KK Raises Its Halloween Game In The Big J

img03No offense to our perennial fave Mister Donut, but Mr. Krispy Kreme has flat out FLOORED IT for Halloween in The Big J. (At this point, we should mention that the blog I’ll Make It Myself and the Twitter account for Things From Japan were the inspiration for this post.)

Not sure what’s going on here, but as with all Big J posts, that hardly matters.

Did someone say videos? Oh yes. Here are the first four in a series- they have nine total. Who doesn’t like dancing Pumpkin and Frankenstein donuts?

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Fresh From The Big J….

Gotta admit, “Neko Atsume” has flown under the Big J radar as far as I’m concerned. It seems that this is a cat game you play on your mobile phone. OK, I get it. And since Japan is obsessed with cats, naturally you have to make…air fresheners with the kitteh on them. Sure, why not?

UPDATE 2:30pm PT: For those who are searching for these on the iTunes App Store, maybe this will help.

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Four distinct scents for you: “Gentle Jasmine, Cozy Berry, Relaxing Floral, and Refreshing Shampoo.”

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Peel off the sticky decal and put them anywhere that needs a little “freshening.”

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The car dashboard, for example.

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Or at work.

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The kitteh rotates around the freshener, too.

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(Andrew Y. saw it on RN24. If you wanna gaze at some fantastic Big J advertising, here they are.)

‘Tocktober USB Disney Butts!

Just plug Winnie The Pooh, Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck into the outlet, and then add your USB charging cord.

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RN24 says they’re going for “1,800 yen (US$16.50), and according to the Hamee site are scheduled to ship out in early October.” Buy ’em now!

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That store ad looks great. I like how they! Put! Exclamation! Points! After! Every! Word! Practically!

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Make It A Pokemon #Tocktober

I’m gonna put the disclaimer out there right now- I know nothing about Pokemon. Other than they’re Cute and from you-know-where. The first two photos must be keyrings. What’s the third picture? And I’m getting a distinct WinnieThe Pooh and Tigger vibe here, too. Anyone able to do a translayshe from this site? Ran a bit of text thru Google Translate, and it told me, “Cushion of Pikachu (left) Chirutto (right) Soft, it is.” Thanks Yoda, that settles that.

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“Saw this linked on another website earlier, and HAD to send it to you guys! Pokemon ‘Tocks! PS: Been following your site since the beginning, and still check it daily!” -Kristi M.

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Halloween In The Big J (Part II)

In last week’s Part I, we got the lowdown on the Mister Donut menu. This week, we’re doin’ the Raccoon thing.

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Specifically, this is author Sterling North’s pet raccoon from the book Rascal, which apparently is quite popular in The Big J.

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So…Japanese doughnut shop Floresta whipped these up.

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Available ’til Hallowee Halloween, with their cost set at $2.50-$3.20 USD, according to our Japan News Desk RocketNews24.

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(Andrew Y.)

Halloween In The Big J

Ah, it’s a fall tradition at C.O. Trying to discover what Mister Donut is offering up in The Big J. Seriously, I was asking Andrew (“oooo, I forgot to look in YouTube”) Y. about this like in August probably. Anyway. In poking around the InterTubes and through their Twitter and Facebook accounts, this is what I was able to come up with. Looks like they’re staying with the Hello Kitteh theme, which is fine with us.


And this last one- well, it’s 2 years old but has the total authentic Big J vibe to it. You’ll see what I mean.

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リトルプライバシー、してください (A Little Privacy, Please)

Only in The Big J, do you get a kitteh litter box to look like a private spa. Yep! This is what’s called a “Cat Onsen.” Quoting Wikipedia: “An onsen (温泉) is a term for hot springs in the Japanese language, though the term is often used to describe the bathing facilities and inns around the hot springs.” Now that we’ve got that settled- we move on.

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Got a nice little discreet curtain.

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But as you know, cats go when they are good and ready to go.

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You just slide your litter box inside this box kinda thing…

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Hang up your little curtain..

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The interior..

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Assemmbly required!

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And…you got your rubber ducks in the litter.

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Yes, rubber ducks. It’s Japan, just roll with it.

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Cat watches as hoomin does all the work. As it should be.

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And that’s it!

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(RN24 and Andrew Y, of course.)

Cats in Kimonos

And that’s all you need to know about this post.


“Dear Friends at Cute Overload, From Japan! Cats in kimonos, enjoying a gourmet dinner of kibble and salad.” -Erin U.

MMMMMM, Hamster Thins

Ever wondered how to make a Hamster Thin? Sure you have- and we have a step by step tutorial for you, with helpful captions since it’s in Japanese n’ all.


(“The key is to keep petting it until it collapses into a puddle of happiness,” says Wendy M., who found this on Boing!! Boing!!!)

Press Nose, Get Present- Only In The Big J

‘Member this video from the middle of the month?


So leave it to the masterminds over at The Big J to raise the stakes a bit higher. Or larger. The same transport company in the above video has decided to deposit a giant black cat inside Shinjuku Station this week. Quoting the ever-vigilant RocketNews24: “The big cat will be ‘awake’ and spitting out 72 different presents at Shinjuku Station’s Metro Promenade from 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. every day until 4 October. After that, he goes on tour, stopping at ten locations around the country, like a giant, furry, four-legged, off-season Santa with presents for furballs.”

A Santa…with furballs. Let’s think on that one.


(Andrew Y.)