Awaji Island’s Anime Theme Park Nijigen no Mori Announces NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO Summer Events

17.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO is an area of Nijigen no Mori—an anime theme park located on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture—with attractions and more based on Naruto and his son Boruto. The park’s website has posted information about the ninja themed arena’s summer events.

 

Naruto Shippuden Puzzle Solving Game

To celebrate the birthdays of Sasuke Uchiha and Itachi Uchiha, which fall on July 23 and June 9 respectively, a Sasuke and Itachi themed puzzle solving game will be held at NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO.


The 30-minute game has guests running around the area to find hints written on panels. There are lots of words and illustrations related to Sasuke and Itachi for the game, so it’s a must-experience for fans. Additionally, fans who purchase a ticket will receive one of four possible mini acrylic stands. These are available while supplies last.

 

Running: July 4, 2020 – August 31, 2020
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Reception closes 20:00)
Price: ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
*Separate ticket to enter the park required

 

Boruto’s Ennichi

An Ennichi festival will be held themed on Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. There will be six Japanese festival-style yatai carts, traditional Japanese festival games like hitting the target and fishing for water balloons, a workshop to make your own Boruto uchiwa fan, lots of booths for friends and families to have fun, and more. Each booth also is giving out its own unique character stick to visitors. Those who buy a ticket to the event will also receive a Boruto sun visor.

 

Running: July 23, 2020 – September 30, 2020

Business Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Reception closes 20:00)

Price: ¥500 for 1 turn / ¥1,200 for 3 turns / ¥1,800 for 6 turns (Tax Included)

*Separate ticket to enter the park required

 

If you’re in Japan this summer, why not spend your time together with the characters from Naruto and Boruto at Nijigen no Mori?

 

©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Pierrot

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  • Japan’s Anime Theme Park Nijigen no Mori Has Naruto, Boruto & Other Exciting Events This June

    16.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Nijigen no Mori is an anime theme park located on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture. Here’s a list of the latest events running at the park in June.

     

    NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO

    NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO is an area of Nijigen no Mori with attractions and more based on Naruto and his son Boruto. The area celebrated its 1st anniversary on April 20, 2020. The park is currently selling anniversary merchandise as well as other exclusive items. Guests who buy a ticket to the park online will receive a free 1st anniversary postcard.

     

    Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Reception Closes 20:00)

    Price: Adults ¥1,800 / High & Junior High School Students ¥1,800 / Children (Elementary School Students & Younger) ¥500
    *Free entry for those aged 3 and below

     

    Price: ¥1,280 Each (Before Tax) *6 flavours

    There are also beverages inspired by characters from the series.

    Price: ¥1,050 (Before Tax)

    There is also a special ramen dish you can order inspired by the Akatsuki, the biggest threat to the Hidden Leaf Village.

    GRAND CHARIOT Hokutoshichisei 135°, a hotel and glamping facility located in the area, also opened its new Naruto-themed room on June 1, 2020.

     

    The room, called “Hokage no Bessou” (Hokage’s Villa), is renovated from one of the resort’s buildings, and aims to plunge guests into the world of ninjas. The room takes inspiration from the Hidden Leaf Village and its characters, with references to the series and recreated scenes littered throughout. It also offers exclusive amenities for guests to enjoy.

     

    Guests who stay in the Naruto room receive a free ticket to NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO at Nijigen no Mori.

     

    ⒸMasashi Kishimoto Scott / Shuiehsa・TV Tokyo・Pierrot

     

    Crayon Shin-chan Adventure Park

    Over at the Crayon Shin-chan shop in Nijigen no Mori, they’re selling limited quantities of a “Happy Bag” full of Shin-chan merchandise, from picnic cushions to towels and more for a total of six items.


    And for the summer season, the last entries to all attractions at Crayon Shin-chan Adventure Park have been extended. It’s a chance to work your body while enjoying the green outdoors.

     

    Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Last Entries 19:30)
    Price: Adults ¥4,480 / High & Junior High School Students ¥2,880 / Children (Elementary School Students & Younger) ¥1,180 / Seniors ¥1,440
    *Free entry for those aged 4 and below. Please check the official website for weekend and national holiday prices.

     

    Phoenix Night Walk

    June 21 is Father’s Day, and to celebrate Nijigen no Mori is holding an event on the day based on Osamu Tezuka’s manga Phoenix. Dads can attend the event for free. The park is holding a birthday campaign for June for those whose birthdays were in March, April, and May since they were unable to go out due to isolation, as well as for those whose birthdays are in June.

     

    Date: June 21, 2020

    Time: 19:30-20:30

    Price: General ¥3,300 (Junior High School Students & Older) / Children ¥1,200 (Aged 5-12)2020年6月21日(日)
    営業時間:19:30~20:30(季節により異なる)
    *Free entry for those aged 3 and below.

  • Naruto Themed Hotel Room Opens at GRAND CHARIOT Hokutoshichisei 135° in Japan

    02.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    GRAND CHARIOT Hokutoshichisei 135°, a hotel and glamping facility located in Awaji, Hyogo, opened its new Naruto-themed room on June 1, 2020.

    The room, called “Hokage no Bessou” (Hokage’s Villa), is renovated from one of the resort’s buildings, and aims to plunge guests into the world of ninjas.

    The room takes inspiration from the Hidden Leaf Village and its characters, with references to the series and recreated scenes littered throughout. It also offers exclusive amenities for guests to enjoy.

    Guests who stay in the Naruto room will receive a free ticket to the popular “Naruto & Boruto Shinobi Zato” attraction at the anime theme park Nijigen no Mori on Awaji Island where the hotel is located.

     

    ⒸMasashi Kishimoto Scott / Shuiehsa・TV Tokyo・Pierrot

  • New Boruto Poster Teases Kara Arc & Kenjiro Tsuda Confirmed to Voice Jigen

    21.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    A new poster has been released teasing the upcoming Kara arc for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The manga began in May 2016, written by Ukyō Kodachi and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto and currently serialised in V Jump. The anime series began airing in April 2017.

    The new poster teases the main characters facing off against the villainous group Kara which is led by its mysterious leader Jigen. Japanese voice actor Kenjiro Tsuda (Attack on TitanMy Hero AcademiaOne Punch Man) has been confirmed for the voice of Jigen. Tsuda commented the following.

     

    Kenjiro Tsuda (Voicing: Jigen) | Comment

    “I am very happy to get the chance to be involved with Boruto. I want to put my all into this role to elevate what’s I felt was great about Jigen in the manga. I hope you will continue to support the series, and Jigen too. I’m really looking forward to the voice recording sessions.”

     

    Masayuki Kouda (Director) | Comment

    After discussions with the supervisor Abe and the sound director Nakura over the period of one or two months, we decided to request Kenjiro Tsuda for the role of Jigen. The biggest deciding factor was how awesome his voice is. He can get across a really scary tone, the kind that if you hear it you freeze and can’t do anything, and you’re defeated.”

     

    © Masashi Kishimoto Scott / Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Pierrot

  • HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX, Nijigen no Mori, & Other Exciting Things to Experience on Japan’s Awaji Island

    25.March.2020 | FOOD / SPOT

    Pasona Group is a website that publishes news of and promotes the food, sights, and culture of Awaji Island to build a connection between islanders and travellers. The website has published its latest “Awaji Island New Report” showcasing what to enjoy on the island at the turn of spring. Let’s take a look.

     

    Nijigen no Mori

    Night Walk Hi no Tori – “SAKURA Night”

    Nijigen no Mori is an anime on Awaji Island. Spring last year saw the Naruto & Boruto Shinobi-Zato attraction, and this summer will see the arrival of a life-sized Godzilla attraction. The new night attraction “Night Walk Hi no Tori” will also take place for a limited time as part of the “SAKURA Night” Instagram photo event which can be followed with the hashtag #nwsakura2020. The phoenix and cherry blossoms are the theme of this nighttime attraction. Those who post a photo of themselves at the event with the hashtag and receive the most likes will receive two tickets to stay at Hotel GRAND CHARIOT Hokutoshichisei 135° on Awaji Island. See the attraction and get pulled into a magical nightly world of cherry blossoms.

     

    ©TEZUKA PRODUCTIONS.

     

    Address: 2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji, Hyogo

    Running: March 20, 2020 – April 30, 2020

    Price: General – ¥2,500 / Children (5-11 Years Old) – ¥1,200 / Below 4 Years Old – Free (*Tax included in prices)

    Times: 18:30 / 19:10 / 19:50 / 20:30

    *Times subject to change depending on the time of sunsets – check the official website for information

    Official Website: https://nijigennomori.com/

     

    miele

    Cherry Blossom Waffles – ¥1,800 (Before Tax)

    Starting on April 1, the cafe Miele is serving up cherry blossom waffles for the spring season. They are topped with heart shaped marshmallows arranged to create cherry blossom petals, matcha ice cream daifuku, and cherry blossom flavoured roll cake. The hearty waffle servings are fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, topped with delicious squirty cream.

     

    Address: 785-9 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji, Hyogo

    Running: April 1, 2020 – May 31, 2020

    Opening Hours: 10:30-19:00

     

    HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX

    World Oldies Selection ~1964 TOKYO~

    The official Hello Kitty theatre and restaurant HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX on Awaji Island is currently holding a new event titled World Oldies Selection ~1964 TOKYO~ where Hello Kitty and performers sing and dance to famous nostalgic songs that played during the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, like Poupée de cire, poupée de son, Land of 1,000 Dancers, and YMCA. It’s a beautiful performance that both kids and adults alike can enjoy.

     

    ©1976, 2020 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. G604668

     

    Running: April 7, 2020

    Opening Hours: 11,00-20:00 (Up to 3 performances per day)

    Address: HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX, 177-5 Nojimahirabayashi, Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture

    Website: https://awajiresort.com/hellokittyshowbox/

     

     

    Craft Circus

    Puppy Island Pizza – ¥480 (Before Tax)

    Craft Circus reopened after renovations on February 15. The new “Wan-chan Shima Pizza” (Puppy Island Pizza) can be eaten by both you and your dog. It is made from rice flour produced on Awaji Island. You can pick from a variety of toppings and seafood, all of which are also from Awaji Island. It’s gluten free and can be served with low-salt mascarpone cheese, making it healthy for your dog to eat. A single slice is 15cm and it comes in a cute dog bone shape. It can also be ordered for takeout, so you can enjoy a Hanami picnic with your dog under the cherry blossom trees!

     

    Address: 2-2 NojimahirabayashiAwaji, Hyogo

    Opening Hours: 10:30-20:30 (Last Orders 18:30)

    *Opening hours change depending on the season

    Official site:https://awajicraftcircus.com/

  • FlowBack Release Boruto Ending Theme ‘Fireworks’ Music Video

    14.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    FlowBack have dropped the music video for their new song Fireworks which serves as the current ending theme for the ongoing anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

    Fireworks is the latest single from five-member boy band FlowBack, which will be released on March 11, 2020.

     

    The music video was directed by Masatoshi Takizawa, who has worked with such names as Hey! Say! JUMP, MAN WITH A MISSION, The Dance for Philosophy, and MAP6.

     

    The video comes following the hype created from the performance video of the song which sees the members dancing to the track in a single cut. In the music video, we see the five of them dancing in a forest where coloured smoke is used, and trees are lit up in different colours using CG.

     

    FlowBack – “Fireworks” Music Video (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Ending Theme)

      

    FlowBack will hold two “live signing” sessions on YouTube on February 27 and March 5 in promotion of the new single. Those who have purchased the CD on the official Limited Stand website will receive a postcard signed by the members. More details can be found on the band’s official website.

     

    FlowBack will host a series of release events from February 22 until the weekend of the release where they will perform a free mini concert.

  • FlowBack Announce BORUTO Anime Ending Single Release and Unveil Dance Video

    03.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    FlowBack is all set to release their new single Fireworks on March 11. Fireworks is the current anime ending theme song for the TV Tokyo anime BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS. The single will be sold in two formats – regular edition and limited pressing edition. More details on the tracklist and additional features is to be announced. 

     

    FlowBack ‘ Fireworks’ Performance Video (BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS Ending Theme Song)

    The official dance performance video featuring the five band members has been unveiled on YouTube. The entire video was filmed in one take and the choreography was handled by Sakura Inoue – the leader of Team “S” who has previously worked on the choreography for many famous artists worldwide including Britney Spears, modern South Korean artists and groups such as BTS, WANNA ONE, SEVENTEEN, PENTAGON and Jang Keun-suk, and even Japanese music groups such as NGT48 and DISH//. The concept of fireworks can be clearly seen in the choreography. 

    Although we have to wait a while for the CD release, Fireworks is currently available on a number of digital music services for downloading and streaming.

  • FlowBack Drops BORUTO Ending Theme Song Video On YouTube Ahead of Digital Release

    15.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Today, FlowBack’s new song Fireworks is on air as the new ending theme song for the anime BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS. FlowBack has also just dropped the anime version of the song on YouTube, allowing fans to hear the song before its release. 

     

    FlowBack: ‘Fireworks’ -Anime Ver.

    The anime version is a short version of the full song. You just can’t miss it if you’re a BORUTO fan. Fireworks will be released on a number of digital downloading and music subscription services from January 26. 

    FlowBack is currently preparing for their tour Connect where they will perform alongside other artists in 8 venues across Japan. The tour will take them to Sendai Rensa on January 18, 2020, where they will perform on the same stage as sanari and THREE1989. The tour finale will take place on February 2, 2020, at Showa Women’s University Hitomi Memorial Hall and will also see performances from claquepot, FIVE NEW OLD and SPiCYSOL. Tickets for both performances are currently selling so if you want to go, make sure to purchase tickets before they are all sold out. 

  • Hello Kitty Greets Fans with Song and Dance Every Day at the HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX

    03.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The official Hello Kitty theatre and restaurant HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX on Awaji Island saw a grand opening full of excitement and emotion in August 2019. Hello Kitty is now greeting fans with song and dance every day at the new event HELLO KITTY GREETING SHOW which started on December 1. 

    Hello Kitty, who realised her dream of becoming a pianist, will perform on stage, showing off her beautiful voice and flawless dancing. The show is interactive and invites the audience to join her fun world. 

    After the show, there is the chance to have your photo taken with the star herself in the greeting event.

     

    If you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to get closer to Hello Kitty.

     

    © 1976, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. G603369

  • miwa’s Boruto Anime Opening Theme ‘Teenage Dream’ Music Video Released

    22.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    The short version of miwa’s music video for her new song has been released. Entitled Teenage Dream, the song serves as the new opening theme for the ongoing TV anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

    As the song title suggests, Teenage Dream touches on teenage-hood with its positive forward-facing outlook. Written specifically for Boruto, the melodic rock track features lead guitar from former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman.

     

    miwa – “Teenage Dream” Music Video (Short Ver.)

    The video was directed by Matajiro Kazeno who also worked on the music video for miwa’s song about a broken heart Yozora feat. hazzie. It stars 16-year-old up-and-coming actress Nanoka Hara and was shot in Fukushi, which looks out onto the Seto Inland Sea, and Takehara, two cities in in Hiroshima Prefecture.

    The staff acquired cooperation from the locals to shoot in the beautiful location. The video’s theme touches on the bittersweet-ness of youth and dreams. At the video’s climax, we see a live scene shot at Mirokunosato, a theme park in the foothills of Fujiecho. The winter illuminations of the park are an annual celebration, and were set up for the shooting of the video. Nanoka Hara plays the part of miwa and captures the time when miwa had her long hair when she debuted. miwa herself doesn’t actually appear in the video.

    Teenage Dream is part of the upcoming double A-side single Storyteller/Teenage Dream which is set to hit shelves on December 25, 2019. First press copies are coupled with a DVD featuring the music video, as well as a bonus live track. The single is now available on major music download and streaming services ahead of the physical CD’s release.

     

    Speaking about the music video, director Matajiro Kazeno commented: “The dreams and straight-forward emotions of your teens are about moving forward while wrapped in friendships and love and experiencing both happy and sad things. That’s the kind of music video we made, which was shot at Mirokunosato in Tadanoumicho at the Seto Inland Sea of Hiroshima Prefecture. Please enjoy Nanoka Hara’s refreshing and lively acting, which is like the rolling winds, together with miwa’s singing.”

  • FlowBack to Perform the Next Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Anime Ending Theme

    21.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been revealed that FlowBack has been put in charge of the ending theme song for the January season of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

    So far Boruto’s themes songs have been created by artists such as Little Glee Monster and miwa. FlowBack’s new song has not been released yet; in fact, they’ve only just revealed the name of the song to be “Fireworks”. More information about the song will be released over time.  The new season of BORUTO with Fireworks as its ending theme will be aired from January 12. 

    FlowBack will also release a mini concept album called “WINTER TRIP” on Christmas day this year and hold album release commemoration events all over Japan to celebrate. They will even hold a small live performance which is free to attend and a special meeting event. 

    A Statement by FlowBack:

    We’ve been watching Naruto since we were children. Seeing Naruto never give up and hearing the anime’s theme songs written by other bands has been our source of strength to make this song. Even now as adults, seeing BORUTO never throw away his strong will is a constant reminder to us. Like Boruto, we at FlowBack promise ourselves to shape our own lives with our own hands. We want our song to also become one that stays with people forever, so we’re going to deliver it to the world with everything we’ve got.

  • Starbucks to Release Two Anniversary Drinks in Kyoto and Hyogo for Only 10 Days

    06.November.2019 | FOOD

    Starbucks Coffee Japan is commemorating 20-years since opening their Kyoto and Hyogo Prefecture branches with a 10-day-limited anniversary project which will run from November 12 to November 21. The barristers of both prefectures rose to the challenge to come up with three anniversary drinks and a vote took place to decide on a winning drink for each prefecture. The winners were announced as the Kyoto Erai Matcha Matcha Frappuccino® and the Hyogo Bari Choco Haittou Frappuccino®.  

    *  Update: Starbucks Coffee Japan has just announced that the 20-year commemoration drink sales period has been postponed. The new drink launch date and limited period is yet to be announced. For more information, please follow this link (Japanese only) : https://www.starbucks.co.jp/press_release/pr2020-3224.php 

    One sip of the Kyoto anniversary drink will send your taste buds on a journey to Kyoto. The ideas for the drink originated from the Kyoto Porta West branch. The barristers of Kyoto took it in their hands to interpret the culture of Kyoto in the form of a Starbucks drink by infusing the essence of Kyoto’s historical temples and elegant flavours. The taste of Starbucks’ popular Matcha Cream Frappuccino® can be tasted in the drink. Just seeing the green colour is enough to trigger memories of the Zen Buddhist temple Saiho-ji, which is famous for its moss garden to the extent that it is even called “Koke-dera”, meaning “moss temple”.

     

    The whipped cream creates a contrast with the green matcha which will definitely spark memories of Ryoan-ji Zen temple in some keen Kyoto travellers. The drink is dusted with matcha and dark mocha powder, creating the image of green and brown leaves. The milk base fully enhances the matcha flavour. A creamy cloud of whipped cream and dusting of bitter matcha are layered to create a wonderful flavour adventure which is bound to take your taste buds on a journey off the beaten track.

    Stretching from the north to the south of the Japan, Hyogo Prefecture is the largest prefecture in the Kinki region and is home to many towns which are bursting with originality. Hyogo’s barristers created their drink based on the concept of increasing love for Hyogo Prefecture’s unique towns. The idea for the Hyogo Bari Choco Haittou Frappuccino® came from the barristers of the Himeji Minami branch. 

     

    The Port of Kobe opened in 1868 and has since flourished as the gateway to the world. Foreign culture including western confectionary has since spread across Japan with Kobe as its starting point. Considering Kobe’s history with western culture and the cold winter days that lie ahead, chocolate was chosen as the main flavour. Chocolate chips, chocolate sauce and chocolate whipped cream decorate the drink in diversity. The drink is even topped with chocolate sauce and dark mocha powder, making the perfect luxury Frappuccino® to tempt all chocoholics. After just one sip, you will immediately fall in love with the top-class chocolatey flavour. 

     

    If you’re in Kyoto or Hyogo, make sure to stop by a Starbucks to get your fill of cultural flavours.

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