Posts Tagged ‘Events’


Mar13

Meet-n-Greet with Rilakkuma at TOMODACHI

2015 at 01:37 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleRilakkuma

San-X will be hosting a meet-n-greet event with Rilakkuma at TOMODACHI’s Mall of America location! As part of our 10th anniversary celebration, the event will take place on Satuday, March 21st, from 1PM to 5PM, and visitors can meet Rilakkuma in person, along with donating a variety of Rilakkuma buttons and prizes for our raffles. We will also be hosting a San-X gift bag giveaway, which will feature a variety of Rilakkuma-themed items, including pillows, headphones, finger puppets, stationery, mugs, and more! Three of these bags will be given away to lucky winners who stop by our 10th anniversary event and take a photo with Rilakkuma. Simply post your photo with Rilakkuma to Instagram, tagged with #TOMODACHIUS, #rilakkumaus, or #Rilakkuma_na, for a chance to win one of these adorable Rilakkuma bags! Winners will be announced on March 21st after the event through Instagram.

To find out more about Rilakkuma’s visit to TOMODACHI, as well as other events at our 10th anniversary party, click here!

Mar11

TOMODACHI 10th Anniversary Event

2015 at 04:02 pm by admin | Comments Off

MoAOpeningPosterLarge

TOMODACHI turned 10 years old this past year. Over the years, our fans and friends have helped us strive to where we are today, and we’ve held a variety of events, workshops, and art exhibitions. We cherish those memories, and we can’t thank all of our fans and friends enough for that. Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Now, with our second store at the Mall of America, we’re happy to announce our official 10th anniversary celebration event at our MoA location!

ArticleAnniversaryEvent3

The event will take place on Saturday, March 21st, from 1PM to 5PM, and will be completely free to attend for everyone! The event will feature live music courtesy of musician and entertainer DJ Bob, as well as live paintings, dance performances, raffles, complimentary refreshments, and more. All proceeds from the raffles will be donated to the Animal Humane Society, so make sure to help out a good cause and maybe you’ll get something awesome in return!

ArticleAnniversaryEvent2

On top of that, Rilakkuma will be visiting us from 1PM to 5PM for meet-n-greet events and photo ops, along with donating a variety of Rilakkuma buttons and prizes for our raffles. We will also be hosting a San-X gift bag giveaway, which will feature a variety of Rilakkuma-themed items, including pillows, headphones, finger puppets, stationery, mugs, and more! Three of these bags will be given away to lucky winners who stop by our 10th anniversary event and take a photo with Rilakkuma. Simply post your photo with Rilakkuma to Instagram, tagged with #TOMODACHIUS, #rilakkumaus, or #Rilakkuma_na, for a chance to win one of these adorable Rilakkuma bags! Winners will be announced on March 21st after the event through Instagram.

RilakkumaPoster

We’d also like to extend our thanks to Red Bull, whom have provided us with the DJ booth and complimentary refreshments for the event, as well as Skullcandy, who will be giving away free headphones, buttons, and Skullcandy necklaces in our raffles, for helping to make this event as awesome as possible!

SkullCandyLogoCenter

It’s sure to be a great time, and we hope to see you there to celebrate this momentous occasion for us!

Jan05

Dubai celebrates New Year’s with light show

2015 at 03:17 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleDubai2015

As 2014 came to a close, people across the world celebrated the coming of the new year in a variety of ways, from small family gatherings to giant festivals in the streets. Not ones to be outdone, Dubai decided to commemorate the coming of 2015 with a giant LED light and fireworks show around the Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world! The Burj Khalifa towers over its surroundings at 2,722 feet, and was the central focus of Dubai’s New Years celebrations. The event, which was attended by millions of residents and tourists, featured a number of LED light displays around the building, along with a number of fireworks shot from and around the Burj Khalifa, creating an astounding spectacle of light and sound. The famous Dubai Fountain right outside the Burj Khalifa also took part in the event, creating waves of water spouts to coincide with the light show above. The event lasted a total of 45 minutes, and is a must-see for everyone as we welcome 2015!

Nov06

Universal Studios brings Evangelion and Titans to life

2014 at 04:11 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleUniversalJapan1

Universal Studios Japan, one of the four global Universal Studios theme parks, is looking to open the new year in a cool new way with a variety of attractions dedicated to various anime and video games! Located in the Osaka Prefecture, the theme park has announced these attractions for its upcoming Universal Cool Japan event, which will run at the park from January 23rd to May 10, 2015. Included in these attractions is a themed attraction based on the popular mecha anime Neon Genesis Evangelion! The new type, titled “Evangelion the Real 4D”, well take place in the Universal Studio Cinema 4D theater, which features moving seats alongside smoke, mist, wind, and other sensory effects to immerse viewers in the ride. The Evangelion attraction will feature an original story in the Evangelion universe, in which visitors spectate a battle between Eva Unit 01 and a giant Angel from a large helicopter. The exhibit will also featured 3D footage, and will even feature an unknown unique kind of Eva!

ArticleUniversalJapan2

On top of that, Universal has also announced a statue commemorating the recent manga and anime series Shingeki no Kyojin, otherwise known as Attack on Titan! The statue will recreate the battle between protagonist Eren Yeager in his Titan form against the equally-massive Female Titan. The statues will be life-size, and will stand 50 feet tall! The statues will be accessible to all visitors of the site, and Universal will also be planning walk-through tours around the statues. On top of the Evangelion and Titan exhibits, attractions are also planned based on the Resident Evil Series, titled Biohazard in Japan, along with the popular Monster Hunter franchise. These cool events and more planned to open next year, with news about each to be released in the following months.

ArticleUniversalJapan3

Oct23

TOMODACHI Halloween 2014 Trick or Treat event

2014 at 04:52 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleHalloween2014

With October 31st right around the corner, make sure to visit TOMODACHI this Halloween to take part in our Trick or Treat event! Come visit our Rosedale Shopping Center location on Friday, October 31st to take part in our candy giveaway from 5PM to 7PM. On top of that, our Mall of America location is also taking part, and will be handing out candy and treats from 4:30PM to 7:30PM! Make sure to wear your best Halloween costume to either of our locations, and have a great time with us during this spooky celebration!

ArticleHalloween2014b

Sep10

Sanrio launches HELLO KITTY MEN project

2014 at 12:39 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleHelloKittyMen1

Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary has been targeting fans all around the world, with a variety of new events and releases throughout the world. Sanrio’s next step takes aim at often-overlooked adult male Hello Kitty fans with their new HELLO KITTY MEN project! This new project includes the conception of a brand-new male-focused brand of merchandise, and hopes to tackle the notion that Hello Kitty is a franchise solely for female fans.

ArticleHelloKittyMen2

The first step in the new HELLO KITTY MEN project is a collaboration event with Japanese department store Hankyu Men’s Tokyo, which opened its doors earlier today, and will feature unique t-shirt designs as well as a featuring a panel hosted by Yuko Yamaguchi, known as the designer of Hello Kitty! This event will stay at the Hankyu Men’s Tokyo location unil September 16th, with more HELLO KITTY MEN projects planned for the future.

Sep07

Nickelodeon hosts LoopdeLoop animation event

2014 at 02:47 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleNickAnimation

Nickelodeon Animation has teamed up with animation site LoopdeLoop in order to create a unique animation event in Burbank, California! LoopdeLoop, an online animation community dedicated to inspiring creativity and unique work from animators all over the world, holds monthly competitions in which a specific theme is chosen, and any artist can submit a short animation in that theme. The site’s goal is to make fun, achievable goals for animators and to bring the community closer through competition and collaboration. This goal will be highlighted at the new event with Nickelodeon, which will be free to attend and enter for all members of the artistic community, and the event marks the first time a LoopdeLoop event will be sponsored by a large corporate network.

ArticleNickAnimation2

The event, which is scheduled to take place on October 3rd, will be accepting submissions from all members of the LoopdeLoop online community until 11:30 PM on September 21st. The focus will be on the current LoopdeLoop bi-monthly theme, which is childhood. During the October 3rd event at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, all submitted entries will be displayed, and voting will take place in the audience as well as from select judges from the international animation community. This screening will surely be a fun time for artists and animation fans alike, so make sure to give it a look, and keep an eye open for future LoopdeLoop events and competitions!

ArticleNickAnimation3

Aug05

Pikachu takes over Yokohama, Japan

2014 at 12:00 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticlePikachuYokohama1

The Pokemon franchise, originally created by Nintendo and Game Freak in 1996, has been as popular as ever, with new games Pokemon X and Y releasing last October. In order to celebrate the release of upcoming remake games, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, The Pokemon Company has organized a Pikachu invasion of Yokohama, Japan later this month! The second largest city in Japan, Yokohama will host a variety of Pikachu-themed events and attractions over the course of the event, titled “Pikachus All Over the Place” which will run from August 9th to August 17th.

ArticlePikachuYokohama2

A commercial for the event was released recently, showing off a number of costumed Pikachus enjoying the city. However, Yokohama citizens have already started spotting the Pikachu invasion, with dozens of Pikachu characters as well as Pikachu-themed boats and stands popping up around the city. On top of that, the Pokemon Company has announced that the Pikachu invasion will consist of over 1,000 costumed Pikachus, wandering around the town and posing for photo ops! This Pikachu invasion is set to be one of the biggest in the history of the franchise, and is sure to please Pokemon fans around Yokohama as well as across the globe.

Jul29

Hello Kitty signing and more at SDCC

2014 at 12:16 pm by admin | Comments Off

IMG_6565

This year’s SDCC coming to a close on June 27th this past Sunday, showing off some of the most exciting news and featuring some amazing attractions and exhibits for visiting fans to take part in. Not one to slouch, especially on her 40th anniversary, Hello Kitty brought a number of unprecedented exclusive events to the convention, making it a weekend to remember for Sanrio fans everywhere!

ArticleSDCCHelloKitty1

The biggest headline for Hello Kitty this year was the exclusive signing event at Sanrio’s Booth #4539 on the show floor, where fans could come face-to-face with Yuko Yamaguchi, the original Hello Kitty creator and head designer at Sanrio! Flying in all the way from Tokyo, Yuko was on the show floor for the entire weekend, greeting fans, taking photos, and signing limited edition art posters available at the booth. This was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime chance for Hello Kitty fans to meet the creator in person!

ArticleSDCCHelloKitty2

Other popular Hello Kitty items at the event were Tamashii Nation’s display case of the recently released 40th Anniversary Hello Kitty Chogokin figure, as well as the brand new SDCC-exclusive Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary minifigures and trading cards by Upper Deck. These exclusives, along with a number of other Hello Kitty collectibles and props, were available throughout the show floor to help celebrate Hello Kitty’s landmark anniversary.

IMG_6993

Now that SDCC has finally come to an end, we’ve got a huge amount of photos and coverage to show off, so stay tuned!

Jul26

Hello Kitty celebrates anniversary at SDCC

2014 at 01:55 pm by admin | Comments Off

ArticleSDCCHelloKitty1

Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary is well underway this year, with a wide variety of events, exclusive releases, and even a new theme park in the United Kingdom. This weekend, Hello Kitty has brought the celebrations to this year’s San Diego Comic Con in a big way. A number of SDCC exclusives were released in commemoration of the event, and off-site activities and events were opened up alongside SDCC.

ArticleSDCCHelloKitty3
Within the convention center itself, Sanrio-themed exclusives will be available at several booths, and Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi will even be present throughout the event to sign autographs and greet fans! Some exclusives available at the event include Toynami’s Chun-Li themed Hello Kitty vinyl toy bank, Upper Deck’s SDCC-exclusive Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Mini-Figures and Trading Cards, and more. Tamashii-Nation’s Chogokin Hello Kitty robot figure, released this past June, has also made an appearance at the event, showing off its various alternate modes and articulation.

ArticleSDCCHelloKitty2

On top of that, VIZ Media has released an SDCC-exclusive early print of their upcoming “Hello Kitty, Hello 40″ tribute book at the event! This new book serves as a celebration of Hello Kitty as a character as well as a cultural icon, and features work done by comic artists, muralists, toy creators, authors, and fans from all over the world! This book, which is set to release in bookstores in October, is making an early debut at this year’s SDCC with an exclusive cover. Limited to only 250 copies, this book is a must-have for any Sanrio fan!

ArticleSDCCHelloKitty4

Sanrio has also opened up an offsite exhibit at the Interactive Zone in Petco Park, which is less than a mile from the San Diego Convention Center, where fans can meet Hello Kitty and take photo ops with the character. A number of events and activities will be available at the Interactive Zone as well, including free temporary tattoos and nail art from official Sanrio Tokyo artists. Hello Kitty still has a long way to go before her 40th anniversary is over, with more events like October’s Hello Kitty Con in the near future, so make sure to stay tuned for more news!

Page 4 of 5«12345»