Animate’s Shonen Jump Fair 2020: My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, One Piece & More
The series of Shonen Jump are set to fall on the Japanese anime merchandise chain Animate as “Jump Fair in Animate 2020” begins on March 19 and will run until April 12.
Fans can expect exclusive merchandise from various Shonen Jump series, as well as original bonus items when they purchase items from Animate stores across Japan. More on these below.
Bonus Items – Batch ①: Jump Fair Selection (Select Items)
Those who purchase or pre-order any piece of designated merchandise at Jump Fair in Animate will receive one of the pictured cards or other item. You can also get your hands on some of the original Shonen Jump items sold at Jump Festa last year, a popular Shonen Jump festival held every year.
The bonus items will be split into two batches sold at different dates and comprised of 58 items in total. Batch 1 items will drop from March 19 to April 2 and will include merchandise from My Hero Academia, The Promised Neverlandーfor which a live-action film has been green-litーand more. Batch 2 will available commencing April 3 and will include series like One Piece, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and more.
If you’re a Shonen Jump fan, and are headed to Japan this spring, then don’t miss out on Animate’s Shonen Jump fair.
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Jump Fair in Animate 2020
Slot ①: March 19, 2020 – April 2, 2020
Slot ②: April 3, 2020 – April 12, 2020
Located: Animate stores in Japan and Animate’s online store
Eve’s Song Bokurano, the 6th Opening Theme for My Hero Academia, Hits Streaming Services
The sixth opening song for the anime series My Hero Academia, Bokurano, was added to all major streaming services on January 8, 2023. The track is performed by popular artist Eve.
Bokurano – Eve
Eve, a longtime fan of My Hero Academia, claims that the episodes in the second cour of the sixth season hold a “special place” in his heart. “The song Bokurano was created to inspire our favorite battered heroes, pushing them to overcome their hardships together,” he said. The track features Eve’s signature fast-paced guitar along with the singer’s powerful voice and sensitive lyrics. Up-and-coming music video creator niL, who previously worked on Eve’s Yuseiboushi, provided the jacket art
In the second cour of the sixth season, the protagonist Izuku Midoriya will face the aftermath of the deadly battle seen during the Paranormal Liberation War Arc. The opening shows Deku with an entirely new aura and fans are sure to be shocked by how the series progresses!
Comment from Eve
“I’m happy to announce that I’ll be performing the sixth opening theme for the anime series My Hero Academia.
The song Bokurano was created to inspire our favorite battered heroes, pushing them to overcome their hardships together.
I have a personal attachment to this series and I’m so honored that I was asked to write a song for it!”
Bokurano – Eve (Digital Single)
My Hero Academia 6th Opening Theme
Release Date: January 8, 2023
Streaming Links: https://tf.lnk.to/Bokurano
Tokyo Revengers Event to be Held at Animate to Celebrate the Return of the Series
24.November.2022 | ANIME&GAME
From December 10, 2022 until January 22, 2023, a special Tokyo Revengers Fair will take place at Animate locations nationwide and online to celebrate the return of the anime series for the Christmas Showdown Arc!
The series tells the story of freelancer Takemichi Hanagaki, who finds out that his only girlfriend has been killed by the ruthless Tokyo Manji Gang. Going back in time 12 years, he decides to save his girlfriend and become a better version of himself. The first season of the anime series ran from April to September of last year and was based on Ken Wakui’s manga series, which concluded on November 16. The anime will return in January 2023 for its second season.
During the event, fans can snag a special bromide (8 varieties) for every ¥1,100 spent (including tax) on Tokyo Revengers goods. These bromides will feature new illustrations of Mikey, Draken, Inupi, Koko, and other popular characters in tuxedos!
New merchandise will also be on sale, including clear cases, acrylic stands, and more, all featuring the new artwork.
Christmas card-style flyers will also be handed out at select Animate stores starting December 3 while supplies last, so be sure to celebrate the holiday season with the cast of Tokyo Revengers!
Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc Fair at Animate
Running: December 10, 2022 – January 22, 2023
Venue: Animate locations nationwide / Animate Online
Haikyu!! Smartphone Game to Release This Winter, Pre-Registration Now Open
15.November.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Pre-registration for the upcoming Haikyu!! mobile game began on November 8! Haikyu!! TOUCH THE DREAM is scheduled to launch this winter, and the first trailer has been released on the title’s official Twitter page (@haikyu_haidori).
What is Haikyu!! TOUCH THE DREAM?
Haikyu!! TOUCH THE DREAM is a fully-realized smartphone game for iOS and Android devices based on the globally-popular anime and manga series Haikyu!! Popular characters from the series appear in the title and players can form their dream volleyball team to take the top spot in the rankings!
▼Aim for the Top with your Dream Team!
Choose your favorite characters and create your own dream team to take the top spot!
▼Enjoy a Fully-Voiced Story!
Play through a complete story filled with unique characters, tear-jerking moments, and unpredictable twists and turns. All scenes are fully voiced!
▼Take to the Court with Chibi Versions of your Favorite Characters!
Enjoy an epic volleyball game starring original chibi versions of the characters!
▼Packed to the Brim with Content!
The game contains plenty of modes, including Story, PvP, Tournaments, and much more!
▼Filled with Original Illustrations!
Featuring exclusive illustrations, players are urged to collect all of their favorite characters to add to their roster!
Haiyuu!! TOUCH THE DREAM Pre-Registration Now Open
Pre-registration is now open ahead of the game’s release this winter. To register, visit the official Twitter page and add the game to your friends list on LINE. Depending on how many users pre-register, some incredible rewards may appear!
Keep an eye on the official Twitter page for more information!
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Haikyu!! TOUCH THE DREAM
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/haikyu_haidori
ONE PIECE FILM RED and Cake.jp Collaboration Vending Machine Appears in AEON MALL Locations
Cake.jp, a website specializing in cakes and sweets, is installing special vending machines in AEON MALL locations! These machines are part of a collaboration with ONE PIECE FILM RED.
The collaboration vending machines will offer canned cakes inspired by Luffy, Uta, and Shanks from the popular film. Each cake tin features original designs by Cake.jp and each character’s cake has a unique flavor.
Luffy: A refreshing cake with orange cream, jelly, blueberry cream, and more.
Uta: A colorful cake with a variety of flavors including melon, lemon, orange, and blueberry cream.
Shanks: A chocolate-based cake with berry cream and a perfect balance of richness and acidity.
Collaboration Vending Machine
While the Cake.jp official website sells these cakes exclusively in a set of three, the collaborative vending machine allows customers to purchase them separately. Fans of all ages will love these tasty treats, so after seeing the film why not pick up some of these sweets for yourself or a friend?
My Hero Academia Underwear Now Available from HIPSHOP
A collaboration has been announced between the popular shop HIPSHOP and My Hero Academia, a popular anime series that has just started its sixth season. The new products will be available at HIPSHOP stores nationwide and online starting on November 11, 2022.
The front of each item has a background pattern inspired by the personality of each of the main characters. The back features HIPSHOP’s standard up-angle design. Fans of the series won’t want to miss out on these unique and colorful items.
Those who purchase an item from the My Hero Academia series in-store will receive an original HIPSHOP shopping bag. Supplies are limited, so you’ll want to hurry! Six designs are available in total, with each available in M, L, and LL.
Each pair of underpants is made of a quick-drying, stretchy polyester material that keeps the skin feeling dry. As silly as it may seem, these would make the perfect gift for the anime fan in your life.
My Hero Academia x HIPSHOP
On Sale: November 11, 2022
Online Store: https://www.hipshop.jp/fs/hipshop/c/myheroacademia/
My Hero Academia Pop-Up Shop Opens in Tokyo for a Limited Time
My Hero Academia began its sixth season this month, and to celebrate, a special pop-up store will open at Tokyo Solamachi for a limited time. Fans will be able to grab some neat merch from November 5 until December 2, 2022.
Limited-Edition Collaborative Goods
The new merchandise features unique character nametags drawn exclusively for the shop. Fans can grab all kinds of goods, from acrylic pen stands and pins to clear folders and pouches.
Purchase Bonuses Available
Guests spending ¥1,000 (tax included) or more will be gifted an original illustration card. Ten designs are available, and each card will be given out at random.
These new products can also be purchased online at the Tree Village site from November 5 at 9:00 until December 2 at 23:59. Note that the purchase bonus is not available for online orders.
For more details, check out the official website!
My Hero Academia Pop-Up Shop
Running: November 5 – December 2, 2022
Venue: Tokyo Solamachi West Yard, 4F, #4
Tree Village (Official TV Shop)
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Official Site: https://tree-village.jp
VANS and One Piece Announce First Collaboration Shoe Line
Famous sports brand VANS has announced a collaboration with the wildly popular manga and anime series One Piece! Fans can expect to find colorful shoes and apparel when the new items hit shelves next month.
Sk8-Hi Punk Hazard
The Sk8-Hi Punk Hazard sneakers were based on the original VANS Sk8-Hi silhouette. The sneakers show off the Straw Hat Crew’s adventures, with a frozen landscape on one side and a fiery landscape on the other. The characters sport the brand’s iconic checkerboard pattern.
VANS Classic Old Skools with a Devil Fruit Motif
The VANS Classic Old Skools sport the Devil Fruit, something that has given many characters in the show special abilities and powers. The VANS Classic Authentic sneakers are dotted with symbols and logos from One Piece, perfect for fans who want something a bit more subtle.
Robin & Nami’s Collab
The new collaboration VANS Skate Classics will feature Wanted Posters and will be available in either a Nami pattern or a Nico Robin pattern, with the One Piece logo on the outsole.
Art from Famed Japanese Artist Cookie!
For this unique collaboration, Japanese artist Cookie! provided some new art of Tony Tony Chopper. The Authentic 44 DX One Piece Cookie! features a pink checkerboard pattern with an illustration of the adorable character blended with Cookie! himself. The collection will also feature other goods including hats, bags, hoodies, shirts, and socks.
The Vans One Piece Collection will go on sale on November 11, 2022, at the Vans Story at APAC and VANS retailers nationwide. It’s unclear whether the items will be available to purchase overseas.
VANS × ONE PIECE
On Sale: November 11, 2022
Where to Buy: VANS Stores, VANS Carriers nationwide
Official Site: https://www.vansjapan.com/
CASETiFY Collaborates with One Piece for New iPhone 14 Series
Popular phone accessory brand CASETiFY has announced a new collection inspired by One Piece. This marks the third collaboration between the two, with the new items celebrating the release of One Piece Film: Red.
Dubbed the ‘Pirate Black Collection, the series was inspired by playing cards and plastic models. One highlight of the collection is the Golden Transponder Snail 3D AirPods Pro case, inspired by the communication device from the Marine’s Buster Call. Both a display piece and a protective case, the outer shell features a metallic gold finish with painted eyeballs and a keychain.
Along with the 3D AirPods Pro case, the lineup includes plenty of items perfect for every kind of One Piece fan, including the Motif case covered in icons from the series, the Thousand Sunny Ship Case featuring the Straw Hat crew’s ship, and the Brotherhood Sticker Case highlighting the bond between Luffy, Sabo, and Ace.
The poker card character case uses playing cards as a motif, and features six fan-favorite duos including Luffy & Shanks and Ace & Sabo. Don’t miss the movie-exclusive Uta & Shanks version!
Limited-edition 25th-anniversary accessories will also be available, including water bottles, Macbook sleeves, iPad covers, Apple Watch straps, and more.
Those who have already registered for the waitlist on the CASETiFY online store will be the first allowed access to the collection on October 5, 2022. See the official website for more details.
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One Piece x CASETiFY Pirate Black Collection
Preorders Open October 5, 13:00 *For those on the waitlist only
General Sales begin October 5, 17:00
Official Website: https://www.casetify.com/ja_JP/co-lab/one-piece-2022
PEACH JOHN Releases Lingerie Line Inspired by ONE PIECE FILM RED
Japanese lingerie line PEACH JOHN has launched a new collection inspired by ONE PIECE FILM RED! The new items went on sale starting September 21, and fans can purchase them from the official PEACH JOHN site and at PEACH JOHN stores nationwide.
The collaboration includes bra and panty sets inspired by Nami, Nico Robin, and Uta, the main character of the latest film. Pajamas inspired by Shanks will also be available in both male and female sizes. While sold out on the online shop, these are still available in stores.
Fans can also grab a cozy one-piece dress inspired by Uta’s outfit in the film, while the bra and panty set features satin ribbon reminiscent of Uta’s hairstyle. The straps in the back were inspired by Uta’s wings.
The special site features an exclusive interview with Enako, the top cosplayer in Japan and the model for the collaboration. She gave her impressions of the photo shoot, so be sure to check it out!
PEACH JOHN x ONE PIECE FILM RED Limited Time Collaboration
Special Collaboration Site: https://www.peachjohn.co.jp/pj/special/pj22at/onepiece/
Official Site: https://www.peachjohn.co.jp
LUSH to Release One Piece Inspired Bath Bombs in Japan, UK, Ireland
UK-based cosmetics brand LUSH has announced a new One Piece collaboration! A total of six unique products will be released on September 19, including four bath bombs, one bath bar, and one wrapping cloth known as a knot wrap. Items will be available at 76 LUSH locations nationwide and online, and will also be for sale in the UK and Ireland.
The Gum-Gum Fruit, which makes Luffy’s body stretch like rubber, has been transformed into a bath bomb for the collaboration.
As the bath bomb dissolves, the water will turn a swirling purple, and your arms and legs will naturally want to stretch out as you relax with the scents of black currant and orange.
Gum-Gum Fruit (Bath Bomb): ¥980
Fans of Ace will want to grab the Flame-Flame Fruit bath bomb, containing mandarin orange peel oil, fenugreek seed extract, and carrot seed oil. Nico’s Flower-Flower Fruit will fill your tub with the scent of geranium oil, rose, and jasmine, while Chopper’s Human-Human Fruit blends cocoa, tonka extracts, and bergamot oil. Fans can also grab a themed One Piece wrapping cloth!
Flame-Flame Fruit (Bath Bomb): ¥980
Flower-Flower Fruit (Bath Bomb): ¥980
Human-Human Fruit (Bath Bomb): ¥980
Straw Hat Bubble Bath Bar: ¥1,400
LUSH × ONE PIECE
Release Date: September 19, 2022
Official Site: https://www.lush.com/jp/ja/c/one-piece
*Limit on the number of items
Each person may purchase up to 5 bath bombs/bubble bars and 1 Knot Wrap per person. Sales will end as soon as all items are gone.
RecoChoku Announces Winners for Best Music of August 2022
13.September.2022 | MUSIC
Japanese music streaming site RecoChoku has announced the top song and album rankings for August 2022!
Unsurprisingly, Ado tops both the single and album charts with her new tracks from the movie ONE PIECE FILM RED. The singer provided the singing voice of Uta, a main character in the film which was released nationwide on August 6, 2022.
New Genesis, the theme from ONE PIECE FILM RED, was released ahead of the movie’s release on June 8, 2022. It ranked 4th in the monthly rankings for June and July, and following the film’s release in August, it shot to the top of the charts for four consecutive weeks, continuing to hold the #1 spot.
Ado also took first place in August’s album ranking with her collection of songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED. Released on August 19, 2022, the album features a number of tracks made for the film, with seven different artists helping to produce these now legendary songs.
For the daily ranking on August 11, the top seven singles were all from this one album. Starting at the top spot, the songs included were: New Genesis, Where the Wind Blows, Tot Musica, The World’s Continuation, Binks’ Sake, I’m Invincible, and Fleeting Lullaby.
In the album ranking, it was number one in the weekly ranking for three consecutive weeks since its release on August 17 and continued its momentum to take the top position in the monthly ranking for the month of August.
Ado had her first top single ranking in February 2021 with Usseewa, and her first #1 album in January and February 2022 with Kyogen.
If you haven’t listened to the singer’s collection of songs from the most recent ONE PIECE film, you’re missing out!
RecoChoku Monthly Music Award – August 2022 (Announced September 1, 2022)
1st Place: New Genesis (Uta from ONE PIECE FILM RED) – Ado (Released June 8, 2022)
2nd Place: Start Over – THE BEAT GARDEN
3rd Place: Ame Sansan – King Gnu
4th Place: Where the Wild Blows – Ado
5th Place: Mixed Nuts – Official HiGE DANdism
1st Place: Uta’s Songs from ONE PIECE FILM RED – Ado (Released August 10, 2022)
2nd Place: M – INI
3rd Place: BE:1 – BE:FIRST
4th Place: Falling into your eyes Record – Aimyon
5th Place: Suki Toiunowa Rock Daze! (Special Edition) – Nogizaka46
Official Site: https://recochoku.jp
Shonen Jump Series ‘Undead Unluck’ to Get Anime Adaptation in 2023
02.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME
TMS Entertainment has announced that it will produce the anime adaptation of the popular Shonen Jump manga series Undead Unluck in 2023!
The series follows Fuuko, a girl desperate for a passionate romance like the ones she sees in her favorite manga. Due to her Unluck ability, that seems impossible–but one day, she’s swept off her feet by Andy. As his unwilling test subject, she follows as Andy works to find a way to trigger a stroke of Unluck big enough to kill him for good. However, when the pair discovers a secret organization is hunting them, it puts Andy’s burial plans on hold. Now, the exciting supernatural comedy series is making its way to the small screen!
The first teaser visual has been unveiled, showing Andy, a man with an immortal body, and Fuuko, a girl who brings bad luck to those she touches.
The anime will be produced by both David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) and the TMS subsidiary UNLIMITED PRODUCE.
Look forward to the Undead Unluck anime series next year!
Official Site: https://undead-unluck.net