Ayumi Hamasaki “transforms” into Betty Boop for new tour merch

Party queen Ayumi Hamasaki has unveiled the merchandise for her upcoming tour, “ayumi hamasaki TROUBLE TOUR 2019-2020 -misunderstood“.

A select few pieces are an official collaboration with the beloved American cartoon character Betty Boop.

The “updated” version of Betty Boop was created specially for Ayu, with rumors swirling that it took designers days (months?) to come up with the new look. Ayu’s Betty Boop has the same face as the original, but her version has blonde hair AND a ponytail.

Ayu then went on to design each piece of her new tour merchandise. It features the usual fare such as t-shirts, pants, a towel, and a bag.

Members of Ayu’s fanclub TeamAyu were able to purchase the goods a day early, but everyone else is able to purchase them now on avex’s official online shop mu-mo.

The rest of her tour merchandise can be seen here.

“ayumi hamasaki TROUBLE TOUR 2019-2020 -misunderstood” begins on May 1st, the beginning of the Reiwa period. The final date will take place at the Nanyo City Cultural Center on August 18th, 2019.