Cute Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars Face Masks Release in Sanrio Collaboration
01.February.2021 | FASHION
Japanese sneakers select shop atmos pink teamed up with Sanrio to release a cute collection of face masks on Thursday (January 28).
KIKI&LALA★atmos MASK Colours: White/Blue – ¥1,400 (Before Tax)
HELLO KITTY♡atmos MASK Colours: White/Pink – ¥1,400 (Before Tax)
The masks can be washed and are durable, fast-drying, block pollen, and cut UV. Face masks are part of everyday life now, so why not add a little fun to routine?
atmos pink x Sanrio Collab Masks
Released: January 28, 2021
Official Website: https://www.atmos-pink.com/
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
Stylish Taiwanese Face Mask Brand JIUJIU Releases in Japan
26.February.2021 | FASHION
The popular Taiwanese face mask brand JIUJIU was released in Japan for the first time on Friday (February 26) via the company’s new Japanese website.
We now live in a time where face masks are a part of everyday life when commuting, going to the shop, walking in public places, working at the office, and so on. Japan is no stranger to face masks as they were always a part of the culture for hygienic reasons in the workplace when an employee is ill, as a fashion statement, for those suffering from hay fever, and so on, but even there has seen a major increased demand for face masks since the pandemic began.
JIUJIU’s face masks are used in medical professions in Taiwan. They are noted for not only they quality but fashion sentiment too, with over 60 style variations available. These masks are now available to buy in Japan in packs of 5.
JIUJIU Face Masks
Released: February 26, 2021 (Japan)
Price: Pack of 5 – ¥548 (Tax Included)
Online Store: https://jiujiu-jp.com/
Hatsune Miku Collaborates With Pusheen as Part of MikuWorldCollab
24.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Crypton Future Media unveiled an illustration on Friday (February 19) announcing Hatsune Miku’s collaboration with Pusheen as part of MikuWorldCollab, a project that launched to have the internationally-beloved virtual singer collaborated with famous overseas IP’s.
Pusheen is the instantly-recognisable cat character created in the U.S. by Claire Belton and Andrew Duff back in 2010. Originally featured as a comic strip, Pusheen went on to become a series of stamps on Facebook in 2013, and has seen countless collaborations, original merchandise, and more ever since.
The cute illustration of Miku and Pusheen was created by Japanese illustrator Choke. More illustrations by the Pusheen team are set to roll out this year along with a merchandise collection and other digital content, so stay tuned!
Hatsune Miku x Pusheen
Hatsune Miku Official Twitter (English): https://twitter.com/cfm_miku_en
Hatsune Miku Official Twitter (Japanese): https://twitter.com/cfm_miku
■Who is Hatsune Miku? https://piapro.net/
The Hatsune Miku voice synthesizer software was developed based on the voice of Japanese voice actress Saki Fujita, and first released on August 31st, 2007. Since her release, Hatsune Miku has evolved into a phenomenon of highly participatory cyber culture, with Miku-related content created and shared everyday around the globe.
■Who is Pusheen? https://pusheen.com/
Pusheen is a tubby tabby cat who brings smiles and laughter to people all around the world. She became famous through her animated comics and GIFs posted on Pusheen.com, as well as through her widely used animated stickers on Facebook, Instagram, iMessage, and other platforms.
Pusheen Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pusheen
Pusheen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pusheen/
Pusheen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pusheen/
Pusheen YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/pusheenthecat
Sanrio Design Face Masks by Maison de FLEUR Keep You Stylish and Safe
24.February.2021 | FASHION
Maison de FLEUR has revealed a new collection of face masks created in collaboration with Sanrio which will be released in Japan on February 23.
Sanrio Character Collab Masks | ¥2,200 Each (Tax Included)
Little Twin Stars
The masks are designed from the popular Sanrio characters My Melody, Cinnamoroll, Little Twin Stars, Pompompurin, and Kuromi. The parts that hook over your ears are fitted with a big, cute satin ribbon, and the front of the masks feature a gold leaf print matte design.
The masks can be used both as a fashion item and for protection against COVID-19.
greet up Releases Antibacterial and Anti-Odour Face Mask Spray
23.February.2021 | FASHION
Japanese brand greet up has launched its new antibacterial and anti-odour “Jia Shi AL” (次亜シーAL®) spray for face masks. The bottles are a convenient 50ml size so can be carried anywhere and everywhere.
Jia Shi AL is an antibacterial spray co-developed by Environmental Science Laboratory and Himawari Clinic, a leading medical clinic located in Ono, Hyogo.
In the regular electrolysis process, chlorine (CL2) is used which is poisonous, but no chlorine is used in the making of Jia Shi AL. It contains antibacterial alcohol and hypochlorous acid solution which is kind to the skin, including those with more fragile skin. It also eliminates pollen making it a perfect accomplice alongside those who suffer from hay fever. It can also be used on disposable face masks that can’t be washed to disinfect them.
Jia Shi AL Original Bottle 50ml | ¥550 (Tax Included)
Face Mask Sets
evolvetogether Set: 7 Face Masks (4 Colours) + Jia Shi AL 50ml Bottle Set | ¥1,980
Mask Colours: Amazonia, NYC, Milan, Tokyo
The spray is gentle on skin and safe to use on children and pets.
Jia Shi AL can be used for many things including:
Pollen/House Dust Elimination
Inside Humidifiers To Cleanse Air
Jia Shi AL Original Bottle 50ml
Japanese Product Name: 次亜シーAL® オリジナルボトル 50ml
greet up Official Website: https://greet-up.com/
Little Twin Stars Doughnuts at Floresta Celebrate White Day
20.February.2021 | Uncategorized
Floresta Nature Doughnuts, a doughnut cafe in Japan that hand-makes doughnuts using organic ingredients, is celebrating White Day this year by releasing two doughnuts based on the Little Twin Stars which will be served from March 1 to 14.
The Little Twin Stars, also known as Kiki & Lala, are two of the most popular characters by Sanrio, the company known for such iconic faces as Hello Kitty.
Kiki & Lala Doughnuts | ¥450 (Before Tax)
Kiki & Lala are twins who were born on the Star of Compassion. The doughnuts capture the cute duo atop fluffy pink clouds made from strawberry and white chocolate.
The doughnuts are made without any additives or colouring. The ring part of the doughnut is coated in a strawberry chocolate made from organic strawberry powder for a sweet and sour kick.
Celebrate White Day this year, the sequel to Valentine’s Day in Japan, with the Little Twin Stars.
©’21 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. L615092
Little Twin Stars White Day Doughnuts
Serving: March 1, 2021 – March 14, 2021
Participating Branches: https://www.nature-doughnuts.jp/shop/
*Available while supplies last
*Served at room temperature or refrigerated depending on branch
Online Shop: https://floresta-ec.jp/
Online Orders: February 27, 2021 – March 9, 2021
*Available while supplies last
Floresta Official Website: http://www.nature-doughnuts.jp
Gundam x Hello Kitty Collaboration Merchandise Now Available to Buy Outside Japan
Online Japanese proxy shopping service ZenPlus is now stocking items of the ongoing Gundam x Hello Kitty collaboration by the anime apparel brand R4G. This means if you’re outside Japan, you can now finally get in on this unique and exciting collaboration.
Gundam x Hello Kitty
Gundam x Hello Kitty T-Shirt / Field Coat
Gundam x Hello Kitty Anime Scene T-Shirts
The Gundam x Hello Kitty collaboration began in 2019 to tie in the 40th anniversary of the popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and the 45th anniversary of Sanrio’s most popular character Hello Kitty. Now the project is heading overseas for fans worldwide to enjoy the collaboration.
Japan’s Tasty Kewpie Mayonnaise Meets Snoopy in Jar Redesign
15.February.2021 | FOOD
This year marks the second year since Kewpie Corporation has been collaborating with the internationally-beloved comic series Peanuts. This month, Kewpie is rolling out an all-new spring and summer design for its mayonnaise jars. This will be followed by new autumn and winter designs later this year.
Kewpie Mayonnaise x Snoopy | ¥290 (Before Tax)
Spring/Summer Design (Rolling out February 2021)
Autumn/Winter Design (Rolling out Autumn 2021)
The designs feature the iconic characters from Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip Peanuts which was first serialised in US newspapers back in 1950. Schulz’s stories have been celebrate by kids and adults through the generations as Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang come together. Last year, Peanuts celebrated its 70th anniversary, something which was promoted much in Japan, a country where the iconic characters are extremely popular.
Kewpie has been selling its mayonnaise since 1925. Since 1995, it has introduced designs in collaboration with different characters every 2-3 years alongside its regular packaging.
Kewpie Mayonnaise x Snoopy
Spring/Summer 2021 Design: Rolling out February 2021
Autumn/Winter 2021 Design: Rolling out Autumn 2021
Official Website: https://www.kewpie.co.jp/mayonnaise/
Sailor Moon Eternal’s Second Anime Film Promoted With Luna Shaped Bread
Japanese bakery Neko Neko Shokupan is promoting the release of the second in the two-part anime film series Sailor Moon Eternal by baking up a bread inspired by everyone’s favourite feline: Luna. The bread will be sold from February 11 to March 25.
Neko Neko Shokupan Luna Bread w/ Chocolate Pen | ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
The bread is made of pastry laced with black cocoa powder. Luna’s ears are strawberry flavoured and she of course has her iconic crescent moon atop her forehead. She arrives safely packaged in a cube-shaped box decorated in night sky stars and the moon. This box is placed in an eye-catching bag with little Sailor Moon details that are sure to be familiar to any fan, including Luna herself as well as Artemis.
The bread is available in-store at Neko Neko Shokupan branches and via the online store All Hearts Mall in Japan
The first film in the Sailor Moon Eternal series was released on January 8, 2021, and the second on February 11, 2021.
ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY x Mr. Osomatsu Collaborate On Themed Ice Creams in Japan
Japananese ice cream chain ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY is collaborating with the TV anime series Mr. Osomatsu at seven of its branches from February 10 to March 14. It will include a selection of ice creams, hot drinks, and merchandise based on the characters from the popular comedy series.
ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY x Mr. Osomatsu Collab Visual
Ice Cream Menu
Novelty Coasters (7 Designs)
Campaign for 5 people to win prize
Coupon to receive novelties earlier
So what exactly is ‘roll ice cream’? Just as the name suggests, liquid ice cream is poured onto a freezing cold plate which is then rolled with a spatula to create cylindrical shapes. As expected, roll ice cream continues to make its way onto Instagram for its cute visual impact and unique design. Roll ice cream began in Thailand before becoming a boom over in New York. It’s now popular worldwide having spread across Europe and the rest of Asia too. The first branch opened in Harajuku, Tokyo, back in 2017.
Fans of Mr. Osomatsu can look forward to a special selection of berry, vanilla, chocolate mint, and other tasty ice cream scoops based on the Matsuno siblings. Each cup also comes with a toothpick featuring an illustration of the character. There are also three hot takeout beverages perfect for the cold inwter season.
Customers can get their hands on a novelty coaster at participating branches for every item they order from the Mr. Osomatsu menu. There are seven designs which includes a secret, unknown design.
ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY is also hosting a campaign on their official Twitter and Instagram accounts for 5 lucky fans to win a free poster. Details below.
ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY x Mr. Osomatsu Collab Cafe
Running: February 10, 2012 – March 14, 2021
Participating Branches: ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY (Harajuku/Omotesando/Marui Family Mizunokuchi/Osaka/Dotonbori/AEON Mall Tokushima/Nagasaki/Huis Ten Bosch, Hiroshima, Hatchobori/Kumamoto/Shimotori)
Collab Details: https://edith-online.com/lp/osomatsusan-rollice
Twitter & Instagram Campaign
Running: February 10, 2012 – March 14, 2021
How to Participate: Follow ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY on Instagram or Twitter and post with hashtag #おそ松ロールアイス
Twitter Account: @ROLLICErCREAM_F
Instagram Account: @rollicecreamfactory
*Winners will be contacted directly on Twitter/Instagram
ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY Official Website: https://rollicecreamfactory.com/
Love Me Pom Poko! Manga Gets Themed Cafe at NewType Shinjuku in Tokyo
NewType Shinjuku, a subculture cafe and bar in Tokyo, is collaborating with Modomu Akagawara’s manga series Love Me Pom Poko! from February 6 to 28. The cute and charming world of the series arrives not only on the food and drinks menu but in the form of merchandise and decorations too. As is the case with collaboration cafes in Japan, there’s some free novelties for customers to enjoy when they purchase something from the menu too.
Love Me Pom Poko! is not that known in the West yet, but if you happen to be in Tokyo this month, be sure to stop on by to experience the art of the series yourself.
Love Me Pom Poko! Collab Cafe
Running: February 6, 2021 – February 28, 2021
Location: NewType Shinjuku
Address: Dash Bldg. 1F, 5-12-16 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: [Weekdays] 16:00-20:00 / [Weekends & Holidays] 11:00-20:00
Official Website: http://ntsnjk.tokyo/
Rei Ayanami Wears Red Lipstick in Second Collaboration With Makeup Brand KATE
Global makeup brand KATE released its second animated video in collaboration with the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion on Tuesday (February 2) to promote its “KATE Red Nude Rouge (EV)” lipstick.
“Rei Ayanami, Her First Lipstick, And the Results”
Rei dons the vibrant red lipstick in the commercial.
“No more rules, this is a red for me and red only,” is what KATE expresses in the promotional video.
The person Rei was waiting for finally arrives, and she smiles, showing off the beautiful rouge tint on her lips.
KATE Red Nude Rouge (EV) is a limited-edition online-exclusive in 4 designs
KATE released the first Rei Ayanami commercial in November last year. In it, the original voice actress for Rei, Megumi Hayashibara, reprised her role in the animated trailer which was created by illustrator and animator Yoneyama Mai. It exploded on Japanese social media, resulting in this sequel.
KATE’s slogan is “NO MORE RULES” which encourages consumers to pick the colours they want to wear themselves without being tied down by society. This concept has led them to innovate in their makeup products, and is a concept that they believe connects with Rei Ayanami from the Evangelion franchise, which is what led to this collaboration.
KATE x Evangelion Second Collaboration
Released: February 2, 2021
Collab Details: https://www.nomorerules.net/special/red_nude_rouge_ev/
Official Website: https://www.nomorerules.net/