“Pirate”'s shoulder bags inspired by Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji from “One Piece”, have been released. It is on sale at the “PREMICO Online Shop” with the concept of “a limited edition collector's item with premium value”.
This product, “One Piece Shoulder Bag <STRONG THREE>,” comes in three colors: black, khaki, and navy, according to the visuals of Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji. Concho (ornamental buttons), which contains initials of three, are hidden, and embroidery of each character's motif is scattered all over.
Inspired by three people who you can rely on, it uses durable and waterproof “Cordura (R) nylon” as the fabric, and it is also robustly finished in combination with cowhide with a wild texture. Moreover, despite the products are compact, they also have excellent storage capacity, and they are authentic items with a full commitment from design to functionality.
“One Piece shoulder bag <STRONG THREE>” is priced at 17,800 JPY (tax and shipping not included) and is on sale now at the “PREMICO Online Shop”.
(C) Oda Eiichiro/Shueisha, 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
From "The Movie Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Kingdom", a backpack, purse and pouch inspired by the costumes offor ST☆RISH, QUARTET NIGHT, HE★VENS have been released. Pre-orders for each item are currently available at "SuperGroupies".
The ST☆RISH model backpackbackpack modeled on ST☆RISH is inspired by the costume for "Ultra Blast". There are a shining golden crown, a theme colored stone, and star studs on the shine brightlysurface. The interior is colored with thea theme colors of the members including Ittoki Otoya, and their name in the English alphabet is also printed on.
The QUARTET NIGHT model pursepurse modeled on QUARTET NIGHT is colored with the theme color of the costume for "FLY TO THE FUTURE". Its surface features QUARTET NIGHT with four jewelries shining in the jet-black night.
YouWe can feel the strong bonds among the members including Reiji Kotobuki, Kurosaki Ranmaru, and others from the matching design.
The HE★VENS model pouchpouch modeled on HE★VENS is colored with the theme color of the costume for "Ai o Sasage yo (The Secret Shangri-La)". AThere are a black crown, a theme colored stone, and an embroidery inspired by the decorations of the costume are designed on the surfaceon the surface. The interior is colored with thea theme colors of each member.
"The Movie Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Kingdom" collaboration items include 54 varieties of backpack, purse and pouch. Pre-orders for each item are currently available at "SuperGroupies".
From "Sailor Moon S: The Movie: The Lover of Princess Kaguya" comes leisure wears inspired by Luna in human form. The lineup includes bedtime bra and shorts set, long camisole with a built-in bra, and room pants. Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
Each item has luxurious purple frills and flower decorations and an original embroidery of Luna.
The bedtime bra supports the breasts that fall to the side when sleeping to keep them in shape. It comes as a set with shorts which cutely matches the bra.
The long camisole with a built-in bra supports the breasts, and can be worn on its own as a one-piece dress. It's a good choice for leisure wear.
In addition, room pants that match the bedtime bra and shorts set have been released too.
"Sailor Moon Bedtime Bra and Shorts Set Luna (The Lover of Princess Kaguya Ver.) Model", "Sailor Moon Long Camisole with Built-in Bra Luna (The Lover of Princess Kaguya Ver.) Model", and "Sailor Moon Room Pants Luna (The Lover of Princess Kaguya Ver.) Model" are currently available for pre-orders at "Premium Bandai".
(C)Naoko Takeuchi (C)Takeuchi Naoko, PNP, Toei Animation
From "Inuyasha" come various items inspired by the chibi figures of Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha, such as "acrylic tsumamare", T-shirts, and tote bags. Pre-orders are now being accepted at "Cospa".
The chibi figures of Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru appear in the "acrylic tsumamare", where fans will be able to enjoy the characters' reaction when being pinched. The item can be used as a key chain, earphone jack, or others by changing the replaceable parts, which are included.
The apparel includes T-shirts featuring the cute designs of Inuyasha Osuwari (sitting on his haunches) and the sound effects of Shippou's transformation.
In addition, a lineup of synthetic leather pass cases with full-colored prints of Inuyasha & Kagome, Sango & Miroku, and Sesshoumaru is also included.
Items inspired by the characters of "Inuyasha" are now available for preorders at "Cospa". Some of the products are set to go on sale in advance at the Inuyasha Cafe, which will be opened from Jul. 30.
(C) Takahashi Rumiko / Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, Sunrise 2009
"Ultra Seven Collection for TAKEO KIKUCHI", a fashion item inspired by the "Ultra Seven", is now available. Pre-orders are currently available at the Takeoki Kikuchi Online Store.
This product is based on the Takeo Kikuchi brand concept from the Earth Defense Force Ultra Guard wardrobe that appeared in "Ultra Seven". Ultra Seven, monsters, and member clothing designs featuring 10 types of fashion items, including T-shirts, jersey pants, backpacks, and sneakers, are supposed to be sporty and fun.
Each product has an "Earth Defense Force Ultra Guard" symbol mark from "Ultra Seven" and a special mark with a bowler hat.
It is official goods that Takeoki Kikuchi created with sincerity for fans, enthusiasts, and other interested people.
"Ultra Seven Collection for TAKEO KIKUCHI" is available for pre-orders now at the "Takeo Kikuchi Online Store". Sales will start from Jul. 22 at total 9 stores including Shibuya Meiji Dori Main Store, Nagoya Parco Store, and Namba Marui Store.
(C) Tsuburaya Pro
The 1/7 scale figure of the Demon Lord Rimuru Tempest from "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" has arrived. Pre-orders are currently accepted at "F:NEX".
The product is a figure of Rimuru Tempest, the main protagonist that turned into a slime, and the design is from the teaser visual of the TV anime's season 2, which had become a hot topic after it has been announced.
Despite the special big volume of being 20 cm tall, the molding and coloring of the wrinkles on the clothes in the shadow, and the texture of the boots are recreated. There is a fixation on the dark color and texture on the chair, in order to demonstrate the profound atmosphere as a demon king.
The slime Rimuru on the knee are made with transparent part to create the slimy texture. It was created according to the setting of the teaser visual to show off the demon lord-like "Rimuru-sama"
"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Demon Lord Rimuru Tempest 1/7 Scale Figure" is priced at 19,800 JPY (tax excluded). Pre-orders are currently accepted at "F:NEX", and the release is scheduled on Mar. 2021.
(C) Kawakami Taiki, Fuse, Kodansha/Tensura Production Committee
As "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie" is going to be shown on Jan. 8, 2021, an original quiz game "BUFFERIN Q", where a total of 10 guardians appear, has been released.
If you complete the game and win the lottery, you can get original goods such as "Luna Reversible Cushion" and "Super Sailor Moon Loungewear".
"BUFFERIN Q" is an original quiz game released along with the launch of a collaboration project between "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie" and Lion "BUFFERIN".
The famous characters including "Super Sailor Mercury" and "Super Sailor Mars" appear, and all the 10 guardians eventually gather together as you keep on answering the questions.
When you complete the game, you will get a certificate with a message from your favorite guardian you chose at the beginning, and you can also share it on Twitter.
Furthermore, 100 "Luna Reversible Cushions" and 10 "Super Sailor Moon Loungewear" have been prepared. People who complete the game and win the lottery can receive them.
The "Luna Reversible Cushion" is a cushion about 40cm in length that can be used with either side out. The one side features Luna's face, and the other side features hand-written items and costumes used in the movie.
The "Super Sailor Moon Loungewear" is a flared dress type cloth inspired by "Super Sailor Moon", and an embroidery commemorating this collaboration is applied on it.
The "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" fans would not be able to miss either of the items.
In addition, a promotional video narrated by Mitsuishi Kotono, who plays therole of "Super Sailor Moon" is being streamed as a part of " BUFFERIN×'Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie' Collaboration". You can also find the collaboration stickers in trains across Japan.
(C)Naoko Takeuchi ・PNP／"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie" Production Committee
From "Dragon Ball Z" comes a high-quality statue of Vegeta, the prince of the Saiyan race, with an overall height of about 65cm. Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
The product is a statue of the Super Saiyan Vegeta that was co-produced by the domestic large statue maker "Prime 1 Studio" and "Mega House".
Vegeta's representative move, the "Big Bang Attack", has been reproduced in a powerful pose.
The effect part has a built-in LED light-up function. Also, additional facial expressions are included, which are the Normal & Super Saiyan "straight face", the Super Saiyan "big smiling face", and the Super Saiyan "smiling face". Fans will be able to enjoy recreating the self-confident Vegeta with a variety of expressions.
Moreover, it also comes with replaceable parts for its right hand, which can be replaced with a "Big Bang Attack" effect hand, a hand posed for the attack, and an open hand.
It also comes with a lightning effect that is attachable to its body, and with a stone part that can be attached when the effect is off, allowing you to recreate the subtle differences in its power.
The "aura" rising from the base also has a built-in LED light-up function, giving it a "Dragon Ball" atmosphere.
"PRIME1STUDIO x MegaHouse Mega Premium Master Line Dragon Ball Z Vegeta (Super Saiyan) DX" is priced at 162,800 yen (tax included). Pre-orders are now being accepted on "Premium Bandai", while shipping is scheduled for Nov. 2021.
(C) Bird Studio / Shueisha, Toei Animation
From "Mobile Suit Gundam", 2 types of "Gundam Craft Scissors" inspired by Char and the Zeon Armed Forces will be released. By combining the essence of the traditional technics, the resulting product has innovative and powerful sharpness that you would not expect form anime goods.
This product is available in two versions: "[GS-22C] Gundam Craft Scissors Char Aznable Model", and "[GS-22Z] Gundam Craft Scissors Zeon Armed Forces Model".
Both the items decorated with Char and Zeon Armed Forces emblems on the blade, and a model engraved on the side of the grip, so you can enjoy using them as if you were operating Mobile Suits.
Moreover, Nikken blades from Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, which is famous as a "town of blades", are in charge of the production, Their skills of manufacturing blades for over 70 years give the scissors outstanding sharpness. It can cut not only paper or cardboard , but also stiff materials such as metal plates and carpets.
"[GS-22C] Gundam Craft Scissors Char Aznable Model", and "[GS-22Z] Gundam Craft Scissors Zeon Armed Forces Model" are priced at 2,250 JPY each (excluding tax).
Sales will start at Hakuhinkan TOY PARK Ginza Main Store, Village Vanguard Online Store, AppBank Store Online, Amazon, and other stores from Aug. 13, 2020.
New visual and the latest information including the new opening theme song have been released as "ONE PIECE DAY" is coming on Jul. 22. At 9:00 pm today, a special program will be streamed, where Tanaka Mayumi as Luffy and Yamaguchi Kappei as Usopp will introduce more detailed information.
"ONE PIECE DAY" was established by the Japan Anniversary Association in commemoration of the day, on which "ONE PIECE" started to be serialized on "Weekly Shone Jump". The new visual features Straw Hat Pirates in the costume of Wano country, Kaido of Beasts Pirates, and Trafalgar Law and Sabo in a special costume.
The opening theme song of the TV anime "ONE PIECE" will be renewed from the broadcast on Aug. 2. The new theme song has been decided as "DREAMIN' ON" by "Da-iCE", a dance
& vocal group consisting of five members.
In addition, "ONE PIECE Wano Country" official stickers will be on sale at the LINE sticker shop from Jul. 28.
”LINE Creators Collaboration x ONE PIECE”, where you can make a sticker of your favorite character of "ONE PIECE”, will also be on sale from Jul. 22
Furthermore, two new videos(Luffy & Law, Luffy VS Kaido) have been added to "Postrecording Challenge", on which you can try postrecording while watching the videos. You can also download the videos, so please check out the website for more detailed information.
Besides that, a collaboration with "Simeji", a keyboard application has started, and a shop has been decided to be open for a limited time at "Diver City Tokyo Plaza". "Ichiban Kuji ONE PIECE FULL FORCE" will also be on sale, where you have a chance to get "ONE PIECE DAY" original illustrations as a figure.
At 21:00 pm today (Jul. 22), '【#ワンピの日】 23rd Anniversary "ONE PIECE DAY" Special Live Streaming' will be streamed. Tanaka Mayumi as Luffy and Yamaguchi Kappei as Usopp will introduce more detailed information and perform live postrecording challange.
Please look forward to the future of "ONE PIECE".
（C）Oda Eiichiro／Shueisha （C）Oda Eiichiro／Shueisha・Fuji TV・Toei Animation
Inspired by "One Piece", Gunma Prefecture's traditional crafts "Creative Kokeshi" collaboration 2nd line series has been released. This time, dolls of Nami, Usopp, and Sanji were revealed.
This product, "One Piece Kokeshi by Usaburo Kokeshi", is an item carefully crafted by the craftsmen of "Usaburo Kokeshi", which was founded in 1950 and has a workshop in Haruto-mura at the eastern foot of Mount Haruna in Gunma Prefecture.
In the 2nd line of the series, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji become palm-sized "Kokeshi dolls" that give you a feel for the warmth of wood.
While taking advantage of the warm wood grain of natural wood, each character's characteristic facial parts and costumes are carefully painted by hand. The world of "One Piece" has been created in the style unique to Usaburo Kokeshi.
The 2nd line of series "One Piece Kokeshi by Usaburo Kokeshi" is priced at 4,200 JPY (excluding tax). Pre-orders have been accepted at the "Hikidashi Store" from Jul. 13, 2020, and delivery will be done sequentially from the beginning of Aug. 2020.
(C) Oda Eiichiro/Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation
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 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
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.
"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.