Star Wars: Visions First Look and Release Date Revealed
11.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Lucasfilm and Disney+ have unveiled the first look at their new anime anthology series Star Wars: Visions and revealed that all nine episodes will be released on September 22, 2021.
The announcement was shared during Anime Expo Lite 2021, the digital version of the annual Anime Expo in the US, where it was revealed that the anthology of animated short films is being created by seven Japanese anime studios that will use “their signature animation and storytelling styles to realize their own visions of the galaxy far, far away.”
George Lucas has publicly expressed how Japanese folktales and the films of Akira Kurosawa have had and continue to have an influence on his work, including Star Wars, which has been poured into its themes, stories, and characters. Now things are being flipped around as Japan’s animation studios create their take on the franchise.
Below is the list of studios and the titles of their upcoming animated shorts:
- Kamikaze Douga – The Duel
- Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – Lop and Ochō
- Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – Tatooine Rhapsody
- Trigger – The Twins
- Trigger – The Elder
- Kinema Citrus – The Village Bride
- Science Saru – Akakiri
- Science Saru – T0-B1
- Production IG – The Ninth Jedi
Check out a special look of the series below which was posted on the official Star Wars YouTube channel.
The video features some of the Japanese anime industry’s top creators each expressing their love for Star Wars. It also looks at how the unique style of Japanese anime is a perfect lens for expressing the franchise.
Star Wars: Visions will release on Disney+ on September 22, 2021.
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Star Wars: Visions
Release Date: September 22, 2021
Disney+ Official Website: https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/show/star-wars-visions
Mickey and Minnie Costumes Now Available for LOVOT Home Robots
12.May.2022 | FASHION
GROOVE X’s home robot series LOVOT is set to launch a new collaboration with the Disney store.
The Minnie and Mickey LOVOT Costumes are available for purchase at the Disney Flagship Shop Tokyo, Disney Store Shinjuku Takashimaya, Disney Store LUCUA Osaka, and the Disney Official Online Store shopDisney.
LOVOT Costume – Mickey
This fancy costume will make your LOVOT look just like Mickey Mouse, dressed up with an elegant gold bow tie.
The white gloves and large round ears are too adorable. (The bow tie is removable!)
Mickey Costume Purchase Bonus: Mickey Design
LOVOT Costume – Minnie
The Minnie costume features a red and white polka dot dress and a cute ribbon. The lace visible beneath the hem of the dress is a key point.
Minnie Costume Purchase Bonus: Minnie Design
The costumes also come with special serial numbers that can be entered into the LOVOT app to give your robot Mickey or Minnie eyes! Disney fans won’t want to miss out on this chance!
LOVOT Costumes / Mickey & Minnie
*Includes nose and hangar for LOVOT models
Release Date: April 26, 2022
Price: ¥25,300 each (Tax Included)
Where to Buy:
Disney Flagship Shop Tokyo, Disney Store Shinjuku Takashimaya, Disney Store LUCUA Osaka, Disney Official Online Store shopDisney
*Not available at LOVOT stores or LOVOT Online.
Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY 2022 Summer Collection Launched
03.May.2022 | FASHION
High-casual brand MOUSSY released the Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY 2022 Summer Collection on April 20, 2022! Items from the collection are available at the SHEL’TTER WEB STORE, ZOZOTOWN, the MOUSSY Flagship Shop, and Lumine EST Shinjuku.
The collection was created with a unique message in mind: “Seek a Miracle.” These items could only be created by the designers at MOUSSY, so Disney fans won’t want to miss out.
The 2022 Summer Collection features unique artwork drawn exclusively for the new release. The new collection offers retro and nostalgic designs based on 70s and 80s vintage taste and 90s street fashion.
Certain products in the collection will be made-to-order in an attempt to reduce environmental waste, a cause important to MOUSSY. More information can be found at the website listed below!
Will you be grabbing some of these items for the hot summer months?
Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY 2022 Summer Collection
Release Date: April 20, 2022
Where to Buy:
SHEL’TTER WEB STORE https://www.ec-store.net/category/disney_series_created_bymoussy
MOUSSY Flagship Shop (The SHEL’TTER TOKYO Omotesando Harajuku 2F)
MOUSSY Lumine EST Shinjuku (Select Products)
Collection Details: http://www.moussy.ne.jp/disney
Order Details: https://www.ec-store.net/sws/secure/disney_220414top.aspx
New Toy Story 3 Collection Features Toys and Goods from the Popular Pixar Film
A new collection of goods inspired by Toy Story 3 is here! Items from the Andy’s World Collection will be available to purchase at the shopDisney online store, the Disney Flagship Tokyo store, and at Tokyo Disney Resort on April 28 and at Disney Store locations nationwide on May 3.
The items in the collection were inspired by the many popular toy characters in the film, with designs ranging from images taken straight from the film to the wallpaper in Andy’s room.
The item lineup includes a wide variety of apparel and lifestyle items that can be used both at home and on the go. From short-sleeved shirts and laptop computer cases to tissue box covers and stuffed animals, there’s something for every fan!
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Maison de FLEUR Releases Colorful Disney Girls Collection
30.April.2022 | FASHION
Japanese accessories brand Maison de FLEUR has opened orders for its new Disney Girls Character Collection! The adorable items are now available on the shop’s e-commerce site STRIPE CLUB and ZOZOTOWN until May 8, 2022.
The new collection features four popular female Disney characters–Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Clarice, and Marie. Fans can grab tote bags and card cases inspired by each of these famous characters, with delivery scheduled for late July.
The tote bags feature accents inspired by each character’s prominent color. The combination of casual canvas and luxurious ruffles is very on-brand, and despite the smaller size, these bags can easily hold a folding umbrella, tumbler, and lots of other items.
The card cases are sure to complement any bag, and each one comes with a charm. Try carrying them together with a matching tote!
Pixar Fest Pop-Up Store by Small Planet to Open at Shinjuku Odakyu for the First Time
From April 13 until April 25, fans of Disney Pixar will want to visit the first floor of the Odakyu Department store in Shinjuku! The Pixar Fest Pop-Up Store by Small Planet will be selling a large collection of items featuring popular characters from Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Cars, and more!
A wide variety of PIXAR goods such as bags, towels, mugs, stationery, and apparel will be available, and the Disney Friend of Nature Pop-Up Store by Small Planet will be held simultaneously, featuring sustainable and eco-friendly Disney items.
PIXAR FEST POP UP STORE by Small Planet Goods at a Glance
[Exclusive Event Item] IC Card Case: ¥2,310
[Event Exclusive Item] Drawstring Bag: ¥660 *On sale April 16
[Event Exclusive Item] Random Pin Collection (12 varieties): ¥440 each
Purchase Bonus: Tote Bag
Purchase Bonus: Acrylic Coaster
Starting April 13, guests spending ¥6,600 (including tax) or more at the venue will receive one special tote bag while supplies last! Starting April 23, guests spending ¥2,750 (including tax) will receive a Toy Story acrylic coaster.
Disney FRIEND OF NATURE POP UP STORE by Small Planet Goods at a Glance
[Event Exclusive Item] Mug Made from Recycled Goods “Green Vibes Only!”: ¥2,310
[Event Exclusive Item] Eco Bag “Green Vibes Only!”: ¥3,190 *On sale April 15
Be sure to visit the pop-up shop to grab some exclusive merch while you can!
Pixar Fest Pop-Up Store by Small Planet
Disney Friend of Nature Pop-Up Store by Small Planet
Running: April 13 – April 25, 2022
Hours: 10:00-20:30 *Closes at 20:00 on April 17 and April 24
Venue: Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku Main Building 1F, Special Venue (In front of the Central Entrance)
Address: 1-1-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: In front of the Shinjuku Station West Entrance
Official Site: https://www.odakyu-dept.co.jp/
Disney Collaborates with Tea Shop Kanbayashi Shunsho on Tableware Collection
09.April.2022 | FASHION
Disney Japan will launch a series of Japanese-themed tableware products, including some in collaboration with the 450-year-old tea shop Kanbayashi Shunsho! These unique pieces will be available at Disney Flagship Tokyo, Disney Store locations nationwide, and the shopDisney online store starting on March 29, 2022.
Japanese-themed food and tableware will take center stage in this incredible collaboration. This year’s lineup includes two types of tea bags, sencha and hojicha. Relax at home with Mickey Mouse, traditional Japanese patterns and colors, and the taste of Kanbayashi Shunsho’s tea made with experience obtained over 450 years.
Many other Disney Store original items with Japanese taste will also be on sale, with tableware pieces featuring subtle designs inspired by characters like Flounder from The Little Mermaid and Baymax from Big Hero 6.
YouTuber JULIA Collaborates with Disney Series Created by MOUSSY on Limited Edition Collection
08.April.2022 | FASHION
High casual brand MOUSSY is teaming up with popular YouTube JULIA on a new collection! The new items will be available to order on a number of online storefronts starting March 30, 2022.
The limited-edition collection with ‘Disney Series Created by MOUSSY’ is being developed by JULIA, known for her YouTube series ‘Julia in style.’
A huge Disney fan, JULIA is one of the most popular Japanese creators on YouTube with over 650,000 subscribers. Known for her high-quality videos and personal style, she has become a huge influence on young women, with her fashion often being shown off in Look Book videos.
Julia wanted this collection to be more ‘girly,’ and those wanting to snag some of these pieces will notice plenty of ribbons.
The collection will feature a total of five items: a knit vest, sweatshirt, long-sleeve top, loungewear set, and hat.
The knit vest, long sleeve top, and loungewear set feature Minnie Mouse, with keywords related to Minnie Mouse and Minnie Mouse used as accents.
The sweatshirt and hat featured embroidered artwork of Lady from Lady and the Tramp. Julia lives with her dog, which inspired her to feature an adorable puppy in this new collection.
“For this collection, I created along with MOUSSY, I decided to make five items designed with ‘girliness’ in mind.
I’m so happy to be able to share what I like to wear with everyone.
Each item is packed with special elements that can only be found in the Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY and Julia collection, so please enjoy!”
Popular Disney Characters Reimagined as Tiny Cakes for a Limited Time at Ginza Cozy Corner
24.March.2022 | FOOD
Ginza Cozy Corner locations are now selling an adorable collection of Disney cakes perfect for spring! The 9-piece Disney Animal Collection is available until April 21, 2022.
The small cakes are inspired by characters from Dumbo, The Aristocats, 101 Dalmatians, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, and more. It also celebrates the 80th anniversary of Bambi, originally released in 1942.
These are a great gift for graduations, promotions, or birthdays, so why not pick up a set while you can?
Disney Animal Collection
Price: ¥2,700 (Tax Included)
Where to Buy: Ginza Cozy Corner
Available: March 18 – April 21, 2022
Official Site: https://www.cozycorner.co.jp/
Disney Cats & Dogs Exhibition to be Held at Mitsukoshi Gallery in Fukuoka
Mitsukoshi Fukuoka has opened a new exhibition dedicated to the many lovable dogs and cats found in Disney films! The event is taking place at the Mitsukoshi Gallery on the 9th floor until March 27, 2022.
The Disney film Bambi aimed to take on the difficult task of portraying animals realistically. Animals were kept in the studio and artists studied their movements and expressions while creating the film. Audiences were stunned, and since that point, more and more beloved animals have appeared in Disney films. The Disney Cats & Dogs exhibition will also show the evolution and innovation of Disney’s animal animation and the history of the trial and error process in bringing them to life.
Lady and the Tramp
The lineup will include Mickey’s sidekick Pluto, Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, The Arisocats, and more. Figaro from Pinocchio, Lucifer from Cinderella, the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, and Mochi from Big Hero 6 will also be appearing!
The exhibition will feature over 300 digitized works of rare art along with dioramas and more materials related to the creation of Disney films. Fans shouldn’t miss this opportunity to see these behind-the-scenes items!
Disney Cats & Dogs Exhibition
Running: March 9 – March 27, 2022
Hours: 10:00 – 20:00 (Closing at 18:00 on March 27 / Admission permitted until 1 hour prior to closing)
Location: Mitsukoshi Fukuoka 9F ‘Mitsukoshi Gallery’
Disney Harvest Market Cafe Introduces Spring Menu Featuring Minnie Mouse & Daisy Duck
Cafe and gift shop Disney Harvest Market in Shibuya, Tokyo, has introduced a limited-time spring menu featuring Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck! With the theme of ‘Hello, Spring,’ the tasty and fresh new items were added on March 8, 2022.
Spring in Full Bloom! Afternoon Tea Set
Colorful Temari & Bite-sized Sushi Plate
Pinkish Strawberry Amazake Float (Non-alcoholic) / Floral Lilac Honey Lemonade
Original Minnie Mouse & Daisy Duck Mug
Spring Limited-edition Colored Paper
With themed dishes colored pink and purple, guests can enjoy sushi rolls, oatmeal pancakes with green tea bean paste, cherry blossom-colored yogurt, and more! Afternoon tea sets and non-alcoholic drinks will allow everyone to welcome spring in style, and new merchandise will also be available in limited quantities.
Disney Harvest Market by Cafe Company
Address: Shibuya Hikarie 7F (2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Official Site: https://d-harvestmarket.com/
Jill Stuart Teams Up with the Disney Store for Minnie Mouse Collection
08.March.2022 | FASHION
For Minnie Day, Disney is teaming up with JILL by JILL STUART for a new collection! The items are now available at Disney Stores nationwide, Disney Flagship Tokyo, and the Disney Online Store shopDisney.
The collection shines a light on Minnie’s positivity and her message to be yourself and enjoy each and every day of your life as if it were the best one ever.
[JILL by JILL STUART Collaboration Products]
Ruffled Tote Bag: ¥9,790 / Jewel Royal Mini Wallet: ¥15,400
Jewel Royal Tote Bag: ¥18,700 / Ribbon Pochette: ¥16,500
This is the first time that the Disney Store has collaborated with JILL by JILL STUART on a product line, and many of the items have both a cute and mature style that fits fans of any age. The lineup includes five types of bags and wallets.
[JILL by JILL STUART] Ruffled Tote Bag: ¥9,790 / Mask & Tissue Pouch: ¥2,200
Makeup Brush Set: ¥2,090 / Pouch: ¥2,200 / Wristwatch: ¥5,940 / Smartphone Ring: ¥1,760 / Hair Tie: ¥1,210 / Folding Umbrella: ¥2,970
*Of the products shown above, only the Frill Tote Bag is a joint product with JILL by JILL STUART.
Other Disney Store original items include plush toys, beauty goods such as mirrors and brushes, accessories, and apparel. Which of these pieces would you like to incorporate into your everyday style?
JILL by JILL STUART Collaboration Products
Now on Sale at Disney Stores nationwide, Disney Flagship Tokyo, and the Disney Online Store shopDisney
Special Page: http://shopDisney.jp/minnie-mouse/2022/
MOUSSY Releases 2022 Disney Spring Collection
04.March.2022 | FASHION
High-casual brand MOUSSY has released a special Disney collaboration collection for Spring 2022! The items are available on the SHEL’TTER Web Store and at the Moussy Flagship Shop at THE SHEL’TTER TOKYO Omotesando Harajuku for a limited time. Certain products will also be available at Lumine EST Shinjuku. Certain products are made-to-order, and will only ship when the number of orders received exceeds a certain amount.
The new collection offers retro and nostalgic designs based on 70s and 80s vintage taste and 90s street fashion. A gingham shirt shows Mickey dressed up and ready to go on a date, while the Heart of Flower series features both Mickey and Minnie surrounded by spring flowers. A selection of T-shirts, tote bags, and more will be available for a limited time, with some items including some famous Disney cats for Cat Day!
Disney Series Created by MOUSSY – 2022 Spring Collection
Where to Buy:
SHEL’TTER Web Store: https://www.ec-store.net/category/disney_series_created_bymoussy
MOUSSY FLAGSHIP SHOP（The SHEL’TTER TOKYO Omotesando Harajuku 2F)
*Certain products are available at the MOUSSY Lumine EST Shinjuku store
Official Site: http://www.moussy.ne.jp/disney