Sumikko Gurashi Cushion Collection Releases to Decorate Your Room

31.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Kotobuki Kougei released a new collection of Sumikko Gurashi cushion from its iebito brand on Friday.

The cushions are part of the “Play Cushion” collection and come in a range of fun colours and with cute designs for making your home and rooms Japanese-kawaii. iebito has been collaboration with Sumikko Gurashi since November 30 last year.

Which pair set do you want the most?

 

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    Comment from BUMP OF CHICKEN

    The members were truly moved upon viewing the first movie.

    We feel extremely honored to have been chosen to perform the theme song for the sequel.

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    We’re looking forward to the release date.

     

    Comment from Writer・Yokomizo Yuri

    Whenever I was feeling down, BUMP OF CHICKEN’s music would always be there to tell me that I’m okay, that I’m not alone. They have always influenced and encouraged me.

    ‘Small World’ is especially filled with kindness, staying quietly by your side in the same way that the Sumikko do. I was amazed by how perfectly it matches the characters.

    I’m hopeful that with the help of this theme song, the film will find a place in the hearts of each viewer, from children to adults. 

     

    Story

    One Autumn day, the Sumikko go camping. They gaze into the sky to watch the moon, which seems larger, bluer, brighter than usual.

    “A blue moon only occurs once every five years. On that night, a wizard will come to town – and grant your wishes,” tells the legend, which comes true when five magical siblings emerge from the forest to visit the Sumikko town!

    In the park, supermarket, and even in the forest,

    The town is transformed into a magical party, with spells being cast one after another to paint the town in color.

    As the wonderful eve draws to a close, the magicians decide to return to the moon. 

    But for some reason… Tapioca is..?? Plus, the youngest ‘Five’ seem to have been taken..?

     

     

    ©2021 Japan Sumikko Gurashi Association Film Club
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  • Sumikko Gurashi Themed Cafes Open in Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi to Commemorate Second Theatrical Movie

    16.October.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    To commemorate the release of the their second movie, ‘Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahou no Ko,’ Sumikko Gurashi will be opening the limited-time ‘Night Party with Sumikko’ cafe in Osaka on October 20, Tokyo on October 21, and Aichi on November 11.

     

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    A5 Clear File Duo: ¥605 (Tax Incl.)

     

    Bandanna: ¥1,870 (Tax Incl.)

     

    The Sumikko Gurashi characters are beloved by both adults and children for their gentle touch and tone. Their first movie, ‘Sumikko Gurashi Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko’ was released in November 2019 and received great popularity. The sweet story of the Sumikko’s adventures through a story-book world attracted over 1.2 million viewers across Japan.

     

    The heartwarming cafe menu includes “Tokage’s Night Party Curry,” “Shirokuma’s Warming Hot Rice Casserole,” Five’s Recommended Children’s Lunch,””Magician’s Party ~Açai Bowl~,” “Aoi Tsukiyo’s Fruit Punch,” “Starry Drink,” and more. The cute, Instagrammable dishes feature the characters who feature in the movie, which tells a mysterious story that begins under a blue moon in the Sumikko’s hometown. A lineup of limited edition goods and perks will also be available, adding to the movie excitement.

     

     

    Enjoy a cute, social-media friendly meal and original merchandise at the exciting Sumikko Gurashi cafe!

     

    ©2021 Japanese Sumikko Gurashi Association Film Club

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