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This Japanese cat cafe located in Tokyo’s Kichijoji is the most adorable cafe ever, with or without cats. It’s called Temari no Ouchi and it opened a year ago and serves a selection of food and drinks to its cat-loving patrons. Admission is just $11.81 on weekdays and $14.80 on weekends and holidays. It looks like a wonderful place to relax, for cats and people. As Kotaku notes, it looks like it was influenced by Studio Ghibli anime.

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The eateries of Japan are about to be joined by another cute establishment. A limited time “Pikachu Cafe” will be offering a variety of food from burgers to mango pudding to curry rice shaped like the character.

The cafe will open in Roppongi Hills this Saturday and keep its doors open through August 31st; it seems to be happening in conjunction with an art exhibit titled Pikachu the Movie XY Exhibit. If you’re a Pokémon fan, it seems like a must-see and must-eat.

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These may look like mild-mannered pieces of sushi, but they’re all members of Sushi Squadron Shirada. Each piece transforms into a little warrior with weapons and shields. There are eight different transformers in the series including Toromaru, Ebisu, Tamago, Beni, Saiban, Tema Kids Kappa, Tema Kids Tekka, and Tema Kids Natto. All of them are available for preorder now with delivery expected in July.

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If you think you’re a sushi lover, I’m guessing you’re not realllllly a sushi lover unless you love it so much you’d date it.

Thanks to Japan, the world now has a dating app that let’s you date sushi that’s come to life in the form of six different guys.

They are, according to Rocket News, “hot-blooded Yu Guromatsu (tuna), easygoing Kei Sukegawa (salmon), his shy little brother Iku (salmon roe), and somewhat childish Tamaki Marui (egg),” with Shrimp and Avocado set to come out in later updates.

The game, which was released May 28, is called Hei! Renai Iccho! It translates as Here You Go! One Order of Romance. You can find it in the Android and Apple store under its English title Love! Sushi Rangers.

The plot can be described thusly: a girl’s father has to go off to take a job overseas and she’s left to run the family sushi store by herself. But, never fear, sushi boys are here. Like magic, they appear a day after daddy has departed to “help”.

I’ll say this, if I had known my dating problems could be solved by sushi, I’d have started eating it looooooong ago.

I’d also watch a show called Love! Sushi Rangers! because, why not?

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Pizza Hut in Japan has decided to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Morinaga Milk Caramel Candy with a special Morinaga Milk Caramel and marshmallow pizza.

Yep. You’re looking at a hand-tossed cheddar cheese crust, topped with Morinaga Milk Caramel, marshmallows, and (I think) almond slivers.

If you want to try it, you have to get to Japan by June 30th.

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The Moomin Cafe in Tokyo is a place for fans of all things Moomin and even let’s you eat with a Moomin plushie while dining on Moomin sushi rice.

Maybe this makes me an odd person, but I think this would be super fun. Seems to me, a cute plushie trumps a bad dinner date.

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There is no world in which this makes the least amount of sense, but that makes this grill no less awesome. It’s designed to look jut like a WWII era Japanese aircraft carrier, but instead of a deck full of planes, it’ll have a deck full of steaks. And somewhere in that ad it explains that 160,000 horsepower translates to 350 degrees Celsius.

Just so long as the chef knows how to get that all to translate into rare, medium, and well done, it’ll be just fine.

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Japan normally has the market cornered on cute food, but they’ve taken a creepy turn with their newest trend. They’re adding cocktail weiners to bento boxes, but before the sausages are carefully placed, they’re cut to look like people. The bright red, tiny sausage people get little arms, a mouth, and eyes. They look like they’re going to come to life while they’re in my mouth. No thanks.

Photo by kiyoshun.

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When it comes to ice cream, Häagen-Dazs knows what they’re doing. But Häagen-Dazs Japan will be unveiling two new types of ice cream on May 12, and I’m not too sure how this is going to pan out.

As part of their “Spoon Vege” series, Häagen-Dazs Japan will release “Tomato Cherry” and “Carrot Orange” flavors. Now when I think ice cream, veggies rarely come to mind. But the combination of tomato and cherry, as well as combining citrus with carrot, sounds somewhat refreshing, if a little unusual. On a good note, the ice creams will contain only 8.5 percent milk fat, which is a little over half what most Häagen-Dazs ice cream usually use.

(Häagen-Dazs Japan via Rocket News)