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Gintama Lottery Prizes Include Fake Magazine Covers

posted on by Eric Stimson
Also: bath towels, folding screen poster set

Anime News Network's merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode.

Ichiban Kuji, a Japanese lottery that often gives out anime, manga, and video game-related merchandise, will focus on Gintama in November. The theme for the prizes will be "Kabuki Town Men's Collection," and includes fake magazine covers depicting the series' male characters. (Kabuki Town is a Tokyo nightlife district with a baudy reputation and the setting for much of Gintama.)

Prizes A through D are these bath towels of Gintoki, Takasugi, Toshirō, and Okita.

Prize E is this tote bag.

Prize F is these pouches with Gintama motifs.

Prize G is these mirrors.

Prize H is the aforementioned phony magazine covers. This one proclaims Gintoki as the winner of the "Mr. Kabuki Town" Contest.

The back side

This cover says "The voice of Gaea [the Earth]? Sorry... I only hear the voice of mayo[nnaise]."

Okita embraces his status as a "wicked, spiteful sadist."

Takasugi is the "charming man who controls Edo"; he "gathers power with his bandage style."

Zurako gets one promoting "male-female mixes."

"Irrepressible Body Design"

Taizo shows how to pull off the "super Energy Ministry suit" look (a reference to a Japanese campaign to wear lighter work clothes in the summer).

Zenzo thinks that dressing stylishly is "taboo."

The shōgun shows us how to be an "unkempt man."

Prize I is acrylic charms showing the men striking less sexy poses.

The "Last One" prize is a set of nine mini-posters with a folding screen for display.

The "Double Chance" prize will be a set of three posters of the fake magazine covers chosen by a fan vote.

The lottery begins on November 7 and can be entered at convenience stores, bookstores, Animate stores, and arcades around Japan. The price for this round is 520 yen (or $4.30).

[Via Comic Natalie]

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