Dragon Ball, Naruto & One Piece T-Shirts Arriving to UNIQLO Stores in Japan
08.June.2018 | FASHION
UNIQLO is currently developing a 2018 spring and summer collection under it’s illustrative t-shirt brand UT themed on ‘wearing the things you love.’ One part of that collection is taking place in collaboration with Shonen Jump which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The collection is gaining much attention, featuring some of the most memorable characters from their series’.
A line of UT t-shirts will be released on June 11 in the run up to father’s day based on the Shonen Jump fathers that defined the 1990s and 2000s.
©BIRD STUDIO / SHUEISHA
The Dragon Ball t-shirt features a Super Saiyan Vegeta. Vegeta was willing to sacrifice himself to protect his family which revealed to everyone his human side. He displays his stance as a father when he makes his resolve during the fight with Majin Buu, the final antagonist of Dragon Ball. He has his son Trunks escape so he can use all of his power to self-destruct and obliterate Buu. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that this famous scene is where Vegeta truly showcases his fatherhood.
©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / SHUEISHA
The Naruto t-shirt displays the symbol of the Leaf Village where the series’ protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki, is born and raised. The front is simple bearing just the Leaf Village symbol, a familiar mark from the series crafted onto Naruto’s headband that he always wears. On the back we see his father, Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage. Minato, along with Naruto’s mother Kushina Uzumaki, sacrificed themselves to save Naurto during the defence from the Nine-Tailed Fox.
©Eiichiro Oda / SHUEISHA
There are 2 different designs for the One Piece t-shirts. One of them has quote from Edward Newgate, also known as Whitebeard and the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates, who tells Squardo, “Though you’re a fool, I still love you, my son.” The t-shirt comes in a navy colour and the scene of Whitebeard hugging Squardo when he says the line. The other t-shirt features Zeff, Sanji’s cooking mentor and father figure. The t-shirt makes reference to Zeff’s former position as captain of the Cook Pirates where he was known as ‘Red-Leg.’
Those aren’t the only series either – there’s also t-shirts based on Hunter×Hunter, Yu Yu Hakusho and more. Relive memorable scenes from your favourite anime series by getting your hands on a t-shirt!
One Piece’s Vivi Appears in Anime’s Third Commercial Collaboration With Nissin Cup Noodles
Instant noodle brand Nissin Foods just dropped the third animated commercial in collaboration with the One Piece anime series on December 6. The commercial is part of the company’s “HUNGRY DAYS” series of ads.
The commercial comes as the sequel to their first collaboration with the anime series which featured the character Zoro back in May. The video gained huge attention across social media with a combined view count of over 22 million views across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, making it Nissin’s most watched online video. Together with the trailer announcing the start of the series and the second collaboration, the series as a whole has amassed over 35 million views.
The new commercial sees Vivi taking the spotlight. Like the previous commercials, it re-imagines the characters as ordinary high school students. This edition sees Vivi announcing to the rest of the characters that she is transferring schools, and we see just how much she cherishes them as friends.
The video features over 50 characters in various scenes.
The video even features actual voice actors from the anime series reprising their roles for the commercial, including Misa Watanabe who voices Vivi, Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy), Akemi Okamura (Nami), Masako Nozawa (Doctor Kureha), and others. The character designs were designed by Eisaku Kubonouchi and the music is by BUMP OF CHICKEN.
We look forward to seeing who will play the main role of the next commercial. Stay tuned for the next edition.
HUNGRY DAYS One Piece Vivi Edition
Release Date: December 6, 2019
Brand Website: https://www.cupnoodle.jp/
miwa’s Boruto Anime Opening Theme ‘Teenage Dream’ Music Video Released
The short version of miwa’s music video for her new song has been released. Entitled Teenage Dream, the song serves as the new opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
As the song title suggests, Teenage Dream touches on teenage-hood with its positive forward-facing outlook. Written specifically for Boruto, the melodic rock track features lead guitar from former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman.
miwa – “Teenage Dream” Music Video (Short Ver.)
The video was directed by Matajiro Kazeno who also worked on the music video for miwa’s song about a broken heart Yozora feat. hazzie. It stars 16-year-old up-and-coming actress Nanoka Hara and was shot in Fukushi, which looks out onto the Seto Inland Sea, and Takehara, two cities in in Hiroshima Prefecture.
The staff acquired cooperation from the locals to shoot in the beautiful location. The video’s theme touches on the bittersweet-ness of youth and dreams. At the video’s climax, we see a live scene shot at Mirokunosato, a theme park in the foothills of Fujiecho. The winter illuminations of the park are an annual celebration, and were set up for the shooting of the video. Nanoka Hara plays the part of miwa and captures the time when miwa had her long hair when she debuted. miwa herself doesn’t actually appear in the video.
Teenage Dream is part of the upcoming double A-side single Storyteller/Teenage Dream which is set to hit shelves on December 25, 2019. First press copies are coupled with a DVD featuring the music video, as well as a bonus live track. The single is now available on major music download and streaming services ahead of the physical CD’s release.
Speaking about the music video, director Matajiro Kazeno commented: “The dreams and straight-forward emotions of your teens are about moving forward while wrapped in friendships and love and experiencing both happy and sad things. That’s the kind of music video we made, which was shot at Mirokunosato in Tadanoumicho at the Seto Inland Sea of Hiroshima Prefecture. Please enjoy Nanoka Hara’s refreshing and lively acting, which is like the rolling winds, together with miwa’s singing.”
miwa – New Single “Storyteller/Teenage Dream”
Release Date: December 25, 2019
First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,800 (Before Tax) [SRCL-11383~4]
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥1,100 (Before Tax) [SRCL-11386]
Limited Pressing Edition (CD Only): ¥1,200 (Before Tax) [SRCL-11385] *Features Boruto CD cover
miwa – “Teenage Dream” Digital Download/Stream: https://miwa.lnk.to/7Lnxi
Purchase (Japan): https://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/sear/searKbmjRenewal.php
miwa Official Website: http://www.miwa-web.com/
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Official Website: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/boruto/
FlowBack to Perform the Next Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Anime Ending Theme
It has been revealed that FlowBack has been put in charge of the ending theme song for the January season of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
So far Boruto’s themes songs have been created by artists such as Little Glee Monster and miwa. FlowBack’s new song has not been released yet; in fact, they’ve only just revealed the name of the song to be “Fireworks”. More information about the song will be released over time. The new season of BORUTO with Fireworks as its ending theme will be aired from January 12.
FlowBack will also release a mini concept album called “WINTER TRIP” on Christmas day this year and hold album release commemoration events all over Japan to celebrate. They will even hold a small live performance which is free to attend and a special meeting event.
A Statement by FlowBack:
We’ve been watching Naruto since we were children. Seeing Naruto never give up and hearing the anime’s theme songs written by other bands has been our source of strength to make this song. Even now as adults, seeing BORUTO never throw away his strong will is a constant reminder to us. Like Boruto, we at FlowBack promise ourselves to shape our own lives with our own hands. We want our song to also become one that stays with people forever, so we’re going to deliver it to the world with everything we’ve got.
Mini Concept Album: WINTER TRIP:
Release in Stores across Japan: December 25, 2019
■ First-Run Limited Edition Version A（CD＋PHOTO BOOK）
KSCL- 3230～3231 ￥3,273 ＋ Tax
■First-Run Limited Edition Version B（CD＋Blu-ray）
KSCL-3232～3233 ￥3,273 ＋ Tax
■ Regular Edition Version (CD Only)
KSCL-3234 ￥1,727 ＋ Tax
More information on WINTER TRIP album release commemoration events can be found on FlowBack’s Official Website: http://www.flowback05.com (Japanese Only)
One Piece x New Era® Collaborate On Limited Edition Rucksacks
Headwear and apparel brand New Era® is collaborating with the internationally-beloved hit anime series One Piece, which turned 20-years-old on Sunday (October 20), to release a stylish new rucksack from the PREMICO webstore.
The rucksack takes inspiration from the Straw Hat Pirates and fuses it with New Era’s iconic street fashion style.
The bag’s outer pocket features delicate embroidery of the crew’s skull logo as well the name “STRAW HAT” in all-caps.
The interior design of the rucksack features a print of an old-fashioned map and bears a cushioned pocket with plenty of room for stashing your tablet, notebook laptop or other items.
There’s also a side pocket for carrying a bottle. The charm dangling from the outside pocket features a ship anchor for that extra pirate aesthetic.
The bag comes in a black colour with a standard unisex silhouette, meaning it can easily be incorporates in a wide variety of styles.
Each bag also comes with a cap clip with the One Piece logo on one side and the New Era logo on the other.
This is a limited edition rucksack with only 2,000 being made, making this a must-grab for all fans!
©️Eiichiro Oda / Shueisha・Fuji TV・Toei Animation
NEW ERA x ONE PIECE Official Rucksack Collaboration
Release Date: October 21, 2019
Delivery: Mid January 2020
Price: ¥19,800 (Does not include tax or shipping fee)
Official Website: https://iei.jp/op48pr/
Dragon Ball T-Shirts Designed by Collage Artist Kosuke Kawamura Releasing at UNIQLO
UNIQLO’s graphic t-shirt brand UT is collaborating with Dragon Ball Z once more to release a new line of t-shirts designed by Japanese collage artist Kosuke Kawamura. The clothing items will be released in late November.
The line-up features men’s and kid’s t-shirts and sweaters.
The collection features a line-up of 28 t-shirts and sweaters in both men’s and kid’s sizes.
Designs feature Kawamura’s iconic collage style, with character illustrations, names, the title logo, Goku’s famous Kamehameha, and more.
The collection also features two UT originals not designed by Kawamura, with illustrations of Goten and Trunks.
If you’re a fan of the DBZ universe then you won’t want to miss out on this latest collection from UT. Check out the full collection here.
*Items marked with ★ are those designed by Kosuke Kawamura
©️@Bird Studio/Shueisha, Toei Animation
©️BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA ©️2018 DRAGON BALL SUPER the Movie Production Committee
Dragon Ball UT
Release Date: Late November 2019 (subject to change)
Men’s T-Shirts (12 Designs) – ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
Men’s Sweaters (6 Designs) – ¥2,900 (Before Tax)
Kid’s T-Shirts (6 Designs) – ¥990 (Before Tax)
Kid’s Sweaters (4 Designs) – ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
Available: At UNIQLO Japan stores and online site
*Select items available at select stores and online onl
Full Collection: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/dragonball/
One Piece’s Nami Appears in Anime’s Second Commercial Collaboration With Nissin Cup Noodles
Instant noodle brand Nissin Foods just dropped the second animated commercial in collaboration with the One Piece on September 13. The commercial is part of the company’s “HUNGRY DAYS” series of ads.
The commercial comes as the sequel to their first collaboration with the anime series which featured the character Zoro back in May. The video gained huge attention across social media with a combined view count of over 21 million views across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, making it Nissin’s most watched online video. Together with the video announcing the start of the series the series has over 25 million views. According to the CMDB, Japan’s commercial research institute, the Zoro video is the number one most liked commercial from any company in Japan, making it 20 years since Nissin has achieved that status.
The new commercial sees Nami taking the spotlight. Like the Zoro edition, it re-imagines the characters as ordinary high school students. In this parallel world, we see Nami living her ordinary, day-to-day life as a student, with appearances from familiar faces.
BUMP OF CHICKEN
The video features voice acting from Mayumi Tanaka and Akemi Okamura who voices Luffy and Nami in the anime series respectively. Eisaku Kubonouchi (creator of Tsurumoku Dokushinryo) is in charge of the character designs while BUMP OF CHICKEN performs the music.
The video will be available to watch until May 16, 2020. Be sure to check it out alongside the previous work.
HUNGRY DAYS One Piece Nami Edition
Release Date: September 13, 2019
Brand Website: https://www.cupnoodle.jp/
New BORUTO Opening Theme Song By miwa Will Inspire Fans to Never Give Up
Singer-songwriter miwa was put in charge of the next opening theme song for popular TV Tokyo anime Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
miwa made the following statement about her new song:
“This song depicts the attitude of a young, strong-willed and impulsive teenager who wants to live life in their own way and protect someone close to them. The song encourages bold and direct feelings. I hope that viewers who watch Boruto struggle on his journey to becoming a splendid ninja can relate to it in their own way by listening to my song.
The anime will be broadcast on TV Tokyo every Sunday at 5:30 pm starting from October 6. The new theme song written by miwa will be used for the episodes airing between October 2019 and March 2020.
We are still waiting on more information about the physical and digital release of miwa’s new song. This information could be released at any moment, but all we can do for now is wait in excitement for further announcements.
©️Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha/ TV Tokyo/ Pierrot
One Piece: Stampede T-Shirts to be Released by UNIQLO For Upcoming Film
UNIQLO have announced that they will release a line of t-shirts to celebrate the release of the upcoming anime film One Piece: Stampede which will hit Japanese theatres on August 9. The t-shirts will be released as part of the company’s UT graphic t-shirt collection at UNIQLO stores in Japan and on their website on July 29.
The collaboration marks the second time One Piece has teamed up with UT. The entire collection was crafted by UNIQLO’s UT team with feedback from the legendary Eiichiro Oda, the author of the manga series.
The collection is inspired by the idea of the Straw Hat Pirates boarding the Thousand Sunny and heading on summer vacation, with Luffy carrying a gun barrel on his back for launching fireworks and Chopper wearing a firework explosive hat.
There is also the Pirates Festival t-shirt featuring the same mark that Chopper wears in the film.
Help commemorate the anime’s 20th anniversary in the run up to the movie’s release by getting your pirate hands on one of these exclusive t-shirts!
©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha・Fuji Television・Toei Animation
“One Piece: Stampede” ©Eiichiro Oda / 2019 “One Piece” Production Committee
One Piece: Stampede UT Collection
Release Date: July 29, 2019
Price: Men’s – ¥990 (Before Tax) / Kids – ¥790 (Before Tax)
Designs: Men’s – 8 / Kids – 3
Available: At UNIQLO stores and the online store in Japan. Kids sizes available at branches with a kids section only.
Sizes: Men’s XS-4XL (XS, XXL-4XL available online only) / Kids 100-160 (100 and 160 available only only)
Product Page: www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/onepiece-stampede/
One Piece Collaborates With Nissin in Cup Noodle Commercial Featuring Character Zoro
Instant noodle brand Nissin Foods just released a new animated commercial in collaboration with the anime series One Piece. The commercial is part of the company’s “HUNGRY DAYS” series and this time centres around the One Piece character Zoro.
Nissin has made four other videos in the series so far, all in collaboration with various anime franchises including Kiki’s Delivery Service, Heidi, Girl of the Alps, Sazae-san, as well as an animated original entitled Saishukai (“The Last Time”). Nissin commercials have become the nation’s favourite in the food industry. The series has become a big hit having been viewed over 18 million times.
A year after the TV anime series One Piece ended, Nissin initiated a collaboration with the series. which lead to the creation of this animated commercial.
The commercial re-imagines the characters as ordinary high school students. It follows the story of main character Luffy’s friend Zoro and his youthful strive for improvement!
Hungry Days One Piece Zoro Version
Esteemed manga artist Eisaku Kubonouchi, who is known for creating the manga series Tsurumoku Dokushinryo, worked on the character design for the commercial, while and the music was created by BUMP OF CHICKEN. The voice actors/actresses for the characters including Luffy (Mayumi Tanaka) and Zoro (Kazuya Nakai) are the same people who voice acted for the anime too! The narration was directed by famous voice actress Megumi Hayashibara.
UT Celebrates Iconic One Piece Scenes in New T-Shirt Collection
UNIQLO are set to release a new collection of One Piece t-shirts from their t-shirt graphic brand UT on May 10 online and at all stores across Japan.
The One Piece anime series began broadcasting in 1999 and is an adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s manga series of the same name serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The series is adored the world over.
The new t-shirt collection celebrates the series’ 20th anniversary with designs of iconic scenes. “Friendship, Love & Bonds” are the keywords in these designs which feature familiar faces of characters. They are a must-have for any fan of the show.
© Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Toei Animation
ONE PIECE UT
Release Date: May 10, 2019
Price: ¥990 Each (Before Tax)
Available: At UNIQLO stores in Japan and UNIQLO’s online store. Kids sizes are available at larger stores.
Naruto, Gintama & More―UNIQLO Releases Manga-Inspired T-Shirt Series MANGA UT
Japanese retailer UNIQLO, which owns the T-shirt collection “UT” is developing a subseries called “MANGA UT” which is a collection based on world famous anime and manga. The new collection will be launched at UNIQLO stores nationwide and on the online store from Monday 27th May 2019.
Detective Conan © Gosho Aoyama/Shogakukan, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, TMS 1996
BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS NARUTO-NARUTO – SHIPPUDEN ©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Pierrot Co. Ltd.
This year the collection offers items for women too, so everyone can enjoy an even larger variety of products. This year, Detective Conan, Boruto – Naruto Next Generations and Naruto Shippuden are featuring in the collection for the first time. This will be the first time that a solo Detective Conan item is released.
NARUTO – SHIPPUDEN ©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Pierrot Co. Ltd.
Gintama © Hideaki Sorachi/SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Dentsu Inc., BNP, Aniplex Inc.
Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho original works/Yoshihiro Togashi Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho (JUMP Comics published by SHUEISHA Inc.) © Yoshihiro Togashi (1990-1994) ©Pierrot Co. Ltd./SHUEISHA Inc.
As well as original Weekly Shōnen Jump anime such as Naruto Shippuden and Gintama, legendary anime such as Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho and HUNTER X HUNTER are also part of the collection!
Urusei Yatsura © Rumiko Takahashi /Shogakukan
Ranma ½ © Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan
…but there’s still more! The collection also features 14 popular Weekly Shōnen Sunday manga/anime such as Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½ and Inuyasha!
Come check out this T-shirt collection which features Japan’s most world-famous anime and manga!
Release: Monday 27th May 2019
Available at UNIQLO stores nationwide (Japan) and on the online store.
Prices: Men’s/ Women’s (¥990+ tax)/Kids (¥790 + tax)
Product info: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/mangaut/
New Boruto Opening Theme ‘Golden Time’ by Fujifabric to be Released Digitally
It has been announced that Fujifabric’s new song Golden Time will be released digitally on May 19, 2019.
The song just aired as the new opening theme song for the ongoing anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The song was written and composed by the band’s bassist Shinichi Katō with sentimental lyrics and a melody that has that feeling of of running that Naruto and Boruto songs are known for.
Fujifabric will release their 10th album F on vinyl April 10. When bought on Amazon Japan, this limited pressing record will come with a coaster featuring the album’s cover art, and when bought at Tower Records it’s coupled with an A3-size poster.
Additionally, fans who purchase the vinyl at either the band’s show at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo on April 14 or Zepp Osaka Bayside on April 19 will receive a signed postcard with a picture of the band members on it.
*Digital download info TBA.
Price: ¥3,500 (Before Tax)
Fujifabric LIVE TOUR 2019 “FEVERMAN”
2019/4/14 @ Zepp DiverCity (Tokyo) OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00)
2019/4/19 @ Zepp Osaka Bayside (OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00)
Fujifabric Official Website: http://www.fujifabric.com/
©Masashi Kishimoto, Scott / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Pierrot