Naruto, Gintama & More―UNIQLO Releases Manga-Inspired T-Shirt Series MANGA UT
Japanese retailer UNIQLO, which owns the T-shirt collection “UT” is developing a subseries called “MANGA UT” which is a collection based on world famous anime and manga. The new collection will be launched at UNIQLO stores nationwide and on the online store from Monday 27th May 2019.
Detective Conan © Gosho Aoyama/Shogakukan, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, TMS 1996
BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS NARUTO-NARUTO – SHIPPUDEN ©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Pierrot Co. Ltd.
This year the collection offers items for women too, so everyone can enjoy an even larger variety of products. This year, Detective Conan, Boruto – Naruto Next Generations and Naruto Shippuden are featuring in the collection for the first time. This will be the first time that a solo Detective Conan item is released.
NARUTO – SHIPPUDEN ©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Pierrot Co. Ltd.
Gintama © Hideaki Sorachi/SHUEISHA Inc, TV Tokyo, Dentsu Inc., BNP, Aniplex Inc.
Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho original works/Yoshihiro Togashi Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho (JUMP Comics published by SHUEISHA Inc.) © Yoshihiro Togashi (1990-1994) ©Pierrot Co. Ltd./SHUEISHA Inc.
As well as original Weekly Shōnen Jump anime such as Naruto Shippuden and Gintama, legendary anime such as Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho and HUNTER X HUNTER are also part of the collection!
Urusei Yatsura © Rumiko Takahashi /Shogakukan
Ranma ½ © Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan
…but there’s still more! The collection also features 14 popular Weekly Shōnen Sunday manga/anime such as Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½ and Inuyasha!
Come check out this T-shirt collection which features Japan’s most world-famous anime and manga!
Release: Monday 27th May 2019
Available at UNIQLO stores nationwide (Japan) and on the online store.
Prices: Men’s/ Women’s (¥990+ tax)/Kids (¥790 + tax)
Product info: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/mangaut/
Celebrate Sasuke Uchiha’s Birthday at Fuji-Q Highland’s Naruto x Boruto Summer Event
Fuji-Q Highland began its ‘NARUTO x BORUTO Fuji Hidden Leaf Village’ event on Wednesday which is set to run throughout summer until August 29. The event is taking place to celebrate the birthday of the popular character Sasuke Uchiha from the Naruto franchise.
During the event, a keyword rally will take place, and a special menu will be served up.
Guests must play and ride six Naruto-themed attractions at the park where they will be able to collect keywords related to the Uchiha family. Those who manage to answer all the questions correctly will receive one of two free exclusive pins. The Sasuke & Itachi design will be available from June 9 to July 22 and the Uchiha Family design from July 23 to August 29. Check out the designs below, both of which are must-grabs for fans of Sasuke and the Uchihas.
Pin Design 1: Sasuke & Itachi (Uchiha Brothers) | Available: June 9, 2021 – July 22, 2021
Pin Design 2: Sasuke & Sakura & Sarada (Uchiha Family) | Available: July 23, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Guests will also be able to enjoy a special menu line-up including a ramen dish served at Ichiraku, the ramen bar at Fuji-Q Highland which is themed on the same eatery of the same name in Naruto, and two cakes at Fuji-Q Highland’s official hotel resort and spa.
Uchiha Brother’s Spicy Ramen | ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
Uchiha Brother’s Print Cake
Uchiha Family’s Print Cake
Running: June 9, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Where: Fuji-Q Highland
Official Website: https://www.fujiq.jp/
Gintama Pop-Up Event Opens at Narita Anime Deck
Narita Anime Deck opened its Gintama pop-up event last Tuesday which is set to run until July 15.
The Narita Anime Deck opened inside Narita International Airport Terminal 2 in November 2019. It’s an entertainment facility where travellers from around the world can experience and enjoy Japanese anime culture in various forms such as with character merchandise, food, events, and a variety of photo spots.
The event sees anime series characters Gintoki Sakata, Toshiro Hijikata, and Okita Sougo dressed as pilots and Shinsuke Takasugi as a traveller. These designs are featured on a range of merchandise, decorations, and the food menu.
One must-grab item is the face mask case which arrives in four designs – one for each character.
The food line-up includes the Uji Gintoki Don & Katsudon Hijikata Special Set. This meal and dessert comes with an Uji matcha syrup-covered anko bowl which is based off the food that Gintoki gives to a cat. You can also order a latte featuring latte art of your favourite character. For every item ordered on the menu, you get a free coaster. These come in two design collections: one is available now and will be replaced by the other on June 19.
And if you spend over ¥3,000 on Gintama merchandise at the event, you’ll receive a free card. Fans can also get a free lunch mat if they spend over ¥4,000 and the shop or eat-in restaurant and show their receipts.
Gintama Pop-Up Event
Running: June 1, 2021 – July 15, 2021
Location: Narita Anime Deck
Official Website: https://www.animedeck.jp/
Japanese hanko stamp shop HANKOS released a new collection of hanko with designs of characters from the anime series Detective Conan, also known as Case Closed, on May 12, 2021. These order-made hanko stamps, which are used in place of signatures in Japan, let you pick your favourite character to be engraved along with your name or a word written in Japanese.
24 Illustrations / 17 Characters
There are 17 characters to choose from with 24 different illustrations, including the protagonist Conan Edogawa, Ai Haibara, Kaito Kid, Shuichi Akai, Furuya Rei, and other familiar faces from Gosho Aoyama’s popular manga series.
You can have your name, pen name, handle name, or a message engraved on your hanko such as “OK” or “Thank You.” There are three designs to choose from including a self-ink type, a wooden type which can be used at banks in Japan, and a black version. These hanko can be used at most banks in Japan or just for decorative use in your notebook.
Which design do you like the most?
Jujutsu Kaisen x UNIQLO T-Shirt Collection Announced
UNIQLO are set to collaborate with Jujutsu Kaisen for the first time ever in a new t-shirt collection from their UT brand on June 4. The Jujutsu Kaisen manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami has sold over 45 million copies, making it one of the best-selling series of all time.
Men’s T-Shirts (7 Designs)
Kids T-Shirts (4 Designs)
This first collection features iconic scenes and lines taken from the main characters of the manga series. The line-up is a must-grab for fans looking to express their love of the series, which saw the first season of its anime adaptation conclude in March. A second collection is planned for release.
©芥見下々 / 集英社
UT x Jujutsu Kaisen 1st Collection
Release Date: June 4, 2021
Product Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/contents/feature/jujutsu-kaisen/
*Info on the 2nd collection will be announced at a later date
Detective Conan Bucket Hats and Tote Bags Released
Contents Seed released a new collection of items themed on the anime series Detective Conan online in Japan on April 28 which are available to order until May 28. The Japan-exclusive collection will also be able to purchase in-person from May 14 to June 3 at Detective Conan Plaza in Tokyo Dome City. The items will be shipped from late July 2021.
Bucket Hats | ¥4,400 Each (Tax Included)
The unisex bucket hats featured standard designs so can be enjoyed throughout the seasons.
Pouch Tote Bags | ¥4,400 Each (Tax Included)
The pouch-style tote bags feature cute designs that work well with everything from casual looks like denim to skirts.
Detective Conan Merchandise
Buy Online @ The Chara (April 28, 2021 – May 28, 2021): https://www.the-chara.com/view/search?search_category=ct2452
Buy In-Person @ Detective Conan Plaza (May 14, 2021 – June 3, 2021): https://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/shops/s-conan.html
Shipping: Late July 2021
Detective Official Website: https://www.ytv.co.jp/conan/
LIBERE x Naruto Anime Capsule Collection Released
Japanese high-end street brand LIBERE has teamed up with the Naruto anime series to release a capsule collection. Pre-orders opened on April 22 at the fashion brand’s official online store and branches.
LIBERE FOR NARUTO
“LIBERE FOR NARUTO” is the theme of the collection which sees Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, Kakashi, Shikamaru, and Itachi all serving a street-ninja style by wearing the items in the line-up. Each also incorporates family crests and colours that represent the cast. It includes tees, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, bags, caps, and more, all of which have details like straps, pockets, and zippers, and all of which come with special tags, plastic bags, and dust bags that were specially made for this collection.
Pierrot, the animation studio who animated Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden, also created a look-book for the release which combines the anime with real life. A special poster will be included in all purchases.
LIBERE FOR NARUTO
Released: April 22, 2021
Where: LIBERE stores and online shop
LIBERE Official Website: https://www.libere-official.com/
Detective Conan Turns Into Confections at Japanese Convenience Stores
In promotion of the latest entry to the Detective Conan anime film series, Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet, which was released on March 18, Bandai released two traditional Japanese wagashi sweets from its Tabemas confection series at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan on April 23.
Tabemas Detective Conan 2021
‘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.
The sweets feature titular character Conan Edogawa and FBI agent Shuichi Akai from the new film, recreating their looks in adorable detail and making the custard and chocolate flavoured respectively. The colours of the confections are naturally-derived from the ingredients used, meaning no artificial colourings are used.
Tabemas Detective Conan 2021
Released: April 23, 2021
Price: ¥278 Each (Tax Included)
Available: The chilled desserts corners of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan
*Available while supplies last
*Stock date may differ from branch to branch
*Select stores not participating
Naruto Shippuden’s Gaara Gets G.E.M. Series Complete Figure
19.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Fans of Naruto: Shippuden‘s Gaara Kazekaga won’t want to miss out on the new G.E.M. Series Complete Figure now available for pre-order worldwide on AmiAmi.
Potential spoilers ahead for the Naruto: Shippuden story.
G.E.M. Series NARUTO Shippuden Gaara Kazekage Complete Figure | ¥13,530 (Tax Included)
The Fifth Kazekage maintains his cool and collected personality in this detailed figure as he utilises his sand powers.
G.E.M. Series NARUTO Shippuden Gaara Kazekage Complete Figure
Release Date: October 2021
Pre-Order Here: https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-125718
Gintama @ Dash Store to Open in Ikebukuro and Osaka This April
The Gintama @ Dash Store pop-up shop is returning to Ikebukuro P’PARCO and Animate Osaka Nipponbashi where fans can get their hands on lots of merchandise of Hideaki Sorachi’s manga series Gintama.
Gintama’s characters wear blue for the store
Dash Store will sell a range of exclusive items as well as offer pre-sales on upcoming merchandise. The illustration pictured above of the characters in blue hoodies was also drawn exclusively for the store and will feature on a range of items.
For every ¥2,000 (tax included) spent by fans at the store they will receive one of nine possible bromide pictures. And for an extra ¥500, those who buy one or more items can get a special tote bag too.
A look at some of the merch line-up
Acrylic Stands | ¥1,650 Each (Tax Included)
Folders | ¥440 Each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Key Rings | ¥715 Each (Tax Included)
Hoodies | ¥5,500 Each (Tax Included)
Detective Conan’s Shuichi Akai Design Humidifier Paper Helps Keep the Air Moist
The new Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet anime film will be released on April 16, 2021. In promotion of its release, Japanese fashion magazine CanCam is coupling its June issue, which releases on April 23, with a humidifying paper featuring the series character Shuichi Akai.
CanCam readers happen to be huge fans of Shuichi Akai, who is an FBI agent in the series. Using the paper humidifier is simple: all you need to do is put water into a cup and submerge it which will help keep the air in a room moist. And since it’s just paper and water, no electricity needs to be used, making it an eco-friendly product.
There are two designs, one of Shuichi Akai on his own and another with his family. The Shuichi design has hearts on it while the Akai family has flowers which makes it a great decoration around the house too.
Conan-lover and Japanese comedian Chika Tanabe to be featured
Japanese comedian Chika Tanabe, who is a member of the Japanese comedy trio BOLJUKU, will feature in the June issue of CanCam where she will talk about her love of the Detective Conan series. For her feature, she has dressed in Akai’s trademark hat and jacket and has curly hair to create a feminine Akai look.
Her obsession with the series came about when a friend invited her to the movie theatre to see the anime film Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer back in 2018. She said the experience made her life brighter. After watching the series’ previous film Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire in 2019, she was inspired to visit Singapore where the film is set despite only earning a several thousand yen during her job as a performer at the time. She upped her shifts at her part-time job to earn more money, saying, “I worked hard for Conan on my poor savings!”
Speaking about her favourite character, Tanabe said: “I call myself a girl child. I really love Amuro [Toru], but when someone asks who’s my favourite, that’s the hardest question. Watching the latest film, I found myself saying that Akai is super cool too.”
Shuichi Akai Humidifying Paper
Release Date: April 23, 2021
CanCam Official Website: https://cancam.jp/
Detective Conan Characters Enjoy Curry in Collaboration With CoCo Ichibanya
Japan’s popular curry house chain CoCo Ichibanya has announced a collaboration with Detective Conan, also known as Case Closed, which will run from April 1 to May 12 during which fans of the manga and anime series can add to their merch collection with an exclusive line-up of curry themed items.
Detective Conan’s characters feature on CoCo Ichibanya folders
At select branches of CoCo Ichibanya in Japan, for every ¥1,000 spent with tax included, customers can receive one of eight possible folders if they show their stamp screen on the curry house’s official app when paying.
Collect stamps and enter a lottery for a chance to win
You can get one stamp for every ¥1,000 spent at CoCo. Collecting stamps will let anime fans enter for a chance to win a range of exclusive items including plush toys, acrylic stands, soup jars, A3 posters, and a ¥1,000 voucher to be spent at CoCo Ichibanya. This offer is running until May 21, 2021 at 23:59.
Exclusive and original key rings and pins
CoCo Ichibanya x Detective Conan
Running: April 1, 2021 – May 12, 2021
Where: CoCo Ichibanya Japan
Branches not participating include: Express Kinshicho, Ichigaya Yasukuni-dori, JR Hashimoto Station North Exit, Fukiage Hall, Maker’s Pier, Aichi Medical University, BINO Sakae, Asia Pacific Trade Center, Hankyu Sannomiya Station North Exit, Oita Chuo Machi
Collaboration Page: https://www.ichibanya.co.jp/cp/conan/
AmiAmi Announces March 2021 Events Online and in Akihabara
International figure and hobby shop AmiAmi has announced a list of events taking place this month both on their official website and at AmiAmi Akihabara Radio Kaikan.
Events @ AmiAmi Akihabara Radio Kaikan
“Arune no Jikenbo” – AmiAmi Puzzle Solving Fair ~A Riddle From Jishe~
Running: February 27, 2021 – March 31, 2021
Content: For every ¥1,000 (tax included) spent on Arune no Jikenbo merchandise, fans can receive one of four possible postcards.
Event Page: Click Here
Ami Kono Monthly Card Present
Running: From March 1, 2021
Content: If you buy something from AmiAmi Akihabara Radio Kaikan and AmiAmi Akihabara 2nd, you can receive an Ami Kono Monthly Card.
Event Page: Click Here
OBSOLETE Pop-Up Store
Running: March 12, 2021 – March 28, 2021
Content: Receive a free postcard when you spend over ¥2,200 (tax included) on OBSOLETE products.
Details: Click Here
Events @ AmiAmi Online Shop
Gintama The Final AmiAmi Postcard Campaign
Running: From February 22, 2021
Content: Receive one of four possible AmiAmi-exclusive Gintama The Final postcards for every ¥3,000 (tax included) spent on Gintama The Final merchandise.
Campaign Details: Click Here
D4DJ Anime OP & ED Single Simultaneous Release Fair
Running: From February 22, 2021
Content: For every D4DJ CD bought, receive one of 24 possible disk stickers.
Event Details: Click Here
Girls und Panzer das FINALE Episode 3 Campaign
Content: Receive a set of three postcards for every Girls und Panzer CD bought. Also receive an A3 poster for every Girls und Panzer DVD and Blu-ray bought.
Campaign Details: Click Here
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