My Hero Academia Summer Fair to be Held at Animate Stores in Japan
12.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Animate has announced that it will hold a summer fair centred on My Hero Academia at all branches, as well as its online shop, starting on August 8, 2020.
My Hero Academia is a manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. Serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump, the series has sold over 26 million copies. A film, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising was released in December last year and has garnered $28.7 million worldwide as of March 2020. A fifth season of the TV anime series is currently in production.
Animate’s My Hero Academia summer fair will offer a range of merchandise for fans to pick up. For every ¥1,000 spent on books and character goods, as well as for every CD, DVD and Blu-ray purchased (over ¥1,000), fans will also receive one of the above-pictured postcards taken from the anime series’s fourth season opening video.
Other merchandise includes acrylic key holders, pins, wristbands, and much more. The fair is also being taken to Animate’s online shop for the duration of its run.
©Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee
My Hero Academia Summer Fair
Running: August 8, 2020 – September 6, 2020
Location: Animate stores and the Animate online shop in Japan
My Hero Academia ‘BOOST UP HEROES’ Merchandise Fair Blasts its Way to Japan in September
Fans of My Hero Academia in Japan can look forward to the upcoming “My Hero Academia Goods Fair ~BOOST UP HEROES~” event set to take place at 12 branches of the JUMP SHOP in Japan as well as the JUMP SHOP pop-up store at AQUA CiTY ODAIBA in Tokyo, from September 4 to 13.
The event is a chance for fans to get their hands on exclusive merchandise featuring original artwork of Midoriya, Bakugo, Uraraka, Todoroki, Endeavour, and Hawks.
For every ¥1,200 (tax included) people spend on merchandise at the fair they will receive a free sticker. A maximum of 6 stickers can be received in a single transaction.
There will also be character panels displayed at each store as well as photo spots for fans to take a commemorative photo.
A fifth season of the TV anime series is in the works, with no release date yet announced.
My Hero Academia Goods Fair ~BOOST UP HEROES!~
Running: September 4, 2020 – September 13, 2020
JUMP SHOP: http://www.benelic.com/service/jump.php
Haikyu!! TO THE TOP Themed Cafe to Open at Animate Cafe in Sendai
Japanese anime and manga merchandise chain store and cafe company Animate is set to open the new Animate Cafe Gratte Sendai on August 29, 2020. There are many Animate Cafe branches around Japan, all of which serve up menus themed on various anime, manga, and game franchises.
The first series to land at the new Animate Cafe Gratte Sendai will be Haikyu!! TO THE TOP.
Animate Cafe Gratte Sendai will serve the staple “Gratte,” a portemanteau of “graphic latte” where character illustrations are put on top of the cream of lattes. These beverages are currently served at the Tokyo (Shibuya and Kichijoji), Osaka, and Okayama branches of Animate Cafe.
Haikyu!! is a sports, comedy and coming-of-age manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. Serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump, the series spanned 45 volumes, with the final volume released just last month. Season four of the series, titled Haikyu!! TO THE TOP, is still ongoing, with the second half set for release this October.
The collaboration at the cafe will run from August 29 to September 15 where fans can tuck into a range of different Haikyu!! themed goodies like grattes, icing cookies, and more.
All customers will receive one of the above-pictured exclusive coasters randomly selected from 12 designs.
©Haruichi Furudate / Shueisha・”Haikyu!!” Production Committee・MBS
Haikyu!! TO THE TOP Collaboration
Running: August 29, 2020 – September 15, 2020
Animate Cafe Gratte Sendai
Address: EBeanS 7F, 4-1-1 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi Prefecture
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:30 (Last Orders 19:15)
Animate Cafe Gratte Official Website: https://www.animate.co.jp/gratte/
Summer 2020 Parfait Fair Begins at Shiseido Parlour in Tokyo
03.July.2020 | FOOD
Shiseido Parlour began its annual “Midsummer Parfait Fair” at its Ginza, Tokyo branch on Wednesday which will run until August 30 and be divided into two different slots serving different parfaits. The cafe is serving up a selection of parfaits made from ice cream and local seasonal fruits under the trust that the chefs and farmers have built over the years.
2020 Midsummer Parfait Fair: Slot ① July 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020
Furano, Hokkaido – Furano Melon Parfait: ¥2,100 (Tax Included)
This parfait is made using Furamon melon which is grown in Hokkaido’s city of Furano between the mountains where there is a major temperature difference. The melon is ripened after being harvested and so make it nice and soft, giving a sweet and juicy flavour and fragrance.
Sakai Nouen, Wakayama – Arakawa Peach Parfait: ¥2,300 (Tax Included)
The “Arakawa” peach is a brand of peach grown in Wakayama Precture. The peaches are grown until their nearly completely ripe while in the tree, giving them a soft texture. Inside the sweet flavour is a sour kick, both of which explode with the juiciness of the peach in the parfait.
Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa – Apple Mango Parfait: ¥2,700 (Tax Included)
The “apple mango” is a type of mango grown in the hot climate of Okinawa. The mango has a super soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture and a sour tinge which elevates its rich sweetness.
Hatake Kobo, Nagano Prefecture – Koihime Strawberry Parfait: ¥2,000 (Tax Included)
The “koihime” is a type of summer strawberry grown in-house by Shiseido Parlour. The strawberries get plenty of water, air, and sunlight so they grow into red jewels packed full of sweetness.
The second slot of the 2020 Midsummer Parfait Fair will run from August 1 to August 30.
Shiseido Parlour Ginza
Address: Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Bldg. (Floor 3F), 8-8-3 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
TEL: 03-5537-6231 (No reservations required)
[Tue-Sat] 11:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30)
[Sun & Hols] 11:00-20:00 (Last Orders 19:30
Closed: Mondays, New Year Holidays
Official Website: https://parlour.shiseido.co.jp/
Natsume’s Book of Friends Exhibition to Take Place at Animate Ikebukuro in Tokyo
The Animate Ikeubkuro Temporary Store has announced a special exhibition for Natsume’s Book of Friends which will open on July 10, 2020 and be free to enter.
Natsume’s Book of Friends
Natsume’s Book of Friends is a manga series by Yuki Midorikawa. It was first published in the shojo manga magazine LaLa DX in 2003 and began serialisation in 2005. It subsequently switched to LaLa in 2008 where it continues to be published. A 74-episode anime adaptation spread across six seasons aired between 2008 and 2017.
There are five illustrations of Nyanko-sensei and keywords scattered around the 2nd floor of Animate Ikebukuro Temporary Store. If you can find them all, you’ll receive a free folder as pictured above in the bottom right. The exhibition will also showcase illustrations drawn by Yuki Midorikawa, drafts, sined pictures, and more.
Natsume’s Book of Friends Exhibition (Japanese Name: 「夏目友人帳」緑川ゆき先生複製原画展 & 復刻・ニャンコ先生を探せ!)
Running: July 10, 2020 – July 26, 2020
Location: Animate Ikebukuro Temporary Store (Floor 2F)
*Folders are limited in stock
*Restricted entry during busy times
*A face mask must be worn at all times in the store
*Event subject to change, postponement, or cancellation
Exhibition Website: https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=104117
Animate Ikebukuro Temporary Store Official Website: https://www.animate.co.jp/special/301734/
TV Anime The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! Collaborates Supports Blood Banks at Animate Fair
24.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Animate, a chain of anime and manga stores in Japan, is holding a special fair at all Tokyo branches from July 1 to August 16 this year to help support blood donation in Japan.
The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! is a light novel series written by Shirow Shiratori and illustrated by Shirabi. It has shipped over 1.5 million copies in Japan. The story follows Yaichi Kuzuryu, a prodigy shogi player who won the title of Ryuo at the age of 16. Ryuo is a professional shogi tournament held every year in Japan as well as the title of its winner. He is approached by Ai Hinatsuru, a 9-year-old who wants him to make her his disciple. She shows great potential, and thus begins their journey into the world of shogi.
Blood donation folder
During the run of the fair, those who purchase a copy of the series at Animate stores in Tokyo will receive a special bromide photo featuring illustrations of the characters from the series. Additionally, those who donate their blood at a blood bank in Tokyo will receive a special folder as thanks. The folders are available on a first-come, first served basis.
©Shirow Shiratori/SB Creative Corp. illustration:Shirabii
The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! Animate Blood Bank Fair
Running: July 1, 2020 – August 16, 2020
Participating Stores: Animate Ikebukuro / Animate Machida / Animate Kichijoji PARCO / Animate Kinshicho / Animate Hachioji / Animate Shibuya / Animate Akihabara / Animate Tachikawa / Animate Kamata / Animate Seiseki Sakuragaoka OPA / Animate Shinjuku Haruku / Animate Musashimurayama
The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! Blood Donations
Running: July 1, 2020 – August 16, 2020
Area: Blood banks in Tokyo
Mr. Osomatsu Themed Cafe to Open at Animate Ikebukuro This Summer
Animate Cafe, a chain of cafes in Japan which collaborates with popular anime, manga and games, has announced that it’s set to serve up an Osomatsu-kun themed cafe at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 4 from July 15, 2020.
Osomatsu-kun is a comedy manga series by Fujio Akatsuka which was rebooted in 2015 with the anime series Mr. Osomatsu (also known as Osomatsu-san). A second season aired between 2017-2018 and an anime film, Osomatsu-san the Movie, was released in 2019.
Choromatsu’s Grape Drink: ¥650
Todomatsu’s Revenge Strawberry Milk: ¥650
BIG Acrylic Stands (6 Designs): ¥1,600 Each
Acrylic Name Badges (6 Designs): ¥500 Each
“Kindergarten” is the theme of the cafe collaboration, which sees the six Matsuno brothers turned into kindergarteners for the merchandise designs. Fans can tuck into food and drinks themed on brothers as well as get their hands one exclusive merchandise.
Free Coasters (6 Designs)
Customers who order from the collaborative menu will receive a free coaster. Those who spend over ¥2,000 (tax included) will receive two coasters from a different set of 15 coasters.
©Fujio Akatsuka / Osomatsu-san Production Committee
Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 4
Running: July 15, 2020 – August 17, 2020
*Between July 15 and July 19, reservations will be mandatory and customers who sign up will be selected randomly. From July 20 to August 17, reservations are not necessary.
*Dates and times subject to change.
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only.
*Prices listed are tax-inclusive.
Animate Cafe: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/event/osomatsusan2007/
Yaoi Manga Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu Collaborates With Animate Cafe in Ikebukuro
animate cafe—a cafe chain which collaborates with popular anime series, games, and manga—is opening a new store called “DECOTTO by animate cafe” in Ikebukuro on June 24, 2020. For its first collaboration, it will collaborate with Hashigo Sakurabi’s popular yaoi manga Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu from June 24, 2020 to July 27, 2020.
CHOCOTTO DECOTTO Character Doughnuts (Tonyaka/Chunnya): ¥600 Each
animate cafe operates cafes both in Japan and overseas, and has seen countless collaborations with popular series. DECOTTO will open as a new brand of the company which will serve doughnuts inspired by anime, manga, and game characters.
DECOTTO GIFT Souvenir Doughnuts (Tonyaka/Chunnya): ¥400 Each
CHOCOTTO DECOTTO will be served as cute, decorative doughnuts based on characters. They are nothing short of Instagram-worthy.
Seasonal DECOTTO TEA: ¥600 Each (More flavours available)
Bonus Coasters (9 Designs) / Bonus Straw Markets (2 Designs) *Designs chosen randomly
DECOTTO will serve both regular doughnuts as well as seasonal flavours. When you order a doughnut or a drink, you’ll also receive a free coaster or straw marker.
Doughnut Squishies (2 Designs): ¥800 Each
Doughnut Shaped Towels (2 Designs): ¥1,000 Each
Get your hands on exclusive doughnut merchandise too.
Hashigo Sakurabi’s popular yaoi manga Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu has sold over 3.5 million copies. A 13-episode anime series aired in 2018.
“Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu” x “DECOTTO by animate cafe”
Running: June 24, 2020 to July 27, 2020
Location: DECOTTO by animate café (Animate Annex, 3-2-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo)
Access: 8 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station
*June 24-28 is reservation only, and reservations will be allotted randomly
*June 29-July 27 will be normal service
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decotto_donut/
Streetwear Brand XLARGE to Release My Hero Academia Collaborative Clothing
Established in November 1991 in Vermont Avenue los angeles, XLARGE has become one of the leading streetwear brands, infusing a range of culture such as music, art and comics into their designs and pioneering a new direction in fashion.
XLARGE is set to release a line of My Hero Academia collaborative clothing with Kōhei Horikoshi – the creator of the popular Weekly Shōnen Jump series (Shueisha. Inc).
My Hero Academia is set in a world where 80 percent of the world possess some kind of superpower called “quirks”. The main character Izuku Midoriya (Deku), who has dreamt of becoming a hero since childhood, discovers that he was born quirkless. After an unexpected encounter with the world’s greatest hero All Might, Deku inherits the “One For All” quirk and is able to enter the prestigious hero school U.A. High School where he studies and fights alongside his new classmates to master his quirk. From children to adults, the series has become incredibly popular worldwide and the TV anime is set to release its fifth season.
S/S TEE DEKU WHITE,BLACK,GREEN / S,M,L,XL / ￥5,500+TAX
S/S TEE ALLMIGHT WHITE,BLACK,NAVY / S,M,L,XL / ￥5,500+TAX
The new clothing series features Izuku Midoriya, his rival from childhood Katsuki Bakugo, the top-class hero Shoto Todoroki and the world’s number one hero and Deku’s biggest role model All Might. All the illustrations are original and include the XLARGE logo.
MY HERO ACADEMIA DENIM PANT LtINDIGO / 30,32,34,36inch / ￥20,000+TAX
If you’re a fan of these new generation Jump characters then this stylish lineup is just what you need. The lineup will be sold from May 2, 2020 on calif and ZOZOTOWN online stores.
This is perfect for any My Hero Academia fan looking to quirk up their look.
©Kōhei Horikoshi/ SHUEISHA. Inc, My Hero Academia Production Committee
Re:Zero Season Two Promoted in Japan With Merchandise Fair at Animate Stores
26.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Animate stores across Japan and the Animate online shop are set to promote the upcoming second season of Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World with a merchandise fair beginning on March 28, 2020.
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World is a light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichirou Otsuka. The first season aired in 2016 and become an international sensation within the anime community. Season two was originally set to air in April this year but has been delayed to July due to the ongoing coronavirus situation.
Fair Bonus Item: Special Sticker (9 Designs)
Running from March 28 to April 19, the Re:Zero season two promotional fair is a chance for fans to get their hands on lots of merchandise, the light novels and manga, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays. For every ¥1,000 spent on these items, they’ll receive a random pick of one of the above-pictured special stickers. The bottom three were illustrated exclusively for the fair and feature Emilia, Rem, and Echidna in their party outfits.
Acrylic Door Key Holder Stands (Party Version) – ¥1,320 Each (Tax Included)
Mugs (Party Version) – ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Select branches of Animate will also be promoting the release of the Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Hyōketsu no Kizuna movie on DVD and Blu-ray with fairs dedicated exclusively to it. There will be life-sized stands, scene panels, anime documents, exclusive merchandise, and more. See the branch list below.
©Tappei Nagatsuki・KADOKAWA / Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World Production Committee
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World Animate Fair
Running: March 28, 2020 – April 19, 2020
Location: Animate stores in Japan / Animate Online Shop
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Hyōketsu no Kizuna Animate Fair
Running: March 28, 2020 – April 19, 2020
Location: Animate AKIBA Annex (Floor B1F) / Animate Osaka Nipponbashi (Floor 2F) / Animate Nagoya / Animate Yokohama
Animate’s Shonen Jump Fair 2020: My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, One Piece & More
The series of Shonen Jump are set to fall on the Japanese anime merchandise chain Animate as “Jump Fair in Animate 2020” begins on March 19 and will run until April 12.
Fans can expect exclusive merchandise from various Shonen Jump series, as well as original bonus items when they purchase items from Animate stores across Japan. More on these below.
Bonus Items – Batch ①: Jump Fair Selection (Select Items)
Those who purchase or pre-order any piece of designated merchandise at Jump Fair in Animate will receive one of the pictured cards or other item. You can also get your hands on some of the original Shonen Jump items sold at Jump Festa last year, a popular Shonen Jump festival held every year.
The bonus items will be split into two batches sold at different dates and comprised of 58 items in total. Batch 1 items will drop from March 19 to April 2 and will include merchandise from My Hero Academia, The Promised Neverlandーfor which a live-action film has been green-litーand more. Batch 2 will available commencing April 3 and will include series like One Piece, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and more.
If you’re a Shonen Jump fan, and are headed to Japan this spring, then don’t miss out on Animate’s Shonen Jump fair.
©SHUEISHA Inc. All rights reserved.
Jump Fair in Animate 2020
Slot ①: March 19, 2020 – April 2, 2020
Slot ②: April 3, 2020 – April 12, 2020
Located: Animate stores in Japan and Animate’s online store
KANA-BOON Releases My Hero Academia Opening ’Star Marker’ On Streaming Services and Unveils Anime Jacket Illustration
KANA-BOON’s dropped their new song Star Marker on streaming services on February 1, 2020.
Star Marker will be the title song for their new single which is set to be released on March 4, 2020. The song was appointed as the opening theme song for the season four culture festival arc of the worldwide trending anime My Hero Academia. The anime opening-length version of the single and video was dropped on YouTube and has already got 2 million views, immediately reaching the top of the rankings and stirring up a sensation. Now there is the unmissable opportunity to hear the entire full version of the song before it physically hits the shelves.
Along with the advanced single release, the artwork to be used on the jacket has also been unveiled. The Limited Edition Version comes in a My Hero Academia anime-themed jacket where the characters can be seen riding a star, soaring through space on an exciting adventure together – something that fans won’t want to miss.
A Statement By Maguro Taniguchi (Gt./Vo.)
Our past selves were painted in our own unique colours – some dark, some bright. The day when we can change the meaning of our colours is approaching us. We can repaint our past selves by painting a colourful future. You are the only person who can shape your future and that makes you a hero. This song was written with the intention of being the theme song for everybody out there listening.
©Kōhei Horikoshi/Shueisha Inc./ My Hero Academia Production Committee
New Single: Star Marker
Release Date: March 4, 2020
■ Regular Edition (CD) KSCL-3240/¥ 1,182 ＋ Tax
■ Limited Pressing Edition（CD ＋ DVD） KSCL-3241～3242 / ¥1,500 ＋ Tax
*Comes in a My Hero Academia anime illustration jacket, Digipak
* Limited Pressing Edition available until the end of June
Star Marker: Streaming/ Purchasing Links:
KANA-BOON Official Website: http://www.kanaboon.com
Haikyu!! Season 4 To The Top Fair to be Held at Animate Stores Across Japan
Animateーa chain of anime and manga related merchandise storesーhas announced that it will hold a fair to promote season four of the ongoing TV anime series Haikyu!! from February 15.
Haikyu!! is a popular manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate and serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The series has spawned an anime series and stage adaptation. The fourth season of the anime series began airing on January 10 this year.
The event will be held at Animate stores from February 15 to March 8 where fans of the series can get their hands on exclusive merchandise. Those who purchase or pre-order items will receive one of 8 possible postcards as pictured above featuring the cast of characters.
A special pop-up shop at the Sendai and Yokohama Vivre branches of Animate will also be open from February 15 to March 1, which will include not only merchandise, but a chance for fans to deepen their love of the series even more. Those who purchase any of the items at those shops will receive one of the above-pictured postcards. Exclusive big-size badges will also be sold in Sendai and Yokohama, so don’t miss out.
©Haruichi Furudate/Shueisha・”Haikyu!!” Production Committee・MBS
Haikyu!! TO THE TOP Promotional Fair
Running: February 15, 2020 – March 8, 2020
Location: Animate stores in Japan
Notes: If you purchase Haikyu!! related merchandise or pre-order the season 4 DVD or Blu-ray during the fair you will receive one of 8 possible postcards. For every ¥1,000 spent on the manga, books, or character merchandise, for every CD, DVD or Blu-ray bought, and for every DVD or Blu-ray pre-ordered (collectively over ¥1,000), you’ll receive a present.
Haikyu!! TO THE TOP Animate Only Shop
Running: February 15, 2020 – March 1, 2020
Location: Animate Sendai / Animate Yokohama Vivre
Notes: If you purchase Haikyu!! related merchandise you’ll receive one of 12 possible postcards. For every piece of character merchandise bought, and for every CD, DVD or Blu-ray bought, you’ll receive a present.
Animate Only Shop Webpage: https://www.animate.co.jp/onlyshop/302652/