Chupa Chups Drinks Food & Drink Food Licensing 

Japan to cool off this summer with chilled Chupa Chups Drinks

This July Toyo beverage, headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, will launch Chupa Chups chilled cup drinks. The milk based chilled drinks have been developed under license of Perfetti Van Melle and will be available in the Convenience stores, Merchandise stores and Drug stores across Japan. Japan to cool off this summer with chilled Chupa Chups Drinks The first flavour, “Chupa Chups Strawberry Cream”, will be launched on July 14th. It is one of the most iconic Chupa Chups flavours that takes you back to your childhood and the drink delicately reproduces its characteristic creamy and mild…

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Pez Bioworld LC Apparel Licensing Food Licensing 

PEZ secures new licensing deal with Bioworld

PEZ secures new licensing deal with Bioworld Apparel and accessories licensee Bioworld International are developing a range of clothing, bags and accessories for confectionary brand PEZ.  Licensing Link Europe are building up the consumer product program for the PEZ brand across the UK and Eire with the most recent licensee, Bioworld International targeting online fashion and high street retailers, the first designs are now launched on www.boohoo.com.   Richard Radford from Bioworld International commented “We are delighted to be working with the PEZ brand and look forward to working closely with…

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Character Licensing 

Japan’s Monchhichi announces new licensees, promotional partners

Japan’s Sekiguchi and Technicolor Animation Productions (TAP) have appointed several top-tier regional licensing agents for Monchhichi. The new CGI animated series have been co-produced by TAP and TF1 in collaboration with Sekiguchi, and have signed a roster of new licensing and promotional partnerships in France, Italy, and Russia. The new agents include Alicom (Nordic region), Ypsilion Licensing (Spain), and Monco Creation Limited (China/HKG/Taiwan), who join Maurizio Distefano Advisors (Italy), Plus License (Russia, CIS, and CEE) who were also recently appointed. In France, TF1 Licenses has signed several new licensing partners…

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Collaborations Retail 

Stanley Lifestyles, Conde House to unveil unique Japanese products in India

Indian furniture retailer Stanley Lifestyles has collaborated with Japanese luxury furniture brand Conde House to unveil first of a kind Japanese product in India. The collaboration will bring Japanese woodwork and elegance to Indian home interiors’ market through Stanley’s GLE store in Bangalore. Commenting on the launch, Sunil Suresh, Founder of Stanley said, “Indian furniture manufacturers usually take their inspiration from European designs. However, the modern and millennial home dwellers in the country today yearn for a more minimalistic vibe in their personal spaces.  They want to create a simple,…

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Apparel Licensing Sports 

Canterbury named official sports apparel supplier for RWC 2019, World Rugby

World Rugby has announced the appointment of Canterbury to become the official sports apparel supplier of Rugby World Cup 2019 and World Rugby. Under the deal, brokered by World Rugby’s master licensee IMG, Canterbury will develop unique co-branded technical sports apparel collections for Rugby World Cup 2019, with the first official licensed merchandise going on sale from September in Japan and by the end of the year for the rest of the world. World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said, “World Rugby and Canterbury enjoy a successful Rugby World Cup relationship…

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Uncategorized 

Luxury Collection, Sofía Sanchez unveil Kimono-inspired capsule line

Lifestyle brand Chufy celebrates Japanese art and culture through inspired womenswear. Graphic designer and creative director Sophia Sanchez de Betak has teamed up with The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts (Marriot International subsidiary) for an exclusive ready-to-wear 36-piece capsule collection. “I fell in love with the culture of Japan when I visited for the first time five years ago, and so I was thrilled to explore the destination with The Luxury Collection upon my return as their hotels are such unique and cherished expressions of their locations,” said Sofía Sanchez…

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Collaborations Food & Drink 

Get a taste of “My Hero Academia” quirk, courtesy Japan Crate

Japan Crate and leading anime distributor Funimation collaborate to fuel fans with quirk-infused snacks as they enjoy the anime series’ new season. Japan Crate and anime distributor, Funimation announced an exciting partnership to bring together the leading Japanese culture subscription box and the award-winning series “My Hero Academia.” Japan Crate subscribers and anime fans will be presented with super hero inspired Japanese snacks and sweets to enjoy while watching the students of U.A. High School develop their quirks during Season 3 of “My Hero Academia” this June. The My Hero…

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Character & Entertainment 

Studio Ghibli theme-park to open in Japan in 2022

Japan’s most beloved animation house Studio Ghibli is finally getting its own theme park in 2020. The theme-park will bring films like Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke to life. In addition to the Ghibli-themed rides and play areas, the park will also feature movie theatres, showing Ghibli animations new and old. Check out some of the concept pictures here: Located on a 200-hectare plot of land, the park is slated to come on the same area on which the 2005 World’s Fair was held near Nagoya,…

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TV & Films 

Funimation acquires ‘Attack on Titan’ Season 3, set to premiere in July in Japan

Funimation announced its acquisition of Season 3 of “Attack on Titan,” one of the top global anime franchises and a fan favorite with North American audiences from the moment it first premiered in 2013. As part of its agreement with Kodansha, Funimation has secured the international rights to home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast distribution of the series in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The new season will premiere this July in Japan. “We’re thrilled to be bringing back ’Attack on Titan’ for its third…

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Merchandise Licensing 

Digimon Adventure Tri themed Music Cafe to open in May

As the 15th Anniversary Celebrations of the Digimon Adventure are coming to an end, there will be a Digimon Adventure Tri themed cafe opening in May 2018. There will be another #Digimon Adventure Tri Music Cafe in the Ani On Station in Akihabara, featuring brand new art of the characters in celebration for the new movie! The cafe will include new food, drinks, and goods! Release Date: May 2018https://t.co/tyUTNIHxj2 pic.twitter.com/JIN0MU2TTa — Aitai☆Kuji (@AitaiKuji) April 18, 2018 Celebrating the upcoming release of the final Digimon Adventure Tri film in Japan, the…

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