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EarthBound-Inspired Planners, Covers and More from Hobonichi’s Full 2018 Accessories Line-Up

Hobonichi have revealed their full collection of covers and accessories for the 2018 Techo planner, due to go on sale on September 1st. We took a look at the first EarthBound-inspired cover unveiled by Shigesato Itoi‘s lifestyle brand earlier this month, but … Continue reading

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EarthBound-Inspired Covers Return for Hobonichi’s 2018 Accessory Collection

Following on from last year’s stunning collection of accessories, EarthBound creator Shigesato Itoi’s Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun (Hobonichi) have introduced the first of their new range of covers for the Hobonichi Techo planner inspired by the cult classic Nintendo RPG. In the run-up to … Continue reading

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THUNDERBOX x Technōs Collab Serves up the Ultimate Accessory for Hot-Blooded Tough Guys

Thanks to Japanese fashion label THUNDERBOX, you’ll never again have to go downtown without a stylish, understated way of expressing your love for Technōs’ flagship Kunio-kun series on your person. They’re ideal for wearing to any back-alley brawl, dodgeball game or … Continue reading

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Unique fashion and a cultural treasure trove, hidden on the third floor of an unassuming Nakano building

The latest instalment of Toco Toco features KAE, a Tokyo-based accessory designer and founder of fashion brand High-Me, showcasing her retro-inspired acrylic work. At a glance, it may seem bizarre to see something like this crop up on a games culture-focused site. … Continue reading

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MOTHER 2 x Hobonichi returns for 2017 planner accessory collection

The Hobonichi Techo daily planner, a brainchild of Japanese copywriter, TV personality and creator of the MOTHER series Shigesato Itoi and his company Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun (Hobonichi), is back with a brand new lineup of stationary and accessories for 2017, including a selection that … Continue reading

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Get decked out with Mr. Saturn accessories and stationary from Hobonichi

Shigesato Itoi is no stranger to making use of the colourful cast of the Mother series on a wide variety of products, ranging from fabric covers for the Hobonichi Techo planner to Haramaki ‘belly warmers’. The next items to join … Continue reading

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Now’s your chance to dress like a copy of ‘Gamest’

UK-based GAMETEE, producers of many luxury game-inspired clothing items, have released a t-shirt design that gives you the ability to look like a 90s Japanese gaming magazine any time you want.    The ‘TOKYO RETRO – Sublimation’ tee features a nostalgic full-print collage … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Club Nintendo

It was June 2006 when I registered my first ever item, a silver Nintendo DS bundled with Mario Kart DS, on a loyalty program that was then known as ‘Nintendo VIP 24:7’. It may seem surprising to some, but back … Continue reading

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You aren’t cool unless you’re wearing Xevious jeans.

Cospa, a Japanese fashion company who primarily produce cosplay goods, have decided to fill the gaping hole in every person’s wardrobe by creating Xevious jeans. I have to be honest, I never thought I’d end up writing about Xevious and … Continue reading

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Now you can pretend you’re Luigi by dealing up with these Mario playing cards

  When you think of Mario’s bright and cheery adventures, gambling is unlikely to come into your mind. Well, perhaps you’ve visited Princess Peach’s Rec room in Super Mario 64 DS and placed a few sneaky bets on a game … Continue reading

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