Chun-Li Inspired Street Fighter Shoes to be Released by Onitsuka Tiger

23.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Onitsuka Tiger will release its new Street Fighter inspired trainers―made as part of its MEXICO 66 SD line―on July 27. To promote the trainers, manga author Masakazu Katsura designed an original Chun-Li key visual for the release.

As well as Katsura’s illustration, 10 other artists have also contributed their own original Chun-Li drawings, including Hikaru Chō. For a limited-time only while the shoes are available, these illustrations can be seen by heading into select branches of Onitsuka Tiger listed below.

MEXICO 66 SD: ¥18,000 Each (Before Tax)

The shoes come with a card bearing a unique product code which can be used in-game to give Chun-Li an original Onitsuka Tiger outfit as well as the MEXICO 66 SD shoes themselves.


Chun-Li aren’t going to want to miss out on this exclusive opportunity.


©Masakazu Katsura / Shueisha


  • Street Fighter Exhibition at Fukuoka City Science Museum Rescheduled For July

    29.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The Street Fighter exhibition “Street Fighter: Ore Yori Tsuyoi Yatsura no Sekai Ten” (Street Fighter Exhibition: The World of Those Stronger Than Me) was originally scheduled to run from March 14 to May 24 but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, it has been announced that the exhibition has been rescheduled and will take place from July 1 to September 22.


    A ticket system is in place where attendees need to book a time and date in advance as a precaution against the novel coronavirus. Tickets can be bought in advance from the exhibition’s official website.

    Street Fighter is a fighting video game franchise developed and published by Capcom. The first game was released in 1987 for arcades. Street Fighter II was released in 1991 is hailed as a landmark title in the series and would set the standard of fighting games that followed. The latest instalment to the series, Street Fighter V, was released in 2016, with Street Fighter V: Champion Edition following in 2019.


    The Street Fighter exhibition is set to display treasured documents and art pieces from the franchise, as well as showcase a cabinet of the arcade games. With full support and cooperation from Capcom, the exhibition is a must-visit for all fans of the influential fighting game.


    Here’s just a select glimpse of what to expect.


    Street Fighter Gallery

    This incredible gallery features a physical catalogue of game packages and cases, posters, and much more from across the series.


    Memorable Street Fighter Scenes


    Interactive Content: Destroy the car with a Surge Fist


    ②CONTINUE? Match Loss Facial Expression Collection


    EXTRA ROUND: Secrets

    A display of initial Street Fighter concepts, logos, character art, backgrounds, and more


    CONTINUE: The Legend of Street Fighter Continues to Evolve

  • Onitsuka Tiger Unveils New Visuals with Brand Ambassador Willow Smith

    22.June.2020 | FASHION

    Japanese fashion brand Onitsuka Tiger has appointed global artist Willow Smith as brand ambassador. Together, they have laughed a new brand campaign.


    The campaign visuals show Willow in Onitsuka Tigers’s 2020 autumn and winter collection. Oniktsuka Tiger’s unique heritage and innovative spirit have been fused for a contemporary design. Together with Willow’s unique style, the campaign’s vision was made complete.

    Some of the clothes featuring in the 2020 autumn and winter collection feature a colourful patchwork style ー a fusion of pop art and sportswear. Onitsuka Tiger’s creative director Andrea Pompilio, who is director of this campaign stated:

    “In this generation, we have to focus on what is happening in the world – the pressing issues such as environmental protection and saving our planet. This campaign shows Willow’s natural beauty, her strength, her indomitable spirit and never-ending love for the planet. ”


    Onitsuka Tiger’s communication team commented:

    “Willow Smith is blessed with her creativity that reaches out to all of humanity. Her boundless influence is not restricted to generation Z or millennials. As 2020 heralds a new generation, we are so happy to be working in such natural harmony with Willow Smith, whose intelligence and strong faith in her opinion deliver our message to the world.


    Onitsuka Tiger with Willow Smith – Official Video


    A Statement by Willow Smith

    “When working with Onitsuka Tiger, I found we were soon on the same page. We supported each other and accomplished our goal of inducing positive change in society by creating our vision. I can’t wait to see just how we continue to shape the future together.”


    The new campaign visuals are going to be released globally on a number of platforms, including Onitsuka Tiger’s official social media, from June 6, 2020. A portion of the money raised from the campaign will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.


    *All statements have been translated from Japanese.

  • Street Fighter V Costume Design Contest Launched by Capcom

    30.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    Street Fighter V was released back in 2016, and continues to enjoy a dedicated player base thanks to the ongoing updates. Street Fighter V: Champion Edition was released on February 14, 2020, featuring the original game and all of the content up to Season IV.


    Capcom has now confirmed Season 5 which will roll out five new characters. Three new stages are also being planned. Capcom will also host a costume content for fans to design the outfits for the five new characters.


    Season V: The Final Season is Now in Development

    Season V is set to be final season to be released for Street Fighter V, which has garnered the support of many fans since its release back in 2016. Five new characters have been decided on and are now in development together with three new stages. More information is scheduled to roll out this summer.


    Leave Your Name in Street Fighter History With the Costume Contest

    One aspect of Street Fighter V that players love are the amount of costumes you can put characters in. Fans can see their favourite characters not just in their regular outfits, but in something more cool or even comical.


    This is about to become even more fun as Capcom announces the launch of an official costume contest. Two costumes will be chosen from submissions based on votes by players. This is their chance to make their mark in Street Fighter history.

    Pictured above are concept pieces designed by the Street Fighter V staff. Try designing something that really makes you outfit stand out from the rest.


    Click here for more details on how to participate.


    EX09 Colours Released Free Of Charge For All 40 Characters

    While we’re still a while way from Season V, Capcom decided to release the EX09 colour for all 40 characters on Wednesday free of charge, an awesome combination of black and red.



  • Onitsuka Tiger x Shu Uemura Announce Unisex Sneaker and Cosmetic Collaborations

    08.May.2020 | FASHION

    Japanese fashion brand Onitsuka Tiger and professional makeup artist brand Shu Uemura have joined up to release a new pair of collaborative sneakers and line of cosmetic products.


    Since their individual establishments, both Onitsuka Tiger and Shu Uemura have hailed as pioneering brands from Japan, cementing their names across the globe. Together, Onitsuka Tigerーa brand which fuses heritage and innovation around fashion and sports in their contemporary collectionsーand Shu Uemuraーa company which inspires the millennials to bring out their unique and inner beautyーhave collaborated to release a pair of sneakers as well as 11 cosmetic items.

    The new sneakers by Onitsuka Tiger are a new model that take inspiration from the company’s DELEGATION EX™ pair which released back in 1964 and were worn by Japanese sports players back then. Glossy enamel has been added to bring to mind cosmetics, and matte has been used to create smooth calves. Tokyo Red is used for the colouring. The mid soles have volume and are made with spongy FLYTEFOAM™ Propel, ensuring comfort. Both ends of the spare laces, which are also Tokyo Red, bear the brand logos. The overall design screams active and urban sporty.

    Unisex Shoes – ¥17,000 (Before Tax)

    Shu Uemura’s new collection of 11 items is made up of five different cosmetic products which come in Onitsuka Tiger’s iconic key colours: Tokyo Red, Energy Orange, Indigo Blue, and others. They also bear Onitsuka Tiger’s stripes. The cosmetics elicit stylishness and an energetic mood.


    The new Onitsuka Tiger shoes were released on May 1, 2020 at select stores and online shops both inside and outside Japan.

  • Street Fighter V Kicks Off Two-Week Season 4 Trial With New Characters

    26.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    Capcom has announced that that the Street Fighter V Champion Edition characters Kage, Poison, Lucia, E. Honda, Gill, and Seth are all free to play right up until May 7, 2020.


    These six characters forge the game’s Season 4 character roster. The Champion Edition includes the base game, everything up to Season 4, 40 characters, over 200 costumes, and more.


    Current holders of Street Fighter V can purchase the Upgrade Kit to upgrade the game with everything up to Season 4, including the new characters.



  • Shibuya PARCOーWhere You Can Enjoy Everything: Anime, Games, Food, Fashion & More

    04.December.2019 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Shibuya PARCO finally opened its doors on November 22. The shopping complex is already receiving overwhelming love and attention as Shibuya’s newest tourist spot as it strives to offer itself as “a unique, next-generation facility” for the world.


    Boasting a gargantuan 193 shops, spanning fashion, food, art and more, Shibuya PARCO is a place where you can enjoy just about anything. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON has compiled a list of our own recommended places from there for you, the readers, if you ever visit Shibuya.


    Mirai Sake/KUBOTA SAKE BAR (Floor B1F)

    Sake is a big part of Japanese culture, and is enjoyed by people worldwide. Mirai Sake/KUBOTA SAKE BAR are serving the ultimate sake experience, where you can select the drinks that best suit  your palate. The bar will serve original drinks, rare sake from ¥500 a cup, as well as food pairings from ¥400.

    There will also be 12 original cocktails judged by YUMMY SAKE. If you’ve found you’re not too good with sake, then you’re sure to find one you like when pulling up a stool here.


    Mirai Sake Official Website:



    ONITSUKA (Floor 3F)

    Japanese fashion brand Onitsuka Tiger has announced a new luxury line entitled THE ONITSUKA. They have created a hybrid design combining formal shoes with sneakers that goes with a variety of styles, from suits to casual.

    The shoes are made from high quality leather from the brand Kobegyu Leather. The heal of the souls are equipped with αGEL Foam to offer comfort and shock resistance for dynamic movement. This line will also be available to purchase at a concept store opening in New York in March 2020.


    Onitsuka Tiger Official Website:


    AKIRA ART OF WALL (Floors 4F & B1F)

    The new PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO and GALLERY X housed inside Shibuya PARCO both aim to promote art and culture to the people of Tokyo. Decorating them as the opening exhibition is the “AKIRA ART OF WALL Katsuhiro Otomo × Kosuke Kawamura AKIRA ART EXHIBITION.” This art wall is in fact a relocation of the AKIRA art wall that had existed at the infrastructure building site in Shibuya for almost two years. Parts of it had been damaged over time, and so has resurfaced at the new museum.

    You can also get your hands on a range of merchandise, from classic manga prints to posters, clothing made in collaboration with apparel brands, and more. This is a limited-time exhibition, so if you’re in Tokyo this December, don’t miss out.




    AKIRA ART OF WALL Otomo Katsuhiro × Kosuke Kawamura AKIRA ART EXHIBITION


    PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO (Shibuya PARCO 4F): November 22, 2019 – December 16, 2019 @ 10:00-21:00

    GALLERY X (Shibuya PARCO B1F) November 22, 2019 – December 18, 2019 @ 10:00-21:00

    *Exhibitions at both sites will end at 18:00 on their final dates. Last entries to PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO are 30-minutes before closing times.

    Entry Price: General ¥1,000 / High School Students and Below ¥800 / Preschoolers – Free

    Exhibition Website:



    Nintendo TOKYO/6F

    At Nintendo TOKYO, the first long-awaited official Nintendo shop, fans can look forward to purchasing games, consoles, character merchandise, and more. There is also an area where you can play games, and events are scheduled to be held at the store.

    The store stocks lots of exclusive goods you won’t find anywhere else. If you love games, and you love Nintendo, then this place is a must-visit if in Tokyo.


    Nintendo TOKYO Official Website:



    Pokémon Center Shibuya (Floor 6F)

    Pokémon fans won’t be able to resist stepping into the Pokémon Center, where they can pick up countless Pokémon merch. Upon entry they’ll walk past a 2-meter tall Mewtwo.

    From plush toys to bags, kitchenware, stationary, Shibuya-exclusives and moreーstock up on all the Pokémon gear you could ever want. There’s even some items made in collaboration with Nintendo TOKYO which is just next door!


    Pokémon Center Official Website:




  • Onitsuka Tiger Unveils 2019 Fall & Winter Collection

    22.April.2019 | FASHION / FEATURES

    Onitsuka Tiger is a Japanese shoe company that boasts worldwide popularity and recognition. The company has just unveiled its 2019 fall and winter collection, so let’s take a look!

    The theme of the collection is “Downtown Rave.” It was inspired by Berlin’s club scene―German’s capital and a leader of fashion in Europe―and the free thinking mentality of the 90’s.

    1183A421.002 Color: BLACK/GLACIER GREY


    1183A420.001 Color: BLACK/VIBRANT YELLOW


    Releasing: July 2019

    These shoes are a call back to the 90’s with their chunky soles and 90’s retro style. The shoe uppers feature Blucher-style open lacing with only suede tape sewn onto them.

    1183A422.100 Color: WHITE/VIBRANT YELLOW


    Releasing: July 2019

    The CHUNKY SLIP-ON’s make use of Onitsuka Tiger’s “APPIAN” uppers but rearrange them to create a new model with the cover concealed from the top. Though they are slip-on style shoes, it’s possible to fit them with either the Velcro belts or drawcords making them easy to wear. These also feature chunky soles.

    1183A418.750 Color: TIGER YELLOW/BLACK


    Releasing: July 2019

    The entire upper of these shoes is made in a minimalist style with the brand’s logo on them. They may look heavy but they are extremely light!

    1183A419.100 Color: WHITE/SHOCKING ORANGE

    1183A419.001 Color: BLACK/BLACK


    Releasing: August 2019

    The BIG LOGO’s are based off the design of trail running shoes. These too are very light as well as comfortable on the feet. The side of the uppers features the brand’s logo.

    1183A396.020 Color: MID GREY/MID GREY


    Releasing: July 2019

    These trainers are based on the adidas DNA’s but have been modernised. The slit in the mid-sole makes them look much more stylish and the cushion hole at the front makes them even more comfortable to wear.

    1182A127.101 Color: WHITE/WHITE

    1182A127.100 Color: CREAM/CREAM


    Releasing: July 2019 / September 2019 Respectively

    These shoes are inspired by geta, traditional Japanese wooden clogs. The thick sole is very reminiscent of the geta and gives the sneakers a cute look.

    1183A525.500 Color: VIOLET/TIGER YELLOW

    FABRE BL-S 2.0

    Releasing: August 2019

    These are a reissue of the FABRE BL-S basketball shoes released back in 1975. They have been made more comfortable wear to fit with modern standards.


    Did you enjoy this collection? These and more in the 2019 fall/winter collection are available to view over on Onitsuka Tiger’s official website so be sure to check them out.

  • UNIQLO Video Showcases New Monster Hunter & Street Fighter T-Shirts

    09.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    UNIQLO is set to release its new collection of Street Fighter and Monster Hunter t-shirts from its graphic t-shirt brand UT both in-store and online on April 15.

    In the run up to the collection’s release, UNIQLO posted a video on their official YouTube channel in promotion of it.

    The video features fight sequences that mix together gameplay and with live action.

    UT has released many popular t-shirts in collaboration with Monster Hunter so far and this time it will include one in celebration of the series’s 15th anniversary. The t-shirt will feature the legendary dragon Rathalos and a 15th anniversary  logo.

    Other designs will include the easily-recognisable meat icons from the game, an original camoflauge t-shirt with silhouettes of the main monsters and more. Any gamers out there won’t want to miss out on these fun and faithful collections.

  • Street Fighter T-Shirts Released by UNIQLO’s UT Brand

    14.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Street Fighter II was first released in 1991 and become a record-breaking hit in the industry. Over the past few years, the fifth game in main series, Street Fighter V, has become international as an e-sport. Japanese clothing company UNIQLO have revealed that they are releasing 12 different t-shirts based on V from their t-shirt brand UT.

    Featuring completely original designs, the t-shirts incorporate iconic motifs and poses from different characters in the game.

    Which do you want the most?

  • Street Fighter II Neckties With Sound Effects Released by Perfect Suit Factory

    11.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Perfect Suit Factory has teamed up with Capcom to release a line of neckties inspired by Street Fighter II. Sales began on February 9, 2019 and only 2,000 will be sold.


    Street Fighter II is a fighting game that was released for arcades back in 1991. The competitive game enjoyed huge popularity with children and adults alike. Its characters and their combos and finishing moves still grab the hearts of gamers to this day.

    Fans can get their hands four different neckties which feature the memorable characters Ryu, Chun-Li, E. Honda and Dhalsim. Each tie is fitted with a device that plays two phrases and the words “You Win!” from each respective character.

    These quirky and unique ties make for the perfect gift for fans of the famous franchise, whether for your game-loving special someone this Valentine’s or a surprise birthday present. The sound device can also be removed from the neckties and used as a key ring.

    Don’t miss out on this super limited merchandise.

  • Onitsuka Tiger Releases Revamped Basketball Shoes

    13.January.2019 | FASHION

    Japanese shoe company Onitsuka Tiger will begin rolling out its new OK BASKETBALL MT and OK BASKETBALL LO shoes at branches across Japan from January 12.

    Onitsuka Tiger established in 1949 from its predecessor organisation ASICS. The following year the company released its mid-cut basketball shoes. The new OK BASKETBALL MT’s use those shoes as its base design while the LO’s are a low-cut arrangement of those.

    The form, material of the uppers, stitching, iconic metal eyelets, and rubber patches on the side of the uppers are close to the original design from 1950. The inside is also branded with Tiger’s official logo.

    The designs use the original model as their bases but have bee updated to fit a modern style and level of comfort. The inner soles are fitted with cushioned material for better comfort. Tiger’s OK BASKETBALL models have a classic look to them while also having modern wearability – you can feel their history by wearing them.

    Get your feet on a pair of Tiger’s ‘new’ shoes to call back their classic range.

  • Onitsuka Tiger Collaborates with Sansa Sakiori to Release 2 New Shoes

    07.June.2018 | FASHION

    ASICS Japan’s shoe brand Onitsuka Tiger has released two new pairs of shoes in collaboration with Sansa Sakiori who are based in the city of Morioka in Iwate Prefecture. The new releases are available at Onitsuka Tiger company stores throughout Japan as well as on their online shop.

    オニツカタイガー さんさ裂き織り工房

    Sakiori is a traditional method of weaving that has made it across the Tohoku region since the Edo Period. The material used is usually made from recycled garments and bits of kimono that are neatly woven together. Because the manufacturing is usually done by hand it can be hard to replicate with machines, meaning no two products are exactly the same, giving them their own unique charm.

    オニツカタイガー さんさ裂き織り工房 detail

    Two types of shoes were produced using this method: Onitsuka Tiger’s popular MEXICO 66 model and the GSM ‘coat type’ shoes.


    Scraps of denim are received for free from the marker during the weaving process which is used as a weft by the weavers in Tohoku to create the upper. Both are available in simple white or Onitsuka’s iconic tricolour with blue as the base.


    Look stylish with these new shoes that combine traditional methods with the modern Onitsuka Tiger – a true example of a product found only in Japan.



    MEXICO 66


    Price: ¥14,000 (pre-tax)

    Colours: Cream / Dark Blue


    Onitsuka Tiger Official Website