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All Sailor Senshi represented, and a few Dragon Ball villains are also part of the new line of pet supplies.
With more anime being produced than ever before, the “in” series to cosplay as characters from change every three months with the start of the next Japanese television season. But even in the fast-paced world of modern anime fandom, a well-done Sailor Moon or Dragon Ball Zcostume is sure to get a nod of appreciative approval from fans.
And if that’s true for human cosplayers, it’s sure to hold true for dog and cat cosplayers too.
Anime merchandiser Bandai has announced the formation the new Charapeti brand, a partnership with Japanese pet supply company Petio. Some of the first items Charapeti will offer will be the Sailor Moon cat cosplay capes, like the ones seen above for Sailors Moon, Jupiter, and Venus (with Mercury and Mars promised to join the lineup as well), which will be priced at 2,678 yen (US$24).
Canine cosplayers can also get in on the fun with skirted Sailor Senshi outfits for dogs for 3,218 yen
If you get your ‘90s Japanese animation fix more from super-powered martial artists than magical girls, Charapeti can supply your pooch with Dragon Ball protagonist Goku’s trademark orange gi (2,678 yen).
While there’s no direct Goku gi substitute for cats, the tunic-like Goku, Vegeta, and Frieza costumes (3,218 yen) can be worn by either dogs or cats.
When your pets’ day of defending humanity from the forces of evil comes to a close, they can relax on a cushion shaped like Goku’s Flying Nimbus (5,378 yen)…
…rest their heads on pillows inspired by Sailor Moon’s mentor cat Luna or the pattern on the heroine’s ordinary schoolgirl bedroom sheets (1,058 yen)…
…or curl up for a good night’s sleep inside one of four themed pet beds (6,458 yen).
▼ Considering that assembling just eight Dragon Balls grants the bearer a wish of his choosing, sleeping in the bed on the top right should instill your pet with a feeling of limitless power.
And finally, since if you’re the type of person to buy cosplay outfits for your pet you’re almost certainly the type of person who buys toy for them too, there’s an assortment of soft Sailor Moon weaponry and Dragon Ball villains for your kitty to snuggle or chew on (1,058 yen each).
Charapeti plans to officially start selling these products in late March both online and in pet supply stores, and with Bandai’s incredibly wide-reaching range of anime series it produces merchandise for, Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball could be just the beginning.
Source, images: Bandai Press release
Sailor Moon ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP・Toei Animation
Dragon Ball Z ©Bird Studio/Shueisha・Toei Animation