Sword Art Online: get your very own “Asuna Newly-Wed Life Set” at this year’s Winter Comike (or wait till March 2013)
Character apparel and goods maker Cospa is planning to sell at Comike 83 a very special set of home-living goods themed after Sword Art Online‘s heroine, Knights of the Blood guild sub-leader Asuna Yuuki.
The Asuna Newly-Wed Life Set comprises four items normally, but during the set’s initial limited run, Cospa is throwing in a bonus fifth item:
- A soup dispenser bottle (75mm in diameter, 210mm tall, capacity 650ml)
- A smooth cushion cover (45x45cm, smooth type)
- A tissue box cover (a full cover that fits most “slim type” tissue boxes)
- A set of coasters (4 coasters that are each 9cm in diameter, full-colour, and made of paper)
- Bonus: an Asuna-themed paper bag to carry all of it home with you
Fortunately, then, Sword Art Online fanatics will have at least two chances to snatch the set up along with that intricately-designed bonus paper bag.
The Asuna Newly-Wed Life Set will first make its debut at this year’s Winter Comic Market (Comike 83) at the Tokyo Big Sight convention centre from December 29 to 31 later this year, available from Bushiroad’s booth (No.151). The Comike allotment will be extremely limited, however, as this is considered an advance goods sale ahead of the actual retail date.
Subsequently, Cospa plans to sell the Asuna Newly-Wed Life set at all Gee! character goods stores across Japan (they have five branches: in Akihabara, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka) sometime in the middle of March, 2013. So if you can’t make it to Comike 83 this year, you’re not exactly out of luck.
If you want to ensure that you’ll be able to obtain one of these babies when they go on sale in Gee! stores, then make sure to place a pre-order from Gee! online from now till January 11, 2013. At the moment, a second pre-order campaign period that will begin January 7, 2013, is also planned, but may be scrapped depending on demand for the home-living goods set.
Outside of the Comike and Gee! stores, Cospa may also sell the set in advance of its March retail release date at other special events, but don’t count on it.
The Asuna Newly-Wed Life Set will retail for 5,250 yen including tax.