Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2017 Official Goods

This weekend, the 3rd  – 4th June 2017 is the Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2017 taking place at the Chiba Prefecture Makuhari Seaside Park! We’re going to have a couple of limited items on sale at the event, so I thought I would give a quick look at them!

First up we have a miniature version of the one and only Japanese Red Bull Air Race pilots 2017 season aircraft, the Red Bull Air Race Team Yoshi Muroya Commemorative Aircraft Model 2017 Ver.!

The packaging makes use of the same light green used on the aircraft itself!

The window on the back features a print of this year’s Team Yoshi logo. The included pylons simply need to be pushed into the little bases to complete a miniature track for the plane!

▲ The base includes the Good Smile Company logo as well as “2017” to give it that limited edition feel!

Depending on how you arrange the bases you can form all sorts of different air gates.

▲ Display two together like this for the start or finish line!

The entire model is around 10cm in width – around palm-sized and easy to put on display in various different places!

We will also be selling two more Good Smile Company products at the event:

Left: Red Bull Air Race transforming plane
Center: Red Bull Air Race transforming mini plane

In addition, there will also be a selection of Chiba exclusive goods produced by GSC!

▼ New Goods for 2017

Chiba Original Tote Bag 2017 – ¥3,000
Chiba Original long towel 2017 – ¥1,500
Chiba Original face towel 2017 – ¥2,000
Chiba Original Towel with hood 2017 – ¥3,500

Chiba Original Tote Bag 2017 – ¥3,000

A rather simple design with different colored parallelograms overlapping for a stylish design that can easily be used when out and about!

There is lots of space to carry any towels, drinks or anything else you might need when going to watch sports like the air race, with some extra space for souvenirs!

Chiba Original long towel 2017 – ¥1,500

A long towel perfect for events and festivals! You can wrap it around your neck like a scarf and wipe away and excess sweat!

Chiba Original face towel 2017 – ¥2,000

A simple yet stylish face towel to remember your time at the Air Race! The logo is included but rather small allowing it to be used for all sorts of things.

Chiba Original Towel with hood 2017 – ¥3,500

A towel with a hood for shade! Helps against the harmful rays of the run while also giving you a way to dry up some of the sweat from the heat! It’s great for use at the event itself and can easily be used at other outdoor events as well!

▲The tag is proof of the event and is printed on nice and clearly!

If you are interested in attending the Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2017 you can still purchase tickets at the event! See below for more information on what to expect!


Date   Preliminary: 3rd June / Finals: 4th JuneTime 10:00 Open, Race Start 13:00, Race End 16:00
* Race may be suspended due to poor course conditions.

Race Area: Chiba Prefecture Makuhari Seaside Park
Hibino, Mihama Ward, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture 261-0021

Redbull Air Race Japan Executive Committee
(Good Smile Company, Lawson HMV Entertainment, Air Race Japan)

Special Support  Chiba City, Urayasu City

Support  Austrian Embassy, Chiba Prefecture, Asahi Newspaper, TOKYO FM, InterFM 897, bayfm

National Partners    FALKEN, AVIREX, JTB, LEXUS

Event Ambassador    GLAY

Event Official Supporter  Hisashi Yamada

Global Partners    Hamilton, RAUCH, air bp, DHL

Event Inquiries
KYODO TOKYO. TEL:0570-550-799 (Weekdays 11:00 – 18:00 / Weekends 10:00 – 18:00)

Ticket Inquiries
Lawson Ticket. TEL 0570-084-615 (10:00 – 20:00)

 You can find out more on the official page below!

⇒ Official Site:
⇒ Tournament Site:


Suwabe / twitterID:@gsc_suwabe
English Updates: @gsc_kevin


Hello everyone! Suwabe here, a member of the Red Bull Air Race executive committee! (@rbar_jp_gsc)

The Red Bull Air Race 2016 Chiba is now just nine days away! Just like last year, Good Smile Company is a member of the executive committee for the event! Today I’m going to be taking over the blog to introduce everyone to the event!! (/・ω・)/

The Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2016 !


– Date –

Qualifier: 4th June 2016
Finals: 5th June 2016

※No postponement for rain, but may be cancelled in stormy weather.
※The schedule may be subject to change.

– Times –

 Opens: 10:00 / Race Start: 13:00 / Race End: 16:00

– Location –

Makuharikaihin Prefectural Park

– Content – 

Official World Championship recognised by The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). World’s top-class 14 pilots will take part in this race which is the 3rd stop of 8 races across the world.

– Organization –

Red Bull Air Race Executive Committee
(Good Smile Company, Lawson HMW Entertainment, Zepp Live, Air Race Japan)

– Special Support –

Chiba City, Urayasu

– Sponsors – 

The Austrian Embassy, Chiba Prefectural Government, Red Bull Air Race Chiba Support Association

– National Partners –


– Global Partners –


You can see the reports of last year’s race here!

Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2015 Report #1: Makuhari Event
Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2015 Report #2: Urayasu Hanger


◎ Buy Tickets!

In order to get into the event you need to buy tickets before hand! There are various different areas all with different price tags!

|д゚) Note that you can’t get into the event without a ticket! 

The tickets cover six different areas and come in three different types: 2 DAYS/1DAY (Qualifier) /1DAY (Finals). A lot of ticket types have already sold out, but there are still other types available, so those who are still interested in going to the event be sure to take a look at the ticket sales page here:

(ΦωΦ)/ Personally I think the Qualifier B Area for Photographers looks interesting! You can easily see the full course for all sorts of photos!


◎ Make Preparations!

(੭ु´・ω・`)੭ु⁾ Preparing before you go to the event will make it all the more enjoyable! 

★ How the Race Works

The pilots all race through the course set out with pylons, avoiding penalties while aiming for the fastest time. The same pilots take part in each of the eight race venues and receive points based on their performance in each race. The pilot with the most points at the end is crowned the champion! The Chiba race is the third race, and the scores at this point after the first two races are as follows… 

More About Each Pilot can be Found Here:

(ΦωΦ)/ Japan’s Yoshihide Muroya is currently in 11th place!
I hope his homeland will provide him with a good 3rd race!! \(ΦωΦ)

▲ Yoshihide Muroya at Fukushima’s Air Show! 
Below is the racetrack layout for the Chiba race! I can’t wait to see the planes flying through it!

( ˘ω˘ )/ The Start/Finish line is just in front of the B Area!

You’ll be able to see the results right in front of you!! The family area has a nice rise for the planes which should also be amazing to see and hear up close!

★ About the Venue

Before heading out to the venue be sure to confirm the rule of the venue! I a lot of questions have been answered over on the FAQs – Race page!

Other than the lounge tickers with a parking ticket included, there is no parking available, so it’s recommended to use public transport to get the event venue! The closest station is Kaihim Makuhari station, and the QVC Marine Field bus leaving from the south exit will be running from 09:00 to 13:30 on the day of the race, so it should be easy to get there! Note that the access gate depends on your type of ticket, so be sure to confirm that ahead of time! (`・ω・´)

◎ Buy Goodies!

There are lots of T-shirts, towels and other goodies to remember the event by on sale at the event! They will also be useful to have at the event, so I’m looking forward to picking them up!

( ;∀;) “I always end up buying way too much without thinking…!” ・・

The sales list of official goods at the event has been revealed! A total of 49 different items to choose from!

▲ The Chiba Limited goods were designed by Good Smile Company staff!

(ΦωΦ)/ Buying too many items at the event might make it hard to carry them home!

There will also be a sales site to purchase them ahead of time if you’d rather not carry them around with you at the event! You can see the full line-up on the following site: (Japanese)

Sales areas will be in all the different areas, but certain items may not be available in certain areas! Keep your eyes on this Twitter account for sales information: @rbar_jp_gsc!

◎ Enjoy the Side Acts!

The Makuharikaihin Prefectural Park has various side acts going on between races in the air, on land and at sea!

(*’▽’)/ Enjoy a relaxing time watching the side acts while you’re waiting for the next race to start!

FMX, PARKOUR, JET DECK, STREET SESSION STAGE and more will all be performing some amazing looking acts!

You can find out more about the acts here:

Plus there will also be this special event by the national partner XFLAG….

XFLAG™ presents Pylon Strike!

Normally hitting the pylons in a race lowers your points… but this side act will instead have the planes heading straight for the pylons?!

(; ・`д・´) I can’t really picture how it will turn out… which makes me really look forward to seeing it!

◎ Foot Court!

Around 80 different stalls are planned to be open at the event! This photo is from last year’s race! 

Enjoy Taco rice, roast beef and rice, Okinawan soba noodles, Hakata fried chicken, Fujinomiya yakisoba, octopus balls, eel and many more popular Japanese meals! There are also all kinds of snacks such as mango shaved ice, shaved frozen strawberries, churros and crepes! In addition there will also be standard well known stores like Pizza-La, Yoshinoya, Coco Ichibanya and Lawson! (*’▽’)

(/・ω・)/ I have no idea what I’ll end up picking to eat! There is too much to choose from!! But that’s one of the fun things about the event!

◎ Meet the Race Queens!

The very first Air Race Queens to make the Red Bull Air Race even more exciting!! Four lovely image girls as sort of mascots for the event, as well as 14 cheerleaders that will be cheering on the pilots for the races!!

( ♡∀♡)/ Plus some of you may know two of the four image girls! 
They are also part of the Racing Miku Race Queen team!
Noa Mizutani & Tsukasa Arai!


Votes for the best of the 14 cheerleaders are currently going on online, and these results will be combined with votes on the day to decide the ‘Princess of the Sky’ – The Air Race Queen Champion!  The winner will be announced on the day of the finals right at the event!

You can currently vote over at the website below! (`・ω・´)


(ΦωΦ) There we have it! My quick summary of the Air Race!! I hope it was useful for someone out there!!

Finally some quick promotion!★

These three GSC products are currently up for preorder! They will also be on sale at the event itself!!

Red Bull Air Race Team Yoshi Muroya Commemorative Aircraft Model

I look forward to seeing you all again next week! (*´ω`*)

Corporate Planning Division / Suwabe / Twitter ID:@gsc_suwabe
English Updates: @gsc_kevin

Red Bull Air Race: Chiba – Latest News Updates!

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I really don’t like the feeling of ‘floating’ when in an aeroplane. I always try my best to be sleeping before takeoff… (θωθ)

Anyway! Today I’m going to be taking a look at some news around the event that Good Smile Company is very involved with…

Red Bull Air Race: Chiba 2015

I’m sure most of you already know, but a quick recap for those who are out of the loop! The three-dimensional, world’s fastest motor sports series, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship’s 2015 season second race will be taking place in Japan for the very first time at Kaihim Makuhari Park in Chiba prefecture!

Good Smile Company’s CEO Aki-san has taken the place of ‘Tournament Executive Producer’ for the event! Before I get onto the latest news about the event, let’s first have a little recap! (。・ω・)ノ゙

△ We had one of the racing places on display at Winter WonFes!

What is the Red Bull Air Race?

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is an official World Championship, accredited by the FAI – The World Air Sports Federation.

Since it was officially launched, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship has become globally renowned as the fastest and most exhilarating motor-sport on the planet.

Devised by the Red Bull sports think-tank, the initial goal was to create the most advanced aerial challenge the world had ever seen; what has evolved into the Red Bull Air Race we know today has far exceeded any original expectations.

It is a visual spectacle unlike any other. A combination of high speed, low altitude and extreme manoeuvrability make it only accessible to the world’s most exceptional pilots.

12 pilots are competing in the Master Class category in eight races across the globe for the title of 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Champion. The objective is to navigate an aerial racetrack featuring air-filled pylons in the fastest possible time, incurring as few penalties as possible. Pilots can win World Championship points at each race and the pilot with the most points after the last race of the season becomes the Red Bull Air Race World Champion.


In other words!! (●´ω`●)

The world’s fastest, three dimensional

Aeroplane Race!!

You have to see it to believe it!
So here you are! Here is a video showing some of the excitement!

I get goosebumps every time I watch that video!!

Even this short trailer is filled with excitement, just imagine how exciting the event is going to be in May!! Recently there have been various amazing announcements surrounding the race, so I’m here to summarize all the information for everyone! (`・ω・´)ゞ

#1: Standard Ticket Sales Open!

As of yesterday, the 1st March 2015, all tickets other than the Premium Sky Lounge have opened up for standard sales!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

The 1 DAY Tickets are also now available! 

* Includes FamilyMart tickets.
* Certain areas may not be available if sold out during pre-sales.

Be sure to check out the official website below for more information about tickets and prices!

#2: Tournament Theme Song: B’z – Las Vegas!

The popular band B’z will have their new song as the tournament theme song!!

That lovely singing voice, amazing guitar and catchy melody… listen to the them song ‘Las Vegas’ below! ☆

Ooooh!! Now I’m even more excited!!

For those of you who are wondering why it’s called Las Vegas… the final race of the season championship this year will be held in Las Vegas!!  <○><○>

#3: A Message from Yoshihide Muroya, the only Japanese Pilot in the Championship! 

△ A photo from the press conference in November

The very first Asian competitor in the Red Bull Air Race was in 2009 – Yoshihide Muroya! He was also selected as one of the 12 master class pilots for the 2014 Red Bull Air Race! Take a look at his message below!! ☆

I look forward to cheering for him at the event!! (。・ω・)ノ゙

#4: All Races to be Aired on TV!

Starting with the Abu Dhabi race which has already ended, all eight races including those here in Japan are scheduled to be broadcast on NHK!

You can enjoy the high-speed races all over the world right from your own comfortable home!! (*´Д`)=з

The first of which will be a broadcast of last month’s race! You can watch it on the 7th March from 23:00 ~ 24:50 on NHK BS-1!

Air Race World Championship 2015 in Abu Dhabi

If you’re even a little interested, be sure to take a look!! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

Additionally, there will also be a documentary about Yoshihide Muroya coming up some time in March! I’ll be updating more about the races on my Twitter account, so be sure to follow if you want updates!

Red Bull Air Race Official Site:
Red Bull Air Race Official Twitter:
Red Bull Air Race Official Facebook:

#5: Official Online Shop Open!!


Various official goods can be purchased from the store! Be sure to grab some in preparation for the big event!! 

Finally a quick RED BULL AIR RACE CHIBA 2015 Summary! 

Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2015

16th May 2015 (Preliminary)
17th May 2015 (Official Race)
Should the 17th have poor weather, the race will be delayed to the 18th May.

Kaihim Makuhari Park (Chiba)

FAI (The World Air Sports Federation) accredited aeroplane championship race. This will be the second of eight races around the world. The races will be done by 14 top race pilots.

Red Bull Air Race Japan Committee
Lawson HMV Entertainment
Air Race Japan

Official Partners:

Special Support:
Chiba City

Chiba Prefecture, Australian Embassy, Red Bull Air Race Committee

– Official Site –

– Ticket Purchases –

I’ll be sure to bring more updates as soon as I hear about them!!  ♪

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Finally some quick figure news! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

Up for preorder from tomorrow is none other than…

Nendoroid Kotori Itsuka!♡

From the popular anime based on a light novel of the same name, ‘Date A Live II’ comes a Nendoroid of Kotori Itsuka in her spirit form! She comes with both a combat expression overflowing with confidence, as well as an awakened expression ready for destruction.

Optional parts include her battle-axe ‘Camael’ along with flaming effect parts to connect to the blade. Alternate parts that allow you to display the weapon in ‘Megiddo’ cannon form are also included. The raiment parts that flow around her are made from a soft material, ensuring they do not get in the way of any poses! Enjoy recreating various scenes with Kotori, and be sure to display her with the other characters from the series!

Oooooh!! Finally!!! (´□`。)

Be sure to check out the GSC Website tomorrow for more information!!

But that’s not all… I also get the feeling a rather adorable character is going to be going up for rerelease as well…!!

Check the website tomorrow for more info!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

( ・∀・) .。0 (All this Red Bull Air Race news…)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (… makes me want to go watch Porco Rosso!)
∪( ∪ ∪

See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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