It has been a while since I bought anything anime/manga-related that is remotely useful…
Measuring about 4 x 4 cm each, these 2 items feature illustrations of two beloved characters from Gintama (銀魂), the hugely popular manga created by Sorachi Hideaki. Let’s see…You may be thinking they’re just typical straps that we use to decorate our bags and such… HOWEVER! There’s more to it than meets the eye!
Since I really like the simple but eye-catching design of Elizabeth, let’s take him/her (lol) out of the packing and use it (?) as an example… After you take Elizabeth out of the packaging, you can flip open the hook-like device. Each piece is made of metal parts that feels quite sturdy and the illustration is printed on a matte plastic surface. On the back of the device , there’s a thin layer of “resistance-like” material (not sure how to describe that).
Pic shows the front and back of the device.
Hang it on the side of a table and viola! You can hang your hand-carry items on it now. ^^ I think this is rather useful, especially when we eat at smaller eateries that do not have an empty seat for us to put our bags, shopping bags or any other “hangable” items on.
According to the instructions, each bag hanger can hold up to 5 kg of stuff! But I wouldn’t really test out the claim if I have expensive breakable items in my bag… just in case :P
And you also get to see Elizabeth’s wide-eyed stare (or chibi Gin-san’s cute face) at you everytime you use it!
Love it <3 That also means it is highly unlikely that you’ll forget to retrieve your items when it’s time to leave the place! Cos I’m the type who tend to forget to take smaller items like an umbrella if I leave it by the side or under the the table.
Front of packaging:
Back of packaging:
Each piece of チャームバッグハンガー Chi ya mu Bagu Hanga~ (Charm Bag Hanger?) costs 683 Yen but Animaxis sells them as a set together for 1,365 yen.
I know there are cheaper alternatives out there in the market that costs probably half of that :3 but they are decorated by Elizabeth and Gintoki (^3^)v I like.
Anyway, if you like Hakuouki, you can also consider the upcoming ones that feature all the main male characters in the game. I was tempted but figured since I already ordered the Gintama ones that I’m really pleased with, I shouldn’t be spending extra $$$ on the Hakuouki ones.
Animaxis is taking preorders for them. Do a quick search on their site with “portable bag hangers” and you’ll see the full list on preorder. Selling fast!