Dragon Ball, Naruto & One Piece Feature in Jump x UT’s Last T-Shirt Collection
UNIQLO has been developing a spring and summer collection this year under its illustrative t-shirt brand UT themed on ‘wearing the things you love.’ The collection is being made 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 Jump franchises.
©BIRD STUDIO / SHUEISHA
©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / SHUEISHA
©Eiichiro Oda / SHUEISHA
This last collection will hit UNIQLO stores and online on July 27, with t-shirts from Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece.
©BIRD STUDIO / SHUEISHA
©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / SHUEISHA
©Eiichiro Oda / SHUEISHA
The collection features a range of different illustrations, including Jump magazine front covers in the early days of series’ serialisations, as well as Goku vs. Cell, Sasuke and Naruto vs. Madara, the scene where Luffy and Ace part ways, and more.
If you’re a fan of any of the series, these t-shirts are sure to strike a chord with you! Don’t miss out on this final collection.
Celebrate Naruto’s Birthday at Fuji-Q Highland’s Hidden Leaf Village Theme Park Area
Naruto Uzumaki’s birthday falls on October 10, so to celebrate, Fuji-Q Highland, an amusement park in Yamanashi, Japan, is holding a birthday festival for the titular character of the popular anime series. The event will be held at the park’s Naruto x Boruto Fuji Hidden Leaf Village area.
Naruto Ramen | ¥1,280 | Available: October 10, 2020 and October 11, 2020
Customers who order the special ramen dish from the ramen bar at the park, which is called Ramen Ichiraku after Naruto’s favourite eatery in the series, will get a huge topping of naruto, a type of Japanese steamed fish-paste cake. Only 100 of these hearty dishes will be served a day.
The park is also holding a social media campaign. If they can reach 7,610 followers—a number which can be read as “na-ru-to” in Japanese—this year, then they’ll hold a lottery for fans to win a special prize.
Naruto Print Cake / Naruto Team 7 Print Cake
Fuji-Q Highland will also serve up two cakes, one with just Naruto and the other with Naruto and the rest of Team 7 including Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi.
Jiraiya / Tsunade / Gaara / Itachi
Lastly, from the end of November, life-sized portraits of Jiraiya, Tsunade, Gaara, and Itachi will be set up at the park for fans to take photos with.
ⓒMasashi Kishimoto Scott / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Pierrot
Naruto Uzumaki Birthday Festival 2020 – Naruto x Boruto Fuji Hidden Leaf Village
Fuji-Q Highland Official Website (English): https://www.fujiq.jp/en/
UNIQLO’s UT Brand Collaborates With London-Based Accessory Brand CHAOS
28.September.2020 | FASHION
UNQILO launched a new collaboration titled “#REALTALK CHAOS UT” with its own graphic T-shirt brand UT and London-based accessory brand on September 28, 2020.
CHAOS is an accessory brand created by popular fashion stylists Katie Lyall and Charlotte Stockdale. Their fresh new collaboration with UT is centred on “girls’ real talk.”
Capturing the girls of today in words
Women’s T-Shirts (7 Designs) – ¥1,500 / Women’s Hoodies (4 Designs) – ¥2,990 (Before Tax)
The creative collection features sassy lines like “Absolutely Not!,” “Can’t Talk,” and “A Little Chaotic” printed large on boxy t-shirts and hoodies with eye-catching colours
“We’ve wanted to collaborate with UNIQLO since launching the brand,” explains CHAOS. “Our dream has come true, and we’re super excited about it. Honesty and humour are the themes of #REALTALK CHAOS.”
They continue: “This collection features colours, graphics, and typography that’s typical of the CHAOS brand. It’s a coming-together of everything we love. It’s been a wonderful experience creating our first-ever collection with UNIQLO.”
*Comments translated from Japanese
#REALTALK CHAOS UT
Release Date: September 28, 2020
Available: Select UNIQLO stores in Japan and UNIQLO Japan’s online store
One Piece x Shu Uemura Collaborate On Colourful New Makeup Collection
Japanese makeup artist brand Shu Uemura’s highly-anticipated holiday collection is here. The “Shu Uemura x One Piece Collection” will launch in two parts: the first on November 1 and the second on November 15.
The special collection is inspired by the brave and heroic Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates from One Piece, one of Japan’s biggest manga and anime franchises.
The first part of the collection launching on November 1 welcomes Shu Uemura’s popular vivid eyeshadows and iconic lipsticks from the Rouge Unlimited collection while the second part is made up of a variety of face colours, accessories, and more, made specially for the holiday season. Pre-orders for both parts will launch via Shu Uemura’s website and select online stores in Japan on October 15, 2020.
Shu Uemura x One Piece Collection
Bright colours and textures inspired by the marine blue ocean, the beaming sun, and treasure—all elements that scream the adventures of One Piece. Shu Uemura invites people to join Luffy on that adventure with this new collection.
Wanted Treasure Box Eye Palette Grand Line / Wanted Treasure Box Eye Palette Thousand Sunny | ¥8,500 Each (Before Tax)
The Wanted Treasure Box Eye Palette Grand Line comes in a treasure chest-like eye palette case and boasts ten gorgeous colours, which includes numerous new colours and textures like Crushed Stone, Deep Matte, Antique Metal, and Warm Pearl. Inspired by the Grand Line ocean current in One Piece.
Rouge Unlimited Amplified / Rouge Unlimited Amplified Matte / Rouge Unlimited Matte / Rouge Unlimited Amplified Lacquer Shine | ¥3,300 Each (Before Tax) *Includes 9 colours
Each colour is based on one of the special moves performed by characters in One Piece. The colour arrangement is diverse, ranging from colours to make a statement to more casual ones. Wield the power of the Straw Hats wherever you go.
Fearless Crew High Rider Gold First / Fearless Crew High Rider Romance Dawn | ¥5,000 (Before Tax)
Smooth, silky highlight powder to accentuate the face. Colours include shining gold which glistens like pearls and sun-basked peach.
Fearless Crew Premium Brush Set | ¥6,500 (Before Tax)
The high quality mini brush set includes a face brush, cheek brush, eyeshadow brush, and eyebrow brush.
©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Toei Animation
Shu Uemura x One Piece Collection
Japan Release: Part One – November 1, 2020 / Part Two – November 15, 2020
Product Page: https://www.shuuemura.jp/holiday-collection/
UNIQLO TOKYO Begins Knitwear Focused Exhibition
21.September.2020 | FASHION
UNIQLO TOKYO, the global flagship store of UNIQLO, is now holding an exhibition themed on its knitwear at its first floor LifeWear Square area until October 11, 2020. It’s a consolidation of everything that goes into wearing the symbolic style of their LifeWear lineup, covering the art, science, and craftsmanship behind the items.
About UNIQLO TOKYO
UNIQLO TOKYO opened back in June this year in Ginza, Tokyo, as the country’s biggest store and global flagship store. UNIQLO TOKYO is the embodiment of UNIQLO’s “LifeWear,” clothing that the company has created to “improve everyone’s life.”
SCIENCE: 3D knit installations by Rhizomatiks Architecture
Rhizomatiks Architecture have created a range of installations including mannequins centred on knitwear. Customers will be able to see knitwear being made by the machines right before their eyes.
CRAFTSMANSHIP: Tools used in the manufacturing process
See the strict standards and measures taken to carefully craft each and every UNIQLO cashmere sweater, from the processes carried out to the materials and tools used in the manufacturing process, samples, and more.
See the headpieces created by Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada for displaying the knitwear. Each and every one was made with care and attention for the 20 mannequins.
Address: MARRONNIER GATE GINZA 2, 3-2-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
One Piece Reveals Second Collaboration With Sports Brand Kappa
Itanlian-based sports brand Kappa is set to collaborate with One Piece for the second time on September 18.
The new collection features a range of attire combining Kappa’s iconic style with illustrations of familiar faces from the popular anime series.
Hoodies | ¥9,800 Each (Before Tax)
T-Shirts | ¥5,900 Each (Before Tax)
The lineup includes three hoodies and t-shirts which feature a special graphic designed exclusively for this collection which combines Kappa’s logo with the illustration drawn for the “One Piece Log Collection” DVD collection that released as part of One Piece‘s 10th anniversary.
The Kappa x One Piece tags that come on pieces in the collection can also be used as bookmarks.
The second collaboration will roll out from September 18, 2020 at Kappa stores in Japan, Kappa’s official online store, and the One Piece Mugiwara store.
One Piece Collaboration Capsule Collection 2
Release Date: September 18, 2020
Official Website: https://www.phenix.co.jp/kappa/
UNIQLO Collaborates With Ryan McGinley On UT Autumn & Winter 2020 Collection
14.September.2020 | FASHION
The Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection for UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT features a pop culture line-up of photos, art, movie stills, character pictures, and more. This year, the brand is collaborating with American photographer Ryan McGinley for the very first time. Designs will also include the superheroes drawn by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring’s iconic Mickey Mouse, and artistic renditions of Marvel characters.
Ryan McGinley, the American artist in the limelight
Men’s T-Shirts (6 Designs): ¥1,500 (Before Tax) | Release Date: August 31, 2020
New York-based photographer Ryan McGinley has been called “America’s most important photographer” in recent years. This collection of six T-shirts features prints of his photo work, including pieces showcasing young people on an ordinary day. The addition of overlayed text adds a street vibe to the designs.
An exciting collection of heroes and villains
Men’s T-Shirts (6 Designs): ¥1,500 (Before Tax) | Men’s Hoodies (5 Designs): ¥2,990 (Before Tax) | Release Date: September 7, 2020
This exciting collection from UT lines up the Instantly-recognisable heroes and villains of Marvel, like Venom—who is getting the sequel movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage next year—and Morbius, who is also getting a film adaptation in 2021.
Popular Warner and DC characters drawn in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s unique style
Men’s T-Shirts (6 Designs): ¥1,500 (Before Tax) | Men’s Hoodies (5 Designs): ¥2,990 (Before Tax) | Release Date: September 18, 2020
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist whose style, which was influenced by art history, music, and pop culture, was huge in the art scene back in the 80’s. Basquiat was influenced by DC Comics superheroes and Loony Tunes when he was a kid which can be seen in his early work, and that has been captured in this UT collection.
Mickey Mouse’s influence on Keith Haring
Men’s T-Shirts (6 Designs): ¥1,500 | Men’s Hoodies (5 Designs): ¥1,990 | Women’s T-Shirts (6 Designs): ¥1,500 | Kid’s T-Shirts (4 Designs): ¥990 (All Before Tax)
Keith Haring’s early influences included Walt Disney cartoons, and learned how to draw using a book his grandmother owned a Disney ‘how-to-draw’ book. Haring saw Mickey as a symbol of America, and this collection captures his dream of wanting to work at Disney.
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In line with the UT collection, UNIQLO will also sell a variety of eco bags including a “Mickey Mouse x Keith Haring” design and one of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s wall art. The collection will include not just UT items, but a variety of merchandise capturing the latest in pop culture.
UT Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection
Product Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees
ONE PIECE LINE Messenger App Stamp Proceeds Donated to Japan’s Front Line Health Care Workers
28.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Johnny’s Smile Up ! Project was set up by Johnny’s Group to contribute towards society and aid in relief activities. In the past, it has helped organise relief activities following such disasters as the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, and Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.
Japanese messaging app LINE supports the project’s work, and so has teamed up with it and Eiichiro Oda, Takuya Kimura, and Kazuya Kamenashi to create ONE PIECE themed ‘donation stamps’ which will be available on LINE from August 27 to November 26.
LINE sells donation stamps every year, with the proceeds going towards providing relief during disasters as well as for children around the world. Since April this year, LINE has supported and cooperated with Johnny’s Smile Up ! Project, and in June released their first collaborative stamps together which were based on the Japanese boy band Kanjani Eight. The two companies are coming together once again to develop ONE PIECE stamps in collaboration with Japanese publisher Shueisha, the creator of ONE PIECE Eiichiro Oda, and singers and actors Takuya Kimura and Kazuya Kamenashi, both of whom are close friends with Oda.
The full stamp set includes 24 stamps for just ¥250 or 100 LINE coins, all of which were sketched and/or conceived by Eiichiro Oda, Takuya Kimura, and Kazuya Kamenashi.
Eiichiro Oda | Comment
“Illustration is a place where one’s personality comes out. Kimura and Kamenashi don’t normally draw pictures, so there was some silliness, but the atmosphere and intention was still ‘Smile Up’! I had fun with them both, and I’m thankful for the size of their hearts. Be sure to try out the stamps!”
Takuya Kimura | Comment
“I am truly honoured to have received Eiichiro Oda-sensei’s approval for the Smile Up ! Project. A lot of the words that are encouraging me these days can be found in ONE PIECE, and I was able to pick out my personal favourites! Definitely take a look!”
Kazuya Kamenashi | Comment
“I am beyond honoured to have been given the chance to participate as a fellow ‘ONE PIECE x Smile Up ! Stamp’ partner. Truth be told, drawing isn’t my forte, but I put my heart into it and had a wonderful time. It was like a dream, a lot of fun. Make sure you all use the stamps!
Johnny’s Smile Up ! Project will use the proceeds for the stamps to support front line health care workers in Japan.
*Comments translated from Japanese by MMN
ONE PIECE x Smile Up ! Stamps
Available: August 27, 2020 – November 26, 2020
Johnny’s Smile Up ! Project
Official Website: https://www.johnny-associates.co.jp/smile_up_project/report-286/
Anime Theme Park Nijigen no Mori Announces New Naruto & Boruto Event
NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO is an area of Nijigen no Mori—an anime theme park located on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture—with attractions and more based on Naruto and his son Boruto. The park has released information on an upcoming new event in the Naruto and Boruto themed area.
The event in question will celebrate the character Kakashi Hatake’s birthday with a special Kakashi and Obito themed escape game. The game will have park guests running around the park looking for panels with hints on how to progress through the game. Just 30 minutes are needed to complete it, and it’s not too difficult, so anyone can join in.
Guests who buy a ticket will receive one of four limited-edition mini acrylic stands (pictured above) chosen randomly. Exclusive merchandise will also be sold for the event, and there will be photo spots where Naruto and Boruto fans can take a photo next to Kakashi and Obito panels.
Naruto Shippuden x Escape Game: #004 Kakashi & Obito
Running: August 29, 2020 – October 4, 2020
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Last Entries 20:00)
Price: ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
*Separate fee to enter Nijigen no Mori charged
Nijigen no Mori
Address: 2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji, Hyogo
Official Website: https://nijigennomori.com/
It has been 11 years since Jil Sander’s first collaboration with UNIQLO, which ran from 2009 to 2011. The minimalist German fashion designer is now set to bring back her signature modern style to UNIQLO with the +J collection this autumn. The new line-up is fit for all occasions and is available in men’s and women’s sizes.
Jil Sander | Latest Interview
UNIQLO Japan interview Jil on the new collection which you can read here in Japanese.
+J in Autumn 2020 will bring a sense of sophistication, luxury, and comfort.
Release Date: Autumn 2020
UNIQLO Japan Official Website: http://www.uniqlo.com/jp/
Global clothing retailer UNIQLO has announced that its Uniqlo U 2020 Autumn/Winter Collection will launch on September 18. The line-up is a delicate fusion of sophistication and comfort, incorporating a balance of natural colours and deep vivid colours to create designs that are both simple yet high quality.
New for women: details and comfort
Inspired by minimalism, the line-up is a collection of clean and functional pieces to be worn throughout autumn and winter. The items are made with details and comfort, with beige and skin tones eliciting a sense of warmth and comfort. The greys and blues provide a beautiful contrast, while satins and viscose bring a refinement to the silhouettes.
A padded coat combines elegant volume with warmth. One piece dresses are inspired by vintage styling with sophisticated details, and knits hug comfortably around you in a perfect fit. The wool-blend jersey jacket has a touch of masculine to it while evoking delicate colours and form.
New for men: sophisticated warmth
The inspiration for the men’s collection comes from the sportswear seen in European street culture, bringing flashy colours and lots of volume weaved into classic designs. Neutral colours like beige and brown are balanced with black, white, and dark blue, while orange and Bordeaux red evoke a rich accent. Textures like corduroy and wool-blend fleece provide warmth and comfort.
The padded corduroy blouson with a round silhouette offers sophisticated warmth. The box silhouette half-coat features an oversized collar as well as a placket to fend off the wind. The fleece shirt jacket can be worn in autumn as an outer while in the cold winters it can be worn under a coat as an inner.
Uniqlo U 2020 Autumn/Winter Collection
Release Date: September 18, 2020
Available: 67 UNIQLO stores and UNIQLO Online
Line-Up: Women’s (38 Items) | Men’s (39 Items) | Merchandise (4 Items)
Official Website: https://www.uniqlo.com/UniqloU
Kenshi Yonezu x UNIQLO’s UT Collaboration to Hit UNIQLO Stores Worldwide
UNIQLO is collaborating with Kenshi Yonezu for the first time for their graphic T-shirt brand “UT.” The collection will first drop in Japan on August 14, 2020 before rolling out to UNIQLO stores in New York, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.
This also marks Yonezu’s first foray into an apparel collaboration, who has brought his unmatched creativity born from his talent as one of the top Japanese singer-songwriters in the industry as well as being an illustrator. It’s a must-grab for fans of Yonezu and style.
Kenshi Yonezu’s Unique Illustrations & Fantastical Pictures
The clothing line-up sees a range of original character designs including Kenshi Yonezu’s trademark cat. Designs include the characters printed large on the T-shirts, designs featuring whimsical photos, and more, all of which were supervised by Yonezu himself. The collection is made up of a range of base colours including black, white, green, pink, and more.
Special Store Decorations
UNIQLO 5th Ave in New York has been decorated in an illustration created by Kenshi Yonezu. This design is set to roll out at 8 UNIQLO branches around the world, including UNIQLO PARK Yokohama. The artist also took to the stage in a video premiere concert for Fortnite on August 7, 2020.
New York 5th Ave | August 7, 2020 – August 18, 2020
Shanghai (Video Monitor), Guangzhou | August 11, 2020 – August 24, 2020
UNIQLO PARK Yokohama Bayside | August 10, 2020 – August 24, 2020
Canal City Hakata | August 12, 2020 – August 31, 2020
Sendai Izumi | August 13, 2020 – August 16, 2020
Harajuku | August 14, 2020 – August 28, 2020
Shinsaibashi | August 14, 2020 – August 27, 2020
Kenshi Yonezu | Comment
“UNIQLO is a store that has always been there since I was a kid […] and I want to give my respect to them for taking responsibility for always being there.”
UNIQLO UT x Kenshi Yonezu Collaboration
Initial Release Date: August 14, 2020 (In-Store/Online)
Price: ¥1,500 Each (Before Tax) *Japan
Sizes: XXS-4XL (XXL-4XL available online only) *Japan
Product Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/kenshi-yonezu/men
*UNIQLO Harajuku and UNIQLO TOKYO are also selling Regular Edition copies of Kenshi Yonezu’s latest album STRAY SHEEP
UNIQLO’s UT Demon Slayer T-Shirt Collection to Release in Collaboration With GU
UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand is partnering up with GU to drop a new T-shirt collection in collaboration with the hugely popular manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which has over 80 million copies in circulation. The first batch of the collection by UT will drop in Japan on August 7, followed by the second from both UT and GU at the end of the same month.
The collection features illustrations of the popular characters from the series whom are set to appear in the upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train set for release on October 16, 2020.
UT – 1st Collection
The first batch of the unisex collection is packed full of scenes specially selected from the Demon Slayer manga series.
This includes iconic scenes from popular characters, including the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado in battle. It’s a must have line-up for fans.
Each t-shirt captures essence of the characters from this sad series in which humans and demons fight each other.
Left: GU | Right: UT – 2nd Collection
The second collection also features kids T-shirts as well as merchandise. The full line-up is set to be revealed on August 17. GU’s line-up includes not only popular characters and scenes from the series, but words from it too, as well as colouring inspired by the clothing and hairstyles worn by the characters.
©Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha
UNIQLO “UT” Collaboration
Release Date: August 7, 2020
Price: ¥990 (Before Tax)
Available: UNIQLO Japan stores and UNIQLO Japan online
Product Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/contents/feature/ut-kimetsu2020/index.html
Release Date: Late August 2020
Designs: Men’s: 6 | Women’s: 9 | Men’s Inner: 4 | Children’s: 7 | Pouches: 3 | Mobile Case: 1
Available: UNIQLO Japan stores and UNIQLO Japan online
Product Page: https://www.gu-global.com/jp/ja/feature/gu-kimetsu/