Japanese ramen restaurant serves up noodles via gacha toy capsules

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

What surprise meal will the gacha gods bless us with today? 

Our Japanese-language reporter Yuuichiro Wasai was wandering around Harajuku the other day looking for something to eat but nothing seemed to call out to him. He scanned menus outside restaurants, searched online for recommendations, and still he was undecided. But then, he saw this.

That’s right — the sign read “Gacha Tomato” and it was sitting atop a gacha capsule toy machine outside a brightly lit branch of the popular ramen chain Taiyo no Tomatomen. Yuuichiro stepped in for a closer look and saw that this

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