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Pokémon, One Piece, Eva, Rose of Versailles Prepare for Valentine's Day

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Anime News Network's merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode.

You could send chocolates to your favorite tennis prince or chow down on potato chips this Valentine's Day. On the other hand, there's plenty of limited edition anime goods to enhance the romance, whether it's edible Eva Units or adorable cards to help you catch all the hearts.

The Pokémon Company, One Piece, The Rose of Versailles, and Neon Genesis Evangelion will all offer their own tie-in for the upcoming holiday. The Pokémon Company is releasing both physical and digital valentines for a total of 42 varieties. You can check them all out at The Pokémon Company's official Facebook page. The Pikachu, Eevee, Mew, Espurr, Charmander, and Magikarp designs will also be sold at Pokémon Centers for US$17.50.

Official One Piece Mugiwara Stores in Shibuya, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka will give away bromide prints at random to customers who spend at least 1,000 yen (US$8). There are six total varieties featuring Robin, Nami, Boa Hancock, Perona, Tashigi, and Sanji in a dress. The campaign will keep going as long as supplies last.

The giant robot anime Neon Genesis Evangelion is in the midst of its own collaboration with Tokyo Chocolate to create a sleek, black box of confections. The Ikebukuro Eva store will sell the box with minimalist designs on each sweet square. Shinji, Unit 01, Rei, Unit 02, Asuka, Unit 03, Kaworu, Mari, NERV, and Sachiel are depicted on the chocolates.

Each box retails for 3,240 yen (US$27).

In Shibuya, the Shibuya Mark City shopping center will hold The Rose of Versailles valentine event. The area will be decorated in rose-colored bells. Writer Reiko Yuyama will introduce her book Bell Bara Techō (Bell Rose Notebook) about the influence Riyoko Ikeda's manga had on her sense of style. A tie-in booklet will be distributed for free within the adjoining hotel.

Customers who spend 3,000 yen in Shibuya Mark City, including the hotel, will be entered into a lottery that includes The Rose of Versailles goods. Winners will be announced on the final day on February 14. Goods include a shopping tickets worth 10,000 yen (US$83), 5,000 yen (US$42), or 1,000 yen (US$8), rose-scented bath salts by SABON, "All Time Tea" by Afternoon Tea, Rose of Versailles liquid eyeliner, and red roses.

[Via Siliconera, Comic Natalie, Minna no Eva Fan blog, Anime! Anime!


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