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This Is What 12 Foods That You've Seen In Anime Look Like In Real Life

And it all still looks SO good!

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Fact: Nothing looks more delicious than anime food — except maybe their IRL versions, as pointed out by the Tumblr page Real Anime Food and the Anna The Red project.

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1. For starters, here's what a kasutera cake from "The Wind Rises" looks like IRL:

The traditional Japanese honey cake is also known as a castella cake.
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The traditional Japanese honey cake is also known as a castella cake.

2. And you probably already know this, but the type of ramen as seen in "Ponyo" is very, very real:

3. This cream of vegetable soup that appeared in "The Secret World of Arrietty" ("Karigurashi no Arrietty", in the original) exists, and you can even get the recipe for it here.

4. This sweet bun in "Shakugan no Shana" is melonpan, which is popular in Taiwan, China and Latin America.

You'll also find it in any Japanese bakery.
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You'll also find it in any Japanese bakery.

5. This is what ochazuke, as seen in Princess Mononoke, looks like in real life:

It's a simple Japanese dish made with leftover rice and hot water, broth or tea poured over it.
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It's a simple Japanese dish made with leftover rice and hot water, broth or tea poured over it.

6. And this inari sushi from "Gourmet Girl Graffiti" (Koufuku Graffiti) looks like this:

It's a delicious packet of fried tofu stuffed with rice.
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It's a delicious packet of fried tofu stuffed with rice.

7. You can eat a real chocolate cornet, just like Konata Izumi from "Lucky Star":

In fact, you can make your own version of these Japanese sweet buns here.
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In fact, you can make your own version of these Japanese sweet buns here.

8. This tamagoyaki that appears in "Penguindrum" will give you some great ideas for breakfast:

Tamagoyaki is a Japanese version of a rolled-up omelette.
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Tamagoyaki is a Japanese version of a rolled-up omelette.

9. This real life takoyaki looks just like the one from "Bakuman":

Takoyakis is nothing more than small octopus cakes.
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Takoyakis is nothing more than small octopus cakes.

10. And this katsudon from "Shokugeki no Souma" really looks like this:

It's a popular Japanese dish that involves a fried pork cutlet over a bowl of rice.
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It's a popular Japanese dish that involves a fried pork cutlet over a bowl of rice.

11. This bento box from "My Friend Totoro" really exists:

The bento box is a kind of lunchbox, and it normally comes with rice, fish or beef, and cooked or pickled vegetables on the side.
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The bento box is a kind of lunchbox, and it normally comes with rice, fish or beef, and cooked or pickled vegetables on the side.

12. And finally, the only difference between this salmon with bechamel sauce from "Porco Rosso: The Last Romantic Hero" and the real version is that you can actually eat the last one:

Still hungry? You can find more IRL anime food comparisons at realanimefood.tumblr.com!

This post was translated from Portuguese.

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