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If you think age ain’t nothin’ but a number, this is the episode for you. Retro kawaii is our topic du jour and no trend will be forgotten! Meet an illustrator who’s turned retro into a way of life for herself, and her work! In the studio, Melody plays a brand new game that looks like it’ straight out off the 80s! We’re about to time travel, and you’re coming with!
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Born in Japan, Kawaii began as a simple concept of being cute. Now, Kawaii has evolved into a mindset, philosophy, and lifestyle that has become a global phenomenon. Kawaii culture knows no boundaries. No matter your age, race, gender, orientation, or religion, Kawaii culture can be applied to your life.
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