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    Friday August 20, 2021
  • Art Corporation Powers Up for Fourth "Move to the Future" Animated PV

    Latest entry features direction by Talao Abo and animation production from Studio Bind

    The fourth entry has been published for "Move to the Future", a series of animated short films that promote Art Corporation's moving services by imagining what science fiction technology might make the act of moving homes look like in the future. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Tuesday August 10, 2021
  • Noodle-themed Pouches Included with Limited Edition Cup Noodle 50th Anniversary Books

    Takarajimasha and Nissin Foods team up for a noodle-y collaboration in instant ramen history and fashion

    Japanese publishing company Takarajimasha has teamed up with Nissin Foods to create the CUP NOODLE 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK, a limited edition magazine that celebrates 50 years of instant ramen goodness and that comes with a Cup Noodle-themed carrying pouch as a pack-in bonus. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday August 3, 2021
  • Bandai and Lucasfilm Team Up for R2-D2 Raising Tamagotchi Toys

    Star Wars-themed digital Droid pet comes with 19 skills, 9 mini-games, and cameos from 14 other characters

    If you've ever wanted to look after your own personal Droid, soon you will have the opportunity, because BANDAI and Lucasfilm are teaming up to release a Star Wars-themed R2-D2 Tamagotchi toy that lets players raise the brave little robot as a digital pet. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday July 16, 2021
  • Kamen Rider & Tamagotchi Team Up For Rider-Raising Toys

    Collaboration celebrates the 50th anniversary of Kamen Rider and the 25th anniversary of Tamagotchi

    Fans of tokusatsu and digital pets will soon experience a blast from the past, because the Kamen Rider series is celebrating its 50th anniversary by teaming up with Bandai's Tamagotchi line of digital pet toys (which is celebrating its 25th anniversary) with a pair of toys that allow players to raise their own Kamen Riders. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday July 14, 2021
  • Brawlers Stay Hydrated with Baki x Suntory Sparkling Water Collab

    Collaboration includes TV spots and promotional art of Keisuke Itagaki's fighters enjoying cool drinks

    In an inspired bit of advertising synergy, Suntory Food & Beverage Limited. is teaming up with Baki, the long-running ultraviolent martial arts manga by Keisuke Itagaki, for a collaboration promoting Suntory's THE STRONG Sparkling Spring Water brand. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday July 2, 2021
  • Laid-Back Camp Gets Serious About Pest-Borne Disease Prevention

    Campaign with Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare provides anti-mosquito / anti-tick tips

    Laid-Back Camp (known as Yuru Camp in Japan), the TV anime based on the cozy camping manga by Afro, is teaming up with Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in an educational awareness campaign that seeks to inform would-be campers on how to minimize the dangers of contracting a mosquito-borne or tick-borne illness while roughing it in the wilderness. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday June 25, 2021
  • Junji Ito Illustrates Short Manga for Japanese Screening of The Lighthouse

    "Yer fond of me lobster ain't ye?"

    The Lighthouse, a 2019 supernatural / psychological horror film directed by Robert Eggers (The Witch) about a pair of lighthouse keepers losing their respective minds on an isolated island, is getting a Japanese theatrical release in July, and as a bonus benefit Japanese theater-goers will receive a short synopsis manga of the film illustrated by horror manga legend Junji Ito that will be included with their theater pamphlets. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday May 28, 2021
  • Suntory Celebrates Tokusatsu History with Godzilla x Boss Coffee CM

    Latest team-up explores the influence of overseas SFX movies in inspiring Japanese filmmakers

    For the first time in 2 years, Suntory's Boss Coffee product line is once again teaming up with Toho Studios' Godzilla for a special promotional commercial that celebrates the creativity and hard work of the Japanese tokusatsu film-making industry. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday April 21, 2021
  • VA Ayana Taketatsu Plays Shiritori for Jumputi Heroes TV CM

    Puzzle RPG smart phone game lets players form parties with famous Shonen Jump characters

    In order to promote Jumputi Heroes, a puzzle RPG smart phone game featuring dozens of characters from the pages of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump manga magazine, voice actor Ayana Taketatsu is starring a series of short TV commercials where she tries to name as many heroes as she can while playing the Japanese word game shiritori. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday April 14, 2021
  • Sarazanmai Celebrates Two Years of Kappa with Custom Manhole Cover

    Decorated utility item is installed near the Kappabashi intersection in Taito City, Tokyo, Japan

    Hold on to your butts, because Sarazanmai - a 2019 original TV anime about three troubled teens who transform into kappa and try to resolve mortal attachments in a rather eye-brow raising way - is celebrating its 2nd anniversary with a pun-filled promotion: a custom manhole cover. Hit the jump to learn the details, dish.

  • Friday February 26, 2021
  • Dragon Goes House-Hunting TV Anime Teams Up with Open House

    Real estate collab includes a TVCM featuring characters from the upcoming comic fantasy manga adaptation

    In an inspired bit of cross-promotional advertising, Japanese real estate company Open House has teamed up with the upcoming Dragon Goes House-Hunting (aka Dragon, Ie wo Kau. in Japan) TV anime with a 15 second TV commercial that implies that it's possible to find great deals on property listings even in a magical fantasy world. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Tuesday February 16, 2021
  • Midnight Japanese Food Anime Gets Wobbly with Takezaki Oyster Video

    Voice actor Mamoru Miyano narrates ultra-short gourmet anime produced by Saga Prefecture

    As previously reported, voice actor Mamoru Miyano is lending his unique talents to an ultra-short gourmet anime designed to promote the cuisine of Saga Prefecture, and now the first episode of the Midnight Japanese Food Anime (known in Japan as 23-ji no Saga-meshi Anime) series is available online. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Wednesday February 3, 2021
  • Pop Team Epic Offers Up a Taste of Vending Machine Madness

    Limited edition character goods will be available in Akihabara and Ikebukuro beginning February 15, 2021

    Fashions come and go, but chaos is forever, and Pop Team Epic - the anarchic and heavily meme-ified manga by Bkub Okawa - is back at it again with a special collaboration that will see Pop Team Epic-themed vending machines installed in Akihabara and Ikebukuro for a limited time. Hit the jump to not be upset.

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