Dragon Ball Z Clothing and Accessory Collection to Drop in Collaboration With BAPE®

25.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

A BATHING APE® is teaming up with Dragon Ball Z to release a special collaborative collection of attire and accessories on June 27, 2020 at all BAPE STORE® branches in Japan, BAPE.COM, and ZOZOTOWN.

 

BAPE® last collaborated with Dragon Ball for the release of the hit anime film Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The design for the the new collaboration takes inspiration from the company’s mascot character BABY MILO®.

The collection includes a T-shirt, hoodie, denim jacket, and other must-grab items.

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    The back cover features the “G-SHOCK x One Piece” logo.

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    Like the One Piece watch, the Dragon Ball Z one also uses the GA-110 model and is coloured in that iconic DBZ orange. The design is inspired by Goku going through training to become stronger. The lettering and logo is gold for accent. At 9-o’clock is the Four-Star Dragon Ball while at 3-o’clock is the letter “Z.”

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    Men’s T-Shirts

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    Men’s Sweaters

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    Real Dasshutsu (Escape) Game is teaming up with Dragon Ball to bring a new real life escape game titled Chikyuujin Shoumetsu Kara no Chou Dasshutsu (“The Great Escape From Human Extinction”) which will run from March 22 to May 31.

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