Yuzu Joined By Crayon Shin-chan On Stage to Sing New Song ‘Muscat’
Japanese folk rock duo Yuzu held that 2018 arena tour entitled “BIG YELL II ~Great Voyage” at Yokohama Arena on August 4, 5 and 7. They performed their new song Muscat―which was released on August 1―for the very first time in front of fans at the shows.
Mustcat is an upbeat song that serves as the new theme song for the popular ongoing anime series Crayon Shin-chan. In the anime’s opening video, a mascot character called Yuzu Man, created by Yuzu’s own Yujin Kitagawa, makes an appearance.
Yuzu Man and Shin-chan both appearaced as special guests at the band’s Yokohama Arena performance which the crowd reacted excitedly to. Together with the Yuzu members, the mascots performed their iconic dance created by popular Japanese choreographer Lucky Ikeda. The anime also appeared on the stage screens and the crowd joined in with the dance.
This tour began in April with the Yokohama Arena shows being additional dates. 12,000 fans attended each show which saw changes made from the main tour. Further additional dates have also been announced: they will play at Marine Messe Fukuoka on August 14 and 15 before heading to Osaka-jo Hall on October 21 and 22. They will perform to an estimated 35,000 people.
Fans are looking forward to seeing what kind of performances they have in store for the next set of dates.
Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Graffiti Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes DVD & Blu-ray Releases in Japan
Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes was released on September 11, 2020 as the 28th animated feature film in the Crayon Shin-chan anime series. This week, Bandai Namco Arts released the movie on DVD and Blu-ray on February 10, 2021.
Blu-ray: ¥5,280 / DVD: ¥4,180 (Tax Included)
© Yoshito Usui/Futabasha・Shin-Ei Animation・TV Asahi・ADK 2020
The film takes place in Rakugaki Kingdom where Shin-chan uses the Miracle Crayon to draw doodles that come to life. The film stars various guests in the voice cast including Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Both the DVD and Blu-ray also include various bonus features like TV promos and video extras.
Select stores in Japan are also coupling the DVD and Blu-ray release with an exclusive limited-edition pen. These are available while supplies last.
DVD & Bluray – Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes
Release: February 10, 2021
Special Site: https://v-storage.bnarts.jp/sp-site/crayon-shinchan/
Anime Film Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes Promoted With Themed Cafe in Saitama
Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes was released on September 11, 2020 as the 28th animated feature film in the Crayon Shin-chan series. To promote the film, a themed cafe is set to open at BOX cafe&space in the city of Koshigaya in Saitama Prefecture from October 1 to November 1.
The cafe originally opened at TOKYO PARADE inside Shibuya PARCO back in March for a limited time, and now it’s headed north of Tokyo to Saitama.
Shin-chan fans can look forward to a menu lineup of dishes, drinks, and desserts inspired by the film’s theme of “drawing.”
Rakuga Kingdom Cafe Crayon Shin-chan Curry | ¥1,390 (Before Tax)
The Shin-chan curry is a spicy yellow curry combined with coconut milk. The white sauce is inspired by the light blue colour of the smocks worn at Futaba Kindergarten in the series.
Rakuga Kingdom Cafe Buriburizaemon Curry | ¥1,390 (Before Tax)
This one’s a spicy black masala curry centred on Buriburizaemon.
Uki Uki Da Zo Crayon Shin-chan Pancakes | ¥1,390 (Before Tax)
Pancakes toped with cream and a cute Shin-chab illustration. It’s served with a wafer featuring pictures of other characters from the film.
Minna Suki ni Kakeba? Rakugaki Pudding Plate | ¥1,390 (Before Tax)
Two pudding tarts and a crepe which you can draw on with a chocolate pen to create your own cute illustrations like Shin-chan.
Shin-Chan’s Miracle Colourful Jelly Soda ¥890 | Shiro’s Cotton Candy Strawberry Milk ¥990 (Before Tax)
A soda served with jelly in five different colours and a strawberry milk topped with Shiro who’s made from cotton candy. It becomes a sweet strawberry milk as soon as the cotton candy hits and melts into the drink.
Pin Badges (8 Designs) | ¥400 (Before Tax)
Canvas Art | ¥3,500 (Before Tax) *Limited edition
The merchandise lineup features items with original artwork. There’s also bonus items for customers who book a table in advance as well as order a drink.
Enter the Rakugaki Kingdom of drawing at the limited-time Crayon Shin-chan cafe.
ⒸYoshito Usui/Futabasha・Shinei・TV Asahi・ＡＤＫ 2020
Uki Uki Kaki Kaki Rakugaki Kingdom Cafe
Location: BOX cafe&space
Address: AEON LakeTown kaze LakeTown Gate 1F, 4-2-2 LakeTown, Koshigaya, Saitama
Running: October 1, 2020 – November 1, 2020
Table Reservations: ¥500 (Before Tax) *includes free merch
Cafe Official Website: https://shinchan-movie2020-cafe.jp/
This year marks the 30th anniversary since the initial serialisation of popular manga series Crayon Shin-chan. It is also a celebration of 10 years since New Crayon Shin-chan began serialisation in the monthly magazine Manga Town.
Across the Crayon Shin-chan series, the two most important elements have always been friends and family. That’s where the 30th anniversary project comes to light – in an effort to bring smiles to people who have been impacted by the spread of COVID-19. And “Love” is the keyword of the project.
The Nohara family meet a new family in the September 2020 issue of Manga Town
A new manga spin-off will begin in the September 2020 issue of Manga Town (on sale August 5) where the Nohara family will meet a completely new family. Various other publications will also be released including volume 10 of Crayon Shin-chan, which comes in time for its 10th anniversary, a Crayon Shin-chan encyclopedia entitled Crayon Shin-chan Taizen 2020 Nen Zouhohan, and volume 7 of the Nohara Hiroshi Hiru Meshi no Ryuugi spin-off.
Online Crayon Shin-chan tribute
Japanese manga website Comic Action will see 30 popular manga authors pay tribute to 30 years of Crayon Shin-chan by penning their own words about the series on August 21.
30th Anniversary Pop-Up Shops Open in Tokyo & Osaka
Two pop-up shops will open at the Junkudo Ikebukuro bookstore in Tokyo from August 18 to September 8 and MARUZEN & Junkudo Umeda bookstore from August 19 to September 9 in celebration of the 30 year milestone.
©Yoshito Usui / Futabasha
Crayon Shin-chan 30th Anniversary Project
Official Website: https://www.shinchan-app.jp/
Japan’s Anime Theme Park Nijigen no Mori Has Naruto, Boruto & Other Exciting Events This June
Nijigen no Mori is an anime theme park located on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture. Here’s a list of the latest events running at the park in June.
NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO
NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO is an area of Nijigen no Mori with attractions and more based on Naruto and his son Boruto. The area celebrated its 1st anniversary on April 20, 2020. The park is currently selling anniversary merchandise as well as other exclusive items. Guests who buy a ticket to the park online will receive a free 1st anniversary postcard.
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Reception Closes 20:00)
Price: Adults ¥1,800 / High & Junior High School Students ¥1,800 / Children (Elementary School Students & Younger) ¥500
*Free entry for those aged 3 and below
Price: ¥1,280 Each (Before Tax) *6 flavours
There are also beverages inspired by characters from the series.
Price: ¥1,050 (Before Tax)
There is also a special ramen dish you can order inspired by the Akatsuki, the biggest threat to the Hidden Leaf Village.
GRAND CHARIOT Hokutoshichisei 135°, a hotel and glamping facility located in the area, also 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 receive a free ticket to NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO at Nijigen no Mori.
ⒸMasashi Kishimoto Scott / Shuiehsa・TV Tokyo・Pierrot
Crayon Shin-chan Adventure Park
Over at the Crayon Shin-chan shop in Nijigen no Mori, they’re selling limited quantities of a “Happy Bag” full of Shin-chan merchandise, from picnic cushions to towels and more for a total of six items.
And for the summer season, the last entries to all attractions at Crayon Shin-chan Adventure Park have been extended. It’s a chance to work your body while enjoying the green outdoors.
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Last Entries 19:30)
Price: Adults ¥4,480 / High & Junior High School Students ¥2,880 / Children (Elementary School Students & Younger) ¥1,180 / Seniors ¥1,440
*Free entry for those aged 4 and below. Please check the official website for weekend and national holiday prices.
Phoenix Night Walk
June 21 is Father’s Day, and to celebrate Nijigen no Mori is holding an event on the day based on Osamu Tezuka’s manga Phoenix. Dads can attend the event for free. The park is holding a birthday campaign for June for those whose birthdays were in March, April, and May since they were unable to go out due to isolation, as well as for those whose birthdays are in June.
Date: June 21, 2020
Price: General ¥3,300 (Junior High School Students & Older) / Children ¥1,200 (Aged 5-12)2020年6月21日（日）
*Free entry for those aged 3 and below.
Nijigen no Mori
Official Website: https://nijigennomori.com/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Turns Voice Actress in Upcoming New Crayon Shin-chan Movie
Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes is the 28th and newest anime film to enter the beloved Crayon Shin-chan series, which is set to release in Japan on April 24, 2020.
Crayon Shin-chan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui. It was first serialised in Weekly Manga Action in 1990, and subsequently received its first anime adaptation in 1992. Since then, it has become one of the most recognisable and loved series in Japan.
The story of Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes is as follows: For many years, a giant kingdom fuelled by doodles created by humans has been peacefully floating in the sky. As time has gone by, less and less people have been doodling, resulting in fuel supplies running critically low. As the kingdom crumbles, doodles have been falling from the sky. As the kingdom starts to face the threat of complete collapse, the kingdom’s forces soon get on the case, forcing the innocent people of earth to produce more doodles to save the kingdom. The kingdom just happens to be floating above the city of Shin-chan’s residence: Kasukabe. Knowing that the lives of many are at stake, the princess of the Rakuga Kingdom entrusts the Kingdom’s sacred Miracle Crayon to a hero – the five-year-old, mischievous and carefree Shin-chan. Shin-chan harnesses the power of the miracle crayon, drawing up a superhero team to save the world. Shin-chan’s three drawings jump right out of the sketch book and right into action in an attempt to save the day.
Voicing the part of the princess, who entrusts Shin-chan with saving the Rakuga Kingdom, is none other than Kyary Pamyu Pamyuーwho herself is a huge fan of Crayon Shin-chan.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s song Kimi ni 100 Percent (2013) was used as the 15th opening theme for the Crayon Shin-chan anime series, and maintains the record for being used the longest out of all of the series’ opening themes. It was also used as the opening theme for the 2014 film Crayon Shin-chan: Intense Battle! Robo Dad Strikes Back. Kyary even appeared in the series as herself. Her history with the series has led her to being recognised as a member of the Shin-chan family.
Kyary received the offer to voice the princess in the upcoming new film after the production team heard her voice work for the character Mecchaka in the NHK Educational TV series u&i. They were impressed by the voice work, and initially didn’t know it was Kyary. After finding out it was, they sent her the offer.
Kyary is a huge fan of Crayon Shin-chan and read the manga religiously. She is now taking this opportunity to challenge herself to some real seiyū anime voice acting. But it doesn’t stop there either, as she will also perform the opening theme for the film too. Titled Rakugaki Ouen Taishi (“Support Ambassador for Rakugaki”), the song is centred around the Rakuga Kingdom.
Kyary and Shin-chan released some words of their own regarding this dream collaboration. Read them below.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | Comment
“I appeared as myself in the anime series once before, but this time I’m challenging myself to some authentic voice acting as the princess, so I hope everyone enjoys seeing a completely different side to me. I’ve been collecting and reading the Shin-chan manga since elementary school. Whenever I scored 100 in a test my dad would buy me a volume. I was bad at studying, but Shin-chan helped me work hard. He’s like the hero who scooped me up and saved me! As a fan I’m super happy too, since this movie is based on a part from the manga series. I hope everyone who loves Shin-chan will look forward to it too!” *Translated from Japanese
Shinnosuke Nohara | Comment
“Kyary-chan, I’m super happy I get to see you again! So you’re gonna be the princess who trusts me with the Rakuga Kingdom treasure, the ‘Miracle Crayon,’ right? I’ll make sure to catch your love baton. And you’re gonna be the Rakugaki Support Ambassador with me too. I’m way too excited. We’re a dream combination! Enjoy yourself at the cinema.”
©Yoshito Usui / Futabasha・Shinei・TV Asahi・ADK 2020
Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes
Release Date: April 24, 2020
Official Website: http://www.shinchan-movie.com/
Get Advanced Tickets to Watch the new Shin-chan movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes
Since 1990, Crayon Shin-chan has been published in Manga Action and made its debut as an anime series in 1992. Shin-chan has wooed the hearts of the entire country and even overseas. Every Crayon Shin-chan movie has become a big hit, capturing the hearts of the young and elderly, boys and girls.
Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, next year will see the release of the 28th Crayon Shin-chan movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes on April 24, 2020. Advanced tickets with an unmissable bonus as well as movie teasers have been unveiled.
For many years, a giant kingdom fuelled by doodles created by humans has been peacefully floating in the sky. As time has gone by, less and less people have been doodling, resulting in fuel supplies running critically low. As the kingdom crumbles, doodles have been falling from the sky. As the kingdom starts to face the threat of complete collapse, the kingdom’s forces soon get on the case, forcing the innocent people of earth to produce more doodles to save the kingdom. The kingdom just happens to be floating above the city of Shin-chan’s residence: Kasukabe.
Knowing that the lives of many are at stake, the princess of the Rakuga Kingdom entrusts the Kingdom’s sacred Miracle Crayon to a hero – the five-year-old, mischievous and carefree Shin-chan. Shin-chan harnesses the power of the miracle crayon, drawing up a superhero team to save the world. The first hero: some briefs that haven’t been changed in two days. He then attempts to draw up the love of his life: Nanako Ohara. Unfortunately, she doesn’t quite look the same. Shin-chan then draws his hero Brave Pig, who Shin-chan fans will recognise from the series as the shy pig who is defeated by his shyness every time he has to save anyone. Shin-chan’s three drawings jump right out of the sketch book and right into action in an attempt to save the day.
In the film, the princess proclaims Shin-chan to be the only hero able to use the Miracle Crayon in the entire world. She hands the sacred tool to Shin-chan, entrusting him with the critical duty of serving the royal family as the court painter. The Rakuga Kingdom’s Minister of Defense also makes a strong impression in the film with his masterplan to save the kingdom. As chaos unfolds on earth, it is up to Shin-chan to restore peace and order. Shin-chan joins forces with his three drawings and as troubles get knee-deep, some Shin-chan fans will be betting on the odds that Brave Pig ditches the scene like he usually does, in which case Shin-chan’s odds of saving the world will be looking slimmer and slimmer.
The teaser trailer presents our favourite childhood anime in a colourful way. Crayons and coloured pencils are both the theme of the movie and the style in which the movie was made, adding a sweet finishing touch. As the Rakuga Kingdom is on the brink of destruction, Shin-chan gets to work, freely doodling away destruction with his superhero team consisting of smelly briefs, a badly-drawn dream girl, and the shy Brave Pig.
Illustrator and manga artist Yoko Kuno, who was in charge of the character design for the Crayon Shin-chan movie Invasion!! Alien Shiriri and Burst Serving! and the animation for the ending scenes for Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~, is on the concept design team for this movie.
Shin-chan joining forces with a group of doodles is an unexpected dream team collaboration that has got everyone excited. Those who purchase advanced tickets have the chance to get a limited edition Shin-chan crayon themed around the Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes film. Look closely and you will realize that his hat is a red crayon. Just by looking at this bonus gift keyring will leave you with the sudden urge to start doodling.
©Yoshito Usui/Futabasha Publishers Ltd./ SHIN-EI Animation・TV Asahi・ADK 20120.
Crayon Shin-chan movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes
Release Date: April 24, 2020
Premiering at TOHO Cinemas across Japan.
Official Website: http://www.shinchan-movie.com/
★Advanced Ticket Bonus Keyring
Promotion Event: Uki uki kaki kaki ♪ Ora ga Crayon Shin-chan!
There are a total of 75,000 Shin-chan keyrings to be given to those who purchase advanced tickets. Advanced tickets will be sold at cinemas across Japan from November 22. Only one Shin-chan keyring will be given per advanced ticket. The keyrings are limited to purchases made from movie theatres and cannot be purchased separately or resold. There are a limited number of Shin-chan keyrings available.
Advanced tickets are not available at all cinemas. Please visit the cinema’s official website to find out whether it is selling advanced tickets.
Häagen-Dazs Releases Mouthwatering Yuzu Orange Blanc Manger Ice Cream
22.July.2019 | FOOD
Häagen-Dazs Japan will release their mini cup Yuzu orange Blancmange ice cream countrywide on 23rd July. This will be available for a limited period only.
This cooling ice cream is made with milky blancmange. You will be hit by the sudden sourness of the yuzu orange which accents the flavour perfectly. Blancmange is a chilled French dessert which is perfect for the summer. It is made by boiling milk and adding milk, sugar, whipping cream, vanilla and gelatin. This is then cooled to solidify.
This ice cream is made using rich-flavoured milk and the juice of Japanese yuzu oranges. This is then combined with Häagen-Dazs ice cream. Yuzu oil is also added to the ice cream so that you immediately taste the deeply-flavoured and aromatic yuzu orange with your first mouthful. The refreshing fruitiness will instantly spread all over your mouth, simultaneously harmonising with the milky flavour.
Even the sauce for the ice cream is made using the skin of Japanese yuzu oranges so that ice cream-lovers can fully enjoy the true flavour of yuzu oranges. The rich milky flavour is accented with the refreshing sourness of the yuzu orange.
This summer, treat yourself to a mild and milky yet fruity and flavourful ice cream.
Häagen-Dazs Mini Cup Yuzu Blanc Manger (limited time ice cream)
Release: July 23, 2019
Price: ￥319 (RRP)
Available at: Supermarkets, convenience stores and department stores countrywide.
Special Edition Website: https://www.haagen-dazs.co.jp/yuzu_blancmanger/
Japanese Music Artists Performing Overseas in 2019: Part 4
More and more announcements have been rolling out about Japanese artists set to perform overseas in the latter half of 2019. Let’s take a look and see if one of them is coming to a city near you in Part 4.
Singer-songwriter is set to take her enthralling set to Shanghai with a headline show. The music video for her hit song Marigold, taken from her album Shunkanteki Sixth Sense which released in February, was shot on the streets of Shanghai. Currently knee-deep in her Japan tour to promote her new album, this will mark Aimyon’s second time performing overseas following up from a successful show in Taiwan. Her popularity is steadily surging across the globe, be sure to check out her music available on Spotify as well as her many music videos.
▶︎AIMYON 2019 LIVE in SHANGHAI
Date: July 13, 2019
Venue: 世博中心—紅庁, Shanghai 2019
Japan Enquiries: http://www.accessbright.com/aimyon/
AIMYON Official Website: http://www.aimyong.net/
Celebrating 10 years since their debut, OKAMOTO’S are currently touring Japan nationwide in promotion of their new album BOY. The four-piece rock band performed what they called their “first and last” Nippon Budokan show on June 27 but are following that straight up with two concerts in Beijing and Shanghai. OKAMOTO’S are veterans when it comes to having performed overseas. They are the younger Japanese male act to play SXSW in Texas, US when they performed back in 2010. They also embarked on a 7-city US tour and have toured Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and other countries. Don’t miss out!
▶︎OKAMOTO’S “BOY” CHINA TOUR 2019
2019/7/19 @ Beijing MAO Live House, Beijing
2019/7/21 @ Shanghai MAO Live House, Shangai
OKAMOTO’S Official Website: https://www.okamotos.net
MY FIRST STORY初の中国・上海でのワンマンライブが決定🇨🇳！
MY FIRST STORY TOUR 2019 IN SHANGHAI
— MY FIRST STORY (@MyFirstStory_of) 2019年6月6日
・MY FIRST STORY
Since debuting in 2012, Japanese rock band MY FIRST STORY have performed at some of Japan’s biggest music festivals and have also collaborated with foreign musicians. Their lyrics are fluent English which have racked them up some real attention outside Japan. This will mark their first headline show in mainland China.
▶︎MY FIRST STORY TOUR 2019 IN SHANGHAI
2019/7/27 @ Jing’an Sports Center, Shanghai
MY FIRST STORY Official Website: http://www.myfirststory.net
Yuzu’s popularity trickles down all generations having performed the song Muscat for the anime series Crayon Shin-chan. The duo have their eyes set on two days at Legacy MAX in Taipei on September 28 and 29. The musicians performed at the 30th Golden Melody Awards, which is nicknamed the “Taiwanese Grammy Awards,” on June 29 and hail as the only Japanese artists to do so.
Related Article: Yuzu Joined By Crayon Shin-chan On Stage to Sing New Song ‘Muscat’
▶︎YUZU ASIA LIVE 2019 YUZUNOMI
2019/9/28 @ Legacy MAX, Taipei
2019/9/29 @ Legacy MAX, Taipei
YUZU Official Website: http://yuzu-official.com
・MAN WITH A MISSION
MAN WITH A MISSION recently announced their US headline tour. They joined Jimmy Eat World and Stone Sour on tour back in fall 2017, but which is their first North American solo tour in five years. Full details can be found over on their official website.
▶︎MAN WITH A MISSION presents Chasing the Horizon World Tour 2018/2019 -North American Tour-
2019/9/6 @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
2019/9/8 @ The Regent Theater, Los Angeles
2019/9/10 @ Canton Hall, Dallas
2019/9/16 @ Gramercy Theatre, New York
MAN WITH A MISSION Official Website: https://www.mwamjapan.info/
BABYMETAL will released their new album METAL GALAXY this year on October 11 and follow it up with their GALAXY WORLD TOUR where they will hit up Europe, US and Russia. BABYMETAL’s unmatched force continues to be felt across the globe.
Related Article: BABYMETAL Announce New Album ‘METAL GALAXY’ & World Tour
▶︎BABYMETAL GALAXY WORLD TOUR
*For full dates, please check the band’s official website below.
BABYMETAL Official Website: http://www.babymetal.com
＼💫SKY-HI × SALU TOUR決定！／
🎙Say Goodbye to the System
9/4：東京 Zepp DiverCity
— SKY-HI情報 (@skyhi_hidaka12) 2019年7月1日
SKY-HI will release his second collaborative album with SALU entitled Say Hello to My Minions 2 on September 4 which will be promoted with the “Say Goodbye to the System” Asia tour. SKY-HI has performed in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London, Shanghai, Taiwan and Hong Kong in the past. Be sure to keep up to date with his tour schedule via his official website.
▶︎Say Goodbye to the System -ASIA TOUR-
2019/9/29 @ Seoul (Venue TBA)
2019/10/1 @ Hong Kong (Venue TBA)
2019/10/4 @ Taipei (Venue TBA)
SKY-HI Official Website: https://avex.jp/skyhi/
If you love Japanese music and an artist you like is heading to a city near you, be sure to show them love and support by getting your hands on a ticket!
Pyokotama♪ Releases Doraemon, Hello Kitty, Pikachu & Shin Chan Soft Balls
Sega Toys Co., Ltd. will launch a new lineup of large, round character-themed balls called Pyokotama♪ Character series! The lineup includes four designs; Crayon Shin Chan, Doraemon, Hello Kitty, and Pikachu! These characters are famous in Japan and all over the world! The lineup will reach stores on Thursday 26th September 2019.
The cloth ball is approximately 13 cm in diameter. The faces of Crayon Shin Chan, Doraemon, Hello Kitty and Pikachu decorate the surface of the cushions…but what’s on the other side…? Make sure you take a look! Turn on the switch on the ball and and then throw it around as much as you like! When you do, it will play the character’s theme song or a famous song when you throw it!
Crayon Shin Chan
Make sure to check out the “backside” of the ball! As you throw the ball around, it will play the nostalgic melody of the Shin Chan theme song I’m Popular (Ora wa ninkimono).
His four-dimentional pocket is on the front of the ball and on the back is his small, red, circular tail! As you throw him around, he will play the anime opening song Yume o Kanaete Doraemon.
Her left ear is decorated with her signature large ribbon. When you throw this ball, a famous melody by Tchaikovsky will fill the air!
This ball is especially cute because of the ears! Throw this ball, and Pikachu will sing his own anime ending theme song”
These cute and round balls are perfect to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends!
Ⓒ Yoshito Usui/ Futabasha, Shinei, TV Asahi, ADK Ⓒ Fujiko-Pro, Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shinei, ADK
Ⓒ1976,2019 SANRIO CO.,LTD. APPROVAL NO.S600788 ⒸNintendo・Creatures・GAME FREAK・TV Tokyo・ShoPro・JR Kikaku ⒸPokémon
Pyokotama ♪ soft balls (4 character designs)
Prices: ¥2,500 + tax each
Release date: Thurs 26/09/2019
Available at: Toy stores, volume retailers, general goods stores, online shops etc
Sega official website: http://www.segatoys.co.jp/
Going on a cinema trip during Golden Week? Here’s 5 films perfect for kids and adults!
Hey everyone! It’s Midori again from Moshi Moshi Nippon’s Editorial Department!
As this Golden Week holiday is especially long, some people are going on holiday! As the weather is pretty unpredictable, it’s the perfect opportunity to get your hands on cinema tickets ー it shouldn’t be crowded either! Here’s five of our film recommendations. Adults as well as kids are bound to love these films and they’re all showing during April and May!
Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~
Every year, there’s a new Shin-chan movie! In this movie, the Nohara family explore an unknown region during their trip to Australia! The Nohara couple have never celebrated their honeymoon, so what better time than now, they thought! Father Hiroshi, however, was kidnapped by a masked figure who wants to get their hands on some treasure! The masked figure, treasure hunters and the Nohara family are against each other to retrieve Hiroshi! As the final silly adventure of the Heisei era, it’s something you just can’t miss! Aimyon is in charge of the theme song for this movie, so this is your chance to hear her song “Haru no Hi”!
Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~
Release: Fri 19th April 2019
Official website: http://www.shinchan-movie.com/
© Yoshito Usui / Futabasha / Shinei / Television Asahi ADK
2019 ©U/F・S・A・A 2019
Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
The film Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer which was released last year was the highest grossing film out of the entire Detective Conan series. In its opening weekend, The Fist of Blue Sapphire managed to top the revenue of Zero Enforcer, and we are expecting this to rise up to become the highest grossing film in the Japanese box office! The film is set in Singapore where Kaito Kid steals the blue sapphire! Kaito Kid is a popular character even in the original series and with Makoto Kyogoku added to the mix, we’ve got a recipe for mayhem! Adults and children are bound to love this Detective Conan movie!
Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
Release: 12th April 2019
Official website: https://www.conan-movie.jp
©1997-2019 Gosho Aoyama／Detective Conan Design by Committee
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
This world-famous anime has finally become a movie! Former Pokémon trainer Tim discovers that his father has gone missing and embarks on a quest to find him. He heads to Ryme City; a city where Pokémon and people live together in harmony. Upon his arrival, he meets his father’s partner Detective Pikachu, who surprisingly seems to be able to talk to him! Tim is still uncertain whether his father is even still alive, and so the pair search for Tim’s father and protect Ryme City against the terrible incidents that occur during their visit! Will Tim ever be reunited with his father?! This is your chance to see Pikachu feature in a Hollywood film!
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Released first in Japan on 3rd May.
Official website: https://meitantei-pikachu.jp/
© 2019 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
© 2019 Pokémon.
開 催 決 定 ！
— ドラマ＆映画『賭ケグルイ』 (@kakegurui_jp) 2019年4月12日
This popular adult manga/anime is becoming a movie! The movie is set at Hyakkaou Private Academy; a school for rich kids. Here, the social hierarchy is determined by the strongest gambler. The movie features obsessive gambler Yumeko; a natural gambler who gets a thrill from taking risks and has plunged into game with sweaty clenched fists. The series currently on air is a massively popular drama series. With Minami Hamabe playing the leading part, Taishi Nakagawa, Elaiza Ikeda and many other young actors and actresses have joined forces for this! The original author and director of the series created this version of film too, and so it is a completely original story! Whether you’ve always been a fan or whether this is your first encounter with the series, you’re bound to enjoy it!
Release: 3rd May
Official website: https://kakegurui.jp/
— Disney’s Aladdin (@disneyaladdin) 2019年3月12日
Disney’s classic movie Aladdin is now a live-action film! The poor, young Aladdin meets the rich princess Jasmine, and through fate, they encounter a magical genie in a lamp! The genie, who can grant three wishes, sets them on an adventure to seek what they really desire! Not only can you enjoy the movie’s signature song “A Whole New World”, but the live-action film features new songs created by the music teams behind La La Land and the Greatest Showman. Disney’s high movie quality reputation and Will Smith’s appearance as the Genie in the film are quite big topics in the news right now!
Release: 7th June
Official website: https://www.disney.co.jp/movie/aladdin.html
All these films were quite big in the news even before Golden Week! If you’re tired of the crowds of tourists, how about popping to the cinema for a break?
Crayon Shin-chan collaborating with Hands Cafe for a limited time only!
The new movie Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~ will be released all over Japan from 19th April! To celebrate, there will be a collaboration between Crayon Shin-chan and Hands cafe. The collaboration cafe will be open from Wednesday 17/04 to Wednesday 15/05 2019 at Hands cafe in Shibuya, Etomo Chuo Rinkan, Umeda and Piole Akashi.
There are eight original items on the collaboration menu including mains, desserts and drinks.
Every customer who orders from the collaboration menu at the cafe will receive an original limited edition collaboration placemat as a novelty gift!
※ These will no longer be available when stocks are fully depleted.
Shin-chan beef curry ¥1,320 (price including tax) ※ Contains honey
A beef curry topped with sweetcorn and star-shaped cheese. This also comes with a special caesar salad!
Where’s the treasure? Adult’s lunch plate ¥1,400 (price including tax)
This contains Shin-chan’s favourite foods such as burgers and fried shrimp! The contents may suggest that this dish is for a child, but an adult is sure to be completely satisfied with this special plate! It also comes with a white pudding which is very light!
Nohara family happy fruit parfait ¥1,280 ※ 1 of 3 character images will be selected at random for the centre of the parfait
This fresh parfait contains mango yoghurt which is topped generously with pineapple jelly and a range of fruit.
Crayon Shin-chan movie collaboration special cafe au lait ¥650 (price including tax) ※ 1 of 4 designs will be chosen at random
This is a Hands Cafe hot cafe au lait with a special Crayon Shin-chan design floating on the top!
To see what else is on the menu, check out the Hands Cafe official website! This is a cafe collaboration that Shin-chan fans won’t be able to get enough of, so make sure you pop by during the holidays!
© Yoshito Usui ／Futabasha Publishers Ltd., Shin–Ei Animation Co., Ltd, TV Asahi, ADK 2019
Crayon Shin-chan X Hands Cafe
Running：Wednesday 17/04 to Wednesday 15/05 2019
Hands Cafe Shibuya ー Tokyu Hands 7th floor (12-18, Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo)
Hands Cafe Etomo Chuo Rinkan ー Etomo Chuo Rinkan 2nd floor (4-6-3 Chuo Rinkan, Yamato, Kanagawa)
Hands Cafe Umeda ー (Tokyu Hands Umeda 10th floor), 3-1-1, Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka.
Hands Cafe Piole Akashi ー Piole Akashi Nishikan 1st floor (1-1-23, Oakashicho, Akashi, Hyogo
Hands Cafe official website：https://www.handscafe.jp/
Crayon Shin-chan movie official website：https://www.shinchan-movie.com/
Sanrio Releasing Hello Kitty x Crayon Shin-chan Collaborative Items
Sanrio is doing a bunch of things to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary. The latest in the celebration sees a line of 19 Hello Kitty and Crayon Shin-chan collaborative items being sold from February 14, 2019.
In the March issue of the monthly manga magazine MangaTown which was released on February 5 there was a story in New Crayon Shin-chan which featured Shin-chan and Hello Kitty’s current designer Yuko Yamaguchi.
Now, fans of Shin-chan and Sanrio’s cute and popular kitty can look forward to getting their hands on a range of merchandise at official Crayon Shin-chan stores.
Mascot Holders (Pyjama): ¥2,160 Each
The story of this design is that Hello Kitty has gone to stay over at Shin-chan’s house. Both of them are wearing adorable matching pyjamas♡
Roomwear Set: ¥4,536
Flat Pouch: ¥1,512
As well as the PJ design there is also an original illustration of both characters dressed as Waniyama-san, the mascot of Shin-chan’s favourite Chocobi chocolate biscuits. The overall design itself too is modelled on the box that the biscuits come in.
There are lots of other items too get your hands on too, so don’t miss out on this collaboration!
Hello Kitty x Crayon Shin-chan
Release Date: February 14, 2019
Available: At Sanrio stores and select stores stocking Sanrio merchandise
Sanrio Online Shop: https://shop.sanrio.co.jp/
Official Hello Kitty Page: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/character/hellokitty/
Crayon Shin-chan Portal Website: https://www.shinchan-app.jp/
©1976, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD.
©Yoshito Usui / Futabasha・Shinei・TV Asahi・ADK