Kingdom Anime Collaborates With Firsthand On Exclusive Merchandise
Creative and sustainable concept store Firsthand released a collection of items in collaboration on Wednesday (January 20) with the TV anime series Kingdom, which is set to begin airing its third season this April, and Japanese artist Kosuke Kawamura. The items are available to buy both online in Japan and at a pop-up store at OPEN STUDIO inside FREAK’S STORE Shibuya.
Firsthand is a Japanese brand centred on upcycling and sustainable production. Fans of the ongoing anime series can get their hands on a range of clothing items, phone cases, and more. If they head to OPEN STUDIO they’ll also find an illustration exhibit, a photo spot, and more. The gallery is also selling posters signed by Kosuke Kawamura.
Will you be watching Season 3 of Kingdom this spring?
Kingdom x Firsthand x Kosuke Kawamura Pop-Up Shop
Running: January 20, 2021 – January 25, 2021
Location: OPEN STUDIO, 1-31-1 Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
TEL : 03-6415-7728
Where to buy the merchandise collection:
・OPEN STUDIO (Limited time January 20th-25th)
・Firsthand RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK (From January 26th)
・FREAK‘S STORE ONLINE (From January 24th) @ http://www.freaksstore.com/
・ZOZOTOWN (From January 28th) @ https://zozo.jp/shop/freaksstore/
Event Details: https://firsthand.jp/news/3609/
Alice in Wonderland Themed Afternoon Tea Says ‘Eat Me’ in Tokyo
Shirokane ArtGrace Club and Tokyo Aphrodite are now serving a luxurious Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea experience until June.
Fans of Alice will instantly recognise plenty of references garnishing all the plates from the ‘Eat Me’ strawberry parfaits to the White Rabbit’s ears popping out of the raspberry mousse, Cheshire Cat-inspired macarons, Queen of Hearts sandwiches, and more.
Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea
Serving: March 2021 – June 2021
Shirokane ArtGrace Club
Table Reservations/Details: https://www.bestbridal.co.jp/guestparty/tokyo/shinagawa_meguro/artgrace_shirogane/2021event-23/
Table Reservations/Details: https://www.bestbridal.co.jp/guestparty/tokyo/in-tokyo/afrodite_nihonbashi/2021event-24/
Mirmo de Pon! Manga Series Celebrates 20th Anniversary at Ikebukuro P’PARCO
08.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The Chara Shop is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fantasy and romantic comedy manga series Mirmo de Pon! with a special themed shop at P’PARCO from March 13 to 30.
Mirmo de Pon! was serialised in Ciao magazine from July 2001 to December 2005.
The Merchandise Line-Up
Pin Set | ¥1,600 (Before Tax)
Mini Acrylic Art | ¥2,000 (Before Tax)
The Chara Shop Original Chibi Art
Key Rings | ¥600 Each (Before Tax)
Acrylic Stands | ¥2,000 Each (Before Tax)
Manga Artwork Merchandise
Square Pins | ¥500 Each (Before Tax)
Acrylic Stands | ¥1,000 Each (Before Tax)
Mini Acrylic Stands | ¥600 Each (Before Tax)
Cushion | ¥3,500 (Before Tax)
For every ¥2,000 with tax spent, fans will receive a free card featuring artwork of the manga characters.
Mirmo de Pon! x The Chara Shop
Running: March 13, 2021 – March 30, 2021
Where: Ikebukuro P’PARCO Floor 3F, 1-50-35 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Until 18:00 on March 30)
Online Order Window: Mach 13, 2021 – April 5, 2021
Collab Details: https://www.the-chara.com/blog/?p=20641
Ghost in the Shell Releases Japanese Sake On Online Sake Store KURAND
Liquor Innovation collaborated with the Netflix Original anime series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 to release an original label Japanese sake via the online sake store KURAND on Wednesday (March 3).
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Motoko Kusanagi Ver. | ¥3,500 (Before Tax)
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Batou Ver. | ¥3,500 (Before Tax)
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Tachikoma Ver. | ¥3,500 (Before Tax)
The sake is available with three different labels of Motoko Kusanagi, Batou, and Tachikoma. Each was illustrated by Russian illustrator Ilya Kuvshinov who is the character designer for Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045. Those who order from KURAND, where the sake is now available for pre-sale until March 26, will get two original stickers.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Sake
Pre-Release Window: March 3, 2021 – March 26, 2021
Online Store: https://products.kurand.jp/ghostintheshell-sac2045
The Ultimate Chocolate and Confectionery Indulgence is Here With LIFE IS PÂTISSIER’s White Day Gifts
Japanese chocolate and baked goods bakery LIFE IS PÂTISSIER is now selling a collection of luxurious treats for White Day, the sequel to Valentine’s Day in Japan, via their online store until March 14.
LIFE IS PÂTISSIER is a takeout chocolate bakery that specialises in chocolate and baked confections. Some of their signature items include their pound cake and chocolate bonbons. They also serve sable biscuits, madeleines, and much more. They are based in Jiyugaoka, a neighbourhood in Meguro, Tokyo, where they enjoy plenty of customers both local and tourists. Due to the pandemic, they are currently operating entirely online.
LIFE IS PÂTISSIER White Day Gifts 2021
Leaf Caramel | ¥1,800 (Before Tax)
Crunchy chocolate caramel bites drizzled in even more sweet, melty caramel.
Macarons | ¥2,300 (Before Tax)
A rainbow-coloured collection of raspberry, pistachio, caramel, lemon, and chocolate macarons.
Madeleines (Contains 6) | ¥2,800 (Before Tax)
Refreshing madeleines made with a mix of Japanese and Italian lemons. Refrigerating them gives the outer icing a delicious crunchy texture.
Strawberry Milk Crunch | ¥900
Smashed cookies and caramel combined with strawberry chocolate and milk chocolate.
Special Box | ¥4,500 (Before Tax)
A very special collection of raspberry chocolate treats coated in dark chocolate.
Flower Swag | ¥3,200
A fragrant flower swag composed of an assortment of fresh flowers. Perfect for decorating walls and doors and overtime become dried flowers.
White Day Cards
LIFE IS PÂTISSIER is also offering White Day cards which people can couple with their gifts.
LIFE IS PÂTISSIER White Day Gifts
Release Date: March 14, 2021
LIFE IS PÂTISSIER Official Website: https://www.life-is-patissier.com/
Jujutsu Kaisen Anime Series Releases Clothing, Accessories, and Merchandise in Collaboration With RAGEBLUE
Japanese casual brand launched a new collection of merchandise in collaboration with the popular ongoing anime series Jujutsu Kaisen on Friday (March 5) at their stores across Japan and online.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a manga series written and illustrated by Akutami Gege that’s serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. It has over 10 million copies in circulation. A 24-episode anime adaptation began airing in October 2020.
The merchandise line-up features artwork and anime stills of the series characters.
Coach Jacket | ¥8,250 (Tax Included)
Long Sleeve T-Shirt | ¥4,400 (Tax Included)
iPhone Case | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
Designs: 7 (iPhone 11 / XR compatibility)
Acrylic Stands | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Mugs | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
Face Towel | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
RAGEBLUE x Jujutsu Kaisen Collaboration Merchandise
Released: March 5, 2021
Where: Most RAGEBLUE stores in Japan
*Coach jackets and mugs will go on sale from March 19, 2021
Also available online at:
Product Page: https://www.dot-st.com/cp/rageblue/jujutsu_kaisen/
Yohji Yamamoto x PORTER Limited-Edition Bags Release From Yoshida & Company
05.March.2021 | FASHION
To celebrate the 85th anniversary of Japanese bag and accessory manufacturer Yoshida & Company, Yohji Yamamoto and PORTER collaborated to release a special bag collection on Friday (March 5) in limited quantities.
2WAY HELMET BAG (Large) – ¥98,000 (Bef0re Tax) / 2WAY HELMET BAG (Small) – ¥72,000 (Before Tax) / 2WAY SHORT HELMET BAG ¥83,000 (Before Tax) / 2WAY VANITY POUCH ¥69,000 (Before Tax)
The line-up features stylish bags equipped with unique fasteners that cater both function and design. The bags have a ‘thick’ and ‘heavy’ look to them, something that’s distinctively Yohji Yamamoto.
Black is used as the main colour, one that is symbolic of both brands. A deep matte texture is fitted in three layers, while the handles are also a matte black made from steer hide. The removable chain fasteners are a handy addition to let you freely choose their length. Plus, they look super flashy.
Each of the three bags have a removable inside pocket which can be used by itself as a pouch. They are all embroidered with Yohji Yamamoto’s signature logo and branded with PORTER’s brand tag.
Yohji Yamamoto x PORTER
Released: March 5, 2021
Where: Yohji Yamamoto Aoyama / Yohji Yamamoto Nagoya PARCO / Yohji Yamamoto Daimaru Kobe
Online Store: https://theshopyohjiyamamoto.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/
Doraemon Future Department Store to Open Pop-Up Shop in Ginza Mitsukoshi
Benelic Co., Ltd. has announced the opening of a pop-up shop version of Doraemon Future Department Store, the world’s first official Doraemon shop, at Ginza Mitsukoshi in Tokyo from March 17.
Doraemon Future Department Store first opened back in December 2019 in Odaiba, Tokyo. Dedicated to the beloved manga and anime character Doraemon, the store has opened various pop-up shops across Japan including Fukuoka, Osaka, and Nagoya. The new pop-up shop will be the first to open in Tokyo and will be stocked with the usual fan must-grabs, items exclusive to the Odaiba shop, Ginza exclusives, pre-sales, and more.
Ginza Mitsukoshi Exclusives & Pre-Sales
1. The Exclusives
The Ginza Mitsukoshi pop-up shop will sell four exclusive items including a T-shirt, handy tote bag, and more.
The merchandise will feature an illustration based on the designs of the shopping bags given at Doraemon Future Department Store. Take a look below.
Ginza Mitsukoshi Exclusive T-Shirt (5 Colours) | ¥3,520 (Tax Included)
Ginza Mitsukoshi Exclusive 2-Way Tote Bag | ¥2,860 (Tax Included)
2. The Presales
Fans can get their hands on pre-sales of 7 items in the “Flying to Department Store” series of kitchen, cookware, and other items, as well as 12 accessories that both kids and adults alike can enjoy.
Flying to Department Store Series – Kitchen Apron | ¥4,400 (Tax Included)
Flying to Department Store Series – 21cm Plate | ¥3,850 (Tax Included)
Doraemon & Dorami Back Earrings | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
The pop-up shop will offer a customisation service which lets customers have different embroideries put into the T-shirts, tote bags, and key rings. 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 Ginza Mitsukoshi pop-up shop will also serve freshly-baked dorayaki stamped with Doraemon’s cute face. They will be made in limited quantities each day.
Dorayaki | ¥290 (Tax Included)
Bonus Items For Spending
1. Every purchase at the Doraemon Future Department Store pop-up will earn customers a free sticker. These are available in limited quantities.
2. The first 300 people at the pop-up shop to take their receipts to the main Doraemon Future Department Store in Odaiba between March 17 and 29 will receive a different limited-edition free sticker.
Ginza Mitsukoshi Original Doraemon Sticker
Odaiba Doraemon Future Department Store Sticker
Doraemon Future Department Store in Ginza Mitsukoshi 2021
Running: March 17, 2021 – March 29, 2021
Where: Ginza Mitsukoshi Shinkan Floor 7F
Address: 4-7-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours 10:00-20:00 (Until 18:00 on March 29)
Doraemon Future Department Store Official Website: https://mirai.dora-world.com/
TV Anime Romeo and the Black Brothers Opens Pop-Up Shops in Japan
Nippon Animation’s 1995 anime series Romeo and the Black Brothers is opening four pop-up shops in Japan selling a variety of themed merchandise. And for every ¥3,000 spent at the shops, customers will receive a special shopping bag with a design from the series.
Original Shopping Bag
Epos Card Holders Exclusive Items
A-Prize: Canvas Board
B-Prize: Complete Postcard Set
C-Prize: One Postcard (6 Designs)
The Marui City Yokohama branch pop-up shop will also feature a special exhibition of illustrations, photos, and artwork that take a look back over scenes from the series.
Romeo and the Black Brothers Pop-Up Shop
Japanese Pop-Up Shop Name: ロミオの青い空「ボルゴ横丁雑貨店」
Marui City Yokohama
Running: March 5, 2021 – March 14, 2021
Location: Marui City Yokohama Floor 7F
Running: March 27, 2021 – April 4, 2021
Location: Hakata Marui Floor 5F
Running: April 9, 2021 – April 25, 2021
Location: Kokubunji Marui Floor 4F
Running: April 16, 2021 – April 26, 2021
Location: Kobe Marui Floor 5F
Romeo and the Black Brothers Exhibition
Running: March 5, 2021 – March 14, 2021
Location: Marui City Yokohama Floor 7F
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Until 19:00 on March 14)
Epos Card Members Prizes
Running: Until March 5, 2021 @ 23:59 (JST)
Winners to be Chosen: 3
Official Website: https://www.sekaimeisaku-nostalgia.com/
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/