Rose of Versailles' Chocolate Snack Collaboration Lets Fans Kiss Oscar

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

Glico's Bitte chocolate cookie snacks are collaborating with Riyoko Ikeda's classic historical shōjo manga Rose of Versailles for a second collaboration. Six characters from the series will appear as baristas on special packaging of Bitte's Milk Chocolat and Ivory Chocolat varieties. Bitte snacks are branded as pairing well with coffee.

The collaboration is titled "Versailles no Barista" (Barista of Versailles), a play on the manga's Japanese title Versailles no Bara (Rose of Versailles). The wrapping on the individual snacks inside collaboration packages will have famous scenes from the manga recreated with a coffee theme.

People who purchase the collaboration Bitte chocolate snacks will be able to receive a special tumbler. The inside of the collaboration packaging will include a message to tell people if they won one of 5,000 tumblers. The lid on the tumblers will feature Oscar's face, allowing fans to kiss her.

The collaboration's official website features a special manga with Oscar and André. In the manga, the pair introduce the collaboration and tumbler prize campaign. André gets upset when Oscar tells him about the tumblers that will let people kiss her. But after Oscar leaves, André apparently decides to kiss a tumbler that she leaves behind.

The collaboration launched on Tuesday, and it will run through December. People who purchase Bitte with a winning message must apply to receive the collaboration tumblers by December 28.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ikeda's debut as a manga artist. Part of the celebration was a department store chocolate collaboration for Valentine's Day.

Ikeda's original manga is inspiring a Shiritsu BeruBara Academy ~Versailles no Bara Re*imagination~ (Private BeruBara Academy: Rose of Versailles Re*imagination) project. The project has both an unspecified "screen adaptation" and a game adaptation simultaneously in the works.

Source: Comic Natalie

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