BAPE® Releases Face Mask Case For Storing Your Mask
24.May.2020 | FASHION
A BATHING APE® released its new face mask case on Saturday (May 23) for people to hygienically put away their face masks, whether to store away or for on the go. The cases will be given to everyone that purchases something from the BAPE STORE® or BAPE.COM in Japan.
The case features BAPE’s iconic APE HEAD design. It’s made from PVC and so can be hand washed so people can safely and hygienically store their face masks. The case can of course be used to store hand sanitiser or hand wipes too.
BAPE® MASK CASE
Release Date: Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
Available: BAPE STORE® and BAPE.COM in Japan to all customers. One case per transaction. Available while supplies last.
Product Page: https://bape.com/blogs/news/bape-mask-case
Sanrio’s Cute Face Mask Bags Keep Your Mask Safe With Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll
11.September.2020 | FASHION
Pre-sales for Sanrio’s new face mask bags opened on Wednesday (September 9) on Asunarosha’s online shop. There are two bag designs, one with Hello Kitty and another with Cinnamoroll.
Hello Kitty Face Mask Bag ¥700 (Before Tax) / Cinnamoroll Face Mask Bag ¥700 (Before Tax)
Now you can store your masks safely and hygienically wherever you go and make it look cute.
The bags are made from TPU plastic and combines the strength of plastic with the lightweightness of silicone, so your mask won’t get dusty and even if the bag gets wet or dirty, the face mask stays safe and in tact.
The bags also take on an adorable rainbow colour when the light hits them, adding a bit of fun to the face mask routine.
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Hello Kitty Face Mask Bag / Cinnamoroll Face Mask Bag
Pre-Sales: September 9, 2020
Shipping: From September 14, 2020
A Bathing Ape Reveals BAPY® ‘Homely Romance’ 2020 Autumn/Winter Collection
08.September.2020 | FASHION
A Bathing Ape brand BAPY® released its “Homely Romance” themed 2020 autumn/winter collection on Tuesday (September 8)which takes inspiration from clothes worn in classy Victorian era residences.
The collection weaves a contemporary silhouette onto its luxury line, which includes a poplin shirt, lace denim dress, and more.
Prints include checked, which is a winter essential, as well as Renaissance-style wallpaper, both of which enhance the theme of the line. The BAPY® brand logo is branded on with pearls and rhinestones to give an elegant touch to each item. The items also incorporate satin and chiffon to preserve comfort and add that high quality feel.
The chic knitted jumper is the perfect choice for wintertime. It has frills on the sleeves and shoulders, and the buttons are concealed by the satin to further elevate that elegance. Its coloured in caramel and mint green and branded with the “B” logo.
The collection was released at the BAPY® Harajuku store on September 8, 2020.
BAPY® 2020 Autumn/Winter Collection
Released: September 8, 2020
Official Website: https://bape.com/blogs/news/bapy-2020aw-collection
Japanese street fashion brand A BATHING APE® is collaborating with Clarks Originals—a luxury footwear company founded in the UK in 1825—for the first time to release a new shoe collection at BAPE® stores in Japan, their official website, and the official Clarks online store on August 8, 2020.
Clarks Originals combine traditional British shoe manufacturing craftsmanship with innovative techniques. The popular shoes can be credited with helping to establish street culture. Their iconic Wallabees and Desert Boots are considerate of the brand’s roots while still adapting to contemporary society and fashion. Now, Clarks Originals is coming together with A BATHING APE® for the very first time.
The collaboration celebrates the 70th anniversary of iconic Clarks’s Desert Boots which were first released in 1950. The boots feature branding from both companies with original details laced through the designs.
The Wallabees design features lightweight shark outer soles with the upper featuring BAPE’s® classic camouflage print and Charles F. Stead suede leather. The Desert Boot design has different BAPE® artwork printed on both leather uppers.
Modelling the footwear in the promotional material is professional footballer Raheem Sterling who plays for Manchester City.
These collaborative shoes from two instantly-recognisable brands are must-gets for your wardrobe.
Release Date: August 8, 2020
Enquiries: BAPE STORE® Shibuya
Product Page: https://bape.com/apps/special/clarks/
Universal Studios Japan to Release Snoopy, Elmo and Other Cute Character Face Masks
In an effort to ensure the safety and protect the health of guests and staff, Universal Studios Japan (USJ) introduced strict measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on June 8, 2020, such as limiting the number of people who could enter the park each day and enforcing thorough cleaning routines. This enabled the park to reopen after its temporary closure. It has since been able to deliver its scope of fun and excitement to guests, albeit in a more structured way.
USJ wants to make wearing masks more fun too, and so it is releasing a range of character-inspired face masks, such as Snoopy, Elmo and the Cookie Monster, on August 7. Part of the money made from sales of these masks will be donated to the USJ Wonder Kids Program which helps support children in need.
Universal Studios Japan original design masks
The masks’ unique designs take the mouths of each character. These can be worn together with each respective characters’ headband which are also sold at USJ. Designs include Elmo, Cookie Monster, Snoopy, Tim, Jurassic Park, and Jaws.
Photos provided by Universal Studios Japan.
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Universal Studios Japan Original Design Face Masks
Release Date: August 7, 2020
Price: Single Mask – ¥900 (Tax Included) / Set of Two – ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
Universal Studios Japan Official Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/
A BATHING APE® and COMME des GARCONS to Release Second Exclusive Collection
20.July.2020 | FASHION
A BATHING APE® and COMME des GARCONS have joined hands once again to release a new collection which will be exclusive to BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS Osaka from July 23, 2020.
After the opening of the new BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS Osaka store and the relocation and revamp of COMME des GARCONS Osaka in April this year, followed by the successful first collaboration between the two brands last month, BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS Osaka is announcing an exclusive new limited collection.
Motifs of the two brands were incorporated into the first collection to create the COMME des GARCONS CAMO.
This time around, designs have been made simpler and chic, with the familiar APE HEAD and COMME des GARCONS branded on the line-up which includes a T-shirt, long-sleeve striped T-shirt, and a zip-up hoodie.
The simple designs make this collection versatile and therefore makes each item enjoyable for pretty much any occasion. Like the first collaboration, the labels have been custom made too, lending a premium feel to the collection.。
This is a collection not to be missed, forged by the minds of A BATHING APE® and COMME des GARCONS.
Release Date: July 23, 2020
Store: BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS Osaka
Product Page: https://bape.com/apps/special/commedesgarcons_osaka/
Dragon Ball Z Clothing and Accessory Collection to Drop in Collaboration With BAPE®
A BATHING APE® is teaming up with Dragon Ball Z to release a special collaborative collection of attire and accessories on June 27, 2020 at all BAPE STORE® branches in Japan, BAPE.COM, and ZOZOTOWN.
BAPE® last collaborated with Dragon Ball for the release of the hit anime film Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The design for the the new collaboration takes inspiration from the company’s mascot character BABY MILO®.
The collection includes a T-shirt, hoodie, denim jacket, and other must-grab items.
Release Date: June 27, 2020
Enquiries: BAPEXCLUSIVE™ AOYAMA (TEL: 03-3407-2145)=
Product Page: https://bape.com/apps/special/dragonballz/
Get Your Hands On BAPE® and COMME des GARCONS’ New Collaboration Collection
16.June.2020 | FASHION
Japanese fashion label COMME des GARCONS OSAKA moved to Midosuji in Shinsaibashi, Osaka in April and had a brand new interior makeover. The interior was designed by world-leading fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, who founded COMME des GARCONS in 1969.
The shop is completed with a BAPE STORE® located on the floor 1, earning its name BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS OSAKA. A BATHING APE® (BAPE®), which sprouted in Tokyo in 1993, continues to set the latest fashion trends which are compatible with a range of fashion styles from around the world.
The opening of the two new shops will be celebrated on June 20, 2020 with the release of the brands’ first ever collaboration items.
The new collection incorporates BAPE®’s original “CAMO” design with both brand names. The new “COMME des GARCONS CAMO” items mark a significant moment in BAPE®’s history. The collection includes specially-made name tags and both brand logos to boast the collection’s premium-quality design.
The compressed “shrink T-shirts”, which is one of BAPE®’s most iconic items from the 90’s, will also be released. These shirts are compressed to fit in the palm of your hand and became a famous collector’s item among BAPE® fans. From spray cans to blaster guns, various shapes of these “shrink T-shirts” were developed. For this collaboration, the shirts are in the shape an ape’s head.
BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS OSAKA’s exclusive collection will be launched on June 20, 2020 so don’t miss out!
How to purchase from the collection
If you wish to purchase something from this collection, you need to fill out a lottery form.
Form link: https://forms.gle/Nb9pDVEXCBKfbcGF7
Participation Period: June 16, 2020 (11:00am) ー June 18, 2020 (3:00pm)
*You can apply via this lottery during the dates and times stated above.
* It may not be possible to use a mobile phone email address to take part.
Terms and Conditions
・ Only those who have been selected will receive a numbered admission ticket or potential admission ticket by e-mail.
・The admission ticket does not guarantee purchase. Please note that even if you have an admission ticket, you may not be able to purchase your desired product.
・After all the customers with numbered admission tickets have entered the store, those who have the potential admission tickets will be allowed entry. Customers with potential admission tickets may not be able to purchase products.
・You will be asked to present a form of photo ID (passport, driver’s license, or my number card) and your submitted lottery form. You must present your photo ID to make a purchase.
・Only one item per model can be purchased per person. Please note that no returns or exchanges can be made after purchase.
・Sales will be refused to anyone who causes trouble, fails to follow the instructions of security guards and staff, or attempts to make a purchase on behalf of someone else.
Collection Launch Date: June 20, 2020
BAPE STORE® COMME des GARCONS OSAKA
Floor 1 COMME des GARCONS OSAKA, 4-4-21, Minamisenba, Chuo Ward, Osaka
Special Edition Website: https://bape.com/apps/special/commedesgarcons/
Pokémon Cosmetic Series: New Face Masks Keep Pokémon Trainer’s Skin Moisturised
Monosense is set to release the third collection of face masks in the popular Pokémon Cosmetic Series on June 19, 2020.
The Pokemon cosmetic series has been a huge success in Japan since it launched, spanning face masks, hand cream, lip cream, lip gloss, point packs, mirrors, and body gel. The face masks however have proven the most popular, having sold over 600,000 of them. Now, Pokémon Trainers can look forward to the third collection in an all new 2020 version.
Until now, the face masks themselves have had an entire print of a single Pokémon face on them. This time, however, they have a new design with many of that Pokémon on them, along with colours that remind one of that Pokémon.
Skin can get pretty dry when summer rolls around, so these made-in-Japan face masks will keep Trainers’ skin moisturised thanks to the collagen, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter in them.
There are four Pokémon to choose from: Pikachu, Eevee, Psyduck, and Mew. Who will you choose?
Kirby Face Masks Take Care Of Your Skin While at Home
Now, to celebrate the 28th anniversary of HAL Laboratory and Nintendo’s video game Kirby’s Dream Land this year, Lovisia has revealed its new “Kirby’s Dram Land Face Masks” which will go on sale at variety shops, online sites like Tokyu Hands and Village Vanguard, and elsewhere in Japan on June 19, 2020.
“Pink Lush” is the concept behind the cute pink-coloured masks. The masks themselves are like the characters from the game. Lovisia previously released eye shadow, lipstick, and a mirror as part of the same series in April which proved popular amongst fans.
There are three designs in total: Kirby, Waddle Dee, and Meta Knight, all of which are Instagram-worthy and great as a treat to yourself or a gift to friends.
The masks are made in Japan, and contain collagen, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter, all for their moisturising effects. Each has a soap scent, which will leave your skin smelling fresh and looking cute and soft. The perfect accompaniment to enjoy at home right now.
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Japan’s Manga Artists Join Hands For New Manga Project Depicting Life During COVID-19
26.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Over 50 manga artists in Japan are coming together for the launch of the new “MANGA Day to Day” project which will depict daily life during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The project is set to roll out for free in mid-June on Twitter and Comic Days. A teaser by famous manga artist Tetsuya Chiba (Ashita no Joe; Notari Matsutarō) was released on May 22, 2020.
A related project entitled “Day to Day” is also taking place over on the Japanese literature news website TREE where over 50 popular authors have penned writings and essays on the restrictions of today’s everyday life. In addition to Japan, both projects have caught the attention of overseas news media and websites too. Like the related “Day to Day” project, “MANGA Day to Day” will have one new manga strip released for free each day on Twitter and Comic Days. A piece entitled Akudama by Tetsuya Chiba is already available to see over on the project’s official Twitter account.
People’s lives have changed drastically as a result of the pandemic. To pass down this time in history to the next 100, or even 200 years, the pieces contributed to the “MANGA Day to Day” project will be compiled into a book that’s scheduled for release in early 2021. A special edition of the book will also be compiled featuring both the manga and writing pieces.
Be sure to follow the Twitter account below to keep up to date.
Denim Washi Face Masks Keep You Cool in Summer With Cool Touch Fabric
22.May.2020 | FASHION
Japanese jeans select shop Right-on is now taking pre-orders for their new “Denim Masks” which are made using “wash denim.”
Denim Mask – ¥1,290 (Before Tax)
“Washi Denim” is a material used in Right-on’s private brand “BACK NUMBER” which has sold over 450,00 products. The inside of the mask is antibacterial and odor-resistant, protecting the masks from yellowing as a result of staphylococcus. The fabric is also cool touch and so can be used for the hot weather too. And of course the mask can be washed.
The straps on the side have an adjuster so you can fit it to you face.
The top of the nose part is cut to make the mask fit better so it can be worn comfortable for long periods of time.
Size: Free Size (13.5cm-27.6cm)
Materials: Front – 83% Cotton, 17% Washi / Inside – 65% Polyester, 35% Rayon
Pre-Sales: From May 21, 2020
Available: Right-on’s Online Shop
*The product will begin shipping from early June
Coca-Cola to Release New Bottle Designs in Collaboration With BAPE®
Coca-Cola System is joining monkey paws with A BATHING APE® to release two new bottle designs in limited quantities throughout Japan on May 25.
The designs come as part of Coca-Cola’s slim bottle line which was first released in Japan back in 2015. This is the first time the slim bottles have collaborated with a fashion brand. There are two designs: the classic BAPE® ape and BABY MILO.
Left: Coca-Cola Slim Bottle BAPE® Design / Right: Coca-Cola Slim Bottle BABY MILO Design
A BATHING APE® has collaborated with Coca-Cola in Japan twice in the past since 2014. The slim bottles are 250ml for that quick refreshing hit, and are made from aluminium to keep your drink cold. It features the same stylish shape as Coca-Cola’s glass contour bottles.
Coca-Cola’s bottles have high design concepts having collaborated with the Olympics and FIFA World Cup, and in Japan they release seasonal bottles as well as bottles with tourist hot spots.
Coca-Cola Slim Bottle BAPE® Design
Coca-Cola Slim Bottle BABY MILO Design
Release Date: May 25, 2020
Official Website: https://www.cocacola.jp/