Kirby Glittery Highlight Powder by CreerBeaute Released in Japan
Premium Bandai, the official online shop for Bandai products, opened pre-orders for its new called ‘Kirby & Warp Star Shiny Powder’ highlight powder from its own cosmetic brand CreerBeaute on October 22.’
Kirby & Warp Star Shiny Powder | ¥5,060 (Tax Included)
This compact highlight powder design takes inspiration from the popular Kirby video game series with the titular character riding on a shiny Warp Star.
The Warp Star is coloured golden to give it a high quality feel and has small stars decorated around it, as does the mirror inside to add a bit of fun when putting on makeup. Kirby himself is also grabbing on adorably to the Warp Star.
The powder comes in two colours which are formed to create an image of Kirby to greet you upon opening the lid: Kirby pink and milky blue. Use to highlight your cheekbones and tip of your nose.
The colours can be used separately or combined, and both powders contain malic acid and hyaluronic acid for beautifying and moisturising.
The powder is now available for pre-order on Premium Bandai, so don’t miss out.
ⓒNintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc. KB20-P2515
Pokémon Cosmetic Series: Ditto Face Mask Gets Added to the Set
Monosense has announced the release of a new Pokémon Gift Set which will hit Lovisia shops and variety stores in Japan as well as online on November 26, 2020.
The Pokémon cosmetic series has been a huge success in Japan since it launched, spanning face masks, hand cream, lip cream, lip gloss, point packs, mirrors, and body gel. The face masks however have proven the most popular, having sold over 600,000 of them (as of June 2020).
Ditto gets added to the series
Pokémon Face Mask Set (Includes 5) | ¥2,150 (Before Tax)
Pokémon Trainers can keep their faces moisturised while out in the wild with this set of five face masks. The collection includes the familiar Pikachu, Mew, Eevee, and Mew masks, and adds an all-new Ditto version. Skin can get pretty dry during the cold autumn and winter months, so these made-in-Japan face masks will keep Trainers’ skin moisturised thanks to the collagen, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter in them.
Pokémon Gift Set
Pokémon Gift Set (4 Versions) | ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
The Pokémon Gift Set is a single box containing hand cream as well as a hand towel which comes with an emblem of the Pokémon you decide to choose. The hand cream is made with collagen and hyaluronic acid which keeps hand soft—super effective for throwing all of those Poké Balls. The Pikachu cream is “Pure Soap” scented, Eevee is “Pink Bouquet,” Psyduck is “Sweet Peony,” and Mew is “Floral Shampoo.”
The gift sets come in cute packaging branded in pastel colours. Who will you choose?
Select stores in Japan will bag customers’ Pokémon cosmetic products in a limited-edition bag too. The perfect Pika-gift for any lover of Pokémon!
Pokémon Face Mask Set / Pokémon Gift Set
Release Date: November 26, 2020
Available: Variety shops in Japan / Lovisia online website
Product Page: https://lovisia.jp/pokemon/
SHIRO PERFUME Releases Limited-Edition Holiday 2020 Fragrances
24.November.2020 | FASHION
Cosmetic brand SHIRO released two new special editions of its fragrances on November 19 for this year’s holiday season.
JUST FOR YOU 50mL | ¥10,500 (Before Tax)
Smell great this holiday season with the honey floral-scented “JUST FOR YOU” and the warm and smokey, wreath and Christmas tree-inspired “HOLIDAY WREATH.” Both offer completely different scents while maintaining that holiday season vibe.
HOLIDAY WREATH 50mL | ¥10,500 (Before Tax)
Whether you’ll be staying at home this Christmas and still want to feel good, or will be spending it with someone people, set the mood right with a warm and welcoming fragrance.
SHIRO PERFUME JUST FOR YOU
SHIRO PERFUME HOLIDAY WREATH
Released: November 19, 2020
SHIRO Official Website: https://shiro-shiro.jp/
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Clothing & Accessories Revealed by Luxury Japanese Brand Gelato Pique
Nintendo has announced that luxury Japanese loungewear and sleepwear brand Gelato Pique is releasing a collection of clothing and accessories in collaboration with the Nintendo Switch™ title Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
The line-up includes pyjamas, hoodies, shorts, tote bags, blankets, pouches, and more, with the Animal Crossing’s beloved Timmy and Tommy appearing as the main character feature on the designs.
Pre-orders for the collection will begin over on Gelato Pique’s official website on November 18, but you will most likely need an address in Japan to order. They will subsequently be released at the official Nintento TOKYO store as well as select Gelato Pique stores in Japan on January 13, 2021. Before that, they will also line the shelves of a Gelato Pique pop-up store called “Gelato Pique Christmas Town” in Omotesando Hills which is set to run from December 18 to 25.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Line-Up
Timmy & Tommy knitted jacquard tops with a simple desig
Jacquard Pullover ¥5,800 | Short Pants ¥4,200 | Cushions ¥3,400 Each (All Tax-Inclusive)
Become your favourite character with a cosy ear-topped hoodie
[Colours: Brown/Cream/Grey] Hoodies ¥6,800 | Short Pants ¥4,200 (All Tax-Include)
Cut & Sewn Series: Character designs and fruit patterns
Left: Fruit Pullover ¥5,400 | Fruit Long Pants ¥5,200
Left: Character Pullover ¥5,400 | CharacterLong Pants ¥5,200
Warm Timmy & Tommy blanket
Left: Blanket ¥5,800 | Right: Jacquard Blanket B ¥5,800 (Before Tax)
Animal Crossing x Gelato Pique Special Book
Pouch and tote bag comes with the book
Japanese publishing company Takarajimasha is also releasing a special book on December 22 entitled Animal Crossing meets GELATO PIQUE SPECIAL BOOK in two versions which come with a Timmy and Tommy design pouch and tote bag. These are limited-edition items available only with the book.
© 2020 Nintendo
Gelato Pique x Animal Crossing Collection
Releasing: December 18, 2020 at 12:00pm (JST)
Gelato Pique Official Online Store: https://gelatopique.com/20201116_01
USAGI ONLINE Official Website: https://usagi-online.com/s/201116PIQ/
Gelato Pique Christmas Town
Running: December 18, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Location: Space O, Omotesando Hills Floor B3F
Products: Animal Crossing meets GELATO PIQUE
Release Date: January 13, 2021
Locations: Select Gelato Pique stores / Nintendo TOKYO
*Only a selection of the products will be sold, the full collection is available online
One Piece x Shu Uemura Makeup Collection is a Pirate Girl’s Dream
The second instalment of the “Shu Uemura x One Piece Collection” finally launched on November 15. The collection was first announced back in September with the first instalment released on November 1.
The special collection is inspired by the brave and heroic Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates from One Piece, one of Japan’s biggest manga and anime franchises. The second instalment welcomes a new collection of highlighters, makeup brushes, and more for the holiday season.
Shu Uemura x One Piece Collection
Fearless Crew Highlighter Gold Feast / Fearless Crew Highlighter Romance Dawn (¥5,000 Each Before Tax)
Smooth, silky highlight powder to accentuate the face. Colours include shining gold which glistens like pearls and sun-basked peach. These highlighters capture the lively energy of Nami and Robin.
Fearless Crew Premium Brush Set (¥6,500 Before Tax) | Includes: Face Brush, Cheek Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, and Eyebrow Brush
The high quality mini brush set includes a face brush, cheek brush, eyeshadow brush, and eyebrow brush. Their small sizes makes them conveniently portable for the party season. They come in a marine blue bag with the Straw Hat Pirates on the front of it.
Petal 55 Foundation Brush (¥6,000 Before Tax)
A high quality Shu Uemura brush with beautiful form and functionality crafted by the brand’s makeup artists. Their foundation brushes are very popular for layering the perfect base makeup.
Wanted Gold Eyelash Curler (¥2,000 Before Tax)
Add some volume to those lashes with this golden pair of curlers equipped with a One Piece skull charm.
©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Toei Animation
Shu Uemura x One Piece Collection
Japan Release: Instalment Two – November 15, 2020
Product Page: https://www.shuuemura.jp/holiday-collection/
J-pop Group Perfume Announce New Dance Heel Model From Their ‘Perfume Closet’ Brand
12.November.2020 | FASHION
Japanese pop group Perfume have announced that Part 5 Phase 1 of their fashion project Perfume Closet will launch on November 18, 2020 at 10:00 (JST).
Perfume released their latest single Time Warp on September 16 which cemented 15 years since their major debut and their 20th anniversary as a pop group. To promote the release, Perfume held their first ever online festival, “P.O.P” Festival (Perfume Online Present Festival), on September 21 where they served fans a virtual performance using the latest technology. The group also released a book entitled Perfume COSTUME BOOK 2005-2020 on October 23 which is a collection of their outfits since their major debut.
The latest entry to Perfume Closet will be split into two Phases which will launch on the brand’s official website and via A!SMART!.
Phase 1 sees the arrival of new 6cm dance heels in three colours, a tote bag, cardholder, and more.
Black Suede | Burgundy Suede | Beige Suede
The line-up includes some items that were so popular last time that fans demanded a return as well as new colours of popular merch. The made-to-order dance heels however are new entries to Perfume Closet, cut to fine and sophisticated perfection.
Perfume Dance Heel pop-up shops where fans can try on the heels will also open in Japan, and select stores will also be stocking them. Check out the store list below.
11/18-12/1 @ Isetan Shinjuku Floor 2F
12/ 2～12/8 @ JR Nagoya Takashiyama Floor 4F
12/9～12/15 @ Hankyu Umeda Floor 4F
12/16～12/25 @ Sogo Hiroshima Floor 2F
12/26～12/31 @ Hakata Floor 4F
*Available while supplies last
Isetan Shinjuku will also be displaying Perfume’s outfit from the Time Warp music video. The release date of Phase 2 has yet to be announced.
Kirby Pop-Up Shop Opens Inside EKI MARCHÉ OSAKA For 2020
A Kirby pop-up shop opened up inside the EKI MARCHÉ OSAKA shopping mall in Osaka on Friday (November 6) where it is set to stay until December 10.
Kirby fans can expect to get their hands on a whole range of merchandise from stationery and plush toys to key rings and more.
Customers who spend over ¥2,200 at the pop-up shop will receive an original postcard too. These are limited in stock.
If you’re in Japan this autumn and winter then be sure to grab some of these wintery Kirby goods.
Kirby Pop-Up Shop
Running: November 6, 2020 – December 10, 2020
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00 (until 17:00 on December 10)
Location: EKI MARCHÉ OSAKA S07, EkiHeso
Address: 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka
Access: Directly outside Osaka Station’s Sakurabashi Exit on the JR side
Official Website: https://www.heso-pro.com/
Nintendo’s New Super Mario Merchandise and Lights Are a Must-Grab For Gamers
Nintendo has announced that this winter they will release five new Super Mario related products. They are also releasing four new Super Mario lights in collaboration with UK-based gifts company Paladone Products at the end of November.
Super Mario Home & Party Merch
2-Way Large Wrapping Bag (Mario) | ¥1,600 (Before Tax)
2-Way Small Wrapping Bag (Super Mushroom) | ¥1,300 (Before Tax)
Bag up your presents, whether your own or somebody else’s, in one of the two wrapping bags featuring Super Mario and Super Mushroom designs. They can even be used for shopping or storing things. Both are also fitted with cute Question Block pockets inside.
Zipper Bag (Mario/Super Mushroom) | ¥800
Zipper Bag (Yoshi/Egg) | ¥800
Another great idea for storage are these zipper bags which are great for putting away small items like stationery and cosmetics. There are two sets: the Mario/Super Mushroom set or the Yoshi/Egg set, both of which come with five zipper bags of each design.
Message Cards & Envelopes | ¥800
Write a fun card to someone this holiday season. The envelopes are Question Blocks, so when you take the card out it looks like it does in the Super Mario games where the items come out of the blocks.
Super Mario Lights (4 Designs) | ¥1,500
These palm-sized lights are made by UK-based gifts company Paladone Products and so are also available outside Japan. Perfect for decorating any gamer’s room or desk.
TM&© 2020 MANUFACTURED BY PALADONE PRODUCTS LTD, APEX HOUSE, DOLPHIN WAY SHOREHAM BY SEA,WEST SUSSEX BN43 6NZ UK
Super Mario Home & Party Merchandise
Releasing: Winter 2020
Product Page: https://www.nintendo-sales.co.jp/products/original_smhp.html
Super Mario Lights
Releasing: Late November 2020
Product Page: https://www.nintendo-sales.co.jp/products/original_trd.html
Nintendo Store Japan Official Website: https://store-jp.nintendo.com/
Rei Ayanami Wears Red Lipstick in Anime Collaboration With Makeup Brand KATE
Kanebo Cosmetics released a 12-second commercial titled “Rei Ayanami, Her First Lipstick” on its official YouTube channel as well as on the official Twitter and Instagram pages of makeup brand KATE on November 4, 2020.
The commercial was released to promote “KATE Red Nude Rouge (EV),” a new lipstick released in collaboration with Kanebo Cosmetics’ makeup brand KATE and the Evangelion franchise. The original voice actress for Rei, Megumi Hayashibara, reprised her role in the animated trailer which was created by illustrator and animator Yoneyama Mai.
About the collaboration
KATE’s slogan is “NO MORE RULES” which encourages consumers to pick the colours they want to wear themselves without being tied down by society. This concept has led them to innovate in their makeup products, and is a concept that they believe connects with Rei Ayanami from the Evangelion franchise, which is what led to this collaboration.
Online pre-orders for this limited-edition lipstick opened on November 4. The product itself will launch online next year on February 2, 2021.
Rei Ayanami, Her First Lipstick
KATE Red Rouge (EV)
The vivid red lipstick comes in a palette together with an additional cream rouge colour, a brush, and a mirror.
Join Rei Ayanami in her first lipstick by picking up your own palette by KATE.
KATE Red Rouge (EV) (4 Designs Available)
Release: November4, 2020
KATE Official Website: https://www.nomorerules.net/
Tokyo and Fukuoka’s Kirby Café Reveal Menu For Winter 2020
The chilly winter season is on the horizon, but Kirby Café Tokyo and Kirby Café Hakata will keep customers warm with their new winter menu which will be served from November 11, 2020 to February 28, 2021.
Kirby Café Winter Menu
Winter Kirby Burger & Clam Chowder Pasta | ¥2,680 (Before Tax) *Comes with souvenir plate
Mogu Mogu Kirby’s Poka Poka Pie Stew | ¥2,680 (Before Tax) *Comes with souvenir cup
Kirby is staying warm and cosy with his scarf on the burger and clam chowder pasta dish. For the stew, Kirby’s entire face is made from pie.
Kirby’s Hot Crumble Bowl | ¥1,980 (Before Tax)
This hot crumble is served in a cute Kirby bento box which you can take away with you.ス
Desserts & Drinks
Ice Dragon☆Pastel Cream Anmitsu | ¥880 (Before Tax)
Kirby Café’s Authentic Oven Baked Pizza ~Berries and White Chocolate~ | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)
The Ice Dragon☆Pastel Cream Anmitsu is a Japanese-style dessert while the pizza is a dessert pizza perfect for wintertime.
Kirby Fighters 2 Menu
Wrestler Kirby Burger | ¥1,580 (Before Tax)
King Dedede & Meta Knight’s Tag Dessert | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)
The cafe is also serving up a meal and dessert in collaboration with the new Nintendo Switch title Kirby Fighters 2.
Kirby Café Original Merchandise
Postcards | ¥150 Each (Before Tax)
Winter Blanket | ¥2,700 (Before Tax)
A selection of exclusive and seasonal Kirby Café merchandise.
Kirby Café Winter
Running: November 11, 2020 – February 28, 2021
KIRBY CAFÉ TOKYO
Grand Opening: December 12, 2019
Address: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi Floor 4F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo)
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:00)
*No fixed holidays except where Tokyo Solamachi is closed
Reservations & Website: https://kirbycafe.jp/tokyo/
Kirby Café HAKATA
Grand Opening: March 12, 2020
Address: Canal City Hakata North Bldg. B1F, 1-2-1 Sumiyoshi, Hakata, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00 (Last Orders 22:00)
Reservations & Website: https://kirbycafe.jp/hakata/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Adorns Shiseido Beauty Square in Harajuku With New Winter Look
03.November.2020 | FASHION
Following her Halloween-inspired look for Shiseido Beauty Square, Japanese pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu returns to the beauty facility with a new white and snowy winter look which was unveiled on Monday (November 2).
Shiseido Beauty Square
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu became the ambassador for Shiseido Beauty Square when it opened back in June. The concept of the beauty facility is centred on having people discovering their beauty, having fun, sharing experiences, and learning the latest in the scene
Winter Key Visual
Kyary’s winter look for 2020 features a breathtaking headdress inspired by snowy skies, silver flowers, and powdery snow. The look was made in collaboration with top Shiseido hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada.
If you’re stuck on what makeup to wear for winter, and are in Tokyo this holiday season, be sure to pay a visit to Shieido Beauty Square where you’re sure to discover a new you.
Shiseido Beauty Square
Address: WITH HARAJUKU Floor 1F, 1-14-30 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: https://beautysquare.tokyo/
*Website available in English, Japanese, and Chinese
Makanai Cosmetics To Release Adorable Pikachu Hand Cream and Lip Balm for Winter
Kagurazaka, Tokyo-based cosmetics brand Makanai Cosmetics (Makanai Cosume) is set to launch their autumn-themed yuzu citrus and honey series on November 20, 2020. The new series is coming in Pokémon-themed designs to celebrate the grand opening of the new Pokémon centre in Kanazawa on the same day.
The roots of Makanai Cosmetics can be traced to Kanazawa, making it a fitting celebration. The new Pokémon series will be available from cosmetics shops, Makanai Cosmetics Official Online shop, Pokémon centers across Japan and from the official Pokémon Center online shop.
The new yuzu citrus and honey series includes hand creams and lip balms perfect for those who suffer from dry skin and lips during the cold winter months.
Secret Recipe Hand Cream: ¥1,800 (Regular Size, 40g)／¥780 (Mini Size, 10g) *Prices Before Tax
The hand cream is made from a specially crafted recipe and includes a unique beauty ingredient called “KaESS”. KaESS was discovered in a gold leaf shop in Kanazawa. It is produced from a natural paste used in the process of making gold leaf. This hand cream is one of Makanai Cosmetic’s popular picks during the winter months due to its ability to lock in moisture without leaving a sticky feeling.
Yuzu Citrus and Honey Lip Balm 5g: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)
The lip balm is filled with natural ingredients such as shea butter, sunflower oil and jojoba oil to protect your lips against cold and dry conditions, leaving them softer and fuller. You can even apply the lip balm to other areas of your face and hands that are susceptible to the cold such as the tips of your fingers and below your eyes. The small size makes it easy to carry and store in a small beauty pouch.
An adorable Pikachu can be seen staring at a luscious drop of yuzu citrus on the packaging. The refreshing citrusy smell and adorable Pikachu packaging is sure to warm your heart during the cold winter months.
©2020 Pokémon. ©1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.
Pokémon, ポケットモンスター, and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and GAME FREAK inc.
Secret Recipe Hand Cream (Pokémon Design)
Yuzu Citrus and Honey Lip Balm (Pokémon Design)
Release Date: November 20, 2020
Makanai Cosmetics Official Website: https://makanaicosmetics.co.jp/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix’ Now Available On Nintendo Switch’s Ninjala
The developers of the hit Nintendo Switch™ title Ninjala have collaborated with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu once again by putting Steve Aoki’s remix of her song Ninja Re Bang Bang into the game on October 29, 2020.
In the colourful world of Ninjala, players blow bubble gum to craft different weapons and fight using the fighting style of ninjutsu. Players can also transform into nearby objects, and they must use parkour to traverse different landscapes while aiming to take down their opponents. Released on June 25 this year, the game has been downloaded over 5 million times.
Steve Aoki released his remix of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s hit track Ninja Re Bang Bang back in June. The track was subsequently used to promote Ninjala in commercials as well as an animated music video. The song proved so popular it made it onto numerous huge music playlists. The song is now available in-game for a limited time via the in-game Select Shop where it can be purchased to be played as part of the game’s BGM.
But that’s not all, as players can also purchase Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s outfit from the original Ninja Re Bang Bang music video including her costume and accessories. There’s also an Emote that recreates the choreography from the song’s chorus in the music video as well as a Ninja Re Bang Bang costume Ippon decoration.
Kyary will perform live on the SHOWROOM video streaming service on Halloween day with a special concert entitled “THE FAMILY 10.31.” This themed show tells the story of a family living in a house in the woods. This one-night-only concept show will be streamed worldwide, and will see Kyary’s first-ever live performance of Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoi Remix.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | Comment
“I’d like to congratulate Ninjala on reaching 5 million downloads! People all around the world are enjoying the game right now, so I would love for them to get to hear ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix’ while playing the game! The ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang’ clothes and dance in the game are super cute, so you’re sure to enjoy them! I’ll also be performing the song live for the first time at my first online show, ‘THE FAMILY 10.31,’ on October 31! It’s gonna have a different vibe from anything I’ve done, so look forward to it.”
Ninjala x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix” Collab
Running: October 29, 2020 – November 26, 2020 at 10:59 (JST)
Official Website: https://ninjalathegame.com/jp/collab/kyary/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Online Halloween Live 2020 – “THE FAMILY 10.31”
Date: October 31, 2020
Time: Open 16:30 (JST) / Start 17:30 (JST)
Ticket Window: October 1, 2020 at 13:00 (JST) to October 28, 2020 at 23:59 (JST)
Buy Tickets: https://kyary.net/store?groups=THE%20FAMILY%2010.31
①Regular Ticket. Includes access to the live show only. Cost: ¥3,000 (Before Tax).
②Special Ticket. Includes access to the live show, SHOWROOM Arena (β), two limited-edition items, and access to the post-show talk. Cost: ¥12,000 (Before Tax).
Ticket Enquiries: https://kyary.net/inquiry
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Official Website: http://kyary.asobisystem.com