Doraemon’s Official Online Shop ‘Doraemon Future Department Store Online’ Now Open
Benelic officially opened Doraemon Future Department Store’s online shop on July 17, 2020 at 14:00 (JST).
What is the Doraemon Future Department Store?
The Doraemon Future Department Store is the world’s first official Doraemon shop. Located on the second floor of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, the outside of the shop is made up of bricks, while the interior is like that of a European department store. It’s a playground for all fans of Doraemon with a wide range of merchandise, the chance to try out some of Doraemon’s secret gadgets, and more.
At Tokyo Teleport Station, which you arrive at when travelling to DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, there’s a Doraemon clock called “Suntory Doraemon Time Square” which was set up last year. When the clock strikes noon, it plays the Doraemon anime theme song and puts on a fun show for people to watch.
Doraemon Future Department Store Online: The World’s First Official Doraemon Online Shop
Doraemon Future Department Store Online opened on July 17. There, fans can get their hands on a wealth of Doraemon goods, including the 100 Years Doraemon collector’s set of all 45 manga volumes which was released to celebrate Doraemon’s 50th anniversary, other celebratory merchandise, exclusive online goodies, pre-sales, and more.
The shop and website also sell around 250 pieces of original Doraemon Future Department Store merchandise, like Doraemon’s secret gadgets, interior design items, and more. When you order online, items are packaged in an original box.
McDonald’s Japan Launches Festive Doraemon-Themed Summer Sweets
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.
※Product images for illustration purposes only. Actual products may vary.
Round 1: August 5 – August 11
Round 2: August 12 – August 18
In addition, Doraemon-related items will be packed with every Happy Meal starting August 5.
Tasty Half-Moon Sandwiches Coming in Second Doraemon Tokyo Banana Collaboration
Doraemon Tokyo Banana Half-Moon Sandwiches are coming on April 1, 2022! These tasty snacks come in a pack of eight and are sure to make the perfect gift.
This release of Doraemon Tokyo Banana is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Tokyo Banana brand and the 50th anniversary of Doraemon. Why not enjoy your daily snack time with these cute treats?
Each sandwich is filled with chocolate-banana cream with the dough baked into a crispy, savory crust with a winking Doraemon on both sides.
©Fujiko-Pro,Shogakukan,TV-Asahi,Shin-ei,and ADK ※画像はイメージです
Doraemon Tokyo Banana Half-Moon Sandwich
Where to Buy: JR Tokyo Station Hanagataya Tokyo Chuo Doraemon Tokyo Banana Tokyo Station, Daimaru Tokyo Tokyo Banana Studio 1F – STUDIO
Release Date: April 1, 2022
Official Site: https://www.tokyobanana.jp/
‘Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021’ Film Inspires Limited Edition Ukiyo-e Prints
Fans of Doraemon and traditional Japanese artwork won’t want to miss this special collaboration! On March 30, preorders will open for ukiyo-e prints inspired by the film ‘Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021.’ These limited-edition pieces were created by Iwano Ichibei, a Living National Treasure.
The prints show Doraemon and friends along with the alien Papi and the special gadget the “Small Light.” The tool is giving off light depicted in a traditional Edo pattern believed to bring good luck, and the characters are shown inside its silhouette.
Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Production
Engraving by Craftsman
Printing by Craftsman
First, a sketch is made, and a monochrome version of the print is carved. After carving a number of woodblocks for each color and using them to rub the painting tirelessly to bring it to life, one single woodblock print is completed.
The extremely delicate and advanced techniques these craftsmen utilize have been passed down from the Edo period. Imagine having one of these beautiful pieces hanging in your home!
‘Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021’ Commemorative Ukiyo-e Prints
Preorders Open: March 30, 2022
Price: ¥33,000 (Excluding Tax and Shipping Charges)
Painter: Living National Treasure Iwano Ichibei
Online Shop: http://ukiyoework.com/
Doraemon Reappears as a Traditional Japanese Candy
The Tabemas brand transforms popular characters into traditional Japanese sweets. A new chilled Doraemon dessert is now available at Lawsons locations nationwide, but it might be too cute to eat.
Everyone’s favorite robot cat is showing off two distinct impressions in this 2022 release. Do you like the winking Doraemon or the playful one with his tongue sticking out?
Be sure to try one of these intricate sweets! You don’t need to visit a traditional sweets shop to get an authentic taste of Japan.
Tabemas Doraemon 2022
Available starting March 8, 2022
Available in chilled dessert section at Lawson’s nationwide. (*Excludes Natural Lawson and Lawson Store 100 locations.)
Haircare Brand Merit Launches Limited-Edition Doraemon Bottle
The haircare brand Merit will launch limited-edition bottles featuring the beloved character Doraemon on February 5, 2022.
Merit Shampoo & Conditioner Set (480ml x2)
Merit Foaming Kids Shampoo + Refill (300ml +2 40ml)
The company released its first Doraemon bottle design last year, and in response to overwhelmingly positive feedback, Merit is bringing the bottles back with brand new packaging.
Merit Foaming Kids Shampoo + Refill for Tangled Hair (300ml + 240ml)
This year, the bottles also come with AR camera content for families to enjoy together. By holding a camera up to the bottle, Doraemon will appear for a special photo shoot!
Doraemon Limited Edition Bottle
Release Date: February 5, 2022
Where to Buy: Drugstores Nationwide
Campaign Site: https://www.kao.co.jp/merit/doraemon/
Hat maker CA4LA to Unveil the First Set of Special Collection in Collaboration with DORAEMON
Hat maker CA4LA has unveiled its first item, the “DORAEMON KNIT CAP,” which had only been displayed in silhouette on its special site for the collection in collaboration with DORAEMON.
DORAEMON KNIT CAP ￥9,900 (Tax Included)
DORAEMON is embroidered across the front of the knit cap. When the knit cap is folded over, DORAEMON’s worst enemy, a mouse, emerges!
The item will be available from December 10 at CA4LA retail stores nationwide, CA4LA online store, ZOZOTOWN, and CA4LA retail stores in Taiwan. The second set of items will be announced soon, so stay tuned!
Doraemon Appears in Traditional Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Limited-Edition Release
11.October.2021 | FASHION
Everyone’s favorite robot cat is making a peculiar appearance inside a piece of famous Japanese art! Using traditional Ukiyo-e crafting techniques, the Hanzou company has successfully inserted Doraemon into the painting Fujimigahara in Owari Province by Hokusai, originally created between 1830 and 1832. The painting will be available to preorder online starting October 8, 2021, with only 300 copies available!
Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print Production Process
Engraving by Craftsman
Rubbing by Craftsman
First, a sketch is made, and a monochrome version of the print is carved. After carving a number of woodblocks for each color and using them to rub the painting tirelessly to bring it to life, one single woodblock print is completed. The extremely delicate and advanced techniques these craftsmen utilize have been passed down from the Edo period.
The original painting was created after Hokusai turned 70, and took two years to complete. The painting is said to portray the view of Mount Fuji from Fujimi-cho, Naka-ku, Nagoya City. An eccentric piece for the time, looking closely shows that each and every line and dot was meticulously calculated. Note the vivid indigo sky and the abundance of blue shades that Hokusai loved to use. Doraemon and Nobita are shown having fun as they make barrels, a welcome departure from the more stoic figure in the original painting.
Doraemon Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print: Fujimigahara in Owari Province from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
Preorders begin on October 8, 2021, at 12:00
Price: ¥46,000 (Tax and Shipping not Included)
Number of available copies: 300
Echizen-Manufactured Washi Paper Provided by Iwano Ichibei
Online Shop: http://ukiyoework.com/
Virtual Model imma Becomes New Pinkoi Campaign Character, Web Commercial Released
21.September.2021 | FASHION
Taiwan-based e-commerce platform Pinkoi, one of Asia’s largest, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special project! Virtual model imma is the face of the campaign as a character named ‘Pin Tripper,’ and a new web commercial featuring the personality along with a song written by popular artist Daoko is now available! In addition, the newest issue of the web magazine ‘Pinkoi Zine’ is also available on the official Pinkoi website, featuring a tour of unique items from cities around Asia in the style of a travel report.
For the campaign, the Pantone Color Institute defined Pinkoi’s two corporate brand colors, ‘Pinkoi Navy’ and ‘Pinkoi Salmon Pink.’ Japanese illustrator Noritake then designed the Pinkoi x Noritake Limited Collaboration line of goods using these unique shades. These will only be available for a short time, so be sure to snag some while you can!
“Pinkoi is fun to use, because it allows you to find trendy items from cities all over Asia. I found lots of items I don’t come across very often, and items that made me feel as though I were travelling around the continent. (laugh) I hope that you’ll enjoy the new web commercial and the special ‘Pin Trip Report’ in the newest Pinkoi Zine issue! And, of course, enjoy shopping at Pinkoi too.
For this campaign, I was able to create a new song with trackmaker Yohji Igarahi. The theme was ‘sense of speed.’ I think I was able to express my identity as a rapper, while also maintaining the important image of neon lights shining at night. My impression of Pinkoi is that it has a huge variety of products not available on typical Japanese sites, and as someone who loves online shopping, I was super excited to work with them!
Pinkoi Web Commercial ‘Pin Trip’
Official Site: https://jp.pinkoi.com/event/pin-to-koisuru
Basketball Culture Space TOKYO 23 Reopens on Cat Street in Harajuku
18.September.2021 | FASHION
TOKYO 23, a shop promoting basketball culture, is set to reopen as a large-scale shop in Harajuku on September 18, 2021.
TOKYO 23 x JUN INOUE TEE (Black/White): ¥5,500 each (Tax Included)
Guests will enter the space to find a basketball court at the center, both keeping with the theme of the shop and maintaining a minimalist vibe. The location is bold, using a balance of different upcycled materials and gray-tone colors reminiscent of the Tokyo streets.
JUN INOUE was in charge of designing the lanterns throughout the store, giving a more traditional Japanese feel to the modern storefront. The store is dotted with artworks by Inoue as well as Reina Koyano, both located in Los Angeles.
The coffee shop “LATTEST” will also be a permanent fixture in the store, and is the perfect place for visitors to relax and take in the art and feeling of the TOKYO 23 store. To commemorate the opening of this massive space, special collaborative JUN INOUE x TOKYO 23 T-shirts will be on sale for a limited time.
Opening: September 18, 2021
Address: Harmony Harajuku 1F (4-28-21 Jingumae, Harajuku, Tokyo)
Official Site: https://www.atmos-tokyo.com/brands/tokyo23
‘UCC CAFE＠HOME’ Release Coffee to Match Doraemon & Dorami’s Favorite Snacks
UCC Ueshima Coffee is currently developing the Food with Coffee themed ‘UCC CAFE@HOME’ selection, pairing snacks with a perfectly matching coffee. Doraemon is the latest to appear in the CAFE@HOME series in the new collaboration, designed by Sanrio. The new series features coffee and gifts based on the Doraemon characters’ favorite snacks and was released on September 3, Doraemon’s birthday.
CAFE@HOME Doraemon Series
UCC CAFE@HOME DORAEMON Dorayaki Suited Coffee VP10g: ¥281 (Tax Incl.)
UCC CAFE@HOME DORAMI Melon Pan Suited Coffee VP10g: ¥281 (Tax Incl.)
UCC CAFE@HOME NOBITA Caffeine-free Coffee VP10g: ¥281 (Tax Incl.)
UCC CAFE@HOME Doraemon Secret Gadget Print 6-piece Set: ¥1,901 (Tax Incl.)
UCC CAFE@HOME Doraemon Open Lot Printed 6-piece Set: ¥1,685 (Tax Incl.)
Doraemon Mug (Dorayaki): ¥1,540 (Tax Incl.)
Doraemon Cotton Handkerchief (Yellow) ¥990 (Tax Incl.)
Present Campaign Freebie: Original Coaster
CAFE@HOME, main product and cafe brand of UCC Group’s COFFEE STYLE UCC, are releasing a lineup of Doraemon themed coffees, each to be drank with the characters’ favorite snacks: One to go with Doraemons beloved Dorayaki, one for Dorami’s preferred Melon Pan, and a caffeine-free blend for the sleep-loving Nobita.
UCC has been researching coffee and food combinations for many years, using taste sensors to analyze both the coffee and food before diagnosing the comparability rating between each product. The company has patented their ‘Food Matching System’ technology, which has now been used to find out which coffee would be best suited to Doraemon’s Dorayaki.
An in store campaign has been announced to celebrate the release of CAFE@HOME’s Doraemon series, starting on September 3. During the campaign, customers who spend over ¥3,000 on CAFE@HOME’s Doraemon series will receive a free coaster. The coasters are only available in store and are limited in quantity.
Taste the world of Doraemon for yourself with UCC CAFE@HOME’s special coffee technology!
CAFE＠HOME Doraemon Series
On Sale Now
UCC Official Site: https://coffeestyle.jp/
Doraemon Mirai Department Online: https://mirai-dora-world-online.com/
Store Availability Information: https://coffeestyle.jp/assets/pdf/csu_doraemon_series_storelist20210825.pdf
Campaign/Series Details: https://coffeestyle.jp/special/doraemon_collab
Official Site: https://coffeestyle.jp/
Doraemon Tokyo Banana Now Available by Mail-order Nationwide for Limited-time
Tokyo Banana World has started selling 8-packs of the new Doraemon Tokyo Banana by mail for a limited time. The treats will be available on the Tokyo Banana Official Online Shop until September 14. (Once they’re gone, they’re gone.)
In the first week of release, the Doraemon Tokyo Banana sold over 150,000 units.
Doraemon Tokyo Banana ‘Found it!’ (8-pack): ¥1,188 (Tax Included)
The Doraemon Tokyo Banana is a fluffy, gluten-free sponge cake baked in a Doraemon pattern with rich banana custard cream in the center. The treats come in a cute gift box adorned with Doraemon’s smiling face.
The sponge cakes come in 6 different designs, with the Takecopter design being the rarest. If you snag one, consider it good luck!
Doraemon Tokyo Banana
Available from: August 17- 17:00 on September 14, 2021
*The online store will close as soon as products are sold out.
*Unable to be shipped to certain remote islands.
Doraemon Tokyo Banana: https://www.tokyobanana.jp/products/banana_doraemon.html
Online Shop: https://www.paqtomog.com/shop/c/cdora-b/
New Lottery Campaign Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Fujiko F. Fujio Museum
18.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kawasaki-based Fujiko F. Fujio museum on September 3, a book fair lottery event featuring a variety of the manga artist’s works is coming to bookstores nationwide starting August 13. For each specially-marked manga or book purchased, participants can grab a special sticker as a prize. These stickers are new versions of those from last spring’s ‘Not-only-Doraemon Sticker Lottery.’
10th Anniversary Pin (©Fujiko-Pro/Shogakukan)
10th Anniversary Denim Doraemon Plushie (©Fujiko-Pro/Shogakukan)
*Images submitted from social media.
The prize stickers for the campaign don’t only feature beloved characters from Fujio’s beloved Doraemon series, but also familiar faces from Perman and Kiteretsu Daihyakka. These are perfect for decorating smartphone cases, notebooks, or anywhere that needs a manga makeover!
There are also two secret stickers, along with two special rewards for lottery winners. You’ll have to win to find out which characters are featured!
As part of this event, a special photo campaign using these stickers will be held from August 13 to September 30. Just follow the official Doraemon Channel Instagram and Twitter and post a photo featuring a prize sticker of your choice with the hashtag #NotOnlyDoraemonStickerLottery (＃ドラえもんだけじゃないシール) to enter. 10 people will be randomly selected to receive both the 10th Anniversary Pin and Denim Doraemon Plushie!
Which sticker set would you choose? Who is your favorite Fujiko F. Fujio character?
Book Fair Lottery
Starting: August 13, 2021
Location: Bookstores Nationwide
Campaign Period: August 13-September 30, 2021
Fair Details: https://dora-world.com/contents/2033
Doraemon Channel Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/doraemonchannel
Doraemon Channel Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dorachan_official/