My Melody and Kuromi Bubble Tea to be Served at Pearl Lady in Japan
18.October.2020 | FOOD
Bubble tea chain Pearl Lady, which is celebrating its 17th anniversary this year, is teaming up with Sanrio for the second time to release two new drinks themed on the popular characters My Melody and Kuromi on October 16, 2020. My Melody and Kuromi are also celebrating their 45th and 15th anniversaries respectively.
Black Lemonade | Strawberry Milk Tea (w/ Novelty) – ¥500 Each (Tax Included)
The two beverages are Sweet Strawberry Milk Tea, which is inspired by the cute My Melody, and Black Lemonade, which is based on her rival Kuromi.
When ordering either of the drinks at Pearl Lady, customers will also get one of 6 possible badges as pictured above. One of the designs is a secret, so you’ll need some luck if you want that one.
Abeno Q’s Mall Announces Collaboration with Street Fighter II Starting October 1
Street Fighter II will collaborate with a commercial facility for the first time in history! The beloved fighting game will take over Abeno Q’s Mall in Osaka from October 1 until October 31, 2022. Popular characters from the game will appear all over the premises, and visitors will be able to take part in unique games to win exclusive prizes.
There are also a number of interesting challenges that will pop up around Abeno Q’s Mall. At the entrance, visitors will be greeted by Ryu and Ken, the main characters from Street Fighter II, as they unleash their Hadouken. Guests will be able to take pictures with Ryu with a special AR Photo Spot, and characters and stages from the title will appear around the mall. A participatory game event, Street Fighter Challenge, will be available for customers spending ¥3,000 or more (including tax). These customers will actually be able to test their Street Fighter skills, with winners winning a ¥500 yen mall gift card if they are victorious. Fans of the fighting game won’t want to miss this unique event!
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Abeno Q’s Mall/Street Fighter II Collaboration
Running: October 1 – October 31, 2022
Address: 1-6-1 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka
Official Site: https://qs-mall.jp/abeno
Sexy Zone’s So Matsushima and PEACH JOHN Release Second Special Movie
24.September.2022 | FASHION
Japanese lingerie brand PEACH JOHN has released a special video featuring Sexy Zone’s So Matsushima as a model!
The Night Routine video shows off Matsushima’s sweet expressions and features the new Sexy Zone song Ringa Ringa Ringa.
The new winter loungewear collection is now on sale on the official Peach John website and in stores nationwide.
So Matsushima (Sexy Zone) × PEACH JOHN
Godiva Cafe Collaborates with Sanrio Characters Badtz-Maru and Keroppi
22.September.2022 | FOOD
Godiva Cafe has collaborated with Sanrio’s character unit Hapidanbui twice since February, and the third collaboration is scheduled to start on September 15! All locations nationwide will sell hot or cold cocoa milk with a special sleeve and sticker featuring everyone’s favorite Sanrio characters.
The third collaboration will focus on Badtz-Maru and Keroppi. The shop’s cocoa milk combines smooth Godiva chocolate with milk and fresh cream, so why not grab one this fall?
Godiva Cafe x Sanrio (Collaboration #3)
Hapidanbui Hot Cocoa Milk / Hapidanbui Cold Cocoa Milk
Available: September 15 while supplies last
Where to Find: All Godiva Cafe locations nationwide
Official Site: https://www.godiva.co.jp/cafe/
NAKED’s Halloween Event Coming to Tokyo Tower for a Limited Time
22.September.2022 | SPOT
Digital art collective NAKED will hold a special Halloween projection mapping show at Tokyo Tower! The Tokyo Tower City Light Fantasia ~Halloween Party 2022~ event will run from September 16 until October 31 on the 2nd floor of the tower’s main deck.
NAKED has collaborated with Tokyo Tower in the past to create shows inspired by the seasons. These incredible illuminations captivate audiences at night, and this fall, visitors will be captivated by autumn leaves dancing in the breeze along with silvergrass swaying and the sound of chirping insects. The scene will eventually change into something more spooky–a ghost will appear alongside witches, bats, and pumpkins! The main deck will be enveloped in Halloween colors perfect for a fall photoshoot!
TOKYO TOWER CITY LIGHT FANTASIA ~Halloween Party 2022~
Venue: Tokyo Tower Main Deck (150m), 2F North Side Floor
Running: September 16 – October 31, 2022
September 16 – September 30 / 18:00-Close
October 1 – October 31 / 17:30-Close
Entry: Guests can enjoy the main deck for only the price of entry to the observation deck.
Tower Records Cafe to Collaborate with Tokyo Revengers for Special Menu
Tokyo Records Cafe will hold a special Tokyo Revengers cafe in three cities around Japan–Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. Fans of the series won’t want to miss this special collaboration menu inspired by popular characters from the series!
Phase 1 (Top): Takemichi and Chifuyu’s Omurice / Tokyo Manji Gang Team Pasta
Phase 2 (Bottom): Chifuyu’s Tonkotsu Rice Bowl / Tokyo Manji vs. Black Dragon Sandwich
Phase 1 (Top): Inui’s Cocoa Pancakes / Hina’s Apple Pie
Phase 2 (Bottom): Holy Night Cake / Mitsuya and Hakkai’s Sweets Plate
Tokyo Revengers Latte
Collaboration Drinks (Phase 1)
Collaboration Drinks (Phase 2)
Exclusive Happy Birthday Sweets
Tokyo Revengers Original Take-out Bottle (Phase 1/Phase 2)
Cafe Reservation Bonus: Sticker (Phase 1)
Cafe Reservation Bonus: Sticker (Phase 2)
Menu Order Bonus: Postcard (Phase 1)
Menu Order Bonus: Postcard (Phase 2)
Bonus for Customers Spending ¥4,000 or more: Name Card (Phase 1)
Bonus for Customers Spending ¥4,000 or more: Name Card (Phase 2)
The collaboration menu is inspired by the story and characters of the globally-popular anime and manga series. Guests can enjoy special offers, exclusive goods, and illustrations drawn exclusively for this event. Who is your favorite?
Tower Records Cafe x Tokyo Revengers
Tower Records Cafe Omotesando
Address: Imon Harajuku Building 2F (6-3-9 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Running: October 7 – October 31, 2022
Phase 1: October 7 – October 19, 2022
Phase 2: October 20 – October 31, 2022
Take-out Drinks are available from 13:00-18:40
◇Omotesando Time Schedule
① 11:00-12:20 ② 12:50-14:10 ③ 14:40-16:00 ④ 16:30-17:50 ⑤ 18:20-19:40
Tower Records Cafe Nagoya Sakae Skyle
Address: SKYLE 9F (3-4-5 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya)
Running: October 22 – November 14, 2022
Phase 1: October 22 – November 2, 2022
Phase 2: November 3 – November 14, 2022
Take-out Drinks are available from 13:00-18:40
Twitter : https://twitter.com/trc_nagoya
◇Nagoya Sakae Skyle Time Schedule
① 11:00-12:20 ② 12:50-14:10 ③ 14:40-16:00 ④ 16:30-17:50 ⑤ 18:20-19:40
Tower Records Cafe Umeda NU Chayamachi
Address: NU Chayamachi 6F (10-12 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka)
Running: October 7 – November 6, 2022
Phase 1: October 7 – October 21, 2022
Phase 2: October 22 – November 6, 2022
Take-out Drinks are available from 13:20-19:00
Twitter : https://twitter.com/TRC_NUchaya
◇Umeda NU Chayamachi Time Schedule
① 11:20-12:40 ② 13:10-14:30 ③ 15:00-16:20 ④ 16:50-18:10 ⑤ 18:40-20:00
Buy Collaboration Goods: https://tower.jp/revengers-goods
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba to Hold Second Touken Ranbu ONLINE Collaboration Sweets Buffet
From October 21 until November 30, 2022, Hilton Tokyo Odaiba will hold the Touken Ranbu ONLINE Special Buffet ~Black & White~ event! This second collaboration with the popular series will be held Grillogy Bar and Grill on the second floor.
Drink Order Bonus: Original Coaster (8 varieties)
At the buffet, guests can enjoy luxurious dishes inspired by characters from the sword-centered game and anime series. The desserts blend Japanese and Western cuisine, and special cocktails will be available during the first phase, each coming with a special coaster as a bonus! In addition, original goods will be on sale at the venue, so don’t miss it!
Touken Ranbu ONLINE Special Buffet ~Black & White~
Running: October 21 – November 30, 2022
Reservation Start Dates and Times:
Lottery Opens: September 16, 12:00~
General Reservations Open: October 6, 12:00~
*Lottery reservations and general reservations will be open
for the first and second runs.
*Please see the official website for the full reservation schedule.
Venue: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba 2F Restaurant, Grillogy Bar and Grill
Online Shop: https://touken-yorozuya.com/
Second Tie-up Campaign Between BT21 and Kurazushi to Begin in October
19.September.2022 | FOOD
Conveyor-belt sushi chain Kura Sushi will hold its second campaign in tie-up with BT21, the globally popular character brand featured as part of LINE FRIENDS, starting October 1, 2022.
The first tie-up campaign took place in January 2022 and instantly trended on social media. This new campaign will feature newly-designed posters, clear folders, and notebooks. The first round will be held starting October 1, the second starting October 14, the third starting November 2, and the fourth starting November 18. These four giveaways will reward customers for every ¥2,500 spent. Visitors pulling a winning ticket in the Bikkurapon game can also snag some other goods with the theme ‘Home All Day,’ like pins and keychains.
Original Goods Gift Campaign
Round 1: Posters
Running: October 1 ~ Items Sell Out (400,000 total)
Round 2: Clear Folders
Running: October 14 ~ Items Sell Out (400,000 total)
Round 3: A6-sized Notebooks
Running: November 2 ~ Items Sell Out (400,000 total)
Round 4: Clear Folders
Running: November 18 ~ Items Sell Out (400,000 total)
Bikkurapon BT21 Original Goods
Figures (7 varieties)
Rubber Keychains (7 varieties)
Pins (10 varieties)
BT21 Traditional Japanese Sweets (7 varieties)
Available: October 1 – November 1, 2022
KOYA, RJ: Smooth Anko
SHOOKY, MANG, CHIMMY: Chocolate
COOKY, TATA: Strawberry
BT21 Milk Caramel Cafe Latte with Original Cup
Available: November 2 – November 30, 2022
BT21 Strawberry Milk
Available: November 2 – November 30, 2022
*Stickers gifted to customers will be random.
Special tie-up menu items, including Japanese sweets shaped like popular BT21 characters, will be available, along with special BT21 Strawberry Milk paired with one of 10 exclusive stickers. Look forward to the second edition of this super popular campaign where fans can win valuable original merch!
Kura Sushi x BT21 Campaign #2
Starting October 1, 2022
Official Site: https://www.kurasushi.co.jp
gelato pique Releases Chip ‘n Dale Bedding Collection
17.September.2022 | FASHION
Chip ‘n Dale will appear in a new bedding collection from the roomwear brand gelato pique! As part of the gelato pique Sleep collection, the adorable chipmunks will appear on a number of new products inspired by the theme of ‘getting ready for bed.’ Fans of the characters won’t want to miss the body pillow, nightcap, pillowcase, and other products sure to liven up your bedroom and sleep routine!
Chip ‘n Dale / 3-piece Set (Single)
Chip ‘n Dale Jacquard Cover
Chip ‘n Dale Jacquard Pillowcase
Chip ‘n Dale Nightcap
Chip ‘n Dale Body Pillow
The products will go on sale on the official site and online department store USAGI ONLINE starting on September 20, 2022 at 12:00 PM. They will also be available to purchase in select stores starting October 14.
LUSH to Release One Piece Inspired Bath Bombs in Japan, UK, Ireland
UK-based cosmetics brand LUSH has announced a new One Piece collaboration! A total of six unique products will be released on September 19, including four bath bombs, one bath bar, and one wrapping cloth known as a knot wrap. Items will be available at 76 LUSH locations nationwide and online, and will also be for sale in the UK and Ireland.
The Gum-Gum Fruit, which makes Luffy’s body stretch like rubber, has been transformed into a bath bomb for the collaboration.
As the bath bomb dissolves, the water will turn a swirling purple, and your arms and legs will naturally want to stretch out as you relax with the scents of black currant and orange.
Gum-Gum Fruit (Bath Bomb): ¥980
Fans of Ace will want to grab the Flame-Flame Fruit bath bomb, containing mandarin orange peel oil, fenugreek seed extract, and carrot seed oil. Nico’s Flower-Flower Fruit will fill your tub with the scent of geranium oil, rose, and jasmine, while Chopper’s Human-Human Fruit blends cocoa, tonka extracts, and bergamot oil. Fans can also grab a themed One Piece wrapping cloth!
Flame-Flame Fruit (Bath Bomb): ¥980
Flower-Flower Fruit (Bath Bomb): ¥980
Human-Human Fruit (Bath Bomb): ¥980
Straw Hat Bubble Bath Bar: ¥1,400
LUSH × ONE PIECE
Release Date: September 19, 2022
Official Site: https://www.lush.com/jp/ja/c/one-piece
*Limit on the number of items
Each person may purchase up to 5 bath bombs/bubble bars and 1 Knot Wrap per person. Sales will end as soon as all items are gone.
Fans Can Take Pictures with BE:FIRST in Collaboration Purikura Machines
14.September.2022 | FASHION
Two Sega purikura machines–ROMAPI and lalamee–will start a collaboration event with BE:FIRST on September 15! Until November 7, fans can get some snapshots with their favorite members at machines nationwide.
This collaboration event will feature moving photo frames, with lalamee offering 24 varieties and ROMAPI offering 28 varieties. Fans will also find 25 exclusive stickers featuring the members’ names, mini-characters, and logos! Fans can also take 3-second video moments with the members, giving them the feeling that they’re taking pictures side by side with the popular idols.
lalamee: 24 varities / ROMAPI: 28 varieties
Original Collaboration Effects
Original Collaboration Stamps
Limited Edition Original BE:FIRST Stickers
In addition, a total of five songs will appear as background music, including the group’s newest song Scream featured on their first album BE:1. Photos can be downloaded to smartphones using the Purikura ON app, which will also feature voice messages from the members!
Select stores will also be holding a gift campaign where customers can get a limited original BE:FIRST sticker by showing off their purikura creations. 30 machines nationwide will also be decorated to celebrate the campaign.
BE:FIRST fans won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to get a snapshot with their favorite member!
Sailor Moon Collaborates with Crafts from Around Japan to Celebrate 30th Anniversary
PREMICO is known for creating collaborations between popular anime characters and traditional Japanese crafts. Now, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sailor Moon, some special items are available from around Japan at the PREMICO online store.
Special anniversary items created by master craftsmen around Japan are now available to order, all inspired by the theatrical release Sailor Moon Eternal. These five items come from Fukushima Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture, Tokyo, Kagawa Prefecture, and Fukuoka Prefecture, and you can see details of each below!
Be sure to get your hands on some of these exclusive collaboration items!
Fukushima Prefecture – Aizu Lacquer Music Box
Aizu lacquer ware has a history of over 400 years in the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture. Sailor Moon’s Crisis Moon Compact has been painted on glossy black lacquer, and the symbols of the ten Sailor Soldiers surround it. By opening the lid, fans will hear the show’s theme song, Moonlight Densetsu.
Ishikawa Prefecture – Kutani ware Dishes (Set of 3)
Kutani ware, a style of Japanese porcelain, is produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture. The vivid colors seen on these plates were inspired by the brightness of the Sailor Moon franchise. The set includes three plates: one inspired by the inner soldiers, one featuring both the inner and outer soldiers, and one displaying everyone’s favorite cats, Luna, Artemis, and Diana.
Tokyo – Edo Faceted Glass
This Edo faceted glassware depicts the twinkling of the stars, each made with care by a dedicated craftsman. Two colors are available: a light crimson color with the symbols of the inner soldiers and Super Sailor Chibi Moon and a lapis lazuli color with the symbols of the outer soldiers.
Kagawa Prefecture – Wooden Kagawa Lacquerware Bowls (Set of 2)
Kagawa lacquerware is characterized by its use of colorful lacquer to create delicate and detailed patterns. This pair of bowls feature the symbols of Super Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask on bright vermilion and black backgrounds.
From the Crisis Moon Compact and the Silver Crystal to the famous Mask, these bowls are decorated with gorgeous gold and silver coloring and traditional maki-e finishing.
Fukuoka Prefecture – Hakata Woven Long Wallet
Hakata cloth is a silk fabric made by weaving a thin warp yarn and a thicker weft yarn together in a tightly-packed weave to create a stiff, ribbed appearance. This beautiful wallet features feminine colors and powerful symbols such as the legendary silver crystal and the inner soldier’s symbols, along with a golden crescent moon.
Sunday Brunch Shimokitazawa Offers Collab Menu Inspired by Momoko Sakura’s Coji-Coji
Sunday Brunch Shimokitazawa has announced a new limited-time collaboration menu inspired by Momoko Sakura’s Coji-Coji! The collab will run from October 7 until December 11, 2022.
Coji-Coji has been a popular character in manga and anime for years, and this collaboration menu can’t be found anywhere else. Plenty of characters will appear, and exclusive merchandise will be available at the store. Previously, Sunday Brunch Shimokitazawa held a Maruko & Coji-Coji Cafe that did extremely well in 2020 and 2021, so there’s no doubt this will also be a huge success!
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