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
ONE PIECE FILM RED Inspires Collaboration Event with Raku Spa
From August 18 until September 19, 20 Gokurakuyu and Raku Spa locations will hold a special collaboration to celebrate the release of ONE PIECE FILM RED.
During the event, a new bath will be available each weekend. Guests can enjoy fragrant baths inspired by Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Shanks, and Uta. Check the website to see which baths will be available at which locations!
Those visiting can find some new merchandise featuring exclusive illustrations made for the campaign and a tasty menu inspired by One Piece characters, so don’t miss it!
ONE PIECE FILM RED x Gokurakuyu Raku Spa ~Mugiwara Bathhouse~
Running: August 18 – September 19, 2022
Venue: 20 participating Gokurakuyu/Raku Spa locations
Raku Spa: https://www.rakuspa.com/
Collaboration Details: https://rakuspa.com/onepiece-film-red/
Attack on Titan-Themed Tea Time Event to be Held at Animate
11.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME
From September 17 until October 2, Animate will hold the ‘Soldier’s Tea Time’ collaboration event with popular characters from the Attack on Titan series.
Animate Exclusive Box Purchase Bonus
Pin (8 varieties)
Mini Signboard (8 varieties)
Acrylic Stand (8 varieties)
Event Purchase Bonus – Bromide (8 varieties)
During the event, fans can purchase tons of exclusive items featuring newly-drawn illustrations of Levi, Eren, Erwin, and Jean. Purchase bonuses will also be given to those snagging merchandise.
Come have a cup with these handsome soldiers!
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Attack on Titan ~Soldier’s Tea Time~ in Animate
Running: September 17 – October 2, 2022
Animate Shop: https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=107622
Official Site: http://armabianca.com
Official My Hero Academia Hanko Stamps Released
Japanese hanko stamp shop HANKOS released a new collection of official stamps with character designs from the anime series My Hero Academia on June 22, 2022!
These order-made hanko stamps, which are used in place of signatures in Japan, let you pick your favorite character to be engraved along with your name or a word written in Japanese.
47 Unique Illustrations
3 Fonts Available
Official Hanko Case
There are 47 different illustrations available to choose from including characters like Izuku Midoriya (Deku), Katsuki Bakugo (Dynamight), Ochako Uraraka (Uravity), Shoto Todoroki (Shoto), Neito Monoma (Phantom Thief), Itsuka Kendo (Battle Fist), Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu (Real Steel), and Shota Aizawa (Eraser Head).
Customers can choose from three different fonts, from more traditional to more cute. If you don’t want to use these stamps as a signature, you don’t need to add your name! Feel free to add messages like ‘OK,’ or ‘Thank You,’ or any other brief comments.
*Add up to 3 kanji, 5 hiragana or katakana characters, or 6 letters from the Roman alphabet.
Fans can choose from a self-inking type of hanko, perfect for signing for packages, stamping memos, marking personal belongings, and more. You can also choose a more official stamp that can be registered for use at almost all banks in Japan. Both types come with an exclusive case featuring Deku, Dynamite, and All Might.
Which character would you want alongside your official signature?
Netflix Reveals One Piece Live-Action Series Set Details and Concept Art
During the Netflix Geeked Week livestream, more details about the Hollywood live-action One Piece adaptation were revealed to a sea of anxious fans.
Along with six new cast members, fans caught a glimpse of the fantastic sets being used for the series and a greeting from the showrunners Steven Maeda and Matt Owens, along with the actor playing Luffy, Iñaki Godoy.
The new cast members include Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore, Steven Ward as Mihawk, Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff, Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan, Celeste Loots as Kaya, and Chioma Umeala as Nojiko.
A One Piece live-action project had been discussed before, finally coming to fruition after original creator Eiichiro Oda and other members of Shonen Jump staff were convinced that it could be done well. As announced by a number of cast members on social media, the project began filming recently in South Africa.
Behind-the-Scenes Time-lapse Footage
“We get to go to work every day and walk on these massive sets and see these characters come to life,” Maeda said.
“Oda’s world is so unique. Seeing all of this stuff in person, being able to reach out and touch it, has just been such an experience,” Owens continued.
Eiichiro Oda’s manga series has become one of the best-selling manga series in history. Originally published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997, the series recently celebrated its 100th volume and will celebrate 1,000 anime episodes in the coming weeks. With over 490 million copies in circulation, Luffy’s adventure is beloved by manga fans around the world.
On August 6, the newest One Piece film, ONE PIECE FILM RED, will be released in theaters in Japan.
This live-action adaptation is highly-anticipated by longtime fans around the world. Stay tuned for more news to come!
One Piece Summer 2022 Event to Open at Universal Studios Japan
From July 1 until October 2, 2022, fans of the long-running series One Piece won’t want to miss taking a trip to Universal Studios Japan! This year’s event promises to be extra special as fans celebrate the 25th anniversary of the manga series and the 15th anniversary of the One Piece Premier Show, the annual event at USJ. A special menu featuring tasty treats inspired by the series will be available alongside unique merchandise only available on-site.
This summer’s limited menu and goods lineup are each inspired by a music festival. The event itself will draw inspiration from the film One Piece Film Red, scheduled to release on August 6, 2022.
The Discovery Restaurant in the Jurassic Park-themed area of Universal Studios Japan will be transformed into the One Piece Summer Banquet Restaurant during the event period, featuring a selection of tasty dishes inspired by each main character. This year, menu items inspired by Robin and Jinbe will be available for the first time.
Plenty of original merchandise will be on sale, with one specific item serving as a highlight of the new collection: the 15th-anniversary book. This tome includes details and images from each of the past One Piece Premier Shows and is a must-have for any fan. It also includes a message from the original series author Eiichiro Oda.
One ‘music festival’ themed item is the Festival Towel. Playing a major role in the 2022 version of the One Piece Premier Show, the item is decorated with a limited edition 15th-anniversary design. Guests can also grab a collectible bracelet and salted candy in a unique soda can-inspired package. Of course, it wouldn’t be a One Piece event without some straw hats for sale!
This year’s menu includes everything from Nami’s Orange Frappe to Frankie’s Super American Hot Dog. Each of these tasty dishes will be perfect for posting on social media! Next to the Lost World Restaurant, guests can enjoy some additional goodies from the One Piece Food Cart including Sanji’s Pork Ribs and Sanji’s Peach and Lemon Frozen Smoothie, perfect for beating the heat.
Everyone, young and old, is invited to immerse themselves in the world of One Piece during this special celebration.
One Piece Premier Summer 2022
Running: July 1 – October 2, 2022
Official Site: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/ja/jp
Banana Fish Event Celebrating Ash Lynx’s Birthday to be Held at Animate
02.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Animate stores nationwide will celebrate Ash Lynx’s birthday starting August 6, 2022! The main character of the Banana Fish anime series is a fan favorite, and visitors will be able to see new Ani-Art illustrations from the series. Certain illustrations will be available to preorder!
Animated Exclusive Box Purchase Bonus
Animate Online has started a preorder campaign prior to the in-store event. The in-store campaign will run from August 6 until August 21, 2022.
Don’t miss this special event and a chance to celebrate Ash’s special day!
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Banana Fish – Ash Lynx Birthday Ani-Art Fair 2022 at Animate
Running: May 26 – June 12, 2022
Where to Buy: Animate Online
Running: August 6 – August 21, 2022
Where to Buy: Animate stores nationwide (excluding Animate online)
Animate Online: https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=107408
Animate to Release Embroidered Dr. Stone T-shirts in July
Fans of Dr. Stone will be able to grab some embroidered T-shirts at Animate locations starting July 29, 2022!
Kingdom of Science
The Kingdom of Science shirt features Senku, Gen, and Chrome standing tall.
Empire of Might
Fans of the Empire of Might will want to grab this shirt featuring Tsukasa, Hyoga, and Ukyo.
Kyoto Sweets Shop Otabe Rereleases Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Snacks with New Designs
Otabe, one of the most popular sweets souvenir shops in Kyoto, Otabe, is known for its delicious matcha and mini-desserts. Starting May 12, the company has released nine uniquely packaged sweets inspired by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The limited-edition packaging will feature popular characters from the series. Previously, the company released matcha cakes for the crossover–this time, fans can enjoy choco-an flavor!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Choco-an
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Matcha
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Otabe (with Original Sticker)
Original Sticker: 15 varieties, 1 given at random
Focusing on the hashira from the series, fans will want to be on the lookout for their favorite character. These sweets can be bought at select stations in the Kyoto and Osaka area, major Kyoto tourist attractions, and online. In addition, matcha flavored treats will also be on sale featuring Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Hashibira Inosuke, Kagaya Ubuyashiki, and Muzan Kibutsuji.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Choco-an
Release Date: May 12, 2022
Price: ¥432 (Tax Included)
Where to Buy: Train station in Kyoto & Osaka area, Major Kyoto tourist attractions, online.
Extensive Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Exhibition to Open at Sapporo Factory in Hokkaido
An exhibition focusing on the Mugen Train and Entertainment District Arcs of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will open at Sapporo Factory in Hokkaido from July 15 until August 7, 2022.
Fans of the series won’t want to miss this huge showing of Demon Slayer materials, including a video exhibit showing off some of the best fight scenes from the film and anime series on a massive screen.
Stay tuned for more details!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train Arc / Entertainment District Arc
Running: July 15 – August 7, 2022
Hours: 10:00-19:30 *Closing at 17:00 on August 7
*Admission permitted until one hour before closing time.
Venue: Sapporo Factory 3-jo 3F
Official Site: http://www.stv.jp/
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Fair to be Held at Animate
10.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Animate will hold a fair to celebrate the second season of the Tokyo Revengers anime series starting May 14, 2022! Special items will be available both in-store and online.
The first season aired from April to September 2021 and instantly became a worldwide hit. Ken Watui’s original manga series has sold over 50 million copies and has also inspired a live-action film and stage play.
During the fair, for every ¥1,100 spent (including tax) on Tokyo Revengers merchandise, customers will receive a random bromide as a gift (7 varieties). These feature new illustrations of everyone’s favorite characters getting ready for battle.
New goods from acrylic stands to character pins using these new illustrations will also be available for purchase.
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Fair
Running: May 14 – May 29, 2022
Location: Animate Stores Nationwide, Online
Official Site: https://tokyo-revengers-anime.com
Anime Series ‘Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai’ Gets Animate Fair in June
07.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Starting June 11, the anime series Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai will take center stage in a new Animate Fair! Fans can find new products featuring illustrations drawn exclusively for the event, and a ton of special bonuses will be available for those preordering goods and those buying items during the event at participating Animate stores.
Fair Pre-sale Goods
Animate Limited Box Purchase Bonus
Currently, Animate Online is running a preorder campaign until April 19, 2022. The in-store purchase campaign will run during the event, so be sure to snag some of this merchandise while it’s available!
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Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Animate Fair in 2022
Running: June 11 – June 26, 2022
Running: March 31 – April 19, 2022
Where: Animate Online
Running: June 11 – June 26, 2022
Participating Locations: Animate (Ikebukuro, Sendai, Sapporo, Nagoya, Akihabara, Fukuoka PARCO, Fujisawa, Osaka Nipponbashi)
Animate Event to Celebrate Third Anniversary of Trigger’s ‘Promare’ Anime Film
Animate locations across Japan will be celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the anime film Promare, produced by famed anime studio Trigger. The Promare Fair will be held from May 21 until June 5, 2022.
Fair Merchandise Available for Preorder
Bonus for Purchasing the Animate Exclusive Box
Exclusive Fair Bonus
To celebrate the third anniversary of the film’s release, a number of products featuring new illustrations are now available for preorder at the Animate Online shop.
Promare 3rd Anniversary Fair in Animate – Purchase Campaign
Running: May 21 – June 5, 2022
Where: Animate (Ikebukuro, Sendai, Sapporo, Nagoya, Fukuoka PARCO, Osaka Nipponbashi)
Official Site: http://armabianca.com