Category Archives: JPOP Culture

Tradition Meets Disney: 7-Eleven Convenience Stores Selling Wagashi

Wagashi Geek Impulse

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Japanese sweets brand Tabemasu (a cute mix of taberareru and mascot) is teaming up with Bandai Candy to create adorable Toy Story Alien traditional Japanese sweets ( Wagashi )! Wagashi are absolutely delicious. This traditional sweet is made with white bean paste and mochi. It has a doughy yet powdery texture and is perfect with green tea. The mouldable,

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Miyagi Prefecture Chooses Lapras as Their Official Pokémon

Lapras Geek Impulse

Reading Time: 2 minutes You Can Now Boat Around With Sea Pokémon Lapras in Miyagi It would seem that there is an ever growing trend with prefectures of Japan adopting Pokémon. Iwate Prefecture adopted Geodude as its official pokémon. Today though we are talking about Miyagi Prefecture. They have officially adopted Lapras as their official prefecture mascot. You can see the Geodude music video

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Japan’s #1 Cosplayer Drops Costumes For Swimsuits (J-Pop Culture)

Japan's #1 Cosplayer

Reading Time: 3 minutes Japan’s #1 Cosplayer © @enako_cos Enako has done it again. Though the title of Japan’s #1 Cosplayer is what the media gives her as a title, her fan base is so large and her fans are so loyal they gladly perpetuate the title for her. She continues to increase her status as she regularly does cosplay for her Otaku fans

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Live-Action Kaguya-sama: Love is War Film

Love is War Anime Geek Impulse

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kaguya-sama: Love Is War On the official site for the live-action film adaptation of Aka Akasaka’s Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai – Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen) manga, started streaming a teaser video for the film. In the video it reveals the film’s theme song “KOI-WAZURAI” which is performed by King & Prince. Kaguya’s Anime VA Aoi Koga Makes

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Maiko Throws First Pitch at Koshien Baseball Stadium

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japan’s take on baseball is a little different since the adoption of the American sport. The ceremonial first pitch added an element of Japanese uniqueness in 1908 when the first professional team from the United States came to tour Japan, and former Prime Minister and founder of Waseda University,  Okuma Shigenobu, was to throw the first pitch. Apparently, the throw

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A Live-Action FINAL FANTASY TV Series is Being Created

FINAL FANTASY TV Series Geek Impulse

Reading Time: 2 minutes Square Enix, Sony Pictures Television and Hivemind will be developing the series It would seem that the rumors are true. A Final Fantasy TV Series is coming to your mobile devices on a streaming service sometime in the near future. No word yet if it will be Netflix that gets the streaming rights, but it most likely will be because

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