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April 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of its appearance, and so far, "↑↑↓↓←→←→BA" 35th Anniversary Limited Shop" has been held in Akihabara, Tokyo from October to November 2021, and in January 2022, a collaboration café will be held in Akihabara. In January 2022, a collaboration café will be held in Akihabara, Tokyo, and a street wagon will be exhibited in Tokyo Station Ichibangai.
We would like to say that we are entering our 36th anniversary in April 2022, but since the FC version of "Gradius" was first released on April 25, 1986, we will be celebrating 35 years until April 25!
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of "↑↑↓↓←→←→BA", a pop-up store will be open in Shinjuku!
The last of the 35th anniversary! New goods will also be available!
The pop-up store "↑↑↓↓←→←→←→BA 35th x THE CHARA SHOP " will open to mark the end of the 35th anniversary!
In addition to the chance to purchase the 35th anniversary items sold at the previous pop-up stores, there will also be new merchandise.
Designed by illustrator and pixel artist Yuki Nanami(@yuki77mi ), the lineup includes
- Sticker (set of 6 designs): 550 yen (tax included)
- Postcard set (set of 6 designs): 660 yen (tax included)
- Acrylic stand (6 kinds) : 1,320 yen each (including tax)
- Clear file (6 kinds) : 440 yen each (including tax)
- Commemorative key chain (total 6 kinds) : 1,320 yen each (including tax)
- Long T-shirts (all 6 kinds): 3,850 yen each (tax included)
All of these items are suitable for closing out the 35th anniversary!
The motifs of "Gradius," "E-al Kung Fu," "Talking Parodius," "Twinbee," and "Ganbare Goemon," as well as Nanami Yuki's pixel-art, give a sense of nostalgia. I'd like to have at least one of each of her pixel art designs, because of its nostalgic coloring and charm!
And with plastic models of aircraft from popular Konami shooting games such as "Winby," "Guinevere," and "Big Viper" on display and for sale, it will be hard to find a reason not to go.
The "↑↑↓↓←→←→BA 35th x THE CHARA SHOP" will be held at THE CHARA SHOP on the 6th floor of Shinjuku Marui Annex from Monday, April 11, 2022 toTuesday, April 26, 2022, the day of the 36th anniversary!
Let's celebrate the end of the 35th anniversary together with all Konami fans!
For more details, please visit the "↑↑↓↓↓←→←→BA 35th x THE CHARA SHOP" special site!