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/
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba T-Shirt Collection Releases at Animo
Japanese anime and manga merch website Animo is selling a limited-edition collection of t-shirts based on the characters from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The line-up of six tees is available to buy until July 22.
Tanjiro Kamado Long Sleeve T-Shirt | ¥3,900 (Before Tax)
Zenitsu Agatsuma Long Sleeve T-Shirt | ¥3,900 (Before Tax)
Kyojuro Rengoku Long Sleeve T-Shirt | ¥3,900 (Before Tax)
Tanjiro Kamado Big Silhouette T-Shirt | ¥4200 (Before Tax)
Zenitsu Agatsuma Tanjiro Kamado Big Silhouette T-Shirt | ¥4200 (Before Tax)
Kyojuro Rengoku Tanjiro Kamado Big Silhouette T-Shirt | ¥4200 (Before Tax)
Demon Slayer T-Shirts
Order Window: July 14, 2021 – July 22, 2021
Buy Here: https://animall.jp/products/4549970213592
VR Demon Slayer Ride to Open at Universal Studios Japan in September
Universal Studios Japan has announced the opening of a new XR ride based on the anime and manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Set to run from September 17, 2021 to February 13, 2022, the ride will incorporate the use of VR technology to make guests feel like they are onboard the Mugen Train from the series’ anime film adaptation.
On the ride, riders will see images and voices of the series protagonist Tanjiro Kamado as well as other characters such as Kyojuro Rengoku who is a major character in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train.
Another rollercoaster at the park called “Hollywood Dream The Ride” will also feature Demon Slayer, with fans able to hear the voices of Kamado and Rengoku as if they are all experiencing the coaster together. Two stories will be told across two periods, each featuring comical dialogue.
©吾峠呼世晴／集英社・アニプレックス・ufotable TM & © Universal Studios. All rights reserved.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride
Running: September 17, 2021 to February 13, 2022
Demon Slayer x Hollywood Dream The Ride
Running: September 17, 2021 to February 13, 2022
・1st Story: September 17, 2021 – November 7, 2021
・2nd Story: November 8, 2021 – February 13, 2022
Demon Slayer Rally
Running: September 17, 2021 to February 13, 2022
Price: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)
Official Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s Nezuko Gets Embroidered Work Shirt Release
The Japanese online anime and manga merchandise website Animo is now taking orders for a work shirt inspired by Nezuko Kamado from the anime and manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba until July 22.
The front of the shirt features Nezuko’s name in Kanji and romaji while the back features a large embroidered design of the character with the words ‘PROTECT HUMANS!’
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Nezuko Kamado Embroidered Work Shirt
Order Window: July 7, 2021 – July 22, 2021
Price: ¥15,180 (Before Tax)
Product Page: https://animall.jp/products/4549970199506
SEGA to Release Exclusive Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Merchandise
11.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The Japanese amusement arcade chain GENDA SEGA Entertainment is set to collaborate with the anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba from July 24 to September 12.
1st Run Prizes: July 24, 2021 – September 12, 2021 | Folders (10 Designs)
2nd Run Prizes: August 7, 2021 – September 12, 2021 | Pins (10 Designs)
3rd Run Prizes: August 21, 2021 – September 12, 2021 | Mini Art Panels (10 Designs)
*Available while supplies last
SEGA Exclusive Prizes
Releasing Late July 2021
Acrylic Fan Charms – Traditional Japanese Instrument Version (10 Designs)
Acrylic Snack Charms – Traditional Japanese Instrument Version (5 Designs)
Releasing Early August 2021
Mini Cushion Straps (10 Designs)
Big Acrylic Fan Charm (1 Design) – Exclusive to SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO
Twitter Retweet Campaign Prizes
Complete Novelty Sets
1st Run Prizes: July 23, 2021 – July 29, 2021 | Complete Set of Folders (3 People Only)
2nd Run Prizes: August 5, 2021 – August 11, 2021 | Complete Set of Pins (3 People Only)
3rd Run Prizes: August 20, 2021 – August 26, 2021 | Complete Set of Mini Art Panels (3 People Only)
Select SEGA amusement facilities across Japan will feature Demon Slayer prizes in their crane game machines featuring exclusive designs. SEGA Japan is also hosting a retweet campaign where lucky fans of the anime series can enter for a chance to win even more merchandise by following their official account and retweeting the campaign tweet.
©GENDA SEGA Entertainment Inc.
Rice Flavoured Roasted Mochi Pieces in Cute Packaging Release in Japan
08.July.2021 | FOOD
Chuoken Senbei released its limited-edition “Arare Jumpin!” rice flavoured roasted mochi pieces snack last Wednesday online at Makuake.
Arare Jumpin! (Set of 3) | Cheese, Dadacha Mame Soybean, Corn | ¥2,540 (Tax Included)
Arare Jumpin! (Set of 6) | Two boxes of each flavour | ¥4,320 (Tax Included)
Chuoken Senbei is a Japanese rice cracker manufacturer that has been around for 100 years. Their new “Arare Jumpin!” snack was created as a way to get more people enjoying the taste of arare, roasted mochi pieces, and so it came up with a new version that goes well with soup.
The snack is made with fibrous genmai rice and is combined with lactic acid bacteria. It arrives in three flavours all of which are so tasty they can be eaten everyday without getting bored of them. Each tiny piece has a cute face printed on it.
“Arare Jumpin!” solves many problems for Japanese people, especially for those who have no time to prepare their own arare, are able to make them easily but are worried about getting enough nutrients, or can’t get their kids to eat them, since it’s made to be eaten in soup, adding a delightfully crunchy texture.
The product comes in cute colourful packaging with the characters swimming in soup. Each bag contains Shield Lactic Acid Bacteria® which is made up of 10 billion lactic acid bacteria. The bateria has mostly no taste or odour so the delicious flavour of the snack isn’t compromised. Genmai rice also contains six times more fibre than ordinary Japanese white rice, so is a healthy everyday option. Available in cheese, soybean, and corn flavours, the arare can be used as toppings in salad and other foods too.
The mochi rice used is called Miyakoganemochi which is produced in Miyagi Prefecture. It’s white and smooth and is popular for its viscosity and flavour. It takes over eight days to create this “Arare Jumpin!” and that’s why it’s limited in stock. Everything from cooking the rice to refrigerating, cutting, baking, bagging, and boxing up.
Dragon Quest’s Slimes Turn Into Tasty Japanese Biscuits
Niwaka Senpei, a popular biscuit from Fukuoka, has teamed up with Dragon Quest to release a Slime version of their confection.
Slime Niwaka Senpei
Niwaka Senpei was first released 115 years ago. This collaboration with Square Enix’s Dragon Quest is the first time the confection’s shape has been changed.
Slime Niwaka Senpei Packaging
Each of these snacks are branded with the Slime’s iconic eyes, and each is packaged in a cute Slime box.
Slime Niwaka Senpei
Available: June 18, 2021 – September 30, 2021
Price: ¥756 (Tax Included)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Eco Bag Collection Releases at ANIPLEX+
Aniplex released a new collection of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba eco bags are Lawson Group and ANIPLEX+ on June 15.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Eco Bags | 4 Designs: Dot, Motif, Kyojuro Rengoku, Stills | ¥980 Each (Tax Included)
The compact bags come in four different designs: one with cute pixel art of the manga characters, another featuring various symbols from the series, one dedicated to Kyojuro Rengoku, and another with a collection of stills from the anime.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Eco Bags
Released: June 5, 2021
Price: ¥980 Each (Tax Included)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Turns Into Confections at Japanese Convenience Stores
Bandai’s character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas released a new collection of traditional Japanese wagashi confections and tarts inspired by the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series at Lawson convenience stores across Japan on June 15.
Tabemas Demon Slayer
‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour.
Their line-up of three confections are based on Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Zenitsu from the series, each of which captures their charm points in terms of colour and design. Tanjiro is chocolate flavoured, Nezuko is strawberry, and Zenitsu is custard.
Tabemas Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2021 | ¥285 Each (Tax Included)
Demon Slayer Tarts
Tabemas has also baked up some no-baked cheesecake tarts featuring designs of Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Tomioka, Kyojuro, and Shinobu.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tarts | ¥249 Each (Tax Included)
Tabemas Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2021
Released: June 15, 2021
Available: At the chilled sweets section of Lawson convenience stores in Japan
*Natural Lawson and Lawson Store 100 stores not participating
Disney’s Mickey & Friends Teams Up With Tokyo’s Souvenir Sweet Tokyo Banana
07.June.2021 | FOOD
Disney SWEETS COLLECTION by Tokyo Banana, a joint confectionery shop between GRAPESTONE and Tokyo Banana, released its new Mickey & Friends collection on Thursday.
Tokyo Banana Mickey & Friends Collection | ¥1,300 (Tax Included)
Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto join hands in a heart-warming new collection of Tokyo Banana, a cream-filled sponge cake and the official souvenir sweet of Tokyo’s official souvenir sweet: Tokyo Banana.
Mickey & Friends arrive in all the colours of the rainbow
The colourful packaging features the Disney group of best friends including Mickey, who loves his friends, his girlfriend Minnie, the anger-prone Donald, stylish Daisy, silly Goofy, and trusty Pluto.
Six cute patterns decorate the sponge cakes
There are six super cute Mickey & Friends designs you could get in your Tokyo Banana, and each one is random. They are filled with chocolate banana-flavoured custard cream.
Collect all the postcards
All boxes of these treats come with two of eight possible postcard designs which you can use for sending to someone or even as room decoration.
Mickey & Friends Tokyo Banana
Released: June 3, 2021
Where: Tokyo Banana stores
Tokyo Banana Official Website: https://www.tokyobanana.jp/disney/index.html
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train Seen by Over 41 Million Fans Worldwide
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a 23-volume 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: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, was released in Japan in October 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.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train began rolling out in countries across Asia in October last year. Rollouts in Europe, US, Canada, South America, Central America, Africa, and Oceania have been happening throughout 2021, with the latest being in the United Kingdom on May 26. To date, it has screened in 45 countries and territories across the globe. In Japan, the Demon Slayer film has sold a total of 28.96 million tickets for 40.01 billion yen (about US$363.7 million) as of May 24. In the US, where it was released on April 23 and screened in around 1,600 theatres including 4DX and IMAX, it has sold a total of 3.51 million tickets for US$43.95 million. The box office records are only set to grow as more people head to the theatres.
The staff and cast of the anime series returned for this sequel film which takes Tanjiro and his companions aboard the Mugen Train to battle against their strongest enemy yet. The breathtaking animation is once again handled by ufotable, and LiSA sings the melancholic but powerful main theme Homura.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train
Official Website: https://kimetsu.com
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Escape Game Launches in Japan
31.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Real-life escape game creative company SCRAP launched a new escape game on Monday in collaboration with the anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain | ¥3,400 (Tax Included)
‘Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain’ is a collaboration between SCRAP’s immensely popular ‘Real Dasshutsu Game’ escape game series which has been experienced by over 8.2 million people and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the anime series that has taken the world by storm when it aired in 2019. Its popularity surged once again with the release of the anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train last year, and the hype is set to continue when the second season of the anime begins airing this year.
This escape game is available to buy online at SCRAP GOODS SHOP as well as their stores. It’s an easy to use kit which only requires the use of a smartphone, PC, or tablet. Players can play with as many people as they like from the comfort of their own home.
The game is inspired by the battle between Tanjiro and the Lower Rank 5 Demon Rui on Natagumo Mountain. Players form part of the Demon Slayer Corps and must use the documents provided to solve riddles in order to defeat the demons.
The escape game features many characters from the series including completely new recordings by the actual voice cast for Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Tomioka, Shinobu, Kagaya, Rui, and the Kasugai Crows.
SCRAP has also released a collection of original merch illustrated by ufotable, the studio that animates the series.
Sticker Set ¥300 / Folder ¥1,000 / Folder Set ¥4,000 / Pins ¥500 Each / Key Rings ¥800 Each / Wooden Stands ¥1,500 Each / Memo Pad ¥800 / Bath Towel ¥3,000 (Tax Included)
Nezuko Wooden Box
A bonus wooden Nezuko box with a puzzle inside is also available which comes with a limited-edition Nezuko pin. Available for an extra ¥3,000.
The game is available in Japanese only. Do you have what it takes to escape from Natagumo Mountain?
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain
Japanese Name: リアル脱出ゲーム×鬼滅の刃 鬼棲まう那田蜘蛛山からの脱出
Order Window: May 27, 2021 – August 28, 2021
Shipping: From June 3, 2021
Play Window: June 10, 2021 – November 28, 2021
Available: SCRAP GOODS SHOP / SCRAP Stores
Official Website: https://realdgame.jp/kimetsu/
Tongari Corn Chips x Belle Anime Film Collaboration Announced
House Food Groups has announced that it will roll out limited-time packaging of its popular Tongari Corn snack in early July in collaboration with the upcoming anime film Belle which will be released in Japanese cinemas on July 16, 2021.
There will be six packaging designs in total with three each for both the salted and the grilled corn chips. The designs include the poster for the anime film on the front and scenes from the film and the 10th anniversary poster for Studio Chizu, who are animating the film, on the back.
The film is being directed by Mamoru Hosoda who is known for such hit anime films as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006), Summer Wars (2009), Wolf Children (2012), The Boy and the Beast (2015), and of course his 2018 hit Mirai which was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Animated Feature Film at the 91st Academy Awards.
Studio Chizu describes the story: “The protagonist of this story, Suzu, is a 17-year old high school girl living with her father in a rural town of Kochi — their town is a textbook definition of depopulation in the Japanese countryside. Wounded by the loss of her mother at a young age, Suzu one day discovers the massive online world, “U,” and dives into this alternate reality as her avatar, Belle. Before long, all of U’s eyes are fixed on Belle (Suzu), when one day the mysterious and infamous Dragon-like figure appears before her.”
Assari Shio (Salted)
Delightfully seasoned with sea salt, 50% of which comes from the deep ocean, to perfection so you never get bored of the chip’s moreish flavour.
Yaki Toumorokoshi (Grilled Corn)
Grilled corn flavoured and seasoned with umami-packed soy sauce.
Assari Shio Packaging
Yaki Toumorokoshi Packaging
Enjoy a packet of Tongari Corn or some Japanese snacks while you watch Belle!
Tongari Corn x Belle Packaging Collaboration
Release Date: Early July 2021
House Foods Group: https://housefoods-group.com/