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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.