Kemono Friends and Kerorin, a producer of painkillers, have decided to work together and produce Kerolin buckets to advertise Kemono Friends!
Kerorin Buckets are plastic, bright yellow wash buckets that are often found in Japanese bathhouses. The buckets are used to pour the water over yourself to make sure you are clean before entering the hot spring bath.
There will be two versions of the Kemono Friends Kerorin buckets, one with Ezo red fox and one with Silver fox. They will be available for pre-sale at AnimeJapan2017 on 25-26 March 2016 at the Kadokawa booth.
The collaboration was decided after hot springs appeared in Episode 9 ‘Snowy Mountain Area’.
Mine Yoshizaki, who did the concept design for Kemono Friends, has already had a popular collaboration with Kerorin buckets before, when the main character of his most famous work, Sgt. Frog, was printed on the Kerorin buckets.
Fans are talking about this collaboration already. Featured on the bucket will be Silver fox and Ezo red fox, who are the managers of the hot springs in Japari Park. Phrases from Episode 9 such as ‘Take a bath first!’ and ‘I can feel the magnetic field..’ will be printed on the buckets, and the usual star marks will be replaces by paw prints!
The collaboration buckets will be sold at AnimeJapan 2017 at the Kadokawa booth. Pre-orders are also possible on pages like chara-ani.com or koder.com. The bucket will be released at the beginning of April.
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