Suzuhiro Co., Ltd. has teamed up with Square Enix to release kamaboko fishcakes inspired by the Slimes of the Dragon Quest video game series, specifically Dragon Quest Walk. They will be released on July 23 for a limited time.
Kamaboko is made from a puree of steamed and pressed white fish and is shaped into a distinctive loaf shaped. It’s a common soup, rice, and noodle topping in Japan.
Slime Kamaboko: ¥880 (Before Tax)
Dragon Quest Walk is a mobile RPG that makes use of augmented reality to let users walk around real-life locations. The kamaboko collaboration brings to life the gift you receive when you go to Odawara Castle in-game. It’s the first in a series of “real life gifts” brought to life by Suzuhiro.
Two Slimes from the Slime family have been created using natural colouring: cape jasmine for Slime and paprika for She-slime. No artificial flavourings or additives have been used to make them. A perfect topping for any fan’s food!
Dragon Quest Slime Bread Releasing at Lawson Store 100 in Japan
Convenience store Lawson Store 100 is teaming up with Nintendo in promotion of the upcoming video game Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, an enhanced port of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age for the Nintendo Switch™ that’s set for release on September 27, 2019, by releasing three new breads inspired by the Slime monster from the game at branches around Japan on September 25.
Slime Bread Slime Flavour (Sweet Lime) – ¥108 (Tax Included)
Coming in the classic light blue colour is this “slime flavoured” Slime (which is actually sweet lime flavoured!) It’s filled with refreshing sweet lime jelly.
Behemoth Slime Mango Flavour – ¥108 (Tax Included)
The Behemoth Slime is orange coloured and has a tropical mango aroma. It’s filled with a rich sweet and sour mango cream with fresh pieces of mango in it.
Metal Slime Black Sesame Flavour – ¥108 (Tax Included)
Made to look like metal, this Slime is black sesame flavoured, and is packed with rich black sesame bean paste.
The developer of these products, who is also a huge fan of Dragon Quest, commented the following: “I created these Slime breads because I wanted to people to feel like they were going on an adventure in the world of Dragon Quest. The Slimes are something that can only be found in that world. I took great care to make it as realistic as possible so it would feel like you had your very own Slime. I referenced the game during the planning of this product so that it both looked fun and tasted delicious.”
Elaborating on this final point, they continue: “For example, the [sweet lime] Slime Bread contains lemon [sic] flavoured jelly which is based on the Slime jelly from the game, and when you defeat (or in this case ‘eat’) the slime you are awarded with a treasure! You obtain Slime jelly, and that’s the fun aspect of this product.”
When you go to buy one of these Slime breads and the cashier scans it, the till will play the “Level Up” sound from the game. The stores will also have other references to the game in the form of posters and other hidden features, so make it your quest to find them all.
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Slime Bread / Behemoth Slime Bread / Metal Slime Bread
Release Date: September 25, 2019
Available: Lawson Store 100 branches across Japan
Lawson Store 100 Official Website (Japanese): http://store100.lawson.co.jp/
Atarashii Chizu Release Mobile Game ‘Star Dragon Quest’ Song & Music Video Worldwide
Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Shingo Katori―who form the music group Atarashii Chizu―were appointed producers of the popular mobile game Star Dragon Quest to help promote it. The game has enjoyed well over 20 million downloads. As part of the promotion, the trio have digitally released a song together worldwide entitled Hoshi no Fanfare along with a music video.
Atarashii Chizu join Music – “Hoshi no Fanfare” Official Music Video
The music video was shot entirely in cooperation with the game’s staff. It features Inagaki, Kusanagi and Katori’s signature pop and dance style as well as appearances from familiar Dragon Quest characters. This marks the first time that the characters of the Dragon Quest franchise have performed alongside music artists.
Hoshi no Fanfare was written and composed by Nakajin of SEKAI NO OWARI. The lyrics to this foot-stomping pop song contain words related to the game such as courage, stars, treasure, map, story, adventure and so on.
The song was first performed at the invitation-only Dragon Quest event “Dragon Quest Day – Producer Giga Meeting” which was held at Makuhari Messe on May 25, 2019. The song was released worldwide today across major digital music and streaming platforms. (*Not available in select countries and regions)
Enter the World of Dragon Quest at Luida’s Bar in Roppongi
Dragon Quest and Japanese karaoke chain Pasela are pairing up at Luida’s Bar in Roppongi―a bar themed on the popular video game series―as part of a special event being held in commemoration of Luida’s 9th anniversary.
9th Anniversary Dessert
9th Anniversary Service Card
The event will be held from January 28 to 31 during which customers can enjoy a range of anniversary treats.
With every dessert ordered comes a commemorative photo card, a coupon and more.
Slime Nikuman Meat Bun
Slime Shrimp Mayo Bun
To count down the event, customers can get points on the Slime meat and shrimp and mayo buns until January 27.
The bar is open to anyone for the duration of the event, but due to limited places it is recommend to reserve in advance.
If you’re a fan of Dragon Quest then be sure to make a visit to Luida’s Bar.
Address: 5-16-3 Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Giant Slime Appears in Yokohama for Dragon Quest Builders 2 Release
20.December.2018 | SPOT
A big slime is set to appear at Queens Park in Queen’s Square Yokohama on December 20. Standing a towering 8 meters in height this project will arrive in time for the release of Dragon Quest Builders 2 which releases on the same day.
The slime is made entirely out of blocks reminiscent of the Builders games themselves.
Fans can look forward to snapping a picture at the specially-prepared photo spot while holding one of the same blue blocks the slime is made out of, a slime plush toy, weapons from the game and more. The photos are chekki photos so will be printed out for you there and then.
Dragon Quest Buildings 2: Big Slime Project
Running: December 20, 2018 – December 24, 2018
Time: 11:00-20:00 (until 19:00 on December 24)
Location: Queen’s Park, Queen’s Square Yokohama (2-3 Minato Mirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama)
*Directly connected to Minato Mirai Station
Big Slime Official Webpage: http://www.dragonquest.jp/builders2/bigslime/
Dragon Quest Builders 2 Website: http://www.dragonquest.jp/builders2/
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Experience VR Dragon Quest at VR ZONE SHINJUKU
30.April.2018 | SPOT
Japan’s biggest VR entertainment facility VR ZONE SHINJUKU introduced Dragon Quest VR to its establishment on April 27, 2018. An opening event was held prior to its introduction on April 25 to up the excitement.
Taking to the stage at the opening event was Square Enix producer Ryutaro Ichimura, Takamasa Hamano of Bandai Namco Amusement, and Yuji Horii, the creator of Dragon Quest. Horii spoke joyfully, saying “It’s been 30 years since Dragon Quest was born. This world that is laid before me is something out of a dream.”
The centre tree in the middle of the venue illuminated with the shout of Lynn. Projection mapping was used to display Yggdrasil, a quintessential sight of the Dragon Quest series.
Guests were able to get involved in VR activities after the stage talks. The moment everyone hooked themselves up to the VR they were blown away by how much it looked like they were in the world of Dragon Quest, and how expansive the green plains were.
If you’re a Dragon Quest fan then enter the world yourself with Dragon Quest VR at VE ZONE SHINJUKU!
“Cat hero” will travel the world! The WEB movie of “Hoshino Dragon Quest” was released!
23.February.2018 | MUSIC
A WEB movie where cats disguised as hero embark on a great adventure inside the room replicating the world of the smartphone game, “Hoshi no Dragon Quest” was released at “Nekono Hi <Hoshidora> Neko Yushatachi ga Boken Shitemita.”on the 22nd of February (cats’ day).
The main characters of the WEB movie (4 cats) disguised as a hero, a wizard, a monk and a choreographer travel around the room freely.
Dioramas of locations such as a cave, figures of monsters and items such as a ship and a jug are installed inside the room. Rube Goldberg machines are also installed so don’t miss this video full of gimmicks!
The 22nd of February, the day the video was released, is “cats’ day” because the number 2 in Japanese is pronounced as “ni” and a cat’s cry is “nyan nyan.” Don’t miss the adventures of these “cat heroes” which both the fans of “Hoshino Dragon Quest” and the cat lovers can enjoy.
“Real Dasshutsu Game × Dragon Quest” will be held this year too at Makuhari Messe
12.February.2018 | SPOT
A real escaping-experience-based game collaborated with the very popular Japanese game “Dragon Quest”called “Daimao Zoma kara no Dassyutsu” will be held at Makuhari Messe’s exhibition halls (9 to 11) on the 11th (Sat.)/12th (Sun.)/13th (Mon.)/14th (Tue.)/18th(Sat.)/19th (Sun.) of August 2018.
The “Dragon Quest” series is a role-playing game which is loved by many people in Japan and the sales number of the all the titles (the first title was released in 1986) is more than 75 million. More than 4 thousand people visited the venue when the real escaping game, “Ryuo Meikyu kara no Dassyutu” was held in 2016.
In this game, the participators will tag a team consisting of four members to challenge many quests and fights against the great satan Zoma. Let’s enjoy the world of “Dragon Quest” by participating in this game.
Food/drink booths will be installed, and special goods will be sold.
Tickets will be sold from early April and many special events will be held.
The specially installed site announced some quizzes (10th, February to 4th March) and the persons who solve the quizzes can get a ticket (25 groups – 100 persons / lottery basis) so why not give it a try before visiting the venue?