Jump Force Deluxe Edition Arrives On Nintendo Switch This August
20.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME
The Deluxe Edition of Spike Chunsoft’s fighting game Jump Force published by Bandai Namco Entertainment is set to hit Nintendo Switch on August 27, 2020.
Jump Force is a fighting game that brings together a roster of over 50 characters from popular series the manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump such as One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball, and many more. The game pits the characters in real world locations like New York and Matterhorn and has players battle it out.
The new trailer showcases some of the unique gameplay features which Nintendo Switch players will be able to enjoy, such as being able to play six-player local multiplayer games. The Nintendo Switch edition is packaged with the full game plus Character Pass 1 which introduces nine new characters into the long roster.
Those who pre-order the physical edition of the game will receive three One Piece, Dragon Ball, and Naruto avatar costumes and Frieza’s pod as pictured below.
©JUMP 50th Anniversary
©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. ©2017 Nintendo
JUMP FORCE DELUXE EDITION Nintendo Switch™
Release Date: August 27, 2020
Platform: Nintendo Switch™
Official Website: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/jump-force
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Super Mario x PARCO Launch Summer 2021 Campaign
Japanese department store chain PARCO is teaming up with Super Mario from June 25 for a special summer campaign which will see stores selling items made in collaboration with the video game franchise.
PARCO Grand Bazaar
Collaboration Item Fair
XLARGE | T-Shirt
LOEWE | Pouch
CABANE de ZUCCa | T-Shirt
FURFUR | Bag
Lily Brown | Knitwear
TiCTAC | Wristwatch
NUBIAN | Shirt
KIMONO by NADESHIKO | Yukata
Angelic Pretty | Dress
Maison de FLEUR | Bag
Ojaga Design | Keyrings
KiU | Poncho
Discover Japan Lab. | Folding Fan
une nana cool | Pouch
Shimamura Gakki | Electric Piano
Super Mario Hand Towel / PARCO Online Store Exclusive Gift Box
Nintendo TOKYO POP-UP STORE
Over 60 brands tied to PARCO are participating in the Collaboration Item Fair, and Nintendo TOKYO is also opening its first pop-up store. Join Mario this summer.
Super Mario x PARCO
Start Date: June 25, 2021
Campaign Site: https://parco.jp/supermario/
PARCO Grand Bazaar
Running: June 25, 2021 – July 11, 2021
Special Site: https://parco.jp/supermario/gb/
Collaboration Item Fair
Running: July 1, 2021 – July 20, 2021 / General Sale: From July 21, 2021
Where: PARCO / PARCO Online Store
Special Site: https://parco.jp/supermario/item/
Dress Like EarthBound’s Ness With New Era’s Hat Collection
New Era has announced its first collaboration with the Mother video game series, also known as EarthBound outside Japan. Two hats, one inspired by Ness’s hat from Mother 2, and a ‘SMAAAASH!!’ version, will be released at the Mother no Hiroba pop-up shop at Shibuya PARCO as well as at participating TOCHIBI stores in Japan on July 1.
NEW ERA® 9FIFTY™ SMAAAASH!!/Ness – ¥7,700 Each (Tax Included)
Both hats feature New Era’s iconic 59FIFTY® model, which was first released in 1954, and feature the 9FIFTY™ snapback adjuster. One is coloured red and blue with a white top, just like Ness, and the other is full black with the word ‘SMAAAASH!!’ on the front.
The Mother no Hiroba pop-up shop will be open at Hobo Nichijo on the 8th floor of Shibuya PARCO in Tokyo from July 1 to 11. EarthBound fans can get their hands on a range of related merchandise.
©SHIGESATO ITOI / Nintendo ©HOBONICHI
MOTHER x New Era Collection
Released Date: July 1, 2021
Product Details: https://www.1101.com/n/s/mother2_newera_pre
MOTHER no Hiroba Pop-Up Shop
Running: July 1, 2021 – July 11, 2021
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
Location: Hobo Nichijo (Shibuya PARCO Floor 8F)
Address: 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
Celebrate Sasuke Uchiha’s Birthday at Fuji-Q Highland’s Naruto x Boruto Summer Event
Fuji-Q Highland began its ‘NARUTO x BORUTO Fuji Hidden Leaf Village’ event on Wednesday which is set to run throughout summer until August 29. The event is taking place to celebrate the birthday of the popular character Sasuke Uchiha from the Naruto franchise.
During the event, a keyword rally will take place, and a special menu will be served up.
Guests must play and ride six Naruto-themed attractions at the park where they will be able to collect keywords related to the Uchiha family. Those who manage to answer all the questions correctly will receive one of two free exclusive pins. The Sasuke & Itachi design will be available from June 9 to July 22 and the Uchiha Family design from July 23 to August 29. Check out the designs below, both of which are must-grabs for fans of Sasuke and the Uchihas.
Pin Design 1: Sasuke & Itachi (Uchiha Brothers) | Available: June 9, 2021 – July 22, 2021
Pin Design 2: Sasuke & Sakura & Sarada (Uchiha Family) | Available: July 23, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Guests will also be able to enjoy a special menu line-up including a ramen dish served at Ichiraku, the ramen bar at Fuji-Q Highland which is themed on the same eatery of the same name in Naruto, and two cakes at Fuji-Q Highland’s official hotel resort and spa.
Uchiha Brother’s Spicy Ramen | ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
Uchiha Brother’s Print Cake
Uchiha Family’s Print Cake
Running: June 9, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Where: Fuji-Q Highland
Official Website: https://www.fujiq.jp/
Have a One Piece Anime Themed Wedding in Japan
Japanese bridal company ESCRIT INC. launched its new “One Piece Bridal Fair” service on May 5, 2021 in collaboration with the manga series One Piece.
The service is inspired by the Grand Line in One Piece, the ocean current that wraps eternally around the entire world like a ring. Those who order the service will be given a collection of One Piece wedding items and gifts including original wedding registrations for all guests, a welcome board for greeting everyone, a life-sized photo cutout of Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates, a special Sanji-themed food course, and more.
ONE PIECE Bridal Fair
Start Date: May 5, 2021
Book Here: https://onepiece-wedding.escrit.jp/
Dragalia Lost Sound Collection Announced For June 2021 Release
It has been announced that a new album compiling the in-game event music from Dragalia Lost will be released on June 30, 2021. Dragalia Lost is an action role-playing smartphone game developed by Cygames and published by Nintendo.
The two-disc album features artists such as TAKU INOUE, ANCHOR, SiN, Shūhei Mutsuki, Sekihan, M･A･O, BlooDye, Setsuko (from Kuhaku Gokko), Takayoshi Tanimoto, Shiki Aoki, Megumi Ogata, Hironao Nagayama, and more. The first disc features 16 tracks while the second has 22 instrumental tracks. It also comes with a lyric booklet and 60-page artbook. Each copy of the album is also coupled with an application ticket to receive an in-game item.
DRAGALIA LOST SONG COLLECTION is a must-grab for fans of the game.
DRAGALIA LOST SONG COLLECTION
Release Date: June 30, 2021
Where: Amazon Japan / Tower Records / HMV Japan / TSUTAYA / Rakuten Books / TOY’S STORE
Dragalia Lost Official Website: https://dragalialost.com/jp/
LIBERE x Naruto Anime Capsule Collection Released
Japanese high-end street brand LIBERE has teamed up with the Naruto anime series to release a capsule collection. Pre-orders opened on April 22 at the fashion brand’s official online store and branches.
LIBERE FOR NARUTO
“LIBERE FOR NARUTO” is the theme of the collection which sees Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, Kakashi, Shikamaru, and Itachi all serving a street-ninja style by wearing the items in the line-up. Each also incorporates family crests and colours that represent the cast. It includes tees, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, bags, caps, and more, all of which have details like straps, pockets, and zippers, and all of which come with special tags, plastic bags, and dust bags that were specially made for this collection.
Pierrot, the animation studio who animated Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden, also created a look-book for the release which combines the anime with real life. A special poster will be included in all purchases.
LIBERE FOR NARUTO
Released: April 22, 2021
Where: LIBERE stores and online shop
LIBERE Official Website: https://www.libere-official.com/
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Original Soundtrack to be Released in Three Versions
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released for the Nintendo Switch in March last year, and I’m sure many of us who have played it have the soundtrack on repeat in our heads daily. Now fans can get their hands on the game’s official soundtrack which will be released in three versions: the BGM Edition which features the background music, the K.K. Slider Edition which has instrumental versions of all of the K.K.’s songs on it, and the First Press Limited Pressing Edition.
The First Press Limited Pressing Edition is a special version which includes a specially-made earphone case for storing your earphones as well as the K.K. Slider Jacket Artworks artbook featuring the CD covers of all of K.K.’s songs you can get in game.
BGM Edition | ¥4,950 (Tax Included) | 4 Discs | COCX-41434~7
Features all in-game background music including all the different tracks that play every hour during the game’s 24-hour day cycle, music that plays depending on the weather, at in-game facilities on the island, event music, and more, for a total of 173 tracks. It also features a bonus track that was released back in May 2020 on Twitter.
K.K. Slider Instrumental Music Edition | ¥4,400 (Tax Included) | 3 Discs | COCX-41438~40
This edition features 95 instrumental songs from the beloved K.K. Slider spread across three discs.
BGM Edition + K.K. Slider Instrumental Music Edition | ¥11,000 (Tax Included) | 7 Discs
This version includes the earphone case, both editions, and the artbook, all packaged in a limited-edition box.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Original Soundtrack CD
Release Date: June 9, 2021
Official Website: https://columbia.jp/atsumori/
Naruto Shippuden’s Gaara Gets G.E.M. Series Complete Figure
19.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Fans of Naruto: Shippuden‘s Gaara Kazekaga won’t want to miss out on the new G.E.M. Series Complete Figure now available for pre-order worldwide on AmiAmi.
Potential spoilers ahead for the Naruto: Shippuden story.
G.E.M. Series NARUTO Shippuden Gaara Kazekage Complete Figure | ¥13,530 (Tax Included)
The Fifth Kazekage maintains his cool and collected personality in this detailed figure as he utilises his sand powers.
G.E.M. Series NARUTO Shippuden Gaara Kazekage Complete Figure
Release Date: October 2021
Pre-Order Here: https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-125718
Japan’s Kirby Café Announces Kirby’s Happy Birthday Fair
If you didn’t know, Kirby’s birthday falls on April 27. To celebrate, Kirby Café Tokyo and Kirby Café Hakata have announced the Kirby’s Happy Birthday Fair event which will run from April 1 to May 9 where customers can get their fingers on some delicious birthday treats and items.
Kirby’s Birthday Line-Up
Happy Birthday☆Kirby | ¥1,518 (Tax Included)
No birthday is complete without a fitting cake. This one is loaded with fruit, strawberry cream, an icing cookie, and other delicious treats. Make sure to get yourself a slice before Kirby inhales it whole!
Kirby 29th Birthday Badge | ¥594 (Tax Included)
Kirby 29th Birthday Candy (Lime Flavoured w/Sticker) | ¥638 (Tax Included)
TOKYO BOX Candy (Lemon Flavoured w/Sticker) | ¥638 (Tax Included) | Exclusive to Kirby Café Tokyo
Candy (Soda Flavoured w/Sticker) | ¥638 (Tax Included)
Candy (Strawberry Flavoured w/Sticker) | ¥638 (Tax Included)
Kirby’s Happy Birthday
Running: April 1, 2021 – May 9, 2021
Bookings: Not mandatory but recommended
Kirby Café Tokyo: https://kirbycafe-reserve.com/guest/tokyo/
Kirby Café Hakata: https://kirbycafe-reserve.com/guest/hakata/
Kirby Café Tokyo
Address: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi Floor 4F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo)
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Orders 21:00)
Kirby Café Hakata
Address: Canal City Hakata North Bldg. B1F, 1-2-1 Sumiyoshi, Hakata, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Last Orders 22:00)
Kirby Café Official Website: https://kirbycafe.jp
Nintendo Releases Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S for the Switch
25.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S was released for the Nintendo Switch on March 18. The game was published by Crypton Future Media, who are known for creating VOCALOID, and comes as their first-ever puzzle game. The game is available for 25% off until March 31.
The main visual for the game was created by illustrator NEGI
The game is the expanded and complete version of Hatsune Miku Logic Paint -MIKULOGI- which was released for smartphones in March 2020. Players use the numbers in the top and left-hand sides of the screen to fill in a grid of square in order to create an image. They can also use the X marks to prevent mistakes. The images include illustrations of Piapro characters including Hatsune Miku and her familiar line-up of friends.
Players can also set their favourite songs to play in the home and puzzle screens and can unlock more songs by collecting Stars.
Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S builds on the MIKULOGI version by introducing even more puzzles – over 350, including the addition of new 20 x 20 puzzles alongside the original 5 x 5, 10 x 10, and 15 x 15. Players can now choose favourite Piapro character to solze puzzles together with, including Miku, Luka, Rin, Len, Kaito, and Meiko. There are also Missions for players to complete which will unlock artwork and 18 different songs.
Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S
Released: March 18, 2021
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/cfm_mobile
Kirby Café Begins Serving its Spring Picnic Themed Menu
The Kirby Café branches in Tokyo and Hakata rolled out their Spring 2021 menu on Friday which is set to run until June 6. Themed on a springtime picnic, the line-up includes three items: six siz different temari-zushi servings, cherry blossom mochi, and a cherry blossom latte, all inspired by the Kirby video game series.
Cherry Blossom Temari-zushi: Eat In ¥2,178 / Takeout ¥2,138
A serving of six sushi rolls perfect for a spring picnic. Each roll features designs that will be instantly-recognisable to Kirby fans.
Souvenir – Lunchbox (4 Designs)
Kirby’s Spring Search | ¥1,078 (Tax Included)
Kirby is playing hide and seek under the cherry blossom tree in this cute dish which is adorned with shiny coloured candy.
Cherry Blossom Latte | ¥968 (Tax Included)
A light pink-coloured cherry blossom latte with a touch of salt. Mix everything together for a tasty sipping experience.
Kirby’s Spring Picnic Fair Menu
Japanese Menu Name: 春のまんまるピクニック フェア
Running: March 19, 2021 – June 6, 2021
Where: Kirby Café TOKYO / Kirby Café HAKATA
Table Reservations: Book at the links below
・Kirby Café TOKYO https://kirbycafe-reserve.com/guest/tokyo/
・Kirby Café HAKATA https://kirbycafe-reserve.com/guest/hakata/
Kirby Café Official Website: https://kirbycafe.jp
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Releases Osaka’s City of Daito as Accessible Island
17.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The city of Daito in Osaka teamed up with the Nintendo Switch title Animal Crossing: New Horizons to release the city as an accessible island, Daito Island, on March 10.
Every March, Daito hosts a PR event to promote the city. Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the event has seen strict restrictions that do not allow social gatherings. In order that the event not be cancelled entirely, Daito is collaborating with Animal Crossing: New Horizons to promote the city in-game with stalls, historical content like traditional armour and Iimoriyama Castle, and more.
Visitors to the island will receive three kinds of Miyoshi Nagayoshi armour, a family crest, and a hat and outfit of Daito’s city mascot Daiton. These are available until April 30.
The access code is: DA-1888-0815-5276
Animal Crossing Daito Island
Released: March 10, 2021
Official Website: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/switch/acbaa/index.html