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Love Live! Sunshine!!'s Aqours Group Offers Tour Goods for Overseas Fans

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Anime News Network's merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode.

The Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise's nine-girl idol group Aqours released their ninth single, "Happy Party Train," on April 5. The girls will hold a concert tour for the single in Japan in August and September. Although most foreign fans will probably be unable to attend, the tour's staff did not want to leave overseas fans out of the fun. The tour is offering some of the "Aquors 2nd Love Live! Happy Party Train Tour" merchandise for people outside Japan.

Here are the goods available to overseas fans:

Papers posted on shrine and temple gates in Japan (nine varieties)
1,000 yen (about US$9)

Silicone wristband
800 yen (US$7)

Sparkling acrylic key holders (nine varieties)
1,500 yen (US$13)

Coin case
1,500 yen (US$13)

Ticket holder
1,600 yen (US$14)

Hip bag
5,000 yen (US$44)

Mascot charms (nine varieties)
1,500 yen (US$13)

Folding fans (three varieties)
1,500 yen (US$13)

Eco tote bag

1,500 yen (US$13)

Festival happi coat
6,000 yen (US$53)

Memorial pin (Saitama version)
1,500 yen (US$13)

Tour tenugui towel (Saitama version)
1,800 yen (US$16)

T-shirt (Saitama version)
3,500 yen (US$31)

Concert stick light
4,500 yen (US$40)

The merchandise went on sale for foreign fans on May 10, and it will be available until May 27.

The concert tour will begin in Nagoya on August 5-6, head to Kobe on August 19-20, and finish in Saitama on September 29-30.

Fans in America might purchase the merchandise to gear up for this year's Anisong World Matsuri concert. Aquors will appear at the Anisong World Matsuri event at Anime Expo this July.

The "Happy Party Train" single sold 55,000 copies to debut #2 on Oricon's CD single chart for the April 3-9 week. The single is the group's ninth in a row to reach the top five in Oricon's weekly ranking charts. "Happy Party Train" also inspired an actual train in April.

The Love Live! Sunshine! anime series will return for a second season this fall.


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