Tokyo Revengers Daruma Now Available from Shirakawa Daruma

04.February.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Shirakawa Daruma Souhonpo in Fukushima Prefecture, which has been in business since the end of the Edo period, is now selling seven Tokyo Revengers-themed daruma. These good luck items are available both at Daruma Land on the second floor of S-PAL Koriyama in Shirakawa City and at the Shirakawa Daruma online store. 

 

Some characters available in Daruma form are Takemichi, Mikey, and Draken. Shirakawa Daruma Souhonpo, which has been in business for 300 years, makes use of Japanese traditional techniques to form each doll by hand. These palm-sized dolls are only 45mm long and are perfect for decorating any room. 

 

Let these Tokyo Revengers-themed good luck charms make this the best year ever!

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    21.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Tokyo Records Cafe will hold a special Tokyo Revengers cafe in three cities around Japan–Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. Fans of the series won’t want to miss this special collaboration menu inspired by popular characters from the series!

     

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    Phase 1 (Top): Takemichi and Chifuyu’s Omurice / Tokyo Manji Gang Team Pasta

    Phase 2 (Bottom): Chifuyu’s Tonkotsu Rice Bowl / Tokyo Manji vs. Black Dragon Sandwich

     

    Collaboration Desserts

    Phase 1 (Top): Inui’s Cocoa Pancakes / Hina’s Apple Pie

    Phase 2 (Bottom): Holy Night Cake / Mitsuya and Hakkai’s Sweets Plate

     

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    Take-Out Menu

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    Cafe Reservation Bonus: Sticker (Phase 1)

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    Menu Order Bonus: Postcard (Phase 1)

     

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    Bonus for Customers Spending ¥4,000 or more: Name Card (Phase 1)

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  • Results of Second Japanese Cultural Grand Prix Announced

    12.September.2022 | FASHION

    The five winners of the second Japanese Traditional Culture Grand Prix have been announced! The contest was spearheaded by the Japan Traditional Culture Promotion Project, established in May 2020 as a collaborative effort among companies, associations, and local governments to establish a sustainable framework for the continued development of Japanese traditional culture.

     

    The project is headed by Seiichi Kondou, the Former Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. United Arrows Honorary Chairman Osamu Shigematsu serves as Vice-Chairman. Along with Nobuo Yoshida, the 14th generation head of the 400-year-old traditional paper fan store Ibasen, the Japan Cultural Promotion Project began this Grand Prix as a way to honor outstanding works of Japanese culture by companies, organizations, and individuals. Anyone can enter, regardless of nationality, residence, or age. The jury consists of 11 people from various fields, including Richard Collasse, the Chairman of Chanel LLC, and popular model Kozue Akimoto.

     

    Grand Prix Winner

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    Luo Qi

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    There’s something about this piece that shares a spirit with Art Nouveau. The delicate plants superimposed on the bright transparent glass are a powerful image. In traditional Japanese nagomi art, the linear appearance of the plants is painted a bit more lightly, but these overlapping layers and shapes resonate and make an impact. The artist used traditional techniques such as lacquer and foil in a subtle manner, while still making the plants look alive. I’d consider this as a modern take on ecology. (Yuko Hasegawa)

     

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  • GeGeGe no Kitaro Inspires New Daruma Doll Collection

    06.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Five popular characters from the popular horror fantasy series GeGeGe no Kitaro have been transformed into Daruma dolls! Two Daruma Land locations in Fukushima Prefecture have begun selling these curious items, with sales going live on August 26, 2022. Fans can choose from Kitaro, Neko Musume, Nezumi Otoko, Sunakake Babaa, or Konaki Jijii, and each Daruma doll features an entirely new image of each character’s face drawn by popular illustrator and creator Tsumupapa. 

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  • Light and Shadow 2022 Event at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo Attracts Over 10,000 Visitors

    04.August.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, which blends a hotel and a traditional Japanese museum, is celebrating summer in the spookiest way possible. From July 2 until September 25, guests can enjoy the ‘Wa no Akari x Hyakudan Kaidan 2022 ~Light and Shadow: 100 Stories~’ event, inspired by the tradition of telling ghost stories in summer to send a chill down your spine. Since opening, over 10,000 visitors have come to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. 

     

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    Still Water Room / Inverted Light

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  • Tokyo Revenger Voice Actor Yu Hayashi Performs King Gnu’s ‘Sakayume’ for CrosSing Cover Song Project

    17.July.2022 | MUSIC

    In March 2022, the cover song project CrosSing was launched. Amassing instant popularity, tracks featured as part of the project have pulled in hundreds of millions of views. The project has featured popular voice actors Maaya Uchida, Kana Hanazawa, and Akari Kito. 

     

    On July 13, voice actor Yu Hayashi took to the stage to perform a cover of King Gnu’s Sakayume.

     

    Yu Hayashi is a popular voice actor and singer who is well-known as the voice of Manjiro Sano in Tokyo Revengers and Ino Takuma in Jujutsu Kaisen. He’s also member of the vocal unit SCREEN mode. The song the artist chose to perform, Sakayume, was used as the ending theme for the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film. The actor commented that he put all his energy into his singing, as he has special feelings for the work, having performed in the film. The exquisite balance of Hayashi’s powerful vocals and delicate expressions create something that shouldn’t be missed.

     

    A special video showing the artist recording the track has been uploaded to YouTube.

     

    Sakayume (from CrosSing) – Yu Hayashi (Recording Movie)

    Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage has also been posted to the official CrosSing TikTok page. A special interview will be released on July 15 at 20:00. 

     

    Two campaigns have also been announced. The first is a follow and retweet campaign, and two lucky winners will receive Yu Hayashi’s autograph! To enter, just follow CrosSing on Twitter and TikTok and retweet the selected tweets. 

     

    A LINE MUSIC Playback campaign is also underway, and those playing the song over 300 times in the first two weeks will receive a special autographed image. More details will be posted to Twitter, so keep an eye out!

     

    The compilation album CrosSing Collection Vol.1 will be released on September 21, 2022. In addition to many of the songs performed as part of the CrosSing project, Rain by Kana Hanazawa will be included as a bonus track. The song was used as the ending theme for Makoto Shinkai’s film The Garden of Words. There are no other plans for this song to be released in any other format, so be sure to snag this CD! Preorders are open on the Canime online shop.

     

    Keep an eye on CrosSing as the 2nd Season continues to heat up!

  • Hotel Gajoen Tokyo Opens Artistic Summer Ghost Story Event

    09.July.2022 | SPOT

    Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, which blends a hotel and a traditional Japanese museum, is celebrating summer in the spookiest way possible. From July 2 until September 25, guests can enjoy the ‘Wa no Akari x Hyakudan Kaidan 2022 ~Light and Shadow: 100 Stories~’ event, inspired by the tradition of telling ghost stories in summer to send a chill down your spine. The art illumination exhibition promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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    Without light, there are no shadows. In this exhibition, light and shadow complement one another, portraying the popular 100 ghost stories in a new way. Last year’s event received critical acclaim as guests found themselves moving breathlessly from room to room, exploring the many incredible pieces put on display. Along the dusk-lit promenade, goldfish lanterns lead guests to the start of their mysterious adventure. The atmosphere changes from room to room, with bamboo lights and shadows surrounding you from all sides. 

     

    An Immersive Light Art Space

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    Glass Lamp, Iroshita Studio

    Flower Arrangement, Rikou Otsuka

     

    As you ascend the stairs, a festive atmosphere transforms into a more frightening one. Although the ghosts are out to play, guests are welcome to enjoy the many art pieces and crafts on display, from flower arrangements by master ikebana artist Rikou Otsuka and sculptures by some of Japan’s most influential traditional creators. 

     

    Enjoy Traditional Summer Ghost Stories with Light Art

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    Born from the Earth, Yasumaro Ozawa

    Byakko, Yuji Nishijima

    Inverted Light, Eros Nakazato

     

    Mysterious music will drift through the air, making guests feel as though they’ve been transported into another world. The eerie space is lit by Ghost Lanterns made by a 200-year-old company in Fukuoka, and the venue is decorated with art blending ukiyo-e with contemporary styles. 

     

    Culture and Crafts from Around Japan

    Paper Lanterns from Ise

    Bamboo Lights, Akarinowa

    3D Knit Lights

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    Summer fireworks have been recreated in colorful paper form by an artist in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, and materials found in a neglected bamboo grove in Shizuoka Prefecture were used to create the many iconic lights seen throughout the unique exhibition. Local craftsmen are at the heart of the event, with pieces brought in from areas all around Japan.

     

    Wa no Akari Room

    A concept room featuring gently flickering lights and lanterns is available to book for a limited time. Why not come spend your summer in this otherworldly atmosphere?

  • Tokyo Revengers Real Escape Game to Open in Shibuya in Fall 2022

    23.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    SCRAP, a company designing unique escape games, will be opening a Tokyo Revengers real escape game in Shibuya this fall! 

     

    The Tokyo Revengers manga series has been hugely popular, selling over 50 million copies and inspiring an anime series, films, and stage productions. The first Tokyo Revengers real escape game was held in February 2022, with two months of tickets selling out immediately after the event began.

     

    The new escape room will be held this fall, with events happening all around Shibuya–the main location of Tokyo Revengers. Fans of the series will have a blast running around the streets of Shibuya, solving puzzles, and cooperating with characters from the show!

     

    To commemorate the start of the event, a SCRAP x Tokyo Revengers stamp rally will be held around Shibuya from July 1 to July 24, 2022. Fans will need to find the members of the Tokyo Manji Gang by solving clues and collecting stamps as proof of their success. Anyone can participate in this free event! By finding every member, fans will receive an illustration card with an exclusive design. 

     

    More details on the real escape game will be released on August 17, so stay tuned!

  • Tokyo Revengers Christmas Showdown Arc to Premiere in January 2023, First Key Visual Unveiled

    22.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    On June 19, the anniversary of the Tokyo Manji Gang’s formation, new information regarding the future of the Tokyo Revengers anime series was revealed.

     

    The biggest announcement was that the series will return for the Christmas Showdown Arc in January 2023. The first key visual was also revealed. Takemichi looks particularly powerful, with Chifuyu standing diligently nearby along with the other fan-favorite characters.

     

    The first season of Tokyo Revengers will be rebroadcast in Japan starting this July, and a special event will be taking place at Bellesalle Shibuya Garden in Tokyo on June 19! This will include photo spots, exclusive merchandise, and more. Those unable to attend in person will be able to purchase tickets to watch the event online. 

     

    Advertisements featuring characters from the series appeared at several train stations around Tokyo on June 13 and excitement for the next season is starting to grow. Keep an eye out for more information coming soon!

     

    ©和久井健・講談社/アニメ「東京リベンジャーズ」製作委員会

  • Tokyo Revengers to Hold Collaboration Event in Shibuya’s RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK

    17.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    From June 17 until July 10, the anime series Tokyo Revengers will inspire a number of special events at RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK in Shibuya!

     

    The new campaign will feature photo spots, an original broadcast only viewable on-site, and a raffle to win exclusive original collaboration merchandise. 

     

    MIYASHITA PARK PARTY, a Special Summer Bargain

    Special promotions available during the event period include discounts at participating stores, lucky bags, and more, promising to make this a happy summer for fans. For more information about the MIYASHITA PARK PARTY including participating shops and bargains, check out the special campaign website.

     

    Win Tokyo Revengers x RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK Collaboration Goods!

    Guests presenting a reciept for ¥3,000 or more (tax included) during the event period will be entered to win Tokyo Revengers x RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK collaboration goods. 

    A Photo Spot and Original Stream!

    Guests will find three unique photo spots within RAYARD MIYASHITA PARK featuring nine characters from the series. Original broadcasts featuring Takemichi Hanagaki and Manjiro Sano will be aired on-site.

     

    ▶Photo Spot

    Available: June 17 – July 10, 2022

    Locations: 2F South in front of L’ÉCHOPPE (Takemichi Hanagaki, Manjiro Sano, Ken Ryuguji)

    2F South in front of THE SHIBUYA SOUVENIR STORE (Chifuyu Matsuno, Keisuke Baji, Kazutora Hanamiya) / 3F South in front of MINOTAUR INST. (Takashi Mitsuya, Haruki Hayashida, Ryohei Hayashi)

     

    ▶Original Stream

    Running: June 17 – July 10 (Broadcast every 30 minutes during business hours.)

     

    Don’t miss this special campaign filled with bargains, exclusive merchandise, lucky bags, and plenty more!

  • Tokyo Revengers Characters Appear on Posters at Tokyo Train Stations

    16.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Posters portraying several characters from the Tokyo Revengers anime series have been placed at several Tokyo train stations! These will be available to see from June 13 until June 19, with Mikey, the leader of the Kanto Manji gang, appearing at Shibuya Station. Fans of Mikey, Takemichi, Draken, Keisuke Baji, Chifuyu Matsuno, Takashi Mitsuya, Haruki Hayashida, Ryohei Hayashi, and Kazutora Hanemiya will want to go on a quest around Tokyo to see them all!

     

    ▶Participating Locations

     

    Manjiro Sano (Mikey): JR Shibuya Station (Near the Hachiko Exit ticket gate)

     

    Takemichi Hanagaki (Takemichi): JR Yokohama Station (Inside the North ticket gate, near the bottom of the Yokosuka Line platform)

     

    Ken Ryuguji (Draken): JR Tokyo Station (In the North Underground Walkway)

     

    Keisuke Baji: JR Ikebukuro Station (Near the Central Ticket Gate restrooms)

     

    Chifuyu Matsuno: JR Shinjuku Station (In the central underground passageway, near the Chuo Line Express platform)

     

    Takashi Mitsuya: JR Harajuku Station (Near the Takeshita Exit ticket gate and Omotesando Exit elevator)

     

    Haruki Hayashida (Pa-chin) / Ryohei Hayashi (Peh-yan): Kichijoji Station, Keio Inokashira Line (Platform 2)

     

    Kazutora Hanemiya: JR Ebisu Station (Inside the West Exit ticket gate, near the Saikyo Line elevator)

     

     

    ©和久井健・講談社/アニメ「東京リベンジャーズ」製作委員会

    *Please do not contact station staff regarding the posters. 

     

  • Experience Japanese Culture from Anywhere with Kanda Myojin Shrine’s Virtual Space

    09.June.2022 | SPOT

    Kanda Myojin Shrine dates back over 1,270 years, making it one of the most well-known religious sites in Tokyo. Dai Nippon Printing is now making it possible for interested visitors to experience the site from anywhere in the world, unveiling the Kanda Myojin CG Space this week. Developed with approval from the shrine, the virtual space faithfully reproduces the structure and design of the location using 3D laser measurement technology and CG techniques developed by DNP over many years. The space will be open online to all audiences.

     

    A portion of the work from the Masayuki Kojo 10th Anniversary Exhibition currently behind held on-site at Kanda Myojin from June 4 until July 10 will also be available to view in the CG space. The space will also be linked to ‘Virtual Akihabara,’ developed by DNP in conjunction with the AKIBA Tourism Council. Using XR (Extended Reality), the company hopes to develop a wide variety of new communication styles.

     

    The Kanda Myojin CG Space was created by using DNP’s laser measurement technology to recreate three-dimensional objects. By using high-definition photography and photogrammetry technology, images of objects are taken from many angles, creating a realistic 3DCG space to explore. The structure of the shrine, which was rebuilt in 1934 after being damaged in the Great Kanto Earthquake, has been faithfully reproduced in every way.

    In conjunction with events held at the Kanda Myojin Museum, the Kanda Myojin CG Space will make the history of Kanda Myojin and its collection of materials, including rare ukiyo-e prints, available online for anyone to access. Through these exhibits, people both in Japan and abroad can experience Edo culture through their web browsers!

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