Demon Slayer Exhibition to Open at Sapporo Factory in Hokkaido

09.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

Sapporo Factory is set to welcome an exhibition themed on the popular TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba from October 17 to November 8 this year.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The popular series has over 80 million copies in circulation and spawned a hit anime series last year. The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train set for release on October 16, 2020 will serve as a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series and is being animated by ufotable.

 

The exhibition will look back over the anime series to date, as well as the upcoming film, which will be released the day before the exhibition starts. Fans can expect a variety of exhibits at the event, from video content to artwork, as well as exclusive merchandise.

 

Tickets go on sale in Japan on September 15 at 17:00 via Lawson. The first round of tickets will be allocated to random people who sign up.

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  • Manga Series Tokyo Revengers Gets Exhibition at Tower Records Shibuya

    17.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Tower Records Shibuya will host an exhibition dedicated to the ongoing manga series Tokyo Revengers from September 26 to October 18. The exhibition is being held to promote the release of the 19th volume which hits shelves in Japan on September 17.

    Tokyo Revengers is a manga series written and illustrated by Ken Wakui. An anime adaptation is scheduled to broadcast in 2021.

     

    The exhibition will feature a variety of works drawn by Ken Wakui for the series, both black and white as well as coloured illustrations, as well as panels of each character, and more. There will also be an exhibit for the upcoming live-action film.

    Tokyo Revengers x TOWER RECORDS OSMO Stamps (22 Designs) | ¥909 Each (Before Tax)

    Tokyo Revengers Monochrome Panels | ¥30,000 Each (Before Tax, Includes Shipping)

    Fans can also get their hands on a range of exhibition-exclusive merchandise, and from October, the exhibition will sell some Tokyo Revengers x Tower Records collaborative merch. There’ll be some signed artwork for sale too.

    Character Business Cards (11 Designs)

    And for every ¥1,000 spent at the exhibit, fans will receive one of 11 possible character business cards.

    TALENT PROFILE

    Anna Yano

    Released the song “Shape My Story” produced by kz (livetune) in August 2013. Performed as the vocalist on a single for kz’s solo project ‘livetune’ in January 2014. Both songs were used as theme songs for anime series and received attention in Japan and overseas. In October 2015, she formed a new unit with kz called ‘livetune+’ and they released their first EP “Sweet Clapper” on May 11, 2016.

    Ayumi Seto

    Active as a model, especially in fashion magazines. Receives tremendous support for her cute and distinct fashion. In February 2014, she debuted her apparel brand ‘Aymmy in the batty girls’ where she works as a designer. She was the first Harajuku and Aomoji-kei model to establish an authentic apparel brand. She develops clothing items through her unique fashion sense lens.

    Ema Tanioku

    “Emaeri” is the nickname for models Ema and Eri Tanioku, who are Aomoji fashion model twins. Ema and Eri Tanioku specialise in twin fashion coordination. Over the years their fanbase has increased due to their cute looks. Ema Tanioku spreads Harajuku culture within Japan as well as overseas and works as a Harajuku Tourism Ambassador. Starting off as a model, Ema has broadened her talent range from fashion magazines to TV, and from playing the lead role in dramas to movies.

  • Japan’s Largest Manga Exhibition MANGA⇔TOKYO Is Being Held At The National Art Center, Tokyo

    14.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT) introduces Japan’s distinctive culture to all areas of the world. The project started with MANGA*ANIME*GAMES from JAPAN which ran from June 24 – August 31, 2015. This was followed by the same exhibit held in Thailand and Myanmar. In 2018, as part of Japonismes 2018: les âmes en resonance, the NACT held the MANGA⇔TOKYO exhibition (November 29 – December 30, 2018) in Paris, France, which attracted over 30 thousand visitors. This time, the NACT will bring the renovated exhibition back to Japan.

     

    Over 500 items are being displayed, including original drawings of manga and materials related to anime production, from a total of over 90 titles.

    The largest ever MANGA exhibition in the country

    The exhibition displays over 500 items such as original drawings of manga, production documents and visuals of anime and games, from the total of more than 90 titles of manga, anime, games and tokusatsu (SFX films) works that are closely related to Tokyo, in a 2000 m² exhibition space.

     

    1/1000 Scale Giant Model of Tokyo and Visuals Installation

    模型制作:株式会社ニシムラ精密地形模型/株式会社マーブリングファインアーツHD

    A 1/1000 scale giant model of Tokyo, 17m wide and 22m long, along with visuals of anime, games and tokusatsu (SFX films) works staged in Tokyo, will allow spectators to experience the intertwined relations between “Tokyo” and “MANGA.”

     

    Exhibits are displayed so that visitors can experience the integrated reality of “Tokyo,” with scenes of various stories and memories of characters merging into the real cityscapes.

     

    Installation to Experience Reality merged with Characters

    While manga, anime, games and tokusatsu (SFX films) in Japan have been influenced by the existing city, characters from those works appear in the sphere of reality, such as at stations, on trains and at convenience stores, altering the scenes and images of the city. It has become part of everyday life for those who live in Tokyo to live side by side with characters, which this exhibition will show through various installations.

     

    Section 1: Cycles of Deconstruction and Reconstruction

    EVANGELION:2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE. ©khara

    “AKIRA”
    Based on the graphic novel “Akira” by Katsuhiro Otomo. First published by “Young Magazine”,Kodansha Ltd.
    © 1988 MASH・ROOM/ AKIRA COMMITTEE All Rights Reserved.

    Depiction of catastrophic damages to Tokyo, inflicted by unprecedented natural disasters or mysterious creatures, is almost routine in Japanese manga, anime, games and tokusatsu works. This section includes works with themes of  “destruction and reconstruction.”

     

    Section 2: Life in Tokyo

    The three sections Edo as Pre-Tokyo, From the Beginning of Modernization to the Post-modern City, and From the End of the Century to the Present represent different eras of Japanese history.The exhibit depicts Tokyo as a place where ordinary people live despite the surreal experience of city-wide destruction and reconstruction.

     

    Edo As Pre-Tokyo

    “Sakuran” ANNO Moyoco ©Moyoco Anno / Cork

     

    From the Beginning of Modernization to the Post-modern City

    “Rurouni Kenshin” WATSUKI Nobuhiro ©Nobuhiro Watsuki / SHUEISHA

    “CITY HUNTER” by HOJO Tsukasa © 1985 by TSUKASA HOJO/NSP

    From the End of the Century to the Present

    “Solanin” ASANO Inio © Inio Asano / Shogakukan

    “5 Centimeters Per Second” © Makoto Shinkai / CoMix Wave Films

    Section 3: Characters vs. the City

    The Life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue in Odaiba.
    Location: DiverCity Tokyo Plaza © SOTSU, SUNRISE

    The last section focuses on characters existing alongside real life, for example, in cities as mascots for promotions, in advertising and in tourism.

     

    Explore the history between Tokyo and Japanese pop culture media at MANGA⇔TOKYO.

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Pop-Up Event Announced at Narita Airport

    07.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Narita International Airport Terminal 2 is set to host a pop-up event for the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba at its 2nd floor Narita Anime Deck from September 10 to October 9. Fans can get their hands on exclusive and pre-sale merchandise, tuck into food themed on the series, and participate in an event to find Nezuko who is lost in Narita Airport.

    Uchiwa fans

    The Nezuko event has players going to each terminal at Narita International Airport to solve puzzles dotted around them. Those who clear the event will receive one of three possible uchiwa fans with original art.

    To participate in the Nezuko event, you must first pick up a kit which you can get at the pop-up store.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Demon Slayer Themed Takoyaki Collaboration to Launch With Gindaco

    25.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Japanese takoyaki company Gindaco has announced a collaboration with the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which will take place at select Gindaco restaurants around Japan from September 8 to December 7.

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The popular series has over 80 million copies in circulation and spawned a hit anime series last year. The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train set for release on October 16, 2020 will serve as a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series and is being animated by ufotable.

     

    Gindaco’s collaboration with the internationally celebrated anime series will include takoyaki inspired by its beloved characters, and fans can get their hands on some exclusive Demon Slayer folders too.

    The “Collab Takoyaki” box contains 8 takoyaki and comes with an exclusive card. Available while supplies last, this box of takoyaki is inspired by familiar faces from the anime series such as Tanjiro Kamado, his sister Nezuko, and Kyojuro Rengoku.

    Collaboration: Part One

    Tanjiro Kamado’s Chicken Soboro Takoyaki in Black Sauce | ¥880 (Tax Included)

    This takoyaki is inspired by Tanjiro and is made with the popular flavour ‘negi mayo’ together with teriyaki sauce. It comes with a separate small bag of black sauce to pour over.

    Running: From September 8, 2020 until each store runs out of stock

     

    Collaboration: Part Two

    Nezuko’s Cheese Walleye Pollack Roe Takoyaki in Baketsu Ketchup | ¥880 (Tax Included)

    Cheese walleye pollack roe is a popular flavour with women in Japan. Topped with egg, and served with a separate bag of ketchup, this takoyaki is inspired by Nezuko.

    Running: From October 1, 2020 until each store runs out of stock

     

    Collaboration: Part Three

    Zettai Umai Kyojuro Rengoku’s Negi Chili in Rengoku Powder | ¥880 (Tax Included)

    Hot takoyaki served with crunchy spring onion and sweet chili sauce. Top with the accompanying specially-made Rengoku powder for extra deliciousness.

    Running: From November 2, 2020 until each store runs out of stock

    *Takeaway only
    *Served in a box
    *Payments by card only

     

    Danran Pack – 24 Takoyaki With Sauce | ¥1,680 (Tax Included)

    Danran Pack – 24 Takoyaki With Sauce & 2 Toppings | ¥1,880 (Tax Included)

    There is also a pack of 24 takoyaki which comes with an exclusive and original folder. For each collaboration ‘Part,’ the design of the folder will change.

     

    Release Dates

    Design ①: September 14, 2020 / Design ②: October 12, 2020 / Design ③: November 9, 2020
    *Available while supplies last
    *Takeaway only
    *Folders not sold separately

     

    Exclusive and limited-edition merchandise will also be sold for the collaboration. More details can be found on the official website.

     

    Get your fill of Demon Slayer and takoyaki with Gindaco’s special collaboration.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Review: Tokyo’s The Quintessential Quintuplets MAKEOVER Exhibition

    22.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Everybody’s favourite sister quintuplet has rolled up to an all-new, revamped exhibition this summer. The Quintessential Quintuplets Exhibition MAKEOVER is currently taking place at Tokyo’s Sunshine City World Import Mart Bulding in Ikebukuro until August 30 and will subsequently move to Osaka’s Nanko ATC Museum from November 26 to December 6.

    Tokyo Report

    At the entrance to the exhibition is a message and signature from Negi Haruba, the author and illustrator of the The Quintessential Quintuplets manga series. Nearby are messages from the five sisters, as well as a special video, both of which can only be viewed by attending the exhibition.


    Dotted throughout the exhibition are numerous displays that look back at the series, as well as interviews with the author that can be read, and plenty of illustrations of the characters.

    There are also photo spots where fans can take photos alongside life-sized panels of the sisters, a full display of the final chapter and turning point of the manga, the sister’s dresses, and more.

    As it says in the message from Negi Haruba, the exhibition is like a photo album into the daily lives of the Nakano sisters.

     

    All visitors to the event also receive a free mini card. Depending on the day you visit, the design will be different.


    Fans can get their hands on exclusive merchandise, including items with original illustrations drawn by Negi Haruba for the exhibition, superdeformed figurines, and plenty more.

     

    ©Negi Haruba / Kodansha

  • Moomin Exhibition THE ART AND THE STORY Now On Display at Osaka’s ABENO HARUKAS Art Museum

    19.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Moomin Exhibition THE ART AND THE STORY is currently ongoing at ABENO HARUKAS Art Museum in Osaka until August 30, 2020. Around 500 pieces of art are being shown, celebrating the beloved characters of the Moomin series created by Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson (1914-2001). The exhibition will subsequently move to Sapporo, Kumamoto, and finally Shizuoka once the Osaka one closes up.

    The exhibition’s showcase features a specially selected collection from the Moomin Museum—the world’s only museum centred on the Moomins with over 2,000 art pieces on display—illustrations and sketches from Moominvalley, and more. There’s also ukiyo-e paintings alongside the Moomins, celebrating the 100 year friendship between Japan and Finland.

     

    The Moomins are popular worldwide, especially in Japan, so if you’re travelling there this year then be sure to visit the exhibition and find out where it’s going next.

  • Stay in a Glamorous Tent and Enjoy the Breathtaking Nature of Akan-Mashu National Park

    16.August.2020 | SPOT

    As an official partner of the Ministry of the Environment​’s Project to Fully Enjoy National Parks, wondertrunk has teamed up with Kussharo Prince Hotel (Hokkaido) to create a series of new programmes for guests to fully immerse in nature. Kussharo Prince Hotel sits right at the shore of Lake Kussharo – Japan’s biggest caldera lake and enjoys the breathtaking scenery of Akan-Mashu National Park.

     

    As well as the nature-immersing programmes, three glamping tents have been set up in the hotel’s garden. There are even areas specifically designed for those who wish to take a “workation”. These areas are located in a peaceful and soothing natural environment and are ideal for remote working.

     

    Glamping


    The glamping experience offers three glamping tents, hotel rooms and access to the workation space.  The lake shore sauna tent from last year is also available this year and can be used by glamping guests only. Each tent houses two semi-double beds and sleeping bags which is perfect for a family of two adults and two children.

    Glamping Tent Contents: Low Chairs, Low Table, Hanging Rack, Rug, Cushions, Bath Towels, Face Towels

     

    Choosing the glamping tent package also gives you access to many of Kussharo Prince Hotel’s facilities including the toilets and even the hot springs (Kussharo Onsen) which are located inside. The package also includes a delicious garden breakfast by Lake Kussharo served by Kussharo Prince Hotel. There is also the option to enjoy a delicious barbeque in the evening at the glamping site provided by wondertrunk.

     

    Experience Nature with the “Green Session” Programme

    The Green Session programme is designed to give guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature with their five senses. During the one-day programme, a local guide will teach you of the ways of the Ainu people – the indigenous people of Japan who live as one with nature.

     

    Programme Outline:

    A: Ainu Teachings of how to live as one with nature: Ainu wood carving experience and a canoe trip to the river source.

    Dates: September 13, October 4 and October 18

     

    B: A Tree Specialist’s Teachings of how to bond with nature: Forest trekking and a wooden cutlery-making experience.

    Dates: September 6, September 20, October 25, November 1

     

    C: Ainu Teachings of how to live as one with nature: Ainu wood carving experience and trekking around Lake Kussharo.
    Dates: September 27, October 11, November 8

    Meeting Point: Kussharo Prince Hotel Floor 1 Lobby

     

    Immerse yourself in nature and learn more about Japan’s indiginous people with this very special experience.

  • Yowamushi Pedal Live-Action Film Promoted With Art & Movie Exhibition in Shibuya

    15.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The live-action film adaptation of Wataru Watanabe’s manga series Yowamushi Pedal was released on August 14, 2020, and to promote it PARCO is set to hold the “Yowamushi Pedal ART & MOVIE EXHIBITION” at Shibuya PARCO’s GALLERY X between August 21-31.

    The exhibition will showcase various colour and full-colour displays of panels from the manga series as well as costumes used in the live-action film and more. There will also be a behind-the-scenes photo exhibit featuring photos of Ryota Bando who plays Shoukichi Naruko in the live-action film.

    Acrylic Key Rings | ¥400 (Tax Included)


    T-Shirt | ¥4,400 (Tax Included)


    Blanket | ¥4,180 (Tax Included)

    Fans can get their hands on a selection of exclusive merchandise too. These items will be posted on PARCO’s online store on August 25 for those who can’t attend the event.

     

    ©️2020 “Yowamushi Pedal” Film Production Committee ©️Wataru Watanabe (Akita Shoten) 2008 

  • Demon Slayer’s Made to Order Character Socks Now Available to Buy in Japan

    14.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese sock manufacturer Tabio has teamed up with the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba to release an original collection of character socks this autumn. Made to order, pre-orders for this limited edition socks opened on August 11, 2020 via Tabio’s official online store, Premium Bandai, and Tabio’s Rakuten page.

    Tanjiro Kamado socks


    Full line-up of embroidered designs | ¥1,350 Each (Before Tax)

    There are six character designs in total, each with two different colours to pick from, and are sized at 22cm-24cm. Designs include Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, Giyu Tomioka, and Shinobu Kocho.

     

    Which design would you go for?

     

    The upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is set for release on October 16, 2020. It serves as a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series adapted from Koyoharu Gotouge’s manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and is being animated by ufotable.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge/Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable

  • Inuyasha Spin-Off Anime ‘Yashahime’ Releases First Trailer, Promotional Exhibition to Take Place Across Japan

    09.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The first trailer for the upcoming TV anime series Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is here. The anime, which will air from October 3, serves as a spin-off series of the anime adaptation of Inuyasha which originally ran from 2000-2004 and wrapped up with Inuyasha: The Final Act in 2010.

    Confirmed cast members for Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon include Sara Matsumoto as Towa Higurashi, Mikako Komatsu as Setsuna, and Azusa Tadokoro as Moroha.

     

    To promote the series, a series of exhibitions celebrating the history of Inuyasha will take place across Japan including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Niigata—the latter of which is the hometown of Inuyasha author Rumiko Takahashi. Merchandise will also be available for fans to buy.

    The main visual for the exhibition

    Details on tickets, merchandise, and the full content of the exhibition will be announced in the near future, so stay tuned.

     

    ⒸRumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan・Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation・Sunrise 2009

  • UNIQLO’s UT Demon Slayer T-Shirt Collection to Release in Collaboration With GU

    04.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand is partnering up with GU to drop a new T-shirt collection in collaboration with the hugely popular manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which has over 80 million copies in circulation. The first batch of the collection by UT will drop in Japan on August 7, followed by the second from both UT and GU at the end of the same month.

     

    The collection features illustrations of the popular characters from the series whom are set to appear in the upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train set for release on October 16, 2020.

    UT – 1st Collection

    The first batch of the unisex collection is packed full of scenes specially selected from the Demon Slayer manga series.

    This includes iconic scenes from popular characters, including the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado in battle. It’s a must have line-up for fans.

    Each t-shirt captures essence of the characters from this sad series in which humans and demons fight each other.

    Left: GU | Right: UT – 2nd Collection

    The second collection also features kids T-shirts as well as merchandise. The full line-up is set to be revealed on August 17. GU’s line-up includes not only popular characters and scenes from the series, but words from it too, as well as colouring inspired by the clothing and hairstyles worn by the characters.

     

    ©Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha

  • TV Anime The Rolling Girls Exhibition to Take Place in Tokyo This September

    04.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The Rolling Girls is an anime series produced by Wit Studio that aired in 2015. In celebration of the 5th anniversary of the girly, road movie-like series, the anime will be released in a special Blu-ray box in Japan on December 16, 2020.

    The 5-year milestone will also be celebrated with an exhibition at Space Caiman in Tokyo from September 18 to 21. There will be illustrations and messages posted up from the anime’s production staff, including the director Kotomi Deai, screenwriter Yasuyuki Muto, character designer tanu, and character setter Katsuhiko Kitada, and as well as the Mob themselves—the four main characters.

    The event will be one no fan will want to miss out on as staff and fans come together to express their love for the series.

     

    A special display will also be set up which will showcase drafts and production materials from when the anime was being produced.

    This includes character illustrations, image boards, character settings, original works, background art, and more. Fans can also get their hands on some exclusive 5th anniversary merchandise too.

     

    ©2015 The Rolling Girls Production Committee製作委員会

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