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What is Shonen Anime? Understanding the Cultural Phenomenon
Shonen, which means "boy" or "youth" in Japanese, typically refers to manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese animated series) aimed at a young male audience....
Shonen's Inspiration
It's been a while since I've posted a blog... so my bad! I recently had the pleasure to make a nostalgic trip back to Japan,...
Nostalgic Journey Through Japanese Snacks
Have you ever wandered into a Dagashi store? These treasure troves are a gateway to old-school Japanese snacks, popular from the 90s to the early...
Japan in September

Hey Shonen Soda Family,September in Japan is a month of contrasts. As summer transitions into autumn, Japan undergoes a beautiful metamorphosis, offering visitors and locals alike a unique blend of cultural events, natural beauty, and seasonal delights.1. Nature's Palette:As September progresses, the first hints of koyo (autumn foliage) begin to...

The Beauty of Japanese Summer Festival - “Natsu Matsuri”

As the founder of a Japanese-inspired cream soda brand, I’ll tell you about Japan's dazzling summer festivals: Natsu-Matsuri. So, grab our Shonen cream soda and let's dive into the captivating realm of Natsu-Matsuri! What is Natsu-Matsuri?Natsu-Matsuri, which translates to "summer festival," is an annual event held throughout Japan during the...

Cool things about Japan #1 - Japan’s Christmas and New Years

First of all, yes, people in Japan spend Christmas quite differently than people in the United States. The most unique thing about Japan's Christmas is that Japanese people love eating KFC on the 24th. Every Christmas season, an estimated amount of 3.6 million people purchase fried chicken buckets. KFC Japan's...

What Does Shonen Mean?

"Shonen" (Shōnen) literally translates to "few years." The term typically refers to Japanese males between the ages of twelve and eighteen. More commonly, the term Shonen is used in parallel with manga and anime in Japan that target this younger teen demographic. Shonen anime and manga are marketed towards "young...

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What is Shonen Anime? Understanding the Cultural Phenomenon
Shonen, which means "boy" or "youth" in Japanese, typically refers to manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese animated series) aimed at a young male audience....
Shonen's Inspiration
It's been a while since I've posted a blog... so my bad! I recently had the pleasure to make a nostalgic trip back to Japan,...
Nostalgic Journey Through Japanese Snacks
Have you ever wandered into a Dagashi store? These treasure troves are a gateway to old-school Japanese snacks, popular from the 90s to the early...