WE League’s New Uniform to be Designed by X-girl

28.July.2021 | FASHION

The Women’s Empowerment League, or WE League, will be the first professional women’s football league in Japan. Set to begin this year on September 12, BEAMS International’s women’s streetwear brand X-girl is designing the uniform for seven of the 11 participating clubs including Mynavi Sendai, Omiya Ardija Ventus, Chifure AS Elfen Saitama, JEF United Chiba, Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara, AC Nagano Parceiro, and Albirex Niigata.


‘Wear the Hope’ is the design concept behind the uniforms. Hoping to offer women courage, the uniforms embody the potential of women, with each club and its members’ personalities expressed through colour and distinct design. It’s a combination of soccer and street styles that screams ‘this is definitely by X-girl.’


JEF United Chiba

Using a nanohana yellow as its base, the JEF United Chiba Uniform incorporates a classic camouflage design in the shape of Chiba that elicits a feeling of walking through the prefecture where the team are from.



Albirex Niigata

Albirex Niigata’s uniform colour is derived from Albireo, the double star in the head of the constellation of Cygnus which the team’s name originates from. It’s a combination of orange and blue, which makes one think of the gorgeous setting sun of Niigata above the Sea of Japan, and white, which is a reference to the swans returning home as well as the snow during winter.



Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara

The corporate colours of Nojima blue and Nojima red are used for this uniform as a nod to Nojima, the electronics stores and parent body of the club located in the centre of Sagamihara. It has a futuristic design inspired by the digital world and electronics.



AC Nagano Parceiro

‘Parceiro’ is Portuguese for ‘partner’ and refers to the partnership between the club and the region. The uniform uses triangles as its design base to represent three entities: the club, its sponsors, and its supporters. It also takes inspiration from Nagano’s gorgeous mountains while the stripes represent oneness and speed.



Mynavi Sendai Ladies

The city of Sendai where Mynavi Sendai Ladies hails from is famous for the Sendai Tanabata Festival. The club’s antecedents, Vegalta Sendai, gets its name from Vega and Altair from the Tanabata story. Together with Deneb, Vega and Altair make up what’s known as the Summer Triangle, an astronomical asterism. Mynavi Sendai Ladies’ uniform is blue and features Deneb on the clubs’ emblem for both the field players and goalkeeper.

Chifure AS Elfen Saitama

Chifure AS Elfen Saitama formed in 1985 with a focus on women in soccer. Their new uniform, too, was made with women wearing it in mind in terms of both the design and colours. The blue is different from the club’s iconic elfen blue colour and instead uses a special indigo dyeing technique. It pays respect to both the potential of female athletes while weaving in traditional Japanese design.


Omiya Ardija Ventus

Omiya Ardija Ventus’ uniform uses the same design as Omiya Ardija for their 2021 season. It incorporates bonsai motifs as a nod to the bonsai industry in Saitama.


  • AEON Releases Limited Edition Collection Inspired by Captain Tsubasa

    25.November.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    On November 18, AEON’s fashion brand Doublefocus launched six pieces of apparel inspired by the soccer series Captain Tsubasa! These items will be available at 260 AEON and AEON Style locations nationwide as well as AEON Style Online. 


    Captain Tsubasa Sweatshirt


    Captain Tsubasa Hoodies


    Track Jacket



    Soccer is becoming more popular in Japan, and this is becoming apparent through its inclusion in various anime and manga series. If you’re a fan, be sure to grab one of these Captain Tsubasa shirts, sweatshirts, or hoodies!


    (c) 高橋陽一/集英社・2018キャプテン翼製作委員会

  • Miyavi’s New Song ‘Fearless’ Chosen as Theme Song for WOWOW European Soccer

    12.August.2022 | MUSIC

    WOWOW will be broadcasting an incredible amount of European soccer matches during the 2022-23 season, including the Spanish LaLiga starting August 13. The UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competitions will decide who is the best on the continent, and many are ready to tune in. 


    The WOWOW European Soccer Theme Song for this season will be Fearless by the globally popular performer Miyavi, known to many as the samurai guitarist.


    Fearless was written by Miyavi himself. The artist formerly played soccer for Cerezo Osaka and channeled his memories of the competition and supporters into his music and lyrics. The song will begin airing during matches starting with the UEFA Super Cup 2022: Real Madrid vs. Frankfurt match on August 11. This season will be even more exciting than usual, with the World Cup scheduled to take place this November and December in Qatar.

    Comment from Miyavi

    “As a child, I wanted to become a professional soccer player and I practiced kicking a ball around every day. As a soccer fan, I imagined a song that would be played in a stadium and that everyone in the audience could sing along with.

    I created the music and melody to inspire listeners to feel a sense of unity and to soothe the soul.

    When I’m about to perform live or participate in a photo shoot, I always feel that sense of nervousness before a fight–that fear of failure before a challenge. I think that’s something everyone has felt at some point. All we need to do is put in the energy and work to overcome it. I hope you’ll sing along with the song, even at home in front of your TV.”

  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Inspires Collection from X-girl

    07.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Launched in 1994 by Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) and Daisy von Furth, streetwear brand X-girl continues to create “real clothing” that allows girls to dress on their own terms.

    The brand has teamed up with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, the newest anime adaptation of the long-running manga series, for a new collaboration collection! The items launched on March 25, 2022.





    The collection features nine items, including T-shirts, tank tops, and accessories featuring characters and motifs from the series.

  • X-Girl Announces Collaboration with Popular Netflix Series ‘Stranger Things’

    01.March.2022 | FASHION

    Streetwear brand X-girl has teamed up with the popular Netflix series Stranger Things for a new apparel collection! All items are on sale now.




    A total of five hoodies and T-shirts featuring the show’s logo and famous scenes will be available, all combined with classic X-girl style. Which items will you be picking up?

  • X-girl Announces Chainsaw Man Collaboration Collection

    31.January.2022 | FASHION

    Women’s streetwear brand X-girl has announced a collaboration collection with Tatsuki Fujimoto’s hugely popular manga series Chainsaw Man. Orders are open until February 2, and items can be preordered from X-girl locations throughout Japan, XLARGE stores (excluding outlets), XLARGE Naha, calif SHIBUYA, and the calif online store.







    Sweat Hoodie / Sweat Pants *Only available from calif Online Store


    Five types of T-shirts featuring characters from the manga and special logos are available, and a total of seven sweatshirts, hoodies, and pants are also available for preorder.

  • X-girl Announces Collaboration Collection with Horror Manga Artist Kazuo Umezu

    25.January.2022 | FASHION

    Since its early days, women’s streetwear brand X-girl has offered easy and timeless items for every kind of girl. Starting January 21, the apparel brand is teaming up with horror manga legend Kazuo Umezu for a new collection of wearable items! This coincides with Umezu’s Art Exhibition celebrating his huge body of work including The Drifting Classroom and Makoto-chan





    The collection will include three T-shirt designs, including one design being shown for the first time. One graphic was drawn by Umezu exclusively for the collection as well!

  • X-girl Collaborates with Legendary Band Grateful Dead on New Collection

    15.November.2021 | FASHION

    Launched in 1994 by Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) and Daisy von Furth, streetwear brand X-girl continues to create “real clothing” that allows girls to dress on their own terms. On November 5, 2021, the brand launched a new collection in collaboration with the Grateful Dead, a band representing hippie and psychadelic culture formed in 1965 in California. 


    X-girl x Grateful Dead Collection

    Face Sweat Hoodie: ¥13,200 (Tax Included) 

    Butterfly L/S Tee: ¥6,600 (Tax Included)

    Bear L/S Tee: ¥6,600 (Tax Included) 

    Bear Knit Top: ¥15,400 (Tax Included) 

    Pigment Dyed Crew Sweat Top: 12,100 (Tax Included) 

    Canvas Tote Bag: ¥4,400 (Tax Included) 

    Knit Bucket Hat: ¥6,600 (Tax Included) 

    Mobile Case for iPhone 12/12Pro: ¥4,950 (Tax Included) 


    The collaboration includes sweatshirts, long-sleeve T-shirts, and plenty of recognizable Grateful Dead logos and imagery. Fans of the band or the brand won’t want to miss out on these chill new products!

  • Demon Slayer and J-League Team ALBIREX Collaboration Goods Now Available

    22.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    A new collaboration is bringing sports and demon-slaying together! For the SPORTS2021 x Demon Slayer event, the popular series is partnering with three sports leagues: the NPB, J-League, and B.League. Goods are now available for the long-awaited collaboration between Niigata’s ALBIREX soccer team and Demon Slayer, so sports and anime fans should snag some merchandise before it’s all gone!


    Items are available to pre-order online now until 2:00 on September 27, 2021. 



    ALBIREX x Demon Slayer T-Shirt: ¥3,600 (Tax Included)

    ALBIREX x Demon Slayer Face Towel: ¥2,100 (Tax Included)

    ALBIREX x Demon Slayer Mini Towel: ¥600 (Tax Included)

    ALBIREX x Demon Slayer Ribbon Magnet: ¥1,980 (Tax Included) 

    ALBIREX x Demon Slayer Mug: ¥1,800 (Tax Included) 



    Don’t miss out on these one-of-a-time items!

  • X-Girl x Dr. Martens Launch Second Collaboration

    16.June.2021 | FASHION

    The second collaboration boot models by Dr. Martens and X-GIRL released in Japan on Saturday, serving impactful, stereotype-breaking silhouettes.

    Dr. Martens X-GIRL Jadon Max | ¥37,400 (Tax Included)

    Dr. Martens X-GIRL Strap Sandals | ¥24,200 (Tax Included)

    Freedom to move. Freedom from stereotypes. X-girl has always been interested in creating “real clothing” that allows girls to dress on their own terms. Kim Gordon and Daisy von Furthbrand’s iconic brand made its debut in 1994 on a fashion runway and has since seen support not only from the industry but art and music too. Similarly, Dr. Martens has also enjoyed overwhelming love from artists and activists for over 60 years.

    The JADON MAX X-GIRL is built with a Black canvas upper with a leopard-print canvas lining — a flexible material that will move as much as you do. The boots are customisable with black or white laces. Dual branding throughout is finished with a DIY-inspired brushed silver Dr. Martens x X-girl dog tag. The Jadon Max X-girl stands tall on our sky-high Smoke Quad Max sole — for unflinching, unmissable impact. ​


    The STRAP SANDAL X-GIRL’s black velvet upper is contrasted with a Purple X-girl footbed and a leopard-print-lined vamp strap. The sandal’s dual branding is also finished with a brushed silver dog tag. The Strap Sandal X-Girl features our tallest sandal sole yet — the towering Zebrilus Quad, featuring a padded comfort collar around the ankle.

  • X-girl x BE@RBRICK Bear Block Figure Released

    19.May.2021 | FASHION

    Japanese “REAL GIRL’S CLOTHING” street fashion brand X-girl has teamed up with MEDICOM TOY to release their own BE@RBRICK block-type figure.


    BE@RBRICK X-girl 2021 1000% | ¥63,800 (Tax Included)

    BE@RBRICK X-girl 2021 100% & 400% | ¥16,500 (Tax Included)

    Glow-in-the-dark function


    The bear figure features a high-quality clear blue body and comes in two sizes: the life-size 1000% edition which is glow-in-the-dark and is branded with the colourful X-girl logo, and the 100% & 400% set.


    Don’t miss out on these exclusive models.


    BE@RBRICK TM & Ⓒ 2001-2021 MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION. All rights reserved.

  • X-girl Collaborates With New York-Based Japanese Illustrator Eri Wakiyama

    13.March.2021 | FASHION

    Japanese women’s streetwear brand X-girl launched its first collaboration with up-and-coming New York-based Japanese illustrator Eri Wakiyama on Friday (March 12) with a clothing collection that dropped at X-girl and XLARGE/X-girl stores, as well as the brand’s online store.


    X-girl × ERI WAKIYAMA BUNNY GIRL S/S TEE (White/Pink/Light Blue) – ¥5,000 Each (Before Tax)

    X-girl x ERI WAKIYAMA LOGO & CHERRY S/S TEE (White/Yellow/Light Blue) – ¥5,000 Each (Before Tax)

    X-girl x ERI WAKIYAMA BAT CAT S/S TEE (White/Grey/Light Green) – ¥5,000 Each (Before Tax) | BUNNY GIRL S/S TEE (White/Pink/Light Blue) – ¥5,000 Each (Before Tax)

    X-girl x ERI WAKIYAMA TOTE BAG – ¥3,000 (Before Tax)

    Eri Wakiyama’s illustrations have a punk-like aesthetic to them. She has collaborated with MIU MIU, BE@RBRICK, and other brands in the past, but this is her first time teaming up with X-girl for whom she has drawn new bunny girl, cherry, and bat cat designs for. The line-up features a collection of must-grab T-shirts and tote bags.

  • X-girl Announces Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Clothing Collaboration

    01.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese women’s street-wear brand X-girl has announced a clothing line-up in collaboration with the anime series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 which will launch at X-girl and XLARGE/X-girl stores, as well as X-girl’s online site, in Japan, on September 4, 2020.


    The collection includes 1 long sleeve T-shirt and 3 short sleeve T-shirts.

    X-girl x GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045 TACHIKOMA L/S TEE | ¥6,500 (Before Tax)

    The long sleeve T-shirt features an illustration of the AI-endowed Tachikoma walking robot from the anime series reflected and shaped to look like the letter ‘X’ to represent the X-girl brand. The sleeves have the anime series logo and X-girl logo written down in the same fronts, giving them that near-future vibe.

    X-girl x GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045 FACE IN PROFILE S/S TEE: ¥5,500 (Before Tax)

    The first short sleeve T has the “Public Security Section 9” logo on the front which the series protagonist Motoko is linked to. The back has a scanning-like image of Motoko.

    X-girl × GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045 MOTOKO S/S TEE: ¥5,500 (Before Tax)

    This T-shirt also has the triangular Public Security Section 9 logo which has the city night sky coloured into it. The back of the collar has a plug print on it while the front has Motoko’s plug code on it together with a graphic of the character herself looking tense in a firefight.

    X-girl × GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045 FACE S/S TEE: ¥5,500 (Before Tax)

    The final T-shirt in the lineup features a digital noise design, something which is seen a lot on the series, which an X-girl-like design.


    This collection is a must-grab for fans of Ghost in the Shell, especially if you enjoyed Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, which is available to watch now on Netflix.