Yowamushi Pedal Easter Merchandise to Appear at AnimeJapan 2022
23.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Yowamushi Pedal fans will be able to pick up some exclusive Easter-themed merchandise during AnimeJapan on March 26 and 27!
Pins (Random, 9 varieties)
Acrylic Figure Stands (9 varieties)
Chibi Character Pins (Random, 16 varieties)
Chibi Character Acrylic Stands (16 varieties)
Metalic Postcards (10 varieties)
Bonus Round Stickers (25 varieties)
The merchandise will be on sale at the event and also available for preorder at Chugai Online. Items are scheduled to ship in June.
Running: March 26 – March 27, 2022
Location: Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Hall 1-8 (3-10-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
Booth: Chugai Mining Booth (A-13)
Official Site: https://www.anime-japan.jp/
Orders Open until April 3 at 23:59
Products to Ship in June 2022
Natural Donut Shop Floresta to Release Limited-Time Easter Donuts
15.April.2022 | FOOD
Floresta, a handmade donut store using all-natural ingredients, will begin selling Easter-themed animal donuts next month! The special treats will be available until April 24, 2022.
In the Easter tradition, eggs symbolize resurrection and rebirth, and painting Easter eggs is a popular activity in western countries during the holiday season. Rabbits are also a common Easter motif and symbolize fertility and prosperity. Why not come celebrate with some of these cute and healthy sweets?
Available: Early April – April 24, 2022
Official Site: https://www.nature-doughnuts.jp/
Limited Edition Easter Bunny Sweets Available at gelato pique café
11.April.2022 | FOOD
From March 25 until April 27, gelato pique café locations around Japan will be celebrating Easter with three special Easter Bunny-themed sweets.
Easter Bunny Crepe
Easter Bunny Gelato
Easter Bunny Float
Last year, gelato pique café released an Easter Bunny soft-serve ice cream dish which was incredibly popular. In 2022, the brand has decided to release three unique treats under the theme of ‘Happy Bunny Hunt.’ Those with a sweet tooth can snag a crepe, gelato, or float during the event period, all decorated with white and pink shades perfect for spring.
Happy Bunny Hunt
Running: March 25 – April 27, 2022
Location: All gelato pique cafe locations
Official Site: https://pique-cafe.com/
Upcoming Chained Soldier Anime Series Announces Three New Cast Members
05.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Premiering in Shonen Jump+ in January 2019, Chained Soldier (Mato Seihei no Slave) has been a certified hit, selling over 1 million copies. Some cast members for the upcoming anime series were announced at Jump Festa 2022, and during the recent AnimeJapan 2022 event, three new cast members were announced.
The new cast members all play characters that are part of the 6th Anti-Demon Squad. They include Maaya Uchida as Tenka Izumo, the chief of the 6th Squad; Nene Hieda as Yachiho Azuma, Himari’s sister and the 6th Squad’s executive officer; and Reina Ueda as Sahara Wakasa, the most carefree member of the Squad.
It was previously announced that Yuya Hirose (Takuya Yamamoto in Tokyo Revengers) would play Yuki Wakura, while Akari Kito (Nezuko in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) would play Kyoya Uzen. Other cast members include Yume Miyamoto as Himari Azuma, Mari Hino as Shushu Suruga, and Hina Tachibana as Nei Okawamura.
Shueisha published the manga’s ninth compiled book volume on December 3. The 10th volume will be released on May 2, 2022.
Gelato Pique Releases Bunny-themed Easter Collection
01.April.2022 | FASHION
Roomwear brand gelato pique has released a new Easter collection, complete with a bunny rabbit motif! The Innocent Bunny Collection is now available at participating stores nationwide, as well as the gelato pique online store.
Fluffy Bunny Series
Bunny Series Goods
Easter Satin Series
“The soft fur makes it feel like you’re holding a rabbit in your arms!”
A full lineup of roomwear and other items are available, including slippers, eye masks, makeup pouches, and plushies. Celebrate the spring season with these soft and adorable items!
Innocent Bunny Collection
Release Date: March 25, 2022
Where to Buy
Select Stores: https://gelatopique.com/Page/shoplist.aspx
gelato pique Official Online Store: https://gelatopique.com/
USAGI ONLINE https://usagi-online.com/floor/gelatopique/?link=HD
Pastel Easter Sweets and Bakery Items Coming to Grant Hyatt Tokyo
The luxury hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo will offer Easter sweets and baked goods at the on-site Fiorentina Pastry Boutique from April 1 until Easter, April 17, to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Easter Egg Macaroon
Easter Cookies with Icing
Easter Bunny Brioche
This year, in addition to the new Easter Bunny and Easter egg macaroons, cookies with icing, lollipop chocolates, brioche in the shape of the Easter Bunny, and other sweets and bakery items will be available. Don’t miss it!
Fiorentina Pastry Boutique
Available: April 1 – April 17, 2022
Location: Grand Hyatt Tokyo
Official Site: https://www.tokyo.grand.hyatt.co.jp/restaurants/
Nagoya Tokyu Hotel Now Offering Limited-Time Easter Tea Set
Nagoya Tokyu Hotel’s lounge Grindelwald is now selling offering an Easter-themed afternoon tea set through April 30, 2022! This new twist on the traditional set features plenty of pastels and spring touches.
Top Row: Sweets
Middle Row: Scones
Bottom Row: Sandwiches
Easter Bunny Parfait (Available in April)
This fun tea set includes a tasty chocolate mousse in the shape of the Easter Bunny, a carrot-filled sandwich, and a panna cotta with a flower on top. Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny Parfait coming in April!
Easter Afternoon Tea Set
Available until April 30, 2022
Address: 1F Atrium Lounge ‘Grindelwald’
Official Site: http://www.tokyuhotels.co.jp
Sanrio Puroland Opens Easter Event with Oldies Flare
Tokyo’s Sanrio Puroland has begun its annual Easter celebration! The oldies-themed Puro Easter event will run until July 5, 2022.
This year marks the third Puro Easter event, and the annual stage show has been revamped for 2022! ‘Egg ‘n’ Roll Easter! -BLAST’ will be performed in the Entertainment Hall on the first floor of the park. Fans of My Melody and Kuromi won’t want to miss out, as the popular characters will appear in brand new costumes.
Egg ’n’ Roll Easter! -BLAST-
Limited-Time Easter Photo Spot
Easter Egg Hunt Mini-Game
Puroland Special Easter Greeting
Food & Dessert Menu
Original Easter Goods
An Easter-themed photo spot is located at the entrance to the 3rd floor with pop and retro style. Fans can participate in an Easter Egg Hunt mini-game, scavenging around Puro Village searching for eggs and collecting keywords to unlock an original video. Don’t miss out on new food and merchandise during the event period, with colorful curries and pasta perfect for filling hungry tummies.
The 1st-floor Event Corner will also allow guests to interact with characters dressed in Easter costumes. Staff will be dressed in Easter outfits!
© 2022 SANRIO CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN 著作 株式会社サンリオ
Running: March 11 – July 5, 2022
Netflix Anime Presentation at AnimeJapan 2022 to Include 21 Voice Actors
09.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Netflix is all set to participate in Japan’s largest anime festival AnimeJapan 2022, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight on March 26 & 27. The details and guest information for the Netflix Anime Booth have been released, with 21 voice actors from more than nine popular works set to take the stage.
This year’s Netflix Anime Booth will feature a number of new and classic titles set to be streamed worldwide. The featured voice actors will talk about their new roles, including those in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Baki the Grappler, Tiger & Bunny 2, Thermae Romae Novae, Vampire in the Garden, Spriggan, and Ultraman. Surprising information is also set to be revealed during the showcase!
Mariya Ise, Yuki Kaji, Junichi Suwabe, Kenjiro Tsuda, Megumi Han, and Seitaro Mukai will also appear at the Netflix Anime Special Presentation on March 27.
The event will be streamed on the Netflix Anime YouTube channel!
AnimeJapan 2022 Netflix Anime Booth
Dates: March 26, 27
Location: Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Hall 1-8 (3-10-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
Booth #A25: East Hall 3
Netflix Anime Special Presentation
Date: March 27, 16:10-16:45
Location: Tokyo Big Sight Green Stage (East Hall 4)
[Participating Actors] Mariya Ise, Yuki Kaji, Junichi Suwabe, Kenjiro Tsuda, Megumi Han, Seitaro Mukai
*Performers may join/participate as the show progresses, may leave early, or may be changed prior to the event.
Netflix Anime YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/netflixanime
AnimeJapan 2022 Official Site: https://www.anime-japan.jp/
Pony Canyon to Put on 11 Events at AnimeJapan 2022 Including Tokyo Revengers and Tokyo Mew Mew Panels
28.February.2022 | ANIME&GAME
AnimeJapan 2022 is coming in March and more information about the Pony Canyon booth has been revealed! Airing on March 26 and 27, fans can expect more information about Tokyo Revengers, Tokyo Mew Mew, Odd Taxi, Mato Seihei no Slave, and more. A total of 11 events will be held, and tickets will be available in advance. The event will be broadcast live on YouTube, with Shunichi Toki and Yuya Hirose acting as MCs.
Detailed information regarding the timetable and performers is now available on the special website. Anime Japan 2022 is one of the world’s largest anime events and returns this year after being impacted by the pandemic. Which series are you most excited to see?
© P.I.C.S. / 映画小戸川交通パートナーズ
Anime-Inspired Cooking Project AniCook to Open Yowamushi Pedal Collaboration in Tokyo and Osaka
AniCook, a project using anime and manga to make cooking more fun, will hold a new collaboration with Yowamushi Pedal! The ‘cookpad Sohoku Festival’ will be held in Tokyo and Osaka from February 18 to March 13, 2022, and popular characters will greet guests with a White Day theme.
Onoda’s High Cadence Climbing Hashed Meat with Rice / Imaizumi’s Shift Change Riding Bolognese
Naruko’s Rocket Spring Style Tiramisu / Teshima’s Tea Break Milk Tea Parfait / Makishima’s Spider Lime Cheesecake
Dessert Order Bonus: Sticker (5 varieties) / Drink Order Bonus: (5 varieties) *Random
The Yowamushi Pedal menu was created with a slightly luxurious White Day theme in mind. Different fruits were used in the dishes which give a more elegant taste.
There will be a number of exclusive goods on sale featuring illustrations of beloved characters drawn especially for the cookpad project. These items will also be available on the official cookpadLive cafe website!
cookpadLive Sohoku Festival
cookpadLive cafe Omotesando
Address: Ao Building 3F (3-11-7 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Running: February 18 – March 13, 2022
cookpadLive cafe Shinsaibashi
Address: Shinsaibashi PARCO 5F (1-8-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka)
Running: February 18 – March 13, 2022
Official Site: https://cookpad-tv.com/
‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ New ‘BIRTHDAY FLOWER’ Goods Revealed for AGF2021
02.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME
New ‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ merchandise has been announced for ‘Animate Girls Festival 2021,’ which will be held on November 6 and November 7 2021.
Bonus Present: Randomly Selected Original Book Marker (25 Designs)
‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ Acrylic Stand (9 Types) ¥1,320 (Tax Incl.)
‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ Trading Can Badges (Randomly Selected / 9 Designs): ¥440 (Tax Incl.) *These are trading items so you cannot pick the design
‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ Trading Can Badges Mini Chara Ver. (Randomly Selected / 9 Designs): ¥440 (Tax Incl.) *These are trading items so you cannot pick the design
‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ Trading Acrylic Stand Mini Chara Ver. (16 Designs): ¥660 (Tax Incl.) *These are trading items so you cannot pick the design
‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ Trading Metallic Postcard (10 Designs): ¥440 (Tax Incl.)
The new ‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ merchandise displayed at ‘Animate Girls Festival 2021’ featured a ‘BIRTHDAY FLOWERS’ theme and all-new character illustrations. In addition to being sold at the event, pre-orders have also been opened on the Chugai Mining Contents Online Webstore ‘Chugaionline.’ If you’re a ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ fan then don’t miss out!
©Watanabe Kou (Weekly Shonen Champion) / Yowamushi Pedal 04 Production Committee
Animate Girls Festival 2021
Duration: November 6 ~ November 7 2021
Main Event: 08:45 ~ 18:00 (Last entry at 16:30)
Location: Ikebukuro Sunshine City
Booth Name: Chugai Mining Booth (Y-16) ※Yellow AREA: Cultural Center 2F, Exhibition Hall D
Official Site: https://agf-ikebukuro.jp/
Reservation Period: October 22 18:00 Onwards until November 8 at 23:59
Shipping Dates: Scheduled for February 2022
The world’s biggest anime event, AnimeJapan, is heading online for 2021 where it will run on March 27 and 28 in JST. The full program for the AJ Stage and AJ Studio has been released, both of which will featured in a paid stream online. The AJ Stage will feature 33 events while AJ Studio will have 21. Both days will also be archived for 24 hours for those unable to watch the stream live.
The theme for AnimeJapan 2021 is “Connection,” which is captured in the key visual for the event featuring popular anime characters. This exclusive illustration will also be featured on merchandise sold at the event.
The full stream list for the AJ Stage and AJ Studio can be viewed on AnimeJapan 2021’s official website.
Lots of exciting content to be binged online
Three special streams will be hosted by ProductionWorksChannel which will look into the processes of creating anime. Their themes are as follows:
The preparatory steps taken before actually beginning production, i.e. writing the script which will act as the framework for the project. This episode will look at the pre-production phase of the 2020 romance anime film Cider no Yō ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru.
This episode will dive into what staff do in a Japanese animation studio and what elements are layered together to create the visual piece. It will use Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash as reference.
The final episode will look at the sound work that takes place in post-production by using the TV anime series Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon as reference.
A program created by Japanese cosplay magazine COSPLAY MODE will showcase how to cosplay. It will cater to beginners wanting to get into cosplay to experts, so there’ll be something for everyone. It will shine a spotlight on Sword Art Online and Detective Conan cosplays with outfits provided by ACOS.
4th Manga We Want to See Animated Ranking
Every year, AnimeJapan’s official website holds a fan vote of the manga they most want to see turned into an anime adaptation. This year’s ranking, taken from February 18 to 28, will be showcased at the event.
This is just a small look at what’s to come at AnimeJapan 2021. For the full schedule, be sure to visit the official website.
Running: March 27, 2021 – March 28, 2021
Japanese Website: https://www.anime-japan.jp/
English Website: https://www.anime-japan.jp/en/
Tickets: March 27, 2021 / March 28, 2021 for ¥3,800 each (tax included), or ¥7,200 for both days (tax included)
March 27 Showcase: 09:00-23:59 (JST)
March 28 Showcase: 09:00-23:59 (JST)