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Japanese Denny’s restaurants are making breakfast more fun with the introduction of new pancakes, including this one with Pikachu. It looks absolutely delicious, but you can only get them in Japan and only if you’re a kid.

(Rocket News 24 via Neatorama)

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In case you haven’t noticed, Japan has kind of a thing for Kit Kats. They’ve got Toasted Kit Kats and a Kit Kat Store, so Kit Kat pizza is clearly the next logical step. It’s being offered by delivery chains Strawberry Cones and Napoli no Kama. These dessert pizzas feature mango with baked Kit Kats on top of a traditional pizza dough. They’re available in a small for 1,390 yen ($13.40) or medium for 1,680 yen ($16.20) but only through August 31st.

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These mugs will always look like they’re full to the brim with either a caramel macchiato, latte, or Americano, but sadly it is only an illusion. They’re the design work of Japanese firm nendo and are a play on the idea that the glass is always half full. The illusion is created by painting the bottom of the mug to look like the top of the drink. Currently they’re only available in Japanese Starbucks locations with no word on whether they’ll be sold elsewhere.

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If you like Magic: The Gathering, we may have just found the coolest place to play on the planet.

Mint Shibuya advertises itself as a sports and card game bar. As an offshoot of Mint Collectibles, Mint Shibuya is definitely a step up from playing in your game room or at the local shop down the street.

They offer leather chairs, special tables with cubbies for your stuff underneath, a bar with a premium selection of alcohol and even food.

How cool is it that you can buy your cards, grab a beer and play a game with friends? That’s my kind of Saturday night.

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Japanese fast food chain Lotteria has released the latest in its Attack on Titan themed foods. First they introduced 10-patty burgers and now they’ve got a huge bucket of French fries to match. The 1,140 calorie feast comes in a themed bucket along with a special pin and will be available only for a limited time.

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Believe it or not, there’s actually a sushi chef in Japan that makes sushi using only a single grain of rice.

In a short video shot by Reuters, the man behind the mini-sushi mentions that it all started as a practical joke for a customer. But once he started making the tiny treats, he kept wanting to experiment to see how small he could make them. Fun fact: it takes him five minutes to make each piece, while in comparison, it takes him only one minute to make a normal piece of sushi.

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There’s something called “Delicious When Baked Pudding Flavored Kit Kats” that can be purchased at the world’s only Kit Kat boutique located in Japan, but if you live elsewhere, never fear. These Kit Kats aren’t pre-baked. You still have to bake them which means, yes, you can do it with standard chocolate Kit Kats, too. There’s even a video to demonstrate the process, but be warned. Should you leave your baking Kit Kats unattended the result may be a blazing pile of candy goo so be careful!

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These huge Attack on Titan burgers that are currently available in Japan are at once incredibly disgusting and absolutely wonderful. Sure, they’re giant greasy piles of meat and cheese, but who doesn’t like a good pile of meat and cheese?

The burgers are available at fast food chain Lotteria through March 20th and come with either 5, 7, or 10 patties for the same price of about $20. They also come with a special Attack on Titan keychain.

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This product is supposed to be for kids, but we completely understand if you decide to buy it for yourself. It’s a make your own sushi kit that’s coming out in Japan this spring. There’s a train that looks like a boat pulling plates along a little track for delivering your sushi. It’s also got moulds to help you make your sushi. All aboard the sushi train!

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Gundam fans are probably already aware of Japan’s Gundam-themed cafes, but did you all also know that these cafes offer Gundam and Zaku donuts? They’re roughly 320 yen ($3.16) each, and for 420 yen ($4.16), you can also buy a Haro roll cake called “Harooru.”

Now all I need is a real-life Gundam suit to go along with my Gundam donut (along with a free trip to Japan too) and I’ll finally find fulfillment in my life.

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