Manga Series ‘The Quintessential Quintuplets’ Gets Exhibition in Ikebukruo

28.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

An exhibition centred on the hugely popular Weekly Shonen Magazine manga series The Quintessential Quintuplets by Negi Haruba is set to take place on the 4th floor of the Ikebukuro Sunshine City World Important Mart building from August 17 to September 1 this year.

 

Its theme is “an exhibition that both guys and girls can enjoy.” Though the series is serialised in a magazine aimed at males, it enjoys huge support from female readers. The anime’s first season ran from January to March this year which bolstered the fan base on both sides. It has become the most read romance series serialised in a male magazine by women.

Girls have taken to social media to express their love for the series, with some saying how the worries the quintuplets experience and their growth overlaps with their own. Others have described how cute the heroines are even from a female perspective.

The exhibition will house a plethora of illustrations, including hand drawn pictures by Negi Haruba, unfinished and completed illustrations, as well as outfit displays and more. Original merchandise will also be sold.

If you’re a fan of the quintuplets and are in Tokyo in August then be sure to drop by the exhibition.

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  • Animate Cafe Stand Hareza Ikebukuro has announced a collaboration with the ongoing TV anime series Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan which will see the cafe served up a themed menu, sell exclusive merchandise, and decorate the interior with original illustrations from August 25 to September 27.

    Animate Cafe exclusive illustrations

    Animate Cafe exclusive chibi illustrations

     

    Collab Menu (Excerpt)

    Parfait | ¥700 (Tax Included)

    Latte | ¥600 (Tax Included)

    Soda | ¥650 (Tax Included)

     

     

    Original Merchandise

    Big Acrylic Stand Keyrings | 3 Designs | ¥1,600 Each (Tax Included)

     

    Cookies | ¥1,000 (Tax Included)

     

    Acrylic Stand Keyrings | 6 Designs | ¥700 (Tax Included)

     

    Rubber Keyrings | 10 Designs | ¥700 Each (Tax Included)

    Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan is a dark comedy manga series by Gaku Kuze that’s been serialised in Comic POOL since 2017. An anime adaptation began airing on July 6, 2021.

     

    (C)久世岳・一迅社/「うらみちお兄さん」製作委員会

  • Tokyo’s The Art of DC – The Dawn of Super Heroes Exhibition and What to Look Out For

    30.July.2021 | MOVIE / SPOT

    The Art of DC – The Dawn of Super Heroes opened at Tokyo City View in Roppongi Hills Tower last month where it’s set to run until September 5.

     

    The exhibition shines a spotlight on DC’s Superheroes and Supervillains, such as Superman, Batman, and Joker, with over 400 exhibit items from comics to original documents and more on display. Let’s take a closer look at just some of the things for DC fans to enjoy.

     

    World-first exhibits of film costumes

    In the Suicide Squad area, the actual costume worn by Margot Robbie when she played Harley Quinn in the film is on show. The costumes worn by Bloodsport and Peacemaker in the upcoming film The Suicide Squad are also being displayed.

     

    See the Dark Knight’s Batpod

    The real Batpod used in The Dark Knight Trilogy stands in its full 3.7 meter long glory against a backdrop of night-time Gotham City.

     

    A collection of masks worn by Heath Ledger’s Joker

    The mask and outfit worn by Heath Ledger as the Joker is also being showcased. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the character in The Dark Knight. This one’s a must-see for fans of the legendary character.

     

    Harley Quinn & Joker afternoon tea

    Harley Quinn & Joker Afternoon Tea | ¥5,000 (Tax Included)

     

    Head to THE SUN & THE MOON restaurant to enjoy an afternoon tea inspired by Harley Quinn and Joker.

     

     

    Superman Sky-High Drink | ¥1,400 (Tax Included)

    The Clown Prince of Crime | ¥1,400 (Tax Included)

     

    There’s also a menu of mocktails to enjoy which are inspired by the characters of the DC universe.

     

    DC Menu

    Running: Until September 5, 2021

    Location: THE SUN & THE MOON (Restaurant)

    Opening Hours: 11:00-22:00

    Official Website: http://thesun-themoon.com/

     

    All DC characters and elements © & ™DC Comics. WB SHIELD: ™& © WBEI (s21)

  • 60th Anniversary Sanrio Exhibition: The Beginning of Kawaii to Open at Roppongi Hills

    25.July.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

    From Hello Kitty to Pompompurin, Cinnamoroll, My Melody, and more – Sanrio’s internationally adored cast of characters can be universally agreed to be representatives of Japan culture of ‘kawaii.’ In celebration of Sanrio’s 60th anniversary, the company have announced an exhibition centred on the beginning of kawaii culture. The event will take place at TOKYO CITY VIEW from September 17, 2021 to January 10, 2022.

     

    60th Anniversary Sanrio Exhibition: The Beginning of Kawaii recently finished up at the Matsuzakaya Art Gallery in Nagoya on June 12 and is set to move to Ōita Prefectural Art Museum where it will run from July 10 to September 5 before heading to TOKYO CITY VIEW. This exhibition will not only look back over Sanrio’s 60-year history, but will also dive into how Japan’s culture of ‘kawaii’ came about. Fans of Sanrio and Japan’s kawaii can expect product and design showcases, in-depth explanations, and more.

     

    Sebastian Masuda’s iconic artwork is the centrepiece of the exhibition

     

    Entrance exhibit in the daytime

    At the entrance of the venue is the Unforgettable Tower, a symbolic art piece by Sebastian Masuda created exclusively for this exhibition which towers 6 meters tall. It’s made up of countless plushies of Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty.

    Entrance exhibit in the evening

    The kawaii installation stands gorgeously against the cityscape of Tokyo which makes for an Instagrammable photo in the evenings when the city is lit up. The piece, as its name suggests, hopes to create unforgettable memories. The exhibition is set to run through Halloween, Christmas, and New Year, so visitors are sure to make some memorable ones.


    © 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. SP610376

     

    Shouta Aoi’s voice as the tour guide

    Having lent his voice to other Sanrio events, including at Sanrio Puroland and in collaboration with the Little Twin Stars, the Japanese singer, actor, and voice actor Shouta Aoi has recorded announcements for the exhibition which will be played to guide people around the event.

     

    A themed menu created for the Tokyo exhibition

    From Left: Anniversary Afternoon Tea / Hello Kitty Daisuki Fried Apple Mille-Feuille / Cinnamoroll’s Balloon Trip

    © 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. SP610376

    THE SUN & THE MOON, a cafe and restaurant fusion on the same floor of the exhibition, will serve up food, desserts, and non-alcoholic cocktails inspired by the Sanrio characters. Special seasonal afternoon tea sets will also be sold on Halloween, Christmas, and more too.

     

    Dates
    Restaurant: September 17, 2021 – January 10, 2022

    Cafe: December 15, 2021 – January 10, 2021

    *Closed December 21-26

     

    The main exhibition

    The exhibition will be split into six zones with 10 different themes. Over 800 products, documents, and materials related to Sanrio will be presented, many of which will shine a spotlight on some of their most famous characters out of their roster of 400, such as Hello Kitty and My Melody, and other characters that might not be known to those outside Japan such as best friends Patty & Jimmy. It’s a chance to walk through the history of Sanrio and Japan’s culture of kawaii.

    © 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. SP610376

    © 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. SP610376

    © 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. SP610376

    One of the six zones will look into secrets of Sanrio through the globally-beloved kawaii icon Hello Kitty. Another will display outfits such as the Hello Kitty dress worn by Lady Gaga.

     

    Original merchandise

    A small peek at just some of the items available

    © 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. SP610376

    Sanrio fans can also get their hands on a collection of merchandise with designs ranging from the exhibition’s main visual to classic designs. There will be over 100 items to sift through.

     

    Tickets for the exhibition will be available from August 1. A limited number of special tickets that include free merch will also be released.

    © 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. SP610376

  • Kyoto Exhibition Celebrates Traditional Japanese Women’s Clothing and Dyeing Techniques

    23.July.2021 | FASHION

    The Kyoto Dyeing and Weaving Cultural Association opened an exhibition at the Bunka Gakuen Fukushoku Museum last Thursday dedicated to traditional Japanese women’s clothing and the traditional dyeing and weaving techniques of Kyoto over the past 1500 years.

    Nara Period garments

    Edo Period garments

    19th century garment from the Edo and Meiji periods

    19th century garment from the Edo and Meiji periods

    Dyeing and weaving festival procession

    On the first floor of the exhibition, the museum is displaying a collection of rare and valuable traditional garments from across Japanese history, spanning from the Edo (1603-1867) to the Showa (1926-1989) eras. Visitors will also be able to observe Kyoto-style dyeing and weaving techniques in-person as well as get involved on a workshop.

     

    Up on the second floor, mannequins will line the floor wearing traditional female dress from the Kofun period (300-710 AD) to the early Meiji period (1868-1912). The clothes have been restored and so allow visitors to see what each piece would have looked like at the time.

     

    In the early Showa period, the Senshoku Matsuri, or Dyeing & Weaving Festival, was held to help promote the dyeing and weaving industry of Kyoto. It stopped as a result of the Second Sino-Japanese War and was never revived, resulting in it having become something of a legend in Kyoto history.

  • Showa Summer Dessert Drinks Get Served Up at AWESOME STORE & CAFE IKEBUKURO in Tokyo

    22.July.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

    AWESOME STORE & CAFE IKEBUKURO is now serving up two new summer-exclusive dessert drinks inspired by the Japanese Showa era. The ‘Imitation Gold’ and ‘Blue Light Awesome’ are both available now until September 26.


    Imitation Gold: ¥467 (Tax Included) / Blue Light Awesome: ¥467 (Tax Included) *both served in plastic cups (see below)

    The Imitation Gold’s flavour is reminiscent of an energy drink. It’s topped with vanilla ice cream and colourful gummies. The Blue Light Awesome is a Blue Hawaiian syrup-infused pineapple juice topped with vanilla ice cream and a cherry. Both of these cute dessert drinks are the perfect refreshments for the summer.

    Those who buy both drinks will also receive an original black straw to make the drinks even more Instagrammable. These are available while supplies last.

     

    Some other popular must-tries

    Other classics on the menu to try include soft and chewy bagels, coffees, and more.

    Chocolate High | ¥396 (Tax Included)

    Ebi Avocado | ¥396 (Tax Included)

    Fuwa Toro Bacon Omelette | ¥396 (Tax Included)

    AWESOME Organic Coffee (Hot/Iced) | From ¥217 (Tax Included)

  • Japan’s Manga Artists Gather at Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art

    21.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo is set to host the Moshimo Tokyo Exhibition as part of Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL’s 13 special exhibits from August 4 to September 5. The event is free to enter but tickets, which are now available, must be ordered in advance.

     

    Japan’s top manga artists drew exclusive pieces for the exhibition

    ©Inio Asano – taken from TP

    ©Shinichi Ishizuka – taken from Tokyo Sound

    ©Taiyō Matsumoto

    ©Sumito Oowara – taken from East East

    The theme of Moshimo Tokyo is “Tokyo” and will exhibit works from 20 big Japanese manga artists, such as Taiyō Matsumoto (Ping PongTekkonkinkreetSunny), Inio Asano (Goodnight PunpunDead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction), and Shinichi Ishizuka (Blue Giant). Each artist has illustrated special pieces in line with the exhibition’s theme which will be shown at the in and around museum.

  • Fullmetal Alchemist Art Exhibition to Return for the Manga’s 20th Anniversary in Tokyo and Osaka

    19.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Hiromu Arakawa’s manga series Fullmetal Alchemist, the Fullmetal Alchemist Exhibition RETURNS art exhibition will run at Sunshine City Exhibition Hall C in Ikebukuro, Tokyo from December 18, 2021 to January 16, 2022. It will subsequently take place at Hirakata Park in Osaka in Spring 2022.

     

    The exhibition is a powered up version of the original exhibition that took place from 2017 to 2019. It will feature lots more artwork for fans of the series to enjoy. The key visual for the exhibition is based on the original monochrome illustration that Arakawa drew 20 years ago to announce the manga’s serialization. She has redrawn it with colours for the exhibition.

     

    C Hiromu Arakawa/SQUARE ENIX

  • Manga Artist Arina Tanemura Opens Cafes Based On Seven of Her Series Including Phantom Thief Jeanne

    19.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    Two branches of Animate Cafe in Ikebukuro and Nagoya are celebrating seven manga works of manga artist Arina Tanemura including I.O.NPhantom Thief JeanneTime Stranger KyokoFull Moon o SagashiteSakura Hime: The Legend of Princess SakuraThe Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross, and Neko to Watashi no Kinyōbi.

     

    The collaboration will run from July 28 to August 23. Table reservations must be made for those wanting to dine from July 28 to August 1 as well as on weekends and public holidays. Reservations are not required for all other days.

    Arina Tanemura Precious Wedding Party at Animate Cafe

     

     

    The Menu Line-Up (Excerpt)

     

    Full Moon o Sagashite: Negi Ramen Lunch | ¥980 (Tax Included)

    Arina’s Precious Wedding Plate | ¥1,300 (Tax Included)

    Phantom Thief Jeanne: Tiramisu | ¥800 (Tax Included)

    The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross: Glass Dessert | ¥800 (Tax Included)

    I.O.N: Drink | ¥600 (Tax Included)

    Phantom Thief Jeanne: Sindbad | ¥600 (Tax Included)

    Time Stranger Kyoko: Crystal Stranger | ¥600 (Tax Included)

    Full Moon o Sagashite: Honey Hot Milk | ¥600 (Tax Included)

    The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross: Espresso | ¥600 (Tax Included)

    Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura: Soda | ¥600 (Tax Included)

    Neko to Watashi no Kinyōbi: Curry Soup With Bread | ¥600 (Tax Included)

    Free coaster with every menu order

     

    Exclusive Merchandise (Excerpt)

    Big Acrylic Stand (Wedding Ver.) | ¥1,600 (Tax Included)

    Wedding Card | ¥800 (Tax Included)

    CoLotta Acrylic Plate Keyrings | ¥800 (Tax Included)

    Big Ribbon Pouch | ¥2,500 (Tax Included)

    Stamp Card Campaign

    Arina Tanemura made her debut in the shojo manga magazine Ribbon Original in 1996 with her short manga The Style of the Second Love. In 1998, she garnered mainstream popularity when her work Phantom Thief Jeanne began serialisation which has over 5.5 million copies in circulation. Some of her other famous works including Full Moon o SagashiteSakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, and The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross. In 2015, she worked as the character designer for the smartphone game IDOLiSH7.



    This marks her third cafe collaboration, and this time it’s themed on a ‘Precious Wedding Party’ with food inspired by the characters from her stories as well as exclusive merchandise.

     

    ©種村有菜/集英社

  • KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY Pop-Up Shop Opens at Ikebukuro PARCO

    13.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Kirby fans won’t want to pass up the chance to visit the KIRBY’S DREAM FACTORY pop-up shop that will open at PARCO FACTORY on the 7th floor of Ikebukuro PARCO in Tokyo from August 13 to September 5.

     

    Inhale this collection of original Kirby merchandise

     

    Kirby Plushie | ¥2,420 (Tax Included)

    Mug | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)

    Tote Bag | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)

    Kirby Cookie | ¥540 (Tax Included)

    Pouch (Small) | ¥1,100 (Tax Included)

    Craft Tape | ¥825 (Tax Included)

     

    Photospot

    Virtual Factory Experience

    Price: ¥700 (Tax Included)

     

    Enter the factory virtually on your smartphone

    Free poster

    Kirby’s Dream Land is a video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. First released in 1992 for the GameBoy, the game has been released in a variety of game genres. There are 34 titles in the series to date, with the latest, Kirby Fighters 2, dropping in September 2020 for the Nintendo Switch.



    The concept of KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY is lots of Kirby and Waddle-Dee working in a sweets factory making pink sweets. Fans of the franchise can get their hands on over 100 pieces of exclusive merchandise while watching Kirby and Waddle-Dee hard at work. There’s also a photo spot where you can snap a picture next to a working conveyor belt. The pop-up shop is also running virtually online with a range of exclusive virtual features.

     

    Don’t miss the chance to visit the pink-coloured KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY in Tokyo.


    ※ ゲームボーイ、Nintendo Switch は、任天堂株式会社の商標です。

    © Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.

  • Pretty Boy Detective Club Anime Themed Hotel Room to Open at Sunshine City Prince Hotel in Ikebukuro

    12.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Sunshine City Prince Hotel is set to open a room themed on the anime adaptation of Nisio Isin’s mystery light novel series Pretty Boy Detective Club. The room will be available for a limited time between July 22 and September 19.

    Concept Room

    Hotel Keyring

    Pin

    Card Key (*Can be taken home)

    Located in Ikebukuro, the heart of Tokyo’s subculture, Sunshine City Prince Hotel has collaborated with numerous anime and manga series. There will be just one exclusive Pretty Boy Detective Club theme available where the five main guys are waiting to greet guests in the form of decorations. It’s a fantasy-come-true for fans of the series.

  • Inuyasha x Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Exhibition to Begin in Ikebukuro This Summer

    08.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    An exhibition focused on the anime series Inuyasha and Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is set to run at Ikebukuro Sunshine City in Tokyo from September 17-27.

    Inuyasha is an adventure, fantasy, and romance manga series by Rumiko Takahashi which ran in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1996-2008. Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is an anime sequel to Inuyasha which will begin airing its second season this year on October 2.

    As well as artwork, the exhibition is also a chance for fans to get their hands on exclusive merchandise including items featuring the visual illustrated for the event. For more details, check out the exhibition’s official website and Twitter below.

     

     

    ©高橋留美子/小学館・読売テレビ・サンライズ 2009
    ©高橋留美子/小学館・読売テレビ・サンライズ 202039

  • The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬ Digital Stamp Rally Opens at Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

    27.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto is one of several locations participating in the digital stamp rally that’s being held as part of the The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬ Real Sisters War Again event taking place at Toei Kyoto Studio Park from June 26 to August 31. The hotel is offering food inspired by the series along with exclusive merchandise.

    The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬ Real Sisters War Again

    Menu inspired by the Nakano quintuplets

    Receive an original pin for going to all of the rally spots

    Receive one of 7 possible coasters for every menu item ordered

    ‘For Happy Wedding’ Parfait | ¥1,452

    Non-Alcoholic Tropical Cocktail w/Cookie | ¥1,089

    Nino’s Seasonal Vegetable & Ham Dutch Baby Pancake | ¥2,057

    Miku’s Matcha Soda w/Cookie | ¥1,089

    Yotsuba’s Non-Alcoholic Green Apple Cocktail w/Cookie | ¥1,089

    Itsuki’s Iced Dessert | ¥1,452

    The event taking place at Toei Kyoto Studio Park is based on the Sisters War arc of The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬. Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto and Fushimi Inari Taisha are both spots for the digital stamp rally. The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant KAZA is serving up the delicious food, drink, and dessert pictured above, along with a special wedding dress-inspired parfait called For Happy Wedding. For every menu item ordered, customers also receive a free coaster.

     

    The digital stamp rally is being held to allow people to enjoy safely walking around Kyoto as the city has seen a major drop in tourism due to the pandemic.

     

    ©春場ねぎ・講談社/「五等分の花嫁∬」製作委員会

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