Burger King & Majestic Prince Anime Join Forces
posted on by Karen Ressler
Burger King is be collaborating with the Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince anime's MJP Production Committee to produce a new burger for Burger King's menu.
The "Shiwo Whopper" burger, advertised as the "ultimate high level burger," will be available only at three Burger King locations in Japan from April 1 to April 7. The M-set version will cost 780 yen (US$8.35) and the regular version will cost 420 yen (US$4.50). The burger will come with one of three coasters (pictured below). The official website for the collaboration notes that, like the anime's "Zannen 5" (Disappointing Five) group, the burger itself has five "high specs:" it is a one-handed meal, it is easy to keep your hands clean while eating it (although the M-set version comes with a fork), it is simply made, it is recommended as a late-night snack, and it comes with a coaster.
The official Twitter account for the anime series notes that while details about the collaboration were revealed on April 1, the collaboration is "not a lie."
Additionally, on April 6, theme song singer Natsumi Kon, and voice actress Yuka Iguchi (who plays Tamaki in the anime) will host an event at the Burger King store in Akihabara that is participating in the collaboration, and the two will act as store managers for the day.
Majestic Prince is a space mecha anime based on a manga by Rando Ayamine and Hikaru Niijima. The story follows humanity after it expanded its frontier into space in a quest for resources. Advances in genetic engineering research allow humans to adapt to the new frontier, leading to the advent of evolved children such as the protagonist Izuru. Izuru enrolls in an academy city called Gurantseere to fulfill his mission of "protecting humanity."
The staff includes director Keitaro Motonaga, character designer Hisashi Hirai, and script writer Reiko Yoshida and the anime studios Dogakobo and Orange. The show will premiere on April 4.
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