Takara USA Launches New Line of Japanese Pop-Culture Dolls

Takara USA Launches New Line of Japanese Pop-Culture Dolls in September

Limited Number will be Available at Anime Expo, Comic Con and Otakon

New York, NY (June 16, 2005) – Takara USA launches a new line of female collectible dolls called Tokyo Posse. The first properties in this line will be a pair of fashion forward figures that are “must-haves” for fans and collectors of Japanese pop culture and anime. Haruhara Haruko and Samejima Mamimi from the ultra-popular anime series, FLCL (Fooly Cooly) will make their debut in September 2005.

A limited number of Tokyo Posse dolls will be available prior to the September launch date at Anime Expo 2005, Comic Con International 2005, and Otakon 2005 at the Broccoli International exhibits. A limited edition FLCL Medical Mechanica “Employee of the Month” mug will be included with purchase of these “exclusives” while supplies last.

Takara's new Tokyo Posse line will feature the extraordinary details and workmanship that has made Jenny a fashion doll icon. Tokyo Posse is geared toward older anime/manga and Japanese pop culture enthusiasts. FLCL aficionados will appreciate the painstaking replication in accessories like Haruko's knee-high boots, scarf, goggles, and helmet and Mamimi's school uniform and book bag. Both dolls include stands.

The Tokyo Posse dolls will be sold through Takara USA and Broccoli International USA, Inc.

About FLCL

Broccoli International USA, Inc. and Production I.G produced the English language version of FLCL, one of the most influential anime released in the past 5 years. The brainchild director/creator Kazuya Tsurumaki of GAINAX (Neon Genesis Evangelion), with animation by Production I.G, FLCL has rocked the world of Japanese animation with awe-inspiring animation, engrossing and maddening storyline, and amazing music by the pillows. Cartoon Network's Adult Swim introduced the US at large to FLCL to critical acclaim.

About Takara

Takara reigns in the Japanese doll market with its Jenny line. With thousands of outfits and an array of accessories, life-style, Jenny is the doll of choice for Japanese collectors. On the heels of that success, Takara-USA introduced six unique version of Jenny to the US market at the International Toy Fair in February 2005.


About Broccoli International

Established in February 2002, Broccoli International USA, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. A fully-owned subsidiary of Broccoli Co, LTD, a multi-media company which created sensational properties such as Di Gi Charat, Galaxy Angel, Aquarian Age, and Bushi Lord. Synch-Point is the production arm of Broccoli International.

Production I.G: http://www.production-ig.com
GAINAX: http://www.gainax.co.jp/

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