Five Manga Characters Join Japan's National Baseball Team for PR Campaign

posted on by Bamboo Dong

The Baseball Federation of Japan recently recruited five manga characters to the "Samurai Japan" national team roster—Takao Taniguchi from Captain, Tatsuya Uesugi from Touch, Gorō Shigeno from Major, Ren Mihashi from Big Windup!, and Eijun Sawamura from Ace of Diamond.

These honorary team members will be part of a PR campaign that includes posters, bookmarks, and baseball cards. Fans can snag the special items by purchasing qualifying items at participating Mirai-ya Bookstores, attending the November 10 2014 Suzuki All-Star Series Samurai Japan vs Fukuoka SoftBank and Hokkaido Nippon-Ham game, purchasing a Samurai Japan jersey at the game, and visiting participating batting cages. For complete details, visit the official campaign website.

The campaign will run from October 17 to November 30.

[Via Yahoo! Japan]

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