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Oodles of Love Live! Noodles Stocked at Akihabara Animate

posted on by Eric Stimson
Distribution rescheduled over safety concerns

To promote the upcoming Love Live! movie, the Akihabara branch of Animate, a major anime goods retailer, is selling cup ramen featuring the Rin. It comes in two flavors, onion and leek. It can be bought individually for 200 yen ($1.61) or in 12-cup boxes for 2,400 yen ($19.40). The boxes come with a free clear file featuring Rin holding a steaming bowl of ramen (her favorite food).

Animate boasted that it had enough ramen to meet demand, tweeting these pictures of its inventory and claiming that two trucks had been loaded with ramen boxes.

Animate is currently taking orders. It was originally planning to distribute the ramen at its Akihabara store at midnight on June 1, but it later judged that "it would be difficult to secure the neighborhood's safety" and pushed the date forward to 7 AM. Japanese fans were left to speculate over what exactly that meant.

Love Live! The School Idol Movie is set to premiere on June 13.

[Via Yaraon!]

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