Good news for kawaii fans as the Aggretsuko anime is available on Netflix today!
It follows cute red panda Retsuko who has a boring office job with annoying coworkers and horrible bosses. When it all gets too much, she heads to the karaoke room to vent her rage with heavy metal songs. Here’s the trailer.
I’ve already watched the first episode and it brought back a lot of memories of my own horrible office jobs and I’m sure everyone who’s worked at one will recognise some of their coworkers, both good and bad!
There’s ten episodes to watch now, all in the original Japanese with subtitles. I can’t wait to watch the rest. Find out more on Netflix, and if you don’t have an account, you can sign up for a free trial month, which is plenty time to watch the season.
Let us know if you’re watching, and if you love Aggretsuko, check out our recent shopping post for both your happy and angry moods.
It’s National Tea Day on Saturday here in the UK (we really like tea!). What better way to celebrate than by picking up a new mug to enjoy your morning cuppa? Here’s some kawaii mugs to choose from.
These animal mugs at Firebox have cute little ears sticking up and you can choose from a panda, cat, bear or fox. They’re a little larger than a standard mug so great for those of you who drink a lot of tea (or coffee!).
If those animals are a bit too basic for you, how about a narwhal? This mug is from Paperchase’s new Kawaii Kool collection and I love its happy face and rainbow horn. Fun fact: the narwhal’s horn is actually a tooth!
Magical girls will love this sweet Little Twin Stars mug with pastel colours and stars. There are two designs to choose from and you can buy them from Sanrio Japan using Tenso.
Tea for…one? If you like to use a teapot for a proper cup of tea but only want one cup, Rilakkuma has you covered with this mini teapot and mug set at ARTBOX. The teapot stacks on top of the mug for easy storage – and there’s a matching Korilakkuma set too.
I haven’t played the hilarious game yet but Detective Pikachu is so kawaii! If you’d enjoy having him search for clues on the breakfast table, this cute mug is available from Japanese Pokemon Centers. You can also order it through Japan Stuffs.
Corocorocoronya – those cute cats that live in a bakery – have quickly become some of my favourite kawaii characters. When they announced the Ice Cream collection, I knew I had to order a plush.
How can you resist a shy cat hiding in a bakery bag? The bag is removable so you can have lots of fun with this plush.
My favourite is definitely bag on head! It just looks so scared and cute peeking out of the eye holes. The plush is also fully posable so you can move the arms, legs, tail, head and body into various poses.
It’s rare to get a plush that can stand up or sit down properly by itself so this is great for photos. The quality is also really good and I’m glad I bought it.
I ordered direct from the San-X shop using Tenso again with no problems. I purchased it on a Thursday morning and it arrived the following Friday! It only cost me an additional ¥890 (around £6) to have it forwarded by Airmail.
If you’d like a Corocorocoronya plush too, the whole ice cream collection is still mostly in stock. There’s also Coronya dressed as an ice cream (with removable hood) and their cream friend with a removable cone, plus keychains, purses and more.
I could look at all the Amuse plushies at Tokyo Otaku Mode for hours! There are so many cute animals, and so many variations. I pretty much love all of them, but here’s a few I managed to pick out.
Pote Usa Loppy is my favourite Amuse character and how can you not love a bunny in a cupcake? There are so many cute details here – the toppings are so sweet with fruit, cream and a chocolate heart.
Tapirs don’t get nearly enough kawaii love and Amuse’s version is so adorable. I love the pastel colours. Unfortunately, this one is currently out of stock but you can ask to be notified when it’s back. Or the unicorn is almost as cute and in stock now.
Unicorn no Cony is new to me but how can I resist those faces? These come in a few pastel colours with stars on their sides, pink blushing cheeks and polka dot ribbons. They’re selling out fast in all sizes so be quick if you want one.
These little round Pomeranians can’t walk too far so you can carry them in a bag. They look so fluffy and happy.
If you’re on a budget, the tiny Puchimaru charms are really affordable and include so many weird and wonderful characters. I really love this rainbow of pandas and they all have different poses and faces.
You can check out all the Amuse plushies at Tokyo Otaku Mode – which is your favourite?