Virtual Girl Might Be Responsible For Cup Noodle Demand

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Yesterday, instant noodle maker Nissin announced it was temporarily halting sales of its miso-flavored Cup Noodle.

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According to Nari Nari, the reason was that sales of Cup Noodle Miso had gone up drastically and can’t meet demand. It will resume sales once things have stabilized.

Nissin is also canceling planned special releases of Seafood and Curry flavored Cup Noodle to mark the new imperial era.

As blog Yaraon reports, 2ch commenters were quick to credit the Cup Noodle commercials with virtual idol Ai Kizuna for the success.

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However, some have said that there doesn’t appear to be a shortage. Yet.

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People are buying up stock.

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Of course, others are already trying to make a quick profit.

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I’ve been able to easily find Cup Noodle Miso in Osaka, but perhaps Nissin was worried it could not fill future orders.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Cup Noodle commercials with virtual idol Ai Kizuna for the success

What? It was just a few days back I was watching her gameplay videos in youtube. Now shes already an Idol?

I knew back then she would be famous one day, but the girl grew up too fast. Hope this sudden fame doesn’t get to her head.