Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Collaborates With Baby Star Ramen Noodle Snack
Oyatsu Company has teamed up with the popular TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba to release limited-edition packaging of its popular Baby Star Ramen dried noodle snack. The product released on May 25, 2020 in Japan.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge which follows Tanjiro Kamado who becomes a demon slayer after his family is killed and his younger sister Nezuko turns into a demon. It was serialised in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 2016 and recently concluded with its 20th volume on May 18, 2020. It has shipped 60 million copies. The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train will continue the story of the anime series’s first season when it drops on October 16, 2020.
Baby Star x Demon Slayer
The collaboration will be for the ume kombu onigiri (plum kelp rice ball) flavour of the popular Baby Star snack, which just so happens to be a favourite of Demon Slayer‘s main character Tanjiro. You get the refreshing taste of the plum and the delicious flavour of the kombu.
There are four packaging designs to find as pictured above, each featuring familiar faces from the anime series.
A campaign is also being held for 400 fans to win an original Demon Slayer A2 poster. Each pack of the snack features an application mark on the back which they can use to sign up. This is being held in Japan only. Full details can be found on the campaign website.
©Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable
Demon Slayer Baby Star Ramen (Ume Kombu Onigiri Flavour)
Price: Open Price
Release Date: [May 25, 2020] Japanese Convenience Stores / [June 15, 2020] Japanese Supermarkets
Campaign Website: https://www.oyatsu.co.jp/campaign/kimetsu_poster/
These Shaman King Chocolates Are Filled With Adzuki Bean Paste and Marshmallows
TIROL-CHOCO is collaborating with the Shaman King anime series this spring with a special bag of chocolates releasing in Japan on May 17.
Shaman King (Fukuro) | ¥130
The Shaman King manga series written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei has over 38 million copies in circulation. This marks TIROL-CHOCO’s second collaboration with its anime adaptation.
Inside each bag are individually wrapped chocolates each with a different character on the packets. There are eight designs in total, but one bag contains just seven. The chocolates are stuffed with adzuki bean paste, adzuki bean chocolate, and marshmallows.
©武井宏之・講談社／SHAMAN KING Project.・テレビ東京
Shaman King (Fukuro)
Japanese Product Name: シャーマンキング〈袋〉
Release Date: May 17, 2021
TIROL-CHOCO Official Website: http://www.tirol-choco.com/
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Design Travel Bottles and Food Jars Released
ARMA BIANCA released a new collection of SIGG travel bottles and food jars in collaboration with the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on April 30, 2021.
SIGG Travel Bottle | ¥4,980 (Before Tax)
Take your drink with you wherever you go with one of these travel bottles featuring designs inspired by the clothes of the series main characters Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, Giyu Tomioka, and Kyojuro Rengoku. The bottles are made from high quality aluminium, are lightweight, and the inside is coated with a special material so that it doesn’t take on bad odours easily.
SIGG Food Jar | ¥6,980 (Before Tax)
The food jar line-up comes with the same character designs and are made of stainless steel, making them perfect for taking food around from rice to liquids like miso soup. They can keep food hot for up to 7 hours or cold for up to 18 hours.
Demon Slayer x SIGG Products
Released: April 30, 2021
Official Website: https://armabianca-shop.com/products/title/448?utm_source=press
Element x Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba T-Shirt and Skateboard Collection Released
Element and the globally-lauded anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba have come together to release a capsule collection featuring tees and skateboards with graphics of the anime’s main characters.
KIMETSU A SS
KIMETSU B SS
KIMETSU TANJIRO SS
KIMETSU ZENITSU SS
KIMETSU LOGO SS
The vibrant ensemble combines the world of Demon Slayer with Element’s iconic logo. The tees were released on April 16, with the boards and other items set for release this September. The collection is available via Element’s Japanese website as well as on Bandai Fashion.
Element x Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Collab
Released: April 16, 2021）
Buy on Bandai Fashion: https://bandai-fashion.jp/character/list/?character=c000527&sales_status=ALL
Buy on Element Japan: https://www.elementjapan.com
KitKat Japan Releases New Mini Maple Chocolate Bars For Earth Day
21.April.2021 | FOOD
In accordance with Earth Day, which is set for April 22, Nestlé released its limited-time KitKat Mini Maple on Monday to raise awareness of environmental issues and the future of the planet.
KitKat Mini Maple (3 Included)
KitKat Mini Maple (12 Included)
9 packaging designs with different messages related to the environment
‘KitKat Always For Earth Day’ online talk event to take place on April 30
In September 2019, Nestlé began packaging five of its major large-sized KitKat bags in paper bags rather than plastic, and since autumn 2020, most of their large sized bags are now made from paper. This has helped reduce 450 tonnes of plastic per year.
Now, Nestlé is releasing a new collection of packages for Earth Day featuring original designs by up-an-coming young artist SUGI. Each features messages from members of MIMO, a group managed by Japanese model Mila Aina, stating messages about helping to protect the environment and the future of planet earth.
KitKat Mini Maple
Release Date: April 19, 2021 (Limited Edition)
KitKat Japan Official Website: https://nestle.jp/brand/kit/
Macaroni Enpitsu’s New Song ‘Tomason’ Features in Bourbon Chocolate Brownie’s Animated Commercial
Bourbon’s five-episode audiobook no doubt created for its Noukou Choco Brownie snack was released as an animated TV commercial last week. The video features Japanese pop rock band Macaroni Enpitsu’s new song Tomason which was written for the commercial.
The audiobook no doubt becomes a TV commercial
The no doubt audiobook was written by the popular Japanese author Yoru Sumino who is perhaps best known for writing I Want to Eat Your Pancreas. It tells the story of two boys who are in high school. They aren’t part of an afterschool club, and they don’t have part time jobs. They come to realise that this time will be what they look back on when they grow up. The characters were designed by Itsuka, an illustrator popular online.
The commercial features the song Tomason by Macaroni Enpitsu.
“no doubt” Animated TV Commercial
“no doubt” Recording Behind The Scenes
Japanese voice actors Hiro Shimono (Attack on Titan; Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) and Yuki Kaji (Attack on Titan; My Hero Academia) voiced the characters in the commercial. Below is an interview with both of them on the commercial, part of which we have translated.
Hiro Shimono x Yuki Kaji Interview
A snippet of the interview, translated
Q1: How did your performances go? Tell me about your shoot.
Hiro Shimono: “The commercial portrays two boys who are neither adults nor children, so going through puberty I suppose. Their dialogue is elaborate, it was super interesting.”
Yuki Kaji: “Right up to wrapping up, the entire shoot was a lot of fun, including the intervals during our breaks.”
Q2: You both play the roles of high school boys. Tell me about a time from your youths.
Yuki Kaji: “One memory I have from school being young, which is like something out of a painting, was my time a the theatre club. You need real physical strength when it comes to acting, so before dress rehearsal, I’d run around the school building. That’s a memory that’s stuck with me. I’d change into my jersey, and go die– I mean, run to the nearby river embankment too. Being reminded of that now it’s too much like a youth film or something, it’s making me laugh <laughs>. “
Hiro Shimono: “I have a story from my youth too. It was on the day of the Culture Festival [at school]. After the festival finished, I was on my way home with some people, and there was a park with a water fountain in it. I said, ‘Well, it’s already raining, so why the hell not!’ Of course it wasn’t the thing to do, but we jumped into the water fountain and splashed about. That’s what being young is all about, right!?”
Q3: What’s your favourite Noukou Choco Brownie flavour, the regular or the rich milk?
Hiro Shimono: “Noukou Choco Brownie.”*
*Translator’s Note: Implying all of them
Yuki Kaji: “Me too! <laughs>”
Q4: Please give a message to fans.
Yuki Kaji: “I was lucky to have the opportunity to performance Yoru Sumino’s novel no doubt. I’m over the moon about it. The script was of course wonderful, and me and Shimono have known each other for a long time, so I think that comes across in the video with a pleasant atmosphere. The commercial is a youthful drama about two high school boys, and it’s linked to the bittersweetness of Noukou Choco Brownie. Be sure to tuck into one yourself while you listen to the story.”
Hiro Shimono: “[The commercial’s characters] Igarashi and Imai have a great conversation, and getting to do it with Kaji was a lot of fun. It made me think we’ve always had that kind of vibe with each other. Noukou Choco Brownie is the keyword, so please be sure to check out the audiobook to see how it plays its part.”
no doubt Synopsis
One day, high schooler Imai skips school by feigning illness. He is at home in his room, when all of a sudden another boy from his class, Igarashi, comes to visit him. He has the handouts to give to Imai from class, but the high school they go to doesn’t have that custom where a classmate has to give handouts to someone who’s off ill. And the two of them aren’t that class where Igarashi would suddenly pop to see Imai like that. Imai finds it suspicious. Igarashi is interested in the clay work Imai has in his room. Both of them have some free time, so begin to make a town together out of clay.
Noukou Choco Brownie TV Commercial
Initial Broadcast: April 13, 2021 (Japan)
Bourbon Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8UW0OHgo_FtkF4orKd2S4Q
Bourbon Official Website: https://www.bourbon.co.jp/chocobrownie/
Jujutsu Kaisen Collaborates With Bakauke Rice Crackers
Japanese snack company Befco, which is known for a range of different products like Bakauke, Hoshi Tabeyo, Seto Shio, and more, is collaborating with the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen on its Bakauke rice cracker snacks. The items went on pre-sale at select convenience stores on April 12 and will roll out elsewhere on April 19.
Jujutsu Kaisen x Bakauke Soy Sauce Flavour | ¥120 (Before Tax)
Following the success of the first collaboration in February, Befco is coming together with Jujutsu Kaisen again with all-new packaging for the soy sauce flavour of its bite-sized Bakauke senbei rice crackers.
Each bag also comes with one of the five stickers pictured above.
Jujutsu Kaisen x Bakauke
Pre-Sale: April 12, 2021 / General Sale: April 19, 2021
Befco Official Website: https://www.befco.jp/
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.
鬼滅の刃 京ノ御仕事 弐
Matcha and Latte Cookies and Drinks Released by Yojiya
01.April.2021 | FOOD
Kyoto makeup brand Yojiya is now selling its own collection of snacks and drinks which it released via its website last week.
Yojiya Matcha Sandwich Cookies | ¥1,400 (Tax Included)
Yojiya Cafe Latte Chocolate Cookies | ¥1,350 (Tax Included)
Yojiya Matcha Milk | ¥950 (Tax Included)
Yojiya’s snack line-up is made with the idea of being able to enjoy high-quality food products at home. Their collection includes crunchy matcha and cafe latte cookies along with matcha milk, the latter of which is made with famous Uji matcha from Uji, Kyoto. Perfect for a tea/coffee break or as a souvenir.
Released: March 25, 2021
Online Shop: https://www.yojiyacosme.com/
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Nezuko 1/8 Scale 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