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INTEREST: Toei Sells Precure's Cure Sunshine Bed Sheets


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v1cious



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:10 pm Reply with quote
100 dollars for a bed sheet? Shocked
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Wooga



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:10 pm Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
100 dollars for a bed sheet? Shocked


You're not paying for the product.

you're paying for the experience Cool
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Takeyo



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:13 pm Reply with quote
The show may be aimed at girls, but something tells me those sheets are not. . . .
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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:13 pm Reply with quote
No Precure Moonlight bed sheet? Sad
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Shichimi



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:19 pm Reply with quote
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Toei Animation describes the Precure magical girl franchise as anime aimed at girls.


Ah, whatever. From what I've been told, the show itself is just a cute kid's show. Yet surely, someone must have pointed out this could tarnish the franchise's reputation a little in some people's eyes? Confused
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CareyGrant



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:22 pm Reply with quote
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Toei Animation describes the Precure magical girl franchise as anime aimed at girls. Heartcatch Precure! airs in Japan at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.


Yet your avg. Precure fan (who pays $100.00 US for a bottom bed sheet) is an 18-40 year-old male.

And no, I'm not going to make the obvious Stainmaster/Scotchgaurd joke.

Shichimi wrote:
Ah, whatever. From what I've been told, the show itself is just a cute kid's show. Yet surely, someone must have pointed out this could tarnish the franchise's reputation a little in some people's eyes? Confused


1) Can't most anime be described as "just a cute kid's show," yet that doesn't stop the pervs.

2) From what I've seen of our Wacky Neighbor across the Pacific, I think they're more interested in acquiring (Read: Milking) as much $ as possible from said fans, rather than any possible tarnish to their reputation (See: 18-40 year-old Male Otaku Fanbase).

3) The $100 dollar price tag for a cheap cotton bottom sheet kinda tips their hat that they aren't marketing this for the show's "intended" girl audience. Again, not worried about any tarnish.
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domino



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:35 pm Reply with quote
another painful reminder that only half of Precure's fanbase is the young elementary school girls that the show was first targeted at...
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:42 pm Reply with quote
Sweet magical girls bed sheets now no girl will touch you Laughing
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Ojamajo LimePie



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:45 pm Reply with quote
I usually say that there's nothing embarrassing about liking PreCure, but this is not one of those times. Embarassed
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CareyGrant



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:05 am Reply with quote
firedragon54738 wrote:
Sweet magical girls bed sheets now no girl will touch you Laughing


It's like solving the Riddle of the Sphinx: Hello reason for low Japanese birthrate.
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Shichimi



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:12 am Reply with quote
CareyGrant wrote:
1) Can't most anime be described as "just a cute kid's show," yet that doesn't stop the pervs.


Well, yeah. People will whack off to anything, but there's a difference between accepting that and pandering to it. Points 2) and 3) you're probably right, but it's nice to imagine that at least someone said 'Hold on a minute now...' Laughing
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Otaking09



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:32 am Reply with quote
CareyGrant wrote:
firedragon54738 wrote:
Sweet magical girls bed sheets now no girl will touch you Laughing


It's like solving the Riddle of the Sphinx: Hello reason for low Japanese birthrate.


You are now... the funniest person I've read on the Net... Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Rime of the Ancient Otaku



Joined: 03 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:09 am Reply with quote
Bleach character Breast-rest mousepads, eh?
Only if it had a Kon-shaped mouse to go with it... Rolling Eyes
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FireChick
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:02 am Reply with quote
I would love to have one of those!
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egoist



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:00 am Reply with quote
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"Cure Sunshine will brighten your bed!!"

Reverse psychology ftw. I wouldn't want to sleep on a bright bed... but since it's a Land of the Rising Sun merchandise. Perhaps their philosophy is "The rising starts with your bed!"
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