Chibi Maruko-chan, Rascal the Raccoon, and Coji-Coji Pop-Up Shop Opens in Takasaki

02.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION / SPOT

A pop-up shop themed on Rascal the Raccoon, Chibi Maruko-chan, and Coji-Coji, all of which have been turned into anime series by Nippon Animation, is now open on the 2nd floor of Takasaki OPA in Takasaki, Gunma until July 18. Fans of the three series can enjoy decorations, merchandise, and more.

 

Rascal merchandise pre-sales

 

PU Leather Keyring | ¥880 (Tax Included)

Pass Case | ¥1,540 (Tax Included)

Set of 3 Acrylic Magnets | ¥880 (Tax Included)

Tote Bag | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)

Fridge Magnets (Available for purchasing select products)

A peek at some of the Maruko & Coji-Coji merchandise

 

Postcard | ¥275 (Tax Included)

Mugs | ¥2,200 Each (Tax Included)

Wrapping Paper

Customers who spend over ¥2,000 on Rascal merchandise will receive a free fridge magnet, while those who spend that much on Maruko-chan or Coji-Coji merchandise will get some wrapping paper. These bonus items are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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