BT21 T-Shirts Release at AEON Stores in Japan

01.April.2021 | FASHION

AEON’s casual fashion brand Doublefocus has released a collection of t-shirts and tote bags in collaboration with the popular LINE FRIENDS characters BT21 at 100 of their stores in Japan.

BT21 Print T-Shirts A

BT21 Print T-Shirts B

BT21 Print T-Shirts C

BT21 Print T-Shirts D

BT21 are the LINE messenger app characters created by K-pop group BTS. Now fans can be with their favourite characters wherever they go with this special AEON-exclusive collection.

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    BTS fans will want to head to Nagoya! The TinyTAN Licensed Product Special Exhibition is now open at Nagoya Kintetsu Pass’e until October 2, 2022. Tons of new products inspired by Butter are available at an on-site pop-up shop!

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  • Second Tie-up Campaign Between BT21 and Kurazushi to Begin in October

    19.September.2022 | FOOD

    Conveyor-belt sushi chain Kura Sushi will hold its second campaign in tie-up with BT21, the globally popular character brand featured as part of LINE FRIENDS, starting October 1, 2022.

     

    The first tie-up campaign took place in January 2022 and instantly trended on social media. This new campaign will feature newly-designed posters, clear folders, and notebooks. The first round will be held starting October 1, the second starting October 14, the third starting November 2, and the fourth starting November 18. These four giveaways will reward customers for every ¥2,500 spent. Visitors pulling a winning ticket in the Bikkurapon game can also snag some other goods with the theme ‘Home All Day,’ like pins and keychains.

     

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    Round 1: Posters

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    Round 2: Clear Folders

     Running: October 14 ~ Items Sell Out (400,000 total)

     

    Round 3: A6-sized Notebooks

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    Round 4: Clear Folders

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    Bikkurapon BT21 Original Goods

    Figures (7 varieties)

    Rubber Keychains (7 varieties)

    Pins (10 varieties)

     

     

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    BT21 Traditional Japanese Sweets (7 varieties)

    Available: October 1 – November 1, 2022

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    SHOOKY, MANG, CHIMMY: Chocolate

    COOKY, TATA: Strawberry

     

    BT21 Milk Caramel Cafe Latte with Original Cup

    Available: November 2 – November 30, 2022

     

     

    BT21 Strawberry Milk

    Available: November 2 – November 30, 2022

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    The popular BTS chibi characters TinyTAN will be featured at TinyTAN Cafe locations in five cities for a limited time! Nine locations will be open across Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, and Miyagi starting April 21, 2022.

     

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