News Code Geass, Gurren Lagann, Gintama USB Drives in Japan
posted on 2008-08-13 02:12 EDT
BIGLOBE, an Internet service provider in Japan, will be offering a USB memory drive in the form of the Lancelot robot's launch key from Goro Taniguchi and Sunrise's Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion series. Die-cast in zinc and personally authorized by Taniguchi himself, this two-gigabyte flash drive will include four original wallpapers, an exclusive icon, and a book-shaped vanity box. The drive will be out in November and will retail at 9,240 yen (about US$83). Alternately, people who sign up with BIGLOBE's Optical with Flets service will receive a free platinum version of the launch key drive.
Quad Elements, a developer of electronics and computer services, will be releasing USB flash drives depicting Simon's core drill from Hiroyuki Imaishi and Gainax's Gurren Lagann series as well as Elizabeth from Hideaki Sorachi and Sunrise's Gintama series. These one-gigabyte flash drives are slated to be available at 4,900 yen (US$45) in October for the core drill and in September for the Elizabeth version. The company hints that the Elizabeth drive will be the first in a series of Gintama-themed drives. Bandai Entertainment announced at Otakon 2008 last weekend that it will be shipping a different, light-up core drill replica with the first dual-language DVD box set of Gurren Lagann.
Update: Gainax's listing re-corrected. Thanks, mulrich and Big Hed.
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