Fans of the popular shojo manga series Chibi Maruko-chan will be delighted to hear that a merchandise store is opening on the first floor of Abeno Q’s Mall in Abeno, Osaka on September 19 which will run until October 8.
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This is the first store to open in Osaka that exclusively sells Chibi Maruko-chan merchandise. Get your hands on around 300 different items which feature two different designs illustrated specially for the store – Maruko-chan and Hanawa-kun dressed as a comic duo as a homage to Osaka’s owarai comedy scene, and Maruko-chan and Noguchi-san dressed as elderly Osaka women.
You can also meet Maruko-chan and Hanawa-kun in the store on weekends and holidays. Dates on when they will be present will be announced on the store’s official website and social media pages.
The comedy duo design of Maruko-chan and Hanawa-kun features the two characters wearing bright yellow suits and red bow ties while stood before a stage mic.
In the other design, a shout-out to the senior citizens of Osaka, Noguchi-san is wearing an outfit with leopard print, a sun visor and is holding a supermarket bag with a spring onion on it. Maruko-chan is holding hard candy in one hand and is wearing a tiger print one piece.
If you spend over ¥2,000 (tax included) in the store you’ll get one of the above two badges chosen randomly. These won’t be available anywhere else after the store closes.
Head to Osaka later this month to get your hands on a range of cute exclusive Maruko-chan merchandise!