What is Ichiban-kuji? A way to get your hands on premium anime items!
In Japan there is a way to get your hands on exclusive anime goods called Ichiban-Kuji.
Ichiban-kuji (lit. Number-One lottery) is a kind of raffle-lottery handles every month by Banpresto where you can win anime merchandise – there are no losses! There have been collaborations with many anime, such as Evangelion, Gundam, FMA,One Piece, etc.
This is how the lottery works: To participate to the lottery you must buy ¥500 tickets in Japanese convenience stores, toy stores like Jump stores, and online. Premium sessions may call for ¥800 to ¥1,000 priced tickets instead. The quality of the item depends on its rarity, but there are so many things to win that Otaku all over Japan are taking part in these lotteries.
The latest lottery prizes are from the movie that has recently shaken the world – Kimi no Na wa.!
We thought, ‘We really want to get our hands on all of them!’, so Manga.Tokyo took out its wallet and we prepared ¥100,000 (about 960 USD) to give the Kimi no Na wa. Ichiban-kuji a go!
Here is the prize line-up:
A Prize: A pair of glass tumblers featuring Taki and Mitsuha
B Prize: Movie Screenshot Art Frame (Mitsuha Version)
C Prize: Movie Screenshot Art Frame (Taki Version)
D Prize: Movie Screenshot Art Frame (Comet Version)
E Prize: Movie Screenshot Art Frame (Itomori Landscape Version)
F Prize: Movie Screenshot Art Frame (Shinjuku Landscape Version)
G Prize: Mini glass with chibi characters (4 available)
H Prize: Post card set (3 sets available)
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