Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Escape Game Launches in Japan
31.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Real-life escape game creative company SCRAP launched a new escape game on Monday in collaboration with the anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain | ¥3,400 (Tax Included)
‘Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain’ is a collaboration between SCRAP’s immensely popular ‘Real Dasshutsu Game’ escape game series which has been experienced by over 8.2 million people and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the anime series that has taken the world by storm when it aired in 2019. Its popularity surged once again with the release of the anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train last year, and the hype is set to continue when the second season of the anime begins airing this year.
This escape game is available to buy online at SCRAP GOODS SHOP as well as their stores. It’s an easy to use kit which only requires the use of a smartphone, PC, or tablet. Players can play with as many people as they like from the comfort of their own home.
The game is inspired by the battle between Tanjiro and the Lower Rank 5 Demon Rui on Natagumo Mountain. Players form part of the Demon Slayer Corps and must use the documents provided to solve riddles in order to defeat the demons.
The escape game features many characters from the series including completely new recordings by the actual voice cast for Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Tomioka, Shinobu, Kagaya, Rui, and the Kasugai Crows.
SCRAP has also released a collection of original merch illustrated by ufotable, the studio that animates the series.
Sticker Set ¥300 / Folder ¥1,000 / Folder Set ¥4,000 / Pins ¥500 Each / Key Rings ¥800 Each / Wooden Stands ¥1,500 Each / Memo Pad ¥800 / Bath Towel ¥3,000 (Tax Included)
Nezuko Wooden Box
A bonus wooden Nezuko box with a puzzle inside is also available which comes with a limited-edition Nezuko pin. Available for an extra ¥3,000.
The game is available in Japanese only. Do you have what it takes to escape from Natagumo Mountain?
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain
Japanese Name: リアル脱出ゲーム×鬼滅の刃 鬼棲まう那田蜘蛛山からの脱出
Order Window: May 27, 2021 – August 28, 2021
Shipping: From June 3, 2021
Play Window: June 10, 2021 – November 28, 2021
Available: SCRAP GOODS SHOP / SCRAP Stores
Official Website: https://realdgame.jp/kimetsu/
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.
Extensive Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Exhibition to Open at Sapporo Factory in Hokkaido
An exhibition focusing on the Mugen Train and Entertainment District Arcs of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will open at Sapporo Factory in Hokkaido from July 15 until August 7, 2022.
Fans of the series won’t want to miss this huge showing of Demon Slayer materials, including a video exhibit showing off some of the best fight scenes from the film and anime series on a massive screen.
Stay tuned for more details!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train Arc / Entertainment District Arc
Running: July 15 – August 7, 2022
Hours: 10:00-19:30 *Closing at 17:00 on August 7
*Admission permitted until one hour before closing time.
Venue: Sapporo Factory 3-jo 3F
Official Site: http://www.stv.jp/
Lotte Unveils New Gum and 35 Unique Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Wrappers
Lotte has released a new lemon gum flavor in collaboration with the popular series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba! With 35 distinct packages and gum wrappers decorated with famous scenes and quotes, fans can have a blast searching for their favorites.
A limited-time campaign is also underway until March 5, 2023. Fans can enjoy collecting special point coupons printed on each label for a chance to win some spectacular prizes!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba / Lemon
特典Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Gum Campaign
10 Points (50 winners selected by lottery)
Kaiyodo Special Original Figure <Sepia Color Ver.> *Set of 2
5 Points (1,000 winners selected by lottery)
Original Toy Car
3 Points (1,000 winners)
Original Sticker with New Illustration by ufotable *2 piece set
＊Along with a special point coupon used to enter into the campaign, there are 36 package varieties.
＊Point coupons are not included with every purchase.
How would you like to win one of these impressive prizes?
Lotte Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Lemon
Campaign Period: April 12, 2022 – March 5, 2023
Round 1 Deadline: September 30, 2022
Round 2 Deadline: March 5, 2023
Official Site: https://www.lotte.co.jp/
Nijigen no Mori Amusement Park to Begin Demon Slayer Collaboration in April
Nijigen no Mori, an amusement park located on Awaji Island in Hyogo, is teaming up with the popular anime and manga series Demon Slayer from April 9 until September 30, 2022! The event will feature unique events during the day and at night.
At night, guests can enjoy the Natagumo Mountain Night Walk, where they become members of the Kakushi and participate in a battle to the death between the characters Tanjiro Kamado and Rui. Participants will go on to experience the world of Demon Slayer on a 1.2 km long walk through the night forest, brought to life by a projection mapping spectacle showing Tanjiro and friends and their battle against the demons.
In the daytime installation, participants will go on a riddle-solving quest in an area with original character panels illustrated by ufotable. Participants will have the chance to explore the park and undertake a mission to find Tanjiro and friends. The attraction will feature limited-edition Nijigen no Mori original merchandise, as well as original food based on characters from the manga, such as Tanjiro Kamado and Kyojuro Rengoku.
Nijigen no Mori x Demon Slayer Collaboration Event
Running: April 9 – September 30, 2022
Address: 2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji, Hyogo
Official Site: https://nijigennomori.com/kimetsu_awaji/
Mobile RPG Monster Strike Reveals Second Collaboration with Demon Slayer
18.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME
The popular smartphone RPG Monster Strike is teaming up with the anime and manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba for a second collaboration starting March 15, 2022!
New Characters Available via Gacha
Characters Available through Fusion or Evolution
Collaboration Starter Pack
Exchange Exclusive Collaboration Characters
Collaboration Quest Characters (Selection)
During this second collaboration, players can snag big-name Hashira like Kyujuro Rengoku and Tengen Uzui, as well as other popular characters like Nezuko Kamado, Kanao Tsuyuri, and the siblings Sabito and Makomo.
The characters will be available via gacha, as will Tanjiro, Giyu Tomioka, and Shinobu Kocho from the first collaboration. Some characters will be obtainable through a series of collaboration quests, including Akaza and Enmu from the Mugen Train Arc.
Monster Strike x Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2nd Collaboration)
Hotel New Otani Tokyo Restaurant to Offer Demon Slayer Menu Throughout March
Tower Restaurant, located on the 40th floor of Hotel New Otani Tokyo, is offering a collaboration menu inspired by the anime and manga series Demon Slayer for the entire month of March. The space will also be decorated with Demon Slayer character cutouts perfect for taking photos with!
Limited March Menu
Breadsticks inspired by Inosuke’s sword
Zenitsu’s Smoked Eel Tapas
Kyojuro Rengoku’s Tom Yum Soup
Collaboration Non-Alcoholic Cocktails
8 Character-inspired Non-alcoholic Cocktails
Cocktail Order Bonus: Collaboration Coaster
Restaurant Guest Bonus: Lunch Mat
Along with this spectacular anime-inspired menu, the restaurant also offers a number of other normal dishes from beef stew to strawberry desserts.
No Demons Allowed Restaurant
Menu available until March 31, 2022
Hotel New Otani (Tokyo)
Tower Restaurant (Garden Tower, 40F)
Demon Slayer Game to be Released for the Nintendo Switch in June
18.February.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles is getting a Nintendo Switch version, with a release date set for June 9 in Japan.
The Demon Slayer manga series, written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge, has over 150 million copies in circulation, making it the ninth best-selling manga series of all time. It follows Tanjiro Kamado, a teen who strives to become a demon slayer after his family was killed and his younger sister Nezuko was turned into a demon. Combining both heartwrenching storytelling with just the right amount of comic relief, the title has amassed fans around the world.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles was released for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on October 21, and has sold over 1.32 million copious worldwide. It includes a solo mode that follows the Demon Slayer story, and also a Versus Mode, allowing players to fight other characters.
In the Nintendo Switch version, players can choose from a total of 24 characters to fight, including six demons added in previous free updates. By using Kimetsu Points, players can unlock characters and costumes, including the Summer School Uniform which will be a Switch exclusive. Physical copies are now available for pre-order, while the downloadable version will be available at a later date.
©吾峠呼世晴／集英社・アニプレックス・ufotable ©「鬼滅の刃 ヒノカミ血風譚」製作委員会
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles for the Nintendo Switch
Release Date: June 9, 2022
Official Site: https://game.kimetsu.com/hinokami/switch/
Hotel New Otani Osaka Announces Extension of Demon Slayer Collaboration Restaurant
Due to incredible popularity, Hotel New Otani Osaka has decided to extend the dates for its current Demon Slayer-inspired collaboration restaurant until March 31, 2022. Reservations for the month of March are now available.
Non-alcoholic Cocktails: (From Left) Zenitsu Agatsuma / Kyojuro Rengoku / Inosuke Hashibira
Original Chopsticks & Chopstick Bag Set
The aptly named ‘No Demons Allowed Restaurant’ features a Chinese course menu that brings the world of the popular series to life. From Nezuko’s Bamboo Appetizer Platter to a pork bun that looks quite a bit like Inosuke’s mask, anime fans will fall in love with this menu.
Guests can snap some photos at a designated photo spot featuring life-sized cutouts of popular characters in hotel staff uniforms. The entire space will be decorated with wisteria flowers.
Six non-alcoholic cocktails inspired by the characters will also be available during dinner time only. Guests ordering one of these drinks will get a coaster with a newly-drawn illustration by ufotable.
No Demons Allowed Restaurant
Location: Hotel New Otani Osaka, River Terrace Restaurant (3F)
Reservations for March Now Open
Running: January 22 – March 31, 2022
Godzilla Escape Room to Open at Atami Bay Resort Korakuen in Spring
Escape rooms invite family and friends to solve exciting puzzles and riddles within a time limit, and have become massively popular around the world. Since the first one opened in 2007, over 8 million people in Japan have participated in one of these exciting events held everywhere from apartment buildings to amusement parks.
The Escape from Godzilla event will be held throughout the Atami Bay Resort Korakuen, and will ask players to solve mysteries throughout the hotel. Visitors will need to explore rooms and sometimes interact with hotel staff to reach the end. SCRAP, known for its numerous crossover escape games, created the project.
Atami is the setting of the decisive battle in the 1962 film King Kong vs. Godzilla. 2022 is the 60th anniversary of the film, and guests are invited to enjoy an original story and original images showing Godzilla’s attack on present-day Atami in cooperation with Toho.
Keep an eye out for more details coming later in February!
©SCRAP TM ＆ © TOHO CO., LTD.
Escape from Godzilla
More Details to be Announced in Late February
Official Site: https://realdgame.jp/atami-godzilla/
Yohji Yamamoto Reveals Details of New Demon Slayer Collection Using Traditional Japanese Fabrics
In January, it was announced that Yohji Yamamoto’s brand Ground Y would release a Demon Slayer-inspired collection. From February 10 until February 20, these items will be available at participating Ground Y stores nationwide as well as on THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO online store.
Original Bandana for Early Orders (while supplies last)
The collection is made exclusively from traditional Japanese fabrics, including silk from Ogura Fabrics, established in 1895. Fans can pick up cloaks and long coats featuring popular characters from the series including Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, and Kyojuro Rengoku. These illustrations were provided by ufotable exclusively for this collaboration.
A number of shirts will also be available, so be sure to grab your favorites before they’re gone!
Ground Y × Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Order Period: February 10 – February 20, 2022
Ground Y Stores (GINZA SIX/LaForet Harajuku/Shibuya PARCO/Shinsaibashi PARCO）
THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO Online Store: http://theshopyohjiyamamoto.jp/JP/shop/c/c20
(Sales from THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO are available from February 10 until February 20 at 23:59)
Bandai Candy Releases Second Round of Family-Sized Demon Slayer Tarts
Bandai Candy has begun selling the second round of Demon Slayer-themed tarts! This time, the family-sized treats will feature the taste of two varieties of cheesecake, and will be available at select AEON, AEON Style, MaxValu, and Daiei locations throughout Japan.
Each tart features characters from the popular Demon Slayer anime series with smiles on their faces. With a two-layered structure, customers can enjoy the flavor of baked cheesecake and gelatin cheesecake. Characters included are Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Giyu, Inosuke, Kyojuro, Shinobu, and Kanao.
Demon Slayer Big Tart Round Two ~Two Types of Cheesecake~
Price: ¥537 each (Tax Included)
Where to Buy:
AEON / AEON Style (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu)
MaxValu (Kanto, Hokuriku, West Japan)
Daiei’s Chilled Dessert Corner
※Products only available in limited quantities.
※Only available at participating stores.
Popular Puzzle-Solving Toy ‘Nazokan’ Returns to Shelves After Selling Out
13.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME
SCRAP, a company known for its unique escape games, have recently started selling its ‘Nazokan’ (Mystery Can) product at stores nationwide starting December 22, 2021. These items sold out instantly upon initial release, and have been highly praised by puzzle-lovers, including popular actress and model Nanase Nishino!
Two kinds of ‘Nazokan’ are on sale: The ‘Golden Angel Can’ and the ‘Silver Devil Can.’ Each large can contains a number of difficult puzzles and riddles.
Following its initial launch in October 2021, the first production run sold out in only six days. Puzzle fans have been begging for a second production run, and to celebrate the re-release, actress and model Nanase Nishino has released her comments on the product. Nishino is known as major puzzle fan, so what does she have to say?
Comment from Nanase Nishino
When I first grabbed a ‘Nazokan,’ I was excited to see what sorts of mysteries I’d find inside, and I was ready to take on the challenge.
Spending my time on each puzzle, I completely lost track of time, and I came away with a real sense of accomplishment.
You can solve it alone,
or work together with your friends,
or even give it as a gift to someone who loves riddles!
I hope everyone has fun with this amazing product!
’Nazokan’ (Mystery Can)
―Calling All Puzzle Lovers! We’ve Fit Tons of Puzzles and Riddles into this Can!―
Price: ¥3,000 (Tax Included)
Where to Buy: Real Escape Game Stores and Tokyo Mystery Circus
Special Site: https://www.scrapmagazine.com/nazokan/