Chibi Maruko-chan Store to Open at LaLaport TOKYO-BAY in Chiba

10.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

A new Chibi Maruko-chan store is opening for a limited time at the LaLaport TOKYO-BAY shopping park from March 15 to May 8.

 

Around 400 pieces of Maruko-chan merchandise will be sold including pre-sale of 10 new items featuring cute honey designs of Maruko and her friends.

Tin Candy: ¥800 (Before Tax)

A whole bunch of original items will be sold including blueberry honey, tinned candy and more, all with adorable illustrations.

Limited-edition postcards will also be given out for those who spend over ¥1,000 at the shop (tax included). These are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t miss out!

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    ⓒ Sakura Production / Nippon Animation

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