Sumikko Gurashi’s Sequel Film Reveals Title and Key Visual
20.April.2021 | MOVIE
San-X has revealed the title and key visual for Sumikko Gurashi’s upcoming second feature film. The film is titled Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahou no Ko (Sumikko Gurashi The Movie: A Magical Child of the Blue Moonlit Night) and is set to released in Japan this November.
San-X created their corner-dwelling Sumikko Gurashi characters in 2012. Their first feature film, Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Tobidasu Ehon to Himitsu no Ko (Sumikko Gurashi The Movie: A Popping Picture Book and A Secret Child), was released in Japan back in 2019.
The sequel’s story is set during a blue moonlit night when a peculiar magic is cast on the town where the characters live. The film is being directed by Takahiro Omori (Natsume’s Book of Friends) with screenplay by Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Girls und Panzer). Fanworks are returning to animate the sequel.
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Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo no Mahou no Ko (Sumikko Gurashi The Movie: A Magical Child of the Blue Moonlit Night)
Japanese Title: 映画 すみっコぐらし「青い月夜のまほうのコ」
Release Date: November 2021 (Japan)
Official Website: https://sumikkogurashi-movie.com/
Toei Kyoto Studio Park Unveils Limited Edition Sumikko Gurashi Hide-and-Seek Goods
26.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT
From October 22, 2022 until January 15, 2023, the Sumikko Gurashi Studio Park Hide-and-Seek event is happening at Toei Kyoto Studio Park. During the event, guests are tasked with exploring the venue for hidden Sumikko characters. After finding them, they must write down the keywords on a special sheet in order to win a prize. Limited edition collaboration goods and special menu items are now available depicting the characters in traditional kimonos!
1. Limited Edition Goods with Exclusive Kyoto-Inspired Art
Along with original plushies, fans can pick up plenty of Kyoto-inspired goodies!
Acrylic Keychain: ¥800 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Magnet: ¥400 each (Tax Included)
Tea: ¥540 each (Tax Included)
Konpeito: ¥680 each (Tax Included)
Printed Cookies: ¥650 each (Tax Included)
2. Collaboration Menu
Fans will find plenty of cute food, desserts, and drinks inspired by Sumikko and Minikko characters when they’re ready to take a break from playing hide-and-seek.
Desserts & Drinks
3. Collaboration Train Service for a Limited Time
Kyoto’s Randen streetcar connects Shijo-Omiya in the center of Kyoto with the sightseeing spots of Arashiyama and Kitanohakubaicho. During the event period, the train will be decorated with Sumikko Gurashi characters, and riders can even grab a special ticket and exclusive ticket case.
Randen 1-day Ticket (6 varieties): Adults ¥880 / Children ¥440
For more details about the event, head to the official website.
Sumikko Gurashi Studio Park Hide-and-Seek
Running: October 22, 2022 – January 15, 2023
Venue: Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Official Website: https://www.toei-eigamura.com/sumikko/
Bandai Announces Christmas Cakes Featuring Popular Characters Including Sumikko Gurashi and BT21
29.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD
Bandai’s Candy Division will open preorders for a new collection of Christmas cakes inspired by popular characters at the end of September! The five new cakes, part of the company’s Charadeco line, include Kamen Rider Geats, Precure, Sumikko Gurashi, BT21, and Avataro Sentai Donbrothers. All cakes come with original Christmas exclusive toys and bonuses, so you won’t want to miss out!
Charadeco Christmas Cake – Kamen Rider Geats / Precure Delicious Party / Avataro Sentai Donbrothers / BT21 / Sumikko Gurashi
These beautifully decorated cakes are perfect for celebrating this festive season, and each is packaged in a character-designed cake box and wrapped with a special film.
*The Sumikko Gurashi cake does not include film.
Customers can link separately sold toys with the special toy included with these cakes to hear exclusive character voices!
Why not grab one of these fun cakes to enjoy with your family this Christmas?
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Charadeco Christmas Cake – BT21 (2022 ver.)
Charadeco Christmas Cake – Sumikko Gurashi Tonkatsu
Charadeco Christmas Cake – Kamen Rider Geats
Charadeco Christmas Cake – Precure Delicious Party
Charadeco Party Cake <Christmas Special> Avataro Sentai Donbrothers
Sumikko Gurashi Characters Appear at Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest
09.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT
From November 12, 2022, until April 2, 2023, visitors to Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest in Kanagawa Prefecture will be able to enjoy an incredible light-up event featuring Sumikko Gurashi characters! The outdoor resort is only an hour from Tokyo and won’t disappoint.
A World First! Illuminated Sumikko Gurashi Area
Visitors can enjoy riding the 250-meter-long Rainbow Lift for an aerial walk above the millions of lights. The adorable Sumikko Gurashi characters will be waiting for guests in a special themed area.
Goods Featuring Original Illustrations Available–with a Collab Menu!
The event will also offer goods decorated with newly-drawn art inspired by the Lake Sagami lights, with Sumikko and her friends enjoying the show. Along with merchandise, guests will also be invited to sample collaboration food and drinks at the park’s restaurant Wild Dining. Each dish will also come with a bonus!
Come enjoy these incredible lights along with everyone’s favorite Sumikko characters! With 6 million lights on display, this is one of the largest in the Kanto area. More details will be coming soon, so keep an eye out!
Sumikko Gurashi x Lake Sagami Illumination
Running: November 12, 2022 – April 2, 2023
Sumikko Gurashi and Tokyo Skytree Celebrate 10th Anniversary with First Collaboration Event
05.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT
Sumikko Gurashi and Tokyo Skytree are teaming up to celebrate a huge milestone! Both are celebrating their 10th anniversary, and guests can come to enjoy a special event from August 10 until November 9, 2022.
Visitors can take some memorable photos and videos at a number of photo spots featuring original artwork by Yuri Yokomizo, the creator of Sumikko Gurashi. It also seems like the characters are hiding around Tokyo Skytree, so guests should keep their eyes open…
Special Screening at SKYTREE ROUND THEATER (R)
At night, the SKYTREE ROUND THEATER will broadcast an event-exclusive video. This will include a fireworks display similar to the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival which was canceled this year. Enjoy it against the Tokyo backdrop! Messages sent to the Sumikko Gurashi Twitter account will also be screened.
Standard Sumikko Gurashi Version
Spooky Night Park at Tokyo Skytree Version
Tokyo Skytree will be lit up in special colors to honor the adorable characters of Sumikko Gurashi. There will be two variations: a standard version and the Spooky Night Park version. Don’t miss the special illumination at the end showing the characters in a big pile!
Collaboration Cafe Menu
At the store located on the Tembo Deck, limited edition goods will be on sale. Visitors can also enjoy some collaboration menu items while taking in the stunning view.
Come enjoy the best view of Tokyo along with your favorite Sumikko Gurashi characters!
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Spooky Night Park at Tokyo Skytree
Running: August 10 – November 9, 2022
Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Entry at 20:00)
Venue: Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck
Donut Shop Floresta Releases Sumikko Gurashi Donuts for a Limited Time
26.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD
From August 6 until August 28, the handmade donut shop Floresta will be offering donuts inspired by characters from Sumikko Gurashi! These adorable treats will be available at Floresta locations and online.
For the first half of the event period, fans will be able to get two adorable donut and donut hole pairings featuring Neko & Zassou and Shirokuma & Furoshiki. During the second half, donut holes shaped like Tonkatsu and Ebifurai no Shippo will be on sale.
Part 1: August 6 – August 16
Donut & Donut Hole (2 varieties) / Neko & Zassou, Shirokuma & Furoshiki
Part 2: August 17 – August 28
Donut Holes (1 variety) / Tonkatsu & Ebifurai no Shippo
Although these sweet treats may be colorful, they were made with all-natural ingredients and are free of synthetic colors, fragrances, and preservatives. Each donut is made by hand by a skilled donut maker.
Will you be grabbing these for yourself, or as a gift for a friend?
Sumikko Gurashi Donuts
Available: August 6 – August 28, 2022
Where to Buy: Floresta shops nationwide, online store
Shop List: https://www.nature-doughnuts.jp/shop/
Online Store: https://floresta-ec.jp/
Preorders: August 6, 10:00 – August 19, 23:59
Sumikko Gurashi 10th Anniversary Cafe to Open in Tokyo and Osaka for a Limited Time
23.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD
The characters of Sumikko Gurashi are celebrating an incredible decade! A 10th-anniversary cafe will open in Tokyo on July 1 and in Osaka on July 22 for a limited time.
Sumikko Gurashi characters have become popular with children and adults alike. Anyone who enjoys cute goods has likely been aware of these little critters as they’ve continued to become a global phenomenon. In November 2021, the second Sumikko Gurashi film premiered to celebrate the franchise’s 10th anniversary, pulling in over a million viewers.
Bonus for Guests Reserving a Spot in Advance / Purchase Bonus for Cafe Visitors
Menu at a Glance
10th Anniversary Celebration♪ Hamburger Plate
French Fry Bowl
Chilly☆Sumikko Shaved Ice
Sumikko Bouquet Parfait
Sumikko Milk Drink
Tapioca Orange Soda
Hot Cafe Latte
Sumi-cone Ice Cream (Limited Time Only)
Drink in Original Bottle
The cafe menu includes three unique items inspired by the popular characters Shirokuma, Penguin?, Tonkatsu, Neko, or Tokage. These treats range from parfait and ice cream to bowls of french fries and fluffy pancakes. Snap some photos of your favorite dishes for social media while you’re there, and pick up some exclusive 10th-anniversary merchandise!
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Sumikko Gurashi 10th Anniversary Cafe
Oshiage, Tokyo: BOX cafe&space Tokyo Solamachi
July 1 – September 4, 2022
Tokyo Skytree Town / Solamachi 1F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Abeno, Osaka: Abeno contact
July 22 – August 28, 2022
Abeno Q’s Mall 4F (1-6-1 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka)
July 22, 12:00 – September 4, 23:59
Official Site: https://sumikkogurashi-10th-cafe.jp
Enjoy Stamping Food and Other Items with New Sumikko Gurashi Branding Iron
28.May.2022 | FASHION
You’ve heard of character-themed stamps, but what about character-themed branding irons? Hankos, an online hanko stamp shop, is now offering branding irons inspired by Sumikko Gurashi characters for use on food, small items, and more!
The Sumikko Gurashi Branding Iron Collection was created for fans asking for stamps that could be used on sweets and bread. By using heat, you can decorate anything with images of your favorite characters! Children and adults alike will love these useful items.
Shirokuma, Penguin?, Tonkatsu, Neko, and Tokage are the animals that appear in the new collection, along with five more cute creatures–Ebifurai no Shippo, Tapioca, Zassou, Yama, and Ajifurai no Shippo.
The branding stamp itself is 2.5 x 2.5 cm and made of brass. Enjoy stamping things like pancakes, bread, dorayaki, sponge cakes, omelets, and other foods, along with fabric, leather, and wood products! Anything can become a piece of Sumikko Gurashi merchandise with this handy-dandy item.
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Sumikko Gurashi Branding Iron Collection
Local Sumikko Gurashi and Rilakkuma Goods for Sale in Shimonoseki
The Daimaru location in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, will soon begin selling limited edition Rilakkuma and Sumikko Gurashi goods! About 1,400 rare goods previously only available at 10 locations around Japan will be available in Shimonoseki from May 25 until May 30. Inspired by locales around the country, these adorable items will inspire you to travel when you can!
Limited Edition Sumikko Gurashi Goods
Ise Shop Exclusive
Dangling Stuffed Animal
Dangling Stuffed Animal
Jisho-ji Shop Exclusive
Dangling Stuffed Animal
Kyoto Kiyomizu-Zaka Shop Exclusive
Dangling Stuffed Animal
Shrine and Temple Stamp Book
Dazaifu Shop Exclusive
Dangling Stuffed Animal
Rilakkuma’s Teahouse & Rilakkuma’s Bath Exclusive Goods
Arashiyama Shop Exclusive
Honey Castella Manju
Miyajima Shop Exclusive
Roasted Mochi Pieces, Soy Sauce Flavor (with Can)
Kurokawa Shop Exclusive
Japanese Pattern Towels
Dogomachi Shop Exclusive
Kusatsu Shop Exclusive
With over 700 Sumikko Gurashi goods available, each symbolizing a specific locale with a cherry blossom theme, it won’t be easy to choose which items you’ll want to take home. Photo spots will also be set up at the venue, so come snap some pics for social media! Also, look forward to the Summer Bread and Sweets Festival 2022 in the adjacent venue!
Available: May 25 – May 30, 10:00-19:00 *Closes at 16:00 on May 30.
Location: Shimonoseki Daimaru 6F
Official Site: https://www.daimaru.co.jp/shimonoseki/
Sumikko Gurashi Event to Take Place in Metaverse Entertainment Facility VARK
15.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME
The ‘Sumikko Gurashi ~Let’s Go to the Magic Island!~ event is being held on the VARK application until September 30, 2022! By passing through a magical door in the Metaverse by using VARK, users can teleport to the world of Sumikko Gurashi and friends.
Interior of Paid Area
Your Usual Sumikko
Sumikko Tea House
The VARK app can be downloaded for free on iOS and Android devices. Even those without a VR headset can enjoy this event! Admission to specific areas may require a fee, but the main island can be experienced for free.
Come and meet Sumikko and friends, no matter where you are!
Sumikko Gurashi ~Let’s Go to the Magic Island!~
Running: March 23 – September 30, 2022
Supported Devices: iOS, Android, Meta Quest 2
Rilakkuma & Sumikko Gurashi Festival to Open at Tokorozawa Sakura Town in Saitama
14.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT
Popular Rilakkuma and Sumikko Gurashi characters will be taking over Tokorozawa Sakura Town in Saitama from April 16 until May 22 during the Rilakkuma & Sumikko Gurashi Festival! Guests will be greeted by the characters themselves, and will be able to participate in tons of fun activities, photo spots, and more!
The festival will have a full lineup of exclusive merchandise only available at Tokorozawa Sakura Town, from cute and useful items like clear folders to fans to use during the summer heat.
A limited collaboration menu with Kadokawa Shokudou will also be available during the event. The ‘Rilakkuma & Sumikko Gurashi Festival Picnic Plate’ is full of fun finger foods that are easy for both adults and children to eat and includes a special lunch mat. Guests can also participate in a commemorative photo session with the characters dressed in new costumes!
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Rilakkuma & Sumikko Gurashi Festival
Running: April 16 – May 22, 2022
Closed on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of each month (If Tuesday is a national holiday, the festival will be open on that date, and closed the following day.)
Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Last admission 30 minutes prior to closing).
Venue: Tokorozawa Sakura Town, EJ Anime Museum (Kadokawa Musashino Museum 3F)
Official Site: https://www.ntv.co.jp/rilakkuma-and-sumikko-fest/
Sumikko Gurashi Hanko Collection Announced, Includes 9 New Characters
17.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Internet-based hanko shop Hankoz has added nine new Sumikko Gurashi designs to its collection! These stamps are used as official signatures in Japan, so why not liven yours up with one of these cute characters?
All 29 Designs
All 3 Fonts
The Sumikko Gurashi collection includes 29 unique designs to choose from. Popular characters like Shirokuma, Penguin?,Tonkatsu, Neko, Tokage, Ebifurai no Shippo, Tabi, Yama, Mogura, Fukurou, Kinoko, and Furoshiki are available to decorate your name stamp! In addition to first names and surnames, customers can also add old-fashioned characters, pen names, or messages like ‘OK’ or ‘Thank you!’
The Sumikko Gurashi Hanko Collection comes in two types: a self-inking type perfect for signing for packages, and a wood-carved type that can be registered with most financial institutions in Japan. Each stamp comes with a case that is also decorated with these popular characters!
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Sumikko Gurashi Hanko Collection
https://item.rakuten.co.jp/hankos/sumikko_jointy9/（Rakuten – Self-inking Type) https://item.rakuten.co.jp/hankos/sumikko_kibori/（Rakuten – Ink Pad Type)
https://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/hankos/sumikko-jointy9.html（Yahoo – Self-inking Type)
https://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/hankos/sumikko-kibori.html（Yahoo – Ink Pad Type）
Tokyu Hands to Hold Confection-Filled Valentine’s Day Project
23.January.2022 | FOOD
Starting January 8, Tokyu Hands stores in Tokyo are holding a special Valentine’s Day event called Chocolino Chocoliya featuring a variety of sweets! These aren’t just for giving to your sweetheart, but are perfect for friends and family too.
Products at a Glance
Tokyo Zoological Gardens Association / Ueno Zoo
Panda Set with Petit Gaufre & Chocolate Crunch: ¥1,188 (Tax Included) / Panda Baked Cookies: ¥997 (Tax Included)
Tote Bag: ¥1,760 (Tax Included) / Mug: ¥1,760 (Tax Included) / Star Chocolate: ¥486 (Tax Included)
Chocolate Assortment (5 pieces): ¥756 (Tax Included) / Chocolate Assortment (15 pieces): ¥1,620 (Tax Included)
Merry Chocolate Company
Merry Candy Chocolate Box: ¥378 each (Tax Included) / Assortment: ¥1,944 (Tax Included)
30-piece Handmade Kit Series: ¥1,620 each (Tax Included)
Make-at-Home Kit Series: ¥697 (Tax Included)
Silicon Mold Series: ¥935 (Tax Included)
This year’s project includes confections that can only be purchased at the Ueno Zoo, where twin baby pandas were recently born. Chocolates with retro-style packaging and those with motifs from popular anime series will also be available, so be sure to swing by and have a look!
Items on Sale Now
Official Site: https://hands.net/