Catch a momentary glimpse of the “cat pads”♡ “Cat paw-padded socks” will be released.
02.May.2017 | FASHION
Felissimo’s cat section will debut its new item titled,
“Society to become catlike and wear cat paw-padded socks both at home and away.” Sales will begin on April 18th on Felissimo’s cat section, online store.
The fabric of the socks makes them suitable for spring/summer and the squishy feeling of the pads are like real cat paw pads.
You can wear these socks both inside or outside and you can feel great comfort in wearing these cat paw-padded socks all day.
The following six versions are available; “Mike,” “Russian Blue,” “Brown Tora,” “White socks,” “Sabatora” and “Buchi.”A part of the profits will be donated to some animal protection societies.
The pads are really squishy and feel like the real pads of cats.
Mixed cotton is used to make the socks feel comfortable and fresh.
The top part of the sock is made out of an exquisite soft touch elastic material, so the socks will not move down your legs.
You can enjoy six varieties of these cat paw-padded socks!
“Society to become catlike and wear cat paw-padded socks both at home and away” socks
￥22 will be donated to “Felisimo’s Cat Donation”
(You will receive all 6 kinds of socks over a 6-month period, one pair of socks every month)
Apply here: http://www.feli.jp/s/pr170501/2/
*”Become Catlike ®” is a registered trademark of FELISSIMO.
DEAN FUJIOKA Releases New Song ‘Go The Distance’ and Animated Music Video
27.October.2020 | MUSIC
DEAN FUJIOKA released his new single Go The Distance digitally on October 25, 2020 along with a promotional video on his official YouTube channel.
The song was written by DEAN FUJIOKA for the Chinese real time mobile battle RPG Hidden World Records (隐世录). Two versions of the song are available, one in Japanese and one in Chinese, both sung by the Japanese singer-songwriter.
The digital cover art was created by Japanese digital artist wataboku whose work has been showcased across Japan as well as in Shanghai, Jakarta, and elsewhere. The artwork captures the story of the song which sings of the distance between the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi in the Japanese festival known as Tanabata, also called the Star Festival.
Check out both versions of the song below.
DEAN FUJIOKA & 隐世录 – “Go The Distance – CH Ver.” (Official Promotion Video)
DEAN FUJIOKA & 隐世录 – “Go The Distance – JP Ver.” (Official Promotion Video)
Go The Distance
Released: October 25, 2020
Download/Stream Here: https://A-Sketch-Inc.lnk.to/DEAN_FUJIOKA_Go_The_Distance
Official Website: http://www.deanfujioka.net
Kirby Glittery Highlight Powder by CreerBeaute Released in Japan
Premium Bandai, the official online shop for Bandai products, opened pre-orders for its new called ‘Kirby & Warp Star Shiny Powder’ highlight powder from its own cosmetic brand CreerBeaute on October 22.’
Kirby & Warp Star Shiny Powder | ¥5,060 (Tax Included)
This compact highlight powder design takes inspiration from the popular Kirby video game series with the titular character riding on a shiny Warp Star.
The Warp Star is coloured golden to give it a high quality feel and has small stars decorated around it, as does the mirror inside to add a bit of fun when putting on makeup. Kirby himself is also grabbing on adorably to the Warp Star.
The powder comes in two colours which are formed to create an image of Kirby to greet you upon opening the lid: Kirby pink and milky blue. Use to highlight your cheekbones and tip of your nose.
The colours can be used separately or combined, and both powders contain malic acid and hyaluronic acid for beautifying and moisturising.
The powder is now available for pre-order on Premium Bandai, so don’t miss out.
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Hetalia World Stars Manga’s Anime Adaptation Announced For Spring 2021
27.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME
An official website and Twitter page were launched on October 25 announcing that Hidekaz Himaruya’s Hetalia World Stars manga series is getting an anime adaptation in Spring 2021. The popular series is serialised in Shonen Jump+ and has sold over 500,000 copies across the four volumes that are currently out.
Hetalia World Stars
It has yet to be confirmed what kind of format the anime will be, but the official website and Twitter page revealed a visual featuring Germany, Italy, and Japan, with Italy holding out a plate of pasta.
Voice Cast Comments
Daisuke Namikawa (Italy)
“The Hetalia anime is back! This show has a roster of unique characters whose relationship is indescribable. And you won’t believe how they wind up this time around! Look forward to it, the Hetalia hype hurricane is back!”
Hiroki Yasumoto (Germany)
“I’m genuinely happy to be seeing these characters again. I’m sure you’re all excited too, but I feel like the cast are even more excited <laughs>. That’s how fun it is to record for this series. When we do it, we go all out. Simple and strong.”
Hiroki Takahashi (Japan)
“We’re back at it. I’m interested to see where they’ve ended up since then. I’m sure Japan is likely to be wavering in these times. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again. It’s not long now, so please wait just a little longer. Ciao☆”
Noriaki Sugiyama (England)
“I felt really nostalgic and it made me happy to be recording for the Hetalia anime again. I think this series has helped people [in Japan] to learn about things around the world, not just in Japan, and helped them gain an interest in those things. I hope you get to watch it!”
Masaya Onosaka (France)
“France is still the same guy, he hasn’t changed one bit. It’s been lonely not getting to record with everyone because of the coronavirus. I’m recording on my own, but I hope I can bring some fun to my part. Please look forward to seeing the familiar face of France again!”
©Hidekaz Himaruya / Shueisha・Hetalia World Stars Production Committee
Hetalia World Stars
Official Website: http://hetalia-ws.com/
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train New Key Visual and Promotional Video Released
The hotly-anticipated anime film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was finally released in Japan on October 16, 2020. To promote the film, a fiery new key visual and promotional video featuring Rengoku and Akaza fighting has been released along with a comment from Satoshi Hino who voices Rengoku.
3rd Key Visual & New Promotional Video
3rd official key visual for Demon Slayer: Mugen Train
The key visual features Kyojuro Rengoku, the Flame Hashira, fighting against Akaza, one of the Twelve Kizuki who holds the position of Upper Rank 3. It will be displayed as theatres in Japan from October 31. You can see both of them battling to the death in the new promotional video below with gorgeous animation from the studio working on the series and film Ufotable.
Akaza is a new face in the anime adaptation
Akaza is a powerful Demon who surpasses even Rui who we see in the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series, as well as Enmu who appears in the film. He is voiced by Akira Ishida (Kaworu Nagisa in Neon Genesis Evangelion and Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance).
Kyojuro Rengoku’s father, Shinjuro Rengoku, is voiced by Rikiya Koyama (Yamato in Naruto Shippuden and Kogoro Mouri in Case Closed), while his younger brother, Senjuro Rengoku, is voiced by Junya Enoki who voiced Peter Parker and Spiderman in the Japanese dub of Marvel’s Avengers film series as well as the Spider-Man films.
Akira Ishida (Voices: Akaza) | Comment
“When I read the script, I saw how it certainly isn’t wrong that Akaza is a character who makes sense when it comes to good and evil. And not just him either. Kyojuro is like that too. And they both clash when it comes to these two things, and I found that dynamic to be really interesting. I hope people get to enjoy it at the cinema.”
Meet the voice cast in Japan
Natsuki Hanae, Satoshi Hino, and Akira Ishida who voice Tanjiro Kamado, Kyojuro Rengoku, and Akaza respectively, will hold a talk session at TOHO Cinemas Hibiya on October 31st after the 16:40 (JST) film screening. It will also be streamed live at theatres across Japan.
MOSHI MOSHI PLAYLIST: Japanese Songs to Feel Refreshed in the Morning
MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON is now on Spotify, and every week, we plan to post a new playlist with a different theme, focusing on music from Japan. If you love J-music, or are new to J-music, be sure to give us a follow.
Japanese Songs to Feel Refreshed in the Morning
If you woke up feeling refreshed this morning, here’s a playlist of Japanese songs for you to switch on to enhance that feeling as you enjoy your morning coffee.
Aimer – “We Two”
Aimer’s delicate voice contrasts with the passionate rhythm of the electric guitar. A heavenly combination to wake up your brain in the morning.
DAOKO – “Hajimemashite no Kimochi o”
DAOKO never fails to make a catchy song. This song has that refreshing feeling to it, but also has a hint of melancholy to it.
Yorushika – “Dakara Boku wa Ongaku o Yameta”
This one also has a brisk melancholy to it but is nothing short of refreshing.
[Alexandros] – “Gesshoku Horizon”
You just can’t get enough of the jaunty guitar and rhythm of this one. Perfect as a morning track.
Cidergirl – “Evergreen”
This fast paced rock tune gives you that same kind of uplifting, freeing feeling like a shonen anime opening theme.
sanari – “Prince”
A chill song with refreshing vibes. The gentle beat of the drums and sanari’s smooth voice is just what you want to hear in the morning.
Eito – “Right Now”
Just hearing the simple acoustic guitar chords and simple melody will have you humming along in no time.
DREAMS COME TRUE – “Haretara Iine”
A happy sounding song that sets you up for the day with positive vibes.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – “Sai & Co”
If you are looking for some encouragement to start your day, an upbeat song by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is just what you need.
livetune feat. Hatsune Miku – “Yellow – Re:Dialed”
Another upbeat song to brighten your morning. Plunge into Hatsune Miku’s bright and colourful world.
Official HIGE DANdism – “No Doubt”
The vocals and melody of the happy-sounding keyboard are sure to make you feel good in the morning.
KANA-BOON – “Wake up”
An energy-filled KANA-BOON song will provide you with the energy to get on with your day.
SUPER BEAVER – “Yokan”
Another feel-good rock song, and despite being a rock tune, is easy to listen to even in the mornings.
L’Arc~en~Ciel – “READY STEADY GO”
A rock song to provide you with the energy to get up and get on with your day. The raspy vocals blend perfectly with the guitar melodies.
What did you think of this week’s picks? Stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you a new playlist to discover every week.
It will have been 15 years since RADWIMPS made their debut this November, and to celebrate, the band will perform at Yokohama Arena on November 22 and 23 this year which will be streamed live in real time. And it’s not exclusive to online either – fan will be able to attend the concert for real too as the show will be held in accordance with government guidelines against COVID-19.
If you’re wanting tickets to watch the livestream outside Japan then you can buy them here. Don’t miss out on what is to be a very special performance by RADWIMPS as they commemorate their 15th anniversary.
RADWIMPS – 15th Anniversary Special Concert
November 21, 2020 | Start – 19:00 (JST) @ Yokohama Arena (Rehearsal. Won’t be streamed online.)
November 22, 2020 | Start – 19:00 (JST) @ Yokohama Arena
November 23, 2020 | Start – 19:00 (JST) @ Yokohama Arena
Online Live Streaming
November 22, 2020 | Site Opens – 18:00 (JST), Show Starts 19:00 (JST)
November 23, 2020 | Site Opens – 18:00 (JST), Show Starts 19:00 (JST)
*Both concerts will be archived from November 24, 2020 at midnight (JST) to November 26, 2020 at 23:59 (JST)
Online Live Streaming Tickets
Watching Outside Japan: https://store.livefrom.events/collections/radwimps/products/radwimps-livestream
Watching Inside Japan: https://radwimps.jp/15th/
Seat Tickets for Yokohama Arena
November 21, 2020 | Doors 17:30 (JST), Start – 19:00 (JST) @ Yokohama Arena (Rehearsal. Won’t be streamed online.)
November 22, 2020 | Doors 17:30 (JST), Start – 19:00 (JST) @ Yokohama Arena
November 23, 2020 | Doors 17:30 (JST), Start – 19:00 (JST) @ Yokohama Arena
15th Anniversary Special Concert Website: https://radwimps.jp/15th/
Pokémon Cafe and Pikachu Sweets to Open Online Orders For Christmas Home Party Set
Tokyo’s two cafes Pokémon Cafe and Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe have announced that they will open online orders for their new ‘Pokémon Cafe Christmas Home Party Set 2020’ on November 17, 2020.
Pokémon Cafe Christmas Home Party Set 2020
The party set comes with a Pikachu-shaped Christmas cake, Christmas tree stand, a set of four wooden chopstick rests shaped like Pikachu’s tail, and a set of four paper Pikachu glasses. If you’ve ever dreamed of a Pokémon Christmas, then who better to spend it with than Pikachu?
Kawaii Pikachu Cake
Pokémon Cafe Christmas Home Party Set 2020 | ¥8,800 (Tax Included)
The cake is a mousse cake made with cream from Hokkaido and sweet white chocolate. Shaped like Pikachu, the cake is made from chocolate and plain sponge which hide secret chocolate chips for added texture and sweetness.
Decorate for Christmas this year with Pokémon Cafe’s original Christmas tree stand, Pikachu tail chopstick rests, Pokémon Christmas Wonderland wreath, and paper Pikachu cups.
© 2020 Pokémon.©1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Pokémon, ポケットモンスター, and ポケモン are registered trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and GAME FREAK inc.
Pokémon Cafe Christmas Home Party Set 2020
Order Window: November 17, 2020 at 14:00 (JST) to December 11, 2020 at 18:00 (JST)
Available: Via Pokémon Cafe’s official website from November 10, 2020 at 14:00
・Pokémon Cafe (Nihombashi, Tokyo)
Pick Up: December 22, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Address: Address: Nihombashi Takashimaya SC East Bldg. 5F, 2-1-2 Nihombashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Business Hours: 10:30-22:00
Official Website: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/
・Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Café
Pick Up: December 23, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Address: Sunshine City Alpa Floor 2F, 3-1-2 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
Official Website: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/pikachu_sweets/
Sanrio Puroland Halloween Makeup Developed in Collaboration With POLA
POLA INC. is collaborating with Sanrio Entertainment’s amusement park Sanrio Puroland for their ongoing PURO HALLOWEEN PARTY event which is being held both at the park and online. The company has developed cute and sophisticated Halloween makeup inspired by the looks being worn by the Sanrio characters at Puroland for Halloween.
Halloween is a time to dress up as your favourite spooky figure, and POLA has jumped on board by creating a range of makeup looks to support Halloween outfits this year that anyone can do at home. Each look has a step-by-step visual guide as well as a video to help you along the way.
All the products used for the looks are by POLA and can all be bought at their nearly 4,000 stores including the 670 POLA THE BEAUTY branches and their flagship store POLA GINZA. Select branches in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Macao, and Singapore are also stocking the items.
PURO HALLOWEEN PARTY
Running: September 11, 2020 – October 31, 2020
Opening Hours: [Weekdays] 10:00-17:00 / [Weekends] 9:00-19:00
Online Event: October 24, 2020 (Opens 19:30/Starts 20:00)
Online Price: ¥2,000
Requirement for Online Participation: Use of the Zoom app
Sanrio Puroland Official Website: https://www.puroland.jp/liveshow/online_2020_halloween_part
POLA Halloween Makeup Site: https://net.pola.co.jp/ec/closeup/puroland/index.html
Hello Kitty Double Wall Glasses by GOODGLAS Are Perfect For Dessert Servings
25.October.2020 | FASHION
Japanese glass company GOODGLAS re-released the red versions of its Hello Kitty double wall glasses on Friday after they sold out in just two months when they first went on sale on July 20.
Handmade Hello Kitty Double Wall Glass
Hello Kitty Double Wall Glass (Red) | ¥3,600 (Before Tax)
Glass products at GOODGLAS are all handmade and use the traditional glass blowing method.
Not just cute but practical too
Limited Edition Blue Colour
The glasses can be used for beverages too. Winter is on the horizon, so this is the perfect vessel to sip a cosy hot drink from.
Enjoy a tea break at home with Hello Kitty
When you pour either your hot or cold drink into the glass, Hello Kitty’s face stands out even more—and depending on the beverage you pour inside, you can create different looks.
©︎1976, 2020 SANRIO CO., LTD.TOKYO,JAPANⓁ
Hello Kitty Double Wall Glass Red
Re-released: October 23, 2020
GOODGLAS Japan Official Website: https://www.r-kj.com/
Winter Vegan Food to be Served Up at BOTANIST Tokyo in Harajuku This Holiday Season
25.October.2020 | FOOD
BOTANIST’s flagship shop BOTANIST Tokyo will be serving up a special Northern European-themed holiday season menu at its second floor BOTANIST Cafe from October 31, 2020. The line-up is made with the wish in mind that everyone can live with hope in mind as we draw closer to the end of 2020 and ready for the start of the New Year.
All food on the seasonal holiday menu is vegan and promised to be filling, delicious, and healthy.
White Mushroom & Meatball Pasta | ¥1,250 (Tax Included)
A vegan pasta with must-have meatballs covered in a lip-smacking tomato sauce. The pasta is made from rice flour.
Shiitake Patty & Shimeji Sauce Hamburger | ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
A vegan burger with a patty made from shiitake mushrooms and doused in an aromatic shimeji mushroom sauce. It’s served with hot hasselback potatoes which are seen in the cuisine of North Europe as well as cauliflower.
Five Mushroom Soy Potage | ¥510 (Tax Included)
A rich potage made from five varieties of mushroom including shiitake, eryngii, shimeji, and hen-of-the-wood. It has a full-bodied flavour and is nothing short of delicious.
Vegan Doughnut Holiday Cake | ¥600 (Tax Included)
A Christmas cake where you can pick two vegan doughnuts from a selection of flavours. It’s filled with soy cream which goes perfectly with the chewy rice flour doughnuts.
Christmas Set To Go
Christmas Set To Go: ¥2,200 (Tax Included) / Uber Eats: ¥2,600 (Tax Included)
A Christmas set that can be ordered to go or via Uber Eats. Perfect for get-togethers with friends and families.
BOTANIST Botanical Winter Coffret
BOTANIST Botanical Winter Coffret (Premium Hair Care Set) | ¥8,690 (Tax Included)
At BOTANIST Tokyo’s first floor shop, they have announced the release of a new hair care collection called BOTANIST Botanical Winter Coffret which will hit shelves on October 31, 2020.
BOTANIST Tokyo’s vegan winter menu will arrive on October 31, 2020 which is the final day of their vegan autumn menu. Check out their autumn food line-up here.
Address: 6-29-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo (1st Floor – Shop / 2nd Floor – Cafe)
TEL: 1st Floor: 03-5766-3777 / 2nd Floor: 03-5766-3778
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
Official Website: https://shop.botanistofficial.com/
Cute Halloween Confections Make Their Way to Ginza Cozy Corner This October
25.October.2020 | FOOD
Ginza Cozy Corner released a new collection of Halloween confections on October 19.
JOYJOY Halloween Party (9 Included) | ¥2,400 (Before Tax) | Available: October 19, 2020 – October 31, 2020
The tasty line-up features a collection of playful ghouls and ghosts partying at a haunted house. Bites include an eyeball tart, orange-flavoured Jack-o’-lantern roll cake, and lots more. Plus, the box they come in can be cut out and used as a photo prop for snapping cute Halloween pictures.
Imp’s Trickster Mont Blanc | ¥580 (Before Tax) | Serving: October 19, 2020 – October 31, 2020
There’s also a colourful mont blanc layered with four different creams: strawberry, lemon, melon, and blueberry, and inside—a mouth-watering tangy orange sauce surprise.
Ginza Cozy Corner Official Website: https://www.cozycorner.co.jp/
SHIRO Unveils ‘Holiday Favourite Coffret’ Christmas Cosmetic Items
25.October.2020 | FASHION
Japanese cosmetic brand SHIRO will release a new set of limited-edition cosmetic items, including the “Holiday Favourite Coffret” and “Flaxseed Nail Polish,” this Christmas. Pre-orders open on October 29 with the collection set to drop on November 12.
Holiday Favourite Coffret | ¥13,500 (Before Tax)
Holiday Favourite Coffret is a collection of popular SHIRO cosmetics boxed in limited-edition fragrances which are available this Christmas only. The collection was created with the idea in mind that your heart will light up and a smile will form on your face the moment you open the box.
The “Calendula Eyeshadow Liquid” arrives in two colours. It’s made with pot marigold which has high moisturising properties. Both colours add to the excitement of the holiday season with a lustrous glow around the eyes. Since it’s a liquid-type eye shadow, it makes it easier to moisturise around your eyes during the dry winter season.
The “Essential Lip Oil,” imbued with a relaxing yuzu, gives you nice, moisturised lips. It comes with two limited-edition different scents: “Holy Fig Eau de Parfum” and “Aroma Wood.” The former has a warm fragrance inspired by Christmas trees and wreaths with notes of sweet fig, green, wood, and flowers. The latter combines fig and Japanese cypress. Cypress wood from the district of Tosa in Kochi is used.
Flaxseed Nail Polish (4 Colours) | ¥2,400 Each (Before Tax)
SHIRO are also releasing four limited-edition flaxseed nail polishes which can be used both on their own, providing beautiful colour, or layered. Each colour takes inspiration from the holiday season, like snow-covered fir trees or warm Christmas lights. The gold logo and white caps are also limited-edition.
Items in this collection will be sold in a limited-edition gift box too decorated in Christmas colours like green, gold, and white.
SHIRO HOLIDAY COLLECTION 2020
Pre-Orders: October 29, 2020 via SHIRO’s online store
Release Date: November 12, 2020
Official Website: https://shiro-shiro.jp/