Transform Into Total Eclipse Anime's Aliens With Zip-Up BETA Hoodies
posted on by Egan Loo
In collaboration with Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse anime creator Kouki Yoshimune, Studio 696 is producing jackets that transform the wearers into the anime's BETA aliens by zipping up the hoods.
Plus, Yoshimune and Studio 696's bamboo (milktub/Overdrive) are organizing a flash mob of the BETA jacket wearers on Twitter. On February 11, 2013 — National Foundation Day — the organizers want to overtake the famous Nippon Budōkan arena with BETA aliens.
The white Soldier-Class version costs 17,000 yen (about US$209) and the less elaborate red Tank-Class version costs 13,000 yen (about US$160) for fan club members. (The Soldier-Class hood doubles as a neck pillow.) For non-members, the jackets will cost 19,425 yen (about US$239) and 15,225 yen (about US$187), respectively. Those interested can purchase both jackets for 32,550 yen (about US$401). Each jacket comes in sizes small through XXL, and are made of 100% cotton.The jackets will ship in late January, and the company is accepting pre-orders until November 20.