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 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
Dragon Ball Escape Game―Save the World From Human Extinction
Real Dasshutsu (Escape) Game is teaming up with Dragon Ball to bring a new real life escape game titled Chikyuujin Shoumetsu Kara no Chou Dasshutsu (“The Great Escape From Human Extinction”) which will run from March 22 to May 31.
The event was originally held in 8 cities across Japan last year from August to December, bringing in over 20,000 players. It is set to return once more to the same 8 cities as well as Asakusa and Kyoto for a total of 10. The game will also be playable in English from April 12.
Advance tickets are priced at ¥2,400 and same-day tickets at ¥3,900. There is also an advance ticket option to receive the above-pictured bag too for ¥3,900.
Experience the new Dragon Ball escape game powered up bigger and better than ever.
Chikyuujin Shoumetsu Kara no Chou Dasshutsu (“The Great Escape From Human Extinction”)
Running: March 22, 2019 – May 31, 2019
Available in English: April 12, 2019 – May 31, 2019
Ajito of Scrap Asakusa
Ajito of Scrap Shimokitazawa Nazo Building
Ajito of Scrap Yokohama
Ajito of Scrap Sendai
Ajito of Scrap Nagoya
Ajito of Scrap Tenjin, Fukuoka
Ajito of Scrap Kyoto
Ajito of Scrap Osaka Nazo Building
Ajito of Scrap Okayama
Ajito of Scrap Sapporo
Ajito of Scrap Asakusa
Ajito of Scrap Yokohama
Ajito of Scrap Nagoya
Ajito of Scrap Kyoto
Ajito of Scrap Osaka Nazo Building
Advance: ¥2,400 (w/ bag ¥3,900)
*Same-day tickets will not be available if all advance tickets have sold out.
*The optional bag is only available will advance tickets.
*This game requires access to the internet via smartphones, tablets or other devices. Not compatible with feature phones. Any online fees charged are the responsibility of the player.
Event Page: http://realdgame.jp/dragonballsuper/
Japanese rock band Fujifabric create anime opening theme song for BORUTO!
Japanese rock band Fujifabric released their 10th album “F” in January, which is definitely worth commemorating! The band have just kicked off their Japan tour “Fujifabric LIVE TOUR 2019 “FEVERMAN””, which started on 2nd March 2019.
Fujifabric’s new song “Golden Time” will be the next opening theme song for TXN Network anime BORUTO- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS!
Fujifabric’s bass player Shinichi Katō wrote the lyrics and music for “Golden Time”. The lyrics were cleverly composed and the music is packed with the feeling of an exciting rush of action.
You can hear the opening theme song “Golden Time” for the first time at 17:30 on Sunday 7th April when the new season is aired.
A comment by Shinichi Katō (bass) :
I wrote this song thinking of the times when we do something for our own sakes or for the hopes and feelings of others; when there is something we must do, and are determined to not allow our feelings to defeat us.
Snuggle up and enjoy the next series of BORUTO which is coming soon!
Golden Time (ゴールデンタイム)
First broadcast: 17:30 Sunday 7th April 2019
Fujifabric official website: http://www.fujifabric.com/
BORUTO-ボルト- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS
TX Network：Every Sunday (17:30) ※ Repeated every Saturday at 07:00
BS TV Tokyo：Every Tuesday (00:30) – popular
Gifu Broadcasting System：Every Monday (17:30) – popular
Biwako Broadcasting：Every Sunday (01:30) – popular
Mie Television Broadcasting: Every Monday (17:00) – popular
Nara Television: Every Monday (02:30) – popular
Wakayama Telecasting: Every Saturday (08:30) – popular
※ This anime will also be broadcasted by various websites!
SKYPEACE to perform new ending theme song for anime BORUTO- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS!
SKY PEACE’s new song “Ride or Die” will be the next ending theme song for anime BORUTO- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS.
SKY PEACE has 2.3 million subscribers on YouTube and their fanbase overwhelmingly consists of Japanese middle school students. You can catch their new ending theme song from April 2019 when the new season of BORUTO will be aired.
The band members explained their feelings towards writing the song with passion: “I’ve been watching Naruto since I was a child ー from laughter to crying, it was an anime filled with many emotions. I just couldn’t stop crying when I watched the final scene as I recalled childhood memories…and when the new BORUTO series came out featuring the next generation of youth, it meant that the will of fire really did pass on. I was so emotional. I’m just unbelievably happy that we’re in charge of making the ending theme song for the next season!”
The intro of the song is played on a traditional Japanese three-stringed instrument called a shamisen. The traditional-sounding opening combined with the band member’s love for the anime ー the duo’s betrayal of their image (in a good way) is something we are all looking forward to!
SKY PEACE is also releasing their second single “Sky Flight” and their live video “Dream Stage Welcome in SkyPeaceisen Party Time” at the same time. The YouTube duo are rapidly moving forward and upon hearing this big news, everyone’s expectations are rising!
Release: 6th March 2019
Complete limited edition (only 3000 available) (CD＋Zoids Wild ZW01Wild Liger (SKY PEACE Special Edition)
First-run limited edition(CD＋DVD) ￥2,315 (+ tax)
Special Standard edition（CD） ￥1,389 (+ tax)
Dream Stage Welcome in SkyPeaceisen Party Time
Release: 6th March 2019
Complete limited edition ￥9,815 (+ tax)
Special Standard edition ￥5,185 (+ tax)
SKY PEACE official website: https://sky-peace.com/
One Piece Chopper Pancake Figure Designed by Japanese Illustrator Ryo Taniguchi
08.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME
Bandai’s official shopping site Premium Bandai is releasing a limited edition Chopper figure in its high-quality figure line Portrait.Of.Pirates on January 11.
The figure is being released to celebrate P.O.P One Piece’s series 15th anniversary.
The figure was designed by Japanese illustrator Ryo Taniguchi who took inspiration from Chopper’s sweet tooth.
It features Chopper sat on top of a pile of pancakes and wearing a hat decorated with macarons, cream and fruits, making it almost delicious enough to eat. The figure brings a new charm to the P.O.P line of figurines.
Portrait.Of.Pirates One Piece “LIMITED EDITION” Tony Tony Chopper Ver.OT
On Sale: January 11, 2019 from 13:00 (JST)
Delivery Date: May 2019 (subject to change)
Price: ¥5,000 (includes tax, does not include shipping or handling charges)
Premium Bandai: http://p-bandai.jp/?rt=pr
MEGATREA SHOP: https://www.megatreshop.jp/
Jump Characters Store: https://jumpcs.shueisha.co.jp/
©Eiichiro Oda / Shueisha・Fuji TV・Toei Animation
*Sales will end if purchases exceed the stock limit.
*Product subject to change without notice.
*Photos display a product still in development. Actual product may differ slightly.
*Available to order outside Japan.
Music video of the love song, “Right Now,”written by V6 member, Shimizu Shota, has been released
V6’s 50th double A-side single, “Super Powers / Right Now” will be released on January 16th. The music video of this song has now been released. The concept of the song is “a love song for adults” and was written by Shimizu Shota. It is a dark/sexy song with a tricky beat and is a song where you can feel the “new sound” of Shimizu Shota. The song depicts the game of love from a man’s honest perspective.
The music video depicts a dance scene and six variations of one scene using some gimmicks and editing effects. The sound is simple but the dance is very complicated.
Also, the single includes the theme song of the animation, “ONE PIECE” called “Super Powers.” The sleeve jacket of the first edition released with the music video is also gathering much attention.
This “ONE PIECE’s original illustration sleeve” is a special sleeve that includes an illustration depicting the members of “the wheat straw clan” and V6. The members of the clan and V6 are making the same pose in the illustration. This valuable illustration shows that it is possible to create a strong power by gathering everyone’s spirit together.
Shimizu Shota’s comments (“Right Now” – lyrics, music and arrangement)
I am very happy that I could write a song for V6. And I am very pleased that the members of V6 directly asked me to write a song for them.
I am so happy that idols which have been watching since my childhood are dancing in tune to this song that I wrote. I want to go back to my childhood and tell myself that I am going to write a song for them in the future.
I tried to write a song which elevates the charm of the group and I hope that many people will watch them dancing.
Super Powers／Right Now
Release date: January 16th, 2019
First Edition A AVCD-94269/B
CD＋DVD ／ 1800＋tax
Comes with tall case and sleeve
First Edition B AVCD-94270/B
Comes with tall case and sleeve
Normal Edition AVCD-94271