This is the Animate store-only exclusive set of 1 special chibi Akira + Karuta (かるた) cards to accompany the upcoming one-coin Nitro Chiral Forest chibi figure release. The Animate Akira will be wearing this cute pink over-sized (removable) T-shirt printed with kitty heads.
Damage: 3,675 Yen (w/tax)
(update: 29 October SOLD OUT!!!)
Available: 26 November 2009
Although he is very cute, I think he costs so much more just because he is an exclusive release. :( The original release with 10 figures costs 5,770 Yen (w/tax)
Update 11 October: Did a bit of research ^^;; Karuta cards are also called 歌留多、加留多、嘉留太、骨牌 according to Japanese Wiki. They’re some sort of a traditional card game with each card representing one hiragana character. Seems like there are around 48 cards included. Since this is 狗かるた perhaps we’ll get Togainu illustrated cards. If so, I won’t feel so bad about having to pay so much for the pack.
Update 5 November: Official brochure released! Looks good! But the artwork for the cards seems to be old ones… but WOW comes with a CD! I wonder what is on it XD