In one very unlikely collaboration, Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan has teamed up with the classic 70’s anime, Rascal the Raccoon, and details on the collaboration has now been revealed.
The collaboration will feature Rascal cosplaying as Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Levi, and Hange, as well as a few official merchandise that will be sold exclusively at the Harajuku Rascal Shop starting 13 May, before being sold in Animate stores all over Japan.
The new merchandise include the following items:
Tin badges (550 yen each)
Acryl key holders (800 yen each)
Lunch bag (2,100 yen)
Pouch (1,400 yen)
Mini Towels (700 yen each)
Mascot dolls (1,400 yen each)
Originally released back in 1977, Rascal the Raccoon follows 11 years old Robby North, and his Raccoon named Rascal, who Robby saved after its mother was shot. The anime starred the legendary Masako Nozawa (Son Goku from Dragon Ball) as Rascal himself, and she voices the character from time to time as well.
The anime was the reason for the huge boom in pet raccoons in Japan back in the 70’s and early 80’s, with some owners becoming unprepared on how to raise a raccoon, resulting to the fad dying down, with many of the animals being given away, released in the wild, or mishandled. This would soon become a huge problem in Japan’s ecology. Despite all of this, the series has remained one of Japan’s most popular anime.