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!
Reebok Promotes Contemporary Street Culture Scene with ‘CLUB C WILD REMIX’ Video
Global fitness brand Reebok released its new ‘CLUB C FVS’ model sneakers on Monday (February 15). The suede-woven shoes make up part of the brand’s CLUB C series which first released back in 1985.
Reebok released a video entitled ‘CLUB C WILD REMIX’ on YouTube on Monday in promotion of the new models. The video is themed on aspects of contemporary street culture such as fashion, music, dance, and skateboarding. It features appearances of eight up-and-coming creators to the tune of the popular Japanese song Get Wild, a track that was a hit in Japan back in 1980, the same era as when CLUB C first dropped.
CLUB C WILD REMIX
The ‘CLUB C WILD REMIX’ is a new arrangement of the popular song Get Wild, remixed for eight individual videos by each of the aforementioned creators, all of which are strung together in the video. The video also incorporates 80’s retro-style animation, CG, live-action, video game aesthetic, TikTok dances, and more. All of this comes together to form a nostalgic amalgamation of that 80’s retro vibe and modern street culture.
shigge (Music Arranger) | Comment
“CLUB C is a Reebok classic. They are the best kicks, even I spent my youth together with them. They have a history and culture, something which I incorporated into my remix of this famous song together with eight talented individuals. It’ a remix that prays for the continuation of CLUB C and respects its history as a diverse and unwavering line that expresses new ideas.”
CLUB C FVS
Originally released in 1985, the Reebok ‘Club Champion’ model was created to suit the needs of tennis players, focusing on durability and high performance. The late 70’s saw the rise of a tennis boom. These shoes evolve the refreshing silhouette and unique look of tennis shoes from performance models to shoes that can be worn in day-to-day life. In the 80’s, Reebok’s Club Champion created the basic white sneaker trend, something which continues today.
The Line-Up (Prices Include Tax)
CLUB C FVS – From Top Left: [GX2495] Porcelain・Core Black・Footwear White / [GX2495] Core Black・Core Black・Footwear White – ¥9,900 Each
CLUB C FVS – From Bottom Left: [GX5068] Core Black・Core Black・Chalk / [GX5069] Classic White・Classic White・Chalk / [GX5070] Pantone・Pantone・Chalk – ¥6,990
The CLUB C FVS incorporates vulcanized soles, a process often used in the outer soles of skating shoes that makes the rubber more durable, making them suited to the skater scene. The models take the orthodox CLUB C tennis shoes and turns them into something completely wild and new.
Don’t miss out on the new CLUB C FVS drop from Reebok.
©1987 by SUNRISE Music INC. & Jun & Kei Music Publishers, Inc
CLUB C WILD REMIX
Released: February 15, 2021
Where: Reebok Japan Onlne Shop / Reebok Classic Stores (Harajuku/HEP FIVE/DiverCity Tokyo/Abeno HOOP, Tachikawa Tachihi/Yokohama Vivre/Nagoya Minato AQULS) / ZOZOTOWN / Rakuten / Rakuten Fashion / Yahoo! / Locondo / Magaseek / Wowma / ABC-MART Grand Stage / ABC-MART Online
*GX5068 and GX5069 models exclusive to Reebok’s online store and Reebok branches
Porudct Page: https://reebok.jp/classic/clubc/
Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle’s 6th Anniversary Celebrated With Figurine Lottery Draw
Bandai Spirits Toy Innovation began rolling out a lottery draw to win Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle figurines at FamilyMart convenience stores across Japan last Friday (February 5).
Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle 6th Anniversary Figurine Lottery Draw
This is the third lottery draw to be held as part of the 6th anniversary celebrations for the popular free-to-play mobile game Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle. The top prize features a figure of Ultra Instinct Son Goku. Prizes A through E include figures of Super Saiyan God Goku, Super Saiyan Future Frunks, Super Saiyan Son Gohan, Goku Black, and Pan. Prizes F through H include a variety of merch like a bottle, a case, folder, and more.
(C)BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle 6th Anniversary Figurine Lottery Draw
Japanese Title: 一番くじ DRAGON BALL Z DOKKAN BATTLE 6th anniversary
Release Date: February 5, 2021
Price: ¥680 per turn (Tax Included)
Prize Details: https://bpnavi.jp/t/db_dokkan_6th
Participating Stores: https://bpnavi.jp/s/kuji/pc/ssc/search_pref/3141/prize
Official Website: https://www.bandaispirits.co.jp/
Yoon Ahn’s AMBUSH x Nike x NBA Collection Launches Globally On December 11
04.December.2020 | FASHION
Yoon Ahn is teaming up with Nike and the NBA to release a new apparel capsule collection on December 11, 2020.
As the first female designer to collaborate with the NBA, Yoon, who is the Creative Director at AMBUSH®︎, is serving fresh energy for female fans of basketball this winter.
Nike x AMBUSH NBA Collection: JACKET BK ¥35,000 / PANTS BK ¥20,000 / TOP BK ¥12,500 / JACKAT LA ¥35,000 / PANTS LA ¥20,000 / TOP LA ¥12,500 / BASKETBALL ¥10,000 (All Before Tax)
Yoon has drawn on her multidimensional and multidisciplinary perspective to reimagine Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets apparel, from pants to sleeved tops, jackets, and more.
Nike x AMBUSH DUNK HI ¥20,000 (Before Tax)
The apparel line-up also includes the AMBUSH® approach to the iconic Nike Dunk. Channelling Japanese bike, car and truck culture, the shoes are given an elongated and heightened form, with Swooshes extending beyond the heel-like bike pipes.
The Nike x AMBUSH NBA Collection launches globally on December 11, 2020.
YOON | Comment
“The project began with a conversation about making women feel proud to represent their favorite teams. We were considering how to balance the culture of the sport without losing style. I thought of all these amazing and strong female characters from the ’90s who would come out in men’s clothes, and I wanted to see how we could carry that attitude, but bring in more feminine forms.”
VERBAL | Comment
“Yoon is someone who thinks outside the box, and that’s the case for DUNK too, which is both simple at first glance and littered with innovative ideas. The ladies NBA capsule collection is a must-check-out too, it has attitude.”
Nike x AMBUSH NBA Collection
Nike x AMBUSH DUNK HI
Release Date: December 11, 2020
Available: AMBUSH®︎ WORKSHOP, WORKSHOP 2, WEBSHOP, SNKRS, NIKELAB MA5, Dover Street Market Ginza
Onitsuka Tiger Releases New Autumn/Winter Sneakers in Premium Line ‘THE ONITSUKA’
22.October.2020 | FASHION
Onitsuka Tiger is a Japanese contemporary fashion and sports brand that combines heritage with innovation. Their simple yet timeless “THE ONITSUKA” line features hybrid design dress hoes and sneakers that match every style from casual to formal.
Many of the shoes in THE ONITSUKA line feature shoes with uppers made from internationally-renowned, high-quality leather from Kobe cattle, as well as αGEL Foam soles for high shock resistance and comfort, and shark tooth soles made from rubber sponge for added durability and comfort.
JUMPA Unisex Model | ¥38,000 (Before Tax)
Inspired by ski boots and fitted with a large tongue. Made entirely with Japanese leather.
CHUKKA-S (Men’s Model) | ¥43,000 (Before Tax)
Classic chukka boots with hidden laces to give a smart appearance.
BLUCHER MT (Unisex Model) | ¥50,000 (Before Tax), BLUCHER LO (Unisex Model) | ¥48,000 (Before Tax)
Based on the first ever basketball shoes released by Onitsuka Tiger in 1950. The upper features multiple colours and materials to create an original knitted tweed look.
Official Website: www.onitsukatiger.com
UGG Reveals Colourful New Merchandise in Collaboration With Tadanori Yokoo
05.October.2020 | FASHION
Japanese sneaker selection shop ‘atmos’ and Southern California-based global lifestyle brand UGG® (a division of Deckers Brands [NYSE: DECK]) are teaming up with Japanese graphic designer and artist Tadanori Yokoo to release the colourful new CA805 x Yokoo sneakers along with a capsule collection of apparel featuring his artwork on October 9, 2020 in Japan.
CA805 X Yokoo Self Portrait | ¥20,000 (Before Tax)
CA805 X Yokoo Wonderland RED MULTI／PURPLE MULTI／BLUE MULTI | ¥20,000 (Before Tax)
The CA805 sneaker collection is made up of two designs: Self-Portrait and Wonderland II, both of which comes in four different colourful prints.
UGG x Yokoo Tadanori Hoodie | ¥14,000 (Before Tax)
UGG x Yokoo Tadanori Shorts | ¥8,000 (Before Tax)
UGG x Yokoo Tadanori T-Shirt | ¥6,000 (Before Tax)
The line-up also includes unisex T-shirts, shorts, and hoodies featuring famous prints by Yokoo, showcasing the high level and quality of his craftsmanship.
The collection will be released in Japan at UGG@mos, atmos, and atmos pink stores as well as their online shop and at UGG® Ginza and UGG® Japan’s online shop on October 9. At UGG@mos, the collection will be available only until October 30.
CA805 x Yokoo Collection
Release Date: October 9, 2020
Availabke: UGG@mos / atmos / atmos pink / atmos online shop / UGG® Ginza UGG® Japan online shop
Official Website: https://www.atmos-tokyo.com/
Dragon Ball Confections Kamehameha Into FamilyMart Convenience Stores in Japan
Character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas has revealed that its next batch of sweet treats are Dragon Ball Super inspired. The sweets were released at FamilyMart convenience stores in Japan on July 28, 2020.
‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour. The sweets are also made with a dough called “nerikiri” which is used in making traditional Japanese wagashi sweets.
Tabemas Dragon Ball Super: ¥369 Before Tax | 1 set of 2
The confection designs include the iconic Dragon Balls from the series up to Seven-Stars, as well as Shenron.
Shenron is matcha-flavoured. Using nerikiri dough, Tabemas has brought the dragon god to life with his iconic red gaze, whiskers, and tail. Each of the seven Dragon Balls are filled with custard cream. One set of these confections comes with both Shenreon and one of the Dragon Balls, so fans can enjoy both flavours.
As well as all of the seven Dragon Balls, there are two secrets ones too. What exactly they are requires a trip to FamilyMart.
©Bird Studio/Shueisha・Fuji TV・Toei Animation
Tabemas Dragon Ball Super
Released: July 28, 2020
Available: At the chilled desserts section of FamilyMart convenience stores in Japan
*Available while supplies last
*Stock date may differ from branch to branch
*Select stores not participating
Official Website: https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/dragonball/
One Piece and Dragon Ball Z Design Watches Released by G-SHOCK
CASIO G-SHOCK has announced a collaboration with the popular anime series One Piece and Dragon Ball Z, with watch designs for each show releasing in July and August respectively.
GA-110JOP: ¥26,400 (Tax Included)
The GA-110JOP One Piece watch uses the popular GA-110 model G-SHOCK which has a distinct big case. It’s covered in a black base colour and features an illustration of Luffy strong and grown up. At 9-o’clock is a motif of Luffy’s straw hat, while at 3-o’clock is the word “WANTED.” Additionally, when the hour and minute hands both strike 2-o’clock and 4-o’clock, they combine with slanted golden lines to create the “X” shape that Luffy has on his chest.
The back cover features the “G-SHOCK x One Piece” logo.
GA-110JDB: ¥26,400 (Tax Included)
Like the One Piece watch, the Dragon Ball Z one also uses the GA-110 model and is coloured in that iconic DBZ orange. The design is inspired by Goku going through training to become stronger. The lettering and logo is gold for accent. At 9-o’clock is the Four-Star Dragon Ball while at 3-o’clock is the letter “Z.”
On the back cover of this one it features the Dragon Ball Z logo.
Both watch designs will for sure be appreciated by fans for their detailed designs and references.
Release Date: July 2020
Release Date: August 2020
Dragon Ball Z Clothing and Accessory Collection to Drop in Collaboration With BAPE®
A BATHING APE® is teaming up with Dragon Ball Z to release a special collaborative collection of attire and accessories on June 27, 2020 at all BAPE STORE® branches in Japan, BAPE.COM, and ZOZOTOWN.
BAPE® last collaborated with Dragon Ball for the release of the hit anime film Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The design for the the new collaboration takes inspiration from the company’s mascot character BABY MILO®.
The collection includes a T-shirt, hoodie, denim jacket, and other must-grab items.
Release Date: June 27, 2020
Enquiries: BAPEXCLUSIVE™ AOYAMA (TEL: 03-3407-2145)=
Product Page: https://bape.com/apps/special/dragonballz/
Jump Force Deluxe Edition Arrives On Nintendo Switch This August
20.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME
The Deluxe Edition of Spike Chunsoft’s fighting game Jump Force published by Bandai Namco Entertainment is set to hit Nintendo Switch on August 27, 2020.
Jump Force is a fighting game that brings together a roster of over 50 characters from popular series the manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump such as One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball, and many more. The game pits the characters in real world locations like New York and Matterhorn and has players battle it out.
The new trailer showcases some of the unique gameplay features which Nintendo Switch players will be able to enjoy, such as being able to play six-player local multiplayer games. The Nintendo Switch edition is packaged with the full game plus Character Pass 1 which introduces nine new characters into the long roster.
Those who pre-order the physical edition of the game will receive three One Piece, Dragon Ball, and Naruto avatar costumes and Frieza’s pod as pictured below.
©JUMP 50th Anniversary
©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. ©2017 Nintendo
JUMP FORCE DELUXE EDITION Nintendo Switch™
Release Date: August 27, 2020
Platform: Nintendo Switch™
Official Website: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/jump-force
*Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch logo are trademarks of Nintendo.
*YouTube is a trademark Google LLC.
Onitsuka Tiger x Shu Uemura Announce Unisex Sneaker and Cosmetic Collaborations
08.May.2020 | FASHION
Japanese fashion brand Onitsuka Tiger and professional makeup artist brand Shu Uemura have joined up to release a new pair of collaborative sneakers and line of cosmetic products.
Since their individual establishments, both Onitsuka Tiger and Shu Uemura have hailed as pioneering brands from Japan, cementing their names across the globe. Together, Onitsuka Tigerーa brand which fuses heritage and innovation around fashion and sports in their contemporary collectionsーand Shu Uemuraーa company which inspires the millennials to bring out their unique and inner beautyーhave collaborated to release a pair of sneakers as well as 11 cosmetic items.
The new sneakers by Onitsuka Tiger are a new model that take inspiration from the company’s DELEGATION EX™ pair which released back in 1964 and were worn by Japanese sports players back then. Glossy enamel has been added to bring to mind cosmetics, and matte has been used to create smooth calves. Tokyo Red is used for the colouring. The mid soles have volume and are made with spongy FLYTEFOAM™ Propel, ensuring comfort. Both ends of the spare laces, which are also Tokyo Red, bear the brand logos. The overall design screams active and urban sporty.
Unisex Shoes – ¥17,000 (Before Tax)
Shu Uemura’s new collection of 11 items is made up of five different cosmetic products which come in Onitsuka Tiger’s iconic key colours: Tokyo Red, Energy Orange, Indigo Blue, and others. They also bear Onitsuka Tiger’s stripes. The cosmetics elicit stylishness and an energetic mood.
The new Onitsuka Tiger shoes were released on May 1, 2020 at select stores and online shops both inside and outside Japan.
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.
*Pete Licata, 14th World Barista Championship Champion
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!
©Bird Studio/Shueisha・Toei Animation
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
Yutaro Features in PUMA’s Promotional Material For 80’s Fast Rider Sneakers
11.December.2019 | FASHION
Inspired by their Fast Rider sneakers from the 80’s, PUMA has forged two new models of the running shoes: the Future Rider Ride On and Style Rider Ride On. A special website went live in Japan featuring Japanese actor and model Yutaro as the model for promoting the sneakers.
The new models feature a cool and fun street style design for the new generation while retaining but revamping that retro look. Yutaro, who began his career from the age of 15 working in a second-hand clothing store and eventually went into modellingーand this year featured in the Japanese drama series Sherlockーdons the Ride On’s and walks the streets of Tokyo in the photo shoot wearing outfits co-ordinated by himself.
In an interview for the promotion, Yutaro looked back at the complexes and indifferent personality of his past and how he grew as an individual after getting into modelling and working. He said his world became more colourful like the Ride On sneakers.
Future Rider Ride On
These sneakers feature an iconic pop style combining vibrant colours like neon green, red, and blue. The lightweight uppers are made from ripstop nylon with a suede overlay an minimum padding. The mid soles are made from the new Rider Foam which has high resilience. The outer soles and TPU stabilisers are made with superior comfort and stability in mind.
Style Rider Ride On
The eye-catching blue Style Rider Rider On’s are made with TPU gel and boast an upfront fun street style. These sneakers are also made with the newly-developed Rider Foam on the mid soles. The thick mid soles are lightweight and cushioned, and the sneakers enjoy a strong grip.
Both styles have ridden the wave of generations to reappear in current times. Be sure to check out the special website featuring more content with Yutaro and Riders.
Future Rider Ride On
Price: ¥9,000 (Before Tax)
Stock No.: 372838
Style Rider Ride On
Price: ¥11,000 (Before Tax)
Stock No.: 372839
Now available at PUMA stores, the PUMA online store, and select stores in Japan.
PUMA RIDER Special Website: https://puma-rider.com/
Yutaro Official Website: https://asobisystem.com/talent/yutaro/