SSSS.DYNAZENON and SSSS.GRIDMAN Pop-Up Shops Open in Akihabara and Osaka
Two pop-up shops, the SSSS.DYNAZENON @ Dash Store and SSSS.GRIDMAN @ Dash Store, are now open at Animate Akihabara and Animate Osaka Nipponbashi until June 24. The stores are themed on Tsuburaya Productions and Studio Triggers’ anime series SSSS.DYNAZENON, which began airing in April, and SSSS.GRIDMAN.
SSSS.DYNAZENON @ Dash Store
SSSS.GRIDMAN @ Dash Store
Fans of the series can get their hands on a range of pre-sale and exclusive merchandise. For every ¥2,000 spent, they can get their hands on one of five possible bromide illustrations, and if they spend over ¥3,000, they’ll enter for a chance to win a special poster.
Bromides (5 Designs)
Dash Store Exclusive T-Shirts | 5 Designs | ¥7,150 Each (Tax Included)
Dash Store Exclusive Bottles | 2 Designs | ¥2,200 Each (Tax Included) (All come with one of 3 possible illustrated cards)
Dash Store Exclusive Metal Sticker Sets | 2 Designs | DYNAZENON ¥1,320 – GRIDMAN ¥880 (Tax Included)
Dash Store Exclusive T-Shirt | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
Dash Store Exclusive Stainless Thermo Tumbler | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
Pre-Sale Acrylic Stands | 5 Designs | ¥1,980 Each (Tax Included)
Pre-Sale Tapestries | 5 Designs | ¥3,850 Each (Tax Included)
Pre-Sale Pin Set | DYNAZENON ¥1,320 – GRIDMAN ¥880 (Tax Included)
©円谷プロ ©2021 TRIGGER・雨宮哲／「DYNAZENON」製作委員会
©円谷プロ ©2018 TRIGGER・雨宮哲／「GRIDMAN」製作委員会
SSSS.DYNAZENON @ Dash Store / SSSS.GRIDMAN ＠ Dash Store
Running: June 5, 2021 – June 24, 2021
Locations: Animate Akihabara (Floor 1F) / Animate Osaka Nipponbashi (Floor 1F)
Event Page: http://dashstore.net/title_item/dz_gm_2106/
BT21 to Open 10th Cafe in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka
The 10th B121 Cafe, titled ~A LITTLE FESTA~, will open in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka for a limited time. The theme this time is a fancy and cute world of illusions and fans of BTS won’t want to miss it!
Shooky’s Beef Stew
Koya’s Cream Pasta
Chimmy’s Keema Curry
Cooky’s Protein Bowl
RJ’s Banana Split
Mang’s Cotton Candy Pancake
Tata’s Chocolate Fondue
FESTA☆Cafe Latte / Milk Tea (Iced)
FESTA☆ Cafe Latte / Milk Tea (Hot)
Coffee Set (Iced/Hot) / Tea Set (Iced/Hot)
Pins (7 designs, random) / Acrylic Keychain (3 varieties)
Masking Tape / Letter Set with Case
Clear Sticker (7 varieties) / Clear Folder (2 varieties)
Paper Napkins / Mug (2 varieties)
Mini Towel (7 varieties) / Balloon Set
Garland / Tote Bag
The menu fea tures a variety of food and drinks based on the popular characters, which are a collaboration between LINE and the boy band BTS. There will also be a shop selling original products at the cafe, so grab them before they’re gone!
■Shibuya, Tokyo: BOX cafe&space SHIBUYA109/ January 21 – March 27, 2022
SHIBUYA109 B2F (2-29-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya)
■Shinjuku, Tokyo: BOX cafe&space Lumine EST / January 20 – March 13, 2022
Lumine EST Shinjuku B1F (3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku)
■Nagoya: kawara CAFE&KITCHEN Nagoya PARCO / January 20 – March 1, 2022
Nagoya PARCO South Building 5F (3-29-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya)
■Abeno, Osaka: Abeno contact / January 20 – February 13, 2022
Abeno Q’s Mall 4F (1-6-1 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka)
■Shinsaibashi, Osaka: Shinsaibashi contact / March 4 – March 27, 2022
1-6-24 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka
Cafe Website Now Open
Reservation Fee: ¥715 (Tax Included) *Reservation Bonus Included
Official Site: https://box-cafe.jp/
Tokyo’s Hotel New Otani Introduces One-Person Plan for Cogimyun-Inspired Room
Tokyo’s Hotel New Otani has announced a new single-person plan in collaboration with Sanrio’s popular Kogimyun character, and will offer a limited number of two rooms per day from January 4 until May 31, 2022.
Cogimyun is the female version of Cogimyon, and placed 10th in the 2021 Sanrio Character Awards. Her fluffy and fragile appearance has made her a hit with Sanrio fans.
The room is completely decorated in Cogimyun style, and guests can take home five pieces of original merchandise made for this collaboration.
From the moment guests enter the room, they will be completely surrounded by all things Cogimyun! Pastel colors and special Cogimyun illustrations line the space, with many drawn exclusively for the collaboration.
Guets can also download a special app that will allow them to hear Cogimyun welcoming them to the room. They will also be able to take pictures with the character using AR technology.
© ’21 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPR. NO. S621747 S/F・G
Cogimyun Collaboration Plan
Running: January 4 – May 31, 2022 *2 rooms available per day
1 room, 1 guest: ¥38,000~
1 room, 2 guests: ¥60,000～
※Rates include room, breakfast, tax, and service charges.
※Reservations for April and May will be open at the end of February.
Official Site: https://www.newotani.co.jp
Re:Zero Characters Ram and Rem Birthday Goods Available at Shibuya Marui
Starting February 2, 2022, Shibuya Marui begin selling Ram and Rem birthday goods! The popular characters from the anime series Re:Zero will be featured in brand-new illustrations exclusively for the event, showing them in their pajamas on a plethora of merchandise. Two birthday sets have been announced ahead of the event’s start date.
Ram & Rem Birthday Celebration 2022 Mug
Ram & Rem Birthday Celebration 2022 Full Color Tote Bag
Ram & Rem Birthday Celebration 2022 Canvas Art
Ram & Rem Birthday Celebration 2022 Acrylic Stand Keychain
Ram & Rem Birthday Celebration 2022 Birthday Set A
Ram & Rem Birthday Celebration 2022 Birthday Set B
Birthday Set A will include a blanket and pillow, while the B Set will feature a trendy hoodie with silhouettes of Ram and Rem. The bag is also split into two colors with motifs of each character. Which girl is your favorite?
Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World Ram & Rem Birthday Celebration 2022 in Shibuya Marui
Goods On Sale Starting February 2, 2022
Official Site: http://bushiroad-creative.com
Akane Shinjo from SSSS.GRIDMAN Inspires Pop-Up Store at Shibuya PARCO
From January 15 until January 30, a pop-up store inspired by the antagonist Akane Shinjo from Studio TRIGGER’s SSSS.GRIDMAN series will open on the 6th floor of Shibuya PARCO at the Tokyo Otaku Mode TOKYO store.
SSSS.GRIDMAN, released in 2018, has become a global hit. This limited-time shop will sell goods related to the character Akane Shinjo, with many featuring newly-drawn illustrations. The shop will double as an exhibition, with original drawings and other pieces from the show’s production available for guests to browse in the space. This was overseen by the team at Studio TRIGGER, the company behind the series. Certain surprises will also appear at the event, and a number of items will also be available for purchase online, so keep an eye out!
Masaru Sakamoto, the character designer and chief animation director for SSSS.GRIDMAN provided the original illustrations for the event.
Ⓒ円谷プロ Ⓒ2018 TRIGGER・雨宮哲／「GRIDMAN」製作委員会
Akane Shinjo Exhibition
Running: January 15 – January 30, 2022
Address: Tokyo Otaku Mode TOKYO, Shibuya PARCO 6F (15-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Online Shop: PARCO ONLINE STORE / Tokyo Otaku Mode TOKYO
Noraneko Gundan Exhibition to Open at Daimaru Umeda in Osaka for a Limited Time
The Noraneko Gundan exhibition, which saw great success in 2021, is now open in Osaka until January 31, 2022! The popular character is making the rounds to celebrate Noriko Kudo’s 20th anniversary as a children’s author. In addition to over 250 illustrations and videos on display from the Noraneko Gundan picture books, guests can enjoy a photo spot and other activities.
Osaka Exclusive Merchandise
IC Card Case with Octopus: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Cookie & Tin with Octopus: ¥1,400 (Tax Included)
Clear Folder with Octopus: ¥418 (Tax Included)
Sticker with Octopus: ¥385 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keychain (Noraneko & Octopus / Mami & Octopus): ¥660 each (Tax Included)
Noraneko, Mami, and Octopus Acrylic Stand: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Baby Wipes & Can (Noraneko & Octopus / Mami and Octopus): ¥550 each (Tax Included)
New Products at Osaka Venue
Moisture Absorbing Coaster: ¥880 each (Tax Included)
Pin: ¥440 each (Tax Included)
Special Purchase Bonus for guests spending over ¥3,000 (Tax Included)
The first 100 guests to arrive each day will receive a special clear folder.
The exhibition will also include over 350 pieces of merchandise, including limited-edition goods for the Osaka exhibition, books, plush toys, figures, and more.
Noraneko Gundan Exhibition – Noriko Kudo’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
Running: January 3 – January 31, 2022
Address: Daimaru Umeda 13F Event Space
Official Site: https://dmdepart.jp/museum/umeda/noranekogundan/
Upcoming Noraneko Gundan Exhibition Tour
Running: March 23 – April 4, 2022
Location: Daimaru Sapporo
Running: June 4 – July 31, 2022
Location: Fujieda City Provincial Museum and Literary Museum
Running: August 6 – September 25, 2022
Location: Fudenosato Kobo Art Museum
The St. Regis Osaka Launches Strawberry Afternoon Tea for a Limited Time
The St. Regis Osaka Hotel is offering a special strawberry-themed afternoon tea set until May 2022.
Strawberry Afternoon Tea ‘5th Avenue Collection’
Strawberry Parfait ‘The New York Gallery’
Strawberry Afternoon Tea ‘5th Avenue Collection’ to GO!
The St. Regis New York Hotel was founded in 1904, and is located on 5th Avenue, one of the most famous shopping streets in the world. This new afternoon tea set features a gorgeous three-tiered array of colorful savory and sweet dishes inspired by the many fashion items that line the shop windows of the NYC street.
The Strawberry Heel Panna Cotta shows a woman’s leg peeking out from the dessert clad in a fancy high heel, while the Berry Opera is made to look like a designer bag. Many of the available dishes are made using seasonal strawberries sourced from around Japan.
The French Bistro Ruedor on the first floor is also offering ‘The New York Gallery,’ a strawberry parfait set of three inspired by the art of New York City. This set also comes with an assorted plate of six savory and sweet items.
The WOW Strawberry, with its pop-art motif, will surprise guests with its massive strawberries and variety of different textures from mousse to jelly. The LOVE Strawberry mixes juicy, sweet, and sour strawberries with pistachio mousse and was inspired by Banksy’s ‘Balloon and Girl’ painting. The Banana & Chocolate parfait pulls from the colorful wall art seen all around the famous city streets.
For those wanting something less sweet, hamburgers, hot dogs, and bagels, all popular on the streets of Manhattan, will be served alongside these strawberry delights. For those wary about the current pandemic conditions, the Fifth Avenue Collection can also be taken home!
Strawberry Promotion ‘Strawberry at the Best Address -55th Street, 5th Avenue-
Strawberry Afternoon Tea ‘5th Avenue Collection’
Running: January 8 – May ~
Available Time Slots: ①12:00～ ②12:15～ ③12:30～ ④14:30～ ⑤14:45～ ⑥15:00～
Location: St. Regis Bar 12F
*Welcome drink, dress cookie, and glass dessert are not included.
*Reservations are required at least one day in advance.
Strawberry Parfait Set ‘The New York Gallery’
Available: January 8 – May ~ (15:00~ / 15:30~) *Only 5 seatings per day.
Location: Ruedor French Bistro 1F
Bokyaku Battery Collaboration Cafe Opens at Animate Cafe in Ikebukuro and Nagoya
Animate Cafe locations in Ikebukuro and Nagoya will hold a limited-time collaboration with the popular baseball anime and manga series Bokyaku Battery starting January 12, 2022! Guests can enjoy dishes inspired by characters from the show, and exclusive goods will be on sale at each venue.
Cream Stew Plate
Hamburger Stew Plate
Kotesashi High School Love and Peach Parfait
Hyoga High School Japanese Sweets Plate
Kaname Family Welcome Drink
Arrogant Sports Drink
Todo’s Cozy Spinach Potage
Chihaya’s Orange Tea
Todo’s Black Sesame Seed Latte
Tsuchiya’s Color-Changing Lemon Soda
Order Bonus – Coaster (10 varieties, random)
Snack in Drawstring Bag / Includes 1 Bonus Clear Card (11 varieties)
Mini Frame Pin (12 varieties)
Leather Keychain (11 varieties)
Smartphone Ring (3 varieties)
Bokyaku Battery x Animate Cafe
Running: January 12 – February 23, 2022
Locations: Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 3 Shop / Nagoya 2 Shop
※If crowded, guests may be given numbered tickets and will be let into the cafe in order.
Official Site: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/
Pokemon ‘Brilliant Shining Festival’ Pop-Up Shop Opens at Shibuya PARCO
On November 19, 2021, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl were released for the Nintendo Switch. Remakes of the original Diamond and Pearl titles, fans have been loving the new graphical and quality-of-life improvements. To commemorate their release, Shibuya PARCO will open a ‘Brilliant Shining Festival’ pop-up shop where children and adults alike can come together to snag some neat new merchandise inspired by both games.
The pop-up shop will be located in the COMINGSOON event space on the first floor of Shibuya PARCO from January 2 until January 12, 2022. The interior will be completely decorated in Pokemon style, and original snacks will also be available for purchase. (Snacks will also be available for purchase from the PARCO Online Store).
Along with buying some cute merch, a special password and sticker campaign will be held during the duration of the event. Just say some special words to the shop’s employees, get a sticker exchange ticket, and use it at the pop-up store. The password is ‘Brilliant Shining Festival!’
©Pokémon. ©Nintendo / Creatures Inc. / GAME FREAK inc.
Brilliant Shining Festival Pop-Up Store
Running: January 2 – January 12, 2022
Address: Shibuya PARCO 1F (15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Hours: 11:00-20:00 (January 2-11) *Open until 18:00 on January 12
Password & Sticker Gift Campaign
Running: January 2 – January 11, 2022
Hours: 11:00-20:00 (January 2-11) *Until 18:00 on January 12
Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka to Hold Little Red Riding Hood-Inspired Strawberry Fair
The Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka will hold a ‘Strawberry Fair’ at four of its restaurants starting on January 1, 2022!
Little Red Riding Hood (Mascarpone and Berry Mousse)
Forest Friend (Cream Puff), Friendly Bear Macaroons
Forest Tree Stump (Nuts & Pistachio Cake)
Menu featuring Strawberry Items
Cafe & Gourmet Shop ‘Cafe Bell’
Running: January 15 – February 28, 2022
Strawberry Brioche Sandwich / Strawberry Pudding / Strawberry Pistachio / Strawberry Tart / Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Cannelé de Bordeaux / Strawberry & Almond Chocolate Danish / Strawberry and Cream Cheese Flute
Chinese Restaurant ‘Shisen’
Running: January 6 – February 28, 2022
Strawberry Apricot Tofu / Strawberry Pudding
Running: January 1 – February 28, 2022
Strawberry Grasshopper / Strawberry Milk for Adults / Strawberry Mojito
※Menu items subject to change depending on availability.
※Please inform the staff of any food allergies in advance.
Strawberry Fair ~Little Red Riding Hood & Friends in the Forest~
Running: January 15 – February 27, 2022 *Only on Weekends/Holidays
Hours: 15:00-17:00 (Last Order at 16:30) *Tables Reserved for 90 minutes
Price: ¥5,000 (Adults) / ¥2,500 (Children) / ¥1,000 (Children under 4)
Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka 21F Buffet Restaurant ‘Top of Miyako’
Hours: 7:00-10:00 (Last Order at 9:30) / 11:30-15:00 (Last Order at 14:30) / 17:00-21:00 *17:30-21:00 on January 2 (Last Order at 20:30)
*Open for dinner only on weekends and holidays. Also open on Fridays in December.
*Lunch hours during the sweets buffet are 11:30:-14:00.
Cafe & Gourmet Shop ‘Cafe Bell’
Hours: 8:00-19:00 (Take-out) / 8:00-18:00 (Eat-in)
Chinese Restaurant ‘Shisen’
Hours: 11:30-14:30 / 17:00-21:00 (Last Order at 20:30)
Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka 2F ‘Bar eu’
Hours: 17:00-22:00 (Last Food Order at 21:00)
Wall Art Commemorating Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 Appears in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya
06.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME
To commemorate the start of Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 on January 9, 2022, some powerful new wall art filled with storyboards and other imagery from the series has appeared in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya train stations for a limited time!
These incredible images will only be available to see until January 9, so if you’re near any of these stations, be sure to check them out! Starting on January 4, a countdown video of ‘favorite scenes’ as chosen by six popular creators will be posted to the official anime Twitter account (@anime_shingeki).
Storyboards featured in this wall art comes from episodes 76 to 80 of the anime series. The largest board is 22.5 meters in length.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 Commemorative Wall Art
Location: Tokyu Dogenza Happy Board AB30
(In the underground passage near the A0 and A1 exits on B2F towards Dogenzaka on the Denentoshi Line at Shibuya Station)
Viewing Period: January 4 – 9, 2022
Location: Tokyo Metro / Shinjuku Metro Super Premium Set
(In the corridor connecting the east and west exits of Shinjuku Station)
Viewing Period: January 3 – 9, 2022
Location: JR West Japan Railway / Sakurabashi Avenue, Osaka Station
(In the underground passage towards the Sakurabashi exit of JR Osaka Station)
Viewing Period: January 3 – 9, 2022
Location: JR Central Japan Railway / Nagoya Wide Wall
(Inside the Sakuradori Gate of JR Nagoya Station, on the North Street)
Viewing Period: January 3 – 9, 2022
Official Site: https://shingeki.tv/final/
NAKED Creates Projection Mapping Show with Students from Osaka University
Creative company NAKED has teamed up with students from Osaka University of Arts and Kintetsu Real Estate for a new projection mapping show at the Abeno Harukas Observatory, Harukas 300. The work is available now through February 27, 2022.
The artwork is found on the 58th floor ‘Twin Tower,’ and serves as a hands-on presentation to foster students’ creativity. The theme for the project is ‘Towards the Future, a Journey of Hope,’ and it is intended to send a ray of hope from one of Japan’s tallest buildings to the whole country. Hope is sorely needed after two long years of the pandemic.
Those participating in this years class, which started in 2021, learned about the impact creativity can have on the world, as they also created plans, concepts, and storyboards for a projection mapping project. Now, their work has come to fruition.
In the hopes that more people will be able to see the new artwork, the projection mapping piece will be left up during another event being held at Harukas 300 focusing on the theme of ‘connection.’ Hopefully, this art will positively impact those who have had a difficult time over the past few years.
Towards the Future, a Journey of Hope
Running: December 22, 2021 – February 27, 2022
Address: Abeno Harukas Observatory, Harukas 300
Abeno Harukas Observatory, Harukas 300:
Official Site: https://naked.co.jp
Limited-Time Jujutsu Kaisen Pop-Up Shop Opens at Haneda Airport
To commemorate the release of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in theaters on Christmas Day, a limited-time Jujutsu Kaisen pop-up shop is now open at Haneda Airport Terminal 2 until January 11, 2022!
The shop features life-size panels of characters Yuuta Okkotsu, Maki Zenin, Toge Inumaki, Panda, and Satoru Gojo Suguru Getou. Huge panels displaying scenes from the film will also decorate the space, with limited-edition merch coming only to Haneda Airport.
Are you excited for the prequel film?
Jujutsu Kaisen Pop-Up Shop at Haneda Airport Terminal 2
Running: December 22, 2021 – January 11, 2022
Location: Terminal 2 5F, Flight Deck Tokyo