Japanese retailers have started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's latest item, 30mm-size Danbo strap (Danboard charm). Danbo is, as you know, the cardboard robot from Kiyohiko Azuma's popular manga Yotsuba&!. The manga which has been serialized in Ascii Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh since 2003 celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It has sold more than 10 million copies in its home country and 1 million in 23 countries out side of Japan. The strap set comes with two plugs for an earphone jack. The Danbo itself is resized from Kotobukiya's hit item Danbo plastic model released in 2012. The price is 780 yen (about US&7.68) and its scheduled release date is April 2014.
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