supercell Release Animated Video For New Song ‘Nanairo night feat. Ann’
supercell just dropped an original animated video for their song Nanairo night feat. Ann taken from their new song #Love feat. Ann, gaku which hit shelves today.
The song is used in the animated film Cencoroll Connect which has been greenlit for a second sequel, Cencoroll Connect 3. The video features visuals compiled from the film.
#Love feat. Ann, gaku
Released: September 11, 2019
Limited Pressing Edition (CD+Blu-ray+Special Paper Bag+Sticker+Rock Glass): ¥9,000 (Tax Included) [SRCL-11270～11272]
First Press Limited Edition Edition A (CD+Blu-ray+Special Paper Bag+Sticker): ¥5,000 (Tax Included) [SRCL-11273～11275]
First Press Limited Edition Edition B (CD+DVD+Special Paper Bag+Sticker): ¥4,800 [SRCL-11276～11278]
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥1,300 (Tax Included) [SRCL-11279]
supercell Official Website: https://www.supercell.jp/
Taiko-en: Osaka’s Oasis in the City Begins 2020 Autumn Illumination Event
01.October.2020 | SPOT
Taiko-en is an enormous site spanning 250,000 square feet and is home to a breathtaking garden, restaurant, and more. This year, the site is giving host to a special illumination event for autumn this year which began on Saturday.
Since July 2019, Taiko-en has been lighting up its garden with illuminations for people to enjoy the beautiful garden in the evening, bringing together nature with the history of the site.
The illuminations begin with projection mapping at the entrance of the garden which rolls out an autumn colour carpet. As visitors walk along the projected path, the lights and colours dance beneath their feet.
Further in they will come to the “Night Museum” area where they will find stone statues collected by Denzaburō Fujita lit up, as well as paper lanterns, and more, offering a magical atmosphere different from that during the daytime. There’s also a path home to moso bamboo as well as acrylic bamboo with LED lights in it which lead visitors into a mystical world of dazzling radiance. In the main area, there’s a lake with a sea of clouds above it, and the trees of the garden coloured bright red.
The restaurant and banquet area are open for business, so after enjoying a gourmet meal, visitors are encouraged to go and see the light show.
Taiko-en 2020 Autumn Garden Illuminations (Japanese: からくれないに染まる夜～2020 秋～)
Running: From September 26, 2020 everyday from 19:00
Price: Adults ¥500 / Children ¥300
*Price subject to change depending on the season
Pokémon Shirts Releases Short Documentary On YouTube
Pokémon Shirts was launched back in February 2019 by American custom shirt brand Original Stitch—which offers over one billion design customisations—and the Pokémon franchise. Pokémon Shirts ships worldwide including Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
A special video was released on the official Pokémon YouTube channel which showcases the laborious efforts takes to make Pokémon Shirts, from the manufacturing, design, and print process until they are in the hands of the customers.
Pokémon Shirts launched a campaign on September 25 where the first 2,000 customers to buy a shirt from their website will receive a free acrylic key ring. The key rings feature designs taken from the shirt series.
Since the shirts are made-to-order, the company does their best to not waste any materials, but some extra is going to be inevitably leftover. Rather than disposing of this excess fabric, upcycling brand NEWSED took it to create the key rings.
More of these key rings are in the works, and designs featuring the original 151 Pokémon will be released at sometime in the future. Stay up to date via their official website.
Shipping: Japan, US, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Phillippines, India, Indonesia
Official Website: https://pokemon.originalstitch.com/en/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Perform Online Live Show On Halloween Day
01.October.2020 | MUSIC
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s schedule has been put on hold, with Coachchella having been cancelled this year where she was set to perform for the first time, and the numerous summer festivals she plays at each year having been cancelled, as well as her nationwide Japan tour.
But not all is lost however, as the Japanese pop star has big plans for the coming holiday season.
Kyary will perform live on the SHOWROOM video streaming service on Halloween day with a special concert entitled “THE FAMILY 10.31.” This themed show tells the story of a family living in a house in the woods. This one-night-only concept show will incorporate lots of elements from horror movies, since Kyary is a horror movie fanatic.
And to make fans feel more like they at the show and enhance the live experience, those who tune in to the concert can will be shown on the big screen at the venue at which Kyary will perform. After the show, Kyary will also host her very first post-concert talk event too.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is bringing special spooks to fans this year for Halloween.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | Comment
“This will be my first solo show in a while, and it’s my first ever online performance, so I’m feeling the nerves, but I’m also super excited and looking forward to it. It’s Halloween after all, so I want this show to be like watching an entire horror movie, so I’ll be putting my all into it. So tune in and enjoy from the comfort of your home!”
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Online Halloween Live 2020 – “THE FAMILY 10.31”
Date: October 31, 2020
Time: Open 16:30 (JST) / Start 17:30 (JST)
Ticket Window: October 1, 2020 at 13:00 (JST) to October 28, 2020 at 23:59 (JST)
Buy Tickets: https://kyary.net/store?groups=THE%20FAMILY%2010.31
①Regular Ticket. Includes access to the live show only. Cost: ¥3,000 (Before Tax).
②Special Ticket. Includes access to the live show, SHOWROOM Arena (β), two limited-edition items, and access to the post-show talk. Cost: ¥12,000 (Before Tax).
Ticket Enquiries: https://kyary.net/inquiry
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Official Website: http://kyary.asobisystem.com
McDonald’s Japan Brings Back Evening Exclusive Rice Burgers in Three Mouth-Watering Flavours
01.October.2020 | FOOD
McDonald’s Japan first introduced “Evening Macs” in February this year, a collection of rice burgers available from 5pm until closing hours. Due to their popularity, the fast food chain is bringing them back on October 7. There will be three flavours to choose from: Rice Teriyaki, Rice Bacon & Lettuce, and Rice Chicken Filet-O-Fish.
The burger fillings are your classic tasty McDonald’s toppings, but the buns are specially made from rice to create a completely new flavourful experience.
Rice Teriyaki | ¥390
A delicious pork patty lathered in a sweet and spicy teriyaki sauce and stuffed between two rice buns.
Rice Bacon & Lettuce | ¥410
A 100％ beef patty topped with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, and crunchy lettuce.
Rice Chicken Filet-O-Fish | ¥410
A chicken patty with a crunchy coating. The burger is filled with lettuce and aurora sauce.
The rice buns are made using 100% domestic Japanese rice and seasoned wit soy sauce. They go perfect with fries and cola.
This is a McDonald’s experience you can only have in Japan, so if you’re in Japan this year, be sure to head to your closest branch.
Rice Teriyaki / Rice Bacon & Lettuce / Rice Chicken Filet-O-Fish
Serving: October 7, 2020 until Early November 2020
Available: Most McDonald’s branches in Japan
Official Website: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji: The World’s First Large-Scale Godzilla Attraction Opens at Nijigen no Mori
Nijigen no Mori, an anime theme park located on Awaji Island in Hyogo, Japan, is now home to a towering 120m tall Godzilla statue. The park’s new Godzilla area, which features a host of attractions from zip-lining to shooting, will open on October 10, 2020.
In line with the opening of the new area, Nijigen no Mori is now offering free Godzilla postcards with tickets when bought online. Check out the official promotional video for the area below.
The new attraction imagines Godzilla landing on Awaji Island, ready to display his immense size and power to the people living there. Those brave enough to go head-to-head with the giant monster can look forward to a variety of missions, including zooming along a zipline straight through a detailed recreation of Godzilla’s insides, a shooting game, and more.
Guests who participate in the attraction become a member of the National Awaji Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster. They will watch a video created by Toho which explains the attraction.
Guests will be strapped into a harness and zipline on one of two courses: a 162cm course which goes straight through Godzilla’s insides, and a 152m one which lets you zoom past Godzilla to see him from the outside.
After getting up close and personal with Godzilla, guests can have a hand at shooting down the monster.
The park will also be home to the world’s first permanent Godzilla Museum which will showcase dioramas of scenes from the films, over 100 figures, and lots of other material related to the franchise that fans won’t want to miss.
Museum Shop / Mori no Terrace
The museum will also have its own shop selling exclusive Godzilla merchandise you can’t find anywhere else. There will even be a restaurant called Mori no Terrace serving 14 different dishes themed on Godzilla, like the black and red Godzilla Curry.
Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji ~National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster~
Grand Opening: October 10, 2020
Location: Nijigen no Mori, 2425-1 Kusumoto, Awaji, Hyogo
Official Website: https://nijigennomori.com/godzilla_awaji
Cardcaptor Sakura Roomwear and Merchandise Collection Releasing by ITS’DEMO
Japanese fashion variety store ITS’DEMO has revealed its new collection of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card merchandise which is set to drop in Japan on October 13, 2020.
The items feature an original design and include everything from towels to pouches, stationery, confections, cosmetics like an eyeshadow palette, and more. ITS’DEMO is also releasing a range of roomwear on October 27 for those chilly autumn nights including room shoes, socks, a blanket, and other goodies.
ITS’DEMO x Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
Release Date: Rolling out October 13, 2020 at ITS’DEMO stores in Japan and their online store
Line-Up: Stationery, Pouch, Towel, Food, Cosmetics, and more
Items: 106 (Includes design and colour variations)
Price Range: ¥260-¥3,900 (Before Tax)
Official Website: http://itsdemo.jp
Solo Sauna Tune: Tokyo’s New Privacy Guaranteed Finnish-Style Sauna
30.September.2020 | SPOT
Solo Sauna Tune is a new sauna that offers “total privacy” which is set to open its first branch inside UNPLAN Kagurazaka in Tokyo this November.
Most sauna facilities in Japan cater to groups, but at Solo Sauna Tune, all guests are given their own space where they can undress, bathe, and relax in their own private room. This is especially desirable during the current pandemic where social distancing is paramount, and is a great opportunity for people not wanting to travel in groups.
The solo saunas are heated using sauna stoves imported from Finland. Adding water to the sauna stones lets guests control the amount of steam in the room so they can adjust as they like. There is also a Japanese white birch aroma provided to the löyly (Finnish for ‘steam’).
Guests can also cool off in cold water. The Chiller provides water at 15℃. There are also overhead showers for cooling down, and the showerheads can be adjusted to make the water come out like mist.
The relaxation area is coloured in a stylish black where guests can kick back for a while.
After using the sauna, guests can visit the powder room where there are a varieties of free amenities. There’s also a café which serves craft beers, food, and other treats.
Solo Sauna Tune
Address: UNPLAN Kagurazaka, 23-1 Tenjincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Grand Opening November 2020
Opening Hours: TBA
Access: 3-minutes on foot from Kagurazaka Station / 7-minutes on foot from Edogawabashi Station / 9-minutes on foot from Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station
Official Website: https://www.solosauna-tune.com/
Special Pokémon Music Video ‘GOTCHA!’ Uses BUMP OF CHICKEN’s Song ‘Acacia’
BUMP OF CHICKEN’s new song Acacia was used for a special new Pokémon music video entitled GOTCHA! which was posted onto the official Pokémon YouTube page along with captioned lyrics in 9 languages.
The music video’s high quality animation was carried out by Bones (My Hero Academia; Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood). It was directed by Rie Matsumoto (Blood Blockade Battlefront) with character designs by Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia: Two Heroes).
“I can’t speak English,” explains director Rie Matsumoto. “For me to have a full conversation in English, my native friend always goes to a lot of trouble for me. It’s a situation I’m sorry for. I first met them on a flight, and began speaking to them, but because of the issue I just mentioned, it makes me feel awkward thinking back to it. But they smiled when they saw the Pikachu I had drawn on my phone. Both Pokémon and that trip came together to give me fond memories.”
She continues: “I surmise that the Pokémon series has a long journey to go yet, so I hope this music video serves as a trip down memory lane for people—a stopover of past seasons in the series. I have overwhelming gratitude for the four members of BUMP OF CHICKEN who always put out wonderful music. I hope seeing the acacia flower is now something people will enjoy that they may not have thought to before. Thank you all.”
Check out the full video below.
Pokémon Special Music Video “GOTCHA!”
BUMP OF CHICKEN will release their new physical single Acacia/Gravity on November 4, 2020. In the meantime, fans can now download Acacia from today (September 30).
The single will be released in two versions, both containing both songs. The “Acacia” edition’s CD cover features a snippet taken from the end of the Pokémon music video and comes with a rubber key ring and sticker.
The “Gravity” edition has a beautiful floral design and comes with a DVD featuring 5 tracks taken from BUMP OF CHICKEN’s performance at Zepp Osaka Bayside on their 2019 “aurora ark” tour. The cover art was once again created by designer VERDY and cameraman Yoshiharu Ōta.
©2020 Pokémon. ©1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.
Pokémon, ポケットモンスター and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc. and GAME FREAK inc.
Acacia/Gravity – Acacia Edition: ¥2,000 (Before Tax) [TFCC-89688]
Gravity/Acacia – Gravity Edition: ¥2,000 (Before Tax) [TFCC-89689]
My Recommended Outfits: Enjoy the Lolita Style Throughout the Year With These 4 Looks
ASOBINEXT is a new project launched by event management and talent agency ASOBISYSTEM, which is known for managing artists like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The project aims to create next generation icons who will promote their unique personalities and outlooks to the world using social media and in turn bring about new forms of culture.
As part of ASOBINEXT, MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON will be publishing content from each talent that is tied to ASOBINEXT in the form of their favourite and recommended things. In this edition, we are joined by ASOBINEXT’s Izumi Aine, who performs on live streams and is active on social media in the hopes of becoming an idol. Today, she is showcasing a selection of different outfits.
The four looks she has put together are focused on the jumper skirt, a versatile clothing item that can be worn in a multitude of ways, no matter the season.
Black Half-Sleeve Blouse x Jumper Skirt
Both the blouse and skirt have a black base. This, together with showing a bit of arm and leg, keeps the look tight without being over the top. And I keep the look fresh by styling my hair in curled twintails!
White Long-Sleeve Blouse x Jumper Skirt
A highlight of the jumper skirt is how you can change the impression you’ll leave by having the blouse just one tone. A black one piece, too, can give you a cute look like that of sweet and classic lolita fashion. I tried combining that with curly hair and a lace rose headdress. Going half-sleeve can be chilly in the spring and autumn, so I recommend this one for those seasons!
Jumper Skirt x Trench Coat
If we’re talking lolita coats, then you often get those with fur on the sleeves and collar, but putting a look together with a trench coat looks great too.
Coats with lots of fur on them and warm, fluffy, and cute, but they can be difficult to pull off well.
Trench coats, on the other hand, let you have the front unzipped and open so you can show off a one piece. And if it gets cold, you can zip it up. This means there’s two different ways you can wear a trench coat, making it very versatile. You can clad yourself in one during the cold spring and autumn days to keep warm.
Jumper Skirt x Grey Vest
“Thank you for visiting So-And-So Tower today. The observation deck is located on the 7th and top floor, up 356m high. It takes 120 seconds to reach it.” You can just hear the announcement with this look which gives off elevator-girl-in-front-of-the-department-store vibes. If you’re tired of the same old lolita looks, or are stuck on how to change things up, then I recommend this one to you.
Bonus: Jumper Skirt x Cardigan
For this bonus look I put my all into creating a casual lolita outfit. Wearing the cardigan without having a pannier on brings volume to the skirt and brings together its design, making it a lolita outfit that’s not too in-your-face. This one’s perfect for beginners who want to try out lolita fashion but are still a little apprehensive.
What does lolita fashion mean to Izumi Aine?
I put together four looks plus a bonus one for you all today. What did you think? When I was little, I was influenced by a manga series called Hime Gal Paradise which I used to read in Ciao Magazine. It opened my eyes to lolita fashion and all of its enchanting lace designs and patterns.
In today’s internet society, the world has become a place where you can see things you don’t want to, like mental abuse and insults, which I feel is making it harder to shout about the things you love. But it’s been a while since smartphone have been around now, so I feel the time has come to talk about the things you love and respect our individualities! That’s the kind of world I want to aim for! And my first step towards that is promoting lolita fashion.
The SEASON AUTUMN & WINTER arc of the TV anime series A3! is set to begin broadcasting on October 12, 2020. In the meantime, fans can feast their eyes on the latest key visual released for the season.
A3! SEASON AUTUMN & WINTER key visual
The CD cover for the anime’s opening theme Circle of Seasons, which is set for release on October 21, has also been revealed.
Circle of Seasons CD cover
Join the handsome cast of A3! when SEASON AUTUMN & WINTER airs on October 12, 2020.
©Liber Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
A3! SEASON AUTUMN ＆ WINTER
Initial Broadcast: October 12, 2020
Official Website: https://www.a3-animation.jp/
SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS at TGS 2020 Online Archives RAM RIDER’s DJ Mix Show
30.September.2020 | MUSIC
Japanese musician, DJ, and producer RAM RIDER performed at Square Enix’s showcase at Tokyo Game Show, ‘SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS at TGS 2020 Online.’ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the video game expo was held online for the very first time from September 24-27.
Fans around the world tuned in to the stream to catch the latest announcements and information from Square Enix.
RAM RIDER appeared as a guest DJ where he performed a special mix show of music from hits titles from Square Enix’s catalogue including the Final Fantasy and Dragon Series series. He has performed incredible sets at game, anime, cosplay, and Japanese culture festivals around the world, but this marked his first online show as a DJ. Square Enix fans commended the performance in real time on the stream.
Square Enix archived the performance on their official YouTube channel which you can check out below if you missed the stream.
SQUARE ENIX MUSIC DJ MIX SHOW Feat. RAM RIDER
RAM RIDER | Comment
“This was my first time taking part in TGS. As someone who has grown up alongside games, this was a very valuable experience for me. Due to the coronavirus, I haven’t had much chance to perform as a DJ, so I want to use this opportunity to continue honing my skills so that I can perform in cities around the world again.”
Canon Reveals Pikachu Design iNSPiC REC Camera
30.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Canon Marketing Japan has announced that a Pikachu model of its new concept camera iNSPiC REC will be released in Japan at the end of October this year.
iNSPiC REC PIKACHU MODEL – Front face design
Camera’s back design
The cover is coloured in a bright Pikachu yellow with a print of his adorable and chubby winking face.
Other face design (8 designs)
As well as the standard front face Pikachu design, customers will also get an additional one of the above eight possible designs too as a set. These other face designs are chosen randomly.
Cusomers who order the iNSPiC REC PIKACHU MODEL early will also get a Pikachu tail neck strap, key ring, and additional front cover too.
iNSPiC REC PIKACHU MODEL
Release Date: Late October 2020
iNSPiC REC PIKACHU MODEL Special Site: https://cweb.canon.jp/camera/dcam/inspicrec/pika