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The Titans might not have wieners, but you can still enjoy an Attack on Titan hot dog in the theater if you don’t think too much about it. The hot dogs will be on sale at Aeon cinemas in Japan ahead of the movie’s debut. Diners can choose from honey mustard which goes on sale this week or relish and ketchup which comes out in September. Both are ¥550 or about $4.48 and come in Attack on Titan boxes.

See Also: New Attack On Titan Trailer Is Loaded With Maneuver Gear Mayhem

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This kit from Japan will let you create the cutest little kitty rice balls for your lunch. It also comes with cutters so you can make whiskers and eyes from sheets of seaweed.

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Well, here’s another reason why you should start planning a trip to Japan. In honor of Mario’s 30th anniversary, Nintendo joined up with Tower Record Cafes to open three Super Mario-themed cafes in Tokyo’s Shibuya, Omotesando and Ebisu districts.

Kyle McLain is a diehard Nintendo fan, and he recently stopped by those three cafes (which are around for a limited time only) and documented his experience on Twitter.

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I want a Sailor Moon birthday cake so bad! Only it’s not my birthday…and I don’t live in Japan. However, if you are a Sailor Moon fan that’s lucky enough to be in Japan, know that these intricately detailed cakes will be available at convenience stores and anime/novelty shops starting September 21st.

They’re only 600 yen (approx. $4.80 USD) and they come with a cake plate and cute little chocolate toppers.

The cakes include:

Sailor Moon Fresh Strawberry Cake, Tuxedo Mask Chocolat Framboise, Sailor Mercury Quivering Jelly Cake, Sailor Mars Red Berry Tart, Sailor Jupiter Matcha Square Cake, Sailor Venus Orange Mousse, Sailor Chibi Moon Luna P Dome Cake (made with blueberry cream), and Sailor Pluto Sachertorte (chocolate cake with apricot jam filling).

You know you want one.

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Burger King in Japan already tried out black burger buns, so red seems like a natural evolution of the trend. We assume it was flame-broiled in the fires of Hell.

It’s called the Aka Burger or “Red Burger” and can be ordered with Samurai Beef or Samurai Chicken starting on July 3rd.

It comes with hot sauce made from miso paste mixed with Chinese chili bean sauce and red peppers. They call the concoction “ANGRY” sauce. It’ll cost you about $4.36 for the chicken or $5.57 for the beef.

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Isao Machii is a master swordsman, and he recently had the opportunity to show off his skills for mobile carrier Softbank. During the ad, Machii takes out a number of different foods (including fried shrimp) traveling towards him at high speed. Needless to say, never get into a food fight with a samurai.

See Also: An Air Cannon Is The Most Badass Way To Fry Shrimp

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These beautiful, realistic candy animals are from Japanese confectioner Shinri Tezuka of Ameshin. The shop, found in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, uses a 1300-year-old art called Amezaiku that involves mixing sugar, water, cornstarch and organic coloring for sculpting candy. According to Tezuka:

(translated) Retention of candy crafted a traditional technology of Japan, and aims to further develop stand-up candy goldsmiths population, it is “candy crafted Ameshin”. And holding a workshop store in Tokyo’s Asakusa, manufacture and sale of candy craft, production demonstration, made-to-order production, we do hold, etc. of experience classroom. In addition, across the country of the event, also business trip production demonstrations and business trip experience classroom such as at a party, etc.

They’re really too pretty to eat!

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“Dam curry”, the new popular and fun food plating technique in Japan, brings playing with your food to a whole new level! Basically, curry rice is used to make a dam on the plate to hold black the delicious forces of curry sauce. Eateries across the country are joining in and creating awesome rice architecture. The plates are imaginative, but totally serves a purpose of keeping the rest of your food save from a soggy fate.

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According to Sanrio, this is the world’s first Hello Kitty restaurant. It is set to open this month in Hong Kong and features themed foods, most shaped like Hello Kitty.

I’m not so sure about that Hello Kitty meatloaf-esque dim sum though. That looks a little odd.

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To commemorate the debut of Sailor Moon Crystal on Japanese television, a special Sailor Moon-themed cafe will open at Anion Station for a limited time.

For one month, the Sailor Moon cafe will feature themed food, drinks, and even a live public viewing of the television broadcast. It will open on April 6th and stay open late every Monday since the show doesn’t air until 11PM.

This is a reservation only cafe and you’ll be charged not just for your food, but for your time there, too. There’s a service charge of 1000 yen (or $8.40) an hour from 11AM to 4PM and then it jumps to the double that from 4PM to close.

(via Rocket News 24)