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Doki Doki by Japan Crate Subscription Box Review- April 2016

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Doki Doki is a new subscription box from Japan Crate for all things kawaii! Items range from plushies, collectible keychains, figures, apparel, miniatures, cooking utensils and more.


I’ll humbly be taking over Doki Doki Crate from Bekki starting this month!

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Doki Doki by Japan Crate

The Cost: $30 per month

COUPON: Save $3 off your first box with code MSA3!

The Products: 8-10 licensed, authentic kawaii items

Ships to: Internationally with a few exceptions – you can find those here

Check out all of our Doki Doki and Japan Crate reviews and the Kawaii Subscription Box Directory!



The info booklet has a lot of fun, colorful content. It reads right to left like a Japanese manga would.


Coroham Coron Pouch Ice-kun – $6.29

Coroham Coron is a series of super round hamster plushes. I received Ice-kun, who’s aptly named since he’s blue. This pouch is roomy enough to stash coins, a wireless mouse, earbuds, or some makeup!


Kotoritai Flashing Bird

I love this birdy! It feels similar to a rubber ducky and can also float on water. There are two metal sensors on the bottom so that if you hold the bird in your palm or place it in water, it will light up. I have a collection of rubber duckies in the apartment so this one will be the ugly ducking of the bunch (but by ugly I actually mean cutest).

Alpacasso Plush Shiro-chan – $8.99

Just when I thought alpaca plushies can’t get any cuter, this Shiro-chan pops into my life with a strawberry polka-dotted bow tie. This one’s going into my little sister’s gift pile… after I parade it in front of envious friends.


Neko Atsume Sassy Fran Charm Strap – $6.69

I admit it: I love Neko Atsume. If you haven’t tried this app game yet then you should. Give it some time and I think you’ll fall in love with being a [virtual] cat collector. And hey, if you’re a cat collector in real life, all the more reason to play Neko Atsume! I received the Sassy Fran strap, which is a rare cat in the game.

Hoppe Chan Charm

It seems Hoppe Chan is a series of adorable Hershey’s Kiss-shaped gumdrops with eyes. The info booklet states that a new Hoppe Chan will be appearing every month in Doki Doki Crate, so I’m totally ready to start my collection.


Hoppe Chan x Doki Doki Crate Postcard Set

This is a set of really sweet postcards featuring Hoppe Chan of various colors. There sure are a lot of bright colors on each postcard!


Re-Ment Charmy Loom and Refill Pack

These are all the rage with my little sister’s generation when I visited China last year. It’s a DIY rubber band bracelet-making kit. It’s kind of like a cross between knitting and animal rubber bands (remember when that was all the rage?). This starter kit is extra fancy because it includes charms as well. I will definitely be gifting this to my sister soon.

Verdict: Hamsters, alpacas, birds, and Neko Atsume cats. What more could I ask for from this month’s Doki Doki? I absolutely loved everything in the box. If I had to pick a favorite it would be the Alpacasso plush with the spiffy bow tie. I couldn’t find many of the prices online but I’m impressed to know that Doki Doki supplies authentic and licensed items. I received 8 items total, which makes it an average of $3.75 a piece.

What did you think of this month’s Doki Doki Crate?

Written by Nancy Su

Nancy Su

Nancy used to be a Candy Crush addict but then she became addicted to subscription boxes instead. Now she has a particular interest in Korean/Asian beauty after seeing the wonders it has done to her skin. She’s constantly in search of new lippies, skincare, and tasty international snacks.
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  1. OMG! That Alpacasso Plush is TOO cute!

  2. I think you got me hooked on Neko Atsume last month (?) it took some time but I love it now and play often! Cross marketing is so smart! I love this box & will sub soon.

  3. After their bootleg fiasco, I unsubscribed until they can promise authentic items in their boxes. I am happy to report that it seems that the items we received in April are authentic. The plush, coroham pouch, and flashing bird are all under the AMUSE brand (simular to Sanrio or San-X). There is a large community of those who collect Alpacasso plushies and are concerned with counterfeits. I don’t collect them myself, but seeing how they look and feel make me want to. I love the Kid Alpacasso that you got!

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