Gintama x adidas Collaboration Launches in Promotion of Gintama: The Final Movie
Alpen Co., Ltd. is currently holding its longest brand campaign in collaboration with characters from various media. This time around, it is joining hands with the upcoming anime film Gintama: The Final. A special campaign website launched on November 13 which sees the film’s three main characters donning adidas clothes.
adidas x Gintoki x Kagura x Shinpachi
The three main characters of Gintama, Gintoki, Kagura, and Shinpachi, are all wearing sporty items from the 2020 fall/winter adidas CASUAL Collection in the promotional images.
There was much hype amongst speculative Gintama fans in the run up to the collaboration when it was first teased with a picture of Shinpachi’s glasses. The post trended on Japanese social media, gaining over 5,000 retweets and over 10,000 likes.
adidas brand has been parodied on numerous occasions in both the Gintama anime and manga with Shinpachi wearing clothes that looked just like the brand’s. In promotion of the new film, which will wrap up the series, adidas wanted to do a real collaboration.
Gintoki is wearing a women’s white long jacket over a stand-up collar and with sporty trousers. The colours are reminiscent of his usual style.
Kagura’s sweater is red just like the Chinese dress she wears in the series. Over it she’s layered a beige-coloured long gown together with black pants which bring the look together.
Shinpachi’s navy jersey has the iconic adidas stripes down the sleeves. The combination of the white shirt and sneakers as well as the beige pants makes for a casual look.
Gintama The Final will be released into Japanese theatres on January 8, 2021.
©Hideaki Sorachi / Gintama The Final Production Committee
adidas CASUAL Collection 2020 Fall/Winter
Running: September 18, 2020 – December 20, 2020
Official Website: https://store.alpen-group.jp/brand/adidas/
Egyptian God Anime Series Tototsu ni Egypt Kami Announces December 7 Broadcast
24.November.2020 | ANIME&GAME
It has been announced that the first episode of Frontier Works’s upcoming web anime series Tototsu Ni Egypt Kami (“Suddenly, Egyptian Gods”) will be posted on December 7, 2020 at 12:00pm (JST).
New promotional video released alongside air date announcement
Check out the newest PV release for the series which introduces each of the main characters.
Web Anime “Tototsu Ni Egypt Kami” PV Long Version
Get a free postcard in Japan
To promote the series, Japanese anime goods chain Animate is holding a campaign where for every ¥1,000 spent on Tototsu Ni Egypt Kami merchandise at Animate stores in Japan customers will receive one of 13 postcards.
Running: December 19, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Participating Stores: Animate / Animate Online / Shosen Grande / Horindo Takadanobaba
AMOCAFE Ikebukuro is also celebrating the release of the anime series by serving up a themed menu as well as selling exclusive merchandise.
Running: November 25, 2020 – December 9, 2020
Location: AMOCAFE Ikebukuro, 1-31-6 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:45 (Reservation Only)
Official Website: https://amocafe-reserve.jp/to_to2ni_cafe/
Who would have thought that the Egyptian gods could be kawaii? Well, that’s exactly what they’ve become in Tototsu Ni Egypt Kami, a series set in Ancient Egypt where the Egyptian deities, like Anubis, Thoth, Bastet, and Ra live laid-back and relaxed lives. The series is adapted from a popular line of character mascots of the same name.
Tototsu Ni Egypt Kami
Initial Broadcast: December 2020
Watch On: YouTube, GYAO!, Bandai Channel, FOD, ABEMA, d Anime Store, U-NEXT
Official Website: https://to-to2ni-anime.jp
Kate Spade New York x Naomi Watanabe Reveal Handbag Capsule Collection
22.November.2020 | FASHION
Kate Spade New York is set to drop a limited-edition handbag collection in collaboration with their recently-appointed global ambassador Naomi Watanabe on November 25, 2020.
Naomi Watanabe is a Japanese comedian, actor, and fashion designer who is representing Kate Spade New York for 2020. Her collection with the brand is a celebration of women and loving life. It has a bright and positive face to it, making the Naomi Watanabe, who’s career is centred on inspiring people with positivity, the perfect face of the collaboration.
<naomi watanabe x kate spade new york capsule collection> From Left: large tote in dark orchid ¥53,000 (H28 x W40 x D20cm), medium camera bag in deep umber ¥35,000 (H12 x W18 x D4cm), micro camera bag in pomegranate juice and dark orchid ¥15,000 (H8 x W11 x D4cm) (All pre-tax prices)
The capsule collection features three handbag styles branded with the iconic interlocking spade symbol.
The dark orchard tote bag is made from curled fur comes as a stylish over-sized pick.。
The medium and micro-sized camera bags come with a cross-body strap so can be conveniently carried hands-free. They come in two vivid colours, deep umber and pomegranate juice, which are fitting for the coming holiday season.
All three designs are fitted with special tags with Watanabe’s sign printed on them.
Check out the promotional video for the collection.
Naomi Watanabe | Comment
“As soon as we did the shoot for the first campaign, I knew I wanted to continue this partnership with Kate Spade. Things kind of naturally went in that direction which led to this collaboration. I went on to talk about the collection with Nicola, and we both knew we wanted to incorporate colour and humour into it, as well as positivity about life. That’s where this collection came from.”
naomi watanabe x kate spade new york
Release Date: November 25, 2020
Special Site: https://www.katespade.jp/contents/sp_naomicapsule.html
Tokyo’s Fate/Grand Order 2021 Event to Take Place at Ikebukuro Sunshine 60
To promote the upcoming anime film adaptation of mobile RPG Fate/Grand Order‘s popular episode “6th Singularity: Camelot,” an event will take place at SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observation Deck and Sunshine Aquarium in Ikebukuro, Tokyo from December 4, 2020 to January 31, 2021.
New artwork displayed for the event
A collection of new artwork has been drawn specially for the event. Fans will find life-sized cut-outs of Bedivere, Mashu Kyrielite, Lion King, Gawain, and Lancelot at the observation deck and Ozymandias, Nitocris, and Arash at the aquarium. There will also be voiced panels at the observation deck with newly-recorded lines by Mamoru Miyano (Bedivere) and Takehito Koyasu (Ozymandias). Different voice recordings will be rolled out throughout the duration of the event. This info can be found by following the venue on Twitter @skycircus60.
Anime photos and signed exhibits
The observation deck will also feature photos taken from scenes in the anime series as well as exhibits signed by the character voice actors.
Both the observation deck and aquarium will sell their own original merchandise, so fans will want to visit both venues.
Keyword Rally answer sheet
Both venues will host a keyword rally where fans will have to fill out their answers of the correct words on the sheets in Japanese. Clearing each one will get them an original card with five different designs from the observation deck and three from the aquarium.
Answer sheets can be bought for ¥600 each from the 60th floor ticket counter at the observation deck and next to the annual passport counter at the aquarium.
Tully’s Coffee Collaboration
Tully’s Coffee coasters
Both venues have their own branches of Tully’s Coffee, a cafe chain. For every ¥800 spent on a transaction you will receive one of eight possible coasters chosen randomly.展
Movie ticket campaign
If you go to see the upcoming Fate/Grand Order movie in Japan and show your movie ticket at either the observation deck or aquarium you can get 20% off your entry to the event.劇
More original merchandise
Starting on December 4, the observation deck will begin selling merchandise tickets in addition to regular entry tickets which include both admission and a piece of merchandise.
©TYPE-MOON / FGO6 ANIME PROJECT
Fate/Grand Order x SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observation Deck x Sunshine Aquarium
Venues: SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observation Deck / Sunshine Aquarium
Address: Sunshine City, 3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Observation Deck: December 4, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Aquarium: December 4, 2020 – January 11, 2021
SKY CIRCUSSunshine 60 Observation Deck Official Website: https://sunshinecity.jp/observatory/
Pokémon Silicone Ring Phone Straps Keep Trainers Company in the Wild
Retail company Hamee recently released a new collection of Pokémon silicone ring phone straps in Japan.
Pokémon Silicone Ring Straps | ¥990 Each (Before Tax)
These cute straps are sure to keep Trainers out there company while their Pokémon sleep in their Poké Balls.
Designs include Pikachu and Ditto which not only look adorable but will keep your phone safe from falling while you’re using it too.
The rings are made from soft silicone which won’t damage the phone or its screen if it touches them and also doesn’t case discomfort when worn on the finger. They weigh in at just 3g. Use them not only on your phone case but digital camera, pass case, and more as a convenient hook.
They match perfectly with the Pokémon iFace First Class phone case series too.
©1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Pokémon Silicone Ring Straps
Mickey & Friends Disney Christmas Cupcakes to be Released at Ginza Cozy Corner
Japanese confectionery company Ginza Cozy Corner is teaming up with Disney once again to release a new Christmas collection of cupcakes on December 1.
Colourful Disney treats for the holiday season
This sweet seasonal collection is inspired by Mickey & Friends and contains nine unique cupcakes which depict the characters getting ready for their Christmas party.
Disney Christmas Collection (Contains 9) | ¥2,500 (Before Tax)
Cupcakes include a Santa-hat wearing, chocolate ganache-filled Mickey cream cheese cake, a strawberry jam-filled Minnie mousse cake, a lemon and mint cream-packed, Christmas decoration-adorned Donald tart, a banana and mint cream Pluto tart, an orange cream Goofy chocolate cake, and more.
The cakes are packed in a special Disney Christmas box which is sure to catch the attention of sweet tooths this holiday season, perfect for stay-at-home Christmas parties.
Disney Christmas Collection
Running: December 1, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Ginza Cozy Corner Official Website: https://www.cozycorner.co.jp/
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Collaborates With Fujifilm’s instax Cameras
Fujifilm Imaging Systems is collaborating with the popular TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu you Yaiba to release two models of its instant photo-printing instax cameras based on the main characters Tanjiro and Nezuko. Pre-orders will open in Japan at Fujifilm as well as camera and electronic stores in Japan on November 25 at 10:00am (JST) and be released on December 10.
First introduced in 1998, the instax instant camera allows users to take and produce photos on the spot. The new Demon Slayer models are packed in limited-edition boxes in promotion of the recently-released anime film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train which hit theatres in Japan on October 16, 2020.
The collaboration uses the instax mini 11 model as its base are adds motifs that reference Tanjiro and Nezuko.
Each comes with its own themed accessories too including a shoulder pouch and camera strap. All these items are exclusive to those who purchase the box.
More info as well as a promotional video can be found over on instax’s official website here.
instax mini 11 x Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Box
Pre-Orders: November 25, 2020 at 10:00am
Release Date: December 10, 2020
Official Website: https://instax.jp/kimetsu/
adidas Originals x BAPE® x UNDEFEATED Collaborate On New Sneakers
19.November.2020 | FASHION
adidas Originals, BAPE, and UNDEFEATED are re-firing their partnership this month with the release of the new ZX 8000 sneakers, as part of the A-ZX series, donning BAPE’s signature camo print.
They are also releasing an apparel collation which fuses classic and college looks. It’s an homage to street fashion that incorporates BAPE and UNDFTD’s branding.
Available in green and black, the new ZX 8000’s feature breathable nylon uppers with BAPE’s signature camo print and are coupled with suede overlays. Other details include branding found on the collar, tongue, laces, and heel.
The apparel collection arrives in the same colours as the sneakers, green and black, with a line-up ranging from T-shirts to jackets. The varsity jacket features a woollen body with leather sleeves, BAPE’s camo once again, and company logos.
The adidas Originals ZX 8000 and BAPE x UNDFTD collaboration will be released at A BATHING APE® stores, BAPE’s official website, Undefeated stores, and their official website on November 14.
adidas Originals x BAPE® x Undefeated
Release Date: November 14, 2020
BAPE® Official Website: https://bape.com/pages/undefeated20
UNIQLO Announces Loungewear Collaboration With Pokémon and Sumikko Gurashi
Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO has announced a loungewear collection for the holiday season in collaboration with Pokémon and Sumikko Gurashi—the latter being a set of fictional characters created by San-X. Set to roll out in Japan from November 19, the fleece line-up is the perfect gift for the coming winter months.
Everybody’s favourite Pokémon are coming together for this cosy collaboration. The fleece set’s theme is “Night Explorer” which imagines the wearer exploring the night together with their Pokémon. The designs feature moon and star motifs with neon colouring.
When the collection launches, those who purchase one of the Pokémon fleece sets in Japan will receive a set of two clear-coloured Pokémon figurines. And if they order online via UNIQLO’s website, their order will be shipped in a special Pokémon box.
Buyers will also receive a card with a code on it to participate in a special campaign.
Sumikko Gurashi Line-Up
The corner-dwelling Sumikko Gurashi character merchandise is themed on a sleepover with items made warm, fluffy, and cosy.
The three Sumikko Gurashi sets will launch online only on December 18.
Picking up either of the fleece sets or poncho blanket sets from December 18 will land you one of the above-pictured plush toys.
UNIQLO will also be selling limited-edition Sumikko Gurashi gift cards too both online and in-store when the sets are released.
Loungewear Holiday Collection
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Pokémon Line-Up Info: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/pokemon-20fw/kids
Sumikko Gurashi Line-Up Info: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/sumikkogurashi-20fw/kids
Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary to be Celebrated at LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza in Japan
13.November.2020 | SPOT
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will turn 20 years old next year, and to celebrate, Warner Bros. Japan is collaborating with the LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza shopping centre to hold an event called “Christmas at LAZONA of Harry Potter Magic World” from November 13, 2020 to December 25, 2020.
The event welcomes the enormous Hogwarts Express installation that was showcased in Singapore in 2018-2019 as well as a special 5-day “Snow Magic” performance and more. Visitors can prepare to be whisked away into a magical world.
The Hogwarts Express and Snow Magic
Take a photo by the 10 meter wide Hogwarts Express train, the village of Hogsmeade, and other locations at the event and feel like you’re part of the Harry Potter world.
Christmas at LAZONA of Harry Potter Magic World at LAZONA
Hogwarts Express Train Installation
Running: November 13, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Location: LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza Floor 2F
Running: November 13, 19-20, 24-25, 202
*Three times a day at 14:00, 16:00, 18:00
Location: LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza Floor 2F
POP UP SHOP
There will also be a pop-up shop selling lots of special Harry Potter merchandise.
Eco Bag (Harry Potter Mini Characters)
Coaster (Harry Potter Mini Characters)
Round Case (HBD HARRY)
Harry Potter Best Goods Collection
Running: November 13, 2020 – November 21, 2020
Location: LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza Floor 2F
Running: November 22, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Location: Plaza West 2F LAZONA
House of MinaLima
Running: December 17, 2020 – December 20, 2020
Location: Plaza East 2F LAZONA
LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza Collaborative Pre-Sale Merchandie
Fans can get their hands on pre-sales of exclusive LAZONA x Harry Potter merchandise.
axes femme Skirt
AZUL BY MOUSSY Top
FREDY & GLOSTER Bag
Original Eco Bag (1 per person / while supplies last)
Customers who buy any of these collaborative items will receive an original eco bag.
A variety of events will also be held at LAZONA.
Panels from the Harry Potter franchise will be displayed to further pull fans into the wizarding world.
Running: November 13, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Location: LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza Floor 2F
Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R.© 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.WIZARDING WORLD and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.Wizarding WorldTM Publishing Rights © J.K. Rowling. © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
HMV at LAZONA will be selling all of the Harry Potter films as well as Fantastic Beasts on DVD and Blu-ray. A great opportunity for fans who have yet to complete their full collection.
Maruzen Harry Potter Fair
Maruzen will host a Harry Potter fair with reading material, Christmas presents, and more from across the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises.
Running: From November 13, 2020
Location: Maruzen, LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza Floor 1F
Christmas at LAZONA of Harry Potter Magic World
Running: November 13, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Location: LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza
Address: 72-1 Horikawacho, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Official Website (English): https://mitsui-shopping-park.com.e.act.hp.transer.com/lazona-kawasaki/event/1714866.html
Sailor Moon Handbags and Accessories Released in Collaboration With Samantha Thavasa
Samantha Thavasa Japan Limited launched a new collection of merchandise last Friday (November 6) in collaboration with the Sailor Moon franchise to promote the upcoming two-part Sailor Moon Eternal anime film which will be released on January 8, 2021 and February 11, 2021 respectively.
The collection features an original line-up of bags, purses, and accessories created by Samantha Thavasa Group. They were released at SAMANTHAVEGA, Samantha Thavasa Petit Choice, and Samantha Tiara respectively.
Each of the bags by SAMANTHAVEGA are nods to each of the Sailors’ costumes with their colouring, ribbons, and more. And they’re not just for show either – they are practical and functional handbags.
Samantha Thavasa Petit Choice has crafted a handful of delicate and fashionable purses for keeping your coins safe.
And from Samantha Tiara is a collection of breathtakingly beautiful accessories including necklaces and a ring, all of which when bought are packaged in a gorgeous box inspired by Super Sailor Moon’s outfit.
The brands have also created a separate series of items based on Super Sailor Moon.
From SAMANTHAVEGA is a collection of stylish bags and a pass case each of which have glitter on them.
There’s also the eye-catching pink leather purses by Samantha Thavasa Petit Choice which are based on the Climax Moon Compact from the anime and manga series.
Samantha Tiara has also created even more accessories and jewellery including two different rings and necklaces.
The necklace and ring pictured above will be available to purchase online only in Japan from November 20.
A Sailor Moon pop-up store is now open inside Samantha Thavasa Omotesando GATES until November 17 where you can get your hands on some of these items. There’s also a special photo spot for taking pictures and giant LED displays promoting Sailor Moon Eternal.
Samantha Thavasa x Sailor Moon Eternal
Release Date: November 6, 202
Sailor Moon Pop-Up Store
Location: Samantha Thavasa Omotesando GATES
Address: 6-5-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
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.
Demon Slayer Confections Slash Their Way Into Lawson Convenience Stores in Japan
Bandai Candy’s character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas collaborating with the popular TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba to release two confections themed on the show’s main characters Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado as well as a collection of tarts. The sweet treats will hit the chilled desserts corner of Lawson convenience stores in Japan on October 20, 2020.
Tabemas x Demon Slayer
Tabemas x Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Tanjiro Kamado/Nezuko Kamado) – ¥264 Each (Before Tax)
The tarts feature all the little details of the beloved characters, from the scar on Tanjiro’s forehead and his earrings to the bamboo pipe in his sister Nezuko’s mouth and her hair adornment. It also captures the designs of their clothes. Both are filled with Japanese red bean paste with Tanjiro being chocolate flavoured and Nezuko strawberry flavoured.
Demon Slayer Tarts
Demon Slayer Tarts | ¥231 (Before Tax)
An assortment of biscuit base tarts laced with caramel mousse. The tart designs feature a range of popular characters from the anime series including the Kamado siblings, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Shinobu, and Tomioka.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series by Koyoharu Gotouge serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. The popular series has over 100 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, which is being animated by ufotable, is set for release tomorrow on October 16, 2020 will serve as a direct sequel to the 2019 anime series.
Tabemasu x Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tanjiro & Nezuko Confections
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tarts (Caramel Flavoured)