LINE FRIENDS STORE pop up shop opens in Osaka featuring BT21 goods and much more!

24.April.2019 | FASHION / SPOT

For the first time ever, LINE Friends Japan is collaborating with the three character brands BROWN & FRIENDS, BT21 and LINE Creators Market for a massive pop up shop event to take place all under one roof! The lineup of goods includes approximately 2,000 products, making it the biggest pop up shop event in history! The shop will be open only for a limited period from Weds 24/04 to Mon 27/05 at Daimaru Shinsaibashi, Osaka. This gathering of approximately 2,000 products is rather overwhelming!

Famous global Korean boyband BTS collaborated with LINE FRIENDS CREATORS to produce the characters BT21, which is massively popular among the millennial generation. There are products here available for advanced sale! There is a total of 18 varieties of shirts as well as stationery, miscellaneous goods and much more! There is also an original photo spot where you can take a photo with your favourite character from BROWN & FRIENDS, BT21 or LINE Creators Market!

There are just so many LINE FRIENDS character goods here so pop by and find your favourite characters!

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  • teamLab to Open Art-Filled Botanical Garden in Osaka This Summer

    21.May.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    Art collective teamLab will open a permanent nighttime exhibition, ‘teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka,’ at Nagai Botanical Garden in Osaka in the summer of 2022.

     

    The Nagai Botanical Garden, which originally opened in 1974, reopened on April 1, 2022, after tree thinning, tree rearrangement and replanting to accommodate new root growth, and soil improvement to create an environment where plants can thrive and grow in the far future. The garden covers over 240,000 square meters and is home to 1,200 species of plants, flowers, and trees.

    This summer, teamLab will transform the garden into an art space where the past, present, and future intersect, blending with nature’s changing seasons and the presence of guests.

    TeamLab’s environmentally friendly art project, ‘Digitized Nature,’ aims to show “nature itself becoming art in its natural state” by using only digital technology. Nothing in the gardens needs to be destroyed to create art.

    At teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, the daytime botanical garden will become an art space at night. The space will be transformed by actual wind and rain, as well as by the behavior of the birds and the actions of visitors to the site. 

    Come enjoy an illuminated garden filled with art on a warm night this summer!

     

    ©チームラボ

  • Cat Illustration Series mofusand Inspires Themed Cafes in Tokyo and Osaka

    18.May.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    Popular on LINE and other texting apps and illustrated by Jyuuno, mofusand is a curious collection of cute and slightly surreal cats. As with most things that go viral in Japan, these adorable characters will be featured in a themed cafe for a limited time! The Tokyo location will open on May 19 and the Osaka location will welcome visitors starting May 26, 2022.

     

    Cafe Visitor Bonus: Sticker (6 varieties)

    Drink Order Bonus: Coaster (6 varieties)

     

    Menu

    Fried Shrimp Sandwich Plate

    Grilled Vegetable Curry

    Nyanko Burger

    Salmon Mentaiko Cream Pasta

    Taiyaki

    Nyanko Parfait

    Black Cat Pancake

     

    Nyan Lime Nata de Coco

    Green Nyanko Float / Yello Nyanko Float / Blue Nyanko Float

    Nyanko Cafe Latte / Nyanko Milk Tea

     

    Merchandise

    Sticker

    Clear Folder

     

     

    All menu items draw inspiration from the many mofusand characters and are perfect for posting on social media! Special bonuses will be given to those visiting the cafe and making select purchases, and a merchandise corner will be selling limited-edition goods featuring new artwork!

     

    ©mofusand

  • Hilton Osaka to Hold Cinnamoroll and Sanrio Character Sweets Buffet

    17.May.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    Folk Kitchen, a restaurant on the second floor of Hilton Osaka, will hold the Sanrio Characters Sweets Buffet ~Joyful Summer Festival~ from May 20 until September 11, 2022. The event is being held to celebrate Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, and Pochakko coming in first, second, and third in the Sanrio Character Awards. A lineup of 25 different sweets will be available, including those filled with summer fruits like mango, peach, and watermelon! In addition, a “Zero Leftovers Campaign” will be implemented–so be sure to clear your plate!

     

    Happy Festival Heart Mousse

    Joyful Pink Cake / Lime & Raspberry

    Fluffy and Crunchy Mango Pavlova

     

    Decorated with chocolate and adorable character designs, the Happy Festival Heart Mousse is a scrumptious dish blending the flavor of banana, caramel, and rum. The Joyful Pink Cake will be a smash-hit with Sanrio lovers, featuring the soft taste of white mousse and raspberry compote with a fresh lime flavor. Tons of other original sweets will be available, including everything from gingerbread to orange tarts.

     

     

    Visitors can also find plenty of vegan sweets. Summer Blue Sky Jello features contrasting colors of pineapple pulp and soymilk cream that look like clouds floating against a summer sky. Be sure to try the Almond & Watermelon Jello and Grapefruit and Lychee Jello too!

  • Snoopy Fans Rejoice! First PEANUTS Cafe Opens in Osaka Inside LaLaport EXPOCITY

    16.May.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    The first PEANUTS Cafe is now open in Osaka! Snoopy fans should head to LaLaport EXPOCITY in Suita, Osaka, to enjoy some tasty themed treats. The PEANUTS Cafe online store has also started selling exclusive merchandise.

     

    Menu

    Delivery Box

    Pizza

    Pancake

    School Bus

     

    グッズ

    PEANUTS Cafe Plate

    Bamboo Plates with Coloring Book (Limited to 100 Sets)

    Crayons with Vegetable-based Coloring

     

    Dining scenes are often shown in the PEANUTS comic strip. This new cafe in Osaka focuses on the theme of ‘mealtime,’ the time of day that Snoopy loves the most.

     

    Taking advantage of its location next to Expo ‘70 Commemorative Park, the area is surrounded by colorful flowers and greenery. The menu offers more health-conscious selections filled with veggies and fruits, and a special takeout menu is perfect for a picnic in the park.

     

    In the PEANUTS comic strip, school buses always appear on the way to and from school and at certain events. A school bus exclusive to PEANUTS Cafe Osaka will welcome guests, hoping to immerse them in the world of Snoopy and his friends. Visitors can enjoy taking pictures with exclusive art as they take in the sight of a real school bus from the United States.

     

    The cafe offers a variety of tableware to make everyday dining more enjoyable, along with souvenir sweets. Certain items are only available at the Osaka location, so be sure to visit! 

     

    © 2022 Peanuts Worldwide LLC 

  • BT21 Amusement Park Event to Open in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka

    14.May.2022 | FASHION / FOOD / SPOT

    NAMJATOWN, a theme park located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, will be holding a special BT21 event from May 14 until June 12, 2022! The ‘BT21 MerryLand ~Welcome to our Dreamy World!~’ event celebrates the popular LINE FRIENDS characters, and guests can enjoy lots of games and treats!



    The event recreates MerryLand, an amusement park in the BT21 member’s dreams. Guests can participate in three unique mini-games inspired by amusement park attractions, along with a stamp rally and riddle-solving game! Original merchandise and menu items will also be available.

     

    Original Mini-Games

    BT21 MerryLand Spinning Ferris Wheel / BT21’s  Whirling Teacups ♪ / The Full Stomach Yum-yum Wagon

     

     

    Mini-Game Prizes

    A Prize: Relaxing Cushion (7 varieties)

    B Prize: Bandana (7 varieties)

    C Prize: Mini Acrylic Stand (7 varieties, random)

    D Prize: Character Pin (7 varieties, random)

     

    *The design for A Prize and B Prize will differ depending on the mini-game.
    (Guests can choose the design for each game.)
    *For C Prize and D Prize, the design is the same for all mini-games.

     

    Venue Exclusive Project! Rally Game

    Rally Game Prizes

    Participation Prize: Mascot Rubber Charm (7 varieties, random)
    *Prizes are the same for each Rally Game.

     

    Original Merchandise

     

    Original Food & Drinks

     

    Soft Drink with Acrylic Coaster / Fortune Latte (14 varieties) / Icing Cookie (7 varieties)


    Those unable to attend the event can head to the Namco Parks Online Store to play some web-based mini-games offering the same prizes! Certain pieces of merchandise will also be available for purchase online.

     

    Following Tokyo, the event will head to HEP FIVE in Osaka from July 2 until July 24 and Canal City Hakata in Fukuoka from August 5 until August 28.

     

    ©Bandai Namco Amusement Inc.

  • BTS Characters ‘TinyTAN’ to Appear at Cafes in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, and Miyagi

    25.April.2022 | FOOD / MUSIC / SPOT

    The popular BTS chibi characters TinyTAN will be featured at TinyTAN Cafe locations in five cities for a limited time! Nine locations will be open across Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, and Miyagi starting April 21, 2022.

     

    The TinyTAN characters were designed by the seven members of BTS to embody their “second selves.”

    Select Cakes: ¥990

    Fruits Deco Style: Strawberry, Fruits Deco Style: Mango, Fruits Deco Style: White Grape: ¥1,760

     

    The menu is packed with desserts, including seven different types of cakes each inspired by a member of TinyTAN.

    American Sundae Style Chocolate Cookie, American Sundae Style Caramel Nuts, American Sundae Style Pistachio Honey: ¥1,870

    Afternoon Style Tea: ¥3,190

     

    The Afternoon Style Tea includes a base plate that can be customized with guest’s favorite fruits and chocolates. Two types of TinyTAN Select Cakes will also be included to share!

    Ham (2 types) & Scrambled Egg Peanut Butter Sandwich: ¥1,760

    Cafe Style Drink & Cake Set *Prices vary based on drink selection.

     

    Guests can choose from colorful bagel sandwiches, pancakes, and open sandwiches, along with a selection of sweet drinks to match each meal.

     

    Bonuses

    Acrylic Stand (7 varieties, random): ¥1,320

    Sticky Note Roll: ¥880, Acrylic Nameplate (7 varieties): ¥990 each

     

    Original cafe merchandise and special offers will make visiting the TinyTAN Cafe even more exciting!

     

     

    © BIGHIT MUSIC. All Rights Reserved

  • Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Event Heads to Nagoya and Osaka after Successful Tokyo Run

    18.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    In 2021, the Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Hypnosis Flava event was held at Mixalive Tokyo, attracting tons of attention and making fans of the franchise extremely happy. Now, the event will travel to Nagoya and Osaka!

     

    Hypnosis Flava -The Missing Case-

    CAFÉ  Hypnosis Flava

    Food

    Hypnosis Flava 〜 Rap Roll Buster Bros!!! (Curry-flavored Chicken)/ MAD TRIGGER CREW(Meatball)/Fling Posse(Meat Tacos)/Matenrou(Grilled Salmon)/Dotsuitare Hompo(Yakisoba with Mayo)/Bad Ass Temple (Miso Katsu)

     

    Dessert

    Hypnosis Flava -Division Rap Battle-
    Hypnosis Flava 〜 Mille Crepe Buster Bros!!! / MAD TRIGGER CREW / Fling Posse /Matenrou / Dotsuitare Hompo /Bad Ass Temple〜

     

     

    Drink

    Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle-
    Hypnosis Flava ~ Jelly Soda Drink Buster Bros!!! / MAD TRIGGER CREW / Fling Posse/ Matenrou / Dotsuitare Hompo /Bad Ass Temple

     

    Menu Order Bonus

    Coaster (36 varieties)

     

    Cafe Merchandise Corner

    Sticker Set /Clear Photo Card/Square Pin Hypnosis Flava Ver.2(6 varieties) / Acrylic Block Keychain Hypnosis Flava Ver. (18 varieties) / Candy and Magnet, Hypnosis Flava Ver. (6 varieties) / Handkerchief Hypnosis Flava Ver. (1 variety)

     

     

    Store

    2nd D.R.B Winner: Commemorative Acrylic Smartphone Stand (Fling Posse) / Acrylic Panel (Division Leaders) /2nd D.R.B Postcard Collection

     

    T-Shirt /Hoodie Hypnosis Flava Ver.

     

     

    The event contains three events: Hypnosis Flava -The Missing Case-, an interactive riddle-solving attraction that challenges guests to solve a mission to find the missing Division team leader, Cafe Hypnosis Flava, offering food and drinks inspired by the world of Hypnosis Mic, and Store Hypnosis Flava, a shop selling exclusive merchandise featuring newly-drawn illustrations. A merchandise corner will be set up at the cafe, where six new items will be on sale to commemorate the Nagoya and Osaka events.

     

    ©︎ヒプノシスマイク-Division Rap Battle- HypnosisFlava@Mixalive TOKYO製作委員会

  • Upcoming ‘Crayon Shin-chan: Mononoke Ninja Chinpuden’ Film Inspires Collab Cafe in Osaka

    12.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / MOVIE / SPOT

    To commemorate the upcoming release of the film ‘Crayon Shin-chan: Mononoke Ninja Chinpuden,’ a special collaboration cafe is scheduled to open at Seasons & Co Fruits Parlor & Bakery at Osaka LINKS UMEDA! The cafe will be open from April 4 until May 15, and will feature a number of film-inspired dishes and bonus goods for fans to enjoy!

     

    Collaboration Cafe Menu

     

    Shin-chan’s Roll Cake 

    Silly Ninja! Strawberry, Vanilla & Black Currant Cake 

    Ninjas love it too?! Matcha Parfait

    Shinnosuke’s Birthday Blue Soda 

    Ninja Child Matcha Frappe

    Bonus: Sticker and Coaster



    The upcoming film is a gag-filled ninja action blockbuster featuring everyone’s favorite boisterous youth. Shinnosuke will be transformed into a ninja this time around to defeat a mysterious ninja army! Along with the collab menu, fans can also grab some new merchandise and bonuses at the cafe, so don’t miss out!

     

    ©臼井儀人/双葉社・シンエイ・テレビ朝日・ADK 2022 ※短縮:©U/F・S・A・A 2022

  • ALL TIME BEST Ai Yazawa Exhibition Reveals Key Visual

    02.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Ahead of the opening of the ALL TIME BEST Ai Yazawa Exhibition, a key visual drawn by the manga artist herself has been unveiled. The exhibition will begin in Tokyo before traveling to Osaka and Yokohama. 

     

    Yazawa’s most popular manga series include Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai, Neighborhood Story, Paradise Kiss, and Nana. This exhibition will serve as a ‘best-of album’ for her many beloved works. 

     

    The Ai Yazawa ALL TIME BEST Exhibition will feature over 100 original drawings and illustrations, as well as never-before-seen materials from the production of Yazawa’s many manga series and anime adaptations. 

    The key visual features Nana Osaki from the NANA series and Akira Sudou from Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai. Yazawa’s works are filled with love, dreams, and fashion, so come experience her works in a whole new way.

     

    🄫矢沢あい/集英社 🄫矢沢漫画制作所/集英社 🄫矢沢漫画制作所/祥伝社

     

  • St. Regis Hotel Osaka Offering Updated Strawberry Afternoon Tea Menu

    25.March.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    The St. Regis Hotel Osaka’s current strawberry-themed afternoon tea set has been updated as of March 7, 2022!

     

    The Fifth Avenue Collection, a strawberry afternoon tea set inspired by the hottest trends in New York fashion, is now available at the St. Regis Bar. The St. Regis New York Hotel was founded in 1904, and is located on 5th Avenue, one of the most famous shopping streets in the world. This new afternoon tea set features a gorgeous three-tiered array of colorful savory and sweet dishes inspired by the many fashion items that line the shop windows of the NYC street.

    The Spring Collection features brand new items, including six sweet items, four savory items, two scones, and three pass-around glass desserts. 

     

    The legs extending from the Strawberry Heels glass dessert give a nod to the classiest scenery in New York, while the Strawberry & Mango Shortcake adds a vibrant touch of yellow, popular on the runway this season.



    The desserts include lime and strawberry macaroons and plenty of chocolate for cocoa lovers. Those wanting something savory can enjoy meat-filled crepes and the spring vegetable and smoked salmon rolls. This bright and colorful set is sure to brighten up anyone’s mood!

  • Cinnamoroll Birthday Event Opens in Osaka Until April 3

    15.March.2022 | SPOT

    Cinnamoroll is currently celebrating his 20th birthday at NAMJATOWN in Umeda, Osaka until April 3, 2022! The event will feature exciting mini-games, and guests can enjoy a selection of themed menu items and exclusive merchandise for purchase. 

     

    Original Merchandise

    Heart-shaped Pin Collection (8 varieties)

    Acrylic Charm (8 varieties)

    Picture Frame Magnets (8 varieties)

    Ribbon Clip (8 varieties)

    Acrylic Accessory Stand

    Acrylic Case

     

     

    Collaboration Food

    Fortune Latte (8 Standard Patterns/1 Limited Edition Birthday Pattern: Sold only on Cinnamoroll’s Birthday, March 6)

    Acrylic Coaster with Soft Drink Purchase (8 varieties, random)

    Cinnamoroll Donut (20th Anniversary Version)

     

     

    “First, a Toast! A Welcome Cheer for Everyone!” Mini-game

    Prize Lineup

    A Prize: Lunch Mat
    B Prize: Acrylic Stand (8 varieties) 
    C Prize: 56mm Pin (8 varieties)

     

    “Feel my Thanks! Happy Cracker!” Mini-game

    Prize Lineup

    A Prize: Acrylic Card Stand
    B Prize: Acrylic Stand (8 varieties)
    C Prize: Sparkly Clear Sheet (8 varieties)

     

    “To my Favorite Cinnamon! A Present for You!” Mini-Game

    Prize Lineup

    A Prize: Mini Tote Bag & Acrylic Charm Set
    B Prize: Acrylic Stand (8 varieties) 
    C Prize: 56mm Pin (8 varieties)

     

    “Can you Blow Out All the Candles? Cinnamoroll’s Birthday Celebration!” Mini-game

    Prize Lineup

    A Prize: Acrylic Plate 
    B Prize: Acrylic Stand (8 varieties)
    C Prize: Sparkly Clear Sheet (8 varieties)

     

    Mini-game Bonus

    Memo Pad

     

    Photo Spot


    The event will feature new visuals of the popular characters Cinnamoroll, My Melody, Kuromi, Pompompurin, and Pochacco. The Little Twin Stars, Hello Kitty, and Kogimyun will also appear, and guests will be able to choose from a massive selection of celebratory merchandise!

     

    A selection of mini-games will be available to play, each offering up limited-edition merchandise only available during the event period. These goods are also available online and can be purchased globally, so don’t worry–you can still celebrate Cinnamoroll’s birthday no matter where you are!

     

    ⓒ ’22 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPR. NO. S622158 S/F・G

  • Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 2 & Osaka Nipponbashi Hold Code Geass Student Council-themed Event

    10.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 2 and Osaka Nipponbashi are now holding a collaboration with popular characters from the Code Geass anime series! Running until March 27, the new Chocolate & Tea Lounge-themed menu items and limited-edition merchandise can’t be missed by fans of Lelouch. 

     

    Animate Cafe Exclusive Illustration

     

     

    Collaboration Menu

    Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Sauce

    [Lelouch’s Favorite Dessert] Chocolate Fondue

    [Suzaku’s Favorite Dessert] Chocolate Afternoon Tea

    Chocolate & Tea Lounge Special Chocolate Drink

     

     

    Merchandise

    Newly Illustrated Big Acrylic Stand

    Newly Illustrated Glitter Acrylic Keychain

    Newly Illustrated Special Acrylic Plate

     

    (C)SUNRISE/PROJECT L-GEASS Character Design (C)2006-2017 CLAMP・ST

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