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
Banana Fish Event Celebrating Ash Lynx’s Birthday to be Held at Animate
02.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Animate stores nationwide will celebrate Ash Lynx’s birthday starting August 6, 2022! The main character of the Banana Fish anime series is a fan favorite, and visitors will be able to see new Ani-Art illustrations from the series. Certain illustrations will be available to preorder!
Animated Exclusive Box Purchase Bonus
Animate Online has started a preorder campaign prior to the in-store event. The in-store campaign will run from August 6 until August 21, 2022.
Don’t miss this special event and a chance to celebrate Ash’s special day!
©吉田秋生・小学館／Project BANANA FISH
Banana Fish – Ash Lynx Birthday Ani-Art Fair 2022 at Animate
Running: May 26 – June 12, 2022
Where to Buy: Animate Online
Running: August 6 – August 21, 2022
Where to Buy: Animate stores nationwide (excluding Animate online)
Animate Online: https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=107408
Animate to Release Embroidered Dr. Stone T-shirts in July
Fans of Dr. Stone will be able to grab some embroidered T-shirts at Animate locations starting July 29, 2022!
Kingdom of Science
The Kingdom of Science shirt features Senku, Gen, and Chrome standing tall.
Empire of Might
Fans of the Empire of Might will want to grab this shirt featuring Tsukasa, Hyoga, and Ukyo.
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Fair to be Held at Animate
10.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Animate will hold a fair to celebrate the second season of the Tokyo Revengers anime series starting May 14, 2022! Special items will be available both in-store and online.
The first season aired from April to September 2021 and instantly became a worldwide hit. Ken Watui’s original manga series has sold over 50 million copies and has also inspired a live-action film and stage play.
During the fair, for every ¥1,100 spent (including tax) on Tokyo Revengers merchandise, customers will receive a random bromide as a gift (7 varieties). These feature new illustrations of everyone’s favorite characters getting ready for battle.
New goods from acrylic stands to character pins using these new illustrations will also be available for purchase.
Tokyo Revengers Season 2 Fair
Running: May 14 – May 29, 2022
Location: Animate Stores Nationwide, Online
Official Site: https://tokyo-revengers-anime.com
Anime Series ‘Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai’ Gets Animate Fair in June
07.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Starting June 11, the anime series Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai will take center stage in a new Animate Fair! Fans can find new products featuring illustrations drawn exclusively for the event, and a ton of special bonuses will be available for those preordering goods and those buying items during the event at participating Animate stores.
Fair Pre-sale Goods
Animate Limited Box Purchase Bonus
Currently, Animate Online is running a preorder campaign until April 19, 2022. The in-store purchase campaign will run during the event, so be sure to snag some of this merchandise while it’s available!
©2018 鴨志田 一／ＫＡＤＯＫＡＷＡ アスキー・メディアワークス／青ブタ Project
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Animate Fair in 2022
Running: June 11 – June 26, 2022
Running: March 31 – April 19, 2022
Where: Animate Online
Running: June 11 – June 26, 2022
Participating Locations: Animate (Ikebukuro, Sendai, Sapporo, Nagoya, Akihabara, Fukuoka PARCO, Fujisawa, Osaka Nipponbashi)
Animate Event to Celebrate Third Anniversary of Trigger’s ‘Promare’ Anime Film
Animate locations across Japan will be celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the anime film Promare, produced by famed anime studio Trigger. The Promare Fair will be held from May 21 until June 5, 2022.
Fair Merchandise Available for Preorder
Bonus for Purchasing the Animate Exclusive Box
Exclusive Fair Bonus
To celebrate the third anniversary of the film’s release, a number of products featuring new illustrations are now available for preorder at the Animate Online shop.
Promare 3rd Anniversary Fair in Animate – Purchase Campaign
Running: May 21 – June 5, 2022
Where: Animate (Ikebukuro, Sendai, Sapporo, Nagoya, Fukuoka PARCO, Osaka Nipponbashi)
Official Site: http://armabianca.com
Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 2 & Osaka Nipponbashi Hold Code Geass Student Council-themed Event
Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 2 and Osaka Nipponbashi are now holding a collaboration with popular characters from the Code Geass anime series! Running until March 27, the new Chocolate & Tea Lounge-themed menu items and limited-edition merchandise can’t be missed by fans of Lelouch.
Animate Cafe Exclusive Illustration
Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Sauce
[Lelouch’s Favorite Dessert] Chocolate Fondue
[Suzaku’s Favorite Dessert] Chocolate Afternoon Tea
Chocolate & Tea Lounge Special Chocolate Drink
Newly Illustrated Big Acrylic Stand
Newly Illustrated Glitter Acrylic Keychain
Newly Illustrated Special Acrylic Plate
(Ｃ)SUNRISE／PROJECT L-GEASS Character Design (Ｃ)2006-2017 CLAMP・ST
Student Bulletin HOPE! x Animate Cafe
Running: March 2 – March 27, 2022
Locations: Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 2 / Osaka Nipponbashi
My Hero Academia Hero’s Holiday Fair Begins at Animate
08.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME
The globally popular My Hero Academia anime series is being featured at the ‘My Hero Academia Hero’s Holiday Fair’ at Animate locations around Japan and online through March 13, 2022.
The My Hero Academia manga series by Kohei Horikoshi has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump since 2014, and over 65 million copies have been sold worldwide. The series tells the story of Izuku Midoriya, a boy without superpowers in a world where they have become commonplace. Still dreaming of being a hero, he is scouted by Japan’s greatest hero All Might, who chooses Midoriya as his successor. The series celebrated the fifth anniversary of the subsequent anime series last year, spanning five seasons and three films. The sixth season is scheduled to premiere in fall 2022.
Illustration Card with AR Function
Those spending ¥1,100 or more (including tax) will receive one illustration card with AR functionality (5 varieties) randomly. Products available at the fair include DVDs, books, CDs, Blu-rays, and tons of character-related goods.
Three-sided Case with New Illustration by Character Designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Animate Exclusive Bonus Set
New products with newly-drawn designs will be released during the fair, and the Blu-ray and DVD versions of the latest anime film are also on sale now!
©2021「僕のヒーローアカデミアTHE MOVIE」製作委員会 ©堀越耕平／集英社
My Hero Academia Hero’s Holiday Fair
Running: February 12 – March 13, 2022
Locations: Animate stores nationwide, Animate Online
Special Bonus: Illustration Card with AR Function (5 varieties)
My Hero Academia Hero’s Holiday Fair Site:
Popular Illustrator Kanahei Announces Piske & Usagi Berry Berry Festival, Limited-Edition Merch
04.March.2022 | FASHION
Kanahei is one of the most popular illustrators on the web today, with many of the artist’s adorable characters featured on LINE as stickers. The creator’s characters will be featured on tons of new merch during two new events–the Piske & Usagi Berry Berry Festival from February 19 until March 31, and the Cat Festival with Kanahei’s Small Animals from February 19 until March 27, 2022.
Piske & Usagi Berry Berry Festival – Merchandise at a Glance
Goods featuring newly-created art of Piske and Usagi will be available at participating stores during the event. Those purchasing ¥2,000 or more on select products will receive a bonus sticker. Get one before they’re gone!
Cat Festival with Kanahei’s Small Animals – New Goods
February 22 is Cat Day in Japan, and this is the second time that Kanahei has held a Cat Festival event to celebrate. Those who purchase select Cat Festival products during the event period will be gifted a bonus postcard while supplies last!
※The amount of available postcards is limited.
※Some items may not be available at all stores.
※Stickers are available in limited quantities.
※The following stores will not offer bonuses:
Sapporo LOFT/ Yokohama LOFT / Tenjin LOFT / Nagoya LOFT / Ginza LOFT / Shibuya LOFT
Piske & Usagi Berry Berry Festival
Running: February 19 – March 31, 2022
Participating Stores/Details: https://kanaheis-small-animals.jp/special/berry2festival_2202/
Cat Festival with Kanahei’s Small Animals
Running: February 19 – March 27, 2022
Kiddy Land Stores: Osaka Umeda ‘Kanahei Store’ / Harajuku / Ikebukuro Sunshine City / Fukuoka PARCO / Kami-Otai / Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi
TV Tokyo Shop at Tokyo Station
Official Site: http://www.txhd.co.jp/
Kanahe’s ‘Ne-Ne-Neko’ to Play a Leading Role in Limited Time Event
01.March.2022 | FASHION
A number of Kiddyland stores, including those in Harajuku and Osaka Umeda, will hold a limited-time event featuring Kanahei’s popular character Ne-Ne-Neko from February 19 until March 27, 2022.
Kittyland Exclusive Goods
This will be the first time the event has been held in two years, and fans of the adorable characters can pick up some limited-time merch! Fan-favorites Piske and Usagi will make appearances as well.
©kanahei / TXCOM
Kanahei’s Relaxing Cat Festival Fair
Running: February 19 – March 27, 2022
Kanahei Store, Osaka Umeda
Kiddyland Harajuku, Ikebukuro Sunshine City, Kami-Otai Store, Shijo Kawaramachi, Fukuoka PARCO, TV Tokyo Shop
Anniversaire Cafe Minatomirai Yokohama Holding Strawberry and Chocolate Fair for a Limited Time
Anniversaire Cafe Minatomirai Yokohama is holding a scrumptious limited-time sweets fair, Sweet Strawberry Valentine, until March 14, 2022! If you’re looking for all things chocolate and strawberry, look no further.
Strawberry Chocolate Plate
Strawberry Chocolate Pain Perdu
Strawberry Mont Blanc
Strawberry Chocolat Ole (Hot/Iced) / Sparkling Berry Soda
Strawberry Chocolate Afternoon Tea Stand
Strawberry Chocolate Afternoon Tea Plate
The Sweet Strawberry Valentine lineup includes three desserts, three drinks, two afternoon tea plates, and one dish for takeout. If you could only choose one, which would it be?
Sweet Strawberry Valentine
Running until March 14, 2022
Location: Anniversaire Cafe Minatomirai Yokohama
Hours: Weekdays |11:00-17:00 (Last Order at 16:00) / Weekends & Holidays | 11:00-21:00 (Last Order at 20:00)
Closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays *Hours are subject to change.
Reservations/Official Site: https://cafe.anniversaire.co.jp/minatomirai/
Tokyo Revengers Animate Fair to Open This Spring
22.February.2022 | ANIME&GAME
The Tokyo Revengers Animate Fair will be held at Animate locations nationwide and online starting April 9, 2022!
Fair Preorder Goods
Bonus for Purchasing 1 Box
Oendan Ver. Pin (14 varieties)
Oendan Ver. Acrylic Stand (7 varieties)
Oendan Ver. Mini Signboard (14 varieties)
Preorder Campaign Bonus: 1 Limited-edition Bromide (7 varieties, random)
Purchase Campaign Bonus: 1 Postcard (7 varieties)
Tons of new Tokyo Revengers products with newly-drawn illustrations will be on sale ahead of time, and other special offers will pop up during the fair. A preorder campaign is currently underway at the Animate online store, and the in-store purchase campaign will take place from April 9 until April 24.
Tokyo Revengers Animate Fair 2022 Spring
Running until February 15, 2022
Available on the Animate Online Shop
Running: April 9 – April 24, 2022
Where: Animate Stores Nationwide (Excluding Animate Online)
Official Site: https://amnibus.com
NIJISANJI 4th Anniversary Fair to Open at Animate Stores Nationwide for a Limited Time
Animate stores around Japan will celebrate the 4th anniversary of the VTuber group NIJISANJI with two distinct fairs! The first will be held from February 5 until February 18, and the second will run from February 19 until March 13.
NIJISANJI now consists of over 100 distinct talents. To celebrate four years, a number of events will be underway during 2022, with exclusive digital content and new merchandise to look forward to!
NIJISANJI Mini Anniversary Bromide
NIJISANJI Anniversary Bromide
Pin Collection (A ver.)
Pin Collection (B ver.)
Acrylic Stand (15 varieties)
For every ¥1,500 spent on preorders or during the fair (including tax), fans will receive a randomly-selected prize. Those making purchases during the first round will receive a mini bromide (15 varieties), while customers buying goods during the second round will receive a standard bromide (14 varieties).
NIJISANJI 4th Anniversary Fair in animate
<Round 1> February 5 – February 18
<Round 2> February 19 – March 13
Location: Animate Locations Nationwide / Animate Online Shop
Official Site: https://www.nijisanji.jp/