Family Mart is a franchise of convenience stores on Japan similar to 7-11. They always manage to snag some cool giveaway with anime’s or video games. Last year they were running a promotion involving Hatsune Miku giveaways while this time around, it’s the turn of hugely popular series, Attack on Titan.
In other Attack on Titan news, the home town of series author, Hajime Isayama, have also created their own Titan related alcoholic merchandise. The town, Ōyama, is well known for their brand of plum wine and they’ve started to produce a collection called the Survey Corp set.
The set will cost ¥6, 500 and as it’s alcohol, it’s only available to people over 20 years of age. Set to go on sale in March, the three bottles are Erwin label yume hibiki, Hanji label kisyu nanko umeshu and Levi label tea umeshu with the 3 bottles measuring 500ml.
Family Mart has announced another collaboration with that most famous of vocaloid’s, Hatsune Miku. This time it’s around the release of the 2014 release of Snow Miku. She’ll be making an appearance at the Sapporo Snow Festival which will be held on February 6th and is also the 65th time it’s being run.
Family Mart has frequent cross overs with Miku and this time they have cream puffs being sold across the stores for ¥180.
T-cards in Japan are a point based “credit card” which you can present when making purchases at different stores to accumulate points, like a reward system. For Australian readers, much like the Flybuys card we have here.
T-cards in Japan can be used at franchise convenience store, Family Mart, as well as CD/DVD rental store chain, Tsutaya. When you shop there, you can hand the card to the attendant who then issues you with points depending on what you’re purchasing. Recently, Family Mart and Tsutaya have teamed up to produce new cards featuring vocaloid, Hatsune Miku. The cards have been named the “Hatsune Miku x T-Card”.
The cards will be featuring illustrations of Hatsune by Puchidevil, a well known Miku artist. Most Family Mart stores have already put up signs outside advertising the latest collaboration to passerbys. To register for the card will cost ¥525 which puts it under $6.
In Japan, the Family Mart convenience stores are similar to 7-11’s anywhere else. They can be found anywhere and everywhere, open at all times of the night.
Only recently Family Mart took the covers of their prizes in the Hatsune Miku Happy Kuji summer prize lottery. For the mere price of ¥800, you’ll be entered into the draw to win loads of prizes such as figures and a tissue cover. Full details of the prizes can be found below.
As you can see, there are heaps of great prizes up for grabs. Do you have any favourites that you’d like to win?
Family Mart is a brand of franchise convenience stores in Japan much like 7-11 stores in most parts of the world. They are now offering a new sweet treat in their stores for fans of anime, Natsume Yujin-Cho, which began airing on January 8th.
These sweet treats are a limited edition collaboration between Family Mart and Animax, an anime cable channel.
These look very delicious, Japandaman gives two thumbs up!