Doraemon, a good hearted friend who is not only lovely to look at, but can also make your wishes come true and raises your kids as an extra included bonus. Well the first part of this wish is manageable however the “make your wishes come true” is still far in the future..but who knows, one day…

As usual with great fame comes big responsibi….no I meant merchandise、which takes care of the “I wish I had a doraemon” for both kids and adults.  Let’s have a look what Doraemon inspired or related goods you can get.

A set of 10 collectibles figures with a height of 13 centimeters which can be yours for 41,040 yen, expensive? Sure but they are limited so you have to hurry

. click here for this set

Next up from Variarts these artistic figures dedicated  to the fact that Doraemon turned 100 years old in 2012 and therefore created 100 special designed and artfully crafted Doraemons. Each Doraemon cost around 3000 yen depending on popularity and not all are for sale anymore except on auction sites (which we are happy to explore for you)

Variarts website

Released two years ago, but still available is this awesome giant Doraemon speaker 18,144 yen

Doraemon giant speakersDoraemon giant speakers

Lots of stuffed Doraemons in all sizes for example this 80 cm Dorachan.

Hollwaldぬいぐるみ ドラえもん 可愛い 特大 80センチ
11,800 yen for a 80 cm doll 5,980 yen for a 45 cm doll
Isn’t this the cutest transformer ever?

Superalloy SF robot 18,000 yen

Keep your head warm in winter with this Doraemon hat.

ドラえもん 着ぐるみキャップ(帽子) BAN-003 【どらえもん/キャラクター/仮装/衣装/余興/宴会/イベント用品/パーティーグッズ/通販/販売/コスチューム/コスプレ/着ぐるみ帽子】【歓迎会/送迎会/歓送迎会/お花見/グッズ】
2,480 yen
Or this hoodie for men:

4,958 yen

Hello Kitty meets Doraemon…

1,080 yen

Remember the pirate in the barrel game….well…

STAND BY ME ドラえもん 危機一発
6,500 yen
For 33,800 yen you can get your hands on this Doratch limited edition including variarts figure.

ドラッチ'15-'16リミテッドエディション(Nostalgia)+ヴァリアーツ ドラえもん089

Check here for more Doraemon products

With  pollution, hay fever and colds aka viruses, it’s not a bad idea to wear a mask to protect yourself and others like they do in many Asian countries, but why does it have to be a boring white mask? No Doraemon protects you against it all!

ドラえもん ゴノタンマスク ニヤリ[GNT0131]
2,160 yen
The only Dorachan you can never buy, besides the real/fictional one is this one:

Yes that’s Jean Reno playing Doraemon in a Toyota CM. Yeah I know only in Japan.

By the way, all products as shown on this site are available in Japan, let us know what you want and we’ll look for the cheapest and best option…comparing prices is our job.