Levi’s® Releases Super Mario Collection in Collaboration With Nintendo

01.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Levi’s® has teamed up with Nintendo to release the “LEVI’S® × SUPER MARIO™” collection which dropped on April 1, 2020.

   

The colourful streetwear collection is a must for all fans of Mario, with embroidered appearances from popular characters such as the titular plumber, Luigi, Yoshi, and Princess Peach.

Each clothing item is a nod to the game’s iconic make-up, from mushrooms and coins to Super Stars and event the game’s logo.


Like Levi’s®, Super Mario™ is a cultural icon, having appeared in over 200 games since the first video game was released in 1985. Shigeru Miyamoto, the game’s creator, is perhaps the most respected designer in the video game industry’s history.

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    09.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    The LEGO Group and Nintendo are teaming up to release a new line of Super Mario themed LEGO. The new “Adventures with Mario Starter Course” and first expansions have finally been revealed. The Start Course release globally on August 1, 2020, but pre-orders are now open.

    The LEGO Super Mario collection lets you build your own Mario courses from LEGO bricks. It comes with an interactive LEGO Mario figure you can use while collecting coins. Now you can build levels like in Super Mario Maker in your very own home. The series is set to bring a whole new experience to LEGO play.

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    The Adventures with Mario Starter Course, which was revealed by Jonathan Bennink, Lead Designer at LEGO Group, comes with a LEGO Mario and seven different “Action Blocks” which react in different ways. The starter set serves as the entry point into the LEGO Mario theme, and so showcases the many possibilities one has at their disposal with this entirely new and unique LEGO experience.


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    Two expansion sets were also revealed, including the “Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set” and “Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set” which allow for plays to freely expand on their original courses.

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    The LEGO Super Mario Start Course will launch globally on August 1, 2020. Pre-orders opened on Wednesday.

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    LEGO Super Mario himself has built-in screens on his eyes and mouth to display his reactions, and there’s also one on his stomach. He reacts to movement and the action blocks, and is also equipped with speakers to play music and his voice.

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    LEGO Mario will pass through the course collection virtual coins, jumping on blocks, fighting Goombas and Bowser Junior, to reach the goal.

    An official LEGO Super Mario app is also available which serves as a support function to players’ experience. The app connects to LEGO Mario via Bluetooth® and keeps a record of your score, offers a digital guide on assembling the set, and more.

  • Official Mario Themed LEGO to be Released in Collaboration With Nintendo

    15.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    The LEGO Group and Nintendo are teaming up to release a new line of Super Mario themed LEGO in the second half of 2020.

    The LEGO Super Mario collection lets you build your own Mario courses from LEGO bricks. It comes with an interactive LEGO Mario figure you can use while collecting coins. Now you can built levels like in Super Mario Maker in your very own home.

    LEGO Super Mario brings LEGO to a whole new level, allowing you to create your own original courses using the many different blocks provided while incorporating your own coin-collecting system. Check out the collection’s official trailer below.

    More details are to be announced, but expect LEGO Super Mario to drop sometime in the second half of 2020.

  • Mario Question Blocks Appear in New York to Win a Trip to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD

    22.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is set to open at Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in 2020ーthe year of the Tokyo Olympicsーas the world’s first theme park area centred on the world, games and video game characters from Nintendo. A whopping 60 billion yen has been injected to make the park a reality.

     

    In promotion of the park, the “SUPER NINTENDO WORLD CHALLENGE” was held in New York, US on February 19.

    Fans dashed to Grand Central Terminalーa tourist hot spotーwhere the event was held to play a game involving the iconic Question Blocks from the Mario video game franchise. The set-up, which brought to mind a Bonus Stage from the game, had people hitting the question blocks just like Marioーsomething which we all must have imagined doing before.

    1,000 people participated in the event which they signed up to prior. It was a day of fun for not only players but onlookers too. Grand prize winners won trips to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, which is set to open before the Tokyo Olympic Games start, while all other participants got their hands on some exclusive SUPER NINTENDO WORLD merch early.

     

    One participant said: “I love everything about Mario, so I knew I’d definitely be taking part today! I’ve loved Mario since I was a kid, I even had a plush toy of him. Mario really is exciting. I’ve always wanted to be Mario, so I’m really happy with how today turned out. I want to go to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD with my best friend and try out all the attractions. I’m sure it’s gonna be a lot of fun!” (Male, 20 / Staten Island, New York) *Translated from Japanese

    One of the grand prize winners said: “I’ve been a huge fan of Nintendo’s games since I was 3-years-old. I was lucky to get to take part in the SUPER NINTENDO WORLD CHALLENGE today, but to go and win the grand prize is an amazing feeling! I’ll be going to Japan with my girlfriend who I love so much! I’m always paying attention to news about SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. The Mario Kart attraction will definitely be a ride, I’m looking forward to it so much I just can’t wait! I always thought it would be great if they made a Mario theme park, so the fact they’re doing it in both Japan and even the US is amazing!” (Male, 20 / The Bronx, US) *Translated from Japanese

    The Question Blocks also made an appearance in Times Square. The event was covered on the morning news in the US with fans visible at the event, Rockefeller Plaza, and elsewhere.

     

    If you’re a Mario and Nintendo fan planning a trip to Japan then be sure you get to experience SUPER NINTENDO WORLD when it opens this year.

  • Latest News On SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Japan – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON

    16.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is set to open at Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in 2020ーthe year of the Tokyo Olympicsーas the world’s first theme park area centred on the world, games and video game characters from Nintendo.

     

    What is “SUPER NINTENDO WORLD”?

    SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will be the first-ever multilevel Nintendo-themed area at USJ, and the first of its kind in the world. Fans of the internationally beloved games can expected to see a whole host of rides and attractions dedicated to their favourite characters, from Mario Kart to Yoshi and beyond, as well as themed restaurants, merchandise shops, and more.

    Power Up Band

    Guests at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD will be able to feel like they are in a Mario video game with the Power Up Band, a purchasable wristband which works in connection with the USJ app for smartphones., which enables them to collect digital coins and compete with their friends for the highest score on the scoreboards.

     

    Hit question blocks to collect coins

    Just like Mario does in his quest to save Princess Peach from Bowser, guests can collect coins by hitting Question Blocks with their Power Up Bands. They will feel like they are competing in a video game, in real time, with the other guests in the park. The Power Up Band has numerous features, including the ability to obtain collectable items like Mario character stamps by completing various conditions listed on the app.

     

    Battle bosses with friends

    Additionally, guests can collect ‘Keys’ in a new attraction called ‘Key Challenges’ with which they can unlock various gameplay opportunities including ‘Boss Battles.’ They will be able to battle bosses together with their friends.

     

    Charli XCX & Galantis drop music video to promote the park’s grand opening

    To promote the opening of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, USJ dropped a music video entitled WE ARE BORN TO PLAY on their official YouTube channel on Tuesday in collaboration with Swedish electronic DJ duo Galantis and English singer-songwriter Charli XCX. The music video merges the real world with the world of Mario, with Charli hanging out with Toad on top of Peach’s castle and people stomping on digital Goombas. The song features original music mixed together iconic leitmotifs from the Mario games.


    We look forward when SUPER NINTENDO WORLD finally opens and will most definitely cover it once it does.

  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Unveils 5 Sports in the Game

    27.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME

    As excitement is on the rise worldwide in anticipation for the Tokyo 2020 Games, the world just cannot wait for the release of the iconic Nintendo Switch™ game Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which is due to be released very soon. Sega has just unveiled a small snippet of information on five events that are going to be included in the game which we are sharing with you today.

    Tokyo 2020 100m

    Aim for nothing but first place in the Tokyo 2020 100m. Increase your speed with the rapid push of a button. By building up your speed before the race starts and releasing it at the correct moment, you will get off to a dashing start. The “special dash” is a way to rapidly cut down on your time. 

    Tokyo 2020 Rugby Sevens

    This game will plunge you straight into the action. Work with your team of seven and use a range of tactics such as passes, strong tackles and kicks to get the upper hand. Carry the ball to the goalline to watch those points roll in. When your special gauge reaches its max power, you will be able to use a “super dash” ability to get the ball to the goalline if on the offense. If on defence, your special ability is the “special tackle”, which will provide you with the power to whip the ball away from your opponent. These special abilities have the power to drastically turn the tables and are not to be taken lightly. This game features guest character Diddy Kong!

    Tokyo 2020 Canoeing

    Get your heart pumping with the thrill of competition while staying synchronised with your partner in a canoeing race. If your timing is perfect, you will pick up speed straight away. Team up with your friend and dive right into the fun. If you are falling behind, don’t let your heart sink in despair. Paddle as much as you can and you will be able to catch up with the others in no time!

    Toyko 2020 Equestrian Jumping

    Let no hurdle taint your gracefulness as you soar through the sky and clear each one. You can take part in Equestrian Jumping individually or as part of a team. Be careful of sharp turns and hurdles! When you increase your speed, your stamina will drop, however, you will recover lost stamina with every hurdle you successfully clear. If you manage to clear lots of hurdles in succession, you will gain enormous amounts of speed and will be on your way to a record-breaking winner. You can also use a special dash once in this game. If you manage to use it while successfully striking a difficult pose, you will continue to zoom off to the finish line at high speed. This game features Larry Koopa as a special guest!

    Tokyo 2020 Table Tennis

    Face off in a singles match or team up with your friend for a doubles match. Your avatar will move automatically, allowing you to fully dedicate your brain power to using a range of techniques. Build up your power to change the speed and spin of the ball.Zazz has infiltrated this game to take part as a guest character!

     

    Join in the Tokyo 2020 celebration fun with these new epic games!

     

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  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Release Date & Details Revealed

    25.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME

    Sega has announced that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be released on Nintendo Switch™ on November 1, 2019.

    The upcoming sports video game is a crossover between Nintendo’s Super Mario and Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog franchises which makes full use of the Joy-Con™ on the Nintendo Switch.

    The latest trailer which dropped on Tuesday revealed that players will also be sent back in time to the Tokyo 1964 Olympics with a set of 10 games with classic 2D graphics. The game will also feature a Story Mode where players can compete in the Olympics and play a variety of mini games.

    The game is now available for pre-order on the Nintendo eShop. If you pre-order the game you will be able to play the game immediately at midnight when it drops on November 1.

     

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  • UNIQLO Releases Super Mario Bros. T-Shirts from UT Brand

    01.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    UNIQLO released their new Super Mario Family Museum collection as part of their UT t-shirt graphic brand on April 1 at UNIQLO branches across Japan and via their online store.

    Since the releases of the original Super Mario Bros. in 1985, Mario has continued to reign as one of the most symbolic and iconic video game characters of all time. UNIQLO pays their respect to the legendary plumber with this new collection which features classic designs from the game.

     

    Men’s Collection

    This first white t-shirt bears a print of the original 8-bit Mario. Underneath him is the B Dash command, something which will be familiar to any gamer. This commands enables Mario to run. If you look to the right of the t-shirt you’ll see part of Mario’s figure―he’s dashed off screen!

    The next t-shirt has a chic black design with a pocket that features multiple Bullet Bills firing in all directions.

    Another pocket design this time with a Chain Chomp poking its head out. We all have our memories with these feisty and irritable critters―one misstep or bad jump offers you as a meal to this crazy chomper.

    Colourful stripes and a Yoshi egg decorate this t-shirt. Fans will be able to relate to the relief and excitement of seeing one of these shaking eggs.

     

    Women’s Collection

    This Princess Peach t-shirt is available as part of the women’s collection. A cute pink decorates the design which is complemented by a beautiful 2D graphic of Peach.

    Mario has jumped on many boxes in his career and this one gives him a love heart. The t-shirt has simple black stripes against a white background which gives a French vibe to it.

    At first glance you see polkadot, but upon closer inspection you’ll notice they’re actually Boos! They go perfectly with the pitch black background as they wait in the dark for Mario to walk by…

     

    Kid’s Collection

    Similar to the t-shirt in the men’s collection, this one has the jump command on it. If you line it up with the men’s t-shirt it creates an image of Mario running and jumping!

    Donkey Kong is another member of the Mario family, and only kids get his t-shirt. You’d better not steal his bananas.

    Kids also get this exclusive bright green t-shirt with an adorable sleeping Yoshi on it. This one is perfect for easily-excitable children.

    If you buy anything from this collection in-store it will come bagged in one of these question block shopping bags. These are limited in stock and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

     

    If you’re in Osaka then you’ll definitely want to stop by the Shinsaibashi branch of UNIQLO. The entire store (from March 29) is lit up to create an awesome looking 8-bit Mario! More characters are planned to show their faces on the building too  up until mid-April.

     

    Which t-shirt are you eyeing up the most?

  • Super Mario x Moleskine Notebook Collaboration

    26.July.2018 | ANIME&GAME

    Italian stationery manufacturer Moleskine has teamed up with Super Mario to release a line of limited-edition notebooks.

    Mario is one of the most recognisable video game characters of all time has remained at the top of the popularity list ever since his first appearance.The notebook collection is a homage to the original Super Mario Bros. game which was released for the NES in 1985.

    Both pocket-sized notebooks evoke gaming nostalgia with the designs recreating the Gameboy and NES cartridge. The Gameboy notebook takes on the design of the classic replay screen.

    The large-sized notebooks recreate screens from the original game. One has the iconic blue sky backdrop and the other a black backdrop together with imprints of the controller buttons. The red highlighted button is Mario’s jump button!

     

    These notebooks made for a perfect gift for any Mario fan.You can jot down your ideas in them, write down inspirations, or list games you want to buy this year!

    ■Information
    Super Mario Limited Edition Moleskine Notebooks
    On Sale: July 27, 2018
    Available: Shops stocking Moleskine products in Japan
    Enquiries: Moleskin Japan infojp@moleskine.com
  • 3 Ways Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Differs from the Other Titles – MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON Report

    12.July.2018 | ANIME&GAME / FEATURES / SPOT

    Nintendo attended this year’s Japan Expo in Paris, which ran from July 4 to 8. They were set up in a 1,300m² space where fans had the opportunity to try out the highly-anticipated next entry to the Smash series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which is set for release on December 7, 2018.

     

    MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON had the opportunity to play the game at the event. Here’s our report.

     

    Nintendo’s behemoth play space

     

    Nintendo’s huge area stood out from the other booths at the event. People could try playing Splatoon 2 and Nintendo Labo, and there was a stage area that could fit around 1,000 people. They really had it all.

     

    Fans could even take a photo with their favourite characters.

    Onto the main event – the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate booth. Despite it being 9:00am the line was huge!

    Here it is, the new Smash game. As a side note, did you know the title of the game is different in Japan? In Japan it’s called Super Smash Bros. Special.

    The GameCube controller is compatible again just like with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It feels great to hold and the L, R, A and B buttons are nice and easy to press.

    The middle of the controller is decorated with the iconic Smash symbol.

     

    His fingers were itching to play as Kirby first. The opponent was chosen randomly and ended up being the Pokémon Trainer.

     

    ■Point 1: Smoother & Speedier Gameplay

    The in-game movement feels smoother than previous titles in the series and the response is much quicker.

     

    Also, in the other games you were never able to freely move and attack while in mid-air, but in Ultimate you can move up, down, left and right after jumping.

     

    ■Point 2: Special Moves Changed

    Bomberman is assisting us with his bomb explosion

     

    The characters’ special moves, including Kirby, have changed. We wanted to try out some of the other characters too, but we ran out of time. We’re definitely excited to see the rest of the special moves once the game comes out.

     

    Let’s check out some of the new characters that have been added to the franchise. There’s Daisy from the Mario series, Inkling from the Splatoon, and Ridley from Metroid.

     

    First up we saw Inkling and Ridley. We also chose the new stage Moray Towers which is from Splatoon.

    You have to move up and down on Moray Towers which can be a little difficult if you’re not used to it.

    This is Inkling’s special move, it’s pretty strong.

     

    Inkling uses paint and ink tanks for her moves just like in Splatoon.

    And Ridley’s move set works kind of like Charizard.

     

    ■Point 3: Several Characters Have Unique Abilities

    We heard from a member of staff that characters who used similar moves up to now have been given their own original abilities.

     

    For example, Fox, Captain Falcon and Wolf have all had similar abilities up to now, but in the new game they are decked out with their own skill sets, so they all play differently.

     

    Having gotten our fill of the game, this ends the report.

     

    All the characters from the first title up to now will feature in Ultimate. The game is perfect for anyone who hasn’t gamed much recently and were crazy for Smash when they were younger.

     

    Look out for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate coming to Nintendo Switch on December 7.

     

     

    Point Overview

    Smoother and speedier gameplay

    Special moves changed

    Several characters now decked out with their own unique abilities

  • Zexy Kaigai Wedding magazine extra features Mario and Princess Peach on a marriage registration form!

    25.August.2017 | SPOT

    Wedding information magazine “Zexy Kaigai Wedding” is collaborating with Nintendo’s Super Mario Brothers. The magazine has released a special extra!

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    Marriage Registration Form

    Zexy Kaigai Wedding was released on Wednesday 23rd August. Over more than 30 years, fans have grown a bond with the Super Mario Bros characters, who were born into the world in 1985. This edition, the familiar faces of Mario and Princess Peach will be making a special appearance!

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    Travel brochure

    ※ The wedding version of Princess Peach and Mario appear in Nintendo Switch™’s software “Super Mario Odyssey” ⓒNintendo.(Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo).

     

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    Waterproof case

    In addition, the wedding-styled Princess Peach and Mario are set for Hawaii with the Hawaii-themed travel brochure. There is also a waterproof case included! In the travel brochure, Mario has transformed from a plumber in his usual overalls to a stunning and handsome groom! You must see!

     

    This couple has been loved by the world for more than 30 years – the game star Mario with his high-pitched Princess… How about using your wedding registration form?!

     

     

    ■Information

     

    Zexy Kaigai Wedding

    Release date: 23rd August nationwide (Circulated mainly in the seven major cities, some areas may not be reached).

     

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