McDonald’s Japan’s Pokémon Happy Meals Are Pika-Tastic

15.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

McDonald’s Japan has joined hands with Pokémon and BorneLund and will begin serving themed Happy Meals at McDonald’s branches across Japan from June 19, 2020 for a limited time.

There are six Pikachu toys to get your Pokémon Trainer hands on, all of which have Pikachu wearing his hat from the hit movie Detective Pikachu. The line-up includes everything a detective needs including a magnifying glass, a periscope which has moving parts which look different as you flip it, a real-working Pikachu compass, and more.

McDonald’s BorneLund collaboration collection also features six toys, including a pencil and stencil kit, a puzzle block set, and more. These items are sure to draw out the imaginations and creativity of kids.

Additionally, for every Pokémon Happy Meal and BorneLund Happy Meal bought on June 20 and 21, customers will receive a maze and sticker book for each the respective series.

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    03.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    On August 5, McDonald’s Japan will begin selling some summer-only sweets! The McShake Doraemon Ramune and Doraemon Choco Banana Pie items are based on a summer festival, and the packaging will feature adorable Doraemon imagery. 

     

    These treats will bring back memories of summer festivals, with popular flavors like chocolate banana and ramune. Each sweet will be available in a total of six newly-designed packages, so you might need to buy a few until you get your favorite character!

     

    McShake Doraemon Ramune

    The McShake Doraemon Ramune features the nostalgic flavor of ramune and a creamy texture. Two types of ramune flavors were used to create a taste that will keep you coming back for more, and citrus flavors were added to create a refreshing flavor perfect for summer. This tasty treat is available in three versions–Doraemon, Nobita, and Gian.

     

    Doraemon Chocolate Banana Pie

    The Doraemon Chocolate Banana Pie consists of a crispy pie crust packed with banana filling and a rich chocolate sauce. Fans of Doraemon can grab this pie in three different sleeves–Dorami, Shizuka, and Suneo.

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    Round 2: August 12 – August 18

     

     

    In addition, Doraemon-related items will be packed with every Happy Meal starting August 5.

  • Pokemon Shirts Releases Second Round of Designs Inspired by Diamond and Pearl

    26.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Pokemon and Original Inc. are back with some new Pokemon Shirts. The second round of patterns inspired by Diamond and Pearl were released on July 22, 2022!

     

    Dialga Pattern

    Lucario Pattern

     

    25 new designs have been added, bringing the total to 429 patterns. Fans can customize a number of products with the design of their choice, from T-shirts to masks and bandanas. 

     

    Honchkrow Pattern

     

    The new patterns feature Pokemon like Dialga, Lucario, and Honchcrow, among many others. For more information, check out the Pokemon Shirts official site!

    *Customers can combine patterns when customizing a shirt. 

    A third round of designs will be announced in the future, so keep an eye on the official website and Twitter page for more details.

  • FamilyMart Starts Pokemon Campaign, Pikachu Pineapple Frappe Now Available

    23.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    FamilyMart stores nationwide have started a campaign in collaboration with the free-to-play mobile game Pokemon Cafe ReMix! From June 21 until July 18, visitors will be able to pick up some special treats and exclusive merchandise.

     

    Pikachu Frappes

    A new addition to the Frappe series, customers will be able to enjoy Pikachu’s Pineapple Frappe starting June 21, featuring Pikachu in a cute cafe uniform. Made with golden pineapple pulp, the drink is perfect for summer, offering a refreshing sweet and sour taste. There are three cup designs available–one with Pikachu in red, one in blue, and another in green.

     

    Original Merchandise Campaign

     

    Part I: June 21, 10:00~ / Original PP Coaster (4 varieties)

    Part 2: July 5, 10:00~ / Cafe Menu Design Original Memo Pad (4 varieties)

    *Sample Images

    A goods campaign is also underway. Customers purchasing three qualifying products will receive exclusive merchandise–while supplies last, of course! The event will run from June 21 at 10:00 through July 18.

     

    Stamp Campaign

    Left: 5 stamps, Original Lunch Bag / Right: 10 stamps, Original Plates (Set of 3)

     

    Collecting stamps on the FamilyMart app can also net fans some special prizes! At the same time, Pokemon fans can use the app to win tickets to Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Sapporo.

     

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  • Diglett’s Mysterious Forest Website Opens to Commemorate T-Shirt Launch

    15.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Original Inc. teamed up with the Pokemon Company in February 2019 to create Pokemon Shirts, an online store where fans from around the world can customize and purchase a selection of shirts featuring their favorite Pokemon characters. On June 10, 2022, a new Diglett T-Shirt collection was released, and to commemorate the release, a unique new website has opened to show off a collection of Diglett in their natural habitat.

     

    Pokemon T-shirts allow customers to create their own shirts by selecting the fabric, patches, and size. In this new collection, customers can choose between two fabrics: Washi or recycled suvin cotton.

     

    On the special website, guests can input their name and plant a virtual seed using a serial number included with each shirt. As the days pass by, each plant will grow, and the forest will become more dense and diverse!

     

    Come hang out with Diglett while designing your very own sustainable T-shirt!

  • Pokeball Transformed into Engagement Ring with Stunning 143 Facets

    11.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    U-Treasure, a company offering proper jewelry inspired by pop culture, has announced a Pokemon diamond in the shape of a Pokeball! The gorgeous item will be released on June 9 and will be eligible for international shipping at the U-Treasure online store. The product itself will be on display at the U-Treasure Concept Store in Ikebukuro.

    Pokeball Diamond

    The Pokeball-inspired diamond has a staggering 143 facets, more than double the 58 found in a standard round brilliant cut. The more facets a diamond has, the more light it reflects.

     

    Those wanting to set this diamond in an engagement ring will need to purchase the ring separately. The Pokeball Diamond is compatible with any rings found in the U-Treasure collection.

  • Golden Pineapple Garigari-kun with Pokemon Packaging Now Available

    06.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Have you heard of Garigari-kun? Japan’s most popular popsicle, this treat is perfect for the hot summer months. A Golden Pineapple version is now available!

     

    With a flavor targeted at adults, the Golden Pineapple Garigari-kun includes crunchy pineapple shaved ice with a crunchy texture inside juicy pineapple ice cream. Made with 33% pineapple juice, the flavor is authentic, and the ice granules used are finer than the standard Garigari-kun ice. 


    The packaging for each set of six popsicles will feature Satoshi, Pikachu, Leon, and Charizard as a tie-in project with the ongoing Pokemon anime series. A campaign is currently underway with 1,000 possible winners snagging a special acrylic stand (8 varieties). These goods will feature the trainers participating in the Pokemon World Championships.

     

    Choose your favorite trainer and enter to win a magnificent prize!


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  • Customizable Pokemon T-Shirts Now Available, Concept Video Starring Diglett Released

    02.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Original Inc. teamed up with the Pokemon Company in February 2019 to create Pokemon Shirts, an online store where fans from around the world can customize and purchase a selection of shirts featuring their favorite Pokemon characters. On June 10, 2022, a new Diglett T-Shirt will be released! What’s so special about these shirts? They’re made from Earth-friendly materials!

    Pokemon T-shirts allow customers to create their own shirts by selecting the fabric, patches, and size. In this collection, fans can select 15 different embroidered Pokemon badges from Pokemon Red and Green, including Pikachu, Gengar, and Snorlax. These patches can be placed on the left side of the chest, right sleeve, right front hem, or the left back hem. The patches are small and easy to pair with any type of daily activity. Each shirt is available in five sizes (XS, S, M, L, or XL). 

     

    Customers can choose from two fabrics: Washi or recycled suvin cotton. The Washi is a knitted fabric made of Japanese paper fiber, with natural fibers used for the name, sewing thread, and washing instructions label, making it completely environmentally friendly. It also has antibacterial, deodorizing, and UV-blocking properties, and is recommended for wearing in hot and humid weather. The recycled suvin cotton is made from recycled cotton that was originally discarded during the spinning process. Blended with organic cotton, it has a silky sheen and feel and is extremely comfortable.

     

    Prior to the release of the new shirts, ‘Diglett’s Simple T-shirt, a concept movie set in a mysterious forest, was posted to YouTube. As stated in the Pokedex, “If a Diglett digs through a field, it leaves the soil perfectly tilled and ideal for planting crops. These T-shirts made of Japanese paper or recycled cotton will be returned to the soil before long, making it even more rich and fertile.

     

    ‘Diglett’s Simple T-shirt’ Concept Movie

    In addition, a YouTube Live premiered on May 27 at 7:00 PM highlighting the life of a Diglett. During the stream, the Diglett responded to user comments, so be sure to go take a peek and drop a line!

     

    YouTube Live – ‘Do Your Best, Diglett!’

    How would you like one of these environmentally friendly shirts?

  • U-Treasure Announces Pokemon Ring and Necklace Inspired by Snorlax

    20.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    The U-Treasure brand is known for releasing incredible jewelry for adults based on beloved brands and characters. The company is now taking orders for two pieces of Pokemon jewelry inspired by everyone’s favorite chunky roadblock, Snorlax! Orders are open until June 21, 2022. Snorlax appears in all his glory and is covered with a glossy black finish. 

    Snorlax Silver Ring / Snorlax Silver Necklace

     

    How about grabbing some Snorlax jewelry for yourself or a loved one? (Maybe it’s not the best ring to propose with, though.) 

  • New Pokemon Anime Visual Released to Tease Show’s World Championships

    12.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    TV Tokyo has revealed a flashy new visual for the Pokemon anime series! The visual features the eight trainers and their Pokemon who will be participating in the show’s Pokemon World Championships tournament, and notes that the “climax” of the show is about to begin. Pokemon airs every Friday at 6:55 PM on TV Tokyo.

     

    Satoshi (or Ash, in the English dub) has been taking on plenty of tough trainers in Pokemon Journeys including Kibana from the Galar region. This means that he has earned his spot in the Masters Eight!

     

    The new key visual features all eight trainers who will be participating in the upcoming tournament: Leon, the Champion of the Galar region; Cynthia, the Champion of the Sinnoh region; Steven, the Champion of the Hoenn region; Lance, the Champion of the Indigo Plateau; Diantha, the Champion of the Kalos region; Alain, another Champion of the Kalos region; and Iris, the Champion of the Unova region. Ash is currently the Champion of the Alola region.


    The first 12 episodes of Pokemon Journeys premiered in the United States on Netflix in June 2020.

     

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  • The North Face Collaborates with Pokemon at GOLDWIN PLAY EARTH PARK in Tokyo Midtown

    06.May.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    Goldwin Inc. has announced a special event for both children and families to enjoy! The GOLDWIN PLAY EARTH PARK event, running until May 29, has taken over the lawn at Tokyo Midtown. Five architects have created playground equipment inspired by five elements: fire, earth, water, wind, and sky. The event wants to inspire children to be more curious about the world around them. What better way than to get Pokemon involved?

     

     

    For the event, Goldwin, The North Face, Helly Hansen, Speedo, and Canterbury all collaborated with artists, designers, and of course, the Pokemon series.

     

    Goldwin is known for providing incredible sports and outdoor apparel, and behind its sturdy technology lies a deep curiosity regarding nature. This new collaboration has brought new perspectives and ideas to the collection, and those visiting the venue won’t want to miss out.

     

    Collaboration Items at a Glance

     

    THE NORTH FACE ✕ Pokemon

    YOUNG EXPLORERS Jacket: ¥10,890 (Tax Included)

    YOUNG EXPLORERS Hat: ¥6,380 (Tax Included)

     

     

    Just like everyone’s favorite Pokemon Pikachu, the event wants to inspire children to be filled with energy as they explore the world around them and take on new adventures. These new jackets come inside a pouch inspired by a Pokeball and are mde of environmentally friendly recycled nylon material.

     

    *Products in The North Face x Pokemon collection will be sold by lottery starting April 22. Check the official website for details on how to enter.

     

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    HELLY HANSEN ✕ minä perhonen

    Left: VINDKRAFT PEP Tote: ¥9,900 (Tax Included) / Middle: VINDKRAFT PEP Patch Tote: ¥19,800 (Tax Included) / Right: VINDKRAFT PEP Pochette: ¥3,300 (Tax Included)

     

    Based on Helly Hansen’s ‘VINDKRAFT’ project to recover and upcycle sailboats’ sails, minä perhonen has designed a bag by combining scraps from its own production process. Nothing goes to waste, making this perfect for those aware of the current problems facing our environment.

     

    *As this is an upcycled product, the number of pieces is limited and each piece is unique.

     

    Collaboration items are available at a pop-up shop at the GOLDWIN PLAY EARTH PARK event. A number of workshops are also open for children to enjoy, with a focus on their relationship with nature while living in the city. Check out the special site for more information!

  • Pikachu and Eevee Appear on New Apparel from Graniph

    30.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese brand Graniph has started selling 22 new Pokemon-inspired apparel items on its official online store and in brick-and-mortar locations across Japan. 

     

    Over 25 years have passed since the original Pokemon Red and Green games were released in 1996, and characters from the series continue to be popular around the world. It’s hard to imagine a world without the franchise!
     

    Check out these new items featuring Pikachu, Eevee, and other popular characters. 

     

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  • Pokemon Shirts Now Available with Patterns from Pokemon Diamond & Pearl

    27.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Pokemon and Original Inc. are back with some new Pokemon Shirts! The popular goods originally went on sale back in February 2019, and more and more patterns have been added over the years. 

     

    Fans of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl can now find some designs to their liking, with new patterns on sale as of April 22, 2022. With 18 new patterns to choose from, the Pokemon Shirts collection now has a total of 404 designs to choose from. Customers can also choose to place these patterns on masks!

    (From Left) Chimchar Pattern, Piplup Pattern, Turtwig Pattern

    (From Left) Starly Pattern, Shinx Pattern, Bidoof Pattern

     

    New patterns from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl will be added in four installments. Each installment will have a specific theme and will introduce Pokemon that fit that theme.


    The first installment’s theme is “The Start of Adventure.” As expected, this installment features the three starter Pokemon from the games.

     

    Installment #2 / End of July | Pokemon: Dialga, Lucario, Honchkrow, etc.

    Installment #3 / End of October | Palkia, Garchomp, Mismagius, etc.

    Installment #4 / End of January 2023 | Giratina, Rotom, Weavile, etc.

    (From Left) Luxray Pattern, Mothim Pattern, Staraptor Pattern

    The 18 new designs add some new flair to the ever-growing collection. Fans will want to head to the official Pokemon Shirts website to see the patterns up close!


    *Masks are intended to be used for fashion, not to prevent illness. 

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