Themed Sake Warms Up Inuyasha, Kinnikuman Fans This Winter

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Anime-themed sake lets fans drink in their favorite shows, including Moyashimon, AnoHana, Urusei Yatsura, and Lucky Star. This winter, thirsty otaku will be able to get a taste of two manga and anime: Inuyasha and Kinnikuman.

Niigata Prefecture's Fujinoi sake brewing company has already offered Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, and Ranma 1/2 sake inspired by Niigata native Rumiko Takahashi's manga. The brewery's latest beverage inspired by Takahashi's work is Inuyasha sake, which Fujinoi unveiled on November 25. A 720-milliliter (about 24 fluid-ounce) bottle of the jummai ginjō-shu costs 2,160 yen (about US$19).

The company is also offering Inuyasha, Kagome, and Shippo cups for 810 yen (US$7). Fujinoi notes that people can use the the themed cups to drink their anime sake or dish out sweets and snacks. The containers hold up to 90 milliliters (3 fluid ounces) of drinks or treats.

Lastly, Fujinoi is offering an Inuyasha furoshiki wrapping cloth. The 70-centimeter (28-inch) cloth is 100% polyester and costs 4,860 yen (US$43).

Saitama Prefecture's Chichibu-Nishiki Sake Brewery, which boasts a history of more than 260 years, is also partnering with Yudetamago's Kinnikuman manga to offer themed sake. The manga's "7 Devil Chōjin" arc is inspiring The Mountain junmai ginjō-shu sake. In the manga, Terryman and The Mountain face off in a fight to the death in the mountains of Chichibu. The sake's label and packaging feature images from the manga.

The sake went on sale on the Trest online shop and at Chichibu-Nishiki Sake Brewery Museum & Park in Saitama on Thursday. A 720-milliliter (24 fluid-ounce) bottle of sake costs 2,500 yen (US$22).

The collaboration is offering a set of two Golden and Silver Mask Kawatsura lacquerware cups in a premium box set with the sake for 12,500 yen (US$110). A The Mountain-themed deluxe sake cup for 1,900 yen (US$17), T-shirts for 3,500 yen (US$31), and apron for 4,500 yen (US$39) are also available on the Trest website. Sample of the items will debut at the 1st Tokyo Comic Convention in Chiba's Makuhari Messe convention center on December 2-4.

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