Attack on Titan’s Eren and Levi Get Hot and Sweaty Together in the Spa in New Merch Drop
Hot spring chain Gokurakuya is set to host a collaborative event with the TV anime series Attack on Titan on Friday (March 5). It will take place at 32 of the chain’s RAKU SPA venues in promotion of the anime series’ final season.
Check out the promotional videos released for the collaboration.
Hand Towels: Entry Price + Sauna Set | ¥770 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Stands | ¥1,980 Each (Tax Included)
Folders | ¥550 (Tax Included)
Online Shop Exclusives
Tapestry | ¥5,808 (Tax Included)
A1 Posters | ¥1,848 Each (Tax Included) / A2 Posters | ¥1,518 Each (Tax Included)
First-Come, First-Served Free Postcards
Take a photo against a backdrop of Eren and Levi
Take a photo against a backdrop of Hange
Dishes, drinks, and desserts are also being served until April 11, 2021. Check out the menu below.
Eren’s Bandage Parfait | ¥1,188 (Tax Included)
Mikasa’s Red Tomato Ramen | ¥1,408 (Tax Included)
Armin’s Mushroom Porcini Omurice | ¥1,848 (Tax Included)
Levi’s Triple Hamburgers | ¥3,278 (Tax Included)
Survey Corps Seafood Squid Ink Pasta | ¥1,848 (Tax Included)
Eren’s Strawberry Soda Float / Mikasa’s Lychee Soda Float / Armin’s Mikan Soda Float / Levi’s Grape Soda Float / Hange’s Purple Soda Float | ¥715 Each (Tax Included)
Coasters (12 Designs)
Eren Shirt – ¥330 (Tax Included)
Colossal Titan Suit – ¥330 (Tax Included) *Limited to one person per day, first-come first-served
To celebrate Eren’s birthday, the hot springs will also be serving up a special cake limited-time cake and setting up a backdrop for people to take photos with. These will be available from March 24 to April 2.
Eren’s Chocolate & Raspberry Birthday Cake | ¥1,958 (Tax Included)
(C)諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
Running: March 5, 2021 – April 11, 2021
Where: 32 branches of RAKU SPA
Gokurakuyu Online Shop: https://eshop.gokurakuyu.ne.jp/
極楽湯/RAKU SPA Twitter：https://twitter.com/gokurakuyu_spa（@gokurakuyu_spa）
RAKU SPA： https://www.rakuspa.com/
Attack on Titan: The Final Season Episode 76 “Condemnation” to Air In January 2022
27.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME
It has been announced that the 76th and final episode of Attack on Titan: The Final Season, “Condemnation,” will be airing on NHK in January 2022. Before the broadcast, a special omnibus that reflects on the story so far will be aired, along with a new original animation (OAD) featuring Levi, Annie, Mikasa, and various other characters from the series.
The latest broadcast information was announced on August 22 2021 at the Attack on Titan Orchestral Concert. The director Hayashi spoke, saying “Sorry for the wait! The Final Season Part Two will be shown in January of the new year! From the huge battle in the Shiganshina District, all the way to the Titans origin story, we’re finally approaching the climax of the story. We have also been taking on new challenges on how to visualize the story; How will those certain scenes turn out..? Please look forward to it!”
With four months still left to wait before the final episode of Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part Two airs, further details will be released in the future.
©Iseyama Hajime, Kodansha / Attack on Titan: The Final Season Production Committee
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Episode 76: Condemnation
Scheduled to air on NHK in January 2022.
The Final Season Official Site: https://shingeki.tv/final/
Video Distribution Service dTV Announces Viewer Rankings for First Half of 2021
04.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Streaming service dTVⓇ has announced its overall viewer ranking for the first half of 2021. Did your favorite shows make the cut?
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Attack on Titan The Final Season
dTV First Half Viewer Ranking 2021
- Jujutsu Kaisen (Anime)
- Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Anime Film)
- Tokyo Revengers (Anime)
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Anime)
- Attack on Titan The Final Season (Anime)
- Furuhata Ninzaburo Season 1 (Drama)
- Detective Conan (Anime)
- Alita: Battle Angel (Western Film)
- Kimetsu Academy (Anime)
- BTS JAPAN OFFICIAL FANMEETING VOL.5 [MAGIC SHOP] (Special)
The first and second seasons of Tozaburo Furuhata are no longer available. Season 3 is out now.
Pulling in the most views between January and July was Jujutsu Kaisen, the popular anime series following high-schooler Yuji Itadori and his struggle with curses and sorcery. The show took the top spot by a huge margin, sitting at number one for four consecutive months between January and April. What makes it so popular? It could be its blend of horror and comedy, making it an attractive watch for all kinds of anime fans.
In second place, Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet. Who is Shuichi Akai, and what was his involvement in the disaster at the World Sports Games? This is the 24th Detective Conan film, and not one to miss, grossing over $20 million and holding the title of the third highest IMAX opening in Japanese history.
Rounding out the top three, anime series Tokyo Revengers tells the story of a delinquent with the ability to travel back in time. When his lover is murdered, Takemichi Hanagaki goes back to his junior high school days, intent on saving her life. Airing on dTV beginning in April, viewership has steadily increased, reaching #3 in May and hitting the top spot in June.
Unsurprisingly, two internationally beloved series also made the top ten. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Attack on Titan The Final Season sit in fourth and fifth place, making the top five an anime-only club. Kimetsu Academy, a junior and senior high-school spinoff of Demon Slayer sits at number nine, even though episodes are less than two minutes long on average. Never underestimate the power of animation!
The classic 1994 drama series Furuhata Ninzaburo began to climb the rankings after the death of Masakazu Tamura in April this year from heart failure. Though seasons one and two are no longer streaming on the service, season three was just added to the catalogue on August 1!
Hollywood epic Alita: Battle Angel, an adaptation of the sci-fi manga series, was the only western film to crack the top ten. BTS JAPAN OFFICIAL FANMEETING VOL.5 [MAGIC SHOP], which included footage of a special event with fans at the popular KPOP group’s last show at Kyocera Dome Osaka in 2019, finishes out the list.
While these ten might have drawn the most views, there are plenty of other films, concerts, dramas and anime series available on dTV, so be sure to check them out!
dTV 2021 First Half Viewer Ranking 2021
Official Site: https://video.dmkt-sp.jp/ft/s0007215
Satoyama Jujo THE HOUSE IZUMI: Rent Out a Renovated Japanese House in Niigata
15.July.2021 | SPOT
Japanese design company Jiyujin launched its new Satoyama Jujo THE HOUSE chain of accommodations this month which offer a single group of guests a one-night stay in an entire house.
The first branch to open is IZUMI which features a fully-renovated Japanese-style house located in the city of Uonuma in Niigata. A gorgeous outlook is offered from the house with an unbroken view of lush forests, rice fields, and Mt. Makihata, which is listed as one of the ‘100 Famous Japanese Mountains.’
A breathtaking view awaits guests from the open-air bath
The spacious living room
Fully renovated from a 150-year-old private house, the building is supported by beautiful wooden beams and columns, and in the middle the oe, a sunken hearth. This, along with the beams and sashigamoi joints, are made from keyaki Japanese zelkova which is an elm-like tree. This species of tree is rare even in a tree-covered region such as Uonuma. The lumber used for this house was cut, preserved, and dried out for a number of decades before being processed into building material for the house. The heart in the middle of the living room is reminiscent of a time when large families would gather around one and serves to recreate that lifestyle.
The Nishiyama region is known for is production of delicious rice. IZUMI in fact looks out over Kabanosawa, a special and important place of rice production in Nishiyama. This vantage point also gives guests an opportunity to appreciate the hot and cold temperatures of the daytime and evening, the rivers, the shape of the land, and the earth the city sits on. The drastic change in temperatures in the day and night are especially noteworthy as this, along with the basin between the mountains, gives rise to a sea of clouds.
IZUMI sits on a hill that overlooks the rice paddies, making it a perfect location for spotting the sea of clouds. Minamiuonuma’s sea of clouds has over a 70% chances of appearing in the autumn and spring seasons.
The number one reason why Japan’s old, long-standing, and precious private houses are demolished is due to the cold getting in and it being too dark inside. Even those who want to see them preserved for tradition, including those who live in them already, would rather live in a modern home. That’s why Jiyujin has begun a renovation project instead of a demolition one. By refurbishing the houses, the ancient framework can be fixed up and preserved while a range of contemporary amenities are incorporate to fit with modern lifestyles. The Satoyama Jujo accommodations are built so they can be used for over 100 years.
For dinner, there are three options for guests. The first is a dinner at SANABURI which earned itself a Michelin star in Michelin Guide Niigata 2020. The second is a meal at a restaurant that earned the status of Bib Gourmand in the same guide. The third is to prepare your own meal in the house. There are plenty of shops around the station nearby where you can buy local ingredients.
After a delicious meal, guests can take a soak in the open-air tub and enjoy gazing out across the fields and the beautiful mountains which stand almost 2,000 meters high.
Satoyama Jujo THE HOUSE IZUMI
Japanese Name: 里山十帖 THE HOUSE IZUMI
Address: 671-1, Amanosawa, Minamiuonuma, Niigata, 〒949-6433, Japan
Official Website: Opening early July 2021
Access: 7-minutes by car from Jōetsu International Skiing Ground Station (JR Joetsu Line) / 16-minutes by car from Shiozawa-Ishiuchi IC
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 Teaser Visual Released
05.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME
An event titled ‘MAPPA STAGE 2021 – 10th ANNIVERSARY -‘ was held in Japan on June 27 where a teaser visual was released for Part 2 of the Attack on Titan anime’s final season which shows Eren together with a mysterious girl.
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 Special Teaser Promo
The event was attended by Yuki Kaiji (Eren Yaeger), Marina Inoue (Armin Alert), Ayane Sakura (Gabi Brown), the anime series director Yuichiro Hayashi, and composer Kohta Yamamoto who gave their thoughts and impressions on The Final Season.
The final volume of the Attack on Titan manga released on June 9 which saw comments trending from fans around the world on the ending. Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 is set to air this winter.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
TVアニメ「進撃の巨人」The Final Season
The Final Season公式サイト：https://shingeki.tv/final/
Attack on Titan Orchestra Concert Invites Line-Up of Famous Guest Artists
An Attack on Titan orchestra concert has been announced and will take place at Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall on August 22, 2021. Scheduled to perform are guests are Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto as well as guest vocalists Aimee Blackschleger, Eliana, Laco, and mpi. Priority tickets can be applied for by purchasing Volume 1 of the DVD or Blu-ray volume of Attack on Titan The Final Season which is set to be released in Japan on July 7.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
The final season’s original soundtrack was also released digitally on June 23 with 23 tracks by Kohta Yamamoto and Hiroyuki Sawano. Check out the preview below.
Attack on Titan The Final Season Original Soundtrack
Attack on Titan Orchestra Concert
Date: August 22, 2021
Daytime Slot: Open 13:00 / Start 14:00
Evening Slot: Open 17:00 / Start 18:00
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall
Address: 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Line-Up: Hiroyuki Sawano / Kohta Yamamoto
Guest Vocals: Aimee Blackschleger, Eliana, Laco, mpi
Price: ¥9,900 (Tax Included) *Reserved seating
Concert Details: https://shingeki.tv/final/special/20210822_concert/
Attack on Titan Official Website: https://shingeki.tv/final/
How to Obtain: Purchase the Volume 1 DVD or Blu-ray volume of Attack on Titan The Final Season releasing July 7
Application Window: July 7, 2021 – July 20, 2021
Winner Selection (Random): July 23, 2021 from 19:00
Payment Window: July 23, 2021 – July 26, 2021
No. of Tickets: Two per serial number for either slot
Devote Your Heart to Attack on Titan in the Final Survey Corps Project
17.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME
To commemorate the end of Attack on Titan‘s 12-year saga, the editorial team at Weekly Shonen Magazine launched the ‘Final Survey Corps Application’ project on June 9 which imagines the staff and fans as part of the Survey Corps to express their love for the series. The staff at Animate and TSUTAYA stores in Japan are currently donning Survey Corps uniforms. A special online exhibition will also be held by the magazine to give thanks to fans who have supported Attack on Titan for 12 years.
Fans can use the all-new Survey Corps Maker service where they can upload their own photo or an illustration of themselves or an original character and writes words dedicated to the series. They are encourage to share this with other Survey Corps members around the world.
Survey Corps Maker: How to Use
1. Select a base image
2. Write your thoughts and comments about Attack on Titan
3. Share with the world
Survey Corps Maker Samples
The staff at Animate Ikebukuro
The staff at TSUTAYA
Attack on Titan Online Exhibition
The online exhibition is a virtual event that was conceived after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the for in-person event in Japan to be cancelled. But this shift is good news to fans outside Japan as it means everyone around the world can join – and it’s free.
The event requires a quick sign-up, after which fans can enjoy looking through displays of official artwork. There’s also a merch shop with exclusive items to get your hands on. Please note that the exhibition features spoilers up to the final chapter.
Attack on Titan’s Survey Corps Relax in Animate’s Merchandise Collection
15.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Anime and manga merchandise website ARMA BIANCA has announced a special Attack on Titan fair which includes the release of an original merchandise collection at Animate stores across Japan. The event, titled ‘Attack on Titan ~Survey Corps’ Relax Time~ in Animate,’ will run from August 21 to September 5.
Grab merch pre-sales at the event
Levi Relax Ver. Glitter Pin | AMNIBUS Exclusive
Eren & Levi Relax Ver. Mini Card | Animate Exclusive
Postcards (8 Designs) | Fair Exclusive
Fans of the anime series can get the hands on pre-sales of a bounty of merch as well as exclusive items. Grab your maneuver gear and blast your way to Animate this summer.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会 ®KODANSHA
Attack on Titan ~Survey Corps’ Relax Time~ in Animate
Japanese Event Title: 進撃の巨人～兵士たちのリラックスタイム～ in アニメイト
Running: August 21, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Location: Animate (Ikebukuro/Takasaki/Sendai/Omiya/Chiba/Utsunomiya/Sapporo/Shibuya/Nagoya/Niigata/Sannomiya/Kyoto/Fukuoka PARCO/Okayama/Hiroshima/Kumamoto/Osaka Nipponbashi/Gifu/Yokohama Vivre/Online)
Official Website: https://amnibus.com/
Be Surrounded by Glowing Fireflies With Kissho Yamanaka’s New Hotel Plan
07.June.2021 | SPOT
Kissho Yamanaka, a hot spring hotel in Kaga, Ishikawa, is now offering a firefly-viewing experience as part of a new guest plan until June 15. This gorgeous resort, situated by the Daishoji River in the Kakusenkei Gorges, was awarded three Michelin stars in the Ryokan category of Michelin Guide Hokuriku 2021 Special Issue.
The firefly tour arrives as early summer is soon to begin. As part of the hotel plan, guests can also enjoy a dazzling Firefly Cocktail too.
Feel the rays of early summertime at Kissho Yamanaka.
Firefly & Sunset Hotel Plan
Address: Kissho Yamanaka, 1 Chome-14−3 Yamanakaonsen Higashimachi, Kaga, Ishikawa 922-0114, Japan
Official Website: https://kissho-yamanaka.com/
Bathe With Real Ducks at Tamagawa Onsen in Saitama
01.June.2021 | SPOT
As part of their 10th anniversary event, Tamagawa Onsen, a Showa retro-style bathhouse in Saitama, opened their ‘Real Duck Baths’ on May 29 which lets people bathe with real ducks. The experience is available on weekends and public holidays only.
Forget bathing with bright yellow toy ducks – now you can have the real thing. These ducks were hatched and raise from ducklings by the bathhouse manager Arai at their home. The ducks are still small so the hours when they will be out are not set in stone, but the bathhouse hopes that guests will watch their and support their growth as they mature over time.
Real Duck Bath
Running: Weekends and public holidays from May 29, 2021
*Subject to cancellation on any day depending on the condition of the ducks
Where: Tamagawa Onsen
Address: 3700 Tamagawa, Tokigawa, Hiki District, Saitama 355-0342, Japan
Official Website: https://tamagawa-onsen.com/
Attack on Titan Key Ring Collection Features Retro Japanese Billboard Designs
26.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME
A new collection of Attack on Titan key rings is now available to order on the Japanese anime, manga, and hobby website CharaDepa for a limited time until May 30. The collection features designs of the series characters inspired by old-time retro Japanese billboards.
Attack on Titan Retro Key Rings | 7 Designs | ¥680 (Before Tax)
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会 ®KODANSHA
Attack on Titan Retro Key Rings
Order Window: May 19, 2021 – May 30, 2021
Hokkaido’s New Hotel Boasts a Famous Hot Spring and Overlooks the Tsugaru Straits
16.May.2021 | SPOT
Core Global Management is set to open the all-new Yunokawa Onsen Umi to Akari Hewitt Resort on July 1, 2021. In line with its opening, Japanese calligrapher Shoko Kanazawa has been put in charge of designing the hotel’s name logo.
The sea and sky meet in the Infinity Onsen
Tsukifune: the buffet restaurant
Enjoy Japanese-style food at Kumonami
Fires prepared by the staff everyday
A look inside the guest rooms
A look inside the guest rooms
Yunokawa Onsen is one of the three major hot spring resorts in Hokkaido. During the Edo period, Matsumae Chikatsumaru, who later became the lord of the Matsumae domain, and Enomoto Takeharu, the president of the former Tokugawa shogunate, are said to have bathed in this very hot spring. Yunokawa Onsen Umi to Akari Hewitt Resort is a chance to enjoy the good old days of Hakodate Yunokawa.
The rooftop offers an unbroken view of the incredible Tsugaru Straits. Guests can also enjoy a tranquil moment at the historic hot spring with a cup of Hakodate’s local sake and dango in hand underneath a moonlit sky while surrounded by the lights of fishing fires. There’s also a chance for both kids and adults to take a dip in a tatami bath – something you don’t really see in Japan.
Yunokawa Onsen Umi to Akari Hewitt Resort
Address: 3-9-20 Yunokawacho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 042-0932, Japan
Access: 5-minutes by car from Hakodate Airport
Official Website: http://hewitt-resort.com/hakodate-yunokawa/
Attack on Titan Manga Collection and Merchandise Releases in Japan
11.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The online Japanese bookstore Rakuten Books is celebrating the release of Attack on Titan‘s final manga volume with eight new listings that will slash their way onto the website on October 15, 2021. Orders will be open for a limited time between June 9 and July 31.
The Attack on Titan manga series began serialisation in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in September 2009. The final volume was released on April 9, 2021, concluding Hajime Isayama’s internationally-acclaimed story.
The Merch Collection
Volume 34 Book Cover | ¥880 (Tax Included)
A paper book cover featuring all of the major characters from the series.
Manga Collection Box A (Volumes 1-12) | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
The first 12 volumes of the series packed in a box featuring Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Levi, and the Colossal Titan.
Manga Collection Box B (Volumes 13-22) | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
The box for volumes 13-22 features major characters from the Survey Corps.
Manga Collection Box C (Volumes 23-34 | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
The final box packing volumes 23-34 has all of the main characters as children.
Backpack | ¥6,600 (Tax Included)
Carry Mikasa and your stuff wherever you go with this backpack.
A4 Folder Set A (Includes 2) | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Two A4-size folders with designs taken from the front covers of volume 29 and 30.
A4 Folder Set B (Includes 2) | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Two A4-size folders with designs taken from the front covers of volume 31 and 32.
A4 Folder Set B (Includes C) | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Two A4-size folders with designs taken from the front covers of volume 33 and 34.
Attack on Titan – Rakuten Books Items
Release Date: October 15, 2021
Order Window: June 9, 2021 – July 31, 2021