The greatest “Cool Japan” in USJ history will include Final Fantasy, Sailor Moon and much more!
16.September.2017 | SPOT
Each year, Universal Studios Japan’s “Universal Cool Japan” sparks a universal craze – now Universal Studios Japan will be launching this event once again!
This will be the fourth year of “Universal Cool Japan”. For this event, the most popular manga, anime, games and brands from all over the world are specially selected and packed into one venue. To turn up the hype for fans even more, 2018 will be the year of history’s best “Cool Japan” event!
“Universal Cool Japan” allows Japan to boast to the rest of the world about her cool entertainment brands. Each year, “Universal Cool Japan” makes the most out of Japan’s creativity in order to deliver fans something they will only ever experience at the park! The overwhelming scale of this event and its high quality is something you can only experience here.
“Case Closed” (Detective Conan) and “Monster Hunter” have already made an appearance at Cool Japan in the past. In response to their popularity, they will featured again in 2018, but this time with an upgrade! “Sailor Moon” and “Final Fantasy” are just two examples of the new members of the Cool Japan team – there’s so much that’s going to make this the best Cool Japan in history.
Universal Cool Japan 2018 – The best lineup in history!
【Part 1】19th January 2018 （Friday）～ 24th June 2018（Sunday）
① Final Fantasy
Worldwide popularity fell into the hands of the Final Fantasy series for its cutting-edge graphics, unique outlook onto the world, and thrilling storyline. The series made the Guinness world record for the “most prolific role-playing game series”, representing Japan as a forerunner in role-playing games . The series will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
② Case Closed (Detective Conan)
In the year 2017, manga artist Gosho Aoyama single handedly sold over 2 million copies of his manga worldwide. The movie that was released in spring this year sparkled as the top movie of the first half of 2017. Its popularity stretches to over 20 countries worldwide.
③ Monster Hunter
Since the launch of the “Monster Hunter” series, the hunting action game has become popular all over the world, earning the reputation as a “monster phenomenon” and as a sensational game for adults. “Monster Hunter: World” is an upcoming game which will be launched at the beginning of 2018. Fans cannot contain their excitement as they wait.
【Part 2】Limited edition event from spring 2018
④ Sailor Moon
The monthly magazine “Nakayoshi” will feature the manga artist of Naoko Takeuchi as she commemorates the 25th anniversary of her manga Sailor Moon. As well as an animation series that has been a sensation in more than 40 countries, a manga series, musicals and numerous collaborations, the fame just keeps on coming!
Further information on the atractions and opening days will be released on a later date. For now, all we can do is wait for more updates!
FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER Battle Royale Game Announced For Mobile
01.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Square Enix announced on Friday (February 26) the release of FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER, a new battle royale game for mobile which is set for release sometime in 2021. Check out the teaser trailer below.
FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER is set in Midgar and takes place 30 years before the events of Final Fantasy VII when Shinra is forming SOLDIER. In the trailer, the game looks to feature close quarters first-person and third-person gun fights, classic Final Fantasy summons, and more.
Tetsuya Nomura, the artist for the original Final Fantasy VII and director for Final Fantasy VII Remake, is serving as Creative Director for FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER.
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FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER
Release Date: 2021 (Worldwide except mainland China)
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Japanese
Official Website: https://ffvii-the-first-soldier.square-enix-games.com/en-us/
MONSTER HUNTER RISE Nintendo Switch Accessory Series Includes Items Inspired by In-Game Monsters
28.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME
A new collection of official MONSTER HUNTER RISE accessories for the Nintendo Switch is set to be released in Japan on March 26, 2021. It is unconfirmed whether the items will be released outside Japan.
MONSTER HUNTER RISE Magnamalo Grip Controllers for Nintendo Switch | ¥5,478 (Tax Included)
MONSTER HUNTER RISE Palico & Felyne Hand Pouch for Nintendo Switch | ¥2,178 (Tax Included)
MONSTER HUNTER RISE 64GB micoSD Card + Palico Card Case for Nintendo Switch | ¥6,578 (Tax Included)
MONSTER HUNTER RISE 64GB micoSD Card + Felyne Card Case for Nintendo Switch | ¥14,278 (Tax Included)
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MONSTER HUNTER RISE Key Rings Feature Designs of the Creatures Found in the Game’s Wild
To promote the upcoming release of Capcom’s upcoming game MONSTER HUNTER RISE, the Japanese online anime merch store CharaDepa is now taking orders for a box collection of key rings until February 18, 2021.
MONSTER HUNTER RISE Creatures Key Ring Box Collection (1 Box Contains All 10)
The key ring design are based on the creatures that Hunters will spot when exploring the world of MONSTER HUNTER RISE, the latest game in the video game series set for release on March 26, 2021.
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MONSTER HUNTER RISE Creatures Key Ring Box Collection
Japanese Product Name: モンスターハンターライズ 環境生物アイコンアクリルマスコットコレクション 1BOX
Order Window: February 7, 2021 – February 18, 2021
Buy Here (Japan): https://www.charadepa.com/product-list/109
Sailor Moon Eternal Anime Film Promoted With Luna and Artemis Cheesecakes
Neko Neko Cheesecake, a bakery chain in Japan which cooks up cute desserts and pastries shaped like cats, is promoting the release of the two-part anime film Sailor Moon Eternal with two cheesecakes reminiscent of Luna and Artemis. The cakes will be sold from February 11 to March 25.
Sailor Moon Nyan Cheesecake (Mango) | ¥1,380 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Nyan Cheesecake (Strawberry) | ¥1,380 (Before Tax)
The cakes arrive in fruity mango and strawberry flavours, available both in-store at Neko Neko Cheesecake branches and via the online store All Hearts Mall in Japan. Both are also safely wrapped up and packaged in a cute box featuring a sailor uniform before being placed in a bag that has Luna and Artemis huddled together and sat atop a crescent moon.
The first film in the Sailor Moon Eternal series was released on January 8, 2021, and the second on February 11, 2021.
Sailor Moon Eternal’s Second Anime Film Promoted With Luna Shaped Bread
Japanese bakery Neko Neko Shokupan is promoting the release of the second in the two-part anime film series Sailor Moon Eternal by baking up a bread inspired by everyone’s favourite feline: Luna. The bread will be sold from February 11 to March 25.
Neko Neko Shokupan Luna Bread w/ Chocolate Pen | ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
The bread is made of pastry laced with black cocoa powder. Luna’s ears are strawberry flavoured and she of course has her iconic crescent moon atop her forehead. She arrives safely packaged in a cube-shaped box decorated in night sky stars and the moon. This box is placed in an eye-catching bag with little Sailor Moon details that are sure to be familiar to any fan, including Luna herself as well as Artemis.
The bread is available in-store at Neko Neko Shokupan branches and via the online store All Hearts Mall in Japan
The first film in the Sailor Moon Eternal series was released on January 8, 2021, and the second on February 11, 2021.
Limited-Edition Emerald Blue Sailor Moon Eternal Wristwatch Released in Japan
Citizen Watch brand wicca released a new emerald green wristwatch to commemorate the release of the new anime film Sailor Moon Eternal. The item was released exclusively on PREMICO’s online shop in Japan on January 6, 2021, with a limited stock of just 3,000.
Wicca x Sailor Moon Eternal Special Collab Watch | ¥29,800 (Before Tax)
The watch features intricate nods to the film such as a crescent moon at the 12-o’-clock mark with a rhinestone, Pegasus and white wings on the bottom half, an emerald blue round face, the Crystal Carillon on the 6-o’-clock mark, and more.
The mesh strap is pink and gold to complete the a beautiful and feminine appearance. And since only 3,000 have been made, each watch also has its own Edition Number engraved into it. The watches are packaged in special gold leaf box with a Swarovski® crystal on it.
Swarovski® is a registered trademark of SwarovskiAG.
Summon Magical Girl Vibes to Your Daily Life With the Sailor Moon Eternal x 3COINS Merch Collab
Japan’s 300-yen store 3COINS collaborating with the upcoming anime film Sailor Moon Eternal, which will hit theatres in Japan on January 8, 2021, to release a collection of original merchandise which will drop at all 3COINS branches in Japan (including 3COINS+ plus, colle, 3COINS OOOPS!, 3COINS station, and ASOKO+3COINS) on January 16, 2021. The items will also be sold for a limited time at 3COINS sister brand store ASOKO Harajuku from January 16 to 29 as well as on the company’s official online shop PAL CLOSET on January 18.
It’s a line-up of 3COINS exclusives including a warm blanket for the winter season, a makeup basket to add fun to your makeup routine, a mug and plate with the Sailors on it, and more. There are 35 pieces of merch in total, all of which can be incorporated into your daily routine.
Sailor Moon Eternal Collaboration Items
2021/1/16 @ All 3COINS branches in Japan / ASOKO Harajuku
2021/1/18 @ PAL CLOSET／パルクローゼット
Sailor Moon Eternal Lingerie Collection to Release in Collaboration With GiRLS by PEACH JOHN
GiRLS by PEACH JOHN has revealed that it’s releasing a lingerie set in collaboration with the upcoming anime film Sailor Moon Eternal.
Peasy001 Sailor Moon Eternal ver. | ¥2,280 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Eternal Eternal Bra Set | ¥6,980 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Eternal Non Wired Bra Set | ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
A Sailor Moon Eternal limited-edition print of GiRLS by PEACH JOHN’s popular Peasy001.
Sailor Moon Eternal Makeup Panties | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Eternal Set Up | ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
Sailor Moon Eternal Lingerie Set | ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
The collection will drop online at GiRLS by PEACH JOHN, as well as PEACH JOHN stores in Shibuya, Shinjuku Sanchome, and Osaka on January 27, 2021. The collection will also roll out at overseas PEACH JOHN stores.
Sailor Moon Eternal Collaboration Collection
Release Date: January 27, 2021
Available in-store at: PEACH JOHN Shibuya / PEACH JOHN Shinjuku-Sanchome / PEACH JOHN Osaka / PEACH JOHN overseas
GiRLS by PEACH JOHN Official Website: https://www.peachjohn.co.jp/girls/
Sailor Moon Launches Fans Into Space at KONICA MINOLTA PLANETARIA
KONICA MINOLTA PLANETARIA TOKYO, Konica Minolta Planetarium “MANTEN” in Sunshine City, and Konica Minolta Planetarium “TENKU” in TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN® are set to collaborate with the upcoming anime film Sailor Moon Eternal starting on December 22, 2020.
Each of the planetariums’ lobbies have been decorated into special Sailor Moon Eternal welcome zones, and fans can get their hands on a range of original and exclusive merchandise. At PLANETARIA TOKYO, their Cafe Planetaria is serving up a selection of Sailor Moon-themed food too.
Guided by the Light of the Moon: A Welcoming Under the Starry Sky
As part of the collaboration, PLANETARIA TOKYO, Planetaria “MANTEN,” and Planetaria “TENKU” have a special welcome reception ready for visitors inspired by the two-part Sailor Moon Eternal movie.
New official artwork designed for the planetarium
A special new and original illustration has been drawn for the collaboration which is displayed at each venue as well as featuring on some of the merchandise being sold.
The Welcome Zone is decked out in Sailor Moon Eternal decorations, a special photo booth, and more for fans to feel like they’re part of the anime film’s work.
Locate Luna, Artemis, and Diana
If you find Luna, Artemis, and Diana at any of the planetariums, there will be keywords associated with them. The first 5,000 people at each planetarium tell these to a staff member will receive a special limited-edition Sailor Moon Eternal postcard.
Cafe Planetaria Collaboration Menu
Galaxy Doughnuts – From Left: Super Sailor Jupiter / Super Sailor Mercury / Super Sailor Moon / Super Sailor Mars / Super Sailor Venus | ¥600 Each (Before Tax)
Cafe Planetaria at PLANETARIA TOKYO is selling doughnuts worthy of a cafe whose menu focuses on having customers enjoy “the taste of the night sky.” Each of the five galaxy doughnuts is inspired by the colours of the five main Sailors. There’s also a selection of drinks and other desserts too.
Super Sailor Moon Lychee Milk | ¥800 (Before Tax)
A lychee juice and milk combi topped with a crescent moon-shaped lemon. Pour in the accompanying pink grapefruit juice to enjoy a new taste and cute appearance.
Tuxedo Mask’s Chocolate Latte | ¥800 (Before Tax)
A truly striking beverage whose inspiration is sure to be instantly recognisable to Sailor Moon fans. It’s none other than Tuxedo Mask who gets himself a macadamia nut and chocolate latte.
Super Sailor Moon Parfait | ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
A sweet and tangy parfait with colours based on the Sailor uniform. It’s topped with amaou strawberry ice cream and pineapple jelly and adorned with a chocolate crescent moon and ribbon.
Super Sailor Chibi Moon Sweets Box | ¥1,100 (Before Tax)
An assortment of sweets treats like a raspberry and strawberry fruit sandwich, a berry-topped baked dessert, a heart-shaped macaron, and more.
Otome Berry Tart ¥1,000 (Before Tax)
A fruity tart topped with assorted berries and a macaron made to look like the Crisis Moon Compact.
Planet Cocktail Series
Limited-Edition Coasters (3 Designs)
Fans who order one of the non-alcoholic cocktails from the Planet Cocktail Series will receive one of three limited-edition coasters for free. There are also alcoholic cocktails but these don’t come with a coaster.
Sailor Moon Eternal x KONICA MINOLTA PLANETARIA Collaboration
Running: December 22, 2020 – March 17, 2021
KONICA MINOLTA PLANETARIA TOKYO in Yurakucho: https://planetarium.konicaminolta.jp/planetariatokyo/
Konica Minolta Planetarium “MANTEN” in Sunshine City in Ikebukuro: https://planetarium.konicaminolta.jp/manten/
Konica Minolta Planetarium “TENKU” in TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN® in Oshiage: https://planetarium.konicaminolta.jp/tenku/
Cafe Planetaria: https://planetarium.konicaminolta.jp/planetariatokyo/cafe/
Sailor Moon Eternal Anime Film Gets Special Event at Yokohama Landmark Tower Sky Garden
Sky Garden, ab observation deck on the 69th floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower, is holding a special event in collaboration with the upcoming two-part anime film Sailor Moon Eternal from December 22, 2020 to January 31, 2021.
The event will commemorate the release of the first film, which is hitting Japanese theatres on January 8, 2021, with a range of exhibits, a VR experience called “VE DREAM FLIGHT” that puts visitors into scenes in the film, a line-up of original drinks inspired by the film, and more. And if you buy one of the special entry tickets you can get one of the original cards pictured above.
VR DREAM FLIGHT: Sailor Moon Eternal in 360°
See Super Sailor Moon and Super Sailor Chibi Moon transform and immerse yourself in scenes from Sailor Moon Eternal in a 360° virtual space.
Running: December 22, 2020 – December 27, 2020 / Weekends & Holidays in January
Time: 11:00-21:00 (Last Entries 20:30) / (from 10:00-18:00 on January 1, 2021 only)
Super Sailor Chibi Moon Drink | ¥800 (Tax Included)
A strawberry latte inspired by Super Sailor Chibi Moon that’s topped with chocolate hearts and a chocolate ribbon.
Pegasus Drink | ¥800 (Tax Included)
A refreshing Calpis beverage made with ramune flavoured jelly and topped with a Pegasus chocolate.
Acrylic Key Rings | ¥935 (Tax Included)
Get your hands these limited-edition and exclusive acrylic key rings available at the Tower Shop to celebrate the release of Sailor Moon Eternal.
Sailor Moon Eternal Collaboration Event
Location: Yokohama Landmark Tower Sky Garden (Floor 69F)
Running: December 22, 2020 to January 31, 2021
*Open 10:00-21:00 (Last Entries 20:30) on December 31, 2020
*Open 10:00-18:00 (Last Entries 17:30) on January 1, 2021
Official Website: http://www.yokohama-landmark.jp/skygarden
Experience a Sailor Moon Themed Wedding With This Official Line-Up of Ceremonial Items
An official collection of Sailor Moon themed wedding items is being released next year in Japan in collaboration with the manga’s author Naoko Takeuchi. Orders open on January 4, 2021.
The line-up includes food, dessert, drinks, a wedding cake, welcome cards, decorative flowers, cookies, and a wedding certificate.
The decorative flowers include an enormous crescent moon for the main sofa, three bunches for the main seats, 12 desk plants, and 4 bouquets.
The cookies feature original designs with the wedding certificate also having original design sheets.
Sailor Moon x Arcenciel
Orders: Open January 4, 2021
Official Website: https://www.arcenciel-g.jp/sailormoon-wedding/
Sailor Moon Eternal Clothing Collection to be Released in Collaboration With jouetie
Japanese fashion brand jouetie is teaming up with the upcoming anime film Sailor Moon Eternal to release an original clothing collection. The items are currently available for pre-sale online at RUNWAY channel and ZOZOTOWN and will be released at all jouetie stores in Japan on January 8, 2021.
Sailor Moon Eternal x jouetie Scene Hoodie | ¥9,000 (Before Tax)
A street-style hoodie featuring a scene taken from the anime film itself. The back features an embroidered logo. It’s a comfortable size so can be worn as a one piece or paired with tight pants.
Sailor Moon Eternal x jouetie Long T-Shirt | ¥8,000 (Before Tax)
A long black T-shirt which features Super Sailor Moon, Super Sailor Chibi Moon, and Luna marks on the chest. It’s a street-style T-shirt bearing an old English logo, serving both cute and strong feminine. A great pairing with short pants or a skirt with high boots.
Sailor Moon Eternal x jouetie Blouse | ¥8,000 (Before Tax)
A blouse covered in guardian makes which are sure to be instantly-recognisable amongst Sailor Moon fans. Its loose silhouette means it looks great with denim bottoms like short pants.
Sailor Moon Eternal x jouetie
Release Date: January 8, 2021
Special Site: http://s.runway-ch.jp/jt_moon_20201211