supercell Release Animated Video For New Song ‘Nanairo night feat. Ann’

11.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

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.

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  • See Tokyo’s Cherry Blossoms at the SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET Event

    17.January.2020 | SPOT

    SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET is set to take place in the Nihonbashi, Yaesu and Kyobashi areas of Tokyo from March 15 to April 5 this year.

    This marks the 7th run of the event. Naoki Ono, the chief editor of Kohkoku magazine, was invited on board as creative director for this year’s event, which promises plenty of cherry blossom-themed activities and content which you won’t experience anywhere else.

     

    Running alongside the festival will be the Kengai・NIHONBASHI event which will take place on March 28 and 29. This two-day event encourages people to turn off their smartphones and spend some quality time in the real world away from the digital world. There will be a food market run by local famous restaurants of Nihonbashi, which is known for its incredible food, who are preparing some special bites to eat. There will also be live performances, a book market, and much more.

     

    SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET Schedule

    The Tree Of Light –Akari Sakura-

    This cherry blossom art display will see around 100,000 LED lights bloom their beautiful radiance.

     

    Running: March 16, 2020 – March 31, 2020

    Location: COREDO Muromachi Terrace Main Roof

     

    Nihonbashi Art Street -Kotobana Mik

    Inspired by the weeping cherry trees that blossom in Nihonbashi during springtime, this art installation will react to people’s voices as they walk and talk around it, causing the trees to bloom.

     

    Running: March 16, 2020 – March 31, 2020

    Location: Naka-dori Street

     

    Sakura Menu Walk

    Around 120 participating restaurants and eateries will serve up special cherry blossom-inspired menus for the season. When you order any  of these menu items, you’ll receive a special novelty gift exclusive to the SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET event.

     

    Running: March 15, 2020 – April 5, 2020

    Location: Restaurants in the Nihonbashi area

     

    Sakura Light Up

    The town’s major facilities and establishments will be adorned and lit up beautifully with cherry blossom pink, as well the rows of cherry trees along Edozakura-dori Street.

    Running: March 15, 2020 – April 5, 2020

    Location: Edozakura-dori Street / Facilities along Chuo-dori Street

     

    Kengai・NIHONBASHI Schedule

    Kengai・SACOCHE

    10,000 bags will be given away for free for locking your smartphone inside. This will enable attendees to enjoy the here and now of the event without being distracted by technology

     

    Location: Handed out around Fukutoku Shrine

     

    Kengai・BOOK MARKET

    The book market is offering a new way to encounter books. The stock will include those featured at the Eslite Spectrum Nihonbashi pop-up shop from September 2019, as well as a selection of books from around Japan.

     

     

    This is just a small look at what to look forward to at this year’s event, there is lots more planned. More details are to be announced in the coming months, so stay tuned.

  • Bunjee Jump From the Top of Kyoto Tower With Their New VR Experience

    17.January.2020 | SPOT

    Have you ever wondered what the thrill of bungee jumping would be like, but are too afraid of heights to even consider putting it on your bucket list? Have no fear, because Kyoto Tower is bringing a new VR bungee jumping experience to the top of the building which will be available to experience from February 1 for a limited time.

    This VR experience was first brought to the tower in the fall of 2018, and this year it is making its grand return. After the event originally ended, there was huge demand for it to be held again.

    Those brave enough to have a go at this VR bungee jump (or bungy, depending where you are from), will go above and beyond the 100 meter observation deck to the highest accessible point of Kyoto Towerーup 120.9 metersーwhich is normally closed off to the public, to the special VR deck which has been prepared.

    The experience will offer you not only the thrill of jumping from Kyoto’s tallest structure, but the chance to gaze upon a panoramic view of the beautiful city too.

  • Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll & Pompompurin Japanese Wagashi Confections Releasing at Lawson Convenience Stores.

    17.January.2020 | FOOD

    Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll and Pompompurin are the latest to be picked up by character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas. These wagashi sweets will go on sale at Lawson convenience stores across Japan (excluding Lawson Store 100 branches) on January 21, 2020.

     

    The character line-up is based on the top three winners of the 2019 Sanrio Character Awards which we covered last summer. Hello Kitty came first place at the awards, and so she has gotten a special limited edition design for the sweets series. Cinnamoroll was second on the award list, and this is his first time joining Tabemas. Third place was Pompompurin who appears once again with Tabemas due to his popularity.

     

    The ‘Tabemas’ brand name is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour. The sweets are also made with a dough called “nerikiri” which is used in making traditional Japanese wagashi sweets.

    In line with the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac, Hello Kitty is donning a kawaii rat outfit. Cinnamoroll’s charm point is his big ears and pink cheeks.

    Each confection is filled with a different flavour bean paste: Hello Kitty is cheese, Cinamoroll is milk, and Pompompurin is of course Japanese custard pudding, or ‘purin,’ flavoured. They maintain that delicate flavour of traditional Japanese wagashi while having cute contemporary designs. You’ll be happy to know that all of the colouring is natural tooーno synthetic colours were added.

    Perfect as a delicious treat, but don’t forget to snap a photo for Instagram first! Each of them is also limited in stock, so don’t miss your chance to grab one at the nearest Lawson store to you while in Japan.

     

    © ’76,’96,’01,’20 SANRIO APPR.NO.S604062

  • Check Out Tokyo Disneyland’s Adorable ‘It’s Very Minnie!’ Show

    17.January.2020 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Tokyo Disneyland has launched its Minnie-tastic programme Very Very Minnie on January 10 and it will run until March 19, 2020. The programme is packed with exciting limited period events including themed decorations, merchandise and special foods and drinks. Today we’ll be focussing on the It’s Very Minnie! show. 

     

    Presented at Showbase, It’s Very Minnie! is a musical revue show featuring Minnie Mouse and her Disney friends. The show is a mixture of Latin music, romance and even club scenes. As Minnie and friends dance rhythmically to the music, their colourful costumes colour the stage in a variety of styles. Each show lasts approximately 25 minutes. 

    Minnie dances in a classic red and white polka dot outfit. Her performance to Minnie Oh Minnie will have you singing along in no time. 

    As the lively music kicked in, Donald, Chip and Dale took to the stage in their Latin costumes.

    As the music was constantly switching, the characters and dancers changed costumes at lightning speed.

    Finally, Mickey and Minnie danced together. Just watching the couple dance will warm your heart. 

    Seeing Minnie in a beautiful pink dress, the crowd couldn’t help but scream “so cute!”

    The show was a mix of the park’s many nostalgic tunes and Minnie in her many adorable outfits. From the very moment the intro played and Minnie’s figure appeared, fans instantly went wild. Watching fans chant their love for Minnie was very touching to see. 

    The timing of the dancers and characters was perfect. They even got down from the stage to interact with the audience, who were singing and clapping along to the music with excitement. 

    Some songs and costumes in the show were even having their debut. The stage was buzzing with so much excitement that it was impossible to look away. 

    Just watching Minnie’s variety of expressions will make you fall in love with her even more. You will want to go see her again and again. This is one of the best shows in history that Disneyland has ever put on. 

    Whether you’re a Minnie fan or not, anybody is bound to enjoy this fun-filled show. 

    ©️Disney

  • Kawaii Fashion Magazine LARME’s 44th Issue Includes Pokémon Inspired Outfits & More

    17.January.2020 | FASHION

    The 44th issue of self-described “sweet girly artbook” fashion magazine LARME was released today (January 17).

     

    Nagisa Saitō makes her second appearance in the =LOVE section

    Japanese music artist Nagisa Saitō made her debut appearance in LARME 043 and received a huge reaction from readers in the =LOVE section of the magazine. In the latest issue, she showcases trending spring makeup for the start of the new year, explains how to make your lips look juicy and tempting, and more.

     

    Maika Yamamoto becomes a mystery foreign exchange student

    Maika Yamamoto is serving various hair and fashion styles in the new issue inspired by foreign exchange students from various countries, including a lycéenne from France, a beautiful blonde-haired girl from Russia, a hot girl from Mexico, a girl from a samgyeopsal shop in South Korea, and a traditional-looking girl from England.

     

    Stylish collaboration with Pokémon

    ©Nintendo/Pokémon

    ©Nintendo/Pokémon

    LARME has collaborated with Pokémon to bring Pokémon-inspired outfits. See Marina, Chisato Yoshiki, Cocona Umeyama, and Natsue Tokomoto dress like Pikachu, Scorbunny, Bulbasaur, Eevee, Ho-Oh, Gengar, Mew, and Vulpix (Alola version).

     

    And plenty more kawaii content

    There’s lots of other cute content to took forward to in the first issue of 2020 too, including a lolita maid Valentine’s co-ord, the LARME models’ various interpretations of “girly” shown in a chronology of how their styles have matured, and more.

    Learn all about the latest in Japanese fashion trends in the new spring-themed issue of LARME.

  • Kenshi Yonezu-Produced Foorin team E ‘Paprika’ Single’s CD Bonuses Revealed

    17.January.2020 | MUSIC

    Aiming to cheer everybody on in the runup to 2020 and beyond, Kenshi Yonezu formed two music groups consisting of young children called Foorin and Foorin team E to perform the Japanese and English versions of his song Paprika respectively as part of an ongoing music project.

     

    Foorin team E’s version of the song is set to hit shelves on January 22, and in the run up to its release, the CD covers as well as the bonus item included with the CDs have been unveiled.

    First Press Edition

    Regular Edition

    The CDs are being released in First Press Edition and Regular Edition copies. First Press copies are packaged in a 7-inch cardboard jacket and include a poster-size card with the lyrics on them as well as a DVD featuring the song’s music video. The CD covers as well as Kenshi Yonezu’s music video for Paprika were drawn by Japanese artist Ryu Kato.

    Bonus Item

    Additionally, select participating stores will couple their CDs with the above-pictured magnet.

    All royalties made from both Foorin and Foorin team E’s versions of the songーboth the physical and digital releasesーwill be donated to the Japan Sports Promotion Centre which helps train next generation athletes.

     

    Foorin’s Paprika music video has broken 160 million views on YouTube and won the 61st Kagayaku! Japan Record Award. The English version of the music video was released in December last year and has amassed almost 3 million views on YouTube.

    Photo by Takako Noel

    Be sure to check out both music videos and support Foorin and Foorin team E’s future endeavours!

  • BALCÓN TOKYO: Roppongi’s Sophisticated New Bar and Restaurant Offers Luxurious Food & Drinks

    16.January.2020 | SPOT

    BALCÓN TOKYO is the newest luxury bar and restaurant to hit Tokyo’s Roppongi district. Set to open on the 14th floor of Mitsui Garden Hotel Roppongi Tokyo Premier on January 24, BALCÓN TOKYO offers opulent lounge and balcony spaces for fine wine and dining.

    Located away from the hustle and bustle of busy Roppongi, the establishment offers a breathtaking view of Tokyo’s city nightscape in both the eastern and western directions.

    When customers pass through the beautiful bar and lounge they are met with the spacious museum-like balcony area where they can enjoy a dining experience wrapped in soft warm lights. For those looking for a more private meal, they can reserve one of the individual private rooms, each of which has its own distinct touch and flavour. Whether you’re looking for a quiet drink or dinner, or even midnight teatime, BALCÓN TOKYO caters to customers’ needs.

    The interior design is the brainchild of none other than Yasumichi Morita of GLAMOROUS co.,ltd., and company that specialises not only on interior and exterior building and establishment designs, but graphic visuals, products, and more.

    Taking the spotlight at dinnertime is the restaurant’s incredible and mouthwatering roast beef which is aged at ice temperature and cooked carefully with time and care. The gravy sauce drizzled over the meat takes three days to make and only adds to the delicious offering of the beef.

     

    The restaurant also offers plenty of seasonal foods and ingredients that go perfect with a glass of champagne. Whether you’re celebrating something special or just out for a casual meal, the restaurant caters to all.

    For breakfast, a half-buffet of western-style food is prepared where you can pick one main. And so that foreign guests can get a taste of the quality of Japanese food, all ingredients used at the restaurant are domestic to Japan. The restaurant also uses organic vegetables shipped directly from growers and producers.

     

    To celebrate the grand opening of BALCÓN TOKYO, customers who reserve a table online or via telephone between January 24 and February 29 this year will receive a 30% discount on meal courses.

  • DAOKO Releases Music Video For New Song ‘Otogi no Machi’

    16.January.2020 | MUSIC

    Tokyo-bred singer and rapper DAOKO just dropped the music video for her new song Otogi no Machi which was released as a digital single just yesterday (January 15). Check it out below.

     

    DAOKO – “Otogi no Machi” MUSIC VIDEO

    In the video, DAOKO plays the role of an ‘OL’—a Japanese abbreviation for an office ladyーworking somewhere in the city. Tired from work, she drags her tired body through the night-wrapped downtown streets. Awaiting her at the club she arrives at is blaring music and bright lights. When she steps back outside, the worldーwhich before was black and white for herーnow has colour to it, expressing the fact that music can bring colour to our ordinary lives. The scenes and outfit were all conceived by DAOKO herself, making this DAOKO’s first entirely self-produced video.

     

    The music video also features many pieces of work from illustrator Hermippe, who worked on the CD cover for the digital single as well as the key visual for DAOKO’s “2020 Otogi no Mitoshi tour.”

    The song’s lyrics are fantasy-like as they mix together fiction and non-fiction, woven together effortlessly by DAOKO’s lyrical rap flow, and calling back to the music of her early days while evolving her sound at the same time. Together with Nariaki Obukuro, DAOKO has created a new and fitting style of club music for the Reiwa era.

  • MAN WITH A MISSION Just Dropped The Trailer For Their First Ever Music Documentary

    16.January.2020 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    MAN WITH A MISSION unveiled the trailer for their first ever music documentary MAN WITH A MISSION THE MOVIE -TRACE the HISTORY.

    The body of a human, the head of a wolf, and shrouded in mystery. The five-piece Japanese rock band took to the music scene in 2010 and are soaking in global fame today. The documentary unfolds from the perspective of American journalist Carl Cooper, who has been following MAN WITH A MISSION since 2010. The trailer reveals snippets of interviews with the band and staff, recording scenes, live performances and much more exciting footage that was collected over the years since Cooper’s arrival in Japan in 2010.

     

    MAN WITH A MISSION Music Documentary Trailer

    The 30-second trailer is jam-packed with exciting live scenes flooded with fans waving towels and the exceptionally talented five band members who have captured the hearts of the nation. As the trailer flicks rapidly through the story of their lives, the amount of unseen footage reveals a completely new side to the band members that fans will be thrilled to discover more about.

     

    ©2020 “TRACE the HISTORY” FILM PARTNERS

  • Tokyo DisneySea’s Pixar Playtime Event Now in Full Swing and Loved by Pixar Movie Fans

    16.January.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    You say there’s a snake in your boot? That’s because Tokyo DisneySea’s long-awaited Pixar Playtime is finally here, partner! Running from January 10 to March 19, this special event is a celebrating of all-things Pixar, with appearances from fans’ favourite films from Toy Story to Finding Nemo and beyond.

     

    Today, we’re taking a small peek into what Pixar fanatics can look forward to. From shows to food and merchandise, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

     

    Pixar Playtime

    Pixar Playtime is an annual event that plunges guests into the wonderful worlds of Pixar’s filmography, giving them a chance to meet and celebrate with some of the most iconic characters in animation history. For Pixar Playtime 2020, Tokyo DisneySea has been decorated like a colourful board game with squares which guests can move along and challenge themselves to the many different objectives written on them. There are many programmes prepared for this year, including the one below.

     

    The “Pixar Playtime Pals” Show

    Taking place at Piazza Topolino in Mediterranean Harbor, the Pixar Playtime Pals show invites guests into playing various fun games inspired by the Toy StoryThe Incredibles, and Finding Nemo films.

    As the games progress, more and more characters begin to appear to raise levels of excitement including those from RatatouilleUpBrave, and Inside Out.

    It’s an exciting time for Pixar fans to interact with lots of their favourite characters.

     

    Decorations Aplenty

    Tokyo DisneySea is littered with decorations referencing Pixar’s films for the event including the iconic Pixar Ball.

    Other things guests will spot is the colourful roulette featuring numerous characters, a game booth based on the Toy Story film series, a plethora of photo spots including the one above of Jack-Jack from The Incrediblesーthe list goes on. There’s plenty to be enjoyed at every turn, so be sure to take it all in.

     

    Themed Menu

    Special Set – ¥1,980 @ Horizon Bay Restaurant

    This special set is inspired by Finding Nemo. The pink mashed potato spread on the hamburger is made to look like coral.

    There are also other little motifs, like this fish-shaped carrot which is orange like the titular clownfish himself.

    The captivating colours of the lemon roll cake bring to mind Dory swimming through the ocean, while the accompanying pumpkin cream soup is sure to warm you up.

    Sparkling Drink (Orange & Strawberry) – ¥450 @ Horizon Bay Restaurant

    This orange and strawberry flavoured sparkling drink is inspired by Hank the octopus. It’s topped with strawberry flavoured pearls which look like octopus suckers and add a delicious chewy texture to your sipping experience.

    Orange & White Chocolate Mousse w/ Souvenir Mug – ¥800 @ Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery

    This two-layered cup dessert is made from orange and white chocolate mousse. You’re sure you recall the famous claw scene from Toy Story as your fork descends onto the custard-flavoured Little Green Man. The dessert comes with a free Toy Story and star design mug.

    Blueberry Cheesecake w/ Souvenir Plate – ¥800 @ Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery

    The fresh smell of blueberry will hit your nose as you munch into this moist cheesecake, topped with strawberry chocolate-coated wheat bran. It also comes with a plate featuring the Pixar Playtime board game design.

     

    Special Merchandise

    Mug – ¥’2,300

    It wouldn’t be a Pixar event without some love for Luxo Jr., the famous lamp that is a symbol of Pixar. The “Playtime” text written on the mug depicts various movies from the animation studio.

    Pouch Set – ¥2,100

    You’re sure to be spoiled for choice when picking which of these pouches to use, but luckily they come as a set, so you get all three. They feature cute designs of the Pixar character cast.

    Osenbei – ¥1,100

    This set of osenbei rice crackers make for a perfect souvenir. There are five flavours in the set including persimmon seed, sweet & salty, curry, salted, and cheese.

     

    Jump into the wonderful world of Pixar at Tokyo DisneySea’s Pixar Playtime Event.

     

    ©️Disney

  • Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Collaboration Releases Final Promotional Video

    16.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    The Gundam vs. Hello Kitty project began in April 2019, with Gundam recently being announced as the winner between the two. The two franchises have now come together to announce a new project for 2020 entitled “Gundam x Hello Kitty Love & Peace.”

    The project sees Hello Kitty and Gundam looking past their differences to instead pray for a world with peace and no war. It will go on to collaborate with various shops and creators.

     

    The third and final promotional video for the project entitled “Love & Peace” was released on YouTube, following on from the first two episodes which collectively have over 2 million views. Check it out below.

    Fans can expect a whole new batch of merchandise to come with the following new cute designs which combine the worlds of Gundam and Hello Kitty.

    More information on the project will be released in the coming months on the project’s official website and Twitter account.

    Speaking about the latest in the project, Amuro from Gundam commented: “We had our showdown in 2019. We have the support of all of you and have been able to come to an understanding with Hello Kitty. We have numerous things planned for 2020 which we are putting our all into with Hello Kitty, so please be sure to keep watching over us.”

    Hello Kitty said: “I competed in 2019, and thanks to everyone who supported me, I have been able to win over Amuro and we now understand each other. We’re working well together. We have lots in store for you to enjoy, so look forward to it.”

     

    ©Sotsu・Sunrise ©’76,’20 SANRIO

  • Latest News On SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Japan – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

    16.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is set to open at Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in 2020ーthe year of the Tokyo Olympicsーas the world’s first theme park area centred on the world, games and video game characters from Nintendo.

     

    What is “SUPER NINTENDO WORLD”?

    SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will be the first-ever multilevel Nintendo-themed area at USJ, and the first of its kind in the world. Fans of the internationally beloved games can expected to see a whole host of rides and attractions dedicated to their favourite characters, from Mario Kart to Yoshi and beyond, as well as themed restaurants, merchandise shops, and more.

    Power Up Band

    Guests at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will be able to feel like they are in a Mario video game with the Power Up Band, a purchasable wristband which works in connection with the USJ app for smartphones., which enables them to collect digital coins and compete with their friends for the highest score on the scoreboards.

     

    Hit question blocks to collect coins

    Just like Mario does in his quest to save Princess Peach from Bowser, guests can collect coins by hitting Question Blocks with their Power Up Bands. They will feel like they are competing in a video game, in real time, with the other guests in the park. The Power Up Band has numerous features, including the ability to obtain collectable items like Mario character stamps by completing various conditions listed on the app.

     

    Battle bosses with friends

    Additionally, guests can collect ‘Keys’ in a new attraction called ‘Key Challenges’ with which they can unlock various gameplay opportunities including ‘Boss Battles.’ They will be able to battle bosses together with their friends.

     

    Charli XCX & Galantis drop music video to promote the park’s grand opening

    To promote the opening of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, USJ dropped a music video entitled WE ARE BORN TO PLAY on their official YouTube channel on Tuesday in collaboration with Swedish electronic DJ duo Galantis and English singer-songwriter Charli XCX. The music video merges the real world with the world of Mario, with Charli hanging out with Toad on top of Peach’s castle and people stomping on digital Goombas. The song features original music mixed together iconic leitmotifs from the Mario games.


    We look forward when SUPER NINTENDO WORLD finally opens and will most definitely cover it once it does.

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