“Token Ranbu -Hanamaru- in KIDDY LAND Sononi” will be held at 5 Kiddy Land stores throughout Japan.
From the 29th of September, 2017 (Fri.) to the 15th of October (Sun.), “Token Ranbu -Hanamaru- in KIDDY LAND Sononi” will be held at the five KIDDY LAND stores (Harajuku, Osaka Umeda, est, Kamiotai and Fukuoka PARCO).
“Token Ranbu -Hanamaru- is one media mix product of the PC browser and smartphone application game “Token Ranbu -ONLINE-.“ The work depicts the daily life of “Token Danshi (man)” at the castle keep and the broadcast of the animation was started in October, 2016. The second season of the animation will be broadcasted from January, 2018.
In the special booth of “Token Ranbu -Hanamaru- in KIDDY LAND,” a KIDDY-LAND-limited product which has a specially depicted art design that looks like it is depicted on washi (Japanese traditional paper) will be sold. The special “world” of KIDDY LAND will be offered where you can enjoy the world of “Token Ranbu -Hanamaru.”
Acryl key holder (second version) / eight kinds / 650 yen ＋ tax
Book like smartphone case / two patterns, five kinds / 3,500 yen ＋ tax
Canvas lunch bag / two kinds / 1,800 yen ＋ tax (Toshiro Yagen, Kirimitsutada Shokudai) / size: W200mm×H210mm×D170mm (approximately)
Hand towl / four kinds / 750 yen ＋ tax (Kiyomitsu Gashu, Kamiyasusada Yamatono, Kanesada Kasen, Kunihiro Yamanbagiri)
ED scene-captured post card / 3P ten kinds / 350 yen ＋ tax
Ending clear file / ten kinds / 400 yen ＋ tax ※reproduced
Acryl key holder / seven kinds / 650 yen ＋ tax ※reproduced
Ending mug cup / ten kinds / 1,200 yen ＋ tax ※reproduced
Let’s obtain these special “Token Ranbu -Hanamaru-“ goods at the KIDDY LAND shops in the Kanto, Chubu, Kansai and Kyusyu areas!
Exclusive Collection Releases in Collaboration with Japanese Manga Legend Osamu Tezuka
HIRUME, a company in Japan that provides creative idea using Japanese traditional techniques and material, has launched an exclusive collection in collaboration with Osamu Tezuka, a Japanese manga legend, from March 24 to April 13 at HIRUME Hankyu Umeda in Osaka.
Silk Scarf “Phoenix” | ¥42,000 (tax not included)
Modal Cashmere Scarf | ¥52,000 (tax not included)
3 set of Mamezara small plates | ¥3,800 (tax not included) / single Mamezara ¥1,500 (tax not included)
2 set of Mamezara small plates | ¥2,800 (tax not included) / single Mamezara ¥1,500 (tax not included)
Osamu Tezuka changed the concept of Japanese manga and established the ways to express manga with stories that led it into the realm of art. Tezuka’s characters continue influencing all genres, including literature and movies from generations to generations. His eternal theme of life and its preciousness was pierced in all his works which continue sending powerful messages.
The collection has inspired by Tezuka’s manga series Phoenix, his life work that he continued to work passionately until his late years, and Black Jack, which is still popular overwhelmingly among the doctors. The silk scarf embellishes prints of Black Jack. Mamezara the small plates come with 2 designs of Phoenix and Black Jacks gorgeously.
The collection with Osamu Tezuka’s manga that you can enjoy in your daily life is unmissable.
HIRUME × TEZUKA CHARACTERS
Running ：From March 24 ,2021 to April 13,2021
Address: 61 Koto Koto Stage 6F, Umeda Hnakyu, Osaka
Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Releases Cloth Face Masks With Filters
Bandai has released a new set of face masks inspired by the free-to-play collectible card browser and smartphone video game Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- which are now available to purchase on their official shopping site Premium Bandai.
Set A: Yagen Toushirou & Hakusan Yoshimitsu / Set B: Kashuu Kiyomitsu & Yamatonokami Yasusada / Set C: Taikogane Sadamune & Shokudaikiri Mitsutada – ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
The lightweight face masks are made by CHARA-MASK, a long-standing Japanese mask specialist store. They use replaceable filters and are made from a special mesh material that makes them more comfortable to wear over long periods of time without getting stuffy. They are also equipped with adjustable strings to fit many face types, and of course are washable so can be reused.
(C)2015 EXNOA LLC/Nitroplus
The Japanese online anime and manga merchandise website CharaDepa is now selling a new collection of plush toy key chains of the characters from Touken Ranbu Online, a free-to-play collectible card video game developed by Nitroplus and DMM Games.
Are you a player of Touken Ranbu Online, and if so, which of these cute key chains do you want the most?
©2015 EXNOA LLC/Nitroplus
Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Key Chains
Order Window: March 4, 2021 – March 22, 2021
Release Date: August 2021
Price: ¥2,100 Each (Before Tax)
Touken Ranbu Key Rings to Release This Summer
Ram Corporation has revealed the release of a new collection of key rings based on the characters from the popular online web browser and mobile game Touken Ranbu Online. The collection will drop at hobby shops, bookstores, and online shops in Japan on June 12, 2021. Pre-orders opened last Wednesday (February 3).
Character Line-Up: ¥780 Each (Before Tax) / Box of 10 ¥7,800 (Before Tax)
Box of all 10 key rings available
This is the section collection to be released, featuring cute and tiny 3.5cm tall plush key rings of faces that are sure to be familiar to players of Touken Ranbu Online.
©2015 EXNOA LLC/Nitroplus
Release Date: June 12, 2021
Pre-Orders: From February 3, 2021
Available: Hobby shops, bookstores, and online shops in Japan
Product Page: https://www.ram-corp.info/post/202102-release-kewpie02
Ram Corporation Official Website: https://www.ram-corp.info/
Melody BasKet x Touken Ranbu Clothing Collection Drops in Japan
Japanese fashion brand Melody BasKet has teamed up with the visual novel video game developer nitro+ to release a new clothing collection inspired by the popular game Touken Ranbu. The collaborative line-up dropped via the brand’s online shop and select shops in Japan on Friday (January 22).
The line-up is based on the Touken Ranbu characters Higekiri, Hizamaru, and Tsurumaru Kuninaga.
Touken Ranbu Higekiri One Piece
Price: ¥27,800 (Before Tax)
Sizes: 105 / 120 / 135 / M / L
Description: A sailor-style one piece inspired by Higekiri. Comes with a detachable embroidered brooch. Made in Japan using Japanese materials.
Touken Ranbu Hizamaru One Piece
Price: ¥27,800 (Before Tax)
Sizes: 105 / 120 / 135 / M / L
Description: A sailor-style one piece inspired by Hizamaru. Comes with a detachable embroidered brooch. Made in Japan using Japanese materials.
Touken Ranbu Tsurumaru Kuninaga One Piece
Price: ¥24,800 (Before Tax)
Sizes: 105 / 120 / 135 / M / L
Description: A sailor-style one piece inspired by Tsurumaru Kuninaga. Comes with a detachable embroidered brooch. Made in Japan using Japanese materials.
©2015 EXNOA LLC/Nitroplus
Touken Ranbu x Melody BasKet
Released: January 22, 2021
Order Window: January 22, 2021 – February 7, 2021
Delivery: Late April 2021
Where to Buy
Melody BasKet official online shop
fraisier SHIBUYA PARCO
Melody BasKet Official Website: https://melodybasket.com/
An Otaku’s Dream: The EJ Anime Hotel in Saitama Where You Can Stay in Rooms Themed On Anime Series
Manga publisher KADOKAWA opened the new anime concept hotel EJ Anime Hotel at Tokorozawa Sakura Town in Tokorozawa, Saitama, on October 1, 2020.
Tokorozawa Sakura Town is a new shopping complex set to open on November 6, 2020, where it will serve as a hub for the latest in Japanese pop culture with events, shops, restaurants, a museum, and more. EJ Anime Hotel opened on early Thursday in the run up to the complex’s grand opening to welcome guests.
The ‘EJ’ of EJ Anime Hotel stands for ‘Entertainment Japan.’ The hotel aims to have guests living inside the stories they love from a wide range of Japanese media from anime to manga, movies, tokusatsu SFX movies, idol culture, and more.
As well as room decorations and the exclusive merch that will be on sale, the hotel is also offering a new kind of accommodation experience by incorporating videos, sounds, lighting, and more. Its restaurant will also offer a selection of food and drink in collaboration with various series including all-out full course dinners.
When using the hotel elevator, you will hear announcements from none other than popular Japanese voice actor Yuki Kaji who has played many big roles in anime including Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan. “As an anime fan first and foremost, having such a fun concept hotel like this open, not to mention getting to be involved as an announcer, makes me really happy,” explains Kaji. “I want guests to make some great memories staying at EJ Anime Hotel.”
“Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.” Collab Room ©2020 夕蜜柑・狐印／KADOKAWA／防振り製作委員会
“Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!” Collab Room © 2020 丈／KADOKAWA／宇崎ちゃん製作委員会
“KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!” Collab Room ©2019 暁なつめ・三嶋くろね／KADOKAWA／映画このすば製作委員会
“A Certain Scientific Railgun T” Collab Room ©2018 鎌池和馬／冬川基／ＫＡＤＯＫＡＷＡ／PROJECT-RAILGUN T
“Yuki Yuna Is a Hero” Collab Room ©2017 Project 2H
Right now, EJ Anime Hotel is collaborating with five different anime series: Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense., Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!, KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!, A Certain Scientific Railgun T, and Yuki Yuna Is a Hero. The hotel is taking bookings on its official website.
If you’re thinking of travelling to Japan as an anime fanatic, then look no further and book with EJ Anime Hotel.
EJ Anime Hotel
Grand Opening: October 1, 2020
Location: Tokorozawa Sakura Town Floor 6F
Address: 3-31-3 Higashitokorozawawada, Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama Prefecture
Opening Hours: 24 hours a day
Check In: 4pm / Check Out: 10am
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: https://tokorozawa-sakuratown.jp/hotel/
Slam Dunk Manga’s Second Art Book Collection to be Published in 6 Countries Worldwide
26.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Japanese magazine and newspaper company Kosaido has been confirmed as being in charge of the printing, binding, and publishing of the second Slam Dunk manga art book PLUS/SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS 2 which will launch in France, Italty, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
The art book was originally released by Kosaido in Japan in April of this year and will launch in six countries overseas.
Kashimi (Kosaido Salesperson) | Comment
“Following the Japanese release, I am in charge of helping to publish the overseas edition of PLUS/SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS in six countries and regions around the world, something which has been made possible by Shueisha and [Slam Dunk creator] Takehiko Inoue. It has been a lot of work to ensure that the content of the book lives up to the same standards as the Japanese edition, including the quality of Shueisha’s work, the quality of the Slam Dunk content, and the zeal that Takehiki Inoue has towards the quality and the book. It has been a fantastic experience and a lot of fun working on it.”
Ando (Kosaido Printer) | Comment
“Being in charge of printing has shown me just how much Shueisha puts into their art books, and when I think about Kosaido’s print work being seen overseas, I get even more excited. We’re using a printing technique for this book that no other company is using called concentric screening which allows for detailed expression in the print. To make the dots in the print even tidier this time around, we’ve also been carrying out maintanence on the rollers, cleaning the machines, and other things which will allow for a greater level of quality. The finish of the book will also be taken to the next level by choosing a powder that has much less rough deposits. The printing team has put all of their efforts into creating this book.”
The first Slam Dunk art collection, INOUE TAKEHIKO ILLUSTRATIONS, was first published in 1997. This new book will feature 130 illustrations specially selected by the manga’s author and illustrator Takehiko Inoue as well as sketches, never before seen drafts, and more. Inoue has also drawn 14 new illustrations for the book including the cover.
PLUS/SLAM DUNK ILLUSTRATIONS 2
South Korea: Daewon Culture Industry Inc.
Taiwan: Cite Publishing Limited
Hong Kong: Jonesky Limited
Thailand: NATION INTERNATIONAL EDUTAINMENT PUBLIC CO., LTD.
France: Dargaud-Lombard s.a. Kana
Italy: Panini SpA
Japan’s Manga Artists Join Hands For New Manga Project Depicting Life During COVID-19
26.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Over 50 manga artists in Japan are coming together for the launch of the new “MANGA Day to Day” project which will depict daily life during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The project is set to roll out for free in mid-June on Twitter and Comic Days. A teaser by famous manga artist Tetsuya Chiba (Ashita no Joe; Notari Matsutarō) was released on May 22, 2020.
A related project entitled “Day to Day” is also taking place over on the Japanese literature news website TREE where over 50 popular authors have penned writings and essays on the restrictions of today’s everyday life. In addition to Japan, both projects have caught the attention of overseas news media and websites too. Like the related “Day to Day” project, “MANGA Day to Day” will have one new manga strip released for free each day on Twitter and Comic Days. A piece entitled Akudama by Tetsuya Chiba is already available to see over on the project’s official Twitter account.
People’s lives have changed drastically as a result of the pandemic. To pass down this time in history to the next 100, or even 200 years, the pieces contributed to the “MANGA Day to Day” project will be compiled into a book that’s scheduled for release in early 2021. A special edition of the book will also be compiled featuring both the manga and writing pieces.
Be sure to follow the Twitter account below to keep up to date.
Mairunovich Manga Gets Live-Action Adaptation Starring Hinako Sakurai and Fuju Kamio
28.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Shojo manga magazine Margaret, which is published by Shueisha and known as the “bible” for young girls, is teaming up with online streaming service Hulu to adapt the magazine’s romance and drama series into dramas. The collaboration is called “Margaret Love Stories.”
The news that three series have been green-lit for live-action adaptations already has fans excited. This includes Zakuri Sato’s Mairunovich (serialised 2010-2014) which has sold over 3.2 million copies over 12 volumes, Ayumi Komura’s Kami-sama no Ekohiiki (2017-2018), and Miyoshi Tōmori’s A Devil and Her Love Song (2007-2011).
The first of these series to be adapted will be Mairunovich, which will be released digitally in autumn this year. The live-action will star Hinako Sakurai and Fuju Kamio as the main characters.
Hinako Sakurai will play the part of Kinoshita Mairu, a high school girl who blames her unpopularity on how ugly she finds herself. She is bullied by her classmates for the style of her hair, which they liken to a “Poison Mushroom,” and because of her thick glasses. Feeling unconfident with herself, like all doors have been shut, she meets her saviour who will help her transform into a cute girl and rush headlong into life, love, and positivity.
Fuju Kamio is playing the part of Mairu’s saviourーthe most handsome boy in school, Kumada Tenyu, who will help to transform her into a beautiful girl that will make every student in the school do a double take. Though this good-looking boy has a sharp tongue, he has a kind heart. Kamio is set to take on the role of this hero, whom all the girls can’t resist.
The story focuses on these two characters in the series’s first-ever live-action adaptation. It’s a story about the height of youth, the feeling of falling in love, and the fear of trusting yourself to another.
Speaking about her role as Mairu, Hinako Sakurai said: “I went and read the manga when it was decided I would play the role of Kinoshita Mairu. Because of Mairu’s very plain looks, she’s left out at school. They bully her and call her a poison mushroom. But she experiences numerous forms of love, and she gradually becomes a gleaming young girl, which was wonderful to see. What does it mean to fall in love with someone? She gets hurt, but strives for love. I found myself naturally cheering her on. I’ll be sure to work hard so that she becomes a heroine loved by all who watch the show!”
Fuju Kamio also spoke of his role as Tenyu, saying: “[He’s] the most handsome guy in school. He’s a hard person to figure out, and a high school student a little different from the rest due to his confidence when it comes to makeup. I’ve never really thought about makeup much in my life up to now, but I’ll give it earnest consideration for the role. I hope I can convey the relationship between him and Mairu honestly, as well as how he provides help to her, and the concealed kindness in his heart.”
©︎Zakuri Sato / Shueisha
Shueisha Margaret x Hulu – “Margaret Love Stories”
1st Series: “Mairunovich” – Hulu Original
Release Date: Autumn 2020 on Hulu (8 Episodes)
Official Website: https://www.hulu.jp/static/mairunovich/
Official Touken Ranbu Event to be Held Across Japan to Celebrate Game’s 5th Anniversary
The key visual for the upcoming “Touken Ranbu Honmaru Haku 2020” event has been released. The event will take place across Japan, including Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, Tokyo from January 5 to 19 next year in celebration of the online browser and mobile game’s 5th anniversary.
The event was first held in 2017 to celebrate two years since the game’s release where it was taken to 5 cities around Japan. This new event promises to be even bigger and better than before, with each room having its own theme. It will be a coming together of everything encompassing the franchise, including the anime, stage play, musical, film and more. After Ikebukuro, it will head to Osaka, Aichi, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Niigawa, Ishikawa, and elsewhere. More dates and details are to be announced.
All tickets are designated to specific time slots for each day. Pre-sale tickets for Ikebukuro opened on October 25 will close on October 31, so don’t miss out.
Touken Ranbu Honmaru Haku 2020
Running: January 5, 2020 – January 19, 2020
Venue: Ikebukuro Sunshine City Exhibition Halls A & B (3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo)
Entry Price: ¥2,000 (Tax Included) / With Folder ¥2,600 (Tax Included)
*Same-day and advance ticket prices are the same
Event Website: http://honmaruhaku2020.jp
Official Slam Dunk Manga T-Shirts Release at American Sports Merch Store Selection
A new collection of t-shirts based on the sports manga series Slam Dunk, which has had a huge influence on basketball fans around the world, are now available at the American sports goods store Selection.
The line-up includes a casual t-shirt displaying just the series logo as well as a sports line t-shirt which breathes well and is super absorbent, and more. As well as t-shirts there’s also towels, tote bags and other items featuring illustrations of scenes from the manga.
Popular characters from Shohoku High School, where the protagonist goes to school, also feature on many on the t-shirts.
This collection is sure to be a must-grab by fans around the world.
Slam Dunk Merchandise
Product Enquiries: Selection International
Selection Shinjuku (03-5338-7231)
Selection Osaka (06-4708-3300)
MOTOR CITY by Kenichi Asai To Be The Opening Theme Song For Upcoming Anime No Guns Life
No Guns Life is a manga series created by Tasuku Karasuma which has been serialized in Shueisha’s Seinen magazine Ultra Jump. An anime version of this manga has been created and will premiere in October 2019. We have now discovered that the opening theme song for the anime is MOTOR CITY and was written by Kenichi Asai.
The second anime trailer for No Guns Life, in which you can hear a snippet of MOTO CITY, has also been released. The anime adaptation of No Guns Life was created by Madhouse, who are popular for their anime adaptations of Overlord and BLACK LAGOON.
© Tasuku Karasuma／Shueisha, ＮＧＬ ＰＲＯＪＥＣＴ