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Doki Doki by Japan Crate Review + Coupon – Kawaii Cove

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Doki Doki is a subscription box from Japan Crate for all things kawaii! Items such as plushies, collectibles, household goods, apparel, and miniatures will make your heart go “doki doki!”

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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.)

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About Doki Doki by Japan Crate

The Subscription Box: Doki Doki by Japan Crate

The Cost: $35.00/mo + free shipping worldwide. Save with 3-, 6-, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions.

COUPON: Use code MSADD3 to save $3 off your first box.

The Products: 5-7 licensed, authentic kawaii items from companies like Sanrio, San-X, Disney Tsum Tsum and others.

Ships: Internationally with a few exceptions found here

Doki Doki by Japan Crate July 2019 “Kawaii Cove ” Review

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This month’s theme is Kawaii Cove! Time to go swimming with dolphins and surfing the waves with refreshing drinks and a marine friend~

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Every box includes an info sheet brochure that describes the products included, as well as possible variations subscribers may have received. Instructions for products are explained clearly!

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The back shows instructions for the month’s giveaway, as well as highlighting the previous month’s winners.
Shall we dive into the review?

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Marshmal Park Marine Plush

Back in February, there was a pink cloud given—we have another one, this time in an anglerfish character! Where else will we find such an adorable anglerfish?! This plushie is the best pillow in a car ride, back pillow for your desk, and Netflix buddy, with its pastel pink color and incredible squishiness!

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Tag on plushie, as well as attached Marshmal authenticity mark~

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Sumikko Gurashi Ice Cubes

This box of Sumikko Gurashi ice cubes have made it to the top of my list of delightful guest-show-off items. After letting them freeze, pop them in a glass of water for a cute refreshing drink, that’s sure to have your guest do a double take! I love the summery colors of blue and yellow—the clear one is perfect for playing a little trick 😉

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Sumikko Gurashi Pouch

Oh, my goodness. I am in kawaii overload now. A tiny pouch in my favorite shade of blue, with a Sumikko Gurashi polar bear—and fuzzy?! Use this pouch for your coins, a card carrier, tiny makeup bag; I use it as my earbuds and charger holder! What a beautiful addition to my tote ♡

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Proof of the San-X authenticity~

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Tuxedo Sam Scented Highlighter Marker

Japanese stationery time!! One of my favorite parts of Japanese kawaii curations is the stationery items included, from pens, pencils, markers, to little notepads or letter sets!

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Sanrio’s Tuxedo Sam dances on this dual-ended highlighter in blue and yellow. A delicious scent of blueberries and lemons are featured on each end. The glittery marker is another kawaii addition to my pencil case!

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Hello Kitty Marine Notepad

Hello Kitty has accompanied Tuxedo Sam on this journey to Kawaii Cove! In this notepad, she’s dancing with the dolphins 🐬 see her wink? Hope she’s enjoying the waves! I tested the highlighter on the memo sheet as well; vibrant colors to highlight important information and for a pop of color in your notebook.

Verdict: The name of this subscription is “doki doki,” a word that mimics the sound of a beating heart, or the racing of heart; after seeing the items, I strongly believe that was an understatement. I had a heart attack from the sheer cuteness of the box! The summer blue and yellow colors, fit for a day in the Kawaii Cove, were cheerful and lovely to enjoy. My favorite item has to be the adorable anglerfish plushie—definitely a new friend on my bed to accompany a good book ♡

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Unfortunately, this one is gone… but you have until the 30th of this month to get October’s as your first!

COUPON: Use code MSADD3 to save $3 off your first box.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $35.00 + free shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $7.00.

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

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Written by Nicole Sim

Nicole Sim

Nicole is an avid lover of all things food, skincare, and fashion! Her hobbies include gardening, attending her art studio, and traveling. She fell in love with subscription boxes after her first Ipsy because of the surprise ad variety of products to receive.

Posted in Doki Doki Reviews, Kawaii Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: doki doki | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. I bought doki doki by Japan Crate, it took three months to get here, and it is NOT worth $40. I might pay $10 for everything in this crate other than the stuffed animal. Literally go over to Daiso Japan and pick up everything in this box for $1 a piece. Ive never been so disappointed with a crate before, Ive gotten Loot crate, Nerd Crate, Cannabox, etc. And this is the crappiest.

  2. Thanks for your comments, everyone! I made a couple of light edits to the ice cube copy for clarity. That should solve that. 🙂

  3. I think she meant double take and that the clear ones would look like real ice cubes since real ice cubes are clear.

    • Well I must just have the mind of a teenage boy. Cause I definitely saw something else lol!

  4. I dont get it🤔(the ice cube part lol)

  5. I quite literally laughed out loud when I scrolled back up to see what you meant about the clear ice cube!!! 🤣

    • I think I missed something…my brain’s been off today.

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