Maison de Fleur Launches Eighth Anniversary Collaboration with Sanrio’s Wish Me Mell
25.September.2021 | FASHION
Japanese accessories brand Maison de FLEUR is celebrating eight years with another collaboration, this time with Sanrio’s bunny character Mell. A number of special items are now available to preorder on the STRIPE CLUB e-commerce site until October 3, 2021.
Double Ribbon Tote Bag: ¥5,819 (Tax Included)
Side Pocket Tote Bag: ¥5,819 (Tax Included)
Mini Pouch: ¥3,949 (Tax Included)
Face Pouch: ¥3,949 (Tax Included)
Drawstring Pouch: ¥4,389 (Tax Included)
The character Mell is also celebrating an anniversary, turning ten this year. Items went on presale on September 20, which also happens to be the little rabbit’s birthday. The character was designed by Miyuki Okumura, more famously known as the designer of Cinnamoroll.
These pink bags and pouches feature a classy salmon pink color, and the adorable inner lining is sure to make any Sanrio fan smile, showing Mell and her friends from Merci Hills surrounded by balloons. The canvas material makes these perfect for everyday use.
Look closely at Mell’s bunny ears to see the Maison de FLEUR logo! Will you be grabbing any of these items?
ⓒ’21 SANRIO APPR.NO.L629405
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.)
Hello Kitty and Pierre Hermé Collaboration Series Coming to Sanrio Stores
Everyone’s favorite cartoon cat Hello Kitty is about to celebrate her birthday! To celebrate, Sanrio is releasing a collection of limited-time goods in collaboration with world-famous patisserie Pierre Hermé starting October 20, 2021. These items will be on sale at Sanrio stores nationwide, in specific department stores, and on the official Sanrio online store.
Collaboration with Hello Kitty’s favorite sweet, Ispahan
Ispahan, a raspberry cake, is Hermé’s signature dessert. For Hello Kitty’s birthday celebration the creator drew the character in an elegant rose-inspired dress inspired by the sweet. This design was made with the hope that Hello Kitty will continue to bring different people and cultures together for years to come.
Mascot Keychain Hello Kitty/Mimmy: ¥2,530
Accessory Case: ¥3,080
Inspired by Pierre Hermé’s Ispahan and Satine sweets, fans will love these colorful goods perfect for a birthday celebration.
Hello Kitty Birthday Doll: ¥15,400 (Tax Included)
Each year a Hello Kitty Birthday Doll is released, and 2021 is no different! This year, the doll is wearing an elegant dress designed exclusively for the collaboration. Each one has an embroidered serial number on the left leg, and quantities will be limited.
Gâteau Anniversaire Hello Kitty: ¥2,640 (Tax Included)
This special birthday dessert will be available at Pierre Hermé Paris Aoyama from November 1 to November 15. It includes a special Hello Kitty Ispahan along with a scoop of rose ice cream and a dusting of raspberry powder!
©’21 SANRIO 著作（株）サンリオ
Hello Kitty and Pierre Hermé Collaboration Design Series
Release Date: October 20, 2021
Sanrio Official Goods Page: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/goodsinfo/kt-pierreherme-202110/
Hello Kitty and Pierre Hermé Birthday Doll 2021
Price: ¥15,400 (Tax Included)
Release Date: October 20, 2021
Where to Buy: Sanrio Stores, Sanrio Areas at Department Stores
Gâteau Anniversaire Hello Kitty
Available: November 1 – 15, 2021 *Limited-time only
Where to Buy: Pierre Hermé Paris Aoyama 2F Heaven
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/
Kuromi Shop Opens for Limited Time Only at Hello Kitty Japan DiverCity Tokyo Plaza
The Hello Kitty Japan DiverCity Tokyo Plaza shop is about to be taken over by Kuromi! Located on the second floor of the complex, the store will be transformed into a new concept shop starting October 8, 2021, until January 10, 2022.
Limited-Time Event Merchandise
Kuromi is the rival of My Melody and is popular among Gen-Z for her punk style and mischievous attitude. The character will cast her spell on the store as a prank, and will completely strip the location of all of its pink and red coloring, replacing it with a monotone look.
Along with the new decorations, certain goods and sweets will only be available during the event period. A photo spot will be open for a limited time, along with a Sanrio Purikura machine imported from Korea for the first time! DiverCity will decorate the entrance and interior of the building to celebrate the event as well, so don’t miss out!
ⓒ 2021 SANRIO CO.,LTD 著作：㈱サンリオ
Hello Kitty Japan DiverCity Tokyo Plaza
Concept Shop Open: October 8, 2021 – January 10, 2022
DiverCity Tokyo Plaza ‘Kuromi’s Mischief Mission’
Running: October 8 – November 11, 2021
Address: Diver City Tokyo Plaza 2F(1-1-10 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
Access: 3 minutes walk from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line / 5-minute walk from Daiba Station on the Yurikamome Line
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/
Pompompurin Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Two-Day Picnic Event
13.October.2021 | Uncategorized
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sanrio’s popular Golden Retriever character Pompompurin, Sanrio Puroland will hold a two-day picnic event in Tama Central Park on November 6 and November 13, 2021!
The picnic will allow fans to spend some quality time with their favorite character while enjoying the lush greenery of Tama Central Park, located right next to Sanrio Puroland. Guests can chow down on the special Yellow Bun Teri-Mayo Burger, bone-in sausage, fried chicken, and a healthy salad while snapping pictures of the scenery. A limited-edition T-shirt will be available, along with a picnic mat and some cute Pompompurin figures, so don’t miss out!
Pompompurin’s Happy Picnic at Tama Central Park
Dates: November 6 and November 13, 2021, from 12:00-13:15
(The event will be postponed to the following day in the case of rain.)
Location: Tama Central Park
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.