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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