SMALL WORLDS TOKYO: New Details Drop On Sailor Moon & Evangelion Areas at Tokyo’s Miniature Theme Park

01.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

The date has finally been revealed for the opening of the all-new SMALL WORLDS TOKYO in Tokyo’s Ariake district: April 25, 2020.

The park will cover an 8,000m2 area across its four floors: the Departure Floor where visitors arrive at the doorstep of the world of SMALL WORLDS TOKYO, the Departure Lounge where you can enjoy delicious food from around the world, SMALL WORLDS where you are thrown into multiple different worlds, and the Creators Floor where you will get to see these miniature worlds being created on a day-to-day basis.

The main floor, SMALL WORLDS, is made up of seven areas: the Kansai International Airport Area, the Space Center Area, World Streets Area, Sailor Moon Area, Neon Genesis Evangelion Tokyo-3 Area, Neon Genesis Evangelion Evangelion Cage Area, and the newly-announced Tokyo Area which for now is a tentative title as they begin preparations for rolling out details about it.

A new photo has been released, as pictured above, of the highly-anticipated Sailor Moon Area. It showcases the outside of series protagonist Usagi Tsukino’s house which the park confirms is now complete.

The Neon Genesis Evangelion Tokyo-3 Area will also feature a visual attraction that makes use for AR/VR technology. It was made in collaboration with South Korean director Jae Cheol Hong. The park will also open a “Special Area” which will feature a miniature remodelling of Shurijo Castle in Okinawa, which was destroyed last month as a result of a fire. It will open sometime next year, and be subsequently moved to SMALL WORLDS OKINAWA, a new site set to open in 2021.

 

The Citizens Rights Figure Program, which opened in August, received such overwhelming praise a second run began on November 29. The program scans a 3D model a person and have a figure of themselves placed in the area of their choice. The areas people can place themselves in this time are the Kansai International Airport Area, Space Center Area, and World Streets Area.

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    To promote the upcoming 2-part film Sailor Moon Eternal, Japanese makeup brand MAQuillAGE has created some special Sailor Moon cosmetic items including a foundation set, makeup base, and compact pouch. Pre-orders opened on Bandai’s official shopping website Premium Bandai on June 22 and on the official Sailor Moon fan club Pretty Guardians on June 23.

    Sailor Moon x MAQuillAGE Premium Bandai Special Set: ¥7,150 (Tax Included/Shipping & Handling Fees Charged Separately)

    The line-up features a limited-edition design compact case made by Shiseido’s MAQuillAGE in collaboration with the Sailor Moon franchise, the popular “Dramatic Powdery UV” foundation, the “Dramatic Skin Sensor Base EX,” and an original design compact pouch. The item designs capture that sparkly moment when the Sailors transform.

    *The compact pouch is exclusive to Premium Bandai and the Sailor Moon store

     

    MAQuillAGE collaborated with Sailor Moon once before back in April 2017 and proved immensely popular amongst fans. Users have since expressed their desire for another collaboration, and their wish has finally been granted.

    The “Dramatic Powdery UV” foundation gently covers your pores and colour spots, leaving your skin looking clear and beautiful. It comes in three colours, more than the last collaboration: Ochre 00, Ochre 10, and Ochre 20. The “Dramatic Skin Sensor Base EX” tones up your face and prevents it from looking shiny.

    The products come as a set with the Compact Pouch which you can safely store them in. It’s made from velvet, adding a luxurious feel.

     

    Make your skincare routine even more glamorous with this new line-up of Sailor Moon cosmetics.

     

    ©Naoko Takeuchi
    ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP / “Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal” Production Committee

  • SMALL WORLDS TOKYO: The World’s Biggest Miniature Theme Park Now Open

    16.June.2020 | SPOT

    SMALL WORLDS TOKYO opened its doors to the public on June 11, 2020, with all necessary precautions in place to tackle the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

    SMALL WORLDS TOKYO is a miniature theme park that covers an 8,000 square meter area which is split into seven different areas made up of moving miniature models: the Kansai International Airport, the Space Center, World Streets, Sailor Moon, Neon Genesis Evangelion Tokyo-3, and Neon Genesis Evangelion Evangelion Cage.

     

    The facility brings a new level of immersion the likes of which the world has never seen. It is a joint project between Japanese creators Tatsuya Kaneko and Shōji Kawamori and a team of Japanese engineers.

    SMALL WORLDS TOKYO also has its own souvenir shop, as well as a restaurant called WHITE ART.

    Not only can you see the six miniature areas—you can live in them too. The “Figure Program plus Resident Rights” scans a person’s whole body using 3D scanning to create a 1/80 scale figure of yourself which can be placed into any of the six areas, including the Sailor Moon one.

    The WHITE ART restaurant offers a dining experience that simulates the relaxation you feel when you finally arrive at the hotel of your travel destination. A special menu has been whipped put by head chefs of famous restaurants in Tokyo.

    The Souvenir Shop sells not only original SMALL WORLDS TOKYO merchandise like the “Rocket Bottle” or wireless speakers, but exclusive items made in collaboration with Sailor Moon, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and more too. There are even workshops, such as how to make your own miniature model.

     

    Discover a whole new miniature world at SMALL WORLDS TOKYO.

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion x GU’s Second Clothing Collection Releasing June 19

    14.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    GU has revealed its next collaboration collection with the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series which is set for release on June 19, 2020.

    The collection features a diverse design line-up, such as the Eva-02 from the upcoming film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time. Each item features characters, logos, and motifs from the franchise that any fan can recognise instantly. The collection includes t-shirts, hoodies, open shirts, and more.

     

    The key visual illustrated exclusively for the collection features the Evangelion pilots donning the GU attire.

  • Q-pot. x Sailor Moon Collaboration Features Sparkly Jewellery Collection

    08.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    In promotion of the upcoming anime film Sailor Moon Eternal, Q-pot. is collaborating with the Sailor Moon series to release a new jewellery collection on June 27, 2020.

    Q-pot is an accessory brand whose products are made to look just like delicious desserts. “Sugar Kaleido Dreams” is the theme of the new Sailor Moon collection, which is made up of sparkly jewellery as sweet as candy.

    Sugar Kaleidoscope Necklace: ¥19,000 (Before Tax) / Chibi Moon Melty Rocket Pendant: ¥21,000 (Before Tax)

    Sailor Moon’s iconic Moon Kaleidoscope has been transformed into a gorgeous necklace, which changes colour when light hits it, creating a kaleidoscopic effect.

     

    Super Sailor Chibi Moon’s compact transformation brooch can now be worn as a pendant in all its shiny, sweet, and cute glory.

    Melty Crisis Moon Necklace: ¥35,000 / Ring: ¥42,000 / Earring: ¥28,000 (All Before Tax)

    Super Sailor Moon’s “Crisis Moon Compact” is the base design for this selection of beautifully detailed accessories, combining gold and pink to create the moon and wing designs.

    Sailor Shiny Candy Necklaces: ¥12,000 (Before Tax)

    One necklace has been made for each of the Sailor Guardians, inspired by the brooches they all wear. Each has “Pretty Guardian” written on it together with each character’s Planetary Symbols and distinct colours.

    Diana Macaron Necklace: ¥9,500 / Ring: ¥6,500 / Bag Charm: ¥7,500 (All Before Tax)

    Macaron accessories inspired by Chibiusa’s adviser, Diana.

    The Melty, Crisis, and Moon series of items are packaged in a special cushioned jewellery box, while everything else comes in an exclusive pink and gold tin.

    Fans who spend over ¥40,000 (before tax) on items in this collaboration series will also receive a “Crystal Dome Paper Weight” while supplies last.

  • Orders Open For Neon Genesis Evangelion Exclusive Merchandise in Collaboration With 4 Brands

    06.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Four brands—tk.TAKEO KIKUCHI, Base Station, PLATINUM AURA, and UNBUILT TAKEO KIKUCHI—are teaming up with the popular anime franchise Neon Genesis Evangelion in promotion of the upcoming film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time.

     

    The items are set to roll out at WORLD ONLINE STORE from mid-June, each being a showcase of the brands as well as an expression of the popular anime franchise. The collection ranges from backpacks, tote bags and pouches to t-shirts, sneakers, and more. tk.TAKEO KIKUCHI will be releasing a special leather jacket featuring a large print on the back.

     

    Be sure to check out the full collection in the lead up to Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time.

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Anime Film Collaborates With Eye Drops Brand Sante FX

    04.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Santen Pharmaceutical has teamed up with the upcoming anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time to released limited edition versions of its eye drop products Sante FX NEO and Sante FX V+. The products went on sale on June 1, 2020.

    The Sante FX series is a popular eye drops brand in Japan. It has previously collaborated with Evangelion in the past, with the last collaboration happening 8 years ago for the promotion of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. The product was promoted a series of commercials under the title “Refreshing Feeling Sante FX” which featured Evangelion references. They are doing the same for the new collaboration under the title “New Refreshing Feeling Sante FX.”

     

    Four different models will be released for both the Sante FX NEO and Sante FX V+ eye drops, including Shinji, Asuka, Rei, and Kaworu. Each features an original illustration of the characters along with colours that identify them.

    A commercial was released to promote the products featuring narration by Kotono Mitsuishi who voices Misato Katsuragi in Neon Genesis Evangelion.

     

    Sante FX x Evangelion CM

    A special website was launched exclusively for the product where Sante FX are carrying out eye tests in Japanese. Users can answer questions to measure the “vigilance” of their eyes. The answers they get will also present them with the Evangelion character they are.

  • Sailor Moon Area to Arrive at Miniature Theme Park SMALL WORLDS TOKYO in June

    31.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The world’s biggest miniature theme park SMALL WORLDS TOKYO has announced that the highly-anticipated Sailor Moon area will open on June 5, 2020.

     

    The Sailor Moon area gives people the chance to be turned into miniature 1/80 scale figurines and live there. In the run up to the grand opening, members of the official Sailor Moon fan club “Pretty Guardians” will have early access to this program from May 29, 2020.

     

    What is SMALL WORLDS TOKYO?

    SMALL WORLDS TOKYO is a miniature theme park that opened Ariake district of Tokyo earlier this spring. The park covers an 8,000 square meter area which is split into seven different areas made up of moving miniature models: the Kansai International Airport, the Space Center, World Streets, Sailor Moon, Neon Genesis Evangelion Tokyo-3, and Neon Genesis Evangelion Evangelion Cage.

     

    What is the Sailor Moon figurine program?

    The Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon series is set in Tokyo’s Azabu-Juban district, which is the setting for the area in SMALL WORLDS TOKYO. During the day, the series heroines, including Usagi Tsukino, live a lively life in Azabu-Juban. At night when the street lights turn on, the girls transform into Sailor Guardians under the moonlight.

     

    On the opposite side of Azabu-Juban district you can see Crystal Tokyo, a future capital city in the 30th Century which also appears in the original series.

     

    In the exclusive Pretty Guardians fan club area of the exhibit, members will find miniature figurines of themselves, making it feel like they really live in the world of Sailor Moon. More details on this program can be found on the official fan club website.

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 T-Shirts Releasing by UNIQLO’s UT Brand

    10.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT it collaborating with the forthcoming anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 to release a collection of T-shirts at UNIQLO stores across Japan and their online store on April 17, 2020.

     

    The film, which is set for release on June 27, 2020, will wrap up the Rebuild of Evangelion film series as the fourth and final entry. The T-shirts in the collection feature completely original and exclusive designs.

     

    Designs take inspiration from memorable scenes

    The collection is comprised of 8 original T-shirt designs which were drawn exclusively for UT, ranging from Evanglion Unit-01, Unit-00, and Unit-01 to popular character Kaworu, and the first-ever Unit-00 Berserk mode T-shirt design. Fans of the Evangelion world are sure to appreciate all the little details.

     

    UT x Evangelion UNIQLO 2020 Spring/Summer


    Delivered in an exclusive box with the Evangelion font

    Those who purchase from the collection via UNIQLO’s online store between April 10-23 will have their orders shipped in a special box bearing various words in the “Eva Font,” such as the UNIQLO brand concept, the brand name’s original “Unique Clothing Warehouse,” and so on.

     

    Due to the ongoing situation surrounding the novel coronavirus, select branches of UNIQLO in Japan are closed or have had their opening hours altered. Details can be found on their website.

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion Themed Clothing Collection Released in Collaboration With X-girl

    31.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Women’s streetwear fashion brand X-girl has teamed up with Neon Genesis Evangelion to release a new collection of 15 T-shirt inspired by the internationally-celebrated anime series. T-shirts from the collection dropped on Friday last week online Calif, which has an international shipping option, as well as at various stores around Japan, and more items are set to roll out from mid-April.

    Neon Genesis Evangelion is known for its deep story, memorable characters, and stylish expression. It had a huge influence on the anime industry and since its release has continued to influence countless series that have followed it.

    The new collection by X-girl captures famous scenes from the anime series and its memorable characters. There are also iconic lines written in text on the T-shirts.

    The short-sleeved t-shirts were released on May 27, while shirts and bags will drop around mid-April.

    The new Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 animated film will be released on June 27, 2020. Get ready for it with a T-shirt from X-girl’s new collection.


    Ⓒカラー/Project Eva.

  • Sailor Moon Nail Oil Set Released to Promote the Upcoming ‘Sailor Moon Eternal’ Movie

    28.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Bandai has developed a new Super Sailor Moon and Super Sailor Chibi Moon “Fragrance Nail Oil Set” on its online store Premium Bandai as part of its cosmetics brand Miracle Romance. Released on March 26, the set is inspired by the upcoming animated film Sailor Moon Eternal which will be released in September this year.

    Miracle Romance Fragrance Oil Nail Set – ¥4,400 (Tax Included) *Shipping & handling fees not included

    Both nail oils are made in the image of Super Sailor Moon and Super Sailor Chibi Moon who will appear in the upcoming Sailor Moon Eternal movie.

    The Super Sailor Moon nail oil has an “Eternal Lemon” fragrance which is locked away inside its gorgeous bottle featuring yellow and blue coloured nail oilーthe same colours as the character’s skirt.

    Super Sailor Chibi Moon’s skirt is yellow and pink, as represented by the colour nail oil for this bottle. It has a cute and sweet-smelling fragrance, and contains three ingredients that are great for the skin: jojoba oil, rose hip, and grapeseed oil. The oil can be used on the skin, where it’s not sticky and is soaked up easily, as well as the nails and cuticles to moisturise them, leaving them nice and smooth.

    The bottles are crafted with the finest details that showcase motifs of their respective characters. They are chic and made from glass which allow for the oils’ colours to glisten through. They are also both branded with the sentence “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal.”

     

    These aren’t just made to look cuteーthey are expertly-made cosmetics for those who want to be a Pretty Guardian too.

     

    ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP / “Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal” Movie Production Committee

    ©Naoko Takeuchi

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion Inspired Accessories to be Released by Q-pot.

    18.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Q-pot. is turning the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion into a delectable collection of dessert-themed accessories, which will go on sale at select Q-pot. shops, the Q-pot. pop-up shop in Seibu Ikebukuro, all EVANGELION STORE branches, and RADIO EVA STORE on April 2, 2020.

    Let’s take a look at what Q-pot. has whipped up in the accessory kitchen this time.

     

    Macaron

    Macaron (Unit-01/Unit-00/Unit-02/Unit-08/Mark.06) – Necklaces ¥9,000 Each (Before Tax), Bag Charms ¥8,000 Each  (Before Tax)

    Modelled after Evangelion Units 01, 00, 02, 08, and Mark.06, and branded with the NERV logo, these macarons are coloured the same as the Plugsuits of their pilots, and are also topped with Entry Plugs.

     

    Melty Melt

    Melty Melt (Unit-01/Unit-00/Unit-02/Unit-08/Mark.06) – Necklaces ¥18,000 Each (Before Tax), Rings ¥15,000 Each  (Before Tax)

    All of the necklaces and rings in the Melty Melt collection are handmade individually, and coloured beautifully like their respective Evangelions. The line-up is a loving homage to the series made into tasty and tempting-looking melted accessories.

     

    Misato Biscuit Cross

    Misato Biscuit Cross Necklace – ¥13,000 (Before Tax)

    Misato Katsuragi is the operations director at NERV. This necklace is based on the cross pendant that she always carries with herーturned into a Q-pot-style biscuit. It reads 3310 (pronounced “Misato” in Japanese) on the back.

     

    Longinus Folk

    Longinus Folk Necklace – ¥16,000 (Before Tax)

    Based on the Spear of Longinus, which is indispensable to the story of Evangelion, the tip reads “EVA” on one side and “Evangelion + Q-pot.” on the other.

     

    Lilith Sugar Cookie

    Lilith Sugar Cookie Necklace – ¥10,000 (Before Tax) / Bag Charm – ¥9,000 (Before Tax)

    Lilith was kept crucified to a giant cross in the deepest level of the NERV headquarters, Terminal Dogma. Lilith has been transformed into a cute sugar cookie necklace and bag charm, with chocolate and icing that looks so real you just want to take a bite.

     

    Rei Capsule

    Rei Capsule Necklace – ¥10,000 (Before Tax)

    This necklace is inspired by Rei Ayanami, the First Child, and that includes it light purple and mint colours. The tablet reads “LINK” and “9mg.”

     

    EVANGELION x Q-pot. Special Package

    01: Accessory Tin

    The items in the Melty Melt series, the Misato Biscuit Cross Necklace, the Longius necklace, and the Lilith Sugar Cookie items all come in this original Evangelion x Q-pot. tin.

    02: Accessory Bag

    The Macaron items and Rei Capusle necklace are packaged in a special seal bag.

    EVANGELION x Q-pot. (Limited Stock)

    Those who spend over ¥30,000 (before tax) on these items are Q-pot. shops, the Q-pot. pop-up shop in Seibu Ikebukuro, and EVANGELION STORE branches will receive one of six possible postcards. These are limited in stock and so are a super rare collectable.

  • EVANGELION STORE Heads to Shopee Thailand

    08.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    BeeCruise, a company that supports the expansion of Japanese content overseas, has joined hands with the official Evangelion e-commerce site EVANGELION STORE, which is run by Ground Works, to make the EVANGELION STORE available in more countries around the world. The store hit the Thai branch of Shopeeーthe largest e-commerce site in Southeast Asiaーon March 4, 2020.

    EVANGELION STORE first appeared on Shopee Taiwan in 2019. Since then, it expanded to Shopee Singapore and Shopee Malaysia in January this year. Shopee Thailand will be its fourth excursion, and to celebrate its opening, customers can get 10% off products on Shopee Thailand now until March 25, 2020 when they follow EVANGELION STORE.

    The EVANGELION STORE release an official statement saying: “To all Evangelion fans, we are incredibly happy to be able to bring the official merchandise of EVANGELION STORE to you all. The final Evangelion film [Evangelion: 3.0+1.0] will be released on June 27, 2020. We ask for your support in getting excited about Evangelion!”

     

    Find your favourite merchandise on the EVANGELION STORE today.

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