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

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    In celebration of Spirited Away‘s 20th anniversary, Studio Ghibli’s official shop Donguri Kyowakoku and online shop Sora no Ue is holding a special campaign for the animated film.

     

    Studio Ghibli has created an original logo for the 20th anniversary featuring Chihiro riding on Haku when he turns into a dragon. It also features Noface at the bottom on the red bridge that leads to the mysterious bathhouse. The bridge itself includes the year of the film’s release ‘2001’ as well as this year. Noface has also taken on two forms to make up the ’20th.’

     

    More details on the campaign will be announced on a later date via official press releases and on the website and social channels of Donguri Kyowakoku.

  • Laputa: Castle in the Sky Crystal Necklace Inspired Accessory Collection Releases

    02.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION / MOVIE

    Benelic released a new collection of seven accessories inspired by the crystal necklace and cube from Studio Ghibli’s animated film Laputa: Castle in the Sky at Donguri Kyowakoku stores and the online shop Sora no Ue in Japan at the end of May.

     

    The collection is part of the Studio Ghibli-themed “Pomponner” accessory series by Benelic. Pomponner is French for ‘doll oneself up’ or ‘get dolled up.’ It includes piercings, earrings, rings, and hairbands.

     

    The crystal has been made from blue semi-transparent epoxy, giving it a high quality look. It’s also glow in the dark, so leave it in a place with lots of sunlight and then put it somewhere dark where it will illuminate. The accessories are simple in design too so can be worn outdoors and at the office while still celebrating the Studio Ghibli classic.

     

    Laputa: Castle in the Sky Accessory Series

     

    Crystal Piercings & Earrings | ¥1,980 (Tax Included)

     

    Crystal and Cube Piercings & Earrings | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)

    Crystal Ring (Sizes: 11/13) | ¥1,980 (Tax Included)

     

    Crystal & Cube Ring (Sizes: 11/13) | ¥2,200

     

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  • Shaman King Cord Bracelet Collection Features Luxurious Designs Inspired by the Characters

    28.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese character accessory brand Anaguma, which lines its jewellery with natural stones, is releasing a new collection of cord bracelets in Japan on June 19 in collaboration with the anime series Shaman King. Pre-orders are now open.

    Shaman King Wind Cord Bracelets | ¥6,380 (Tax Included)

     

    The collection is inspired by the characters from the Shaman King reboot which began airing in April. Each bracelet features natural stones and metallic Oracle Bells. There are five designs in the line-up including Yoh Asakura, Anna Kyoyama, Ren Tao, Horohoro, and Hao.

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    Features colours inspired by Yoh. Includes the Oracle Bell and Futsunomitama Sword made from metallic parts.

     

    Anna Kyoyama Model

     

    Features colours inspired by Anna. Includes rosary beads and an apple made from metallic parts.

     

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    Features colours inspired by Ren. Includes the Oracle Bell and Bâo-Lèi Sword made from metallic parts.

     

    Horohoro Model

     

    Features colours inspired by Horohoro. Includes the Oracle Bell and Ikupasuy made from metallic parts.

     

    Hao Model

     

    Features colours inspired by Hao. Includes the Oracle Bell and Gohukusei mark made from metallic parts.

     

     

    Each bracelet comes in a box inspired by the colouring of each character as well as a mini character card.

     

    Who’s your favourite character from Shaman King and did they make it on this list?

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    Benelic has revealed a new collection of 18 mini glass plates inspired by Studio Ghibli’s animated filmography. The collection will be released at Donguri Kyowakoku stores and their online shop Sora no Ue in Japan on May 22.

     

     

    Mini Glass Plates | ¥770 Each (Tax Included)

     

    These 11cm plates feature colourful designs of characters from multiple Studio Ghibli movies enjoying food and drink such as Satsuki and Mei from My Neighbor Totoro, Chihiro from Spirited Away, Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service, and more. The plates can be used for serving small portions or simply as beautiful interior decoration.

     

    Plate up a light snack like biscuits and to enjoy with a nice cup of tea with this gorgeous line-up.

  • Studio Ghibli Shop Adds New My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away Items

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    Japan’s official Studio Ghibli store Donguri Kyowakoku and its online shop Sora no Ue are releasing two new folding fans and gauze handkerchiefs at the end of this month.

     

    My Neighbor Totoro Folding Fan | ¥3,278 (Tax Included)

     

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    Spirited Away Handkerchief | ¥440 (Tax Included)

     

     

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    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.

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

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    Boy Scout Fried Toast

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    Earwig’s Pretzels

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

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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.

     

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    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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