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New Cellphone Straps Have Street Fighter II Characters Do “Dogeza” to Apologize

Zarigani Works is a toy company making several odd products including “Dogeza” series, which is a line of small figurines kneeling in kowtow style to show one’s deep apology.

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It was revealed through a tweet by Bruce Hsiang, that the company is planning to release a new “dogeza” line featuring Street Fighter II characters.

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I have no idea why, or what familiar faces like Ryu, Ken, Chun Li have done to the point need to do dogeza, but Dhalsim and Blanca seem to be happy and all psyched up for a fight it seems!

Zarigani Works confirmed that the tweet was true.
Street Fighter II “Dogeza” cellphone straps will be released in July.
Each figurine will be priced at 300 yen.

Japan Word of the Day #13 – Gacha (Online Game Term)

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Today’s Word is: Gacha (ガチャ)

Gacha is a type of online game monetization model where end users purchase virtual items from online games, but they don’t know what they will be getting until they’ve paid. This system is similar to old-fashioned capsule toys from vending machines. As long as players pay the fee, they are guaranteed to get something out of it regardless of what the resulting item is. In Japan, capsule toys are called Gachapon, hence the shortened word “Gacha” is used to describe this new virtual/online item sale system.

Puzzle & Dragon is a good example of games that incorporated gacha system. In this game, you battle against your enemies by solving puzzles. Certain combinations in the puzzles allow monsters you own to attack enemies. In order to get more powerful monsters, you have to pay money through its gacha system. (There are other ways to get new monsters too, if you are willing to invest your time in finding them rather than spending money)

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Although there are similarities between old-fashioned gachapon toys and online gacha game, a significant difference is that the latter one does not actually provide tangible, physical items. The value of the items only last as long as the game services are still in business and functioning.

Image sources: Horishoten, Puzzle and Dragon

Cute Dangan Ronpa Insoles, Stockings, and Nail Films Released!

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2PM Works did it again! They are releasing a line of fashion items featuring hit game/anime Dangan Ronpa‘s Monobear (aka Monokuma). You can preorder now, and all items are scheduled for shipping in mid-December.

1) Dangan Ronpa Monokuma Stockings

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Price: 3,780 yen (before any Rinkya fees)
For a single purchase, $62.00 including Rinkya fees (before international shipping). Buy more than one item from the same store and you’ll save on fees!
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2) Dangan Ronpa School Emblem Stockings

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Price: 2,625 yen (before any Rinkya fees)
For a single purchase, $49.00 including Rinkya fees (before international shipping). Buy more than one item from the same store and you’ll save on fees!
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3) Dangan Ronpa Monokuma Nail Films

 

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Price: 1,890 yen (before any Rinkya fees)
For a single purchase, $40.00 including Rinkya fees (before international shipping). Buy more than one item from the same store and you’ll save on fees!
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4) Dangan Ronpa Colorful Monokuma Nail Films

 

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Price: 1,890 yen (before any Rinkya fees)
For a single purchase, $40.00 including Rinkya fees (before international shipping). Buy more than one item from the same store and you’ll save a lot more!
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5) Dangan Ronpa Monokuma Ippai Insoles

 

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Price: 1,890 yen (before any Rinkya fees)
For a single purchase, $40.00 including Rinkya fees (before international shipping). Buy more than one item from the same store and you’ll save a lot more!
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6) Dangan Ronpa Monokuma Up-Model Insoles

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Price: 1,890 yen (before any Rinkya fees)
For a single purchase, $40.00 including Rinkya fees (before international shipping). Buy more than one item from the same store and you’ll save a lot more!
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Happy 7th Anniversary PS3! Check out 10 Coolest Custom PlayStation 3 Mods

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Are you excited for SONY’s PlayStation 4 coming out this week (for European countries, November 29th)? While PS4 is ready to hit the stores, PlayStation 3 marks its 7th anniversary today.
To celebrate this beautiful console loved by so many for so long, we’ve gathered 10 coolest PS3 mods to share with you!

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Dragon Quest Slime Hourglass to be Released in July! Taking Pre-order Now.

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Square-Enix will release limited edition hourglass featuring adorable mascot creature from Dragon Quest series, Slime.

Product: Slime Hourglass
Released from: Square-Enix
Dimension: 100 mm tall x 53 mm diameter
Price: 2,200JPY
Shipping within Japan: 577JPY

Slime hourglass measures 3 minutes. It is designed after images that actually appear in Dragon Quest X and VII while loading game data (see below).

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How adorable!

We are taking pre-order on Limited Edition Slime Hourglass right now.
To order, 1) login to your Rinkya account, 2) go to “My Orders” from top right icon, and 3) go to “Request Stores Order.

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4) Paste in this URL and you are ready to go! Don’t forget to choose color (blue or silver)!

This product will be available on July 27th!

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Game Screenshots Source: Hachima Kikou