Posts Tagged ‘october’


Sanrio’s Pompompurin set to decorate McDonald’s food

2016 at 06:25 pm by admin | Comments Off


After winning this year’s Sanrio Character Ranking, adorable dog character Pompompurin is now set to appear on an undisclosed McDonald’s menu item this October! This fun activity comes as a collaboration between McDonald’s and Sanrio, and a teaser site is currently letting fans guess as to which of the 5 potential Pompompurin-themed items will appear on the menu on October 14th. The choices range from sensible to outlandish, and include items like a standard McDonald’s hamburger with Pompompurin’s visage emblazoned upon the bun and a custard McFlurry, to wacky items like crème caramel-flavored chicken nuggets and even a specialty burger featuring a caramel flan patty inside! Which item will make it to Japanese McDonalds later this month? You can check the official website, seen here, to see and vote on your choices, with the results being published on October 7th!


Patlabor reboot coming this fall

2016 at 04:22 pm by admin | Comments Off


Coming off the heels of the 2014 live-action adaptation of the classic manga and anime Patlabor, anime project Japan Animator Expo has announced that a short animated reboot of Patlabor will release this fall! The project, headed by Hideki Anno’s Studio Khara, will debut at Japan Animator Expo’s week-long screening event starting on October 15th. Featuring a fresh look at the characters and scenario of the late 1980s franchise, the Patlabor short will feature the return of Patlabor’s original scriptwriter and composer, along with other big names in the anime industry!


Halloween Recap & Contest Results

2015 at 10:10 pm by admin | Comments Off


This Halloween was a blast for TOMODACHI, thanks to everyone who showed up at both of our retail locations! We had a great time handing out candy to all of our guests, plus we got to check out all of your awesome costumes! Our trick-or-treat events went off without a hitch, and it was all thanks to all of our fans and customers!

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The costume contest went well too, with a bunch of fans turning up with awesome and creative outfits to celebrate the spooky holiday. And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for; here are the results of our Halloween Costume Contest!


Grand Prize (1 winner) – Jumbo Rilakkuma plush/4ft tall ($250 value)
Ray Fuller


1st Place (1 winner) – one Rilakkuma Kigurumi/onesie ($100 value)
Laura Novatney


2nd Place (2 winners) – one Totoro backpack/8″ x 10″ x5″ ($75 value)
Wendy Lindberg

2nd place

3rd Place (10 winners) – one Popin’ Cooking do-it-yourself candy kit ($10 value)
Bella Lor
Ashley Lauren Pew

Winners must come and claim their prizes at our Mall of America location by 7PM on Sunday, November 8th. Thank you so much to everyone who came out and celebrated Halloween with us, and we can’t wait to see you all again very soon!


Brand new San-X merchandise at TOMODACHI

2015 at 03:31 pm by admin | Comments Off


Just in time for the autumn season, TOMODACHI has received a ton of new San-X merchandise and collectibles! The new merchandise features a wide assortment of San-X characters, including Rilakkuma, Kutusita Nyanko, and the new line of sushi-themed “Things in the Corner” characters. With new additions like notebooks, pencils, keychains, bowls, molds, and more, make sure to come check out the new assortment at our Mall of America location now, while supplies last!










YAMAHA’s musical chairs take the stage in October

2015 at 02:43 pm by admin | Comments Off


Known for their work with the vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku, automobile and tech company YAMAHA will once again bring their technical expertise to the field of music this wall with a unique new musical wheelchair! The chair, which is called &Y01 or Andy 01, designed this wheelchair with ease of use in mind, as well as combining it with percussion instruments. The design of the chair was based around the eighth note often seen on traditional music staffs, with the large sail on the back made to emulate the wavy line of the note. The chairs will debut in a concert titled “Slow Movement -The Eternal Symphony-”, which will debut at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan on October 3rd. With the goal of making music accessible to all people regardless of condition, these unique wheelchairs will hopefully lead to new innovations in combining music into our daily lives in unexpected ways.



Animation Show of Shows to hit theaters nationwide

2015 at 10:59 am by admin | Comments Off


“The Animation Show of Shows” has been an annual event in which animators from all over the world participate in a collection of animated shorts, which is them shown at school and studios across the nation. Now, this year’s edition of “The Animation Show of Shows” will make its way onto the silver screen for the very first time by debuting in theaters! This year’s collection marks the 17th version of “The Animation Show of Shows” since the collection’s debut in 1998, and features 11 animated shorts from artists from Ireland, France, Russia, Switzerland, Australia, Iran, and the United States. This annual gathering of international art, curated Acme Filmworks founder Ron Diamond, has been dedicated to spreading the word on unique, small-scale solo animators and teams, and hopes to inspire and enrich both professionals as well as the everyday spectator seeing animated shorts like these for the very first time. “The Animation Show of Shows” begins its big-screen debut on September 24th, airing for a week at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, California. It will then take to the road across October and November, showing off the film in select theaters across the nation. To find out more about future screenings of the Animation Show, as well as previous iterations of this annual collection, check out their official website here!


TOMODACHI Halloween 2014 Trick or Treat event

2014 at 04:52 pm by admin | Comments Off


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!