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Snapshot: Japan’s Limited Edition ‘Pikachu’ World Cup Jersey…

By Chris Wright

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He may not be their official mascot (that honour goes, as ever, to Yatagarasu) but it would appear that the Japanese Football Association have struck a deal with Adidas and the company behind Pokemon to allow Pikachu to become the Japanese national side’s alternative mascot at the World Cup.

The news was announced a month or so ago and has unsurprisingly proved to be marketing gold, with insanely popular Pokemon-related Japan merchandise flying off the shelves – though what fans really wanted was a replica Japan jersey complete with Pikachu’s adorable little mug on it.

Well, according to the good people at Destructoid, that time is now upon us…

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Apparently the limited edition Pikachu shirts will be available in Japan soon for 7,400 yen (roughly £45) alongside other Pokemon-smattered goods like scarves and t-shirts.

The bad news? They aren’t going to get anywhere near the UK or the US, so you can go ahead and stop wanting one now.

(Image via Inside Games)

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By Chris on May 30th, 2014 in Kits & fashion, Newsnow, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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2 Responses to “Snapshot: Japan’s Limited Edition ‘Pikachu’ World Cup Jersey…”

  1. Fñarf says:

    fnarf wants.

  2. Jarren says:

    Looks pretty decent, good design balance.

    If I was Japanese I’d get one.

    Good luck in the world cup Japan, especially Shinji!

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