Neon Genesis Evangelion to Collaborate With Mt. Rainier Caffe Latte On Limited-Edition Coffee Cups
The popular chilled coffee beverage Mt.RAINIER Caffè Latte is teaming up with the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion to release limited-edition coffee cup designs from December 15, 2020.。
Mt.RAINIER launched in February 1993 as a pioneering brand of chilled coffee in a cup. Since then, the company has introduced countless flavours which retain the authentic quality of a drink you would sip on in a cafè.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is a mecha anime series that was first broadcast in 1995. The latest entry to its film franchise, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, will be released on January 23, 2021. The franchise’s collaboration with Mt.RAINIER serves as promotion for the highly-anticipated film.
The collaborative coffee cup designs will feature on three different beverages: the Mt.RAINIER Caffè Latte, Mt.RAINIER Caffè Latte Espresso, and Mt.RAINIER Caffè Latte Non-Sugar, all of which have two designs each for a total of six possible designs.
Mt.RAINIER is hosting a special campaign over on its Japanese website where 1,995 Evangelion fans can win some exclusive merchandise.
Mt.RAINIER x Evangelion
Release Date: December 15, 2020
Available: Convenience stores in Japan
Mt.RAINIER Official Website: https://www.mtrainier.jp/
Evangelion Business Shirts, Ties, and Accessories Released in Japan
Haruyama Trading, a company in Japan that supports the health of businesspersons, has teamed up with the popular Evangelion anime franchise to release a collection of business dresswear at Harumaya, P.S.FA, and Foel stores in Japan.
i-Shirt (9 Designs)
Necktie (10 Designs)
Tie Clips (7 Designs)
Cuffs (3 Designs)
The i-Shirts is equipped with a stretchy material that means no ironing is required after washing it, so you can don your shirt after it’s dried and head straight on out. It also fast-drying, has an antimicrobial and deodorant finishing, stain resistant, and breathable, making it a stress free experience and a shirt that can be worn in all seasons.
The collection also features a line-up of 10 different neckties that are simple to the untrained eye but a nod towards the Evangelion series for fans with their character-inspired colour palette and other designs that reference NERV, WILLE, Evangelion Unit-01, and so on. There’s also tie clips and cuffs too so you can kit yourself out with a look that is nerdy on the inside while looking professional on the outside.
Evangelion x Q-pot Reveal New Accessory Collection Featuring Designs From the Anime Series
Q-pot., a Japanese accessory brand which makes jewellery that looks like real sweets and desserts, has announced a second accessory collaboration with the Evangelion series titled “2nd Melty Impact” which will hit Q-pot. stores, select Evangelion stores, and the IKSPIARI pop-up shop on January 20, 2021.
Evangelion x Q-pot. Accessory Collection
A.T. Field Gummy Candy Necklace | ¥10,500 (Before Tax)
The delicious-looking Gummy Candy Necklace inspired by the Absolute Terror Field, the protective barrier that Angels and Evangelions can create to protect themselves. The reverse side of the necklace pedestal also features an engraving of the Tree of Life.
Red Sea & Blue Sea Metal Rings | ¥9,000 Each
Two rings representing the blue sea and red sea, the former being before the Second Impact when the world was teeming with life and the latter after the Second Impact when life is destroyed.
L.C.L. Metal Rings | ¥9,000 Each
These rings are based on LCL, the amber-coloured liquid which enables the piloting of an Evangelion Unit. In the series we see the Entry Plug of an Eva Unit flooded with this translucent liquid.
Cassius’s Fork Necklace | ¥16,000
Inspired by the Spear of Cassius that the mysterious boy Kaworu retrieves when he’s piloting Mark.06. The spear is fitted as a necklace through a heart which is embedded between an Angel-like halo.
The 4th Angel’s Macaron Necklace ¥9,000 / Bag Charm ¥8,000
A necklace and bag charm made to look like sweet macarons. The design is based on the 4th Angel with white faces and a black body. Inside is a bright-red Swarovski crystal to represent the Angel’s Core.
Asuka’s Puppet Sugar Cookie Necklace ¥9,500 / Bag Charm ¥8,000
A necklace and bag charm inspired b the cute hand puppet of Asuka Langley, the pilot of Unit-02. Made to look like a sugar cookie, the accessories capture the bright-red outfit and blue eyes of the adorable puppet. It looks like it’s just come freshly baked out of the oven.
Each of these accessories arrives packaged in an original tin featuring the Evangelion x Q-pot. logos. The A.T. Field Gummy Candy, 4th Angel Macaron, and Asuka’s Hand Puppet also feature unique serial numbers.
The collaborative collection also feature a selection of original merchandise too.
Asuka’s Puppet Pop Socket | ¥2,200
Melty Impact Mug | ¥2,800
Evangelion x Q-pot. 1st Collaboration Restock
The popular macaron and Melty Melt series from Q-pots.’s first collaboration with Evangelion is also being restocked at select Q-pot. stores.
1st Collaboration Restock – Macaron Series
1st Collaboration Restock – Melty Melt Series
Evangelion x Q-pot. Novelty
Fans who spend over ¥30,000 on any of these items at Q-pot. stores or the IKSPIRIA pop-up shop will receive a set of 6 postcards featuring designs of each Eva pilot.
2nd Melty Impact
Release Date: January 20, 2021
Product Page: http://www.Q-pot.jp/news/2021/01/1369.html
Asahi Soft Drinks has announced the release of a new drinks series called Calpis Soda Shifuku no Jikan (“Blissful Time”) with the first flavour, lemon, to hit shelves in Japan on January 26, 2021.
The new milky, carbonated soft drink series is aimed at grown-ups looking to wind down and relax with a nice chill drink. The lemon flavour is made with lemon peel extract, adding a citrusy refreshing kick to the bubbly and smooth experience.
If you’re in Japan then be on the lookout for this blissful new beverage.
“カルピス,” “カルピスソーダ,” and “CALPIS SODA” are registered trademarks of Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.
Calpis Soda Shifuku no Jikan
Japanese Name: 「カルピスソーダ」至福の時間レモン
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Price: ¥140 (Before Tax)
Official Website: https://www.asahiinryo.co.jp/
ANNA SUI x Evangelion Merchandise Collaboration Promotes New Anime Film
To promote the upcoming release of the new anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, Evangelion teamed up with fashion brand ANNA SUI to open orders for a collection of 12 new items on Wednesday (January 13) on Bandai’s official shopping website Premium Bandai.
Excerpt of merch line-up
The line-up combines iconic symbols of ANNA SUI, like butterflies and roses, with motifs from Evangelion like Unit-01. It’s a special, must-grab collection for fans of the anime series and brand.
Evangelion x ANNA SUI
Released: January 13, 2021
Product Page: https://p-bandai.jp/fashion/b0067/list-pa20-n0/?rt=pr
Premium Bandai: http://p-bandai.jp/?rt=pr
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Nail Decals Included in VOCE Magazine
Japanese beauty magazine VOCE is collaborating with the upcoming anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time to include a selection of cute and colourful exclusive nail decals in its March 2021 issue.
Chibi Evangelion nail decals
The decals feature designs and references that are sure to be instantly recognisable to fans of the Evangelion franchise. The character decals in particular are extra adorable as they come in chibi form. And these decals don’t have to be used just for nails either: you can stick them on your phone, computer or laptop, notebook – anywhere!
The collection is exclusive to the March 2021 issue of VOCE which will release in Japan on January 22, 2021.
VOCE March 2021
Release Date: January 22, 2021
VOCE Official Website: https://i-voce.jp/feed/282145/
Starbucks Japan Reveals Earl Grey Honey Whip Frappuccino®and 3 New Tea Lattes
23.December.2020 | FOOD
Starbucks Coffee Japan is pouring four new beverages into its ongoing winter beverage series starting on December 26: the Earl Grey Honey Whip Frappuccino®, Earl Grey Honey Whip Tea Latte, Chai & Whip Chocolate Tea Latte, and Houjicha Cream Tea Latte.
Fragrant Frappuccino® combining Earl Grey and sweet honey
Earl Grey Honey Whip Frappuccino®: Tall ¥590 (Tall Size Only)
Earl Grey Honey Whip Tea Latte (Hot Only): Short ¥450 / Tall ¥490 / Grande ¥530 / Venti® ¥570
Serving: December 26, 2020 – January 19, 2021
What better way to enjoy the winter season than with a cup of the Starbucks Earl Grey Honey Whip Frappuccino® or Earl Grey Honey Whip Tea Latte, both of which fuse the fragrant and elegant flavour of Earl grey with refreshing milk, sweet honey, and a topped of whipped cream. Both beverages are finished with a snow-dusting of white chocolate flakes.
Tea, tea, tea! Three tea lattes with distinct flavours
Earl Grey Honey Whip Tea Latte (Hot Only): Short ¥450 / Tall ¥490 / Grande ¥530 / Venti® ¥570
Chai & Whip Chocolate Tea Latte (Hot Only): Short ¥450 / Tall ¥490 / Grande ¥530 / Venti® ¥570
Houjicha Cream Tea Latte: Short ¥430 / Tall ¥470 / Grande ¥510 / Venti® ¥550
Serving: December 26, 2020 – January 19, 2021
As well as the Earl Grey Honey Whip Tea Latte, there’s the spicy Chai & Whip Chocolate Tea Latte topped with white chocolate and nutmeg as well as the Houjicha Cream Tea Latte which contains houjicha tea, white chocolate syrup, and whipped cream dusted with brown sugar. The mix of tea and milk makes for a harmonious indulgence.
Butterscotch Latte returns for winter
Butterscotch Latte (Hot/Iced): Short ¥420 / Tall ¥460 / Grande ¥500 / Venti® ¥540
Serving: December 26, 2020 – March 16, 2021
Taking inspiration from Starbucks Reserve® Roastery Tokyo, all Starbucks branches in Japan will serve the Butterscotch Latte, using different ingredients from Roastery Tokyo, a combination of rich buttery and caramelly butterscotch sauce, a shot of espresso, and steamed milk.
Rebuild of Evangelion Film Series Heads to Amazon Prime Video
18.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Amazon Japan released the first entries to the Rebuild of Evangelion anime film series Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo on Amazon Prime Video on Friday (December 18). These are currently only available on the Japanese website (as of the posting of this article).
Rebuild of Evangelion is an animated film series that retells the original events of the Neon Genesis Evangelion series, the latter of which is available to watch on Netflix which the platform describes as “Fifteen years after the Second Impact, Shinji Ikari joins his father’s group NERV as one of several teenage mecha pilots fighting the monstrous Angels.”
The fourth and final entry to the film series Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time will be released in Japan on January 23, 2021, concluding the story.
Amazon Prime Video Japan
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
Released on Amazon Prime Video: December 18, 2020
Brown Sugar Syrup Matcha Latte Arrives at Tully’s Coffee in Japan On Christmas Eve
12.December.2020 | FOOD
Tully’s Coffee Japan is adding a new seasonal drink to its menu on December 26: the “Brown Sugar Syrup & Soy Flour Matcha Latte.”
Brown Sugar Syrup & Soy Flour Matcha Latte (Hot/Iced) | Tall ¥520 (Before Tax)
Matcha beverages at Tully’s Coffee are all made with Uji matcha from Kyoto. The powder is prepared in-house at Tully’s Coffee, ensuring that the original taste and fragrance of the matcha is fresh. Their new seasonal beverage takes their classic Uji Matcha Latte and sweetens it with brown sugar syrup and Hokkaido soy flour.
Brown Sugar Syrup & Soy Flour Matcha Suwakuru® (Frozen) | Tall ¥540, with tapioca +¥100 (Before Tax)
Adding tapioca pearls creates a perfect combination with the syrup and soy flour, creating a taste and texture that’s like the traditional Japanese confection warabimochi.
Uji Matcha Kouign-amann | ¥290 (Before Tax)
Tully’s Coffee is also baking up some seasonal treats, like a Japanese-style Kouign-amann and red bean paste-filled doughnuts.
Milk Red Bean Paste Doughnuts | ¥300 (Before Tax)
The doughnuts are also made with milk from Hokkaido.
2021 Year of the Ox Mug | ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
And to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Ox, the coffee chain is also rolling out a cute ox-themed mug.
Brown Sugar Syrup & Soy Flour Matcha Latte
Release Date: December 26, 2020
Official Website: https://www.tullys.co.jp
Sarutahiko Coffee Releases Pistachio and Mixed Berry Coffee Beverage For Christmas
03.December.2020 | FOOD
Sarutahiko Coffee released a Christmas-exclusive seasonal flavour of its popular Jellatte dessert drink on Tuesday (December 1) which it’s calling the “Maroron Merry Pudding Jellatte.”
Maroron Merry Pudding Jellatte | ¥750 (Before Tax)
The beverage is the second in this year’s Christmas themed drinks to be released by Sarutahiko Coffee. It uses a coffee jelly base made from Ethiopian coffee beans and contains layers of mascarpone cheese from Italy, a chocolate sauce made from Cacao Hunters chocolate, milk pudding, four kinds of mixed berry jellies, pistachio milk pudding, milk foam, and to top it all off, chocolate pieces and pistachios.
The pistachio and mascarpone bring a richness to the dessert drink which blends deliciously with the freshness of the berries and full-bodied coffee for a combination that’s like a warm and cosy Christmas hug.
Maroron Merry Pudding Jellatte
Serving: December 1, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Available: Sarutahiko Coffee in Japan
Official Website: https://sarutahiko.co
Cheese Tea Shop machi machi Showcases Christmas 2020 Beverage
30.November.2020 | FOOD
Taiwanese cheese tea shop machi machi is releasing a new drink in Japan this holiday season on December 1: the ‘Flurry Strawberry Milk With Crème Brûlée.’
machi machi is an extremely popular cheese tea chain in Taiwan that has been called the ‘king of cheese tea’ by Taiwanese news outlets. Each and every cup poured is made fresh with tea from Taiwan to which rich cream cheese is added for a salty kick, creating a new kind of dessert drink.
Flurry Strawberry Milk With Crème Brûlée | ¥750 (Before Tax)
The new Christmas beverage being served in Japan uses fresh strawberries which adds a delightful sweetness to the milk. It’s topped with crushed Oreos and combined with crème brûlée for a variety of layered flavours. The Oreos add crunch to the dessert drink so that it’s a delicious experience down to the last sip.
If you’ve never had Taiwanese cheese tea, and are in Japan this Christmas, don’t miss out on this seasonal drink, available for the whole month of December.
Flurry Strawberry Milk With Crème Brûlée
Serving: December 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Available: machi machi stores in Japan
Official Website: https://machimachi.baycrews.co.jp
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Announces First Collaboration With SAMANTHAVEGA
In promotion of the upcoming anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, which is set for release in Japan on February 23, 2021, SAMANTHAVEGA has announced its first-ever collaboration with the Evangelion franchise. Full details are scheduled to be revealed in December.
SAMANTHAVEGA is a Japanese brand that promotes Tokyo-eseque Japanese pop culture with the themes “cute//mode.”
The main visual released for the collaboration features singer, model, and actress Airi Suzuki who also produces bags at SAMANTHAVEGA.
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming winter collaboration.
SAMANTHAVEGA x Evangelion
Official Website: http://www.samantha.co.jp/
Pikachu Caramel Frappes Zap Their Way to Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe This Holiday Season
Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, is adding the new “Caramel Pika Pika Frappe” to its menu this holiday season from December 5, 2020 to January 15, 2021.
Caramel Pika Pika Frappe | ¥700 (Before Tax)
The adorable beverage is based on the Japanese custard pudding known as purin. It’s laced with caramel sauce, closed off with a squirt of whipped cream, and finished with a sprinkling of chocolate chips for accent.
The drink also comes with one of four possible Pikachu sleeves which feature designs in promotion of the upcoming animated film Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle (also known as Pokémon the Movie: Coco) which will be released in Japan on December 25, 2020 and in the US in 2021.
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Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
Official Website: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/pikachu_sweets/