Tokyo Revengers Collaborates with Apparel Brand Merry Closet on New Collection
27.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION
Apparel brand Merry Closet has opened orders for a collection of new items made in collaboration with the popular series Tokyo Revengers! The items are available until February 13, 2022 on the Marui Web Channel.
Embroidered Sweatshirt (6 varieties)
Tokyo Revengers Ring (6 varieties)
Items from the collaboration can be seen at the Tokyo Revengers British Gangsters exhibition at Shibuya Marui until January 30! New merchandise and standee panels are on display, so fans shouldn’t miss out.
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Tokyo Revengers x Merry Closet
Order Period: January 13 – February 12, 2022 at 23:59
*Shipping is scheduled to begin in late March.
Marui Web Channel: https://bit.ly/3zUIgfW
Follow & Retweet Campaign Details: https://twitter.com/merry_closet?s=20
Goods on Display
Location: Shibuya Marui 7F Event Space
Running: January 13 – January 30, 2022
*Open until 18:00 on January 30
After the Shibuya Marui exhibition, the event will travel to Aichi, Oita, and Kobe!
HARAJUKU COLLECTIVE, a Collaboration Between Hot Topic & Studio Ghibli, Gets Pop-Up Store at Shinsaibashi PARCO
Last year, the HARAJUKU COLLECTIVE collaboration appeared at AF Gallery in Harajuku from August 10 until August 28, garnering massive acclaim from fans. The collection is now being sold at Shinsaibashi PARCO until March 12, 2023.
HARAJUKU COLLECTIVE is a Studio Ghibli-inspired apparel collection by the popular American counterculture chain Hot Topic. Bringing more Japanese culture to the ongoing Studio Ghibli collaboration launched in 2014, Hot Topic stores began selling original items produced by nine Japanese creators and brands, as well as some original American items produced by Hot Topic’s executive designers.
The lineup of Japan-original items includes T-shirts, tote bags, and other items featuring exclusive artwork by up-and-coming creators. These items depict beloved characters from Studio Ghibli’s works, as well as logos created for the collaboration. Fans won’t want to miss grabbing these unique items!
Details on the Previous HARAJUKU COLLECTIVE Pop-Up Store: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/ja/625747
Running: February 23 – March 12, 2023
Venue: Shinsaibashi PARCO B1F Pop-Up Space (1-8-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka)
Official Site: https://ghibli-harajukucollective-ec.com
Online Store (Open until March 31, 2023): https://ec.ghibli-harajukucollective-ec.com
HARAJUKU COLLECTIVE Official SNS:
Twitter: @harajuku_collect (https://twitter.com/harajukucollect)
Rilakkuma 20th Anniversary Cafe Be Held in Omotesando, Tokyo in March and April
06.March.2023 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Rilakkuma and his adorable friends, the Rilakkuma 20th Anniversary Cafe will open in Omotesando, Tokyo from March 9 until April 16, 2023. You’ll want to come and spend a peaceful time looking back at two decades of everyone’s favorite lazy bear!
The menu features colorful and festive dishes inspired by Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Kiiroitori, and Chairoikoguma. The characters express their thanks for 20 successful years, and fans can enjoy floats topped with Rilakkuma and friends wearing ribbons and topped with ice cream, a jelly soda inspired by Chairoikoguma and his friends in the honey forest, and a hot drink inspired by Rilakkuma’s favorite pudding.
Rilakkuma’s Honey Mustard Hamburger
Korilakkuma’s Cream Pasta
Kiiroitori’s Egg Burger
Chairoikoguma’s Cheese Curry
Rilakkuma and Friend’s Celebratory Cake
Congratulatory Flower Parfait
You Can Choose♪ Rilakkuma and Friends Mini Ice Cream
You Can Choose♪ Rilakkuma and Friends Floats
Honey Forest Jelly Soda
Relaxing Pudding Drink
Take-Out Drink Bottle
Acrylic Clip (7 varieties, random)
Acrylic Keychain (5 varieties, random)
Mini-Bottle / Muddler with Charm (4 varieties)
Lunch Tote / Drawstring Bag
Acrylic Stand with Clip / Cork Coaster
In addition, the cafe will offer original goods, special offers, and a Twitter campaign to celebrate Rilakkuma’s 20th anniversary.
Come enjoy the elaborate original menu and goods while sharing memories at this limited time themed cafe!
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RILAKKUMA 20th Anniversary Cafe
Venue: BOX cafe&space Omotesando
Running: March 9 – April 16, 2023
Address: Pine Under Flat B1F (5-13-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Reservation Fee: ¥715 (Tax included) *Reservations include bonuses.
*Reservations can be made for up to four guests per application.
Online Shop: https://rilakkuma20th-cafe.jp/online_store/
Sales Open: March 9, 15:00 – April 16, 23:59
(Items will ship starting in early May 2023.)
Official Site: https://rilakkuma20th-cafe.jp
ShowMinorSavage, Formed by SOTA and MANATO of BE:FIRST and Aile The Shota, Releases Long-Awaited 1st EP
24.February.2023 | MUSIC
ShowMinorSavage, a new unit formed by BMSG’s Aile The Shota along with SOTA and MANATO from BE:FIRST, have released their first EP! ShowMinorSavage was added to all major streaming services on February 22, 2023.
The three artists met at a BMSG audition and immediately hit it off, sharing similar musical backgrounds and interests. Unsurprisingly, they formed ShowMinorSavage soon after.
Their unit name comes from their intention to transform minor acts in the music scene into major acts, showing how savage they can be. Their first EP was created with this idea very much in mind.
ShowMinorSavage / SUPER ICY (Prod. Chaki Zulu) -Music Video-
The EP features the first songs produced under the group name ShowMinorSavage, including No Cap Navy, a song sampled from SKY-HI’s Nanairo Holiday created by the three members, and Thinkin’ bout you, a dope hip-hop track expressing the member’s love and featuring a vocal loop by TRILL DYNASTY. The groovy and extremely danceable song SUPER ICY was produced by Chaki Zulu.
The major debut of ShowMinorSavage is sure to create waves in the music scene, and you won’t want to miss it!
Streaming Date: February 22, 2023
Streaming Links: http://BMSG.lnk.to/ShowMinorSavage
ShowMinorSavage Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ShowMinorSavage_official
Dance Vocal Group BALLISTIK BOYZ Release New Track ‘Drop Dead’ with Popular Thai Group TRINITY
22.February.2023 | MUSIC
BALLISTIK BOYZ, currently busy training in Thailand, released a new track titled Drop Dead feat. TRINITY on February 16. This marks the group’s first time collaborating with a popular Thai artist, and to commemorate the occasion, the music video has also been released on the High Cloud Entertainment YouTube channel.
In September 2022, BALLISTIK BOYZ moved their base of operations to Thailand to realilze the group’s motto of “music has no borders.” The group has since appeared at a number of live events, including the OCTO POP FEST in October 2022 and the BIG MOUNTAIN MUSIC FES 12, one of the largest festivals in Southeast Asia.
Drop Dead feat.TRINITY – BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE (Music Video)
Drop Dead feat. TRINITY was created following an encounter with TRINITY, a popular T-pop group that shares the same aspirations as the BALLISTIK BOYZ. The group is known for blending pop and rap with addictive Trap and EDM beats, and this new track shares the feelings many experience while chasing their dreams. Designed to give listeners a bit more fighting spirit, it’s perfect for blaring when you need a pick-me-up.
The music video tells the story of how BALLISTIK BOYZ and TRINITY met in a foreign land, taking on the world stage and trying to make it where many challengers have lost their dreams and given up. Filmed in spectacular locations across Thailand, the video has plenty of cinematic flair.
Footage from the song’s recording sessions can be seen on the New School Breakin’, a brand-new reality show on High Cloud Entertainment’s YouTube channel. Fans can also see the first collaboration performance between the two groups during the BIG MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL 12.
Comment from BALLISTIK BOYZ
“We’re proud to announce the release of our first international production, Drop Dead!!
This time around, we collaborated with TRINITY, an incredible group from Thailand. Fusing together J-pop and T-pop, we’re aiming to bring Japanese music to the rest of Asia, and from Asia, we want to spread to the rest of the world. This song really shows off our determination in the music, lyrics, and choreography!
This is our first attempt at completely English lyrics, and I think it gives a brand new feel to the BALLISTIK BOYZ. I hope you’ll listen to it and check out the music video!
We’ll continue to work hard to take this song to the next level, so please continue to support us!”
Drop Dead feat.TRINITY – BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE
Stream and Download: https://ldh.lnk.to/Drop_Dead_feat_TRINITY
New School Breakin’ (Reality Show)
BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE & PSYCHIC FEVER from EXILE TRIBE, who restarted their activities in Thailand aiming to be active on the world stage, will take on new challenges in the reality show New School Breakin’. Popular Thai actors and artists appear in the series, taking on tons of unique missions and challenges as the members of BALLISTIK BOYZ work towards achieving their dreams.
How to watch: https://youtu.be/uNLXPiln5tE
Jimmy Choo Announces 30th Anniversary Sailor Moon Collection Available Worldwide
09.February.2023 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION
Jimmy Choo has announced a new collection to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the internationally beloved Sailor Moon series.
Feminine style and power are important themes in Sailor Moon, and these inspiring elements are incorporated into Jimmy Choo’s beautiful shoes and accessories. The collection will include items inspired by Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus, and Luna. These superheroines created by Naoko Takeuchi are ready to take the main stage, and there’s no doubt that fans around the world will be clamoring to get their hands on these items next week.
Sailor Moon boots/ VARENNE QUAD XS
Sailor Mercury ankle boots
Sailor Mars patent pumps
Sailor Jupiter boots
Sailor Venus platform pumps
Each pair of shoes comes in a specific color inspired by one main character, instantly recognizable to fans. This collection was inspired by the limited-edition custom-made Sailor Moon boots released last year, with a pair shown off at the Sailor Moon Museum in Roppongi. With Jimmy Choo’s signature kick heel, Sailor Moon’s iconic crescent moon jewel, and bright pink all-over crystal embellishment, the boots unite the worlds of Sailor Moon and Jimmy Choo and give off some serious feminine energy.
Items in this exclusive collection will be available to purchase worldwide on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Major Jimmy Choo flagship stores will also be decorated in Sailor Moon style, and the collection’s limited-edition packaging will shimmer in the colors of the rainbow. In addition to fashion, Jimmy Choo has also collaborated with DJ Honey Dijon to create two remix tracks inspired by Sailor Moon.
If you grew up with Sailor Moon, you’ll want at least one pair of these stylish shoes!
JIMMY CHOO x PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON COLLABORATION
Worldwide Release Date: February 14, 2023
Japan Release Date: February 15, 2023
Tuyu Releases Non-Credit Video of Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc Ending Theme
27.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
The non-credit version of the Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown arc ending theme is now available.
The track is inspired by the emotionally-charged second season, which picks up where the first season left off and focuses heavily on Taiju, Yuzuha, and Hakkai Shiba. Listeners will be reminded to protect the things they care about as they listen to the powerful lyrics.
Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Non-credit Ending
With its emotional melody and fitting lyrics, fans of the first season should be ready to face the intensity of the ongoing second season. The song is now streaming.
Be sure to tune in to the explosive second season of this globally-loved anime series!
Takemichi Hanagaki traveled twelve years back in time in order to save his girlfriend and change his life for the better. Returning to the present day after his battle with Valhalla is done, he’s now the leader of the Tokyo Manji gang. His joy is short-lived, however, as the modern gang still seems to be ruled by Tetta Kisaki, the root of all evil. Nothing has been altered, and in order to truly save his girlfriend, Takemichi needs to face things head-on.
Kizutsukedo, Aishiteru – Tuyu
Streaming Links: https://lnk.to/tuyu_kizuai
Special Site: https://tuyu-official.jp/kizuai/
Official Site: https://tokyo-revengers-anime.com
McDonald’s Fry Buzzer Used in New Remix Featuring Ado and Asmi Mega-Hits
On January 13, McDonald’s Japan released a colorful music video on YouTube featuring two of the biggest J-pop mega-hits of the last year! The remix combines Ado’s Odo and asmi’s PAKU with the familiar sound of the French Fry buzzer. A rhythm game using this song will also be available on TikTok starting on January 30!
In March 2019, the McDonald’s French Fry buzzer became a popular theme on TikTok with over 150 million views.
This remix may not be what most people expected, but it’s incredibly catchy and might make you hungry at the same time. Check out the McDonald’s Fry Buzzer Remix at the link below!
The neon-drenched music video features 3D models of both Odo-chan and PAKU-chan along with the three French Fry Brothers hanging out at an incredibly colorful and futuristic McDonald’s restaurant.
Be sure to check out the rhythm game coming to TikTok for a limited time starting January 30!
McDonald’s Fry Buzzer Remix
Available: January 13 – late March 2023
Official Site: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
Musical Unit Tuyu to Digitally Release Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Ending Theme
23.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
Tuyu, the musical unit formed by songwriter and guitarist Pusu, pianist miro, and vocalist Rei, will release Kizutsukedo, Aishiteru (It Might Be Painful, but I Still Love It) digitally on January 15, 2023.
The song is currently being used as the ending theme song for Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown, which began airing on January 7, 2023. The track is perfect for the emotionally-charged second season, which picks up where the first season left off and focuses heavily on Taiju, Yuzuha, and Hakkai Shiba. Rei’s impressive vocals and miro’s emotional piano performance combine to create an extremely addictive pop track. This is Tuyu’s first song to be featured in an anime series.
Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Non-credit Ending
The non-credit ending video will be available on the official Tokyo Revengers YouTube channel on January 15.
Tuyu will hold a solo concert, Spring Rain, at Zepp Haneda in Tokyo on March 4, 2023. Two performances will be held: one in the daytime and one at night, with one themed around sunny weather and the other themed around rainy weather. Tickets will be available by lottery on e+ starting January 22 at 23:59.
At the end of 2022, Tuyu performed at COUNTDOWN JAPAN 22/23. Be sure to keep an eye on this group this year!
Kizutsukedo, Aishiteru – Tuyu
Release Date: January 15, 2023 (Digital)
Subscription Services and Download Links: https://lnk.to/tuyu_kizuai
Special Site: https://tuyu-official.jp/kizuai/ *Open January 15 at 2:40
Official Hige Dandism Releases Music Video for Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc Opening Theme ‘White Noise’
18.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
Rock band Official Hige Dandism has released a music video for their song White Noise on YouTube.
White Noise serves as the opening theme song for Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc which began airing on January 7. The band also performed the previous opening song Cry Baby.
Official Hige Dandism – White Noise [Official Video]
Official Hige Dandism – White Noise
The Official Hige Dandism SHOCKING NUTS TOUR is currently underway, with the band performing in halls throughout Japan. For details on each venue and how to purchase tickets, visit the band’s official website!
White Noise – Official Hige Dandism
Release Date: January 11, 2023
Streaming Links: https://HGDN.lnk.to/WhiteNoisePR
Teaser Video: https://youtu.be/dp6DQrNwK9U
White Noise Special Site: https://whitenoise.ponycanyon.co.jp
Licaxxx Appears in KINGS with BEAMS SPORTS Concept Video
17.January.2023 | FASHION
Musical artist Licaxxx can be seen in KINGS with BEAMS SPORTS, a special concept movie made to promote the collaboration between BEAMS SPORTS and the Ryukyu Golden Kings, a B. League professional basketball team.
This project aims to expand the community surrounding both collaborators. BEAMS SPORTS creates opportunities for people to become more familiar with the positive energy generated by modern sports culture while the Ryukyu Golden Kings is known for celebrating the people and culture of Okinawa.
The concept video was planned and supervised by 92, a member of the artist collective GReeeeN. The star-studded cast includes Kabuki actor Matsuya Onoe and other basketball enthusiasts.
KINGS with BEAMS SPORTS
<Comment from Planner and Supervising Director GReeeeN’s 92>
“I want to share my home of Okinawa with both Japan and the world.
The concept of this video is one of hope. I want the appeal of basketball to merge with tons of other cultures.
I’m thrilled to be able to show my own take on historical backgrounds and culture in this new way!”
<Comment from Licaxxx>
“There are so many musical artists who love basketball! But when compared to overseas fans, they’re much quieter and less open about it. I’m sure they blend in pretty well courtside. (Laugh)
I hope everyone enjoys wearing these fashionable original items while cheering as hard as you can!”
KINGS with BEAMS SPORTS
REG☆STYLE (YUI, KEITA JUMPROCK)
FLY DIGGERZ (K-SK)
Ryo Hagihara (BEAMS Creative)
Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc Reveals First DVD Jacket Art, 4th Character Song CD Announced
14.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC / SPOT
Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc began airing on January 7, and more packaging information for the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release has been revealed. Both versions will consist of three volumes, and the first volume’s cover features the powerful Black Dragon gang.
A commemorative event featuring the series’ star-studded cast has also been announced for June 18, 2023. Ticket applications for the afternoon event will be included inside the first DVD/Blu-ray. Keep an eye out for more information!
The fourth character image song album, Tokyo Revengers EP04, will also be released on March 15, 2023, featuring music from Hakkai Shiba, Yuzuha Shiba, Seishu Inui, and Hajime Kokonoi.
Fans can see which purchase bonuses are available at participating shops on the official website. Perks will be handed out with the purchase of the first DVD/Blu-ray and the 4th character song album.
Tune into the new season of Tokyo Revengers airing now!
Tokyo Revengers EP04
Release Date: March 15, 2023
Tokyo Revengers Commemorative Anniversary & Formation Event
Date: June 18, 2023 *Afternoon & evening events planned
Venue: Shibuya LINE CUBE
Tickets: Application for daytime tickets available in first DVD/Blu-ray releasing March 15,
Official Website: https://tokyo-revengers-anime.com
Tokyo Bay Night Cruise Collaborates with Hatsune Miku for Four Days Only Starting February 2023
05.January.2023 | SPOT
For four days only starting in February 2023, fans of Hatsune Miku will want to take an incredible night cruise around Tokyo Bay. The virtual singer will collaborate with the popular Tokyo Bay Night Cruise which travels between Yokohama and Tokyo. The event will include special tickets, exclusive bonuses for guests, collaborative goods, and onboard decorations. Collaborative goods will be available to purchase on the ship or from the Shimapochi online store.
Dates: February 19, February 26, March 5, March 12
Night Cruise Itinerary:
Osanbashi, Yokohama / Check-in 16:00-18:00
Osanbashi, Yokohama / Departure 18:10, Enjoy the night view from the ship
Takeshiba Wharf, Tokyo / Arrival 19:45
*Guests will be led by a special MC narrating the night scenery. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.
Special Ticket Fare:
Adults ¥2,000 / Children ¥1,500 (Includes consumption tax and fuel price adjusted for inflation)
[Includes Hatsune Miku Collaboration Sticker and Postcard (6 varieties, random)]
Special tickets featuring Hatsune Miku will only be available to those reserving their spot online. Reservations can be made two months prior to the boarding date. Space is extremely limited, so grab a spot while you can!
Those not interested in bonuses can also enjoy a night cruise during this period, with adult tickets costing ¥1,000 and children’s tickets costing ¥500. More details will be released at a later date.
Hatsune Miku x Tokyo Bay Night Cruise
Dates: February 19, February 26, March 5, March 12