“One piece” and national confectionery company “Umaibo” will release a collaboration product “Treasure map (cheese) taste Umaibo”. In the package, the familiar Straw Hat Crew is arranged with the “Umaemon” specification.
This collaboration is developed with a big bunch of specifications (30 pieces) of “Treasure map (cheese) taste”. One mini clear file (4 types in total) will be randomly included as a bonus.
The “30 pieces of 'One Piece' treasure map (cheese) taste good bar” is priced for 1,200 JPY (excluding tax). The release is scheduled for July 2020 at various Straw stores and nationwide Animates.
It's also possible to make reservations at the movic online store.
To commemorate the screening of the first season of 『Legend of the Galactic Heroes The New Thesis: Stellar War』, 「The Battle of Astarte」 depicted in the chapter one and two of the first season 「Kaigo」 is reproduced into video using the 'Original design Umaibou or Delicious Sticks'.
From "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders", the mascot porch of "bewitched Kakyouin Noriaki" appeared again. Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
This product "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Bewitched Kakyouin Noriaki Doll Mascot Porch" recreates the Kakyouin Noriaki's doll, whose spirit has been taken out after losing gambling Telence T. Darby.
By wearing this mascot on, you can stay with Kakyouin forever.
"Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Bewitched Kakyouin Noriaki Doll Mascot Porch" is priced at 2,420 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Jul. 31, 2020 11:00 pm, and shipping is scheduled on Sep.
（C）Araki Hirohiko&LUCKY LAND COMMUNICATIONS/Shueisha・Jojo's Bizarre Adventure SC Production Committee
"KING OF PRISM -Shiny Seven Stars-" and Okawa Bukubu, the author of "Pop Team Epic" co-produced some goods, and they will be sold at "KING OF PRISM -Shiny Seven Stars-×Okawa Bukubu POP UP SHOP in MAGNET by SHIBUYA109", which will be open from Jul. 17.
At this event, some goods with illustrations by Okawa Bukubu will be on pre-sale, and you will get a limited giveaway if you purchase them.
Pre-sale goods include trading acrylic stand, trading acrylic key chain, which are collectable items, and apparel items such as T-shirt and sweatshirt.
"KING OF PRISM -Shiny Seven Stars-×Okawa Bukubu POP UP SHOP in MAGNET by SHIBUYA109" will be open at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 from Jul.17 to Aug. 2.
（C）Ｔ－ＡＲＴＳ / syn Sophia / Avex Pictures / Tatsunoko Pro / KING OF PRISM Production Committee
From "My Hero Academia" comes the "Silhouette series" made out and designed with only words based on Deku, Bakugou, and other characters' motifs, names, quirks, etc. It will be released starting from early Sep. 2020.
The "Silhouette series" has a simple and stylish design but by looking carefully, the word expressing the characters' quirks can be seen.
The product line-ups consist of a clear file, re-stickable sticker, acrylic key holder, T-shirts, and tote bag. For the characters, it will consist of Midoriya Deku, Bakugou Katsuki, Uraraka Ochako, and others.
"My Hero Academia"'s "Silhouette series" goods will be on sale from early Sep. 2020.
(C)Horikoshi Kouhei／Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee
From "Attack on Titan" come clip-on earrings and earrings inspired by the "Wings of Freedom", the insignia of the Survey Corps, along with the message rings engraved with Mikasa and Jean's strong lines. Preorders will be available at U-TREASURE Online Shop from Jul. 14.
The product consists of accessories inspired by the "Wings of Freedom", the insignia of the Survey Corps to which Eren and the others belong. Both earrings and clip-on earrings feature colored stones with a total of 7 types, each based on one member of the Survey Corps, including Eren, Mikasa, Levi, etc.
In addition, message rings filled with the world view of "Attack on Titan" and the strong lines of the corps members are also available with the two versions of Mikasa and Jean.
Preorders of "[Attack on Titan] Wings of Freedom Earrings, Clip-on Earrings, and [Attack on Titan] Message Rings" will be available at U-TREASURE Online Shop from Jul. 14.
(C) Isayama Hajime, Kodansha / "Attack on Titan" Production Committee (C) U-TREASURE
Collaboration project to decorate summer "Twinkle color miracle☆" has launched as a 45th anniversary event of Little Twin Stars, which is a popular "SANRIO" character. At Tokyo Tower, projection mapping of KIKI&LALA is going to be held.
Projection mapping of "KIKI&LALA × Tokyo Tower", which is projected at a height of 150meter at Tokyo Tower, is begun with pink and blue shooting star along with the fantastic music and realistic night view of Tokyo in the background.
Once KIKI&LALA appeared to the night sky, the scene gradually changes to the Star Festival, then the summer trip together with KIKI&LALA and animal friends has started along with the pop music. At the end, the night view changes to beautiful night sky. Pink and blue big fireworks appear behind KIKI&LALA floating in the sky. Then, KIKI & LALA goe back to the distant sky. That's the scenario.
In addition, KIKI&LALA collaboration menu will be served for a limited time at the "Cafe Latour" on 1F main deck.
On the menu, five varieties of KIKI&LALA collaboration soft-serve ice cream , and two varieties of drinks resembling KIKI&LALA image, which you can enjoy only here, are available. By ordering from the collaboration menu, KIKI&LALA coaster will be given as a novelty.
"Tokyo Tower×LittleTwinStars ～Twinkle color miracle☆～" is being held until Sep. 30 at Tokyo Tower.
The information on the "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" Pop Up Event held at Narita Anime Deck (Main Building 2nd Floor. Narita International Airport Terminal 2). During the event period, goods featuring the illustration of Tanjirou and others, as well as collaboration menus, will be available.
The featured goods featured the illustration of the characters such as Tanjirou and Nezuko, holding a paper airplane with their respective motif. The original goods such as stickers, and ring notebook, are planned to be on sale.
At the same time, the dine-in restaurant will feature collaboration menu with the setting of "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba". By ordering from the collaboration menu, an original coaster with the illustration of Tanjirou, Giyuu, and others will be given at random.
Narita Anime Deck "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" Pop Up Event will be held from Jul. 10, 2020 at Main Building 2nd Floor. Narita International Airport Terminal 2.
■Narita Anime Deck "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" Pop Up Event Information
Event Period: Jul. 10, 2020 (Friday) - Oct. 9, 2020 (Friday)
Location: Narita Anime Deck, Main Building 2nd Floor. Narita International Airport Terminal 2, 1-1, Furugome, Narita City, Chiba Prefecture
(The shop is located outside of the limitation area of Narita Aiport, so anyone is free to enter)
Business Hour: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Last Order for food is 7:30 PM)
Closing Day: Non-regular Holiday
The special collaboration set between the smartphone game called "BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!" (Garupa in short) and the "Cup Noodle" are available for pre-order. It is currently available at "Nisshin Foods Official Online Store".
This product "Cup Noodle×BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!" special set was created to celebrate the birth of the 7th band in "Garupa", the story of band girls working toward their dream by overcoming many hardships.
The key visual depicted "hungry!" characters after the practice and concert eating cup noodles.
This collaboration item has A set and B set, and each set comes with a "special talk CD" (75 minutes in length), where the vocalists from all 7 bands assembled.
"Cup Noodle×BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!" is priced at 5,500 JPY (tax included) for both A set (sold only 5,000 sets.), and B set (sold only 3,000 sets).
Pre-order is currently available at "Nisshin Foods Online Store", and shipping is scheduled for Jul. 2020. Detailed information will be posted on a special website.
（C）BanG Dream! Project（C）Craft Egg Inc.（C）bushiroad All Rights Reserved.
The official cafe based on "Mobile Suit Gundam" called "GUNDAM Cafe Akihabara" will be renewed as a hands-on entertainment restaurant. It will change its name to "GUNDAM Cafe TOKYO BRAND CORE", and will be 4-times larger than the previous cafe.
"GUNDAM Cafe TOKYO BRAND CORE" is the hands-on entertainment restaurant which will be constructed of 4 sections including, "Restaurant Area", "Zeon's Diner TOKYO", "Goods Shop", and "fortuneLatte Cafe", together with the near-futuristic atmosphere inspired by the world view of "Mobile Suit Gundam".
"Restaurant Area" located in the center area is inspired by the cafeteria in the space battleship. Eighteen-meter large multi-monitor will display the scenery outside the window, including space, and offers enjoyable mealtime together with the world view of "Gundam".
Moreover, it also offers a special program called "G DIMENSIONS EX DINNER SHOW", where the visitors became a character in the "Gundam" series and enjoy the menu proposed by the characters, and other events related to "Gundam" will be offered.
"Zeon's Diner TOKYO" is a diner where guests enjoy the world of Republic Zeon. The large table on the center displays the interactive projection that shows the space, and the fighting simulation can be enjoyed when the Mobile Suit sallies from the food menu.
"Good Shop" will be selling the original goods of "GUNDAM Cafe". Some goods will be only sold at this cafe.
"fortuneLatte Cafe" will provide a take-out menu, including soft drinks with entertainment and drink which comes with the original clear bottle.
"GUNDAM Cafe TOKYO BRAND CORE" will be open at 1-1 Kanda Hanaoka-chou, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, JPN (a minute away from Denkigai exit of JR Akihabara Station) on Jul. 31. Detailed information will be posted on the official website.
Jul. 9 is the anniversary of the death of Johnny Kitagawa, the founder of Johnny's.
Johnny's has greatly influenced the entertainment industry not only in Japan but also all over the world, and they are also an essential part of the anime/anime song industry.
Speaking of anime songs by Johnny's artists, many of you may think of "Yuuki 100%" from "Nintama Rantarou".
However, including the theme song for the currently running TV anime "The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited", many anime songs have been sung by them.
This is an article looking back at the history of Johnny's × Anime Songs!
We will take you back through the ages to check out some of the best songs matching the world of anime.
2020s: An unknown artist appears!
One of the most recent memorable anime songs by Johnny's is "NAVIGATOR" by SixTONES, which is used as the opening theme of the currently airing "The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited".
At the time of the first broadcast, the artist's name was hidden, and everybody was making guesses on social media.
The trilling, cool tune has enough impact to blow away the image of Johnny's songs being idol-like. Many of you may have fascinated by their style of them appealing their music with their name kept hidden.
Also, "Black Clover" 11th cour's opening theme "Stories" was sung by Snow Man. One of the members, Sakuma Daisuke-san, loves anime, and fans were delighted that his dream came true.
The speedy intro and the positive lyrics of overcoming conflicts and moving forward complement the opening of the anime perfectly.
2010s: Family-friendly Johnny's anime song
In 2017, "Fantastic time", the opening theme of "Time Bokan24", was sung by Hey! Say! JUMP. The catchy tune will make you want to start dancing.
The opening theme of the 2nd cour "OVER THE TOP", which had a matureness and a melody that heats up at the hook, was also sung by Hey! Say! JUMP.
The sequel "Time Bokan: The Villains' Strike Back" 1st cour in 2018 had KinKi Kids singing a jazzy tune "DESTINY", which was inspired by the 3 villains.
They also sang "Topaz Love" for the ending theme of the 2nd cour, reminding us of youthful love.
In 2015, NEWS sang "Yonjuushi" as the opening theme for "The Kindaichi Case Files R". It has a taste of classical music, creating tension and grandness which perfectly matches the suspenseful story.
The anime also had "TRAGEDY" by KAT-TUN as its opening theme in 2016. Words that remind you of mysteries, such as "hints" and "doubt", are scattered in the lyrics, making it one of the songs with the strongest relationship with the anime.
The Saturday evening anime slot in which the "Time Bokan" series and "The Kindaichi Case Files R" were broadcast, has many songs by Johnny's artists loved across generations.
2000s: From films to TV series!
In 2006, "Sayaendou" by NEWS was used as the theme song of "One Piece The Movie: Giant Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle". The steelpan's in the song gave it a tropical tone, and the lyrics such as "skull" and "one piece" perfectly fits the film.
"One Piece" has teamed up with Johnny's on its TV series too. "Crazy Rainbow" (2007) by Tackey & Tsubasa, "Super Powers" (2019) by V6 were used as the opening theme, and "Mirai Koukai" (2005) by Tackey & Tsubasa was used as the ending theme.
"Inuyasha", which started in 2000, is also a treasure trove of anime songs by Jonny's. "CHANGE THE WORLD" (2000) by V6, "One Day, One Dream" (2004) by Tackey & Tsubasa, and many other songs were used for the anime.
In addition, "Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen-mae Hashutsujo" in 2002 had Arashi singing "Nice na Kokoroiki" for the opening theme and "Naruto: Shippuden" in 2008 had MATCHY with QUESTION?, a special team of Johnny's band and Kondou Mahsahiko, singing "Mezamero! Yasei". The 2000s had many shonen-manga-based anime collaborating with Johnny's.
1990s: The classic anime song "Yuuki 100%" was born!
One of the most famous Johnny's anime songs from the 1990s is "Yuuki 100%", the opening theme song of the TV anime "Nintama Rantarou, which began in 1993. Since Hikaru GENJI sang it as the opening theme, many groups followed, including Ya-Ya-yah and Hey! Say! JUMP.
The insert songs and ending themes of "Nintama Rantarou" were also sung by many Johnny's groups, such as "Hohoemi wo Azukete" (1993) by Hikaru GENJI and "Sekai ga Hitotsu ni Narumade" (2002) by Ya-Ya-yah.
In 1994, SMAP sang the opening theme song "Kimiiro Omoi" for "Akazukin Chacha". The positive lyrics about never giving up on love left a strong impression.
SMAP also sang "Egao no Genki" as the opening theme and "Burabura Sasete" as the ending theme for "Hime-chan's Ribbon" in 1992, showing how well their songs match shojo-manga-based anime.
TOKIO also worked on many songs for various genres of anime, including "Hear wo Migakukkyanai" as the opening theme of "Soar High! Isami" and "Uwasa no Kiss" as the ending theme of "Kiteretsu Daihyakka".
Their debut song "LOVE YOU ONLY" was also used as the opening theme of the TV anime "Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai", which was broadcast from 1992. The fresh singing voice and lyrics about honest love added grace to the anime.
1980s and before: Johnny's anime songs hand in hand with TV anime!
There are many Johnny's anime songs before "Nintama Rantarou" and "Hime-chan's Ribbon".
For example, Eagles sang "Eagle Sam no March", the opening theme of "Eagle Sam" in the 1980s. There were a total of 4 theme songs for "Eagle Sam" and they were all sung by Eagles.
Going back even further, Four Leaves sang the opening theme "Denshi Choujin U Bird" and the ending theme "Ginga Trio no Uta" for "Birdman and the Galaxy Trio", in the 1960s, when TV anime just stated.
Anime and Johnny's have a long history together.
These are only a few of the Johnny's anime songs. Some of you may be surprised to find out that these songs were by Johnny's.
Listening to the songs you already know, after you find out they were from anime, could bring you new discoveries.
The special project, After Recording Challenge featuring the two TV Anime "One Piece" and "Digimon Adventure:" will be held on Fuji TV's Sunday Morning Anime slot "Adventure Sunday".
Along with this, it had been announced that the broadcast of the latest episode will continue from Jun. 28, 2020.
The special project "TV Anime 'One Piece' X 'Digimon Adventure:' After Recording Challenge" is a challenge on dubbing your favorite scene and upload it to Twitter or YouTube with the hashtag of the respective work (#アフレコワンピース"After recording One Piece"／＃アフレコデジモン "After Recording Digimon").
This is a simple dubbing experience as the line will appear on the video so it is similar to singing in the karaoke. By recording and uploading that action, presently such as all 96 volumes of "One Piece" or "Digivice" will be given out via lottery.
It has been decided that the latest episode of each work will continue their broadcast.
From Jun. 28, "One Piece" episode 930, and "Digimon Adventure:" Episode 4 will be broadcast.
"One Piece" is broadcast at 9:30 AM every Sunday while "Digimon Adventure:" is broadcast at 9:00 PM every Sunday on Fuji TV and other channels.
The special project "TV Anime 'One Piece' X 'Digimon Adventure:' After Recording Challenge" will be held from Jun. 19 until 23:59 PM Aug. 30. The challenge video from Tanaka Mayumi (voice of Luffy) and Nakai Kazuya (voice of Zoro) and "Minna no Douga (Everyone's video) can be seen on the special website.
（C）Oda Eiichiro／Shueisha・Fuji TV・Toei Animation
（C）Hongou Akiyoshi・Fuji TV・Toei Animation
The dream ship "Thousand Sunny" on which the Straw Hat Pirates ride in the anime "One Piece" has been released in a super-big size from the "Chogokin Series" toy that uses die casting. Pre-orders are available now at general retail stores.
The "Chogokin Thousand Sunny" is a dream ship on which Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates ride, reproduced on a super big scale with a total length of about 350 mm, a total height of about 380 mm, and a total width of about 230 mm.
It is equipped with various gadgets, including the "Soldier Dock System" and "Gaon Cannon". "Shiromokuba No. 1", "Mini Merry No. 2", "Shark Submerge No. 3", "Kurosai FR-U4" and "Brachiotank No. 5", on the same scale as the ship, are also included.
Moreover, the ship has a built-in gimmick that allows you to clearly see each room when the side parts are removed, making it the definitive version of the "Thousand Sunny".
The "Chogokin Thousand Sunny" is priced for 35,200 JPY (tax 10% included). Sales will start in Oct. 2020.
(C) Oda Eiichiro/Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
From "One Piece" comes the figure of the queen of Alabasta Kingdom, Nefertari Bibi in her dancer appearance. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai".
The product "Potrait.Of.Pirates One Piece 'Playback Memories' Nefertari Bibi" is the 3rd release of the "Playback Memories" series that makes figures of characters strictly selected from the past episodes. She inflitrated the criminal organization, Baroque Works while hiding her identity and become a "friend" with the Straw Hat Pirates after their journey together. The figure is a faithful reproduction of the character in her dancer appearance from the show.
It is a high-quality product that makes use of the most advanced techniques, where the molding has been handled by Kibayashi Norio, who previously handled Bibi's figure sold on 2005, and the coloring is made by the maestro Taumokei handled by Kibayashi Norio, who previously handled Bibi's figure sold on 2005, and the coloring will be done by the maestro Taumokei, so it will be a high quality product that make used of the current technology. Thus, do check it out if you are One Piece fans.
"Potrait.Of.Pirates One Piece 'Playback Memories' Nefertari Bibi" is priced at 13,200 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" and shipping is scheduled for Dec. 2020.
（C）Oda Eiichirou／Shueisha・Fuji TV・Toei Animation
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.