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Monday Cute: Nuigulumar Z: Gothic Lolita Battle Bear

It has a teddy bear in it, it counts. And don’t tell me this isn’t the perfect video for your Monday morning.

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There Is Nothing I Can Say That Will Prepare You For This Insane Japanese Lighter Commercial

…so I’m not even going to try. Just know that, of the three The Mary Sue staff members, this video sent two of us into paroxysms of laughter, and the other one pretty much thought she’d never spent a worse 2:19 in her life. Identities remain secret to protect the guilty party who didn’t find this commercial funny (Jill).

(via: The Laughing Squid)

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Japan Is Getting Iron Man 3 In Smell-O-Vision

OK, technically it’s called 4DX, not Smell-O-Vision, and “odor effects” is only one part of it. But “4DX” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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Indulge Your Inner Fire Demon With These Studio Ghibli Zippos

Alas, what a cruel twist of fate that these officially licensed Studio Ghibli Zippos are coming out right after the holiday season has ended. Though that might be a good thing, as a single lighter will set you back between $135 and $210. Now you have plenty of time to save up and buy one for the anime fan/smoker (or anime fan/pyromaniac?) in your life a few months from now.

(via Collider, available for purchase on TokyoZippo.com)

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Get Cold and Snuggly With This Totoro Snowman

Tortorsnowman? Snowtoro?

(via: /Fim)

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Two New Studio Ghibli Films Are Incoming for 2013

Anime fans rejoice: Studio Ghibli has announced that directors (and Ghibli co-founders) Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata will each come out with a new film in 2013. More than that, the two films—The Wind is Rising and The Tale of Princess Kaguya—will be coming out on the same day.

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Perfect Thanksgiving Gift: A Hello Kitty That Turns Into A Cooked Turkey

Look, I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve got a strange imagination but I’d really like to meet the person who came up with this. It’s a Hello Kitty Reversible 8″ Plush: Turkey style. Yes, the thing on the left turns into the thing on the right. Want to see it in action? There’s a video after the jump.

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Girl Gets Her Exercise in This Impressive Animation Mash-Up [VIDEO]

And the award for most animation styles included in one six-minute sequence goes to: This music video for Livetune’s “Transfer,” directed by Fantasista Utamaro and Kubotabee. That’s one crazy morning commute.

(via: Cartoon Brew)

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The Avengers, Redesigned as a Part of Japanese Folklore

We here at The Mary Sue are all in favor of great tastes that taste great together. Who doesn’t like a crossover you can really sink your teeth into, especially when it comes to the well-worn territory of The Avengers? Fear not, comrades at arms. For those wishing this summer’s box-office bunker-buster had a little more samurai spirit amidst its sound and noise, the Internet has got you covered!

Artist Alex Mitchell, who has previously applied his knowledge of traditional Japanese yōkai, oni, arms, and armor to DC’s Justice League, here takes a more historical, but no less fantastical, approach to the current Avengers ensemble. Beyond the obvious appeal, there’s a carefully considered wealth of detail in these re-imaginings that compliments each character, allying them dutifully with Japanese cultural archetypes and real historical figures. Mitchell has even put thought into name translation, and a bit of alternative backstory for each. Now tell us this isn’t one anime-ification you would be thrilled to see.

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Kitten Pikachu: Gotta Catch ‘Em All [VIDEO]

The gentlemen who brought us the kitten lightsaber duel and Jedi kittens strike back are at it again. This time they’ve turned a kitten into Pikachu. Let me just say, you are totally not prepared for how cute this is. The group, Final Cut King, also posted a behind-the-scenes video which we’ve embedded after the jump!

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