Doraemon Celebrates 50th Anniversary With PORTER Bag and Merchandise Collaboration
To celebrate Doraemon’s 50th anniversary, Japanese bag brand PORTER is releasing a collection of exclusive collaborative items.
Tote Bag ¥35,500
Long Wallet ¥24,000 | Multi-Wallet ¥17,000 | Pouch ¥16,000
PORTER’s line-up of original items feature inkjet printing with a navy base along Doraemon pictures and Doraemon’s logo in PORTER’s orange branding.
The inside of the items bear Doraemon’s iconic colouring along with a carabiner ring with a Doraemon bell on it.
T-Shirts (2 Designs/4 Sizes) ¥6,500
Bandanas (2 Colours) | ¥1,900
As well as bags, PORTER has created a selection of other original items too like t-shirts and bandanas. The collection will be sold exclusively at PORTER stores in Omotesando, Marunouchi, and Osaka, as well as PORTER STAND stores in Shinagawa Station, Tokyo Station, Kyoto, and their official website.
Doraemon x PORTER
Running: December 11, 2020 – January 12, 2021
PORTER OMOTESANDO the PORTER Gallery 1
PORTER OSAKA the PORTER Gallery 3
PORTER STAND Shinagawa Station
PORTER STAND Tokyo Station
PORTER STAND Kyoto Station
*Available at PORTER’s official online store from December 11, 2020 at 12:00pm (JST)
In celebration of Chinese New Year, GUCCI launched a new collection in collaboration with the famous Japanese manga series Doraemon as selected by the brand’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele.
GUCCI recruited photographer Angelo Pennetta to create playful photoshoot for the collection which features smiling models accompanied by Doraemon inside a retro house.
The exclusive collection features over 50 items from T-shirts to hoodies, shoes, bags, headwear, a suitcase, and more. Each item combines the stylish design of GUCCI and the colourful blue and white colour of the iconic manga character.
Every item in the line-up arrives in sustainable packaging made from 100% recycled materials. GUCCI stores in Japan, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam will also welcome figures and prints inspired by the cities in these countries. The Shanghai and Hong Kong GUCCI art walls will also feature Doraemon against a GG backdrop.
The collection was released on GUCCI’s official website worldwide and will drop in-store in Japan on January 20. The GUCCI store in Shibuya PARCO will plaster up promo posters and the Ginza, Aoyama, Shinjuku, and Nagoya branches will feature recreation’s of the iconic Anywhere Door from the manga series.
Doraemon X GUCCI Collection
GUCCI Official Website: https://www.gucci.com/
Nana’s Green Tea x Häagen-Dazs Release Chocolate Matcha Glass Dessert
12.January.2021 | FOOD
Nana’s Green Tea is serving up a brand-new dessert in collaboration with Häagen-Dazs for Valentine’s Day at 77 branches in Japan. The dessert was released on January 6 and will be available up to February 14.
Matcha Chocolate Glass with Häagen-Dazs | ¥880 (Before Tax)
The dessert is a tempting sight to behold – not only is it delicious but visually appealing to the eye too, and layered with various textures so that every bite is a surprise.
The dessert is made with Häagen-Dazs’ “Sweet Chocolate” ice cream coupled with Nana’s Green Tea’s own original matcha ice cream, soft and crunchy meringue sticks, crumbled cookies, white chocolate whipped cream, and matcha chiffon cake. Sat at the bottom waiting to be discovered is a sweet strawberry sauce for a tangy kick.
Nana’s Green Tea – Matcha Chocolate Glass With Häagen-Dazs
Serving: January 6, 2021 – February 14, 2021
Price: ¥880 (Before Tax)
Available: 77 Nana’s Green Tea branches in Japan (Excluding DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, Tokyo Dome, and Iias Okinawa Toyosaki)
Official Website: http://www.nanasgreentea.com/
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba x Lagunasia Theme Park Collaboration Event Begins in March
Lagunasia, a theme park managed by Laguna Ten Bosch, has announced an event in collaboration with the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which will run from March 6 to June 5.
©Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable
©Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha・Aniplex・ufotable
The event will feature an immersive attraction called “Trial of Recollection: Tanjiro’s Journey” as well as a rally event to hunt down all the stickers around the theme park, a Demon Slayer themed menu line-up, exclusive merchandise, and more.
Further details will be announced in the coming months.
Laguna Ten Bosch x Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Event
Running: March 6, 2021 – June 5, 2021
Location: Lagunasia, Laguna Ten Bosch
Official Website: https://www.lagunatenbosch.co.jp/event/kimetsu/index.html
Mister Donuts x Pierre Marcolini Luxury Doughnuts Hit Japan
12.January.2021 | FOOD
Mister Donuts has teamed up with Belgian chocolate brand Pierre Marcolini to release the “misdo meets PIERRE MARCOLINI Collection” of doughnuts which hit Japanese branches on Friday (January 8).
Fondant Chocolate Doughnut – Chocolate | ¥200 (Before Tax)
Fondant Chocolate Doughnut – Caramel | ¥200 (Before Tax)
Fondant Chocolate Doughnut – Raspberry | ¥200 (Before Tax)
Fondant Chocolate Doughnut – Hazelnut | ¥200 (Before Tax)
Danish Chocolate – Raspberry | ¥230 (Before Tax)
Danish Chocolate – Hazelnut | ¥230 (Before Tax)
The doughnuts are part of Mister Donuts “misdo meets” series which first began in 2017 to combine the highest quality ingredients and techniques to in order to bake up the best possible doughnuts. This time, it has joined sticky bakers fingers with the popular Begian chocolate brand Pierre Marcolini to create a new kind of fondant chocolate doughnut and danish. The line-up is made with high quality authentic chocolate and has a bitter kick to it – perfect for those who aren’t into sweeter treats. The heart-shaped danishes are also spot on for the Valentine’s season in Japan.
misdo meets PIERRE MARCOLINI Collection
Serving: January 8, 2021 – Mid March 2021
Available: Mister Donut Japan (Select branches not participating)
Official Website: https://www.misterdonut.jp
Official HIGE DANdism Release Music Video Teaser For Doraemon Film Theme ‘Universe’
Official HIGE DANdism dropped a teaser for their new Universe single on Wednesday, the newest single from the pop band which is set for release on February 24, 2021.
The new song features as the main theme for the upcoming anime film Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021 which is hitting Japanese theatres on March 5, 2021. The song is an ode to the little alien Papi and the grand adventures of Doraemon and co in the film.
Official HIGE DANdism – “Universe” Music Video Teaser
The full music video, directed by Takuto Shimpo who has directed numerous of the band’s videos, will premiere on YouTube on January 9, 2021 at 18:00 (JST). Save the premiere video link below.
Official HIGE DANdism – “Universe” Music Video Premiere Link
Universe will be released in three editions: the CD-Only Edition, CD+Live Blu-ray Edition, and CD+Live DVD Edition. The DVD and Blu-ray editions come with the full footage of Official HIGE DANdism’s online concert “Official HIGE DANdism ONLINE LIVE 2020 – Arena Travelers -” which was watched by 120,000 fans on September 26, 2020.
Universe will hit major music streaming and download services earlier than the physical release on January 9, 2021.
Release Date: February 24, 2021
CD-Only Edition: ¥700 (Before Tax) [PCCA. 70553]
CD+Live DVD Edition: ¥4,500 (Before Tax) [PCCA-06011]
CD+Live Blu-ray Edition: ¥4,500 (Before Tax) [PCCA-06010]
Official HIGE DANdism “Universe” Special Site: https://universe.ponycanyon.co.jp
Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021
Release Date: March 5, 2021
Official Website: https://doraeiga.com/2021/
discord Yohji Yamamoto x HUNTER Pet Accessories Drop in Tokyo
08.January.2021 | FASHION
discord Yohji Yamamoto, a luxury accessory brand spearheaded by Yohji Yamamoto, has launched a collaboration with German pet brand HUNTER to release a collection of dog collars, leads, and other accessories like bags and wallets.
HUNTER was established in 1980 and has gone on to mark its territory across the world as a provider of high quality pet goods, praised for for the design, functionality, and safety of its products.
Black Dog Collar & Lead
The dog collars are fitted with studs as part of the collaboration. Both the collar and lead feature the same colouring as discord Yohji Yamamoto’s products, arriving in the brand’s signature black as well as beige, the latter of which is often used for its bags and small leather products. They are also clipped with a signature charm which has a design symbolising the collaboration.
Beige Dog Collar & Lead
The accessories are made from elk leather which is soft and made extra durable with double layering. Having the collar and lead the same colours also adds a sophistication to the design when fitted on a dog.
The collection will be released at discord Yohji Yamamoto stores in GINZA SIX, Shibuya PARCO, and Isetain Shinjuku, as well online. More details can be found on the official website here.
discord Yohji Yamamoto Black / Beige Selection
Y BACKPACK Nylon Studs | ¥148,000
ORIGAMI Tote | ¥98,000
Triple Clutch | ¥58,000
Diagonal Bag | ¥45,000
Y SERIES Studs
Y BODYBAG Studs | ¥138,000
Y BACKPACK Studs | ¥158,000
Small Leather Goods
Card Mini Wallet | ¥17,000
Key Wallet | ¥20,000
discord Yohji Yamamoto x HUNTER
discord Yohji Yamamoto GINZA SIX
Address: GINZA SIX Floor 2F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Product Page: https://www.yohjiyamamoto.co.jp/shopinfo-detail/?id=6545
discord Yohji Yamamoto Shibuya PARCO
Address: Shibuya PARCO Floor 1F, 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
Product Page: https://www.yohjiyamamoto.co.jp/shopinfo-detail/?id=6545
discord Yohji Yamamoto Isetan Shinjuku
Address: Isetan Shinjuku Main Building Floor 1F (Handbags), 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Product Page: https://www.yohjiyamamoto.co.jp/shopinfo-detail/?id=6523
discord Yohji Yamamoto Official Website: https://theshopyohjiyamamoto.jp/shop/c/c50/
Tower Records x Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Collaboration Features Limited Edition Merch and More
Tower Records is promoting the release of the first DVD and Blu-ray volume from the ongoing TV anime series Jujutsu Kaisen with the launch of a celebratory campaign on January 19, 2021 as part of their “NO ANIME, NO LIFE.” brand. The campaign will run at Tower Records and TOWERmini stores, as well as the official Tower Records online store, in Japan.
Before the official launch of the campaign, Jujutsu Kaisen fans in Japan can head to one of 15 major Tower Records branches as well as their online shop from January 16 to get their hands on some limited-edition collaborative merchandise. There will also be an exhibition at SpaceHACHIKAI on the 8th floor of Tower Records Shibuya.
NO ANIME, NO LIFE. x Jujutsu Kaisen Collaboration Campaign
1. Special collab poster
A special collab poster will be displayed at Tower Records stores featuring the main Jujutsu Kaisen characters playing instruments.
2. In-store announcements by the characters
When the shops open, in-store announcements will be made by the three main characters of the anime series: Yūji Itadori (voiced by Junya Enoki), Megumi Fushiguro (Yuma Uchida), and Nobara Kugisaki (Asami Seto).
3. Life-Size Character Cutouts
Life-size cutouts of various characters will be displayed at the following Tower Records branches:
・Nobara Kugisaki @ Tower Records Sapporo PIVOT
・Ryomen Sukuna @ Tower Records Sendai PARCO
・Yūji Itadori @ Tower Records Shibuya
・Panda @ Tower Records Ikebukuro
・Maki Zen’in @ Tower Records Urawa
・Satoru Gojō @ Tower Records Nagoya Kintetsu Passe
・Megumi Fushiguro @ Tower Records Umeda NU Chayamachi
・Toge Inumaki @ Tower Records Kyoto
4. Signed promo poster
The following Tower Records branches will display a signed poster by Junya Enoki, the voice actor for the Jujutsu Kaisen protagonist Yūji Itadori, along with some comments.
Running: January 19, 2021, – February 1, 2021
Participating Branches: Sapporo PIVOT, Sendai PARCO, Shibuya, Nagoya Kintetsu Passe, Umeda NU Chayamachi
5. Win a special collab poster on Twitter
10 lucky fans in Japan have the chance to win the special collab poster. To sign up, participants must take a photo of themselves next to the collab poster in one of the participating Tower Records stores, follow Tower Records on Twitter @TOWER_Anime, and post the photo with the Japanese hashtag #呪術廻戦_tower. Winners will be DM’d by the official Tower Records account.
Collab Poster Campaign
Tower Records Anime Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOWER_Anime
Running: January 19, 2021 – February 1, 2021
6. Extra bonus items at Tower Records
10 more lucky fans in Japan have the chance to get their hands on the special collab poster by pre-ordering the first volume of the DVD or Blu-ray of Jujutsu Kaisen by the campaign cut-off date. Winners will be selected randomly.
1st volume bonus
An A4 folder will be included with purchases of the first volume of the DVD or Blu-ray of Jujutsu Kaisen for a limited time.
All volumes bonus
All volumes of the Jujutsu Kaisen DVD and Blu-ray will feature an original A3 poster.
Jujutsu Kaisen x Tower Records Collab Merch
Jujutsu Kaisen x Tower Records Collab Visual
Jujutsu Kaisen x Tower Records Acrylic Stands
Jujutsu Kaisen x Tower Records Hoodie
Jujutsu Kaisen x Tower Records exhibition
Tower Records Shibuya Exhibition Main Visual
Running: January 16, 2021 – February 14, 2021
Opening Hours: 12:00-15:00 / 16:00-20:00 (Last Entries 19:30)
*Closed 15:00-16:00 for ventilation, entry prohibited during this time
Location: SpaceHACHIKAI (Tower Records Shibuya Floor 8F)
Entry: Free (But you must book a slot)
Online Ticket Registration: January 6, 2021
Online Ticket Booking: January 8, 2021 at noon (JST)
Ticket Info: http://towershibuya.jp/news/2021/01/04/150866
Tower Records Shibuya Exclusive T-Shirt
Jujutsu Kaisen x Tower Records Shibuya Exclusive OSMO Stamp (14 Designs)
Cards (15 Designs)
For every ¥2,000 spent (tax included) on merchandise at the exhibition you can receive one of 15 possible business card-size cards.
For every ¥5,000 spent (tax included) you can get a numbered ticket.
Jujutsu Kaisen Quiz
Those who answer all questions correctly on the quiz given to them upon entering Tower Records you can win a free postcard, but you have to follow Tower Records Shibuya on Twitter @TOWER_Shibuya as one of the conditions.
NO ANIME, NO LIFE. x Jujutsu Kaisen Collaboration Campaign
Start Date: January 19, 2021
Locations: Tower Records / TOWERmini / Tower Records Online
Campaign Page: https://tower.jp/jujutsukaisen
Summon Magical Girl Vibes to Your Daily Life With the Sailor Moon Eternal x 3COINS Merch Collab
Japan’s 300-yen store 3COINS collaborating with the upcoming anime film Sailor Moon Eternal, which will hit theatres in Japan on January 8, 2021, to release a collection of original merchandise which will drop at all 3COINS branches in Japan (including 3COINS+ plus, colle, 3COINS OOOPS!, 3COINS station, and ASOKO+3COINS) on January 16, 2021. The items will also be sold for a limited time at 3COINS sister brand store ASOKO Harajuku from January 16 to 29 as well as on the company’s official online shop PAL CLOSET on January 18.
It’s a line-up of 3COINS exclusives including a warm blanket for the winter season, a makeup basket to add fun to your makeup routine, a mug and plate with the Sailors on it, and more. There are 35 pieces of merch in total, all of which can be incorporated into your daily routine.
Sailor Moon Eternal Collaboration Items
2021/1/16 @ All 3COINS branches in Japan / ASOKO Harajuku
2021/1/18 @ PAL CLOSET／パルクローゼット
Sailor Moon Eternal Lingerie Collection to Release in Collaboration With GiRLS by PEACH JOHN
GiRLS by PEACH JOHN has revealed that it’s releasing a lingerie set in collaboration with the upcoming anime film Sailor Moon Eternal.
Peasy001 Sailor Moon Eternal ver. | ¥2,280 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Eternal Eternal Bra Set | ¥6,980 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Eternal Non Wired Bra Set | ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
A Sailor Moon Eternal limited-edition print of GiRLS by PEACH JOHN’s popular Peasy001.
Sailor Moon Eternal Makeup Panties | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Eternal Set Up | ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Eternal Lingerie Set | ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
The collection will drop online at GiRLS by PEACH JOHN, as well as PEACH JOHN stores in Shibuya, Shinjuku Sanchome, and Osaka on January 27, 2021. The collection will also roll out at overseas PEACH JOHN stores.
Sailor Moon Eternal Collaboration Collection
Release Date: January 27, 2021
Available in-store at: PEACH JOHN Shibuya / PEACH JOHN Shinjuku-Sanchome / PEACH JOHN Osaka / PEACH JOHN overseas
GiRLS by PEACH JOHN Official Website: https://www.peachjohn.co.jp/girls/
Maison de FLEUR x Sanrio Reveal Kawaii Bag Collection For Second Collaboration
04.January.2021 | FASHION
Lifestyle brand Maison de FLEUR and Sanrio have announced that preorders for the second collaboration in their “Maison de FLEUR×Sanrio characters” series will launch on Sanrio’s online shop on January 8, 2021.
Ribbon Tote Bags (5 Designs) | ¥6,050 Each (Tax Included)
The cute collection combines fancy frills and ribbons with items inspired by My Melody, Cinnamoroll, Kuromi, as well as two new additions for this second collaboration due to fan demand – Pompompurin and Pochacco.
Items include the Ribbon Tote Bag, Ribbon Backpack, Mobile Shoulder Bag, and Tissue Pouch. Pre-orders run in Japan from January 8 to February 7 with shipping to begin in early March. The collection will subsequently go on general sale at Sanrio stores in late May. Further information will be announced by Sanrio at the end of April.
Ribbon Backpacks (3 Designs) | ¥12,100 Each (Tax Included)
Mobile Shoulder Bags (3 Designs) | ¥5,390 (Tax Included)
The collection is inspired by a tea party which is captured in the fancy designs featured on each item with the five characters enjoying themselves a cup of tea each.
Tissue Pouches (3 Designs) | ¥3,630 (Tax Included)
Mascot Charms | ¥2,970 (Tax Included)
The mascot charms will also make a return this collaboration at select Sanrio shops and the company’s online store in late May 2021.
Alternate Colour Mascot Charms (5 Designs) | ¥2,970 (Tax Included)
Sanrio fans can also get their hands on another set of mascot charms with different colours. These will be sold exclusively at Maison de FLEUR stores in Japan and their online shop STRIPE CLUB.
ⓒ’76, ’89, ’96, ’01, ’05, ’20 SANRIO 著作（株）サンリオ
Maison de FLEUR×Sanrio characters
Pre-orders: January 8, 2021
Official Website: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/goodsinfo/mx-maison-de-fleur-202012/
Zoff Eyewear and Dragon Quest X Launch Slime Collaboration
Glasses brand Zoff launched its Dragon Quest X themed eyewear collection last Friday (December 18). To promote the collection, the Harajuku branch of Zoff will decorate the shop window with Dragon Quest X Online advertising starting on January 2, 2021. On the same date and at the same store, they will also hold a special Twitter campaign for people to win some free Zoff x Dragon Quest X glasses inspired by the Slimes from the game.
Zoff+DRAGON QUEST X
Dragon Quest‘s Slime Family are known to both players and non-players of the game. The characters come in many different forms like the classic Slime as well as the Bubble Slime, Metal Slime, Slime Knight, and more. The armourers of Dragon Quest have come together to use these slimes to meld legendary new glasses for adventurers.
Slimes, slimes everywhere at Zoff Harajuku!
To promote the Zoff+DRAGON QUEST X collection, the Zoff Harajuku store will be decorated in all things Dragon Quest X Online starting on January 2, 2021. Adventurers are invited to take part in an omikuji lottery draw. Those who draw the highest rank will receive some exclusive Slime merchandise. There are but 10 of these draws to find for just 10 lucky adventurers.
Running: January 2, 2021 from 11:00am (JST) *Until all run out
Location: Zoff Harajuku (Co-Op Olympica Floor 1F, 6-35-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Adventurer X & Hero Princess Anlucia life-size panels
In 11 Zoff stores, visitors will find life-size panels of Adventurer X and Hero Princess Anlucia wearing Slime glasses which they can take a photo next to.
Zoff Ario Sapporo / Zoff Sendai LOFT / Zoff Harajuku / Zoff Seibu Shinjuku PePe / Zoff Nikke Colton Plaza / Zoff AEON MALL Zama / Zoff Marché Grand Tree Musashikosugi / Zoff Nagoya PARCO / Zoff Grand Front Osaka / Zoff AEON MALL Dainichi / Zoff Shinsaibashi PARCO / Zoff AEON MALL Fukutsu
Slime Glasses added in-game to Dragon Quest X Online
Those who buy eyewear from the Zoff+DRAGON QUEST X collection will be able to receive an in-game item code for Slime Glasses which their character can wear. If players buy multiple pairs, they will receive multiple codes which they can use on different characters.
To participate in the Twitter campaign to win Slime merch, all you need to do is retweet the tweet that will be sent out on Zoff’s official Twitter page @Zoff_INFO on January 2, 2021.
Slime Eyewear Lottery Twitter Campaign
Running: January 2, 2021 – January 11, 2021
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Zoff+DRAGON QUEST X
Official Website: https://www.zoff.co.jp/shop/contents/dragonquest.aspx
Doraemon Future Department Store to Open Pop-Up Shop in Osaka and Nagoya
Doraemon’s official shop Doraemon Future Department Store, which is located in Odaiba, Tokyo, is celebrating its 1st anniversary of opening this December by opening two limited-time shops in Osaka and Nagoya this month and January respectively. Fans can get their hands on a selection of exclusive merchandise and more.
The pop-up shops will offer a customisation service which lets customers have different embroideries put into the T-shirts, tote bags, and other merch they buy. The work is done on the spot by hand so you can see the result of what will be a very special item of which only one exists in the world. Perfect for Doraemon fans and gifts to friends and family.
The shop will offer a postal service for sending off Doraemon letters and postcards with original Doraemon stamps.
1st Anniversary Postcard
Mini Tote Bag
Those who buy anything from the department stores will receive a free 1st anniversary postcard. And for every ¥5,000 spent (tax included) they’ll get a mini tote bag. These are all limited in stock so you’ll want to get them while they’re hot.
If you’re in Osaka or Nagoya over the New Year be sure to pay a visit to the Doraemon Future Department Store pop-up shops.
Doraemon Future Department Store in Abeno Harukas Kintetsu 2021
Location: Abeno Harukas Kintetsu, Wing Building Floor 4F
Running: December 30, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00 (until 18:00 on January 17)
Closed: January 1, 2021
Doraemon Future Department Store in Takashiyama Gate Tower Mall 2021
Location: Takashiyama Gate Tower Mall (Nagoya), Rose Terrace on Floor 7F
Running: January 8, 2021 – January 26, 2021
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
*Opening hours subject to change