Animate‘s liner bus service known as Ani-ten Special Express or Ani-ten Tokkyuu will once again transport people to Comiket. This time, however, they will be accompanied by some back-up, in the form of tanks and battleships… anime bus wrapping.
The new collaboration between Animate and tank anime series Girls und Panzer as well as the popular online game about battle ships, Kantai Collection will take people from Animate Akihabara directly to Comiket 85‘s location in the Tokyo Big Sight.
The buses will be sporting either a Girls und Panzer or a Kantai Collection theme and will be wrapped in stickers and decals featuring illustrations from the two popular series.
To be able to ride these special buses to Comiket 85 however, one must first purchase special CDs from the two series over the counter in any Animate store.
To ride the Kantai Collection bus, one must purchase the special KanColle Ani-ten relief supplies CD. To ride the Gils und Panzer bus will require one to purchase the special GaruPan drama CD titled “New Year”. Both CD’s feature an original story.
This special service will run from December 29-31, 2013 which is exactly when Comiket 85 will be held. Animate started transporting people to Comiket since 2007 and has provided this service ever since.
SGCafe has also featured several company booths that will be selling their merchandise for Comiket 85. You can view what they will have for sale through this link: http://sgcafe.com/tag/comiket-85/
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