Godzilla 65th Anniversary Sneakers Released by Patrick
To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Godzilla franchise, stylish sneaker company Patrick has created 4 different shoe models: Godzilla Marathon, Chibi Godzilla Marathon, and two Chibi Godzilla Velcro.
Chibi Gozilla was created this year for the anniversary and is aimed at children. A book entitled Ganbare Chibi Godzilla was released in October last year and by the following month, huge orders were placed as the book received huge attention. A second picture book was released in May this year titled Nakayoshi Chibi Godzilla. In the books, a cute and tiny Godzilla befriends an equally cute and tiny Mothra and Anguirus. The first Chibi Godzilla animated film is also now airing at TOHO cinemas across Japan, attraction the attention of not only kids but movie fanatics too. A Hollywood movie titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters was also released earlier this year and became a worldwide hit.
And now, from the big screen and books, the Godzilla craze is now entering the real world in the form of sneakers. Let’s take a look at the models.
Godzilla Marathon (Unisex) *Adult size
These sneakers are made from a special lacquer material to make it feel like Godzilla’s tough, amour-like skin. The specially-designed insoles and woven logo are sure to be a hit with Godzilla fans.
Chibi Godzilla Marathon (Unisex) *Adult size
The entire shoe is covered with illustrations of Godzilla. The insoles have logos have also been specially designed for this model.
Chibi Godzilla Velcro
Also featuring Chibi Gozilla’s iconic green colour is this model pair with Velcro for an easy fit. The kids version comes with double Velcro.
The line-up features sneakers that both kids and adults alike can enjoy. Which pair is your favourite?
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Price: ¥19,000 (Before Tax)
Size: 35-45 (22.5cm-28.0cm)
Material: Steer Leather
Release Date: End of October 2019
Chibi Godzilla Marathon
Price: ¥15,000 (Before Tax)
Size: 35-45 (22.5cm-28.0cm)
Materials: Nylon x Velvet
Release Date: End of October 2019
Price: Kids Model ¥7,500 (Before Tax) / Junior Model ¥9,500 (Before Tax)
Size: Kids 14.0cm-18.0cm / Junior 19.0cm-22.0cm
Materials: Nylon x Velvet
Release Date: End of October 2019
Godzilla Store Tokyo Official Website: https://godzilla.store/tokyo/
Life-Sized Godzilla Theme Park Attraction Stomps Its Way to Japan in Summer 2020
This year is a towering year for Godzilla, marking 65 years since the first Godzilla film was first released in 1954. The third-ever Hollywood studio adaptation from the franchise, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, was released on May 31 this year. A new film from Hollywood, entitled Godzilla vs. Kong, will be released on March 13, 2020.
Nijigen no Mori, a theme park on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, has announced that a new Godzilla-themed attraction entitled “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji ~National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster~” will open at the park in summer 2020.
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 zip line straight through a detailed recreation of Godzilla’s insides, a shooting game, and more.
There will also be official and exclusive themed merchandise and food too. If you’re looking for a real Godzilla experience when visiting Japan, then look no further (and try not to get eaten!)
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Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji ~National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster~
Grand Opening: Summer 2020 (Subject to Change)
Location: Nijigen no Mori, 2425-1 Kusumoto, Awaji, Hyogo
Official Website: https://nijigennomori.com/godzilla_awaji
*Listed information is correct at the time of this article’s publication but is subject to changes. Please visit the park’s official website for the latest information.
Escape From Godzilla at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS Escape Game Theme Park
TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS’s catalogue of games just keeps on growing. The puzzle and escape game theme park has just announced the return of its escape game Escape From Shin Godzilla which is being held in collaboration with the 2016 film Shin Godzilla.
The event was previously held last April where it ran until October, enjoying huge popularity with over 40,000 escape game-goers. Players took the role of a member of the Kyosaitai―the anti-Godzilla task force―based in Kabukicho, Shinjuku where you will be tasked with solving puzzles to defeat the colossal giant.
The thrilling event returns once more with original visuals created to make it look like Godzilla has really invaded Kabukicho. Tickets are now on sale, and you can pick up exclusive merchandise and themed food at the venue too. Can you defeat Godzilla?
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Escape From Shin Godzilla
Location: Himitsu Kichi Lab, TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS (Floor B1F)
Running: October 4, 2019 – November 10, 2019
Weekdays: 13:20 / 16:20 / 19:20
Weekends & Holidays: 10:10 / 12:40 / 15:10 / 17:40 / 20:10
*The event will end 100 minutes after each starting time
Advance: Single ¥3,300 / Group ¥12,000 / Repeater Group Ticket ¥12,000
Same-Day: Single ¥3,800 / Group ¥14,000 / Repeater Group Ticket ¥14,000
*Same-day tickets will not be available if all advance tickets sell out
TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
Address: APM Bldg., 1-27-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-0021
Opening Hours: Weekdays 11:30-23:00 / Weekends & Holidays 09:30-23:00
No Fixed Holidays.
Price: Free Entry (*Separate tickets required for games)
Official Homepage (English): https://mysterycircus.jp/en/
Event Page (Japanese): https://mysterycircus.jp/shin-godzilla/
Kaiju Monsters to Take Over Shibuya With Limited-Time Exhibition
The world’s first ever exhibition for kaiju monsters that have fought with Godzilla or who have always stayed as minor characters is set to take place at Seibu Shibuya from April 27 to May 6.
The line-up will include an army of different monsters including the instantly-recognisable ones that even people who aren’t fans will know, like Baragon and Hedorah, amongst others. The exhibition will feature figures, monster suits, recordings of monster fights, and more.
The exhibition will also feature written commentary throughout by production designer Toshio Miike. Miike will also appear at the event on the final day to give a guided tour on the exhibition.
Japanese mangaka Shinji Nishikawa will also hold a live drawing performance. Full details are on the event’s official website.
Promotional material for the upcoming film Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be dotted throughout the event. The movie is set for worldwide release on May 31, 2019.
Gojira Janai Kata Ten (Exhibition Of Those Who Aren’t Godzilla)
Running: April 27, 2019 – May 6, 2019
Location: Seibu Shibuya (Floor 7F)
Price: ¥900 (Free for elementary school students and younger)
Bonus Ticket: ¥1,200 (Choose between two illustrated postcards)
*The first 5,000 people to attend the exhibition will receive an exclusive trading card
Official Event Page: http://no-godzilla.world
Sangacio Collaborates With New York City to Release Japanese NYC Sneakers
28.November.2018 | FASHION
Sangacio have combined the official NYC trademark with the Japanese character “にゅ” (Nyu, meaning “New”) to create their new “NYU YORK” logo.
The design is a linguistic fusion that takes the “Nyu” from the brand’s “Nyuuzu” collection which itself comes from the Japanese phrase for “New Shoes.” The sneakers have the official City of New York stamp of approval on them along the bottom as well as the Central Park symbol on the tongue.
NYU YORK GREEN: ¥30,240 (Tax Included)
Every pair of these sneakers is made to order and crafted from carefully selected material by shoe experts. They come with a year’s free guarantee and offer repairs during that period.
NYU YORK NAVY: ¥28,890 (Tax Included)
The funky Japanese hiragana characters offer a fun design while also promoting the fact they are made in Japan to the world. Pick your pair and incorporate them into your outfit!
Sangacio “にゅ YORK”
On Sale: December 3, 2018 (2 Colours)
Product Name: にゅYORK GREEN
Price: ¥30,240 (Tax Included)
Product Name: にゅYORK NAVY/YELLOW
Price: ¥28,890 (Tax Included)
On Sale: December 18 (2 Colours)
Product Name: NYU YORK DENIM
Price: ¥26,460 (Tax Included)
Product Name: にゅYORK RED/WHITE
Price: ¥28,890 (Tax Included)
Guarantee: 1 Year (Includes maintenance throughout this period)
Product Page: https://sangacio.base.ec/blog/2018/11/22/104245
DEERUPT RUNNER ATMOS Trainers to be Released in Collaboration With adidas Originals & atmos
31.October.2018 | FASHION
adidas Originals is teaming up with atmos―the purveyors of Tokyo sneaker culture―to release the new collaborative DEERUPT RUNNER ATMOS models. They drop on November 10.
DEERUPT RUNNER ATMOS G27330 – Price: ¥13,000 (Pre-Tax)
This new pair of bright-red sneakers features a grid design and is made with a completely new structure with Deerupt Runners as the base.
The uppers and mid soles use a stretchy mesh to cover the sneakers. The light and comfortable insoles follow in the footsteps of a foam pocket. The iconic three stripe logo of adidas can also be seen through the mesh.
The golden tips of the shoelaces bring a sophisticated tinge to the overall design.
DEERUPT RUNNER ATMOS
Release Date: November 10, 2018
adidas Originals Flagship Store Tokyo
adidas Original Shops in Japan
Shinsaibashi, HEP FIVE, LaLaport IWATA, LaLaport Shin Misato, Abeno Hoop, LaLaport Fujimi, Girls Shop Shibuya 109, Yokohama Vivre, DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, Fukuoka, Lazona Kawasaki, adidas Brand Core Store Sendai, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Nagoya, Hiroshima
Atmos Official Website: http://www.atmos-tokyo.com/
adidas Originals Official Website: https://shop.adidas.jp/originals/
adidas Originals by Dragonball Z to be Released on September 29
adidas is teaming up with Dragon Ball Z for the very first time to release their new adidas Originals by Dragonball Z line of sneakers.
You can look forward to kicking it with 7 different sneaker designs which will be released over the next few months. The first two models are inspired by Goku (ZX 500 RMDB) and Frieza (YUNG-1DB) and will drop on September 29. Both will come packaged in special boxes. This will be followed by Son Gohan (adidas Deerupt) and Cell (adidas Prophere) in October, Vegeta (adidas Ultra Tech) and Majin Buu (adidas Kamanda) in November and finally Shenron (adidas EQT Support Mid ADV Primeknit) in December.
The sneakers are sure to leave an impression people as they combine the classic adidas design with generation-transcending and internationally beloved Dragon Ball Z franchise.
Goku (ZX 500 RM DBD97046): ¥17,000 (Pre-Tax)
These ZX 500 RM sneakers are inspired by Goku with a blue and orange colour palette. They are still made with the classic mesh and suede like the originals and by keeping the iconic three stripes they have been able to recreate the outfit that Goku wears. The toe box and sides are lined with yellow mesh to symbolise turning Super Saiyan. The back of the shoe also features Goku’s kanji “悟” and the sides also features Flying Nimbus graphics.
Frieza (YUNG-1 DB D97048): ¥22,000 (Pre-Tax)
This pair of YUNG-1 DB sneakers is inspired by Frieza, showcasing a white and purple colour palette. It has a smooth and impactful silhouette, combining a variety of materials including suede. There’s also a touch of pink to finish that Frieza look. The purple TPU material is made to look like Frieza’s shiny shoulders while the suede emboss patches on the sides represent his tough and strong body. The tongue and insoles also feature Dragon Ball illustrations.
If you’re a fan of the Dragon Ball series then boast your love for the franchise with these awesome-looking sneakers. Stay tuned for the other models coming out over the coming months.
Tokyo to the world. Get kicks you can’t get anywhere else.
MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON brings Harajuku culture to the world — for all you Harajuku-fashion-crazed readers who’ve been scouring all over the internet, scraping off every inch of information you can on stores that closet the hottest sartorial trends in Harajuku right now, MOSHI MOSHI SHOPS! is now ready to be your go-to guide. atmos is the first store to kick off our series, known for their abundance in limited edition kicks and flexibility with order-made kicks. We know it’s boring to be look like everybody else, so here’s a store when you can get your one-and-only kicks.
Stemming from the word atmosphere, atmos aims to be the store that exists just like “a type of atmosphere.”
The store is home to various types of sneakers that come in all shapes and colors, and every fashion-lover would know that rush of adrenaline you feel when you pick up the one that makes your heart go boom out of a massive selection.
Some sneakers even have the store name atmos engraved in their sneakers, so if you want to find one you can only find at this store, those are the ones to go diving in for. These collab sneakers usually sit on the 10,000-20,000yen price range — you can also get bags, caps, and sportswear with this collaborative design.
The hidden gems here though, are the socks. “Wear some NIKE logo socks, and your kicks are going to look that much better. They’re reasonably priced, so I’d assume that’s also a huge appeal, isn’t it?” (Shop staff)
ASICS Tiger × atmos GEL-LYTE V
PUMA for atmos DISC BLAZE VENUS
The black ASICS Tiger with a dash of gold is a collaborative model — the nicely-cushioned midsoles keeps your feet comfortable, striking the whole palette with its luxurious white and gold simmers. These kicks pull the best out of a formal/mode style by drawing out just enough casual into the look.
PUMA DISC BLAZE VENUS is another one that is only available at the store. The elasticity allows your shoe to adjust to your feet shape as you walk, and the mesh keeps the shoes from trapping all the heat, allowing your feet to remain smell-able after a long day of walking. Aiming to be a pair of sneakers you can rely on for a long day of walking, the kicks also remain fashionable with its autumn-sky-inspired design.
Reebok CLASSIC INSTAPUMP FURY GALLERY
NIKE WMNS AF1 FLYKNIT
atmos has also got their own line of apparel, “ATMOS LAB” where they’ve got a lineup full of items that “will achieve the final touch to your sports-casual outfit” (shop staff)
Pop sneakers with bright colors, forward-minded sneakers made out of never-before-heard-of material, classic kicks to kawaii kicks, you’re sure to find a pair right here at atmos.
Enter into google maps: 3-22-8, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
5 min. walk from Harajuku Station Takeshita Exit (JR Yamanote Line)
4 min. walk from Meiji Jingu-mae (Tokyo Metro)