SPYxFAMILY Pop-Up Store Opens at Matsuya Ginza
The SPYxFAMILY pop-up shop, first held inside Tokyo Station’s Character Street in April, will be coming to Matsuya Ginza from June 29 until July 12, 2022.
Limited edition merchandise will be making a return, each featuring exclusive illustrations that saw huge popularity at the Tokyo Station event. Guests will also be able to purchase eight new items!
The lineup includes a rubber coin case (3 varieties, random), a clear multi-use pouch (3 varieties, random), an acrylic keychain featuring Anya, a Peanuts T-shirt with a new Anya illustration, and a mug. Each item is accented with Anya’s pink hair, adding to the cute factor.
Bonus Cooling Towel
Customers spending ¥3,300 or more at the pop-up shop will receive a bonus sticker. Those spending ¥5,500 can choose between a mug or a cooling towel!
SPYxFAMILY Pop-up Shop
Running: June 29 – July 12, 2022
Venue: Matsuya Ginza 8F Event Square
(Closing at 19:30 on July 3, July 10 / Closing at 17:00 on July 12 / Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing.)
Official Site: https://marimocraft.co.jp/
CA4LA Releases SPY x FAMILY Hats Inspired by Loid and Anya
Hat brand CA4LA is taking preorders for two unique hats inspired by Loid and Anya Forger from the popular series SPYxFAMILY! Whether you want Loid’s Trilby or Anya’s Beret, be sure to place your orders before July 27, 2022.
Loid Ver. Trilby
Antique Silver Pin with Organization Motif
Lining with Loid Forger Embroidery
Adjustable Size using Velcro
Anya Ver. Beret
A Stella Star Pin, Merits at Eden Academy
Original Lining with the Eden Academy and CA4LA Logos
Adjustable Size using Velcro
Loid Forger is an undercover spy who acts under the codename Twilight. The hat he often wears in the series has been perfectly reproduced by CA4LA, with a slick design featuring an antique silver pin with the logo of his organization and his name stitched inside the lining.
Anya’s adorable beret is based on her Eden Academy uniform. This hand-stitched hat is available in either child or adult sizes! The Stella Star pin, considered a merit at Eden Academy, accents the side of the hat. The inner lining features a unique pattern perfect for fans!
Enjoy being fashionable while also showing off your love for SPYxFAMILY!
SPYxFAMILY x CA4LA
Preorders Open: June 22 – July 27, 2022
*Items must be reserved.
*Each product is made to order. Products are available while supplies last.
Expected Delivery Date: Early December 2022 or after
*The estimated delivery date may change.
Where to Buy: ShoProMall Selection: https://mall.shopro.co.jp/c/selection
Official Site: https://www.shopro.co.jp/
Pui Pui Molcar Inspires Pop-Up Store at Shibuya MODI for a Limited Time
From June 24 until July 17, fans of the adorable stop-motion series Pui Pui Molcar will be able to grab some exclusive beach party-inspired goods at Shibuya MODI! A limited-time pop-up store, ‘Sparkling Beach Party -Molcar’s Official Trip PARKING Shop,’ will welcome guests inside the 7th-floor event space.
This is the second limited-time brick-and-mortar store inspired by the web shop “Pui Pui Molcar Parking.” In this iteration, the characters are seen enjoying a beach party and have been painted in a new style! Products using those newly-drawn illustrations and a raffle for original prizes will be held for those purchasing goods. A “Potato Photo Session” is scheduled for July 9 and 16.
The Pui Pui Molcar pop-up shop will be traveling to Osaka and Fukuoka in the future, so be sure to visit!
Sparkling Beach Party -Molcar’s Official Trip PARKING Shop-
Venue: Shibuya MODI 7F Event Space
Running: June 24 – July 17, 2022
Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Closing at 19:00 on July 17)
Official Site: https://www.bnfw.co.jp/
Sylvanian Families Pop-Up Park Opens for Limited Time at EKIHAKO in Eki Marché Shin-Osaka
EKIHAKO, located within Eki Marché Shin-Osaka inside Shin-Osaka Station, is now holding a Sylvanian Families Pop-Up Park event until June 13, 2022!
The world of Sylvanian Families is loved by people of all ages, and fans of the adorable creatures won’t want to miss this event. A photo spot has been set up where guests can take pictures with oversized versions of the characters!
Sylvanian Lottery – 1 Spin: ¥600 (Tax Included)
Fans can also take part in the Sylvanian lottery. Don’t worry about losing your money–every spin results in a prize!
‘Sylvanian Families Pop-Up Park’ at EKIHAKO, Eki Marché Shin-Osaka
Running until June 13, 2022
Hours: 9:00-21:30 *Hours are subject to change. The store will close at 21:00 on June 13.
Address: EKIHAKO, Eki Marché Shin-Osaka, inside the ticket gates at JR Shin-Osaka Station (5-16-1 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka)
SPYxFAMILY Inspires First Collaboration at Uniqlo
UNIQLO’s graphic tee brand UT has unveiled a selection of shirts inspired by the popular anime series SPYxFAMILY! Tatsuya Endo’s original manga has been serialized in Shonen Jump+ since March 2019 and has won a number of awards, selling over 18 million copies to date. In April, the anime series premiered to great global fanfare, inspiring the new collaboration.
Popular characters appear on the new t-shirt designs, including everyone’s favorite mind-reader Anya. The pink-haired child appears in a hilarious way–with half of her scheming face hidden by the shirt’s pocket. The handsome spy Twilight and assassin Yor also appear in their own designs, so fans can choose the shirt that shows off their favorite character! One gorgeous design shows the series’ logo with a silhouette of Twilight in the background.
Have you been keeping up with SPYxFAMILY? Who’s your favorite member of the Forger family?
Release Date: June 3, 2022
Products: Men’s T-shirts, 4 designs, ¥1,500 each
Where to Buy: UNIQLO stores nationwide and online
Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/special-feature/spy-family
SPYxFAMILY Collaboration Cafe Opens at in Shibuya for a Limited Time
An official SPYxFAMILY cafe will be held at the Chugai Grace Cafe on the seventh floor of the Shibuya MODI building between June 2 and June 19!
Reconciliation Mission Omelet Rice
Anya’s Favorite Nuts Pancake
Aim for Imperial Scholar Parfait
Yor’s Bloody Orange Juice
Yuri’s Hungarian Souvenir Wine-style Drink
Pins (Mini Character ver.)
Acrylic Stand (Mini Character ver.)
Bromide (Set of 2, random)
Handkerchief in Tin Case
Menu Order Bonus/Online Reservation Bonus: Coaster
Goods Purchase Bonus: Postcard
Guests can enjoy menu items based on popular characters, such as Anya’s Favorite Nuts Pancake which is made to look like the adorable pink-haired telepath. Original merchandise featuring mini-versions of the cast in cafe garb will be on sale during this period as well.
Have you been watching the anime adaptation of SPYxFAMILY?
SPYxFAMILY x Chugai Grace Cafe
Running: June 2 – June 19, 2022
Venue: Chugai Grace Cafe (Shibuya MODI 7F)
Reservations Now Open
Official HiGE DANdism to Release Newest EP ‘Mixed Nuts’ in June
Official HiGE DANdism will release the Mixed Nuts EP on June 22, 2022. The album will include a total of four songs, including Mixed Nuts, the opening theme for the current anime series SPY x FAMILY, and Anarchy, the theme song for the film The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Hero.
The CD+Blu-ray/CD+DVD versions will include nine songs from the Official HiGE DANdism Road to One-Man Tour 2021-2022 held on June 21 at Pia Arena MM in Kanagawa, the band’s first concert in over a year. Depending on where you buy the album, you’ll receive a special bonus, so check out the album’s special site for more details.
The group has also recently concluded their 2021-2022 -Editorial- Tour which began in September 2021 on April 17 in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. The tour saw a total of 48 performances and 300,000 spectators.
To celebrate the conclusion of the tour, the band will stream the Saitama Super Arena concert held in March! The stream will begin at 20:00 on May 1 and tickets are on sale now, so check the band’s official website for more details.
Mixed Nuts EP
Release Date: June 22, 2022
CD+Blu-ray/CD+DVD Version: ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
Standard Edition (CD Only): ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Mixed Nuts Special Site: https://mixednuts.ponycanyon.co.jp
Official HiGE DANdism One-Man Tour 2021-2022 -Editorial- at Saitama Super Arena – Online Show
Date: May 1, 20:00
*Archive available until May 8, 23:59
Special Site: https://event.higedan.com/feature/at20_tour2122
Official HiGE DANdism Official Site: http://higedan.com/
Pixar Fest Pop-Up Store by Small Planet to Open at Shinjuku Odakyu for the First Time
From April 13 until April 25, fans of Disney Pixar will want to visit the first floor of the Odakyu Department store in Shinjuku! The Pixar Fest Pop-Up Store by Small Planet will be selling a large collection of items featuring popular characters from Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Cars, and more!
A wide variety of PIXAR goods such as bags, towels, mugs, stationery, and apparel will be available, and the Disney Friend of Nature Pop-Up Store by Small Planet will be held simultaneously, featuring sustainable and eco-friendly Disney items.
PIXAR FEST POP UP STORE by Small Planet Goods at a Glance
[Exclusive Event Item] IC Card Case: ¥2,310
[Event Exclusive Item] Drawstring Bag: ¥660 *On sale April 16
[Event Exclusive Item] Random Pin Collection (12 varieties): ¥440 each
Purchase Bonus: Tote Bag
Purchase Bonus: Acrylic Coaster
Starting April 13, guests spending ¥6,600 (including tax) or more at the venue will receive one special tote bag while supplies last! Starting April 23, guests spending ¥2,750 (including tax) will receive a Toy Story acrylic coaster.
Disney FRIEND OF NATURE POP UP STORE by Small Planet Goods at a Glance
[Event Exclusive Item] Mug Made from Recycled Goods “Green Vibes Only!”: ¥2,310
[Event Exclusive Item] Eco Bag “Green Vibes Only!”: ¥3,190 *On sale April 15
Be sure to visit the pop-up shop to grab some exclusive merch while you can!
Pixar Fest Pop-Up Store by Small Planet
Disney Friend of Nature Pop-Up Store by Small Planet
Running: April 13 – April 25, 2022
Hours: 10:00-20:30 *Closes at 20:00 on April 17 and April 24
Venue: Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku Main Building 1F, Special Venue (In front of the Central Entrance)
Address: 1-1-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: In front of the Shinjuku Station West Entrance
Official Site: https://www.odakyu-dept.co.jp/
Ultraman Season 2 Event to Open at Gallery of Hakaba in Tokyo
Gallery of Hakaba, located on Nakano Broadway in Tokyo, will open a special pop-up store to celebrate the premiere of the Ultraman Season 2 anime series from April 7 until May 9, 2022! A corner highlighting Ultraman A, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, will also be open!
Mask-Off Ultraman A
Brocken / Aribunta / Sabotendar/ Vakishim
Gitagitanga (Psychadelic ver.)
The location will be decorated with Ultraman goods, and the titular character’s suit will also be on display! Fans of Ultraman A will find a selection of figures and other valuable goods, so keep an eye out!
Ultraman Season 2 Commemorative Pop-up Store ~feat. A~
Running: April 7 – May 9, 2022
Hours: Weekdays 12:00-20:00 (Weekends/Holidays 11:00-20:00)
Location: Gallery of Hakaba (Nakano Broadway) / Gallery of Hakaba Online Store
Sakura Miku Pop-up Shop Volume 2 in AMNIBUS Store to Open at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109
The second Sakura Miku pop-up shop will be held at AMNIBUS STORE at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 from April 8, 2022 for a limited time!
The special shop will feature exclusive illustrations of Sakura Miku and her friends by illustrator kuro. The AMNIBUS STORE will also exclusive purchase bonuses as well, so don’t miss these spring-inspired items!
Sakura Miku Pop-up Shop Vol.2 in AMNIBUS Store
Running April 8 – April 24, 2022
Location: MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 4F / AMNIBUS STORE
Boys Love Anime Film ‘Given’ Inspires Cafe & Shop at Tokyo Solamachi
From April 2 to April 28, fans of the boys love series Given will want to visit Tokyo Solamachi! A pop-up shop and collaboration cafe celebrating the 2020 film is coming to the 4th floor Official TV Station Shop ~Tree Village~.
In addition to goods featuring original illustrations and cafe menu items named after characters from the film, there will also be bonus items handed out to those purchasing goods and menu items. Life-size panels will be on display, so come take some photos for social media!
‘Given’ Film CAFE&SHOP in Tree Village
Running: April 2 – April 28, 2022
Location: Tokyo Solamachi West Yard 4F #4 ‘Official TV Station Shop ~Tree Village~’
Hours: 9:00-21:00 (Shop)
Tree Village Official Site: https://tree-village.jp/
Ginza Tsutaya Books to Hold ‘What is Kawaii’ Exhibition Featuring Art by Three Female Artists
From April 2 until April 22, Ginza Tsutaya Books will be holding a 5th-anniversary exhibition featuring art by three young female artists! These creators specialize in drawing girls, and the event will ask one question: what is ‘Kawaii?’ The artists featured are Amane Ishii, Azusa Nozawa, and Yumi Nagata.
These three artists have captured the spotlight with their unique styles. Ishii prefers oil painting, Nozawa has a style perfect for manga, and Nagata specializes in more Japanese-style paintings. Those who planned the exhibition noted that the reason these three artists have become so popular stems from how they depict cuteness–they don’t try to conform to society’s idea of ‘cute,’ but rather depict what they themselves consider to be cute.
Many motifs in Ishii’s works are based on the artist’s personal experiences, many stemming from childhood. Her unique characters are sure to grab your attention, and although her pieces are two-dimensional, the linework almost makes them seem 3D.
For Nozawa, ‘cute’ is the most important element found in her works. She often uses pastels, and something about the way she draws her characters is nostalgic, harkening back to purikura filters and manga characters of the early 2000s. Her unique worldview and nostalgic characters amount to truly one-of-a-kind pieces.
The girls appearing in Nagata’s pieces are projections of herself. She draws the clothes she would like to wear and the poses she’d love to strike! Pursuing her idea of ‘cuteness’ with traditional Japanese techniques and paints, she often includes polka dots in her works, which are a feminine symbol.
The exhibition will feature two of Ishii’s oil paintings and 13 drawings, the first time such a large number of drawings have been shown all at once. In addition, three of Nozawa’s new portrait series will be on display, along with nine of Nagata’s works.
‘Kawaii’ is one of the most prominent keywords found in contemporary Japanese culture. What does it mean to you?
What is Kawaii? Exhibition
Running: April 2 – April 22, 2022
Location: Ginza Tsutaya Books Artwork Gallery
Three Tower Records Locations to Hold Event Featuring Virtual YouTuber Unit KMNZ
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From April 8 until April 17, a KMNZ pop-up shop will be open at three Tower Records locations! Fans of the virtual YouTuber unit, composed of Lita and Liz, should head to either Tower Records Shibuya, Nagoya Kintetsu Passee, or Umeda NU Chayamachi to get some limited-edition goods.
Presale Event Merchandise
A number of goods featuring newly drawn illustrations of KMNZ will be available during the event period, and those spending a certain amount will receive a bonus!
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KMNZ Pop-up Shop at Tower Records
Running: April 8 – April 17, 2022
Locations: Tower Records Shibuya / Nagoya Kintetsu Passe / Umeda NU Chayamachi