Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery Service Bag Serves Free-Flying Broom Witch Vibes

16.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Japanese apparel company Familiar has is releasing a series of limited-edition items in collaboration with Studio Ghibli Anofuku, a fashion brand created by Anofuku and Studio Ghibli in 2018.

Kiki’s Delivery Service Sub Bag ¥16,500 | Kiki’s Delivery Service Denim Bag ¥19,800 (Prices Include Tax)

The second entries to the series are two bags based on the beloved Studio Ghibli anime film classic Kiki’s Delivery Service. The bag designs feature Kiki on her broom with Jiji as they fly over the seaside town of Koriko where the movie is set. It’s a direct reference to the same scene in the film itself.

 

The 1st entries were Ponyo and Totoro denim bags

Ponyo Denim Bag ¥19,800 | Ponyo Sub Bag ¥16,500 | My Neighbor Totoro Bus Stop Denim Bag ¥19,800 | My Neighbor Totoro Bus Stop Denim Sub Bag ¥16,500 (Prices Include Tax)

The first entries to the line-up were a collection of denim bags based on two other Studio Ghibli fan favourites: My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo. The Ponyo bag is still available at the time this article was written, but the Totoro one is unfortunately sold out.

 

Information on a third collection is scheduled for release in March, so stay tuned.

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    03.May.2021 | FASHION

    Fashion, beauty, and creative company MASH Holdings has announced a collaboration with the Peanuts comic strip titled “TAKE CARE WITH PEANUTS” which sees the arrival of an eco bag collection in collaboration with 11 different fashion brands. The bags were released at USAGI ONLINE, as well as other online stores and shops in Japan on April 28.

     

    The Line-Up

    SNIDEL | ¥1,980 (Tax Included)

    gelato pique | ¥2,420 (Tax Included)

    FRAY I.D | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)

    Lily Brown | ¥2,970 (Tax Included)

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    CELFORD | ¥2,530 (Tax Included)

    Emmi | ¥4,950 (Tax Included)

    SNIDEL HOME | ¥3,850 (Tax Included)

    Styling | ¥1,980 (Tax Included)

    FURFUR | ¥4,950 (Tax Included)

    UNDERSON UNDERSON | ¥3,960 (Tax Included)

    The eco bags see Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang making an effort to promote sustainable alternatives to plastic bags. Fans of the comic can help the gang take care of the planet with this stylish reusable line-up.

  • Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch Gets Recipe Picture Book

    02.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / MOVIE

    Japanese publisher SHUFUNOTOMO released a new recipe picture book based on the Studio Ghibli’s 3D CG movie Earwig and the Witch on April 28.

    Earwig and the Witch Recipe Book | ¥1,540 (Tax Included) 

    The book features simple to follow recipes including famous British meals, desserts inspired by the movie, and lots of other mouth-watering delights that look like something straight out of Earwig and the Witch.

     

    St. Morwald’s Home for Children’s Shepherd’s Pie

    Shepherd’s pie is a classic British meal and makes an appearance in the movie when Earwig eats it at St. Morwald’s Home for Children. It’s her favourite meal: mash sat on top of a tomato sauce-loaded mince, carrots, green beans, onion, and paprika combo.

     

     

    Boy Scout Fried Toast

    Fried toast is another common food on the British breakfast menu. The recipe takes thickly-sliced bread and fries it in the juices of bacon and sausage. It’s based on the scene where Earwig messes up making her fried toast. The recipe is made Frech-style with egg, milk, sugar, and butter.

     

    Earwig’s Pretzels

    Using hot cake mix, learn how to make frosted white chocolate pretzels that look like Bella Yaga’s magical worm minions

    Goro Miyazaki | Comment (Taken From Recipe Book)

    “Cooking is fun, isn’t it? I myself love cooking: taking various ingredients and peeling them, chopping them, crushing them, and mixing them. You boil, you steam, you simmer, you fry. Using fire makes it all the more fun. What I make doesn’t always turn out perfect, but you can turn off and forget everything while you’re cooking, but it’s an amazing feeling when you sit down to eat the fruits of your labour and people tell you what you made is delicious. It’s even more amazing when you eat something that someone else made for you. Tasty food is like magic. Speaking of which, the magical spells that Earwig learns at Bella Yaga’s house are a lot like cooking. Carving, crushing, mixing. I’m sure that if you’re a skilled witch you’ll be a skilled cook too. I hope the people who read this book and think for the first time that they want to try out cooking will try making all sorts. Getting better at cooking might even lead you on the path to becoming a witch.”

    The recipe book’s front cover was designed specially for this book by Goro Miyazaki.

  • Madoka Magica & Magica Record Anime Merchandise Releases at EMooooN

    29.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Fans of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Magica Record won’t want to miss out on these new themed backpacks and wristwatches released by KADOKAWA at the apparel brand EMooooN. Available to order until May 23, the merch designs take inspiration from the 2011 film Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie and the anime adaptation of the mobile RPG Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story.

     

    The anime studio SHAFT, who animated both of these series, created special illustrations of Madoka, Homura, Iroha, and Yachiyo for this merch drop.

    Madoka Kaname Backpack | ¥14,700 (Tax Included)

    Inspired by the one and only Madoka, this backpack’s outer design features her full name embroidered in the bottom right, while inside fans will discover an original design with magical circles and limitless space. There is plenty of room to store your bits and bobs with both open pockets and a zip pocket. The bag itself has a simple body design which makes it perfect for being nerdy while in a business setting as well as looking stylish when out and about.

     

    Homura Akemi Backpack | ¥14,700 (Tax Included)

    Embroidered with Homura’s name, this black backpack’s inner design features flowers and the starry night sky.

    Madoka Kaname Wristwatch | ¥18,480 (Tax Included)

    The face of this wristwatch features magical circles and its colours based on Madoka’s clothes. Its stylish design also makes it wearable in any situation.

    Homura Akemi Wristwatch | ¥18,480 (Tax Included)

    Homura’s clock face has cogs on it as well as darker colours to match her character design.

     

    Iroha Tamaki Backpack | ¥14,700 (Tax Included)

    The interior design of Iroha’s bag was created by Doroinu of Gekidan Inu Curry.

    Yachiyo Nanami Backpack | ¥14,700 (Tax Included)

    Dorainu also designed the inside of Yachiyo’s bag.

    Iroha Tamaki Wristwatch | ¥18,480 (Tax Included)

    Yachiyo Nanami Wristwatch | ¥18,480 (Tax Included)

     

    Special sets featuring illustrations by SHAFT

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    Backpack EMooooN Sets: Madoka, Homura, Iroha, Yachiyo | ¥15,200 Each

     

    Wristwatch & Acrylic Stand Figure Sets

    Backpack EMooooN Sets: Madoka, Homura, Iroha, Yachiyo | ¥19,500 Each

     

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  • Spirited Away’s Makkuro Kurosuke Dust Bunnies Get Official Accessories

    25.April.2021 | FASHION / MOVIE

    Benelic is set to release a new collection based on Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away at the end of this month at all Donguri Kyowaku stores and official online shop Sora no Ue in Japan.

     

    The collection features six items based on the adorable Makkuro Kurosuke dust bunnies and includes piercings, earrings, bracelet, necklace, ring, and hairpin.  The necklace and bracelet are fitted with adjusters, and all the accessories are fitted with cute and colourful stars inspired by the Japanese konpeito sugar candy.

     

    Spirited Away Konpeito Series

     

    Piercing | ¥1,760

     

    Earring | ¥1,760

     

    Necklace | ¥1,540 

    Ring | ¥1,320

    Bracelet | ¥2,200 

    Hairpin Set | ¥1,100

  • Stylish Bags and Sneakers Arrive at Camper’s Pop-Up Shop in Isetan Shinjuku

    17.April.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

    Shoe, boots, and sneaker brand Camper opened a pop-up shop at Isetan Shinjuku on Wednesday which is set to run until April 27. The shop is a collaboration with Japanese textile designer Masaru Suzuki who has provided his iconic designs to a collection of bags and sneakers that you can get your hands on. The shop also has a display designed by Suzuki.

     

    Pop-Up Store Line-Up

    HOP STEP LIFE | ¥19,800 (Tax Included)

    ANIMAL BISCUIT | ¥22,000 (Tax Included)

    CHARM POINT | ¥5,500 (Tax Included)

    TWINS by MASARU SUZUKI (Women’s) | ¥25,300 (Tax Included)

    TWINS by MASARU SUZUKI (Men’s) | ¥25,300 (Tax Included)

    TWINS by MASARU SUZUKI (Kid’s) | From ¥12,100 (Tax Included)

     

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  • JIMOTOTE Tote Bag Releases Releases Tokyo Tama Collection

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    Benelic are releasing four new mug planters at Donguri Kyowakoku and online at Sora no Ue, both official Studio Ghibli merchandise shops in Japan, this month.

    The porcelain planters include designs for My Neighbor TotoroKiki’s Delivery ServiceLaputa: Castle in the Sky, and Spirited Away, each capturing the wonderful world of the beloved animated movies. They make for the perfect plant pots for around your home.

     

    The designs up close

     

    My Neighbor Totoro | ¥3,960 (Tax Included)

     

    Kiki’s Delivery Service | ¥3,960 (Tax Included)

     

    Laputa: Castle in the Sky | ¥3,960 (Tax Included)

     

    Spirited Away | ¥3,960 (Tax Included)

  • Harry Potter Design Japanese Randoseru Backpack Released by Q-pot.

    06.April.2021 | FASHION / MOVIE

    Japanese accessory brand Q-pot. has created the world’s first ‘randoseru’ Japanese schoolbag which it released at its stores and online shop on April 1.

    Harry Potter x Q-pot. Chocolate Randoseru | ¥110,000 (Tax Included)

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  • Tokyo’s Studio Ghibli & Animate Exhibition Reveals Original Merchandise Collection

    01.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Matsuya Ginza is set to host the “Animage & Ghibli Exhibition” which will run from April 15 to May 5. The event will pay homage to Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga which was serialised in Animage by showcasing a range of never-before-seen cell artwork, as well Mamoru Oshii’s OVA art film Angel’s Egg, and much more.

     

    With two weeks until it begins, the exhibition has revealed some of the exciting original and exclusive merchandise anime fans can expect to get their hands on. Tickets for the event were released on Saturday.

     

    Teto Plush Toy ¥11,000 (Tax Included) / Ohmu Plush Toy ¥14,300 (Tax Included)

    Bath Towel ¥8.800 (Tax Included)

    Tapestry ¥16,500 (Tax Included)

    Multipurpose Cases ¥3,300 Each (Tax Included)

    Notebook ¥495 (Tax Included)

    Square Pins ¥440 Each (Tax Included)

    Animage Logo Pins ¥330 Each (Tax Included)

    Wooden Brooches ¥1,320 Each (Tax Included)

    Stainless Steel Bottles ¥3,520 Each (Tax Included)

    Handkerchiefs ¥1,650 Each (Tax Included)

    The exhibition is a nostalgia fest and celebration of animation during the 70’s and 80’s, a time when ‘anime’ was yet to be widespread in the vocabulary of ordinary Japanese people. It wills how how the anime boom really set off after the release of Mobile Suit Gundam in 1979 which was lauded for its animation quality, as well as how Toshio Suzuki, a producer at Studio Ghibli, approached Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata during his time as an editor at Animage. The exhibition will also feature the works produced by Suzuki and much more. Over 200 materials will be showcased for the duration of the exhibition.

     

    Around 150 pieces of original merchandise will also be sold at the event, including gorgeous must-grabs for fans of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind that capture its wonderful world, such as a tapestry featuring the design taken from the film’s opening credits.



    A special exhibit will also take place entitled ALL ABOUT TOSHIO SUZUKI which covers everything about Studio Ghibli’s famous producer. Other things to look forward to include books and merch for the upcoming animated film Earwig and the Witch directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son Goro Miyazaki, merch for the internationally beloved animated hit Spirited Away which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and more.

     

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  • Japan’s Mega Popular Scarf Eco Bag Series Releases New Designs

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    Japanese miscellaneous brand L’AMI+ recently released a new collection of its hugely popular ‘Scarf Eco Bags’ online. The series has sold over 30,000 units and is enjoyed for its handy use being able to be tied up like a scarf. It not only looks stylish, but makes it convenient when out shopping.

     

    Scarf Eco Bag Stripe Series: Ecru/Grey/Red – ¥1,700 Each (Before Tax)

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    1. Stuff the handles into the bag itself and snap the buttons closed.

    2. Fold into a triangle and roll.

    3. Tie around your handbag or rucksack and snap the final button closed to secure.

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  • Studio Ghibli Fashion Brand Reveals New My Neighbor Totoro Bag Collection

    13.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION / MOVIE

    Japanese company Familiar will release a new collection of bags based on the classic Studio Ghibli animated feature film My Neighbor Totoro on March 16 via their online shop. The bags will be released by Studio Ghibli no Ano Fuku (“Those Studio Ghibli Clothes”), a fashion brand created by Ano Fuku and Studio Ghibli.

     

    The two bags feature the iconic movie scene of Mei, Satsuki, Totoro, and the little Totoros sat upon a tree branch.

    Denim Bag – ¥19,800 / Sub Bag ¥16,500 (Tax Included)

    This is the third and final bag collection to be released in this bag series. The first collection was inspired by the bus stop scene from My Neighbor Totoro as well as Ponyo running along the water in Ponyo. The second collection was the classic scene of Kiki flying over the town with Jiji on her broomstick from Kiki’s Delivery Service. Restocks of these two collections are now available too.

     

    1st Collection

    Ponyo Denim Bag ¥19,800 / Ponyo Sub Bag ¥16,500 / Totoro Bus Stop Denim Bag ¥19,800 / Totoro Bus Stop Sub Bag ¥16,500 (Tax Included)

     

    2nd Collection

    Kiki’s Delivery Service Denim Bag ¥19,800 / Kiki’s Delivery Service Sub Bag ¥16,500 (Tax Included)

  • Animage & Ghibli Exhibition in Ginza Pays Homage to Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’

    11.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / SPOT

    Matsuya Ginza is set to host the “Animage & Ghibli Exhibition” which will run from April 15 to May 5. The event will pay homage to Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga which was serialised in Animage by showcasing a range of never-before-seen cell artwork, as well Mamoru Oshii’s OVA art film Angel’s Egg, and much more. Over 200 materials will be showcased for the duration of the exhibition.

     

    An Excerpt of the Exhibits

    Animage was Japan’s first magazine devoted to comics and animation to be aimed at the general public

    Mobile Suit Gundam original movie poster (Animage, April 1981)

    Original advertising posters used on trains back during each respective release

    Original magazine inserts

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind movie poster © 1984 Studio Ghibli・H

    The exhibition is a nostalgia fest and celebration of animation during the 70’s and 80’s, a time when ‘anime’ was yet to be widespread in the vocabulary of ordinary Japanese people. It wills how how the anime boom really set off after the release of Mobile Suit Gundam in 1979 which was lauded for its animation quality, as well as how Toshio Suzuki, a producer at Studio Ghibli, approached Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata during his time as an editor at Animage. The exhibition will also feature the works produced by Suzuki and much more.

     

    Fans of Studio Ghibli won’t want to miss out on a look at the studio’s history with Animage at this special exhibition.

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