KIRBY’S DREAM FACTORY Pop-Up Shop to Open at Nagoya PARCO
Everyone’s favorite pink ball is coming to Nagoya! The KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY pop-up shop, previously appearing in Osaka, Shizuoka, and Tokyo, will open in Nagoya PARCO from October 22 until November 8, 2021.
Adorable Original Merchandise Overview
Kirby Plushie: ¥2,420 (Tax Included)
Mug: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Kirby Cookie: ¥540 (Tax Included)
Craft Tape: ¥825 (Tax Included)
*Images for promotion only. Designs may differ.
*Product prices subject to change.
*Number of items for sale limited.
Virtual Factory Experience Ticket: ¥700 (Tax Included)
The Kirby franchise began in 1992, when the first title was released for the GameBoy. Since then, a number of titles have been released starring the adorable pink orb, with 34 Kirby games released to date! The latest in the series, Kirby Fighters 2, released in September 2020 for the Nintendo Switch.
KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY is an interactive pop-up experience, where Kirby and Waddle-Dee work together in a sweets factory. Visitors can take photos with their favorite character next to a working conveyor belt, and by holding up a smartphone to the QR code, a number of cool visuals will pop up! Over 100 pieces of exclusive merchandise will be on sale, and everyone who participates in the event will receive a limited-edition poster as a gift.
For those who can’t make it to Nagoya PARCO, don’t worry: the online store will also offer plenty of limited-edition Kirby goods!
*Game Boy and Nintendo Switch are trademarks of Nintendo.
© Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.
KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY Nagoya
Running: October 22 – November 8, 2021
Venue: Nagoya PARCO, PARCO GALLERY West, 6F (3-29-1 Sakae, Naku-ku, Nagoya)
Hours: 11:00AM – 8:00PM (Last admission 30 minutes prior to close.)
*Pop-Up will close at 6:00PM on November 8, 2021.
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/KirbyFactory
Online Store: https://kirbysdreamfactory.shop/
Official Site: https://kirbysdreamfactory.jp/
First ‘Made in Abyss’ Anime Exhibition to Open at Ikebukuro and Nagoya PARCO
To commemorate the release of Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun, an exhibition will open at PARCO FACTORY in Ikebukuro on September 2 and at PARCO GALLERY in Nagoya on October 1!
Guests can see original drawings from the first and second seasons of the anime and the movie, special video content that mixes full-length anime footage with original drawings, and artifacts from the story. Photo spots will also allow visitors to experience famous scenes from the series.
Those wanting to be guided through the exhibition can purchase the One Point Nanachi voice guide! The voice actress Shiori Izawa will lead you through key parts of the venue.
Original goods will also be on sale at the venue. A special collaboration menu will be available at Cafe Address on the 6th floor of Ikebukuro PARCO, including savory dishes, desserts, and drinks inspired by the show’s characters.
Additional information will be announced on the exhibition’s official website, so keep an eye out for more!
Made in Abyss Exhibition ~Tracks of the Challengers~
PARCO FACTORY (Ikebukuro PARCO 7F)
Running: September 2~
PARCO GALLERY (Nagoya PARCO West Building 6F)
Running: October 1~
Kirby fans, watch out! An adorable Kirby Wearable Fan is now available in certain crane games!
This small fan is designed to be hung around the neck by a string and will be perfect to keep you cool while spending time outdoors.
Kirby’s round body will make you stand out in a crowd in the best way. The neck strap also comes with a safety feature making it safe for children to wear as well.
The fan is rechargeable via USB and has three speeds. The prize is available in crane games nationwide now, so go out there and win this perfect summer item!
© Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Kirby Wearable Fan
Official Site: https://www.sk-japan.co.jp/charatoru
Kirby Cafe Tokyo and Fukuoka Reveal Peach-Inspired Summer Menu
Kirby Cafe TOKYO and Kirby Cafe HAKATA will begin selling special summer-themed food and drink items on July 7. The Kirby Cafe Summer 2022 event will introduce seven peach-themed goodies to the menu through September 11.
Transform! Carby Cake ~WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD!~
Kirby’s Peach♡Peach Parfait
Summer Souvenir Parfait Glass
Awoofy’s Footsteps in the Desert Pizza
Waddle Dee’s Friendly Rice Croquettes
King Dedede’s Full Tummy! Massive Beast King Plate
Rolling ♪ Peach Soda
(Includes Summer Souvenir Parfait Glass)
Rolling ♪ Summer-Colored Pineapple Soda
Summer Souvenir Acrylic Muddler (3 varieties)
Visitors to the two cafe locations can enjoy peach-flavored treats like Kirby’s Peach Parfait and an adorable cake based on the pink puffball’s Carby form seen in the new game Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Those wanting something more savory can enjoy Waddle Dee’s Friendly Rice Croquettes and the absolutely huge King Dedede’s Full Tummy! Massive Beast King Plate.
Come enjoy the warmer months with Kirby and friends!
Summer is returning to the Kirby Cafe. Thinking of the warmer months, Chef Kawasaki has created a special menu! As a Waddle Dee, filled with great excitement, wandered through the forest…it saw tons of lush, ripe peaches.
“Huh? That pink, round peach reminds me of something…”
Then came Kirby, who was looking forward to the summer menu more than anyone else.
“Ah, that’s right! The peach looks just like Kirby!”
Happy to have solved the riddle, Kirby smiled brightly at Waddle Dee. Gazing at this glorious summer scene with tons of juicy peaches ready to be eaten, he couldn’t help but imagine tons of tasty treats! Peach parfait, sparkling soda, blue jelly sparkling like the ocean…not wanting to forget these ideas, Kirby and Waddle Dee gathered the peaches and began cooking.
Please come and enjoy this summer with Kirby and his friends under the dazzling sunshine!
©Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Kirby Cafe Summer 2022
Available: July 7 – September 11, 2022
Locations: Kirby Cafe TOKYO, Kirby Cafe HAKATA
Official Site: https://kirbycafe.jp
Kirby and Suntory Tokucha Team Up for New Video, “Kirby and the Secret of Your Stomach”
Suntory’s popular Iyemon Tokucha tea was released with a revamped design on April 5, 2022. To celebrate the return of many people’s favorite drink, the company has teamed up with popular game character Kirby for an adorable new YouTube video available on the Suntory channel!
The video highlights the health benefits of Suntory’s Green Tea Lemon Tokucha through the eyes of Kirby, who has retained his adorable shape even after sucking in tons of objects for the past 30 years.
The video starts with a scene from an early Kirby title in which Kirby swallows Waddledy. The story follows Waddledy and his Suntory Tokucha as they venture deep into Kirby’s stomach. How does his journey end? You’ll have to watch to find out…
This story is a play created by Waddle Dee to entertain King Dedede, the King of Dream Land. The King is desperate to learn the secrets of the Tokucha, and the other characters are surprised and happy to see everyone’s favorite penguin taking an interest in his health!
Kirby and the Secret of Your Stomach
Enjoy the video and try to find some tasty Tokucha in a store near you!
© Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Kirby and the Secret of Your Stomach
Now Available to Stream
Sanrio Inspired Touken Ranbu Collaboration Cafes to Open in Shibuya and Nagoya PARCO
Touken Ranbu has become a worldwide phenomenon over the past decade. The handsome characters are a hit with female fans, and now, PARCO is teaming up with Sanrio to reimagine everyone’s favorite swords-turned-dudes into chibi, pastel versions of themselves. Fans can enjoy seeing the kawaii form of their favorite characters at a special collaboration cafe coming to Shibuya and Nagoya soon.
Lineup at a Glance
Kogitsunemaru’s Lunch Plate for Kids
Oodenta Mitsuyo and Sohayanotsurugi’s Mini Burger Plate
Izuminokami Kanesada and Horikawa Kunihiro’s Berry Pancakes
Konnosuke’s Fruit Parfait
Acrylic Pick A (20 varieties): ¥440 each
Acrylic Pick B (20 varieties): ¥440 each
Acrylic Magnet Round 2, Set A (Random, 20 varieties): ¥550 each
Acrylic Magnet Round 2, Set B (Random, 20 varieties): ¥550 each
The cafe will offer an original menu inspired by the characters from the free-to-play video game and anime series. A shop attached to the collaboration cafe will also be selling original merchandise, so fans won’t want to miss stocking up.
Wanpaku! Touken Ranbu Cafe #2
Venue: Shibuya TOKYO PARADE Goods & Cafe (Shibuya PARCO 6F)
Running: May 21 – July 11, 2022
Official Site: https://cafe.parco.jp/parade/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOKYO_PARADE_
Venue: Nagoya THE GUEST Cafe & Diner (Nagoya PARCO West Building 8F)
Running: June 10 – July 19, 2022
Official Site: http://www.parco.co.jp
Confectionery Brand ‘Edible Mascot’ Celebrates Kirby’s 30th Anniversary with New Sweets
It’s hard to believe that Kirby is turning 30 today, bursting onto the video game scene back in 1992. To commemorate this special occasion, Bandai’s Candy brand Tabemas (meaning ‘Edible Mascot’) is selling some adorable sweets inspired by the character at Lawson stores nationwide starting April 26, 2022. The items will be available in the chilled dessert section, and these items won’t be available at LAWSON STORE100.
Edible Mascot Kirby 30th: ¥353 each (Tax Included)
The Kirby sweets are made of mochi, the perfect food to express the character’s round and squishy form, and the Warp Star is made of nerikiri. Nerikiri is a traditional Japanese sweet made from mochi flour and white bean paste, and it’s especially easy to mold and carve into detailed shapes.
Kirby (Strawberry Flavored) Warp Star (Chocolate Flavored)
*Image for reference only.
Kirby is filled with strawberry-flavored filling, while the Warp Star is stuffed with chocolate. Fans can find eight different expressions on Kirby’s face, including a big smile and a sleeping expression. The Warp Star features a 30th-anniversary logo, perfect for photos. Which one is the most adorable?
What’s your favorite Kirby game?
© Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc. KB22-P3638
Edible Mascot – Kirby 30th
Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival to be Held at Tokyo Garden Theater
The Kirby game series turns 30 on April 27, 2022, and to celebrate this impressive event, the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival will be held on August 11!
While the event will be held in person at the Tokyo Garden Theater, fans from all over the world will also be able to watch for free on YouTube.
The concert will feature songs from the series performed by a “big-band style ensemble” made up of 35 musicians, with Kirby himself participating in real-time on an LED monitor, dancing around as fans celebrate his birthday.
Those attending the concert venue in person will be able to snag a special penlight that will sync to the music for some extra magic.
What’s your favorite Kirby soundtrack?
©HAL Laboratory, Inc. / Nintendo
Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival
Date: August 11, 2022
Popular Tokyo Revengers Exhibition to Reopen for a Limited Time at Nagoya PARCO
The popular manga series Tokyo Revengers began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2017 and has sold over 50 million copies. The traveling Tokyo Revengers exhibition previously held in Tokyo and Osaka will now be coming to Nagoya PARCO from April 29 until May 22, 2022!
Sticker (6 varieties, random)
※Admission bonus will be available while supplies last.
※Only those showing proof of paid admission will receive a sticker.
The name of the exhibition has been changed to Tokyo Revengers Exhibition Return to commemorate its reopening. Visitors will be able to stroll around the packed event space, which also includes rare original drawings by series author Ken Wakui.
Why not stop by this popular exhibition to spend some time with your favorite characters?
Tokyo Revengers Exhibition Return
Running: April 29 – May 22, 2022
Venue: Nagoya PARCO South Building 7F / Event Space
Official Site: https://revengers-exhibition.com/
Cardcaptor Sakura Anime Series 25th Anniversary Project Unveiled
Cardcaptor Sakura made its debut on Japanese television on April 7, 1998. To celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary, a number of exciting events are underway!
CLAMP’s Cardcaptor Sakura manga series was serialized in the monthly manga magazine Nakayoshi from June 1996 until August 2000 and remains a massive hit to this day.
The series celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016 with the announcement of a new anime series, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc, which aired in 2018. The manga has sold over 19 million copies worldwide and its popularity has spread around the world to fans of all ages.
Sanrio Collaboration Capsule Toys – Minifigure Series 2 / Cardcaptor Sakura 25th Anniversary Lunch Mat
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the anime’s original broadcast, a series of new goods, collaboration cafes, and events are planned for 2022. Those who grew up with the show should be sure to grab some cute items perfect for adults!
A collaboration room inspired by Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc will also be available to book soon! Aside from Sakura, Kero, Syaoran, and Tomoyo voice lines that will play in the room, guests can also enjoy a full dinner course using concepts and designs from the Cardcaptor Sakura world.
Those who stay at the hotel will also receive a number of special take-home goods featuring illustrations drawn exclusively for the collaboration. Other original goods will also be available for purchase through the room’s catalog and on the official website.
The Cardcaptor Sakura collaboration cafe that ran until February 6, 2022 at Shibuya PARCO in Tokyo will also head to Nagoya and Osaka! Don’t miss the special menu and exclusive goods.
Cardcaptor Sakura Anime Series 25th Anniversary Project
Running until April 25, 2022
Address: Nagoya PARCO West Building 8F ‘THE GUEST Cafe & Diner’
Official Site: http://the-guest.com/ccsakuracafe_nagoya/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/cc_parco
Running until May 15, 2022
Address: Shinsaibashi PARCO 6F ‘THE GUEST Cafe & Diner’
Official Site: http://the-guest.com/ccsakuracafe_osaka/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/theguestosaka
Kirby Cafe Introduces Karby Cake from Kirby and the Forgotten Land to Menu
Starting April 1, 2022, fans of the new Kirby game ‘Kirby and the Forgotten Land’ can enjoy a tasty cake inspired by Karby at the Kirby Cafe in Tokyo and Hakata! Two limited-time menu items commemorating the 30th anniversary of Kirby will also be available.
The newest Kirby game sees everyone’s favorite pink puffball with a brand-new ability, allowing him to transform into various objects by sucking them up. The trailer for the game shocked Kirby fans around the world after Kirby transformed into an entire car!
Transform! Karby Cake
The Karby Cake replicates a special dish that appears in Kirby and the Forgotten Land‘s Waddle Dee Café. It’s a strawberry-flavored blancmange (a French gelatin-based dessert) laid over a sponge cake with fruit layers.
Kirby Burger and Meat & Veggie Pasta (Standard Version)
Kirby Burger and Meat & Veggie Pasta (30th Anniversary Version)
Available: April 1 – May 31, 2022
The popular Kirby Burger and Meat & Veggie Pasta menu item will be available in a special 30th-anniversary version for a limited time only. This includes a souvenir plate, and fans won’t want to miss it!
The Kirby Cafe is also selling a Happy Birthday☆Kirby cake, a simple dome-shaped sponge cake filled with fruit covered in icing and cherries.
Come celebrate Kirby’s 30th anniversary while you can!
©Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Ceramic Artist Takahiro Koga and B-OWNED Hold First NFT Pop-Up Event at Yard Miyashita Park
The pop-up event ‘Takahiro Koga -CRYPTO- ~Pottery in the Age of Subversion x NFT~ produced by B-OWND’ will be held at Rayard Miyashita Park from April 4 until April 11, 2022.
Real Work Neo Manekineko -Crypto-
NFT Work Neo Manekineko -Break-
Rayard Miyashita Park, South 2F Atrium Plaza (Digital signage will differ during the event)
The event will feature new works and 3D computer-generated digital art pieces by up-and-coming artist Takahiro Koga. The exhibition will utilize the pillar-shaped digital signage found in the building, and will demonstrate the potential for new art exhibitions going forward.
During the event, visitors will receive a white list NFT for the purchase of artwork, which will serve as a preorder coupon for the NFT art piece Neo Manekineko -Break-. A total of 100 guests who utilize this coupon will receive an NFT art piece as a gift. Additional pieces of NFT artwork will be available on the NFT sales platform HARTi.
Sneakers and Art Come Together at artrA Season 2 in Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto
Street culture is ever-evolving, and sneakers play a big part in street fashion. Combining sneakers and art, the artrA project finished up its first 7-city tour last year, and is now ready to start Season 2!
Season 2 will also be sponsored by ASOBISYSTEM. The shoe store atmos, on a mission to promote Tokyo’s sneaker scene to the world, and the news app SmartNews are also contributing to the project as content partners to bring the event to Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto.
A total of 16 up-and-coming creators are participating in the exhibition. Illustrators, graphic designers, and painters will display their unique artwork based on the simple theme of one famous pair of sneakers. The original art will be sold and also transformed into artrA original merchandise. A sneaker lottery will be held, and 10 pairs of sneakers (100 pairs in total during the event) will be given away at the venues each day.
an / Illustrator
BEY / Illustrator
BANBU / Artist
hitotsume / Illustrator
Jeremy Yamamura / Artist
KENTOO / Artist
kousuke Shimizu / Artist, Art Director
KRAP / Artist
Morita Manabu by WOOD / Artist
MOYA / Painter
SHIOTSU (Cartoon Mafia) / DJ, Illustrator
tarou2 / Animator, Illustrator
T.D BRUDER / Artist
TM paint / Artist
itui / Illustrator
Shouko Nagamine / Illustrator
artrA -SEASON 2-
Running: March 18 – March 21, 2022
Address: 420 Sakuranocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Running: March 25 – March 27, 2022
Address: 3-16-9 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Running: April 1 – April 3, 2022
Address: Nagoya PARCO West Building 1F (3-29-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya)
Official Site: https://www.atmos-tokyo.com