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
Gintama @ Dash Store to Open in Ikebukuro and Osaka This April
The Gintama @ Dash Store pop-up shop is returning to Ikebukuro P’PARCO and Animate Osaka Nipponbashi where fans can get their hands on lots of merchandise of Hideaki Sorachi’s manga series Gintama.
Gintama’s characters wear blue for the store
Dash Store will sell a range of exclusive items as well as offer pre-sales on upcoming merchandise. The illustration pictured above of the characters in blue hoodies was also drawn exclusively for the store and will feature on a range of items.
For every ¥2,000 (tax included) spent by fans at the store they will receive one of nine possible bromide pictures. And for an extra ¥500, those who buy one or more items can get a special tote bag too.
A look at some of the merch line-up
Acrylic Stands | ¥1,650 Each (Tax Included)
Folders | ¥440 Each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Key Rings | ¥715 Each (Tax Included)
Hoodies | ¥5,500 Each (Tax Included)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Holds Wisteria Event in Japan to Ward Off Demons
Keifuku Electric Railroad launched an event on Boxing Day last year in Japan in collaboration with the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The event is still taking place and is set to end on April 11.
At Arashiyama Station on the Randen Line, there is a temporary area draped with wisteria flowers that commuters are encouraged to participate in as part of the collaboration. Built to ward off demons, fans of the anime series can write their own messages to be strung up on the flowers. They can write their thoughts and feelings on the characters and series as well as wishes and prayers for COVID to soon be over for all. It’s been a popular photo spot amongst passengers. And if you head from this area up to the roof, you can gaze out at the incredible view of Arashiyama.
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Nezuko 1/8 Scalr Figure Released by ANIPLEX+
ANIPLEX+ opened orders for a new 1/8 scale of Nezuko Kamado from the popular TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on Tuesday (March 23).
The gorgeous figure recreates Nezuko in the middle of using her Pyrokinesis power.
Nezuko Kamado Figure
Japanese Product Name: 竈門禰豆子＜爆血＞
Order Window: March 23, 2021 – June 27, 2021
Shipping: May 2022
Buy Here: https://www.aniplexplus.com/itemDEhmOlRp
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Blu-ray and DVD Japan Release Announced
The hit anime film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has been announced for a DVD and Blu-ray release in Japan on June 16, 2021. It will be sold in several editions, including an exclusive version in collaboration with the anime and manga chain Animate.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge that has been serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump since 2016. An anime adaptation by ufotable aired in 2019 to worldwide critical acclaim. An animated film, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, was released last year and covered the Infinity Train Arc of the manga series. Its success saw it entered into the Best Animated Feature Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards. A second season, Kimetsu no Yaiba – Yūkaku-hen, will premiere this year.
A special poster featuring exclusive art of Tanjiro and Enmu will be included with Animate Limited Pressing Edition copies. Additionally, these editions when bought at Animate will come with an A1 tapestry and A4 folder. Regular Edition copies will include a postcard. Fans who pre-order their copies early at Animate will also receive a set of seven large bromide pictures for Limited Pressing Editions and a single one for Regular Editions.
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train – Japan DVD & Blu-ray Release
Animate Limited Pressing Edition Blu-ray: ¥12,870
Animate Limited Pressing Edition DVD ¥11,770
Limited Pressing Edition Blu-ray: ¥9,900
Limited Pressing Edition DVD: ¥8,800
Regular Edition Blu-ray: ¥4,400
Regular Edition DVD: ¥3,850
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train – Japan DVD & Blu-ray Release
Release Date: June 16, 2021
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mug Lunch Boxes Feature the Characters’ Names
Japanese hobby website AMNIBUS is now taking orders for its new collection of lunch boxes based on the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Mug Lunch Box | ¥3,000 (Before Tax)
The lunch boxes are designed to look like mugs, fitted with handles for easy holding. There are designs featuring the names of the main cast of characters including Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and more.
They separate into two sections so you can store a range of different foods and ingredients. Perfect for picnics, work lunch, events, and all occasions!
Mug Lunch Box
Released: March 10, 2021
Product Page: https://amnibus.com/products/title/448?utm_source=press
ANNA SUI collaborates with anime Demon Slayer
A new fashion accessory collection of the popular anime and manga series Demon Slayer in collaboration with ANNA SUI released by Bandai Fashion Collection on March 15. Additionally, they revealed kids’ wear collection and open for preorder online which will be available for purchase at all ANNA SUI mini stores in Japan from March 19.
The Line-up: ANNA SUI meets Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer×ANNA SUI Umbrella Nezuko Kamado | ¥5,500 (Tax included)
Demon Slayer×ANNA SUI Multi scarf Kocho sisters | ¥3,850 (Tax included)
Demon Slayer×ANNA SUI T-shirt Kocho sisters | ¥5,830 (Tax included)
Demon Slayer×ANNA SUI Socks Shinobu Kocho | ¥2,750 (Tax included)
Demon Slayer×ANNA SUI Socks Nezuko Kamado | ¥2,750 (Tax included)
Demon Slayer×ANNA SUI Face Towel | ¥2,970 (Tax included)
The collection featured Nezuko Kamado and Kocho sisters including Shinobu, Kanae and Kanawo, the main heroines of Demon Slayer with ANNA SUI’s iconic butterfly and rose motifs creating original designs.
Demon Slayer ×ANNA SUI mini
ANNA SUI mini released 6 new items from spring/summer collection in collaboration with Demon Slayer. Also, other items such as handkerchiefs and tissues are on sale since December last year.
Enjoy the exclusive collaboration of Demon Slayer and ANNA SUI.
ANNA SUI meets Demon Slayer
Released: March 15, 2021
Where：All departments stores and ANNA SUI stores in Japan
Demon Slayer ×ANNA SUI mini
Bandai Fashion Collection：https://bandai-fashion.jp/
ANNA SUI JAPAN WEB STORE：https://annasui.co.jp
Release: March 19,2021
Where: all ANNA SUI stores in Japan
Collaboration detail: https://annasui.co.jp/pages/annasuimeetskimetsunoyaiba-contact-us
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 1 French Dub Releases on Wakanim
16.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME
French streaming service Wakanim began releasing a French dub of season one of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on March 1 to members of the site. One new episode will be released every 15 days.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has been a monumental success across the globe since it first aired, with the recent animated feature length film breaking box office records in Japan.
Now, French fans will be able to experience or re-experience the first season in their native tongue.
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – French Dub
Release Date: March 1, 2021
Wakanim Official Website: https://www.wakanim.tv/fr/v2
Haikyu!! Anime Character Shinsuke Kita Nendoroid Figure Released
14.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Orange Rouge, a Japanese brand that focuses on merchandise of male characters, released a new Nendoroid figure of the Haikyu!! character Shinsuke Kita on Tuesday (March 9).
The figure comes with several face parts that can be swapped out to create different expressions. There’s also various props like a volleyball, jersey, lunch bag, and more to create plenty of different poses. A must-add to the collection for any fan of Haikyu!!
Cute Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Stationery Collection Includes Notebooks, Pencil Cases, and More
08.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Ichiban Kuji is releasing a new stationery set themed on the popular anime and manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba at bookshops, Animate stores, and elsewhere in Japan on March 13.
Ichiban Kuji is a popular brand of kuji, sure-win lucky draw games in Japan where fans are guaranteed to win a piece of merchandise.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Stationery Collection
The Merchandise at a Glance
A-Prize: Pencil Case
B-Prize: Set of 3 Pens
C-Prize: Stickyle Compact Scissors (3 Designs)
D-Prize: A5 Notebooks (11 Designs)
E賞：和紙風クリアファイル 全15種 A4サイズ
Last Prize: Bamboo Pencil Case
The A-Prize is a pencil case inspired by Nezuko and Tanjiro, the B-Prize is a set of three different pens coupled with a metal charm, the C-Prize is the Stickyle compact scissors, and the D-Prize is a gorgeous collection of A5 notebooks.
Ichiban Kuji Demon Slayer Stationery
Japanese Product Name: 一番文具 鬼滅の刃
Release Date: March 13, 2021
Price: ¥650 per turn (tax included)
Product Details: https://bpnavi.jp/t/kimetsu_bng
Where: Bookshops, Animate stores, and elsewhere in Japan
Store Search: https://bpnavi.jp/s/kuji/pc/ssc/search_pref/3105/prize
SPY×FAMILY releases new collection of character merchandise
A new collection of merchandise based on the popular manga series SPY×FAMILY will be released at all Animate stores in Japan and both Animate and Movic online shops from March 26.
Clear A4 folder Loid Forger ¥440 (Tax included)
Clear A4 folder Anya Forger ¥440 (Tax included)
Clear A4 folder Yor Forger ¥440 (Tax included)
Acrylic stand (3 designs) | ¥1,650 each (Tax included)
Acrylic key rings (3 designs) | ¥715 each (Tax included)
Letter set (3 designs) | ¥550 each (Tax included)
SPY×FAMILY has been serialised on the Shonen Jump+ website since 2019 and published 6 volumes. Tatsuya Endo, the writer and illustrator of the manga, has illustrated Loid, Anya and Yor Forger wearing formal wear specially for this collection.
My Hero Academia Celebrates Japan’s White Day With Cakes and Macarons
Japanese cake company Priroll is celebrating White Day in Japan, the ‘sequel’ to Valentine’s Day, in collaboration with the popular TV anime series My Hero Academia with a collection of cakes and macarons.
There are seven sweet cakes to pick from which are baked with fruits such as peach and strawberry and finished with whipped cream or chocolate cream. There are also seven macaron sets which include chocolate, strawberry, pistachio, and orange flavours. These tasty treats are available from Priroll’s official website while supplies last.
White Day Cakes – ¥4,500 (Before Tax) / White Day Macarons 6 Set – ¥2,200 (Before Tax)
White Day day takes place in Japan annually on March 14, one month after Valentine’s Day, when people give reciprocal gifts to those who gifted them on Valentine’s Day. What better way to show your appreciation for your fellow anime-lover than with some sweet My Hero Academia love?
My Hero Academia White Day Sweets
Orders: From February 24, 2021
Buy Here: http://priroll.jp/shopbrand/ct5007
THE iDOLM@STER SideM Themed Cafes Open in Ikebukuro, Tennoji, and Nagoya
Three branches of Animate Cafe in Ikebukuro, Tennoji, and Nagoya are now serving as the venues for a limited-time THE iDOLM@STER SideM cafe experience until March 14. Fans of the multimedia series can enjoy a range of themed food and drink as well as get their hands on exclusive merchandise of their favourite characters in chibi form.
Animate Cafe Ikebukuro Exclusive Mini Character Illustration Tapestry
Animate Cafe Ikebukuro “High x Joker” Life-Size Panels
The idol characters will be waiting to welcome you, the Producer, to a special “Sweetie Wonderland” themed space.
Food and drink names, which are inspired by past event that have taken place in THE iDOLM@STER SideM video game, have been translated from Japanese by MMN.
Themed Food Inspired by Past In-Game Events
Ryu Kimura’s Workout Tray Don | ¥950 (+¥200 for Cocoa Protein Drink) | Comes With SASUGA Logo Sticker
Super Live Fes 2016 Shiki Iseya – Shiki’s Kumacchiman Steamed Bun | ¥750
2020 Valentine’s Event – Prepping the Cacao Soil | ¥800
Bubbly AP CIDER!! Live Hokuto Ijūin – Sparkling Moment | ¥600
Jiro Yamashita’s Jelly Drink | ¥600
Shoma Hanamura’s Night Party Lemonade | ¥600
Acrylic Key Rings Sweetie Wonderland A-Group (15 Designs) – DRAMATIC STARS / Altessimo / Shinsoku Ikkon / Café Parade / S.E.M | ¥700
Acrylic Key Rings Sweetie Wonderland B-Group (15 Designs) – Beit / Sai / THE Kogado / F-LAGS / Legenders | ¥700
Acrylic Key Rings Sweetie Wonderland B-Group (16 Designs) – Jupiter / W / FRAME / High x Joker / Mofumofuen | ¥700
Pins – Sweetie Wonderland A-Group (15 Designs) – DRAMATIC / STARS / Altessimo / Shinsoku Ikkon / Café Parade / S.E.M | ¥400
Pins – Sweetie Wonderland B-Group (15 Designs) – Beit / Sai / THE Kogado / F-LAGS / Legenders | ¥400
Pins – Sweetie Wonderland C-Group (16 Designs) – Jupiter / W / FRAME / High x Joker / Mofumofuen | ¥400
Pin Cover Sets (3 Included / 15 Designs) | ¥500
Pin Cover Example
Frog Chocolates With 2 Coasters (46 Designs) | ¥1,800カエル型チョコ 注文特典コースター全46種よりランダム2枚付き 1,800円
Clear Tasty Box With PVC Key Ring (15 Designs) | ¥1,800 Each
Free Birthday Bromide Campaign
Free Coaster Campaign
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THE iDOLM@STER SideM x Animate Cafe
Running: February 12, 2021 – March 14, 2021
Where: Animate Cafe (Ikebukuro/Tennoji/Nagoya)
Entry: Must sign up for a chance to gain a slot
Event Details: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/event/imas-sidem2102/
Animate Cafe Official Website: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/