12 cutting-edge artist groups will be performing to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the record label unBORDE – CD artwork for the new album ‘unBORDE all stars’ has now been announced!
18.February.2016 | MUSIC
Modern, edgy, unique artists who reach out to fans not only in Japan, but also overseas will be joining forces to celebrate their individual successes with the record label unBORDE(アンボルデ).
On 21st December 2010, unBORDE was established as a sublabel of Warner Music Japan and now, in order to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of this record label, individual artists and artist groups who have been working with unBORDE have been gathered together to form ‘unBORDE all stars’. The new CD ‘Feel+ unBORDE GREATEST HITS’ produced for this commemoration will be released for sale on March 9th.
The variety of artist groups and solo performers who will be contributing to this commemoration as ‘unBORDE all stars’ have reached out to fans not just in Japan, but all over the world. These performers are; AKASICK (アカシック) , Androp, indigo la End, CAPSULE, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Gesu no Kiwami Otome, Shinsei Kamattechan, Yu Takahashi, Team Syachihoko, tofubeats, Passepied and RIP SLYME.
The artwork for the CD presents all 41 participating artists as astronauts, with the moon’s surface as the background. The first press copies will include the same artwork as used for the CD jacket for the 5 year commemoration CD and a booklet including photos taken during the recording of the new song ‘Feel’. Photos have also been used to make a special mini collage poster of over 200 precious photos.
The song ‘Feel’ was composed by Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE) and the lyrics were written by PES(RIP SLYME). The unique contribution of the artists of unBORDE has resulted in the production of a fine song, which demonstrates the unshakeable presence of unBORDE in their lives. It has been decided that the song ‘Feel’ will be included for sale on the new 5 year commemoration CD, selling now at the price of ￥1,000!
On 10th April, for a collaboration with Coca-Cola, the artists will also meet again to perform at ‘Coca-Cola presents unBORDE 5th Anniversary Fes 2016’, a large scale festival which will be held at Makuhari Messe Event Hall – the video teaser for this event has been released! It has also been announced that newcomers to the record label which include TENSAI BAND and Livetune+ will also be performing at this event!
‘Coca-Cola presents unBORDE 5th Anniversay Fes 2016’ teaser
The tickets for this festival are based on invitation only. To apply for a ticket or for further details, please access the official Coca-Cola website which can be accessed here: cocacola.jp, or alternatively, visit Coca-Cola East Japan Co Ltd website : ccej.co.jp
Please check out links below and keep an eye out for unBORDE!
Artists: unBORDE all stars
Title: Feel + unBORDE GREATEST HITS
Release date: 9th March 2016
WPCL-12321 / ¥1,000（excluding tax）
First-run limited edition CD：unBORDE 5 year commemoration CD which comes in a special paper sleeve and includes a commemoration photo booklet and mini commemoration poster.
01 unBORDE all stars Feel（コCoca-Cola×unBORDE Collaboration Song）
02 Akasick 8 mm Film
03 androp Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
04 indigo la End Hitomi ni Utsurana
05 CAPSULE Another World
06 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Ninjya Re Bang Bang
07 Gesu no Kiwami Otome Otonachikku
08 Shinsei Kamattechan Jibun Rashiku
09 Yu Takahashi Ashita Wa Kitto Iihininaru
10 Team Syachihoko J.A.N.A.I.C.A.
11 tofubeats Disco No Kamisama Feat. Takashi Fujii
12 Passepied Tokinowa
13 livetune+ Milky Rally
14 RIP SLYME Kono Michi Wo Ikou
Coca-Cola presents unBORDE 5th Anniversary Fes 2016
Performance date： Sunday 10th April 2016
Performance start time: 12:00（Planned to finish at 20：30）
Venue: Makuhari Messe Event Hall, Chiba
AKASICK (アカシック) , androp, indigo la End, CAPSULE, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Gesu no Kiwami Otome, Shinsei Kamattechan, Yu Takahashi, Team Syachihoko, tofubeats, Passepied, TENSAI BAND (new!!), livetune+(new!!), RIP SLYME and more!!
■To find out how to purchase a ticket, or for more information, click here!
Coca-Cola official site
Coca-Cola East Japan official site
Promotion and planning: unBORDE / WARNER MUSIC JAPAN
Special cooperation： Coca-Cola(Japan)Company,Limited.
Production: SOGO TOKYO
Enquiries：SOGO TOKYO 03-3405-9999
Evolutionary Japanese Sweets That Combines the Essence of Ohagi and Western Confectionary
04.August.2021 | FOOD
Niigata prefecture is known for being a treasure trove of gastronomy, specializing in rice and sake products. Locals will be familiar with the long running Japanese sweet stores in the area, most of which incorporate the areas speciality rice and sake into their products.
“We want to let people know about Niigata’s amazing sweets and spread the word about our local produce.”
With this in mind, a new “evolutionary” style of Japanese confectionary (Wagashi) was created, combining the traditional taste of Japan with the essence of the modern era to invoke both newness and nostalgia.
Mandai Bean Paste is the signature treat from the new Evolutionary Wagashi selection, made with the ever-popular Ohagi in mind. The mochi is made in partnership with a long-established Niigata confectionary store with over 200 years of experience in the prefecture.
The mochi is made using Shinnosuke, a new Niigata-based rice brand known for it’s rich taste, while the Bandai-an bean paste filling is created by a long-standing local Anko store.
Each Ohagi is hand wrapped in store, with 12 delicious flavors available, including some seasonal fruits.
Unlike any normal Ohagi, this Evolutionary Wagashi is combined with seasonal fruits, nuts, and mascarpone cheese, adding an essence of Western flavoring to the traditional Japanese confectionary.
The new store will be opening in the center of Niigata city, with a concept of “Long-established modern.”
Just like their modern twist on timeless Japanese sweets, Bandai-an has created a fitting space that combines the dignified image of a traditional store with modern sensibilities.
These modern sweets can be enjoyed in all kinds of settings, so why not try them for yourself?
Niigata Anko Bandai-an
Location: 2-2-9, Higashi Ōdoori, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture
Opening Hours: 10:00~ 18:00
Official Site : http://bandaian.com
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Appointed As Ramen Kourakuen’s New CKO
As a company aiming to bring a new kind of happiness to many people, Ramen Kourakuen have announced their new slogan: All New Happy!
In order to spread the message even further, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been appointed as Kourakuen’s new CKO – Chief Korekara (Future) Officer.
Their new goal is to work towards each step of the New Happy 5 Plan in order to spread cheer across Japan.
Plus, a new Kourakuen commercial featuring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be released nationwide.
The special commercial will be promoting the new student discount set, where students will be able to enjoy ramen meals for ¥550 on weekdays, plus the mobile order service which allows customers to order their ramen in advance, meaning it’ll be ready when you arrive.
The students and workers shown in the commercial are so satisfied that their face morphs into Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s as she dons the Kourakuen logo on her cheek. Make sure to check out Kyary’s China themed hair and costume!
Video Distribution Service dTV Announces Viewer Rankings for First Half of 2021
04.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Streaming service dTVⓇ has announced its overall viewer ranking for the first half of 2021. Did your favorite shows make the cut?
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Attack on Titan The Final Season
dTV First Half Viewer Ranking 2021
- Jujutsu Kaisen (Anime)
- Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Anime Film)
- Tokyo Revengers (Anime)
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Anime)
- Attack on Titan The Final Season (Anime)
- Furuhata Ninzaburo Season 1 (Drama)
- Detective Conan (Anime)
- Alita: Battle Angel (Western Film)
- Kimetsu Academy (Anime)
- BTS JAPAN OFFICIAL FANMEETING VOL.5 [MAGIC SHOP] (Special)
The first and second seasons of Tozaburo Furuhata are no longer available. Season 3 is out now.
Pulling in the most views between January and July was Jujutsu Kaisen, the popular anime series following high-schooler Yuji Itadori and his struggle with curses and sorcery. The show took the top spot by a huge margin, sitting at number one for four consecutive months between January and April. What makes it so popular? It could be its blend of horror and comedy, making it an attractive watch for all kinds of anime fans.
In second place, Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet. Who is Shuichi Akai, and what was his involvement in the disaster at the World Sports Games? This is the 24th Detective Conan film, and not one to miss, grossing over $20 million and holding the title of the third highest IMAX opening in Japanese history.
Rounding out the top three, anime series Tokyo Revengers tells the story of a delinquent with the ability to travel back in time. When his lover is murdered, Takemichi Hanagaki goes back to his junior high school days, intent on saving her life. Airing on dTV beginning in April, viewership has steadily increased, reaching #3 in May and hitting the top spot in June.
Unsurprisingly, two internationally beloved series also made the top ten. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Attack on Titan The Final Season sit in fourth and fifth place, making the top five an anime-only club. Kimetsu Academy, a junior and senior high-school spinoff of Demon Slayer sits at number nine, even though episodes are less than two minutes long on average. Never underestimate the power of animation!
The classic 1994 drama series Furuhata Ninzaburo began to climb the rankings after the death of Masakazu Tamura in April this year from heart failure. Though seasons one and two are no longer streaming on the service, season three was just added to the catalogue on August 1!
Hollywood epic Alita: Battle Angel, an adaptation of the sci-fi manga series, was the only western film to crack the top ten. BTS JAPAN OFFICIAL FANMEETING VOL.5 [MAGIC SHOP], which included footage of a special event with fans at the popular KPOP group’s last show at Kyocera Dome Osaka in 2019, finishes out the list.
While these ten might have drawn the most views, there are plenty of other films, concerts, dramas and anime series available on dTV, so be sure to check them out!
dTV 2021 First Half Viewer Ranking 2021
Official Site: https://video.dmkt-sp.jp/ft/s0007215
VTuber Group NIJISANJI and Sanrio Characters Get Second Wave of Goods
ANYCOLOR, the management company behind the popular–and hectic– Vtuber group NIJISANJI, has begun sales of the second round of NIJISANJI x Sanrio Characters goods! Check out this adorable collection–which pieces are you hoping to get your hands on?
Rubber Straps, 5 Designs (Tsukino Mito/Shizuka Rin/Higuchi Kaede Set, Kanae/Kuzuha/Honma Himawari Set, Kenmochi Toya/Saegusa Akina/Fushimi Gaku Set, Sister Cleaire/Joe Rikiichi/Debidebi Debiru Set, Izumo Kasumi/Uzuki Kou/Suzuki Masaru Set): ¥2,000 each (Tax Included)
Slide-out Pill Case, 5 Designs (Tsukino Mito/Shizuka Rin/Higuchi Kaede Set, Kanae/Kuzuha/Honma Himawari Set, Kenmochi Toya/Saegusa Akina/Fushimi Gaku Set, Sister Cleaire/Joe Rikiichi/Debidebi Debiru Set, Izumo Kasumi/Uzuki Kou/Suzuki Masaru Set): ¥1,200 each (Tax Included)
Lunch Tote, 5 Designs (Tsukino Mito/Shizuka Rin/Higuchi Kaede Set, Kanae/Kuzuha/Honma Himawari Set, Kenmochi Toya/Saegusa Akina/Fushimi Gaku Set, Sister Cleaire/Joe Rikiichi/Debidebi Debiru Set, Izumo Kasumi/Uzuki Kou/Suzuki Masaru Set): ¥1,500 each (Tax Included)
Die Cut Cushion, 15 Designs (Tsukino Mito, Shizuka Rin, Higuchi Kaede, Kanae, Kuzuha, Honma Himawari, Kenmochi Toya, Saegusa Akina, Fushimi Gaku, Sister Cleaire, Joe Rikiichi, Debidebi Debiru, Izumo Kasumi, Uzuki Kou, Suzuki Masaru): ¥3,200 each (Tax Included)
Random Can Badge, 15 Designs (Tsukino Mito, Shizuka Rin, Higuchi Kaede, Kanae, Kuzuha, Honma Himawari, Kenmochi Toya, Saegusa Akina, Fushimi Gaku, Sister Cleaire, Joe Rikiichi, Debidebi Debiru, Izumo Kasumi, Uzuki Kou, Suzuki Masaru): ¥1,00 each (Tax Included)
These five pieces of merch make up the new collection, and cover a wide range of the many members of the NIJISANJI family! From Cinnamoroll to Keroppi, these must-have goods are going fast. Who would have thought that blending our favorite Sanrio characters with Vtubers would be such a perfect match?
NIJISANJI x Sanrio Characters Second Collab
Date Available: July 30, 2021
Ship Date: Late August 2021
Long-Standing Kyoto Tea Wholesaler Yamamasa Koyamaen Opens Cafe in Tokyo
TZEN, a company dedicated to promoting traditional Japanese culture around the world, has teamed up with Yamamasa Koyamaen, a tea wholesaler in business since the Edo period, to open a new matcha cafe in Tokyo!
ATELIER MATCHA, a quick walk from Ningyocho station, is harnessing the concept of ‘the third wave of matcha,’ serving up premium matcha in a cozy atmosphere.
MATCHA Cookies & Cream Shake: ¥748 (Tax Included)
MATCHA with Warabimochi and Red Bean Topping: ¥748 (Tax Included)
MATCHA Jelly Cider: ¥660 (Tax Included)
MATCHA Granola and Yogurt Latte: ¥715 (Tax Included)
MATCHA Cotton Candy Milkshake: ¥748 (Tax Included)
MATCHA Affogato: ¥660 (Tax Included)
MATCHA Shot (Espresso Style): ¥220 (Tax Included) / MATCHA Water: ¥275 (Tax Included) / MATCHA Green Tea: ¥330 (Tax Included)
Supreme MATCHA Terrine: ¥660 (Tax Included)
(This is a partial menu, all prices are for those dining in.)
Matcha is becoming popular around the world. ATELIER MATCHA was created to offer customers a unique experience which showcases the true taste and culture of this beloved tea grown in Japan.
Yamamasa Koyamaen is a Kyoto institution, cultivating and grinding matcha tea leaves for 160 years. Over 1,000 tea retailers, department stores, domestic and international trading companies and hotels stock their high-grade matcha, gyokuro, sencha, and other specialty teas, making them one of the most recognized and respected names in this traditional Japanese art. The company even prefers to call themselves a ‘studio’ rather than a ‘factory’, using the 800-year history of tea cultivation in Uji, Kyoto as a starting point to create their masterpieces.
ATELIER MATCHA is Yamamasa Koyamaen’s first cafe, and also the company’s first experience selling directly to consumers.
Blending the highest-grade matcha with locally made sweets, the cafe hopes customers will enjoy these original creations while surrounded by the relaxing aroma of tea.
The matcha used in the cafe includes signature Yamamasa Koyamaen blends, including Ogurayama and Tennozan, both varieties often used in tea ceremonies. For a limited time, the cafe is offering a single-origin blend with one rare variety of matcha, as well as a beverage made with tencha, which are the leaves used to make matcha before being ground down in a stone mortar. Visitors can also enjoy gyokuro and hojicha teas, made from carefully selected leaves.
Pulling recipes from Yamamasa Koyamaen’s book ‘Kyoto Uji-Koyamaen: Simple Matcha Drinks to Enjoy at Home,’ the menu features refreshing drinks blending the traditional with the modern, with unexpected combinations of soda, fruit and yogurt. Seasonal drinks will also be making an appearance, including shaved ice in summer and chocolate drinks in winter.
The name MATCHA SHOT packs a punch, using matcha instead of espresso for a needed pick-me-up. MATCHA WATER, a refreshing cup of watered-down tea, offers a way to fully enjoy the fullness and more hidden flavors of this popular Japanese tea.
As expected, ATELIER MATCHA also has a sweets menu set to impress: these sweet treats feature only the best, created with the top 0.03% of total national matcha production. This insanely high-quality matcha is a part of Yamamasa Koyamaen’s ultimate matcha experience project, titled “ALL FOR ONE,” which provides these rare leaves to some of the country’s top professionals in various fields.
At opening, only limited qualities of the Supreme MATCHA Terrine, made by well-known pâtissier Toshi Yoroizuka, will be available.
These authentic matcha creations are perfect for a hot summer’s day, or as a gift for a friend. When in Tokyo, don’t miss it!
Address: 1-5-8 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo Ward, Tokyo 103-0013, Japan
Access: 30-second walk from Ningyocho Station/5-minute walk from Suitengumae Station
Open Date: August 2, 8:00
Hours of Operation: 8:00-19:00 (Last order 18:30)
Closed on Tuesdays (Open daily throughout August)
Phone Number: 03-3667-7277
Official Site: https://ateliermatcha.com/
Global City of Culture MetaTokyo To Use NFT Tech to Create a Next-Generation Metaverse, Connecting Cultures in World First
03.August.2021 | BUSINESS
ASOBISYSTEM, ParadeALL, and Fracton Ventures will be working together and utilizing NFT technology to create Global City of Culture Tokyo, a next-generation Metaverse connecting creators and companies in Japan and overseas. The project, titled MetaTokyo, is the first of its kind.
MetaTokyo uses the new NFT technology and blockchains to distribute new culture and entertainment from around the world, aiming to realize the ideals of the Web 3.0 movement in order to create a new society where culture and cities are connected.
Decentraland will be the center of this next-generation Metaverse, with land purchased and construction preparations already in full swing.
● Creating a digital city of culture and area development
● Using NFT technology to share Japan’s digital culture with the world
● Boosting the global creator economy from Tokyo and fulfilling Web 3.0 ideals
This is just the beginning, so make sure to check out the various upcoming projects planned for MetaTokyo.
Winnie the Pooh POP UP SHOP Opens at First Avenue Tokyo Station
As a fitting celebration of Honey Day (August 3), popular toy and character shop Kiddyland has opened a limited-edition Winnie the Pooh POP UP SHOP within Ichiban Plaza at First Avenue Tokyo Station. The festive locale will be open until August 12.
Coinciding with the start of the event, 28 other shops around the country will also begin selling new Winnie the Pooh products featuring Kiddyland’s original design. This includes 10 Disney Avenue locations, as well as 18 Kiddyland shops around Japan.
After spending time picking up some adorable new merch, guests can also take pictures at the new Winnie the Pooh photo spot!
Beginning July 30, visitors spending over ¥3,000 will get the Heffalump can badge free of charge. (Item not for individual sale.)
After August 3, visitors spending over ¥3,000 will get the PJ Pooh can badge! (Item not for individual sale.)
Those spending ¥2,000 or more on Heffalump merch will receive two Winnie the Pooh stickers. (Stickers not for sale.)
Spend ¥3,000 or more (tax included) at participating Disney Avenue stores to receive a limited Pooh’s Nightmare badge. (Not for individual sale.)
The Heffalump plush, which went on presale July 30, is now available at 31 stores for ¥3,300 (Tax included.)
Original Design Merch
Beginning July 30, these goods are only available at the Harajuku, Osaka Umeda, and Tokyo Station Disney Avenue locations, as well as the First Avenue Tokyo Station Ichiban Plaza shop.
A5-size Mini Towel, 8 Designs: ¥660 each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keychains, 8 Designs: ¥924 each (Tax Included)
Candy Keychains, 2 Designs: ¥660 each (Tax Included)
T-Shirts, 3 designs: ¥3,190 each (Tax Included)
Tissue Pouch: ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
Mesh Pouch, 2 Designs: ¥2,090 (Tax Included)
Money Pouch: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Round Drawstring Pouch: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Flat Pouch: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
IC Card Holder: ¥2,420 (Tax Included)
Pouch Set: ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
Tote Bag: ¥3,080 (Tax Included)
Mini Reusable Shopping Bag: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Reusable Shopping Bag: ¥1,815 (Tax Included)
When you think of honey, you think of Winnie the Pooh. Released last year to massive popularity, these original designs featuring our favorite bear in cozy pajamas alongside the fuzzy Heffalump are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Those who preordered the Heffalump plush will get a few special perks!
This original collection is full of goods as sweet as honey, so try to collect them all!
©Disney. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works by A.A.Milne and E.H.shepard.
Winnie the Pooh SHOP
Location: First Avenue Tokyo Station’s Ichiban Plaza
Running: July 30 – August 12, 2021
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:30 (Open until 18:00 on August 12)
A total of 31 stores carry these limited-edition products, see full details here:
Official Site: https://www.kiddyland.co.jp/
SCANDAL Announce 15th Anniversary Live Show ‘INVITATION’ to be Streamed Worldwide
03.August.2021 | MUSIC
Tickets for SCANDAL’s 15th anniversary live concert ‘INVITATION,’ which will take place at Osaka-jo Hall on August 21, 2021, have sold out, and so the band has announced that the concert will be streamed live in Japan and 52 countries worldwide.
The concert will be SCANDAL’s first time performing at Osaka-jo Hall since 2014. Online tickets are now on sale – more details at the band’s website.
SCANDAL also posted their performances of Tonight and eternal from their 2021 ‘MANIA’ tour on YouTube. Check out eternal below.
SCANDAL – Tonight 〜 eternal (Live from SCANDAL MANIA TOUR 2021 request 2021.04.18 @Zepp Haneda)
SCANDAL 15th ANNIVERSARY LIVE “INVITATION” at Osaka-jo Hall Livestream
Japan Time & Date
Date: August 21, 2021
Start Time: 18:00 (JST)
Ticket Price: ¥3,000
Buy Tickets Here: https://eplus.jp/st/821/scandal/
Validity Period: August 21, 2021 @ 18:00 – August 22, 2021 @ 23:59
Overseas Date & Time
Date: August 21, 2021
Start Time: 18:00 (JST) / 02:00 (PST)
Ticket Price: $30
Validity Period: August 21st at 2AM PST – August 23rd at 12AM PST
Stream/Download SCANDAL Here: https://jvcmusic.lnk.to/SCANDAL
SCANDAL Official Website: https://www.scandal-4.com/
Kageki Shojo!! Anime Series Gets Event at Tokyo’s Amusement Park Asakusa Hanayashiki
Asakusa Hanayashiki, an amusement park in Tokyo, has announced a summer event in collaboration with the ongoing anime series Kageki Shojo!! which will take place from August 21 to September 12.
Cute original artwork illustrated for the event
Take part in the stamp rally
Original Ticket Folder (With Pseudo Ticket)
Bromides: ¥550 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Figure: ¥500 (Tax Included) / Acrylic Figures: ¥880 Each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keyrings | ¥770 Each (Tax Included)
Pins: ¥300 Each (Tax Included)
Receive a free postcard when you order a drink or dessert
Receive a free coaster when ordering a drink
Receive an original tote bag when buying a special ticket
Kageki Shojo!! is a manga series by Kumiko Saiki. The anime adaptation began airing on July 4. A collection of cute original illustrations of 22 characters from the series have been drawn for the event which will be dotted around the park. Fans can also take part in a themed stamp rally, enjoy food inspired by the series, buy merchandise, and more.
Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang Roll Up to Hankyu Umeda For a Special Summer Event
Hankyu Umeda has announced its fourth collaborative event with the Peanuts comic strip.
Set to run from August 11-24, the theme of the event this time around is spreading messages of positivity through friendship. Join Snoopy and his precious Peanuts Gang with a special line-up of items and content at various stores throughout the Hankyu Umeda shopping centre. The merch will also be available online in Japan from August 3-23.
gelato pique Pullovers: From ¥6,380 | Short Pants ¥4,840 | and more…
Available: August 11, 2021 – August 17, 2021 @ Floor 1F Koto Koto Stage 11
Kalita Coffee Milk: ¥6,050 | Sonobe Wooden Plates: ¥3,080 Each
Available: August 11, 2021 – August 24, 2021 @ Floor 7F Koto Koto Stage 71
Hotman Guest Towels: ¥1,980 | Pouches: ¥3,520 | and more…
Available: August 11, 2021 – August 24, 2021 @ Floor 7F Koto Koto Stage 72
Charity Auction Plush Toys
The friendship-themed event features five original Penauts messages created for Japan such as ‘Be Thankful’ and ‘Be Loving.’ Japanese fans can get their hands on a range of merch such as homeware, sustainable items like towels and socks made from fairtrade-certified cotton, fairtrade chocolate, and more. A charity auction will also be held to raise money for groups that contribute to society.
© 2021 Peanuts Worldwide LLC（ 短縮形 © 2021 Peanuts ）
Starbucks Japan Reveals Peach and Pineapple Frappuccinos
02.August.2021 | FOOD
Starbucks Coffee Japan is releasing its new summery GO Pineapple Frappuccino® and GO Peach Frappuccino® at all branches on August 4.
Starbucks Japan’s first pineapple beverage, plump and sweet
Left: GO Pineapple Frappuccino® | Right: GO Peach Frappuccino® | Tall ¥680 (Takeaway), Tall ¥693 (Have-In)
The two fruity drinks arrive in time for the height of Japanese summer this August. This also marks the first time Starbucks Japan is serving up a pineapple Frappuccino®. The GO Pineapple Frappuccino® is loaded with ripe and fresh pineapple pieces along with a pineapple puree and pineapple sauce. When you’ve sipped about half the cup, mix in the whipped cream to transform the drink into smooth and milky heaven.
The GO Peach Frappuccino® is also loaded with its titular fruit, making it so refreshing it’s like eating a whole juicy peach. Enjoy a combination of fresh peach pieces, puree, and sauce, one which maintains the rich original flavour of this summer-classic fruit.
Reusable Coffee Cup With Changeable Coloured Lids (437ml) | ¥385 (Tax Included)
August 2nd will mark 25 years since Starbucks arrived in Japan, bringing to the country a culture of walking around with your coffee in hand. This summer, the coffee chain is also releasing a new collection of seasonal tumblers, as well a new reusable coffee cup which you can swap out with different coloured lids. While the new beverages are on sale, if you buy one of them together with a reusable cup, you can get a free size upgrade on your Frappuccino®.
GO Pineapple Frappuccino®
GO Peach Frappuccino®
Running: August 4, 2021 – September 21, 2021
Official Website: https://www.starbucks.co.jp/
Win Bungo Stray Dogs Anime Merchandise in Online Lottery Draw
02.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME
In celebration of the 5th anniversary of the anime series Bungo Stray Dogs, an online lottery draw will take place in Japan between August 3-24 where fans can win themselves exclusive merchandise.
S-Tier Prize: Big Tapestries | 6 Designs
A-Tier Prize: A3 Clear Posters | 6 Designs
B-Tier Prize: Acrylic Stand Figures | 6 Designs
C-Tier Prize: Mini Acrylic Stand Figures | 17 Designs
D-Tier Prize: Acrylic Charms | 23 Designs
E-Tier Prize: 75mm Pins | 18 Designs
F-Tier Prize: 75mm Pins | 11 Designs
Retweet Campaign: Win the B-Tier acrylic stand figures
Bonus Campaign: Win a heart-shaped or holographic pin
The merchandise features newly-drawn artwork of the characters from the series. A retweet campaign is also taking place where 5 random people have the chance to win a full set of the acrylic stand figures by following the official Kujibikido lottery Twitter and retweeting the relevant tweet. And f you buy a set of 10 items, you can win a free heart-shaped or holographic pin.