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/
Hunter x Hunter’s Escape Game Releases Original Merchandise Featuring Gon, Killua, and More
05.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The Japanese online escape game “Hunter x Hunter: Escape From the Trick Dungeon” released a new collection of merchandise on Monday which fans won’t want to miss out on.
The new merchandise collection includes a folder and stickers featuring the escape game’s promotional video as well as a pin, and key ring with the characters in chibi form.
This marks the online escape’s game third collaboration with the popular anime series. Players can also buy a special game kit which they can take with them anywhere they go to play offline. The game’s story stars the main cast of characters including Gon, Killua, Leorio, Kurapika, and Hisoka, and is centred on an original story that takes place during the anime’s Hunter Exam arc.
Hunter x Hunter: Escape From the Trick Dungeon Merchandise
Released: March 1, 2021
Buy Online: https://www.scrapgoods.jp/fs/scrap/c/scrap
Game Play Window: March 25, 2021 – July 27, 2021
Game Kit Window: March 1, 2021 – June 27, 2021
Available: Online shop, TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS, and SCRAP’s venues
Official Website: https://realdgame.jp/hunter2021/
Evangelion Cosmetic Collection Launching to Promote Upcoming Anime Film ‘Thrice Upon a Time’
A new Evangelion cosmetic collection is set to launch from March 13 in collaboration with the lottery draw cosmetic series Coffret to celebrate the release of the upcoming anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time.
EVANGELION coffret collection
The makeup palette features designs and colours inspired by the Evangelion pilots Asuka Langley Soryu, Rei Ayanami, and Mari Illustrious Makinami. The collection also includes loose powder based on the A.T. Field, lip gloss inspired by the characters, and a collection of two-coloured face blushes centred on Japan’s Evangelion Store mascot Yurushito.
As part of the lottery draw, those lucky enough to win the “Last One” prize can win a stand mirror with special illustrations of Asuka, Rei and Mari. There is also a chance of winning 3 sets of makeup palettes by joining the “Doubles Chance” campaign that is being held – links below. An original shopper bag will also be gifted for the first 13 people who purchase 5 lottery draws at once.
Enjoy your daily make up with the Evangelion Coffret collection.
EVANGELION coffret collection
Launch: March 13, 2021
Collection Details: https://bpnavi.jp/t/eva_c
Price: ¥980 (Tax Included) per game
6 prizes (19 selections) + Last One prize
Participating Shops: EVANGELION STORE TOKYO-01（Ikebukuro）, EVA STORE, Evangelion store（Hakone), book stores, hobby shops, game centres, drugstores, Animate, Lawson, Mini Stop etc.
Shop Details: https://bpnavi.jp/s/kuji/pc/ssc/search_pref/3131/prize
Official Site: https://p-bandai.jp/contents/global/
Japanese company JO, which operates seven restaurants serving Japanese-style food in Japan, launched its new anko red bean paste dessert brand Ankoto on February 28. The brand’s first product to be released is the “Anko Cheesecake.” All products will be released via their online store.
The launch of Ankoto
Ankoto launched after seeing many people in Japan calling for their desire to eat the same kinds of high quality anko sweet red bean paste desserts that they can in restaurants at home. The brand aims to bring many different sweet treats to its menu in collaboration with various other brands and satisfy customers’ sweet-toothed needs.
Ankoto also hopes to create all-new desserts using anko, an ingredient loved by the Japanese for years.
High-quality anko used in all desserts
The bean paste is made by hand every day over a period of two hours by Ankoto’s bakers. They use specially-selected beans grown in Tokachi, Hokkaido. No bad stuff is put in Ankoto’s desserts, the naturally sweetness comes from the sugar beet used in the cooking process.
The First Release: Anko Cheesecake
Ankoto’s first dessert to be released is the Anko Cheesecake, a popular mix of sweet red bean paste and cheese. This dessert was perfected after much trial and error over the course of half a year where over 100 iterations were tested. It’s made using creamy, full-bodied Brie de Meaux, a cheese that’s been called the king of cheeses. This cheesecake is gluten-free, using absolutely no wheat, and has a fresh sweetness brought about by the sugar beet. It’s an addictive amalgamation of sweet and salty and contains no nasty additives.
Ankoto Anko Cheesecake
Released: February 28, 2021
Price: ¥3,500 (Before Tax) + Shipping
Ankoto Online Shop: https://www.ankoto.jp
My Hero Academia Celebrates Japan’s White Day With Cakes and Macarons
Japanese cake company Priroll is celebrating White Day in Japan, the ‘sequel’ to Valentine’s Day, in collaboration with the popular TV anime series My Hero Academia with a collection of cakes and macarons.
There are seven sweet cakes to pick from which are baked with fruits such as peach and strawberry and finished with whipped cream or chocolate cream. There are also seven macaron sets which include chocolate, strawberry, pistachio, and orange flavours. These tasty treats are available from Priroll’s official website while supplies last.
White Day Cakes – ¥4,500 (Before Tax) / White Day Macarons 6 Set – ¥2,200 (Before Tax)
White Day day takes place in Japan annually on March 14, one month after Valentine’s Day, when people give reciprocal gifts to those who gifted them on Valentine’s Day. What better way to show your appreciation for your fellow anime-lover than with some sweet My Hero Academia love?
My Hero Academia White Day Sweets
Orders: From February 24, 2021
Buy Here: http://priroll.jp/shopbrand/ct5007
Achingly Adorable Animal Watercolour Illustrations Decorate Merchandise at Village Vanguard
02.March.2021 | FASHION
Village Vanguard has teamed up with Japanese watercolour artist Ayae Suzuki to release a collection of cute items featuring her animal art. The line-up hit the website on Saturday (February 27).
Ayae Suzuki Tote Bag | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
Ayae Suzuki Pouch | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Ayae Suzuki Mirror | ¥1,788 (Tax Included)
Ayae Suzuki Ayae Pins (2 Designs) | ¥550 Each (Tax Included)
Don’t you just feel warm and fluffy looking at these cute little guys? Orders are open now until March 7.
Premium Doraemon Cookware Developed by French Brand Le Creuset to Release in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand
Premium French cookware brand Le Creuset Japan is celebrating Doraemon’s 50th anniversary by releasing a collection of original cookware items inspired by the characters, colours, and designs from the series.
The line-up will be released not only in Japan but across Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand and can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike during dinnertime.
Pre-sales of the items in Japan will begin on March 4 at Doraemon Future Department Store, Le Creuset Japan’s online shop, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping. The collection will then roll out for general sale at Le Creuset stores and elsewhere in Japan on March 6.
A special pop-up shop will also open from March 4 to 17 on the 5th floor of Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo where fans can get their hands on all the products in the collection.
Special Sets | Prices Include Tax
Le Creuset Japan opened pre-orders for limited-stock item sets on Thursday (February 25) before everything is released digitally with designs based on Doraemon, Dorami, and other characters from the manga and anime series.
Doraemon Special Set | ¥53,900
Dorami Special Set | ¥48,400
Doraemon | ¥38,500
Dorami | ¥33,000
Doraemon | ¥44,000
Doraemon & Dorami Plate Set | ¥8,800
Doraemon & Dorami Oblong Plate Set | ¥6,600
Doraemon All-Stars Stone Plates (5 Included) | ¥14,300
Doraemon All-Stars Stone Tumblers (5 Included) | ¥11,100
Lu Creuset x Doraemon Collaboration
Release Date: March 6, 2021
Where (Japan Locations): Le Creuset, Rakuten, Yahoo! Shopping, Amazon, Mitsukoshi Iseten, Hare no Hi Kitchen, ZOZOTOWN, Doraemon Future Department Store, and elsewhere
Product Page: https://www.lecreuset.co.jp/brand/doraemon/
Disney x MOUSSY Release Retro Clothing Collection
01.March.2021 | FASHION
High-casual brand MOUSSY has collaborated with Disney to release the “Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY.” The Spring/Summer 2021 collection dropped in Japan on Wednesday (February 24).
PALS TAPESTRY SH JKT | ¥34,980 (Tax Included)
PALS TAPESTRY SK | ¥19,910 (Tax Included)
MATCHING OUTFITS POJ | ¥8,250 (Tax Included)
ALWAYS COOL TSJ | ¥6,600 (Tax Included)
The collection combines 70s-80s vintage taste with a 90s street style to create a special retro fusion design. The items are crafted by Japanese artisans from the gobelin-stich fabric series PALS TAPESTRY and feature Minnie and Mickey Mouse in different attire including cute matching outfits.
Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY
Released: February 24, 2021
Where: The SHEL’TTER TOKYO Omotesando Harajuku Floor 2F
Collab Details: http://www.moussy.ne.jp/disney
MOUSSY Official Website: http://www.moussy.ne.jp
Sanrio Releases Tea Gift Set in Collaboration With World Tea Brand LUPICIA
World tea brand LUPICIA launched its 7th collaboration with Sanrio on Thursday (February 25) featuring a range of tea gift sets. Every year, LUPICIA releases a wide variety of rea-related gift sets for White Day, the spring season, Mother’s Day, and more.
Four Fruit Fruity Tea With Lidded Mug
Hello Kitty LUPICIA Mug & Flavoured Tea | ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
My Melody LUPICIA Mug & Flavoured Tea | ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
Cinnamoroll LUPICIA Mug & Flavoured Tea | ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
Kuromi LUPICIA Mug & Flavoured Tea | ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
This year adds the dearly beloved Kuromi to the new collaboration which features a variety of fresh and fruity teas together with a mug that comes with a lid to keep your tea hot.
Will you be having tea with Hello Kitty, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, or Kuromi?
（c）’21 SANRIO 著作（株）サンリオ
Sanrio Characters x LUPICIA 7th Collaboration
Released: February 25, 2021
Where: Sanrio stores in Japan and online
Collab Details: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/goodsinfo/mx-lupicia-202102/
Sanrio Online Shop: https://shop.sanrio.co.jp/
PayPay Mall: https://paypaymall.yahoo.co.jp/store/sanrio/top/
Sanrio Official Website: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/
Aromatic Kamakura Raw Chocolate Brand to Open New Branch in Nagoya
MAISON CACAO, the company behind the aromatic raw chocolate brand of the same name, will open a store on floor B1F of JR Nagoya Takashimaya on March 3, 2021. It will be the brand’s first permanent shop in Japan’s Tokai region.
The company held a special Valentine’s event from late January to Valentine’s Day where MAISON CACAO made the second most sales. They also enjoyed other sold out products, and showcased some exclusive indulgences like the gold leaf-adorned “Aroma Raw Chocolate ARMOUR” and “Aroma Raw Chocolate STRAWBERRY” as well as the all-new “Cacao Butterland.”
The Nagoya Line-Up
Aroma Raw Chocolate AMOUR | ¥6,000 (Before Tax)
Exclusive to this new Nagoya branch of MAISON CACAO, these “AMOUR” chocolates are all handmade using techniques that have been passed down through the company. The dark chocolates are wrapped in luxurious gold leaf and have a fruity, sweet, and bitter combination. One box contains a generous serving of 16.
Cacao Butterland | ¥2,000 (Before Tax)
MAISON CACAO uses cacao beans from Columbia to bake its menu. These gooey treats are made with cacao butter and chocolate caramel with a double layering of dark and white chocolate. A rich and filling serving of six comes in a box.
Aroma Raw Chocolate STRAWBERRY | ¥2,200 (Before Tax)
Also a Nagoya-exclusive, these strawberry variants are made with intensely sweet JApanese amaou strawberries white combine with the fragrance cacao butter and white chocolate for a refreshing taste. You get 16 in a single box.
But Wait, There’s More…
Raw Chocolate Butter Cake | ¥3,500
A cake made with velvety chocolate butter cream packed with roasted nuts, raisins, and caramel chips.
Rich Raw Chocolate Tart STRAWBERRY | ¥2,000
Yet another exclusive to Nagoya, these crunchy tarts are lathered in amaou strawberry chocolate and filled with runny and fruity amaou strawberry cream. A box comes with three included.
Other Popular Goodies Available While Supplies Last
Aroma Raw Chocolate MAISON (Grape) | ¥2,400 (Before Tax)
Babka | ¥2100
Raw Gateau Chocolate | ¥2500 (Before Tax)
Grand Opening: March 3, 2021
Location: JR Nagoya Takashimaya Floor B1F
Address: 1-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
MAISON CACAO Official Website: https://maisoncacao.com/
Uji Matcha Loaded Pancakes Get Served Up at Eggs ‘n Things Japan This Spring
27.February.2021 | FOOD
For the entire month of March this year, Eggs ‘n Things Japan is serving up “Uji Matcha Tiramisu Pancakes” and “Egg Scramble House Sandwich” at all branches.
The Seasonal Menu
Uji Matcha Tiramisu Pancakes | Eat In ¥1,480, Takeout ¥1,080
These rich tiramisu pancakes are made with a dough laced in delicious Uji matcha and topped with succulent strawberries.
*The takeout option doesn’t come with whipped cream
Egg Scramble House Sandwich | Eat In & Takeout ¥1,380
A classic BLT layered perfectly so every ingredient stands out for every bite.
A Refreshing, Fruity Springtime Drink
Tropical Fruit Mix | ¥650
Customers can stay refreshed this spring with this tropical fruit mixed beverage of mango, pineapple, banana, and more.
Eggs ‘n Things Japan Seasonal Menu
Running: March 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021
Available: All Eggs ‘n Things Japan branches
*Opening hours subject to change depending on the COVID-19 pandemic
Branch List: https://www.eggsnthingsjapan.com/store/
Seasonal Menu Info: https://www.eggsnthingsjapan.com/news/210224.html
Disney Japan Celebrates Zootopia’s 5th Anniversary With New Merchandise
Walt Disney Japan is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the internationally-beloved animated feature film Zootopia with the release of a new merchandise collection which will roll out in the form of pre-sales at select Disney Japan stores and on shopDisney on February 6 before hitting all Disney Japan stores on March 2.
Disney’s Zootopia 5th Anniversary Items
The merchandise line-up features familiar faces from the movie such as Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps in the form of T-shirts, figures, plush toys, tote bags, cushions, tissue box covers, and more. It’s a must-grab for any fan of the popular film who wants to add to their Disney collection.
Zootopia Character Tsum Tsum Collection
The characters of Zootopia also meet Disney’s hugely popular Tsum Tsum plush toy series. There are seven in the collection which capture the cute expressions of each character.
Plush Toy Key Rings ¥1,980 Each / Pin Set ¥6,600 / Pouch ¥1,760 / Key Ring ¥990 / Figure ¥4,840 / Mug ¥1,320
Tsum Tsum Plush Toys – ¥660 Each
Zootopia 5th Anniversary Goods
Pre-Sales: February 26, 2021 @ Disney Store Shibuya, Disney Store Kyoto Shijo-Kawaramachi, Disney Store Shinsaibashi
General Release: March 2, 2021 @ All Disney Japan Stores
BAPE® x Sesame Street Collaboration Includes T-Shirts, Hoodies, and More
A BATHING APE® launched another collection with Sesame Street on Saturday (February 27) via their online store and ZOZOTOWN featuring a line-up of men’s, women’s, and kids items for the whole family to coordinate.
This collaboration features familiar faces from the Sesame Street series including Elmo, the Cookie Monster, and Big Bird together with BAPE’s own BABY MILO®. The T-shirts are also styled in the same colour as their respective Sesame Street characters.
This stylish collection is a must-grab for fans of the show.
BAPE® x SESAME STREET
Released: February 27, 2021
Product Details: https://bape.com/pages/sesame-street