Shenron adidas Originals by Dragon Ball Z to be Released on December 22

15.December.2018 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

The fourth and final sneaker designs in the adidas Originals by Dragonball Z brand will be released on December 22. This ongoing sneaker line has comprised of 8 different models that have been released sequentially throughout and are all based on three of the main hero x villain fights from the internationally beloved anime series.

The first two releases in this collection were the Goku-inspired ZX 500 RM DB’s and the Frieza-themed YUNG-1 DB’s. The second two releases were the Gohan design DEERUPT RUNNER DB’s and the Cell-coloured PROPHERE DB’s. The third two releases were the Vegeta OREGON ULTRA TECH DB’s and the Majin Buu KAMANDA 01 DB’s.

 

The final two pairs will be EQT SUPPORT MID DB’s both based on the most iconic character in all of Dragon Ball: Shenron.

Shenron EQT SUPPORT MID DB D97056: ¥20,000 (+Tax)

This first pair takes Shenron’s classic green and gold colour. The shoes come with the latest Primeknit™ uppers for his dragon scales in addition to a leather heel counter. The heel portion of the trainers have a gold accent too that represent Shenron’s underbelly. His name is also embroidered as “神龍” in kanji. The trainers have EQT design mid-soles and the iconic adidas Three Stripes logo embossed on them.

Shenron EQT SUPPORT MID DB DB2933: ¥20,000 (+Tax)

These exclusive models are available in limited stock at adidas stores only. They feature a gold colour with Shenreon’s name written on Primeknit™ uppers in kanji and all-black EQT mid-soles. This green and gold colour palette serves as a perfect sign off to the adidas x Dragon Ball collaboration as representing one of the most powerful character in the series.

 

Kick off the new year with a pair of these very special sneakers!

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  • adidas Originals by Dragonball Z to be Released on September 29

    14.September.2018 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    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.

     

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  • Vegeta & Majin Buu adidas Originals by Dragon Ball Z to be Released on November 24

    14.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    The third kick of sneakers in the adidas Originals by Dragonball Z brand has been announced for a November 24 release. This ongoing sneaker line will see 8 different models appear throughout the rest of 2018 all based on three of the main hero x villain fights from the internationally beloved anime series.

     

    The first two releases in this collection were the Goku-inspired ZX 500 RM DB’s and the Frieza-themed YUNG-1 DB’s. The second two releases were the Gohan design DEERUPT RUNNER DB’s and the Cell-coloured PROPHERE DB’s.

    The next two pairs fans can look forward to are the OREGON ULTRA TECH DB’s and KAMANDA 01 DB’s inspired by Vegeta and Majin Buu respectively.

    Vegeta (OREGON ULTRA TECH DB D97054): ¥20,000

    Based on one of Dragon Ball‘s most memorable characters, the uppers on the OREGON ULTRA TECH DB’s make use of blue and gold, a colour-combo reminiscent of Vegeta’s battle suit. Embroidery is also used on the toe box to recreate his armour. His white gloves, boots and chest piece are portrayed through the white used on the outside of each shoe. Fans will also instantly recognise the iconic quote on the heel tab which reads “Over 9000!”

     

    Majin Buu (KAMANDA 01 DB D97055): ¥18,000 (Pre-Tax)

    The KAMANDA 01 DB’s are inspired by Majin Buu, the most powerful villain in Dragon Ball. The pink nubuck uppers feature the adidas Three Stripes but made in the image of the holes dotted around Buu’s head and body. The heel patch includes the letter “M” written on it like on Buu’s belt, and the outer-sole is wrapped in transparent rubber to recreate his pants. There are many little details and references to Buu, and there’s also the golden KAMANDA logo.

     

    Have you been following this sneaker series? It’s a must-have for fans of Dragon Ball. Which pair do you want the most?

  • Gohan & Cell adidas Originals by Dragon Ball Z to be Released on October 27

    10.October.2018 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    The second release in the line of Dragon Ball Z inspired adidas Originals will drop on October 27, 2018.

    Officially titled “adidas Originals by Dragon Ball Z,” this sneaker line will see 8 different models appear throughout the rest of 2018 all based on three of the main hero x villain fights from the internationally beloved anime series.

     

    The first two releases in this collection were the Goku-inspired ZX 500 RM DB’s and the Frieza-themed YUNG-1 DB’s. Fans can now look forward to the new Gohan DEERUPT RUNNER DB’s and the Cell PROPHERE DB’s coming later this month.

    The DEERUPT RUNNER DB’s come in a tonal purple colour inspired by Gohan’s iconic battle suit. They have a webbing mesh overlay and shiny reflectors down the sides made to look the wearer is turning Super Saiyan. There’s also logos on the heel patches expressing Gohan’s respect to his mentor, Piccolo. Gohan’s name is also written in kanji on the heels. There’s also an adidas x DBZ logo on the insoles for this collaboration.

    The PROPHERE DB’s are modelled on Gohan’s arch-enemy, Cell. They come with Cell’s iconic green exoskeleton colour with a purple accent – a reference to his wings. This pair is a nod to one of the most notorious villains in the series.

     

    Show your love for DBZ by getting your hands on one of the sneaker pairs in the line-up!

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    adidas Originals released an exclusive model of its Forum Low trainers at ABC Mart in Japan on March 18. The brand teamed up with Kamiyado, a Japanese idol group from Harajuku, to create a concept video in promotion of the trainers. Check it out below.

     

    adidas Originals x Kamiyado Concept Movie

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    adidas Originals x ABC Mart Limited-Edition Models

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    FORUM LOW GX4993 | ¥10,989 (Tax Included)

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    Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle 6th Anniversary Figurine Lottery Draw

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    They are also releasing an apparel collation which fuses classic and college looks. It’s an homage to street fashion that incorporates BAPE and UNDFTD’s branding.

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    16.November.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Alpen Co., Ltd. is currently holding its longest brand campaign in collaboration with characters from various media. This time around, it is joining hands with the upcoming anime film Gintama: The Final. A special campaign website launched on November 13 which sees the film’s three main characters donning adidas clothes.

     

    adidas x Gintoki x Kagura x Shinpachi

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    adidas brand has been parodied on numerous occasions in both the Gintama anime and manga with Shinpachi wearing clothes that looked just like the brand’s. In promotion of the new film, which will wrap up the series, adidas wanted to do a real collaboration.

     

    The Outfits

    Gintoki

    ​Gintoki is wearing a women’s white long jacket over a stand-up collar and with sporty trousers. The colours are reminiscent of his usual style.

     

    Kagura

    Kagura’s sweater is red just like the Chinese dress she wears in the series. Over it she’s layered a beige-coloured long gown together with black pants which bring the look together.

     

    Shinpachi

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    Gintama The Final will be released into Japanese theatres on January 8, 2021.

     

    ©Hideaki Sorachi / Gintama The Final Production Committee

  • Dragon Ball Confections Kamehameha Into FamilyMart Convenience Stores in Japan

    29.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

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    ‘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.

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    GA-110JOP: ¥26,400 (Tax Included)

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    GA-110JDB: ¥26,400 (Tax Included)

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    ADVANCOURT PKM Unisex – ¥7,990 / Released: January 22, 2020

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