Ennosuke Ichikawa IV to Attend Monster Strike Exhibition in Tokyo & Osaka

23.September.2018 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

It has been announced that kabuki actor Ennosuke Ichikawa IV will take place in planning as creative director of the upcoming Monster Strike Exhibition, a new interactive art event set to begin on September 28.


The theme of the event is “The day from when you downloaded Monster Strike.” Users will have the chance to relive the experiences of each and every monster.


Over 50 popular artists are collaborating with the event. NAKED have also produced an interactive event using projection mapping that will allow people to experience extreme quests in real life.


Ennosuke Ichikawa IV is also involved creating a kabuki outfit based on the character Ishikawa Goemon which will be displayed at the exhibition.

Comment: Ennosuke Ichikawa IV

Originally, it was men who would perform in kabuki theatre, so at first I felt it would be extremely difficult to pull off the monster Ishikawa Goemon. But I also thought that it is value in making sure to not ruin the image of the character while incorporating into it a kabuki atmosphere. You probably think that my point is she’s female. I racked my brain to find a way to get away from the Ishikawa Goemon we know and instead bring out her femininity, vividness and colour. I hope that people will think this unconventional combination of kabuki and Monster Strike goes together well.


There will also by sculptures of the monster characters exhibited at the event created by art director and artist Sebastian Masuda, the visionary mind behind the fashion design of XFLAG Entertainment Partner Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

*Illustration is a work in progress

Additionally, attendees of the exhibition will receive illustrations of Avalon SP drawn my Japanese manga artist Masakazu Katsura.


More details regarding the event will be released on the official exhibition website, Monster Strike website and Monster Strike YouTube channel.



Monster Strike Exhibition


Tokyo Exhibition: Daimaru Tokyo 11F, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Closest Station: Right outside the Yaesu North Exit of Tokyo Station via JR


Osaka Exhibition: Daimaru Shinsaibashi 14F Event Hall, 1-7-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Closest Station: Directly connected to Shinsaibashi Station (South-North Gate/South-South Gate) via Osaka Metro Midosuji Line




September 28, 2018 – October 8, 2018

Monday-Wednesday & Weekend: 10:00am-8:00pm / Thursday-Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm (Last entries 30 minutes before closing time)



October 19, 2018 – October 28, 2018

10:00am-8:30pm (Last Entries 8:00pm)



XFLAG TICKET: https://event.xflag.com/events/monst_exhibition_1

*XFLAG ID neeced to purchase ticket

*Tickets are first-come, first served


Tickt Price: ¥1,980 (Tax Included)

・One purchase of up to 4 tickets per XFLAG ID.

・Tickets not required for pre-school children .

*Up to 3 people allowed for those with pre-school children.


Artist Line-Up (As of September 20)

Inio Asano, Keita Amemiya, Ishibashi Yosuke, Ennosuke Ichikawa IV, Ichimaru Kisuke, isuZu, Otagaki Yasuo, Kasukabe Akira, Kosawa Takumi, 桂福蔵, Masakazu Katsura, Kafun, COGA, Kotoyama, GODTAIL, Yoshinobu Saito, Takashi Shiina, Kazuhiko Shimamoto, Sekiyayu Rie, Taiki, Takahashi Shin, Takahashi Noboru, Hiroyuki Takei, Katsumi Tatsuzawa, Natsuki Tanihara, Arina Tanemura, Choboraunyopomi, Chirori, 豊井祐太, 名央, Nagi Ryo, Aoi Nishimata, Yoshiyuki Nishi, Masaharu Noritsuke, Yūichi Hasegawa, Hida Keiji, hippo, ひと和, Yuji Himukai, Hyogo Nosuke, Shinji Hiramatsu, Rei Hiroe, Fukuda Hiroshi, Tooru Fujisawa, Takuya Fujima,Kamui Fujiwara, Boichi, Hiro Mashima, Sebastian Masuda, Susumu Matsushita, Haruhiko Mikimoto, Misaki Kurehito, 326, Mifune Takashi, Suzuhito Yasuda, lack, LAM, 竜徹

*Line-up subject to change


Exhibition Website: https://event-info.xflag.com/monst-exhibition/

Monster Strike Website: https://www.monster-strike.com/