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San-ei Boeki announced a line of All Star plushies, featuring a mix of characters from Mario and Kirby titles such as Rosalina, Hammer Bros, Dry Bones and even Kirby.

The plushies will ship around March 18th, and a deadline for pre-ordering the plushies is set for February 7th. You can order the plushies here, and view pictures of them in the gallery below.

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To celebrate Kirby’s 25th anniversary, special concerts have been announced for Japan. Two events are currently planned. In Tokyo, the concert will be held on April 16. Another event in Osaka is set for June 18.

It goes without saying that the purpose of the concert is to host performances of Kirby’s music over the years across various games. Moreover, it sounds like some developers will be speaking. Special goods will also be sold, though details are coming later.

Taizo Takemoto will be conducting the concert. The Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and Osaka Symphony Orchestra will be performing.

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Kirby is celebrating its 25th anniversary next year. In celebration of that, a new Japanese Twitter account is now open. Access it here. We should be hearing about plans for Kirby’s big anniversary in the months ahead.

Nintendo announced Goodbye! BoxBoy! yesterday, and opened a teaser site here. If you watch the little animation for just a short while, you’ll notice that Kirby appears. What’s up with that?

Kirby and BoxBoy! are made by the same developer. Is this just HAL Laboratory having some fun, or will Kirby be showing up in some fashion?

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

The Kirby Cafe has come to an end in Japan. However, a decision has been reached to make the merchandise available to a greater amount of fans.

Starting on November 23, a selection of goods from the Kirby Cafe will be sold at various retailers. This includes the special CD, “The Sound of Kirby Cafe”.

Physical stores that will be selling the CD and goods will be Yamashiroya, select Kiddy Land stores, and select Village Vanguard outlets. Online stores will be Amazon Japan and ebten, though the former will only sell the CD without any other items.

Items that will be also sold in stores other than Amazon:

Up until now, the Kirby Moretsu Pupupu Hour manga by Taniguchi Asami had been serialized in CoroCoro. However, it’ll be ending with the October 2016 issue of the magazine.

To replace that, a new Kirby manga series Manpuku Pupupu Fantasy by Takeuchi Ibuki will take over starting from the November 2016 issue. The next edition is due out on October 15.

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The Kirby Cafe debuted in Japan yesterday, with the first location opening in Osaka. Plenty of people stopped by and snapped photos of the venue. You can see what the Kirby Cafe looks like in the gallery below.

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When the Kirby Cafe opens in Japan next month, various goodies will be sold. Today, a new piece of merchandise was posted to the official website. Those who stop by will have a chance to purchase “The Sound of Kirby Cafe” CD for 1,800 yen.

Here are some samples:

And the lineup of tracks:

1. Green Greens
2. Buttery Building
3. Clash! Gourmet Race
4. Cloudy Park: Ripple Field
5. Forest – Nature Area
6. Air Ride: Sandora
7. Sky Tower
8. Mysterious Trap
9. Kirby Series Special Medley
10. Kirby vs. Zero Two
11. Milky Way Wishes: Staff Roll
12. Robobot Armor

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The official website for the Kirby Cafe is now open. Access it here.

Kirby aficionados in Japan will be able to attend the cafe during three different dates. A location in Osaka will be open on August 5, followed by Nagoya on August 24. It will also appear in Tokyo at some point.

Here’s a look at the menu:

Next month, a cafe with the theme of Kirby will open in Japan for a limited of time. Unsurprisingly, it’ll go by the name “Kirby Cafe”. Original goods exclusive to the cafe will also be sold here.

And that’s all we know for now! The official site is located here. We should have more information soon.

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