Experience the Attack on Titan VR Game at the MORI Tower Sky Deck in Roppongi Hills
As part of the ongoing Attack on Titan Exhibition FINAL event that is taking place at MORI Arts Center Gallery until September 8, a new addition has been added to the event that will take place from August 6 to September 8.
Titled “Sky Deck ~The Colossal Titan’s Invasion~,” the event will take place on the open-top roof of Roppongi Hills MORI Tower that will make use of the surrounding environment and utilise AR technology to project the Colossal Titan before your very eyes, up 270 meters high.
What happens when the Colossal Titan himself appears before you in real life? This virtual experience will give you a peek into the cruel and terrifying world of Attack on Titan.
Attack on Titan Exhibition FINAL x Sky Deck ~The Colossal Titan’s Invasion~
Location: Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View Sky Deck (Roppongi Hills MORI Tower Rooftop)
Running: August 6, 2019 – September 8, 2019
*Sky Deck opening hours extended to 22:00 (last entries 21:30) on August 25
*Sky Deck opening hours reduced to 17:00 on August 10 due to the firework festival (August 11 if postponed)
*Last entries are 30 minutes before each respective closing time
Price: Sky Deck fee only (AR is free to experience): General ¥500 / Aged 4-12 Years ¥300
*Separate fees are charged for entry to the exhibition, sky deck, and Mori Art Museum
*The recommended age for the AR experience is 7+ years
Full Details (Japanese): http://tcv.roppongihills.com/jp/news/2019/08/3400/index.html
Attack on Titan Exhibition FINAL (English): https://www.kyojinten.jp/en/
Attack on Titan Manga Collection and Merchandise Releases in Japan
11.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The online Japanese bookstore Rakuten Books is celebrating the release of Attack on Titan‘s final manga volume with eight new listings that will slash their way onto the website on October 15, 2021. Orders will be open for a limited time between June 9 and July 31.
The Attack on Titan manga series began serialisation in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in September 2009. The final volume was released on April 9, 2021, concluding Hajime Isayama’s internationally-acclaimed story.
The Merch Collection
Volume 34 Book Cover | ¥880 (Tax Included)
A paper book cover featuring all of the major characters from the series.
Manga Collection Box A (Volumes 1-12) | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
The first 12 volumes of the series packed in a box featuring Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Levi, and the Colossal Titan.
Manga Collection Box B (Volumes 13-22) | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
The box for volumes 13-22 features major characters from the Survey Corps.
Manga Collection Box C (Volumes 23-34 | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
The final box packing volumes 23-34 has all of the main characters as children.
Backpack | ¥6,600 (Tax Included)
Carry Mikasa and your stuff wherever you go with this backpack.
A4 Folder Set A (Includes 2) | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Two A4-size folders with designs taken from the front covers of volume 29 and 30.
A4 Folder Set B (Includes 2) | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Two A4-size folders with designs taken from the front covers of volume 31 and 32.
A4 Folder Set B (Includes C) | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Two A4-size folders with designs taken from the front covers of volume 33 and 34.
Attack on Titan – Rakuten Books Items
Release Date: October 15, 2021
Order Window: June 9, 2021 – July 31, 2021
Sanrio Announces 60th Anniversary Exhibition ‘The Beginning of Kawaii’
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 is currently taking place at Matsuzakaya Art Gallery in Nagoya until June 12 and will move to Ōita Prefectural Art Museum where it will run from July 10 to September 5 before heading to TOKYO CITY VIEW.
© 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. SP610376
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.
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.
What to look out for at Sanrio’s 60th anniversary exhibition
Unforgettable Tower by Sebastian Masuda
Sebastian Masuda, a pioneer of kawaii culture, will showcase his symbolic art pieces at the event at TOKYO CITY VIEW’s observation deck, combining his iconic work against a breathtaking background.
The Beginning of Kawaii
Learn about the history of Sanrio’s culture of kawaii, beginning as a service to ‘move people’s hearts’ through gifts and products. Visitors will get a chance to see the secrets of Sanrio’s iconic style which draw a line under fancy products from other companies.
There will also be a chance to see Japanese illustrators Takashi Yanase, Ado Mizumori, and Rune Naito’s work with Sanrio.
The Birth of the Characters
What makes something kawaii or not kawaii? Why do characters not necessarily need to have a story to become so popular? These questions are more will be answered as the exhibition looks at the birth of Sanrio’s characters.
How did their hit characters come to be? During the 1980’s, Japan was a warzone for characters. Sanrio changed how characters became popular, moving from characters that were popular with everyone to creating characters that people wanted for themselves – their own personal characters. Discover how Sanrio’s long list of characters came about, including ones that have stood the test of time and ones that have declined in popularity.
Ichigo Shimbun is a magazine published by Sanrio all about Sanrio and their characters – a familiar read to all fans in Japan. The magazine will be featured at the exhibition.
Hello Kitty: The Character Who Turned Into a Global Icon
Hello Kitty is known the world over, with even Lady Gaga having worn a dress of Hello Kitty plush toys in the past. This dress will be exhibited at the event, amongst many other things related to Sanrio’s global idol.
A Battle Between Artists
Artists from various artistic background will participate in the exhibition by creating a range of different Sanrio works. Participating artists and their specialities include Ryūsuke Fukahori (objects), Hajime Nakatomi (bamboo art), Takaya Mori (sculptor), Mio Hashimoto (sculptor), and Risa Fukui (paper cut-outs).
60th Anniversary Sanrio Exhibition: The Beginning of Kawaii
Running: September 17, 2021 – January 10, 2022
Where: TOKYO CITY VIEW (Roppongi Hills Mori Tower Floor 52F)
Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Toky0
60th Anniversary Sanrio Exhibition: The Beginning of Kawaii Official Website: https://sanriocharactermuseum.com/
Netflix’s Devilman Anime Series Gets Online Virtual Reality Exhibition
20.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME
An exhibition centred on the Devilman manga series by Go Nagai, the 1972 Devilman anime adaptation, and Netflix’s 2018 DEVILMAN crybaby anime adaptation, is set to take place on the online exhibition platform Virtual Utopia from April 28 to May 31.
What to look forward to
*Visuals are of an exhibition still in development
*Visuals are of an exhibition still in development
A devilish experience split into 11 areas
Devilman has been entertaining readers and anime-lovers for almost half a decade. The exhibition will depict the comparisons between humans and demons of the series in 11 different areas, each recreating scenes that are sure to be instantly-recognisable to fans.
Main Area: Heart of a Demon / Heart of a Human
The main portion of the exhibition is split into four areas which fans will find themselves going back to numerous times, and in different orders, giving each visitor their own unique perspectives and interpretations. There’s also a hidden area which can only be accessed by those who have seen the ‘special exhibit.’ There’s also a free-to-enter area with messages from the creators.
Go deeper into the VR Devilman Exhibition with the voice guide
Forget your usual guides, this exhibition incorporates voiceover guides to walk people through the exhibition. For an extra fee, fans can have Megumi Han, who plays Miki Makimura in DEVILMAN crybaby, and Tomokazu Seki, who for this exhibition is playing Psycho Jenny, guide them through the different areas.
*Visuals are of an exhibition still in development
Users can download the Virtual Utopia app for free, and the exhibition can be attended even without a VR headset. There will also be talks by the author and other notable people in the industry which can be watched live on YouTube, so anyone can get involved.
Ground Y T-Shirt Collaboration
The exhibition is also collaborating with Yohji Yamamoto’s fashion brand Ground Y on six original tees.
DEVILMAN crybaby ©Go Nagai-Devilman Crybaby Project
VR Devilman Exhibition: Heart of a Demon, Heart of a Human
Japanese Exhibition Name: デビルマン展～悪魔の心、人間の心～
Running: April 28, 2021 at 11:00am (JST) to May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm
App: VU Virtual Utopia
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKM-Fh3vmrXPBw5dixDbt7A
Official Website: https://www.virtualutopia.jp/devilman/
Japan Celebrates Eren Jaeger’s Birthday With a 1-Month Party Schedule
02.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Japanese video streaming service GYAO! is now running a one-month celebration of Eren Jaeger’s birthday, the popular character from the hit anime series Attack on Titan, until April 30.
A video of Yūki Kaji, the voice actor for Eren, was released to promote the celebration.
Top 10 Eren Jaeger scenes
The anime team at GYAO! have picked out their 10 favourite action scenes featuring Eren which are rolling out over on the streaming service until April 12.
Stream The Final Season’s 16 episodes for free
Users on GYAO! can also watch episodes 1-16 of Attack on Titan The Final Season for free until April 5.
Attack on Titan x GYAO!
Running: March 30, 2021 – April 30, 2021
Watch Here: https://yahoo.jp/AWUeWW5
Luxury Attack on Titan Rings Feature Eren and Levi Designs
Japanese character jewellery brand U-TREASURE has released two solitaire rings based on the fan-favourite Attack on Titan characters Eren and Levi. The rings are available to purchase at the U-TREASURE Concept Store in Ikebukuro and on their official website until April 13.
Attack on Titan Solitaire Levi & Eren Rings: Silver – ¥16,500 Each (Tax Included) / Platinum 950 – ¥297,000 Each (Tax Included)
Eren Solitare Ring Name Engraving
Eren Solitaire Ring garnet stone inspired by Eren’s basement key
Eren Solitaire Ring on show
Levi Solitare Ring Name Engraving
Levi Solitare Ring green garnet stone inspired by Levi’s teacup
Levi Solitare Ring on show
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
Attack on Titan Solitaire Rings
Order Window: March 16, 2021
Available: U-TREASURE Concept Store Ikebukuro / U-TREASURE Online Shop
teamLab Reveals Sauna Art Experience in Collaboration With TikTok
14.March.2021 | SPOT
Japanese art collective teamLab has announced a brand new digital art experience which fuses art with saunas. Entitled teamLab & TikTok, teamLab Reconnect: Art with Rinkan Sauna, the interactive exhibition will take place in Roppongi from March 22 to August 31. Bookings are now open.
teamLab & TikTok, teamLab Reconnect: Art with Rinkan Sauna Roppongi
“Every Life Survives in Fluctuating Space”
teamLab Reconnect is a new art and sauna exhibition where visitors experience art in their finest mental state. At the event, visitors take alternating hot and cold baths to open their minds and experience an ever-expanding physical sensation, effectively becoming one with the art.
The event will feature numerous exhibits, one which is entitled Every Life Survives in Fluctuating Space, a collaboration between TikTok and teamLab that can event be experienced at home. It makes use of the TikTok app, which is also part of the art and sauna experience at the exhibition, and so your home, or wherever you are based, can become its own art space.
Every Life Survives in Fluctuating Space captures the life cycle of a flower, which grows according to the size of the space displayed through the camera on Tiktok. The size of the flowers is not predetermined; it is instead determined by the size of the space where you are. If you’re outside, the flowers can grow enormously.
If you download TikTok and sign up for a new account you can get a 500 yen discount coupon for teamLab Reconnect. Visit the official website below for more details.
teamLab & TikTok
Running: March 22, 2021 – August 31, 2021
Where: 5-10-25 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Bookings: Now Open
Tickets/Event Details: https://reconnect.teamlab.art/en
Attack on Titan Attempts to Break Guinness World Record For Largest Comic
10.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME
In the run up to the climactic conclusion of the internationally-acclaimed manga series Attack on Titan, Kodansha is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Comic Book Published.”
Kodansha released photos of its comic which features the first two chapters of the manga’s first volume. It’s 6-7 times largest than a regular tankо̄bon manga book publication. On Saturday (March 6), the publishing company released 100 limited-edition volumes which are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. The comic will obtain the record once all 100 volumes have been sold.
The current record holder is Turma da Mônica which was created by Mauricio de Sousa Produções and is published by Panini Brasil. It has held the record since August 2018.
Attack on Titan Giant Comic
Released: March 6, 2021
Shipping: From May 2021
Volumes: 100 (First-Come, First-Served)
Price: ¥150,000 (Before Tax)
Buy Here: https://kodanshaonlinestore.jp/
Attack on Titan’s Eren and Levi Get Hot and Sweaty Together in the Spa in New Merch Drop
Hot spring chain Gokurakuya is set to host a collaborative event with the TV anime series Attack on Titan on Friday (March 5). It will take place at 32 of the chain’s RAKU SPA venues in promotion of the anime series’ final season.
Check out the promotional videos released for the collaboration.
Hand Towels: Entry Price + Sauna Set | ¥770 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Stands | ¥1,980 Each (Tax Included)
Folders | ¥550 (Tax Included)
Online Shop Exclusives
Tapestry | ¥5,808 (Tax Included)
A1 Posters | ¥1,848 Each (Tax Included) / A2 Posters | ¥1,518 Each (Tax Included)
First-Come, First-Served Free Postcards
Take a photo against a backdrop of Eren and Levi
Take a photo against a backdrop of Hange
Dishes, drinks, and desserts are also being served until April 11, 2021. Check out the menu below.
Eren’s Bandage Parfait | ¥1,188 (Tax Included)
Mikasa’s Red Tomato Ramen | ¥1,408 (Tax Included)
Armin’s Mushroom Porcini Omurice | ¥1,848 (Tax Included)
Levi’s Triple Hamburgers | ¥3,278 (Tax Included)
Survey Corps Seafood Squid Ink Pasta | ¥1,848 (Tax Included)
Eren’s Strawberry Soda Float / Mikasa’s Lychee Soda Float / Armin’s Mikan Soda Float / Levi’s Grape Soda Float / Hange’s Purple Soda Float | ¥715 Each (Tax Included)
Coasters (12 Designs)
Eren Shirt – ¥330 (Tax Included)
Colossal Titan Suit – ¥330 (Tax Included) *Limited to one person per day, first-come first-served
To celebrate Eren’s birthday, the hot springs will also be serving up a special cake limited-time cake and setting up a backdrop for people to take photos with. These will be available from March 24 to April 2.
Eren’s Chocolate & Raspberry Birthday Cake | ¥1,958 (Tax Included)
(C)諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
Running: March 5, 2021 – April 11, 2021
Where: 32 branches of RAKU SPA
Gokurakuyu Online Shop: https://eshop.gokurakuyu.ne.jp/
極楽湯/RAKU SPA Twitter：https://twitter.com/gokurakuyu_spa（@gokurakuyu_spa）
RAKU SPA： https://www.rakuspa.com/
Attack on Titan The Final Season’s Ending Theme ‘Shogeki’ Music Video Released
J-pop singer Yuko Ando released her new single Shogeki on February 3, 2021 along with a music video of the title track. The song serves as the ending theme for the ongoing anime series Attack on Titan The Final Season which you can catch on Crunchyroll.
The music video was directed by Tomoyuki Kawakami and captures feelings of sorrow, anger, pain, and peace, themes which tie in with the anime series. Check it out below.
Yuko Ando’s new single contains three tracks including Shogeki, Nontitle, and Hanaichimonme. You can catch the full single on music streaming and download servies including Spotify.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
“Shogeki” – Attack on Titan The Final Season Ending Theme
Released: February 3, 2021
Price: ¥1,300 (Before Tax)
Buy Here: https://lnk.to/Shogeki_CD
Download/Stream Here: https://lnk.to/Shogeki
Eat All the Sushi You Can in the VR Game No Sushi, No Life Available On Steam
DMM VR lab released a new 3D VR game last week on Steam and DMM.com titled No Sushi, No Life.
The game is set in the year 20XX in a sushi bar in Neo Tokyo City. The aim of the virtual reality game is simple: to eat as much sushi as you can. Players must grab all the sushi coming their way and wolf it down. Their reflexes are tested as more sushi plates speed toward them on the conveyor belt. If a plate of sushi falls to the floor, it’s game over. As players eat more sushi the conveyor belt will run faster and faster. Can you survive the culinary onslaught?
No Sushi, No Life
Released: January 7, 2021
Official Website: https://connect.vrlab.dmm.com/
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
Roppongi Readies For 2021 New Year Celebrations at Tokyo Midtown
Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi is set to celebrate the New Year with a festival that will run from January 2 to 11 in 2021.
New Year’s Feast
From Left: Miyagawacho Suiren / SILIN Fuan Long Yuen / UNION SQUARE TOKYO／Kisentei
Restaurants in Tokyo Midtown will be serving up a feast for the New Year from Japanese wagyu beef to seafood and more, all to prepare everyone for a luck-filled and positive 2021.
Running: January 2, 2021 – January 11, 2021
Participating Restaurants: Miyagawacho Suiren / SILIN Fuan Long Yuen / UNION SQUARE TOKYO／Kisentei SILIN / Philippe Mille Tokyo / Le Pain Quotidien / RIO BREWING & CO. BISTRO AND GARDEN / Pizzeria-Trattoria Napule / HAL YAMASHITA Tokyo / NIRVANA New York / Maruya / THE COUNTER Roppongi
New Year’s Greeting Souvenirs
SAKE SHOP Fukumitsuya / Toraya
There will be no shortage of New Year’s greetings souvenirs at Tokyo Midtown, whether it be a set of sake with a special 2021 Year of the Ox label from SAKE SHOP Fukumitsuya or a fruity and colourful confection from Toraya. The pictured confection is made up of colourful layers to represent building up the fruits of one’s labour to achieve your dreams.
Shishimai Lion Dance
The traditional shishimai lion dance is an annual New Year’s-must in Japan. This year’s performance will see the return of taiko drumming and the fue flute, all carried out with proper social distancing measures.
Running: January 2, 2021 – January 3, 2021
Time: 4 times per day
Location: Tokyo Midtown Galleria
Tokyo Midtown New Year 2021
Address: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Running: January 2, 2021 – January 11, 2021
Official Website: https://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/index.html
*Opening hours different on January 2 and 3
*Opening hours subject to change or full closure – check the official website for the latest information