Attack on Titan, Seven Deadly Sins, Fairy Tail & Other Anime T-Shirts Releasing at UNIQLO
UNIQLO’s graphic t-shirt brand UT are celebrating the 60th anniversary of manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump with a new t-shirt collection via their sub brand MANGA UT. The t-shirts will go on sale from August 12.
The collection covers six anime series serialised in the popular magazine including Hajime no Ippo, Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly Sins, Attack on Titan, Negima! Magister Negi Magi, and Shōta no Sushi. Each t-shirt pays homage to its respective series, featuring iconic scenes that have stayed with fans, sound effects, and original designs that capture their worlds.
Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo is a boxing manga written and illustrated by George Morikawa. It follows Ippo Makunouchi, a shy high school student who suffers at the hands of bullies. He begins a career in boxing in search of the answer to the question “What is strength?” and battles his rivals and those around him to grow as an individual. The t-shirt design captures the lively energy seen in the characters and is surrounded by eye-catching SFX.
Fairy Tail is a fantasy adventure manga written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It follows the dragon slaying wizard Natsu and his tale of growth as part of the Fairy Tail guild. One of the t-shirts features four characters from the guild and the other is a large illustration of Acnologia, the main characters’ strongest enemy.
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins is a fantasy battle adventure series written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki. It follows the titular characters each of whom represent the seven deadly sins. There are several t-shirt designs including one featuring Meliodas looking up to the sky and another of him and his comrades out on a peaceful trip. There is even a hand drawn illustration of Hawk, a talking pig and Meliodas’s pet, which was illustrated by Suzuki himself and UT’s editors.
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is an dark fantasy adventure series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The story is set in a world where humanity lives within giant walls which help protect them from towering man-eating Titans. The terrifying t-shirt design features one of the Titans that live inside the walls.
Negima! Magister Negi Magi
Negima! Magister Negi Magi is an fantasy adventure and harem series written and illustrated by Ken Akamatsu. It follows the story of Negi, a wizard who becomes an English teacher at Mahora Academy, where he helps his class of students overcome their problems. He is also in search of his father who is known as a hero in the world of wizardry. There are two t-shirts, one featuring the main heroine Asuna Kagurazaka, and another of some of the other students in the class.
Shōta no Sushi
Shōta no Sushi is a food manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Terasawa which follows the story of Sekiguchi Shota who works as an apprentice and aims to become a sushi chef. There are two t-shirt designs, one which features the manga’s logo and a slice of sushi and the other with the logo and a whole sushi platter.
Show your support for your favourite Weekly Shonen Jump series by picking up one of these awesome t-shirts!
“MANGA UT” Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine 60th Anniversary UT
Release Date: August 12, 2019
Price: ¥990 (Before Tax)
Sizes: Men’s XS-4XL (XS, XXL-4XL available online only)
Available: UNIQLO Japan stores and UNIQLO Japan’s online store
Uniqlo U, the brand created by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his team in Paris, is giving us the warm welcome of its Spring/Summer 2021 collection which is set to drop first in Japan on January 22, 2021 and globally on January 28, 2021. The line-up features a fitting silhouette comfortable for the warmer seasons and focuses on simple and comfy threads perfect for today’s modern lifestyle. The items come in earth tones that serve us season-changing vibes. This 10th season of Uniqlo U also welcomes a kids line-up to the collection.
The women’s collection features light and airy items made from viscose and cotton-polyester blends as well as 3D knits to give that refreshing summery feel. The sheer shirt comes in men’s stripes while the regular fit jeans have been updated with a straight silhouette. The shiny rayon tunic and dress present fluidity and soft colors while the twill skirt will come in an A-line silhouette. Coats have been cut shorter for those who are active.
The new kid’s collection added to Uniqlo U features all the classic one pieces, T-shirts, and short pants made into children’s sizes so that they too can enjoy the thrills of dressing well in comfortable, sophisticated styles.
Don’t miss the Uniqlo U Spring/Summer 2021 Collection.
Uniqlo U Spring/Summer 2021 Collection
Release Date: January 22, 2021 (Japan) / January 28, 2021 (Global)
Official Website: https://www.uniqlo.com/uniqlo-u/21ss/uk/en/
UNIQLO’s T-shirt brand UT is set to collaborate with American artist Jason Polan with a special collection featuring his art that will drop on January 29, 2021.
Polan was a New York-based artist who passed away in January 2020 at the age of 37. He become a partner of UNIQLO in 2016 and has since collaborated with UNIQLO on three separate occasions with his collections being made available worldwide.
Honouring Polan’s favourite iconic drawings
In 2008, Jason Polan gave himself a challenge to draw every person in New York. Each drawing in this project featured a description of what Polan saw when drawing people along with the date of when he saw them, giving people an insight into his world as he saw it. He is also known for his love of giraffes, hamburgers, and tigers, which make up some of his most iconic art pieces. He even did some drawings while in Tokyo.
Join in continuing his legacy with artists around the world.
Jason Polan’s passion for bringing people together to create their own art gave birth to the World’s Biggest Drawing Club. This has inspired people from across the globe to share their own sketches of everyday life. UNIQLO will commemorate Polan’s death anniversary with a special online drawing event on their Instagram page on January 27, 2021.
The World’s Biggest Drawing Club – Online Event
Help continue Jason Polan’s mission and join the The World’s Biggest Drawing Club. For more information, visit UNIQLO’s website here.
Running: January 8, 2021 – February 21, 2021
How to Join: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/en/contents/feature/jason-polan/campaign/
#worldsbiggestdrawingclub (Global hashtag)
#ドローイングクラブ (Japan hashtag)
Every Person in “UNIQLO TOKYO”
On January 27, the first anniversary of Polan’s death this year, UT will host a special one-night drawing workshop hosted by prominent artists. UNIQLO TOKYO will also welcome pre-sales of the T-shirt collection on the same day.
Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 19:00 (JST)
Where: UNIQLO’s official Instagram page.
Those who buy two or more items from the collection at select UNIQLO stores and UNIQLO’s online shop will receive the uni-ball Vision Elite, a pen loved by Polan, with the artist’s name inscribed on it. Limited quantities available.
Those who order from the collection online will have their items shipped in an original box. Limited quantities available.
All UNIQLO branches in Japan are now handing out a special Jason Polan leaflet book have also have dedicated drawing spaces to encourage people to make art.
Jason Polan UT
Release Date: January 29, 2021
Location: UNIQLO Japan
Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/en/contents/feature/jason-polan/campaign/
Attack on Titan to Conclude in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine This April
08.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The 33rd volume of the global hit manga series Attack on Titan was released on January 8, 2021, with the 34th and final volume to hit shelves on June 9. The final chapter will debut in the May 2021 issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine which will be released in Japan on April 9. The internationally-celebrated series will finally come to an end after 11-and-a-half years since its debut in September 2009.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan, Author) | Comment
“I’ve been saying the series will end in 3 years for the past 8 years, but now it really is coming to an end. It’s been a really long time, but I hope you’ll join me right up until the end. By no means is it the fault of being delayed by the editorial team, but rather me these last years continuing to wonder when to end it. I’m sorry for that, but the end is finally here. I will work hard to the very end to ensure that you are all glad you have read the series up to now.”
Attack on Titan
Final Chapter: April 9, 2021 in the May 2021 issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Magazin
Final Volume: Volume 34 on June 9, 2021
Official Website: https://shonenmagazine.com/bmaga
Attack on Titan The Final Season Episode 1 Becomes The Most Viewed Episode in The Anime’s History
25.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME
In December, NHK General TV started broadcasting Attack on Titan The Final Season, capturing the hearts of fans worldwide.
The Final Season contains 60 episodes and episode 1 ranked in at 1st place on MyAnimeList – an online forum that is popular among anime fans from around the world. The episode has also been recorded to be the most-watched episode in the history of Attack on Titan. Anime fans from around the world also rated the anime at the very top end of the grading scale with an overall average of 9.06/10.
French entertainment and online anime streaming company Wakanim was also trending at number one on Twitter because of the anime. In comparison to the 1st episode of season 3, The Final Season had 14 times more views, getting it off to an overwhelming start.
In just 17 days of uploading the official creditless anime opening Boku no Sensou by Shinsei Kamattechan on YouTube, it was viewed more than 12 million times. 40 percent of the views were from Japan whereas the majority were from America, Indonesia, Taiwan, France and other foreign countries. The comment section was also overflowing with love towards the anime from fans from around the world.
Attack on Titan The Final Season Creditless Opening
The whole world just can’t get enough of Attack on Titan The Final Season. Don’t miss out on this global sensation!
©Hajime Isayama, Kodansha Ltd., Attack on Titan The Final Season Production Committee
Attack on Titan The Final Season
NHK General TV every Sunday from 24:10
*The broadcasting schedule is subject to change at any time.
The Final Season Official Website: https://shingeki.tv/final/
Yu Nagaba x Snoopy Clothing Collection to Release at UNIQLO
19.December.2020 | FASHION
Japanese illustrator Yu Nagaba is collaboration with the popular Peanuts comics to release a collection of T-shirts from UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT. It is a follow up to his last year’s collaboration with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang and will release at UNIQLO in Japan on January 1, 2021.
A heart-warming collection filled with positivity
Yu Nagaba himself is a fan of Peanuts and has used his iconic drawing style to capture the gang’s positivity to create a collection that’s sure to keep you uplifted throughout the day.
T-Shirts (6 Designs) ¥1,500 Each (Before Tax)
Kids Line-Up (Excerpt)
The collection also includes a line-up of merch too like caps, umbrellas, bags, and more.
Yu Nagaba Interview (Japanese):
UNIQLO Harajuku’s Enormous Snoopy by Yu Nagaba
Nagaba has also illustrated an enormous 1.5-meter canvas of Snoopy which will be put into the UNIQLO Harajuku store on December 26. The illustrator will also be present on January 9, 2021 to do signings. But that’s not all—customers who spend over ¥5,000 (before tax) in the store between January 1-3 next year will also receive a Yu Nagaba original sign bag along with sweets. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, for every two Yu Nagaba x Peanuts items bought at all UNIQLO stores in Japan, customers will receive a special sticker.
PEANUTS x Yu Nagaba UT
Release Date: January 1, 2021
Available: UNIQLO Japan stores / UNIQLO Japan online store
Product Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/peanuts-yu-nagaba/
Yu Nagaba Signing
Date: January 9, 2021
Location: UNIQLO Harajuku
Attending: You must buy something from this collection by January 9, 2021 at 13:00 to attend
*More details will be announced on UNIQLO Harajuku’s official website at a later date
Attack on Titan The Final Season Escape Game Announced at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
SCRAP has announced the release of a new escape game at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS, Japan’s biggest puzzle-themed theme park, in promotion of the final season of Attack on Titan which is now airing. Set to begin on February 25, 2021, the escape game is titled “Escape Game x Attack on Titan The Final Season: Escape From the 5 Titans.”
This marks the fifth Attack on Titan themed escape game to be held. Players will become a member of the Survey Corps and worked with Levi, Mikasa, and other characters to face off against five Titans. The immersive story will have players feeling like they are really in the world of the anime series.
The key to this escape game is the map provided to players which they must used together with other items to assemble a diorama map of Marley. They will then use their completed diorama to their advantage in order to escape.
The escape game is a celebration and mark of Attack on Titan’s final season and a must-experience for fans in Japan.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会」
Escape Game x Attack on Titan The Final Season: Escape From the 5 Titans
Location: TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
Running: Febrauary 25, 2021 – April 25, 2021
Nazo Complex Nagoya
March 25, 2021 – April 25, 2021
June 30, 2021 – July 25, 2021
Osaka Himitsukichi Of Scrap
May 13, 2021 – June 27, 2021
Ajito Of Scrap Sapporo
July 2, 2021 – August 1, 2021
Ajito Of Scrap Sendai
April 29, 2021 – June 13, 2021
Ajito Of Scrap Okayama
April 29, 2021 – May 30, 2021
Nishitetsu Hall Fukuoka
April 29, 2021 – May 5, 2021
Event Website: https://realdgame.jp/shingeki_2021/
Attack on Titan The Final Season’s Opening Theme Performed by Shinsei Kamattechan
The final season of Attack on Titan is finally here, with the first episode having aired in Japan on Sunday (December 6). The anime’s opening theme Boku no Sensō (‘My War’) is performed by Shinsei Kamattechan who also performed the season two ending theme Yūgure no Tori. The final season’s ending theme Shōgeki is performed by Yūko Andō.
Attack on Titan The Final Season – Creditless Opening
The opening theme Boku no Sensō is a chaotic banger fitting for the highly-anticipated finale of Attack on Titan. The TV-size version of the track will be released on digital music platforms in Japan on December 8. It is unconfirmed whether it will be available outside Japan, so be sure to check.
Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan author) | Comment
“I’m over the moon for Shinsei Kamattechan to be doing the opening theme, I’m a huge fan of them. They have so many songs where the more I listen to them the more obsessed I become. ‘Boku no Sensō’ is just that. The scope of their imagination in that song is clear to see. I feel sacred* listening to this track too. I love the song, it’s packed with imagination.”
*Translator’s Note: The name of the band is Shinsei Kamattechan, with shinsei meaning ‘sacred’ in Japanese.
Noko (Shinsei Kamattechan, Lead Vocalist) | Comment
“Attack on Titan and Shinsei Kamattechan both come from a similar place in that we’re grand in our scale. We performed the season two ending theme ‘Yūgure no Tori’ before, and like with that, we’ve been able to bring that scale to ‘Boku no Sensō’ too. We wanted to make something new as a band. We’ve always composed at home, but our imaginations really ran this time around. We’re proud of what we’ve been able to create with this song. And we’re grateful to all of the [anime] staff, not to mention [Hajime] Isayama. Japanese lyrics are included in the full version of the song, so I hope you look forward to hearing the full version. You’ll get the entirety of what the song’s about.”
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
Attack on Titan The Final Season’s Episode 1 Outline Officially Teased in Japan
04.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Episode 1 of the upcoming highly-anticipated final season of Attack on Titan is set to air on December 6, 2020. The outline for this first episode has been officially teased by the staff which we have translated below.
Attack on Titan The Final Season – Episode 1 Outline
The title of the episode is Umi no Mukougawa (The Other Side of the Ocean). A great battle has begun between humanity and the Titans. Just how much time has passed? On the other side of the ocean, where Eren Jaeger has arrived, the war continues with no end in sight. Who are they fighting, and what are they fighting for? A single soldier prepares himself to throw himself into the front lines.
A 15-minute digest video in Japanese was also uploaded to Pony Canyon’s official YouTube channel which summarises the first three seasons of the anime series for those who need a refresher.
Attack on Titan 15-Minute Digest Video
To promote The Final Season, a special live broadcast will air on Pony Canyon’s YouTube page which will feature appearances by Eren, Mikasa, and Armins’ voice actors Yuki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, and Marina Inoue respectively.
The original Survey Corps members will come together to discuss their anticipations before the anime airs the following day.
The Final Season is almost here. Are you ready?
©Hajime Isayama・Kodansha / Attack on Titan The Final Season Production Committee
Attack on Titan The Final Season
Initial Broadcast: December 6, 2020
Official Website: https://shingeki.tv/final/
UNIQLO x JW ANDERSON Unveil Their First Ever Holiday Collection For 2020
28.November.2020 | FASHION
London-based fashion brand JW ANDERSON is following up its Autumn/Winter collaboration with UNIQLO with the two companies’ first ever holiday collection. Centring around the theme “A Cozy Countryside British Cottage,” the collection captures the vibe of spending time in a cozy cottage on the outskirts of London.
Traditional and uplifting British prints for a brighter winter
The holiday collection is made up of everything you need for surviving winter: beanies, gloves, socks, and snoods, all decorated with traditional British prints like argyle and jacquard. All the colours match together perfectly so the line-up works perfectly as a set. It features an JW ANDERSON-esque twist and incorporates HEATTECH technology to get you through the cold months.
Limited-edition argyle gift boxes
Gift Box | ¥290 (Small/Medium/Large)
This collection is boxed in an argyle gift box to make for the perfect Christmas packaging.
Stay warm this winter with the soft and cozy new JW ANDERSON x UNIQLO holiday collection, rolling out December 4, 2020.
UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON
Release Date: December 12, 2020
Available: UNIQLO online and in-store
Line-Up: Women’s – 1 Item / Men – 1 Item / Unisex – 3 Items / Kids – 3 Items
UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/contents/collaboration/jwanderson/20fw/article/04/
UNIQLO Announces Loungewear Collaboration With Pokémon and Sumikko Gurashi
Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO has announced a loungewear collection for the holiday season in collaboration with Pokémon and Sumikko Gurashi—the latter being a set of fictional characters created by San-X. Set to roll out in Japan from November 19, the fleece line-up is the perfect gift for the coming winter months.
Everybody’s favourite Pokémon are coming together for this cosy collaboration. The fleece set’s theme is “Night Explorer” which imagines the wearer exploring the night together with their Pokémon. The designs feature moon and star motifs with neon colouring.
When the collection launches, those who purchase one of the Pokémon fleece sets in Japan will receive a set of two clear-coloured Pokémon figurines. And if they order online via UNIQLO’s website, their order will be shipped in a special Pokémon box.
Buyers will also receive a card with a code on it to participate in a special campaign.
Sumikko Gurashi Line-Up
The corner-dwelling Sumikko Gurashi character merchandise is themed on a sleepover with items made warm, fluffy, and cosy.
The three Sumikko Gurashi sets will launch online only on December 18.
Picking up either of the fleece sets or poncho blanket sets from December 18 will land you one of the above-pictured plush toys.
UNIQLO will also be selling limited-edition Sumikko Gurashi gift cards too both online and in-store when the sets are released.
Loungewear Holiday Collection
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Pokémon Line-Up Info: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/pokemon-20fw/kids
Sumikko Gurashi Line-Up Info: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/sumikkogurashi-20fw/kids
Attack on Titan The Final Season Themed Cafe to Open in Ikebukuro
Two branches of Animate Cafe, Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 3 and Animated Cafe Nagoya 2, are set to collaborate with Attack on Titan from November 25 in promotion of the anime’s upcoming final season which will begin airing on December 7. This marks Animate Cafe’s fourth collaboration with the anime.
Animate Cafe held a poll amongst customers who dined at the previous Attack on Titan collaboration cafes to find out what the most popular dishes were. These have been chosen to go on the menu for this collaboration.
5 Years Colossal Hamburger & Mother’s Handmade Stew | ¥1,000
Eren Meringue & Bertholdt Tart | ¥750
Hange’s Experiment Drink | ¥600
Eren’s Death Wish Drink | ¥600
New additions to the menu include Hange’s Experiment Drink and Eren’s Death Wish Drink.
The Final Season Special Rose Cake | ¥750
Gorgeous Champagne Jelly | ¥600
Big Acrylic Stands (4 Designs) | ¥1,600
Trading Pins (A Group: 6 Designs/B Group: 7 Designs/C Group: 4 Designs) | ¥400 Each
Print Cookies | ¥1,000 Each (Comes with 1 illustration card)
©️Hajime Isayama・Kodansha / Attack on Titan The Final Season Production Committee
Animate Cafe x Attack on Titan The Final Season
Running: November 25, 2020 – December 14, 2020
Locations: Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 3 / Animated Cafe Nagoya
*On November 25, November 27, and weekends, customers must sign up to dine at the cafes – those who sign up will be selected randomly. On all other days, it’s free-entry where you don’t have to book, but keep in mind that the cafe may still be busy on these days.
Official Website: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/event/shingeki2011/
Attack on Titan Unveils Additional Voice Cast Members as The Final Season Draws Near
04.November.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Attack on Titan The Final Season is set to premiere on NHK General TV on December 6, 2020 at 12:10am. The characters and cast members of the Marley warriors who will face-off against Eren and friends have been unveiled.
Warrior cadets Falco Grice and Gabi Braun will be voiced by Natsuki Hanae and Ayane Sakura respectively. Udo will be voiced by Ayumu Murase, Zofia by Yūmi Kawashima, Colt Grice by Masaya Matsukaze, Pieck by Manami Numakura, and Porco Galliard by Toshiki Masuda.
The anime is set to be streamed on a number of services. You can check the full list of available services on Attack on Titan The Final Season‘s Official Website.*
‘Attack on Titan The Final Season’ Trailer
Fans just can’t miss the intense face-off between Eren and friends and the Marley warriors. There’s not much longer to wait now.
©Hajime Isayama, Kodansha Ltd.／Attack on Titan Production Committee
Attack on Titan The Final Season
NHK General TV NHK from December 6, 2020 at 12:10am
*Broadcasting dates and times are subject to change
‘The Final Season’ Official Website: https://shingeki.tv/final/