Inspired by green edamame beans, the venerable tofu makers at Sagamiya Food have started mass producing a special tofu modeled after Mobile Suit Gundam's Zaku enemy mecha. The package, including a spoon shaped like the Zaku's weaponry, sells for ¥200 (about $2.40).
The product has proven to be popular with both Gundam and tofu fans. Shops who have stocked hundreds of units have already reported selling out.
A special product page is online at sagamiya-kk.co.jp/zaku/.
Speaking of the Zaku, Comic Natalie recently ran a profile of Moonlight Mile manga author Yasuo Ohtagaki, in which he discussed his mature audience Gundam manga, Thunderbolt. The piece also included a video of Ohtagaki illustrating the mecha.