Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Dempagumi.Inc - GOGO DEMPA

Our favourite idol group here at LITLK, Dempagumi.Inc, release their new album, GOGO DEMPA today!

Check out the awesome video for STAR☆ットしちゃうぜ春だしね:

Pinky is dressed up as a furry kaiju monster! So cute!

Mata ne!

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Shephy - solitaire Kawaii gaming

I'd heard about Shephy a while ago, but only recently picked it up.  It's a Japanese solitaire tabletop game!

Yes, that's right, it's a solitaire game - one player only! The Kawaii artwork is what drew me to try this game out, and I'm really glad I did!

The story behind the game is that the humans have all gone, and the sheep are left to take over Earth! Your goal is to get to 1,000 sheep before the enemy flock of sheep does.

The game is played using cards, there are Sheep cards (for various amounts of sheep):

There is also a deck of Event cards, here's a few of them:

There are all sorts of Event cards, some let you get more sheep, some wipe out some of your sheep (watch out for that lightning!) and others help you in other ways.

I set up Shephy for a game:

See the enemy sheep card in the top left? After each round you play it turns round until it reaches 1000 when you lose - you also lose if you ever have no sheep in the bottom row (called the field).  You win by having a 1000 sheep card in your field at the end of a round.

To start you draw 5 Event cards:

To play you choose a card in your hand, apply its effects and then draw new Event cards until you have 5 in your hand again.  As some cards get you more sheep and others get rid of ones you have, you have to carefully plan the order you use the cards.  Once you've gone through the whole event card deck, it is the end of that round:

Hmmm, only 9 sheep in my field... to start the next round you turn the enemy sheep card round one place (to 10) and then shuffle the Event cards and play another round!  Here's my score at the end of round two:

Hmmm 90 sheep in my field now, it's better but that enemy sheep now turns to 100 and I've got one more round to go... Here's what I managed to get:

902 sheep! So close, but those enemy sheep just don't stop - they turned to 1000, meaning I lost!

So close!! ><;

Shephy plays really quickly when you get used to it, and I find I'm often saying 'just one more game!' as I try to beat those dastadly enemy sheep!

If you are able to get to 1000 sheep first, the rules tell you that you can play a bonus stage mode where you try to get as high as you can before the enemy sheep turn to 1000, so there's plenty of replayability!

Shephy won't be for everyone, but it's a fun solitaire game and the theme and artwork are cute and unusual - I highly recommend it!

Mata ne!

Friday, 15 April 2016

New Disney 3DS Themes

We love playing on our 3DSs and make sure they are always super Kawaii. One of the easiest ways of keeping your 3DS Kawaii is with the themes that they release in the shop, and the new ones are super cute and DISNEY!!!

They have released 4 new themes for Disney fans and Mr and I are still deciding on which one we want! The first on offer is a Mickey & Friends theme with the top screen scrolling through Mickey's friends such as Donald Duck and Goofy (and Minnie of course <3):

The music that comes with the theme is the Mickey Mouse Club march.

The next theme is a Frozen theme:

This theme features Elsa and Anna on the top screen and Olaf on the bottom screen with the snow fluttering as you scroll through your games. The music that comes with this theme is Let it go!!

The next theme is Mr's favourite, a Stitch theme!

Stitch appears on the top screen with the bottom screen with a Stitch and Angel print <3 the music that comes with this theme is "Aloha E Komo Mai".

The last theme is my favourite, The Little Mermaid!

The top screen features Ariel and Flounder (<3) and the bottom screen has Sebastian. The music for this one is (of course) Under the sea!! <3<3<3 I think I might have to get this one for my 3DS!

Which one is your favourite?
Catch you later Kawaiisters!!

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Tacoyaki Rainbow - Nanairo Dance

Tacoyaki Rainbow release their 6th single today - Nanairo Dance!

The idols are a sister group to Momoiro Clover Z and Team Syachihoko.  Check out the super colourful video for Nanairo Dance:

Mata ne!

Sunday, 10 April 2016

New TsumTsum Bags ^^

We're lucky enough to live near a Disney Store in Birmingham City Centre so whenever we're in doing a spot of shopping we pop in and check out what's new. Last time we popped in we found some new super cute TsumTsum bags that they had in stock and being huge TsumTsum fans we just had to pick them up!

The first bag I spotted was this all over print messenger bag:

Isn't it so Kawaii?? It's predominantly black and white with splashes of colour on each character, such as Minnie's iconic red bow, and Donald's blue beret! It also has a huge Stitch TsumTsum face in the bottom right corner and comes with a matching Sticth TsumTsum purse! The purse can be clipped on and off the bag and will come in handy to hold my change! It's a good sturdy everyday bag and is waterproof. It has two pockets, one at the top of the bag and the other just below it so I should be able to fit in all my everyday essentials when I wear it!

The other TsumTsum bags we picked up are reusable shopping bags and are so cute! I spotted these guys sitting on a shelf, they are about twice the size of a normal Tsum so I wasn't sure what they were at first:

Then I noticed a tag on the side with a little diagram on and squeaked!

 The bag is inside!

Here's what the Stitch one looks like unfolded:

It's another all over print, blue with red details picked out all over it! And you carry Stitch in your hand on the handles!

Here's the Minnie bag unfolded:

This is the same print as the Stitch but in white and red with the same details picked out, and Minnie sits on the handles just like Stitch! <3

They are well made shopping bags and are going straight into my bag so that any shopping I grab while out is carried in a super Kawaii bag! All of the bags I bought were really reasonably priced, the messenger bag was £14.95 and the shoppers were £6 each. If my other Disney shoppers are anything to go by they will definitely last as well! I only saw three types of shoppers on offer, Minnie, Stitch and Mickey Mouse, so hopefully they release a few more well loved characters in the future!

Catch you later Kawaiisters!!

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Team Syachihoko - Chérie

The Nagoya-based idol group Team Syachihoko is back with a new single, Chérie, released today!

The song is the opening theme for the anime Neko Neko Nihonshi on NHK Eテレ.  Check out the video - the QR codes take you to all sorts of extra content like behind the scenes footage or websites for Harajuku fashion stores!

Mata ne!

Monday, 4 April 2016

TsumTsums Mini Collections

We are loving the mini TsumTsum collections being released by the Disney Store and have been keeping up with their releases! The last release was a mini Ultimate Spiderman collection of 5 Tsums which we picked up as soon as they were released!

From top left to bottom right we have Miles Morales (Spiderman), Venom, Lizard, Green Goblin and Rhino! It's a really cool collection and not one we expected to be released but absolutely love! It's nice to see Disney covering the WHOLE of the Disney Universe with their TsumTsums! Each Tsum looks exactly like their character which means it's super spottable in a huge stack, which if you follow us on Instagram, you'll know is how we store ours!

They are, like all that have come before them, super detailed:

Here's Miles Morales (Spiderman) on the left and Venom on the right, you can see their detailed costumes from above which is awesome! And here is Green Goblin and Rhino.

You can even see a belt and pumpkin bombs on Green Goblin! And Rhino has his cute horns! The next mini collection is released tomorrow morning (5th April) and it's another Star Wars collection!

Here's the pic from the Disney Store website! This collection is from the prequel films for Star Wars and has (from top to bottom) Jar Jar Binks, Obi Wan Kenobi, Sebulba, Anakin, Qui-Gon, Queen Amidala and Darth Maul! How awesome does Queen Amidala and Darth Maul look?!!!!!

Make sure you pic up your collection super quick tomorrow as we have found that the website runs out of characters really quickly! Mr will be on before work to get ours! ^^

Catch you later Kawaiisters!!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

May the Tea be with you! - Star Wars Mugs

We love tea. We love mugs. We especially love awesomely cool and cute mugs and the Disney Store has probably the best range out there!

Star Wars is still going strong since the Force Awakens and when we saw the Disney Store's collection of Star Wars themed mugs, we knew we had to add them to our collection!

We first spotted the BB-8 mug, and it's every bit as Kawaii as you'd expect it to be!

Having chosen BB-8, what droid mug collection could possibly miss out on R2-D2:

Mr couldn't resist picking out this super cool Boba Fett mug, styled after the Mandalorian's iconic helmet (complete with battle damage):

Pinkuiropixie chose a super cute mug of Princess Leia (cause Leia is awesome).  The mug features two handles to represent her famous hairstyle! ^^

As with all Disney Store mugs, these are all really sturdy and well made - definitely made for real life!  We love how they look all together:

Catch you later Kawaiisters!! ^^
Pinkuiropixie and Mr