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Tachikawa Tourism and Convention Association “Monster No. 8 x Tachikawa City Defense Forces Holiday” event runs until June 30th!

Tachikawa Tourism and Convention Association
“Monster No. 8 x Tachikawa City Defense Members’ Holiday” event runs until June 30th!
The second part of POP UP SHOP starts on June 14th!
Tachikawa Tourism and Convention Association (Location: Tachikawa City, Tokyo / Chairman: Toshiro Yagi)
The event “Defense Forces Holiday” with the anime “Kaiju No. 8” will be held from Friday, April 26, 2024.
Additional event information and first half report have been announced. What is Kaiju No. 8 x Tachikawa City Defense Forces Day Off?
[Image 1:×1000.jpg] The anime “Kaiju No. 8” is a story that begins when the main character, Kafka Hibino, who gave up on joining the “Japan Defense Force” to subjugate monsters and works at a cleaning company specializing in monsters, starts chasing his dreams again.
This event was made possible because Tachikawa is one of the bases of the Japanese Defense Force, which Kafka aspires to join.
From Friday, April 26, 2024, we will be holding a POP UP SHOP, a stamp rally, and a life-size figure of Kaiju No. 8 and life-size character panels on display in Tachikawa City.
On Saturday, April 27th, we held an opening ceremony inviting Katsuya Fukunishi, who played the role of Kafka Hibino/Kaiju No. 8, and a business card handing out event to commemorate the 1st day of the POP UP SHOP manager.
[Event overview]
Event name: Kaiju No. 8 x Tachikawa City Defense Forces Day Off Event period: April 26, 2024 (Friday) to June 30, 2024 (Sunday) Location: Each facility in Tachikawa city
Hours: According to the business hours of each facility
Special page:
Official SNS (X):
POP UP SHOP will reopen with a new look from June 14th
[Image 2:×900.jpg] The POP UP SHOP, which was held at the event hall on the 3rd floor of the Juya Building, will start its second part on June 14th!
We are looking forward to your visit, not only selling limited goods but also renewing some of the exhibition contents.
[Event information]
Location: Event Hall, 3rd floor, Juya Building
Period: June 14, 2024 (Friday) to June 30, 2024 (Sunday) 11:00-19:00 ▽Click here for sales information
The special narration of POP UP SHOP has changed!
From June 14th (Friday) until the end of the POP UP SHOP, Kikoru Shinomiya will be in charge of broadcasting within the venue! We will inform you about event information and POP UP SHOP. It’s limited to the venue, so please come and have a listen!
POP UP SHOP Part 2 bonus is “special mini colored paper”
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Get one special mini colored paper for every 2,000 yen (tax included) you purchase from the POP UP SHOP!
*All 6 types will be handed out at random.
*Distribution will end as soon as it runs out.
*Special colored paper can only be distributed at POP UP SHOP. Win an autographed colored paper! hashtag campaign
To commemorate the start of Part 2 of POP UP SHOP, a gorgeous hashtag campaign will be held at X!
Five people will be selected by lottery to receive a colored paper autographed by the cast that is on display at the POP UP SHOP! Details on how to participate will be announced on the event’s official X account and special page on June 14th (Friday).
POP UP SHOP Part 1 bonus “Uchiwa” is now available at Kotobukiya Shops!
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POP UP SHOP The “fans” distributed as a purchase bonus for Part 1 will be distributed at Kotobukiya Shops as well!
We have also responded to the requests of those who have difficulty coming to Tachikawa, making it easier to receive them.
[Distribution information]
・Kotobukiya Online Shop
 May 31, 2024 (Friday) 12:00~
・Kotobukiya Akihabara-kan, Nihonbashi store
 Friday, June 7, 2024, when each store opens
[Distribution conditions]
One child will receive a random gift when purchasing 2,000 yen (tax included) of eligible products.
*Inventory status of products and benefits differs for each store. Please note. *The distribution of “fans” at the Tachikawa main store will end on June 13th (Thursday).
◤First half report◢
[April 27th (Sat)] Opening ceremony held
An opening ceremony was held on April 27th (Saturday) at the north-south free passageway of JR Tachikawa Station to commemorate the event “Monster No. 8 x Tachikawa City Defense Members’ Holiday”. Daishi Sakai, Mayor of Tachikawa, Katsuya Fukunishi (voice actor for Kaiju No. 8/Kafka Hibino) gave greetings, and a photo shoot for the press was held.
[Image 5:×900.jpg] From left: Toshiro Yagi (Chairman of the Tachikawa Tourism and Convention Association), Shin Domon (JR Tachikawa Station Manager), Daishi Sakai (Mayor of Tachikawa), Katsuya Fukunishi (Voice actor for Kaiju No. 8/Kafka Hibino), Hiroyo Shimizu (Deputy Director of Juya Co., Ltd.) President) -Title omitted-
[April 27th (Saturday)] Katsuya Fukunishi assumed the position of POP UP SHOP manager on the 1st
Katsuya Fukunishi was appointed as the one-day store manager for the POP UP SHOP held at the event hall on the 3rd floor of the Juya Building on Saturday, April 27th!
On the 1st, we held a store manager business card handing out event, where we carefully handed out a special business card to each customer who came on the day.
During the break from the handing over event, the students actively participated in stamp rallies, signed life-sized panels, and toured the POP UP SHOP venue.
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↑Mr. Fukunishi goes around the city while participating in stamp rallies. There are also signs on the life-sized panels installed.
[Image 7:×900.jpg] ↑Mr. Fukunishi welcomes customers at the handing over event venue
[Image 8:×900.jpg] ↑Visit the POP UP SHOP venue and thoroughly promote the products [April 26th (Friday) – May 9th (Thursday)] Commercial will be broadcast on ISETAN TACHIKAWA VISION
[Image 9:×2600.jpg] The commercial will be aired at ISETAN TACHIKAWA VISION at the north exit of JR Tachikawa Station from April 26th (Friday) to May 9th (Thursday).
Katsuya Fukunishi introduced the POP UP SHOP in a narration. People who happened to be passing by at the same time that the commercial was being aired stopped and took a look.
The commercial will be broadcast again from June 14th (Friday). [From May 1st (Wednesday)] Event flags will be displayed on Sunsun Road
[Image 10:×736.jpg] Event flags have been displayed on Sun Sun Road since May 1st (Wednesday). Flags of all seven types of Kaiju No. 8 characters will decorate Sunsun Road. Posting period is until June 30th (Sunday)
What is Kaiju No. 8?
[Image 11:×562.jpg] A world where monsters threaten people on a daily basis.
Kafka Hibino aspired to join the Japan Defense Force to subdue monsters, but before he knew it, he gave up on that dream and started working at a cleaning company specializing in monsters.
“Let’s annihilate all the monsters together.”
Kafka begins to pursue his dreams once again after seeing the success of his childhood friend Mina Aheki, the commander of the 3rd unit, and meeting his junior colleague Reno Ichikawa, who is aiming to join the Defense Force.
However, just then, a mysterious small monster transforms him into a monster with great power!
Kafka, who was nicknamed “Monster No. 8” and was chased by all of Japan, did not give up on his dream of becoming a defense member and faced the monster disaster.
■Broadcast information
Every Saturday from 23:00 starting April 13th
Broadcast on TV Tokyo network and others
Worldwide real-time distribution on X (Twitter)
■Sponsored by
Tachikawa Tourism and Convention Association
Tachikawa City
Tachikawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tachikawa Shopping District Promotion Association Federation Tachikita area management
Anime “Kaiju No. 8” Production Committee
Juya Co., Ltd.
This project is being carried out using the Tokyo Tourism Foundation Tourism Town Development Support Project Grant.
*“Monster No. 8 x Tachikawa City Defense Members’ Holiday” event details announced (pdf) *When using this release,
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