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Japan’s new Nurse Maid Dress combines two playfully iconic looks in one charming outfit

Can’t choose between the two popular motifs? Now you don’t have to.

Japanese fashion label Sukiyaki often pays homage to a specific anime franchise. In the past we’ve seen the brand release dresses based on Cardcaptor Sakura and virtual idol Hatsune Miku.

But Sukiyaki doesn’t need a specific anime tie-in to show off its playful creative talents. This time, it’s taken two of Japan’s most popular costume motifs, the maid outfit and the nurse’s uniform, and combined them into the Nurse Maid Dress.

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Making liberal use of frills and crosses, the complete regalia consists of a dress, cap, apron, and ribbon. Mixing and matching the pieces allows you to get quite a bit of variety from the set (which is machine-washable).

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The snap-button design helps keep everything neat and tidy, and also provides a visual slimming effect for the wearer’s silhouette.

▼ Sukiyaki is in no way shy about touting the outfit’s anime-style aesthetics.

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Sukiyaki is billing this as the first entry in its new Fantasy Maid line, although so far the company is mum on what other motifs will be added, or when. For now, though, the Nurse Maid Dress can be ordered priced at 13,824 yen (US$134).

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Cuter than cute, Hatsune Miku underwear!

Japan’s fashion retailer Super Groupies, famous for its anime and manga inspired fashion articles, has found inspiration in virtual  pop vocalist Hatsune Miku.

They will release two pieces; a lingerie set consisting of  a bra and knickers in the trademark  aquamarine (blueish green, or greenish blue…) adorned with a bright pink ribbon.

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The second piece is a camisole, which is something Miku would wear on a lazy day at home while eating a cake….

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The lingerie set retails for 8.800 yen and the camisole goes for 8,500 yen.

Pre-order started yesterday and will continue untill November 6 (October 17, 2016 – November 6, 2016 ) with delivery scheduled for mid March.

You don’t have to love Hatsune Miku to appreciate these sets, they are lovely and reasonably priced….if you’re a Miku fan though, than this a no-brainer!

source:Super Groupies

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JWS japanwebshopping website renewal.

Let me first thank you all dear customers/friends who have been putting your trust in our service, without your help we’d all be working for other companies and we wouldn’t enjoy our jobs/lives as much as we do now.

We’ve been  getting the most surprising and unusual requests and thereby expanding our horizon in what you want and we learn what makes our fellow human being tick. Communicating with folks from all around the world has been a challenging at times (we had to bring in a part-time Spanish speaker/translator  and on a rare occasion a Russian translator), but besides  these rare hiccups, chatting with you through Skype/WordPress/mail and Facebook has been a blast.

We also value your input a lot, and a common complain was that our website loaded like snail…our mistake was that we tried to put as much information and connecting links in it as possible, thereby creating a headache for those without high speed internet access.

So we went a bit simpler this time, and changed the look to a more material/metal look. The pages load a bit faster and it’s definitely easier to the eye. Our love for manga and anime are also more present this time around.

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This dark metallic look continues in the separate product pages.

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We still haven’t completed the whole site yet though(especially the Japanese section), but we’re working hard to have it finished before Christmas.

Thank you all so much for your patience and in the meantime we will continue to be the best/safest/cheapest (and most personal) personal shopper for you.

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Hatsune Miku appears with J-pop legend Namie Amuro in new music video

Vocaloid music still isn’t exactly what you’d call mainstream in Japan, but the genre of virtual idols has made considerable strides in popularity over the last couple of years. Just last month, Vocaloid Hatsune Miku appeared on perpetually popular TV program Music Station, a feat that’s considered a feather in the cap of any performer.

Now, Japan’s most popular virtual vocalist has teamed up with one of its most popular human ones, as Hatsune Miku and J-pop recording legend Namie Amuro have collaborated on a new song and music video.

Since Miku doesn’t have a physical body, Amuro (who’s no stranger to innovative videos) instead ventures into her world, appearing alongside the Vocaloid in animated form to promote their joint project, titled “Be Who I Want 2 B feat. Hatsune Miku.”

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In keeping with Miku’s technological based roots, there’s a heavy use of synthesized sounds. But Amuro rose to fame on the strength of her dance and R&B releases, so in short order there’s also a strong, steady beat bumping along.

The animated medium obviously allows for quick and easy costume changes, but the producers did more than just mix up the two singers’ outfits and makeup. As the video goes on, Miku and Amuro transition multiple time from hand-drawn anime to CG models and back.

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There’s even a point in which the two strap on headsets to play a round of what looks like VR Splatoon This gives us the unusual situation of watching a representation of a virtual idol running around and firing a laser in a second layer of virtual reality.

▼ Wait, if this is a case of double-virtual reality, does that mean Miku is real now?

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▼ Back to hand-drawn style

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At just two minutes and 36 seconds long, “Be Who I Want 2 B” is likely to have fans ready to hit the replay button as soon as it’s done, although it’s possible the album edit, which appears on Amuro’s, is a bit longer. Still, the short and sweet music video is a treat for the eyes and ears, and who knows, it might just be the start of a beautiful friendship.

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Source: Twitter/@namieamuro_jp
Images: YouTube/AmuroNamiech

Evangelion designer’s Hatsune Miku illustration steps into the physical world as cool new figure

Virtual idol or not, there’s no denying that Hatsune Miku is a bona fide star in the Japanese music scene. But while human vocalists might have professional photographers eager to take their pictures for a glossy photo spread, the equivalent for Vocaloids like Miku is being drawn or redesigned by famous artists of the anime and video game world.

Last year we saw Miku as reimagined in CG by Final Fantasy’s Tetsuya Nomura, and now the world’s most popular computer-generated songstress is being given a new physical form as a figure based on a redesign by the character designer of seminal anime hit Evangelion.

While Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is best known for creating the look of Shinji, Rei, Asuka, and the rest of the Eva cast, he’s got a number of other impressive designs on his resume. Sadamoto’s history with animation studio Gainax stretches back to long before the company produced Evangelion, as he was also the character designer for Gainax’s professional debut work, The Wings of Honneamise, as well as Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, the studio’s first television series.

Gainax isn’t the sole beneficiary of Sadamoto’s talents, either. In recent years, he’s provided designs for several of director Mamoru Hosoda’s animated films, including Summer Wars and Wolf Children. Sadamoto also collaborated with sound producer Mitchie M by providing the cover illustration to 2013 Greatest Idol, an album created by Mitchie M using Hatsune Miku’s Vocaloid program.

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Given how many fans Miku and Sadamoto have separately, Japanese anime merchandiser Good Smile Company figures there should be plenty of people intrigued by their team-up, and so recently unveiled this 1:8 scale figure of the Sadamoto-designed Miku.

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Standing roughly 20 centimeters (7.9 inches) tall, Good Smile Company has done an excellent job bringing Sadamoto’s characteristically slender limbs and angular jaw line into three-dimensional space.

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Said twin tails also seem to protect Miku’s dignity by partially blocking upskirt photography.

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The Hatsune Miku Greatest Idol Ver. figure, as the piece is officially called, goes on sale in May, but Good Smile Company is taking preorders through its website here between now and September 30. For those who purchase early, 12,000 yen (US$100) gets you not only the figure, but also a 420 by 297 millimeter (16.5 by 11.7 inch) tapestry of the original Sadamoto Miku illustration. They won’t ship abroad, but you can let us purchase it for you for the  price of 13,200 yen.

August 31 is Hatsune Miku’s birthday! Let’s celebrate her birthday with a Hatsune Miku official cake!

Not so much for our foreign readers, but if you happen to live in Japan AND you’re a huge fan of Hatsune Miku, then you shouldn’t miss out on this lovely Hatsune  Miku birthday cake. The picture is drawn by popular painter Nardack.  and handmade (well as opposed to being made my robots) by a pastry chef in Hokkaido.

There are two types available; cream and chocolate and serves 5-10 people or two JWS staff members. Or you can  gather all your Hatsune Miku friends and order a double which serves up to 20 people!

They can be ordered now, until the the 29th if you order before 17:30.

<Single size>
Size: 17 × 17 × 6cm
taste: fresh cream and chocolate
Price: 4000 yen (excluding tax +  postage) <double> Size: 22 × 22 × 6cm taste: fresh cream and chocolate Price: 8000 yen (tax not included +  postage)

They are not cheap, but we ordered the cream (we have to think of our waistline) and we will report about the taste asap!

Happy birthday Miku chan!

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Figure sellers leave you high and dry…

If you’re a true  anime or manga fan, than you surely know about the often life-like figures  created after your favorite character for sale on the net.

Although often fabricated in China, the design and the final check happens in good ol’ anime obsessed Japan. Some are true pieces of art and the prices of these figures can go up into the hundred thousands of yen, but whether you’re in the “big head” variety,

ねんどろいど 衛宮士郎 (フィギュア)
Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works
Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works


or the “realistic” kind

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The cute sexy fully busted  “idol” kind

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The highly erotic NSFW kind…

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(in case you were wondering, those are ice cream sticks in her hands..)


Maybe you’re into game characters like…

[閉じる] Monster Hunter X(Cross) PLAY ARTS改 ディアボロス装備(レイジシリーズ) (フィギュア) 商品画像4
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Cartoon figures like..

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Robin (batman; Arkham knight)

and big scale 1/3 big figures/dolls,

[閉じる] 『劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ [新編] 叛逆の物語』 悪魔ほむら (ドール) 商品画像3
Movie magical girl Madoka (50cm)

They are all produced in limited editions and require pre-ordering. Some shops online will order these for you and sell these with a significant price increase or they cut you out of the point system. You might not think much about points until you can buy a figure for free, than you realize what you’ve been missing.

The main sellers in Japan are hobbysearch    Bandai premium    cjmart

These three sites all have in common that they don’t ship abroad and that they let your earn points.

Our policy on pre-orders is that if payment is required will ask you to pay for this, however your payment won’t be removed from our paypal account until the whole order is completed.

If due to circumstances the product won’t or can’t be produced, then we will reimburse you the complete amount minus nothing.

Shopping has never been easier!