The Angry Fox Ghost Vending Machine!

I thought I’d reached the highest level of gacha-gacha nirvana when I discovered the Angry Cat Ghost vending machine last year, but yesterday walking through what I’d previously thought of as the ninth-circle-of-hell Shinagawa station, I spied these:

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YOKAI FOXES! As you can see, they come in six, count ’em SIX, fabulous colors, three with lucky messenger-of-the-gods markings. And yeah, as you can see, neener neener I got all six WHO NEEDS GROCERY MONEY ANYWAY.

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback!

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