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Some Truly Unusual Japanese Pizzas

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Who loves pizza? I love pizza! Pizza is the BEST. I also really love unusual pizza. You know, ones shaped like cars, Jack-o-lanterns, or made with chocolate bars.

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Welcome to the world of Aoki's Pizza. Based in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, the local pizza maker has launched a series of, well, interesting pies over the years. For example...

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Fried shrimp.

Here's what that looks like. Note that it also has miso katsu on it. Aichi, especially Nagoya, is famous for miso.

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Eggs and sausage...pizza.

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Terriyaki chicken pizza with mayo—which is rather normal for Japanese pizza. But look at all that lettuce! That's not so normal.

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Valentine's Day pizza. How sweet!

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Crab claws. Please don't eat the claw part.

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A pizza box filled with cute little pizzas. This looks amazing.

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Here's a pizza designed after a Toyota. That's right, a mini-van pizza. (The car maker is also based in Aichi, which might explain this. Well, no, it really doesn't.)

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Last month, it had a special Halloween pizza. You can see what it looked in real life in the top photo.

But Aoki's upcoming pizza might be its most unusual yet. This is a chocolate bar pizza. With pineapple.

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The candy bar is called Black Thunder, and it's a popular, yet inexpensive Japanese candy bar. So, naturally, this is called Pizza Black Thunder.

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