Gelato Pique Releases 32-piece Super Mario Loungewear Collection
Japanese luxury loungewear and sleepwear brand gelato pique is teaming up with the Super Mario franchise to release a new collection of 32 unique pieces for men, women, and children. Pre-orders for the items will begin on September 13 on the official gelato pique site, USAGI ONLINE, and the official online Nintendo Store. Items will go on sale to the general public on September 17 at select gelato pique stores nationwide, as well as the Nintendo TOKYO shop in Shibuya PARCO.
ALL DAY SUPER MARIO！
This collection comes just in time for fall, and is filled with soft and comfy items perfect for lounging around the house with family and friends. The lineup includes a number of popular characters and items from the Super Mario franchise, which celebrated 35 years in 2020.
<Character Pullover & Long Pants Set> Women’s: ¥12,760 / Men’s: ¥14,960 / Junior: ¥9,900 *Only available at the Official gelato pique Online Store / USAGI ONLINE / My Nintendo Store
These are perfect for the entire family to wear together, and come in four different colors!
Hoodie & Shorts Set (Mario/Yoshi): Women’s: ¥12,320
Baby Romper: ¥6,930
Let your little one become their favorite characters! These are perfect for celebrating Halloween at home.
Character Pillow: ¥4,180 each
Character Sweater: ¥7,920
Character Blanket: ¥5,720 each
Those who make a purchase from the Super Mario collection will receive a limited-edition Super Mario shopping bag in classic gelato pique colors. These are limited in number, so be sure to grab your items as soon as possible!
A special page featuring model Nicole Fujita will be available on the gelato pique Online Store starting on September 7. Don’t miss it!
gelato pique Super Mario Collection
Pre-orders Open: September 13, 2021 (12:00)
Where to Buy:
Official gelato pique Online Store: https://gelatopique.com/210907
USAGI ONLINE: https://usagi-online.com/s/210913PIQ/
GELATO PIQUE HOMME Online Store: https://gelatopiquehomme.com/page/feature/20210907_mcollabo/
*Customers can only buy a limited number of each item. Check the product page for details.
*You must be a MA member to purchase.
My Nintendo Store: https://store-jp.nintendo.com
Items on Sale: September 17, 2021
Participating stores: https://gelatopique.com/Page/shoplist.aspx
Nintendo TOKYO: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/officialstore/
*Part of this collection will be sold at Nintendo TOKYO.
Official Site: https://gelatopique.com/
Ranma 1/2 x THANK YOU MART Release New Limited Collaboration Items
The KAWAII speciality ¥390 store THANK YOU MART has announced a new and limited ‘Ranma 1/2’ collaboration with popular manga artist Takahashi Rumiko, available from October 15 2021.
The ‘Ranma 1/2’ collaboration is finally here! The stylish retro designs feature Ranma, Shampoo, alongside Ranma’s father (Panda) and their rival Ryoga. Each product will be available in THANK YOU MART stores nationwide for a limited time.
The fun design combines the retro aesthetic of the original manga with a Chinese twist, showing the characters dressed in Chinese-style clothing and pajamas. Of course, each item only costs ¥390! (¥429 incl. tax)
Tote and iPhone Case
This adorable flat tote and iPhone case features Ranma and Shampoo wearing Chinese style clothing. The design can also be found on both the clear pouch and window pouch, all perfect for daily use.
iPhone Case & Stickers
This accessory pouch with a convenient mirror shows a pajama-wearing Ranma on both sides, while the iPhone case appears to be covered in stickers. With stickers also available in this 19 piece collection, adults will fall in love with this new collaboration!
To commemorate the new collaboration, the shop is hosting a giveaway on both Twitter and Instagram. Three lucky winners will receive the clear pouch, a tote bag, and the embroidered socks as a prize. To enter, just follow the official accounts and Retweet (Twitter) or Like (Instagram) the giveaway post. Why not try your luck?
© Takahashi Rumiko / Shogakukan
Manga ‘Ranma 1/2’ Limited Original Collab Items
Release Date: October 15 2021
Price: ¥429 (Tax Incl.) *Specified items are buy-one-get-one-free.
Location: THANK YOU MART Stores / THANK YOU MART Online Stores (Official/Yahoo!/Rakuten/Amazon)
Official site: https://www.390yen.jp/
no mark.Café in Tokyo Collaborates with Parent-Child Art Unit Musee du Aouvre
Located in an old traditional Japanese house in Kiyosumi Shirakawa, no mark.Café has a cozy ambiance for guests looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. From October 15 until November 30, the cafe is collaborating with the parent-child art unit Musee du Aouvre, and thirteen works from the group’s blog will be on display throughout the building. A campaign will also be held, giving visitors the chance to receive some original coasters and a small wind God figure to sit on the side of a coffee cup.
Campaign Present A. Aouvre Coaster / B. Aouvre Wind God Figure
The cafe aims to be a place where guests can enjoy art as they relax, and to further this idea, they will be collaborating with a number of artists in the ‘CAFE DE ART’ project.
The first collaboration is with Musee du Aouvre, an art unit consisting of a father and son duo who copy famous works of art. These aren’t just any forgeries–they are incredibly adorable and pay proper homage to the original creations. Thirteen works will be selected from the pair’s blog and will be exhibited under the title ‘The no mark.Café Great Counterfeit Exhibition.’ A 2022 calendar and postcards of the works will be on sale at the store, and videos will provide information about the original works of art. Visitors can also participate in the Twitter and Instagram campaign to win a special collaborative item!
The no mark.Café Great Counterfeit Exhibition
Running: October 15, 2021 – November 30, 2021
Address: no mark.Café (3-7-3 Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nomarkcafe1 （＠nomarkcafe1）
Official Site: https://show-ohdo.jp
A BATHING APE® Meets MGM’s ‘Pink Panther’ for First Collaboration
20.October.2021 | FASHION
A BATHING APE® has announced their first collaboration with MGM’s popular character, the ‘Pink Panther.’
The ‘Pink Panther’ was born over 50 years ago and has come to represent MGM. He first appeared on TV screens during the opening and ending themes for the legendary detective show of the same name. He was so popular that he received his own TV show, comics, merchandise, and is still relevant to this day.
Now the global star has paired up with A BATHING APE® to create a new collaboration line, fusing the iconic character and the brand’s unique graphics.
The ‘Pink Panther-esque’ hoodie has the brilliant ABC CAMO diamond print on the back, while the L/S TEE has a slender and comfortable fit, printed with the original Pink Panther themed Pink Diamond edition of the famous ABC CAMO.
The S/S TEE is available in both kids and adult sizes. The ‘Pink Panther’s’ rival ‘Inspector Clouseau’ also appears in the collection, combining the animated world with BAPE®’s iconic designs.
Be sure to check out the BABY MILO® illustrated pieces too! This collectible collaboration is filled with both cute and surreal pieces.
The collection will be available in A BATHING APE® stores and on the official web store from October 16 2021. Be sure to check out the very first new-generation collaboration between the ‘Pink Panther’ and A BATHING APE®!
A BATHING APE® x PINK PANTHER
Release Date: October 16 2021
Available Stores: A BATHING APE® Stores Nationwide and the Official Web Store
Collaboration Webpage: https://bape.com/pages/pinkpanther
Artist Maki Ohkojima Collaborates with UpcycleLino to Create Sustainable Items
20.October.2021 | FASHION
Artist Maki Ohkojima is inspired by life and the environment. UpcycleLino is creating completely recyclable products that produce zero waste. It makes sense that these two would collaborate, and their new items ask people to think more about their relationship with nature. With a theme of ‘circulation,’ these items will be on sale at participating shops around Japan and online.
UpcycleLino × MANDALĀJU Big Band Collared Shirt
UpcycleLino × MANDALĀJU Sketched Tote Bag
UpcycleLino × MANDALĀJU Scarf
The ‘Tree of Life’ project is inspired by the theme of coexistence between the environment and all living things. It is important to protect limited resources for future generations. UpcycleLino is a completely sustainable company, using fabric scraps from other projects to create brand new clothes.
People, animals, insects, plants, and all other living things exist in the circle of life, and this is the message conveyed through Maki Ohkojima’s art. What can we do to better coexist with the planet?
Kadokawa Musashino Museum ‘Maki Ohkojima Art Exhibition – Perforated Spiral’
Date: October 8, 2021 ~
Address: Kadokawa Musashino Museum (3-31-3 Higashi Tokorozawa, Saitama)
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00-18:00 (Last Entry at 17:30) / Friday, Saturday: 10:00-20:00 (Last Entry at 19:30)
Official Site: https://kadcul.com/
October 8, 2021~
Where to Buy:
Kadokawa Musashino Museum Shop
nest Robe: https://store.nestrobe.com/nestrobe/ / CONFECT Online Shop and the following shop locations: Omotesando, Ginza, KITTE Marunouchi, Takasaki, Umeda, Kyoto, Nagoya, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Osaka Takashimaya
Cinnamoroll Releases Second Single, Commemorative Event and Tower Records Collaboration Goods
Cinnamoroll, one of Sanrio’s most popular characters, is collaborating with Tower Records to commemorate his second idol single ‘Star Dome.’ An event will be held, while collaboration goods will be available in 35 Tower Records stores nationwide and online.
Cinnamoroll is a male puppy who first appeared in 2001 and debuted in 2002. He is extremely popular, taking first place in the Sanrio Character Ranking four times. He made his idol debut with his first single in 2020 and is pushing forward with second single “Star Dome,” which will be released as a CD on November 4.
34 Stockists / Products Available Online
Products Available in the Shibuya Store / Akihabara Store / Abeno Hoop Store / Online
Products Available in the Shibuya Store / Abeno Hoop Store / Online *Scheduled to be
released on December 2.
Bracelet (Pink Gold)
‘Star Dome’ Regular Edition Jacket
‘Star Dome’ First Press Limited Edition Jacket
The collaboration goods scheduled to be released on November 3 will feature Cinnamoroll in his ‘Star Dome’ costume and the Tower Records logo in all-new illustrations. In addition, a release event will be held at the Shibuya store on November 3 and at the Abeno Hoop store on November 27. Customers who spend over ¥3,000 (Tax Incl.) on collaboration goods will be invited to participate in a mini live and photo session.
Be sure to check out Cinnamoroll’s second single along with the limited edition merchandise!
Cinnamoroll x TOWER RECORDS 2021
Sales Start: November 3 (Bracelets will be sold on December 2)
Goods Reservation Start: October 14 In Store, New Year for Online Orders (*Mini live and photo sessions cannot be booked in advance. Tickets will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis in store on the day of the event.
Cinnamoroll ‘Star Dome’
Release Date: November 4
Regular Edition: ¥1,300 (Tax Incl.)
First Press Limited Edition: ¥1,800 (Tax Incl.)
New ‘Uramichi Oniisan’ Collab Hotel Room Designed Using ‘URA’ and ‘OMOTE’ Motifs
Sunshine City Prince Hotel has revealed a new “Uramichi Oniisan” themed plan, available to reserve for a limited time between October 2 and December 31.
Hotel Staff Costume Illustration
Pajama Costume Chibi Illustration
©Kuze Gaku・Ichijinsha / Uramichi Oniisan Production Comittee
Star Can Badge / Hotel Keychain / Mask Case (URA & OMOTE ) / Original Notepad / Hotel Key Card
Cafe & Dining ‘Chef’s Palette’ Original Drink with Bonus Coaster
‘URA-Room’ with Chibi Character Illustration
The ‘Uramichi Oniisan’ anime became a hit in Summer 2021, known for its cast of famous voice actors.
The new artwork produced for the hotel features the characters in hotel staff uniforms and pajamas, perfect for the hotel-themed collaboration. The ‘OMOTE ROOM’ is designed using the new illustrations, while the ‘URA ROOM’ uses the chibi characters. Each room features a sound clip from Uramichi Omoteda (CV: Kamiya Hiroshi). Original merchandise and drinks are available to guests, plus the famous “Bird Finding Game” is available to play in each room, making it a must-see for fans!
Dive into the ‘Uramichi Oniisan’ world with this new collaboration hotel room!
‘Uramichi Oniisan Collaboration Plan’
Availability: October 23 2021 ~ January 22 2022
*Not available to book on January 22 2022.
Advance Reservations: October 11 2021 from 12pm onwards: https://www.princehotels.co.jp/sunshine/plan/contents/uramichi/
R4G x Tokyo Revengers Collaboration Pop Up Store Opens in Hiroshima
Anime fashion brand R4G has collaborated with Tokyo Revengers to produce a lineup of limited collaboration items that will be sold in AZUL BY MOUSSY AEON MALL Hiroshima between October 8 and October 17.
TOKYO REVERSIBLE COACH JAKET ¥14,300 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS TEE ¥4,400 (Tax Incl.)
SCENE PHOTO TEE ¥4,400 (Tax Incl.)
SCENE PHOTO L/S TEE ¥5,500 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS CAP ¥3,300 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS RUBBER KEYCHAIN ¥660 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS COIN CASE ¥1,650 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS CREWNECK ¥6,600 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS SWEATPANTS ¥8,800 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS ACRYLIC STAND Hanagaki Takemichi / Sano Manjirou / Ryūguji Ken ¥1,650 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS CLEARFILE Hanagaki Takemichi / Sano Manjirou / Ryūguji Ken / 3shot ¥550 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS STICKER ¥1,100 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS RIBBON KEYCHAIN 花垣武道/佐野万次郎/龍宮寺堅 ¥1,100 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS FACE COVER(Reversible) ¥1,980 (Tax Incl.)
REVENGERS BADGE 75mm ¥550 (Tax Incl.)
A part of the store will be converted into a Tokyo Revengers pop up shop, with life-sized panels of Hanagaki Takemichi, Mikey (Sano Manjirou), and Draken (Ryūguji Ken) wearing the collaboration clothing. You’ll find yourself wanting to get dressed up and twin with your favorite character! A scene from the anime will also be set up as a photo spot, making it the perfect space for any Tokyo Revengers fan.
The AEON MALL Hiroshima Fuchu store will be stocking 14 designs overall, including printed T-shirts, a brand-new reversible coach jacket, keychains with pixel dotted logo and gang name designs, and a coin case with the words “TOKYO” and “REVENGERS” printed all across the fabric. These items are all limited edition and are only available for a short time, so be sure to pick them up while you can! Some pieces will be released online, so be sure to check it out.
©Wakui Ken・Kodansha / Anime ‘Tokyo Revengers’ Production Committee
R4G x ‘Tokyo Revengers’
Availability: October 8 ~ October 17 2021 (10 Days)
Location: AZUL BY MOUSSY
AEON MALL Hiroshima Fuchu
Tokyo Revengers Corner
2-1-1 Osu, Fuchu, Aki District, Hiroshima
AEON MALL Hiroshima Fuchu 1F
Opening Hours: 10:00 ~ 20:00
Online Store: https://www.ec-store.net/category/R4G
Official Site: https://azul-m.com/
90 Year Old Renovated Public Bath-turn-Cafe ‘Rebon Kaisaiyu’ to Hold Collab Exhibition with Illustrator Miyaoka Chigav
Tokyo, Taito-ku based public bath cafe Rebon Kaisaiyu has announced a collaboration exhibition with illustrator Miyaoka Chiga, held between October 10 (public bath day) and October 24 2021, titled “Yu.”
Rebon Kaisaiyu is a renovated public bath which was built 90 years ago, now transformed into a cafe serving home-roasted specialty coffee and handmade ice cream. The wooden tag shoe boxes, watch seats, ceilings, clocks, and Mt. Fuji paintings from the public bath have been preserved, retaining the comfort and warmth of the original building.
The space was designed around the concept of “connecting memories through a cafe,” striving to become a spot where locals could relax once more, connecting the building with the people of the new generation. The relaxing cafe has 16 seats available and is located only a five minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Station.
The collaboration exhibition will be filled with artwork using iconic public bath motifs. Miyaoka’s gentle illustrations are sure to soothe your heart, immersing you in the warmth of “Yu” (public baths). Why not relax in this unique cafe with a comforting mug of hot coffee.
Rebon Kaisaiyu x Miyaoka Chiga Collaboration Exhibition “Yu”
Duration: October 10 ~ October 24 2021
Opening Hours: Weekdays 12:00 ~ 19:00 / Weekends, Holidays 11:00 ~ 19:00 (*Based on Rebon Kaisaiyu’s opening hours.)
Admission Fee: Free (*Please order one item from the cafe if you decide to use the seats.)
Official Site: https://www.rebon.jp/
Hetalia World★Stars Takes Over Namjatown in Tokyo with Newly Drawn Illustrations
Located inside Ikebukuro Sunshine City, Namjatown is an indoor theme park offering a number of themed attractions and tons of tasty food! Known for collaborating with popular anime and manga series, the complex will be teaming up with Hetalia World★Stars starting on October 20! Following this, Namjatown in Osaka will host the event starting January 14, 2022.
Riddle Solving Letter Set (14 varieties): ¥650 (Tax Included) *Random
Acrylic Pen Stand (14 varieties): ¥2,400 each (Tax Included)
56mm Pin Collection (14 varieties): ¥550 each (Tax Included) *Random
In-Store Exclusive Merchandise
Bag Hooks (14 Varieties): ¥1,500 each (Tax Included)
Cat-Shaped Illustration Sheet (14 varieties)
Web Shop/Hugood! from NAMJATOWN (Osaka) Exclusive Merchandise
Acrylic Picture Frame (1 type): ¥3,300 (Tax Included) *Not available at Namjatown.
‘Bon Appetit! Pasta Raffle’ Mini-Game
Example of Prizes
A Prize: Pouch (14 Varieties)
B Prize: Keychain (14 Varieties)
C Prize: Pin Collection (14 Varieties, Random)
‘Aim! Kugelschreiber!’ Mini-Game
Example of Prizes
Winner’s Prize: Acrylic Stand (14 Varieties)
Participation Prize: Photo Collection 2-piece set (14 Varieties, Random) *Includes 2 bromides of the same design
These prizes will also be available in online mini-games at the Namco Parks Online Shop.
Weekly Commemorative Stamp
Original Themed Food and Desserts
Where to Buy: Namja Gyoza Stadium, Fukubukuro Dessert Alley
Italy, Germany, and Japan Assortment Plate: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)
Czech Republic and Slovakia Coffee Float: ¥890 (Tax Included)
Where to Buy: Hugood! CAFE
World★Stars Waffle: ¥780 (Tax Included)
Icing Cookies, available for takeout (14 Varieties) / Acrylic Plate Set: ¥1,900 each (Tax Included) / Individual Cookies: ¥650 each (Tax Included)
Fortune Latte ‘World Greetings Latte’ (14 Characters x 3 Greetings): ¥690 each (Tax Included)
*The greeting on the cup will change depending on the time of day you order (morning, noon, or night).
*Icing Cookies and Fortune Lattes do not come with a cat-shaped illustration sheet.
Sparkling Acrylic Keychain (14 Varieties)
Those familiar with the Hetalia series will recognize these country-based characters, even when they’re sporting cat ears. Guests will be able to purchase a number of completely original goods, play mini-games for prizes, and chow down on themed menu items. Certain goods will also be available from the Namco Parks Online Store.
During the event period, a total of six unique original stamp designs will be available on a weekly basis. Starting on October 20, the Italy, Germany, and Japan stamp will be available, with a new design popping up each Monday.
Hetalia World★Stars in Namjatown
Running: October 20 – November 28, 2021
Namco Parks Online Store: https://parks2.bandainamco-am.co.jp/category/GOODS/
Open: October 20 – November 29, 2021, at 23:00
Premium Bandai Namjatown Online Shop: https://p-bandai.jp/namjaonlineshop/
Open: October 20 at 10:00 – November 29, 2021 at 23:00
Namco Parks Online Store (Mini-game Giveaway): https://parks2.bandainamco-am.co.jp/category/PRIZE/
Running: October 20 at 10:00 – November 29, 2021 at 23:00
Date of Giveaway: October 20, 2021 *January 14, 2022 for namco HEP FIVE store.
Participating Namco Amusement Stores:
Online Crane Mall Torumo
October 20, 2021, at 10:00
Torumo Site: https://s.torumo.namco.co.jp/sh/het_W
Torumo iOS App: https://s.torumo.namco.co.jp/sh/het_i
Torumo GooglePlay App: https://s.torumo.namco.co.jp/sh/het_A
Hetalia World★Stars in Namjatown – Umeda, Osaka
Running: January 14, 2022 – February 6, 2022
Address: Hugood! from NAMJATOWN (HEP FIVE 9F, 5-15 Kakudacho, Kita-ku, Osaka)
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hugoodfn_osaka
*Please note that certain events may differ at each Namjatown location.
Hotel Nikko Nara Teams Up with JR Tokai for Special Shinkansen Shaved Ice
Two new tasty types of shaved ice are now on sale at Hotel Nikko Nara! The Shinkansen Shaved Ice will be available until November 30, 2021, at the Lobby Lounge Fountain on the hotel’s third floor.
Shinkansen Shaved Ice – N700S
Sliced Mango, dried apricots, and almond jelly
Shinkansen Shaved Ice – Inspection Train
Caramel sauce, chocolate syrup, and dried apricots
This collaboration with JR Central Japan Railway is only available for a limited time, though Hotel Nikko Nara serves up tasty shaved ice year-round. This collaboration began on October 1 to celebrate the opening of the Tokaido Shinkansen. These treats are created with nitrous oxide, which transforms the shaved ice into a mousse-like foam!
For those able to make it to Nara in time, which of these special sweets will you be trying?
Shinkansen Shaved Ice
Available: October 1 – November 30, 2021, from 13:00-18:00 (Closed Thursdays)
Where to Buy: Hotel Nikko Nara Lobby Lounge Fountain (3F)
Official Site: https://www.nikkonara.jp/pr/
Tower Records x Kuromi Release Second Round of Collab Merchandise
My Melody’s rival Kuromi is back for another collaboration with Tower Records! 26 participating locations will begin selling the second round of original merchandise on October 14, with preorders now open! The items will also be available to purchase from the Tower Records online store.
Kuromi made her debut in 2005 and is a popular Sanrio character for those who want something less cute and more punk. This collaboration is fitting, as Kuromi’s birthday is on Halloween!
Products Available In-Store and Online
Clear Folder, Set of 2
Products Available at Shibuya and Shinjuku Stores and Online
Long Sleeve T-Shirt
The first collaboration between Kuromi and Tower Records came in 2020 and saw products flying off the shelves. Be sure to preorder the items you like before they’re gone!
Tower Records x Kuromi Round 2
Available to Preorder Now
Release Date: October 14, 2021
*Mascot Keychains will go on sale on October 28.
Participating Locations/Details: https://tower.jp/kuromi2021
Mickey Mouse Professional Baseball Collection Available During Fall/Winter 2021
08.October.2021 | FASHION
Are you a fan of Japanese professional baseball? 12 of these teams are teaming up with the globally beloved character Mickey Mouse for a new fall/winter collection, with preorders open now! This year’s items include long-sleeve T-shirts, pullover hoodies, jackets, iPhone cases, and cushions, all featuring these sporty designs. You might not be able to stop yourself from ordering everything! Head over to the official website and take a peek.
©YOMIURI GIANTS ©ヤクルト球団 ©YOKOHAMA DeNA BAYSTARS ©中日ドラゴンズ
©HANSHIN TIGERS ©HIROSHIMA TOYO CARP ©H.N.F. ©Rakuten Eagles ©SEIBU Lions
©CHIBA LOTTE MARINES ©ORIX Buffaloes ©SoftBankHAWKS
Available: October 1, 2021, at 14:00 – October 31, 2021, at 23:59
Where to Buy: Seven Net Shopping (https://spaceage.work/mickeymouse-baseball-2021/)
Products will be delivered sometime after December 6, 2021