Pokémon Lip Cream & iPhone Accessories Make for Perfect Gifts From Japan
Japan has a lot of Pokémon merchandise, and they keep adding to the stock. Check out these brand new items being released this month!
iPhone Cable Bite
This cable bite series is an accessory for iPhone charging cables. They’re a popular trend right now and are used as decoration made to look like they’re chomping down on your phone. These six designs go on sale from August 10.
They also prevent your iPhone cable from falling out. The six designs include Pikachu, Eevee, Piplup, Psyduck, Meowth, and Munchlax.
These lip creams are the second product in a series of Pokémon themed cosmetics. Available in four designs, they go on sale from August 7 at Pokémon Center stores and ITS’DEMO stores in Japan.
The first product in the series was the Pokémon Face Masks. Close to 40,000 shipped within the first month.
The new lip creams are made with numerous beautifying ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil. Not only do they look good in design, they keep your lips moist and ensure they do not dry out.
Pikachu Meets Traditional Japan With Edo Kimekomi Doll
Mataro Doll released its new Pikachu Edo Kimekomi Ningyo doll on November 13. The doll is available in store and on the company’s website while supplies last.
Mataro Doll was established in 1919. The company is a a creator of traditional Japanese dolls and is recognised by Kamigamo Shrine as the founder and only legitimate creator of the kimekokomi ningyo doll. It drew much attention in 2018 for creating a Hatsune Miku hina doll, and is about to get another wave of interest as it has created an official Pikachu kimekokomi doll, retaining the Pokémon’s character and cuteness.
Pikachu is loved by kids and adults alike. This traditional Pikachu craft too can be enjoyed by people of all ages with its more sophisticated and high-quality appearance.
Mataro Dolls makes all of their items and wares by hand without the use of 3D printers or CAD. They studied Pikachu in great detail to create their new doll. Although the people working at Mataro Dolls are experts in their field, they explained how capturing the characteristic qualities of the character was no easy task.
Pikachu’s yellow fur features a flowery design which is typical of traditional Japanese dolls. Catch your own one of these Pikachu dolls for a combination of traditional Japan and Japanese pop culture.
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Pikachu Edo Kimekomi Ningyo
Price: ¥13,200 (Tax Included)
Set Includes: Doll/Stand/Folding Screen/Wooden Tag
*Limited quantity available while supplies last at Mataro Doll and their online store
Product Page: https://www.mataro-doll.com/products/detail/318325
6 Must-Buy Japanese Fall/Winter Cosmetic & Skincare Items – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON
Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido has released its new fall/winter skincare and cosmetic items. With the cold weather cloaking us with its bitter chill, we risk our skin becoming dry and flaky. Plus, with Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, now is the season to dress up and look stylish for parties and get-togethers.
We have selected 6 cosmetic items at Shiseido you should ready yourself with for the increasingly cold weather.
d program Kandan Barrier Essence: Protect your skin from the temperature difference
Outside it’s cold, but indoors it’s hot. That kind of temperature difference can damage your skin, but Shiseido has developed a product to tackle the problem. Part of their d program series, this product protect the skin from drying out by maintaining moisture in your skin during cold winters. The texture is adapted to those who have sensitive skin after washing. Skincare is important during this season, so be sure yours is protected.
d program Kandan Barrier Essence – ¥3,000
Official Webpage: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/dp/
ELIXIR REFLET Balancing Oyasumi Mask: Tighten your pores and replenish moisture overnight
The ELIXIR REFLET Balancing Oyasumi Mask coats your skin in a gel that balances sebum production and tightens pores while replenishing moisture. It’s to be used 2-3 times a week and worn while you sleep, so apply it before getting into bed and enjoy waking up with gorgeous and glowing skin. It’s a simple skincare routine and a great product that can be used for beautiful skin all-year round.
ELIXIR REFLET Balancing Oyasumi Mask
Official Webpage: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/elixir/reflet/
Senka All Clear Double W Foam: Cleanse your face and remove your makeup with thick foam
Senka is a skincare brand hugely popular not only in Japan but Taiwan, South Korea, and other parts of southeast Asia. This new product is a 2-in-1 makeup remover and facial cleanser.
One push of the bottle releases a nice thick dollop of foam which you apply to your face. You don’t need any water, you can wash just with this. It’s made with rice bran oil which easily removes makeup as well as unclogs pores for thoroughly cleansed and beautiful skin. It’s a great product to use in those mornings when you’re not using makeup.
In the same series from Senka is their White Beauty Serum in Foundation, a natural-looking foundation that gives that no-makeup look. It’s packed full of beautifying components and is a great skincare option when using makeup.
This line is also easy to buy if you’re living outside of Japan, so be sure to check it out.
Sengan Senka Senka All Clear Double W Foam -open price
Junpaku Senka White Beauty Serum in Foundation -open price
Official Webpage: http://www.hada-senka.com/
Majolica Majorca Shadow Customize: Add accent to your night-out eye makeup
Majolica Majorca Shadow Customize is the perfect choice for eye shadow when you’re looking to spice up your look for a Christmas or New Year’s. It can also be used as everyday eye shadow, and contains highlight pearls and shading pearls which help to highlight your eye makeupーideal for parties. The line-up includes 19 colours, including 3 new ones: Masala Chai (reddish-brown), Cinnamon (orange), and Odo Brown (walnut). Pick your weapon of choice!
Majolica Majorca Shadow Customize: ¥500
Official Webpage: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/mj/
Integrate Nuance Eyebrow Mascara: Road to natural-looking eyebrows
Whenever you’re going to an event, you want to put some effort into your eyebrows, right? This product is the ideal choice for getting those natural-looking eyebrows. It’s a mascara but it’s powdered so doesn’t clump your brows. It comes in 5 different colours, so coordinate your brows accordingly with your outfit.
Integrate Nuance Eyebrow Mascara
Official Webpage: http://www.shiseido.co.jp/ie/
Limited Edition Frozen 2 Items: Great gift ideas
Five brands have teamed up with “Frozen 2″ to release their own Anna and Elsa-inspired cosmetic designs.
MAQuillAGE’s lipstick is shiny like snowflakes and is fun to use when putting on your makeup.
Limited Edition “Frozen 2” Designs
Official Webpage: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/cms/onlineshop/campaign/h/collaboration/
Pokémon Shirts Original Stitch Collection Gets Overhaul
Back in February, American custom shirt brand Original Stitch, which offers over one billion design customisations, launched a collaboration with the Pokémon franchise. That very same Pokémon Shirts collection has received a product overhaul
The line-up offers two options: either a shirt featuring one of the original 151 Pokémon, or a plain shirt which you can fully customise. Orders are made online and delivered to your home.
The collection is launching in the US this time around. To celebrate and help promote the collaboration, you’ll find four Pokémon Shirts designs in the Pokémon GO style shop: Snorlax, Vileplume, Lickitung, and Magikarp.
There are three styles of this short-sleeved shirts to choose from just as before: the Dress Shirt, Casual Shirt, and Relax Shirt. To ensure that each shirt matches any occasion, all the patterns for each style have been revamped.
Made to fit the body line, the dress shirt is made for the business scene. It works best as an inner to a suit or other formal dress. The shirt retains the same high level of quality as before, with the bust line and space around the arm length being altered. Its revision has made it so it caters to more people’s needs.
The casual shirt is of course made for everyday wear. The waist line has no shape and the shirt has been made more roomy to create a more overall loose fit. By wearing the shirt untucked you can create an even more stylish silhouette. The collar is also now more compact.
The relax shirt has more of a box silhouette than the casual shirt, as well as an open collar. This style is perfect for trips and travel. The body line has been made more loose and they have gotten rid of the waist line shape. The lining of the collar has been changed too, resulting in a more relaxed look.
Larger sizes have also been added to the collection including 3XL, 5XL, and 7XL. Full details can be found on the Original Stitch Support Centre page.
There are also now 10 colours to choose from, including colours from before as well as redesigned ones, meaning there’s plenty of customisable options.
Even the buttons have been improved. They are still as colourful as ever but have been made into more of a pop style to match what you’d expect from a Pokémon shirt. There are 11 colours to choose from, but for an extra ¥500 you can get one of 8 marble buttons as pictured in the lower row above.
Try designing your very own Pokémon shirt!
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Pokémon, ポケットモンスター and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc. and GAME FREAK inc.
Types: Men’s / Women’s
Styles: Dress Style / Casual Style / Relax Style
Customisable Parts: Body/Collar/Back Collar/Cuffs/Back Cuffs/Pockets
*Crest customisation no longer available in line with revamp
Price: From ¥10,000 (Does not include shipping charges)
Orders: 151 Pokémon Shirts + 10 Plain Shirts
Available Countries: Japan/Us/Hong Kong/Taiwan/Singapore/Malaysia/Philippines/India/Indonesia
Official Website/Orders: https://ja-jp.originalstitch.com/pokemon/
New Pokémon Anime OP Theme be Performed by Mafumafu and Soraru
The all-new Pokémon anime series is set to begin airing on TX Network on November 17. It has been revealed that Mafumafu, a talented creator and music producer active online, is producing the series’ new opening theme in addition to writing the lyrics, composing the song, and arranging the music.
Mafumafu is known for getting a diverse range of artists on board to sing the vocals, and this time they have paired up with Soraru to form the collaborative duo “After the Rain.”
The two artists have a big online presence, with Mafumafu having over 850 million views on YouTube and 1.6 million followers on Twitter, and Soraru having over 180 million views and 1.4 million followers. They were chosen to perform the opening theme to create that sense of partnership, like Ash and Gou, Ash and Pikachu, or Gou and Scorbunny.
The song title and release details will be announced right before the anime airs. We look forward to hearing how it ties in to and plays up to the Pokémon discography.
Charge Your iPhone With These Adorable Pokémon Cable Huggers
Gray Parka Service is releasing their fifth line of cute sleepy Pokémon cable huggers this December.
A common problem iPhone users face is their phone cable disconnecting so they can’t charge. This cable figure series was developed to tackle this issue. Leave it to your Pokémon to look after your cable while they sleep adorably.
The series so far has sold over 600,000 units (as of October 2019). The line-up this time includes Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Meowth, Chikorita, Torchic, and Piplup. They are sold in “blind boxes” meaning the Pokémon you get will be completely random.
The series has been greatly received by fans who have praised not only how cute they look, but their effectiveness too. Which one are you hoping to get?
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Pokémon Suya Suya☆On The Cable Vol.5
Release Date: December 2019 (subject to change)
Price: 1 Box – ¥556 (Before Tax)
Available: At character goods stores
Gray Parka Service Official Website: http://grayparkaservice.com/
Pokémon Cosmetic Series: Hand Cream to Protect Your Hands Catching Pokémon During the Winter
The Pokémon Cosmetic Series is the gift that keeps on giving. Trainers who missed out on catching the immensely popular Pokémon Hand Cream from last year will be happy to hear that a new line of hand creams just dropped on Thursday (September 26).
This time around, Slowpoke and Mew have joined the fray, in addition to Pikachu and Eevee returning. Their fragrance has been made even more tempting.
The cosmetic series has enjoyed incredible popularity with its diverse line-up, which has spanned face masks, lip cream, hand cream, lip gloss, point packs, mirrors, and body gel. The hand cream in particular was a huge hit amongst fans, who can delight in two new additions: Slowpoke with his cute expression, and the mysterious Mew.
Pokémon Hand Cream – ¥800 (Before Tax)
Pikachu and Eevee’s tube designs have been updated too and made even cuter than before. The four creams are a great gift to either yourself or friends.
Each bottle has a different fragrance: Pikachu’s floral pink bouquet, Eevee’s refreshing oriental lime, Slowpoke’s luxurious cherry blossom, and Mew’s soft and pure soap.
These creams aren’t just cute and for show however, they really work: moisturising your skin with their fresh texture and leaving it nice and smooth without that unwanted stickiness. Their small size makes them a super ideal thing to have in your bag alongside your Poké Balls and Pokédex during the dry weather. No Trainer should leave home without one!
aminoRESQ: The No. 1 Hair Care Brand in Four Countries Revamps Its Design & Formula
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The amino acid-blended shampoo brand aminoRESQ revamped its packaging design and improved its ingredient formula on September 25, 2019.
The hair care brand is popular not just in Japan, but around the world, and is ranked number one in four countries. It has proven a popular choice amongst models and beauty Instagrammers. Over 4 million items in the series have been sold. Up to now, other amino acid-based shampoos slacked when it came to how well it actually washed hair, but aminoRESQ solves that problem, having created a shampoo that washes thoroughly but gently.
The new and improved aminoRESQ is a rich blend of 6 amino acids and ingredients which nourish both the scalp and hair from their roots. It also contains proteins for a high-quality wash. They are absorbed well by the hair and supplement efficiently.
Their moist series of products battle against dry hair and prevent it from becoming frizzy, keeping it nice and moist.
The smooth series has a combination of amino acids, moisturising keratin, and silk for a smooth and glossy finish.
There are 20 types of amino acids spread across the series, such as serine, glycine, glutamic acid, alanine and ricin, which provide nutrition and nourishment to every point of your hair, making it strong and beautiful. If this sounds like something you’re looking for, why not give it a shot?
Official Website: http://aminoresq.com/
Catch the Pikachu and Poké Ball Doughnuts at Mister Donut This Winter
Mister Donut has announced another collaboration with Pokémon following the success of last year’s doughnut line-up. It will hold a campaign entitled “Let’s Catch Pokémon at Mister Donut!” beginning on November 15. In the run up to Christmas, the doughnut chain will sell a range of products and merchandise that both kids and adults can enjoy.
The Pikachu doughnut was such a hit last year that they are bringing it back for 2019 together with two all-new doughnuts.
Mister Donut is also teaming up with the upcoming video games Pokémon Sword and Shield, which are also releasing on November 15 on the Nintendo Switch, to bring fans a range of new doughnuts themed on the new game. Details on the products and merchandise will be announced in the near future, so stay tuned.
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Let’s Catch Pokémon at Mister Donut! (Japanese Title: ミスドでポケモンに会おう!)
Start Date: November 15, 2019
Mister Donut Japan Official Website: https://www.misterdonut.jp/
Cute Pikachu, Mew, Eeevee and Snorlax Blush & Powder Release in Pokémon Cosmetic Series
The next set of beauty items in the popular Pokémon Cosmetic Series has finally been revealed: the Pokémon Cheek and Pokémon Pressed Powder will be released on September 10. The line-up includes Pikachu, Eevee, Mew, and Snorlax.
Pokémon Cheek – ¥1,300 (Before Tax)
The Pokémon Cheek is a cream-type blush that spreads smoothly on your skin without any stickiness. It’s comfortable on the skin and is durable. It also contains micropearls and so gives your skin a natural shine.
It comes in four colours: Pikachu Milky Pink, Eevee Rose Pink, Snorlax Coral Pink, and finally Mew Pearl White which brightens your natural skin tone. The blush comes as a stick and so is ncie and easy to apply and carry around.
Pokémon Pressed Powder – ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
The pressed powder comes with its very own powder puff featuring a cute original design. The powder is mixed with minerals that are gentle on the skin as well as collagen. It leaves your face looking smooth and natural without any unwanted shiny patches.
Pick from four different colours: Pikachu Pink which brightens natural skin colour, Eevee Mint which elevates transparency, Snorlax Yellow which conceals blemished, and Mew Purple which brings out transparency and shimmer.
When out there in the wild catching Pokémon, why not look good at the same time? Be sure to check out the Pokémon Cosmetic Series, and stay tuned for any new products that are released.
Pokémon Cosmetic Series – Pokémon Cheek / Pokémon Pressed Powder
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Available: Pokémon Center, ITS’DEMO, Tokyu Hands, Village Vanguard, and elsewhere
Official Website: https://lovisia.jp/pokemon/
Japanese Cosmetic Picture Book #2: Brightening Oil & Beauty Essence by AGILE COSMETICS PROJECT
Japan is home to an abundance of top-class, high quality cosmetic items. Knowledge about these cosmetics is slowly becoming widespread outside the country, with travellers stuffing their suitcases with everything they can to take back home with them.
Our featured series Japanese Cosmetic Picture Book is all about us here in the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON team recommending products to you, our readers, that are made in Japan and that we use ourselves. Look forward to learning about the latest in cosmetics from the land of the rising sun.
Left: Clock G.e.n.e / Right: White Oil
The products we are taking a look at today are the White Oil and Clock G.e.n.e by AGILE COSMETICS PROJECT. The White Oil is an indispensable partner for the summer season while the Clock G.e.n.e is an essence that conditions the skin throughout the day.
AGILE COSMETICS PROJECT is a Japanese skincare brand that launched in November last year. They use completely natural ingredients in their products that are safe and good for your skin. What’s characteristic about them however is that they update their products based on the demands of customers. To make products that their customer base will want to continue using, they focus on how an item feels on the skin, the functionality of its visual aspect, and its palatability amongst other things, all while making speedy improvements.
Has there ever been another brand that has listened to the desires of its users?
White Oil – ¥6,400 (Before Tax/Free Shipping) / Repeat Purchase – ¥5,500 (Before Tax/Free Shipping)
The White Oil is a two-layer product and so is to be shaken first before being used. Mixing two separate layers makes it easier for the oil to come together, down to the smallest corners of the outer layer. Ensure you mix it well before use.
When applied to your skin, it has a smooth texture despite being oil and does not become sticky. It feels very comfortable and natural on the skin and never becomes sticky even after applying, all while ensuring it stays moist. Since it’s fairly smooth it means you can use it in summer and before you put on any makeup.
It’s a personal favourite of mine. It makes a skincare routine super simple: after applying skin lotion you use the oil and you’re done. It even comes in a stylish bottle and has a pleasant herb fragrance. I also have sensitive skin, so the fact that it’s free from petroleum-based oils, mineral oil, parabens, UV absorption, and synthetic colouring is a huge plus.
I have used it for a week so I can’t feel any change to my skin tone yet, but it has been incredible for keeping my skin in good condition. There are a lot of people on social media who have used it and have said that their skin tone has become brighter, so I will wait and continue using it!
Clock G.e.n.e – ¥7,000 (Before Tax/Free Shipping)
The second product to showcase is Clock G.e.n.e which was developed to create and maintain a “daily rhythm” in your skin. This liquid essence will treat one’s tired skin, whether it be from your body clock being off, stress or the like. It adds moisture to the skin throughout the day and also protects it from damage and repairs at night.
It comes in a pipette-type bottle. It is added to your skin after applying moisturiser and makes it super soft. This too is made from 98% natural ingredients and is free from silicon, parabens, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic colouring, meaning people with sensitive skin can use it freely without worry.
If you use skin lotion, Clock G.e.n.e and White Oil in that order, your skin is going to feel completely different the next year. When you start using these items, people are going to complement how smooth your skin looks, so for me the effects are outstanding.
Even now, with the high level of satisfaction people have with these two products, the company are continuing to update them based on feedback buyers can give via the QR code that is coupled with the products. I feel strongly AGILE COSMETIC PROJECT’s desire to create products that they want consumers to continue using means that they are making good products. Both items are sold online, but the first production batch for Clock G.e.n.e is currently sold out. They are set to release more in the near future, so be sure to peruse their website.
Writer: Sayuri Mizuno (MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON)
Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga
AGILE COSMETICS PROJECT
Official Website: https://a-c-p.tokyo
Baskin-Robbins Extends Pokémon Collaboration and Releases Free Goods Scheme
As we know, Baskin-Robbins released their first ever Pokémon-themed ice creams to celebrate the brand new Pokémon movie Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution. The collaboration, which is currently taking place, was going to end on August 30th. However, the collaboration period has been extended to September 13th, 2019 due to popular demand.
Find out more here: Baskin-Robbins Releases Pokémon Ice Creams, Sorbets and Cakes
Furthermore, from September 1 they are introducing a new scheme where those who purchase the Pokémon Double Cup will receive an original BR Pokémon-themed clear file for free.
The clear file comes in two very cute designs. There are a limited number of these files, so get your hands on them before they run out.
* The current size upgrade discount scheme (Turn your Small Double into a Regular Double for an extra ￥100) will end on August 30th.
Enjoy a never ending Pokémon summer with Baskin-Robbins!
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Baskin-Robbins Pokémon-themed Ice Creams
( Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution Commemoration Collaboration)
Collaboration End Date: September 13, 2019
Official Website: https://www.31ice.co.jp/contents/topics/190731_01.html
Tokyo’s Pokémon Cafe Unveils Halloween Themed Menu Line-Up
The Pokémon Cafe in Nihonbashi, Tokyo has revealed its Halloween food and drink line-up for the spooky season which will arrive early on September 7 be served until October 31.
The cafe is known for always having a cute selection of meals and beverages inspired by each season. So, what do they have in store for Halloween 2019?
Pikachu’s Greedy Halloween Plate 2019 – ¥1,706 (w/ Plate ¥2,894)
This year’s Halloween plate features Pikachu wearing a witch’s hat. This filling plate features a pumpkin salad, spaghetti and more. Plenty to keep you going until the late-night candy snacking!
Discovering Celebi!? Oak Forest Pesto Pasta – ¥1,706
This adorable and healthy, vegetable-packed Celebi dish includes basil flavoured short pasta and a cute.
Zorua’s Halloween Roast Beef Burger – ¥1,706
This hearty burger is packed with a generous serving of roast beef. You’d best not leave a crumb or Zorua might play a trick on you!
When ordering a drink at the cafe you’ll receive one of six possible coasters. One of the designs is being kept a secret!
And for the duration of the Halloween event, there’s also a limited-edition lunch mat and clear coaster to get your hands on. These are limited in stock so you’ll want to catch ’em all quickly! And don’t forget, you have to book a table in advance to dine at the Pokémon Cafe.
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Pokémon, ポケットモンスター and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc. and GAME FREAK inc.
Address: 2-1-2 Nihombashi | Nihombashi Takashimaya SC East Bldg. 5F, Chuo 103-0027, Tokyo Prefecture
Business Hours: 10:30-22:00
Access: 5-minutes on foot from Tokyo Station’s Yaesu North Exit via JR Line / 5-minutes on foot from Nihonbashi Station’s B2 Exit via Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Tozai Line / 4-minutes on foot from Nihonbashi Station via Toei Asakusa Line
Official Website: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/