Nintendo Apply For Pikmin Trademark

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a new trademark (商願2019-158450) in Japan for PIKMIN for approximately 200 purposes related to merchandising. Other new applications made on the same date are for ANIMAL CROSSING, SPLATOON, and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, with all three other trademarks consistent with goods sold at Nintendo TOKYO. Actual Pikmin application added below thanks to J-PlatPat (the other three are essentially the same).

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Animal Crossing at World Hobby Fair

Nintendo have announced that Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be at World Hobby Fair Winter ’20 at the Nagoya Dome on 19 January, Makuhari Messe on 25-26 January, Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome on 02 February, and Kyocera Dome Osaka on 09 February. There will be photo opportunities with Tom, Timmy, and Tommy Nook (plus likely Isabelle and K.K. Slider) and a lottery for an Animal Crossing towel. The game will not be playable. See this post for what to expect from the dates. Nintendo Live 2019 photos added below…

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Mini Erasers with Mini Bottles

Nintendo are selling Tsume Tsume Keshigomu at Nintendo TOKYO where you fill a mini bottle up with mini erasers for just ¥440. There are 24 kinds of erasers including Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, and Splatoon series. Read our previous posts about Nintendo TOKYO here. More images added below…

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Original Animal Crossing Wallpaper

The latest My Nintendo reward for Japan is Original Animal Crossing Wallpaper with three New Year’s designs featuring Isabelle, K.K. Slider, and Timmy & Tommy Nook each priced at 50 x (Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp) Platinum Points. Check out the full list of available rewards for Japan here and both the available sizes and example images below…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Lottery

BANDAI SPIRITS’s Ichiban KUJI brand are holding an Atsumare Doubutsu no Mori (Animal Crossing: New Horizons) lottery at 7-Eleven and Ito-Yokado stores across Japan from 21 March 2020 priced at ¥650 per go with prizes including Timmy & Tommy Tissue Case, Leisure Rug, Cooler Bag, Clear Bottle, Clear Pouch, Stackable Mug, Design Towel, and Mini Table. Post to be updated with lottery items when available.

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Animal Crossing Jump Festa Details

Nintendo have announced further details of Animal Crossing: New Horizons briefing at Jump Festa ’20 later this month with a lottery for an Animal Crossing towel, photo opportunities with Tom, Tommy, & Timmy Nook, plus a stage show where Jump voice actors play Nintendo Switch games! Read the full translation below thanks to BlackKite, plus images from Nintendo Live 2019..

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Animal Crossing Manga announced

Ciao comic will be debuting an Animal Crossing comic strip in its February 2020 issue out in Japan on 28 December. The manga by artist Minori Katou is called Atsumare Doubutsu no Mori: Nonbiri Shima Dayori and features a protagonist named Hana with her struggles on an unpopulated island. Thanks to Anime News Network.

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My Nintendo Calendar & Animal Crossing Pochi Bags

New physical rewards are available at My Nintendo in Japan with a My Nintendo Original Calendar 2020 and Animal Crossing Pochi Bags. A Wrapping Bag & Message Card set will also be available directly from the My Nintendo Store. All rewards are redeemable with Platinum Points and a ¥550 domestic shipping fee at the My Nintendo Store. Check out the full list of rewards available in Japan here. Images added below…

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