Category Archives: Fashion

Puma X Hello Kitty Collaboration

Regular readers of Japandaman.com will know that if it’s one thing we love here are the many and varied collaborations with different brands that constantly spring up in Japan. And this new one looks particularly awesome, it’s a joint venture between sneaker manufacturer, Puma and everyone’s favourite feline, Sanrio’s Hello Kitty.

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New Yuri On Ice Merch Hits Japan

Fan of ice skating anime, Yuri On Ice, who after more while the long wait for season two begins, can take comfort in some new merchandise released in Japan that will make the wait that bit more bearable. Newly released from ACOS are some garments that will suit anyone yearning to live our their Yuri Plisetsky dreams.

So Yuri right there!

You can pick up this little number from AmiAmi for a lazy ¥8,240 and it’s also available in may different sizes for everyone.

Yuri’s parka is also available!

If leopard print isn’t your jam, there’s also this cool Yuri parka as seen in the ED of the anime plus those badges above come with the parka which will set you back ¥7,560…not bad!

The items start shipping out commencing June and there is a limit of 3 items per household so everyone can get one 🙂

New Hair Salon In Akihabara Caters For Anime Fans

Akihabara is the place where anything and everything goers down for the otaku. And now, for something different, a new hair salon has opened which caters to anime fans. The salon is called OFF-KAi!! and it’s been open since October 1, 2016.

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This hair salon plays various songs from different anime’s to pass the time as you wait for your cut and the staff being anime otaku love talking to visitors about anime’s to pass the time. And even better, they can also style your hair as your favourite anime character.

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And keeping in theme as with most stores in Akihabara, the hair salon even has its own mascot. Her name is Marwishka Offka and she’s been illustrated by renowned light novel artist, Kurehito Misaki of Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend fame.

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If you’re in Japan and fancy getting a haircut like your favourite anime girl or boy, here’s the address: OFF-KAi!!, Sotokanda 3-6-6 Hattori Building 1F, opening hours are from 12 PM to 10 PM with the last appointment at 9. The salon also has its own app through which you can make a booking. You can grab it for both iOS and Android.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Lingerie

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday…lingerie crossing over into the world of anime. Specifically, a series that has a massive fanbase, Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

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These sets are based around the two characters, Sayaka and Kyoko. Eager eyes will notice that the lingerie matches the principal colours of the characters as well.

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Sayaka’s bra also pays homage to the series by having a dangling charm in the shape of a fortissimo musical annotation.

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The Kyoko set also shows its roots by having a black ribbon in the bra just like the one she uses to keep her hair in a ponytail.

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The sets will sell for ¥8, 800 each and can be purchased online via Super Groupies. If you’re looking for the Kyoko set, click here and for the Sayaka set, go here.

Yummy Mart Pokemon Lingerie Collection

Is everyone 18+ around here? Excellent stuff, this next post may be a bit much for the younger readers. Peach John is an apparel maker from Japan and one of their sister brands is YUMMY MART who have just announced that they’re going to be releasing a 5 piece Pokemon lingerie set. Yes that’s right…Pokemon lingerie.

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The models seen in these pictures (Risa Nakamura, Tomoco Nozaki and Monica Sahara) are wearing the lingerie lineup consisting of pyjamas, underwear, Pikachu ponchos and sleep masks.

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Unfortunately the Pikachu plushie bra won’t be up for purchase, it’ll be used as a promo and displayed at their YUMMY MART stores at Ikebukuro Parco, Shibuya 109 and Shibuya Parco.

Crazy Contacts Review

I’ve never really done one of these before so I hope someone finds this helpful and informative! I was in need of some coloured contact lenses for my Hollow Ichigo cosplay that I had planned for the recent Japanese Summer Festival in Melbourne the past weekend. Anyways they needed to be yellow and I needed them in 1 week’s time, my fault for leaving it til the last minute, I know.

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All the little kiosks scattered around the Melbourne CBD were sold out and all novelty stores that sell contact lenses had literally every single colour…except yellow 🙁 I reached out to my dear friend Neko who advised me on Pinky Paradise, a well known online store for cosplayers and their coloured contact lenses needs. Can you believe it, they were sold out of yellow contact lenses as well!! By now, I was well and truly losing my shit as I had about 5 days left. I turned to Google Sensei and came across an Australian based business called Crazy Contacts.

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I checked and they had the plain yellow ones that I was looking for and for under $30 as well! Keep in mind that the average price that I had seen for contact lenses was in the area of $50 so as a massive plus, the price suited me fine. Plus add another $17 for express delivery and I was still ahead for pricing. They arrived 2 days later and after soaking them, I popped them in. I have to say, I was extremely pleased with how they felt once I wore them in, I wasn’t sure what to expect considering how cheap they were but I have no issues with being a return customer and recommending them to other friends and cosplayers. The only gripe I have is that even though they were yellow, they didn’t appear to be solid yellow meaning they looked a bit greeny when I was wearing them. I do have extremely dark brown eyes though so maybe that’s just par for the course with my eye colour.

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But overall, two thumbs ups and thanks for saving the day Crazy Contacts!!