Katy Kelly

Katy has been enamored with Japan since she was a kid in Cheshire, England watching Digimon on old VHS tapes. Later, when she got into the Japanese independent music scene, she discovered it was so hard to learn anything about her favorite bands in English that she may as well start studying Japanese. After a year abroad at university in Tokyo she decided to return and work in the Kansai area, where she achieved minor superstardom amongst elementary and middle school students for knowing how to draw Crayon Shin-chan when prompted. In her free time, Katy can be found at home, tracking down the latest chocolate mint additions to stores and studying Japanese while her enormous tuxedo cat tries to smother her. She also does part-time translation for her own benefit, which mostly means researching the minutiae of mobile games or reading manga before anyone can spoil them for her. http://moonlitemuseum.tumblr.com

All Stories by Katy Kelly

New Hunter x Hunter escape room has you take the Hunter exam, snack on anime-tastic food

You too can be a hunter like Gon and Killua by enrolling in the Hunter exam escape game!

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Random act of kindness in a Japanese toilet cubicle has us reaching for tissues

If you’ve ever been stranded and desperate in a public bathroom, you’ll recognize the enormity of this stranger’s kindness.

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Hello Kitty celebrates her 45th anniversary at Sanrio Expo 2019 with cute plush and goods

We were on the scene to snap up shots of all the star-studded Sanrio stock!

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Japanese Twitter falls in love with trash cat who jumps out of trash can【Video】

You’ll never have any need for a jack-in-the-box with this cute cat and a flip-lid trash receptacle!

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New Yahoo! News Juice bar in Harajuku squeezes headlines to make your free custom drink

The latest pop-up Tokyo juice bar grants you a custom juice based on a Yahoo! News article, its comments and post date!

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User edits Dragon Ball Z SFX and music into Apex Legends, everyone memes in response

A Twitter user made a great video, turning an FPS game into a Dragon Ball battleground. But that darned choice of music…!

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Super cute Japanese kitty takes a little sip and a shower all at once 【Video】

This cat has some difficulty learning how to drink from the faucet, and it’s too cute to bear!

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Japanese grandpa swings golf club so hard it sets field alight, onlookers yell “fire” not “fore”

If this steel-swinging senior was in an anime, we know what his ultimate move would look like.

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Fujiya’s new Mille-Feuille Burger spreads Japanese sweet tastes on crunchy, creamy cake buns

The monarch of milky munchies has managed to mix mille-feuille with all manner of classic Japanese treats!

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Kyoto University’s “Professor Orita” statue’s latest update: Orga Itsuka from the Gundam anime

This strange tradition sees a a founding professor’s statue vandalized every year, and now we get Iron Blooded Orphans action!

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Adorable Pokémon Coo’Nuts toys spin onto shelves with 16 cute, random peanut designs

These tiny toys take all your fave ‘Mons and turn them into cute spinning peanuts!

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We take a trip to the adorable Doraemon station and soak up the adorable kitty robot anime decor

Noborito Station on the Odakyu Line got a Fujiko F. Fujio facelift! We take a trip through the Anywhere Door to check it out.

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Nescafe opens permanent sleep cafe in Tokyo in time for Sleep Day, blends catnaps with caffeine

Nestle’s new sleep cafe offers the most luxurious nap experience you can find in Tokyo – doze to your heart’s content!

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Engraved sword nameplates can now adorn Japanese houses, bring Arthurian style to the suburbs

If a simple metal nameplate isn’t eye-catching enough for your house, try one of these gigantic engraved swords for size.

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Touching story of a Japanese “messenger cat” connects distant neighbors on social media

By tucking messages into a visiting cat’s collar, this vet got a pen pal for the ages – and social media brought them back together!

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Shonen Jump’s anime heroes punch huge craters in Shinjuku Station, create photo spots

The stars of Jump Force all have serious beef with Tokyo Metro, leaving some seriously cool craters behind.

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Life-sized Pokémon Furret plush is big enough to knock you out in one move

This huge plush ferret is so gigantic you might have to have someone else hold it up while you hug it.

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Japanese kids’ show mascot busts out a juicy piano pop tune inside a subway station

Passersby were treated to the jazzy refrain of Kenshi Yonezu’s Lemon, as played by a gigantic mop-headed monster.

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Beginner Live2D anime artist creates eldritch horrors that warp reality when they move【Video】

The leap from static drawings to animation has never been so drastic.

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Independent bar offers Dragon Ball takoyaki, won’t sell all seven in one order

A patron was delighted by the super adorable octopus balls masquerading as Dragon Balls. But why was there one missing?

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