ABC Cooking Studio Launches Pikachu Omelette One-Day Cooking Lesson For Kids

24.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

From July 1 to August 31, ABC Cooking Studios across Japan will be running a one-day class for children to learn how to make a Pikachu omelette. The class is aimed at 4 ー 6 year-olds. After the class, the children can enjoy their fluffy Pikachu omelette.


Pikachu Omelette 

Last July and August, ABC held a similar one-day Pikachu Banana Cake class for children. Approximately 20,000 children signed up and enjoyed making their delicious cakes. This year’s event is a wonderful opportunity for children who wish to challenge themselves to cooking or are looking to make wonderful summer memories. This is a wonderful opportunity to grant your curious children.

 

The cooking teacher will show children all the cooking tricks to make a delicious dessert in very easy steps. Even children who are completely new to cooking will have nothing to worry about. In the class, children will learn how to make an omelette decorated with Pikachu’s face and a chocolate custard filling. Once finished, they can garnish their Pikachu with a sun visor. The children will also be making a Poké Ball cupcake. Once they make their desserts, they can take them home. To finish the class, the hardworking children will be gathered to have a fun discussion on their opinions on the class.  


The children will also receive an original Pikachu and Eevee drawstring bag as a souvenir. This class is a great way for children to become better friends. After the class is over, they can even wear their bags together as a sign of everlasting friendship.

 

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  • Tame Pikachu Helps You Around the House! Become Friends With the Ne UchiPika Robot

    02.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Toy maker Takara Tomy​ has released a Pikachu robot that can recognise words. The Ne, UchiPika will be released in Japan on August 3, 2019 at toy shops, electronics stores, toy sections of department stores and emporiums, online and on Takara Tomy’s official website.

    Ne, UchiPika can understand words in Japanese and connect to your TV and lights. He uses infrared light to connect to devices just how a standard remote control does. Therefore, there is no need to buy any special equipment or even connect him to the internet. You can simply add the functions from your TV remote to get going!

    Just call Pikachu’s name and he will listen to your command. “Pikachu! I wanna watch TV!” “Can you turn on the lights?” There’s so much you can ask Pikachu to help you with. Pikachu will help you to turn your TV on and off, change the volume and change the channel. At night, he can turn your night light on and off, too so you don’t have to get out of bed. You can even add whatever features you like from your remote control to Pikachu.

    Pikachu knows the phrases “see you later” (ittekimasu) and “I’m home” (itterasshai) in Japanese and will even sing if you ask him to. The most shocking feature, however, is his thunderbolt move which you just have to ask him to perform! Pikachu’s actions are not just limited to working household appliances. From the moment you greet each other with “good morning” (ohayou) to when you say “goodnight” (oyasumi), Pikachu will react to everything you say to him.

    A similar Pikachu called Ne, HelloPika was launched last year and became incredibly popular. Approximately 10,000 of these were sold. This time round, the Ne, HelloPika gets a new friend. Say hello to your new robot Eevee friend Ne, HelloVui!

    Just like HelloPika, Eevee can reply to you, dance, laugh, and respond to you randomly. Whilst HelloPika tends to nod and bow with excitement, HelloVui tends to tilt their head a lot in a cute way.

     

    Now, you can enjoy a pleasant conversation with both of them!

     Put them in your pocket or a sleeve in your bag to take everywhere with you.

     

    Have fun playing with your new friends Pikachu and Eevee♪

     

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  • Tokyo’s Pokémon Cafe Reveals Lugia & Ho-Oh Food Dishes

    23.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    The Pokémon Cafe in Nihonbashi, Tokyo has revealed that it will serve up Lugia and Ho-Oh inspired dishes from July 20 to September 6. The two Legendary Pokémon feature in the Pokémon Gold & Silver video game released for the GameBoy in 1991.

    Lugia & Whirl Islands Shaved Ice Dessert Plate: ¥1,922 (Tax Included)

    If you’re a Pokémon Silver fan you can expect to enjoy this Lugia cake which comes served with lemon flavoured shaved ice which has been made to look like the Whirl Islands where Lugia resides.

    Ho-Oh & Rainbow Wing Ice Cream Dessert Plate: ¥1,922 (Tax Included)

    Those who owned Pokémon Gold will be throwing their Poké Balls at the Ho-Oh cake and ice cream that looks like the Rainbow Wing, a legendary artifact associated with Ho-Oh.

     

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  • New Pokémon Centre DX and West Japan’s First Pokémon Café to open in Osaka

    13.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    A new official Pokémon Centre DX and a new Pokémon Café will open in Osaka on September 20, 2019 in Daimaru Shinsaibashi’s Main Building.

     

    This will be the second Pokémon Centre to open in Osaka. The Pokémon café will adjoined to the shop and will be the first ever branch of the Pokémon café to have ever opened in West Japan. This is also the second permanent Pokémon café to open in Japan besides the Pokémon café in Nihombashi.

    The new Pokémon Centre DX and Pokémon Café will be situated in a bustling tourist hotspot. On your visit, you can also take a gander around the Shinsaibashi shopping district or  the American Village (America-mura) which is full of entertainment. This area is thriving with department stores, special shops, big brands and so much more. Tourists from other parts of Japan and all over the world are constantly flocking to this giant marketplace.

    As the worldwide exhibition event Expo 2025 will be held in Konohana Ward, Osaka, there is no doubt that Osaka is becoming more and more of a Tourist hotspot!

     

    Osaka is a wonderful tourist destination. If you decide to visit, don’t forget to include the Pokémon Centre DX and Pokémon Café on your itinerary!♪

     

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  • Pikachu Outbreak Event 2019 | Pokémon GO Fest in Yokohama

    17.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The Pikachu Outbreak Festival has been held in Yokohama for five years in a row. The event sees groups of Pikachu come together to march the streets.

     

    The event is set to return for its sixth run in summer, with the main programmes set to be held at nighttime. Lighting technology will be used with the Pikachu army against the backdrop of Minato Mirai’s gorgeous nightscape. More than 2,000 Pikachu are being mobilised, the biggest number in the event’s history.

    In front of Yokohama Art Museum, the Pikachu will don LED lights on t heir costumes and hold up LED flags as they perform for the public.

    The Pikachu will also dance around giant water fountains in front of Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse’s park with a panoramic view of Yokohama Bay Bridge in the background.

    The Eevee army will also join the fray again this year. Also occurring alongside the Outbreak is Pokémon GO Fest in Yokoham which can be attended by signing up in advance

     

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  • Cute Pikachu, Mew, Eeevee and Snorlax Blush & Powder Release in Pokémon Cosmetic Series

    09.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    The next set of beauty items in the popular Pokémon Cosmetic Series has finally been revealed: the Pokémon Cheek and Pokémon Pressed Powder will be released on September 10. The line-up includes Pikachu, Eevee, Mew, and Snorlax.

    Pokémon Cheek – ¥1,300 (Before Tax)

    The Pokémon Cheek is a cream-type blush that spreads smoothly on your skin without any stickiness. It’s comfortable on the skin and is durable. It also contains micropearls and so gives your skin a natural shine.

    It comes in four colours: Pikachu Milky Pink, Eevee Rose Pink, Snorlax Coral Pink, and finally Mew Pearl White which brightens your natural skin tone. The blush comes as a stick and so is ncie and easy to apply and carry around.

    Pokémon Pressed Powder – ¥1,500 (Before Tax)

    The pressed powder comes with its very own powder puff featuring a cute original design. The powder is mixed with minerals that are gentle on the skin as well as collagen. It leaves your face looking smooth and natural without any unwanted shiny patches.

    Pick from four different colours: Pikachu Pink which brightens natural skin colour, Eevee Mint which elevates transparency, Snorlax Yellow which conceals blemished, and Mew Purple which brings out transparency and shimmer.

     

    When out there in the wild catching Pokémon, why not look good at the same time? Be sure to check out the Pokémon Cosmetic Series, and stay tuned for any new products that are released.

  • Baskin-Robbins Extends Pokémon Collaboration and Releases Free Goods Scheme

    20.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    As we know, Baskin-Robbins released their first ever Pokémon-themed ice creams to celebrate the brand new Pokémon movie Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution. The collaboration, which is currently taking place, was going to end on August 30th. However, the collaboration period has been extended to September 13th, 2019 due to popular demand.

     

    Find out more here: Baskin-Robbins Releases Pokémon Ice Creams, Sorbets and Cakes

    Furthermore, from September 1 they are introducing a new scheme where those who purchase the Pokémon Double Cup will receive an original BR Pokémon-themed clear file for free. 

    The clear file comes in two very cute designs. There are a limited number of these files, so get your hands on them before they run out.

    * The current size upgrade discount scheme (Turn your Small Double into a Regular Double for an extra ¥100) will end on August 30th. 

     

    Enjoy a never ending Pokémon summer with Baskin-Robbins! 

     

     

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  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Steamed Minnie Mouse Cocoa Cakes

    11.August.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

    Today, I will show you the perfect recipe for making chocolate Minnie Mouse cakes using the Mickey Mouse Tezukuri Okazu Maker kit which you can buy on Belle Maison.

     

    1. Ingredients

    About 3-4 prep bowls

    1 large egg

    40g sugar

    Oil or 10g melted unsalted butter

    15ml milk

    50g weak flour (sifted)

    10g cocoa

    5g baking powder

    2.

    ①Crack the egg into a mixing bowl, add the sugar and whisk well.

    ②Add a drizzle of oil or melted butter and milk and whisk again.

    ③Add the sifted flour and stir in gently with a rubber spatula.

    3.

    Oil the silicone cake moulds and spoon in your mix.

    4.

    Steam on a high heat for about 10 minutes.

     

    5.

    Now it’s time to make Minnie’s ribbon. I got this ribbon mould from Daiso. Place it onto some baking paper and outline the shape with a pen. Fill the outline with red-coloured chocolate and leave to set in the fridge. Once it has completely set, add the polkadots.

    6.

    Once the cake has finished steaming, stick her onto a lollipop stick so it the cake be eaten like a lollipop, and fix the ribbon onto the top of Minnie’s head.

    And she’s finished! It looks cute when you put a Mickey and Minnie one together side by side. You can make a lot of cute recipes using the Okazu Maker, so get your hands on one and try making your own!

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

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    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

     

  • Pikachu Outbreak 2019: Day One Report Of This Year’s Event – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

    08.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FEATURES / SPOT

    The Pikachu army has returned again this year for Pikachu Outbreak 2019 which is running from August 6 to 12 in Minato Mirai, Yokohama. This year, the event also features an evening show which takes advantage of Minato Mirai’s gorgeous nightscape and couples it with exciting lighting technology.

     

    We visited the first day of the event with Chinese talent Etsuna and 7-year-old Yuugo-kun. Here’s our report!

    Upon arrival at Minato Mirai Station we were immediately met by lots of Pikachu decorations and event advertisements. And when you go through the ticket gate it plays Pikachu’s cry! If you’re visiting the event this year then be sure to listen out.

    There are lots of Pikachu to spot after leaving the ticket gates, so be sure to try finding them all.

    We alighted at Minato Mirai Station and headed straight to Rinko Park.

    When we hit the park we were greeted by a huge balloon Pikachu!

    There’s lots of other Pokémon to catch too, such as Lapras, Psyduck, and many other popular names.

    This tiny Pikachu was so cute.

     

    There are food trucks set up by the Pokémon Cafe for the event at Rinko Park so you can get your hands on some food, drinks, and ice pops.

    The Pikachu designs on the trucks are super kawaii♡

    Pikachu Pineapple Ice Bar – ¥500 (Tax Included)

    The ice pops they sell comes with one of four possible Pikachu facial expressions. They’re given randomly.

    They’re so cute they seem a waste to eat!

    Pikachu Orange Lemonade Soda – ¥500 (Tax Included)

    The drink cups have Pikachu designs too, even the lids.

    Wherever you look there’s a Pikachu, so you can take pictures literally everywhere.

     

    After we had strolled around Rinko Park, we headed to Nippon Maru Memorial Park. Usually when you visit this park they have huge boats on display but for Pikachu Outbreak, the Pikachu have swarmed the area.

    There are lots of walls with various Pokémon illustrations on them around Nippon Maru Memorial Park, such as Ho-Oh’s wings and a Pikachu balloon. They are scattered here and there, so make sure to find all of these too!

     

    Below is where you can watch the Pikachu march wearing illuminating LED costumes.

    Even the Ferris wheel at Yokohama Cosmo World was lit up with Pokémon motifs―the Pikachu and Poké Ball ones in particular were beautiful.

    After a little while, several Pikachu arrived on a boat to greet everyone. And then…

    …out came the LED Pikachu! Their synchronised pattering walk was beyond adorable. They even danced.

    But the fun doesn’t stop there. If you head to Queen’s Square Yokohama right next to Nippon Maru Memorial Park then you’ll catch the Eevee march too. Their cute pattering walks too are enough to heal your soul♡

     

    What we’ve shown you is just a snippet of the fun happening this year―there are many other exciting events happening for Pikachu Outbreak 2019.

    Photos: CHIHIRO (@chiicd5)

     

    These last photos were taken at the show in Grand Mall Park at Yokohama Art Museum which makes stunning use of projection mapping. The Pikachu don their LED costumes and perform an incredible light show for the crowd.

     

    For more details on each event check out the official website. Pikachu Outbreak is a fun day out for kids and adults alike, so enjoy this year’s event and be careful not to catch heatstroke.

  • Pikachu Outbreak 2019: All the Details You Need For This Year’s Event

    22.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    More information has been released for this year’s Pikachu Outbreak event which is set to take place in Yokohama’s Minato Mirai area from August 6 to 12.

     

    The event has been held every summer since 2014 and sees countless Pikachu come together and put on shows, parades, performances and more. Over 2,000 Pikachu are scheduled to be released into the wild in Minato Mirai this year.

    The Streets of Minato Mirai x Pikachu

    The army of Pikachu will be dressed in outfits equipped with LED lights to put on colourful illuminated show in front of Yokohama Art Museum using projection mapping.

     

    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

    Time: ①19:10~ / ②20:35~

    *The show will run at 20:35 only on August 9 and 10

    Location: Grand Mall Park (in front of  Yokohama Art Museum)

     

    The Seas of Minato Mirai x Pikachu

    Look forward to a magical evening performance of Pikachu and water fountains with Yokohama Bay and Bay Bridge providing the backdrop.

     

    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

    Time: ①18:55~ / ②19:50~ / ③20:45~

    Location: Red Brick Warehouse Park

     

    The Forests of Minato Mirai x Pikachu

    Enjoy an incredible performance featuring the biggest number of Pikachu to date against the backdrop of Minato Mirai’s skyscraper nightscape inside a green space.

     

    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

    Time: ①18:55~ / ②19:50~ / ③20:45~

    Location: Rinko Park

     

    Pikachu Parade & Eevee Parade

    Don’t miss the cute parades of Pikachu and Eevee as they march to the rhythm of the beat!

     

    Pikachu Parade

    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

    Time: ①18:55~ / ②19:50~ / ③20:45~

    Location: Nippon Maru Memorial Park

     

    Eevee Parade

    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

    Time: ①18:55~ / ②19:50~ / ③20:45~

    Location: Queen’s Square YOKOHAMA Queen’s Mall

     

    POKÉGENIC

    Dotted around the streets of Minato Mirai you will find hidden art and decorations. Catch ’em all and snap some photos!

     

    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

    Locations: Sail Training Ship Nippon Maru, MARK IS, Navios Yokohama, and elsewhere

    *Please be aware of your surroundings when taking photographs.

     

    Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Digital Stamp Rally

    The event is hosting a digital stamp rally on the streets of Minato Mirai. There are nine rally points in total. Those who collect three or more stamps will receive an original phone wallpaper and those who collect all nine can enter a lottery for a chance to win a Pokémon Centre gift set.

     

    Running: August 6, 2019 – August 12, 2019

     

    The menu for the Drink & Ice Shop by Pokémon Cafe has also been revealed where Pokémon Trainers can look forward to eating some ice candy and drinking lemonade amongst trying plenty of other summery treats.

    Pikachu’s Pine Ice Bar – ¥500 (Tax Included) *4 designs available, all chosen randomly

    Pikachu’s Orange Lemonade Soda – ¥500 (Tax Included)

    Pikachu’s Mango & Pine Tapioca Drink – ¥600 (Tax Included)

    If you return your cup after ordering a drink at the shop you’ll receive an original sticker.

     

    There is lots to look forward to at this year’s Pikachu Outbreak. Be sure to check the official website for more details.

     

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  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Mickey Mouse Gratin Pie

    13.July.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

    Today, I will show you the perfect recipe for using the Mickey Mouse bread warmer you can buy online at Belle Maison. The warmer can be used for bread, pies and more. They will keep your food from going cold and drying out so it’ll still be as delicious as when you put it in!

     

    1. Ingredients

    Frozen pie sheets

    Frozen gratin

     

    2. Leave the pie sheets to come to room temperature for 5-10 minutes and then roll out slightly.

    3. Cut out two large circles for the face. If you don’t have a cutter you can substitute it with a cup or something similar

    4. Take one of the circles and cut a smaller size circle like below.

    5. Using egg yolk, stick the hollow circle from Step 4 onto the circle from Step 3. For the ears, check the size of the face you have cut out and cut them accordingly. Affix to the face with egg yolk.

    6. Layer egg yolk over the years and the outside of the face and then pierce holes with a fork all over.

    7. Add the frozen gratin to the middle and bake at 200℃ for 13-15 minutes.

    The recipe may be simple but looks just like something sold at Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery in Tokyo Disneyland! You can add mint sauce to the middle or even make it a meat pie. Whatever you do it’s sure to be delicious!

    Pop into your bread warmer for cute presentation. These make for great nibbles to share with people!

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

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    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

  • Pick Up A Talking And Dancing Pikachu Light Or A Cute Desk-Cleaning Pikachu

    05.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    The much anticipated Pokémon sequel film Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution will premiere on July 12. The world’s love for Pokémon continues to grow. Speaking of which, Pokémon fans around the world will not be able to resist the Pikachu Puni Light and Pikachu Run Run Cleaner, which will be selling from the end of July. 

     

    Pikachu Puni Light

     

    This cute, soft Pikachu can dance, light up, and even talk. This looks like a real Pikachu and can sense and respond to your voice and touch. There is also a range of light brightnesses options you can choose from. As well as talking and singing, the Pikachu Puni Light will step in beat to songs it hears and even dance. Leave the Pikachu alone for a while and it will roar viciously, releasing electricity to light up again. 

    You can activate Pikachu’s Dance Mode by holding down the volume switch for a long time. By activating Dance Mode, the Pikachu will react to music and sounds that it hears, lighting up and stepping from left to right in beat. This is a great regular light for your room. It comes with an AC power adaptor so you don’t have to worry about the power running out. Enjoy the gentle warmth of Pikachu from your bed as he glows next to your pillow, helping you to not bump into anything, or to find things in the dark. You can also turn the sound off by yourself or set the Pikachu to stop making noises between certain times. 

    Tap the Pikachu on the head and with each tap, the brightness will change. There are a total of three different levels of brightness so you can choose to set it according to your mood. The Pikachu Puni Light is a completely new, interactive kind of interior light which is bound to brighten up your day as much as it does your room!

     

    Pikachu Run Run Cleaner

    Watch Pikachu whizz around your desk on a flat pokéball to clean surfaces. Activate the switch on the pokéball platform and the Pikachu will talk to you.

    The mini desk vacuum cleaner is made even cuter with Pikachu sitting on top of it. It will move by itself, picking up dust with the brushes underneath. The Pikachu can also dodge obstacles and will even stop when it reaches the end of your desk. There is also an automatic feature which turns off the power after 5-minutes of being idle. Touch Pikachu’s forehead while it is on the move and it will start to speak and change direction. If you touch the Pikachu’s forehead for a whole second, the vacuum platform will begin to spin in a circle. Pikachu will get a little dizzy from the spinning, so Pikachu will stop moving. 

     

    These useful and cute Pikachus are just what your house needs! Why don’t you pick up a Pikachu to become your companion?

     

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  • Carly Rae Jepsen Releases Video in Collaboration With Tasty Japan

    25.June.2019 | MUSIC

    Carly Rae Jepsen has teamed up with Tasty Japan, a food channel managed by BuzzFeed Japan, to release a collaborative video.

     

    In her music video for Now That I Found You, taken from her third studio album Dedicated which hit shelves on May 17 this year, Shrampton makes an appearance, a Scottish Fold cat popular on Instagram.

    Carly has joined paws with Tasty Japan to release some cat themed menu items out of sushi. The video features the aforementioned song as well as a video message from Carly herself.

  • Tame Pikachu Helps You Around the House! Become Friends With the Ne UchiPika Robot

    02.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Toy maker Takara Tomy​ has released a Pikachu robot that can recognise words. The Ne, UchiPika will be released in Japan on August 3, 2019 at toy shops, electronics stores, toy sections of department stores and emporiums, online and on Takara Tomy’s official website.

    Ne, UchiPika can understand words in Japanese and connect to your TV and lights. He uses infrared light to connect to devices just how a standard remote control does. Therefore, there is no need to buy any special equipment or even connect him to the internet. You can simply add the functions from your TV remote to get going!

    Just call Pikachu’s name and he will listen to your command. “Pikachu! I wanna watch TV!” “Can you turn on the lights?” There’s so much you can ask Pikachu to help you with. Pikachu will help you to turn your TV on and off, change the volume and change the channel. At night, he can turn your night light on and off, too so you don’t have to get out of bed. You can even add whatever features you like from your remote control to Pikachu.

    Pikachu knows the phrases “see you later” (ittekimasu) and “I’m home” (itterasshai) in Japanese and will even sing if you ask him to. The most shocking feature, however, is his thunderbolt move which you just have to ask him to perform! Pikachu’s actions are not just limited to working household appliances. From the moment you greet each other with “good morning” (ohayou) to when you say “goodnight” (oyasumi), Pikachu will react to everything you say to him.

    A similar Pikachu called Ne, HelloPika was launched last year and became incredibly popular. Approximately 10,000 of these were sold. This time round, the Ne, HelloPika gets a new friend. Say hello to your new robot Eevee friend Ne, HelloVui!

    Just like HelloPika, Eevee can reply to you, dance, laugh, and respond to you randomly. Whilst HelloPika tends to nod and bow with excitement, HelloVui tends to tilt their head a lot in a cute way.

     

    Now, you can enjoy a pleasant conversation with both of them!

     Put them in your pocket or a sleeve in your bag to take everywhere with you.

     

    Have fun playing with your new friends Pikachu and Eevee♪

     

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  • Detective Pikachu Artist RJ Palmer to Attend Japan Weekend Madrid

    01.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The countdown for the X anniversary of Japan Weekend Madrid has already started and so its first star guest has been revealed. Japan Weekend expects the largest and most spectacular edition in its history on September 21st and 22nd in Feria de Madrid and its first guest will be up to the expectation. Our first confirmed guest artist comes to light and does so after generating a stir of reactions among Pokémon lovers. Japan Weekend Madrid will feature RJ Palmer, the artist who has given life to the Detective Pikachu’s Pokémons.

     

    RJ Palmer went viral all over the world thanks to his realistic Pokémon fanarts. Years later, his talent as a conceptual artist has led him to the movie that everyone talks about.

     

    RJ Palmer is a conceptual artist and dinosaur lover who lives in San Francisco Bay. He is specialized in designing fantastic creatures for movies and videogames and currently works at Ubisoft San Francisco. His most recent work has been in Detective Pikachu for Legendary Pictures, where he has given shape to the realistic designs of the Pokémon creatures.

    His case is noteworthy, having come to work in the film after his realistic-style Pokémon fanarts became viral in networks a few years ago. The tangible proof that a hobby can become a job, in the best possible way.

     

    RJ Palmer will offer a masterclass about his creative process in Japan Weekend Madrid and will assist to a question and answer session about Detective Pikachu. In addition, those who are interested will also be able to get a signed illustration. A real luxury.

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Disney Tsum Tsum Chocolate Covered Cookies

    01.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

    In this recipe, we’ll learn how to make a recipe from the book Disney Tsum Tsum Sweets Recipes pictured above.

     

    As well as the characters pictured on the front cover, others include Winnie the Pooh, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck. We’ll make the ears from marble chocolate than our usual chocolate plastic. The middle is like a sandwiched cookie, so you get a deliciously crunchy texture♡

     

    1. Ingredients

    Silicone cupcake case (my cupcake sections are 6cm)

    White chocolate

    Matcha chocolate

    Marble chocolate

    Chocolate plastic (also called “modelling chocolate”)

    Chocolate pen

    Oreo cookies

    Pink, yellow, blue and green food colouring

     

    2. Melt the chocolates separately over a bain marie and pour them into separate sections of the cupcake case, about halfway in each.

    3. Place Oreo cookies into each like so.

    4. Cover the cookies with the remaining chocolate and chill in the refrigerator until set.

    5. Once fully set, the final step is to decorate with our chocolate plastic, marble chocolate and chocolate pen.

     

    Sully’s purple ears are made with chocolate plastic.

    Pooh’s ears are made from marble chocolate.

    To see how I fully decorated my cookies check out the video I made below!

    Lining them up like Disney Tsum Tsum toys makes them look really cute! All of the recipes I used this time are from the Japanese recipe book Disney Tsum Tsum Sweets Recipes (Japanese Title: ディズニーツムツムのスイーツレシピ). It shows how to create lots of different characters!

     

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

     

    ©Disney

  • Pyokotama♪ Releases Doraemon, Hello Kitty, Pikachu & Shin Chan Soft Balls

    26.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Sega Toys Co., Ltd. will launch a new lineup of large, round character-themed balls called Pyokotama♪ Character series! The lineup includes four designs; Crayon Shin Chan, Doraemon, Hello Kitty, and Pikachu! These characters are famous in Japan and all over the world! The lineup will reach stores on Thursday 26th September 2019.

     

    The cloth ball is approximately 13 cm in diameter. The faces of Crayon Shin Chan, Doraemon, Hello Kitty and Pikachu decorate the surface of the cushions…but what’s on the other side…? Make sure you take a look! Turn on the switch on the ball and and then throw it around as much as you like! When you do, it will play the character’s theme song or a famous song when you throw it!

     

     

    Crayon Shin Chan

    Make sure to check out the “backside” of the ball! As you throw the ball around, it will play the nostalgic melody of the Shin Chan theme song I’m Popular (Ora wa ninkimono).

     

    Doraemon

    His four-dimentional pocket is on the front of the ball and on the back is his small, red, circular tail! As you throw him around, he will play the anime opening song Yume o Kanaete Doraemon.

     

    Hello Kitty

    Her left ear is decorated with her signature large ribbon. When you throw this ball, a famous melody by Tchaikovsky will fill the air!

    Pikachu

    This ball is especially cute because of the ears! Throw this ball, and Pikachu will sing his own anime ending theme song”

     

    These cute and round balls are perfect to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends!

     

    Ⓒ Yoshito Usui/ Futabasha, Shinei, TV Asahi, ADK Ⓒ Fujiko-Pro, Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shinei, ADK

    Ⓒ1976,2019 SANRIO CO.,LTD. APPROVAL NO.S600788 ⒸNintendo・Creatures・GAME FREAK・TV Tokyo・ShoPro・JR Kikaku ⒸPokémon

     

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