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[3/23/2016] Softbank Hawks: Taka-no Saiten 2016 Uniforms

by on Mar.23, 2016 @ 7:38 pm, under NPB
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The Softbank Hawks unveiled their Taka-no Saiten 2016 uniforms on March 23. Tsuyoshi Wada and Yuya Hasegawa modeled the uniforms for the press. The team will wear the uniform during fourteen home games between June 27 and August 18 (including eight Taka-no Saiten games).

The official name for the design is Champion Blue 2016. The colors are based on the 2015 Nippon Series Champions pennant and represents the team's desire to win a third straight championship.

Taka-no Saiten 2016:

  • June 27 at Tokyo Dome
  • July 18-19 at YafuOku Dome
  • July 20 at Kitakyushu
  • July 22-24 at YafuOku Dome
  • August 18 at Kyocera Dome

Replica uniforms will be given away to fans that attend Taka-no Saiten games (does not include visiting team cheer seat ticket holders).

Source: official announcement (uniforms), official announcement (press conference)

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[3/3/2016] Nippon Ham Fighters: We Love Hokkaido Uniform

by on Mar.03, 2016 @ 11:36 pm, under NPB
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The Fighters unveiled an alternate uniform inspired by the Hokkaido Shinkansen earlier today. The team will wear the uniform during their We Love Hokkaido Series this year in May. They will also wear the uniform on March 26 as part of a promotional campaign -- the new line officially begins operations on the same day.

Schedule

  • March 26 against Lotte at QVC Marine
  • May 3-5 against Softbank at Sapporo Dome
  • May 6-8 against Seibu at Seibu Prince Dome
  • May 10-11 against Orix at Tokyo Dome
  • May 13-15 against Seibu at Sapporo Dome
  • May 17-19 against Softbank at Kitakyushu Stadium/YafuOku Dome
  • May 21-22 against Rakuten at Sapporo Dome
  • May 24, 26 against Lotte at Sapporo Dome/Hakodate Chiyodai Stadium

Source: official announcement

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[2/18/2016] Yakult Swallows: Tokyo EMPower Uniform

by on Feb.19, 2016 @ 12:02 am, under NPB
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The Swallows unveiled the 2016 Tokyo EMPower Uniform they will be wearing for the Tokyo Series, Tokyo ENProject, and Tokyo ENNichi events this year. The uniform was designed by Masashi Larry Oiwa. Tetsuto Yamada, Shingo Kawabata, and Kazuhiro Hatakeyama modeled the uniforms for the press on February 17.

Source: official announcement

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[2/10/2016] Hanshin Tigers: Kiryu Line Uniform 2016

by on Feb.11, 2016 @ 2:12 am, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers unveiled special retro uniforms for their first round of the Classic Series against the Yomiuri Giants (April 26-28). The uniforms are based on the popular Kiryu Line uniforms from the mid to late 1970s. The uniforms were modeled by Hiroki Uemoto and Ryota Imanari.

Source: official announcement

[2/10/2016] Chiba Lotte Marines: Marine Festa 2016 Uniforms

by on Feb.11, 2016 @ 2:04 am, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines unveiled their new Marine Festa uniforms on February 10. The uniforms were modeled by first round draft pick Taiga Hirasawa and third round draft pick Kakeru Narita.

The design symbolizes the fresh upcoming faces in the organization, as well as the bay/sea near QVC Marine. The gradation represents the wide open skies above the sea.

Marine Festa Schedule

  • April 24 against Orix
  • May 29 against Softbank
  • June 12 against Yakult
  • July 31 against Rakuten
  • August 14 against Softbank
  • September 25 against Orix

Fans attending games on April 24 and July 31 will receive a free replica uniform.

Source: official announcement, Marine Festa Information, Daily Sports 2/10/2016

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[2/5/2016] Hanshin Tigers: UruTora Yellow Uniforms

by on Feb.05, 2016 @ 7:54 pm, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers unveiled the 2016 UruTora alternate uniforms on February 5. Minoru Iwata and Ryota Arai modeled the uniforms for the press.

The uniforms will be worn during UruTora-no Natsu 2016.

  • July 26-28 vs Yakult
  • July 29-31 vs Chunichi

The uniforms will also be worn during a series against Yakult (May 6-8) as a preview.

Source: official announcement

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[1/31/2016] Hanshin Tigers 2016 Road Uniforms

by on Jan.31, 2016 @ 7:36 pm, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers unveiled their 2015 road uniforms earlier today. Kosuke Fukudome and Atsushi Nomi modeled the new look for the press.

The grey is taken from the uniforms used between 2002 and 2005. The black raglan sleeves provide a sharp and powerful look. The Tigers will begin taking orders for pro collection uniforms at their online shop on February 1. Replica uniforms, caps, and other items will become available in early April.

Source: official announcement

[1/30/2016] Chunichi Dragons: 2016 Alternate and Summer Uniforms

by on Jan.30, 2016 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB
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The Chunichi Dragons unveiled their 2016 Alternate and Summer uniforms on January 30.

The Alternate uniforms (blue) will be worn during ShoRyu Day at Nagoya Dome:

  • vs Yakult Swallows on April 22 (Friday)
  • vs Yomiuri Giants on May 20 (Friday)
  • vs Hanshin Tigers on July 3 (Sunday)
  • vs Yakult Swallows on August 11 (Thursday)

The color of the uniform is based on what was used in 1974. The gold used in the trim and letters represents the burning desire to win and has ties to this year's slogan, RyuKonNenSho (竜魂燃勝). Replica uniforms will be given away to fans with tickets to the game.

The Summer uniforms (white) will be worn during summer home games at Nagoya Dome:

  • July 22-24 vs Yakult Swallows
  • July 26-28 vs Yokohama Bay Stars
  • August 2-3 vs Yomiuri Giants
  • August 9-10 vs Yakult Swallows
  • August 16-18 vs Yomiuri Giants
  • August 19-21 vs Yokohama Bay Stars
  • August 26-28 vs Hiroshima Carp
  • August 30-31 vs Hanshin Tigers

Source: official announcement (alternate), official announcement (summer)

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[1/25/2016] Chiba Lotte Marines unveil All For Chiba alternate uniforms

by on Jan.25, 2016 @ 8:51 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines unveiled the alternate uniforms they will be wearing during the All For Chiba Series this year.

All For Chiba Series (twelve games)

  • April 9 against Seibu
  • May 7-8 against Orix
  • June 11 against Yakult
  • July 3 against Orix
  • August 2-4 against Nippon Ham
  • September 2-4 against Seibu
  • September 22 against Rakuten

Fans attending games on May 7 and June 11 will receive a free replica uniform.

Source: official announcement, All For Chiba

[UPDATE 2/1 @ 11:13pm]

The alternate uniforms will also be worn during the Saitama vs Chiba Series (five games).

  • June 25-26 against Seibu at Seibu Prince Dome
  • September 2-4 against Seibu at QVC Marine Field (previously All For Chiba Series)

Source: official announcement

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[1/24/2016] Orix Buffaloes: Orihime, Oritachi Alternate Uniforms

by on Jan.24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes unveiled new alternate uniforms for Bs Ori Hime Day 2016, Bs Ori Tachi Day 2016, and Bs Ori Hime & Ori Tachi Day 2016. The new uniforms were modeled by Takahiro Okada during a talk event in Osaka earlier today.

Bs Ori Hime Day 2016

  • April 29 (Fri) vs Rakuten at Kyocera Dome Osaka
  • June 12 (Sun) vs Yokohama at Kyocera Dome Osaka

Bs Ori Tachi Day 2016

  • April 30 (Sat) vs Rakuten at Kyocera Dome Osaka
  • June 11 (Sat) vs Yokohama at Kyocera Dome Osaka

Bs Ori Hime 6 Ori Tachi Day 2016

  • August 19-21 (Fri-Sun) vs Rakuten at Kyocera Dome Osaka
    (Ori Hime uniforms on August 19 and 21, Ori Tachi uniforms on August 20)

Source: official announcement

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