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.
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This last collection will hit UNIQLO stores and online on July 27, with t-shirts from Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece.
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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.
Naruto Themed Hotel Room Opens at GRAND CHARIOT Hokutoshichisei 135° in Japan
GRAND CHARIOT Hokutoshichisei 135°, a hotel and glamping facility located in Awaji, Hyogo, opened its new Naruto-themed room on June 1, 2020.
The room, called “Hokage no Bessou” (Hokage’s Villa), is renovated from one of the resort’s buildings, and aims to plunge guests into the world of ninjas.
The room takes inspiration from the Hidden Leaf Village and its characters, with references to the series and recreated scenes littered throughout. It also offers exclusive amenities for guests to enjoy.
Guests who stay in the Naruto room will receive a free ticket to the popular “Naruto & Boruto Shinobi Zato” attraction at the anime theme park Nijigen no Mori on Awaji Island where the hotel is located.
ⒸMasashi Kishimoto Scott / Shuiehsa・TV Tokyo・Pierrot
Naruto Collaboration Room “Hokage no Bessou”
Grand Opening: June 1, 2020
Time: Check In 15:00-18:30 / Check Out 11:00
Capacity: 5 people
Price: From ¥93,000 (Before Tax/Service Charge Charged Separately)
Official Website: https://awaji-grandchariot.com/
Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami Collaborate Once Again For UNIQLO UT Fashion Collection
Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami have joined hands once again to drop a new clothing collection in UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT.
Billie made her debut when she was 13, and just five years later, her music is spearheading the charts and industry. Back in January this year, at 18-years-old, Billie won five Grammy Awards and hailed as the youngest person to win all four of the main Grammy categoriesーBest New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. She is also only the second person to win all four in the same year.
The collection will be available online from May 25, 2020 and in stores from May 29, 2020 as they reopen.
UNIQLO USA released a trailer for the collection on their official YouTube channel which you can watch below. The colourful video combines Billie’s iconic Blohsh character with Murakami’s flowers.
UNIQLO Presents: Billie Eilish by Takashi Murakami For UNIQLO UT
Billie and Murakami’s friendship started when they sent each other messages on Instagram. Billie performed at Summer Sonic in Japan in 2018. During her time in the country, she met with Murakami and together they completed an animated music video for her hit track you should see me in a crown which was released last April.
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The music video has over 69 million views (as of May 18, 2020) and fuses together the visionary minds of Billie and Murakami.
Billie Eilish – you should see me in a crown (Official Video By Takashi Murakami)
To commemorate the new Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami UT collection, a 3-meter tall statue of Billie created by Murakami is being erected at the Harajuku branch of UNIQLO in Tokyo this June.
*Please note that the opening day of the UNIQLO Harajuku is subject to change.
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Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami UT Collection
Available Online 5/25 Mid Morning ET
In Stores 5/29 As They Reopen
Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami UT Collection Website: www.uniqlo.com/billie-x-murakami/
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 T-Shirts Releasing by UNIQLO’s UT Brand
UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT it collaborating with the forthcoming anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 to release a collection of T-shirts at UNIQLO stores across Japan and their online store on April 17, 2020.
The film, which is set for release on June 27, 2020, will wrap up the Rebuild of Evangelion film series as the fourth and final entry. The T-shirts in the collection feature completely original and exclusive designs.
Designs take inspiration from memorable scenes
The collection is comprised of 8 original T-shirt designs which were drawn exclusively for UT, ranging from Evanglion Unit-01, Unit-00, and Unit-01 to popular character Kaworu, and the first-ever Unit-00 Berserk mode T-shirt design. Fans of the Evangelion world are sure to appreciate all the little details.
UT x Evangelion UNIQLO 2020 Spring/Summer
Delivered in an exclusive box with the Evangelion font
Those who purchase from the collection via UNIQLO’s online store between April 10-23 will have their orders shipped in a special box bearing various words in the “Eva Font,” such as the UNIQLO brand concept, the brand name’s original “Unique Clothing Warehouse,” and so on.
Due to the ongoing situation surrounding the novel coronavirus, select branches of UNIQLO in Japan are closed or have had their opening hours altered. Details can be found on their website.
Release Date: April 17, 2020
Price: ¥1,700 (Before Tax)
Available: UNIQLO stores in Japan / UNIQLO Japan online store
*Exclusive boxes come in one design and are available while supplies last
*Product manufacturing and distribution, as well as release date and so on are subject to extensions or change depending on the latest developments surrounding the coronavirus
Hana Tajima x UNIQLO Celebrate Women’s Changing Bodies in Spring/Summer 2020 Collection
20.March.2020 | FASHION
UNIQLO and fashion designer Hana Tajima are joining hands once more for their “HANA TAJIMA FOR UNIQLO” collaboration which is set to go on sale from April 17, 2020. This new spring/summer collection is themed on “Changing Bodies,” referring to how a woman’s body continues to change subtly overtime, which is upheld with the clothing line-up’s flexibility. This unique collaboration serves beauty for all woman regardless of age, ethnicity, culture, or faith.
Capturing all body images and making them shine
The attire in this line-up fit snug on their wearer, equipped with an adjuster that enables them to freely modify the item to make it fit to them, while highlighting their beautiful silhouette. The items aren’t bound by sizeーthey make you feel liberated and cater for change.
Soft, botanical print designs
The floral prints designed by Hana draw out the inner beauty of the wearer. The colour palette takes inspiration from nature, giving the sheer fabric blouses and crepe one pieces a calm and tranquil image.
Hana Tajima Comment
“The body isn’t a static thing; it grows while we move and is always changing. And we feel those subtle changes day by day, don’t we? I wanted to design clothes that looks at these changes head on and responds accordingly. I want [women] to feel the joy and excitement of putting on clothes with how they dress each day. I want each and every piece of clothing to fit the person and be something they’ll love forever. I hope that the clothes we wear each day make us feel comfortable, familiar, and beautiful in our bodies.” *Translated from Japanese
HANA TAJIMA FOR UNIQLO
Release Date: April 17, 2020
Available: UNIQLO Sapporo ESTA, UNIQLO Ginza, BICQLO UNIQLO Shinjuku, UNIQLO Shinsaibashi, UNIQLO Online Store
Product Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/hanatajima/jp/
One Piece Clothing Collection to Drop in Collaboration With Italian Sportswear Brand Kappa
Italian sports brand Kappa is teaming up with the internationally-celebrated manga series One Piece to release a new clothing collection in Japan on March 19, 2020.
Inspired by the One Piece story, the collection includes two hoodies and four T-shirts. The series’s popular characters, including the protagonist Luffy, will feature with original illustrations, such as the Kappa brand’s “Omini” logo which features a man and woman sat back-to-back.
The collection will be sold at Kappa’s directly-managed stores, including PHENIX CREATIVE SELECT STORE in Harajuku, as well as at their official online store and ONE PIECE Mugiwara stores across Japan.
OMINI LOGO HOODIE (Luffy x Shanks): ¥8,500 (Before Tax) / Colours: White, Black, Red
OMINI LOGO HOODIE (Luffy x Ace): ¥8,900 (Before Tax) / Colours: White, Black, Red
OMINI LOGO TEE (Luffy x Zoro): ¥5,400 (Before Tax) / Colours: White, Black, Green
OMINI LOGO TEE (Luffy x Nami): ¥5,400 (Before Tax) / Colours: White, Black, Orange
OMINI LOGO TEE (Luffy x Sanji): ¥5,400 (Before Tax) / Colours: White, Black, Yellow
Original tag for each item
The line-up is a must-have for any One Piece fans wishing to express their love for their favourite series outdoors.
Kappa x ONE PIECE
Release Date: March 19, 2020
PENIX CREATIVE SELECT STORE
Kappa Marui Kinshicho
LA STRADA KAPPA AEON LakeTown
Kappa Kanazawa Forus
Kappa Nagoya PARCO
Kappa Hiroshima PARCO
Kappa Sapporo Factory
Kappa Daimaru Umeda
Phenix Online Store (https://www.phenix.co.jp/kappa/)
ONE PIECE Mugiwara Store Shibuya
ONE PIECE Mugiwara Store Ikebukuro
ONE PIECE Mugiwara Store Osaka
ONE PIECE Mugiwara Store Nagoya
ONE PIECE Mugiwara Store Fukuoka
More Details: https://www.phenix.co.jp/kappa/features/2610/
One Piece Goshuin Shrine Stamp Books Get Luffy and Trafalgar Law Designs
17.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Movic has collaborated to release two special goshuincho books at Animate stores in Japan as well as the Animate and Movic online stores and select Mugiwara shops.
A Goshuincho is a book for collecting goshuin, which are stamps or seals given at shrines and temples across Japan. Every shrine and temple has its own unique goshuin which are stamped alongside calligraphy handwritten by the staff there and then who write the date and the name of the temple or shrine. We have covered goshuin here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON many times – click for more details.
Goshuincho – Luffy
Goshuincho – Trafalgar Law
The designs feature Luffy and Trafalgar Law made from gold leaf stood against backgrounds with traditional Japanese designs. Both books also feature their respective pirate logos. They are the perfect gift for any fan of One Piece heading to Japan to see the temples and shrinesーor to just add to their collection at home!
The order window for these books will run from March 16, 2020 to April 15, 2020 at Animate, Animate online, Movic online, at select Mugiwara storesーthe latter being the official One Piece merchandise shop. You won’t be able to order them after April 15, so be sure to get your order in quick.
*Photos are of the product still in development. Actual product is subject to alterations.
*Product sales subject to change, extensions, or cancellations.
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Goshuincho (2 Designs)
Price: ¥3,300 each (Tax Included)
Size: Approx. 16cm x 11cm
Product: Front Cover – Cloth with gold leaf / Inside: 24 folds
Order Window: March 16, 2020 – April 15, 2020
Release Date: June 19, 2020
Order here: https://www.movic.jp
Animate’s Shonen Jump Fair 2020: My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, One Piece & More
The series of Shonen Jump are set to fall on the Japanese anime merchandise chain Animate as “Jump Fair in Animate 2020” begins on March 19 and will run until April 12.
Fans can expect exclusive merchandise from various Shonen Jump series, as well as original bonus items when they purchase items from Animate stores across Japan. More on these below.
Bonus Items – Batch ①: Jump Fair Selection (Select Items)
Those who purchase or pre-order any piece of designated merchandise at Jump Fair in Animate will receive one of the pictured cards or other item. You can also get your hands on some of the original Shonen Jump items sold at Jump Festa last year, a popular Shonen Jump festival held every year.
The bonus items will be split into two batches sold at different dates and comprised of 58 items in total. Batch 1 items will drop from March 19 to April 2 and will include merchandise from My Hero Academia, The Promised Neverlandーfor which a live-action film has been green-litーand more. Batch 2 will available commencing April 3 and will include series like One Piece, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and more.
If you’re a Shonen Jump fan, and are headed to Japan this spring, then don’t miss out on Animate’s Shonen Jump fair.
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Jump Fair in Animate 2020
Slot ①: March 19, 2020 – April 2, 2020
Slot ②: April 3, 2020 – April 12, 2020
Located: Animate stores in Japan and Animate’s online store
Tokyo Tower’s One Piece Themed Live Show “MARIONETTE” Returns For 2020
Tokyo Tower’s indoor theme park “Tokyo One Piece Tower” is set to bring back its popular live show “MARIONETTE” in an all-new form when it opens this month on March 18.
What is Tokyo One Piece Tower?
Tokyo One Piece Tower is an indoor theme park located at Tokyo Tower Foot Town, an entertainment facility nestled under Tokyo Tower, where visitors can join the Luffy, the Straw Hat Pirates, and other characters from the titular hit series. It’s home to a range of exciting attractions and thrilling live shows, and guests can even get a photo with the characters. There’s also a restaurant and cafe which serves One Piece themed food and drink, and you can of course pick up some exclusive merchandise from the park’s One Piece store too.
ONE PIECE LIVE ATTRACTION “MARIONETTE”
ONE PIECE LIVE ATTRACTION “MARIONETTE,” as it is officially named, is a live entertainment show which makes full use of projection mapping and and lighting tech to take spectators on a journey with Luffy and his fellow pirates. The website describes the plot as follows: “The biggest pinch in the history of the series comes to Luffy by the evil scientist Caesar’s development of a venomous gas. In addition to the Straw Hat Pirates, the fierce battle scenes, in which the Revolutionary Sabo and another enemy Charlotte Cracker sing in a complex mix, are a moment to keep an eye on. What was Luffy’s decision when he faced his friends who were manipulated?“
Experience One Piece like never before during your visit to Japan’s capital at Tokyo One Piece Tower.
*Please note that due to the ongoing situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan, Tokyo One Piece Tower will be temporarily closed from February 28, 2020 to March 17, 2020. Please be aware that this date is subject to change depending on the subsequent state of the virus. You can get the latest information from Tokyo One Piece Tower’s official website and social media pages.
ONE PIECE LIVE ATTRACTION – “MARIONETTE”
Address: Tokyo Tower Foot Town, 4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Last Entries 21:00)
*Closed February 28, 2020 – March 17, 2020
Official Website: https://onepiecetower.tokyo/ticket/
Dragon Ball Z Desk Tool Collection Releasing in Collaboration With DyDo Drinks
To celebrate the release of their two new drinks, DyDo DRINCO, Inc. is collaborating with Dragon Ball Z to release a unique collection of convenient tools for computer desks. They will be released together with the drinks in limited quantities from March 9, 2020 at convenience stores and volume sellers across Japan.
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①Super Saiyan Goku – Card Stand / ②Great Ape Vegeta – Cotton Swab Holder / ③4th Form Frieza – Eye Drop Stand / ④Raditz – Pen Stand / ⑤Captain Ginyu – Mechanical Pen Refill Stand / ⑥1st Form Cell – Clip Holder / ⑦Majin Buu – Phone Stand
Seven different tools will be sold, each a model of popular characters from Dragon Ball Z. They not only decorate your desk space, but also tidy it up and make things more convenient.
These are the perfect gift to all Dragon Ball Z fans as well as anime fans who like to nerd-up their desks!
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Dragon Ball Z Desktop Tool Collection
Release Date: March 9, 2020 (While supplies last)
①DyDo Blend Low Sugar Sekaiichi no Barista Kanshu (260ml) – ¥130 (Before Tax)
②DyDo Blend Black Sekaiichi no Barista Kanshu (275ml) – ¥124 (Before Tax)
Available: At convenience stores and volume sellers in Japan
One Piece’s Luffy, Ace and Whitebeard Appear in Anime’s Final Commercial Collaboration With Nissin Cup Noodles
Instant noodle brand Nissin Foods released their final animated commercial in collaboration with the One Piece anime series on February 7. 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 44 million views across their social media platforms.
In the final video, which translates to “Cavalry Battle,” we see a shift in one from all the commercials up to now. It portrays the original story’s Battle of Marineford as a massive, heated cavalry battle as seen in the series’ sports episodes.
Keep an eye out for a number of different characters, such as Luffy, Ace, Whitebeard, Blackbeard, and more. The characters are voiced by the original cast, and there is also narration by popular Japanese voice actress Megumi Hayashibara who voices Rebecca in the One Piece anime. The character design is by Eisaku Kubonouchi, and the music used to portray the hot-blooded battle is Maximum the Hormone’s song Hungry Pride.
See the epic conclusion to this series below.
HUNGRY DAYS One Piece Cavalry Battle (Japanese Title: ワンピース頂上騎馬戦篇)
Released: February 7, 2020 (Airing in Japan until May 16, 2020)
Nissin Brand Website: https://www.cupnoodle.jp/
Fortnite T-Shirts Releasing From UNIQLO’s UT Brand
UNIQLO has announced that it is releasing a new line of t-shirts from its graphic t-shirt brand UT themed on the internationally-beloved video game Fortnite. They will hit UNIQLO stores and UNIQLO’s online shop in Japan on December 20, 2019.
Fortnite is an online game that since releasing in 2017 from Epic Games in 2017 has gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon.
While fans wait in anticipation for Chapter 2 Season 2, they can support their favourite game with something from this collection of 13 items, which includes t-shirts and sweaters.
The front part of this Durr Burger t-shirt is actually embroidered. Cool, chic designs are characteristic of this collection.
The iconic Loot Llama, or Loot Pinata, was of course going to be included in the line-up.
This design features the character known as Cuddle Team Leader. The front features just the logo, which is embroidered. Simple but stylish.
This t-shirt simply says “Fortnite” on the front while the back reads “Slurp Juice.”
This white hoodie simply reads “Fornite” on the front.
Featuring the character Leviathan, this design is made in the style of a college sweater.
Another character design, and this time it’s t he Black Knight. It has a characteristic metallic silver print.
Support your love of Fortnite with a choice from this collection, featuring iconic characters like Loota Llama and Cuddle Team Leader as well as the popular Slurp Juice item and more.
©2020 Epic Games
Release Date: December 20, 2019
Men’s T-Shirts (8 Designs) – ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
Men’s Sweaters (5 Designs) – ¥2,900 (Before Tax)
Available: At UNIQLO stores in Japan and the online shop
Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/fortnite/
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/