Detective Conan Turns Into Confections at Japanese Convenience Stores
In promotion of the latest entry to the Detective Conan anime film series, Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet, which was released on March 18, Bandai released two traditional Japanese wagashi sweets from its Tabemas confection series at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan on April 23.
Tabemas Detective Conan 2021
‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour. The sweets are also made with a dough called “nerikiri” which is used in making traditional Japanese wagashi sweets.
The sweets feature titular character Conan Edogawa and FBI agent Shuichi Akai from the new film, recreating their looks in adorable detail and making the custard and chocolate flavoured respectively. The colours of the confections are naturally-derived from the ingredients used, meaning no artificial colourings are used.
Tabemas Detective Conan 2021
Released: April 23, 2021
Price: ¥278 Each (Tax Included)
Available: The chilled desserts corners of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan
*Available while supplies last
*Stock date may differ from branch to branch
*Select stores not participating
FamilyMart Starts Pokemon Campaign, Pikachu Pineapple Frappe Now Available
FamilyMart stores nationwide have started a campaign in collaboration with the free-to-play mobile game Pokemon Cafe ReMix! From June 21 until July 18, visitors will be able to pick up some special treats and exclusive merchandise.
A new addition to the Frappe series, customers will be able to enjoy Pikachu’s Pineapple Frappe starting June 21, featuring Pikachu in a cute cafe uniform. Made with golden pineapple pulp, the drink is perfect for summer, offering a refreshing sweet and sour taste. There are three cup designs available–one with Pikachu in red, one in blue, and another in green.
Original Merchandise Campaign
Part I: June 21, 10:00~ / Original PP Coaster (4 varieties)
Part 2: July 5, 10:00~ / Cafe Menu Design Original Memo Pad (4 varieties)
A goods campaign is also underway. Customers purchasing three qualifying products will receive exclusive merchandise–while supplies last, of course! The event will run from June 21 at 10:00 through July 18.
Left: 5 stamps, Original Lunch Bag / Right: 10 stamps, Original Plates (Set of 3)
Collecting stamps on the FamilyMart app can also net fans some special prizes! At the same time, Pokemon fans can use the app to win tickets to Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Sapporo.
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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Collaborates with Famous Poeme Sweets in Ehime Prefecture
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu made waves with music lovers around the world last month when she performed at Coachella, one of the largest and most famous music festivals on Earth. On May 28, Kyary will perform in Ehime, and the artist has released details about another collaboration as part of the LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project, launched to energize Japan through the appeal of regional towns and cities.
In Ehime Prefecture, Kyary is teaming up with Poeme, a famous sweets shop in Setouchi close to the Seto Inland Sea. The shop itself opened in 1950 with a different name and quickly became popular for its Butter Manju. The buns, baked in a buttery biscuit dough with red bean paste, were an extravagant confectionary at the time. In the late 1950s, a friend of the founder Okada Kazutarou tasted the Butter Manju and said “This is a poem,” hence the current name of the location. After 76 years, the name of the shop still reflects Poeme’s mission that has been present since the company’s founding just after WWII.
The collaboration logo for the project was inspired by Kyary’s 2018 album Japamyu, which was released after four successful overseas tours. The album cemented the artist as one of Japan’s top talents, and the logo combines Poeme with Japamyu to make Poemyu.
A collaborative T-shirt is also on sale featuring the new logo and the singer’s 10th-anniversary logo. The shirt is only available until June 8 on the official LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project website.
Ehime’s Poeme x LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project
Price: ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
Where to Buy:
LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project Online Shop
Available until June 8 at 23:59
Official Site: https://localpowerjapan.com
*Please allow two weeks to one month from order completion to product shipment.
*A portion of T-shirt sales will be donated to local projects and social programs.
Kyoto Sweets Shop Otabe Rereleases Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Snacks with New Designs
Otabe, one of the most popular sweets souvenir shops in Kyoto, Otabe, is known for its delicious matcha and mini-desserts. Starting May 12, the company has released nine uniquely packaged sweets inspired by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The limited-edition packaging will feature popular characters from the series. Previously, the company released matcha cakes for the crossover–this time, fans can enjoy choco-an flavor!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Choco-an
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Matcha
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Otabe (with Original Sticker)
Original Sticker: 15 varieties, 1 given at random
Focusing on the hashira from the series, fans will want to be on the lookout for their favorite character. These sweets can be bought at select stations in the Kyoto and Osaka area, major Kyoto tourist attractions, and online. In addition, matcha flavored treats will also be on sale featuring Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Hashibira Inosuke, Kagaya Ubuyashiki, and Muzan Kibutsuji.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Choco-an
Release Date: May 12, 2022
Price: ¥432 (Tax Included)
Where to Buy: Train station in Kyoto & Osaka area, Major Kyoto tourist attractions, online.
Fruit Cakes from Patisserie Giraud Available at Gotanda Station for a Limited Time
Those passing through Gotanda Station in Tokyo might want to keep an eye out for some tasty treats on sale for a limited time. Patisserie Giraud has opened a limited-time pop-up location inside the aptly-named shop Have You Eaten This Before? The pop-up will be open until May 31, 2022.
Have You Eaten This Before? features a rotating selection of products perfect as gifts, souvenirs, or as a treat for yourself. Along with six cakes made to look just like fruits, a selection of other baked goods will also be available.
While it might be difficult to eat these beautiful cakes, you’ll never forget the way the juice-filled mousse and crispy pastry fill your mouth. Which one would you like to bring home?
Patisserie Giraud Limited-Time Shop
Open: May 16 – May 31, 2022
Hours: Weekdays 10:00-22:00 / Weekends & Holidays 10:00-21:00
Location: JR East Gotanda Station
Official Site: https://www.giraud.co.jp
Hilton Osaka to Hold Cinnamoroll and Sanrio Character Sweets Buffet
Folk Kitchen, a restaurant on the second floor of Hilton Osaka, will hold the Sanrio Characters Sweets Buffet ~Joyful Summer Festival~ from May 20 until September 11, 2022. The event is being held to celebrate Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, and Pochakko coming in first, second, and third in the Sanrio Character Awards. A lineup of 25 different sweets will be available, including those filled with summer fruits like mango, peach, and watermelon! In addition, a “Zero Leftovers Campaign” will be implemented–so be sure to clear your plate!
Happy Festival Heart Mousse
Joyful Pink Cake / Lime & Raspberry
Fluffy and Crunchy Mango Pavlova
Decorated with chocolate and adorable character designs, the Happy Festival Heart Mousse is a scrumptious dish blending the flavor of banana, caramel, and rum. The Joyful Pink Cake will be a smash-hit with Sanrio lovers, featuring the soft taste of white mousse and raspberry compote with a fresh lime flavor. Tons of other original sweets will be available, including everything from gingerbread to orange tarts.
Visitors can also find plenty of vegan sweets. Summer Blue Sky Jello features contrasting colors of pineapple pulp and soymilk cream that look like clouds floating against a summer sky. Be sure to try the Almond & Watermelon Jello and Grapefruit and Lychee Jello too!
Sanrio Characters Sweets Buffet ~Joyful Summer Festival~
Venue: Hilton Osaka 2F / Folk Kitchen
Running: Every Day from May 20 – September 11
Official Site: http://www.hiltonosaka.com
Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time Inspires Limited Time Collaboration Cafe with Pronto
Cafe and bar chain Pronto is now selling food and beverage items inspired by Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time! These items are available at Pronto locations nationwide until May 29, 2022.
Furuya Rei’s Pumpkin Tea Latte is a pumpkin-flavored milk tea topped with whipped cream and pumpkin sauce for a refreshing experience inspired by the popular character. The Triple Face Citrus Tea is a drink also inspired by Furuya, who has three faces: a waiter at a cafe, a police officer, and a member of the Black Organization. In the original Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time manga series, the dog Haro loves vanilla so much that he opens the fridge and eats vanilla ice cream when Furuya isn’t home. The drink pulls from this adorable episode!
Guests can also enjoy Zero’s Tea Time Napolitan and other filling pasta dishes inspired by Cafe Poirot. For each drink ordered from the collaboration menu, guests will receive a special coaster, and for each menu item ordered, they will receive an original acrylic keychain.
During the collaboration period, the Pronto location at Shibuya Furukas will have special decorations on display to celebrate the event. Be sure to come check it out if you’re a fan of the series!
PRONTO x Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time
Running: April 22 – May 29, 2022
Location: Pronto locations nationwide
PRONTO Shibuya Fukuras
Address: Shibuya Fukuras 1F (1-2-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Confectionery Brand ‘Edible Mascot’ Celebrates Kirby’s 30th Anniversary with New Sweets
It’s hard to believe that Kirby is turning 30 today, bursting onto the video game scene back in 1992. To commemorate this special occasion, Bandai’s Candy brand Tabemas (meaning ‘Edible Mascot’) is selling some adorable sweets inspired by the character at Lawson stores nationwide starting April 26, 2022. The items will be available in the chilled dessert section, and these items won’t be available at LAWSON STORE100.
Edible Mascot Kirby 30th: ¥353 each (Tax Included)
The Kirby sweets are made of mochi, the perfect food to express the character’s round and squishy form, and the Warp Star is made of nerikiri. Nerikiri is a traditional Japanese sweet made from mochi flour and white bean paste, and it’s especially easy to mold and carve into detailed shapes.
Kirby (Strawberry Flavored) Warp Star (Chocolate Flavored)
*Image for reference only.
Kirby is filled with strawberry-flavored filling, while the Warp Star is stuffed with chocolate. Fans can find eight different expressions on Kirby’s face, including a big smile and a sleeping expression. The Warp Star features a 30th-anniversary logo, perfect for photos. Which one is the most adorable?
What’s your favorite Kirby game?
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Edible Mascot – Kirby 30th
Cosmetics Brand Lovisia Unveils 15 Detective Conan Themed Hand Creams
Cosmetics brand Lovisia has unveiled 15 hand creams inspired by the Detective Conan anime series. Those purchasing three or more bottles at the Lovisia online store will receive a special Detective Conan drawstring bag while supplies last!
Fans can grab a hand cream decorated with their favorite character. Not only are these extremely cute, but they include four moisturizing ingredients perfect for keeping skin soft. The characters Detective Takagi and Detective Sato from the recent film Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween are included in the lineup, with other familiar faces like Jinpei Matsuda and Hiromitsu Morofushi also appearing.
The new hand creams have a refreshing and clean scent, containing moisturizing Vaseline, shea butter, ceramide, and argan oil to prevent dry skin during any season.
The package designs feature a new retro theme, with the concept of “New Styley Collection.” Each image blends nostalgia with a fun pop of color. Which character would you like to see each time you want to moisturize?
Lovisia Detective Conan Hand Cream
Where to Buy: Lovisia Online Shop, Sundry Shops
Release Date: April 15, 2022
‘Detective Conan The Movie Exhibition: A Silver Screen Retrospective’ Key Visual Revealed
‘Detective Conan The Movie Exhibition: A Silver Screen Retrospective,’ a large-scale event looking back at the many films in the Detective Conan universe, will be held at Muromachi Mitsui Hall & Conference Center from April 30 until June 12, 2022.
This exhibition is a hands-on experience that allows visitors to enjoy the world of Detective Conan films in many unique ways. Images from all films will decorate the space, and fans will be welcome to snap some great Instagram shots at photos spots around the exhibition.
This exhibition is full of exhibits and hands-on experiences that allow visitors to trace Conan’s memories and relive the many Detective Conan films to date! Check out some of the highlights below!
The venue consists of four acts, each tracing the history of the Detective Conan film franchise.
Welcome to the World of Conan’s Memories
The exhibition features an original introductory film. Acts 1 and 2 will invite guests to recall famous scenes and lines from a number of Detective Conan films.
Large-scale Exhibits of Characters in Action
The main area, Act 2, will offer a unique experience to visitors, recreating famous scenes through many new and exciting means. In the Detective Conan: The Time Bombed Skyscraper area, a photo spot will feature a recreation of the famous scene between Ran and Conan. In the Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer area, visitors can experience Furuya Rei’s exciting racing scene up close and personal. In the Fist of Blue Sapphire area, you can even battle with Kaito Kuroba!
Experience the Ending Film with All 5 Senses
Act 4 will use 360-degree powerful projection mapping technology to fully immerse visitors in the world of Detective Conan!
Original exhibition goods will be on sale and visitors will be able to follow along with a newly-recorded audio guide. This special exhibition is sure to be a hit with fans, so why not come and experience the world of Conan?
Detective Conan The Movie Exhibition: A Silver Screen Retrospective
Event Address: Muromachi Mitsui Hall & Conference Center, Coredo Muromachi Terrace 3F (3-2-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Running: April 30 – June 12, 2022
Sponsored by the Detective Conan The Movie Exhibition Production Committee
Official Site: https://conan-ginmaku.jp
Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween Fair to Open at 29 Tokyu Hands Stores Nationwide
29 Tokyu Hands stores around Japan will hold a commemorative event to celebrate the release of the new film Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween from April 8 until May 31, 2022.
Tokyu Hands Pre-Sale Items
Acrylic Diorama Stand A
Acrylic Diorama Stand B
TD Acrylic Keychain
Purchase Bonus: Sticker
Visitors can grab some limited-edition merchandise only available at select Tokyu Hands stores.
In addition to new merch, be sure to look forward to special benefits you grab at the theater and other purchase bonuses!
Tapioca and Crepe Store ‘Pearl Lady’ Collaborates with Sanrio Character Cogimyun
13.April.2022 | FOOD
Pearl Lady, a tapioca and crepe specialty shop, will begin selling a special crepe inspired by the Sanrio character Cogimyun starting April 8, 2022! These gorgeous treats will be available at participating Pearl Lady locations while supplies last.
Cogimyun’s Sparkling Strawberry Crepe
Cogimyun’s Sparkling Strawberry Crepe, topped with a Cogimyun cookie, includes sweet and sour strawberry cream.
The dough, made with tapioca flour, offers a slightly chewy texture with a rich milk and butter flavor. Customers will also receive a special sticker as a purchase bonus. Be sure to enjoy the new Cinnamoroll drink available at Pearl Lady’s sister shop CHABAR!
CHABAR x Cinnamoroll Collaboration Drink
Pearl Lady x Cogimyun Crepe
Available: April 8 ~ While Supplies Last
Where to Buy: Pearl Lady Locations Nationwide (Sales period may differ depending on the store.)
CHABAR x Cinnamoroll Collaboration Drink
Official Site: http://www.pearllady.jp/
Japanese Confectionary Series Tabemas Releases Chiikawa Sweets at FamilyMart Stores
12.April.2022 | FOOD
Bandai’s Japanese confectionary project Tabemas has been transforming popular characters into tasty treats for years. Starting April 5, over 16,600 FamilyMart stores nationwide will offer sweets inspired by illustrator nagano’s popular characters Chiikawa and Usagi!
This is the first time these characters have been featured in the Tabemas series. Fans can grab Chiikawa with sparking eyes or smiling with red cheeks, a sparkly-eyed Usagi, and the adorable cat Hachiware. It will be difficult to eat something so painfully cute, but each is sure to taste delicious! The Chiikawa sweets are milk and custard flavored, Usagi is sweetened with caramel, and Hachiware offers the taste of strawberry milk.
(C)nagano / chiikawa committee
Chiikawa & Usagi Tabemas
Price: ¥398 each (Tax Included)
Release Date: April 5 ~
Where to Buy: Chilled Dessert Corners at 16,600 participating FamilyMart Stores Nationwide
*Limited quantities available.
*May not be available at all locations.