Attack on Titan Exhibition to Take Place at Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi
The first Attack on Titan exhibition to be held was “WALL TOKYO” back in 2014 at The Ueno Royal Museum, a collection of art pieces made in collaboration with contemporary artists which brought in 250,000 fans.
This summer, five years on, a new exhibition entitled “Attack on Titan Exhibition Final” will be held at Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi from July 5 to September 8. Pre-sale tickets for the initial pre-opening will be released on April 9.
Fans can look forward to an array of art pieces that represent the world of Attack on Titan, voice guides from characters in the anime, more original drawings than the last event, and much more.
Further details will be announced on the exhibition’s website and social media pages in the near future.
Attack on Titan Exhibition Final
Location: Mori Arts Center Gallery (Roppongi Hills Mori Tower Floor 52F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
Running: July 5, 2019 – September 9, 2019
Pre-Opening: July 5, 2019 – July 7, 2019
First Period: July 8, 2019 – August 4, 2019
Second Period: August 5, 2019 – September 8, 2019
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Last Entries 19:00)
Exhibition Website: http://www.kyojinten.jp/
On Sale: April 9, 2019 at 12:00 (JST) – April 16, 2019 at 23:59 (JST)
Valid: July 5, 2019 – July 7, 2019
Price: ¥1,900 (Tax Included)
Available: Via Ticket Pia
July 5 (3 Slots) – 10:00 / 13:00 / 16:00
July 6 (5 Slots) – 10:00 / 12:00 / 14:00 / 16:00 / 17:30
July 7 (5 Slots) – 10:00 / 12:00 / 14:00 / 16:00 / 17:30
*Tickets bought are allotted to a specific time slot
For information on regular advance tickets and same-day tickets please visit: http://t.pia.jp/help/index.jsp
©Hajime Isayama・Kodansha / Attack on Titan Exhibition FINAL Production Committee
Access the Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Exhibition Online This Summer
20.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The Touken Ranbu -Honmaruhaku- 2020 exhibition was originally set to take place in seven cities across Japan from January 2020 to March 2021. Dedicated to the PC browser and mobile game Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-, the event was only able to take place in Tokyo in January 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19, forcing all other dates to be cancelled.
Fans who were looking forward to the exhibition will be excited to hear that it has returned in an all-new online experience. The exhibition opened on the Japanese event app MiloQ+ on Wednesday and is now running until the end of July.
Touken Ranbu -Honmaruhaku- exhibition main visual
Map of the online venue
One of the exhibits
Real swords on display
Outfits, artwork, and commentary
5th anniversary area
Exhibits not to be missed
Mikazuki Munechika interactive image
One must-see area is a hallway lined with illustrations of 81 swordsmen. If you click on the image at the online exhibition, you’ll get more details about that character.
Toaru Honmaru map
Toaru Honmaru interactive images
Another exhibit not to be missed is a 1/100 scale diorama of Toaru Honmaru from the game. There are 49 interactive locations across the map which offer lots of interesting details.
Read through 314 different haiku poems, which are about Honmaru, in full CG.
Though the exhibition is taking place online, the venue itself is a real location in Aichi. The venue was prepared like an in-person exhibition and turned into a virtual experienc, so visitors can access it whenever they like.
Devote Your Heart to Attack on Titan in the Final Survey Corps Project
17.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME
To commemorate the end of Attack on Titan‘s 12-year saga, the editorial team at Weekly Shonen Magazine launched the ‘Final Survey Corps Application’ project on June 9 which imagines the staff and fans as part of the Survey Corps to express their love for the series. The staff at Animate and TSUTAYA stores in Japan are currently donning Survey Corps uniforms. A special online exhibition will also be held by the magazine to give thanks to fans who have supported Attack on Titan for 12 years.
Fans can use the all-new Survey Corps Maker service where they can upload their own photo or an illustration of themselves or an original character and writes words dedicated to the series. They are encourage to share this with other Survey Corps members around the world.
Survey Corps Maker: How to Use
1. Select a base image
2. Write your thoughts and comments about Attack on Titan
3. Share with the world
Survey Corps Maker Samples
The staff at Animate Ikebukuro
The staff at TSUTAYA
Attack on Titan Online Exhibition
The online exhibition is a virtual event that was conceived after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the for in-person event in Japan to be cancelled. But this shift is good news to fans outside Japan as it means everyone around the world can join – and it’s free.
The event requires a quick sign-up, after which fans can enjoy looking through displays of official artwork. There’s also a merch shop with exclusive items to get your hands on. Please note that the exhibition features spoilers up to the final chapter.
BEAMS Showcase Their Historical Fashion Archive at The National Art Center in Tokyo
BEAMS is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. At such an important milestone, it’s important to take a look back at where the brand has come from, and so BEAMS is taking part in the Fashion in Japan 1945-2020 exhibition that opened at The National Art Center, Tokyo, last Wednesday. Followers of the Japanese fashion are able to see their early products when they first opened in the late 1970’s to their Shibuya Casual style, known as Shibu-Kaji, from the late 80’s. It’s an historical, nostalgic throwback across their archive. Exclusive merchandise is also being sold featuring the ‘American Life Shop BEAMS’ logo which they branded upon establishing the brand.
A look at just some of the exhibits on display
BEAMS shopping bag from 1977
Shibu-Kaji outfit from late 1980’s
Exhibition-exclusive souvenir merch inspired by vintage BEAMS
This exhibition follows the unique trajectory of Japanese clothing, especially in post-World War Ⅱ Japan, as seen from both sides: that of designers who transmit culture by creating clothes and ideas, and that of users who receive it by wearing the clothes and at times create era-defining grassroots fashion movements. It offers a comprehensive overview that references the predominant media of each era, such as newspapers, magazines, and advertisements.
In the mid to late 1970’s, BEAMS was at the forefront of spreading casual wear to people, stocking some of the country’s most notable brands and designers. BEAMS opened its first store in Harajuku in 1976 where it sold shirts, shoes, and other items. In 1977 they introduced their own shopping bag, and the following year opened up their first BEAMS F selling traditional men’s style clothing. It was around this time that beams released their POPEYE magazine too. All of this and more is explore at the exhibition along with commentary.
A talk event titled “Lifestyle Tips: POPEYE & BEAMS” will also take place on July 3 at the museum.
Fashion in Japan 1945-2020
Running: June 9, 2021 – September 6, 2021
Venue: The National Art Center, Tokyo
Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
*Last entries 30 minutes before closure
*Exhibition content subject to change
Official Website: https://www.nact.jp/english/exhibitions/2020/fij2020/
Title: Lifestyle Tips: POPEYE & BEAMS
Date: July 3, 2021
Venue: The National Art Center, Tokyo
Attack on Titan’s Survey Corps Relax in Animate’s Merchandise Collection
15.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Anime and manga merchandise website ARMA BIANCA has announced a special Attack on Titan fair which includes the release of an original merchandise collection at Animate stores across Japan. The event, titled ‘Attack on Titan ~Survey Corps’ Relax Time~ in Animate,’ will run from August 21 to September 5.
Grab merch pre-sales at the event
Levi Relax Ver. Glitter Pin | AMNIBUS Exclusive
Eren & Levi Relax Ver. Mini Card | Animate Exclusive
Postcards (8 Designs) | Fair Exclusive
Fans of the anime series can get the hands on pre-sales of a bounty of merch as well as exclusive items. Grab your maneuver gear and blast your way to Animate this summer.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会 ®KODANSHA
Attack on Titan ~Survey Corps’ Relax Time~ in Animate
Japanese Event Title: 進撃の巨人～兵士たちのリラックスタイム～ in アニメイト
Running: August 21, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Location: Animate (Ikebukuro/Takasaki/Sendai/Omiya/Chiba/Utsunomiya/Sapporo/Shibuya/Nagoya/Niigata/Sannomiya/Kyoto/Fukuoka PARCO/Okayama/Hiroshima/Kumamoto/Osaka Nipponbashi/Gifu/Yokohama Vivre/Online)
Official Website: https://amnibus.com/
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Anime Exhibition Opens in Japan
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the anime series Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, which aired from 1990-1991, an exhibition is now taking place at Niigata Prefecture Manga and Anime Museum until June 20, 2021. The series was directed by Hideaki Anno who also worked on Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996) and The End of Evangelion (1997).
The exhibition features a bounty of original materials from the anime’s production, from notes jotted down by Hideaki Anno to image boards, character designs, storyboards and more by Mahiro Maeda, and so on. It’s an unmissable deep-diving opportunity into the anime classic.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Exhibition
Running: May 15, 2021 – June 20, 2021
Venue: Niigata Prefecture Manga and Anime Museum
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00 (Last Entries 18:30 / Open from 10:00 on weekends and holidays)
Tickets: Buy at the venue or from Lawson (L-Code: 33344)
Buy Tickets Online: https://l-tike.com/event/nadia-ex
Exhibition Official Website: https://www.nadia-exhibition.com/
Anime Film Belle’s Studio Chizu Announces Exhibition at TeNQ Space Museum
Studio Chizu, the Japanese animation studio working on the upcoming anime film Belle which is set for release sometime this summer, has announced an exhibition at TeNQ Space Museum in celebration of their 10th anniversary and in promotion of their newest work. It will be held from July 7 to November 14.
Studio Chizu’s past works have enjoyed great success both in Japan overseas and include Wolf Children (2012), The Boy and the Beast (2015), Mirai (2018), and the highly-anticipated forthcoming entry Belle (2021). All the films are directed by the Academy Award-nominated Mamoru Hosoda.
One of the biggest aspects when it comes to creating an animated world are the backgrounds used. This exhibition will focus on two key background features threaded throughout Hosoda’s creations: the sky and clouds. Both of these sceneries are showcased in different ways in all four of his films and will be explored throughout the event with a special, exclusive showing of a slideshow with various scenes of the sky and clouds littered in the filmography, as well as a more ‘academic’ exhibit of the cumulonimbus, a cloud that symbolises Studio Chizu, and more.
Limited edition mask case
There will also be a selection of original merchandise for anime fans to pick up, as well as a limited stock face mask case when purchased together with select tickets.
Exhibits to look out for at the event
Who are Studio Chizu?
Learn about the 10 year history of the Japanese animation studio Studio Chizu.
Studio Chizu and the cumulonimbus
The cumulonimbus is a cloud synonymous with Studio Chizu’s works – see it in all forms from their filmography in this special exhibit.
TeNQ Studio Chizu 10th Anniversary Exhibition
Running: July 7, 2021 – November 14, 2021
Where: TeNQ Space Museum
Price: general ¥1,800 / Students ¥1,500 / 4-12 Years ¥1,200 / Seniors (65+) ¥1,200
Opening Hours: [July-August] Weekdays 11:00-18:00 / Weekends 10:00-19:00
Exhibition Page: https://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/tenq/event/exhibition-24.html
Attack on Titan Key Ring Collection Features Retro Japanese Billboard Designs
26.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME
A new collection of Attack on Titan key rings is now available to order on the Japanese anime, manga, and hobby website CharaDepa for a limited time until May 30. The collection features designs of the series characters inspired by old-time retro Japanese billboards.
Attack on Titan Retro Key Rings | 7 Designs | ¥680 (Before Tax)
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会 ®KODANSHA
Attack on Titan Retro Key Rings
Order Window: May 19, 2021 – May 30, 2021
Mineko Orisaku Exhibition Combines Gold Leaf With Photography
FUJIFILM SQUARE in Minato, Tokyo, has announced the HAKU graphy Hommage to Hokusai exhibition by Mineko Orisaku which will run from July 21 to August 19 this year.
Hommage to Hokusai ©Mineko Orisaku
Following sunset (Tanuki-ko Lake) ©Mineko Orisaku
Pine and Mt.Fuji (Kawaguchi-ko Lake) ©Mineko Orisaku
Since announcing her “HAKU graphy” project in 2017, Mineko Orisaku has been experimenting with combining gold leaf and photography. This is different from the usual method of printing photos onto printing paper or washi paper, instead using FUJIFILM’s Acuity UV inkjet printer to print delicate gold leaf. This technology allows a wider use of printing materials and colours.
Mineko Orisaku’s exhibition is an homage to Hokusai, one of Japan’s most celebrated ukiyo-e painters and artists. She has used FUJIFILM’s large-format GFX digital camera for her works on Hokusai’s Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji to create something unique to her vision. Her work can be enjoyed alongside another Hokusai exhibition taking place at FUJIFILM Photo Salon Tokyo’s Space 1 and 2.
HAKU graphy Hommage to Hokusai
Running: July 21, 2021 – August 19, 2021
Times: 10:00-19:00 (Until 16:00 on August 19)
Venue: FUJIFILM Photo Salon Tokyo Space 3 inside FUJIFILM Square
Address: Tokyo Midtown West, 9-7-3 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052
Official Website: https://fujifilmsquare.jp/
Attack on Titan Manga Collection and Merchandise Releases in Japan
11.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The online Japanese bookstore Rakuten Books is celebrating the release of Attack on Titan‘s final manga volume with eight new listings that will slash their way onto the website on October 15, 2021. Orders will be open for a limited time between June 9 and July 31.
The Attack on Titan manga series began serialisation in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in September 2009. The final volume was released on April 9, 2021, concluding Hajime Isayama’s internationally-acclaimed story.
The Merch Collection
Volume 34 Book Cover | ¥880 (Tax Included)
A paper book cover featuring all of the major characters from the series.
Manga Collection Box A (Volumes 1-12) | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
The first 12 volumes of the series packed in a box featuring Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Levi, and the Colossal Titan.
Manga Collection Box B (Volumes 13-22) | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
The box for volumes 13-22 features major characters from the Survey Corps.
Manga Collection Box C (Volumes 23-34 | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
The final box packing volumes 23-34 has all of the main characters as children.
Backpack | ¥6,600 (Tax Included)
Carry Mikasa and your stuff wherever you go with this backpack.
A4 Folder Set A (Includes 2) | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Two A4-size folders with designs taken from the front covers of volume 29 and 30.
A4 Folder Set B (Includes 2) | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Two A4-size folders with designs taken from the front covers of volume 31 and 32.
A4 Folder Set B (Includes C) | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Two A4-size folders with designs taken from the front covers of volume 33 and 34.
Attack on Titan – Rakuten Books Items
Release Date: October 15, 2021
Order Window: June 9, 2021 – July 31, 2021
Keith Haring: 360° Exhibition in Yamanashi to Explore Pop Artist’s Lifework
The Nakamura Keith Haring Museum in Yamanashi is set to welcome the Keith Haring: 360° exhibition which will explore the diverse works of American pop artist Keith Haring. The exhibition will run from May 15, 2021 to May 8, 2022.
Keith Haring was an American pop artist whose work began in the 1980’s when he would create spontaneous drawings in the subways of New York City. Haring participated not only in solo exhibitions, but national and international shows too, such as documenta 7 in 1982 and Venice Biennale in 1984. His later works took on more political and societal themes such as drugs, racism, sexuality, and AIDS. Haring died of AIDS-related complications in 1990 at the young age of 31.
Photo by ©︎Makoto Murata
Untitled (Figure Balancing on Dog), 1989
Untitled (KH.200), 1982, The Museum of Art, Kochi
My Town, Peace I–IV, 1987, Tama City Cultural Foundation
Nakamura Keith Haring Collection
One of the most noteworthy appearances at the exhibition is Haring’s Figure Balancing on Dog (1989), a rare sculpture made of raw aluminium. As the title suggests, the piece features a person riding atop a dog, which may be a depiction of balance. It brings to mind the relationship between humans and animals and the anxiety towards a strange society that cannot be measured. Other works will also Untitled (KH.200) (1982), My Town which was drawn by 500 children from Tama, Tokyo, My Town, Peace I–IV (1987), and a series of six drawings entitled Bad Boys (1986) which Haring produced in Amsterdam.
For the first time ever, visitors will be able to see photos taken by Japanese art journalist Makoto Murata who interviewed Haring when visiting New York from December 1982 to January the following year.
The exhibition will look at Keith Haring, his diverse work, and deep messages of society from all angles – a 360° view.
Keith Haring: 360°
Running: May 15, 2021 – May 8, 2022
No Fixed Holidays
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00
Official Website: https://www.nakamura-haring.com/
Disney Princesses Help You to Answer the Question ‘What is Love?’ at This Tokyo Event
As part of Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration, a worldwide festival themed on courage and kindness that began in April, an event titled “What is Love? ~The Secret to Shining Bright Lies in the Princess World~” will take place at Shibuya Marui in Tokyo from June 23 to July 29 this year. It will subsequently move to JR Nagoya Takashimaya from August 4 to 23 and finally conclude next year in Shizuoka where it will run from January to March.
This event tries to answer the question “What is Love?” through a range of content that encourages the use of all five senses: visually, digitally, musically, through scent, and more.
What is Love? ~The Secret to Shining Bright Lies in the Princess World~
Visitors are guided by 12 Disney princesses who will take them on a journey of their ‘love’ in six different areas.
A Look at the Event
1. Introduction: 12 Shining Princesses
At the event, you will meet the 12 princesses and learn their story, what their personality is like, and more.
2. Opening Theater: Discover the Secrets to Shining Bright
Attend the theatre and watch the stories of the princesses with your own eyes.
3. 7 Keywords Unravelled From Their Stories
Seven keywords that appear in the princesses’ stories will be explored, each of which are tied back to love. This will include exhibits of scenes from the Disney animated movies, an AR experience using smartphones, and more.
From Beauty and the Beast
Using their smartphones, visitors can hold up their phones and utilise AR technology to see various scenes from Beauty and the Beast in an area inspired by the library that Beast bestowed upon Belle.
In Tangled, the King and Queen release lots of sky lanterns on Rapunzel’s birthday each year in hopes that she will see them and return. Let your own lanterns fly like in the movie and witness a beautiful spectacle.
4. Music and Fragrance: Clad in Radiance Unseen to the Eye
A unique experience combining music and fragrances inspired by the princesses, who radiate from love, will let visitors feel closer to them.
5. Glowing Lines: Words That Make the World Shine
At the Closing Theater, words and lines said by the princesses will be displayed, offering another way of enjoying their world that radiates from love.
6. Prologue: Your Own Unique Story Begins
Pick up a range of merchandise featuring designs of the exhibition’s main visual, the seven key words, and more.
Services and Content Offered by Disney at the Exhibition
Disney+ is a streaming service that brings together all Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic content in one place, as well as exclusives. Those at the exhibition can watch the content offered by Disney+ at the Opening Theater.
Disney DX App
The Disney DX is an app exclusive to Japan that comes as a set with Disney+. It offers the chance to see cut scenes from movies, behind-the-scenes content, and more. The exhibition utilises this app through AR experiences, so if downloaded, you’re sure to have an even more fun time.
A curated list of Disney Princess music is played at the exhibition. If you head to the shop, you can pick up movie soundtracks and other albums. Disney even created a playlist themed on the princesses that’s now available on music streaming services.
What is Love? ~The Secret to Shining Bright Lies in the Princess World~
Japanese Event Title: WHAT IS LOVE？ ～輝くヒミツは、プリンセスの世界に。～
Running: June 23, 2021 – July 29, 2021
Where: Shibuya Marui (Floors 7F & 8F) *Reception is on floor 7F
Address: Shibuya Marui, 1-22-6 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
Official Website: https://PrincessExhibition.jp
*Exhibition will subsequently move to JR Nagoya Takashimaya (August 4, 2021 – August 23, 2021) and Shizuoka (January 2022 – March 2022)w
Yusuke Nakamura Exhibition Opens at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
The Yusuke Nakamura Exhibition opened at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, on April 29. It was also announced that the Japanese illustrator is releasing the first artbook to compile all of his CD cover art on May 28, but the book can be bought early at the exhibition.
Yusuke Nakamura Exhibition
Yusuke Nakamura Exhibition CD Artworks
Yusuke Nakamura has designed covers forASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, Masashi Sada, Spitz, and more
Commentary on the CD covers written by the Yusuke Nakamura himself
Rough sketches are featured in the book
A talk between Yusuke Nakamura and Masafumi Gotoh (ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION)
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call Yusuke Nakamura one of Japan’s most prolific artists, having worked with some of the country’s biggest names such as ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, Gentouki, Masashi Sada, and more. His new artbook, entitled PLAY, compiles all of his CD covers from 2002-2020, commentary, rough sketches, talks, and more. While many things from the book are explored at the exhibition, there’s plenty of content exclusive to the book too, so it’s a must-grab for fans.
Yusuke Nakamura Exhibition
Running: April 29, 2021 – May 29, 2021
Location: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Official Website: https://www.kanazawa21.jp/
Release Date: May 28, 2021
Price: ¥2,273 (Tax Included)