Stand Alone Complex T-Shirts from Uniqlo

posted on 2011-02-25 17:21 EST by Andrew Osmond
Uniqlo adds Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex to its T-shirt range.

Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex is the latest anime represented in this year's line of T-shirts from the clothes designer-retailer Uniqlo. The seven new shirts are displayed on the Uniqlo site, under the heading, 'Kokaku Kidotai STAND ALONE COMPLEX.' ('Kokaku Kidotai' means 'Armoured Riot Police' and is the Japanese name of the franchise known as 'Ghost in the Shell' in English.)

Like Uniqlo's other anime T-shirts, the Stand Alone Complex line retails at £12.99 each. Uniqlo has already released T-shirts based on Naruto (see here), Dragonball Z (see here), and the game series Monster Hunter Portable 3d (see here). One Piece is provisionally scheduled to follow in March, along with a further batch of Naruto shirts.

According to a Uniqlo press-release in January:

Anime and manga are vibrant, growing parts of UK subculture and its fashions are trickling down onto the streets, with Victorian frills, manly shoulder pads and hyper-real heroic anime get-ups. Anime fashion has evolved out of the moving image and into global culture.

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