Thursday, July 20, 2023

BLEACH In Matte Black Coffee

Looks like this collab comes a little after Anime Expo and misses Comic-Con, but nice for us here. If you like coffee and Bleach...the anime, the anime, then you're in for a treat.

VIZ Media's BLEACH take over at Matte Black Coffee
NOW until August 10th
 8500 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069 (in the Fred Segal shopping center)
"Matte Black Coffee and VIZ Media have partnered for the first time to deliver the collaboration of all BLEACH anime fans dreams - everyone’s favorite Soul Reaper, Ichigo, meets a culinary art experience. The lineup includes a custom co-branded menu inspired by BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War as well as limited-edition merchandise."
BLEACH Inspired Menu Items Include: "Ichigo's OJ Espresso", "Ichigo's Strawberry Lemonade", and “TYBW Toast - ABCookies style”
You wouldn't be too far from Pokémon x Kogei starting Tuesday.

July 25, 2023 to January 7, 2024

Woah, some what baffled that Japan House is exploring something so connected with modern anime and video game love. A fun looking art show of Pokemon made out of Japanese craft. Don't worry about missing it, it's staying here for months all the way into next year.

"Playful images of Pikachu, Rowlet, Litten and Popplio stencil-dyed onto silk cloth, a Charizard integrated into a large ceramic jar and a dazzling Jolteon sculpted from individual pieces of gold-and silver-plated copper hammered into the shape of lightning bolts – these are some of the ingenious creations in POKÉMON X KOGEI | Playful Encounters of Pokémon and Japanese Craft.

"Presented in three sections - Appearance, Stories, and Life – the exhibition features over 70 works and guides audiences to discover how Pokémon and the artists playfully challenge one another through craft. Featuring a Living National Treasure, the metal artist Morihito Katsura, as well as emerging artists like young metal artist Taiichiro Yoshida, the exhibition will also give audiences a view “behind the scenes” of craft techniques, and culminate in a stunning immersive installation."