adidas Originals by Dragonball Z to be Released on September 29
adidas is teaming up with Dragon Ball Z for the very first time to release their new adidas Originals by Dragonball Z line of sneakers.
You can look forward to kicking it with 7 different sneaker designs which will be released over the next few months. The first two models are inspired by Goku (ZX 500 RMDB) and Frieza (YUNG-1DB) and will drop on September 29. Both will come packaged in special boxes. This will be followed by Son Gohan (adidas Deerupt) and Cell (adidas Prophere) in October, Vegeta (adidas Ultra Tech) and Majin Buu (adidas Kamanda) in November and finally Shenron (adidas EQT Support Mid ADV Primeknit) in December.
The sneakers are sure to leave an impression people as they combine the classic adidas design with generation-transcending and internationally beloved Dragon Ball Z franchise.
Goku (ZX 500 RM DBD97046): ¥17,000 (Pre-Tax)
These ZX 500 RM sneakers are inspired by Goku with a blue and orange colour palette. They are still made with the classic mesh and suede like the originals and by keeping the iconic three stripes they have been able to recreate the outfit that Goku wears. The toe box and sides are lined with yellow mesh to symbolise turning Super Saiyan. The back of the shoe also features Goku’s kanji “悟” and the sides also features Flying Nimbus graphics.
Frieza (YUNG-1 DB D97048): ¥22,000 (Pre-Tax)
This pair of YUNG-1 DB sneakers is inspired by Frieza, showcasing a white and purple colour palette. It has a smooth and impactful silhouette, combining a variety of materials including suede. There’s also a touch of pink to finish that Frieza look. The purple TPU material is made to look like Frieza’s shiny shoulders while the suede emboss patches on the sides represent his tough and strong body. The tongue and insoles also feature Dragon Ball illustrations.
If you’re a fan of the Dragon Ball series then boast your love for the franchise with these awesome-looking sneakers. Stay tuned for the other models coming out over the coming months.
Aniware Teams Up With “Dragon Ball” to Release Collaborative Wristwatch & Sneakers!
19.August.2017 | FASHION
Aniware have announced a collaboration with the hugely popular “Dragon Ball” series to release two new items!
The line-up includes a high-quality chronograph wristwatch and some funky sneakers.
The watch’s overall design is reminiscent of the series, with the face featuring scales of the Dragon God while and its dial echoing the design of the Dragon Radar and Four-Star Dragon Ball.
The sneakers are dotted with lots of Dragon Ball references, including the 7 Dragon Balls, the Dragon Radar, the Capsule Corporation logo, and the Hoi Poi capsule design.
While fans of the series will love these geeky items, they are also extremely stylish and will look great when co-ordinating your outfits.
Dragon Ball Café & Diner Opens in Omotesando, Tokyo
Renowned anime and manga series Dragon Ball, a franchise loved all over the world, has gotten its own character themed café. Dragon Ball Café & Diner Tokyo just opened at Natural Kitchen in Omotesando, Tokyo on January 15th.
Natural Kitchen are very particular in their selection of ingredients for their meals, only picking the best. The talented chefs there have conceived a unique and original fun-packed menu completely themed around Dragon Ball.
“Four-Star Dragon Ball Omurice With Rich Demi-Glace Sauce”
A deliciously rich omurice themed on the Four-Star Dragon Ball, the most recognised of all the Dragon Balls.
“Flying Nimbus Quattro Formaggi Pizza”
A quattro formaggi pizza topped with the fluffy Flying Nimbus, a magical yellow cloud used by Goku to traverse the lands.
“Oolong Grilled Bacon Dandan Noodles”
This dish is based on Oolong‘s infamous love for underwear.
The character merchandise store “KIDDY LAND” in Harajuku is also currently selling a range of items based on Dragon Ball‘s intellectual and spoiled scientist Bulma. Be sure to check this out together with the café.
Dragon Ball Super Themed Escape Game to Take Place in 8 Cities Across Japan
Escape game creators SCRAP have teamed up with Dragon Ball to bring fans a new collaborative event titled Chikyujin Shometsu Kara no Choudasshutsu (‘Escape From Earthling Annihilation’). The event will take place in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Miyagi, Aichi, Fukuoka, Osaka, Okayama and Hokkaido until December 31, 2018.
Escape From Earthling Annihilation – Plot
The peace of the earth was snatched away in an instant.
The evil emperor Frieza suddenly appeared on the planet.
His goal: to acquire perpetual youth and longevity with the Dragon Balls and annihilate earth.
Goku―the planet’s last resort―his powers too were taken by the Frieza Force.
For him to gain his strength back, he must gather all of the Dragon Balls before Frieza.
You must help Goku locate the Dragon Balls scattered around town and help maintain earth’s peace!
An online campaign is also being held in Japanese for participants of the event. You need to post a photo taken of yourself at the event on social media with the relevant hashtag along with your wish. One random person will be selected to have their wish granted. You can write whatever you like in Japanese, such as ○○がほしい (‘I want…’), ○○に会いたい (‘I want to meet…’), ○○を体験したい (‘I want to experience…’) etc.
Experience Dragon Ball for real as you read in the manga by collecting the Dragon Balls and having your wish granted!
Lupin the Third Inspires Collaboration NFT Sneakers
Takeshi Koike’s Lupin the Third series has inspired something truly unique. web3 creative studio 1BLOCK, inspired by a younger Lupin and friends, will be offering up some virtual sneakers in summer 2022. These sneakers are part of MetaSamurai, a 3D avatar project. Each of these NFTs will be the only one of their kind in the world.
MetaSamurai was inspired by Lupin III, Daisuke Jigen, and Goemon Ishikawa from the Lupin the Third series. The virtual sneakers were created with designs based on the three series: Lupin the Third: The Gravestone of Daisuke Jigen, Lupin the Third: The Blood Spray of Goemon Ishikawa, and Lupin the Third: Fujiko Mine’s Lie.
Watch out for the world’s first Lupin the Third 3DNFT project!
A BATHING APE Releases Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Collaboration Collection
A BATHING APE, one of Japan’s leading streetwear brands, has announced a new collection inspired by the new film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero!
This isn’t the first time that BAPE and Dragon Ball have come together for a stylish collaboration. The two have set the standard for what a crossover between streetwear and manga culture should look like, starting with the first collaboration in 2016. From pieces showing the protagonist Son Goku as a young boy to the most recent items inspired by the Majin Buu arc, fans of the series can’t get enough.
The latest collection features characters from the highly-anticipated new film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero set to premiere on June 11, 2022.
Son Gohan, Pan, Piccolo BABY MILO® T-Shirt (Colors: Black, White): ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Red Ribbon Army BABY MILO® T-Shirt (Colors: Black, White): ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Popular characters Gohan and Piccolo have been given the BABY MILO treatment along with the new androids Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 and their creator Dr. Hedo from the newly-revived Red Ribbon Army.
BAPE® X Dragon Ball Super Ape Head Pullover Hoodie (Colors: Black, Orange): ¥28,600 (Tax Included)
BAPE® X Dragon Ball Super Ape Head Totebag (Colors: Black, Orange): ¥8,800 (Tax Included)
Fans of Goku, Vegeta, and Gohan’s daughter Pan won’t want to miss these stylish hoodies and tote bags complete with BAPE’s signature Ape Head!
The collaboration items will be available at select stores throughout Japan and online starting on June 5, 2022, just before the movie’s release.
A BATHING APE® × Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
Release Date: June 5, 2022
Where to Buy:
BAPE STORE®︎ COMME des GARCONS Osaka
BAPE STORE®︎ DOVER STREET MARKET Ginza
BAPE.COM Online Store
BAPE.COM Special Page:https://bape.com/pages/dragonball-super
Latest Collaboration Sneakers from Adidas and Y’s Available for Preorder
02.June.2022 | FASHION
The Y’s SEEULATER X GSG9–the newest collaboration sneaker between Y’s and Adidas–will go on sale on June 3, with preorders starting on May 28.
Designed with military elements in mind, the Y’s SEEULATER X GSG9 was based on the more rugged SEEULATER model. The new sneakers incorporate the GSG9 sole, and pairs will be available in black on black or white on black. Featuring detailed finishes and an urban feel, these high-performance kicks can be paired with any and all outfits.
The SEEULATER, a hiking shoe from the ADVENTURE series, was originally launched in 1995. Not originally released in Japan, many now regard it as a legendary masterpiece in footwear. The sturdy shoe’s name comes from the phrase “see you later,” usually said when passing a fellow runner on the trail. Originally made for the German tactical police, the GSG9 features shock-absorbing soles that help to maintain a stable, strong grip on any terrain.
The sneaker’s body features a combination of smooth cowhide leather and breathable mesh. This perfect blend of function and design showcase the best parts of both Y’s and Adidas. Will you be grabbing a pair of these classic and contemporary kicks?
Y’s SEEULATER X GSG9
Color: Black x Black / White x Black
Size: 23.0-28.0cm Unisex Collection
Y’s SEEULATER X GSG9
Release Date: June 3 *Preorders open May 28
Available at stores nationwide and the online boutique
STYLE: Y’s SEEULATER X GSG9
Nike’s Newest Sneakers Coming to atmos pink Locations, New Visual Featuring bala. Unveiled
27.May.2022 | FASHION
Nike’s newest sneakers, the ‘W AIR MAX 90 FUTURA,’ will be available at atmos pink locations nationwide starting May 28, 2022.
The W AIR MAX 90 FUTURA is an easy-to-wear sneaker combining classic Nike style and an updated patchwork design in a number of colors. Heavily inspired by Tokyo streetwear, the newest visual for the sneakers feature the up-and-coming artist group bala. Brought together by ASOBISYSTEM, the group includes creative director OWNCEAN from the duo UNA+MATCHA, who is also active as a DJ and model. The five female members of the group are known for their modern style and freedom of expression. For those interested, a new interview with bala. is available only on the official atmos pink Instagram page.
In 2022, the new project bala. was launched to gather artists and creators presenting cutting-edge music, fashion, and art from Japan to the rest of the world. bala. will link with the global music scene and present fans with an honest vision of Tokyo culture. The project aims to be a collective of artists that connects both underground and overground cultures, pop and alternative genres, and Japan and Asia with the world. The collective is led by MANON, an iconic presence in the Japanese rap scene; ASA Wu, a trilingual singer from Taiwan; SUNNY ONLY1, a Gen-Z alternative pop singer and model; and a creative crew called ‘KissGelz’ (MANON, Dan, Kayno). They will create a new cultural hub under the bala. umbrella.
W AIR MAX 90 FUTURA
On Sale: May 28, 2022
Where to Buy: atmos pink
Official Site: https://www.atmos-tokyo.com/
A BATHING APE Releases Dragon Ball Z Majin Buu Collection
Japan’s top streetwear brand A BATHING APE is releasing a new collection inspired by Dragon Ball Z! The two first collaborated in 2016 starting with imagery inspired by Son Goku’s childhood. In June 2020, the company released a collection themed around the Cell arc.
The newest collection was inspired by the final arc of the series, the Buu Saga, expressed in the style of BABY MILO.
The main characters from the series–Goku, Vegeta, Majin Buu, and Piccolo–are all depicted in BABY MILO style. In addition, characters such as Mr. Satan and Uub appear, perfect for more hardcore fans wanting to see lesser-known characters represented.
The lineup includes a coach jacket and hoodie featuring newly-drawn illustrations inspired by the final episode. Don’t miss this special collaboration!
A BATHING APE x Dragon Ball Z
Release Date: May 21, 2022
Where to Buy: A BATHING APE Authorized Retailers, BAPE.COM Web Store
Preorders start May 21, 2022 (Preorders will end when the item is sold out.)
Item to ship in early July
*Regular items and preorder items cannot be purchased in one order.
Official Site: https://bape.com/pages/dragon-ball-z
XLARGE Releases Dragon Ball Collaboration Collection Featuring Popular Characters
Fashion brand XLARGE has announced a new collaboration to commemorate the upcoming release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in theaters. The film will see the return of the Red Ribbon Army, which Gohan, Piccolo, and other popular characters will have to defeat. Check out the collection below–is your favorite fighter in the lineup?
XLARGE×DRAGON BALL GOHAN S/S TEE
XLARGE×DRAGON BALL PICCOLO S/S TEE
XLARGE×DRAGON BALL CAPSULE CORP JUMPSUIT
XLARGE×DRAGON BALL ANDROID18 S/S TEE
XLARGE×DRAGON BALL BULMA S/S TEE
XLARGE×DRAGON BALL TRUNKS S/S TEE
The collection includes T-shirts featuring Gohan, Piccolo, Bulma, Android 18, and Trunks. Items will be available online and in select stores nationwide!
XLARGE x Dragon Ball
Lottery: May 18, 12:00 – May 19, 11:59
*Winners to be Announced on May 20, 12:00
Available May 21, 12:00~
XLARGE locations nationwide, XLARGE/X-girl locations (excluding outlets)
*The XLARGE x DRAGON BALL Capsule Corp Jumpsuit will only be available at the calif online store and ZOZOTOWN.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Film Soundtrack Scheduled for June Release
The Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film is scheduled to release in theaters on June 11, and the original soundtrack will hit shelves a few days prior, on June 8, 2022.
The film has been a hot topic in recent months. The original story, screenplay, and character design have all been handled by Akira Toriyama, with Tetsuro Kodama directing and Chikashi Kubota serving as animation director.
The music will be composed by Naoki Sato, a composer who won the Best Music Award at the 29th Japan Academy Awards for the film Always: Sunset on Third Street. The musician has composed music for movies, dramas, and animated films such as Masquerade Night, Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning, and the historical drama Reach Beyond the Blue Sky. The soundtrack will contain 23 background tracks.
Graniph Releases Items Inspired by Upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Film
Japanese apparel brand Graniph has revealed two collaborative t-shirts inspired by the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film! The items are available at the Graniph online store and in select Graniph locations in Japan.
The Dragon Ball Super film series has been a huge hit worldwide. The first film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, was released in 2018. The upcoming film features a completely new story, in which the Red Ribbon Army is reformed and threatening the world yet again. Can our favorite fighters stop the bad guys before they unveil the ultimate evil weapon? Be sure to check out the film when it releases in June, and grab one of these t-shirts to wear to the theater!
Graniph x Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
Release Date: April 22, 2022
Where to Buy:
Graniph Online Store: https://www.graniph.com
Select Graniff Stores (Excluding some locations for kids)
Special Shop to Open in Tokyo and Kanagawa to Celebrate the Release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
A special pop-up store celebrating the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film is coming to four locations in Tokyo and Kanagawa! The film is scheduled to be released on June 11, 2022, and fans can pick up some exclusive merchandise at Shinjuku Station, Kawasaki Station, Ikebukuro Station, and Akihabara Station. The dates are listed below!
The pop-up shop will feature exclusive items decorated with popular imagery from the Dragon Ball series. Fans will also be able to grab some home goods themed around the Capsule House where Bulma lives!
As a purchase bonus, customers spending ¥2,500 or more will receive a special holographic sticker!
Each venue will be decorated, so enjoy taking some photos with your family and friends.
DRAGON BALL POP-UP STORE BY FLOWERING
Shinjuku Station / April 25 – May 8
Kawasaki Station / May 17 – May 24
Ikebukuro Station / June 1 – June 9
Akihabara Station / June 14 – June 23
Official Site: https://www.jr-cross.co.jp/
Oreo Offering Dragon Ball Goods in New Red Ribbon Army Campaign
On April 18, Oreo launched a campaign in collaboration with Dragon Ball, offering fans to grab some cool merchandise! The campaign is celebrating the upcoming Dragon Ball film set to release on June 11, 2022.
The Red Ribbon Army, once destroyed by Goku, is making its return in the new film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero! A new character featured in the movie is the genius scientist Dr. Hedo, who eats Oreo-style cookies on screen.
By purchasing Oreo products during the campaign period, fans will be entered to win a film poster and script set autographed by the cast, a mug featuring Dr. Hedo eating Oreos, and an original QUO Pay Card design.
In addition, 1,000 people who take the four-question Red Ribbon Army Certification Test on the official Oreo Twitter account (@Oreojpn) and get all answers right during the campaign will be entered to win a Red Ribbon Army Certification QUO Pay Card! This will feature an original design with Dr. Hedo, Gamma 1, Gamma 2, Magenta, and Carmine. The quiz will change every two weeks, with fans having three chances.
Are you excited about the new film coming this summer?
Revival?! Red Ribbon Army Campaign
Campaign Site: https://www.oreocookie.jp/dbs_superhero/
Nike Opens First Installment of the Sneaker Museum at Hankyu Men’s Tokyo
Everyone loves a nice pair of kicks, and no one makes sneakers quite like Nike. For 50 years, sneakerheads have coveted everything the brand creates, and a new museum project is leading fans down memory lane. The first phase of this sneaker museum is now open at Hankyu Men’s Tokyo until April 7, 2022, and focuses on sneakers produced from 1972 until 1980.
A group of curators knowledgeable about various sneaker models and historical backgrounds have gathered to handpick items by era and theme, and guests are welcome to brush up on their shoe history. 2022 marks 50 years that Nike shoes have been manufactured in Japan, and this exhibition will take place for several months over several installments.
The first installment of the exhibition will highlight many different materials used to create Nike sneakers such as leather, suede, and nylon. Fans will also get to see shoes from different countries over the years! This is a rare opportunity, so please come and visit if you can!
SNEAKER MUSEUM Part 1
Running: March 19 – April 7, 2022
Location: Hankyu Men’s Tokyo 8F, Ginza Sneaker Hills
Sneakers and Art Come Together at artrA Season 2 in Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto
Street culture is ever-evolving, and sneakers play a big part in street fashion. Combining sneakers and art, the artrA project finished up its first 7-city tour last year, and is now ready to start Season 2!
Season 2 will also be sponsored by ASOBISYSTEM. The shoe store atmos, on a mission to promote Tokyo’s sneaker scene to the world, and the news app SmartNews are also contributing to the project as content partners to bring the event to Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto.
A total of 16 up-and-coming creators are participating in the exhibition. Illustrators, graphic designers, and painters will display their unique artwork based on the simple theme of one famous pair of sneakers. The original art will be sold and also transformed into artrA original merchandise. A sneaker lottery will be held, and 10 pairs of sneakers (100 pairs in total during the event) will be given away at the venues each day.
an / Illustrator
BEY / Illustrator
BANBU / Artist
hitotsume / Illustrator
Jeremy Yamamura / Artist
KENTOO / Artist
kousuke Shimizu / Artist, Art Director
KRAP / Artist
Morita Manabu by WOOD / Artist
MOYA / Painter
SHIOTSU (Cartoon Mafia) / DJ, Illustrator
tarou2 / Animator, Illustrator
T.D BRUDER / Artist
TM paint / Artist
itui / Illustrator
Shouko Nagamine / Illustrator
artrA -SEASON 2-
Running: March 18 – March 21, 2022
Address: 420 Sakuranocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Running: March 25 – March 27, 2022
Address: 3-16-9 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Running: April 1 – April 3, 2022
Address: Nagoya PARCO West Building 1F (3-29-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya)
Official Site: https://www.atmos-tokyo.com