News Roundup for May 14th, 2015

Good to the Last Drop

Be like Rin-chan and slurp down a mouthful of hot ramen with these Love Live! branded noodle cups. They come in two flavors--onion and pork broth shoyu ramen, and spicy green chive and tonkotsu ramen. Be sure to check under the lid for your chance to win one of four original stickers! They go on sale June 1 but please don't try to sneak a steaming cup into the theater when the movie opens on June 13.

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Turn Any Journey Into a Quest

When I first played Dragon Quest VIII back in 2005 I remember thinking, "Spending 100 hours on a game wouldn't be bad if only I wasn't tethered to the TV." It took a decade but Square-Enix has finally answered my prayers with an updated 3DS port that features a new scenario, two new party members and voice acting during cutscenes. Productivity in Japan will slow to a halt when it's released on August 27.

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Tighty Whities

Oh no, Yukikaze's luck is about to run out! Admiral, was it worth nearly sinking one of your ships just to get a look at her underwear? (FYI, her name is printed on them as identification for when salvage vessels find her.)

Kantai Collection -Kan Colle- Yukikaze Major Damage Ver. 1/8 Complete Figure [Aquamarine]
Pre-painted Complete Figure
Scale: 1/8
Size: Approx. H210mm
Material: ABS, PVC

Sailor Moon Super PJs

Be the cutest one in the room at your next sleepover with these Sailor Moon pajamas. So soft, so fluffy, they always feel like they just came out of the dryer! Sailor Moon says, you'll never want to leave the house again! Ufufu.

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Pop Art


Japanese Twitter users have been busy replacing awesome game fonts for one that's a bit friendly. The Soueikaku Pop font has long been the butt of jokes about PowerPoint presentations and now you can join in the fun with the hashtag 絶対に創英角ポップ体しか使ってはいけないゲーム業界, which translates to something like "games in a world with only THIS font." You have to admit, it's got more character than Times New Roman.

Bride to Be

I always thought Haruna was the timid type but she proved me wrong by skipping the whole "profess your love" bit to jump straight into the honeymoon! Don't get your garters in a knot, we'll consummate our marriage soon enough.

To Love-Ru Darkness - Haruna Sairenji 1/6 Complete Figure [MAX Factory]
Pre-painted Complete Figure
Scale: 1/6
Size: Approx. H265mm
Material: ABS, Non-phthalate PVC