Fans wanting to join the “clone Pop-chin” army in Akihabara last month were let down — but they’ll have another chance at their desired goods next week.
A January 21st giveaway at Animate in Akiba promised masks styled after Popuko’s clones in episode 3 short “The Documentary.” But the crowd gathering for the goods was so big, the event had to be called off for safety reason.
But Animate is giving the giveaway a second go: the masks will be handed out at the shop’s Ikebukuro, Akihabara, and Shibuya locations.
The masks are first-come, first-serve, and available only in limited quantities. If the number of people in line before the shop opens exceeds the number of masks available, distribution may be handled by lottery.
In hopes of stemming the tide a bit, Animate will also make a PDF of the mask available on their Pop Team Epic product page on the day of distribution.
The rescheduled promotion will be taking place February 12.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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