kawaii

doughnuts

Japanese Doughnut Chain Pulls Pikachu Doughnuts for Being Too Creepy

And you thought hairy, talking Pikachu Detective was unnerving.
Bettina Makalintal
11.15.18
Women in Net Art

This Insanely Detailed 3D Art Looks Like a Sinister Barbie Dreamhouse

There's something dark hiding behind the cuteness.
Nicole Ruggiero
5.22.18
Women in Net Art

Cyber Punk Satyr Girls Guard This Artist's Kawaii Universe

They're 100% synthetic and totally fierce.
Nicole Ruggiero
5.11.18
TOYS

Make Yourself a Custom Anime Mini-Model with Chibify

This Santa Monica-based startup will let you design and create "super kawaii" statuettes of yourself.
Emerson Rosenthal
3.14.17
Motherboard

The Most Kawaii Robots of 2016

This year was full of robots that could take our jobs and kick our fleshy asses, but it was also rife with really adorable ones.
Samantha Cole
12.26.16
2016

The Most Kawaii Robots of 2016

Motherboard's list of the 10 cutest robots of the year
Samantha Cole
12.25.16
Neko Atsume

Let These 'Neko Atsume' Toys Bring a Little Joy to Your Life

When the world around you isn’t going entirely awesomely, it’s okay to seek temporary refuge in the cute.
Robert Rath
11.16.16
the vice guide to comics

An Irrefutable List of the Five Best Manga Comics of All Time

VICE's art editor Nick Gazin dives into the storied Japanese art form of manga to guide people past some common misconceptions and toward a completely objective list of the top manga comics.
VICE Staff
9.16.16
japan

Why Kawaii Culture Drives Japan to Devour Cuteness

There’s no better way to experience Japan's cuteness-driven kawaii culture than by literally consuming it.
Karen Yossman
6.1.16
Photo

Photos of the Most Kawaii Costumes at a Brooklyn Cherry Blossom Festival

People dressed as Sailor Moon characters, Pikachu, or in seven-foot-tall robot suits cat-walked to high-pitched J-pop and J-rock in a pursuit of all things happy and positive.
Aaron Purkey; Words by Naomi Melati Bishop
5.7.16
Design

Celebrate All Things Kawaii With This Electrifying Japanese Commercial

An exuberant ad invites you to revel in kawaii culture—and it’s all to sell soup.
Gabrielle Bruney
3.26.16
YouTube

Massage Your Brain By Watching People Cook Doll-Sized Food

Need to relax? Try watching hundreds of YouTube videos of people "cooking" tiny miniature versions of pizzas, sushi, ramen, and ice cream sundaes.
Hilary Pollack
1.17.16
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