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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:27 pm Reply with quote
Wonder if coconut cider tastes any good, considering how weird it sounds.
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:58 pm Reply with quote
I presume it's non-alcoholic cider, considering all the Railgun girls are only supposed to be around 14 or 15 (aside from Misaki Shokuhou, perhaps).

I'd probably sooner go for Uiharu's Strawberry soda, if I had an option. (Not my favourite of the girls, but my favourite flavour of those four. I often drink Williams Sir Perry Berry strawberry-flavoured pear cider, which is the alcoholic kind.)
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Actar



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:12 pm Reply with quote
Bought the Coconut Cider and Strawberry Oden coin banks when in Japan last year. Looking at it now, I should have gotten the other two as well. (Anime smallmouth)

Didn't think that they were actually going to make it a reality!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:19 pm Reply with quote
TarsTarkas wrote:
Wonder if coconut cider tastes any good, considering how weird it sounds.


I imagine it probably doesn't taste that coconut-y. I think they added some pineapple juice for flavor, so it's probably just generically tropical/tangy.
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:20 pm Reply with quote
Oh, wait, reading more about "Strawberry Oden" on the "Strange Juices" page on the Railgun wiki, I hope the real world version is *only* strawberry soda or strawberry juice and doesn't have some of those other ingredients.

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Type of beverage: Oden beverage
Ingredients: Strawberry, fish cake, fish paste, konjac, radish, quail egg, seaweed, combined dried gourd strips, spice, soysauce, salt, essential amino acid, plain oden
Manufacturer: Academy City IKAMONO Production Committee Central Laboratory
Referred to as one of the two juices from hell by Mikoto.
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EnigmaticSky



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:26 pm Reply with quote
Tenchi wrote:
Oh, wait, reading more about "Strawberry Oden" on the "Strange Juices" page on the Railgun wiki, I hope the real world version is *only* strawberry soda or strawberry juice and doesn't have some of those other ingredients.

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Type of beverage: Oden beverage
Ingredients: Strawberry, fish cake, fish paste, konjac, radish, quail egg, seaweed, combined dried gourd strips, spice, soysauce, salt, essential amino acid, plain oden
Manufacturer: Academy City IKAMONO Production Committee Central Laboratory
Referred to as one of the two juices from hell by Mikoto.


Christ... I've drunk some pretty nasty things in my life (my homemade wine comes to mind), but I don't know if I would ever be able to stomach that.

Is Railgun really that good? I know it has a rabid fanbase, but I really don't know if or how worth my time it is to invest in.
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L'Imperatore



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:41 pm Reply with quote
I have a hunch those guys bought it just for the can. Collectible stuffs. Confused
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Little_Hawk



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:04 pm Reply with quote
So including this how many more announcements do we have left?
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:27 pm Reply with quote
EnigmaticSky wrote:
Is Railgun really that good? I know it has a rabid fanbase, but I really don't know if or how worth my time it is to invest in.


I enjoy A Certain Scientific Railgun, at least in manga form. I've seen bits of the anime but have held off buying it because it wasn't on Blu-Ray. It's a good mix between paranormal action and slice-of-life comedy that rather reminds me of an anime/manga/light-novel version of Marvel's New Mutants, if Xavier's School was a whole city with a hidden agenda most of the students aren't aware of. (New Mutants more than X-Men since New Mutants at least touched upon the school life of the students.)

Interestingly, I still haven't really experienced any of A Certain Magical Index, which Railgun was spun-off of. Electric tsundere girls appeal to me more than weird amnesiac nuns.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:29 pm Reply with quote
Eh, just gimme fresh coconut milk with no preservatives.
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Dfens



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 12:12 am Reply with quote
It would be pretty cool to own one being a fan of the show.

But those other flavors like Strawberry Oden are not real drinks and only exist in the Anime only.

Those other cans with the other flavors and character prints are replica piggy banks and not actual drinks.
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 12:32 am Reply with quote
Tenchi wrote:
EnigmaticSky wrote:
Is Railgun really that good? I know it has a rabid fanbase, but I really don't know if or how worth my time it is to invest in.


I enjoy A Certain Scientific Railgun, at least in manga form. I've seen bits of the anime but have held off buying it because it wasn't on Blu-Ray. It's a good mix between paranormal action and slice-of-life comedy that rather reminds me of an anime/manga/light-novel version of Marvel's New Mutants, if Xavier's School was a whole city with a hidden agenda most of the students aren't aware of. (New Mutants more than X-Men since New Mutants at least touched upon the school life of the students.)

Interestingly, I still haven't really experienced any of A Certain Magical Index, which Railgun was spun-off of. Electric tsundere girls appeal to me more than weird amnesiac nuns.


Not really a spoiler but that amensiac nun thing only lasts for like 4 episodes. Index is basically the same thing except with actual magic instead of everyone having a specific power. I enjoy them both equally, as my favorite Modern-fantasy series.
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" Tachikawa —the city where the series takes place— stocked up with limited edition cans of the cider."
It takes place in Academy City but I assume it's based off of Tachikawa Smile
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kazziyan



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 5:48 pm Reply with quote
Little_Hawk wrote:
So including this how many more announcements do we have left?


Still 7. This is part of a promotion campaign. None of the 10 projects.

We'll likely get the next set of announcements for that on May 10 alongside Shinyaku 10 release.
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