Rurouni Kenshin Hanko Stamp Collection Features Manga Designs

21.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Japanese hanko stamp shop HANKOS released a new collection of hanko with designs of characters from the manga series Rurouni Kenshin on June 8, 2021. These order-made hanko stamps, which are used in place of signatures in Japan, let you pick your favourite character to be engraved along with your name or a word written in Japanese.

There are 31 designs to pick from and include familiar faces from the manga series, including the legendary assassin Himura Kenshin, kendo instructor Kamiya Kaoru, Kenshin’s best friend Sagara Sanosuke, and more.



 

Pick from three different fonts, such as a more classic hanko font or a cutesy design.

 

You can have your name, pen name, handle name, or a message engraved on your hanko such as “OK” or “Thank You.”

 

Each stamp comes with a case too in a box featuring Kenshin and his friends.

 

©和月伸宏/集英社

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    24 Illustrations / 17 Characters

    3 Fonts

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    Acrylic Mascot Key Rings

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    Plush Toys

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    ©和月伸宏/集英社 ©2020 映画「るろうに剣心 最終章 The Final/The Beginning 」製作委員会

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    Speaking about his thoughts receiving the offer to be involved with his first Ruroni Kenshin role, Mackenyu revealed: “I actually received the offer some years ago, and was incredibly happy about it. But I never imagined what performing in such a famous franchise would be like, nor how the film shoots would go for the action scenes.”

     

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    ©Nobuhiro Watsuki / Shueisha ©2020 “Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Final/The Beginning” Production Committee

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    13.November.2016 | FASHION

    Internet hanko shop ‘Inkan Hanko SHOP Hankos’ (印鑑はんこSHOPハンコズ) has started selling a special series of hanko called ‘Manga Zukan’ for manga lovers out there. A hanko is a special, personalised stamp of your name used to sign documents in Japan. They take a more fun route to signing rather than the serious, businesslike image that all hanko have given up to now.

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    ‘Manga Zukan’ is the first instalment in a new series of hanko from the store, a series they are calling ‘FUNCO’. The Manga Zukan hanko features manga-like speech bubbles and borders. ‘FUNCO’ is a portmanteau of ‘fun’ and the ‘ko’ sound of ‘hanko’.

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    There are 13 speech bubble designs and 5 border designs for a total of 18 illustrations from the Manga Zukan series.

     

    The calligraphy style of the text uses real fonts, giving it that real manga edge. Use them for anything and everything: notes, letters – even the post or the bank. Get your own stylised hanko from the Manga Zukan series and feel like you are really in a manga!

     

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    Manga Zukan
    http://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/hankos/mangazukan/

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